Journal of International Scholars Conference - EDUCATION/SOCIAL SCIENCES 2017-01-26T15:07:30+07:00 Raymond Maulany Open Journal Systems <p>EDUCATION/SOCIAL SCIENCES</p> Addressing Academic Deficiencies And Difficulties Of Graduate Students In The Ma Mathematics Program Of Dlsu- Dasmariñas 2017-01-25T11:44:45+07:00 Maxima J. Acelajado Edna T. Mercado Nelda A. Nacion This study was conducted to address the academic deficiencies and difficulties of graduatestudents and to determine their readiness to meet the challenges of the MA Mathematics program . The students were chosen using the complete enumeration method. Their professional profile such as educational attainment and years of teaching experience either in high school or college level were analyzed.<br />The respondents took an 87- item validated teacher-made diagnostic test. The result of the study shows that only 12 (47.0%) out of the 26 students are mathematics majors; however, all of them are teaching mathematics subjects. Most of the respondents have taught mathematics for 6 to 10 years although about 53% of them lack higher mathematics subjects in their bachelor’s degree. Others who took higher mathematics have very limited knowledge, or have already forgotten the topics. Based on the result of the diagnostic test, the students had difficulty on items related to slope, fractions and probability as evidenced by their low proficiency rating on these topics, but they got high proficiency rating on topics such as algebraic expressions, measures of dispersion, and functions. Only 50% of the students answered the items correctly in general mathematics. Overall, the graduate students are fairly proficient in the background subjects required in pursuing the MA Mathematics Program. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Administrators’ Leadership Behavior, Psychological Needs Satisfaction And Team Effectiveness Among Ministers 2017-01-25T11:58:53+07:00 Amelia L. Soriano Wealthy C. Estrada This study determined the administrators’ leadership behaviour, psychological needs satisfaction and team effectiveness among ministers. Demographic variables such as position, age, educational attainment and length of service were considered as demographic variables. The study used the descriptive-correlational design using 246 respondents. The respondents perceived the leadership behaviour of the administrators at a high level. The level of psychological needs satisfaction was also high. Team effectiveness as perceived by the respondents was also high. Results showed a positive correlation between leadership behaviour in terms of directive, participative, supportive and achievement-oriented leadership to team effectiveness. Likewise, psychological needs satisfaction in terms of love and belongingness, power, freedom and fun had positive correlation to team effectiveness. The best predictor of team effectiveness was achievement-oriented leadership. When moderator variables were considered, educational attainment predicted team effectiveness. The lower the educational attainment, the better was them effectiveness of the minister. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Analysis of Teacher’s Questioning and Students’ Critical Thinking in English Classroom 2017-01-25T12:10:50+07:00 Caroline V Katemba Aprilia Rose Marie This study is on analysis of teacher’s questioning and students’ critical thinking in English classroom. This study aimed to answer: (1) what are the types of teachers’ questioning, (2&amp;3) how many questions that belongs to the Lower-Cognitive as were as the Higher-Cognitive. (4) It is also examined the analysis of teacher’s questioning in the classroom that could facilitate student’s critical thinking especially in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classroom. The study is done through a classroom observation, recording and transcription of the recorded data in six different classes. The teacher’s question were compiled and classified into each levels that belongs to the Lower-Cognitive Questions and Higher-Cognitive Questions. The questions compiled was 202 questions that was related to the lesson. The result showed that (1) mostly, the types of question’s that were asked belongs to knowledge levels (46.53%), (2) 67.3% teachers questioning are under Lower-Cognitive Questions, (3) 32.7% belongs to the Higher-Cognitive Questions, (4) it proved that in this study, the teacher’s questioning could not facilitate students to think critically as shown by the data analysis above.<br />Keywords: Teacher’s questions, Critical thinking, Lower-cognitive questions, Higher-cognitive questions. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Psychometric Analysis of Mathematics Achievement Test Using Item Response Theory 2017-01-25T12:26:41+07:00 Jolly S. Balila Norma G. Cajilig This study determined the psychometric properties of the Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) using Item Response Theory (IRT). Three popular IRT models namely, 1PL, 2Pl, and 3PL IRT models were utilized following unidimensionality test. Data from 2448 second year high school students from selected public and private secondary schools in Region IVA were the subjects for analysis . Analyses of data were performed in R. Results indicated that the entire 50-item cognitive test did not meet the unidimensionality assumption. Items were grouped according to content strands and were subjected again to dimensionality test using Modified Parallel Analysis. The remaining items after some deletion process were subjected to item calibration. Data fit analysis were performed to each strand . The 1PL, 2PL, and 3PL IRT models fit the different strands of the MAT reasonably well. The researchers established an item pool that can be used in estimating students’ mathematics ability 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Musicians Of Salamander Big Band Bandung (A Study On Motivation, Competence, And Creativity) 