https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/issue/feed International Educational Research 2021-06-19T22:22:37+08:00 Adan Williams ier@ideasspread.org Open Journal Systems <p>International Educational Research (IER)&nbsp;is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, which is published by <span lang="EN-US">IDEAS SPREAD INC</span>&nbsp;in both print and online versions. The online version is free to access and download. The journal publishes original research papers, case reports, and review articles. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of Education method, education policy and education development; Educational technology and educational psychology; Special education and cross-cultural education; Educational leadership, educational administration and educational evaluation; Training, teaching and learning, Language education.</p> https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/831 Exploring Parental Involvement in Education in Selected Inclusive Secondary Schools in Maseru District, Lesotho 2021-06-10T07:10:02+08:00 Malehlanye Constantinus Ralejoe rmalehlanye@yahoo.com <p>This study investigated parental understanding of the concept “Parental Involvement in Education” of their children (PIE) in three inclusive secondary schools in the Maseru District of Lesotho. It also investigated the extent to which parents make contributions to the education of their children. The study was quantitative, exploratory in nature and used a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire to collect data. 700 parents in these schools were randomly selected to fill the questionnaires and the data were analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The results revealed that most parents understand PIE and its implications, but do not do much to assist teachers in schools. Mothers appeared to support the teaching of their children more than fathers. Prominent barriers in their efforts to help teachers included work-related commitments and a lower level of education. The study proposed formation of support groups involving all stakeholders for the purpose of raising awareness about PIE, educating parents about their roles in the education of their children, and improving communication among all stakeholders.</p> 2021-04-27T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/851 Designing Online Learning Evaluation in Times of Covid-19 Pandemic 2021-06-10T07:09:59+08:00 Bambang Suswanto bambang.suswanto@unsoed.ac.id Adhi Iman Sulaiman adhi.2005unsoed@gmail.com Toto Sugito toto.sugito@unsoed.ac.id Sri Weningsih wening@ut.ac.id Ahmad Sabiq ahmad.sabiq@unsoed.ac.id Bambang Kuncoro bkun@ymail.com <p class="text"><span lang="EN-US">The research objective is to design of learning evaluation that becomes strategy in the Covid Pandemic 19. The study used qualitative research methods with case studies that construct unique and important special realities through data collection interviews and discussions by using case study analysis. The data was collected through online media such as google meetings as well as direct observation from informants, who were determined by purposive sampling, namely the management and student representatives of study groups at the Open University of Purwokerto City and private education institution of Pakis school in Cilongok District in Banyumas regency, Central Java of Indonesia. The research result that the process of service and implementation of education as well as its evaluation during the Covid-19 pandemic must still take place using adaptation and innovation strategies in the form of online learning media through the application media for the Microsoft Teams and Learning Management System (LMS) program. Implementing innovative learning through online media has been successfully implemented practically and effectively, but there is still a need for special socialization and training on an ongoing basis. Evaluation of services and implementation of education is very important to do to provide program improvement and results and evaluation could be effectively carried out through google form and Learning Management System (LMS).</span></p> 2021-05-02T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/873 An Analysis of Students’ Mathematical Competencies: The Relationship between Units 2021-06-18T22:39:29+08:00 Jitlada Jaikla jitlada.jj@gmail.com Maitree Inprasitha inprasitha_crme@kku.ac.th Narumon Changsri changsri_crme@kku.ac.th <p>This study aimed to investigate students’ mathematical competence in learning relationships between units according to the students’ performance in a SUKEN test of Level 6. A total of 139 students were selected as our target group and involved as examinees. Research instruments include students’ answer sheets, test item analyses, and textbook analysis. SUKEN test is a mathematical proficiency test used to identify related issues to improve teaching practices. The results from the first phase showed that there were 24 examinees or 17.27 percent of them had been successfully passed the passing criterion as 70 percent of the total