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COVID-19: A TRANSFORMATIVE EPOCH FOR EFFECTIVE ONLINE MENTORING OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS ON TEACHING PRACTICE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL (TAM) THEORY AND PRACTICE

Authors: SITHULISIWE BHEBHE

Abstracts: The gradual transformation of teacher education practices towards the 4th industrial revolution (4IR) teacher education practices was further expedited by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. The current educational practices aligned to the 4IR are mainly identified with the use of technology in almost all aspects, teaching, learning and mentoring. This paper explores literature to determine how the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) theory may be used to guide mentoring of pre-service teachers on teaching practice to effective online mentorship of pre-service teachers on teaching practice. The findings in this paper reveal that there was an interconnection between the existence of the COVID-19 and the need for effective online mentoring of pre-service teachers on teaching practice, technology acceptance and use, social and educational transformations. This paper concluded that the advent of COVID-19 sparked fears of the spread of coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 and the WHO called for social isolation. This move further transformed pre-service teacher mentorship to online processes. This paper also concluded that in order to provide effective online mentoring to pre-service teachers on teaching practice, a pre-service teacher must be paired with a competent and technologically skilled mentor teacher. Pre-service teachers also require support in their daily practice, proper online interactions, and online mentor teachers who are secure in their ability to carry out their tasks as online mentors. This paper recommends that the TAM theory be used to influence the mentorship of pre-service teachers on teaching practice. Another recommendation is that teacher education institutions should encourage both pre-service teachers and mentor teachers to use technology and provide technological tools and software that make online mentoring of pre-service teachers on teaching practice easier.

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Pages: 1-7

Cite this Article: Sithulisiwe Bhebhe , "COVID-19: A TRANSFORMATIVE EPOCH FOR EFFECTIVE ONLINE MENTORING OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS ON TEACHING PRACTICE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL (TAM) THEORY AND PRACTICE", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 1-7 #ijarporg


LEARNING AND TEACHING FRACTIONS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL

Authors: MONIKA BHARTI

Abstracts: The concept of fractions is often thought of as one of the most difficult mathematical topics taught in elementary school, but why do students find fractions so confusing? It may be because fractions can represent so many different things – a part of a whole, a division, or a point on a number line. Or because students’ knowledge of whole numbers makes it difficult to understand why one half is larger than one-third. It also maybe because their teachers do not have a deep enough understanding of the subject. It may be a combination of these things. Whatever the reasons, the result of all of this confusion is often that fractions are taught in a less than meaningful way. Students learn vocabulary and quick tricks rather than what a fraction means. Teachers themselves do not have a complete understanding -- focus on one fraction model and use only one type of manipulative, if they use manipulatives at all, to instruct their students. These students may be able to successfully answer standardized test questions but do not understand fractions. Because they are an important concept in both school and everyday life, students need to develop a deeper understanding of fractions in an environment that supports investigation and inquiry.

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Pages: 8-13

Cite this Article: Monika Bharti , "LEARNING AND TEACHING FRACTIONS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 8-13 #ijarporg


BULLET ID: A VIRTUAL BULLET IDENTIFICATION FOR FORENSIC BALLISTICS STUDENTS

Authors: GERALDO P. ROXAS

Abstracts: Forensic science educators have long argued for the use of more innovative approaches in forensic teaching. The lockdown has forced individuals and departments to embrace these views with speed. In this regard, the researcher would want to designed and develop the bullet ID system for forensic ballistics students. This study will be conducted using the Agile Software Development Methodology. According to Stackify (2017), Agile Methodology is an approach that is people-focused, results-focused to software. It involves planning, self-organization, and short delivery times. It’s flexible, fast, and aims for continuous improvements in quality. It abandons the risk of spending months or years on a process that ultimately fails because of some small mistake in an early phase. It relies instead on trusting employees and teams to work directly with customers to understand the goals and provide solutions in a fast and incremental way. The Bullet ID is a promising educational tool that will help both the instructors and students in their learning activities specially in the field of forensic ballistics. This new learning technology will bridge the gap between face-to-face and online classes.