2017-01-25T12:33:30+07:00 Bonny Buntoro This paper aims to investigate motivation, creativity and competence among the musicians of Salamander Big Band, Bandung. The study gives some theoretical contributions, such as 1) broadening horizons in managing human resources that can be used as a reference for the study of human resource development in the future, 2) expanding the study of science management that related to the field of music, and 3) adding a new concept that can be used as material references for further research for the development of music management. The study which was conducted in Salamander Big Band Jl. Kiputih 12 Balai Pertemuan Sangkuriang Bandung used qualitative method. The data from the musicians are collected and analyzed to gain an understanding of social phenomena-culture about motivation, creativity, and competence in musicians. The results of this study showed that motivation, creativity and competence of the musicians in Salamander Big Band is quite good although not optimal. Thus, more effort is required to improve more in the future.<br />Keywords: Motivation, Competence, Creativity, Musicians, Big Band. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Code-Mixing Instruction And Vocabulary Improvement Among First Year Junior High School In Indonesia 2017-01-25T12:38:31+07:00 Caroline Victorine Katemba This study investigated the effectiveness of code-mixing instruction among First Year Junior High School at Lab-school UNAI Bandung. Thus the study intended to answer the following Question “Is code-mixing effective in improving the vocabulary ofthe participants?” To answer the question, the researcher did three major activities namely Pre-test, implementation of Code mixing Instruction and Post-test. The participants were instructed to do vocabulary test of completion and paraphrase in pre-test and post-test. Data calculated showed that pre-test has a mean of 18.52, maximum score 27, and the minimum score is 7, after the treatment, the mean of the Post-test is 22.96, and the maximum score is 30 and the minimum score is 13. The effectiveness of code-mixing instruction in improving vocabulary learning can be prove by the Gain Index score and the<br />mean is 4.42. From Wilcoxon test showed there was a significant difference before giving the treatment and after giving the treatment. The result showed that F observed, F critical (0,59). The t-test showed a significant difference also between pre-test and post-test. It is significant at 0,000<br />Keywords : Code-mixing, vocabulary, improvement 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Comparing the Effectiveness of Three Strategies in Teaching Selected Topics in Mathematics on the Students’ Achievement in and Attitude toward Mathematics 2017-01-25T12:41:35+07:00 Judy Mae G. Pantolla Three strategies in teaching Mathematics were implemented to First Year students of LPNHS-Main during the Third Grading Period S.Y. 2011-2012. A Quasi- Experimental Design was used to compare the effectiveness of the three strategies. The data were analyzed using independent and dependent sample t-test and ANCOVA to test the significant difference of means from the three groups. The results revealed that there is a significant difference in the pretest and post test mean scores in the achievement of each group, most remarkable in the group that was exposed to the manipulative materials. This shows that the use of Manipulative materials is the most effective strategy in terms of improving achievement of the student and it is followed by the Cooperative learning strategy while the Chalk-board and talk strategy is the least effective. Another key finding in this paper is that each of the three strategies has noteworthy weakness in at most one category in the attitude inventory. These are the students who were exposed in Chalk-board and talk strategy, had their personal confidence about Mathematics seemingly decreased. Similarly, those who undergone the Cooperative Learning strategy had their interest toward the usefulness of Mathematics apparently lessened and lastly, the group exposed in Manipulative materials appears to have their perception about the teacher’s attitude in terms the care and concern with them also diminished. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Perceived Effects of Service Learning Program on the Academic Development of Pre-Service Teachers 2017-01-25T12:49:17+07:00 Jeremiah C. Fameronag Josephine C. Fameronag The research paper ascertained the perceived effects of service-learning program (SLP) on the academic skills development of pre-service teachers in one of the universities in the Philippines. The study utilized pre-experimental design among 187 students measured in different times. The researcher employed a two-part quantitative questionnaire and one semi-structured questionnaire to determine the perceived effects. The result revealed that SLP has high effects on the academic skills development of students. Respondents further explained that SLP helped them value the importance of proper lesson planning, employing differentiated instruction, and mastering classroom management to be a more effective educator.<br />Keywords: Service learning program, pre-experimental design, academic development 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Group Work Practices In The Classroom And Group Learners’ English Grades 2017-01-25T12:52:13+07:00 Fanny Helda Rantung This study determined whether there was a relationship between group work practices in the classroom (in term of students’ involvement of group work) and English grade of the students with group learning style. The 62 group learner students, 30 males and 32 females, were the respondents of this study. The instruments were the questionnaires of Reid (1995), Malalantang and Rumbay (2013). Purposive sampling method was used to gather the data. The result of this study revealed that there was a significant relationship between group work practices in the classroom and group learners’ English grades (p = .003, r = .243). Also, there was a significant difference of group learners” English grades based on gender, where p = .038, male mean score was 83.5 and female mean score was 89.3 and the average level of group learners’ English grade was 86.2 and it was in a good level.It is recommended that group work practices in the classroom may be used as a strategy in learning English. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) An Investigation of Changes in Identity in Japanese Native Speakers as they Acquire English Language Proficiency 2017-01-25T12:56:12+07:00 David Brian , Jr. Foley Japan has a highly effective national education system, but English proficiency is one of its weakest points. The cultural harmony of the Japanese people poses a natural barrier to the integration of outside languacultures. This study is an investigation into identity changes inherent to switching from Japanese to English. The findings herein will illuminate the source of Japan’s problem with learning English and better equip Japanese authorities to hire teachers, inform curriculum, and utilize resources. Data for this study will be collected by interviewing Japanese people who have gained a high level of English proficiency. Data will be analyzed through epoching, bracketing, and imaginative variation and conclusions will be discussed in the form of a narrative. I expect to find that the identity challenge posed to Japanese students of English will be great and require a lot more attention than it is currently being given by the Japanese authorities. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Psychological Needs Satisfaction And Marital Satisfaction 2017-01-26T11:27:34+07:00 Frans Sanger This study investigated whether there is a relationship between teachers’ psychological needs satisfaction and marital satisfaction. A descriptive correlational method of research design was used in this study. The population in this study was comprised of the 220 seventh-day advevtist teachers at East Indonesia Union Conference (EIUC) who were actively part of the organization in the year of 2012-2013. Convenience r sampling method was used togather the data. A three-part questionnaire was used togather the data and described as follows: (a) Demographic profile (b) Psychological needs satisfaction, a self-constructed instrument based on Dr. Glasser’s theory with reability coefficients Alpha= .827, and (c) Marital satisfaction, a self-constructed instrument based on Harley’s theory with reliability coefficients Alpha = .900. The result showed that the respondents perceived that their marital needs: family commitment, domestic support recreational companionship, honesty and openness, sexual fulfillment, financial support, communication, attractive spouse, admiration were in good and satisfying level. The respondents responsed “agree” to the nine components of marital needs and they were interpreted as satisfying level of marriage. There were significant correlation between psychological needs satisfaction and marital satisfaction (Rc = .815, P = 0.00). The result indicated that psychological needs satisfaction has a positive relationsip with marital satisfaction.<br />Keywords: psychological needs satisfaction, marital satisfaction 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Mediated Moderation Effects Of Gender, Year Level And Learning Approaches On Attitude, Teaching Efficacy And Mathematics Achievement Of Education Students 2017-01-26T11:32:28+07:00 Leonardo G. Gorero Edwin A. Balila This study aimed to establish a mediated moderation model by investigating the effects of gender and year level in the relationship between Attitude towards Mathematics, Mathematics teaching efficacy and Mathematics achievement mediated by deep and surface approaches. Participants in this study were 319 second year and third year elementary education students enrolled in the second semester of school year 20132014.<br />Study have shown that relationship between attitude and mathematics achievement was partially mediated by surface approach while mathematics teaching on mathematics achievement fully mediated by surface and deep approaches. There was a direct relationship between year level and mathematics achievement. This indicated that students on the higher year level tend to have a higher achievement in mathematics. Furthermore, year level interacted positively the effect of mathematics teaching on mathematics achievement. This means that students in the higher year level more likely intensified the effect of mathematics teaching on mathematics achievement while those in the lower level weakened the effect. On the other hand, in the coding of gender, 0 and 1 assigned to female and male respectively, the effect of the interaction of gender and mathematics teaching on mathematics achievement was fully mediated by surface approach. This can be inferred that female intensified the effect of mathematics teaching on surface approach with an effect of surface approach to math achievement is negative. Hence, male education students tend to strengthen the effects of mathematics teaching on mathematics achievement while female education students weakened the effects.<br />Keywords: Mediated moderation effects, attitude towards mathematics, mathematics teaching efficacy, mathematics achievement, Structural Equation Modeling 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Strategies of Knowing and Understanding Mathematics 2017-01-26T11:42:58+07:00 Chiedza Musipa Mathematics is a subject which is imperative in every aspect of life worldwide. It is one of the main subjects that students struggle with in schools. This research was done after observing students from a wide variety of schools as well as the author’s own experience and past struggles with the subject. It precisely points out specific problems that pose a challenge on students and strategies of how to enable students to break free and achieve success in mathematics. The research is useful for a wide range of ages.