Month: October 2015

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From Preparation to Practice: The Experiences of Beginning Teacher in Kiengiang Province,A Remote Area of Mekong Delta Region in Vietnam.

This study examines the experience of beginning teacher in the Kien Giang province, an area located in one of remote areas of the Mekong Delta region in the south-west of Vietnam. Through focus group discussion and in-depth interview with 29 new teachers, the findings showed that the participants felt they were not well equipped during

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School Space and Cross Religious Communication in Provoking Sense of Mutual Respect; Case of a Faith-Based School in Jayapura, Indonesia

Religious conflict in Papua mostly found in symbolic and narrative encountered, and public spaces in society for all religions to socialise and interact are limited, unequal and clogged, resulted on strong claims of certain religion on life spaces by filling city spaces with symbols of a certain religion. Upon the limitation of spaces, at formal

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The Application of Ic Ticketing System in Clinic Fees Payment

The purpose of this study was to investigate the demand of application of IC ticketing system in domestic retail industry by examining the needs of adoption of small amount paying method and the reasons for customers using of IC stored value card in this industry and aimed at providing suggestions on the e-development of small

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The Benefits of Images : Guess and Check Game in Math Classroom

Geometry is a learning that requires some ability to cover it. One of it is the spatial ability. The purpose of this study are how learning geometry in mathematics education, Teacher Training and Education Faculty at the University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia can be easily understood by students. So, the researchers made a model of

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Finding a Place for Karate-Do in Mainstream Education

This paper discusses some of the benefits of including karate-do lessons in schools. It begins by providing a brief history of karate-do which originated on the small island of Okinawa, South of mainland Japan and its intimate relationship with education and the Japanese school system. In order to determine its merit we will look at

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Is Shiroi Howaito? English Loanword Modifiers in Contemporary Japanese

Historical contact between English and Japanese led to the extensive introduction of English-based lexicon. Although, the Japanese language had successfully incorporated Chinese-based written system and a considerable number of Chinese loanwords, the contact with the English language due to the political and historical factors was drastic and uncontrollable. According to different estimates loanwords constitute about

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Performance of the Kindergarten Teachers and Its Relation to Pupils Achievement in Different Learning Areas

This study aimed to determine the performance of the kindergarten teachers and its relation to pupils’ achievement in different learning areas in the Division of Kabankalan City. Using the standardized assessment and evaluation of the Department of Education secondary data, 100 kinder teachers and 2901 kinder pupils were investigated to determine the performance of the

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Students’ Cognitive Ability in Physics

This study aimed at determining the impact of the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) instructions in the Cognitive Ability in Physics of low achieving students as Treatment Group. This used one-way analysis of variance to test the significant differences in Physics’ Pretest and Scores in Physics between the Treatment and Control Groups. Pearson correlation was used

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The Study of the Behavior, Attitude and Satisfaction of High School in M. 6th Grade in the bangKok Region in Accessing New and Information About Mahidol University International College Through Online Social Media

The purpose of this research project is to study the behavior, attitude and satisfaction of the respondents with respect to news and information distributed through the social media of Mahidol University International College among high school students in Bangkok. Data was collected from a total of 429 sets of 6 schools whose high students apply

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The Storytelling Teacher: Using Storytelling to Improve Engagement and Content Retention in History and Social Studies for all Learners

The purpose of this study is to explore the way that story is used as a method of making the culture and history of distant and diverse peoples meaningful to junior high school students. Canada’s aboriginal community utilized the traditional method of communicating the history and teachings of their people via oral communication. These stories

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ASEAN Student’s Reflection: The Role of Japan’s Higher Education in Fostering Global Human Resources Through the Twin College Envoys Program

There is no doubt that education play a vital role for development of a nation. Countries around the world are struggling to enhance their development in different aspect through education, particularly to foster competitive human resources. A phenomenon famously called ‘globalization’ has triggered this initiative become more internationalized and borderless, especially to encourage higher education

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Get Real: Using Real Dialogue in the English Language Classroom

Being able to use authentic communicative events such as telephone conversations, office gossip and shopkeeper-customer dialogues as example conversations will greatly improve an English learner’s communicative ability and prepare them for real life situations. By being able to navigate their way around a lot of the unnecessary utterances such as ‘eyeh’, ‘eok’ and ‘eah’, English

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The Shift from Yakudoku to Communicative Language Teaching: Empowering Students with a Diversity of English Classes

Traditionally, English classes taught in Japanese schools have followed the yakudoku method (Gorsuch, 1998; Nishino, 2008; Rutson-Griffiths, 2012). In this method, English sentences are translated into Japanese word-for-word, and then reordered in accordance with Japanese grammar. This limits the use for students to practice speaking English with the exception of repeating words for pronunciation purposes.

