ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | July 28, 2020
Implementation of Kaili Language Preservation and Development in Palu City, Indonesia
Sri Ramlah Sari, Muhammad Basir, Nawawi Natsir, Ani Susanti
Page no 208-215
This research aims to analyse the implementation of the Kaili regional language preservation and development policy in Palu City. The policy implementation model uses theories from Van Metter and Van Horn, which affect the performance of public policy implementation consisting of six aspects, namely: (1) Policy objectives (2) Resources (3) Characteristics of implementing agencies (4) Communication between organizations (5) Socio-economic and political environment, (6) Disposition (Implementing attitude). The results of the study show that the implementation of regional language preservation and development programs in the city of Palu issued a number of regulations, namely in the primary school level curriculum the existence of subjects using language regions, naming street names with BDK and broadcasting tv shows using local languages, the proper implementation of a program is the result of commitment and understanding of the implementers of existing regulations / policies and being able to make local policies to strengthen the implementation of conservation and development of regional languages in the city of Palu.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | July 30, 2020
Research on the relations among Achievement Goal Setting, Self-efficacy and English Learning Achievement of Engineering Graduate Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Tian Dong, Ya-Ting Tao, Si-lai Zhang
Page no 216-223
Achievement goal setting and self-efficacy are two critical variables influencing learning achievements. Many scholars have studied the relationship between two variables by correlation analysis, regression analysis or path analysis. These methods, however, neglect the measurement error at all, which are inconsistent with the reality. Through a questionnaire survey among 266 first-year academic engineering graduate students, this study aims to clarify the relations among achievement goal setting, self-efficacy (SE) and English learning achievement (ELA) of engineering graduate students. Integrating the advantages of conventional statistical methods, Structural Equation Model (SEM) not only takes the measurement error into consideration, but also could study the structures of constructs and the relations among them at same time. The result shows that: 1)Achievement approach goal has a direct positive influence on English learning achievement, mastery approach goal and performance avoidance goal having direct negative influence, and mastery avoidance goal hasn’t obvious influence on English learning achievement; 2) Mastery approach goal has the best impact on self-efficacy, while performance avoidance goal has the worst impact on self-efficacy; 3) Self-efficacy, a mediating variable between achievement goal setting and English learning achievement, could improve English learning achievement efficiently.