Month: January 2014

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Past, Present, and Future: Roles and Trends of Thai Community Newspapers in Los Angeles

This study focuses on Thai newspapers in Los Angeles, regarding services and benefits offered to the Thai community, their individual characteristics, and challenges they have encountered. In-depth interviews were conducted among 9 Thai newspaper publishers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A focus group consisted of 15 Thai readers with varying ages. Those research participants

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Control and the Modern News Worker: Autonomy and Resistance in an Evolving Newsroom 

News workers in the U.S. are pressed by digital routines, industry confusion, and their organizations’ loss of journalistic focus. This ethnographic study looked at the ways new workers resist controls that have manifested in recent years. This work is an account of journalists at three newspapers. These newspapers were struggling to find an effective business

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How are Political Consumers Engaging with Social Media?

Understanding contemporary political identity is compelling because traditional participation like voting is in decline. Political consumerism and social media are both personalized, or seeped in one’s individual identity; and they both intertwine production and consumption. The political consumer increasingly feels responsible for shaping her own identity. Her personal consumption choices are a reflection of her

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The Role of Online Media in the Public’s Agenda Setting on the Crisis Situation. Case on Floods, Jakarta 2013

For some scholars the old theories of media effect are no longer relevant to use in analyzing the effect of new media. One of the theories is the agenda setting. Based on this theory, the media have high power to set the public agenda. What important for the media is important also for the public.

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Theories and Practices in English as an International Language(EIL), World Englishes (WE), English as an Lingua Franca (ELF) Seen in Students Perception Data (1)

This symposium addresses the issues of the gap between theoretical stances and inferential data in WE, EIL and ELF, on one hand, and university students’ judgments and perception about theoretical stances and inferential data. We collected students’ responses about these issues. The participants are students who have taken the cyber course called World Englishes or

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Arabs Motives for using New Media: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective

In western countries, where citizens have access to many avenues for expressing themselves, new media may not be used for this purpose. In the Arab World, however, citizens may use new media mainly for expressing oneself; because there are very few permitted forms of expression and new media maybe the only form permitted. That said,

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The Representation of Women’s Sexual Subjectivities in Republican China: A Case Study of Ling Long Women’s Magazine (1931-1937), Shanghai

In line with the “sexual turn” in historical research, this thesis analyzes women’s sexual discourses in one of Shanghai’s most popular women’s magazines during the 1930s, Ling Long Women’s Magazine (Ling Long for short, 1931-1937). Sexual experiences, feelings and concepts of female writers are uncovered to shed light on the studies of urban women’s daily

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Gender Justice and Social Media Networking in India: New frontiers in “connectedness”

Social media emerges as the new tool/avtar for the multicultural networking in India, stimulating a new form of dialogic discourse in the space of democratic governance. It is unfolding as a space of liberation, a platform of cogitation or a site of celebration of provoking assertions and identity formation. Digitized networking, despite its economic and

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Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer and Social Media Aesthetics in Film Production

Studies of film spectatorship and production techniques have rarely ignored notions of Reality. From the psychoanalytical approaches of Baudry and Metz to the auditory spaces of Doane, approaches to film reception have primarily focused on the methods and rationale behind a spectator’s investment in the reality of the spectacle. Additionally specific techniques that assist in

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Retelling the Nation: Narrating the Nation through Biopics

Cinema plays a pivotal role in the negotiation and construction of national identity, selectively appropriating history, attempting to forge a sense of commonality in a set of people by evoking a sense of a shared past and by establishing a rupture with ‘others’. One of the means of constructing a nation is through the biopic.

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The Changing Face of American Business Education: Past, Present and Future Trends

Traditional business education in America through most of the 20th century has been male dominated, aimed at providing tools for short-term profit maximization within the context of the vertically integrated corporation. However, starting in the 1970’s a number of social and economic historical events have presented inescapable challenges to MBA and other business education programs.

