INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION METHODOLOGY 2020-01-31T04:57:56+00:00 Editorial Office Open Journal Systems Questions for Vocational Training in Hospitality and Tourism in Australia 2020-01-17T09:51:56+00:00 Anthony G. Shannon Farzan Contractor <p>This paper outlines some of the dilemmas of turning graduates from vocational education and training courses into industry-ready employees.&nbsp; It raises a number of questions that are ripe for action research with the context of the Boyer model of scholarship.</p> 2020-01-10T08:15:14+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Anthony G Shannon, Farzan Contractor Didactic Strategy to Introduce the Concept of Punctual Continuity with Pre-University Students 2020-01-31T04:57:56+00:00 Armando Morales Angie Damian Mojica <p>This paper describes a didactic strategy to introduce the concept of continuous function in pre-university students, based on functions defined in pieces. The theoretical-methodological elements that made possible the exploration design fall in the records of semiotic representation, the formation, and definition of concepts and in the didactic functions of the class. As a result of the experimentation, it was found that the didactic strategy favored in the students the identification of the conditions that guarantee the continuity of a function in a point and under this scheme the step to the classical definition.</p> 2020-01-30T09:39:46+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Armando Morales, Angie Damian Mojica The Strategies of Developing Pre-University Education in Egypt In the Light of The Experiences of Some Foreign Countries 2020-01-31T04:44:26+00:00 Amal Saudi <p>It has become satisfactorily convincing that the reformation and development of Egyptian education are inevitable. Education, in Egypt, has become one of the most rudimentary causes as it is the real and only beginning for any type of progress in all walks of life. Advanced countries, as has been affirmed by contemporary history, have started their progress from the gate of education. These countries always give education all the priorities in their policies, programs and strategies.</p> <p>Efforts to reform and develop education in Egypt took various forms: Holding conferences, meetings, issuing documents and inventing strategies, etc. However, there are still many defects and gaps that need to be filled. These shortcomings actually impede the process of the reformation and development of education. Therefore, it has become an obligation to reconsider the policies and strategies of that system as an inevitable step to develop and promote it. To achieve the objectives of promoting the educational system in Egypt by creating a competent graduate, the study sought the experiences of some foreign advanced countries.</p> <p>The descriptive approach has been used in this study to treat the data on a critical and analytical basis. The researcher has reached a number of important conclusions and lessons. Experiences of the advanced countries in the field of education clearly indicate that: 1-The minister of education should not be the only person to demarcate the educational policy; 2- education should be given a comprehensive outlook; 3- human and financial potentials should be always available; 4- societal participation and contribution by the experts, teachers, consultants, and administrative offices should be guaranteed. Accordingly, the educational policy will surely be entrusted to those who are able to carry it out successfully and in an integrated way. This ensures the reformation and development of the educational system in Egypt.</p> 2020-01-31T04:43:04+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Amal Saudi