Browsing Scholar: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2016) by Subject "Achievement"
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ItemThe relationship between grades four to six students' perceptions towards Montessori teaching method and their achievement at Mahachai Christian Wittaya School, ThailandThe primary purpose of this research study was to investigate students' perceptions towards Montessori teaching method and whether there is any relationship between students' perceptions towards Montessori teaching method and their academic achievement. The study was conducted upon grade 4,5 and 6 students at Mahachai Christian Wittaya School, Mahachai, Thailand in a Montessori setting. A questionnaire was used for data collection and 97 students completed the surveys that measured their perceptions towards Montessori teaching method. The data analysis showed that the students' perceptions were positive. A one-way ANOVA indicated that statistically no significant difference in the perceptions towards Montessori teaching method existed between the three groups. It was found that the students were most positive towards the construct of challenge and were not sure of their positions towards control and captivate, which had the lowest mean scores. Students' GPAs were found to be very good. A Pearson Correlation conducted to investigate the relationship between students' perceptions and their achievement found the existence of a strong positive relationship between students' perceptions and their achievement levels and supports previous research. It is recommended that Mahachai Christian Wittaya School could use current data to plan future changes and improvements and consider students' perceptions in future strategies. Future research should investigate the constructs of control and captivate to find out the effects of these variables upon student performance.
ItemThe relationship between the levels of students' satisfaction and their achievement at Kant Kaw Education Center in MyanmarThe purpose of this study were to determine the students' satisfaction level, their achievement level, and test whether or not was there any a relationship between students' satisfaction and students' achievement at Kant Kaw Education Center, Yangon, Myanmar. The supportive theories used in this study were Effective School Indicator Theory, Student Achievement and Variables related to student achievement. The revised "High School Satisfaction Questionnaire" (2006) from Arkansas department of higher education in USA were used as a research tool in this investigation and they were distributed to all the current students from Kant Kaw Education Center, Yangon in July 2014. In this study, Means, Standard Deviation and Pearson Product Moment of Correlation were applied to describe and test the hypotheses of this study. The research results revealed that students were most satisfied with school instruction, and students were least satisfied with school library. Besides, the students' achievement as represented by their GPA were on "high" level. Furthermore, the correlation analysis found that there were positive relationships between the levels of students' satisfaction and achievement at Kant Kaw Education Center, Yangon, Myanmar. The study recommended the center's leaders to develop and initiate their leadership skills to create a better administrative system. The results also recommended that the center administrators to maintain the management in the focus of eight areas including instruction, courses, grading, testing, guidance, rules, library and school assistance. So as to keep the students satisfaction highly, and to convince more future students and parents to trust and come to study in the center.