marks 100. However, there was a lowest percentage (33.21%) of examinees showed that they were able to answer correctly in the questions related to the content domain of Quantities and Measurement compared to other content domains. On top of that, only 38.49 percent and 31.09 percent of the examinees possessed their competencies in content knowledge and the method of application respectively while they answered the Quantities and Measurement questions. Besides, the results of in-depth analyses from students’ answer sheets revealed that there were seven different groups of answers by analyzing examinees' responses in terms of their reasoning skills to support their responses. Examinees were found to have problems finding the relationship between cm<sup>3</sup> and m<sup>3</sup>, whenever they have to use a relationship in three dimensions. Therefore, teachers are suggested to use the geometry model to assist students in understanding the relationships between the units.</p> 2021-06-18T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/875 Core Values of Graduate Students in the Context of Lesson Study Process 2021-06-19T21:53:14+08:00 Alisa Moonsri alisa.m@kkumail.com Maitree Inprasitha inprasitha_crme@kku.ac.th Narumon Changsri changsri_crme@kku.ac.th <p>The purpose of this research was planned to explore graduate students’ core values in the context of the Lesson Study process. The selected research institute is a Faculty of Education of a public university in Khon Kaen province, Thailand. A total of 59 samples were purposively selected to participate in a survey. The target group was selected based on the condition that they are studying Mathematics Education Graduate Program for not less than one year and have practiced several cycles of the Lesson Study process during their studies. The target group consisted of 40 and 19 samples who are currently doing their master’s and doctoral studies, respectively. This research utilized the Thailand Lesson Study Model (Inprasitha, 2010) consisting of three steps, namely (i) collaboratively design a research lesson (Plan); (ii) collaboratively observe the research lesson (Do), and (iii) collaboratively discuss and reflect on the research lesson (See) in terms of the four core values, namely building collaboration, open-minded attitudes, public concern, and emphasis on product-process approach (Inprasitha, 2015). Data were collected using a questionnaire and reflection online blog. The survey results revealed that there are different levels of practicing the four core values at each step of the Lesson Study process in different training activities. In conclusion, the results of this research have successfully contributed to our recognition of the importance of core values while graduate students in the context of the Lesson Study process.</p> 2021-06-19T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/876 Using Classroom Video in Designing Open-ended Problem Situations 2021-06-19T22:22:37+08:00 Saastra Laah-On saastralaahon@gmail.com Maitree Inprasitha inprasitha_crme@kku.ac.th Kiat Sangaroon skiat@kku.ac.th Narumon Changsri changsri_crme@kku.ac.th <p class="text"><span lang="EN-US">Teacher and teacher trainees have been introduced to practice Thailand Lesson Study incorporated Open Approach Model as the problem-solving-based teaching approach for the past two decades. The problem-solving-based teaching approach has to begin with posing open-ended problem situation in order to encourage students to solve the problem independently using their own method. Therefore, open-ended problem situation design is considered a key factor for teachers or teacher trainees to provide sufficient opportunities to students’ learning experiences in solving the problems (Inprasitha, 2017). As a result, this research was aimed to use video recordings of classroom teaching and experts’ reflection practice to analyze teacher trainees’ abilities in designing open-ended problem situations. A total of 10 teacher trainees were selected from the Department of Mathematics (English Program), Faculty of Education, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage using a purposive sampling technique. A multi-cases study survey research design was employed using a qualitative approach. There were four research instruments used, namely lesson plan, video and audio recording, field notes, and interview protocol. Data were collected using various sources such as research lesson plans, audio, and video recording as well as interviewing. The results revealed that teacher trainees utilized classroom teaching videos to support them in clarifying indecisive problem situations, revising the sequence of teaching, and modifying appropriate words used in giving the direction of the problem situations. On the other hand, the experts’ reflection video has successfully assisted them to have a better understanding of mathematical contents in problem-solving teaching approach and teacher trainees’ intention of each action in the learning activities. </span></p> 2021-06-19T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##