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The Design and Outcomes of a Writing Improvement Programme in an Australian University

This paper will present the educational design of an English writing improvement programme for upper-intermediate/advanced English L2 writers at a doctoral level. It will provide an evidence-based explanation of the decisions made in the creation of this programme, touching upon factors such as entry standards, language support, and the student experience. The paper will also

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An Investigation of Taiwanese College English Majors’ Learning Motivation and Self-Identity Changes

Most studies investigating learners’ motivation have probed into the relationship between motivation and leaners’ linguistic outcomes; however, not many looked into the relationship between motivation and nonlinguistic outcomes such as leaners’ identity formation (Gao et al, 2007; Teer, 2013). Thus, the purpose of the study was twofold; one was to investigate students’ self-identity changes and

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Analysis of Compositions Written by a Fifth Grade Chinese Child in Japan

This paper outlines an approach to analyzing linguistically diverse student writing. The current study focuses on the Chinese and Japanese writing of a fifth grade student living in Japan who is ethnically Chinese and multilingual. Literary and Bakhtinian analysis are used to explore the literary elements and voices in this student’s writing (Bakhtin, 1986). Such

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The Use of Trilingual Instruction by Teachers on Different Instructional Phases in Selected Mathematics Classes in Central Philippines

This research sought to determine the extent of use of trilingual instruction: English (international language), Filipino (national language), and Hiligaynon (lingua franca) in Iloilo by Teachers in selected Mathematics classes in Iloilo City located in the central part of the Philippines. Specifically, it sought to determine the following: 1) the classroom activity areas in which

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Management Practices and Communication Patterns of Lyceum De Cebu: Bases for Enhancement

This study sought to determine the extent of implementation of the basic management functions and the effectiveness of the organizational communication patterns manifested in Lyceum de Cebu in order to recommend proposals for enhancement to the school’s administration. The descriptive survey method was used in this study which utilized researcher made questionnaires as the main

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Exploring Emerging Trends in Information Seeking Strategies for Discovery Learning

The ubiquitous information and communication technologies and internet are a worldwide phenomenon that has revolutionised people’s lives and has reshaped a way which students access and obtain information to assist their learning in the twenty-first century. One significant facet of transformation is the internet has been gradually becoming an only information resource in learning. For

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Increasing ESP Student Engagement through a Process of Structured Feedback

Student engagement is a common concern among many instructors in higher education (Fraser, 2012). This is particularly true relative to student feedback. Indeed, of all the responsibilities inherent in university teaching, grading papers and offering feedback is considered one of the most important, yet least enjoyable among instructors. There are numerous reasons for this, including

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Online Discussion Using Facebook Module Versus Moodle Forum Module in a Moodle Platform: Feedback From Secondary Students in Tonga

Students engagement in online discussion sometimes defines their learning attitudes. However, the tools that is being used for online discussion may also frame the attitudes of the students in online discussion. Facebook(R) has been considered by some researchers as a great platform for online discussion. Students engagement and attitudes is part of their objectives. Many

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Faculty Members Opinions Toward Faculty Administration in Dharmacracy in Rangsit University

The objectives of this research were (1) to study faculty members’ opinions toward faculty administration in Dharmacracy and (2) to study the differences of personal factors in faculty members’ opinions toward faculty administration in Dharmacracy. The research samples were 250 Rangsit University faculty members. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. The data was analyzed

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Simple-O, An Automated Essay Grading System for Indonesian Language Using the LSA Method with Multi-Level Keywords

Evaluation is a very important tool to measure students’ level of understanding, both in e-learning or conventional studying system. Essay is one of the evaluation which to determine students ability where choices are not provided. Students have to answer by sentences, so then it could be various based on their opinion, since it reflects the

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The Potential Use of Videos to Improve Communication Skills in an English Language Course

An important soft skill that would be advantageous for undergraduate students is the ability to communicate effectively in English in the workplace. The current study is part of a larger study which is being conducted since 2012 in a tertiary level institution in Malaysia. English is taught as a second language in Malaysia. This study

