Month: October 2018

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From Victim to Survivor: Understanding the Reflexive Positioning of Women Who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse on Their Journey to Recovery

This is a qualitative study that examines the reflexive positioning and the corresponding social force of three women with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) experience. Although the journey towards recovery is highly individualized, participants’ narratives indicate six reflexive positions spread across three timeframes: 1) During and after CSA and revictimization: a) At Fault and b) Damaged;

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Achieving Creativity Through Research Led Learning and Teaching

In the past few years’ creativity seemed to have been the buzzword driving contemporary programmes of education and having a substantial impact on curriculum design worldwide. However, many of those programmes simply include the word ‘creative’ and leave students to their own devices, without effective guidance or examples of what creativity actually means or can

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Understanding Demotivation Factors and Their Countermeasures in Japanese Student Learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Motivation is one of the keys to successful language learning (Nakata and Okumura, 1999). Accordingly, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in Japan exhaust their resources – devising and employing a variety of strategies and materials to encourage Japanese students and keep them motivated. However, in spite of these efforts, problems regarding decreased motivation

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Family Environment Mode Approach (FEMA) Procedures for Nurturing Affective Learning

This paper aims to provide detailed and replicable protocols for the Family Environment Mode Approach (FEMA) to language teaching, developed by the author. FEMA involves the conscious application of an emotional field by self-re-generating educational actors in order to promote key concepts that indirectly affect educational outcomes by reducing stress and increasing motivation. It supports

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Visual Basic Coding in Power Point-Based Lessons in Grade 6 Mathematics

There is no doubt that education and the learning process has changed since the introduction of computers such as PowerPoint-Based Lessons. It includes pedagogical approaches like interactive learning, inquiry-based approach, discovery learning and contextualized-localized learning that promotes student-centered activities and lessons, teacher-assisted instructions and appreciation of the locale by-products, livelihood, academic-occupational relevance, and individuality. Mixed

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Restoring Women Status in Rural Afghanistan by Building a Sustainable Livelihood Through Education and Capacity Building to Overcome Poverty

Since 2002, foreign aid has been invested billions of dollars to bring a sustainable social change for women in Afghanistan through education, literacy project and capacity building of women in large cities in Afghanistan, however, a very little is known about the impact on women in the rural areas. The paper will examine the importance

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Information Management Practices and Challenges in School Governance: Basis for Localized Digital Archive

Information plays a vital role in school governance as it is a primary basis for policy planning and development. The Department of Education recognizes this significance as it launched its own management information systems known as EBEIS (Electronic Basic Education Information Systems). In the school level, however, technology and resources for information management remain a

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Comparative Analysis of Professional Competence of School Principals in District IV, Division of Manila

This study was designed to determine the level of professional competence of principals in District IV, Division of Manila. Results of the assessment of the supervisors, principals and teachers were gathered and analyzed to determine the significant difference on the level of professional competence of principals.The descriptive method was used.Eleven public schools in Manila were

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Secondary School Students’ Educational Perceptions and Experiences in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

In Tanzania’s Nyarugusu Camp, one of the world’s largest and most protracted refugee camps, only 7% of youth are enrolled in secondary school. These rates are surprising, especially considering that primary school enrollment rates stand at nearly 80% (UNHCR, 2017 March 31). This study, which is in-progress, explores the question of what it means to

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Does English Work as the Universal Language? – Judging From the Current Trend of World Englishes

Japan has faced numbers of foreign national suspects, defendants and/or witnesses (criminals and civil cases) along with the globalization. Not only major-spoken language speakers such as English or Spanish but also minor-spoken language speaking suspects/defendants have increased in Japan. When the suspects, defendants and/or witnesses are those language speakers, it is quite difficult or impossible

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A Solution for the Educated Cosmetic Choice to Reduce Cosmetics Waste and Replacement Cycle

There are increasing international concerns in reducing plastic waste. Although cosmetic companies proclaim environment-friendly marketing strategies, it seems to be still hard to replace the plastic cosmetic containers with dissolvable materials. Also if the purchased cosmetics do not fit for customer’s demands, they are likely to be thrown away. Eventually it causes significantly shorter life

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Community, Peace and Sustainability: Leveraging Institutional Positionality to Affect Local and System Change

In October 2018 the IPCC published a predictable, but no less grim, report on where ‘we’ are situated vis a vis climate change and what is yet to unfold. Despite over a hundred years of scientific concern from scientists on the human effects of industrialization and globalization we now face out of control wildfires, drought,

