Journal of Social Science Studies

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EISSN : 2329-9150
Published by: Macrothink Institute, Inc. (10.5296)
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Jean A. Berlie, Manuel Benard
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19725

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The Chinese globalization does come naturally from the historical Silk Road which has a long history of 2000 years. The ancient Silk Road became famous again with Macau, the first point of globalization in the seventeenth century. At present, the BRI is essential to develop globalization since 2013 and was renamed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2017.The Greater Bay Area, called before 2017 the Pearl River Delta, was well known in the past with Canton, now Guangzhou. The global Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, continues to be important economically and financially. Macau (SAR), part of China since 1999, remains historically essential and its Casino Capitalism will continue to be important. It was the first gaming city of the world before 2012. China, the second economic power of the world, is really global in the 21st century, the BRI is essential for its success.Research, reading, and interviews on globalization are key elements to understand what is the present Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Chrissy Holliday, Sharon K. Anderson
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19525

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College-going culture represents the development of college aspiration within individuals, including the necessary guidance and support to prepare students for college. First-generation students, those whose parents have no bachelor’s degree, are of particular research interest because they have lower college-going rates than their peers whose parents have degrees. This reality contributes to disparate educational outcomes with both individual and societal impacts. This mixed-methods case study provides insight into the college-going experiences of first-generation college students by answering the research question, “How did first-generation students attending an Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) experience the phenomenon of college-going culture in their high schools and communities?” Data analysis resulted in six assertions with implications for practitioners and future researchers, including the importance of relationships with high school staff and the opportunity to take dual-enrollment courses.
Qi Luo
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19612

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With the development of the new era, Chinese society needs more high-quality workers, and puts forward new requirements for the high-quality development of vocational education. In order to ensure the sound development of vocational education, the key is to improve the professional level of teachers in Vocational Colleges through school-based training, especially school-based training for novice teachers from the aspects of teachers' morality, theoretical teaching, practical teaching and so on.
Evans Asante
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19467

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A major concern in community development is the application of various theories, practices, and models that are relevant to the development agenda of the selected community. Participatory theatre practice has been identified as one of such models linking theory and practice in a community development process. Students undergoing training in participatory theatre and community development are introduced to several theories and concepts whose application in the field of work may be quite different from the classroom experience. This paper explores pertinent participatory theatre theories, concepts, and ideals and how they can be effectively put to use at the communal level to achieve an expected outcome. The paper aims to present an easy practical approach to participatory theatre practice in community development.
Mashiur Rahman, Rashmi Chatterjee, Mosammat Aysha Akter
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19859

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Study-life balance is an emerging issue in contemporary management and administrative thought. Without a balance between study and life, students will not be happier and wiser in their academic and personal lives. During the doctoral study period of foreign students, most students live alone and need to adapt to the new environment, but some students live with their families. So they have to maintain their normal lab work, family life and social life at the same time. Consistent with this, the prevailing perception is that students majoring in applied sciences spend more time and stress than students majoring in social sciences. Therefore, it is a big concern for the researchers and the academicians how the students of Applied Science and Social Science make balance between study and social life. Following this, the purpose of this study is to identify differences in applied science and social science students' participation in laboratory and sociocultural activities, and to explore important factors related to the laboratory environment that promote study-life balance for foreign PhD students. This study is experimental survey based research. In this study, it is found that the students of Applied Science at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) spend more time in lab than Social Science students. In addition, the Applied Science students were found more stressful than Social Science. However, lab pressure negatively influences on the productivity of both disciplines that is the interesting finding in this study. It is also found that internal congenial lab environment (supervisor’s cooperative role, supportive relationship with peers, reasonable work load in lab) influences positively to make balance study-life but the relationship among all these internal lab environment factors are not always found correlated.
Su-Ching Lin, Su-Mei Tseng
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19723

