Category: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements

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The Effect of Educational Cash Transfer for Students From Low-Income Families on Students’ Dropout Rate in Indonesia

The Indonesian government provides an educational cash transfer program for low-income families with children aged 6-21 so that the children can complete their education up to secondary level (Program Indonesia Pintar – PIP program). The Covid-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2022 might hamper the success of this program. Hence, this study aims to see how

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An Education as a Rehabilitation Tool for Incarcerated People

Following the new paradigm of working with people during incarceration, rehabilitation programs have replaced the retributive or deterrence perspective, which is the old way to punish criminals. The method of punishment in the form of rehabilitation focuses on changing the offender’s behavior to become a good person and the conscience not to repeat the same

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Rewriting of the Indian Curricula: Its Effect on the Spirit of Inquiry and Scientific Temper

The ever-evolving socio-political dynamics of society, right from the early civilizations to the Anthropocene era, have heavily influenced the knowledge base of humans, and consequently, the systems of education as they have existed from time to time. The systems of education have evolved on two major lines firstly, the change in teaching pedagogy, evaluation mechanisms,

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Design and Evaluation of an Educational Board Game for Learning ESG Sustainability Challenges

Towards the Paris Agreement underlines the need for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it has become more and more important for companies to transform and create an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable development ecosystem. Moreover, there is a growing emphasis on educating and training employees in the concept of ESG. In addition to traditional

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Challenges in the Integration Process of Young Refugees Within School Settings in Sweden

Cultural and ethnic diversity has become an increasing phenomenon in recent decades in many contemporary societies. That ethnocultural diversity is visible within school contexts in many countries in Europe and North America. One example of this is Sweden, a place that received more than 35,000 unaccompanied children and young refugees in 2015. This article presents

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Household Reading Site: Improving Children’s Reading Interest and Access in Rural China

The Household Reading Site (HRS) project aims to increase reading access and improve literacy among rural children by placing shelves of books in selected rural families and establishing neighborhood reading centers in Chinese villages. The HRS project seeks to tackle an increasingly dire social problem that accompanies China’s rapid urbanization – the crisis of “left-behind”

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No Time for Self: An Investigation of Time Poverty in Different Work Structures

The availability of time is similar for everyone, except its value varies in different work structures, which affects the time use pattern of people differently. Around the World, time poverty is a widespread phenomenon that affects a large segment of people in every corner of the society, mostly; it is much visualized among the employees

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Contextualising the Principles, Policies and Practices Needed to Implement Education for Sustainable Development Into HEIs in Myanmar

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals, being explicitly mentioned as part of SDG4 dealing with education. While ESD needs to be embedded in all levels and types of education, its conceptualisation and implementation has been particularly driven by academics and the higher education institutions (HEIs) they work

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Gamification Education for Sustainability and Parents’ Views on Applications

The issue of sustainability has become one of the main issue of education. A global road map for societies has been established to achieve sustainability that can guarantee the well-being of future generations. Considering that the sustainability goal can be achieved through education, Education for Sustainable Development approach has been developed. This approach primarily seeks

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education to Attain Inclusive Education in Indonesia

Education about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be implemented in inclusive education to establish social justice. SRHR is everyone’s right because it is tightly related to success of human empowerment. The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has issued guidelines for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right program to implement inclusive

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A Social Privilege Simulation Game

This study introduces a game for social change designed to allow players to observe and understand the concept of gender privilege and its mechanisms. The game was developed in collaboration between Sapienza University of Rome and The Business Game srl, a company specialist in designing educational games and business simulations. The primary objective of this

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The Development of Public Relations Media on Online Platforms for Organizational Communication of Educational Institution in Thailand, KMUTT

The Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand had a mission to communicate and publicize with a variety of target groups, including students, teachers, personnel, parents, enterprises, alumni and other agencies. Therefore, in the digital era it was necessary to rely on technology to play a role and

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Inclusive Policy Formulation in Science Education for Biodiversity Conservation Utilizing Design Thinking

The Palawan Corridor is home to a diverse and remarkable biological diversity. The highest peak in the province, Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL), is a Protected Area and is considered sacred by the indigenous Pala’wan people. Its watershed provides the necessities of the community in terms of agriculture, drinking water, and livelihood. Although MMPL is

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Educating Communities for Survival: Building, Resilience, Sustainability, and a Healthy Society

Complexities and challenges in the world around food security and poverty are bringing communities to the near brink of collapse. This paper explores how social learning, education, and management skills can enable communities to actively participate in their development and sustain resources. The aim is to develop desirable traits amongst communities to create resilience and

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An Ecocentric Education: Learning Our Way to a Better World to Live in

Many civilizations collapsed. The ruins that remain provoke the critical thinking of how, societies so magnificent and powerful, could end up in decline. There are many factors involved, environmental damage, climate change, etc. In the 1970s, the UNESCO Universal Declaration of Animal Rights was a guiding document in defense of animal rights. It stands that

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A Study of the Termination of Undergraduate Students Status in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand

The objectives of this research were to study the survival function, median survival time, and hazard function of the termination of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. Moreover, we aim to compare the survival time of termination of student status classified by curriculum, gender and domicile. Secondary data of

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Attitudes and Preferences of Nursing Undergraduates Towards Working Abroad: A Cross-Sectional Study in Vietnam