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Latent Semantic Analysis Based Automatic Cross-Language Plagiarism Detector for Paragraph Written in Two Syntactically Distinct Languages

The number of scientific publication in Bahasa Indonesia is now in steady rise. As a speaker of under-resourced language, Indonesian author often consult documentation in other language, especially English. The necessity for an automated cross-language plagiarism checker has now become prominent. There are several methods available for an automated cross-language plagiarism detection but, most of

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Case Study Applied to Smart Learning’s Quality Management

Emergence of diverse smart devices by developing information and communications technology has affected every phase of life. These devices able us to persue various conveniences of lifestyle. The smart device learners now have an active demand and they are asking for the most appropriate learning service for technology’s evolution and proliferation. With the change in

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Engagement and Outreach: A Content Analysis of Students’ Instagram Postings

Instagram, a social media tool designed for photo and video sharing, is increasingly being used as an outreach and engagement tool by companies and individuals. This paper reports a study on the content of Instagram updates. The study was inspired by an earlier attempt to incorporate the use of Instagram in English lessons in a

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Using Stop-Motion Video with Advertising to Promote Perceptions Judgment of Others and Situational Awareness in Adolescents with ASD

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in understanding others’ minds, an aspect of which involves recognizing emotional signals. In this study, we used Stop-Motion Video with Advertising (SMV) to focus on the broad range of nonverbal social cues to promote perception judgments of others and situational awareness in adolescents with ASD.

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Teaching Positive Psychology: Successes and Challenges in Implementing Two Introductory Short Courses at Waseda University, Japan

Diverging from the ‘deficit’ model prominent in much of 20th century psychology, positive psychology may be defined as the scientific study of positive human phenomena – including happiness, hope, and human potentials. Since its emergence in the 1990s, positive psychology has undergone a rapid proliferation in theory, research, and applications. Parallel with this, there has

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The Matrix of Education, Power and Empowerment: Where Do We Stand?

The Matrix of Education, Power and Empowerment: Where do we stand? Traversing the matrix of ‘education’, ‘power’ and ‘empowerment’ brings us to some understanding of each and their nature, for example, all of them have some implicit value dimension . Interestingly, ‘empowerment’ has ‘power’ as core word, but ‘empowerment’ is widely preferred, used and more

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Online Interactions of Japanese and Hungarian EFL Learners: A Critical Analysis

This presentation seeks to address how Japanese and Hungarian EFL learners co-constructed their social relations, identity and power through the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) online. Following the principles of critical discourse analysis (Gee, 1999), I analyze ELF online interactions between six Hungarian teenagers with low socio-economic background and five Japanese university

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The Spiral Jetty and the Palm Jumeirah: Robert Smithson’s Art and the Art of the Islamic Culture.

This paper intends to focus on the on some of the similarities and differences between the artist, Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty”, 1970, landform monument, created from sand and stone, and the Emirate of Dubai’s “Palm Jumeirah” 2006, landform monument, also created from sand and stone. While drastically different in scale, the “Spiral Jetty” is 460

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De-colonizing Canadian Post-Secondary Education

In Canada, the recent Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada Report (2015) revealed the devastating impact of over a century of forced assimilation on Indigenous peoples. In the educational context, assimilation manifested itself in the residential school system, a system which existed from the late 19th century until 1996 and whose mandate was to “Kill

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Cultural Taxation: Myth or Reality? Research in Progress

This presentation discusses the rationale and proposed research methods of a research project currently under development in Christchurch, New Zealand. The primary objective of this study is to document the experiences of Maori academics working in mainstream tertiary institutions. Of particular interest will be whether these academics experience any form of cultural taxation and to

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The School Garden as a Learning Object and Leaning Space in Primary Schools

This presentation outlines the changing discourses on the garden as a learning object as well as a learning space in urban and rural schools in Scandinavia. Based on observations and interviews with different stakeholders it is understood, that Outdoor Education provides a meaningful multidisciplinary and multisensory learning space. The students learn to cope with issues

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The Four Freedoms: Raising Awareness of Human Rights in the English for Academic Purposes Classroom

This presentation introduces an approach to teaching students about human rights, a term-long project that is being implemented in an intensive English for academic purposes (EAP) program at a Thai university. The objectives of the project are to improve students’ language skills while also cultivating their knowledge of human rights and social justice. The project

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English for Business Education in India: An Empirical Approach