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The Effect of Gamification Elements on Engagement and Achievement in Calculus 1 and 2

Gamification is increasingly being used in educational contexts to attempt to increase both student engagement and achievement. In this study, gamification elements were added to pilot course offerings of post-secondary Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. The online courses were offered in the overarching form of a pirate quest to retrieve sunken treasure. Gamification elements included

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A Study of Early Childhood Teachers’ STEM Pedagogical Strategies: Select, Adapt, Contextualize, and Integrate

Research indicates that early exposure and experience with STEM has positive impacts across the entire spectrum of learning (McClure et. al., 2017). Research in child development shows that rich learning experiences during sensitive periods have a lasting positive impact on young children’s future academic success. For instance, early math knowledge not only predict later success,

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Secondary School Parents Feel in Community with Their Children’s Schools When…

Parents are recognized as key educational stakeholders contributing to positive student outcomes. For decades educational researchers have been pursuing the question, how do you increase parent involvement in schools? With this question, educators and policymakers are curators of parent involvement, resulting in practices that tend to be school-centric (Lawson, 2003). Parents are commonly emphasized as

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New Literacy Practices: Imaginative Implications for 21st Century Literate Identities

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the intersection of new literacy practices and literate identities. The experiences of young adolescents were examined to better understand how these experiences and their perceptions impact the development of their literate identities in multiple contexts. As such, this study sought to explore the following research

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Food Apartheid and the Curriculum That Saves It

Health is wealth! Unfortunately, everyone does not have access to healthy food. We are facing a new apartheid, and this one deals with food access. The lack of access to healthy foods puts individuals at risk for more severe health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, and sleep apnea all

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Study Abroad Program: Case Study for Career Program

In this paper, I will introduce the educational overseas career program designed and executed by the author and validate the effectiveness for students. The program aims to cultivate general capabilities(cognitive, theoretical, social and cultural skills as well as broad knowledge and experience) through students’own proactive quest with active learning. The program entails discovery learning, problem-solving

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The Impact of Culture on the Usage of SNS for English-Language Learning in Japan

Like many technologically proficient and wealthy countries, the usage of social-networking sites (SNS) is becoming increasingly popular in Japan. This is especially true among young people who use these services not only for communication but also entertainment through the numerous features they provide like photo editing and adding character figures to video. While Japanese people

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The Relationship Between Perceived Organizational Support, Well-Being and Job Performance: Work Attitudes as Mediators Based on Primary School Teachers in Changhwa County, Taiwan

Based on the concept of occupational health psychology, the purpose of this study is to explore the relationships between well-being and job performance, perceived organizational support and well-being. In addition, considering individual differences in work attitudes, job satisfaction and organizational commitment are also selected and examined as possible mediating factors. The methodology of this research

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Survival vs Traditions: How Georgia Fights Against Economical Crisis – the Economical Issues of the 21st Century Family

Georgia is identified for its national historical culture where gender balance was always playing a significant role in formation of the entire society. This paper presents findings how Georgian nation makes choices in the way and process of survival of its soul within our global community through immigration and how a female part undertook the

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Tough Situation of Teachers in Information Technology in Japanese Junior and Senior High Schools

Japan played a major economic growth after the World War II, which could be realized with high industrial skill because of engineering education such as mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. However, in recent years, everyone agrees that the importance of information technology is rapidly increasing, while the industrial technology is also inevitable. Currently in Japan,

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Transforming B’laan Communities through Communication: The Case of UP Manila Community Health and Development Program

Twenty four B’laan residents of Barangay Kalkam in Tupi, South Cotabato were surveyed to determine how UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (CHDP) attempted to transform them by exploring normative changes. Anchored on transformational communication framework inspired by Flor and Smith (1997), the study identified the communication approaches employed in transforming B’laan’s responses to

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Transitional Space in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndrome and a Century: The Reflection of Thailand in Transition

Recently, transitional space has been employed as an aesthetic and stylistic means of narrative in many contemporary films, and it has been explored in many different ways, which go far beyond its conventional use for continuity editing. This paper will examine the use of transitional space in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century and explore

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The Future of Online News Video: A UAE Perspective

Online Video is a crucial component of the new media landscape accounting for much of the web traffic to mainstream news organizations website and social media platforms. Most of the news organizations have been building resources over the past years raising their proficiency in handling video. Today they produce regular news headlines in video and

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Promotion and Communication Strategies for Knowledge Products

