Volume 21 Number 1 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


Living Alone: The Experiences of Married Single Students in Higher Education
Phanuel Manizabayo & Prema Gaikwad
Prismatic View of Gender Power Relations at the Intersection in Linda Ty-Casper’s Ten Thousand Seeds
Rosemarie Cerbito-Abocot 

Climate Change Advocacy through the Arts: The IMCC Kapagintaw Ethno-Rock 
Reynaldo Openiano Mancia & Helen Sumagang Tejero

Cheating During Examination: Inference on human Capital Quality 
Apolonio I. Machica, Jr., Ma. Rosario P. Abud,  Agnesia A. Machica, & Eliza C. Cabugawan

Acculturation of Children as Experienced by Foreign Mothers Studying in the Philippines 
Janet N. Odhiambo, Flor Marticio, & Eunice Aclan

Emergent Themes in Marketing Theory and Practice Literature from 1957 to 2015: A Systematic Review 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

The Axiological Relevance of the Tumba-tumba Festival in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines 
Caesar Ziggy Q. Perlas

Wish to WISHCRAFT: A Peek into an Environmentally Friendly School 
Prema Gaikwad & Blessing Obaya

Empowering Persons with Disabilities Through Training and Employment: A Case Study 
Donie Ver Medalla & Bella Marie Medalla

The Sustainability of the Social Responsibility of Canaan Farmers’ Schools:  A Comparative Case Study of South Korea and the Philippines 
Daren Ngadima & Christel Arnaud Ngadima

Big Data, Education, and Social Responsibility 
Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Fisher-Buyer Trade Relations: An Oppressive Reality 
Max Teody T. Quimilat


International Forum 
Vol. 21, No. 1
June 2018
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

     This new issue of our journal is characterized by a great diversity. Over the past two to three years, we have been experiencing diversity at much higher level than all the preceding years of the history of this journal. This is because we decided embrace diversity and become more inclusive. The diversity of this issue is seen through more qualitative research papers, different topics, authors from different institutions, parts of the world, and academic levels and fields. 

     For decades, social research has been predominantly dominated by quantitative research. As qualitative research spreads in the Philippines and beyond, we have seen an increase in the number of qualitative research manuscripts. The continuous effort of AIIAS’s Asian Qualitative Research Association (AQRA) in regularly delivering training on qualitative research and the addition of qualitative research courses in the AIIAS’s Graduate School, have helped increase the passion for qualitative research. In fact, some of the papers in this issue were first presented at the AQRA conference. 

     Now that scholars are allowed to use whichever research design they desire; more topics are explored and manuscripts are coming from many different institutions and countries. Additionally, more and more graduate and doctoral students are taking the courage of publishing. More faculty are willing to co-publish with students; thus, providing an opportunity for scholarly mentoring in publication. This diversity is welcome and highly encouraged for all. 

     As we continue to find better ways to continue serving the scholarly community, we have asked the new AIIAS faculty member, Dr. Godwin Aja, to be the associate editor of this journal. He joins us from Nigeria with an extensive international scholarly expertise. Additionally, we are introducing the online platform for article submission and review. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts at http://journals.aiias.edu/iforum. 

     Enjoy this special set of 12 articles prepared for you!.





Safary Wa-Mbaleka, EdD, PhD
Editor, International Forum

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
Silang, Cavite, Philippines