This cross-sectional study investigates the attitudes of undergraduate nursing students in Vietnam towards international study and work opportunities, as well as the factors influencing their preferences. Data was collected through a web-survey questionnaire in April 2023, targeting students from a university in Vietnam, including participants in the Japanese language special program and regular program. The

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India’s Digital Divide and Kerala’s ‘First Bell’: A Radical & Alternative Form of Digital Education During COVID-19

Education suffered one of the biggest blows due to Covid-19 in 2020-22. As educational institutes moved to digital-online teaching and learning, ‘digital divide’ or the unequal access of the internet and other digital tools among students, turned out to be a major impediment in its proper conduct & success. In India, caste, class and gender

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Slam Poetry, Voice of Identity and Resistance: Possibilities in Socioeducation

This article discusses the processes of research that sought to analyze the contribution of Slam poetry to recognizing and understanding Human Rights and to building political and emancipatory life projects for adolescents and young people in compliance with socio-educational internment measures. We carried out the research in a Socio-Educational Assistance Center for Adolescents in the

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Human Capital Investment in Science and Technology Education and Quality of Life in Thailand

Investment in education is a vital factor for the development of both individuals and the whole country. In Thailand, people have attempted to increase their human capital in terms of academic knowledge by studying in university as well as entering higher education with the expectation for higher wages and salaries, and a better quality of

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Unlocking Potential: Understanding Pathways to Professional Identity Development for Prisoners in a Missouri Jail

Thousands of individuals reenter society from the U.S. incarceration system each year. Reentry involves challenges in social integration, stigma and discrimination, psychological well-being, and essentially, finding and maintaining employment. Research illuminates the potential of professional identity development for vocational success and reducing recidivism. In this study, a series of professional identity workshops were conducted as

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Empower Girls Creativity Through Use of Digital Technologies: A Learning Programme for Girls (SparkDigiGirls)

Research shows that girls choose their professional future based on stereotypes, often under the family influence. The area of technology is the one where we find fewer girls, due to the lack of role models or examples of successful women. In response to this need, a group of partners involving universities and associations from Lithuania,

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A Study of Tourism Undergraduate Students in Emerging Economics: Factors Influencing the Selection of Part-time Jobs and Career Opportunities

The study aims to determine how undergraduate tourism students in Vietnam might realize their ambitions regarding the part-time jobs that they currently hold, in order to gain a better understanding of how those aspirations might be achieved. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive correlational survey design to collect data from 461 Vietnamese tourism students. KMO

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JUST Energy Transition and Human Capital Readiness in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study Based on the JUST Framework

The National Energy General Plan (RUEN) anticipates generating over 1 million green jobs by 2050 through the energy transition. However, this transition could face a shortage of human capital in the absence of adequate knowledge, skills, and abilities in Indonesia’s energy sector. To mitigate this potential shortfall, it’s crucial for the national education system and

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College Students’ Sexual Orientation and Campus Sexual Harassment: Empirical Evidence From College Student Survey in China

Many studies have confirmed the prevalence of sexual harassment and its negative impact on victims, as well as the role of sexual orientation in the experience of sexual harassment and the negative impact of sexual harassment on people of different sexual orientations. Researchers are paying more attention to issues such as the differences in the

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Education for Democracy: Evidence in Latin America

Education is widely recognized as a catalyst for personal development, social progress, and economic growth. However, the benefits of education extend far beyond the individual level. Such effects give rise to a series of positive externalities, which spread throughout society. The most significant factors of this effect have played a very important role in making

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Learning of Glutinous Rice Community Achieves Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

The production and consumption of glutinous rice has been a vital part of the local culture and daily lives of the farmers in the Greater Mekong sub-region. The production of glutinous rice provides food security to rural farmers and consumers even in the face of economic, social, and environmental changes. This paper presents the process

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Influence of Teachers’ Salaries on the Promotion of Sustainable National Development in Lagos State Basic Schools, Nigeria

In Nigeria and some other developing countries, teachers who are supposed to be the important resource that links the survival of the present and the future generation are not satisfied with their salaries and this has affected the quality of the educational system. Thus, the need to determine the relationship between teachers’ salaries and sustainable

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At-risk Students in Delta State, Nigeria: An Exploratory Study on Home-school Partnership in Rural Secondary Schools

There is overwhelming evidence that home-school partnerships can improve the academic outcomes of students, including those at-risk of disengagement. Therefore, the aim of this study, which is a funded PhD project, is to explore home-school partnership as a possible mechanism for addressing school dropout among at-risk students aged 12-15 years in Delta state of Nigeria.

