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The Tragedy of Humanism: Education at the Crossroads?

In True Humanism, written shortly after the devastation of parts of Europe and Japan, Maritain argued that heightened affirmations of humanism, in some senses, have not had an entirely beneficial or progressive influence: in his own words, one of the great “misfortunes” of “modern history has been that all this progress has been directed by

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Research Focused on the User: Proposal for a New Service Design of Healthy Breakfast Diet Between Taipei Urbanites

In the Highly industrialized society, the big environment has to face the problem with fast food culture. People want fast, convenient, and tasty meal. The big companies promote the advertisements which was beneficial to them and the “fake” flavor of processed fast food seems to be “normal” flavor when they eat. More and more urbanite

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Reading Girls’ Agency: The Pillow Book and Flower Tales, Past and Future

The topic of this paper emerged from a deceptively simple question: When and why did the linkage between girlhood and same-sex love emerge in Japanese culture? Ostensibly, the answer is clear. Flower Tales [Hana Monogatari] (1916–1924), a serialized girls’ novel by the Japanese popular writer Yoshiya Nobuko, featured flowers and romantic same-sex friendships, coupled together,

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Relationship Between Stress and Saliva Biomarkers in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy

Breast cancer is the first of the cancer incidence in women is common age more increased by westernization of eating habits. The 30 ‘s – 50’ s, the predilection age of breast cancer, live with many roles and responsibilities in the company and at home, and it is a period of stressful diversity.A physiologically active

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The State of and Issues Related to the Health Literacy of Healthy Elderly in Japan: A Survey of Participants of a Regional Recreational Event

In the aging society of Japan, the extension of healthy life expectancy is indispensable for managing the high medical and nursing care expenses and shortage of manpower for care workers. Further, it is important to improve the health literacy as social skills of the elderly for the management and maintenance of their health abilities. In

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Does Rule Utilitarianism Support in Vitro Fertilization?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is currently a commonplace technology that has successfully treated millions of infertile couples the world over. Rule Utilitarianism deals with the tendencies of actions to produce more pleasure and concerned with long term consequences.Use of Reproductive TechnologyThe extraction of gametes and in-vitro conception, namely the separation of

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Assessment Difficulty and Educational Needs of Home Care Nurses Providing Medical Care for Cancer Patients in Japan: Examining the Viewpoints

The primary cause of death in Japan is malignant tumors, and the increase in medical expenses is increasing social security costs. It is expected that home recuperation of cancer patients will increase in the future. Therefore, improving home care nurses’ practical skills is an urgent issue. This study aimed to clarify the assessment difficulty experienced

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The Impact of Interactive Elearning Pedagogy in the Core Content of Cultural Dimensions Across Curriculum

This study aims to analyze the impact of interactive e-learning pedagogy in understanding the relevance of cultural dimensions across curriculum in the Higher Education Institutions. This interactive e-learning pedagogy refers to the different cultural dimension videos, images, and other interactive elements included in the core content of the lessons particularly in the professional education subjects.

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Using an Informatics Course to Support an Herbal Medicine Course for Learning Herbs with Volatile Oil

Phytochemistry is the one of subjects for pharmacy students. The subject is linking about herbs and its chemical compounds which contain pharmacological activities. The contents of phytochemistry are describing the structures of the large number of secondary metabolites found in plants, the functions of these compounds in human, plant biology and environment, and the biosynthesis

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Using Web 2.0 And Corpus Technology to Enhance Vocabulary Acquisition

Undergraduate students are exposed to discipline-specific lexis and concepts, particularly when studying in a second language. Current research suggests that most students find it difficult to fully comprehend academic reading material because they lack the requisite vocabulary. In order to enhance vocabulary acquisition and, ultimately, improve knowledge of complex discipline specific vocabulary, this study evaluated

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Integration of Teaching and Learning ICT Literacy and Herbal Information in the 21st Century

In the 21st Century, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) acts as an important role to support learning of the core content. In Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at Silpakorn University, ICT literacy and core content about herbal information were integrated to support learning herbal medicine. Several tools were introduced to collect and applied herbal information. To

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Differences Among Generational Groups of Teachers in a Public School District in Their Practice of 21st Century Teaching-Learning Skills

This study explores the differences in the 21st century teaching and learning skills practices among generational groups of teachers in the District of Indang, Cavite. It was conducted to find out if there is any significant difference in the perceptions between and among generational groups of teachers in terms of their overall application of 21st

