Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences <p><span style="color: red;"> NO PUBLICATION FEES EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 2021</span></p> <p>Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences (JQSS)&nbsp;is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Scholar Network (ASN) four times a year (February, May, August &amp; November). The main aim of this scholarly journal is to develop&nbsp;qualitative interpretation and analysis of&nbsp;phenomena insocial sciences which&nbsp;include, but are not limited to:&nbsp;anthropology,&nbsp;archaeology, education, communication studies, economics, history, human geography, jurisprudence, linguistics, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology.&nbsp;The journal offers both theoretical and analytical research, and publishes manuscripts based on research methods such as interviewing, participant observation, ethnography, historical analysis, content analysis and others which do not rely primarily on numerical data. Manuscripts can be written in English, Malay or Arabic.&nbsp;</p> Asian Scholar Network en-US Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences 2637-0808 A REASON WHY WE COULD BE STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE US DOLLAR; THE LEGAL TENDER OF THE COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS <p><em>Since late 2008, the Federal Reserve had engaged in three rounds of quantitative easing (QE) to prevent the US economy from free-falling, massively increasing the supply of US dollars. In demand, some foreign countries tried to reduce their exposure to the US dollar. However, the value of US dollar does not seem to have been negatively affected by these developments. Can we rationalize the US dollar? The factors previously identified as making a currency suitable for being given international currency status may be insufficient when it comes to defending the US dollar. A group of economic anthropologists have emphasized the importance of money’s credit function. We infer that when a country’s currency is used internationally not only as a medium of exchange but also a means of international credit, especially, among people, it will be unrivaled in its influence and the world will have a hard time dissociating from it. It allows to hypothesize that the world will continue using the US dollar, because, along with other superiorities, it is the most globally used currency for creating and dissolving debts amid individuals, that is, the most popular means of international credit, chiefly owing to the colossal immigrants to the country.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> US dollar, credit function of money, immigration to the United States, exorbitant privilege, money as a medium.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Cite as: </strong>Yea, S. (2020). A reason why we could be still optimistic about the future of the US dollar: The legal tender of the country of immigrants. <em>Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences, 2</em>(4), 1-21.</p> Sanghan Yea ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-30 2020-11-30 2 4 1 21 EXPLORING YEMENI ADULT STUDENTS’ ENGAGEMENT IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING METHOD CLASSROOM IN TEACHING GLOBAL ISSUES VOCABULARY <p><em>The cooperative learning method is one of the most effective student-centered learning methods used in teaching English language classes. It is an updated and effective pedagogic method that should be integrated in classrooms. The previous reviewed studies showed that group work is better than individual work since student-centered learning method may improve students’ knowledge of the language because of their effective cooperative engagement. This paper aims at exploring students' engagement in cooperative learning methods classroom while teaching the vocabulary of global issues. The study employed a descriptive method research design where the qualitative data collection method was conducted. 25 participants are observed for seven weeks (40 hours) at MALI; the Modern American Language Institute in Taiz, Yemen, 2019. Then interviews took</em> <em>place within a period of two days, immediately after the intervention phase. Interviews were conducted with 8 respondents out of the 25 participants to solicit in-depth of the responses. Coding was used for observation; manual analysis was used for interviews. Based on the findings obtained from the observation data, it was evident that the participants engaged cooperatively in classrooms rather than individually. The findings also showed that learning English cooperatively improved students’ performance in classrooms. It was shown that behavioral, emotional and cognitive students’ engagement through cooperative learning activities improves academic achievement in learning and acquiring vocabulary. The participants gained confidence and their language skills were improved. Social skills like leadership, decision-making, trust building, communication and conflict-management skills were also developed. The study concludes that cooperative learning contributes to cognitive growth, increased autonomy and productivity of adult learners. Cooperative learning method should be integrated in English language classrooms to improve the growth and productive knowledge of students at tertiary level. </em></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Student-centered learning methods, cooperative learning method, global issues, global education, English Language Teaching (ELT).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as:</strong> Al-Shuga'a, L. A., &amp; Yunus, K. (2020). Exploring Yemeni adult students’ engagement in cooperative learning method classroom in teaching global issues vocabulary. <em>Journal of Qualitative Sciences, 2</em>(4), 22-34.</p> Lamis Abdulkarim Al-Shuga'a Kamariah Yunus ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-30 2020-11-30 2 4 22 34