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NOVEMBER 2012 Volume 3 . Number 1. ISSN :2305-4557

 

Title

THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE IN THE SUCCESS OF
 INCLUSION IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

Author

Arzu ÖZYÜREK

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-010    Vol 03. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract
Inclusion is not only physical association. It is also a kind of education which includes educational support services for class teachers and disabled children whenever they need and it should be started as early as possible. The factors that affect the success of inclusion could be listed such as peer support, perceptions of school staff and the parents of disabled and normal developing children towards inclusion, their attitudes and support and the quality and applicability of the training program. Qualitative research design was used in order to examine the affect of parental acceptance in the developmental success of a child in inclusion who was diagnosed as having Down's syndrome with mild mental retardation. The disabled child in inclusion was observed in classroom environment and Gazi Early Childhood Assessment Tool – GECDA was used in determination of developmental characteristics of the child. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in the study with the parents of the disabled child, with 2 of the normal developing children and their parents, with the class teacher of the inclusion class and with the administrator of the school......................................
Keyword Preschool Period, Inclusion, Parental Acceptance
 

 

Title

THE USING OF QUALITY FUNCTION DEPLOYMENT ANALYSIS TO ENHANCE THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION QUALITY IN KLATEN CITY

Author

Suharno, Sukamto, Wahyu Sudrajad, Husin Bugis, Karno

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 011-020    Vol 03. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

This paper is proposing a comprehensive framework in order to formulate strategy in Vocational Educations. This approach is based on Quality Function Deployment (QFD) analysis. Quality Function Deployment is a management tool which is used in identifying customers’ needs and to provide those requirements to them with Quality Consciousness. This modern technique is used to enhance the quality of vocational  education. To produce an accurate formulation of the strategy, do internal and external analysis to find the beginning strategy of the organization. The results of the internal and external analysis is used to determine the technical parameters in the House of Quality (HoQ) as "What/alternative" and "How/criteria". The results showed that the formulation of a strategy to accurately compiled into strategic program of vocational education in the Klaten city.

Keyword

Vocational Educations, Customer Satisfaction, QFD, Development program, Quality.

 

 

Title

VIOLENCE IN JOHN GUARE’S A DAY FOR SURPRISES, SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU TUESDAY AND THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR.

Author

Dr. Mona F. Hashish.

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 021-032    Vol 03. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

The study deals with three plays of the American playwright John Guare  (1938-       ): A Day for Surprises (1971), Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday (1967) and The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year(1966). Guare wrote them in an early phase of his dramatic career. Violence is a common theme in the three plays. Guare believes that his drama belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd. He presents violence without justification or logical context. He means to display disorder that suggests certain meanings since absurd plays are chaotic and suggestive. He is a social satirist as well. He ridicules the modern way of living of the American citizens. He shows characters that live under pressures and do not enjoy their lives. Such characters become psychotic and helpless. They exorcise their negative feelings of anger, frustration and suppression by practicing or imagining violent actions. Violence in some of Guare’s drama ends in murder.  The research attempts to determine how Guare displays violence in his three plays and searches for the motives beyond violence to come up with an interpretation. The protagonists of these plays are abstract and bizarre. They are not individualized as normal human beings, and their speech and action mostly sound strange. Guare deliberately uses the technical device of grotesquery in his drama to prove that life is not as systematic as one might think. Guare, like other dramatists of the Theatre of the Absurd, believes that the world has its irregularities and weirdness.  The research mainly follows a psychological approach depending on Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis to analyze the protagonists’ violent attitudes or their stories about violence in society.

 

 

Title
CONTEMPORARY MOTIVATION THEORIES IN EDUCATIONAL
PSYCHOLOGY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING: AN OVERVIEW
Author Elçin Ölmezer Öztürk
Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 033-046    Vol 03. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

In all kinds of educational settings, motivation is admitted as one of the most prominent affective factors, and numerous studies in the literature have demonstrated the effect of it on teaching and learning process. Because of this remarkable effect, several theories on the definition of it and motivation types have been presented by the scholars. This study provides an overview regarding the contemporary motivational theories in educational psychology and language learning which have theoretically illustrated the research studies on motivation.

Keywords Motivation, motivational theories.
 

 

 

Title

PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING: A SOURCE OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Author Elizabeth, M. A. , Zulida, A. K.
Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 047-056    Vol 03. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into Problem-Based Learning (PBL) on a first year undergraduate English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course in a Malaysian university. PBL described as small group collaborative learning is a pedagogical approach that assumes the centrality of real-world problems to learning. It is purported to empower learners by encouraging them to take a centre stage in learning and become independent self-directed learners. In this study, PBL was implemented in an ESP classroom consisting students from the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education to enhance real world language skills. The research was a longitudinal, qualitative ethnography study of the implementation of PBL in one class over one semester. In particular, this paper focuses on student experiences of learning in a PBL environment. Data on the student experiences were gathered from classroom observation, interviews with students as well as lecturers and student reflective journals. Initial analysis reveals that students welcomed the PBL approach and the opportunity to take more responsibility for their learning. However, they did find PBL to be challenging, particularly in the initial phase when they were confronted with learning in a different mode. Further analysis discloses that students developed a new awareness of their learning through exposure to hands-on learning and ongoing reflection on their learning in the course. The paper further argues that the students’ experiences and positive attitude towards learning English confirms that PBL, though challenging, can indeed be a useful teaching strategy in the Malaysian or similar contexts.

Keyword

Problem-Based Learning, English for Specific Purposes, collaboration, group work, language learning, language development