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The Public Good in South African Education: The Lifeblood of Democracy

This paper investigates how the concept of education as a public good in South Africa has been affected by privatisation since 1994. This study locates itself within a human rights framework, which is premised upon South Africa’s (seemingly progressive) Constitution of 1996 and seeks to investigate the potential shift of education as a public good

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Racial Equity in Brazilian Education Policy: A Critical Analysis of the Afro-Brazilian and African History and Culture Teaching Law

Brazil’s past is marked by slavery and an abolition policy that did not support social inclusion, which led to a historical development of exclusion that reverberates into structural racism, the marginalised position of the black population, and related educational racial inequalities. In this scenario, the present paper focuses on the potential contribution of public policies

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School’s Project: Multiple Case Studies in Four Primary Schools

The concept of quality burst into the school world in the 1990s with the interlinked ideas of innovation and educational improvement. From then on, schools have increasingly felt invested by an urgent and pervasive demand for quality: a cultural challenge involving the entire community. A process that culminated in the 2030 Agenda (UN, 2015) Goal

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How Can Vocational College Courses Enhance the Releasing Prisoners’ Employability? A Mixed Empirical Study in China

The background of this study is that numerous studies have shown that unemployment among released prisoners is an important factor leading to their recurrence. Vocational training for inmates can effectively enhance their employability and reduce the recurrence rate. In this context, vocational colleges need to explore ways of training cooperation with prisons to improve the

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Analysis of External Influence on Implementing Innovative Technologies in Higher-Education Institutions of Developing Countries

Technology-enhanced teaching is influenced by numerous and varied factors such as individual characteristics, users’ perception of technology, and external factors. External factors usually comprise of four variables: Organizational Characteristics, External Pressure, Technical Support, and Social Influence. To examine these components, a survey was conducted with 384 staff and students across two higher-education institutions in Nigeria.

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Ukrainian Schoolchildren in Europe: Between Preserving National Identity and European Integration

The paper discusses the main problems associated with educating Ukrainian children who were forcibly displaced when the Russian Army invaded Ukraine. The main models of behaviour of Ukrainian parents concerning their children’s education, such as enrolment in local schools or (and) continuing education remotely in Ukraine, are highlighted. The risks and difficulties associated with both

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The Challenges in Producing Social Entrepreneurs Among Graduates From the Indigenous Community in Malaysia

To support the sustainability of entrepreneurship agenda within the Higher Education (HE) institutions in Malaysia, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) launched the Entrepreneurship Action Plan 2021-2025 and the HE Integrated Entrepreneurship Education Guide. This is because, it has been the aspiration of the Malaysian government through these entrepreneurship policies, that Malaysia starts to produce

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Appplying and Adapting Resistance to Change Theory to the Changed Adult Education Landscape in South Africa

This article demonstrates how the ‘Resistance to change’ theory of Kurt Lewin can be interpreted as be helpful in facilitating consultative and participative change management. I demonstrate this through the investigation on transition of former Adult Basic Education and Training sector to Community Education and Training sector. This transition was elicited by the need to

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Perspectives on the Implementation of the SDGs as an Innovative Strategy in Higher Education for English Language Teaching in Colombia

The purpose of this research project was to characterize innovative strategies to assess the pedagogical practices of teaching English as a foreign language in educational institutions at the national level in Colombia. The case study was developed with a mixed methodology, addressing methodological strategies implemented in educational institutions to assess their effectiveness and compliance in

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Love as a Critical Act of Resistance: Teaching Refugee Children in Disquieting Times

Educational organisations must address the needs of refugees and migrants and mitigate the concerns and prejudices of local communities, yet little is known about how teachers are addressing these challenges. Since its democracy in 1994, the influx of refugees into South Africa has increased rapidly. African refugees in South Africa have become the new other,

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Empowering Rural South African Women to Lead Local Business Sustainability Educational Initiatives: A Sustainable Livelihoods Approach

Globally, rural women empowerment initiatives have been proved by several academics and practitioners to be associated with the sustainability of local livelihoods. South African post-Apartheid government accept this and embarks on various women empowerment educational initiatives around the country. The gap is in increasing the participation and leadership of rural women in business sustainability-related initiatives

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Developing Pedagogies: Reflections on Pedagogical Intersections During a COIL Project Between South Africa and the Netherlands

Teaching practitioners in higher education are increasingly encouraged to engage in collaborative projects. This work follows from scholars who have lauded COIL and other collaborative projects for facilitating global citizenry and providing third spaces for learning (Guimaraes & Finardi, 2021). This paper reports on a case study of a collaborative project between a University in

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Disrupting the Grade Imperative Through Critical Pedagogies Embedded Into Human Rights Focused Literary Study

This paper presents the story of what happened when I incorporated critical pedagogical practices, within a human rights focused unit of study, into my literature classroom and examined the effect it had on my students’ perceptions regarding the purpose of their education. After providing a theoretical framework, positioning my study within existing research, and outlining

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A Blended Approach to Community Involved Education for the Wellbeing of Society

This paper aims to look at the different layers of meanings of the concept of community, the role communities play in enhancing education and how this serves the overall wellbeing of societies. Given the complex challenges that are endemic to our globalized society such as climate change, intercontinental mass migration, and the consequences of technological

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Rethinking Inclusive Education in Portugal

After the Salamanca Statement, UNESCO (2017) reiterated the challenge that every student matters and matters equally. Therefore, the policies, practices and culture of inclusion must dictate the guarantee of equity, coating with authenticity an education aimed at “for all,” “with all” and “by all,” through political decision-makers, educational agents and of societies that have the

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An Empirical Test of Dimensions That Influence Community Members’ Engagement With a University in Uganda

There is sparse empirically supporting information on explanatory dimensions influencing community members’ participation in university-community engagement. An insight into these dimensions could provide an invaluable starting point for designing suitable community development interventions. This study investigates the dimension that influences Rwenzori local community members’ engagement with Mountains of the Moon university in Uganda. Community members’

‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair’: reparative intimacies with the pandemic’s child

