EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies,
Volume 6(2) February 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), who has bestowed us all the best blessings and prosperity. Peace may be upon to 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.
As the Rector of UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto) in Central Java, Indonesia, kindly allow me to convey several things which will be the part of commitment and big work of UMP in revealing the World Class University. First, in academic level, nowadays UMP has 11 Faculties and 1 Post-Graduate Program with details as follow: 3 (three) Diploma Study Program III (D III), 25 (twenty five) Bachelor Degree Program (S-1), 1 Post-Graduate Program (S-2), and 2 (two) Profession Program. Dealing with the competition of higher education in national and international also by considering the rapid development of knowledge, technology, and culture, we believe that in 10 years forward the number of study program either S-1 or S-2 in UMP will be developed and increased. Related to the presence of new study program in the future, it is in line with the commitment of UMP to answer the society’s need in terms of academic superiority and professional graduates of UMP.
Second, as cited in the vision and mission, UMP is determined in preparing the qualified, excellent, professional, entrepreneur minded and Islamic graduates through modern education and independence in its science discipline in which it is fully supported by information technology and communication. It is also accompanied by the system of quality assurance which is held by the Institution of Quality Assurance in UMP. UMP applies conducive, interactive and Islamic learning concept between lecturers and students. It is also supported by academicians teaching staffs and practitioners who have competence and experience in each field; well-acknowledged university graduates in Indonesia and overseas which have a high commitment in each knowledge discipline. UMP also has representative classes and labs with good quality of facilities. As the result, the optimal and conducive teaching and learning atmosphere could be established. The students will also have opportunity to apply their knowledge and skill in various institutions and companies in which it will increase the students’ ability either in hard skill or soft skill which will be the promising get a job after graduation.
Third, as the Muhammadiyah (followers of the Prophet Muhammad) university, UMP will definitely make serious effort in supporting the mission: “Making UMP as the center of excellence within the region (‘uswahhasanah’ or center of superiority) in terms of education, research, and service toward society and also as the driving force of religious proselytizing and ‘Tajdid Muhammadiyah’ which traverse time to create the real Islamic society and to give inspiration along with contribution in educating and brighten nation’s life”. Referring to the mission, superiorities can be briefly formulated in which those are needed to be grown by all “Civitas Academica” in UMP. The superiorities are critical thinking, creativeness, willingness to increase knowledge concept and research aptitude, open minded upon diversities in serving excitement toward students and society. In addition, it can be added as expanding the Islamic tenets as “rahmatan lil-‘alamin”. Especially, I do realize that the lecturers of UMP really need to increase the spirit of researching, writing, and publishing the result of the research in various scientific forums either in journal or in international scientific conference.
Fourth, the commitment to provide scholarships for students is still be the main focus of UMP. For students who have achievements in several fields such as science, sport, and culture as the first winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up in province and national level, UMP will gives scholarship opportunity and learning facilities. The achievements which have been accomplished by UMP during 2012-2013 are reported by students’ advisory with the detail, one of them is as follow: 1st winner of Short Story Creation in Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Banten, West Java, Indonesia, on behalf of Irfan M. Nugroho; and 3rd Winner Talented Students Championship in Central Java Province Level, on behalf of Arini Syarifah.
Fifth, make serious effort in varied corporations in realizing UMP vision and mission. In the process of educating and brighten national’s life, UMP’s goal to produce qualified graduates can only be realized through corporations either with internal or external side of UMP.
Finally, those are things which will be the commitment and big work of UMP in realizing the goal to be World Class University (WCU). It is hoped that by publishing the EDUCARE journal, UMP can produce qualified writers by showing accountability in lecturers’ research, increasing ability and culture to make a research by writing and publishing journal. This EDUCARE journal can be a model to guide Study Program’s journals which have not been accredited and publish the result of the research in international journal publisher.
I would like to give gratitude toward all staffs and sides which have worked very hard for arranging the EDUCARE journal. Hopefully, all efforts and patience can bring our goal in reality. Final words, may Allah SWT bring easiness and strength in every step in our life.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 6(2) February 2014
ABBAS MADANDAR ARANI, LIDA KAKIA & BATOL MOAZANI,
A Comparative Study of Muslim and Western Pedagogues’ Educational Perspectives: Contextualization of Comparative Education as a University’s Discipline.
The Interpretation of Sundanese Educational Philosophy in Traditional Idiomatic Expressions.
AJIT MONDAL & JAYANTA METE,
Education for Peace in the Light of National Curriculum Framework – 2005.
Student’s Voices in Reflective Suprasegmental Features Pronunciation Teaching.
THAER ISSA TAWALBEH,
Teaching-Learning Challenges Facing Students of English in the Preparatory Year at the Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
ROSIDA TIURMA MANURUNG, DADANG SUGANDA & DAVIDESCU CRISTIANA,
Negative Labeling towards Teachers as Expression of Violence in Modern Literature.
A Comparison of Factors Influencing the Job Satisfaction among Academic Members of the University of Technology and the University
of Science in Vietnam.
Improving Democratic Values in Civic Education Learning through Grouped-Discussion Method for the Students in Higher Education Institution.
FUNGAI HAMILTON MUDZENGERERE & EDMORE MBOKOCHENA,
The Delicate Dropping of Religious Studies at Ordinary Level by Students in High Density Urban Schools of Harare, Zimbabwe.
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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 Faculty of Education and Teacher Training UMP (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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Prof Dr Haji Tukiran Taniredja
Editor-in-Chief of the EDUCARE-IJES 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