Open Access Opinion Article

Current Educational Practices in Greece Infringe Upon Students’ and White Color Workers’ Rights to leisure Time

Evaggelia Kalerante, Simeon Nikolidakis

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-12
DOI: 10.9734/AJESS/2019/45739

Initially, the interdependent trends between economic imperatives and intentions in a capitalist system, and educational approaches are analyzed. Concentration is placed on indirectly controlled education within a routinized daily existence via the constant quest for “educational packages” necessary for job placement. A worker’s life is dominated by work insecurity- imposed educational choices. Focus is shifted from following one’s interests to facing practical demands. Leisure time shrinks in favor of utility time. Gradually, unequal wealth distribution brings on unequal leisure time availability co-relating free time activities with profit making pursuits. Also, we look into formal and informal educational methods within an evolving life-long education environment. Mechanics and strategies of entrapment of individuals are reinforced by an economically motivated system of measuring success and progress at the expense of individually determined terms of happiness, self- satisfaction, and cultural exchange, enjoyment. Aspects of individual humanistic value deprivation leading into society’s humanistic denudation are exposed. The individuals’ interconnection with society is emphasized, so as to reveal that a loss of free time constructively used in an individual’s pursuits, progressively leads to the degradation of the social and political experience. That is to say, beyond the surrender of the humanistic educational capital lies the enfeeblement of the political determinants of democracy. As ideas and issues under question partaking declines, along with the social co-existence and acceptance of others, through solitary trails in theoretic convictions in life long education, as an investment in oneself, each one becomes an economic operative toward a rising social inequality destination.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Guided-Inquiry-Worksheet Stimulating Process Skills and Concept Understanding in Indonesia Junior High School

Eni Fariyatul Fahyuni, Rusijono ., Siti Masitoh

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/AJESS/2019/44645

This research is developing guided-inquiry worksheet by analysing validity, practicality, and effectiveness to improve process skills and understanding at seventh-grade junior high school. Developed worksheet expected to connect and reflect "educator" and "learner". Learning science by worksheet using integrates learning from actual hands-on activities and minds-on activities. The data collected by questionnaires and practical observation analysed with the t-test. The result of validity is 3.83, and the practical observation means 3,87 showed of 0,000 <0,005 which was significantly from conventional ones. Teachers who want to improve the skills and concept must use guided inquiry worksheet developed in this research.

Open Access Original Research Article

Sociological Study of Developmental Literacy Education with Emphasis on Virtual Education and Reference to Iran

M. Tavakol, M. Larijani

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/AJESS/2019/41608

This paper goes through the potentials of information and communication technology, and specifically computer-based education, in equipping students with developmental literacy (social, cultural, scientific, and environmental) which is instrumental in the realisation of national development. One of the main goals of the education system, everywhere, is to teach students the life skills and equip them with the ability to live and play an effective role in the society's reconstruction and maintenance; therefore a development-based education should provide skills along with knowledge to this aim. In this paper capacities of a computer-based education will be reviewed and some lights will be shed on its role in removing the present educational barriers in training development-oriented citizens—especially in the developing countries. After some theoretical arguments in support of this assertion, the paper will demonstrate some practical evidence concerning the educational system in Iran. For this purpose, the educational goals prescribed in educational policy documents are extracted, compared, and contrasted with the concrete situation and the present functioning of educational programs there. After scrutinising on the education policy texts and documents, this has been done through an in-depth interviewing with headmasters and teachers of "smart" schools in Tehran. To overcome this discrepancy between "theory" and "practice", the paper ends up with suggesting the implementation of developmental literacy measures in education programs via computer-based education— to break  the traditional and obsolete structures of education and reform the educational processes,  aiming at creating critical thinking and changing attitudes and methods of students assessment, initiating new learning techniques around student-centered learning, increasing the education quality and accountability , and promoting and diversifying communication and other life skills.

Open Access Original Research Article

Awareness Situation Regarding Fruit Juice Adulteration among the Public University Students of Bangladesh: A Case from University of Dhaka

Naim Ebna Rahman

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/AJESS/2019/45022

Food adulteration particularly fruit juice adulteration has been emanated a great concern for the consumers all across the country of Bangladesh as it bears some fatal diseases. Experts advocate that our future generation will be affected seriously for juice adulteration with vulnerable physical and mental growth. University of Dhaka is contemplated to be the premier public university in Bangladesh which is commonly distinguished as ‘Oxford of East’. We chose Dhaka University as our research site to assess the awareness level about fruit juice adulteration among the common students. To address this fruit juice problem properly and awareness situation, this research paper aims to disclose this problem properly by creating more knowledge and information for all kinds of consumers including students of the studied area. The findings of the paper show that Students of the Dhaka University students are very much vulnerable to fruit juice adulteration. Most of the students are not well aware of fruit juice adulteration and its impacts. Students usually do not ask for hygienic conditions of the fruit juice. This paper discloses the current scenario of fruit juice adulteration in Dhaka University campus. At the end there some recommendations have been assembled about the roles of the concerned authorities to eradicate this problem from Dhaka University areas in particular and from whole Bangladesh in general.

Open Access Original Research Article

Social Problems Leading to Internet Addiction and Consequences Arising from Internet Addictive Behaviours among Undergraduates in Imo State, Nigeria

C. R. Ohamaeme, J. Nwagwu, E. S. Onwusonye, M. C. Ohamaeme

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/AJESS/2019/45606

Aims: This study assessed the social problems that led to internet addiction as well as social problems that arose from such addictive behaviours among undergraduates of two tertiary institutions in Imo State, Nigeria.

Study Design: A correlational study guided by two research questions; what are the problems that lead to internet addiction, and what are the social problems arising from internet addictive behaviour were utilised in this study.

Methodology: A total of 390 students were surveyed with the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) questionnaire adopted for this study.

Results: Findings revealed that meeting people online 72.1%, education 95.4%, romance 99.0% , need to talk to someone 100% among other factors lead to internet addiction while social consequences that arose from internet addictive behaviour included salience 35.1%, frequent use to achieve desires 50.8%, withdrawal 23.3%, loneliness 66.7%, poor relationships 30.8%, poor school performance 37,4% amidst other factors. There was statistically significant relationship between social problems that lead to internet addiction and social problems arising from internet addictive behaviour, p<0.05.

Conclusion: Social problems that lead to internet addiction can also give rise to consequences. Creation of awareness of problems arising from internet addiction, counselling, seminars and workshops on internet addition will help reduce the menace.