Welcome to EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies
Forewords for EDUCARE, 6(1) August 2013 Issue
Wr. Wbr. (Peace be upon
Let us thank our Almighty, Allah SWT (Subhanahu Wa-Ta'ala),
who has bestowed us all the best blessings and prosperity. Peace may be upon
our Great Prophet Muhammad SAW (Salallahu ‘Alaihi Wassalam), his companions,
his family, and his faithful and dutiful followers until the end of the world. Amien.
EDUCARE journal issue of August 2013 has been published in an atmosphere of fasting month of Ramadhan and ‘Aidul Fitri on the one hand; and on the other hand, it is in the context to
commemorate the 68th Independence
Day of the Republic of Indonesia.
We congratulate fasting
and Happy ‘Aidul Fitri to the Muslims in Indonesia and around
the world. We are sorry inwardly
and outwardly. Congratulations also
to the Indonesian people, with the words
"once independence remain independent", with the hope that bringing
this Indonesian country to progress, prosperity,
and justice, as
well as get "maghfiroh" and blessings of Allah SWT. Actually,
Indonesia as a nation-state can achieved the independence due to the
grace of God Almighty.
it is not painful, already five years, since
August 2009, the EDUCARE journal faithfully meet the authors and
readers. In the first
issue, we deliberately
took the momentum of events August 17, 2009, with the hope that "the
spirit and values of the struggle
in 1945" will be etched in our self-managing
and publishing the scientific journals. Javanese people say,
"jer basuki mawa
bea", which means
there is no struggle without sacrifice. My
point is that to be able to publish a
quality journal -- in terms of content,
scope of the authors, and the regularity of publication
-- it required great sacrifice. We had to sacrifice
not only in terms
of money, but also time and hard work to achieve
the goals and objectives expected.
UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto)
in Central Java, as
one private Islamic university
in Indonesia, want
to share our knowledge and experiences with the
academic community, not only
in the context of Indonesia and Southeast Asia
but also to the
world community about education as a motivating factor for the progress, prosperity, and independence of the
founding fathers of nation-states everywhere, all over the world, are the best sons of the nation-state as a result of the educational process. Without a good modern
educational process, it will produce the leaders who do not have a vision far ahead, less creative, and
often abusing its
power. In Islamic
perspective as well, of course, it's a good education should be
accompanied by an unwavering faith and devotion to his Great Creator,
writings in the EDUCARE journal this time, however, are the result of thought, research, and experience
from various countries,
especially from Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. Having these countries achieved their independence in the 1940s and
1950s, they diligently
perform process development
and building national
character which made education as a priority in development planning and implementation.
So, in less than
half a century, 50 years, we have felt
and seen the
progress that has been achieved by those nation-states. Actually, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India -- I think -- are making progress socially, politically, economically, and culturally exceptional,
and all of that, one factor is due to the roles of education
For additional information that starting of August 2013 issue, the EDUCARE journal has been published by Minda Masagi Press,
as one of the publishers owned by ASPENSI (Association of Indonesia Scholars of History Education) in Bandung. UMP itself,
especially the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, will continue to work closely with ASPENSI to manage and
publish the EDUCARE journal.
still also open
opportunities for joining publication with other universities, especially from abroad, so that EDUCARE will truly become an international scientific
journal in global perspective, not only to
involve the managing editors from the cross-country but
also the writers
as well as the reviewers who come from
various countries in the world .
Do enjoy reading the EDUCARE journal and hopefully you
will derive much benefit from it. Wassalamu'alaikum
Wr. Wbr. (peace be also upon you). Dr. Haji Syamsuhadi Irsyad,
Rector of UMP.
EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational
Volume 6, Number 1 (August 2013)
Education toward K-Economy in Malaysia.
ELIZABETH JACOB & BABY SHARI,
Organizational Effectiveness in Educational Institutions.
DESTIWATI & JUNARDI HARAHAP,
of Competency-Based Curriculum in
Bandung Natural School.
MOHAMMAD PARVEZ & MOHD SHAKIR,
Higher Education System in India: Are We Heading towards Right Direction?
Students Make Meaning from Literary
HILAL AHMAD WANI, ANDI SUWIRTA & JOSEPH FAYEYE,
Untold Stories of Human Rights Violations in
Contemporary Fiqh Learning Module at Mosques in Malaysia.
of Mathematical Creative Thinking and Reasoning Ability of SMP Students in Islamic Culture-Based Learning.
NOR & ZAKARIA MUSTAFA,
Socio-Cultural Adaptation in
Japan: How Malaysian International Students
Deal with Challenges?
"We are professional manager of the scientific journal", according to Rector UMP in his office, Rectorat Building UMP Campus, Jalan Raya Dukuhwaluh, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia.
A Future-Oriented Perspective and History Teaching Alternative in Globalization Era: the Context of Indonesia
ABSTRACT: In the current globalization era, we witness quick changes in all sectors of life, and for the society which is conscious of these changes the mastery of science and technology has become a must. The areas of science and technology chosen are certainly the ones commonly perceived to pro ....Detail
The Development of Integrative Model for the Teaching of Indonesian Technical Vocabulary
ABSTRACT: The main concern of this research is to develop a teaching model which can promote students’ vocabular ....Detail