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Utilizing Life Orientations Method in Education to Develop Soft Skills and Organizational Development Among Graduating Students for Career Readiness

Values are the foundation of all our thinking and behavior. We grow up in a home that is characterized by values. No matter in what kind of traditional or modern form of family we grow up, we are shaped by it. In addition, peer groups “determine” what we consider important and what we are to

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A Study on the Influence of Technology Hands-on Curriculum on the Technology Attitude and Programming Attitude in Senior High School

The study was aimed to explore the influence of technology hands-on curriculum on the technology attitude and programming attitude. The study sample consisted of forty two 16-year-old students from one K10 class in Taiwan. A 12-week (24h in total) pre- and post-test quasi-experimental study was designed. In the class we used the Arduino microcontroller, let

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Examining the Academic Writing Practices of Higher Education in Papua New Guinea

The current global trend in education paves way for new and improved means of academic writing practices in higher education, with which most of the higher education institutions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are struggling to measure up. This comparative case study of a public and a privately (mission) run university in PNG examines the

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Cushioning Teacher Bullying: An Exploratory Study Towards Establishing Support Mechanism

Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods was used in carrying out this research since Teacher Bullying (TB) is not yet thoroughly explored in the Philippines. In the first phase, a narrative inquiry was administered to extract significant experiences of teachers in terms of “bullying forms” and its “effects” on their teaching performance and well-being, as well as

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Black Students in China: Identity, Environment, and Institutions in the Individual’s Perception of Racial Encounters

In recent years, study abroad and scholarship programs have profoundly targeted the black demographic, a group largely underrepresented amongst the study abroad community. Researchers have contributed a wealth of understanding about the personal and professional benefits of study abroad, and how to make these benefits more accessible to black students. However, a general lack of

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Computer-Based Test and Paper-Based Test as English Language Assessment in Indonesian Junior High Schools 2017

This paper explains and critiques the implementation of CBT (Computer-Based Test) and PBT (Paper-Based Test) as English language assessment in Indonesian Junior High Schools. The policy analysis was done by scrutinizing two regulations of Badan Nasional Standar Pendidikan (Indonesian Bureau of Standardised Education): BSNP: 0075/SDAR/BSNP/XII/2016 about the contents of National Examination, and BSNP: 0043/P/BSNP/2017 about

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ASEAN Community: Development, Challenge and Change for Thai Higher Education Sector

The emergence of ASEAN community has changed and inspired ideas and expectations for Southeast Asian countries in many ways. As small and developing countries, the members of ASEAN need to be together for stronger in the global context. The collaboration and coordination between member countries are frequently mentioned in several aspects, including higher education (HE),

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Vocational Curriculum for Learners with Special Educational Needs

In the past three decades, children with special needs are considered invincible persons of the society (Burtner, 2017). One of the fears of parents of children with special needs is to leave their children behind helpless and dependent in all their needs. The thought of leaving behind a child who cannot take care of himself

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A Study on the Mutual Similarity Between Japanese and Chinese for Simultaneous Learning

The number of candidates appearing for Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) has increased in this time of accelerated change. Moreover, since Geneva University requires two majors for the bachelor’s degree, students’ interest in East Asian languages has encouraged them to take two Asian languages as their primary subjects. However, the result

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The Implementation of Peer Instruction in Mathematics and Physics Lectures

Peer Instruction (PI) is getting much more attention as one of the interactive teaching-learning methods. There are many practical reports of PI in physics, but in mathematics, there are a few. Multiple-choice conceptual question, “concept test” is a key part of PI. As a trial, we made over one hundred concept tests of mathematics, and

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Nobel Authors in the Literature Classroom: 2017 Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and the Case for Conscious Empathy

Many years before the Swedish Academy honored Japanese-born, British-educated writer Kazuo Ishiguro with the Nobel Prize in Literature for his resilient works about the human spirit, the author said, “I feel I am part of that generation for whom making something good out of your life, morally good, was a very conscious thing.” I have

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The Implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Program in Northern Isabela, Philippines: Reactions, Attitudes and Perceptions of Teachers

In June 2012, the K to 12 Curriculum was implemented in the Philippines. Basic education is now thirteen years instead of the usual ten years. In the K to 12 Curriculum, the elementary grades will focus on the core learning areas namely: languages, mathematics, science and social studies. One of the highlights of the K

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A Symbolic Interactionist Study on Blended Learning in Hong Kong

