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Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research

LIST OF ZJER ARTICLES: VOL 1/1/1989 – VOL 22/1 /2010

  • ZJER 1 / 1 / 1989

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  1. The  World Bank report. Education in Sub-Saharan Africa policies for adjustment, revitalisation and expansion. (Minister Fay Chung, Minister Dzingai B. Mutumbuka, Peter R. Moock, Cream Wright and Kenneth King)
  • ZJER 1/3/1989
    1. Education Policies and Economic development in Zimbabwe (L.Pakkiri)
    2. The school head as an instructional leader in Zimbabwe secondary schools. (J.L. Reece and L.M. Nyagura)
    3. Academic women at The University of Zimbabwe: Career Prospects, aspirations and family role constraints (B.J. Dorsey)
    4. Assessment of teacher needs for implementation of Zimbabwe new ‘O’ Level syllabus (R.Hodzi)


ZJER 2/1/1990

  1. The teacher as an implementor of the curriculum in Zimbabwe secondary schools: The case of mathematics (Gail Jaji)
  2. Currriculum implementation in Zimbabwe secondary schools(L.M. Nyagura and J.L. Reece)
  3. Students Attitude towards science: A study of secondary school science in Zimbabwe (R.Hodzi)
  • ZJER 2/3/1990
    1. Teacher quality in Zimbabwe secondary schools (L.M. Nyagura and J.L. Reece)
    2. Home economics teacher quality in Zimbabwean secondary schools (Alice Nkungula)
    3. Attitudes of Zimbabwean secondary school students and teachers towards technical drawing as a school curriculum subject. (G. Chinzvimbo)
    4. Integration of weaving in to the Home Economics curriculum in Zimbabwean secondary schools. (L. Mberengwa)
    5. Design education and the teaching of woodwork at secondary school level in Zimbabwe. (Charles. M. Nherera)


  • ZJER 3/1/1991
    1. Evidence of students’ performance in expository passages and non mathematical documents: Data from the pilot version of the IEA research study. (R. Moyana)
    2. Evidence of acquisition of reading skill related to mathematics: Data from the International Literacy study pilot testing: The case of Zimbabwe. (G.Jaji)
    3. A comparative analysis of student achievement by school type in Zimbabwe secondary schools.(L.M. Nyagura)
    4. Career aspirations of University of Zimbabwe geography undergraduate students and the supply of graduate geography teachers. (L.M.Zinyama)
    5. Skilled labour markets in Zimbabwe: A case study of Mechanical Engineering personnel. (P.Bennell, D.Katsidzira & F. Madziya).


  • ZJER 3/2/1991

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  1. Gender issues in Zimbabwe’s two main English language textbooks in the primary schools. (Chipo Marira).
  2. Evidence of acquisition of the reading skill related to comprehension of the narrative passages: data from the international literacy study pilot testing in Zimbabwe. (Rosemary Moyana)
  3. Conflict and its resolution in “Nguni” folktales: in Xhosa lintsomi and Zulu and Ndebele Izinganekwane.(Simon J. Nondo)
  4. Pupils’ attitudes towards Technical / Vocational subjects: an explanatory study.(Onward S. Mandebvu)
  5. Booker T. Washington’s ideas on curriculum development and strategies for implementation. (B. Siyakwazi)
  • ZJER 4/1/1992
    1. Experimental substance use among rural and urban teenagers in Zimbabwe. (Fred Zindi)
    2. The academic achievement in Liberal Arts and Science subject of a fragmented Namibian secondary school system prior to independence .(D.S. Mkandawire)
    3. Young people’s attitude towards household work: Analysis by age and its implications on home economics curriculum at secondary school level. (P.D. Siyakwazi)
    4. Multilevel methodology in studying the quality of education with an application to mathematics education in Zimbabwe primary schools.(L.M. Nyagura)
    5. Technical education in post –independence Zimbabwe: conditions of service. (B.R.S. Chivore)


  • ZJER 4 / 2 / 1992
    1. Problem solving, beliefs about mathematics, and the long arm of examinations (D.K.J. Mtetwa).
    2. Self- and supervisor –appraisals of job performances and their relationship with role clarity and job satisfaction (T.J. Nhundu).
    3. Tracer study of the Zimbabwe science teacher training project (Gail Jaji & R.Hodzi).
    4. Design and function of the school uniform: Its production within the school curriculum. (L.Nkiwane).
    5. The relationship between work space and and organizational communication efficiency: A case study of Masvingo region. (E.Mpofu)


  • ZJER 4 / 3 / 1992
    1. The application of generalization theory in constructing achievement tests. (D.S.J. Mkandawire).
    2. Teachers’ perceptions of the levels of difficulty of aspects of English language for ‘O’ level students in Zimbabwe and their perceptions of the use of literature in English in teaching English language .(Farai Maposa)
    3. Student performance in mathematical tasks on IEA literacy study. (Gail Jaji)
    4. The Zambian mathematics pre-service programme: Its ability to impart teaching strategies and classroom management skills as perceived by its graduates. (C.D. Kasanda)
    5. Relationship of attitudes towards self, family and school with attitude towards  science among secondary school students in Zimbabwe (R. A. Hodzi)


  • ZJER 5 / 1 / 1993

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  1. Initiating university reform: experience from Sub-Saharan Africa. (William S. Saint).
  2. Quantitative developments, quality and equity concerns in Zimbabwean primary and secondary education sectors. (L.M. Nyagura)
  3. Curriculym implementation in mathematics classrooms in Zimbabwean secondary schools. (Gail Jaji)
  4. Attitudes towards science: an explanatory survey of pupils preparing for national examinations.(Overson Shumba)
  5. Student teachers’ perceptions of and attitudes towards teaching practice deployment in Zimbabwe. (P. Siyakwazi and V. Nyawaranda)
  • ZJER 5 / 2 / 1993
    1. Education and training outcomes: University graduates in Zimbabwe during the 1980s. (P.Benell and M. Ncube)
    2. The evaluation of teacher professional competences in former non-white Namibian schools. (Donton Mukandiwa & Chipo Maria)
    3. Nature of science (NSO) in science education: Possibilities and constraints in a developing country, Zimbabwe (Overson Shumba)
    4. Schooling and the drought in Zimbabwe: The views and reactions of Primary school senior teachers. (Rob Pattman and Tamuka Shumba)
    5. Problems of conducting educational research in Zambia (Chosi D. Kasanda)


  • ZJER 5 / 3 /1993
    1. Student’s structuring of knowledge in chemical thermodynamics. (Ian Love).
    2. Maintaining and comparing standards of academic performance of learners in an integrated Namibian senior secondary school system. (Donton S.J. Mkandawire)
    3. Relationship between a Head Teacher’s leadership behavior and teacher commitment to work. (Cisco Magagula)
    4. An analysis of Dewey’s perception of Science and Technology in society: Relevance and implications for an African science and technology policy for social and economic development.(Overson Shumba)


  • ZJER 6 / 2 /1994
    1. The paradox of financing university education in Uganda (F.O.Passi)
    2. A review of educational research priorities and problems in the Sub-Saharan region. (M.Peresuh)
    3. Facet and overall satisfaction with teaching and employment conditions of teachers in Zimbabwe. (T.J. Nhundu)
    4. A global classroom for the 21st century.(John and E. Mellott Driscoll)


  • ZJER 6 / 3/ 1994
    1. Head teachers’ perceptions of power bases: An empirical study about Swaziland. (Cisco Magagula)
    2. Can schools teach democracy? (Kola Babarinde)
    3. Does specializing in science significantly influence proficiency in process skills approach to teaching environmental science by trainee (Primary) teachers? (S.Mugandani & E.Gwimbi)
    4. Attempt at innovative teaching strategies such as small group instruction in primary schools in Chiduku area of Makoni district: problems and possible solutions. (Cribert Munetsi)
    5. Factors and determinants of primary teacher  effectiveness in Zimbabwe (B.R.S Chivore)


  • ZJER 7 / 1 / 1995
    1. Didactics of educational sciences: Curriculum and instruction and the search for an alternative paradigm for effective schools in a new South Africa. (K.P. Dzvimbo)
    2. Interaction of traditional socio-cultural variables with instructional ideology and knowledge of the nature of science: A review of the literature with implications for Zimbabwe (Overson Shumba)
    3. Teaching practice at the University of Namibia: Views from student teachers. (C.D. Kasanda)
    4. An analysis of the arguments for and against the use of corporal punishment in Zimbabwe’s secondary schools. (Fred Zindi).
    5. The outcomes and shortfalls of the audit literacy and post-literacy project of Zimbabwe 1987 – 1991)


  •  ZJER 7 / 2 / 1995
    1. Indigenous Zimbabwean science teachers’ understanding of the nature of science relative to models of the nature of science relative to profiles of teachers in two countries. (Overson Shumba)
    2. Analysis of student-teacher interactions in primary school physics education classes in Nigeria.(Aminu Momodu)
    3. What are children’s (Mis) conceptions of fractions?(Ernesto V. Mandlate)
    4. Patterns of child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe: An overview. (Naia Khan)
    5. Colour preferences and usages among the illiterate in Zimbabwe. (Stanley T. Mpofu)


  • ZJER 7 / 3 / 1995
    1. Choice and perception of population education concepts: focus on Nigerian pre-service social studies teachers. (Biodun Ogunyemi)
    2. Science teachers’ assessment of the interaction of indigenous African culture with science education in Zimbabwe.(Overson Shumba)
    3. An assessment of the reliability of classroom tests used in environmental health training(Abednego Chigumbu)
    4. A survey of sigh language difference among deaf adults in Zimbabwe.(Robert Chimedza)
    5. Church and state partnership in African education in colonial Zimbabwe (Ben. J. Siyakwazi)


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