Mathematics and Science education have both grown in fertile directions in different geographic regions. Yet, the mainstream discourse in international handbooks does not lend voice to developments in cognition, curriculum, teacher development, assessment, policy and implementation of mathematics and science in many countries. Paradoxically, in spite of advances in information technology and the flat earth syndrome, old distinctions and biases between different groups of researchers persist. In addition limited accessibility to conferences and journals also contribute to this problem. The International Sourcebooks in Mathematics and Science Education focus on underrepresented regions of the world and provides a platform for researchers to showcase their research and development in areas within mathematics and science education. The First Sourcebook on Asian Research in Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India provides the first synthesized treatment of mathematics education that has both developed and is now prominently emerging in the Asian and South Asian world. The book is organized in sections coordinated by leaders in mathematics education in these countries and editorial teams for each country affiliated with them. The purpose of unique sourcebook is to both consolidate and survey the established body of research in these countries with findings that have influenced ongoing research agendas and informed practices in Europe, North America (and other countries) in addition to serving as a platform to showcase existing research that has shaped teacher education, curricula and policy in these Asian countries. The book will serve as a standard reference for mathematics education researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students both in and outside Asia, and complement the Nordic and NCTM perspectives.
Anthology from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), language: English, abstract: Shared Service Centers have become a common instrument for providing internal services to a range of business units from a central location. By choosing a suitable international location, companies can not only achieve synergies from centralization, process and quality improvements, but also location economies. Southeast Asia hosts one of the largest numbers of Shared Service Centers in the world and Malaysia and Singapore are seen as prime locations. This volume presents insights from a study tour to Malaysia and Singapore that identified good practices for managing Shared Service Centers from six major corporations. Key aspects of managing Shared Service Centers are addressed and complemented by recent trends such as robotic process automation (RPA) and the shift to more knowledge-intensive services in Global Business Services (GBS) organizations. Dirk Klimkeit is Professor of Management, Organization and International Management at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart, Germany. Previously, he managed several projects relating to shared service centers in various parts of the world at a large audit and advisory firm. K Thirumaran is the Head of Academic Group, Business and IT at James Cook University Singapore. He has worked in the banking, transport, travel and hospitality industries.
This salient text presents a culturally aware public health approach to the HIV epidemic in Malaysia, a country emblematic of the Muslim worlds response to the crisis. It explores complex interactions of religion with health as a source of coping as well as stigma and denial, particularly as Islam plays a central role in Malaysian culture, politics, and policy. At the heart of the book, a groundbreaking study analyzes attitudes and behaviors toward prevention among diverse people living with HIV, faith leaders, and government health officials. From these findings, readers gain insight into how health professionals, policymakers, and organizations can create appropriate prevention programs in Malaysia, with implications for other Muslim countries. This timely volume: Situates Malaysia and the Asian Pacific region in the context of the HIV epidemic. Analyzes ways Islamic beliefs can shape perceptions of HIV and prevention policy. Reviews a unique study of stakeholder opinions and practices regarding HIV. Discusses the consequences of Islamic rulings on sex outside marriage. Offers recommendations for effective HIV prevention practice and policy. Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia is of immediate relevance to researchers studying HIV prevention, social aspects of religion, sexuality, and sex education. Policymakers in health promotion and health education as well as graduate students in sex education, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies should also find it useful. ?Sima Barmania, B Med Sci, MBBS, MPH, PhD , is a British medical doctor in global health, based between London, United Kingdom and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a freelance writer, consultant, and an honorary research associate at UCL Institute of Education in London, UK. She qualified in medicine from Queen Mary University of London with an intercalated degree in community health sciences and undertook her Masters in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her PhD in 2016 at United Nations University - Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with the National University of Malaysia, where her doctoral research explored the role of Islam in shaping HIV prevention in Malaysia. She is interested in the interface between public health, religion, and culture as well as broader interests spanning reproductive and mental health, and public health advocacy. Having had a long-running blog in the Independent , she also writes freelance for The Lancet medical journal and other media outlets. Her interests also include spirituality, world religions, and interfaith and peace education. Michael J. Reiss, MBA, PGCE, PhD , is professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education in London, United Kingdom; visiting professor at the Universities of Kiel, Leeds, and York and the Royal Veterinary College; honorary fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers; docent at the University of Helsinki in Finland; and, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. A former director of Education at the Royal Society, the inaugural editor of the academic journal Sex Education, and former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Inquiry, he is also a priest in the Church of England and president of the International Society for Science and Religion. His research and consultancy interests are in science education, bioethics, and sex education. Books of his include: Abrahams, I. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2017) Enhancing Learning with Effective Practical Science 11-16 , Bloomsbury; Reiss, M. J. & White, J. (2013) An Aims-based Curriculum , IOE Press; Jones, A., McKim, A. & Reiss, M. (Eds) (2010) Ethics in the Science and Technology Classroom: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning , Sense; Jones, L. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2007) Teaching about Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism , Peter Lang; Braund, M. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2004) Learning Science Outside the Classroom , RoutledgeFalmer; Levinson, R. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2003) Key Issues in Bioethics: A Guide for Teachers , RoutledgeFalmer; Halstead, J. M. & Reiss, M. J. (2003) Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice , RoutledgeFalmer; Reiss, M. J. (2000) Understanding Science Lessons: Five Years of Science Teaching , Open University Press; Chapman, J. L. & Reiss, M. J. (1999). Ecology: Principles and Applications , Cambridge University
This volumes presents the proceedings of ICIBEL 2015, organized by the Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME) under Innovative Technology Research Cluster, University of Malaya. It was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 6-8 December 2015. The ICIBEL 2015 conference promotes the latest researches and developments related to the integration of the Engineering technology in medical fields and life sciences. This includes the latest innovations, research trends and concerns, challenges and adopted solution in the field of medical engineering and life sciences.