Information and communication technology (ICT), such as computer, has been widely adopted in teaching and learning activities as a way of supplementing with conventional one-way pedagogy. The mixture of lecturing and ICT-mediated activities is usually referred as blended learning. However, there are considerations on rationale behind its adoption in enhancing students’ learning desires. Some support

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Development of Mathematical Connection Skills of Grade II Students by Using Problem-Based Learning with GeoGebra Program

The proposes of this study were 1) to develop the students’ mathematical connection skills in order to pass the criteria of 50 percent of full score, 2) to study the relationship between the students’ learning achievement and mathematical connection skills, and 3) to study the students’ satisfaction toward the problem-based learning with GeoGebra program learning

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A Survey of Scientific Concept of Grade 11 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey scientific concepts understanding of grade 11th students. The sample was 116 students of academic year 2017 from school in Thailand that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was electricity conceptual understanding test consisting of 15 questions for pretest. Scientific concept understanding are divided in to 5 levels

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Internal Audit in Philippine Provincial Government Office

The study evaluates the internal audit of Provincial Government Office (PGO) in terms of the organizational attributes and functions to identify the demographic profile of respondents, its organizational perspective and the internal audit activities perform by the office. Results show that most of respondents have taken Accountancy course with professional licensure of Certified Public Accountants

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A Survey of the Mathematics Problem Solving Ability of Grade 10 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey the Mathematics Problem Solving ability of grade 10 students. The participants were 51, grade 10th students at Sarakhampittayakhom school in Mahasarakham province, Thailand, 2nd semester of 2017 that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was Mathematics Problem Solving ability test that was multiple choice, 30 articles. The

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An Introduction to Intercultural Communication Using Scenes From the Film, Zootopia

This study reports on the utilization of the Disney film Zootopia in a college English class. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology clearly prioritizes the advancement of international education, or education that opens the students’ minds to the wider world, in Japan. To achieve this educational ideal, the authors believe that more

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The Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Program in Northern Isabela, Philippines: Teachers’ Competencies and Pedagogical Practices in Teaching Mother Tongue

The K to 12 Program of the Department of Education in the Philippines was implemented in 2012. Some implications of the K to 12 Program include the following: graduates will be better prepared for higher education; graduates will have a better mastery of basics, and remedial courses will no longer be necessary, graduates will be

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Development of Mathematics Problem Solving Ability by Using the Problem Solving Model of Metacognitive Process of Grade 11 Students

The proposes of this study were develop the students’ mathematics problem solving ability in order to pass the criteria of 70 percent of full score. The target group were 21 grade 11 students in academic year 2017 from Sarakhampittayakhom School, Muang, Mahasarakham. The research methodology used was classroom action research which consists of four cycles.

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Assessment Practices and Students’ Approaches to Learning: A Systematic Review

Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) differentiates between student learning objectives/behaviors that are focused on the memorization of course content (surface approach) or the construction of meaning and comprehension (deep approach). For nearly five decades, researchers have explored Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) as an important framework for understanding, evaluating and guiding learning and instruction. An

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The Importance of Student-Centered Learning (SCL) in Indonesian Higher Education

The issue investigated in this paper is about the roles and the importance of Student-centered Learning (SCL) in Indonesian higher educations. In some Indonesian universities, the policy to implement SCL has been instructed, but some lecturers seem to teach passively and simply leave the class after finishing their lecture. There are also some arguments from

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Datafication as a Political Technology: US Federal Policy Discourses on International Standardized Tests and Rankings

This paper examines the nexus of educational policy discourses and the growing datafication of education. We problematize widespread presuppositions surrounding the emerging hegemony of data-based international standardized testing systems in global educational governance by asking: How do policymakers respond to the datafication of global education in the form of international rankings such as PISA and

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“Tell Us Your Story”: Documenting the Nalik Culture Through an Educational Project in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has more of languages than any other country, about 840 (Simons & Fenning, 2017), accounting for 12% of all languages spoken in the world (Volker, 2014). It also has 5% of all biodiversity (WWF, 2016). These data suggest a great biocultural diversity, and a subsequent wealth of traditional knowledge of numerous ethnic

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A Basic Study on the Conformity of Japanese University Students in Language Communication Activities

As a basic study of the communication activities with the system we have been developing, we investigated the affective factors related to student conformity by conducting a questionnaire with 81 Japanese university students in two classes. The results showed that: (1) there was no significant relationship between student conformity with another’s opinion and nervousness during

