https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/issue/feed Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies 2024-05-25T11:48:27+00:00 International Knowledge Press submission@ikpress.org Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers in all areas of ‘Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’. This journal considers following <a href="https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/about/submissions">types of papers</a> (<a href="https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/about/submissions">Link</a>). </p> <p>The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal. This journal follows OPEN access policy. All published articles can be freely downloaded from the journal website.</p> https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/8531 Exploring the Adoption of African Prints in Women’s Nightwear Design in Ghana: Analyzing Diversity and Innovation in Applications 2024-02-07T08:22:35+00:00 Veronica Manu Suraj Ninette Afi Appiah naappiah@aamusted.edu.gh Benjamin Kwablah Asinyo <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The study explored the integration of African prints into nightwear design, focusing on diversity in use and rendition. It aims to understand the cultural and consumer perspectives, create African print nightwear designs, and assess their impact on the fashion industry in Ghana.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> The study adopted a studio-based qualitative research approach, emphasizing creativity and practical experimentation. It involved designing and producing three different African print nightwear designs. Data collection included one-on-one interviews with consumers, fashion designers, textile experts, and fashion economists selected purposively.</p> <p><strong>Results and Discussion: </strong>The study presents three African print nightwear designs inspired by the theme ‘Night of Passion.’ These designs incorporated African print fabrics, catering to comfort and aesthetics. Consumer responses indicate a preference for comfortable and culturally inspired nightwear, showcasing the market’s demand for African print nightwear. The economic impact of using African prints in the nightwear industry is positive, contributing to increased sales, market expansion, and support for artisans.</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> The cultural sustainability of incorporating African prints in women’s nightwear design lies in respecting and celebrating African heritage, supporting sustainable and ethical production, stimulating economic growth in African communities, and educating and appealing to a global audience while being mindful of cultural sensitivity and appropriation issues. To promote this trend, policymakers and industry stakeholders can support local textile production and artisans, facilitate market access, and encourage sustainable and ethical production practices. Promoting cultural diversity in fashion can also lead to a more inclusive and representative industry.</p> <p><strong>Value/Originality:</strong> The value of this study lies in its creative approach to incorporating African prints into nightwear design, exploring consumer preferences, and assessing the economic impact. It offers a unique perspective on the intersection of culture, fashion, and comfort in Ghana’s nightwear design context.</p> 2024-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 © Copyright I.K. Press. All rights reserved. https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/8543 Analysis and Diagnosis of the Productive Specialization of the Municipality of Calpan, Puebla, Mexico: A Case Study 2024-02-15T12:15:37+00:00 José Luis López González Juan Francisco Aguirre Cadena juan.cadena@unach.mx José Arturo Méndez Espinoza Romeo de Jesús Barrios Calderón <p>The objective of the study was to analyze and diagnose the productive specialization of the municipality of Calpan, for which the Location Coefficient (LC), proposed by Boisier (1980), was calculated. The unit of analysis was the Economically Active Population (EAP) occupied by sector of the economy. Twelve semi-structured interviews with key informants in the municipality were also conducted. A questionnaire was applied to a representative sample of 110 producers involved in planting seasonal maize. The results indicate that there is a productive specialization according to the EAP in Mexico promoted towards the secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy. The municipality of Calpan specializes in the agricultural sector. It should be noted that the agricultural specialization in maize represents the support food of the families, which is the reason for the persistence in its cultivation. It is also important to highlight the coexistence of agricultural systems such as the family orchard and the management of maize and livestock. The relationship between the two is important to improve nutrition.</p> 2024-02-15T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 © Copyright I.K. Press. All rights reserved. https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/8527 Womanism: A Critical Search of Ethiopian Lore on Sex, Race and Class through Tsegaye Gebre Medhin’s Literary Works 2024-02-03T13:06:07+00:00 Dessalegn Seyoum Feleke desephilo@gmail.com <p>The purpose of this reseach is expressing womanisim instead of the pop feminism. This qualitatively conducted research will deal with Ethiopian lore on Womanism.&nbsp; A hundred years aged feminism; was recognized by scholars as a study, method, and philosophy of sex. The actual concern of feminism is only sexism; feminists identify men as their enemy. That means feminism can be seen as a separationist. The latest conception, Womanism aims at concerning sexism, classism, and racism.</p> <p>The very nature of feminism falls on advocating women’s rights based on sex equality. It comes to the arena through three waves. On the contrary, the nature of Womanism falls on questing class stratifications, race categorizations and sex orders. This means Womanism seems more organic than feminism is and this organically is blacks’ wisdom as this research elaborates.</p> <p>Again it is true, that Womanism is an Ethiopian based lore as we can refer from the preliminary literary works of this research; <em>Tewodros, Minilik, Petros yachin</em> <em>seat</em>, <em>Enatalem tenu, Hahu besidisit wor, Ha Hu Pe Pu </em>of Tsegaye Gebre Medhin.&nbsp; This research will argue that Womnism is an Ethiopian lore as it can be manifested through these literary works.&nbsp; In addition to mentioned plays of Tsegaye poems are selected to be reviewed in search of Ethiopian lore on Womanism. Viz. <em>Esat woy abeba, Manew minitis, Abren zim enbel, Hiwot birabiro, and Meshe degmo amba liwta.</em></p> 2024-01-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 © Copyright I.K. Press. All rights reserved. https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/8709 School Effectiveness, Teaching Effectiveness and School Climate Change 2024-05-25T11:48:27+00:00 Anastasia Savva Adamos Anastasiou adamosana@gmail.com <p>Teacher effectiveness and school effectiveness are crucial factors that contribute to the overall success of educational systems worldwide. The quality of education, teacher effectiveness, and the climate of the school can significantly impact the academic and social outcomes of students. They deserve ongoing attention and research to ensure that our educational systems can prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21<sup>st </sup>century. This paper explores the main issues that have been identified regarding school effectiveness, teaching effectiveness, and school climate change, and analyse how these issues can be addressed. Furthermore, the main issues ''school effectiveness'', ''teaching effectiveness'', and ''school climate change'' are explored and analysed proving that the quality of education, teacher effectiveness, and the climate of the school can significantly impact the academic and social outcomes of students.</p> 2024-05-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.