This book explores the ways in which the British official film was used in Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1945 to the 1970s. Aitken uncovers how the British official film, and British official information agencies, adapted to the epochal contexts of the Cold War and end of empire. In addition to an extensive introduction, which touches on a number of critical issues related to the post-war British official film, the book provides an account of how the tradition of film-making associated with the British documentary film movement spread into the region during the post-war period, and how that tradition was contested by a Colonial Office tradition of film-making. The volume concludes by covering the rise of television in the region within the context of developing post-colonial authoritarian states in Singapore and Malaysia, and the continuation of colonial authoritarianism in Hong Kong. Ian Aitken is Professor of Film Studies at the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. His most recent book publications include Hong Kong Documentary Film (2014), Lukácsian Film Theory and Cinema: An Analysis of Georg Lukács Writings on Film 1913-1971 (2012), and the Routledge Concise Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, (ed.) (2012).
A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found - no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black box. Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne want to know why. Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the ´´most likely´´ reasons the plane crashed, Belzer, Noory, and Wayne argue that if a year after a huge Boeing 777 has gone missing, and there´s still no sign of it whatsoever, it´s time to think outside the box. The public needs to stop being misled. If a plane and its passengers went ´´missing´´ once, what´s to stop it from happening again? Some of the theories the authors consider seem implausible on the surface, but the thorough research they´ve done and the continual failure of politicians, aviation authorities, and military members around the world to give any indication they´re wrong makes their arguments as good - if not better - than the more widely shared ones. The title of this thought-provoking volume, Someone Is Hiding Something, is a line spoken by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - perhaps the only government official to publicly acknowledge the true reason that neither Flight 370 nor the 239 people onboard have been found. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022874de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Information Management, grade: 70.0, , language: English, abstract: This study aims at connecting the usefulness of EHRM in solving HR predicaments. In doing so, the study made use of exploratory research while also considering two countries - Malaysia and Kuwait. It tried to explore the level of usage of EHRM and its significance in those countries. Since the discovery of Moores law on the development of computers and the electronic world, technology has grown to become more and more useful in daily applications. The famous Gordon Moore showed that the power of computing will increase exponentially with time; an idea that has been proven since he first mentioned it. This has resulted in an increased application of computer and electronic related activities not only in daily normal life but also in businesses as well. Human resource management as a field has faced multiple phases of development. From the ages it was referred to as personnel management, the area has evolved to the todays widely known Human resource management. More recent development has extended to include electronic-way-of-life into human resource management giving the world the ever glorious Electronic Human Resource Management. Deshwal (2015) in his powerful research work showed that record keeping and information sharing has been changed so much by the way HR department has involved information technology in its practices. Notably, paperwork has decreased in volumes and the access to data has become excellent.
This volume presents the proceedings of ICIBEL 2017, organized by the Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME) under Innovative Technology Research Cluster, University of Malaya. It was held in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, from 10-13 December 2017. The ICIBEL 2017 conference promotes the latest research and developments related to the integration of the Engineering technology in medical fields and life sciences. This includes the latest innovations, research trends and concerns, challenges and adopted solution in the field of medical engineering and life sciences.
Global Automobile Demand is a two-volume work analysing the impact of the Great Recession and the structural factors which shape automobile demand in developed and emerging countries. The second volume examines the automobile demand in the BRICS and other emerging countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia.
An up-to-date and comprehensive overview summarizing recent achievements, the state of the art, and trends in research into nanocellulose and cellulose nanocomposites. Following an introduction, this ready references discusses the characterization as well surface modification of cellulose nanocomposites before going into details of the manufacturing and the self-assembly of such compounds. After a description of various alternatives, including thermoplastic, thermosetting, rubber, and fully green cellulose nanocomposites, the book continues with their mechanic and thermal properties, as well as crystallization and rheology behavior. A summary of spectroscopic and water sorption properties precedes a look at environmental health and safety of these nanocomposites. With its coverage of a wide variety of materials, important characterization tools and resulting applications, this is an essential reference for beginners as well as experienced researchers. Hanieh Kargarzadeh is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Selangor, Malaysia. She received her MSc in organic chemistry from Islamic Azad University of Gachsaran, Iran, in 2007 and completed her PhD at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, in 2013. Dr. Kargarzadeh has published a number of papers in high quality international journals and has been involved in a number of books as the author for different chapters. Her research interests lie in the area of nanocomposites, cellulose nanomaterials, and polymer blending. Ishak Ahmad is Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), as well as Head of the Nanocrystalline Research Consortia, under National Nanotechnology Directorate (NND), Malaysia. Prof. Ahmad has authored more than hundred research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings in the area of polymer composites, nanocomposites, polymer blends, polymer recycling and polymer hydrogels. Furthermore, he has written 3 books and contributed chapters to various books. Prof. Ahmad holds four patents. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as full professor of Polymer Science and Technology at the School of Chemical Sciences of the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, India. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences. Prof. Thomas has authored more than 600 peer reviewed publications, reviews and book chapters, co-edited 53 books and holds 6 patents. Furthermore, he has received a number of national and international awards, including a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSI award, CRSI award, the Distinguished Professorship award form Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, and the Sukumar Maithy award. The H Index of Prof. Thomas is 77 and having a citation of over 25,5000. Recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Honoris Causa by the University of South Brittany, France. Alain Dufresne is Professor at the International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials at Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France. He has been a visiting professor in Brazil and Malaysia. His interests lie in the area of nanocomposites, heterogeneous polymer systems, as well as sustainable and renewable materials. Prof. Dufresne has authored more than 240 research papers as well as 40 book chapters and holds 7 patents. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals.