Title: MAKING MUSIC COMPOSING NEW MUSIC WITH YOUNG MUSICIANS.pdf
Author: BERNARD W. ANDREWS
Abstract: The different ways that young musicians interpret sound and the varied levels of technical ability among them produce unique challenges for composers creating new music for students enrolled in elementary and secondary school music programs. These challenges cannot be resolved by conventional methods alone, that is through textbooks, score study and listening activities, but require problem-solving and contact with young performers. This study will explore the creative solutions that composers implement in generating educational music with the collaboration of teachers and their students.
Keywords: music composition; educational music; pedagogical music; collaborative composition View
Title: STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE CREATION IN THE THEATRICAL FIELD SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW AND QUALITATIVE META SYNTHESIS.pdf
Author: ALICIA CARTER
Abstract: Knowledge acquires value within organizations and has a leading role in designing society as the knowledge society. Knowledge constructed from the artistic language seeks to establish bridges between the subjective universe and the concrete world, thus becoming a memorialist arsenal of construction/destruction of the human being. Thus, literary production may trigger new processes to be absorbed by the theater in the development of new knowledge. The research seeks, by means of a systematic literature review, to answer: How the knowledge development processes may contribute to dramaturgical processes in the light of a literary text? To select the articles, we used the Scopus and Web of Science databases, which after an analysis, allowed to widen the universe of the dramaturgical, literary, knowledge creation backgrounds and the relevance of enabling environments for knowledge creation that may give rise to better practices.
Keywords: Knowledge creation; Dramaturgical Process; Literary Text. View
Title: AESTHETIC AND INNOVATION OF DRAMA IN CHILDREN’S EDUCATION.pdf
Author: FAITH IBARAKUMO KEN-AMINIKPO, PhD.
Abstract: Description from a systematic point of view, aesthetic refers to the study of sensory values, often called judgments of taste. Other researchers have also defined it as the critical reflection of nature, culture and art. For the aesthetic of drama in children’s education -theatre for the young - the artistic judgment of the individual child is vital in defining his or her artistic taste. In drama, the use of images attracts two or more different interpretations. This is necessary because it is able to enhance our perceptive abilities. This paper holds the twin portion of educational and theatrical settings. It advanced the knowledge of simplifying the art of teaching in these settings through some useful learner-centered activities such as total concentration, listening, and miming by stirring upon stimulating questions through Theatre Word Puzzle, Stage Still Actions and Mapping the story of BellGam’s ORUKORO Drama text by dealing with the limitations and challenging the new possibilities children’s theatre practice could face. It is an attempt to bring intellectual thoroughness and some theoretical perspectives drawn from recent aesthetic theory to the field of theatre in education. It will be concluded that there is a strong relationship between drama education and aesthetics.
Keywords: Aesthetic and Drama Education View
Title: TEACHER PREPARATION AND SCHOOL SAFETY MEASURES IN GHANA.pdf
Author: ANTHONY KUDJO DONKOR
Abstract: This paper examines school safety preparedness of institutional level practice with focus on basic school teachers in Ghana. The analysis of documents on teacher training or teacher preparation curriculum, one-on-one and focus group interviews with teachers and school leaders revealed that in all the thirty-eight teacher training institutions in Ghana where teachers are prepared for the nation’s basic education system, school safety is not taught as a full course. Thus, teachers are ill-equipped on school safety in basic schools. In addition, the educational system in Ghana does not have well-defined school safety policy for basic schools. The study confirmed the inadequate attention that policy makers and teacher training institutions in Ghana give to basic school safety. The bottom line is that basic school teachers and leaders in Ghana need to be equipped with some basic knowledge and skills in the management of school safety issues. The paper hopes to serve as a wake-up call for policy makers and educational agencies on the need to equip teachers with basic knowledge and skills in school safety, since safety inside the school is ultimately the responsibility of teachers and other school staff.
Keywords: School safety, teacher training, teacher preparation, college curriculum, basic schools View
Title: THE INFLUENCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND PROTOTYPE LOCATION ON SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM SOLVING UNDER STRESS.pdf
Author: AI-HUA TAO AND ZI-CHENG JIANG
Abstract: This study explores the influence of emotional intelligence and prototype position on the solution of scientific problems by using the two-stage experimental paradigm of "learning multiple prototypes - testing multiple problems" with scientific inventions as experimental materials. The results show that: (1) The correct effect of the prototyping position is significant, and the correctness rate of the scientific problem solving of the prototype is significantly better than that of the pre-stress prototype learning. This shows that the knowledge of the prototype after the stress may be transformed into a stress Memory or emotional memory, so extraction is easier. But this prototype position effect is only reflected in the high emotional intelligence group. (2) At the correct rate, the adjustment of the emotional effect of the emotional intelligence on the prototype position is mainly embodied in the three dimensions of the emotional adjustment (ERO), the emotional evaluation (AES) and the emotional adjustment (ERS). (3) Emotional intelligence main effect was significant, low emotional intelligence group scientific problem solving response was significantly longer than the high emotional intelligence group when the scientific problem was solved. (4) The interaction between the prototype position and the emotional intelligence has an effect on the response of the scientific problem. Under the condition of low emotional intelligence, the scientific problem solving reaction of the prototype group is significantly longer than that of the post-prototype learning group. Under the condition of high emotional intelligence, the post - prototype learning group was significantly longer than the former model of the scientific problem solving reaction. (5) The interaction between the prototype position and the emotional intelligence is mainly embodied in the four dimensions of the emotional adjustment (ERO), the other persons emotional evaluation (AEO) and the emotional evaluation (AES) and the emotional use (UEPS).