Saving lives from the pandemic put people under the rule of exception. But for those already regulated through social hygiene,those “inhuman, and humans-humus” surviving in “refuges” (Haraway 2016),government tightening of social distancing was not a pastoral command for economizing physical contact but criminalization of life. This paper explores how contact zones–wherein marginality, social abandonment, morbidity

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Exploring and Bridging the Increasing Digital Divide for Cambodian Educational System

The usage of information technology (IT) has changed the process of learning and teaching in the last few years significantly. This trend has been boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students not having the needed IT equipment, IT skills or online connections are facing issues in this process: A digital divide in education. This research aims

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Service Learning in Nutrition and Dietetics Education: A Systematic Review

Service learning (S+L) is a teaching method through which students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations. In so doing, students help a community in addressing their needs and challenges, and, at the same time, students deepen their learning about specific contents in a university programme. The aim of this paper is

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Reducing Inequalities in East Asia: Challenge and Solution of Women in Modern China

In this essay, the effects of patriarchy on gender inequities are examined, along with methods for alleviating them in contemporary East Asian society. This study examines how gender equality has evolved in contemporary China, the social and political movements that have influenced it, as well as the developments in female education and economic reform that

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Design Thinking in Education as a Catalyst to Discover and Maintain a Sense of Hope, Agency, and Confidence for Students

Learning about ‘wicked problems (WP)’ in sustainability such as pollution, urban waste, and food and water shortages could incur a sense of helplessness among students. WP is complex to understand and challenging to teach. Our experience suggests how these concepts are taught is as important for student learning as is teaching the concepts of WP.

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Meandering Pathways of a Sustainability Education Scholar: Life Writing to Advance a Sense of Self, Place, and Community

In this presentation, I draw from my lived experiences as a professor to explore the theoretical and experiential intersections of a sense of place, sense of self, and sense of community as contextualized in the Environmental Humanities and Sustainability Education. I utilize personal narrative to reflect on the various pathways that have led to my

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The Beginning of the End: How the Supreme Court is Poised to Whittle Away of the Right to Privacy

The United States Supreme Court (hereinafter “Court”), illegitimate in both composition and decision-making, needs to be “checked” by the other branches of government, pursuant to our federal system of Separation of Powers among the three branches of government. Both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government have powers to “check” the judicial branch

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The Influence of Communication Skills on the Work Readiness of Vocational School Students in Building Engineering Expertise

Vocational high schools (SMK) have a goal to produce graduates who are ready to work. The problem that occurs is the high level of open unemployment (TPT) for vocational school graduates in Indonesia, especially in the city of Surabaya. An important aspect of producing graduates who can compete and succeed in work in the world

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Higher Education in India During Corona Pandemic

In 2019, COVID-19 virus swept the globe and wreaked havoc around the world. Many aspects of life have been destroyed by this pandemic including the education sector. In India, after the government declared a countrywide lockdown, all educational activities came to halt, affecting teachers, students and their families as a consequence. The purpose of this

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Quality Education and Economic Growth in Sub Saharan African Countries for Developing Countries

Deepened gaps of inequalities, increased extreme poverty, and decline in economic activity due to disruptions of the Corona Diseases Virus -19 (COVID-19) demands developing countries provide a quality education that promotes economic growth. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 recognizes the fulfillment of universal human rights, dignity, and freedoms as the foundation for building

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Karol Wojtyla’s Personalist Philosophy of Education

Karol Wojtyla and his philosophy is well known among scholars of philosophy for its rich contribution to ethics, anthropology, epistemology, and metaphysics. He is also acknowledged as a personalist philosopher because of the fundamental claims of his philosophy that enrich the movement. When Wojtyla got elected as Pope and took the name John Paul II,

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Public Ivy League Universities and the Lack of Hispanic / Latino(a/x) Representation

The purpose of this study is to investigate the lack of Hispanic or Latinx faculty and student representation in Texas institutions considered Public Ivy League. While the total number of these students have risen in the last decade, we questioned whether this positive impact has led to more fruitful career paths around the state. In

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Quitting with a Crowd: An Exploration of U.S. Teachers’ Resignation Stories on TikTok

This study explores teacher resignation stories on TikTok — “QuitToks” — to understand the messages that these viral videos send about the teaching profession during an unprecedented teacher shortage in the United States. I examine 36 popular QuitToks with viewership between 85,000 and 14 million. Drawing on frame analysis rooted in social movement theory, I

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Refugees and Disaster Frameworks – Ukraine’s Education in Time of Crisis

The number of refugees globally is at an all-time high and it is predicted to continue to rise in the years ahead. Host countries of these refugees are put under pressure as they must stretch the limited resources to accommodate them. The Ukraine war with Russia has caused around 10 million Ukrainians to flee their

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A Study on Chinese Fashion Design Students’ Perceptions on Sustainable Practices Throughout the Lifecycle of Clothing Products

Fashion departments of higher education institutions currently play a decisive role in promoting sustainable development as centers of cultivating fashion design talents towards the rapid increase of environmental issues that caused by the fashion and textile industry. Through both quantitative and qualitative approaches, we aim to determine the perceptions of fashion design students regarding sustainability

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A Study of Stress Among Students of Coaching Institutes of Kota City in India – Causes, Effects and Suggestions

Kota, a coaching city, situated in south eastern Rajasthan in India has emerged as the hub to prepare for engineering, medical entrance tests. Students undergone coaching here have been grabbing the top All India Ranks in entrance tests for over two decades. More than 2 lakh students from the country and even abroad come to

