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Published in Volume 5, Issue 1 -

DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP AN INSTRUMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: THE STUDY OF PUBLIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN GHANA

Dandy George D. Dampson

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.1.374

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of distributed leadership in Public Senior High Schools (SHS) with regard to school improvement. Using the Explanatory Sequential Mixed-Method design, 92 teachers and 4 head masters and 4 assistant head masters were randomly and census sampled. Three research questions were formulated and were analysed using simple percentages, mean and constant comparative thematic approach. The study revealed that generally head and assistant head masters and teachers recognize the practice of distributed leadership style in the SHS, that is they perceive distributed leadership as a shared leadership where everyone is considered as a leader and given leadership opportunities. The findings further revealed that traditional and rigid leadership structure, lack of shared responsibility amongst teachers, leaders fear to involve teachers were the dominant challenges of distributed leadership in the study area.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 6 -

Editorial of Volume 4, Issue 6 (2017)

Yaneth Ortiz

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.371

We presented our new feature and new sections design to allow our readers a more pleasant, productive, and easy access to the content of JOSHA Journal and Demetrios Books. As a multilingual platform and with the goal of allowing our worldwide readers an easier access to their language of preference, JOSHA included the "Select language to filter search" option. With this new feature, it will be possible to sort all the content in JOSHA by language. Additionally, we introduced new sections on our webpage, JOSHA Performing arts, music, DEMETRIOS Textbooks, DEMETRIOS Children's Books and DEMETRIOS Literary books.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 6 -

Photography and the Visual Brain

Chiara Salabé

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.369

Photography has the aim to provide knowledge about the world we live in seizing from the continually changing information one unique moment which expresses the reality (of the artist). Also the brain must discount a great deal of the information which is not essential to its aim of representing the true character of objects. OBJECTIVE: This essay describes the pathways of the brain preceding a camera shot, from the external sensory stimulus, to the elaboration in the neocortex, and finally to the response in the motor action represented by the “click”. The focus is on the visual brain; we will see how it is characterized by a set of parallel processing of perceptual stimuli as well as temporal hierarchical awareness of perception. We will also briefly describe how the elaboration of the external stimulus is transferred into motor action, which in the case of photography is able to capture the essential feature of a specific reality in a fraction of a second.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 6 -

Language Feature and New Sections in JOSHA

Yaneth Ortiz

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.366

JOSHA keeps improving to allow our readers a more pleasant, productive and easy access to the multidisciplinary papers and books of JOSHA Journal and Demetrios Books covering all aspects of human creativity and discovery with a global perspective. As a multilingual platform and with the goal of allowing our worldwide readers an easier access to their language of preference, beginning in December 2017 JOSHA included the "Select language to filter search" option. With this new feature, it will be possible to sort all the content in JOSHA by language.During the submission process, it is now required to select the language the article is written on. Additionally, Due to the great reception of JOSHA and in response to the needs of our authors and readers we introduce new sections on our webpage, JOSHA Performing arts, music, DEMETRIOS Textbooks, DEMETRIOS Children's Books and DEMETRIOS Literary books.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 6 -

The lynching of blacks in the United States of America - Photographs as historical memories

Giovanni Corvino, Claudia Bommino

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.363

According to the literature, photographs of human lynching had an important role in supporting the practice and the predisposition to photographing. This act was globally common. The aim of this brief paper is to understand why photographs of blacks lynching by whites were so important in the United States of America, especially in the South.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 6 -

Apply by December 15th for the NEW IMBS Double Master Program in Biomedical Sciences: MSc from the University of Buenos Aires and MSc from Freiburg University

Christoph Borner, Marta Mollerach, Cristina Arranz, Roland Mertelsmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.361

The International Master of Science Biomedical Sciences (IMBS) is an international, interdisciplinary modular and fulltime study program for graduates with professional experience in health or life sciences, medicine or related fields. The IMBS program is a joint program between University of Freiburg (ALU) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Argentina. After successful graduation, the students will receive a double binational Master degree from the University of Buenos Aires and from Freiburg University. The program which is designed as an intense time of studies and research with practical training qualifies for success in academia or the private sector. It starts with 8 months basic unit in Buenos Aires, continues with an 8 months advanced unit in Freiburg including 5 months individually supervised lab rotation and ends with an 8 months Research Project which leads to a Master Thesis.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 5 -

Editorial and Table of Content Volume 4 Issue 5

Yaneth Ortiz

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.5.358

Architecture and design dominate the 5th issue of JOSHA. Dr Bajçinovci, from the University of Pristine in Kosovo, published 4 new architectural textbooks. The JOSHA editorial team attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, taking part from the 11th to the 15th of October. The participation in the fair was extremely successful, it was a really interesting and important time for the whole team and gave us the opportunity to share our intentions and ideas with people from all around the world.We established great contacts with publishers from Iran, Georgia and Colombia and managed to inspire them with the great vision of making literature, textbooks and children's books available for all visitors of the JOSHA website. In the section of Medicine, Dr Gonzales et.al., from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, published an original article in Spanish describing urinary tract infection (UTI) as a marker of poor outcome in children with severe neutropenia following chemotherapy.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 5 -

ART - THE MOTHER OF ALL DISCOVERIES.

Yaneth Ortiz

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.5.347

On September 13, 2017, the Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts editorial board, collaborators and close friends enjoyed a wonderful artistic night with the amazing performance by the soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel and pianist Daniel Carter, delightfully accompanied by the moving poetry of the young writer Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer. The beautiful Meckelhalle in Freiburg was the perfect scenario for this wonderful event.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 5 -

JOSHA at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.5.346

Our team has been representing the Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 11th to October 15th at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We are really thankful for the great cooperations we were able to establish and are looking forward to developing our projects including all the wonderful input we got at the book fair.


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Published in Volume 4, Issue 4 -

Editorial and Table of Content Volume 4 Issue 4

Yaneth Ortiz

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.4.345

The arts, the humanities and our Demetrios project dominate the fourth issue of JOSHA of this year. Ten contributions came together for a very artistic issue. In the present issue, we find further announcements of our important Demetrios project, this time in Albanian, Tamil and Rumanian. We currently reach 15 different languages for the project, and more are yet to come. This issue of JOSHA presents a new feature for our users, the “print on demand” option. With this option, you can get printed version of the PDFs published on JOSHA with a customised cover-page or a whole set of your favourite articles from the diverse topics available in JOSHA. The print on demand option is also available for works deposited exclusively in the Archive. The JOSHA editorial team took the remarkable opportunity to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair. We were happy to take part in such an important event and receive feedback and support from colleagues and readers from all around the world.