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Explicit and Implicit Grammar Instruction in English Writing

The present study aims to explore explicit and implicit grammar instruction in English writing. Specifically, it seeks to investigate whether grammar should be taught explicitly or implicitly in English composition classes in Taiwan, and which option can help students enhance their grammatical accuracy more effectively after a period of teaching. A quasi-experimental research design was

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The Multidisciplinary Project to Promote Story-Based Learning and Soft Skills: Integrating Biology, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Study

Story-based learning is the Engineering Science Classroom of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (ESC-KMUTT) curriculum promoting high school students to learn through “stories” by which all learning topics are interwoven and integrated. For applying knowledge, the multidisciplinary project called “Ecobox” was created by integrating ecosystem, computer programming, engineering drawing and mathematical modeling topics. Our

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Team-Based Learning of the Mercato Project to Nurture Criticism, Creativity and Problem Solving During the Orientation Camp of ESC-KMUTT

Team-based learning (TBL) is a learning practice supporting small group for powerful instructional effect. There are four essential elements of TBL including groups, accountability, feedback and assignment design (Michaelsen & Sweet, 2008). The objectives of this study were to use team-based learning for instructing “The Mercato Project” and nurture soft skills such as criticism, creativity

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Fostering “Glocal” Awareness Through Content-Based Study Abroad Programs: Case of a Program on Poverty and Sustainable Society in the Philippines

Study abroad programs have become increasingly popular in Japanese tertiary education in response to the nationwide campaigns and movements for fostering “global human resources” (Yonezawa 2014). In the current discourse of development of human resources with a global perspective, students’ acquirement of global awareness and intercultural skills is often emphasized. Given that Japan’s regional communities

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From Information to Empowerment: Tertiary Students’ Experiences with the Use of Social Media in Learning

The aim of this paper is to examine tertiary students’ learning outcomes, experiences and perceptions of using social media; YouTube to enable a collaborative and participatory learning process. From a survey of literature on tertiary students’ use of social media for experiential and participatory learning, there seems to be very little evidence of detailed examination

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Care: A Key Factor in Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness

This study examines how care is a pivotal factor in contributing to student learning as well as teaching effectiveness. In this context, care can defined as emotions and actions to encourage students. The act of caring requires both teachers and students to interact, a relationship that acts as foundation that holds both ends to produce

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Factors Influencing Teens to be Involved in Social Problems in a Protection Center

This study was conducted to identify factors that influence behavioral depravities among teens. Respondents in this study consist of trainees aged 13 to 19 years old and above. The methodology of this study is a survey using questionnaires as instrument. Respondents were selected using a purposive sampling technique involving 70 teenage girls in a state

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program: A Response to Emergency of Pedophiles for Preschool in Indonesia

Child sexual abuse is a worldwide global issue which currently is threatening Indonesian children. The massive number of Child sexual abuse and the various models of the cases such as intra-familial sexual abuse, child prostitution, online sexual exploitation of children, and much more put Indonesia in the emergency of Child sexual abuse condition. In this

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Learning Environment, Metacognitive Awareness and Problem Solving Ability Among Form Four Students

A conducive learning environment can also help to create the comfort of teaching and learning while maintaining the focus and interest of students in mathematics. The classroom environment and psychosocial interactions of students can bring about changes towards achieving teaching and problem solving goals. The aim of this study is to identify the level of

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How to Play Drum Set for Teacher in Private Schools

The objective of this research is to study the how to play drum set for teacher in private Schools.According to the result, this is a quality research that collects data and informative in-depth interview with private music school teachers (3 years experiences) in Bangkok. The study concluded the purpose of this research project. The necessary

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Musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in a Symphony Orchestra

The purpose of the study “Musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in Symphony Orchestra” is to study skill, technique of Trombone and musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in Symphony Orchestra. This research is Qualitative research, collective data by interview from the musician in Symphony Orchestra and music teachers in universities total 17 persons and analyzed by

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Role of Teachers in Teaching Piano for Children

The research is a qualitative research. The objective of this research was to study piano teaching skill for children. The research tool was an in-depth interview. The samples used in this research was 17 piano teachers. The main issue in the interviews emphasizes about the skill and knowledge for piano teachers. The results of the

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Stabilizing Mechanisms in Formula-based Funding of Universities: The Case of Poland

