The Journal of Applied Research in Education (JARE)


JARE 2012

Editor:  Takeyuki Ueyama
Associate Editor: Yahya bin Othman
                              Dyg Hjh Suraya binti Hj Tarasat
Assistant Editor: Dyg Hjh Masriatol Zuraifah binti Hj Sajali

Reviewers for JARE 2012

For the manuscripts in English

Paul Black, King’s College London, U.K.
Bob E. Bleicher, California State University Channel Islands, U.S.
Emine Erdem, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Jessica Hearn, Eastern Kentucky University, U.S.
S. Earl Irving, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Clauda Khourey-Bowers, Kent State University, U.S.
Alexis R. Lauricella, Northwestern University, U.S.
Eileen Wood, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

For the manuscripts in Malay

Mohd. Izham Mohd. Hamzah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Zamri Mahamod, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia 
Fadzilah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Othman Talib, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Cover Design: Eric Peter Ditton

Copyright: 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

All rights reserved.

ISSN 1996-9945

Disclaimer The views expressed in the Journal of Applied Research in Education (JARE) are those of the authors. They should not be interpreted as the official position of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education or of Universiti Brunei Darussalam.


The Journal of Applied Research in Education (JARE) is the flagship journal of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, University of Brunei Darussalam. It aims to publish research and scholarly comment with a research focus in all areas of education and at all levels in Brunei Darussalam, ASEAN and the wider world. There is no preference given to any particular methodology.  JARE invites submissions for the following categories:

  1. Full-length articles presenting empirical research in education and accounts of innovations in teaching and learning, reporting original data obtained through sound research methods.
  2. Succinct, evaluative reviews of recent books in education. (c) Comments on significant development in education.


Current review process

JARE accepts manuscripts throughout the year.  We will accept manuscripts until 30th of June for publication in the same year.  Manuscripts received after that date will normally be considered for publication the following year.  The current review process is as follows: receiving a manuscript; acknowledging its reception to the author, or requesting for re-submission depending upon compliance with the submission requirements; sending it to an external reviewer; receiving the review results, and sending the results to the author.  



School-based governance leads to shared responsibilities improving the quality of education with accountability.  (pdf)
David Gamage

Preschool teachers find computer use in their classroom beneficial: A case study of changing attitudes.  (pdf)
Myoungwhon Jung and Mary B. McMullen

Relationships between pre-service chemistry teachers’ attitude-towards chemistry, chemistry self-efficacy, and chemistry learning experiences at the tertiary level. (pdf
Lay Yoon Fah and Khoo Chwee Hoon

Persepsi mengenai persekitaran makmal sains sebenar dan diingini dalam kalangan pelajar sains tingkatan empat sekolah menengah kebangsaan bandar dan luar bandar, Sandakan (Perceptions of urban and rural Form 4 science students on the existing and preferred laboratory learning environments in Sandakan) (pdf)
Leong Chee Cheun and Lay Yoon Fah

The impact of globalization on tertiary education planning in small states: Policy initiatives, experiences and challenges  (pdf)
Tertiary Education in Small States: Planning in the Context of Globalization 
Michaela Martin and Mark Bray, eds.  Reviewed by Michael J. Moroney