IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSRJRME)

May - Jun 2014Volume 4 - Issue 3

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The Content Analysis of the English Text-General Certificate English
Country : Pakistan
Authors : Saeed Ahmed
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Abstract: The O level schools in Pakistan prepare students for General Certificate English of Cambridge. These schools are popular to create competent, resourceful and creative students in entirely different cultures of the world. The O level qualified students are comparatively successful in getting elevated positions in service and turnout to be more resourceful professionals in their future enterprise. The prominence of O level education is by virtue of its well-defined content-based books and updated assessment and evaluation system. In view of the pivotal role played by O level textbooks the researcher is interested to analyze General Certificate English (Textbook) as a main corpus, and will assess its overall worth for second language learners.
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Disciplinary Measures in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools: Issues and Prospects
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Ajibola A. Lukman . Ali A. Hamadi
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Abstract: This paper analytically discusses the disciplinary measures used in senior secondary schools in Nigeria with the emphasis on the problems encountered with a view to proffering far reaching solutions to the challenges. The paper posits that the causes and kinds of disciplinary problems experienced are determinant of disciplinary measures to be taken. To this end, truancy, absenteeism, fighting, stealing and drug addiction among others are typical examples of disciplinary problems experienced in Nigerian secondary schools. While parental/home, political, social and economic, school environment, school curriculum and peer group influence among others are the causes of disciplinary problems. The study asserts that discipline is not necessarily punishment but punishment is one of the disciplinary measures in school. Finally, the paper recommends moral punishment and well spelt out code of conduct for all students to follow.
Keywords: Disciplinary Measures, Issues and Prospects, Secondary School
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : India's Emerging Trends Of Higher Education during Late Pt. J.L. Nehru's Era 1947-64
Country : India
Authors : Dr. Kumari Vineeta
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Abstract: Right from Aryavart via Bharat to India happens to be the largest education system in all the periods including today only after China. According to the world book CIA 2004 estimation,at present India has approximately thirty five percent youth are under eighteen years of age. Ancient educational system has been elitist and traditional. Hindu education was tailored to the Brahmin and by the Brahmin, a class of society involved in education and educating as educator. According to Hindu scriptures it was not a caste but community involved in earning knowledge as taught and teacher. This historical bulwark conjoins with post-independence centrum on higher education created an explosion in higher education during Pt. Nehru's period (1947-64).Being farsighted person he recognized the urgency of technical education to produce technocrats of International knowhow and established five Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management locating them in different region to satisfy regional imbalance attitude and that made India to capitalize large number of well-educated person and became a major exporter of software workers. Creation of UGC, NCERTand AICTEbecomes a mile stone in promoting higher education in the nation. Pre-independence India had only 20 universities and there was no agenda before the government for the research and development, emphasis was on English language, science, mathematics, technology was not on the priority of the British government, most of the ideas were exotic. In FFYP-8%, 2FYP-18% and in 3FYP-16% was the plan expenditure on higher education.
Keywords: Resurgence, endowment, amusements,incarnation, exigency,placebo,unaccustomed,tenaciously, apropos, exotic, boon, infliction
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Social-Professional Factors . Predominance of Burnout Syndrome . Tunisian Male Soccer Players
Country : Tunisia
Authors : Majdi BOUAZIZI1, Maamer SLIMANI. Sabri GAIED CHORTANE.
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Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of certain social-professional factors on the burnout syndrome development among 132 Tunisian male soccer players (24.34 ± 5.55 years, 70.42 ± 7.9 kg and 1.76 ± 0.06 cm) belonging to the Tunisian Soccer League First Division. Our results have shown that Tunisian male soccer players are affected by burnout syndrome and the factors 'Player team integration', 'Player coach relationship', 'Player age', 'Player material conditions', 'Player seniority' significantly promote its trigger. These factors appear to be slightly different from those reported in other study carried out in United Kingdom on professional soccer players of the first division which specified that 'Player age', 'Player education level', 'Player physical condition', 'Player marital status', 'Player position' and 'Player seniority' are the main factors triggering burnout. The manifestation of the burnout in our study seems to be particularly the result of its three components' development, such as the emotional exhaustion, the deshumanization and the reduced personal accomplishment.
Keywords: Burnout; Social-professional factors; soccer players.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Case Study as a Choice in Qualitative Methodology
Country : Malaysia
Authors : Baboucarr Njie . Soaib Asimiran
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Abstract: The relegation of qualitative research to subordinate status decades ago has given way to its appreciation as a means of conducting studies that beg for deep thrust, humanistic adjustment and rich interpretation. Hence attention is now focused on when it should be used as opposed to relevance and credibility issues. This literature review argues to emphasize the place of qualitative research through its need and relevance before focusing on the case study method by unraveling its significance, what it does and when it is most apt for use in the qualitative research schema . In particular, it argues on the need to have three important components addressed in case studies to unearth a more holistic view: the process or practice, the interaction within such a process and the meaning of such interaction.
