IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 3

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IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 3

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A STUDY OF TAIWANESE EFL TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS’ CHINESE AND ENGLISH PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS ON THEIR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Author/s Young-Hsiang Cheng, Shu-Chu Chen
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 1 – 13 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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This study aims to investigate the role of Chinese and English phonological awareness on EFL students’ English proficiency. A hundred and fifty EFL tertiary level freshmen participated in the study by taking Chinese and English phonological awareness tests, and TOEIC test. The results of Pearson correlation and multiple regression analyses showed that learners’ performance in English phonological awareness tests had high correlation with that of their TOEIC Test, and it contributed 58.4 % variance to English TOEIC. …..

Keywords Phonological Awareness, TOEIC, English Proficiency
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A CROSS-CULTURAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS TOWARD BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ETHICAL PERCEPTIONS

Author/s Yi-Hui Ho
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 14- 20 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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Ethical issues for business professionals have received considerable attention after several significant business scandals. Also, the increasing globalization of businesses and the effects of personal religious beliefs on ethics attitudes have both brought about a growing research interest in cross-cultural contexts. Adopting religion and culture as determinants, the study explores whether future business professionals with different religious beliefs display differences in their ethical perceptions. This study took business students from the U.S. and Taiwan as research subjects, and conducted a questionnaire survey to probe participants’ ethical perceptions cross-culturally. . ….

Keywords Cross-Cultural Study, Defining Issues Test, Ethical Perceptions, Multidimensional Ethics Scales, Religious Beliefs
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ADMINISTRATION OR MANAGEMENT; A TERM DILEMMA.

Author/s ARMANDO SANCHEZ MACIAS
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 21- 26 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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The present paper deals with the task of revising two terms that are commonly mistaken when referred to Education in Spanish Administración and Gestión. Terms that are commonly taken as equivalent. So, in order to understand the differences, they are analyzed from the perspective of their field study that is integrated in English from the Business Administration field and the Management field as well, and it is referred for the purpose of this work as the Administración (in Spanish to be precise) /management ….

Keywords Administration, Education, Management
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STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE

Author/s Fakhraddin Maroofi, Hossein Nayebi, Marzieh dehghani
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 27- 37 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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Challenge can balance organizational innovativeness and flexibility with the disciplines that turn innovative pursuits into tangible business advantage. Our aim is to spread knowledge involving a certain subject of the results of knowledge management (KM) strategies on firm’s innovation and incorporated in performance. This study consisted of 195 Iranian organizations and structural equations modeling, results show that both KM strategies influences on innovation and organizational performance directly and indirectly . .. . ….

Keywords Knowledge management, Strategy, Innovation, Performance, Iran
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CHALLENGES IN IDENTIFYING THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY IN NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF VIETNAM: THE CASE OF XUAN PHONG AND TU LY COMMUNES, HOA BINH PROVINCE

Author/s MAI Lan Phuong, Philippe LEBAILLY
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 38- 51 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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In many developing countries, poverty alleviation programs have been implemented since the 1980’s and 1990’s, and will be continued into the next decades. The emerging question is why “poverty issues” still exist for such a long time and do challenge not only the Vietnamese government but also many countries all over the world. One may ask if poverty reduction strategies, applied in Vietnam and other countries, are suited to the real poverty situation, and if they are sustainable. This paper is based on a research to investigate the nature of government’s interventions as a “poverty reduction strategy ….

Keywords Poverty, Poverty reduction strategies, Development strategy
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SOCIAL CONTROL AND CRIME ESCALATION IN KENYA

Author/s OMBOTO JOHN ONYANGO
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 52- 57 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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Social control is as old as the society. It refers to the mechanisms a society uses to ensure harmonious co-existence, and broadly include the society’s’ norms and values, beliefs, taboos, public opinions, religious guidelines and institutions, the legal laws and regulations, and the law enforcement institutions such as the police, courts e.t.c. According to Moore 1987:235 social controls is the process whereby people are encouraged to conform to the common expectations of the society. .. ….