The research is inspired by the decades-long debate on the effectiveness of education and steering of educational systems in Europe and in particular – in Poland. Government funding serves to stabilize the functioning of public universities and to influence them to get compatibility with the educational raison d’etat. In the paper an attempt to measure

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Teaching Empathy Through Self-Experience and Diary Reflections

To prevent any repeated human wrongdoings in the future, many say that people need to learn from our past mistakes. However, the question remains. What kinds of learning do we need in order to encourage a peaceful society? History teaching about wars to the young may not be enough due to the fact that there

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Roles of Administrators in Supporting Science Study for the Basic Education of the Secondary Educational Office, Bangkok

The purposes of this research were to study factors that affects the development of science study and the roles of administrators in supporting science study in basic education of Secondary Educational Office Bangkok. The sampling groups are school directors and head of science departments or science teacher of secondary educational office Bangkok total 400 questionnaires

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The Trend to Develop Learning and Teaching for Music Student to become Music Business Owners

This research is qualitative research collecting data by in-depth interview with 4 entrepreneurs from music store in Bangkok to study instrument type or musical equipment as well as the individuality qualities or personality for good music entrepreneur. Guidelines to developing curriculum in Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University to be career focus for bachelor degree students. The

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Key Performance Indicators for Higher Education. Lessons From Poland

It has been argued that quantitative KPIs for academics can create perverse incentives. By narrowing the attention of academia to measurable outcomes rather than its broader mission, they can be a distraction from maximizing universities’ positive impact on society. Quantitative assessments are nonetheless required, among others by governments which finance or co-finance the higher education

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Technique of Thai Singing for Thai Musicians

The purpose of this research is to conduct a study of Thai Singing technique for musician. The research tool was an interview by question which was created by the researcher. The question in the interview sought information on their viewpoints concerning the importance of Thai Singing technique for musicians. The samples of this research used

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Pipat Ensemble Management for Music Teacher in Secondary School

The objective of this qualitative research was to study about the skill and knowledge that management Pipat ensemble for music teacher in secondary school. The research tool was an in-depth interview of music teacher in secondary school. The samples used in this research include 17 persons that were a music teacher in secondary school in

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Education Attainment As a Determinant of Economic Growth in African Countries

In the light of educational policies in developing countries being strongly influenced by the Millenium Development Goals and foreign aid programmes, the role of education and human capital accumulation in the economic development of African countries is examined. The Solow model and the augmented Solow model including human capital were estimated using recent data on

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Research into Metaphor-type Art Teaching

In the description of metaphor, the western Metaphor Theory is applied to the word “the wicker swaying in the wind is the lithe and graceful dance” and its allusion is transformed into linguistic phenomenon in the idiom, but it implies the more meaningful mental phenomena (Wang, 2011). The means of metaphor is used as the

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Developing Statistical Reasoning and Thinking Assessment for Engineering Students: Challenges and New Direction

In this paper, an assessment for students’ ability in critical thinking within statistics content which includes the statistical reasoning and thinking skills are discussed. Despite instructors’ awareness on critical thinking as one of essentials 21st century skills, it remains unclear about how to develop the instructional framework for teaching, learning and assessing critical thinking in

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21st-Century Dystopia and Utopia and a Re-Centering of Humanism

Classic dystopia (Swift, Wells) identifies the plagues of society. However, even in 21st-century works that partly do so, committed purposes are at times defeated by individualism, superficiality and mere entertainment. Commercialized dystopian science fiction, accompanied by an ideology of cynicism and an aesthetics of spectacular and violent exaggeration, seems indeed to be one of the

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Re-Centering Domestic Dominance: Women Fighters in China Across Generations

Under conventional patriarchy, women and children within the domestic setting are seemingly protected from various external threats. Meanwhile, the hegemony of domestic lives makes women forever ignorant of patriarchal subordination. In China, such hegemony originates from Confucianism, which was also the principal doctrine that governed social conventions. My paper serves to investigate whether the Confucian

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Imprisoned Souls in Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the theme of imprisonment, both physical and spiritual, in two novels, Men in the Sun (1963) by the Palestinian Ghassan Kanafani and Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by the Dominican Jean Rhys. The paper will explore how both writers depict the suffering of their characters, who

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The South Asian Wanderer: A Literary Evolution of the Orient

Recent times have witnessed the reemergence of the popular notion of the oriental, though now dyed in a singular Arabesque hue due to the sociopolitical and theological nature of the present ‘East’ and ‘West’. This paper however, aims to revisit Edward Said’s interpretation of the notion and to highlight the oriental as a South Asian