Keywords: stress; prototype position; prototyping; scientific problem View
Title: INEQUALITIES IN EDUCATION OUTPUTS CASE FOR KENYA.pdf
Author: ELDAH N. ONSOMU AND NANCY N. NAFULA
Abstract: Education is an important sector for sustainable growth and development and hence the sector receives one of the highest public expenditure allocations (6.4 percent of GDP) in Kenya. However performance indicators are either unsatisfactory and or regional disparities are apparent. The analysis indicate that given the skills deficit among most youth who exit the education system, in most cases before the completion of basic education schooling, there is need for targeted interventions; equitable resource allocation; linking the expansion of schools to population density and recurrent resource availability; and addressing internal inefficiencies in the education system. Spending more does not necessarily mean better outcomes but rather how the resources are efficiently utilized and managed; while eliminating inequalities.
.Keywords: Inequalities, Education, Keny View
Title: POSTMODERN YOUTH LEADER ICON OF MEDIA CAMILA.pdf
Author: ELIF SESEN
Abstract: Although leadership in social movements was a popular topic in the 1970s, student protests in 2011 known as Chilean Winter might be considered an exception in this regard. During the protests the student leader Camila Vallejo who media introduces to the world, presented as a postmodern mythic hero. In fact, Vallejo as a leader of the movement is the silhouette of the fragmented and complicated social structure of postmodernism. This study aims to understand the role of the media in the process of creating the mythical hero in postmodern era in the case of Vallejo, news texts and comments on the websites of 22 English and Turkish newspapers have been analyzed according to William Mitchell’s images analysis tree which includes five dimensions as graphic, optical, perceptual, mental and verbal. It is possible to say that there is not any significant difference between the media discourse of the newspapers and countries.
Keywords: Student movements, image, postmodernism, media, Camila Vallejo View
Title: JOB INSECURITY AS A THREAT TO NATIONAL GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES.pdf
Author: ARUGU, L. O. , PhD. AND EKE, D. I.
Abstract: Job insecurity is a phenomenon threatening the workplace in Nigeria and other Developing countries of the world. Incessant retrenchments, job cuts, salary cuts, have become the order of the day with attendant workers’ strike actions resulting in low productivity and insecurity in the work environment. This study takes a theoretical and descriptive approach in evaluating job insecurity as a threat to National Growth and Sustainable Development in the third world countries with the aim of identifying the reasons and undercurrents of job insecurity and its back lash in National Growth and sustainable Development. Job insecurity has been found to be a worrisome phenomenon in third world countries resulting in the engagement of workers in more than one job. This paper considers the situation as dangerous and makes recommendation for the institution of strong policies aimed at providing basic infrastructure that encourages investment, enactment and implementation of laws that streamline rules of engagement in the workplaces among others. This paper has implication for future government policies on employment and sustainable development in the third world countries. View
Title: PERSONALITY GENDER AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AS DETERMINANTS OF CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTION OF SUBSTANDARD PRODUCTS.pdf
Author: MBAEZE, I.C., PhD.
Abstract: This study investigated the influence of personality, gender and educational level on consumers perception of sub-standard products. Three hypotheses were postulated and tested. One hundred and twenty participants were employed for this study. The ages ranged from 20-57 with a mean age of 33.96 and a standard deviation (SD) of 8.04.Two instruments were used to carry out this study. They are Personality Type A and B scale (PTAB) developed by Jokins, Roseman and Friedman (1967) and Consumers Preference Scale (CPS) developed by Ogbonna (2013). A cross sectional survey design was used and a 3- way analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. The results showed that personality influenced consumers perception while gender and educational level did not influence consumers perception of sub-standard products at [f(l,112) = 12.871. P < .05] level of significance. Based on the findings, implications and recommendations of the study were made. View
Title: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF JUDICIARY IN PAKISTAN.pdf
Author: FOZIA SHAHEEN GUL SHER
Abstract: Concept of judicial independence occupies central position in a fair and just legal system. Almost all the legal systems are based on the strong belief that judicial bodies will act impartially and in accordance with law. It is expected that law of the land must provide not only safeguards to preserve and promote judicial independence but also accountability mechanism in order to make the superior judiciary answerable for their misconducts etc. The study will analysis constitutional framework under the constitution of Pakistan, to preserve independence of judiciary and the extent to which judicial accountability mechanism in Pakistan is sufficient to produce effective results by comparatively analyzing the judicial accountability mechanism prevailing in United Kingdom & United States of America, in order to choose best practices and explore different forms, limits and ways to make judges accountable.
Keywords: Judicial Independence, Accountability, misconduct, Constitutional, Guarantees View