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Montessori Materials as the “Instrument” for Expansive Learning

In this paper I aim to introduce Montessori Materials for the “instrument” of expansive learning theory, and show a pilot study of “interventionist studies” (Engeström). In this study, I give support to teacher’s educational practice what innovate in their public kindergarten by themselves. After world war Ⅱ, there was no chance to use Montessori Materials

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A Case Study in Complexity and Accuracy in Development in ESL Academic Writing: A Dynamic Perspective

This presentation is a case study on the development of complexity and accuracy in an advanced English learner’s academic writing over one semester. Studies on complexity and accuracy measures in second language (L2) development have shown diversified results. While some studies suggest a trade-off relationship between complexity and accuracy (Skehan, 1998, 2009; Skehan & Foster,

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Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations in a Learner-centered Global Environment

“Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations in a Learner-centered Global Environment” Strategic initiatives for major US research universities include the increased emphasis on a global education that crosses the boundaries and confinement of structural departmental requirements. These cross discipline courses are emphasized but often difficult to implement for schools and departments who operate with less time, less money,

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The Effects of Input and Output during Interaction: A Diary Study of an Adult Learning Korean as a Second Language

This study investigated how comprehensible input is received and how output facilitates second language acquisition (SLA) through a dairy study of an adult learning Korean in Korea. The subject of the study was the researcher who was a learner of Korean as a second language. The researcher travelled and stayed in Korea for two months

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The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision of Educational Leadership

The scope of this paper is to highlight the relevance of Gandhi’s vision of educational leadership to the present-day educational management practices. This paper will show that Gandhi’s leadership and managerial skills were based on a well articulated vision and they were rigorously applied in practice, although he did not formulate the theory in an

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Promoting Alternative Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A General Survey

Alternative higher education has become a major subject in learning and teaching, reflective of current trends in educational provisions worldwide. Its promotion in sub-Saharan Africa has had some roots in the attempt to address the problems of inadequate educational provisions and respond to developments in educational technology. The promotion platforms have included universities, the industry,

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The Relationship between Students’ Learning Style and Academic Performance in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

A study was conducted to determine MARA Professional Colleges students’ perception on learning style. The study builds on the Dunn and Dunn model and instruments of learning style. This model believes that students’ preferences and learning outcomes are related to factors other than intelligence, such as environment, opportunities to move around the classroom, working at

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Factor Affective Stress and Stress Removing Methods Of Undergraduate Student Teachers

The objectives of this research were to study the stress levels, factors affecting personal stress, and stress removing methods, of undergraduate students teachers. The data was collected from 330 students using a probability sampling method and was analysed by percentage mean, standard deviation (SD), and t-test. The results of the study showed that almost all

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Using Educational Technology to Enhance Student Engagement and Retention

The Bachelor of Accounting course of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE in Australia was recently established and has adopted educational and information technology (EIT) in the delivery of the course. This paper is written to identify the EIT tools that have been used in teaching and to evaluate the perception of teachers about the

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Cross-Age Tutoring: Its Effects on High Performing Students and Students At-risk with Learning Disability in Mathematics

This study aimed to determine the effects of cross-age tutoring on high performing students and students at-risk with learning disabilities in Mathematics in Tinago National High School, Naga City, Philippines, S/Y 2012-2013. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions: (1) Are there significant differences between the control and experimental groups along cognitive (Scholastic Performance

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The Challenge of Curriculum Design in the Transnational Classroom: Put Theory into a Practice

This paper aims to review existing activities in the internationalisation of the curriculum at one division of an university in Melbourne, Australia. It begins by looking at the concept of internationalisation in general then refines this to consideration of its transnational dimension. This entails treatment of the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing students undertaking transnational

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Higher Education and the Malaysian Public Employment

Higher education expanded rapidly in Malaysia. Shouldering the country’s aspiration to achieve the goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020, higher education systems and institutions are under pressure to produce skilled and quality graduates to meet the nation’s workforce and employers’ needs. The Malaysian government is the major employer of the country. Although graduate

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English Language Teachers’ Digital Literacy Development: A Case Study of English as a Foreign Language Teachers at a Vietnamese University

Information and communication technologies have significantly contributed to the shaping of an increasingly digitalised landscape of English language teaching over the past decades. Recent years have seen initial changes in the technology-supported English as a foreign language education in Vietnam including a number of emerging initiatives aimed at developing teachers’ technological competencies. In this light,

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Investigation into a Special Needs Student Coping with a Physical Handicap and the Issue of Low-visual Acuity to Understand How it Affects the Student’s Learning and Social Interaction; and Suggesting Possible Strategies to Overcome These Barriers to Learning

