IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2

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IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2

Title

WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR SOCIAL EDUCATOR TRAINING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Author/s Dr. Eloy López-Meneses, Dr. Esteban Vázquez-Cano
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 1 – 13 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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This article describes a learning experience for the integration of new technologies, using online tools of social software (especially weblogs and Prezi presentation graphics program) in the context of Web 2.0, held at the University Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Spain). It was developed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, in two university degrees of training social workers, with the participation of 115 novel students, during a full academic year. The main goal pursued was to encourage self-employment and active students’ construction of knowledge, enabling them to use new interactive tools present on the Internet, useful for their future professional work …..

Keywords Web 2.0, Social Education, Higher Education, ICT Learning Network, Educational Strategies, Teaching Innovation.
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MODERATOR EFFECTS OF GENDER AND AGE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

Author/s Malose S. Makhubela and Legesse K. Debusho
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 14- 20 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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This study examined the association between exposure to domestic violence and identity development in adolescents, and the moderator effects of gender and age. Measures of exposure to domestic violence and identity development were administered to 109 high school students and undergraduate university students from South Africa. ….

Keywords Domestic violence, identity development, adolescents, gender, age
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PARTICIPATION OF FORESTRY OFFICIAL AND TIMBER DEALER IN COMMUNITY-BASED FORESTRY IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

Author/s Abi Ene
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 21- 32 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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Participation of stakeholders is pertinent to effective implementation of community-based forestry (CBF). This study therefore evaluates the participation and working relationships between timber dealer and forestry officials in implementing CBF in Cross River State, Nigeria. Primary data was collected through administration of structured questionnaire to the forestry officials attached to the local communities where CBF are practised as well as timber dealer that are involved in harvesting, transportation, and processing of timber resources obtained from community forests under CBF. ….

Keywords Timber dealer, Forestry officials, Community forestry, Cross River State, Sustainable Forest Management
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THE EFFECT OF VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES ON COMMUNITY SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN TANZANIA, ARUMERU DISTRICT

Author/s Paluku Kazimoto
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 33- 39 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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Every nation or organization is increasingly associating itself with people who are intending to integrate into global financial trade flows and put into application the system that facilitate reporting and implementation of policies that influence change in villages, Districts, and Cities for socio-economic development. The study revealed that village development strategies are the vital machinery for socio-economic development. The findings show that most of people in selected villages had frequently established and initiated their own development and financial strategies for village socio-economic development. . .. . ….

Keywords Village development, Development and financial strategies and socio-economic development.
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MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BANKING AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITHOUT RIBA

Author/s Abd Jalil Borham
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 40- 47 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
Abstract

Islamic banking certainly faces many challengers today which are due to the fact that we live in an economy that is driven and manipulated by interest. The following is an illustration of the different challenges facing by Islamic banking. In a market economy, the banking sector is supported and regulated by the central bank. ….

Keywords Islamic Banking, Commercial Banks, Islamic Financial System, Market Economy
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POLITICS OF RELIGION IN TURKEY FROM NATIONAL VIEW TO THE JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY

Author/s Asst. Prof. Hakan Köni, Meryem Açıkgöz
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 48- 56 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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This article scrutinizes the change in the ideological orientation of the Turkish religious right regarding the importance given to religion in various party goals and policies. The major argument and finding of the article is that while the National View parties attributed great importance to religion in their political, social and economic policies, the later Justice and Development Party has appeared as a comparatively moderate party with relatively limited reference to religious politics .. ….

Keywords National View, Political Islam, Justice and Development Party, Secularism
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SECTORWISE PRIORITY SECTOR ADVANCES IN INDIA

Author/s Najmi Shabbir
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 57- 71 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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The present paper mainly analyses the breakup of Priority Sector Advances to Sub-sectors within the overall Priority Sector advances (PSA) After nationalisation of the Banks directed lending to certain sectors, such as, Agriculture, Small Scale Industries and weaker section and others, collectively known as Priority Sector was emphasized. Under this Sectoral and Sub-sectoral targets have been laid down from time to time, with the aim of upliftment of these sectors and to bring about a balanced development . ….

Keywords Priority Sector Advances, Agriculture, Small Scale Industries, Sub-sectors, Micro and Small Enterprises, Nationalisation.
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ANALYSIS OF VILLAGE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN ARUMERU DISTRICT IN TANZANIA

Author/s Paluku Kazimoto
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 72- 77 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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Villages are formally established within the Local Government Legislation as fully-fledged authority that can plan, budget, collect some revenue, pass by laws, and so on. It is however apparent that many researchers have critically evaluated financial project management rather than related challenges facing villages for their development. This study aimed to analyze challenges facing village financial management in Arumeru District, Arusha region. Findings from the study show that financial management system exists for village associations’ management. . . ….

Keywords Financial challenges, Village financial management and Financial policy and accountability
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ARE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND FEDERALIZATION COMPATIBLE?

Author/s Viljar Veebel, Ulrika Hurt, Raul Markus
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 78- 84 Vol 03. No. 2 — 2013
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ABSTRACT During the European debt crisis, the debates on European federalization have also intensified as federalization has been seen one possible solution to future financial crises and member states´ growing debt problems. But which added value would federalization offer in terms of financial stability and economic sustainability? What will we do differently in federalization process this time to achieve more progress and results than in previous unsuccessful attempts? . ….

