SAGE HOUR 2022

SAGE Publishing Asia Pacific organized a 2-part SAGE Hour webinar event for the Southeast and Central Asian region on 1 Nov 2022, with the objective to engage the local academics with our publishing knowledge and academic views. The event was attended by over 200 attendees consisting of academics, librarians, and students. The first part ofContinue reading “SAGE HOUR 2022”

Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes atypical development in children’s social communication and social interaction. More than 30% of children with ASD are incapable of communicating through speech, struggle to comprehend language and may never acquire functional speech.  The typical symptoms of ASD include: They may even resort to violent tantrumsContinue reading Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia

The WHO estimates that 1 in 100 children have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, some studies reveal that numbers may be noticeably higher because there is little clarity about the prevalence of autism in low- and middle-income nations. Children with this neurological and developmental disorder usually have communication and social interaction challenges, haveContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia”

Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

In a recent Household Survey conducted in 2019 – 2020, the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong estimated that 1.4% of its local children under 15 years old have ASD. The numbers are close to the worldwide prevalence rate of 1%. Despite efforts to create an inclusive school environment, there is still much stigmaContinue reading Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China

An extensive population census by the National Bureau of Statistics of China in 2021 found that 1% of its children (approximately 3.1 million) have autism. Even though records of the symptoms of autism (speech delay, “muddle-headedness”) were found in China as early as the seventh century, autism was not recognised or acknowledged until 1982. DueContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China”

Understanding Children With ASD: How Face Perception Affects Social Skills

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex and heterogeneous disorder that affects brain development and behaviour. It is believed to affect 1% to 2% of the general population, and its symptoms can appear as early as infancy or toddlerhood. Children with ASD may display atypical behaviours and patterns of restricted interest, and one of theContinue reading Understanding Children With ASD: How Face Perception Affects Social Skills

Free Webinar: Practical Approaches to Theoretical Novelty and Native Theorizing

Social science researchers and instructors were in for a treat at the Enhance Research IMPACT: Practical Approaches to Theoretical Novelty and Native Theorizing webinar.  Held last 30 June 2022, the free online seminar benefited those who find it challenging to generate theoretical novelties and get published in top international journals. Two author-editor speakers served asContinue reading “Free Webinar: Practical Approaches to Theoretical Novelty and Native Theorizing”

Leadership and Context

Scholars of educational leadership have reached a consensus that principal’s leadership has an indirect effect on student achievement and school improvement. Various factors have been studied but research findings are inconsistent which resulted in a limited understanding of the role of leadership in school outcomes. One factor that deserves special attention is the school contextContinue reading “Leadership and Context”

School and The Community

 “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb and it has become more meaningful now than ever when families are caught up with the ‘busyness’ of living.  The school exists to serve the children of the community and it is natural that the community be involved in the learning and schoolingContinue reading “School and The Community”

Data-driven Practices for School Improvement

When the notion of accountability proliferates in schools, principals are made responsible for student academic achievement. This has made it necessary for principals to implement and manage data systems that accurately report on the instructional practices that can inform on the ways to improve student achievement.  To address this, teachers need to create formative dataContinue reading “Data-driven Practices for School Improvement”