IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1

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IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1 

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APPLYING SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS TO TEACHING METHODS: CASE STUDY OF A CSL CLASSROOM

Author/s Shu-Ping Chang, Huei-Tse Hou, Yao-Ting Sung, Kuo-En Chang, You-Huei Chen
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 01 – 16 Vol 04. No. 1 — 2014
Abstract

Sequential analysis tests the statistical significance of the sequential relationship between acts. This method of analysis has been widely used in pedagogical scholarship; however, it has not yet been applied to the study of language teaching. This study uses sequential analysis to examine the different instructional methods among nine instructors of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL). The analysis uses “The Coding Chart for Observing the Methodologies Used in CSL Classrooms …..

Keywords Chinese as a Second Language, CSL, Instructional Method, Sequential Analysis, Language Learning
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DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROMOTE INDUSTRIALISATION IN NIGERIA?

Author/s Ewetan, O. O. (PhD)., Prof. D. N. Ike
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 17- 25 Vol 04. No. 1– 2014
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This paper examines the long run and causal relationship between financial sector development and industrialization in Nigeria for the period 1981 to 2011 using time series data. Results from a multivariate VAR and vector error correction model provide evidence of long run relationship between financial sector development and industrialization in Nigeria…..

Keywords Financial Sector Development, Industrialization, Cointegration, Granger Causality JEL Classification: G00, 016
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FACTORS INFLUENCING QUALITY OF FEEDBACK IN TEACHING IN BOTSWANA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

Author/s Sichinga, K.T., Mfuni, J.H.C, Nenty, H.J., & Chakalisa, P.
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 26- 37 Vol 04. No. 1– 2014
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ABSTRACT Feedback is a very effective technique in assessment for learning and its absence during teaching rids classroom assessment of its effectiveness in enhancing learning. This study explored the quality of teacher feedback in Gaborone senior secondary schools through determining the extent to which the school culture, the level of students’ achievement, the gender of the teachers, as well as the level of difficulty of the questions that the teachers ask influence the quality of feedback in mathematics classrooms. A questionnaire (α = .78) was used to collect survey data from 306 students in three private and four public senior secondary schools in the city of Gaborone. Data were analyzed using t- test, and ANOVA inferential statistical techniques. ….

Keywords Quality of feedback, assessment for learning, mathematics teacher, student’s perceptions, senior secondary school in Gaborone.
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A SURVEY OF IRANIAN WOMEN’S STATUS AND SITUATION IN THE PHOTOS OF THE QĀJĀR ERA

Author/s Farzaneh Sajadpour -Ebrahim Jamali
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 38- 42 Vol 04. No. 1– 2014
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The first interactions between Iranian and the West were started in Safavid period. However, it was during the Qājār era when cultural changes were accelerated based on western models. On their trips to the West, the Qājār Shāhs brought modern inventions and devices to the country to please them. Hence, the first camera was imported to Iran five . .. . ….

Keywords Iranian Women,QĀJĀR ERA, Tourism
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FROM A PATH-DEPENDENCY PERSPECTIVE TO RE-VISIT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO METHOD OF TENDER INVITATION IN TAIWAN’S GPL

Author/s Tony Hai-Chao Hu & John Chien-Chung Li
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 43- 58 Vol 04. No. 1 — 2014
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This paper finds that for different procurement types variant treatment exists in bidding and procurement methods. Regarding the public procurement legal institutions as one symbolic spatial metaphor network, after applying the Martin thread shape model to this institution to evolve the path (implicit intelligence) visualization interpretive, it is possible to expeditiously elucidate the key (branching) causes (critical administrative rulings) behind the aforementioned phenomena. …..

Keywords Path-Dependence, Self-Reinforcing, lock-in, Open Tendering Procedures (OTP)
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FAIRY WOMEN IN BUSHEHRI FOLKLORE

Author/s Farzaneh Sajadpour -Ebrahim Jamali
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 59- 63 Vol 04. No. 1 — 2014
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In folklores, there are many stories and narratives which give life to the legendary fairy and make her an inseparable part of everyday life. The term Parig (which means fairy) has been mentioned in Zoroastrian texts as one of Ahriman’s allies. Accordingly, researchers presume that due to a change in religious attitudes, …..

Keywords Tourism, BUSHEHRI FOLKLORE, Fairy Women
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PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS USING GUIDED MATH TO DIFFERENTIATE MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION

Author/s Yvonne J. John, Ph. D, Stephen Joseph, Ph. D, Avril Sampson, MSc
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 64- 76 Vol 04. No. 1– 2014
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In Trinidad and Tobago large numbers of children found in schools are not developing the mathematical skills needed to achieve basic numeracy (Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago National Test, 2013). This study examined the effect of differentiated math instruction training on prospective teachers’ ability to meet students’ needs. Prospective teachers placed in primary schools of Trinidad and Tobago participated in a two-week, field-teaching practice focusing on small group instruction in mathematics. The study used a convergent, mixed-method, research design aimed at triangulating a single group pretest/posttest …..

Keywords prospective teachers, guided math
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MOTHER TONGUE IN INSTRUCTION: THE ROLE OF ATTITUDE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION.

Author/s Nyarigoti Naom (PhD) & Ambiyo Sarah
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 77- 87 Vol 04. No. 1 — 2014
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The subject on what medium of instruction provides the child the best learning facility has caused lots of debate leading to a number of projects in various parts of the world. In Kenya, although the education policy on the use of mother tongue as the language of instruction in lower primary classes has been in existence for decades, this has not been institutionalized in schools across the country. With the government’s renewed directive to the use of mother tongue for instruction, it still remains unclear whether this will be implemented as various stakeholders express mixed feelings regarding its relevance. The study findings indicate that some of the challenges facing the use of MT in . …..

Keywords MVernacular, Language of instruction, Indigenous languages, Multilingualism, Mother tongue
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PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HOME-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP IN SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Author/s Dr George Gowrie, Mala Ramdass
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 88- 96 Vol 04. No. 1 — 2014
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The study addressed some of the key areas to be considered in building a strong home-school partnership that enhances student learning and makes a significant difference in the lives of children. Three home-school factors were examined in improving and supporting this partnership: home-school relationships, school –related factors, and shared decision-making.. …..

Keywords home-school partnership, school-related factors, shared decision-making.
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