Volume 6 Issue 1

January 2021

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Faculty Work Engagement and Teaching Effectiveness in a State Higher Education Institution

Sanny Fernandez
Pages: 1-13

This survey-correlational research determined the faculty work engagement and teaching effectiveness. The antecedent variables were length of teaching experience, academic rank, educational qualification and college affiliation. The independent variable was work engagement and teaching effectiveness was the dependent variable. The study was conducted among the 139 randomly selected faculty in a state institution of higher learning in the province of Iloilo. Two adopted, validated and pilot tested data gathering instruments were used - the Employee Engagement Survey Question (Margolis, 2018) and Teacher Effectiveness Questionnaire (Mishra, 2012). Statistical tools were means, standard deviations, one-way ANOVA, and the Pearson’s r. Significance level for all inferential tests was set at .05 alpha. Study results revealed the faculty were engaged in their work and were effective as teachers. The faculty did not differ significantly in their work engagement when they were classified according to length of teaching experience, academic rank, educational qualification and college affiliation. A significant difference was noted in teaching effectiveness among the faculty classified according to educational qualification but no significant differences when they were classified according to length of teaching experience, academic rank and and college affiliation. A significant relationships existed among the faculty work engagement, and teaching effectiveness.

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Development of Mentoring Supervision of Bible Based-Integration Curriculum at the Kalam Kudus Primary Christian School in Surakarta

Maria Natalia Bambang Suteng Sulasmono Ade Iriani
Pages: 14-29

This study aims to produce a product in the form of a guidebook for school principal to surpervise the implementation of Bible-based Integration curriculum in the Kalam Kudus Christian Primary School in Surakarta. This research approach only uses 7 of the 10 steps of the Borg and Gall R & D approach developed by Sugiyono, namely potential and problems, data collection, product design, design validation, design revision, product testing and product revision. Data collection from school’s principal and teache rs related with BBI curriculum implementation through observation, interviews, documentation study and FGD. Data analysis was performed with qualitative analysis. Triangulation is done by triangulation of techniques and sources. The results of the study were in the form of a guidebook for supervision with mentoring techniques as a development based on the context at the research site. Based on the development of the supervision model with mentoring techniques, the resulting guidebook products are: (1) The supervision guidelines that can be applied by the school principal to teachers in implementing BBI in the Kalam Kudus Christian Primary School in Surakarta; (2) Describing the application of the model instructionally so that it can become a reference in conducting academic supervision of BBI implementation.

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Leadership Styles and Organizational Performance of Employees: The Case of Some Primary and Secondary Schools in Cameroon

Matiedem Tiefang Huguette Silamine Njengoué Ngamaleu Henri Rodrigue
Pages: 30-45

The purpose of this research is to predict the organizational performance of employees’ work according to the leadership style of primary, general secondary and technical schools head teachers in Cameroon. This investigations was carried out by means of a pragmatic questionnaire sent to 345 employees of school heads at the two levels of study, namely: primary and secondary education. The data was collected for leadership style by using transformational leadership questionnaire and transactional leadership questionnaire adopted by Khoza (2015). The organizational performance was evaluated by using the questionnaire based on the behavioral indicators of the industrial system (Guenou cited by Benlalam, 2015). The results of this analysis indicate that there is a significant positive relationship between transformational leadership and work organizational performance. As result, school leaders should use the different factors of transformational leadership to motivate their staff to become more involved in school work to deliver results beyond their own expectations. The results also show that the sociodemographic variables: the type of institution, the highest degree determine the organizational performance of employees’ work.

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Determining Factors to Students’ Science Achievement in the Implementation of K to 12 Spiral Progression Approach: A Mixed Method

Ian Reggy B. Paring Ann Cherry C. Cereno Ronald S. Decano
Pages: 46-54

This study explored the factors as determinants to students’ achievement in Science with spiral progression approach aimed to know the underlying factors associated with students’ level of achievement in science with spiral progression approach; determine if there is any significant relationship among the factors that predict students’ performance, and identify which factor best predicts students’ performance. A sequential exploratory mixed-method research design was employed in the study. As a result of the analysis, this study suggested three factors that determine students’ level achievement in Science: academic causal factor, student causal factor, and learning milieu. These factors were found to be significantly correlated to students’ level of achievement and obtained a model that was significantly accountable for the variability in the responses of the factors. Moreover, a very satisfactory was observed on students’ level of achievement with significantly varied learning acquisition. Considering the implication of these factors in the implementation of the spiral progression approach is underscored by the need for policy-guidelines revision and review, increase teacher-student support, and learning milieu enhancement.

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The Need for Copyright Licensing and Privacy Issues in Education : Start-Up Process in Business Establishment

Opatola Mustapha Olayiwola Adeyemi Mercy Omoyemen Oguntimehin Amos Abayomi
Pages: 55-62

usiness Education (BE) refers to the structured training; lectures and tutelage meant to equip new or existing business owners on number of skills which will ensure the success and/or continuity of the business venture. One thing that has made Business Education curriculum important to business owners and managers is the idea of incorporating every steps and aspect of business operations into the curriculum. Start-Up is a company or project initiated by an entrepreneur to seek, effectively develop, and validate a scalable business model. The start-up process is a long, tactical and frustrating process that when done wrongly, might lead to the downfall or seizure of operations of the business, many a times, people tend to go through the business education start-up process neglecting the legal activities required to make the start-up complete which may leads to the closure or seizure of operation of the business enterprise due to lack of originality and patent protection. The legal registration of any work (s), business or activity is the basis of all processes required in the business start-up process. This legal registration is known as copyright. Copyright offers protection and originality to any work or business. Hence, this study tends to investigate the role of copyright licensing and privacy issues in the business start-up process in business establishment. In order to arrive at a dependable conclusion, the study made use of the secondary method of data collection; most evidences were gotten from online sources. The results from the study shows that even though there has been lack of copyright alternatives in past and recent years, the right to copyright licensing and privacy has led to the sustainability of many business enterprises leading to overall economic growth and development of the Nation. Therefore, copyright licensing protects both the internal and external business environment in form of privacy and it’s a way of getting royalty for one’s idea.

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Development of Functional Academic Guidebook Based on Experiential Learning for Teacher Specialized in Teaching Children with Intellectual Disability

Pages: 63-74

This study is to determine the feasibility of functional academic guidebook based on experiential learning model in terms of material and media aspects. The type of research is research and development (RnD), using Borg and Gall model. The procedure for developing teaching materials is limited to 9 steps of activities, namely: research and information collecting, planning, preliminary form of product development, preliminary field testing, main product revision, main field testing, operational product revision, operational field testing, and final product testing. The research subjects were 6 special school teachers. The eligibility of teaching material product is validated by a material expert and a media expert. Data collection used is a questionnaire and interview. Based on the results of the study, the feasibility of a functional academic guide book based on the validation of the material experts is 3.37 (very good) and the media experts is 3.74 (very good), the results of main field testing is 3.18 (very good), and operational field testing is 3.51 (very good).

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