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Entrepreneurship Education From University Through Banking: A Real-Life Business Context

Entrepreneurship changes one’s quality of life as well as fosters the growth of the economy by generating earnings through new business. However, the journey of women entrepreneurship is not that easy as women suffer from a lack of knowledge, experience, networking, creativity, etc. Many government and non-government organizations are utilizing women entrepreneurship education to help

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Use of Information and Communication Technology for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to attain a better and viable future for everyone and the world. Quality education is one of the SD goals vital for nation-building and equalising with other countries. Technology plays a significant part in education as it enhances the quality of education when integrating Information and Communication Technologies in the

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The Effects of Teacher’s Salary on Learning Outcome

The correlation between teachers’ salaries and student achievements is often debated. Many factors might impact students’ learning outcomes, but this paper only focuses on analyzing learning outcomes related to teachers’ performance, which also relates to teachers’ salaries. Data in this study is collected and analyzed by using a quantitative approach. Secondary data of PISA study

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How Far Could Poor Rural Students Access Elite Universities in China? —A Discussion Based on the Cultural Reproduction Theory

The educational system seems to provide a level playing field and class leapfrogging pathway for lower-class students, because the evaluation criteria could be usually centered on academic performance. However, Bourdieu argued that lower-class children could have little access to cultural capital, so they tend to be at a competitive disadvantage including academic performance, and the

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A Proposed Framework for Sustainable and Impactful Higher Education Institutions

High-quality education is necessary to create a more sustainable world. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) significantly influence future global leaders. Sustainable development has become even more important as the environmental impact on individuals and organizations has become a growing issue. A sustainability framework is a road map that outlines the paths of transformation appropriate for the

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Housewives’ Resiliencies in the Post-pandemic Era: The Personal Competence, Social Competence, and Social Supports

The COVID-19 that has hit the world left adverse effects in various areas of life. Some researchers and surveys concluded that it significantly affects the family economy and causes mental health. The housewife has an important role in the family’s well-being. This research aims to describe; how housewives’ resiliencies in facing challenges in the post-pandemic

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The Impact of Environmental Factors on the Well-Being of College Students During On-Line Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic has urged schools and universities to hold online classes instead of a traditional face-to-face setup. With this, students are required to convert spaces in their homes as their designated study areas wherein they can focus on their studies online. In turn, this creates cognitive dissonance between the student’s perception of what an

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Resilience in Crisis: Transformation of Higher Education in Post-Coup Myanmar

Education in Myanmar has suffered from decades of neglect from its military-backed government, resulting in an outdated, highly centralized system that relies on rote-learning to teach a nationalistic curriculum, which does not include the rich ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of its people (Metro 2021; Wong 2022). From 2011-2021 it appeared that the grip of

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Post Pandemic Resilience: A Transition From Learning at Home to Hybrid Learning at Abstract School in Malaysia a Case of SMK Dato Seri Maharajalela, Perak, Malaysia

Pandemic COVID-19 gave an impact to the whole world including education and training sector focusing in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at Malaysia. With the current challenges we must face volatile and uncertainty situation across the globe. Malaysia Education system especially TVET at every level from secondary to higher TVET sector adjusted from

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Child Labour and Education: A Case Study of Rehabilitation of Child Labourers of Handicraft Industry in Jaipur City of Rajasthan

The study reflects on the right to education from the lens of the educational rehabilitation of child labourers rescued from bonded labour and factors that adversely affect some children to exploit the educational opportunities. The study opened the black box of “mainstreaming the out of school children”. The more systematic it sounds, the more impossible

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Human Rights, Human Capital, and Capabilities as a Normative Basis for Social Justice and Sustainable Society Development. Sub Saharan African Countries a Viewpoint

Corona Virus Diseases -19 (COVID-19) exposed high gaps of inequalities and social injustices that exists in societies. This raises questions into the adequacy of the existing human rights education frameworks to achieve the right to education to the end of achieving sustainable development and social justice in societies in general and in specific developing countries.

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Towards a Sustainable Future in Times of Uncertainty: Tracing Chinese International Students’ Psychological and Academic Adjustments in the UK

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has exerted tremendous influences on the well-being of international students and the sustainable development of higher education. The current study adopts an eight-month exploratory case study design to trace eight Chinese international students’ psychological and academic adjustments in the UK amid the COIVD-19 pandemic. Emerging from the qualitative data constitutive

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USA Rural High School Students Creating Safe Spaces to Develop Community-Focused Techno-Social Projects

This paper describes a techno-social justice program (Scott, 2021) across six rural high schools in Arizona, USA between 2019 and 2021. We explore how students developed safe spaces in their classrooms while creating community-focused projects using technology. Projects included a website on environmental justice awareness, where visitors were encouraged to calculate their carbon footprint and

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Resilient Modelling for Sustainability Communication: Developing an Adaptive Organization Sustainability Communication Model (OSCM)

This paper reports on the development of a theoretical model for understanding corporate communication about sustainability issues to address the identified need for such a model (Bittner-Fesseler & Weicht, 2020) and to enable organizations, including those in higher education (Katiliute et. al., 2014), “to understand the possibilities and conditions of communication processes about sustainability and

