International Forum Volume 23 (Part 1)

International Forum is the interdisciplinary research journal of the graduate school of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

International Forum May 3, 2021

Fitting for 2020, last years’ issues of International Forum, the interdisciplinary research journal of the graduate school of AIIAS (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), included topics related to change. Volume 23, Number 1’s editorial by Prema Gaikwad is titled Quest for Change: Research and Social Concerns. Other articles of interest to educators include:

Coping with Adjustments by Prema Gaikwad
After previewing Volume 23, Number 2’s articles, the editor suggests you “consider ways you can adjust and enhance the life situation you are in at this moment.”

Transitioning to Emergency Remote Learning amidst Covid-19 and Its Effects on Higher Education Students: A Case Study by Weber Irembere and Rosemary Lubani
“Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced students to embark on emergency remote learning without preparation. This qualitative case study aimed to describe the experiences [and] discover the challenges and effects of emergency remote learning on higher education students at one faith-based institution in the Philippines.”

Financial Policy Compliance and Internal Control among Adventist Schools in Thailand: Issues and Reasons by Wayne Hamra and Samorn Namkote
“This descriptive qualitative study examined policy compliance deficiencies and internal control weaknesses in 4 Adventist schools in Thailand through content analysis of management letters from the General Conference Auditing Service from 2016 to 2018. Interviews with school and denominational administrators explore the reasons behind these problems.”

Academic Dishonesty, Religious Fundamentalism, among Students at a Religious University by Darrin Thomas
“Academic dishonesty has been a major concern for educators among tertiary students, while there has also been a growing controversy in terms of religion in the world. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between academic dishonesty and religious fundamentalism.”

The Reality of Philippine Education – A Photovoice Participatory Action Research by Precy Regalado
“Colonialism impacted the development of Philippine education for the Philippines was ruled by foreigners for quite a long time. The government tries to improve the quality of education. Using photovoice participatory action research and Friere’s ideology, this study aimed to narrate the stories of 10 public school teachers of Southcentral, the Philippines, on their views, life experiences, and hopes for quality education.”

Capturing the Lifestyle Practices of University Students: A Case Study in Zimbabwe by Chipo Gwizo and Prema Gaikwad
“Unhealthy lifestyle practices are fast becoming a global challenge and affecting most university students. A review of literature revealed that a relationship exists between lifestyle practices and academic performance. Identified related studies seem to lack a holistic approach. A qualitative case study was conducted in Zimbabwe to study holistically the lifestyle practices of university students in order to find its impact on academic performance.”

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