English seems to have become the global language of business. Most companies across the world are now embracing English as their corporate language. Indian businesses embraced English, initially at the corporate level and later the whole company were found communicating within and outside, in English. Indian Business Schools, in the quest to create global managers,

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Using Facebook Applications in School Based Assessment (SBA) for Moral Studies

The aim of the research is to identify the extent of the students’ response in using the Facebook application and also to identify the evidence that can be done by students and the usability of the Facebook application in evidence assessment of the School Based Assessment (SBA)for Moral Studies. This action research is a short

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Redefining Educational Boundaries with Technology: The Systemic Perspective

This paper examines global trends in education reform from the point of view of a specific references selected within the systemic branch of educational literature. It is argued that a sharper consciousness of the specificities of the global educational environment, with a correspondingly sharper differentiation of the offer of the mainstream educational players, will have

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Blended E-Learning for Postgraduate Research-Article Writing: A Case Study in One University in Thailand

The present study aimed at utilizing blended e-Learning as a tool to enhance genre-based instruction in order to facilitate the learning of research article genre and the English language for research article composition. The study was a quasi-experiment conducted in the natural classroom context of the course Academic Paper Writing for postgraduate students at a

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Leaning and Teaching Beyond Boundaries- Educational Change Through Technologies

Introduction: The UN Millennium Development Goals underscore the importance of applying the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) with institutions in developing countries and disadvantaged communities. This abstract highlights the role of technology as an educational change agent among the students and educators. Schools have focused on improving student’s achievements, have rigorous academic standards,

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The Necessity of Shifting the Emphasis in Japanese Lifelong Learning: How to Survive in a “Super-Aged Society”

Japan has been experiencing an unprecedented demographic upheaval of rapid aging and extremely low birth rate over the last decades, together with a dwindling population. In fact, people 65 and over accounted for 25.9 percent of the population, as of 2014, and the total population is expected to fall by almost a third within the

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Alternative Education in Thailand

Alternative Education also known as non-traditional education or educational alternative, includes a number of approaches to teaching and learning separate from that offered by mainstream or traditional education. They are rooted in a number of philosophies differing from those of mainstream education such as Summerhill, Montessori, Waldorf and Homeschool, which aim to holistically develop learners

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An Analysis of the Characteristics of Self-Directed Learners and Strategies to Enhance Self-Directed Learning in Education Systems: Transcending Boundaries

Education can allow individuals to transcend boundaries of space, identity, and culture by empowering learners with the ability to pursue self-directed, lifelong learning. Valuable new meanings and understandings can be created by the interaction between self-motivated, self-directed learners, communities, and a wide range of organizations (Rogers, 2004). A shift away from traditional, teacher-centered power relations

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English Education in Japan: Back to the Basics

Japan is caught between a rock and a hard place. It is aware of the need for its people to be competent speakers of English in a world whose cultural boundaries are growing thinner and thinner, yet Japan has difficulty producing any. One look at the pundits and the chorus becomes “Japanese and English grammar

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Untried and Untrue: Common Core’s Mechanization of Education

In 2013, according to National Public Radio, two-thirds of Americans had not heard of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). A year later, 80% knew about CCSSI, and 60% were opposed. The confluence of Big Business and Big Government support for CCSSI has fed growing opposition including parents, teachers, and civil libertarians. While much

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The Research and Development of Internal Quality Assurance System for the Faculty of Education, Burapha University

The objective to develop an internal quality assurance system for Faculty of Education. To try and assess the quality assurance system developed within the Faculty of Education. The operation is divided into 3 stages contain. Phase 1 analysis of the quality assurance system. Population covered by the Executive Board, Faculty Board and the other expertise

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Building Students’ Characters Through the Utilization of Used Goods As Learning Media

This study aims to investigate the utilization of used goods as learning media to build students’ characters in the economics learning strategy subject. The research setting is the Department of Economics Education, Faculty of Economics, Yogyakarta State University. This was a classroom action research study conducted through the stages of planning, action implementation, monitoring and

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What Do University Students Liken Academic Members to?

