Journal of Social, Humanity, and Education

Issued by Goodwood Publishing, the Journal of Social, Humanity, and Education (JSHE) is a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal publishing high-quality manuscripts in forms of original research articles, review articles, book reviews, case reports, and discussions to answer important and interesting questions, develop or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research and provide new perspectives aimed at stimulating future theory development and empirical research related to social sciences, humanities, communication, language, literature, political science, and education.

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Issued by Goodwood Publishing, the Journal of Social, Humanity, and Education (JSHE) is a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal publishing high-quality manuscripts in forms of original research articles, review articles, book reviews, case reports, and discussions to answer important and interesting questions, develop or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research and provide new perspectives aimed at stimulating future theory development and empirical research related to social sciences, humanities, communication, language, literature, political science, and education.

Published
2024-05-07

Articles

the role of the NTT Provincial Border Management Agency in Resolving Land Boundary issues between Indonesia and Timor-Leste (Case study in North Netemnanu Village)

Purpose: To identify and study the causes and efforts to resolve border disputes in the territory of Naktuka Amfoang East, Indonesia and the Oecusian Territory of Timor-Leste. Research methodology: This research is empirical legal research, namely research conducted by examining secondary data initially and then continuing with research on primary data in the field or on the community. Results: (1) the role of the Border Management Agency is very important in maintaining security and order in the border area, as well as facilitating cross-border trade and activities. (2) The Border Management Agency also has a role in maintaining state sovereignty, preventing the entry of illegal goods, and monitoring the movements of people entering and leaving the border area. Limitations: The researchers experienced difficulties in obtaining data from the NTT Regional Border Management Agency, because the staff claimed not to have any data, therefore the analysis of the role of BPP was based solely on normative provisions. Contribution: (1) This research is expected to provide a contribution or contribution of thought to the Border Management Agency of NTT Province, the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of the NTT Provincial Region in determining the border point of land in Naktuka. (2) The results of this research are expected to be used as a reference for academics who want to do research related to the same thing.

A narrative research of experiences of STEM teachers pursuing doctoral degree

Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to explore the experiences, struggles, and coping mechanisms of educators currently pursuing doctoral degrees. Research methodology: This narrative research explored the experiences of three (3) STEM teachers in the Division of San Pablo City, who are also enrolled as doctoral students in a private graduate school. Participants were selected through purposive sampling and underwent one-on-one in-person interviews. To better understand STEM-aligned teachers' experiences in teaching vis-à-vis their doctoral education, the Colaizzi method of analysis was utilized. Results: Five themes emerged in this study: (1) practical reasons such as promotion and higher salary cause participants to take doctoral education; (2) challenges such as expensive education, heavy workload, distress, struggles, and strictness of professors are experienced by doctoral students; (3) intrapersonal motivation fuels participants in learning and teaching; (4) cultivating professionally; and (5) personally are what the participants see as benefits of pursuing doctoral education. Limitations: The programs of the participants in their doctoral education were not explicitly specified. Findings may be different if participants take a degree related to their specialization (e.g., science education, mathematics, etc.). In addition, the experiences of teachers teaching in private schools who are pursuing doctoral education may also be explored for comparison of experiences. Contribution: This research could be beneficial to educational institutions where doctoral students teach by adapting to more open policies and regulations that can help teachers attend schools. Moreover, graduate schools may mandate working-student-friendly schedules and policies regarding deadlines and tasks.

Collaborative/competitive learning styles and students’ academic performance in cost accounting in federal universities in South-south, Nigeria

Purpose: This study investigates the correlation between learning styles and students' academic achievement in the field of cost accounting among federal universities located in the south-south region of Nigeria. Research methodology: This study analyzed 556 final-year business education students from four federal universities in south-south Nigeria (source). The sample consisted of 248 students, selected using cluster sampling (source). The primary data were obtained using a questionnaire (source). The statistical method used was the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) to evaluate the hypotheses and address. Results: The findings revealed a significant positive association between the two variables. Additionally, the analysis underscores the significant positive relationship between the competitive learning approach and students' academic performance in cost accounting in federal universities in the south-south region of Nigeria. Limitations: The sample size was small, which may have affected the reliability of the findings. Contribution: The study would also be of benefit to professional bodies such as ICAN, ANAN, NIT, and others in that they would be aware that students have different styles of learning their course contents. Novelty: The study advised educators to strategically design learning activities that would promote both collaboration and competition, while also establishing high-performance expectations for students. Practical implications: Instructors are also expected to help students develop these three different styles of learning, since cost accounting, a course studied at the university, involves many calculations and concepts.

