Category: Education and Social Welfare

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Development of a STEM Curriculum and Evaluating Its Effects on Promoting the Technology Literacy and Self-determination of Students With Disabilities

The purpose of this study was to develop a STEM curriculum integrated with educational robotics and the concept of self-determination and examine its effectiveness on promoting the science knowledge, basic math skills, robotics, literacy, and self-determination of junior high school students with disabilities. Research has showed that compared to their normally developing peers, students with

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Individualised Delivery of Content and Human Connection in Online Educational Environment: A Case from an Award-winning Course for Excellent Student

The presentation reports some the findings from an action research project in an online foundational course over a period of 2 years to enhance student engagement and satisfaction. The course, Tertiary Learning Strategies, was offered by the University of South Australia to students enrolled in Open Universities Australia (OUA), an online higher education organisation in

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Subjective Well-being at Old Ages: Does Educational Background Matter?

Given the trend of demographic transition and population ageing around the world, improving the welfare of older persons has become a key policy issue. The study employed Vietnam National Ageing Survey 2011, which is the first nationally representative survey of older persons in Vietnam. We used ordered-logistic regression to study the relationship between level of

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Faculty Members in the Eyes of their Students

Teachers, as the most important human resource in school, need to be monitored and evaluated for continuing improvement of the learning process. The study analyzed results of the faculty evaluation from the students’ point of view through the ratings and comments indicated in computerized student evaluation of the university. The student evaluators were chosen through

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Professionals’ Perceptions of the Quality of the Transnational Higher Education in Sri Lanka

This paper discusses the professionals’ perceptions of the quality of the transnational higher education in Sri Lanka. The main research questions focus on the priorities for quality in relation to the foreign degree awarding institutes of Sri Lanka and to what extent that the foreign degree awarding institutes of Sri Lanka implement and maintain quality

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The Effects of Using Non-Verbal Semiotic Elements in Teaching Vocabulary at A2 Level

This paper attempted to reveal to what extent using non-verbal semiotic elements (visuals, realias, maps, videos, body language, gestures etc.) influences the efficiency of vocabulary teaching. For this purpose, one experiment group (30 prep-class students from different engineering departments) and one control group (35 prep-class students from different engineering departments) were recruited from Karabük University.

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Needs of the Provinces on the Academic Services of Higher Education Institutions to Promote and Support the Enhancement of Learning

The purpose of this research was to study and compare the province committee’s on needs of the province on the academic services of higher education institutions to promote and support the enhancement of learning, in four aspects : 1) the academic knowledge, 2) the providing training, 3) the providing advice or as a consultant, and

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Community Empowerment to Enhance Demographic Awareness: An Educational Approach from Indonesia

This study aimed to enhance the demographic awareness through educational approach which focused on community empowerment. In an effort to accomplish demographic awareness, the study referred to the Model of Precede and Proceed initiated by L.W. Green. The study was conducted in two phases – Mapping and Intervention. Data from the first phase, mapping, was

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Baby Factories in Nigeria: Implications for Education and Women Empowerment

The growth of Baby Factories has added a new dimension to the incidence of trafficking in persons in Nigeria. The main purpose of baby factories, also referred to as �baby farming�, �baby harvesting� and �baby manufacturing� is the production and sale of babies for commercial purposes. Because of poverty, illiteracy and stigmatization occasioned by unplanned/unwanted

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How Effective are Bullying Interventions in Reducing Perpetration and Victimization Among School-Aged Children? A Systematic Meta-Analysis

Education administrators, policy makers, and community workers need clarifications of school-based bullying interventions when making informed decisions concerning bullying prevention resources and funding. In the past decade, bullying strategies and intervention programs have increased significantly from the original strategies and interventions of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The purpose of this systematic meta-analysis is to contribute