In this unique case study I identify the issue of low-visual acuity and how it affects a student’s learning in an international institution, compounded with physical mobility problems by analysis of the learning/teaching environment. This is of extreme importance as “data from international studies show that approximately 25% of school-age children carry some form of

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Engendering Education: Ensuring Equity

Securing free, compulsory, quality public education for all is a need of time. The Charter on Rights Respecting School for students is much talked worldwide to ensure non-discrimination, safe and non-violent environment. It is thus education that can act as an agent of social change, minimizing violence against girls. Unequal power relation constructed by the

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Perspectives on World Englishes in Government-Authorized High School Textbooks in Japan

The study attempts to unveil the treatments of English as a lingua franca (henceforth ELF) and the linguistic and cultural diversity of World Englishes (henceforth WEs) in Japanese high school teaching settings. The study investigated government-authorized textbooks of English approved in 2013 in ways the current situations of ELF and linguistic varieties of WEs are

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Development and Evidence of the Student Participatory Class Model in Mathematics Education

The student participatory class model in mathematics education was developed to nurture the necessary literacy in mathematics education. To nurture mathematical literacy, Compulsory Linkage, Project Cycle Management for Education, and Micro Presentation are used. Of the basic mathematical academic abilities, the author focused on Logical Thinking, Critical Thinking and Mathematics Expression, and made efforts to

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Whose Role is it to Develop Secondary Students as Self-regulated Learners? A Study Exploring Student, Parent and Teacher Perceptions

This paper draws on data from a doctoral study exploring how schools approach the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) for secondary school students. Self-regulation is becoming increasingly important as we move towards technologically driven self-directed learning environments, where greater amounts of autonomous learning may be necessary.  Equipping students with self-regulation skills that help them navigate

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Why Mentoring Matters: Professional Development in a Virtual World

Population growth, demographics, advances in technology, globalisation and associated economic imperatives are a few of the drivers behind the changes we are experiencing. In response, some research studies suggest that we will see a shift in social values (Wilson, 2009), as well as a re-framing of notions of what constitutes ‘knowledge’. These factors have significant

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Motivating Students in an Era of Declining Motivation and English Ability

Over the last 20 years, many teachers in Japan have witnessed the gradual decline in student motivation and ability with respect to English. Teachers want to create a suitable English environment in their classrooms but students continually revert to Japanese, especially during pair or group work. The aim of this research was to identify the

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The Literacy Practices of Adolescents in a Digital World

This study investigates young adults’ online literacy practices in asynchronous computer-mediated communication, ACMC, in Taiwan. Aligned with New Literacy Studies, this study explores choices of language, writing systems, and orthography and examines how these features influence young adults’ identity construction in an online community of practice. Viewing digital texts as a social practice entails the

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Thailand’s Educational Strategic Plan in Preparation for the ASEAN Community

This research was aimed to study Thailand’s Educational Strategic plan of Thai government during 2008-2015 A.D. in preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015 A.D. The question of this research is how Thai government determined and proceeded educational strategic plan in preparation for the ASEAN Community after the ASEAN countries have officially established the ASEAN

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The Development of a Communicative English Learning Process for Local Cutural Communication

The present research was aimed to investigate and to develop the communicative English learning process based on the necessary content of for local cultural communication. The research methods consisted of 3 steps as: 1) to survey the necessary content of communicative English learning process for local cultural communication in which the samples consisted of 20

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Democracy, Trust, Responsibility, and Global Workforce Competence: A Case Study Revisited

In 2001, the researcher studied the values of democracy, trust, and student responsibility as featured in the Swedish National Curriculum; in addition, he examined the concept of “global workforce competence” (teamwork, problem solving, pragmatic technical skills, and entrepreneurship). The three-site case study was comprised of an elementary, a middle, and a high school in a

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Globalisation and Internationalisation of Education: Is on Right Direction?

One aspect of the process of globalisation in recent years has been the increase in the number of students travelling abroad to complete their education. Although a number of university campuses around the world have seen significant numbers of overseas students since the 1950s, in recent years the numbers have climbed to far higher levels.

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Are We Ready to Engage Students with Our Own Mobile Devices?

