Journal

Promoting learner autonomy on a university course of English for academic purposes

Vol. 7, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
MD. Golam Jamil

Abstract

Promoting ‘learner autonomy’ on a course of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) seems to be widely problematic as they, ‘learner autonomy’ and EAP course, are expected to supply both skills and knowledge to the learners to pursue studies of other subjects in English within a controlled academic setting.


The notion of women as bearers of culture in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

Vol. 7, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Syeda Samara Mortada

Abstract

Alistair Cormack (2006) describes Brick Lane as a 'post-colonial story' with a 'realist narrative'; to a post-colonial critic, this has many implications. Yet looking at this text from a feminist point of view has many further dimensions. Women in this novel function as a direct representation of their cultural bearing.


Transformation of spatial pattern and declining of social capital in Dhaka city , Bangladesh

Vol. 7, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Sheikh Rubaiya Sultana Munni

Abstract

In human settlement, there is a strong link between spatial quality and societal values. A space has two facts: physical phenomenon and a mental arena. Both of them are influenced by the social process (Sheikh, 2006). Nowadays in our country, we are experiencing rapid unplanned urbanization due to the pressure of huge population and globalization.


Same old, same old: from boring to creative presentation

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Chris Conlan
Sabreena Ahmed

Abstract

This study compares attitudes of tertiary-level students in Australia and Bangladesh towards the use_x000D_ of technology in lectures and seminars. Students were shown audiovisual recordings of two_x000D_ seminars. The content and teacher in both seminars were identical.


Mathematical modeling of health service utilization data using multiple logistic regression

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Gauri Shrestha
Ganga Shrestha

Abstract

Many women in Nepal experience life threatening complications during pregnancy and child birth._x000D_ Place of delivery is an important aspect of maternal health services. By delivery at a health_x000D_ institution, women receive better facilities and assistance than delivery at home.


Estimating money demand function of Bangladesh

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Habibul Alam Miah

Abstract

Although money demand equations have been estimated for many western countries, yet only_x000D_ recently many researchers have investigated the demand for money in mixed economies like_x000D_ Bangladesh. Co-integration technique is now a common method of estimating any money demand_x000D_ function.


Unplanned urbanization and hill cutting: a study on environmental change in sylhet

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Habibur Rahman

Abstract

Bangladesh is a developing country having diversified environmental issues especially in the city_x000D_ area. The present study was conducted in Sylhet City Corporation; one of the rapidly developing_x000D_ urban areas in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh to identify the main environmental problems_x000D_ due to rapidly increase population, unplanned urbanization and hill cutting.


Use of Mustard oil as an alternative and renewable substitute of Fossil diesel

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Z.M. Hasib
K.A. Rahman
M.M. Alam

Abstract

Energy is the prerequisite for modern civilization. Fossil fuel is still the main source of energy. But_x000D_ the endless consumption of fossil fuel has brought its reserve about to an end. As a result, fuel prices_x000D_ are growing as a consequence of spiraling demand and diminishing supply. So we are always in search_x000D_ of alternative and cost effective fuels, to meet our need.


A comparative study on dispersivity of Arsenic among Surma, Sari and Volaganj sand

Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Shriful Islam
M.S. Rahman
R.K. Das

Abstract

Transport mechanism of Arsenic (As) through the Surma, Sari and Volaganj sand is the prime_x000D_ concern of this study. Three column leaching tests were performed to find the dispersivity property_x000D_ of As. Numerous physical properties of these sand samples were determined and it shows Volaganj_x000D_ sand is most permeable.


Global technological change impact on female textile and garment workers in Thailand

Vol. 6, No. 2
Author(s):
Nazrul Islam
Fredric William Swierczek

Abstract

Global technological change has significant impact on lower skilled female textile and garment workers in Thailand, as it brings new machines and manufacturing processes into the company. This study aims at identifying the factors of global technological change on female textile and_x000D_ garment workers in Thailand. It covers three impact areas such as, job security, job satisfaction and work relations.


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