Category: Education and Social Welfare


Choice of Gender in High School Dropout: A Comparison of MNL and BIMNL Models

Purpose – To estimate gender disparity in high school dropouts when households experience financial shocks, this study aims to extend the simple decision-making process of school dropouts to allow for the multiplicity of dropout choices with respect to gender in households having exactly one boy and one girl in high school. We also account for


Droughts and Gender Heterogeneity in High School Dropouts in Marginal and Small Agricultural Households in India: Discrete Time Survival Analysis

Purpose – We examine whether droughts are differently associated with high school dropout of girls and boys from marginal and small agricultural households compared to other households. While non-agricultural households may adopt a utility maximisation framework regarding educational investments, marginal or small agricultural households have to make an additional profit maximisation decision regarding production and


Identification of Teacher Competence Moral Elements for Becoming Principals as Learning Leaders

The principal has a central impact on enhancing the education unit and a strategic role in developing school resources. The principal has a crucial role to play in realizing a superior school as a learning leader. This study aimed to describe the moral competencies that a teacher must possess in order to serve as the


Reinforcing Pancasila Student Profiles: The Ideal Frameworks of Project-Based Learning in Secondary Schools in Indonesia

Students in Indonesia are expected to be capable of being useful members of society and becoming great human beings in the twenty-first century. Critical thinking skills and character building are among the characteristics necessary to attain the Pancasila student profiles. Project-based learning is being used in schools in an effort to enhance Pancasila students’ profiles.


The Development of a Malay Language Pretend Play Assessment Kit for Assessing Malaysian Children’s Pretend Play

Pretend play involves representation of objects or individuals as another for amusement seeking and one of the multifaceted play activities that children engage in for fun, yet promotes a myriad of skills development and learning including cognitive, language, social, and emotional skills. Children across gender, geographical and cultural backgrounds engage in pretend play, however, there


Implementatin of the Undergraduate Coastal Program for Students at Risk of Dropping Out of School: Case Study at Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan

Bachelor of Costal Education is a mentoring activity for children with a lower middle-class economy in coastal villages who wish to continue their education at tertiary institutions. The purpose of this study is to describe the use of coastal undergraduate mentoring in reducing dropout rates. The research was conducted using a descriptive-qualitative approach with the


Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction and Willingness to Continue Working of Nursing Staff in Japan

Japan faces a severe shortage of nurses and caregivers who take care of support needed elderlies. The purpose of this study is to examine the job satisfaction and the willingness to continue working of nursing staffs who are working for elderlies in different types of nursing care services in Akita where the highest aging rate


Academic Performance and Attitude of the 21st-Century Learners on Mathematics in the Modern World

Attitude towards mathematics has played an important role in the mathematics teaching and learning processes and its effect on the student’s mathematics achievement has been highlighted many times on basic education. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the academic performance and the attitude of students on mathematics in the higher


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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