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Modern Theocracy? When an Incumbent Village Head Becomes New Boss of the Village Land Deity temple: Observation from Residents

Land Deity (aka. ‘Tudigong’ in Mandarin Chinese), according to Chinese folklore belief, is a spiritual chief of executive at the grass-roots level that protects every people in his locality, and almost enshrined every community or village in the island of Taiwan. On the other hand, a village head holds responsibility to accept complaints and suggestions,

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A Theatre Creative Research “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a theatre creative research which has been inspired by William Shakespeare’s play script and the translated play script ‘Fun Na Kuen Klang Ruedoo Ron’ (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) by Dudsadee Mala. This theatre creative research was presented as a stage play using teaching method called “Project-Based Learning”. The process of

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Irrigation Canal Bridge of Meinong, Taiwan

A bridge, by definition, is a conduit from one side to the other. The sides could be a place, a time or a space having physical and/or temporal components to embark on a metaphorical journey telling stories about a nation, a people or a city. This article examines the changing roles of a Japanese built

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“We Ought to Take…Our Bearings:” The Topographies of Georges Perec

Contemporary French writer Georges Perec compiled “Species of Spaces” in the study of his flat at 18, Rue de l’Assomption, in Paris. Spatial concepts are integral to Perec’s work, which centers on the construction of topographies: as a pedestrian, that of the city in “A Tentative Depiction of Parisian Places,” a memory project using an

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Theme of Alienation in Modern Literature: The Advent of Existentialism, With Life as Seen Through Indian English Fiction Writers

Edmund Fuller remarks that in our age “man suffers not only from war, persecution, famine and ruin, but from inner problems … a conviction of isolation, randomness, meaninglessness in his way of existence “. The paper will discuss and analyse theme of alienation in modern literature in general and Indo-English literature from different angles. It

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When a Woman Walks the Streets: The Female Challenge to Public Space in Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero

Nawal El Saadawi’s novel Woman at Point Zero examines a character named Firdaus, a peasant girl who tries to negotiate a role of independence for herself in mid-to-late 20th century Cairo. Briefly forced into a bad marriage, and unable to get a university education along with any sustaining employment, Firdaus resorts to earning her wages

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The Microcosm Within the Macrocosm: How the Literature of a Small Diaspora Fits Within the Context of Global Literature

The twentieth century was a century of global powers: the Soviet Union, the United States. Now China is on the rise. Where do these superpowers and major language groups leave small countries and their identities? Whether we are ready for it or not, humanity is shifting away from tribal identities towards a global identity that

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The Relations and Exchanges Between the Chinese Communist Party and Japanese Leftists in the Early Phase of the Cultural Revolution

After the war, there were no formal diplomatic relations between China and Japan, but economic and other exchanges still continued in the form of “people’s diplomacy.” Despite the interruption in the period of Nobusuke Kishi, their relations were soon resumed.With the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, most normal exchanges came to a halt

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Communication and Perception of Visual Language in Comic Books, Khai Hua Roh : Smile of the King and Maha Sanook : When the Prince became King

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13th 2016. The comic books Khai Hua Roh and Maha Sanook, published special editions presented in visual language, to mourn the King under the themes “Smile of the King” and “ When the Prince became King”. The researcher aims to study the intent of the illustrators and

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Recentering the Self and Nation Through Memory – Mixing History, Romance and Memoirs in the Autobiographical Writings of Han Suyin

Han Suyin had once described herself as “a fragmentation of the total self” where “each piece recreating from its own sum of facts a person…” This principle seemed to be operating in a number of her memoirs, in particular, Birdless Summer (1980) where she completely reconfigured her war-time experience in Chungking Destination (1942). The two

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Consumer Purchase Behaviors in Relation to Distinct Cultural Factors and Product Enhancement Type

In world market competition, modern enterprises must cater for Eastern and Western consumers with distinct cultures. Cultural factors influence customers’ purchase decision behaviors. From a consumer perspective, the most significant trait of a new product relative to its older counterpart is the difference between the two. From a business perspective, the innovation of products to

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Space and Narrative in Cinematic Arts

This study aims to examine space as key component in storytelling by drawing on theories of psychoanalysis, narrative, and formalism. In so doing, the study has chosen two films which were produced in the past five years with an interesting use of space: 1) Train to Busan (2016), a Korean film; and 2) Snap (2016),

