The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page No. 382 - 386

An Investigation of Institute Factors Affecting School Failures in Mathematics from the View Point of Teachers and Students in Zanjan, Iran

Authors : Rasool Moghadam, Fariba Damirchili and Fariba Solgi

Abstract: The following study is to examine effective factors of institutions in educational failure in Mathematics from the perspective of teachers and students in Zanjan. Research statistical population of teachers and students in secondary schools in Zanjan, sample range and sampling were conducted via random and cluster sampling. The research tool consists of two sets of questionnaires specified for learners and teachers whose validity and reliability were acquired through Cronbach’s alpha by Gharebaghi and Nasiriand the calculated Cronbach’s alpha for students in Mathematics was 70% and for Math teachers was 70%. To analyze the data Kolmogorov-Smirnov test has been conducted and to compare the variance of the groups, Leven test has been performed. The result of the test showed that according to students and teachers the following affected students’ educational failure in Mathematics: difficulty of Mathematics, frequent replacement of teachers, absence or no use of teaching aids while teaching, the allotted for Mathematic sessions, irrelevance of teachers’ fields of study to teaching and heavy books of Mathematics. No significance difference was found boys’ and girls’ opinions, nor was there a meaningful difference between the viewpoints of male and female teachers, their educational certificates or educational records related to institute factors affecting school failure.

How to cite this article:

Rasool Moghadam, Fariba Damirchili and Fariba Solgi, 2016. An Investigation of Institute Factors Affecting School Failures in Mathematics from the View Point of Teachers and Students in Zanjan, Iran. The Social Sciences, 11: 382-386.

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