<br />Through the years mathematics has be taught using many different textbooks most of which start with a uniform order of topics. This has done little to help students who lag behind. However, this research has an effective and unique order of only the main topics involved in the strategy. The main objective is to enable students to not only understand the subject when it is taught in their respective learning institutions, but also to enable them to implement the strategies in their self-study. This is critical as most students do not have enough time and resources to afford a professional private instructor. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) School Leadership, Culture, Strategy And Teacher’s Working Performance 2017-01-26T11:45:01+07:00 Joshua H. L. Tobing This study focuses on the correlation of leadership system, school culture, management strategy, and teacher’s performance among primary and secondary school teachers at West Indonesia Union Mission (WIUM). As it is hypothesizes that teacher’s performance (dependent variable) received and perceived by teacher is affected by leadership, leadership system, school planning, relationship of teachers with leaders, school culture, communication system, school and working environment, managerial strategy, salary and allowance, and teacher training and development (independent variables). There are 362 teachers responded to the researcher made questionnaire. The questionnaire was pilot tested for validation. Cronbach’s alpha, test of reliability, shows the score value of 07878 (or 87.78% reliable). A descriptive analysis shows that teachers considered/perceived that: (1) their role in the school; (2) Culture and communication at school; (3) working environment; (4) Training and development; (5) relationship with school leader; and (6) leadership system and school planning as a strong contribution for their working performance. However the salary and allowances received have an interpretation score value of enough. The correlation analysis done on the data gathered shows that leadership system, school culture, and management strategy are correlating each other positively and significantly. Each and/or the three aspects mentioned give a positive and significant affect or contribution to the teacher’s working performance, where the combination of the three aspects give the highest or very strong effect or contribution with the score value of 113.78 (or 113.78%). In conclusion of the study, the finding shows that leadership system, school culture, and management strategy of the primary and secondary Adventist school at West Indonesia Union Mission (WIUM) affect<br />positively, significantly, and very strongly on the teachers in their working and teaching performance. However, the impact of salary and allowances need the attention of the school or the organization for improvement and a more positive and significant effect or contribution to teacher’s working performance.<br />Keywords: Leadership System, School Culture, Management Strategy, Teacher’s Performance 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Students’ Career Choices: A Guide For Senior High School Preparation 2017-01-26T11:50:04+07:00 Elmie Lynn V. Lagajino Mercedes M. Ibanez Joan Mel C. Guirguiz Agapito Tuting Jolly S. Balila This study was conducted to determine what Senior High School (SHS) track and strands Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) should offer starting school year 2016-2017 based on the career choices of 160 AUP Academy grades 7 to 9 students. DepEd mandates four tracks in SHS under the K+12 program, namely: Academic, Sports, Arts and Design, and Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc)- Livelihood tracks. For each track, specialization strands are offered. Descriptive statistics were used. Variables on profile, awareness of track offering and interpersonal, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation were assessed. Results showed that 98% of the respondents would proceed to SHS. A total of 49% would pursue courses under the academic track while 13% would take sports, 8% will take the arts and design track, while 3% will take the track on technical-vocational and livelihood. A total of 95% were planning to still enroll in AUP for collegiate degrees. The researchers recommend that AUP prepare and enhance facilities for the academic track, particularly in the sciences, engineering, and business strands. It should also prepare programs and facilities in sports and arts, but also device strategies to make other strands attractive. Likewise, AUP should maintain its Adventist Christian standards, while parents continue to support their children’s career choices.<br />Key words: Assessment, Career Choices, Junior High School, K-12 Program, Senior High School, Strands, Tracks 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Development of Mother Tongue-based Early Literacy Assessment Tools for Ilokano Children 2017-01-26T13:29:38+07:00 Joel Bagain Lopez Maria Eliza Simeon Lopez This study developed mother tongue-based early literacy assessment tools for Ilokano children. These tools include tests to identify the early literacy achievement of children, such as Panagilasin kadagiti Letra (Letter Identification), Panagbasa kadagiti Sao ken Sinan-sao (Word and Pseudo-word reading), Pannakaawat iti Panagbasa (Understanding about Reading), Panagsurat kadagiti Letra (Alphabet Writing), Panagsurat kadagiti Sao (Word Writing), and<br />Panagsurat iti Istoria (Story Writing).