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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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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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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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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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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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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