https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/issue/feed International Educational Research 2019-09-23T12:08:44+08:00 Adan Williams ier@ideasspread.org Open Journal Systems <p>International Educational Research (IER)&nbsp;is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, which is published by <span lang="EN-US">IDEAS SPREAD INC</span>&nbsp;in both print and online versions. The online version is free to access and download. The journal publishes original research papers, case reports, and review articles. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of Education method, education policy and education development; Educational technology and educational psychology; Special education and cross-cultural education; Educational leadership, educational administration and educational evaluation; Training, teaching and learning, Language education.</p> https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/324 The Educational Tourism (Edutourism) Development Through Community Empowerment Based on Local Wisdom and Food Security 2019-09-23T12:08:44+08:00 Adhi Iman Sulaiman adhi.2005unsoed@gmail.com Chusmeru Chusmeru chusmeru@yahoo.com Bambang Kuncoro bkun@ymail.com <p>Rural areas that have food security and local wisdom are the main capital to develop agro-tourism areas that can improve the welfare and independence of the community. The research aim to analyze educational tourism (edutourism) development through community empowerment based on local wisdom and food security. The research used Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) methode, informant were determined purposively consisting of farmers group, business group, management of agrotourism and the village officials. Data were collected by interview, observation, discussion and Participatory Decision Making (PDM). Research sites in Wonoharjo village, Rowokele subdistrict, Kebumen regency and Serang village, Karangreja subdistrict, Purbalingga regency in Central Java of Indonesia. Data analysis used community development analysis. The results showed (1) The Wonoharjo village and Serang village has the potential and advantages as the area of agrotourism based on food security of horticulture and can be used as an edutourism and many tourists visit for educational activities, training, empowerment programs, research, study of the laboratory and college programs. (2) Empowerment program should be make tourism locations for education, training and work practices processing of agricultural, food security, local wisdom, creating caring and nature conservation for all groups ranging from elementary school children to college, private institutions, and social institutions.</p> 2019-08-06T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/ier/article/view/332 Teachers’ Perception in Writing Action Research in a Public Elementary School in the Philippines 2019-09-23T12:08:43+08:00 Geraldine D. Anzaldo geraldine.anzaldo@deped.gov.ph Mario A. Cudiamat geraldine.anzaldo@deped.gov.ph <p>Action research plays an important role in education. It enables teachers to discover what went wrong and what could be done to address classroom problems and issues. Consequently, it has now become one of the major professional development concerns for public school teachers in the Philippines. Teachers are encouraged by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to conduct a school-based action research as part of their performance appraisal and evaluation. In addition, it helps the teachers to explore innovative teaching strategies that will suit the needs of the learners. Although, there are promising benefits brought by research, it still remains a challenge among educators due to tight teaching work loads and ancillary roles performed by teachers.</p> <p>To address this issue, the study aimed to assess the teachers’ perception in writing research based on their level of agreement. Its end goal is to help school administrators and education planners to develop capacity building that will help teachers to appreciate more the value of research. It utilized a quantitative-descriptive design. Fifteen (15) teachers were involved in the study that represented the 100% of the total population of the teaching force in the school. The main data-gathering instrument used was questionnaire.&nbsp; Computation of the weighted mean and ranking were employed in the statistical treatment of data. The results revealed that teachers strongly agreed on the basic principles of action research which signifies their knowledge and understanding of what research is all about. Continuous professional development is suggested to upgrade and strengthen teachers’ skills in writing educational research.</p> 2019-08-06T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##