Keywords Social Control, Crime, Legal laws
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THE POSITION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW SYSTEM

Author/s Hengameh Ghazanfari, Touraj Ahmadi
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 58- 63 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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Humanitarian law, as a necessary form of law, can be applied to armed conflicts. It contains rules and regulations designed for addressing humanitarian issues caused by armed conflicts. It not only limits the right of the parties of conflicts to choose methods of hurting each other, but also supports war victims, disabled warriors, or civilians. Among the chief victims of human wars have been women and children. They are killed in the course of wars and bothered and harmed. They are employed as war soldiers, lose their houses and families, and are faced with the lack of education, health care and profound mental effects. ….

Keywords humanitarian law, women rights, children rights, international conflicts rights, international conflicts law, non-international conflicts law.
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CULTURE VERSUS MODERNITY: FOSTERAGE AND EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY IN RURAL DAGBON, NORTHERN REGION OF GHANA

Author/s Abdulai Abubakari and Abdallah Yahaya Iddrisu
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 72- 77 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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Fosterage is a traditional cultural practice where children are given to relatives and friends to raise up. It was done to ensure that children were raised under strict conditions that will prepare them to face live in adulthood. This kind of strict training could not be offered by biological parents. It was also done to foster family and friendship ties. . ….

Keywords Fostering, adoption, fostered parent, biological parent, educational inequality
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The EFFECT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ON CRM PROSPERPERITY

Author/s Fakhraddin Maroofi1, Marzieh dehghani
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 75- 86 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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ABSTRACT Knowledge management (KM) and Customer relationship management (CRM) have become the strategic tool for the companies, specifically in the competitive environment. In addition, we found different studies that show high rates of inability to succeed ?to achieve ? when performing that strategy, so there is still no integrated conceptual framework to guide companies to their prosperous implementation. In this paper, by using a structural equation model, with data of 306 Iranian hotels, we examine the relationships between KM and CRM prosperity. . ….

Keywords Knowledge management, Customer relationship management (CRM), prosperity ? model, Technological/ organizational/customer
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TOWARDS PEDAGOGY OF RESPONSE: A MATRIX CONCEPTION OF TEACHERS’ ENGAGING WITH POST-POLITICAL EDUCATIONAL REFORMS

Author/s Labby Ramrathan
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 87- 95 Vol 03. No. 3 — 2013
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This paper attempts to conceptualize teacher professional development in response to the post-political reform agenda within South Africa into a matrix notion of teacher professional development. The paper presents accounts of teachers’ engagement in teacher professional development as they respond to the various drivers informing reforms within schools and education in general. Through these accounts, the theoretical concept of response is used as a lens to understand how teachers engage with their professional development in response to the changes required of them to implement a reformed school education curriculum. Arising out of this understanding is a proposed new conceptual . . ….

Keywords Teacher professional development, Sustained theory, Matrix conception
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THE FUTURE OF PRINT JOURNALISM: INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND THE 21ST CENTURY NEWSPAPER IN KENYA

Author/s Michael M. Ndonye , Dr. Vicky Khasandi-Telewa
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 96- 105 Vol 03. No. 3– 2013
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The future of print journalism has been debated by media scholars especially during the surge of technology. Media houses have increasingly been adopting online and digital forms of newspapers. This article is a study of the history of the online and digital newspapers to establish whether they have succeeded in breaking the market in spite of digital and online forms being largely free on the internet. . . ….

Keywords Print Journalism, Internet, New Media, Press, Newspapers
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THE CENTRALITY OF LEARNER SUPPORT FOR ENHANCED STUDENT PROGRESSION IN OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING

Author/s Shakila Dhunpath, Rubby Dhunpath
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 106- 113 Vol 03. No. 3– 2013
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UNISA’s Academic Literacies provisioning over the past 9 years has served a disembodied interventionist role in learner support, despite the dire need for such support, given the Institution’s poor track record of student success. The absence of a clear vision to embed learner support in the mainstream curriculum is likely to relegate academic development practitioners as sub-contractors, further marginalising a vital support function which can be characterised as erratic and incoherent as staff providing this function are on short-term contracts. The paper argues that not only is practice pedagogically unsound, but it contradicts UNISA’s declared aspiration to be among this country’s top universities, focusing more intently on the quality . ….

Keywords Academic literacies, academic development. Epistemological access, pedagogic distance
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