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Pages: 14-19

Cite this Article: Geraldo P. Roxas , "BULLET ID: A VIRTUAL BULLET IDENTIFICATION FOR FORENSIC BALLISTICS STUDENTS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 14-19 #ijarporg


ACCEPTANCE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF THE SECOND DISTRICT OF PANGASINAN

Authors: KRIZZIA A. DELA CALZADA, CHRISTOPHER R. BAñEZ

Abstracts: Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been an emerging global health threat that claimed millions of lives and paralyzed nation’s economy. With this, immunization is highlighted as the key towards disease prevention. The present study assessed the acceptance level towards COVID-19 vaccination program. Alongside with this is the determination of the profile of the respondents in terms of age, gender, occupation, highest educational attainment, monthly family income, religious affiliation, presence of comorbidity and sources of information regarding COVID-19 vaccination. Likewise, the common concerns towards the vaccine were sought. A hypothesis on the significant correlation between the profile of the respondents and their level of acceptance towards COVID-19 vaccine was tested as well as the significant difference on the acceptance level across the profile variables. The study employed descriptive-correlational research design. A sample of 211 eligible vaccinees from Lingayen, Pangasinan was surveyed using a questionnaire. The group was dominated by mid-adults, female, with good educational background and employed but are earning below the minimum wage, Roman Catholics and without comorbidity. Results revealed that healthcare workers are the primary source of information regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The respondents in general have moderate acceptance to COVID-19 vaccination with vaccine side effects, safety and effectiveness the main concerns. The level of acceptance is significantly correlated to their age, gender, highest educational attainment, occupation, monthly family income, religious affiliation and presence of comorbidity. Further, there is a statistically significant difference on level of acceptance of the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, monthly income, religious affiliation and comorbidity status. Likewise, regardless of highest educational attainment and occupation the acceptance level of the respondents is comparable to each other. An intensive information dissemination campaign regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Program is crucial to boost vaccine confidence by the public alongside with strengthening of the capacity and capability of the health implementers. Further analysis of the results by conducting qualitative research is also recommended.

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Pages: 20-35

Cite this Article: Krizzia A. dela Calzada, Christopher R. Bañez , "ACCEPTANCE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF THE SECOND DISTRICT OF PANGASINAN", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 20-35 #ijarporg


UNPACKING STUDENTS CHIT-CHAT IN MESSENGER: WHY ENGLISH IS MISSING IN ACTION

Authors: JONALYN T. ABAD, JOEZA A. AQUINO, CLAIRE JOY G. ARCILLAS, JASMIN M. CLARIANES, RIMMA B. DATILES

Abstracts: The demand for communicative competence in the English language motioned Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach’s inclusion in Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) applications. Remarkably, several MALL applications enable users to communicate with other language learners and teachers, and native speakers worldwide through instant messages, and audio or video chatting. Likewise, instant messaging (IM) applications such as Facebook Messenger served as an avenue for communication for students. Both MALL applications and Facebook Messenger assist and enhance the learning of their analogous demographic through their similar features. If MALL applications and Facebook Messenger have comparable features and users, can Facebook Messenger foster CLT approach too? However, according to Appel and Pieter (1987, as cited in Besa 2013), an overview of the language situation must be obtained before any further steps can be taken. Henceforward, the study aims to unpack students’ chit-chat in the Messenger application to determine why conversational English is missing in action. The study employed Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to present the lived experiences of fifteen English Major students situated in three existing group chats. The participants’ personal information is not to be disclosed in lieu of the Data Privacy Act of 2012. The recorded data from the observation and interview supplied responses and insights to the themes that emerged, the materialization of New London Group’s modes of communication, the language used by the students, and the circumstance of English in the students’ chit-chat. The study found that conversational English was underdeveloped and displaced by conversational code-switching. The pervasiveness of conversational code-switching can be attributed to actuation of the group chats as online learning community that promoted a shared context and natural language.

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Pages: 36-41

Cite this Article: Jonalyn T. Abad, Joeza A. Aquino, Claire Joy G. Arcillas, Jasmin M. Clarianes, Rimma B. Datiles , "UNPACKING STUDENTS CHIT-CHAT IN MESSENGER: WHY ENGLISH IS MISSING IN ACTION", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 36-41 #ijarporg


KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND ACCEPTANCE OF SENIOR CITIZENS ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Authors: ROBERTO F. MANGSAT, CHRISTOPHER R. BANEZ

Abstracts: The COVID-19 Vaccine deployment program is dependent on the global vaccine supply available for the Philippines, and senior citizens are eligible and categorized under first group priority; it is a good start. However, vaccination challenges are still evident during the vaccine rollouts. Thus, this descriptive study determined the knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of senior citizens of COVID-19 Vaccinations. Most respondents of this descriptive study are males and married, already in the late adulthood stage, high school graduates, and have comorbidities, particularly diabetes and hypertension. Pfizer is their most preferred vaccine brand. However, they need more information, and they have an average attitude and average level of acceptance. Younger respondents are knowledgeable, female respondents have a significantly more positive attitude toward COVID-19 vaccinations, and males accept the vaccine more. Senior citizens with higher educational attainment have a higher level of knowledge on COVID-19 vaccinations. Despite being classified as a priory group, those who could not come to the vaccination sites should be vaccinated in their respective houses and based on their preferred vaccines. There should be an enhancement in program innovations related to non-communicable diseases to further cater to their medical needs and more efforts on health education and promotion or advocacies on COVID-19 vaccines in local dialects. Support groups or associations and family members should also participate in promotive activities. Moreover, the proposed "PRIORITY" program should be adopted to help increase the accomplishments in line with the guidelines provided by the DOH, particularly on the COVID-19 vaccination, among others.

