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Intl. J. of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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J. of Agricultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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J. of Asian Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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J. of Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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J. of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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J. of Food Industry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Food Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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J. of Safety Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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J. of Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Research in Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Research in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
World J. of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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  • An Investigation of How Online Learning Reduces ZPD in Mandarin Language
           Classrooms

    • Authors: Noor Hanim Rahmat, Mok Soon Sim, Lau Suk Khi, Ling Tek Soon
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: Traditionally, language needs to be learnt face-to-face. Pronunciation practices, role play, group discussions are all activities that allow interaction among learners. Previously, some things are better learnt face-to-face, while some can be learnt online. Nevertheless, the pandemic has accelerated the need for online learning in almost all courses offered at institutions. Devices used for online learning can be used as a leaning tool by learners to improve understanding. These devices help to reduce a learner’s zone of proximal development (ZPD) thus maximizing learning. Online learning has been said to facilitate rather than hinder language learning. This study is therefore done to explore how it helps the learning of Mandarin. The study investigates how online interaction affects the learning of Mandarin in language classrooms. 173 participants responded to a 28 items (5 likert scale) instrument. Findings reveal how online learning influences interaction, encourages participation of more knowledgeable others, and improves interaction with content among learners.
      PubDate: 2021-03-11
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.18399
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Use of the Single-Item Self-Esteem Scale in a Juvenile Delinquent
           Population: A Convergent Validity Study

    • Authors: David C. Coker
      Pages: 16 - 30
      Abstract: The validity of the Single-Item Self-Esteem Scale (SISE) in adolescents was not well established, and how self-esteem manifested in newly incarcerated juvenile delinquents was poorly described. Using a retrospective study with archival records, the SISE was compared to other measures of self-esteem, grit, mental health, and academic self-concept in a small juvenile detention center in the Midwest of the United States. Demographic data were analyzed, and a correlation, intraclass correlation, and kappa statistic were run to test relationships and reliability. The SISE was found to be a reliable and efficient tool to use with adolescents and juvenile delinquents. Policy recommendations applicable to juvenile delinquents and schools in general give direction using the findings.
      PubDate: 2021-03-20
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.18145
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • The Level of Knowledge of Teachers of Children with Intellectual
           Disabilities about the Applied Behavior Analysis Approach and Its
           Techniques in the State of Kuwait

    • Authors: Sara Mubarak Joma’a Mahboub Mubarak
      Pages: 31 - 51
      Abstract: This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge of teachers of children with intellectual disabilities about the applied behavior analysis approach and its techniques in Kuwait. It tested the differences in the level based on: the type of school, experience and gender. The study sample consisted of (160) teachers worked in schools of children with intellectual disabilities in the academic year (2019/2020).To achieve the objectives of this study, the test of "Applied Behavior Analysis Approach and Its Techniques" was applied. The results indicated that the overall level was low. The dimension of “general principles of the Applied Behavior Analysis approach” was the highest with intermediate level score, followed by the “techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis”, and “practical applications of the techniques of applied behavior analysis”. Both of them with low level score.The results showed that there are no significant differences in the total score and all sub-dimensions based on the school type. There are no significant differences in the total score and in the dimensions: techniques of applied behavior analysis and practical applications of applied behavior analysis techniques, based on the experience. Based on the experience, there are significant differences in the general principles of the applied behavior analysis approach, in favor of those teachers with experience of more than 10 years. There are significant differences in the total score, and in the dimensions of: the general principles of the applied behavior analysis approach and techniques of applied behavior analysis based on the variable of gender, in favor of males.This study recommends conducting a study to assess levels of special education teachers in the approach of applied behavior analysis, as a foundation of conduct future training.
      PubDate: 2021-03-20
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.18460
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Lost in Translation' Students and the Hitches of Machine Translation
           of Academic Texts: Lecturers’ Perspectives

