IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 7

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IJRSS: VOLUME 4 Issue: 7

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THE RELATIVE EFFECT OF GLOSSING INSTRUCTION ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION

Author/s ROSALYN GUNOBGUNOB-MIRASOL
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 01 – 13 Vol 04. No. 7 — 2014
Abstract

In today’s reading education, the importance of explicit instruction of specific cognitive literacy strategy that promotes reader’s active participation in the reading process is highly recognized. This active participation is synonymous with reader’s interaction with the text, the context, and himself/herself. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the relative effect of glossing instruction on first year college students’ reading comprehension. …..

Keywords Glossing Instruction, Cognitive Literacy Strategy, Self-Regulation and Monitoring, Verbal and Non-Verbal Glosses
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS AND TECHNOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY: CASE STUDY OF SUGAR AND ALCOHOL FACTORIES IN PIRANSHAHR

Author/s JALIL SAHABI, HASHEM AGHABEIGPOORI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 14- 23 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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We live in a world risk society, where environmental risks affect those who have produced and profited from them, as much as anyone else. Accordingly, the aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between environmental risks and technological sustainability with particular reference to sugar and alcohol factories in Piranshahr. Documentary methods and focus groups were used to collect the data in two separate time periods of 2006 and 2010. The population under study included all staff working in sugar and alcohol plants of Piranshahr. The sample size was determined using theoretical sampling including 45 cases of intensive interviews and two focus groups. The conceptual framework of the study of was a combination of views presented by Hobsbawm, Damned, and Beck. …….

Keywords Environmental Sustainability(ES), Sustainable Development(SD), Developmental Approach(DA), Environmental Approach(EA), Sugar and Alcohol Plants(SAP).
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS’ SELF-EFFICACY AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN PULAU PINANG

Author/s MOHD ZAMAN BIN HASHIM, MOHD ZURI BIN GHANI, SUZANA IBRAHIM, WAN SHARIPAHMIRA MOHD ZAIN
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 24- 33 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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This study was administered to identify the relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy and attitudes towards inclusive education in Pulau Pinang. Apart from that, this study also identified the difference teachers’ self efficacy and attitudes based on gender and teaching experience. It is a survey-based quantitative study using questionnaires. Data were collected using the “Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale” (TSES) and “The Scale of Teachers Attitudes toward Inclusive Classrooms” (STATIC). A total of 126 teachers who teach in mainstream with inclusive education from the state of Pulau Pinang were selected randomly as the sample of this study. ….

Keywords teachers’ self-efficacy, attitudes, inclusive education, special needs students
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THE CRIMINAL FOR CRIMINAL-IN-EMBRYO EFFECT: A DISTURBING CONSEQUENCE OF SECOND CHANCE LAWS

Author/s CLIFFORD FISHER, MBA, JD, LLM, SJD, REID K.T. KAPAPA, MBA, SUT SAKCHUTCHAWARN, PhD
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 34- 47 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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Second chance laws (also known as criminal record expungement laws) enacted in the presence of equal employment laws, as currently scripted, can effectuate the preferential treatment of convicted criminals over individuals with no criminal record in hiring decisions – what this paper identifies as the “Criminal for Criminal- in-Embryo Effect” or simply, the “CCE Effect.” This paper formalizes the CCE Effect using rational choice and signal detection models. State and federal laws and bills are analyzed; their likelihood of producing the CCE Effect is discussed . .. . ….

Keywords Bankruptcy, Fresh Start, Bankruptcy Records, Adverse Employment Decisions, Employment Discrimination, Equal Employment Laws, Credit Reports, Credit History, Second Chance Laws, Expungement Laws, Signal Detection, Criminal for Criminal-in-Embryo Effect, CCE Effect.
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ROMANTIZING THE DEAD: A STUDY OF FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS IN GHANA

Author/s AKUA AGYEIWAA MANIESON
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 48- 53 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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This study aims at a critical examination of the semiotics of funeral announcements in modern Ghana. It is the belief among Ghanaians that the dead occupy a prominent place in the heart of the people and therefore everything must be done to maintain a cordial relationship as much as possible. A major argument of the paper is that various forms of announcements: verbal, media, billboards, text message and phone calling, are geared towards just one goal: to make the dead one feel loved……

Keywords Announcements, Death, Funeral, Romance,
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY IN MAHABAD AND SULEYMANYAH

Author/s JALIL SAHABI, HASHEM AGHABEIGPOORI. DALIR BARKHODA,
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 54- 63 Vol 04. No. 7 — 2014
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This study investigates social inequality in Mahabad and Suleymaniyah. The most important variables affecting social inequality considered are gender, education, language (dialect), parties and employment. In exploring conceptual space, in order to avoid overlapping among variables, they are divided into other different dimensions i.e. inequality in social and political status and finally inequality in economic conditions. A combination of Park, Weber and Bourdieu’s ideas was regarded appropriate for above-mentioned conceptual framework. Given social inequality this question arises that what factors lead to social inequality in these societies. …..

Keywords Social Inequality(SI), Power, Class, Cultural Capital(CC).
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NORTH-SOUTH DIALOGUE REVISITED: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER

Author/s L. ANDY AFINOTAN (Ph.D)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 64-70 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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The Economic, Political and Social disparity between the developed and the underdeveloped nations has remained a sore point in international politics. The paper was a descriptive analytic exposition of the opinions expressed in current literature about this subject. Its basis of analysis is the dependency theory. The methodology employed is library research and content analysis. The South’s contention is that its underdevelopment is a result of several years of slavery, colonialism, imperialism and exploitation. Efforts to move towards development had always been frustrated by the North. …..

Keywords The South, The Old World Order, The new International Economic Order (NIEO), Dependency, The North.
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CHALLENGES FACING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ZIMBABWE IN MANAGING THEIR TOURISM ENVIRONMENT

Author/s MARUNDA EDMOND (PhD), MARUNDA ELIZABETH (PhD), MUNYANYIWA TAKA (PhD)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 71- 78 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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The tourism and hospitality industry in Zimbabwe today provides an essential and noteworthy contribution to Zimbabwe’s economy in terms of employment creation and foreign currency earnings, especially now that the country does not have its own currency. The tourist attractions are however, grounded on the country’s delicate ecosystems, incorporating national parks and wildlife. The focus of this study was to investigate the premonition that the ever increasing investments in tourism in the country might result in adverse long term effects that distress developments in biodiversity and accelerate loss of wildlife. …..

Keywords Sustainable tourism, Community development, community education
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A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF CITIZENSHIP IN KURDISTAN: CASE STUDY OF MAHABAD AND SANANDAJ

Author/s HASHEM AGHABEIGPOORI, JALIL SAHABI, DALIR BARKHODA,
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 79- 89 Vol 04. No. 7– 2014
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The present study aimed to explore the citizenship position in Iran with a focus on the Kurdistan community based on a survey of a sample of respondents in Mahabad in 2007 and Sanandaj in 2013. The main question addressed in this study is: What are the characteristics of citizenship in Kurdistan and what are the factors affecting it? To this end, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods was used. Besides, the data were collected by reviewing the relevant documents and using a researcher-made questionnaire(RMQ). The results of the data analysis indicated that while civil citizenship in Iran is of a very poor quality, political citizenship has made a considerable progress especially during the reformation period …..

Keywords : Kurdistan, Citizenship, Multiculturalism, Affective Citizenship(AC), Personal and Social Citizenship(PSC).
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