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Pages: 42-53

Cite this Article: Roberto F. Mangsat, Christopher R. Banez , "KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND ACCEPTANCE OF SENIOR CITIZENS ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 42-53 #ijarporg


DEVELOPMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH MOBILE APPLICATION FOR THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

Authors: PHILIP D. GENETA, RHEA C. COLOMA, RUBIE ANNE D. GARCIA, JOHN CARLO E. ROSALES

Abstracts: The Mental Health Mobile Application for the Office of Guidance and Counseling was developed to provide an online counseling for the students that will protect their privacy and confidentiality and will address the stigma attach to mental health. This application was designed to utilize the transmission of messages between the students and guidance counselor. Moreover, it also provides useful information about mental health. It also offers online scheduling appointment where the students can request for consultation. Thus, the admin/guidance counselor will use the web-based system to access student’s information, provide articles, videos and activities and perform counseling for the students. The researchers used Kotlin for the development of the mobile application, PHP for web development and MySQL for the database. Then the developed application was tested and improved using debugging, compatibility and monkey tests. The performance of the application and web-based system was evaluated by ten (10) experts including guidance counselor, psychometrician and IT programmers, and ten (10) possible end-users including students of BatStateU. It was evaluated using the ISO 9126 model with the following criteria: security, maintainability, functionality, usability and portability. The developed mobile application gained an overall mean score of 4.69 with a descriptive rating of Excellent signifying that the mobile application met its objectives and that the evaluators were satisfied of the outcome and capabilities of the Mental Health Mobile Application for the Office of Guidance and Counseling.

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Pages: 54-59

Cite this Article: Philip D. Geneta, Rhea C. Coloma, Rubie Anne D. Garcia, John Carlo E. Rosales , "DEVELOPMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH MOBILE APPLICATION FOR THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 54-59 #ijarporg


OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS’ COMPLIANCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Authors: CRESDENN KATE S. AZCARRAGA, CHRISTOPHER R. BANEZ

Abstracts: Introduction: With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on our healthcare system, now is an excellent time to evaluate the country's current public health policy. While the world has been focused on finding a solution for the pandemic, other ailments may have gone unnoticed. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of them. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It is also one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in some parts of the world. Due to health and economic constraints, there is a greater possibility that hypertension will not be well monitored. It is essential to review hypertensive patients' coping mechanisms regarding their health and finances and to assess if their needs are met. Methodology: The researcher employed in-print survey questionnaire forms consisting of 3 parts. Safety protocol from the health Department was followed because of the continued threat of COVID-19. The questionnaire consists of items that determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hypertensive patients. Data was treated using weighted mean, ANOVA, and t-test. Result: The computed F-values with significance values higher than the set .05 level of significance reveal insignificant results. Meanwhile, the positive r-value of 0.070 along lifestyle indicates that the older the patient, the higher is its regard to lifestyle in dealing with hypertension during the pandemic. Therefore, it showed that the outcomes of patients' compliance in managing hypertension during the COVID-19 pandemic are significantly related to the patient's age. However, it is not significantly related to other profile variables, namely gender, civil status, highest educational attainment, occupation and number of years diagnosed with hypertension. Conclusion: The respondents are able to take their maintenance medicines even during the pandemic. However, there are perceived barriers and difficulties in compliance due to restrictions in transportation and fear of contracting the virus. The results of patients' compliance with hypertension during the COVID-19 pandemic are significantly related to their age but not to other patient profile variables such as gender, civil status, highest educational attainment, occupation, or the number of years diagnosed with hypertension, according to this study.

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Pages: 60-73

Cite this Article: Cresdenn Kate S. Azcarraga, Christopher R. Banez , "OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS’ COMPLIANCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 60-73 #ijarporg


HIGH PRICE INFLATION AND ITS CO-INTEGRATION WITH MACROECONOMIC FACTORS IN ETHIOPIA

Authors: DEREJE DEMEKE DANORO

Abstracts: Achieving stable price inflation and sustainable economic growth are the key objectives pursued by the government. The existence of unstable price inflation and imbalance of macro-economy is the existing fact in Ethiopia. Thus, in this study, the major objective such as “Modelling Current General Price Inflation and its Co-Integration with Macroeconomic Factors in Ethiopia” was addressed using Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) for the monthly time series data which spans from 1996 to 2021. Vector error correction model was conducted in order to model both short term and long-run relationships among Price Inflation(PRI) and other macroeconomic series such as; Broad Money Supply(BMS), Interest Rate(IR), Exchange Rate (EXCHRT) and Real GDP. Among major findings of this study, the existence of long run relationship between broad money supply and price inflation which were positive and significant was confirmed. It was also seen that the rate of adjustment per month for broad money supply was at 43.902% and 10.73% for price inflation respectively. This study has also affirmed the existence of disequilibrium (long run relationship) between price inflation and exchange rate based on the result of VECM analysis. Particularly, the value of standardized eigenvector which was -0.2405 has shown that, as the exchange rate (Birr/$USD) increases by a unit, it leads to increase in price inflation by 24.05% assuming other macroeconomic factors remaining constant. The rate of adjustment to equilibrium per month of exchange rate was seen at 19% per month. Moreover, there were also disequilibrium between price inflation rate and real gross domestic product (RGDP) in Ethiopia. The rate at which RGDP adjusts to the disequilibrium was at 43% per month for the study time. Thus, government should play great role on minimizing the adverse effect of foreign currency on high and instable price inflation in Ethiopia. Additionally, the monitory market should be well managed through significant monetary policy and other relevant macroeconomic measurements.

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Pages: 74-82

Cite this Article: Dereje Demeke Danoro , "HIGH PRICE INFLATION AND ITS CO-INTEGRATION WITH MACROECONOMIC FACTORS IN ETHIOPIA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 74-82 #ijarporg


WORK RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES AND SCHOOL HEADS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES IN SELECTED ZIMBABWEAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Authors: JOHN TENHA

Abstracts: Highly successful primary schools are usually defined by harmonious work relationships that obtain between school development committees and school heads. This is the ideal situation craved by many schools yet it does not happen that way. This led to this study which examined the degree to which work relationships between School Development Committees (SDCs) and school heads influence the performance of their duties in Goromonzi district in Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe. The qualitative research approach was employed in this study and the multi-case research design was used. Three primary schools were purposively selected, and from each of these schools the head, deputy head, SDC chairperson and the vice chairperson were selected to be the participants in this study. Semi-structured interviews, observations and document analysis were used to generate data. The responses by participants were audio-recorded then transcribed verbatim. These became the main data for analysis. The findings showed that school heads inducted SDC members on their functions at school following the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture Statutory Instrument 87 [1] of 1992. It was found out that some SDC members come into office with preconceived ideas that could be detrimental to schools. Conflicts occur in schools and school heads dealt with these amicably to avoid disturbing the development of schools. Though differences in opinions occurred in schools between SDC chairpersons and school heads, it was found out that SDCs were crucial in the welfare of schools as they formed a crucial link between parents and schools. The study recommends ongoing training for SDC members on how to handle school issues. School heads also need training on conflict management.

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Pages: 83-88

Cite this Article: John Tenha , "WORK RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES AND SCHOOL HEADS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES IN SELECTED ZIMBABWEAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 83-88 #ijarporg


CAPACITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AMONG THE SHOPPING CENTERS IN SULTAN KUDARAT

Authors: KENNETH AGUINALDO SANGALANG, CHARMIE A. LAGDAMEN

Abstracts: Firm`s capacity management practices has a substantial influence on customer satisfaction especially across industries engaged in merchandising businesses. This study was conducted to measure the extent of capacity management practices considering workforce performance, tool capacity management and inventory management, additionally, the extent of customer satisfaction considering the factors customer compliments and customer expectations, with the used of survey result’s mean. The study also determined the relationship of capacity management practices and customer satisfaction of shopping centers in the province of Sultan Kudarat using Pearson correlation. Among the 24 respondents obtained, the study revealed that workforce performance, tool capacity management and inventory management are often observed in the shopping centers. At the same time, 1000 customers strongly agreed that their compliments and expectations based on their shopping experience are achieved by the shopping centers. Meanwhile, the Pearson correlation revealed that capacity management practices have low positive relationship with customer satisfaction.

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Pages: 89-99

Cite this Article: Kenneth Aguinaldo Sangalang, Charmie A. Lagdamen , "CAPACITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AMONG THE SHOPPING CENTERS IN SULTAN KUDARAT", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jul2022.html, Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition, 89-99 #ijarporg