Problem Statement: Sometimes people try to explain the feelings and thoughts in life by using metaphors. These metaphors may be named as trope, figure of speech, figure or metaphors. Metaphors also contain a powerful way of narrative art. These metaphors may provide researchers consistent information on educational atmosphere. They may affect ideas and feelings of

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Perceptions of an Artist and Art Education: A Study of Pre-Service Year One Teachers at a Fijian University

Gaining an insight into primary pre-service teachers’ perceptions is vital for teacher educators especially in the field of primary art education. This paper reports on a study that investigated the perceptions of pre-service year one teachers on art education and an artist. Located in a Fijian urban university, this quantitative study, using a questionnaire designed

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The Efficacy of Placement Interviews for English Language Classes at a National Japanese University Based on a CEFR-J Model

From January 2015 to March 2015, the authors in conjunction with other faculty at the University of Fukui created a system of five-minute English oral interview protocols based on the Common European Framework – Japan (CEFR-J) and used those protocols to conduct 820 English placement interviews at the University of Fukui in April 2015. The

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Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement in Police Unethical Behaviour

Recently there were a lot of police unethical behaviour reported in Indonesia which became concern of law enforcement agency and abused of public trust. One of the reason of this phenomena is varied depend on the reason of the perpetrators. Moral disengagement is the ability to use cognitive mechanism to excuse unethical decision making. Moral

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The Link between the Process of Change and Coaching in an Organization: A Case Study

The aim of this article is to highlight the empowerment of coaching in the process of change in an organization using case study – a real life change project in an institution. The article hopes to demonstrate the critical importance of coaching during change, for successful change to occur, and any sustaining change requires ongoing

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A Study of School-based Curriculum to Disaster Prevention Teaching for Sixth Graders in the Elementary School

For the past few years, global natural disasters happened constantly. Taiwan is located in Northeast Asia. The most impressed natural disaster for Taiwanese is the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake. Because the geographical environment of Taiwan and Japan are very similar, the same disaster may also happen in Taiwan. Besides, the natural

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The Attitudde and Performance of the Cadets of Maritime Instutution during Shipboard Training: An Assesment

The study was conducted to measure the performances of the cadets of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) during their shipboard training. The feedback coming from the ship officers are vital to determine and evaluate the performance of the MAAP cadets and to make necessary actions and adjustments prior to their embarkation.

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Resocialisation and Change Implications for Inservice Teacher Professional Development

A sociocultural perspective on teacher education highlights the process of resocialisation (Johnson, 2009) faced by experienced teachers returning to their institutional teaching context following in-service education and training (INSET). Similar to the socialisation of novice teachers, resocialisation identifies constraints at the level of the institution that teachers are likely to encounter when implementing (and later

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Double-Talk: A Bakhtinian Take on the Code-Mixing Practices of English Language Teachers in China

It is a common phenomenon in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts for teachers to use the first language to teach English, as it is often assumed that this code-mixing eases novice learners into the target language. However, the extent to which and the exact ways in which such code-mixing practices support student

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ADHD and Mothers Psychological Distress: Mothers Responses to a Child Diagnosed with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mothers Psychological Distress: Mothers’ Responses to a child Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Author: G Ramdeen-Mootoo Aim: To determine whether mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD are more depressed, hopeless and helpless than mothers who do not have a child diagnosed with ADHD. Methods: Research design, a quasi-experimental two

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Supporting University Athletes to Succeed in Both Academic and Sport Performance at a University in Japan

University athletes often face a dilemma of succeeding in both academic performance and sport performance. For example, Inoue et al (2011) found that university athletes often found it very difficult for making time to study because of their physical fatigue. The future of university athletes is often uncertain. Some might succeed in their sport fields

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An Exploration of One Learner’s Affective Experiences and FLA Development from a DST Perspective

The mainstream studies regarding FLA affective experiences focused more on negative emotions, particularly language anxiety; whereas other emotions that one may experience over the course of language learning, such as enjoyment, relief, gratitude have been understudied. In this paper, I will present and discuss the findings of a six-month longitudinal study which aimed to investigate

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Improving Nature of Science Understandings through Scientific Inquiry

The main goal of this naturalistic case study was to examine prospective secondary science teachers’ developing understanding of nature of science while engaging in guided scientific inquiry. A computer simulation of inheritance processes was used in combination with small-group discussions and collaborating learning groups to enhance participants’ understandings of nature of science. Structuring scientific inquiry

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Association of Engagement, Drive and Self-Beliefs to Academic Resilience: An Analysis of Data from PISA 2012

This article explored the association of three broad themes ‘students’ school engagement, drive and motivation, and self-beliefs, dispositions and participation in mathematics activities – to academic resilience. The analysis was based on the mathematics performance of students in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Academically resilient students (RES) were disadvantaged in terms of