<br />The research and development (R and D) process was used in this study. It particularly employed Strickland’s (2006) ADDIE model: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. The Analyze phase included bibliographical research and identification of early literacy achievement of children. In the Design phase, the information gathered were organized as basis in the making of assessment tools, determining how to assess the early literacy achievement of children, and designing the assessment tools in order to capture children’s achievement in reading and writing. The Develop phase included the writing, validation and refinement of the assessment tools. In the Implement phase, the assessment tools were tried out and their usefulness were determined.<br />The assessment tools were found to be highly valid as established by the composite means of the rating given by the validators. The reliability estimates indicated that the assessment tools are very reliable. In general, it was found out that the assessment tools measure what they intend to measure and that they produce very reliable results.<br />The teachers found the assessment tools to be very useful in identifying what children are capable of doing. Information gathered through the reading assessment tools guide teachers in teaching children how to read and write. It was recommended that the output of this study be disseminated and distributed to reading teachers of the Division of Ilocos Norte and in Ilokano speaking regions in the country. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Effect of Mathematical Problems Domain to the Students Mathematical Problem Solving Enhancement 2017-01-26T13:35:08+07:00 Louise M. Saija The purpose of this study is to see the effectiveness of considering the mathematical problems domain to increase students problem solving ability. More specific, this study aimed to compare the students mathematical problem solving enhancement, between groups of students who are given learning strategies with due regard to mathematical problems domain and groups of students who are given learning strategies regardless to mathematical problems domain. In the group of students where mathematical problems domain was considered, female students will solve mathematical problems with the feminine domain, and male students will solve mathematical problems with masculine domain. Sampels in this study are junior high school (SMP) students grade VII and VIII, and senior high school (SMA) students grade XI, two classes for each grade for the comparative study. Three different teaching strategies were implemented, ATI (Aptittude Treatment Interaction) for the grade VIII students, Treffinger for the grade VII students, and MEA (Means Ends Analysis) for the grade XI students. The instruments are problem solving tests (pretest and posttest) with mathematical problems domain feminine, masculine or general. The result showed that students who are given learning strategies with due regard to mathematical problems domain, have significantly better mathematical problem solving enhancement, than the students who are given learning strategies regardless to mathematical problems domain. This applies for the ATI, Treffinger and MEA learning strategies.<br />Key words: Mathematical problem solving, , learning strategy, ATI, Treffinger, MEA, problems domain. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Metacognitive Strategies To Enhance Students’ Listening Comprehension Ability 2017-01-26T13:41:09+07:00 Lowry Panggabean Debora Chaterin Simanjuntak This study aims to find out the enhancement of students’ listening comprehension ability using Metacognitive strategies. It utilized experimental research design; the sample of this study were students of IPA XI from SMAN 1, Parongpong; there were 53 students involved in this study. To find out the effectiveness of Metacognitive strategies, the researchers divided the students into two classes: First class was taught using Metacognitive strategies while the second class was taught using conventional strategies. As a result of the study, there was an enhancement in students’ listening comprehension ability when taught using Metacognitive strategies. However, there was no significant different between students who were taught using Metacognitive strategies and students who were taught using conventional strategies.<br />Keywords : Metacognitive, listening comprehension, planning, monitoring, evaluating 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Likelihood Estimation Of Passing The Licensure Examination For Teachers (Let) Using Multivariate Method 2017-01-26T13:49:50+07:00 Hernan G. Pantolla Edwin S. Bunag Cristina M. Padilla The main objective of the research was to determine the main components where BS Secondary Education Graduates (BSEG) should focus on their undergraduate academic subjects in preparation for the LET. The researchers used the Logistic Regression (LR) procedure in STATA using the grades of the 138 BSEG from 2010-2014. The dependent variable represents the result whether or not the BSEG has passed the LET. Five predictors were used; three were continuous and were transformed to be normally distributed. This was done so as to yield meaningful interpretations after the method. The transformed variables were the average grades in (1) basic non-mathematics subjects, (2) basic math subjects, and (3) Professional Education subjects. The other two were indicators of (4) the gender of the BSEG as well as (5) their majors, where math is in focus. The results showed that of the five predictors, only the education subjects and gender were significant. The outcome was then used to build an LR Model. It also implies that the education subjects, being a component in LET, must be given greater essence by the Teacher Education Institution, other stakeholders, and ultimately, future LET takers in order to have a better chance of becoming professional teachers especially on the first take. This paper can serve as a guide in remodeling curricula as well since notably, while the General Education Subjects provide aspiring teachers more knowledge in other fields, it is not tantamount to gaining higher probability of passing the professionalization. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Comparative Study Of Semi-Intensive And Intensive Toefl Class At ITB 2017-01-26T14:12:19+07:00 Caroline V Katemba The objective of this study is to find out the answer of the question: “Is there any difference in the achievement of the students who take the Intensive TOEFL class and the one who take the Semi Intensive TOEFL class?” The participants were 68 young adult enrolled at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in the academic year 2008/2009. There are 45 participants in the Semi Intensive TOEFL class and 23 participants in the Intensive TOEFL class. The result is The mean gain score of Semi Intensive TOEFL class was 9.63 with a standard deviation of 7.36 while the Intensive TOEFL class was 9.07 with a standard deviation of 7.75. The paired samples of t-test on the gain scores of Semi Intensive TOEFL class and Intensive TOEFL class resulted in a t-counted value of 1.92 at a significant different α= 0.05 which is less than t-table value of 2. Thus, it may be concluded from the main gain that Semi Intensive TOEFL class achieved better improvement in English proficiency test than Intensive TOEFL class.<br />Keywords: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Relationship of Social Integration and Personal Development among University Students in Thailand 2017-01-26T14:15:50+07:00 Darrin Thomas Naltan Lampadan Social integration is a key component of the goals of higher education. Personal growth is often a result of pursuing higher education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the students' perceptions of social integration and personal growth. A cross-sectional survey design using a sample of 129 students revealed that the students have a low perception of their social integration while having a moderately high perception of their personal growth. There was no difference in perception of the variables of this study when comparisons were made by class level, gender, or major. A weak correlation was found between social integration and personal growth (n = 124, r = .20, p &lt; 0.05).<br />Keywords: personal Development, university students, social integration 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Social Sensitivity Of Administrators And Faculty Members Of University Of Northern Philippines 2017-01-26T14:19:41+07:00 Luzviminda Padios-Relon The school is an agent of change. It develops individuals who can perform multifarious roles, meet the demands and challenges of the changing society. The administrators and the faculty members are parts of a large community where they take the lead not only in teaching but in opening opportunities ushering people towards community development. This study aimed to determine the level of social sensitivity of the administrators and faculty of University of Northern Philippines and its relationship with selected factors. The descriptive and correlational methods were used. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, and Simple Linear Correlation Analysis.<br />The school is an agent of change. It develops individuals who can perform multifarious roles, meet the demands and challenges of the changing society. The administrators and the faculty members are parts of a large community where they take the lead not only in teaching but in opening opportunities ushering people towards community development. This study aimed to determine the level of social sensitivity of the administrators and faculty of University of Northern Philippines and its relationship with selected factors. The descriptive and correlational methods were used. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, and Simple Linear Correlation Analysis. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Spelling Ability Of The Fourth Year Students Of Teacher Education Of North Luzon Philippines State College 2017-01-26T14:22:52+07:00 Novelyn Barcena Novelynbarcena@Yahoo.Com This study seeks to find out the level of spelling ability of the Fourth Year Students in Teacher Education, School Year 2012-2013. It also sought the profile of the respondents such as age, sex, civil status, high school graduated; language mostly used at home, available resources at home and social network. It was found out that most of the respondents were at age 20; most of them were girls; more than half of them were not married; most of them graduated in public school; almost all of them used Iluko language; many of them had Facebook account as their social network and many of them had Iluko Bible as their available resources used at home. Based on findings, the level of spelling ability of the students was Very Good; however they were poor in borrowed words. It was also find out that all the respondents’ profile had no significant relationship with their level of spelling ability. After analyzing the results, the following recommendations were drawn: the teaching of Iluko Orthography in their Special Topics (ST) subject was found to be effective; teachers should give importance on Iluko language as medium of instruction through simple usage in classroom situations; and the enhancement of this study is also recommended. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) A Comparison Between Games And Grammar Translation Methods In Improving Pupils’ Vocabulary Achievement 2017-01-26T14:27:15+07:00 Sri Yuliana Yuliana Nelson Balisar Panjaitan In teaching English, the teaching method determine the improvement of vocabulary achievement. Therefore, this study titled “A comparison between Games and Grammar Translation Methods in improving pupils’ Vocabulary Achievement.” The participants involved in this study were 62 grade 5 pupils of SDN Karyawangi Parongpong, Bandung. The grade 5B composed of 29 pupils, while the grade 5C composed of 33 pupils. This study was divided into three steps: (1) the pretest, (2) the implementation of Games and Grammar Translation Method (GTM), (3) and the posttest. In the pretest and posttest, the multiple choice and essays form was administered to them. As the treatment, the researcher taught Games to one group, and GTM to the other group. At the end of the study, the result proved that the vocabulary achievement of the pupils taught using Grammar Translation Method is higher compared to those taught by Games.