Keywords European integration, federalization, financial crisis
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DIRECTIONAL POLICY MATRIX AS A COMPETITIVE WEAPON IN STRATEGIC MARKETING: SRI LANKAN’ PERSPECTIVE

Author/s Poongothai Selvarajan
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 85- 90 Vol 03. No. 4 — 2013
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This study examines the impact of Directional Policy Matrix (DPM) as a competitive weapon in strategic marketing in Sri Lanka. Understanding of theories in marketing is an inevitable element on marketing practices, since the survival and sustainability of organizations are based on their business strength and market attractiveness. In this way the DPM has been evolved from the BCG matrix. Mc Donald and Payne (1996) developed the DPM and in this matrix, market share and market growth rate were replaced by business strength and market attractiveness respectively. Market attractiveness includes the size of the market, expected growth, lack of competition, profit margins within the market and other favorable political and socio- economic conditions. On the other hand business strength is determined by the sales volume, the product’s reputation, reliability of service and competitive pricing. The main objective of the study is to investigate how the DPM has been applied as a competitive tool by Sri Lankan marketers. . ….

Keywords Business Strength, Competitive Weapon, Directional Policy Matrix, Market Attractiveness, Product Life Cycle, Strategic Marketing
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TOWARDS A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT IN ZIMBABWEAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: THE CASE OF GWERU DISTRICT.

Author/s Mathias Taririro Dick, Saiden Thondhlana
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 91- 99 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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The purpose of the study was aimed at finding out whether a culture of sustainable conflict transformation and management existed in Zimbabwean Primary Schools. The need for conflict transformation and management in Zimbabwean school was spearheaded by the President’s office launching workshops for high level personnel in the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture as from the year 2002. At the International level the need for conflict transformation and Management in schools was realized as way back as 1991 in the United States of America. The study was delimited to the primary schools on the basis that if you intend to transform society catch the children when they are still young. . . ….

Keywords Conflict transformation, Conflict Management, Culture, Sustainable Development.
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STOCK PRICE REACTION TO DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION EFFICIENCY IN SRI LANKAN SHARE MARKET

Author/s D G Dharmarathne
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 100- 111 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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This study attempts to examine stock price reaction to subsequent dividend announcements and information efficiency in Sri Lankan Share Market with a sample of 61 major companies from those listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), which have made 137 dividend announcements for the period of 1999-2005. This study employs event study methodology. More specifically, it employs the market model in generating abnormal returns surrounding subsequent dividend announcements. . ….

Keywords stock price, dividend announcements, event study, market model, information efficiency
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ASSESSMENT OF VILLAGES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN TANZANIA, ARUMERU DISTRICT

Author/s Paluku Kazimoto
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 112- 118 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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In Tanzania villages are formally established within the Local Government Legislation as fully-fledged authority that can plan, budget, collect some revenue, pass by laws, and so on. The study has revealed that village financial management and village development strategies remain the vital machinery for village socio-economic development. The village financial system and village development strategies are the result of village community initiatives based on village policies and development plan settings. As a result, this study concludes that Wards, NGO, and District/Government have little implication in the village financial system and strategies development in the selected six villages of the Arumeru District. The study concludes that village financial management committees should be formed and informed on how to implement financial policies, and make into consideration all other aspects of finance . ….

Keywords Financial System, Village financial management and village development strategies.
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THE EFFECTS OF INTENTIONAL BREACH OF CONTRACT WITH EMPHASIS ON INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Author/s Ebrahim Shoarian , Roya Shirin Beig Pour
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 119- 126 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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When breach of a contract takes place it is necessary to distinguish between different kinds of breach considering that their legal effects are not the same. Non-performance can take various forms such as fundamental and non-fundamental breach or anticipatory and actual breach. However, from the standpoint of will, the non-performance or breach can be divided into intentional and unintentional one. When the breach of the contract is willful, the Law cannot be apathetic to obligor who has behaved in bad-faith. To this end, some legal systems have been upgraded and changed the remedies in favor of obligee. . ….

Keywords Contract, Intentional Breach, Effects, International Instruments
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SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND TRANSPORTATION: PLANNING FOR ACCESSIBILITY

Author/s Arif Keceli
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 127- 137 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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In this paper, the effect of transportation based difficulties on social exclusion was studied via conducting a survey which includes people who lived in the district of Avcilar on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. In the survey a questionnaire were utilized. People were asked about their regular social, cultural, sports and voluntary activities in their leisure times and if they limited these activities due to transportation based difficulties such as high travel (out-of-pocket) cost, long distances, travel and transfer times, low safety and comfort. People included in the study were between 20 and 45 years old, worker and middle-income class, living approximately 27,3 km away from the city center of Istanbul in Merkez, Ambarli and Denizkoskler neighborhoods. The main survey question asked was whether they felt socially excluded due to transportation related difficulties. . . ….

Keywords Social Exclusion, Transportation Difficulties, Planning, Istanbul, Turkey
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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN KENYA

Author/s Naom Moraa Nyarigoti:
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 138- 149 Vol 03. No. 2– 2013
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With the widespread use of English across the world, it has become essential to raise English language teachers’ awareness and sensitivity with regard to the strategies they need to deploy in designing their activities and adjusting their teaching so as to take into consideration the current status of English as a world language. Although many of these strategies can be learnt through teacher reflection, others such as subject knowledge matter, pedagogical expertise and understanding of curriculum and materials cannot. Professional development should therefore go beyond individual reflection to include new trends and theories in language teaching; familiarization with development . . ….

Keywords Integrated curriculum, continuing professional development, School-based CPD, Community of Practice
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