EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies,
Volume 7(1) August 2014
Dr. Haji Syamsuhadi Irsyad
Honorable Patron of the EDUCARE-IJES Journal in Bandung, West Java; and
Rector of UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto), Jalan Raya Dukuhwaluh, Purwokerto City, Central Java, Indonesia.
Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wbr. (Peace be upon you). Let us thanks to our Almighty, Allah SWT (Subhanahu Wa-Ta’ala or Almighty), Who has bestowed us all the best blessings and prosperity. Peace may be upon to our Great Prophet Muhammad SAW (Salallahu ‘Alaihi Wassalam or peace be upon him), his companions, his family, and his faithful and dutiful followers until the end of the world. Amien.
I am very glad to get the information that the EDUCARE-IJES journal is still able to be published regularly and responded by many scholars around the world. For issue of August 2014, the EDUCARE-IJES journal has been disseminating the articles that come, not only from the scholars of Indonesia but also from Malaysia, India, Zimbabwe, and Finland. Of course, for forthcoming issues, I hope also that articles issued by the EDUCARE-IJES journal will come from other countries around the world.
As we know that education is very important for the nation-state development. Progress and backwardness of the nation-state, based on the historical experiences, depend on the quality of education. For Indonesian people, education is driving force to get the progress, prosperity, and freedom. Because of that, in our Constitution 1945, the government of the Republic of Indonesia, on behalf of nation-state, has to develop the education for all Indonesian people. I think it is not only for Indonesia’s case, other countries around the world also have the agendas that concern to develop the education as tool for building the nation-states.
Developing the education is very critical and, in order targeting the objectives, it has to be done based on the research of education. Of course, the field of education is large and it is multidimensional matters. What important here is that the results of research on education – including the critical ideas of education – should be appreciated and considered in planning and implementing the education programs, so that progress of education in the context of nation-state development is in the right track.
I think the findings of education published by the EDUCARE-IJES journal, for current issue, are very interesting. The Indonesian scholars have researched about two matters: (1) “the Effect of Self-Concept, Learning Habit, and Motive of Achievement toward the Learning Achievement”; and (2) “BIPA Learning Material Development for Empowering Thailand Students’ Writing Competence”. What important here is that self-motivation will force someone to attain the goal and objective. The achievement in mastery learning, in any field of education,will depend on the self-motivation of learners.
The Malaysian scholars concerned about: (1) “A Study on Transformational Leadership Behavior in a Higher Learning Institution”; (2) “Principals’ Leadership Style and Stress with Teacher’s Intention of Leaving the Teaching Profession”; (3) “Using Data Analysis Projects to Promote Statistical Thinking in an Introductory Statistics Course: A Basis for Curriculum Materials Development”; and (4) The Geography Teacher Practices in Implementation of Formative Assessment: A Case Study”. What I want to stress here is the fact that since the EDUCARE-IJES journal published in August 2008, the articles from Malaysia scholars were very dominant. It means that the culture of research and publication in Malaysia, especially in higher education institution, is very active and dynamics. Indonesian scholars, I think, should be learn more from Malaysia and other developed countries on how to conduct the research actively and to disseminate the research result productively in the academic journals.
While the scholars of India talked about “A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of Muslim and Non-Muslim Prospective Teachers towards Teaching Profession”. I think it is very interesting due to the findings revealed not significant differences in the attitudes of Muslim and Non-Muslim prospective teachers; whereas a significant difference was found between the attitudes of Muslim and Non-Muslim prospective teachers studying in private B.Ed. (Bachelor Education) institutions towards teaching profession. Muslim prospective teachers studying in private B.Ed. institutions had a more favourable attitude towards teaching profession as compared to Non-Muslim prospective teachers studying in private B.Ed. institutions. Really, for the UMP in Purwokerto, Central Java, it is inspiring due to the fact the UMP is one of the Islamic private higher education institution in Indonesia.
Scholars of Zimbabwe issued on “Exploring the Link between Moral Reasoning and Behavioral Action among Young Children in Zimbabwean”. I think it is also very critical matters. A noble character is not based on solely what someone talked about (cognitive domain), but also it should be consistent with the attitude and behavior domains. For the Indonesian context, it is very critical related to the corruption cases as well as abuses of power, however, conducted by scholar persons who have more knowledge and information. So, we still need the smart person that be supported by noble character (good in attitude and behavior).
And last but not least, the scholars of Finland researched about “Digestibility of Heat Treated Barley in Blue Fox and Mink”. Although this research is not related to education matters, but behind message what will be told to us is the important things about caring to the animals. Environment, including the trees and animals, should be preserved and maintained by caring and sharing in order we can implement the sustainable development. As stated by Finland researchers, in line with the animals (mink and fox), that the use of carbohydrates as a part of the feed for farmed furbearers is advantageous, while production costs can be declined by not using so much fat and protein.
Finally, do enjoy reading the EDUCARE-IJES journal and hopefully you will derive much benefit from it. Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wbr. (peace be also upon you).
EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies
Volume 7(1) August 2014
EDMORE MBOKOCHENA, FUNGAI HAMILTON MUDZENGERERE & ELIZABETH CHIKWIRI,
Exploring the Link between Moral Reasoning and Behavioral Action among Young Children in Zimbabwean.
Do Academic Leaders Matters? A Study on Transformational Leadership Behavior in a Higher Learning Institution.
The Effect of Self-Concept, Learning Habit, and Motive of Achievement toward the Learning Achievement.
ANUAR DIN, SABDIN HUSSIN ALIPIN & ABDUL SAID AMBOTANG,
Principals’ Leadership Style and Stress with Teacher’s Intention of Leaving the Teaching Profession.
HANNU T. KORHONEN & PAAVO NIEMELA,
Digestibility of Heat Treated Barley in Blue Fox and Mink.
NIK SURYANI NIK ABD RAHMAN,
Using Data Analysis Projects to Promote Statistical Thinking in an Introductory Statistics Course: A Basis for Curriculum Materials Development.
LAILY NURLINA & EKO SRI ISRAHAYU,
BIPA Learning Material Development for Empowering Thailand Students’ Writing Competence.
MOHAMMAD PARVEZ & MOHD SHAKIR,
A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of Muslim and Non-Muslim Prospective Teachers towards Teaching Profession.
SUZANA ABD MUTALIB & JAMIL AHMAD,
The Geography Teacher Practices in Implementation of Formative Assessment: A Case Study.
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The EDUCARE-IJES, with ISSN 1979-7877, is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published twice a year, every February and August. Firstly published on August 17, 2008, in the context of Commemorating the Indonesian National Independence Day, the EDUCARE-IJES journal, for period of 2014 to 2016, has also been organized by the Lecturers of FKIP UMP (Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto) in Central Java, Indonesia; and published by Minda Masagi Press as a publisher owned by ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
The EDUCARE-IJES journal is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. The EDUCARE-IJES journal will cover all areas of the subject related to educational studies. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish: (1) Original articles in basic and applied research; (2) Case and comparative studies; and (3) Critical reviews, opinions, and essays.
All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board and qualified reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within less than one week. All accepted articles will be published online immediately as well as printed journal conventionally, after proof reading and formatting process.
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