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3, 2, 1, Infinity! A Decentered Poiesis of Haiku, Code, and Photography

“3, 2, 1, Infinity!” is an art piece that brings together three genres of media and arts: (1) a “Japanese” poetry form of haiku that was written for a momentary experience of an earthly and unique presence, (2) a digital photograph that was shot at the moment of the experience, and (3) a piece of

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Product Types and Consumers’ Culture: An Empirical Examination in Taiwan

Firms must understand consumer culture to design and develop products that meet consumer expectations. When provided with various innovative consumer electronics, consumers make purchase or replacement decisions by referring to their experiences with an existing product, the effects of mental accounting induced by such products, the features of new products, and the marginal benefits from

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Marguerite Yourcenar: Japan, and the Cult of the Aging Body

Marguerite Yourcenar’s reputation was built on philologically founded novels on heroes of the Western thought, such as the emperor Hadrian in “Mémories d’Hadrien” and the partly invented figure of Zénon Ligre in “L’oeuvre au noir.” Less known was her interest in Japanese culture, one that far from being limited to her late travels, Yourcenar cultivated

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Community Murals Serve As a Meeting Zone of Art Tourism in Hong Kong

As a teaching muralist for almost two decades, Prof. Kong Ho explores his community mural experience in Hong Kong in the perspective of art tourism and cultural reinvention. Ho intents to apply his recent conducted mural tour experience for the Whittier College in Hong Kong as a case study to offer a first-hand understanding of

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The Illusions of Love in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness

As the first African American woman to win an Obie Award, Alice Childress (1916~1994) is an important playwright in the history of American theatre, and especially she is considered as the only black woman playwright in America whose plays have been popular for more than four decades in the 20th century. Childress is famous for

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Authentication, Attribution and the Art Market: Understanding Issues of Attribution in Contemporary Indonesia

The widespread circulation of paintings lacking a secure provenance within the Indonesian art market is an increasingly prevalent issue that questions trust, damages reputations and collective cultural narratives. In the long-term, this may impact on the credibility of artists, their work and the international art market. Under the current Indonesian copyright laws, replicating a painting

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Design of Guiding Lines for a Tactile Map for a Campus in Taiwan

This pilot study aimed at the evaluation of three different designs of guiding lines, ruler-lines, dot-lines, and tangent-lines, for a tactile floor map for possible use in the campus of Tatung University. There were 14 visually impaired persons (VIPs), 11 males and 3 females, with mean age of 39.6 years touched these three tactile floor

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Creative Advertising – Narrative in Marketing Communications

In the 21st century, amidst China’s rapid economic development in a new era of digital information; “advertising” should not be a neglected term. In modern society, people suffer from information overload. A lack of advertising thinking often gives rise to key pieces of information being overlooked and designs losing their original meaning and value. Imitations

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The Adaptation of French Lettrism to Cinematic and Media Art in Chinese Context

This paper explores several cinematic and media art works from the late 70s to early 21 century which tried to apply the methods and ideas of French Lettrism into works created in a Chinese context. The French Lettrism is an avant-garde movement established by Romanian/French poet Isidore Isou in the 1940s. Influenced by preceding art

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Transcendentalism Aspects in the Poem The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Genetic Structuralism Analysis)

The aim of this research is to analyze the collective world view in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem The Rhodora. The theory of genetic structuralism by Lucien Goldmann is used to find out the relation between the structure of literary work and the structure of society as its background. The relation is identified through the world

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Binary Opposition, Binary Pair, and the Aftermath

This paper uncovers the presence of gender system exerted in Indonesian folk dance: Reog Ponorogo. Based on historical notes, it is believed that this traditional dance-drama art, has been performed since the 12th century. However, along with the changing era, Reog performance experiences ups and downs, even dying. However, it got reinvigorated after Indonesian independence.