This study aims at identifying strategies applied by Center for Scientific Documentation and Information, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (PDII LIPI) in promoting its knowledge products. The research use eight elements of promotional and communication strategies namely identifying the targeted audience, determining the communication objectives, designing the messages, selecting the channels, budgeting, deciding promotional tools, measuring

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Locating Public Angst in Cinematic Narratives: A Cultural Critique of Tamil Film Kaala

The paper aims to locate the angst in the public discourse on the Tamil language film Kaala (2018) directed by Pa.Ranjith. Kaala portrays the life and challenges of the protagonist, played by one of the most popular Tamil film actors Rajanikanth, his family and members of his under-privileged community who take on the antagonist and

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Palestine on the Screen: Trauma and Ignored Voices

The Israeli-Palestinian conflicts can trace back to the Nakba in 1948 and are expected to continue at least in the near future, rendering the region invariably a turbulent land and a focus in the international society. For a long time in the past, the western media largely engaged in broadcasting news about these conflicts, while

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Designing Health Intervention Through Social Media and VR as Incentives for the Elderly with Frailty

Taiwan has become an aged society in 2018 and is expected to be a super-aged society nine years later when Taiwanese over 65 will account for over 20 percent of its population. In view of the fact that Taiwan’s frail elderly will increase substantially in ten years, this study applies theories of disengagement and activity

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Digital Humour and Protest Against the Trump Presidency: A View from Indonesia

Internet memes and hashtags have become integral to contemporary politics, having grown from relatively peripheral amusements to often playing significant roles in the success or failure of a political movement, or at least in particular ‘moments’ of those movements. When a hashtag or meme goes viral, as has been the case, for example, with #MeToo;

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The Economics and Politics of the Shift from K to 10 Curriculum to K to 12: The Philippine Experience

After several years of hesitation, the Philippine government finally adopted a 12-year basic education curriculum with the signing, in 2013, of Republic Act 10533, known as the K to 12 law. The law was a response to the perception that Philippine education as substandard which resulted in Filipino graduates being discriminated against in the global

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The Impact of International Students in the Japanese Classroom

One of the immediate measures adopted by the Japanese government in response to the needs of internationalization was to increase the number of incoming foreign students to Japan (Ikeguchi, 2016). As a result, the number of foreign students as of May 1, 2017 was reported at 267,042, according to the Annual Survey of International Students

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Online (Re)Learning: Factors in Accessing the Internet to Aid in Mathematics Understanding

This paper aims to examine and analyze an aspect of digital learning scarcely, if not at all, covered in the literature; that is, possible factors that motivate students in accessing the Internet for aid in understanding mathematics. Using activity theory as a lens in viewing these factors, this study makes considerable contribution to the research

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Crisis Marketing Strategy Antecedents of Performance of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Region III, Philippines

This paper studies the marketing strategy antecedents of the performance of higher education institutions in the Philippines in the light of the crisis brought about by the K-12 Curriculum. Antecedents include Market Focus, Market Expansion, Program Offerings, Program Differentiation, Cost Leadership in Tuition, Place/Location Expansion, Advertising, Sales Promotions, Events & Experiences, Public Relations, Direct &

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Equity and Meritocracy in the Singapore Education System: Can There Be a Balance?

The Republic of Singapore is a small multiracial and multicultural island-nation. While the Malays are recognized as the country’s indigenous group, they make up less than 14% of the total population. The Chinese, being the dominant group, form 75%, while the Indians, at 8%, are represented as another minority group. The rest of the population

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Literacy Learning Program Using 3D Kanji Models for Children with Developmental Dyslexia

A unique program for the 3D representation of letters (including stroke order and structure) has been developed to support intelligible understanding of written Japanese kanji by children with developmental dyslexia using a tablet computer. The 3D kanji consists of ordered pairs of strokes with distinctly different depths. This study, therefore, aims to test the efficacy

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Van Hiele’s Instructional Model in Teaching Tangents and Secants of Circles

The research study aimed to identify the pupils’ skill in proving mathematical concepts about tangents and secants of circles using Van Hiele’s instructional model. Quasi – experimental method of research was used in this study. The study was conducted during the first semester of S.Y.2017 – 2018 using fifteen students from Grade 10 as the

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Using GSP in Creating Concept Image on the Topic Theory Graph for Eighth Grade Students

The purposes of this research were to create a concept image, to study the achievement and to study the attitudes towards the topic Theory Graph by using GSP. The research samples were 26 schooling eighth-grade students for gifted child in science and mathematics curriculum from Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage Demonstration School

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Demographic Profiles of Principals and Performance of Public Elementary Schools in the Schools Division of Imus City