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Assessing Social Apathy Among Filipino Young Adults: Construction and Validation of the Social Apathy Test (SOCAP)

Filipino young adults are often observed to lack social consciousness or interest of their socio-political environment, thus, being regarded as socially apathetic. Social apathy refers to the disorientation of the processes of society. It is a cause of insecurity and powerlessness that lead to the incapacity to build and value social life. To date, there

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Integrating Design Thinking and Community-based Participatory Research to Achieve Environmental Justice for Engineering Education

Communities struggle with dismantling mechanisms perpetuating environmental injustice, even while work to address challenges of injustice continues to receive growing attention. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) offers a systematic process to address environmental injustices and to engage student-engineers. As the application of CBPR within engineering education is relatively new, much remains to be learned about its

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Education and Training for Social Change: Analyzing a Social Welfare Model for Grassroots Development in Bangladesh

The shortage of skilled workers is the major barriers to economic prosperity in Bangladesh. A third of its population falls between 10-24 years old but the youth forces are not well-trained with technical education and social knowledge. The present study shows how philanthropic endeavors can contribute to improving the vulnerable conditions of the rural population

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A Multidimensional Approach to Assessing China’s Adherence to Article 26(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

While China has frequently been accused of challenging international human rights, its involvement with the right to education has rarely been the centre of scholarly attention. Education as a fundamental right is deemed essential to securing social justice, enhancing individuals’ dignity, and enabling their enjoyment of other rights. This paper investigates the degree to which

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Disparities in Access to Basic Education in Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of this article is to identify the implications of inequities in access to basic education (SDG 4) during the Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, and their reflections on structural inequalities. The H-D method is used, focusing on early childhood education, since its deficits reflect on human development and the social exclusion of historically marginalised

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Discriminatory Biases in Data for Machine Learning and Human Rights

The intersectionality between data generated by machine learning/algorithms and human rights may not be obvious at times and accepted as true most of the time. Algorithms are created by people hence they aren’t particularly sensitive to gender, social, racial, moral issues.Typically, human characteristics such as gender, race, socio-economic class determine our potential to achieve outcomes

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Disability-Specific Measures and Roles of Disabled People’s Organizations in Supporting Persons with Disabilities and Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

This qualitative study aimed to analyze disability-specific measures and the roles of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) in supporting persons with disabilities and families. The subjects selected by means of purposive technique which consisted of 42 members of 7 DPOs and were divided into 3 groups of 14. The data were collected by focus group discussion

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Breaking Boundaries of Prison Design for Architectural Design Studio

In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), design tasks for a prison design are carried out within a second-year studio course of a Bachelor’s program in architecture to improve the students socially oriented design skills and train their critical understanding towards solving designs problems

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Psychometric Properties – The Construction of Pancasila Value Questionnaire

Indonesia has five core values – Spirituality, Humanity, Nationality, Democracy, and Social Justice – that root in moral values and the nation’s culture called Pancasila. These values are supposed to be internalized in all Indonesian citizen’s behavior. Until now, there was no instrument capable of measuring the extent to which these values had been internalized

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An Outreach Program Transforming Lives in Africa and Preparing Future African Business Leaders

The African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) program was launched in 2016. This program is a joint venture with the University of Virginia and Distance Education for Africa. Anyone in Africa can sign up to participate in this program. Participants receive a scholarship to access an online course hosted on Coursera. Participants are supported by a community

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Charitable Giving and Educational Possibilities: An Examination of Student Presentations on Charitable Giving Experiences in Japan

This paper examines Japanese student participation in charitable giving and how students reflect their giving experiences regarding social and civic engagement. While Japanese schools have long been involved in charitable activities, many schools and organizations have begun exploring the educational potential of charitable monetary giving. This is partly engendered by a renewed emphasis on financial

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A Critical Review of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development Goals, UNCRC and Child-Friendly Schools

Global warming and other acts of environmental destruction have significant consequences for both the social and economic sectors. The protection of the environment and the promotion of green consumption by governments have increased more recently. Environmental education builds awareness, creates the skills and knowledge essential to communicate complex environmental problems, teaches students how their choices

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Hong Kong-based Educators’ Views on Existing Hong Kong Education System: Multicultural or Not?

Hong Kong (a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China) is promoted as Asia’s international city. However, it is suggested that Hong Kong’s education policy towards the social inclusion of non-Chinese speaking students remains ambiguous. Additionally, Hong Kong’s socially inclusive education policy is reported to be different from multiculturalism with Western characteristics. Therefore,

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Macro Factors Determining Transition of Vietnamese International Students Mobility

With constant increasing in numbers of students studying abroad, Vietnam is on the way to become one of the largest contributors to the world’s international student mobility. This paper reviews the macro factors that affect the transition of trends and mobility of Vietnamese international students in the modern time. By examining related studies and literature,

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Developing Socially Inclusive Practices in Chilean Higher Education Classrooms Through Participatory Action Research

Using a Participatory Action Research approach, my research will attempt to create inclusive classroom practices within a higher education classroom in Chile, with pre-service teachers as co-participants. Chilean classrooms present us with a number of dimensions that make this research, and this particular approach, necessary: in addition to having a socially excluded indigenous population struggling

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Home Education: Reshaping Teachers and Parents’ Responsibilities in the Era of Intensive Parenting

