Open Access Short Research Article

Why Aren’t Children in Bhutan Reading?

Dawa Gyeltshen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 4-9
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v22i330532

This micro study aimed to explore, “Why aren’t children in Bhutan reading?” For the purpose of this study, I have chosen students of two primary schools and one central school. I did case study with 20 students of class IV to VI from each school. I focused my study on reading in both the languages taught in Bhutanese schools: Dzongkha, the national language, and English, as a second language. I collected my data using semi structured interview with students. I also talked informally with some of the students. This small study has led me to my current interest of finding out the main reasons why children are not reading in Bhutan.

Open Access Opinion Article

How Does Audio Marketing Work?

Tsai-Fa(TF) Yen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 22-28
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v22i330534

Audio marketing is an important part of new media marketing. Its estimated market size increases by 44 times within seven years, and the growth trend of the industry is explosive. However, within a decade of development, there are still many problems to be solved. The purpose of this paper is to verify the significance, problems and countermeasures of audio marketing. Data was collected by literature retrieval and induction method was employed for analysis and interpretation. Findings show that the main problems of audio marketing are focused on audio content production (audio products/services) and platform management, and there is a relative lack of discussion on audio market analysis and target marketing analysis. Finally, it is suggested that future research should start from these two directions and give recommendations on audio marketing.

Open Access Short communication

Impact of COVID-19 on Education in Pakistan, A View Point

Zhu Ping

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-3
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v22i330530

The novel coronavirus pandemic has contrary involved liveliness and education throughout the world. Educational institutes are confronting situations to furnish good education to the students throughout n-COVID-19 breakdown. Some technically improved countries such as China have electronic learning systems for education. Besides, it isn’t the similar situation with economical countries like Pakistan. Hereby, we draw the objects existence confronted by educational institutes and students in Pakistan as acquiring in online education throughout the n-COVID-19 epidemic.

Open Access Original Research Article

Clinical Supervisory Skills of School Heads: A District – Based Learning Action Cell Program

Roderick R. Vilan

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 10-21
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v22i330533

Using the non-experimental descriptive survey research design this study aimed to investigate the   level of the clinical supervisory skills of the public elementary school heads as perceived by district supervisors. Eventually came up with a district-based LAC session which addressed the grey areas found in this study. Using the universal sampling this study was conducted on all public elementary and secondary schools in the division of Davao del Sur. This study utilized the researcher-made questionnaire which items focused on the supervisory skills, the Cronbach Alpha was tested to assess its validity and reliability. This study revealed that the school heads from both elementary and secondary frequently used the process in conducting clinical supervision. Moreover, this study further revealed that there were locations wherein school heads got low specifically in the art of questioning the teacher to draw his/her instructional problem. Classroom teachers should have encouraged learners to join co-curricular activities and tap stakeholders to financially support the learners who opted to join co-curricular activities.

Open Access Original Research Article

Teachers and Students Perception of the Low Academic Performance of Senior High School Students in Integrated Science in Ghana

Isaac Taylor, Isaac Sonful Coffie, Stephen Agyei, Justice Edusei Ackah

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 29-41
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v22i330535

The purpose of this study was to determine school and teacher-related factors affecting low academic performance of senior high school students in integrated science in some selected districts in western region of Ghana. The research design used in this study is descriptive cross-sectional survey. The population of the study was made up of students and science teachers in selected senior high schools in the study area which comprises three districts; Ellembele District, Jomoro District and Nzema-East Municipal. A Sample of 342 students and 18 teachers were used for this study. In carrying out the study, a questionnaire was used as the main instrument for the data collected which were analyzed using descriptive statistics. From the results, it was seen that school-related factors causing poor performance in Integrated Science among students include; the inadequacy of facilities, poor state of existing facilities, general disturbances in class and the ineffective supervision of teaching. Moreover, inadequate number of science teachers, inability to complete syllabi, poor teaching style and little time spent in teaching were among the teacher-related factors which caused low academic performance in Science.