Month: February 2016

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The Art of Justice: Woman Holding a Balance

The Roman goddess of Iustitia (Justice), the blindfolded woman equipped with sword and scales, who impartially delivers human fate in this life and the next, seems almost a timeless figure. And as the image of order in judgment, she is the most universally recognized icon of fair rule and good government. The origins of the

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Analysis of Social Economis District Proliferation in Indonesia

Regional proliferation in Indonesia for the period 1999-2004 occurred rapidly and reached 114 new districts proliferation. The new Hundredfourteenth districts can be mapped with Klassen Typology for determining the areas of experiencing economic growth and high per capita income by comparing the growth of the district division with an average value of economic growth and

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Factors Affecting the Probability of Local Government Financial Statements to Get Unqualified Opinion

The Policy of regional autonomy in Indonesia had an impact on the financial accountability of local governance and that led to the issuance of the financial statements of local governments. Based on Law 15 of 2004 the Supreme Audit Agency of BPK is the only which authorized to carry out financial audit of the financial

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A Pilot Study on Co-Teaching: A Cross-Discipline Approach to Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Trade Specific Context

Failing to realize the importance of English in the workplace, vocational students tend to appear lowly motivated and are reluctant to learn English in vocational institutes. What are the possible reasons? Lacking of confidence? Lacking successful learning experience? Failing to see the value of English in relation to their future professions? Lacking the needs to

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Framework of Effective Learning Management System Controls of Technology Enabled Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions

E-Learning is an important education tool in modern teaching and learning. Several E-Learning tools are available for students to make the learning processes in an effective way. The use of E-Learning tools should be in such a way that it does not affect the behavioral patterning that drawn up for the conventional learning. Plagiarism and

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Teaching English Vocabulary; From Concept to Instruction

Vocabulary is of prime importance in English language teaching because without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. There can never be full comprehension of a text, either in the learner’s native language or a foreign language without understanding the vocabulary in the text (Adeniyi 2006). This view clearly shows the

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Challenges That English Language Learners at College Level Encounter When Studying Mathematics

A large number of students who are non-native speakers of English are expected to undertake the twofold task of learning a new language and mathematics subject matter simultaneously. Teachers of these English Language Learners, ELLs, are aware of the fact that language plays a major role in learning mathematics. Evidence has shown that ELLs do

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Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Nigeria: The Way Forward to National Security

Essentially, women have been subjected to social control been dominated by men. This is as a result of persisting cultural stereotype, misuse of religious and traditional practises in which educational, political and social power are dominated by men, and women have always been followers of men in the society and the men predominantly see themselves

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Relationship between Homesickness, Self-Efficacy, and Achievement Motivation among Non-Native Students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences

Abstract The transition to university often involves separation from home can lead to the challenge of adapting to a new academic environment. For most new students, adjusting to an unfamiliar academic setting can induce homesickness. The present study investigated the relationship between homesickness, achievement motivation, self-efficacy among non-native students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences

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Justice in Measure for Measure: An Approach through Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga-Psychology

The theoretical approach applied in this paper is based on the ‘consciousness investigation’ of Sri Aurobindo( 1872-1950), who gives us a detailed map of human consciousness using his own terms for the different areas of our being, like the Physical, Vital, Mental, Psychic(in the Upanishadic sense), their various sub-divisions and the blend of those planes

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Image of ‘Justice’ in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (1860) is a psychological novel, which has been subjected to various interpretations by the scholars worldwide. Dostoevsky has aptly dealt with the problems of the concept of justice and human existence. The protagonist is suffering from an acute psychological crisis after committing the dual murders. He has his own vision of

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The Role of Art Education Teacher’s in Developing Designs of Traditional Crafts in Oman: A Field Study

This paper is devoted to a review of the literature that covers all the topics related to the role of art education teacher’s in developing designs of traditional crafts in Oman. These topics can be mostly grouped into two main parts. The first part explores the most significant stages in crafts enterprises’ historical developments including

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It was the 15th of December

A reflection on the merits of an a priori poeto-epistemology in relation to tacitly held assumptions about the a fortiori validity of computational logic to transcend the limits of contradiction and infinite regression and establish a valid ontology. Save as a Favourite

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L.A. Streetwalkers: Female Artists Telling Stories on the Streets

This presentation will examine the practice and artwork of three female street artists’Annie Preece, A Common Name and Anna Drumm’who currently live in Los Angeles and illegally put up work on its streets. Their practice varies in material, aesthetic and narrative content but shares a strong ideological commitment to authentic communication, a raw energy and

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A Local Investigation into the Attitude Towards Global Products in Karachi

This research investigates the attitude of local consumers of Karachi towards global products with respect to their age and gender. This study involves in-depth understanding of the attitude of local consumers towards global products through secondary sources as well as measurement of these variables through primary data collection from adult consumers located in Karachi. The

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Dramatic Tools as a Vehicle Towards Teaching Igbo Language in Primary Schools in South West Nigeria

This paper examines the pedagogical shift from conventional teaching strategies to a dramatic mode in the Igbo class in primary schools in South Western Nigeria. The study utilises the quasi- experimental design involving twenty five primary schools in senatorial zones that are foreign to the Igbo language. The population consists of 250 subjects randomly selected