Keywords: Case Study, Qualitative, methodology, research
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Exploring the Place of Literacy, Value Acquisition and Women Empowerment in Mirror Magazine
Country : Nigeria
Authors : OFODU, Graceful Onovughe (Ph.D), BORODE, Bolaji Rachael
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Abstract: This paper explores the place of literacy development, value acquisition and women empowerment in women mirror magazine. The study made use of descriptive survey design. The population for the study consisted of all women in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample was 300 women purposively selected for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a self-designed questionnaire of 25 items which was constructed to elicit responses from the subjects on their views on how the magazine has impacted their lives.The reliability was ensured using Cronbach alpha and a reliability coefficient of 0.68 was obtained.Two research hypotheses were formulated and four research questions were generated to guide the study.The result revealed that the magazine has been a literacy resource that has helped women in developing the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and inspiration for child training. Many women have used the knowledge gained from the magazine to transform their value acquisition thereby transforming the value system and orientation of their children. The findings revealed that some women do not read the magazine at all, most women who read the magazine are educated and marital status has slight impact on readers' ability. The study recommended among others that women should show more interest in reading the magazine.
Keywords: Marital status, Educational qualifications, Literacy resources, Value, Empowerment
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Educating society in the eradication of superstitions regarding getting son by the Boon of Sage during Mahabharata period
Country : India
Authors : Dr. Jyotindra Choudhary , Dr. Kumari Vineeta
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Abstract: The birth story of five Pandavas, by the blessings rishi Durbasha from different Hindu Gods, birth of Kauravas 101 children from zygote of Gandhari by boon's of Maharishi Vyasa, birth of Guru Dronacharya from Drona (a pot) by rishi Bharadwaja, birth of most charming lady of Dwapar Yuga Draoupdi from the fire pitand many more have created misconception in the society that a child may take birth without Mother's womb. The answer of this superstition comes with the birth of a test tube baby IVF and Stem Cell Technology. This study is to educate society from this misconception. Thorough survey of Hindu testaments and latest literature of genetic engineering it becomes crystal clear that genetic experimental procedure of ancient Maharishi was more knowledgeable than the present one, however findings of Hindu testaments and present scientific reports are concurrent in central ideas but basic difference could not be precipitated as the shlokas are in coded word that needsadvanced analysis through super computer and we have to wait for that time. By that time every researcher/thinker/scientists are at liberty to propagate their philosophy though mutual exchange of knowledge through different media. During maharishi Vyasa period there was a better understanding of Mother womb, embryo, and creation of different organs of embryo as compared to the present test tube baby technology and through this paper we have attempted at understanding a physical/emotional relationship between them,what we observe today and to that what we imagine today by learning various testament's.This paper attempts at striking a balanced view among believers and science enthusiasts, who usually are on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Keywords: incarnation, mother's womb, embryo,chit-chamas (Petridishes
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Relationship between Teachers and Students Objective Needs
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Udoh Victoria Chinwe
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Abstract: Learning objectives are statements that describe what a learner will be able to do as a result of learning. They are sort of contract that teachers go into with students. Objectives explain elaborately what students will be able to do after learning. The objective needs of both teachers' and students are like Siamese twins. None can exist without the other. The main thrust of this paper therefore is to explore the relationship between teachers' objective needs and students' objective needs. Also how the teachers should help the students to achieve their objectives.
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : The teaching of the function at high school: The graphic representation of a function at first year, section experimental sciences
Country : Morocco
Authors : Mohamed Khalil Zarhouti, Mohammed Mouradi, Abdelouahed El Maroufi
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Abstract: The study of the concept of the graphic representation in Moroccan first year Baccalaureate, section experimental sciences, finds its origin in the mathematics curriculum that gives an important place to the study of functions. This research aims at exploring how this concept is presented in the Moroccan mathematics curriculum using the theoretical framework of didactic transposition, as it was developed by Y.Chevallard (1985) and that of R. Duval (1993) on the semiotic representations, specifically on the graphic register, and on the conversion of the algebraic register to the graphic register. Our article relies more precisely on the ability of students to solve various tasks involving the use of graphic representation of a function.

Key words: Graphic representation, function, teaching mathematics in high school. Register representation. Didactic transposition.

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