Nowadays, mobile technology becomes the most penetrating innovation in this information generation. Students and teachers are exposed with fascinating and powerful mobile devices in everyday life. With the advanced technology development and high connectivity to the Internet through wireless networks in school, it becomes common that students and teachers are bringing their own mobile devices

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How to Better Integrate Summer Projects: Insights from Students’ Comments

This presentation explores students’ reflection on their experiences of summer research and service programs at a liberal arts university in Bangladesh. In order to emphasize connections between university learning and local and global community issues, universities and colleges are increasingly incorporating short-term programs which stress active learning and/or public engagement and service. In this context,

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English Passive Sentence Construction of Thai EFL University Students

Student errors are considered as a device that learners use and from which they can learn (Corder, 1967); they provide evidence of the learner’s level in the target language (Gass and Selinker, 1983), contain valuable information on the learning strategies of learners (AbiSamra, 2003; Lightbown and Spada, 2006; Richards, 1974; Taylor, 1975), and also supply

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Primary School Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Calculators in the Mathematics Classroom

The use of calculators in the mathematics classroom has been a topic of intense debate among educators and policy-makers alike around the world. In Singapore, from 2009, the use of calculators were allowed in the mathematics examination in the Primary School Leaving Examination, a national examination taken by all students near the end of their

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The Android Appreciations Training Package in the Change Money System According to the IDFVE Model for the Technical Training

The objectives of this study were 1) to develop the android appreciations training package in change money system according to IDFVE model to meet the 80/80 efficiency criteria; 2) to study the learning progress of students who learned from the android appreciations training package in change money system according to IDFVE model; and 3) to

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Culture Education in College Foreign Language Teaching

As language and culture are interdependent dual unity, they can’t be separated from each other。 However, it is a common practice in a large number of Chinese universities that the second language teaching only attaches importance to the acquisition of the target language without sufficient and systematical introduction to its cultural background; or though it

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Implementing Mobile Assisted Language Learning in Rural Schools for Enhancing Learning Opportunity

There are  gaps between students in rural school and urban school  in Indonesia relating to motivation and interests in learning English as a second language in Indonesia. In fact, the students in rural area typically achieve an English proficiency less than students in urban school. There are some factors impact the rural students motivation and

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American Progressive Education and Yutori Kyoiku

Few groups in the history of education have been as influential as the American progressives, who were part of the broader wave of Progressivism that swept the developed world in the late-19th century. It is often seen as an American movement, but its roots lay in the Prussian welfare state. American intellectuals educated in Germany

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Citizenship Responsibility Higher Learning: Combining The Spiritual-Cultural, Rights-Responsibilities, and Economics of a Civic Development Higher Learning Thru a Sociology In English

Blanton (1992) argues that education often violates the deepest needs of the human spirit by (1) alienating and boring or dulling teachers and students, and or by (2) failing to address in any meaningful ways the real issues of importance in our lives. As higher educators, when we enter the classroom, we bring with us

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A Development of Analytical Thinking Skill of Graduate Students by using Concept Mapping

Graduate students need to have an analytical thinking skill to do research and develop new knowledge and innovation by themselves. Concept mapping is an efficient tool for analytical thinking skill development. This research is focusing to develop the analytical thinking skill of graduate students by using the concept mapping. It is a classroom participatory action

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3D Animation for Energy Reduction Campaign

Recently, every country has been using technology for manufacturing and agricultural development, including creating various convenient facilities to satisfy human needs. Existing energy has been very much been used, for example; electricity, oil, etc. and soon run out. The careless use of energy, lack of knowledge of energy, overusing energy can have devastating effects on

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Learning and Teaching in Times of Change, Challenges and Transformation: Reinventing the Aims of Education

The most demanding challange before us is that Education all over the world has completely failed to make compasssionate and responsible human beings. Present century is known for explosion of knowledge. In this flood of knowledge Education has neglected the over all personality development of the child. There is a need to re-invent and re-structure

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Designing a Curriculum for the Advanced Stream of a Foundational Literacies Course

Originally, members of the Basic Skills project at Kanda University of International Studies were given the task of developing a new curriculum for the Basic Reading course.  Recent developments, however, have complicated this task.  The new course being designed has been renamed ‘Foundational Literacies’ to better reflect the move away from traditional thinking about teaching

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How Labor Market Perceptions Affect Undergraduates’ Preparation?

