The Journal of Applied Research in Education (JARE)


JARE 2014

Editor:  Takeyuki Ueyama
Associate Editor:  Dyg Hjh Suraya binti Hj Tarasat
Assistant Editor: Dyg Hjh Masriatol Zuraifah binti Hj Sajali
Editorial Assistant: Asiyath Mohamed Didi

Reviewers for JARE 2014

Andy Cavagnetto, Washington State University-Pullanman, USA
Lay Yoon Fah, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Barry Fraser, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Hind A. M. Hammouri, Hashemite University, Jordan
Noor Azina Binti Ismail, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Şirin Karadeniz, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey
Peter Kilgour, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Michael L. Rutledge, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Bambang Sumintono, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Terry Sullivan, University of New England, Australia
David  LeVasseur, West Chester University, USA
Joshua E. Susskind, Chapman University, USA
Zoller Uri, Haifa University - Oranim, Israel


Cover Design: Eric Peter Ditton

Printed by Educational Technology Centre, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Copyright: 2014 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

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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.
  3. Comments on significant development in education.


Current review process

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. 




Educational innovations and pedagogical beliefs: The case of a professional development program for Indonesian teachers (pdf)
Cher Ping Lim, Jo Tondeur, Henny Nastiti and Jeremy Pagram


How did school councils in Indonesia improve teaching and learning environments and student achievements? (pdf)
Agustinus Bandur and David T. Gamage


Learning styles of preservice science teachers: Implications for teaching and learning (pdf)
Bob Chui Seng Yong


Profiling motivational patterns to study visual arts among students in one secondary school in Singapore: An exploratory case study (pdf)
Loy Yoke Yin, Victoria and Ching Sing Chai


Gaya pembelajaran pelajar Bahasa Melayu berdasarkan gaya pembelajaran Grasha (Student learning style of Malay Language using Grasha learning style) (pdf)
Ong Sze Chong and Zamri Mahamod


Perlaksanaan Kurikulum Sains KBSM Sekolah Menengah di Negeri Perak: Ke manakah arah tujunya? (Implementation of KBSM Science Curriculum in the State of Perak:  Where to?) (pdf)
Abu Hassan Kassim and Asmayati Yahaya