International Perspectives on Education and Training

Edited by John Kelvyn Richards
ISBN: 960-6672-03-4, 660 pages, Hardback

First published in 2006 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

List of Contributors

xi

 

Introduction 

John Kelvyn Richards     

                                                                                                                                                                       

1

 

PART I: Child Development

 

1.  

The Effects of Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving Program on   Preschool Children

Şakire Anliak and  Çağlayan Dinçer

 

19

2.  

The Contribution of Drama in Education to Discourse Making and Language Development in the Early Years Curriculum

Eleni Kanira

 

27

3.  

Illiteracy and Innumeracy: Possible Interactions and Mutual Remediation

Maria de Nazaret Trindade

 

47

4.  

The Analysis of Child Painting from the Development Side

Dilek Acer and Ayşe Çakir İlhan

 

57

5.  

Childhood Obesity:  The Disabling of American Youth

Matthew Cascardo, Joseph Hay, Michelle Hobbs, Sarah Ruiz and Teri Marcos

           

67

6.  

Analysis of Abuse of Children Aged between 9-11 and their Self- Concepts

Neriman Aral, Gülen Baran, Figen Gürsoy, Aysel Köksal Akyol, Serap Erdoğan, Aynur Bütün Ayhan, Yasemin Aydoğan and Müdriye Yildiz Biçakçi

 

87

 

PART II: Vocational Education

 

7.  

Reforming the 14-19 Qualifications Framework in England: The Tomlinson Proposals in Context

Tim Pound

 

99

8.  

Graduate Employment in the Greek Labour Market

Niki Kyriakidou

 

119

9.  

Educating Journalists within the Academy

Marsha Barber

 

131

10.

A Survey on the Technical Educational Tour Planning among the Students of Diploma in Tourism Management in the Polytechnic

Jamaluddin Hashim and Jailani Mohd Yunos

 

139

11.

Comparison of Bi-Ennial Physical and Motor Performance Characteristics of Black African Children with Mental Retardation: Implications for Physical Activity Program and Health

Ignatius Ugo Onyewadume

 

155

12.

Education on Database Systems as a Part of a Computer Science Curriculum

Dušan Petković

 

171

13.

A Comparison of Musicians’ and Non-Musicians’ Aesthetic Response to Brazilian Music Experienced With and Without Instruction

Elisa M. Dekaney and John C. Coggiola

 

177

14.

Choral Activities and their Influence on the Profile of a Graduate of Musical Fields of Pedagogical Faculties

Josef Riha

 

189

15.

Comparison of Body Image and Satisfaction of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Sport Administration Majors

Veli Onur Çelik, Coşkun Bayrak, İlker Yılmaz, Ferman Konukman and Ferhat Tekeş         

 

195

16.

Athletes’ Perception of Sexuality in Turkey: A Comparative Study

İlker Yılmaz, Coşkun Bayrak, Ferman Konukman, Ferhat Tekeş and Veli Onur Çelik

 

203

 

PART III: Initial Teacher Training

 

17.

Professionalism in Early Years: A Dream Comes True or an Anathema for these Early Stages in Education?

Aikaterini  Nasou

 

211

18.

Crossing the Boundaries: Male Teachers and Young Children

Deborah Jones

 

223

19.

Training Future Teachers about Assessment in an Era of High Stakes Accountability

Lynne E. Houtz and Beverly A. Doyle

 

235

20.

Diverse Learners: Effectively Incorporating Pupil Assessment Practices in Teacher Preparation Programs

Rita Mulholland and  Sandra Mulholland

 

245

21.

Changing Ideas and Experiences in the Field of Initial Teacher Education in Portugal: An Exploratory Study

Vítor Manuel Trindade

 

251

22.

From the Objectifying Gaze to Compound Vision: Using Patient Narratives in the Education of Health Professionals

Christian Blickem and Esther Priyadharshini

 

265

 

PART IV: Inservice Teacher

 

23.

Lifelong Learning and In-Service Teacher Training in Slovenia: Study of Teachers' Views about Effectiveness of In-Service Teacher Training

Tatjana Devjak

 

279

24.

