Journal of Studies in Social Sciences

Journal of Studies in Social Sciences (ISSN 2201-4624) publishes papers in all aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Economics, Education, History, Linguistics, Communication studies, Political science, International relations, Sociology, Human geography, Psychology, and elements of other fields as well, such as Law, Cultural studies, Environmental studies, and Social work.

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Vol 16, No 2

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Articles

Health Challenges and Environmental Problems of the City of Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo PDF
Nzoussi Hilaire Kevin, Li Jiang Feng
With urban growth uncontrolled today, African cities are faced with many problems that affect both the population and the environment. And, Pointe-Noire, oil industrial and economic capital of the Congo is not spared from its evils that undermine African cities. The major problem is that of the environment, which continues to attract the attention of researchers and sworn actors over the years. The urban environment of Pointe-Noire faces many challenges. This is due to the intense economic activities that develop but especially to the estimated oil production in thousands of barrels per day. The environmental issues are numerous and require adequate responses to save not only the planet earth that is more, in addition, threatened but also the human being who is in danger. In Pointe-Noire, pulmonary diseases, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and cholera are daily diseases encountered in hospitals in this ocean city. These health challenges and environmental problems require an appropriate response in order to save human beings from multiple dangers.

Application of Micro Learning Resource in College English ESP Teaching PDF
Xianjun Tan
After joining WTO, China strengthens its external communication and the demand for talents qualified for foreign exchange expands as well. Under this background, many universities began to increase the training talents qualified for foreign exchange, ESP(English for specific purposes) teaching came into being and even became one part to implement the China's Bringing in and Going Out strategy.With the development of the era, the traditional mode of College English teaching has been restrained, and can not fully improve the quality of teaching.Based on the analysis of the current development of English teaching, this paper probes into the current application of micro learning resource in College English ESP teaching and its necessity and significance and provides reference for enhancing the application of micro learning resource.

Critical Incidents During Collaboration of Students with Different Personality Profiles PDF
Siew Fong Lin

The objective of this study is to increase understanding on the collaborative writing process among students with different personality profiles. Students’ behavioural styles were assessed using LEONARD Personality Inventory (LPI). The 100-item LPI questionnaire was administered to the students to discover their respective personality profiles. This case study involved five Mass Communication students from a private institution of higher learning in Malaysia. Collection of data was conducted using video recordings, interviews, diary entries and observations. There were significant critical incidents identified in the course of collaboration. They, in turn, had mixed results on the task performance. It is recommended that instructors prepare students prior to allowing them to participate in collaborative writing sessions. Thus, outcomes from the collaboration can be improved.

Revisiting Violence in Rural Academic Settings: A School Killing Impacting Livingston High School and Considerations of Policy and Programs PDF
Daniel Adrian Doss, Hilliard Lackey, David McElreath, Don Jones, Rebecca Goza, Jeremy Sheffield

This article provides a discussion of violence with respect to educational environments involving a school shooting incident.  This article examines a rural shooting incident that occurred in Livingston, Alabama.  Discussions regarding the origins of school violence, preventive strategies, and violence control strategies are considered with respect to the crafting of policies and programs regarding the deterrence of school violence.  Perspectives of campus violence are presented with respect to a rural high school.  Various conclusions and recommendations regarding campus safety and campus security are provided.



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