The widely quoted biblical verse ‘By their fruits, ye shall know them’ aptly relates to school leadership. The quality of education delivered to students is dependent on how the learning process is managed in the schools. A systematic review conducted by Osborne-Lampkin, Folsom, and Herrington (2015) that examined 52 empirical studies published between 2001 and

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The Development of Competency of Creation of Learning Management for English Teachers by Coaching & Mentoring

The purposes of this research were: 1) to compare the competency of the creation of learning management for English teachers by coaching & mentoring and 2) to study the English teachers’ satisfaction towards the development of creation of learning management. The target group was eight English teachers in Lumphun province (Thailand). The experiments’ instruments were:

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Integrating Neurodidactics Stimulation into Blended Learning in Accommodating Students’ English Learning in an EFL Setting

The article reports a research on integrating neurodidactics stimulation into blended learning in accommodating students’ learning foreign language. The most important principles of neurodidactics and brain-based teaching are involved in motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. The learners’   emotion about language affects their desires to learn a language. This study aims to examine (1) how can neurodidactic process of blended learning be

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Low Proficient Students’ Oral Interaction with Native Speaker of English as a Language Assistant in the Classroom

There are many students in Indonesia who are afraid of speaking in English. The lack of vocabulary, fluency, accuracy, and also exposure makes it difficult for students to be confident speaking English. This study entitled ‘Low proficient Student’ Oral Interaction with Native Speakers of English as a Language Assistant in the Classroom’ is aimed to

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Effectiveness of the Pragmatic Skills Intervention for Young Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability (With and Without Co-Morbid Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Background: Teachers and Vocational Trainers feedback that students with a mild intellectual disability (with and without co-morbid Autism Spectrum Disorder) lacked the pragmatic skills necessary for them to be work ready. They were aged between 17 to 21 years old and are undergoing a structured programme of vocational education, aim at preparing them to be

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2C-2I-1R Approaches: Way to Reduce Math Anxiety Among Senior High School Learners

This paper aimed at determining the possible solution to the Math anxiety of Senior High School (SHS) learners of Talangan Integrated National High School (TINHS). Alongside teaching, the teacher-researcher explored different activities which promote the 2C-2I-1R approaches that the Department of Education mandated to be used for 21st-century learners. These activities are TDAR (Think-Discuss-Act-Reflect) which

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Mind Mapping and Science Performance of Grade 5 Pupils of San Juan Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Philippines

This study aimed at determining the effect of mind mapping to the Science performance of Grade 5 Pupils of San Juan Elementary School. Two strategies were executed by the researcher in order to analyze the performance of 40 pupils. For the direct teaching, the teacher delivered the topic on ‘Female Reproductive System’ with the proper

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An Analysis on the Perceptions of High School Teachers in Manila, Philippines Towards Student Data Privacy and its Legal Implications

Information and communication technology (ICT) has been making its way into our lives since the invention of the Internet and its applications, including the daily usage of internet social media. In recent years, it has conquered the education industry, providing school administrators and teachers a more challenging, yet effective and practical way of managing school

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Valuing Students Involvement in the Teaching Process: Pedagogical Implications of Self-Reflection in the EFL Classroom

Self-reflection can be recognized as a process that gives students the opportunity to stop and be reflective about the learning that has taken place(Davies, Herbst, & Busick,2013). This presentation provides an analysis of Japanese EFL college students’ reflective diaries, as they were collected in a speaking and listening course. The study explores the involvement of

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Teacher Professional Development Through Distance Education: The Ghanaian Experience

In spite of the global interests in teacher continuing professional development (CPD), Ghana is yet to institutionalise the implementation of well-designed CPD policies to guide teachers’ practice. At present, professional development opportunities entail teachers’ participation in hardly organised in-service training and workshops activities. Consequently, continuing education through the distance education has emerged to be the

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Internationalization at Home – Enhancing Students’ Intercultural Competence in “Intercultural Co-Learning Class”

Japanese universities face an increasing demand – from students as well as industries – for quality education that is directly connected to the improvement of students’ employability. One of the important components of employability is intercultural competence. As the world becomes more globalized and diversified, our students need to be not only internationally minded but

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Challenges and Opportunities to the Use of Google Docs Sharing for Realtime Writing Task Feedback: Inclusive ESL Classroom at JMS

The integration of technology in language learning is not something new in the formal education context. This study explores the challenges and opportunities in real teaching and learning experiences toward the use of Google Docs Sharing for real-time feedback in writing task applied in inclusive lower secondary level (Year 6 to Year 8) context. Through

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The Development of a Novel Using Storytelling Technique as a Learning Tool in Promoting Student Engagement and Satisfaction

The purposes were to 1) develop a novel using storytelling technique as a learning tool 2) examine student engagement and satisfaction. The purposive sample group was 24 students. The research instruments were 1) a developed novel 2) a questionnaire collecting expert opinions towards appropriateness 3) an observation checklist towards student engagement 4) a questionnaire towards

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E-Learning Strategies in English Language Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Comparison Study in Hong Kong and Mainland China

The knowledge and pedagogies of e-learning in English language learning in teacher education courses would be developed and transformed by student teachers via pre-service learning experiences. The strategies of e-learning in English language learning of student teachers in the teaching education courses and their own teaching practices lead to a widespread discussion in Hong Kong

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Zoo Kids Zone in Chiang Mai Zoo: Best Practice Activities Under the Concept of Edutainment

In the term of edutainment which is currently defined as the helper for social and health problems, this paper is intended to empirically apply the conceptual framework of edutainment to evaluate the behavior of young tourists who attended to the Zoo Kid Zone in Chiang Mai zoo, Thailand. Additionally, the empirical practice done in this

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A Study of Praise, Motivation, and Self-Esteem of Low-Achieving Students in Mentoring Groups

The study attempts to examine the effects of evidence-based praise strategies on the learning motivation and self-esteem in low-achieving students in mentoring groups and study the processes that influence the corresponding changes. Participants in the study were students from two secondary schools in Hong Kong. Thirty-two students participated in one of the four weekly mentoring

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The Academic Culture Shock Experiences of Turkish International Students in Japan: A Qualitative Study

Universities in Japan host a substantial number of international students including Turkish students. The number of Turkish students in Japan estimated is 160. The Turkish culture is a combination of the Western and the Eastern cultural elements, and the synthesis of both collectivistic and individualistic cultures whereas Japan is considered a collectivistic country. Although there

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The Role of Non-Formal Education in Developing Rural Youth Empowerment

High unemployment levels remain a real concern for developing countries like Indonesia, where employment growth is much slower than population growth, with youth experiencing the highest unemployment rate and difficulties finding a place in the national workforce. This is often compounded by poverty which is an entrenched social and economic challenge. To support poverty reduction

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Effects of 3D Printing Interactive Technology on Special Education for Children with Different Disabilities

Using assistive technology as a tool in special education is an important intervention for children with special need in recent studies. This study proposes to develop an interactive tool that functions as a low-cost, learning interface for children with different disabilities. Two children from a resource class in the elementary school participated in this research.

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The Performance of Factor and Multiple Problem-Solving for the Fifth Grade with Mathematic Underachievers

The research method adopted ‘survey study’ in quantitative research. The purpose was to explore the performance of factor and multiple problem-solving in the fifth-grade underachievers, including the performance of a test, the patterns of error and the causes of error. The participants came from a public elementary school in Tainan city, a total of 53

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A Study at the Constitution of Students’ Family Backgrounds of an Elite University in the Perspective of Cultural Capital

According to P. Bourdieu, educational outcomes are not mainly determined by mental abilities but habitus that develops within the social space in which parents convert their economic capital into cultural capital. Therefore, middle/ upper-class students situate a privileged position and working-class students are in an unprivileged status and such a difference, in turn, constitutes educational

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Teacher Agency in Mother Tongue: From Social Practice to Legislation

Drawing on the lived experience of teachers in implementing the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), this research offered a social analysis on the practice of mother tongue, employing Practice Theory as a frame of analysis. This framework suggests that the shift of language policy in the Philippine Basic Education, from monolingual to bilingual, to multilingual

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An Exploration of the Experiences of Students in Multi-Generational ESL Classrooms in Japan

This qualitative study is a basic interpretative inquiry studying the experiences of adult students 18 years of age and older in a multi-generational ESL classroom. The study is informed by social constructivism, social constructionism, and andragogy. It focused on how students viewed their experiences in the multi-generational classroom and how the development of relationships among

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Learner Autonomy and Hand Raising in the Japanese University EFL Classroom

Foreign faculty teaching EFL in Japan often encounter a disconnect between their expectations of classroom participation and those of Japanese students. This begs the questions, ‘How do Japanese university students view hand raising in the classroom?’ and ‘What inhibits or encourages Japanese students to hand raise in the classroom?’ As a reflective practice project, we

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Challenges Associated with the Implementation of Active Learning: A Small-Scale Study of Japanese University EFL Teachers

Active learning (AL) – recently described as ‘independent, dialogical, and deep learning’ – has been widely adopted by Japanese universities. Now, despite reservations and anxieties expressed by high school EFL teachers (Nakai, 2016), the upcoming educational reform will also require the implementation of AL in all Japanese high schools. This small-scale study, therefore, aims to

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Assessment of ESP Textbooks

Implementing English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has become a popular practice in Japanese universities. One difficulty in designing and implementing ESP programs is identifying appropriate ESP textbooks. Faced with this difficulty, our university created four original ESP textbooks. The current study examines the efficacy of two English textbooks which targets second-year Physical Therapy (PT) and

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Developing and Creating Multimedia for Learning Values of Thai Literature

This qualitative research aimed to create effective multimedia for learning values of Thai literature and producing it as an innovative media. Processes of developing the required media resulted from discussions of five scholars analyzing and sorting out effective ways of making the multimedia. Findings of the research were concluded as these: 1) contents of the

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A New Definition and Vision of Student Mentorship: A Research Study Conducted by Honor Student and Professor of Speech at South Carolina State University, USA

Operationally, descriptive research in this study will define the making of a New Student Mentor and outline responsibilities of this new student leader on the college campus. The New Student Mentor (s) and tenured faculty will be argued as key sources of support for targeted peer-student enrollees. Studies in higher education show that tenured associate

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Academic Research in Vocationally-Oriented Higher Education: Perspectives From Teaching Staff

Academics’ need to publish research output in order to succeed in tertiary education has been discussed extensively. Less is known about research and publication needs of staff working in vocationally-oriented higher institutes who, until recently, were judged primarily on their teaching contribution. However, there has been a noticeable trend across the world whereby career development

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Solitary Education: Introducing the Uses of Solitude

The state of solitude has always been associated with unusual human circumstances such as confinement in prison, a voluntary religious experience, or explorers charting new challenges in remote lands. The contemporary global capitalist world, however, with advanced information technology and the many gadgets made available to those who can afford them, is seen by many

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Task-Based Language Teaching in Education in ASEAN Course for Student Teachers Mathematics English Program

Education in ASEAN means the course for students, learn about the evolution of education management, analyze the curriculum, teaching and learning of the countries in ASEAN and students are required to use English in this course. The objectives of this research were to study the achievement, to study the students’ language ability, and to study

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The Comparative Study on Compliment Responses Between Indonesian EFL Students and English Native Speakers

While Western people use more acceptance continuum on compliment response, Indonesians utter more denial continuum which can somehow put the speakers into a face-threatening situation. This study investigated compliment responses employed by EFL students and English native speakers. Two research questions were set: 1) How do Indonesian EFL students and English native speakers respond to

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Leagility in Education: Logistics and Supply Chain Management as a Dynamic Education Paradigm

The terminology of-agile education’,-agile pedagogy’,-the agile classroom’, has gained prominence in the literature in recent times. The concept of agile education emanates from the concept of-organizational agility’, which has been adopted and adapted to agile shipbuilding, agile logistics and supply chain, and agile software development, which, together with the concepts of Lean Thinking, which has

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Reflections on the Current Problems and Future Development of Rural Education in China

Urbanization, industrialization, marketization and rapid mobilization have many negative effects on the current education in the rural areas of China. One of them is caused by the small-scaled schools which have already become a common phenomenon in rural areas of China. However, these schools haven’t made full preparation as well as adjustment to the decline

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Finding Opportunities Within the Conventional Curriculum to Provide Research Experience to Undergraduate Students: A Collaborative Effort with College Teachers

In the past decade, undergraduate courses in Biotechnology and Microbiology in Indian universities have emerged as popular choices among students for their potential for aiding placement into industry and research laboratories. The laboratory curriculum for these disciplines includes an impressive list of experiments; however, they are conducted piecemeal, often by several different lecturers generally focused

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A Descriptive Analysis on Grammatical-Morphology Patterns of the Deaf College Students’ Indonesian Written Language

Along with the encouragement of Inclusive Education in Universitas Brawijaya-Indonesia, the students with disability, including the Deaf, are having an opportunity to join higher education in the mainstream educational context. It is challenging for Deaf students, especially those graduated from Special Needs Schools since their previous education has not prepared them to access higher education.

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The Relationship Between Musical Instrument Adoption and Professions of Music Students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Thailand 4.0

This research is the integration of qualitative research and quantitative research. The purposes are 1) to study factors and motivations when selecting musical instruments for learning Western music of music students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University 2) to study factors for making a decision on music careers of music students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

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Thailand 4.0 Music Students: Study on Classical Guitar Repertoire Learning Process

The purpose of this research is to study technique or methodology that music student of Thailand 4.0 uses for accomplishing the assigned repertoire for finding appropriate guitar methods that should be used in the future. Thailand 4.0 is the education system that focuses on developing and innovating knowledge for social need. Integrating and creating new

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Administration Factors Affecting Student Development in Thailand 4.0 at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

The objectives of this research were to study the main idea of Thailand 4.0 for student developments and to study administration factors affecting student development in the faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. This study was qualitative research, collecting data from five experts of Thailand 4.0, 15 lecturers of the faculty

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Music Curriculum Supporting Music Occupation for Music Students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Thailand 4.0

The objective of this qualitative research was to study music occupation for music students in Thailand 4.0 and study music curriculum that supports music occupation for music students in Thailand 4.0. The data were collected from interviews with university music teacher, musician and the person who are knowledgeable about Thailand 4.0 total of 15 persons

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The Role of Technology in Improving Teaching and Learning Process at Tadulako University Central Sulawesi Indonesia

The use of technology in classrooms is rapidly growing. Therefore, this study attempted to give an in’depth analysis of the integration of technology in the classroom and the impact it has on student achievement. It is a qualitative study which employed questionnaires for both teachers and students. The questionnaire of teachers intended to find out

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I am a Mercenary Now’: International Teachers as a Global Educational Precariat?

International teachers still remain an under-researched group in the field of international education (Bailey, 2015; Bunnell, 2016). They have typically been defined from a personal perspective (Garton, 2000) or in terms of fixed character types (Hardman, 2001). However, recent studies (Baily, 2015; Burke, 2015; Savva, 2015, 2017) have started to reclaim the international teacher experience

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The Effect of Product, Service, and Customer Satisfaction on Word of Mouth Behavior

Banks are financial intermediaries which are vital to support the economy. Banks are simply interpreted as financial institutions whose business activities save funds from the community and distribute the funds back to the community as well as provide other banking services. The development and improvement of service quality from this company are important to get

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The Significance and Strategy of Innovative Learning in the Age of Intelligence

The way people use to get information and knowledge and communicate has been changed in the age of intelligence and brings bigger challenges to human learning. First, where the knowledge comes from is complex and changeable. Second, the value orientation of knowledge is diversified. Third, knowledge can be acquired by diverse methods. Only by innovative

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Web-Based Science Learning as Innovative Instruction

There are so many mediums of technology, which is radically redefined in order to obtain communication and change the view of teaching and learning. The widespread use of the World Wide Web (www) extended the capacity of the different educational institutions involved in training to extend the possibilities of e-learning. There are a lot of

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The Investigation of Grammatical Instruction on Pragmatics of Thai EFL Learners: A Case of the 1st Year English Major Students

The study of The Investigation of Grammatical Instruction on Pragmatics of Thai EFL Learners: A Case of the 1st Year-English-Major Students of Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand aims to investigate whether the grammatical instruction affects pragmatic acquisition of Thai EFL learners’ scores, and to examine what types of the request speech act influence pragmatic acquisition of

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Kinesthetic Perception, Physical Activity and On-Task Behavior in Thematic Learning

Objective: To investigate associations between kinesthetic perception, physical activity and on-task behavior in thematic learning, and evaluate how they correlate to academic performance in math reading and spelling. Methods: This study included 25 children (age: 6-7 years, 14 girls). Kinesthetic perception was evaluated in space-visuomotor task accuracy test (kinesthetic perception test and measurement). Level of

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Comparison of the Learning Curve and Adaptive Behavior From Kids to Adults who Create Mobile-Apps and Little Robots Using Block-Programming

Block programming presents an interactive and very simple way to learn to program, today block programming applications allow you to develop applications for mobile phones, they also allow the development of the control of electronic hardware components such as sensors and motors. In this article we present a study on how much the learning speed

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Nutritional Information Media for Elementary School Children

This study aims to review researches on media applied for nutritional information provision of elementary school children. This is an introductory research for determining suitable media for nutritional information provision of elementary school children in Indonesia. The data is collected from the database Scopus, Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Google Scholar in the range

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Instructional Scaffolding Through Zap the Gap Approach: Bridging Academic Achievement in Science for Students at-Risk

Student learning gaps result in today’s most serious education challenges – retention and dropouts. This learning gap passed to the next grade become significant, often unsolvable problems that cause teachers to intervene more. This action research was designed to determine the effectivity of instructional scaffolding through Zap the Gap materials in the improvement of academic

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Social Inclusion: A Systemic Approach to Child’s Well Being

The presentation will serve as a guide for teachers in contributing to the child’s well -being. It will also enable them to transform the environment into inclusive and equitable learning spaces. In this paper, we have focused on the ecological systems theory which clarifies the role and importance of school and teachers as caretakers in

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Exploring Leadership Characteristics of Public and Private High School Administrators in Malabon City: A Comparative Analysis

The study investigated Administrators-Leadership Characteristics in terms of leadership style, traits and integrity. Twenty-one (21) administrators, 145 middle-level administrators and 378 teachers were involved in the study from twelve 12 public and nine (9) private high schools in the Division of Malabon. The descriptive method of research was used with a questionnaire as the data

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Beliefs, Attitudes and Challenges in the Implementation of K-12 New Curriculum: Basis for a Curriculum Implementation Model

This research study sought to determine the dominant factors influencing the implementation of a new curriculum such as the K-12 curriculum. Two-hundred ninety respondents from the four schools of Lanao del Norte participated in this study to investigate their beliefs and attitudes towards implementation practices of a new curriculum. Using factor analysis, a total of

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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Towards Sustainable Rural Tourism After the Tsunami in Aceh

The study investigated the rural tourism in Aceh after a decade of the tsunami. Reports revealed that tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world that benefits a country’s economy and local communities. Thus, the main concern should be the human capital and human resources to ensure successfulness and the sustainability of the rural

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Thai University Students’ Perceptions and Practices of Smartphone Use for English Language Learning

Mobile learning is now a growing trend in learning languages. Mobile devices like smartphones are commonly used by university students in their daily lives and are also commonly allowed in classrooms. There have been an increasing number of language learning applications. Previous studies have suggested that those applications on smartphones can help develop students’ language

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Iliganon Myths and Folklores: Its Effect to Social Culture

This study gathers the Iliganon myths and folklores and shows its effect on social culture. Iligan City is situated in Northern Mindanao and is approximately 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. The researchers used interviews and internet resources in gathering these folklores. As early as the 1900’s or earlier, oral lores were sprouting in a locality

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Audience Expectations for the Image of LGBT Films

The objectives of the research on Audience Expectations for the Image of LGBT Films: A Case Study on Thai LGBT-Related Films are: 1) to study the audience expectations for LGBT films; 2) to study the presentation approaches of the image of LGBT films in the future; and 3) to plan for the presentation of content

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Political Correctness and Politically Correct People: South Park Case

In this work, the concept of political correctness and politically correct people (P.C.P.) will be evaluated through the case study. As the case study, the animated cartoon named ‘South Park’ was chosen. Even though South Park is a cartoon, it should not be forgotten that it criticises real-world events. In 2015, South Park took political

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The Chinese Mayor: An Examination of Gilles Deleuze’s Political Philosophy From the Perspective of Deterritorialization

Gilles Deleuze holds that deterritorialization is the coming undone created through the development of socialism. Along the lines of flight, a subject moves from their original place of living to a new territory physically, psychologically, and spiritually, and in turn, discovers their own potential and experiences qualitative changes. This process of becoming forms a new

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Exploring the Difference of Cultural Order Maintenance in Film Policy Between Taiwan and South Korea Through the Arm’s Length Principle

This study compares differences of film policy of creative cultural industries between Taiwan and South Korea from the perspective of culture order. Taiwan has a history of developing art movie and using movies as a cultural operation for social and political purpose. South Korea had a similar history; in contrast, South Korea adopts the Arm’s

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Cross-Cultural Influences on the Semantics Ascribed to Assistive Technology Product and Its Envisaged User: A Preliminary Study Between Collectivist (Pakistan) and Individualist (United Kingdom) Cultures

Culture is an important variable when considering the communication of meaning through an artefact. A literature review has highlighted distinct differences in the cognitive processing that delivers perception between individuals from collectivist and individualist society. The projected growth in Assistive Technology (AT) online marketing suggests industrial designers need to be aware of the influence that

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Deflection and Contradiction in a North Korean Comedy-Romance Film: A Critical Appraisal of “Comrade Kim Goes Flying”

This oral presentation critically appraises the film “Comrade Kim Goes Flying”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and is prominently billed at its promotion website as ‘A Belgium, UK, and North Korea Co-Production.’ Despite codirection, coproduction, financing, and overseas editing by two Western Europeans who intended a ‘girl power’ comedy-romance about