Innovare Journal of Social Sciences 2024-07-01T00:00:00+0530 Editor Open Journal Systems <p>Innovare Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) is dedicated to publishing good quality work. IJSS is a peer-reviewed open-access journal started in April 2013 and regularly published bimonthly (Onwards Jan 2019). The scope of the journal is focused on Social Sciences in the following areas of interest:</p> <ul> <li class="show">History</li> <li class="show">Sociology</li> <li class="show">Religious</li> <li class="show">Economics</li> <li class="show">Linguistics</li> <li class="show">Geography</li> <li class="show">Population</li> <li class="show">Archaeology</li> <li class="show">Area Studies</li> <li class="show">Political Science</li> <li class="show">Arts and Humanities</li> <li class="show">Communication Studies</li> <li class="show">Management, Philosophy</li> <li class="show">Cultural and Ethnic Studies</li> <li class="show">Anthropology, Law, Psychology</li> <li class="show">Criminology &amp; Criminal Justice, </li> <li class="show">physiology, education, Sociology &amp; Social Work</li> </ul> <p>The Journal publishes original research work as a Full Research Paper or Short Communication. Review Articles on a current topic in the fields are also considered for publication in the Journal.The Innovare Journals of Social Sciences publishes articles in two languages: English &amp; Hindi.</p> <p><strong>Abstracting and Indexing</strong></p> <p>OAI, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CNKI (China Knowledege Resource Integrated Database)</a>, LOCKKS, Open J-Gate, Google Scholar, OCLC (World Digital Collection Gateway), UIUC, BASE, <span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">Crossref, Road.</span></p> <p> </p> THE ROLE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN MONEY LAUNDERING: CHALLENGES AND REGULATORY RESPONSES 2024-04-24T14:22:46+0530 NISHANI RANAWEERA <p>This article aims to dissect the complexities surrounding the utilization of cryptocurrencies in money laundering activities within Asian contexts, focusing on the intertwined regulatory challenges. It seeks to unravel how the cultural nuances and economic ambitions in Asia contribute to the proliferation of such activities, spotlighting the unique hurdles these pose to crafting effective regulatory frameworks. Employing a comprehensive literature review as our primary methodology, we delve into a wide array of sources that include case studies, legal reviews, and analyses of existing detection methods. The focus is specifically on Asian countries, providing a regional lens through which to examine the global issue of cryptocurrency-related money laundering. This approach enables a deep dive into cultural, economic, and regulatory aspects specific to Asia that influences these laundering activities. The investigation reveals a complex interplay of factors fueling cryptocurrency-related money laundering in Asia, including a cultural emphasis on wealth accumulation, competitive economic goals, age-based cultural expectations, significant lapses in auditing practices, misuse of charitable donations, and well-networked support systems facilitating illicit activities. These factors not only perpetuate the region’s struggle with development but also present substantial obstacles to effective money laundering detection and regulation. The lack of robust auditing mechanisms and the exploitation of philanthropic avenues emerge as significant vulnerabilities, alongside deeply ingrained cultural and economic motivations.</p> 2024-07-01T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2024 K.G.N.U. Ranaweera THE IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, YOBE STATE 2024-05-08T16:03:45+0530 FATIMA YUSUF GAMBO ABDULLAHI JINJIRI <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify;">The study investigated the impact of instructional materials on student’s academic performance using the English language in a junior secondary school in Yobe State. The study employed self-designed multiple-choice using structural equation modeling to assess and test the relationship between the variables. The population strictly targeted junior secondary school students, of which 230 were sampled. Specialists validated the instrument in the subject area based on the measurement and educational management. The structural equation modeling statistical tool is used to analyze the collected data. The findings indicate a significant relationship between instructional material and student’s academic performance in the pre-test and post-test of students in the experimental group. It is also assumed that students who taught using instructional materials performed better than those taught without.</p> 2024-07-01T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2024 FATIMA YUSUF, GAMBO ABDULLAHI JINJIRI SPEAKING CLASS EXERCISES USING THE SHADOWING PODCAST CONTENT TO WORK ON PRONUNCIATION 2024-01-30T04:19:57+0530 Edy Suseno <p>English as a foreign language 1<sup>st</sup>-year students is introduced to speaking flaws. To remedy the pronunciation faults, 10 freshmen joined the treatment. To take part, they need access to gadgets with dependable internet. As a way to conduct the lesson outside of the classroom, the instructor set up a WhatsApp group. After finishing with the student member list, the teacher posted the podcast’s monologue’s content. He instructed the student to push the play button to hear the first sentence. Then, they paused and stated it once more. They went on until the delivery was finished. To perform shadowing, the student repeated the voice from the beginning. They all simultaneously spoke in response to the voice they heard. Continue doing this till the speech is over. After that, the transcript was spoken aloud for recording and forum posting. The lecturer then displayed the URL for the podcast’s talk. He repeated to them the same instructions; they had been given before. The students’ uploaded recording was entered into the transcription application to get the transcription. The teacher evaluated the transcription generated by a native speaker with the findings to find out how many pronunciation problems there were. All of the data were analyzed using a mixed-methods approach. The results showed that once the treatment started, the pupils’ pronunciation improved. Teachers can adapt this discovery to teach the related disciplines. It also inspires other researchers to conduct more research.</p> 2024-07-01T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2024 Edy Suseno USING PODCASTS TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FOR ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS 2024-06-01T10:27:09+0530 Edy Suseno <p>To communicate their ideas to one another, students use language. They require linguistic proficiency to improve their fluency. Still, a lot of English as a foreign language students struggled to communicate their intentions to other language users. They require a way to facilitate the development of their language proficiency. The application that offers real content is podcasts. By employing them, the pupils can improve their linguistic abilities. The content includes various dialects, speech patterns, and languages. Learning about those resources helps students become more natural and fluid in their speaking. Furthermore, the resources offered in the areas of news, narrative, self-improvement, linguistic variety, voice, accents, and speaking styles facilitate the students in improving their language proficiency. Students’ vocabulary, problem-solving techniques, capacity for introspection, and language proficiency all increase as a result. Through a literature review of the textual content to improve language acquisition, it is determined that using podcast materials helps students improve their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Teachers can use this type of research to their advantage by applying it to the teaching of related disciplines. It also encourages further investigation into similar subjects by other scholars</p> 2024-07-01T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2024 Edy Suseno