2,407 undergraduates from six universities in Taiwan were surveyed in this research. Results showed that female undergraduates perceived a greater need than their male counterparts did to prepare for the future labor market, suggesting that female undergraduates may experience greater employment pressure than male undergraduates. The results of the SEM model demonstrated that undergraduates’ perceptions

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A Case on Learning about ‘You Tubing’ and ‘Face booking’ for Learning

This paper aims to better understand the experiences of the youth with the tapping of social media like YouTube videos and Facebook for learning. The youth of the 21stcentury has better autonomy of time, choice of what to learn, how to learn and when to learn with such large depositories of information and data around

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A Study on Establishing Decision Tree of Teacher Ethic Reasoning in Taiwan

Due to saving the teacher prestige, teacher professional ethical as one of professional trait theory should be taught during pre-service teacher education. Actually, the teacher professional ethical is the null curriculum in teacher education program in Taiwan. Especially, the teaching practice is complicate to deal with in uncertainly context that depends on teachers’ deliberation (Cohen,

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Problems and Advantages of Children with Filipino Parents in Their School Lives in the Philippines and in Japan: Through Their Experiences in Both Countries

The paper focuses on the problems in primary and secondary education of children with Filipino parents in Japan. The number of these children who are studying at schools at the elementary and secondary education levels in Japan has been increasing. Some measures regarding the education of new-comer foreign children have been implemented however they themselves,

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A Gamification Platform to Encourage the Students Social Etiquette Improvement

Information Technology and globalization help bring people closer. The boundary between nations are blurred and many cultures are lost or being absorbed by westernization. Thailand, like many Asian countries, has unique manners and norms that are considered old or obsoleted by some younger generations. The idea such as selflessness or the will to help people

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Are Students our ‘Customers’? : A Perspective on the Bureaucratic Implications of ‘student-customer’ Concept in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions

This paper is about the use and abuse of treating students as ‘customers’ and implications that follow for quality assurance in Malaysian higher learning institutions. Students graduating from PhD programs in higher learning institutions are increasing in number every year. In the year 2012 alone a number of public universities have produced or have ‘graduated’

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Determining Demand in Thai Job Market for Communications-Related Degree Title: A Survey of an Online Job Website

This study sought to determine the extent of the demand for graduates of communication-related academic degrees in the Thai job market. To accomplish this, the study utilized content analysis, which involved monitoring on a weekly basis (for six consecutive weeks) the number of available job ads that require a communications-related academic degree in the Thailand

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Tone in the Khorat Dialect and the Northeastern Dialect

The main objective is to study and a comparative acoustic characteristics study of the tone in the Khorat dialect and the Northeastern dialect in Nonsung, Nonthai, Phimai and Pakthongchai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. The data of the research was recorded from 2 native speakers per district using the Cool Edit Pro program. 60 wordlist

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Thai Food Culture through Grammatical Patterns of English Translation

Thai food has been recognized and become popular across the world. To present Thai food culture to foreigners, English translation of Thai menu is needed. Poor English translation can lead to misunderstanding of Thai culture and the taste of Thai food. On the other hand, proper English translation helps to communicate cultural identity and present

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Peace Education: Community Development and National Prosperity

In light of the current political dynamics and transformations that engulf the MENA region and especially Lebanon, Higher Education Institutions need to assist the youth in developing new values such as democracy and acceptance of the different other in order to maximize community development and consequently, national prosperity on the social and economic levels. This

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The Development of Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Teaching Practices Through Reflective Process

The purposes of this descriptive research were to develop a criterion for evaluating pre-service science teachers’ teaching practices and to study the effect of using criterion in supervision process through reflective process. The views of cooperating teachers and university supervisors on pre-service science teachers’ teaching practices were collected by questionnaire. The data was analyzed and

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Critical Thinking in Second Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach

It is commonly agreed that critical thinking is a significant concept to be promoted in our students at higher education level, particularly considering the time of turbulent changes that societies are immersed nowadays. In this study I have developed the idea of critical thinking taking Brookfield, Paul and Elder’s conception and it has been applied

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Mathematics Assessment in Primary Classes – Formative or Summative, or Seize the Moment?

