Kpolovie, P. J. is an Associate Professor and the Acting Director of Academic Planning, Research and Control Unit at University of Port Harcourt. He is an accomplished product of University of Port Harcourt, and an expert in Psychological Testing, Educational Measurement and Evaluation.
His PhD thesis on validation and standardization of Culture Fair Intelligence Test for use in Nigeria won the National Universities Commission’s Best Doctoral Thesis Award in 2002.
He also won the prestigious University of Port Harcourt School of Graduate Studies’ Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence in 2007, in addition to winning the Distinct African Gold Award (DAGA) by WDG, in collaboration with Peak Laureals Magazine, in 2015 and the Common Wealth Scholarship in 1994. From 2003 to 2006, he successfully served in the Bayelsa State Executive Council.
Peter James Kpolovie has over 40 national and more than 50 international publications in professional journals. He is a member of the Board of Editors or Team of Reviewers of a number of international journals. Some of his other publications include eight groundbreaking books: Excellent Research Methods; Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies; Test, Measurement and Evaluation in Education; The Making of the United States of America: Lessons for Nigeria; Statistical Techniques for Advanced Research; Advanced Research Methods; Educational Reforms without Evaluation Designs: Nigeria at Risk; and Educational Management in Developing Economies.
His research interests include use of Information and Communication Technology in education and in data analyses; educational evaluation; improvement of human learning; educational management; and test development, validation and standardization.
He may be reached with the number, +2348088061666 or via E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or Website, www.kpoloviepj.com
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ABSTRACTS OF P. J. KPOLOVIE’S PUBLICATIONS
1. Ololube, N. P.; Kpolovie, P. J. & Makewa, L. N. (2015).
Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technology. PA, USA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). ISBN 13: 978146668162; EISBN 13: 9781466681637; DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8162-0
Before today’s teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology can greatly increase the effectiveness of this training and also aid teachers as they seek to bring the latest technological advancements into their own classrooms.
The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies explains the need to bring technology to the forefront of teacher training. With an emphasis on how information and communication technology can provide richer learning outcomes, this book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and technology developers in various disciplines.
The book has decisively covered burning areas like curriculum design and trends in higher education; curriculum development and scientific research; education and globalization; online and blended learning; the 21st century library and Information Services; use of Communication Technologies in adult education; and video use in teacher education.
2. Ololube, N. P.; & Kpolovie, P. J. (Eds.) (2012).
Educational Management in Developing Economies: Cases ‘n’ school effectiveness and quality improvement. Saarbucken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8465-8931-1. Also printed in the U.S.A. and the U.K.
The field of educational management is one that requires a high level of problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills to solve problems that are often complex and multi-dimensional. Analyzing cases proves an opportunity to explore professional issues through an environment that allows novice, practitioners and students to analyze and reflect on relevant theories, concepts and techniques to understand a real problem, ponder solutions and consequences, and develop responses. Based on this, the International Journal of Scientific Research in Education (IJSRE) decided to publish this book that promotes the advancement of education at secondary and higher education levels that encompass all domains of teaching and learning. The primary mission of the book is to serve as a medium for initiating, collaborating, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating original and ground-breaking contributions to the theory, practice and research in educational management applicable to secondary and higher education. Educational Management in Developing Economies: Cases ‘n’ School Effectiveness and Quality Improvement brought together a wide range of scenarios in educational agendas.
3. Kpolovie, P. J.; Obilor, I. E.; & Ololube, N. P. (2015).
Merits and worth of the National Open University of Nigeria as an educational intervention.
This chapter employed Program Theory-Based Evaluation Design and Summative Evaluation Model to evaluate the merits and worth of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) from 2003 to 2013 as a distance education intervention. A sample of 902 was drawn from students of and staff of NOUN, National Universities Commission and conventional Federal Universities in Nigeria. Construct validated Program Theory-based Evaluation Questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.79 was used. Ten hypotheses were tested using ANOVA and independent samples t-test at 0.05 alpha. Results indicated that great discrepancy exists between the expected and actual outcomes of NOUN as it is significantly inadequate in addressing ‘higher education for all in need’ intervention for which it was established. Though the objectives for which NOUN was established has been partially implemented as defined and aspects of its objectives achieved. The study recommends that the defected aspects of NOUN should be modified to meat stated objectives.
4. Ololube, N. P.; Major, N. B. & Kpolovie, P. J. (2015).
Current Economic and Political Dispensation and Teacher Education Programs in Niger Delta Region: Means of Enhancing Teacher Education.
In this chapter we highlighted the impact of the current economic and political dispensation in Nigeria and its impact on teacher education programs and the means of enhancing teacher education in the Niger Delta region. This paper is a conceptual and methodological breakthrough in Nigeria’s academic landscape where qualitative and quantitative experiences highlight issues that are pertinent to teacher education program in the Niger Delta. The chapter proposed that the Niger Delta region’s and the entire Nigeria’s teacher education programs would be advanced if the component parts of the current economic and political disposition are resolved. This chapter contends that the Niger Delta region has the potential to address the challenges currently faced in the region such as social disruption (violence threat), poverty, hunger, disease, conflict, marginalization, and the achievement and improvement for effective teacher education programs. This chapter is of the immense judgment that successfully addressing the challenges currently faced in the Niger Delta region, teacher education programs will greatly improve qualitatively and quantitatively.