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Products Using the Design Model of Synchronic Contrast Emotion

The moment when consumers are using the product, it usually generates multiple and complicated emotions. If it is contract emotion that is generated, consumers usually feel novel and original, give a deep impression and further like to use it. The research tries to explore the possibility to apply the contract emotion generated during the process

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A Study of Historical Overview and the Current Situation of Thailand Film Tourism

This research aims to investigate the historical overview and current situation of Thailand film tourism, based on research on texts and documents. Research offers the categorization by original stakeholder’s producing, in which, consists of Western film production, Bollywood production, China film production and Thai local film production.Tourism discipline primarily focused on the numbers of people

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Suicide, Alienation, and Sexuality as Radical Actions in Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood: A Study of Slavoj Zizek’s Subjectivity

As one of the most outstanding Japanese authors, Haruki Murakami always comes up with unique ideas of surrealistic story. Yet, his only realistic novel, Norwegian Wood (2000), is also a masterpiece. Translated from the original version entitled Noruwei no Mori (1987), this novel tells about a complicated story rooted from the death of the beloved

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Un-Abject the Local Genius: A Philosophical Research on Local Art Sustainability in Indonesian Contemporary Era

This study is focused on how local genius sustain their particularity in the dynamic wave of contemporary art. I will compare two local art spaces in Yogyakarta and Bandung while analyzing their differences in defining a sustain local genius. The understanding of Indonesia’s contemporary art creation mostly dominated by capital minded. Therefore, most of the

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Aesthetics Problems of Jakarta: Relation Between Yogyakarta’s Theatre Performers and Jakarta’s Audience

This paper discusses the differences in aesthetic perspectives that arise due to the differences in language in art performance. The number of local languages ​​that exist to be a unique identity of Indonesia as one nation. Unfortunately, this variety of local languages ​​is merely a local element that is not brought into the global understanding

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The Body of Women As Property in “Uang Panai” Movie

Every place, especially in Indonesia, have their own ritual in order to propose the marriage to the woman. As one of the most famous phenomenon in Indonesia, Uang Panai as Bugis-Makassar tradition is referring to the money which provided by the man who will marry the woman in South Sulawesi. Further, this phenomenon is always

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Philosophy and Several Kinds of Tumpeng

Tumpeng is a cone-shaped rice dish with meat and vegetable side dishes surrounding it. It is a kind of traditional celebratory dish that is usually served during special events or celebrations in Indonesia. Nowdays, the philosophy of tumpeng has been forgotten by the millennial generation in the 21st century. Thus, the researcher wants to find

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Locating and Relocating Cultural Engagements in a Transnational Age

How do the visual phenomena of Japan live in transnational communities today? How can they embrace international tropes, while retaining the distinctly local sensibilities of Yamato-e, kana calligraphies, or ukiyo-e? This paper examines the apparent paradox of these questions through the divergent projects of Katsushika Hokusai, Kusama Yayoi, and Masami Teraoka. It examines the ways

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Typical Writing Styles Among Genders: A Corpus Study in Asian L2 Learners’ Academic Writing

Scholars have been attempting to distinguish the writing characteristics between male and female since the last several decades. Although it has been assumed that the gender-based characteristics more likely exists in literary works (Holmes, 1998; Koppel et al., 2002) and orally produced discourse (Mulac and Lundell, 1994) rather than in academic writing, a number of

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Mind-Recentering in Globalization Context: Mindful Zen Tray Garden Workshop Through Performing Artistic Perspective

Amid our contemporary materialistic context of globalization, the complexity at our subconscious level has also increased. We have found ourselves looking more for the process which could recentering us from within, in order to be able to cope with and to find the way out of our increasing inner problems: meditation practice or artistic practice.

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Infix -Um- of Ciacia Language

Ciacia language is a language spoken by about 79.000 speakers in some small islands in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. This language belongs to West Malayo Polynesian (WMP) of Austronesian in sub group of Muna Buton. As the part of Austronesian languages, this language has to reflex the features of the family. One of them in is

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A Semiotic Analysis of Solo Basahan as a Traditional Javanese Clothes

In this century, the globalization is the common phenomena that can open the chance to influence the tradition and culture in some areas. The culture and its products like clothes will be easily replaced by the modern one. It already happens on Javanese traditional clothes called Solo Basahan, as we know that it contains the

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The Socio-Economic Status of Dock Workers at Malabon City, Philippines

The objective of this study was to determine the dock workers’ social status, their problems encountered, difficulties in workplace, working conditions, and benefits received from the management of the company. The respondents of this study were 50 dock workers consisting of male and female at Malabon City, Philippines. All of them are regular workers with

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The Analysis of Centralized Layout on Traditional Batik Tulis Workshop in Central Java

Batik is a color crossing technique, using canting and hot wax originating from Indonesia and defined by Unesco became an intangible cultural heritage in 2009. Canting is a tool for transferring hot wax on fabric so it can form line or dot. The use of hot wax becomes an essential tool in the process of