There is a need to move away from the present day conflicts and tensions that surround formative and summative assessments. Much assessment is happening in the primary mathematics classrooms which is informal, spontaneous and is often undertaken as the normal process of teaching rather than under the overemphasized aegis of formative or summative assessments. The

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Effectiveness of a Programme of Movement Education and Traditional Physical Education on Movement Satisfaction, Attitude Towards Physical Activity and Self-Concept of Elementary School Children

Traditional Physical Education in elementary schools is under critical evaluation with regard to its contribution to alround development of children. Movement Education, which developed initially in England, has been acclaimed as a viable alternative for the education of children through free and expressive movement experiences. The Problem-Solving and Guided Discovery methods applied in Movement Education

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Placing Digital Literacy in Audiovisual Translation Studies

Egypt’s second revolution on June 30th 2013 came to reinforce the power of digital technology and the importance of digital literacy. The ability to create, access and understand material online has been crucial to recent Egyptian developments since January 2011. Yet, digital literacy is only the domain of a small group of young, tech-savvy Egyptians.

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The Effect of Poverty on English Language Learning Outcome: College Level

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of poverty on English language learning outcome in college level. Some techniques of quantitative methodology were applied. Twenty university students who enrolled in English I (EN101) were asked to complete the questionnaire consisting demographic information in order to categorize their family’s economic status. Independent sample

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Transnational Education as an Emerging Feature of Migration

This study investigates student teachers’ conceptions of even numbers and the relationship between proof types and conceptions of even numbers. 22 student teachers in the course of mathematical teaching for young children participated in this study. All participants were asked to finish three research tasks. Task 1 was designed to provide information of student teachers’

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Tracing the Impact of Foreign Influences on Irish Playwrights: Wilde and Yeats

During the late nineteenth century, many Irish playwrights searched for a new “form” of drama as realistic drama was increasingly felt to be outmoded. A reaction against dominant realist and naturalist tendencies in literature was initiated by the French Symbolist Movement, begun during 1880 – 1895, which would expand into what might be called anti-realistic

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An Exploration of Graduate Students’ Writing Competencies in Educational Research

In any academic institution, writing skills are essential to meet educational demands more importantly those who are in research field disciplines, the graduate students. Prior to their graduation, students faced the most challenging part of their academic life wherein they have to write a 150 pages research paper as a course requirement. Hence, they are

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A Construction and Evaluation of Electronics Slides on Supplementary Grammar Through E-Learning on English II Course (999042)

English is not the official language in Thailand, it is taught as a foreign language. Thai undergraduate students who have studied English as a foreign language for ten years are still at the low level of English proficiency. To be competent in English, students need to acquire linguistic knowledge including English grammar to lift up

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Language Contact: Challenging in Diversity

The aim of this study is to analyze and compare tonal systems and acoustic characteristics of tones in four Tai dialects of Phrae Province, Thailand which are Tai Yuan, Lue, Phuan, and Tai Yai as spoken by three groups of speakers grouped by age; over 60 years old, 35-50 years old, and under 25 years

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Structural Equation Modeling for Korean Elementary School Students’ Achievements of English Capacity

The goal of this paper is to find out causal relationships among Korean elementary school students’ achievements of English capacity, their motivation and attitude for study, their self-directed methodology, the level of self-esteem, and such parent factors as parental education. For this, we used the Korean government’s official survey data of 5,059 4th graders and

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A Multi-level Modeling Approach to Predict Teaching Quality, Student’s Satisfaction, School Climate on Student Achievement

This study explores theoretical and empirical research concerning school effectiveness and school improvement, in particular, improving student achievement through school process as dependent variable on changing teaching quality, school climate and students’ satisfaction. A multi-level model of school practice consisting of student grade point average (GPA, dependent variable), teaching quality, students’ satisfaction, and school climate

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Trends in Vocational Education Provision of Municipalities in Thailand

The municipality’s role in education provision has been discussed in last two decades that decentralization in Thailand has been an active issue. The most of municipalities provide early childhood and compulsory education but only seven municipalities have the vocational college. The purposes of this study were to (1) analyze the trends in vocational education provision

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Utilizing Junior High English Texts at the Japanese University Level for Large Non-English Major Courses

Many non-English majors encounter extreme difficulty when it comes to writing in English. Most learners are perplexed when asked to produce sentences that are comprehensible and cohesive enough to form a paragraph. Items such as a topic sentence, connecting clauses and phases may be unknown or long forgotten from their earlier schooling. Japanese junior high

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Problem Analysis of English Major Undergraduate Students on Internship: A Case Study of Burapha University