A growing number of parents are choosing not to send their children to school to educate them at home. This is also happening in Italy, where home education has started arousing scholars’ interest. We cannot dismiss it as local vogue: it is an international and diverse trend that is likely bound to grow. Moreover, during

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Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET) in Changing Times, a Critical View of Prior Learning as a Link to Entrepreneurship and Employment

For many countries, lifelong learning is a key component to building the human capital that is innovative and competitive in the fast-changing global economy. Most people’s learning take place through non-formal and informal means, whether at work, home, or elsewhere. In many developing countries with their high school dropout rates, majority of people acquire workplace

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Erdogan’s “New” Educational Movement: Another Battle Field Against the Gülen Movement

The private education sector plays a significant role in the Turkish education system, which is based on central exams to attend the higher schools and universities and the sector has grown rapidly in the last four decades, in which the Gülen movement achieved significant success in this sector (Vicini, 2020). Therefore, the Erdogan regime created

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Bridging the Gap for Critical Eco-Literacy in the Philippines through Debating

The Philippine Congress has finally declared climate emergency in the country on November 25, 2020. While long overdue, the declaration has nonetheless sparked anew the need for environmental awareness and education. Two weeks after the declaration, high school debaters from various academic institutions gathered for the 4th Ateneo Eco Debate (AED), the sole national debate

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A Study of Student’s Learning Outcomes of the Educational Program Integrating Fashion and SDGs by the U.N. Affiliated Student-driven Organization

This research aims to define the learning outcomes of the educational program, “Cherish, Enjoy, and Develop oneself”, in higher education. This educational program focuses on considering the fashion as anchored on the influence of psychological processes on wearers (Adam and Galinsky, 2012), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to increase self-efficacy and to learn SDGs itself.

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A Mentorship Model for Pre-Medical Students Disadvantaged in the Medical School Application Process

Applying to medical school is a long, convoluted, and expensive process. While some applicants may be able to afford third-party application consulting services for professional one-on-one advice, others struggle to overcome the basic financial obstacles of applying, such as application fees, travel and accommodations for interviews, and more. “Giving a Boost” (GAB) was founded at

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Roma Students and Inclusive Education: The Design of Democratic Models for Intercultural Family Participation

The data provided by official organizations and the international scientific community indicate that Roma students face difficulties in the current educational system, including school segregation, student homogeneous grouping models, stereotypes and discrimination, failure, and early school leaving. The specialized scientific literature points to the participation of Roma families in the educational system as a key

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Moral Techeducation: The Role of Imagination to Humanize Technological Societies

The age of advanced technologies (industry 4.0, robots, sophisticated machines able to replace human workers) has already arrived. We cannot stop to debate on the ethical demands for a human sustainability of this technological progress, and for sure we must ask ourselves if education is already providing tools to manage this epochal transition. Education seems

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“Disturbing, Deeply Touching, and Highly Motivating”: Reciprocal Empowerment Through Blended Service Learning – Lessons From an Austrian University

This paper presents a novel pedagogical approach of Blended Service Learning (BSL) which was applied in an undergraduate Health Degree Program at an Austrian University. Blended Service Learning combines academic learning with practical experience and social commitment, using a range of tools and methods from online didactics. The course pursues the ambitious goal of promoting

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Contemporary Family Structures and Teacher-Parent Communication

This qualitative study was designed to explore diverse-family parents’ (such as one parent family and same-sex families) perspective of their communication with their children’s teachers. This study acknowledges the importance of effective communication between teachers and parents for the benefit of the children. It is based on researches that constantly reveal the significance of home-school

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Attitude to Authority and Digital Competences of Bulgarian Primary Teachers

The thesis of this study is based on the assumption that the authority of the teacher manifests as a specific status or professional role and should be internalized in his overall professional profile. The teacher’s role-playing authority is defined “a formal authority” and is strongly influenced by the requirements of the educational environment and the

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Social Justice for Deaf Students in Indonesia: Implementing the Right to Education by Learning Sign Language for All

As the government of the Republic of Indonesia initiates a 12-years compulsory study program for all students, both system and study approach are different in each level of education. The higher level of education is, the more specific major the pupils learn in school. Moreover, the education system in Indonesia has a uniformity aiming to

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How Does One Get in? Linguistic Capital and the Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions Interview

The Cambridge University Admissions Interview is a gatekeeping encounter in which academic staff members question, and evaluate, prospective undergraduates on the subject they have applied to study. It is politically controversial as admittance to Cambridge (or indeed Oxford, which uses a similar admissions interview) brings unparalleled educational and professional advantages, yet candidates from non-fee-paying schools

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Integrated STEM and Attitudes Towards Developmental Challenges in Vietnam

Integrated STEM education provides students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics foundational knowledge that linked to their real world. Paradoxically, the definition and application of integrated STEM have still remained elusive because the application of integrated STEM involves flexibility and contextualization. Integrated STEM requires the application of knowledge and practices from multiple S-T-E-M disciplines to

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From Policy Change to Livelihoods Strategies: Implications of the New Rural Development Model in Vietnam

Since the Doi Moi (Reform) era in 1986, rural development policies in Vietnam have followed a market-based development approach that only focused on the improving cumulative growth. The top-down bureaucratic structure in policy planning and implementation failed to engage the community and understand the realities of local contexts. As a result, farmers often find it

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Balinese Young Organization as Building of National Character to Counter Asymmetric Warfare in Indonesia