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Testing School Climate as Predictors of High School Students’ Academic Self-Regulation and Achievement Motivation between Public and Selective Schools In Urmia City- Iran

ABSTRACT This study examined to assess whether school climate variables predicted students’ academic self-regulation and achievement motivation and compared how these variables acts in two types of high school (public and selective ) in Urmia City. Using multi-measure research design involving 197 high school students and we compared prediction of these students’ academic achievement ( The

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Comparation of Creativity Dimensions (Fluency, Flexibility, Elaboration, Originality) between Bilingual Elementary Students (Azari Language-Kurdish Language) in Urmia City Iran

ABSTRACT In Urmia city, many children learn and speak their first language (either Azari or Kurdish) at home and study all of their courses in Farsi throughout their education. The goal of this study was to compare the creativity abilities between bilingual elementray students (Azari- Kurdish language). Almost (N=387) students from 10 schools from all over Urmia

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Entrepreneurship Education and Women Graduates Productivity in Ondo State Nigeria: Available Option in Lifelong Skills Approach

Education has revolved from long established systems to the needs of students and the society. Due to this, nations have tried to tailor its societal needs to the goals and objectives of its educational policy especially, with the current global economic, social and environmental change, the transition to a knowledge-based society and demographic pressures from

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The Practice of Language Advising at the School of Modern Foreign Languages (Falem) at the Federal University of Para (UFPA)

This presentation aims at defining language advising, as well as informing how the practice is done, and who is involved in the process. Studies have shown the importance of language advisers in teaching and learning a foreign language (GARDNER; MILLER, 1999; MOZZON-McPHERSON, 2007; RILEY, 1997; VIEIRA, 2007). One of the goals of language advising is

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The Disharmonized Space in Postcolonial Memoirs: The Case for Said and Achebe

This research paper will attempt to understand how space is integral in the formation of the colonial/postcolonial subject through the memoir of Edward Said’s Out of Place, and Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country and give justice to their spatial reality. The paper will respond to the primary texts through a focused theoretical understanding of

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Complex Mathematics Tools in Urban Studies

During centuries, the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism has been trying to describe and understand complex realities: the concept of beauty, how creative process are develop, or the meaning of a city, for example. In order to achieve explanations, sometimes we have built theories based in social issues; in other occasions we turn to Art

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The Contemporary Art Market in Istanbul

Istanbul has been a city that has the most active role in culture and art area in Turkey from past to present, hosted developments that have occurred in the field of traditional and contemporary Turkish art. Especially, with the rise of the number of gallery, museum and institutions that support art in recent years in

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Can My Art Do Me Justice? A Feminist Reading of Hend Al-Mansour’s Works of Art

Many outsiders of Saudi society have misconceptions of that culture, especially when it comes to issues of women, gender roles and expectations. Due to unfair representation of women in Western media, many would assume that Islam is a patriarchal religion that oppresses women. The ideology of gender roles and expectations that is represented in Hend

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Comparison of Health Care Models for the Elderly: Thailand and Japan

This research aims to compare the health care model for the elderly in Thailand and Japan. Data collect consisted of interviews of providers and foundation analysis. Comparing the patterns of health care for the elderly , as well as most of the elderly long-term care policy, elderly care by family and community, welfare for elderly,

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Jesus in Films: Representation, Misrepresentation and Denial of Jesus’Agony in (Apocryphal) Gospels

Since the discovery of cinematographe in 1895, Jesus has been presented for the silver screen. This representation correlates with the development of visual and sound recording. The development of technology made the representation of Jesus on cinema co-evolves into a discourse about His humanity and divinity, as in film The Gospel According to St. Matthew

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Virtue-Based Compatibility of Business and Profession

It is widely believed that ethical obligation in business is owed to stockholders, who are the investors but in the practice of a profession such an ethical obligation is owed to clients or community. The apparent conflict in the nature of ethical obligation is clear but it is also true that both business and profession

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Biosocial Factors Affecting Spiritual Well-Being of the Elderly in Thailand

Spiritual well-being is a sense of peace and contentment stemming from an individual’s relationship with the spiritual aspects of life and in relation to the quality of life. This cross-sectional survey research was aimed at exploring the biosocial factors influencing the spiritual well-being of elderly persons in Chacheongsao Province located in Eastern Thailand. Questionnaires were

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Confronting Liminal Spaces: Iconography, Gender, Justice, and the Case of Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman”

In this paper, I examine the thematics of justice in the controversy surrounding Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel One Part Woman. The work was attacked by right-wing organizations, for its portrayal of an obsolete ritual associated with the Tiruchengode Kailasanathar temple, which supposedly cast women worshipers in bad light. Subsequently, Murugan was forced into self-exile

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Deixis in the Language of Nursing

This paper outlines an approach in semantics and pragmatics which is used in different ways, that is called “Deixis”. Deixis is a technical term (from Greek) for one of the most basic things we do with utterances. It means ‘pointing’ via language and the linguistic form is called a deictic expression. (Yule 1996: 9). Deictic