Thailand may encounter both crises and opportunities when the ASEAN Economic Community is implemented in 2015. Newly graduated student may face the difficulty in the domestic and international workforce regarding to the use of English language. To prepare university students, especially those whose major were English is the mission of the department. This study, therefore,

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The Developmental Co – Operation Strategy of Local Administration Organizations in the Provision Vocational Education

This intention of Constitution of The Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2550 and Educational Act B.E. 2540 Local Administration Organizations (LAOs) have the right to provide education and professional training and the need of that locality and participate in the provision of education and training by the state, especially vocational education : program for preparing workforce

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Solar Powered Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Thermoelectric Generator

Durable, location independent, environmental-friendly sources of energy which allow for modular, few moving parts, low operating noise, high electricity generation efficiency and compact technology are highly desirable. One such technology is the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), since it is energy efficient and, if pure hydrogen is used, has virtually no emissions of greenhouse gases

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Student Satisfaction with Hybrid and Face-to-Face Teaching Approaches in an English Course

Hybrid courses combine technology with innovative teaching practices to facilitate learning. This paper studied satisfaction of students who experienced a hybrid learning environment (online classes + face-to-face (F2F) classes) and compared the perceptions of hybrid and traditional face-to-face delivery approaches. The data were collected from 300 students enrolled in a fundamental English course at a

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Teaching Values Using Creative Teaching Strategies: An Asian Perspective and Exploration

To teach values is to respond to the crisis of apparent normalcy in these post-modern times. Globalization, secularization and modernization have made the young drift away from values, principles and beliefs and indifferent to traditional moral teachings. Educators acknowledge that this drifting away and indifference of the young is a crisis, that if not addressed,

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A Developmental of Environmental Ethic and Learning Achievement in Environment Impact Assessment Course by Action Learning Style

The researchaimed to find the relationship between environmental ethic development and learningachievement in the environmental impact assessment course. It used five patternsof learning processin the classroom of third year students of the Environmental Science Program in the Faculty of Science and Technology at ValayaAlongkornRajabhat University under the Royal Patronage. This method consists withParticipatory Learning, Learning

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Implementations of Knowledge Management as a Strategy for Improving Competitiveness of Higher Education Organization (Aplication Reseach of Soft System Methodology for Higher Education Organization)

Impact of globalization on the organization, reactive to changes in the environment and able to respond to the challenges faced. Environmental organizations affected by cultural factors, technological, educational, political, legal, natural resources, and social and economic demographics. Implementation of knowledge management in education be the deciding factor as well as the competitiveness of the organization

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Behavioral Relationship between Sexes and Sexual Relations of Male Students in Silpakorn University, Thailand

This study presents qualitative research, which is aimed to make an understanding on behavioral relationships between sexes and activities related to sexual relations of male students, as well as to reflect how issues caused by their behavior was. The researcher applied the ethnomethodology approach of Michael Angrosino by doing participant observations and in-depth interviews of

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A Study of Learning Motivation of Current and Prospective School Teachers in Online Psychology Classes

Indifferent and careless school teachers bring much harm to a society. That is why the study of teachers’ motivation, specifically learning motivation (LM), is one of the key points for educational psychology. This tradition receives a new incentive in the present epoch of intensive development of informational technologies and Internet based distance educational programs. Presently,

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Gender Impact On The Information Environment Of Distance Learners In Botswana

Gender issues have occupied the front burner of educational discourse over the past decades. Cases of gender imbalance in education and the need to address the disparity have therefore attracted a lot of hype among scholars. Distance learning is known to have the capacity to take knowledge and training to the marginalised, isolated, underprivileged and

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The Lessons from the Experience of Educational Risk Management of Thai Government University

The objectives of this research were to 1. To study the situations of risk and 2.to study the lessons from the experience of educational risk management of Thai government university. The research was qualitative method and studied in the form of phenomenology methodology. The data collected from the key informants: the experience faculty executives and

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General Education Model of University in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to describe the General Education Model of University in Thailand. Using a mixed methods both quantitative and qualitative approach. The samples were undergraduate students, lecturers and committees who involved to General Education of 3 universities in Thailand. The quantitative data used questionnaire and analyzed data by descriptive statistics. In

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Language Use and Identity within the Virtual Community of Mahjoob.com

This paper introduces the virtual community of the Mahjoob.com website, a global community of 1,261 web forum posters, where globalizing and localizing techno-linguistic trends are simultaneously manifested by web forum posters who strategically select between English, Arabic, and 3arabizi, an online Arabic-English hybrid language, in order to project different online identities. To illustrate these trends,

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How to Make Technology Better?