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This study investigates the relationship between preschool teachers' professional identity and teaching efficacy and selected 452 preschool teachers from central Taiwan as samples. A questionnaire was applied to collect data. This study used descriptive statistics, Pearson's product-moment correlation, and multiple regression analysis to analyze data. The findings of this study are as follows: first, teachers' professional identity is high, and teaching efficacy is good. Second, teachers with different teaching seniority show no significant differences in perceived professional identity, while there is a significant difference in perceived teaching efficacy. Third, teachers perceived professional identity and teaching efficacy as belonging to a medium positive correlation. Fourth, teachers' professional identity can predict their teaching efficacy. The study proposes some suggestions for educational authorities, schools, teachers, and future researchers based on the findings.
Bilquis Abro, Tahreem Akhter, Wafa Imtiaz, Sabreena Shah
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19724

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Since last two decades an Action research has been exensively increasing ultimatum in English language teaching by Burns A (2019). Action research is developing the measures for language instructors/ teachers who involves in classroom observation for a upbring change. i.e demnads fruitful outcomes. Burns A. (2019) calls Action research is a general movement towards ’teacher research’. This study is a contribution of an action research project. The study is a critical attempt for learners and instructors who involves in EFL/ESL process. And aims to rectifie specific issues associated with teaching and learningin more organizing and effective manners. A classroom with peer observation, teacher diary notes, interviews, feedback to learners are action research methods. In this study, the font of data collection is class observation where we set some activities in order to collect data we observe xi class. And Freire (1972) banking modal of education is applied in sense to enhance the active learning process in English language class. Freire focuses on practical knowledge along with theory that can be achieved by students in natural environment as well. The reflections are the outcomes of the study that are posting after the three activities conducted in class.
Lee Lee N. Deekor
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19613

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Exploring the ARDL modeling techniques, this study hypothesized that the internal and external economic conditions respond differently to exchange rate regimes. Covering the period between 1970 and 2020, the study shows that both fixed regime and intermediate regimes have the potential of causing declining inflation (INFL) compared to floating exchange rate regimes. However, when the economic condition is considered from the external perspective measures using trade balance, the magnitude of the impact of both fixed and intermediate regimes appears to be relatively higher for the external economic condition (trade balance) compared to inflation which is a measure for internal economic condition. More importantly, our findings tend to find support in a number of the previous studies.
Lee Ellis
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v9i1.19548

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This article argues that scientific communication can be improved by changing citation and referencing methods in three specific ways. First, include page numbers (or table or figure numbers) in citing sources much more often than is the current practice. Doing so will make it easier to confirm information cited and substantially reduce attribution errors. Twelve specific examples of attribution errors are provided as a way of documenting the need for greater precision in citing sources. Second, make clearer to readers the nature of what is being cited. This can be done by using specific symbols to classify nearly all scientific publications into one of the following three categories: (a) original research, (b) reviews or meta-analyses, or (c) predominantly argumentative or theoretical proposals. Third, the length of the average scientific article can be substantially reduced without losing any ability to document by replacing the conventional citing/referencing method with a method that allows readers to go directly from each citation to the actual referenced material in Google Scholar or Microsoft Academic. Guidelines for this new method are offered.
Vasilios Andrikopoulos
Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 8; https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v8i2.18166

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This study seeks to examine the psychometric properties, namely the validity and reliability as well as the overall psychometric quality of the WISC-IV. For this purpose, a systematic review of the literature was carried out. Data analysis revealed that the fourth edition of the Wechsler scale for children is more sophisticated in form and content, in line with the modern approaches and familiar models of intelligence and the measurement of mental abilities. However, research in the field of psychometric quality of this test does not give a clear picture of its interpretive power or its contribution to diagnostic evaluation. Despite its relative utilization in differential diagnostic and diagnostic assessment procedures, there is a strong criticism regarding its structural validity and the models on the basis of which it is explained, as well as the dominant structure emerging from WISC-IV. Over time, the four-factor model seems to be abandoned and its analysis oriented towards a five-factor model, in line with the CHC theory of intelligence and cognitive abilities. All in all, this study enriches our theoretical and practical understanding about the WISC-IV giving rise to other studies in this field.
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