    • Authors: Christian Atabong Nchindia, Elizabeth Bennett
      Pages: 52 - 67
      Abstract: Machine translation (MT) of academic texts is a trending phenomenon in the higher education context. Globalisation and internationalisation have seen a massive number of foreign students being admitted into higher education in countries where they study in the second or target language. Some of these students find it challenging to write a good academic text in the second language (i.e., English in the case of the United Kingdom). As a remedy, they resort to translating their work from the source text (ST) to the target text (TT) using MT like Google or Bing translation. Although some research has shown that these devices can be beneficial, others have found that these devices are far from being perfect and can produce texts that distort the intended meaning. In addition, research into MT in educational contexts have overlooked the views of lecturers who are the ones that read and assess students’ texts. This study aimed to contribute to the literature on MT by sampling the views of four academics from four different universities in the North West of England, United Kingdom. The findings of this research revealed that lecturers were very critical of students’ usage of MT of academic texts. Among the reasons advanced for this rejection were that students were ‘lost in translation’ using MT, and that MT did not help non-English speaking students learn the language. Consequently, students can produce texts that could negatively affect their grades when assessed. This paper has made some policy recommendations to universities regarding the problems of MT and submitted suggestions for further research in this area.
      PubDate: 2021-03-31
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.18289
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Trends of Students’ Participation in Science and Technology Bachelor
           Degree Programmes in Public Universities, Kenya

    • Authors: Bernard Wasilwa Wanyama, Daniel N. Sifuna, Maurice I. Makatiani
      Pages: 68 - 86
      Abstract: Despite the government commitment to the implementation of admission policies targeting increasing the proportion of all students studying science-related programmes at Bachelors’ level, only 29% of students were studying a course in Science and Technology by the year 2016. Such scenario implies that the country is seriously lagging behind in the realization of Kenya Education Sector Support Programme (KESSP I) participation target of 50%. The purpose of this study was to explore the gaps which existed in the stated government policies designed to guide admission to science and technology bachelor’s degree programmes and their actual practice during implementation. The study employed descriptive survey design and purposive sampling technique to select three Public Universities, 12 HoDs, 24 lecturers, and three Academic Registrars. Documentary analysis and interview schedules were utilized to collect data. Qualitative data was analyzed thematically and reported in form of tables, quotations and narrations while quantitative data was analyzed by use of frequencies, percentages, means, pie charts and bar graphs. It was established that enrolment stood at 41%, graduation at 23% and Universities had prioritized 55.2% of their programmes in the same area. The study concludes that Universities should balance enrolment in science and technology and non-sciences and programmes have to be clearly aligned to the developmental needs of the country.
      PubDate: 2021-03-20
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.18480
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • An Investigation of Avoidance Behaviour in Writing

    • Authors: Noor Hanim Rahmat, Haeza Haron
      Pages: 87 - 104
      Abstract: Writing skills are needed across all courses, across all discipline research papers, projects, reports, assignments. However, many claimed they have “writers’ block” which hinders them from writing as often as they hoped, or as much as they wished. Although many may think writing block stems from a writer who only lacks content. However, more often than not, writing block is caused of writers’ fear of writing. The writer becomes so overwhelmed by the fear of writing that he/she is paralyzed with fear. Fear in writing is a learned behaviour that will influence the writer’s behaviour towards writing-related environment. Past studies have shown that one way for people to not live in fear is to avoid the action totally. This study is done to investigate the facets of avoidance behaviour to avoid writing-related activities. 108 participants responded to a survey. The instrument used is a survey with 6 sections. The first section is demographic profile. The second section is on cognitive avoidance and it has 4 items. The third section is somatic avoidance with 7 items. The fourth section is protective avoidance and has (i) problems with punctuation (9 items), (ii) problems with language use (7 items), and (iii) problems with writing skills (9 items). The fifth section is situation with 5 items and the last section is substitution with 7 items Findings reveal that when writer fear writing, they may resort to avoidance behaviour such as cognitive, somatic, protective, situational and also substitution avoidance.
      PubDate: 2021-03-25
      DOI: 10.5296/ije.v13i1.17779
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2021)
       
 
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