<br />Key Words: Games, GTM, comparison, vocabulary achievement. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) “Teaching Performance, Sense Of Belongingness And Attitude Of Thailand Adventist Missionary Teachers” 2017-01-26T14:32:20+07:00 Helen Tajoda The purpose of this study is to examine the students’ perception toward the Thailand Adventist Mission (TAM) teachers’ teaching performance. The research study used simple random sampling techniques in selecting the research participants. Data were collected through a questionnaire and were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics, namely, frequencies, percentage, and mean. The t-test and ANOVA were used to determine significant differences in the teaching performance, attitude and sense of belongingness of teachers when they were grouped by their profile. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to establish the relationship between the demographic variables. The study revealed that majority of the teachers at Thailand Adventist Mission (TAM) High School are male, 30-40 years in age, BS graduates and have been in the service for five years and above; majority of the students at TAM are female and 13-15 years in age. TAM teachers often feel a sense of belongingness and usually practice positive attitudes toward the school.<br />Key Words: Teaching Performance, teaching technique, effective planning,student/teacher relationship, classroom environment, attitude and sense of belongingness. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Correlation between Students’ Academic Achievement and Ethical and Moral Activities Involvement in a Christian Institution 2017-01-26T14:35:06+07:00 Nakhon Kitjaroonchai This study investigates the correlation between students’ academic achievement and their involvement in ethical and moral activities. The sample of the study was 472 students from Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand, who were enrolled in different programs in the second semester of the academic year 2013-2014. Data were obtained from the internal software created by the IT department at Asia-Pacific International University called SARRA (System for Administration, Reports, Requests and Academics). Data were analyzed using One-way ANOVA to examine significant difference between students’ academic achievement and their participation in ethical and moral activities. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (Pearson's r) was used to analyze the correlation between students’ academic achievement and their ethical and moral activities involvement. The study revealed that there was a statistically significant difference between students academic achievement and their involvement in ethical and moral activities at a = 0.05. The findings of the study also revealed that there was also a statistically positive correlation between students’ academic achievement and their involvement in ethical and moral activities (r-value = 0.447, p-value = 0.000 at a = 0.01). 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Correlation Between Student Self-Control And English Achievement 2017-01-26T14:38:14+07:00 Lely Sualang This study entitled “The correlation between student self-control and English achievement”, this study involved 124 respondents of General English 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Universitas Klabat. The instrument was the questionnaire adopted from Habenicht (2000). Purposive sampling method was used to gather the data, and Descriptive Method was used to analyze the level of student self-control and their English achievement, t-test to analyze the difference of student self-control based on gender, and student English achievement based on gender, ANOVA to analyze the difference of student self-control based on level of<br />English, and the difference of student achievement based on level of English. Pearson-Product Moment Coefficient Correlation was to find whether there was a significant correlation between student selfcontrol and their English achievement. The findings revealed that student self-control was in high level; their English achievement was in high level; there was no significant difference of student self-control in gender; there was no significant difference of student English achievement based on gender; there was significant difference of student English achievement in level of English; there was no significant correlation between student self-control and their English achievement. It is recommended that General English 1 and 2 teachers are to improve their teaching by making it more enjoyable. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Effect of Environmental Education on Environmental Management among Primary School Teachers in Kenya 2017-01-26T14:40:24+07:00 Dora Otieno Environmental problems result from human behaviour and therefore Environmental Management starts with a change in human behaviour. This change in behaviour is possible through Education and educators have been challenged over the years to rethink the role Environmental Education can play in Environmental Management. It has however been noted that Environmental Education has been in existence for more than three decades yet there is continued environmental degradation (Steele, 2010). Teachers play a key role in the transmission of the requisite knowledge, attitudes and behaviour for Environmental Management; it is thus necessary that they possess these attitudes and behaviour that are necessary for the effective provision of Environmental Education. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of Environmental Education on Environmental Management among Primary School Teachers in Kenya. In addition, this study seeks to establish the correlation between Environmental Attitudes and Environmental Behaviour. Since it seems little if any research has been conducted in Kenya regarding Environmental Education; this research is expected to help fill this gap by contributing to the existing literature. This quantitative cross-sectional survey research uses teachers from Kenya to determine the effect of Environmental Education on Environmental Management. Data was collected from 220 participants using a questionnaire and analyzed using PASW version 21. The results of the study showed that: there was no significant correlation between Environmental Attitudes and Environmental Behaviour; Environmental Education had no significant effect on Environmental Behaviour; and there was no significant difference by gender in Environmental Attitudes and Environmental Behaviour. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Image Of A 21st Century Educator As Perceived By Stakeholders 2017-01-26T15:00:17+07:00 Macugay Macugay Eva Balanay Tutaan Tutaan Romelyn Valdez Corales Corales Neil Christian Tunac Aragon Aragon Jovenita Aguilar This study was conducted to point out the desirable traits and attributes expected of a 21st century teacher in the view of stakeholders in order for the different educational bodies to plan, design, and implement teacher development programs that would not only promote the practice of skills and the new ways of approaching teaching but also the development of the teachers as persons interacting with the various stakeholders of education.<br />This study was descriptive in nature. The researchers distributed a survey checklist as measuring instruments in collecting data to determine the traits and attributes that a teacher of 21st century should possess. A survey checklist was used to gather data about the traits and attributes of a 21st century teacher from the points of view of the stakeholders.<br />Based from the data gathered a 21st century teacher should be smart, well-mannered and disciplined, open-minded in the way he/she thinks, confident in talking, creative and responsible in her work, understanding in the way he/she deals with others, respectful in dealing with students, and is patient.<br />A teacher should also know how to react when faced with some academic situations. A 21st century teacher should consider as a good opportunity to enhance teaching skills when he/she is assigned to handle a multicultural class. Furthermore, he /she should cheer up and challenged when a coached team fails to win in a competition. The teacher should also review the weak areas, and help in improving the school performance in the event that the school’s over-all performance in accreditation is falling. The teacher will also observe a colleague when he/she violates school rules and policies; when a superior reprimands a colleague, the teacher consoles him/her. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Theorems On nth Dimensional Laplace Transform 2017-01-26T15:05:48+07:00 Michael Brigida Let U be the set of all functions from [0,∞)n to R and V be the set of all functions from S ⊆Cn to C.Then the nth dimensional Laplace transform is the mapping<br />Ln : U→V<br />defined by:<br />ZËœ<br />f(Ëœsn) = L {F(xËœn),Ëœ F(xËœn)e−(Ëœsn·xËœn)dxËœn n<br />R<br />Where F(xËœn) ∈U and Ëœsn ∈Cn<br />In this paper we gave alternative proof for some theorems on properties of nth dimensional Laplace Transform, we proved that if F(xËœn) is piecewise continuous on [0,∞)n and function of exponential order ˜γn = (γ1,γ2,...,γn) then the nth dimensional Laplace Transform defined above exists, absolutely and uniformly convergent, analytic and infinitely differentiable on Re(s1) &gt; γ1,Re(s2) &gt; γ2,...,Re(s) &gt; γn, and we gave also some corollaries of these results. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) UNAI is Towards an Excellent Adventist University within the Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD) in 2020 2017-01-26T15:07:30+07:00 Albinur Limbong This paper reviews some historical events and progress achieved by UNAI, or its previous names, since its beginning in 1949 and what should be done to achieve its current vision, i.e. to be an excellent university in the fields of Teaching, Research and Community Service in Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) region, based on the Philosophy of Adventist Education, by the year 2020. Originally, Universitas Advent Indonesia was started as a training school which was intended to train gospel workers for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1942, the World War II forced the Church organization to temporarily close the school. After the war the school was reopened in 1948 with a new name, “Indonesian Union Seminary” (IUS) and teacher training was then added. One year later, on August 19, 1949, the school was promoted to a junior college level, a two year program beyond Senior High School. It was the year 1949 considered as the birth date of UNAI, which is now already 66 years old, which makes UNAI become the oldest Adventist higher education in Indonesia. Since its first graduation in 1951, where 5 students of two year diploma in Education were graduated, there have been 10253 students graduated by UNAI. With the current students enrollment of 2000, and with 14 study programs, UNAI is expected to graduate averagely around 500 students every year within the next four years. Although the current number of study programs remains the same, but it is expected that after the next eighth decade the total number of graduate almost doubled than now. Prior to become an excellent Adventist University in 2020, UNAI has to work hard to push its faculty staff to do quality researches and publish them in international journal level, to reduce the problem of student drop out, and some other current problems. 2016-01-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c)