Dynamics of an Online Teachers’ Community: A Uses and Gratifications Approach

Kursat Cagiltay and Goknur Kaplan Akilli   

 

293

25.

Improving Literacy Skills of ‘at Risk’ Students One Year after Transfer to Secondary School

Paulet Brown

 

301

26.

University Teacher in the Field of Transacting Dilemmas

Albinas Bagdonas, Sigita Girdzijauskienė and Dovilė Butkienė

 

313

27.

Potentials of Isomorphic Experiences in Teacher Training

Pedro Francisco González

 

325

28.

Adding Excitement and Relevance to Elementary Social Studies Instruction with the Use of Primary Sources

Andrea M. Noel

 

333

29.

Understanding the Reading Process: A Study of Early Years Teachers’ Views

Angeliki Kostopoulou and David Wray

 

343

30.

Dispositions: Teacher Education Effectively Addressing Cognitive and Affective Domains

Johnnie Thompson and Jeri A. Carroll

 

355

31.

Teachers and Educators Transforming Classrooms: Beyond Multicultural Education

Lettie Ramírez and Olivia M. Gallardo

 

369

32.

Introducing Hands-on and Minds-on Practices in the Learning of Science at Lower Secondary Level of Education in the Mauritian Context

Jayantee Naugah, Yashwantrao Ramma, Anita N Ramdinny and Pritam V K Parmessur

 

375

33.

Jordanian Secondary Science Teachers’ Acquisition of Lesson Planning Skills

Imfadi R. A. Abu-Hola

 

383

 

PART V: Educational Management

 

34.

Sustainable Educational Development in Schools with Increasing Teacher Absenteeism

Esther A.S. de Waal, S.C.Steyn and C.C. Wolhuter

 

399

35.

Early Years Inclusion: Policy into Practice

Frances Ross-Watt

 

413

36.

The Development of Inclusive Education in Chinese Society

Kenneth Kuen-Fung Sin

 

431

37.

Leading Multicultural Schools: A Concept of Adab for Managing Diversity

Saeeda Shah

 

439

38.

The Effect of School Size on the Sense of Belonging, Attendance, Discipline and Communication in School

Kasım Karakütük, Binali Tunc, Sabri Güngör, Tuncer Bulbul and Guven Ozdem

 

457

39.

The Power of Power in Classroom Discourse

Lenora de la Luna and George Kamberelis

 

473

40.

Leadership Succession for 21st Century Catholic Schools in Australia: Some Challenges of Generational Change

Helga Neidhart and Paul Carlin

 

 

 

489

41.

How do Schools Manage without a National Timetable? When School Practice meet School Policy under New Conditions

Martin Kristiansson

 

499

42.

Principals’ Opinions about Physical Punishment at Schools of Turkey

Naciye Aksoy

 

525

43.

Preparedness of Public Schools for Crises: A Study in Elementary Schools of Ankara/Turkey

Hasan Huseyin Aksoy and Naciye Aksoy

 

539

44.

Disciplinary Authority and Autonomy of Canadian High School Vice-Principals

Ken Brien

 

553

45.

Investment of the Slovene Municipalities in Primary Education

Srečko Devjak

 

571

 

PART VI: Futures

 

46.

Citizenship Consciousness of Quebec Students: Preliminary Results from a Qualitative Research

Jean-François Cardin, Jean-Pierre Charland and Marc-André Éthier

 

587

47.

Negotiating Cross-Cultural Education: A Case-Study at Maria Springs, South Australia

Jose W.I.M. van den Akker

 

597

48.

A Cross Cultural Study of Child-Teacher Relationships: A Comparison between Turkish and U.S. Cultures

John E. Kesner and  Derya Beyazkurk

 

615

49.

Children in Crisis; Global Perspectives on Research-Based Practices

Ann Gruenberg

 

625

50.

Promoting Human Securiability in the Field of Education

Solvita Lazdina

 

635

51.

Assessing Sexual Risk Behaviors and the Impact of the ‘HIV 101’ Seminar on Students’ Knowledge

Karen L. Butler and  Maya Gibbons

645