Bali is an Island that has a diversity of cultures and traditions which is the reason for the rapid development of tourism on the Island. However, one of the negative impacts was the penetration of foreign culture into Bali. In an effort to ward off foreign penetration in Bali, the community uses a youth organization

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The Comparison of Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were in comparison of industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi classified by the experience of part-time job, faculty, and GPAX. The stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi of the academic year 2018 as

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Alternatives to SDGs-based Global Issues Pedagogy in ELT

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are frequently used as a frame of reference for the teaching and learning of Global Issues content in English Language Teaching (ELT). This presentation argues that the prevalence of SDGs-based Global Issues pedagogy in ELT is partially the result of a well-intended but uncritical acceptance of the validity of the

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Factors Influencing Legitimate Peripheral Academic Participation of Students in Higher Education

The aim of this study is to examine factors influencing legitimate peripheral aspects such as interpersonal of the lecturer, student’s behavior, classroom and environmental condition which influence affective and cognitive outcomes of students in IT Del. The data of this study included two methods: interviews and questionnaire. A random sample will be used in this

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Independent State School Partnerships in England – Challenging Boundaries and Embracing Differences

The UK Government’s Department for Education provides state-maintained primary and secondary school places for young people in England. Some parents, however, choose private education, sending their children to fee-paying independent schools, which are not subject to the same government control. These typically have smaller classes and superior facilities to state schools (Green et al, 2011),

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What’s Noteworthy and What Needs to be Taken Note of: An Exploratory Examination of a Learning Center for Refugee Children

This paper examines the initiatives of a faith-based, non-governmental learning center set up to teach basic literacy and numeracy skills to a group of Rohingya refugee children in Malaysia. Using the four criteria mentioned in the SAFE Approach; Sequenced, Active Focused, Explicit, the purpose of the study is to highlight the noteworthy practices of the

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Teaching How to Give: Charitable Giving Education in Japan

This presentation examines how the importance of charitable contribution is discussed and taught in Japan. In response to the financial crisis of the 2000s, many Japanese institutions, such as the Financial Service Agency, have started to re-emphasize the significance of financial education. Newly made financial educational resources became available, including textbooks, workshops, and seminars. Interestingly,

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Understanding Perceptions in Foster Care: Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative is a youth-initiated effort to identify implicit bias toward youth and alumni of foster care (YAFC) and to redress it within the education and social services sectors. Results from a survey distributed to a representative sample of the general public in Los Angeles County (N=2488) confirmed both that the public has negative

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Lessons From a Global Analysis of the UN Conventions on Children and Disability Rights

Among the 6.7 billion people in the world, there are 2.2 billion children, of which 1 billion live in poverty. This study looks at the rights of children with disabilities and how vulnerable populations can be protected. The UN (2009) identifies several obstacles to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, including: “deepening poverty;

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Planning for Capacity Building on Career Support of Vietnamese Technical Colleges: A Perspective of South Korea’s Official Development Assistance

The purpose of this project is to provide a model for establishing a career support system for higher education institutions in Vietnam by applying and spreading the social partnership model of Vietnamese industry, government, and school. Since capacity building projects may not achieve their goals even if they complete all their individual activities, it is

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The Roles of Islam Students in Preserving the Indonesian Value of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity)

Students’ organizations play very important roles in delivering the knowledge, the impression, and the spirit of Indonesian nationalism under the umbrella of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). One of the challenges currently faced by Indonesian students’ organizations is their capabilities, or lack thereof, to protect their noble intentions from the interests of certain parties

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The Bilingual School Administrative Strategies: A Case Study of Huathalea Municipality School, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

The purposes of this study were 1) to study the context and needs of the bilingual school. 2) to create and evaluate the bilingual school strategies of Huathalea municipality school. Mixed method researched into 2 phases. Phase 1, the study the context and needs of the bilingual school consists of 2 steps: step 1 document

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Internal Migration and Educational Attainment: Are Rural Migrant Workers Uniquely Socially Vulnerable in China?

Background. Since 1980, China has been experiencing the largest migration in human history. Rural migrant workers are barred from enjoying fair treatment, when compared with their local urban counterparts, in both occupational and social settings. Research aims. The aim was to understand whether internal migration per se is associated with unique social vulnerability among rural

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Dirty Battery, an Alternative Source of Electricity (DBASE) for the Community

Extension service is one of the functions of Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines. It is a service thrust of the University where community development projects and programs are served among the various sectors of community. With the University of Rizal System’s commitment to empower community through relevant and sustainable technical instruction, research and extension

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Oral or Poster only: On the Lack of Acceptance of Virtual Presentations at Language Education Conferences

There are many reasons that travel, particularly air travel, to conferences may be unwanted or impossible. Such reasons include, but are not limited to, physical disability, lack of financing, political restrictions, and concerns over climate change and ecological sustainability. Nonetheless, presenting at conferences is often key to academic and research networking, disseminating one’s research or

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Ethical Practices in Vocational Technical Education: A Sure Way to Sustainable Vocational Education in Nigeria

Ethics defines good or bad. When applied to institutions, it allows groups to determine fair and appropriate procedures of doing things. Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) is the form of education which is obtainable at Technical Colleges and designed to prepare individuals to acquire technical or practical knowledge/vocational skills, basic and scientific knowledge necessary for