Open Access Commentary

Engineering and Humanities (E and H)

Haoxuan Yu, Shuai Li, Xinmin Wang

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-6
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v18i230436

In our long-term engineering practice, we have found that it is often not enough to use only engineering knowledge to solve the practical problems in the engineering. Therefore, we believe that in the education of engineering students, we should not only pay attention to the teaching of engineering knowledge, but also pay attention to the application of knowledge of Humanities in the engineering, for the students. In this two-part commentary, we put forward the definition of Engineering & Humanities (E&H), which we will carry forward on the direction of research in future.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Reality of Electronic Leadership in Jordanian Schools from the Perspective of Its Teachers

Diya’ Muflih Ali Al-Hawawsheh

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 7-24
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v18i230437

E-leadership has become very essential to be practiced in an environment dominated by accelerating change and high competitiveness. Schools need e-leadership to achieve their e-activities and satisfy their students’ online requirements. Therefore, the current study aimed to assess the reality of e-leadership in Jordanian schools for purpose of enhancing their educational performance. The study population consisted of all Jordanian schools through all Jordanian governorates, and the study sample was composed of (386) teachers from different educational directorates. A self-reported questionnaire composed of (6) dimensions with (36) items, was used for collecting data from the study sample.  Descriptive statistics means, and standard deviation were used for data analysis using SPSS tools. It was found that e-leadership is practiced in a medium level by the teachers of Jordanian schools, with e- management practice in the first rank, and E- Team Building practice in the final rank.

Open Access Original Research Article

Effects of Inquiry- Based Learning Approach on Learning Achievement and Learning Satisfaction among Grade Four Students towards Science

Sonam Tshering, Pema Yangden

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 25-32
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v18i230438

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Inquiry based learning approach on learning achievement and learning satisfaction among grade 4 students in science. The study used a quasi-experimental design. A clustered random sampling was used to select 2 sections out of 3 sections of grade four students. The research instruments implemented were achievement test, questionnaire and observation form were used to collect the data. The experiment was carried out for 5 consecutive weeks. The statistics used for data analysis were mean, standard deviation, paired and independent t-test. The analysis of the result on learning achievement showed that there was a significant difference between the means of pretest and posttest and paired t-test also gave the significant value of p=0.00 (<0.05). Similarly, the overall mean of the student learning satisfaction was 4.61 which indicated that students were extremely satisfied with inquiry based learning approach. The results of the data showed that the Inquiry-based learning approach was effective in achieving high scores and as well the learning satisfaction of the students in science.

Open Access Original Research Article

Impact of Child Labour on Children’s Academic Activities in Krachi East District

Jacob Issaka, Francis Hull Adams, Ethel Gyimah, Barbara Amoako Kissi

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 33-42
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v18i230439

Child labour is one of the contemporary issues that has attracted the attention of many researchers. Most school children all over the world are engaged in child labour. This research investigates the effects of child labour on children academic activities in the Krachi East District in Ghana. The research adopted the mixed method. The purposive and snow ball sampling technique were used to select one hundred and sixty (160) victims of child labour. The questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. The questionnaire was edited by experts in child labour and this helped to achieve validity. Data were analysed using tables and figures. It was realized that 68.7% of the children were engaged in agricultural activities and the major reasons for their plight include large household size, parental illiteracy and poverty.  Child labour leads to low academic performance. The study recommends that government should support children from poor homes.

Open Access Review Article

The Church, the School and the Family as Powerful Primary Teen Sex Educators

Nathan Oigo Mokaya

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 43-57
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v18i230440

Human beings are sexual beings throughout their entire lives. The stages of sexual development are a human developmental process involving biological and behavioral components. It does not take much insight or cultural awareness to realize that we need to be concerned about the culture in which our children are growing in. The patterns of behavior among the youth reveal morality level is at an all-time low; long regarded as a consequent factor of modernization. The philosophies of materialism, autonomy, entitlement, and hedonism beckon them at every turn. Moral values such as honesty, obedience, kindness, respect, hard work, self-discipline, humility and fear of God have significantly been affected by modernization. Lack of self-control, dishonesty and careless attitude is the character of modern youth.  Sexual risk behavior among Kenyan youths is a major public health concern. Nearly 400,000 young women aged  between  12 and  19 years  become  pregnant in Kenya  each  year, most of them  unintentionally, and half of the  roughly  200,000 new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed each year are among 15 to 24 years old.  Sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift. Our culture needs a sexual ethic focused on personal relationships and social justice rather than particular sexual acts. All persons have the right and responsibility to lead sexual lives that express love, justice, mutuality, commitment, consent, and pleasure. Grounded in respect for the body and for the vulnerability that intimacy brings, this sexual ethic fosters physical, emotional, and spiritual health. A great deal of research  attention has been and  remain  devoted to understanding what puts adolescents at risk to these  outcomes, given their enormous social, economic, and public  health  consequences. More effort is required to address these risky sexual activities among youths. One of the ways is through the identification of additional contributors to this behavior that have been understudied factors that put teens at risk and levers that can be used in preventive interventions.