EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies,
Volume 7(2) February 2015
Dr. Haji Syamsuhadi Irsyad
Honorable Patron of the EDUCARE Journal in Bandung, West Java; and
Rector of UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto) in 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.
What are the criteria of an international journal? I think this is a problem that is still debatable, not only that the journal should use one of the languages at the United Nations (UN) and published abroad, but there are many other aspects that must be observed and discussed. One aspect that is also important, I think, in a scientific journal with international standards is that the articles published by the journal must come from various countries in the world. Thus, although the journal claimed as a standard of “international”, but if the articles are coming from the authors of Indonesia only, it is still relatively as journal of “national” standard. In addition, the members of Editorial Advisory Board of the journal must also come from various countries around the world.
Therefore, since the beginning of its publication in August 2008, the EDUCARE journal has been trying in order the articles published by the journal come from various countries. And, thank God, the efforts to obtain the results are quite good, as shown by the response of the authors from outside of Indonesia’s nation-state, which they interest and always send the articles to be published in the EDUCARE journal. Thus, although the EDUCARE journal has not been accredited by DITJENDIKTI KEMRISTEKDIKTI RI (Directorate-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia) in Jakarta, but many writers from outside of the Indonesia’s country saw it as “esteemed and reputable journal”.
As indicated in the issue of February 2015, the EDUCARE journal contains 10 articles that six of them come from outside of the Indonesian country, and only 4 articles are coming from the authors of Indonesia. From the Indonesian state, beside two articles from the Lecturers of UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto), i.e. “Description of the Students Learning Motivation in the Subject of Mathematics Learning Basic and Process Using the Lesson Study” (by Anggun Badu Kusuma, Fitrianto Eko Subekti & Reni Untarti) and “Social Capital and Quality Improvement at the Junior High School VIP Al-Huda in Kebumen, Central Java, Indonesia” (by Kartono); also there are two articles from outside of UMP, which is coming from UNSUR (Suryakancana University) in Cianjur, “Verb Go (Back to, on, and out) in English for TEFL in the Novel New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: The Syntactic and Semantic Analysis” (by Jauhar Helmie); and from UNRI (Riau University) in Pakanbaru, “Students’ Perspective on the Domains of Teaching Quality” (by Suarman).
While the articles from outside of Indonesia came from the Lecturers of the Iranian nation-state, “Comparative Perspectives on Educational Assessment System at Primary Schools in Japan and Iran” (by Abbas Madandar Arani, Lida Kakia & Zahra Babaie); from Saudi Arabia, “Pre-Service Teachers Reasons and Beliefs about Teaching as a Profession” (by Mohamed Khaliefeh Alshraideh); from Ethiopia, “Does School Type Matter in Academic Achievement in Regional Examination? Comparative Study of Private and Government Schools in Dessie Administrative Town, North Central Ethiopia” (by Amogne Asfaw Eshetu); from China, “Students’ Experience in Student-Centered Learning at Higher Education Institutions in China: A Case Study” (by Samson Maekele Tsegay); and from Vietnam, “The Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Teaching Practice and Student Learning Outcome” (by Truong Bao Duy).
It is interesting to note here that the article was written jointly by the Lecturer of India who now works at the university in Ethiopia, Africa and the Lecturer of Indonesia, namely “Changing Dynamics of Good Governance in Africa” (by Hilal Ahmad Wani & Andi Suwirta). I think, in this era of globalization and in the context of the Southeast Asian region will also apply the AEC (ASEAN [Association of South East Asia Nations] Economic Community) in 2015, the cooperation in the field of research and publication was very encouraged. We do not live in a vacuum and aloof, but we live with other people and other nations. Therefore, cooperation and collaboration is the most important, in addition to the competition and comparison so that we, as a nation, do not miss when compared with other nations in the world.
The EDUCARE journal, however, has become a trade mark of the FKIP UMP (Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Muhammdiyah University of Purwokerto) due to since 2009, this journal is managed and organized by the Lecturers of UMP. And the Minda Masagi Press, as a publisher owned by ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung, is as publisher of EDUCARE journal. Therefore, on this occasion, I would like to thanks and appreciation to the Lecturers of FKIP UMP and Minda Masagi Press in Bandung, who have had the attitudes of seriously, diligent, and hard work so that can make the EDUCARE journal published regularly and increase its quality from time to time.
Finally, do enjoy reading the EDUCARE 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(2) February 2015
ABBAS MADANDAR ARANI, LIDA KAKIA & ZAHRA BABAIE,
Comparative Perspectives on Educational Assessment System at Primary Schools in Japan and Iran.
ANGGUN BADU KUSUMA, FITRIANTO EKO SUBEKTI & RENI UNTARTI,
Description of the Students Learning Motivation in the Subject of Mathematics Learning Basic and Process Using the Lesson Study.
MOHAMED KHALIEFEH ALSHRAIDEH,
Pre-Service Teachers Reasons and Beliefs about Teaching as a Profession.
Verb Go (Back to, on, and out) in English for TEFL in the Novel New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: The Syntactic and Semantic Analysis.
SAMSON MAEKELE TSEGAY,
Students’ Experience in Student-Centered Learning at Higher Education Institutions in China: A Case Study.
Social Capital and Quality Improvement at the Junior High School VIP Al-Huda in Kebumen, Central Java, Indonesia.
AMOGNE ASFAW ESHETU,
Does School Type Matter in Academic Achievement in Regional Examination? Comparative Study of Private and Government Schools in Dessie Administrative Town, North Central Ethiopia.
Students’ Perspective on the Domains of Teaching Quality.
TRUONG BAO DUY,
The Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Teaching Practice and Student Learning Outcome.
HILAL AHMAD WANI & ANDI SUWIRTA,
Changing Dynamics of Good Governance in Africa.
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The EDUCARE, 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 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 journal is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. The EDUCARE 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.
Instruction for authors (general and details) and other information such as Current and Back Issues are available on our website: www.educare-ijes.com
Indexing Body, Partners, and Subscribers for EDUCARE journal are: (1) Islamic World Science Citation Center in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran; (2) Universe Digital Library in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; (3) MyCITE in Putra Jaya, Malaysia; (4) PERTANIKA Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities at UPM Serdang, Malaysia; (5) National Library of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta; (6) Center of Information and Documentation, Indonesian Institute of Science in Jakarta; (7) Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia’s Library in Jakarta; (8) KITLV Library in Jakarta; (9) Library and Archive of West Java Regional in Bandung; (10) UMP Library in Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia; (11) UMS-KAL Library in Labuan, Malaysia; (12) Library of IKIP PGRI Madiun in East Java, Indonesia; (13) Library of UMMI Sukabumi in West Java, Indonesia; (14) Google Scholar Citations; and (15) ALSAFIRA Science Citation Center.
The EDUCARE is an Open Access Journal. One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. The EDUCARE journal is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.
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Prof Dr Haji Tukiran Taniredja
Editor-in-Chief of the EDUCARE Journal.
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Signing ceremony of MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) between UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto) and Minda Masagi Press as publisher owned by ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, on 27th December 2013. “We are really professional managers of the scientific journals” is a core-business of the ASPENSI; and “Talk Less, Work More” is a motto of Minda Masagi Press.Read More