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The Effects of Mobile Phone Utilization to The Academic Performance of Students

ABSTRACT CAÑEZO, LAVEN et. Al., Almeria National High School, Almeria Biliran, Philippines. February 2020. MOBILE PHONES UTILIZATION TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS. This study aims to determine the effects of mobile phones utilization to the academic performances of students in Almeria National High School. There are 60 respondents compromising 10 randomly selected students from six sections in Grade 10. The researchers used survey method to gather information by givin...

A Post Anthropocentric Explication of the Posthuman World Building in Adrian Tchaikovsky s the Doors of Eden

The present study seeks to analyze Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel The Doors ofEden (2020) to describe how posthumanism and post-anthropocentrism cango hand-in-hand in contemporary speculative fiction. The novel itself isa masterpiece in world-building where the action takes place against thebackground of an eternally proliferating multiversal reality. Parallel worlds,sentient monsters, posthuman, non-human entities abound in the novel, andthis will be seen as complementary and conducive to the ...

Man with the Machine: Analyzing the Role of Autopoietic Machinic Agency in Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me

The study will attempt to analyze Ian McEwan‘s novel Machines Like Me (2019) to explore issues related to the question of whether it ispossible to found a meaningful relationship between man and machine in a culture which is inching towards a Transhuman or Posthuman state while also focusing on the issue that how the very definition of ‗human‘ is bound to undergo a radical shift in an environment where machines not just mimic and flawlessly replicate their human counterparts in many res...

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SUBVERSION OF RELIGIOUS, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TROPES UNDER THE POSTAPOCALYPTIC PARADIGM IN STATION ELEVEN AND THE BOOK OF JOAN

The article endeavors to show how in post-apocalyptic fiction the traditional religious,historical and cultural tropes can prove to be powerful enough to capture and embody theenormously complex and extremely ambiguous worldview of the narrative. Despite most suchideas of the past getting gradually bracketed, effaced and relegated to the background thetraditional cultural religious and literary tropes often continue to exert significant influence oneven a post-apocalyptic world thus refusing ...

MAN AND THE MACHINE: THE ROLE OF AGENTIAL REALISM OF THE AUTOPOIETIC MACHINES IN THE WORLD-BUILDING OF STEPHEN BAXTER’S WORLD ENGINES DUOLOGY

The present article endeavors to study Stephen Baxter’s two novels, namely World Engines: Destroyer (2019)and World Engines: Creator (2020), in order to analyze the role of agential realism of the autopoietic, selfaware machines in creating and sustaining a post-anthropocentric and posthuman world. Also, since the novelsare set against the backdrop of a continuously proliferating manifold of parallel worlds, the study will attemptto show how adopting a post-anthropocentric viewpoint can hel...

Of Monsters and Grotesques: Studying the Elements of Monstrosity and Grotsquery in the Post-Apocalyptic Setting of Jeff Vandermeer's Borne and Dead Astronauts

The study seeks to analyze Jeff Vander Meer’s ‘Borne’ (2017) and ‘Dead Astronauts’ (2019) to describe how the shaping power of monstrosity, weirdness, complexity, and grotesquery in a post-apocalyptic setting can best be appreciated once one applies certain religious tropes for the analysis of the unfolding of the events in the novel. In post-apocalyptic settings of the novels mentioned above, Biblical tropes can help connect the present situation to a past that otherwise exists as ...

Muslim Festivals

Prologue The world of Islam has always been treated with caution by Western society, with an indifference to a sense of fear or even inferiority in some cases in the depths of history. In recent decades, things have changed dramatically, for the better when it came to the West's knowledge of one of the world's most popular religions, which has about1.6 billion followers. The religion of Islam played a unifying role in the exuberantly divided Arabian Peninsula in the    7th...

The Impact Of Media On The Evolution, And Development Of Culture. Case Study: The Kikuyu Culture Of Kenya

ABSTRACTDegradation of local indigenous culture is a problem that is prevailingeverywhere on the African continent, and other developing countries. Therehas been great loss of local indigenous culture in the developing countriesand absorbing of the western culture.Media in itself is a ve1y powerful force in this 21 st centmy.Technological advancement of the media has made the world a globalvillage, making interaction of people and culture much easier and faster. Thewestern countries bei...

Influence Of Guidance And Counselling On Academic Perfomance Of Mentally Challenged Children In Ainabkoi Division, Eldoret East District Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of Guidance and counseling onacademic performance of mentally challenged children in Ainabkoi Division, Eldoret EastDistrict Kenya. The specific objective of the study were to investigate the impact of guidanceand counseling on academic performance of learners with mental retardation children; identifythe methods of counseling that are effective on mentally retarded children; and identify thecauses of mental retardation ch...

The Role Of Media In Promoting Child Health

Table of ContentsTable ofContents ......... ............................... ..... ..................... ... .......................... .iDeclaration .............................. ..................................................................... .iiAcknowledgement .................................................................................. .iiiDedication ................................................................................................... .ivChapter One:1.1 Background ...

Community Participation And Performance Of School Administration In Apac District. A Case Study Of Inomo Sub County

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of community participation onperformance of administration in Apac district . The researcher used the objective of the study toestablish the findings on the ground which was to examine how decision making affectperformance of school Administration and the effects of management committee onperformance of school administration in Apac district. The study also found out the extend tothe community resources affects performances ...

Causes Of School Drop Out In Selected Primary Schools In Kakuzi Division Thika District, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine the causes of primary school drop out.Specific Objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between poverty andprimary school drop out, Determine the school factors that lead to primary school dropout, Detennine the relationship between attitudes and primary school drop out,Investigate the relationship between cultural practices and school drop out, Determine therelationship between indiscipline and primary school drop o...

Role Of The Media In Dealing With The Problem of Street Children Case Study: Dar-Er-Salam Kinondoni District (Tanzania)

ABSTRACTThe paper examines the role of the media in dealing with the problem facing street children. Taking Kinondoni district in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, as a case study.I contend that not enough has been done to address the problem of street children; the problem of street children is a nuisance and burden to many developing societies. Street children come as a result of poverty, broken marriages and homes, unwanted pregnancies, abandoning of babies at birth, prostitutio...

Factors Affecting Girl-Child Education Among Primary Schools In Chepkorio Zone, Keiyo District

ABSTRACTWhen the NARC government in Kenya assumed power at the beginning of 2003, afterhanding KANU a resounding defeat, it did make its pre~election pledge of FreePrimary Education (FPE) a reality. This resulted in increased enrolment at basiceducation level with the numbers rising from 5.9 million pupils to 7.2 million by endof 2003.Though the move was applauded by many, key issues that seemed to reverse thesegains is taking root in the zone, where children are abandoning school at wo...

The Influence Of Television And Drug Consumption On Secondary School Students: A Case Study Of Kiambu, Central Province Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the influence of television and drug consumption on secondary school students in Kiambu, central province. The main objectives were to examine the influence of television and drug consumption; to determine the challenges of television influence on drug consumption; to investigate the effects of drug consumption on the academic performance of students; and to suggest possible solutions that the television media can help improve the ...


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