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Thinking Classroom: A Case Study of Education for Empowerment in Thailand

This research aimed to study an integrated approach to learning and teaching of students studying communication arts and empower their potential by exchanging the normal classroom for a thinking classroom. The research method employed for this study the integration of learning and teaching suitable communications for participatory development was a first phase process that included:

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Learning Exponential-Logarithmic Equations through Values-Driven Interventions

Mathematics is, undeniably, a fundamental skill that a learner should acquire and master. Its purposes since the era when man learned to write his annals cannot be overemphasized. The learners should explore independently the intricacies of the subject; hence, constructivist approach. As developed by Jerome Bruner, it is where the learners construct new ideas based

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Tropical Summer School Experience: Gleaning EFL Students’ Responses

Learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) might be a daunting experience especially if it were to take place on a foreign land comprising speakers of diverse cultures and background. This paper thus aims to describe the responses of participants for a Summer School Programme at a tropical university in Asia. The respondents were non-native

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Chinese University Student Perceptions of Teacher Quality

This paper focuses on the qualities and characteristics of Chinese university students’ favorite and least favorite professors. The paper looks to answer the question: What qualities and personal characteristics do favorite and least favorite professors have and how does that affect Chinese university students? In surveying over 280 students from 3 different universities, 226 surveys

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Personality Tendency that Contributes Self-Adjustment of the Migrant Students in Jakarta

Self-adjustment in a new living environment is a challenge for every person, and intelligence aspect is considered the contributing aspect for a person to get adjustment. However, numbers of studies have reported that highly intelligence person does not necessarily become the key aspect in self-adjustment. Numbers of highly intelligence persons may experience difficulties in adjusting

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The Correlation between Moral Disengagement and Cheating Behavior in Academic Context

Cheating behavior is a form of academic dishonesty that violates integrity in the academic life. In Indonesia, cheating behavior in university has become a serious issue for the government and the educational institution. Cheating behavior is influenced by personal and environmental factors such as moral disengagement. Bandura explained that moral disengagement is a form of

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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone’: Pre-Service Teachers’ Reflections on International Service-Learning

Within the field of teacher education, international service-learning (ISL) provides a unique opportunity to help future graduates develop intercultural awareness and competencies. This is significant given the diverse range of cultural backgrounds found in many Australian schools, and particularly in many major urban settings. With a depth of experience in the area of ISL, the

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The Relationship between the Motivation for I-Ching Learning, Life and Family Satisfaction in a Lifelong Learning Program of I Ching University

Individuals facing the competitive environment will need to learn how to live together, to know, to be, to do, and to change. The foundation of philosophy for Chinese culture is I-Ching. The theory of I-Ching emphasis on the rule of harmony and balance, it will meet these learning goals. The purpose of this study is

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The Development and Application of E-Learning on Elderly Education in Taiwan

The transformation of the country development in the 21st century, it depends on the supplementary promotion of country competition. The future competition of the country will be rich in todays educational investment and technical level, effectively promote the citizenship intelligence by computer and web technology development, and improve the country competition by e-learning to further

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From Theory to Reality: Enhancing Creativity and Achievements of Hong Kong Students through Online Design Platform and Consideration of Culture

Visual merchandising is the manipulation of design elements and themes in retail outlets that creates a pleasant store atmosphere and experience for consumers. To successfully teach students on how to determine the appropriate strategies for different types of stores, training in both aesthetics and business is important. However, Hong Kong Chinese students have adapted a

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The Effect of I-Ching Education on the Temperament of Elementary School Children, Lifelong Learning Capability and Bullying Behavior

Among the world’s four ancient civilizations, only Chinese culture has remained viable into modern times. The main reason is that Chinese culture is constructed on a cultural structure of positive value. The foundation of philosophy for Chinese culture is I-Ching. The purpose of this study is to explore how promoting I-Ching reading education in elementary

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A Movement-Based Game Designed According to Input-Process-Outcome Model in a Cooperative Learning Environment in Hygiene Education

Research showed that first graders may have difficulty developing their daily hygiene habits when they bridge their lives in kindergartens and primary schools. A good development of hygiene habits are grounded in cognition and behaviors. Behavior change can’t be obtained instantly and needs constant practice. Moreover, hygiene education is usually in a regular classroom with

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Empowering Rural Communities through Small And Medium Enterprises in Samar Island, Philippines

The study sought to determine the level of empowerment of rural communities through Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMEs) in Samar Island, Philippines. It described the rural community profile, to find out whether or not they influenced the emergence and growth of the SMEs in the area. It determined the status and conditions of the

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Transcending Borders and Building Bridges: Creating A Technological Infrastructure to Support a Community of Practice across Nine Nations

Progressions in technology provide researchers with increased prospects to locate and conduct research across borders. This paper has two aims; firstly, it details the process of creating a technological infrastructure in supporting a particular community of practice as they engage with and learn from others who are distant in time and location. Secondly, the paper

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Trusting for Authentic Friendshps in the Perceptive World of Everybody Lies Online

With the technological advancement of communication, especially the internet, more and more people no longer live life in a set of relatively fixed settings but rather they live through online societies. In online venues, it is easier for individuals to have power to manage their relationships, making it freer and expanding possibilities. As such, an

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Education, Technology and Cultural Change: A Review of Social, Cultural and Religious Practices of the ADI Community of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Arunachal Pradesh is a home to twenty six major tribes and more than fifty sub-tribes. A majority of the people are of Mongoloid race with unique characteristics in terms of dress, language and customs. The tribal societies follow patriarchal and primogeniture system and practice endogamy while strictly observing the law of clan exogamy. However, with

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The Implications of TV White Space to Development Programs in Philippine Rural Areas

TV White Space is recognized as an emerging approach to addressing the digital divide, and this has been piloted and tested in several countries all over the world. Deployment of the technology in the Philippines has been described as the largest in Asia. . In 2014, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urged the National Telecommunications Commission

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The Effect of Taxation Supplementary Measure for the Performance of the Elementary School Teachers

The purpose of this study is to understand the job satisfactions and performances of the elementary school teachers after cancelling tax-free policy and implementing taxation supplement measure. According to Dr. F. Herzberg’s Two-factor theory (Motivators-Hygiene Factors Theory), the work discusses how the two factors affect the teaching performance and service using different demographic variables and

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Using Google Documents to Enhance Peer Editing

Two common goals of writing instructors are to foster collaborative writing and to encourage students to develop independent peer-editing skills. One of the most commonly cited deficiencies in EFL writing, however, is that students tend to depend too heavily on feedback from their teachers, especially within cultures that are teacher-centered. Also, students often view peer

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The Influence of Visual Information During Reading in Children with Dyslexia

The current understanding is that digital texts can be made accessible to children with dyslexia by presenting them in a simplified layout, with suitable fonts, or by using audio synchronized with word highlighting. However, it remains to be elucidated whether ease of reading for children with dyslexia is affected by audio synchronized with highlighted text

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Human Rights as an Introduction to Academic Research

Being asked to conduct academic research comes as a shock for many undergraduates, especially when the research is to be conducted in a second language. This presentation puts forward an engaging and practical method of introducing research theory and practice to undergraduate students participating in an intensive English for academic purposes program at an international

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Engaging ESL Students Through a Project-Based Learning Activity

Due to the increased influence of multimedia and technology on contemporary students, one of the most difficult challenges facing many language teachers is to develop effective strategies to integrate online technology into the classroom. To help achieve greater integration, ESL teachers can employ the basic tenets of Project-based Learning (PBL). This presentation details the implementation

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The Study of Students’ Willingness to Use Mobile Learning in English Classes

Recently, New Taipei City of the Taiwanese government has made great efforts to promote mobile learning. For example, the related programs, “New Taipei City Mobile Learning Experimental Schools of Ministry of Education” in the 101 academic year and “New Taipei City Cloud educational studio” in the 102 academic year. Furthermore, in the 103 academic year,

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Financial Controls in Education Policy of the UK

This paper examines financial controls in education policy of the United Kingdom, from the 1970s to the present days. The education policy is inevitably relevant with the financial policy. Since education policy is foundation of the national strategy, not only the education policy becomes objective of sovereign control, but also the education budget, due to

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The Use of iPads to Improve Attainment in Technology for Pupils with Learning Difficulties

A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is underway 26 years after the National Curriculum was first introduced. The Successful Futures report recommends computer programming and I.T to be on an equal footing with literacy and numeracy in all classes (Donaldson2015). Whilst pupils with learning difficulties could struggle with technology