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Integration of PSO and BP Neural Network for Building the Artillery Ballistic Model

The artillery firing precision plays an important role in the war and it’s hard to describe the projectile trajectory in a mathematical model. In this paper, the neural network is used to build the artillery ballistic model for range prediction and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is applied to optimize the initial weight and bias to

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Administrative Success Factors of Private Pre-Schools in Khon Kaen under Office of the Private Education Commission : Multi-Cases Study

The aims of these studies were to investigate factors of the schools’ administration achievements by both overall and classifications according to school size. The purposeful sampling method is used in this study. The methodology comprises the descriptive analysis of documents, observations and interview of the teachers and school administrators with respect to theoretical framework.Research findings

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Using Machinima as a Method for Color Practice and Digital Narrative Creation

Combining visual game scenes, actions and narrative, Machinima, a by-product of the digital game, has been seen as a storytelling form of artistic expression and creation. Machinima means animated films made by machines. Specifically, Machinima is an art form involving videos created by using cinematic production techniques within computer software, usually games. Machinima differs from

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Emotional Prosody Mediated Visual Search in a First and Second Language: Evidence from Eye Movements

The difficulties that children have in thinking about time concepts may result from the complexity of time as a concept, but also reflect the idiosyncrasies of particular calendar systems. Previous investigation into children’s acquisition of time concepts has shown that Chinese children outperform English children in using the days of the month (DOW) and the

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Collaborative Feedback in a Blended Learning Environment: A Case Study of an EFL Writing Class

Collaborative feedback in a blended learning environment was studied to encourage learner-centeredness in the process of writing. The study aimed to: 1) examine how Thai university students perceived collaborative feedback activities when conducted in a blended learning environment; and 2) compare students’ perceptions toward collaborative feedback through face-to-face and online interactions. The participants were 24

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Development of Teach by Social Networks

The objectives of this research were to compare the achievement of students’ learning through Social Networks ss to study the students’ recommendation of studying through Social Networks ss. The sample of this experimental research was 60 students in Communication Research Course, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, 1st Semester, Academic Year 2555/2012. The 30-student random sampling group taught

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One Big Happy Family? Subverting Reaganism in Peggy Sue Got Married

While much critical analysis has been done on films made during Ronald Reagan’s two terms in the White House (1980-1988), that have been labeled “Reaganite cinema,” Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) has received limited attention. Most scholars have focused on how the film promotes traditional family values, i.e. the reinstatement of the

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Luang Prabang Film Festival: 3 Years of Strength with the Power of Movie Fanatics to Enhance Filmmaking in Southeast Asia

The Luang Prabang Film Festival was founded in 2010 by Gabriel Kuperman, an American expat who had a strong passion for both film and this old capital city. The festival was run by an organized group called The Not-For-Profit Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF). The 3rdyear of this festival was held in December 1-5, 2012.

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Malaysian eStories: The Passing of Oral Traditions

With new media and mediums, the art of oral traditions such as storytelling has evolved. Children and youngsters today learn stories from visual media such as the television, the Internet and more current, the Smartphone and tablet.How does a given cultural or traditional story retain its substance? Does a change in medium or media influence

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Applying an Evaluation Model for Media Performance On Taiwanese Cinema

The rise of huge Chinese markets leads to many movie entrepreneurs and professionals in Taiwan and Hong Kong transferring their stages to Mainland China. To satisfy the Chinese Cinema market, Taiwan’s movie industries and their local audience have been encountering social phenomena such as local audience’s maladjustment to movie text produced by China, local movie

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Traditional Chinese Aesthetics in “Life of Pi”: An Analysis of Traditional Chinese Aesthetics in Ang Lee’s Films under Contemporary Context

With the rapid development of film market in China, more Hollywood films involving Chinese philosophy has begun to proliferate. This paper attempts to investigate what is the impact of traditional Chinese Aesthetics on Hollywood movie. A specific analysis of Ang Lee’s latest work Life of Pi is the focus in this paper. Taoist philosophy is