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Continuance Usage Intention of WeChat by Users in Malaysia

Mobile social communication app WeChat has reached 549 million monthly active users (MAUs) globally, a jump from the 500 million users-mark achieved in April 2015. In Malaysia, ‘People-nearby applications’ (PNAs) such as WeChat has boasts a 95% smartphone penetration rate. A research released by GlobalWebIndex (GWI) in November 2014 showed the active user base in

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Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean Intertextuality in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms

This paper will explore Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean intertextuality in Desire under the Elms (1924), a tragedy by the American playwright Eugene O’Neill. The play is adapted from Classical plays or Greek mythology with reference to Oedipus, Phaedra, Medea, etc. It also alludes to the Bible through the names of its major characters and their

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The Gestalt of Book Design

A book is more than the sum of its parts. The main ingredients of a book ‘the text, image and paper, or other materials’ are combined by designers in various ways. The book as an end product, provides a further experience than the sum of these raw ingredients. The Gestalt Theory was introduced by Wertheimer,

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Anti-Coloniality in Ali Ahmad Bakatheer’s Mismar Juha and Imberatoriyya Fil Mazad

Ali Ahmad Bakatheer (1910-1969) wrote a number of plays which dealt with some of the nation’s pressing issues. One of these issues is colonialism. He believed that the theatre can be used to address these issues, enlighten the masses to the dire consequences of colonialism, and awaken within them the call for liberation and anti-colonialism.

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Of Memory and Justice: Revising History as an Act of Justice

Although Aristotle has maintained that memory ‘is of the past,’ yet, it does not belong solely in the past, as it can bring the past forward into the present. As Booth explains in Communities of Memory: On Witness, Identity, and Justice, memory ‘is woven into the continuity that we call identity__¬∂into our practices of justice’

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Using Comic Strip Stories to Teach Vocabulary in Intensive Reading Comprehension Courses

The present study was carried out to determine the effect of listening to comic strip stories on incidental vocabulary learning among Iranian EFL learners. To this end, an Interchange placement test was administered, and a group of homogeneous females including 40 participants were selected from a population of 86 at the pre-intermediate level. Then they

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Impact of Learning and Teaching Management on Cooperative Education Subject for Undergraduate Student at Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna, Chiangrai

This research aimed to study the Impact of Learning and Teaching Management on cooperative education subject for Undergraduate Student at Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna, ChiangRai campus. Population were 62 students who enrolled in cooperative education subject. For instruments used in the questionnaire used in the statistical analysis of the frequency, percentage, mean and standard

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Arabic in ESL Classrooms: A Blessing in Disguise?!

The dispute over whether to use or not to use learners’ L1 inside the classroom has always been the topic of discussion for many people for various reasons. The debate has also involved ESL students. Some maintain that such use may lead to more dependence of an ESL on his Arabic language, which may delay

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UNHCR’s Self-Image: An Assessment of Its Corporate Identity and Corporate Image

Since companies and institutions in today’s world not only market their product and services but also themselves; increasing attention is given to their identity and image. This paper tackles the dimensions of corporate identity based on Melewar’s taxonomy in reference to the UNHCR bureau in Lebanon, and perceives the image of the organization on the

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Personality Types in the Classroom

Why is it that Aisha never talks during group work? Why does Sultan always need me to tell him what to do? And why do they both insist on completing their projects at the last minute? These are questions we have all probably asked ourselves during our teaching careers, and the answer may be quite

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The Effectiveness of Using Easy Class and Powerpoint on Graduate Students’ Achievements in Classroom at College of Education in Albaha University

E-learning is defined as an element of the combining theories of adult education and permanent learning. Teachers have to accept the use of E-learning in the classroom as a new tool to assist students’ learning (Bahhouth & Bahhouth, 2011). The purpose of this study was to explore learners’ achievements when using easy class and PowerPoint

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Indian Temples and Erotic Sculptural Art

Sex in the religious art of Indian culture presents an interesting subject. A sexual representation in Indian religious art is undertaken here to understand and explain the socio-cultural forces behind the seemingly anomalous situation. These idealistic hypotheses also explain why, in this particular period of history, there is such a vast outburst of sexual depiction.

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Perspectives of the Unseen: Educational Meritocracy and Student Mobility

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, has released a statement emphasizing that ‘Every school is a good school’. The education system in Singapore subscribes to the principle of meritocracy. The system holds a student accountable for his or her own success or failure through the choices he or she makes, and his or her competency, motivation

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An Ide for Java with Multilevel Hints to Develop Debugging Skills in Novices

Novices find it difficult to learn programming. In order to write a program, they have to learn the basic concepts of programming along with the syntax and semantics of a programming language. One of the important tasks in programming is debugging. To become good programmers, novices need to have good debugging skills. Typically it is

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Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a Text of Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience

Recognized as a great anti-slavery narrative, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is often seen as more of a historical document today. Yet the way several of Stowe’s characters such as Mrs. Bird, Ophelia, and Uncle Tom himself confront the issues of slavery (or fail to) prophetically mirrors the positions of non-violence