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The Impact and Benefits of Therapeutic Interaction on Educational and Behavioural Outcomes

‘In many educational settings and contexts throughout the world, there remains an assumption that teachers are the possessors of knowledge which is to be imparted to students, and that this happens in neutral, impartial and objective ways. However, learning is about making meaning’ (IAFOR 2015) For students with learning difficulties this is especially so and

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A Case Study on the School Counselor’s Work Predicaments at Elementary Schools in Xinzhung District, New Taipei City

This study aims to investigate the Work Difficulties and Social Support of New Full-time Counselors in junior high school, and then to provide some practical suggestions to the situation. This study adopted a qualitative research method. The subjects were six full-time junior high school counselors who were selected by purposeful sampling from Xinzhung District, New

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Poverty Alleviation in the Rural Communities in the Philippines: Rural Livelihood Survey on Selected Barangays in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

This study surveyed the rural livelihood of selected barangay in Urdaneta City. It sought to answer the questions on the household profile of the family members; type of house structure materials, equipment, farm materials, livestock and vegetable gardens of the respondents; status of the farmland and irrigation system in selected barangays; existing health condition of

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Divide & Loop to Classify Similar Data in a Neural Network

In this paper, we develop a structure of a divide & loop neural network that can improve the classification performance in neural network learning with the similar kind of input data. To solve the classification errors by the similar input data at the learning of these neural network, it was used how to find the

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The Impact of ICT on Youths Development in Nigeria

The world today is very competitive as a result of Globalization. The rapid changes in technology have brought into focus the issue of information and communication technology (ICT) in all spheres of life. Technologies now feature in collecting, storing, editing and passing on information in various forms. Nations have recognized the importance of ICT and

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Education as Cultural Data-System Development through Teaching and Upbringing

A cultural approach to cultural values in education through theory and practice of teaching-upbringing seeks to build knowledge about cultural changing role in today’s multicultural society, we mean as a sustainable development world. Cultural values today- intellectual and spiritual treasure of intercultural generations While there are tensions and misunderstanding within and across societies, intercultural engagement

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Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

Peace Education encompasses a diversity of pedagogical approaches within formal curricula in schools and universities and non-formal education projects implemented by local, regional and international organizations. It aims to cultivate the knowledge and practices of a culture of peace. In Lebanon, this culture is mainly promoted by non-governmental organizations and engaged intellectuals and artists since

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Collective Will to Change Education Trajectory by Transcending Boundaries

It’s “a matter of wills”: cultural will, social will, organizational will, and political will. Dr. Ron Edmonds said, “We can, whenever and wherever we choose, teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than is necessary to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on

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Performance of the Kindergarten Teachers and Its Relation to Pupils Achievement in Different Learning Areas

This study aimed to determine the performance of the kindergarten teachers and its relation to pupils’ achievement in different learning areas in the Division of Kabankalan City. Using the standardized assessment and evaluation of the Department of Education secondary data, 100 kinder teachers and 2901 kinder pupils were investigated to determine the performance of the

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Employability of BSIT Graduates of Central Philippines State University Main Campus

This research focused on the employability of BSIT graduates. The study covered 170 graduates of CPSU-Main Campus, school year 2012-2014. A standardized questionnaire was employed to gather data. Cross tabulation, frequency, percentage distribution, and chi-square test were utilized. Findings showed majority of the respondents were employed locally in private sector, had regular status, waiting time

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A Preliminary Report of the Use of Piazza for a Language Class

This paper presents a preliminary report of the project that investigates the impact of using an online forum for language teaching. The online forum used for this project is “Piazza” (https://piazza.com/), which has been widely used in science and engineering courses at MIT. The goal of the project is to learn how digital natives behave

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Bullying Among Schoolchildren: What School Authorities and Parents Can Do

Alarmed by the controversies on bullying and the harm it can do in the lives of every affected children in elementary schools, this descriptive exploratory research on bullying among schoolchildren was conducted. Based on the findings the following conclusions are given:1)Many schoolchildren are victims of physical bullying while some become targets of verbal, emotional, or

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A Study on the Relationships Between Time Management and Working Pressure for Teachers with Un-Administrative Positions in New Taipei City

Since 1990, there has been a lot of education reform in the world, including in Taiwan. That reform has included many areas and subjects. Are teachers, even those educated in Teacher Education Institutions, competent to hold un-administrative positions in theses dynamic times? The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between time management