Multimedia instructional materials in teaching basic science concepts for students with hearing impairment

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of multimedia instructional materials in teaching basic science concepts to students with hearing impairment in Nasarawa State. Methodology/approach: The study used a questionnaire to collect responses from respondents. Sixty (60) students were sampled, and simple percentages, means, and standard deviations were used to analyze the findings. Results/Findings: The findings of the study showed that the use of multimedia is important, as many students with hearing impairment did understand what was taught. In addition, multimedia instructional materials aid student retention during examinations. When multimedia materials were used by the students, they were motivated by their use during science lessons. The respondents’ responses also identified many challenges facing the use of multimedia instructional materials in teaching science. Limitations: The scope of this study must be expanded. Contribution: This study shows the impact of multimedia instructional materials in teaching basic science concepts and effective  modern methods for students with hearing impairment. Recommendations: The study recommends that students at all levels of education should be given adequate information on the impact of multimedia instructional materials on the teaching of basic science to learners with hearing impairment in order to promote the interest of these students in science subjects.

Climate change awareness and adaptation by rice farmers in Surallah, South Cotabato

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the level of awareness and extent of adaptation strategies of upland and lowland local rice farmers in the municipality of Surallah, in the province of South Cotabato, in response to the impacts of climate change. Methodology/approach: This study utilized a descriptive-correlational research design to evaluate the awareness levels, extent of adaptation strategies, and interrelationships among these variables within upland and lowland local rice farming communities in Surallah, South Cotabato province. Results/Findings: The research findings highlight the significant differences in awareness levels and adaptation strategies between upland and lowland rice farmers. Upland farmers exhibited lower awareness and sporadic adaptation measures, while their lowland counterparts demonstrated a moderately aware status with a corresponding, albeit moderate, application of adaptive strategies. The study also revealed a meaningful positive relationship between awareness levels and adaptation strategies across both groups. Limitations: The study focused only on the municipality of Surallah in the Province of South Cotabato, concentrating on upland and lowland farmers. Contribution: The findings of this study reveal how farmers in different geographical settings respond to the challenges presented by climate change and reveal potential connections between awareness and adaptation strategies, which will become the basis for policy recommendations. Novelty: The novelty of this study lies in its specific focus on upland and lowland rice farmers in Surallah, South Cotabato, providing a comprehensive examination of awareness and adaptation strategies towards climate change.

The influence of social media on students of second-cycle institutions in Tamale and its implications

Purpose: This study investigated the influence of social media on students in second-cycle institutions in Tamale. It concentrates on its relationship with academic performance, learning ability, writing skills, and gender disparities in usage patterns. Methodology/approach: A purposive sample method was employed to select 150 students from secondary schools in Tamale. Data were collected through surveys and interviews using both qualitative and quantitative approaches to explore how social media affects students’ academic experiences. Results/Findings: Findings from this study indicate that the use of social media has a significant impact on students’ learning abilities, writing skills, and academic performance. A significant number of learners reported becoming distracted with reduced concentration because they spent excessive time on the sites, leading to possible health challenges and a sedentary lifestyle. The results also indicated that gender differences exist in social media usage patterns, among others, which affect school performance. Limitations: One limitation of this research is that it had a small sample size and may not represent all students found within second-cycle institutions. This further implies that this research is constrained to a particular geographical area, limiting its generalizability. Contribution: This study contributes to the understanding of how social media influences students in second-cycle institutions, highlighting the need for educators and policymakers to establish guidelines for responsible social media use to enhance academic success and mitigate its negative impacts.

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