Journal La Edusci <p>International <strong>Journal La</strong><strong> Edusci</strong> ISSN 2721-1258 (Online) and ISSN 2721-0979 (Print) includes all the areas of research activities in all fields of Education such as Teacher education, Population education, Vocational education, Value education, Psychological education, Educational counseling, Educational technology, Management education, Women education, Educational management, Education theory, Educational experiences, Special education, School curriculum, Curriculum theory, Academic disciplines, Moral education, Philosophy of education, University systems, E learning, Library and etymology, Board of education, Textbook, Collaborative learning, College, Comparative education, Compulsory education, Continuing education, Curriculum, Department of Education,&nbsp; Developmental Education, Educational technology, Educational animation, Educational philosophies, Educational psychology, Free education, Glossary of education, Grade (education), Homework, Humanistic education, CSPE (Civil, Social, and Political Education), Instructional technology, Language education, Learning, Learning community, Library, Life skills, Lifelong education, List of educators, ethical education, Online learning community.</p> Newinera Publisher en-US Journal La Edusci 2721-0979 Exploring English Language Students’ Difficulties in Listening Comprehension <p><em>Listening skill is one of the four major skills of language that most language learners desire to get mastery in order to communicate effectively in different contexts. It is one of the most challenging skills for many students. The main aim of this study, therefore, was to explore English language students’ listening comprehension difficulties. I employed a survey research design as a research method. Randomly selected sixty male and sixty female students studying English at three community schools of Rupandehi district, Nepal took part in this study as research respondents. They all were from secondary level. A closed ended questionnaire with 24 items on students' listening problem was administered to elicit the data from the respondents. The results of questionnaire indicated that content of the listening text (e.g., unfamiliar words, idiom, feeling fatigue while listening to the long text) was the major source of listening difficulties for the students. The second source of difficulty was related to the listener that included lack of concentration with long listening text and existence of noise in the place.&nbsp; The third difficulty included linguistic features such as complex grammatical structures, pronunciation and problems in distinguishing the word boundaries. And the last source of listening problem was concerned with speaker’s speed of speech and different accents. The findings also raise awareness of both teachers and students regarding the listening comprehension problems.</em></p> Rameshwar Jyoti Copyright (c) 2020 Journal La Edusci 2020-10-13 2020-10-13 1 3 1 10 10.37899/journallaedusci.v1i3.125 The Use of Partograph Bugis Midwives Application as a Learning Media for Normal Labor Care by Lecturers and Land Preceptor <p><em>This article aims to discuss the design of a web-based Bugis Midwife application as a learning medium for normal childbirth care for lecturers in terms of improving the skills of providing normal delivery care and filling out student partographs and SOAP before going to the field. The type of research used in this research is Research and Development (RnD). The test analysis uses the experimental design model One Group pretest - posttest Design to see whether the application of web-based Bugis Midwives can be better in improving the provision of normal delivery care for students, with a sample of 40 students divided into two groups, a small sample of 10 people and a sample 30 people then analyzed the data using the Wilcoxon Test on SPSS. The results of the posttest after using the application for 3 weeks showed that there were 28 students who scored above 75 with the pass category (93.33%) and there were 2 students who scored below 75 with the category of still needing guidance (6.66%). Furthermore, based on the Wilcoxon test, the results obtained were P value 0.00 &lt;0.05, which means that there is a significant difference between the pretest and posttest scores with the pretest average value of 74 with a sufficiently increased category in the posttest score to 82 in the good category. Based on the analysis of the test results, there is an increase in student learning outcomes on the post-test scores, so the web-based learning media application of the Bugis Midwife is more effective in increasing the knowledge and skills of students.</em></p> Musmir Haeriah Mardiana Ahmad Wardihan Sinrang Syafruddin Syarif Copyright (c) 2020 Journal La Edusci 2020-11-05 2020-11-05 1 3 11 16 10.37899/journallaedusci.v1i3.159 Communication Peculiarities of Adolescents with Mental Retardation in Student Group <p><em>The paper deals with the communication peculiarities of mentally retarded adolescents, the maturity of motivational, operational and cognitive components of their communication. A carried out empirical study made it possible to assess the extent and quality of communication components in the adolescents with mental retardation. Using theoretical and empirical research methods, features of the functioning of the motivational, operational and cognitive communication components were defined. The motivational component helps to identify personal and social needs that determine the communication of a personality, the operational one – communicative behavior that meets the society behavior pattern standards and is carried out by means of self-regulation; the cognitive one – communicative competence and culture, which are determined by communicative qualities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The research results give grounds for arguing that the mentally retarded adolescents’ communication is insufficiently mature, in other words, it is characterized by dominant behavior forms with negative attitude towards peers, low need for interaction, affective behavior manifestations, proneness to conflicts, limited communication skills; increased level of aggressiveness, which is expressed in affective, frustrated forms of deviations in emotional-volitional sphere; immaturity of communicative means of making contacts. The low level of communication components maturity results in significant difficulties in interaction, which in turn affects person’s further socialization and integration into the society.</em></p> Olga Babiak Copyright (c) 2020 Journal La Edusci 2020-11-18 2020-11-18 1 3 17 22 10.37899/journallaedusci.v1i3.183 The Prevalence of Sports Betting in Tanzania Secondary School Students <p><em>The purpose of this paper was to determine the prevalence of sports betting among secondary school students in Tanzania. The study was conducted in the Dodoma region and covered four secondary schools in Dodoma City. The probability sampling procedure was used to select students randomly for everyone to have the chance of being involved. The judgmental sampling technique were used to collect information from the head of discipline units and class teachers, and simple random sampling was used to select both public and private secondary schools. The study administered questionnaires and interview questions to students, classes, head of discipline units, and class teachers. The questionnaires and interview questions targeted at picturing out the rate at which sports betting was intruding students. The finding shows that students aged between 10-17 years were reported to have high interest and feelings to take the risks of betting. The findings also show that females students are less involved in betting activities compared to male students. Besides, it was found that male students spend more of their precious time 6-10 hours a day in betting compared to female students. Furthermore, it was revealed that majority of students had taken part in more than one bet among the identified games including bet-way, premier bet, sport pesa, and tatu Mzuka.s</em></p> Nuriath A. Habibu Iramba F. Iramba Yusuph Kambuga Copyright (c) 2020 Journal La Edusci 2020-11-18 2020-11-18 1 3 23 32 10.37899/journallaedusci.v1i3.195