International Forum Volume 24, Number 1

This issue of International Forum “ascertains that research continues through challenging situations and that stacking it on the backburner is not an option.”

International Forum September 15, 2021

This issue of International Forum, the interdisciplinary research journal of the graduate school of AIIAS (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), “ascertains that research continues through challenging situations and that stacking it on the backburner is not an option.” Written by Prema Gaikwad, Volume 24, Number 1’s editorial is titled Being Vigilant and Veridical. Other articles that may be of interest to educators include:

Deconstructing Myths in Quantitative Research by John Wesley Taylor V
“A myth can denote a prevalent but erroneous idea or belief. This article examines nine of these beliefs within quantitative research, that although popular, are ultimately misconceptions.”

Effects of Educational Obesity Prevention Program on Lifestyle Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Among Adults by Hui Wern Khaw, Chirlynor Ebora-Calbayan, and Kepha O. Pondi
“Lack of knowledge, poor attitude, and negative practices are the barriers to preventing [obesity] and its co-morbidities. There is a need to increase the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of obese individuals to ensure effective weight reduction. Therefore, this study aims to determine the effects of educational obesity prevention programs on KAP among adults.”

Initiating Industry-University Collaborations Through the University-Appointed Office of Relationship Manager/s: A Conceptual Model by Anup Dominic
In addition to drawing insights from newer models, “this conceptual paper applies Lewin’s (1951) forcefield approach of change management to emphasize the importance of a key driver to change in the literature regarding Industry-University Collaborations that are replete with barriers and drivers to establishing successful relationships.”

Researcher’s Social Responsibility: Challenges and Solutions by Safary Wa-Mbalek and Gimylin Wa-Mbaleka
“Scholars may have different reasons why they conduct, produce, and disseminate the outputs of research. Among them, one common and less discussed aspect they all share is their social responsibility. This topic is not commonly discussed in scholarly circles, although it is incidentally scattered across the fields. Based on a careful analysis of the existing literature, this paper is meant to bring this discussion to light by synthesizing seven major social responsibility problems and proposing some practical paths that researchers can take while conducting, disseminating, and implementing the outcome of their research studies.”

Developing a Holistic Lifestyle Curriculum Model: A Case Study in Zimbabwe by Chipo Gwizo
“The existing studies on lifestyle lack a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle among university students in Zimbabwe. A qualitative case study was conducted to discover the lifestyle practices of university students and create a lifestyle curriculum model.”

Correlation Between Bullying and Students’ Attitude Toward Learning: A Case of Secondary Schools in Tarime District, Tanzania by Baraka Manjale Ngussa and Nyakolema Mwema
“This study sought to establish the correlation between bullying and students’ attitude toward learning in secondary schools of Tarime District, Tanzania, using a survey research design.”

Parents’ Perceptions of Their Involvement in Curriculum Development at Secondary School: A Case Study in the Philippines by Weber R. Irembere
While parents are one of the stakeholders of learners’ education, they do not participate in curriculum development even at the school level. This lack of parents’ participation has negative impacts on teaching and learning and the future of learners. Parents are recognized as important stakeholders of the school curriculum. This case study explored parents’ perceptions of their curriculum development involvement in a selected private high school in the Philippines.”

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