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Beyond School Reach: Character Education in Three Schools in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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The ability of Indonesian schools related to the character education of students is still far from the expectations and mandate of the law. Based on the qualitative research conducted in the three schools in Indonesia, the current study shows that the educational process only introduce students to the standardized concepts with no involvement in social process and practices, which will give them experience and opportunities to adopt the character values. The school curriculum only forms the ideal type of character, does not stimulate the active involvement of students in the community. Students only learn the character, based on dominant values constrained by the state, i.e.: having loyalty, defending the country, and loving homeland. In addition to narrowing the character space values to the interests of the state, the character education also does not accommodate the wealth of ethnic and religious cultures in Indonesia. This paper proposes the need for changes in school autonomy from an extension of the government, leading to provision of a conducive climate for the emergence of various approaches to improve character education. Character education stems from differences in school ideology and Indonesian cultural diversity. The education system should release itself from the text orientation to better fit in with the dynamic cultural context as a source of character learning.

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Self-Assessed Metacognitive Awareness among Students of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Science Education, 12(1), pp.95-99. Avargil S., Lavi R., Dori Y.J. (2018) Students’ Metacognition and Metacognitive Strategies in Science Education. In: Dori Y., Mevarech Z., Baker D. (eds) Cognition, Metacognition, and Culture in STEM Education. Innovations in Science Education and Technology, vol 24. Springer, Cham Azevedo, R., 2009. Theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and instructional issues in research on metacognition and self-regulated learning: A discussion. Metacognition and Learning, 4(1), pp.87-95. Clark, R. and Harrelson, G.L., 2002

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Extra-Linguistic Features of the Southern Dialect of American English in the Novel of Harper Lee “Go Set a Watchman”

., Rystina, I., Bulegenova, B., Askeyeva, G., & Gabdulina, B. (2018). President Nursultan Nazarbayevs program article “The course towards future: Modernization of public consciousness” – ideology, value and political aspects. Opción , 34 (85-2), 824-837. Singh, P., Teoh, S. H., Cheong, T. H., Md Rasid, N. S., Kor, L. K., & Md Nasir, N. A. (2018). The Use of Problem-Solving Heuristics Approach in Enhancing STEM Students Development of Mathematical Thinking. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 13 (3), 289-303. https://doi.org/10.12973/iejme

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Measuring Students’ Knowledge Level of Life Insurance: A Case on the Students of the Department of Insurance and Risk Management at the Dumlupinar University, Turkey

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Life insurance is a type of insurance that protects individuals or their relatives who are left behind after death or permanent injury. Although it is quite different from the diversity in the world, life insurance in Turkey, which also allows accumulation with providing death benefit, contribute to the tendency of people to save money. One of the reasons for slower development in life insurances in Turkey compared to the countries in the world stems from the education in the field of insurance. Indicators such as insufficient number of institutes and experts in the field and low ratio of insurance literacy are the outcomes of this inadequate education system. Hence, lack of education is directly connected with the level of students’ knowledge. The aim of this study, in which a cross-tabulated survey is used, is to measure the undergraduates’ knowledge level of basics of life insurance at the department of Insurance and Risk Management in Dumlupinar University. Results show that students who are taking education at the Dumlupinar University at the department of Insurance and Risk Management, have very low knowledge about basic life insurance. This study is important in determining the knowledge level of the students who will be in the insurance sector in the future and who will have an individual relationship with the customers.

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