Welcome to British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences

Chief Editor: Mohammed S. Banihani

ISSN: 4519 – 6511 (print version)
ISSN: 3342 – 543X (electronic version)

Vol. 6; Issue 3; 2019

Impact Factor: 7.85

Frequency: Monthly

 

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BIJESS seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. BIJESS serve the growing need in educational sector by providing research forum for a diverse group of scholars invested in the preparation and continued support  of education across the globe. BIJESS publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education, including conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field broadly relevant to education, educational research and social sciences.

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Chief Editor: Mohammed S. Banihani 

Assistant Professor Department of Educational Administration and Foundations  College of Education  Yarmouk University Irbid- Jordan 

Associate Editors: 

Petra Pejić Papak, PhD – Assistant professor Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka Sveučilišna avenija 6, 51 000 Rijeka Croatia 

Mary K. Boudreaux –  Assistant Professor Department of Leadership College of Education 3798 Walker Avenue, Ball Hall 123, Memphis;

Daniel J. Boudah – Associate Professor Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research East Carolina University 133 Speight Hall Greenville

Antwuan Stinson – College of Education Alabama State University 915 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL
36104 United States

Nancy M. Cardwell  – The City College of New York School of Education Teaching, Learning and Culture Department 160 Convent Avenue, NAC 5/209A New York, NY

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Recent Publications

THE ONTOLOGY OF POLITICAL MARGINALIZATION AND ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA: THE FOX AND FACTS OF THE ENDLESS CHALLENGES

Okibe Hyginus Banko, Ph.D.

Abstract: Abstract: The exigencies of colonialism in Nigeria midwife irreconcilable social conflicts in politico-economic interests between the colonial elements and the colonized, and among indigenous groups. Similarity both in group’s interests and collegiality of access to attaining them present critical factors that manifest in marginalization and discrimination in group’s relationship. Prominent indicators found in political, economic, religious and social cultural practices characterized colonial regimes in Nigeria. It remains persistent in causing disaffection since post-colonial administrations and incites ethno-religious conflicts. It also corrupts relationship among different ethno-religious groups and appears a serious problem bedeviling peaceful coexistence, and inclusive governance in Nigeria. Firstly, the study attempts to ascertain the ontology of marginalization in Nigeria’s political practice. Secondly, to ascertain how marginalization incubates ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria

EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON CHEMISTRY STUDENTS’ RETENTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OSISIOMA NGWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ABIA STATE

Ndukwe Rosecolette Chibuzor and Dr. A. A. O. Mumuni

Abstract: Abstract: The study investigated the effects of instructional strategies; problem-solving, mastery learning and concept mapping on Chemistry students’ retention in secondary schools in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State. The design of the study was quasi experimental (pre-test, post-test, control) design. The population consists of 622 SS2 Chemistry students. Purposive sampling technique was used to obtain a sample size of 185 senior secondary two (SS2) Chemistry students in intact classes. Two researcher developed test instruments; Chemistry Performance Test (CPT) and Chemistry Retention Test (CRT) were validated, the reliability was established using the test re-test method with reliability coefficients of 0.71 for CPT and 0.74 for CRT using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. The data obtained were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) for testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.

REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN IN PRINT MEDIA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM AND MEDIA-LANGUAGE (EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH IN CROATIA AND BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

Ines Perić, Ph.D. and Mirela Müller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Abstract: Abstract: Based on the theory of social constructionism, the paper brings into relation images of children in the society with the media as constructors of reality. On the basis of that relationship generalizations are made on which the leading idea of the paper, about children as a stigmatized and discriminated group in the media, is based. The aim of the research is to determine pedagogical implications of the way children are presented in two most widely read daily newspapers in the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over a period of one year, to analyse the presence of stigmatization of children in print media and to identify the difference in the way children are presented in the two countries. Holistic, combined method of media content analysis and a comparative method are used.

AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF ICT TOOLS IN TEACHING OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN ENUGU STATE

Ruphina E. Agu, Eze Loveth O. and Godwin O.Agu

Abstract: Abstract: This study examines the availability and utilization of ICT facilities in teaching of accounting education courses in colleges of education in Enugu State. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. The area of the study was the State and Federal owned colleges of education in Enugu State. The population of the study comprised 25 accounting education lecturers in the institutions. The study used a four-point rating scale questionnaire with 20 items each in two clusters. The instrument was validated by three experts. After a test-re-test reliability test, Correlation Co-efficient (r) of 0.86 was obtained using Spearman Rank Order correlation coefficient and was adjudged to be quite reliable. All 25 copies of the instrument distributed to the respondents were retrieved. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for answering the research questions and t-test for testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance

NEEDS REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PHYSICS IN TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN NIGERIA

Nkwo, I. Nkwo

Abstract: This work engaged a survey design to find out the influence of needs requirements for implementation of physics in technology curriculum on senior secondary school physics students’ achievement in Nigeria. Two hundred senior secondary school students chosen from four co-educational public schools in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, using simple random sampling technique, responded to a 20-item researcher-made instrument validated for data collection. Three research questions were posed and answered using percentage analysis. Results obtained showed that teacher knowledge of content and pedagogy (technical competency) and teacher professional

INFLUENCING BEHAVIOUR IN THE ORGANIZATION: POWER, POLITICS AND IMPRESSION-MANAGEMENT. A CRITICAL REVIEW

1Tamunomiebi, Miebaka Dagogo Ph.D. And Mpi, D. L.

Abstract: A good understanding of organizational politics, power and impression management is important for appreciating organizational behavior. Organizations are made up of individuals and groups that make up the workforce. These individuals and groups have varying demographic characteristics, competencies and psychological characteristics which are potential factors for conflicts. This work looked at influencing behavior through power, politics and impression- management. Influence was described as the ability to affect the perceptions, attitudes or behaviors of others. The work went further to look at meaning of power, forms and sources of power, which includes legitimate power, reward power, expert power, referent power, coercive power, information and connection power.