Open Access Opinion Article

How Do New Media Promote Health and Wellness Tourism in Southwest China

Tsai-Fa(TF) Yen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 39-50
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v16i130394

This study is aimed at investigating the applications of new media on health and wellness tourism marketing and offer relevant suggestions. Data was collected by depth interview in Sichuan province, southwest China. A total of twelve respondents were conducted. Based on the analysis and discussion, this study found that the meaning respondents perceived of health and wellness tourism is generally in line with the academic definition; respondents who enjoy health and wellness tourism are accustomed to dealing with travel problems through such new media as WeChat and Weibo; the problems of new media in the applications of health and wellness tourism marketing mainly focus on information issues, including the accuracy, reliability, and authenticity of information; and the new media can meet the information needs of respondents with health and wellness tourism.

Open Access Original Research Article

Principle of Conservation of the Administrative Act and Revocation of Public Procurement in a City in Perú

Henry Díaz Merino, Teresita Merino Salazar, Lilette Villavicencio Palacios, Cecilia Mendoza Alva, Nancy Carruitero Avila, Carola Calvo Gastañaduy, Danny Villegas Rivas

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v16i130389

Aims: The preservation of the act as a principle must be verified objectively through a review of the errors considered non-transcendental. The objective of this research is to determine the perception of officials on the application of the Principle of conservation of the administrative act and the ex officio nullity of the contracts entered into by the La Libertad Regional Government.

Methodology: An approach quantitative, descriptive, explanatory was applied. The techniques applied were the interview, observation, documentary analysis and test on a sample of 60 workers linked to the functions of the public contracting process.

Results: The results showed an irregular application of the principle of conservation of the administrative act and a resolution of procurements on a regular basis. The perception of the La Libertad Regional Government officials was negative, because not all the valid elements were found to preserve an administrative act.

Conclusion: Deficiency was observed in the principle of the presumption of veracity, validity of the requirements to preserve the administrative act, non-existence of the judicial object and content, deficiency in the fulfillment of those prevented by law, deficiency in the fulfillment of the impediments provided for in the Law Contracting and violation of the regulations that.

Open Access Original Research Article

Relationship among Locus of Control, Academic Interest and Secondary School Students Academic Achievement in Anambra State, Nigeria

L. I. Akunne, A. N. Anyanmene

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 9-15
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v16i130390

Aims: To determine the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in English language, the relationship between academic interest and academic achievement in English language, the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in Mathematics, the relationship between academic interest and academic achievement in Mathematics.

Study Design: The study adopted the correlational survey design

Place and Duration of Study: Secondary schools in Anambra state, Nigeria.

Methodology: Disproportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 2,160 students from a population of 18,297 SS2 students in Anambra state government owned secondary schools. The instruments adopted for data collection were standardized locus of control scale, student’s academic interest scale, these instruments were administered using the direct delivery approach. Data collected were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, while the hypotheses postulated was tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test of correlation and multiple regression analysis.

Results: the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement of secondary school students in English language is moderate and positive (r = 0.469/n = 2050), the relationship between academic interest and academic achievement of secondary school students in English language is high and positive (r = 0.731, n = 2050), the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement of secondary school students in Mathematics is high and positive (r = 0.613, n = 2050). The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement of secondary school students in English language is significant (t-cal. = 24.03 > t-cal. 1.960), the relationship between academic interest and academic achievement of secondary school students in English language is significant (t – cal. = 48.46 < t – crit. = 1.960), the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in Mathematics is significant (t-cal. = 35.12 > t-crit. = 1.960), the relationship between academic interest and academic achievement of secondary school students in Mathematics is statistically significant (t-cal. = 28.32 > t-crit. = 1.960).

Conclusion: locus of control and academic interest are variables associated with academic achievement of secondary school students in Anambra state. Nevertheless, secondary school students spend significant part of their time in the classroom (about 7 ½ hrs a day, 5 days a week, and 36 weeks a year) with teachers and peers, there is need to help them understand their locus of control, improve their interest in learning as well as develop belief in themselves to succeed academically.

Open Access Original Research Article

Experiences of Personnel in Accreditations in Higher Educational Institution: Concerns and Actions

Rhenmar M. Galvez, Augie E. Fuentes

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 16-31
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v16i130391

Aims: To determine the experiences of the participants who were involved in the accreditation process

Study Design:  Qualitative-phenomenology

Place and Duration of Study: Southern Philippines Agribusiness and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology for five months.

Methodology: The participants were 12 program area leaders, and Internal Assessment Board in-charge. They were grouped into four and interviewed using the validated interview guide questionnaire.

Results: Themes which concern emotional issues themes were: utilizing archive, enjoying unintended outcome, negotiating time availability, and dealing with inconveniences. Moreover, emerging themes describing the problems encountered in the 10 areas of accreditation included: lack of support, difficulties in documents preparation, utilized personal resources, undefined and unclear dissemination of tasks.  Finally, themes for solutions conducted were: necessity of training and workshop, provision of matrix of activity, familiarity of the different tools and program offerings, and establish monitoring team.

Conclusion: Preparations are the key to accreditations. The preparation processes should not start months before the scheduled accreditation visit rather right after the commencement of the previous visit. Qualified persons who are knowledgeable on accreditation processes should be. Higher education administration should observed due diligence. 

Recommendation: College’s Quality Assurance (QA) individuals may be trained to become knowledgeable on the processes of accreditation; preparations for accreditation may be done way ahead of the scheduled visit; area leaders may manage their time in the preparation of documents to avoid discrepancies during accreditation; reorganization of area leaders may be prevented to avoid unfamiliarity of tasks; budget for accreditation processes may be provided; appropriate incentives may be given for those who work overtime; the principle of “Every day is an Accreditation Day” may be observed in order to cultivate among the staff of the college the essence of accreditation. Lastly, creation of College Accreditation Coordinating Council may be created to oversee the processes of accreditation and serve as the focal point for strategic planning.

Open Access Original Research Article

Deaf Educators’ Attitudes towards Inclusive Education in the Gauteng Province, South Africa

Andile Alfred Mdikana

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 32-38
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v16i130393

This study aimed to explore the nature of the attitudes of Deaf educators towards inclusive education. The respondents were a non-probability sample of seven educators (Speaking educators = 3 and Deaf educator = 4) aged between 40 years and 55 years and with more than five years of teaching Deaf learners. A questionnaire with open-ended questions was designed and piloted before being administered. The data collected was analysed thematically. The results show that the respondents have a negative attitude towards inclusive education, with the main reason given being that mainstream schools are not yet ready for inclusion.