The Teacher and the Teaching Profession: Current Research and International Issues

Edited by Marina-Stefania Giannakaki

ISBN: 978-960-6672-25-5, 655 pages, Hardback

First published in 2007 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

1.

Introduction

Giannakaki, M-S

1

PART 1: Teachers and Subject Specialisms

Mathematics

2.

A New Non-Traditional University Calculus Course for Teachers and Future Teachers

Baggett, P. and Ehrenfeucht, A.

21

3.

Fostering Mathematical Thinking: The Case of Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Bloom, I.

31

4.

A Study into Teachers views on Mathematics in the UK using a Q Methodological Approach

Coogan, J., Dancey, C.P., Attree, E.A., Burton, E. and Cahill, S.

47

Sciences

5.

Elicitation of Learnersí Emotions and Misconception Refutation in Science: A Comparative Study

Allen, M. and Coole, H.

61

6.

The Point of View of Primary School Teachers on Nutrition Education

Cakiroglu, F.P., Ucar, A. and Kus, S.

77

Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages

7.

Preschool Reading and Writing Studies in Turkey

Ustun, E., Boz, M. and Karaman, G.

93

8.

Implementing and Resisting Change in EFL Teaching in Taiwan

Keng, N.

105

9.

Identification of English Consonant Phonemes as Fossilized Pronunciation Errors of Turkish Teachers of the English Language

Demirezen, M.

119

Arts and Music

10.

The Opinions of Pre-School Teachers about Three Dimensional Art Work

Akbayrak, B. and Durmusoglu, M.C.

133

11.

Why University Students in Turkey choose to Study Art and Art Education?

Alp, O.K.

147

12.

Measurement of Musical Perception

Gursen Otacioglu, S. and Aslan, E.A.

157

Physical Education

13.

The Opinions of Students and Physical Education Teachers about which Activities should be Included in the Physical Education Curricula

Demirhan, G., Bulca, Y., Guven, B. and Kangalgil, M.

171

14.

Dance Learning Ė Is it a Constraint for the Pre-service Physical Education Teacher?

Chow, L.P.Y.

179

15.

Teachers Perceptions on an ICT In-Service Training Programme: An Example of Greece

Fragkouli, E and Pritchard, A.

187

PART 2: Teachers and Technologies

16.

Teachersí Competence in ICT Use in the Education System of Latvia

Geske, A. and Grinfelds, A.

201

17.

The 24-hour Society and New Technologies in Education

Auzina, A.

209

18.

The Role of Teachers and Parents in Media Education in Slovenian Kindergartens

Jurka Vodopivec, L.

221

PART 3: Teachers and Pedagogies

19.

Parent Involvement AS Education: Activist Research in

Multilingual and Multicultural Urban Schools

Schecter, S.R.

235

 

 

 

20.

Speaking, Listening, Planning and Assessing: The Teachersí Role in Developing Metacognitive Awareness

Jones, D. and Ludhra, G.

245

21.

A Study on the Attitudes of Preschool Teachers towards Play

Gursoy, F. and Yildiz Bicakci, M.

259

 

 

 

 


 


22.

The Evaluation of Primary School Teachersí Views on the Application of the Constructive Learning-Based Primary School Curriculum in Turkey

Berkant, H.G. and Karakus, M.

269

PART 4: Managing Difficult and Abusive Behaviour

23.

Teacher Behaviour versus Student Behaviour: The Influence of Teacher Characteristics upon Student Behavioural Management in Malaysian Secondary Schools: A Study of Student Perceptions of Teacher Characteristics

Palaniandy, S.

289

24.

Addressing Challenging Behavior in Smart Schools: A South African Perspective

Hlalele, D.

303

25.

Future Key for the Prevention of Conflict in Schools: Anger and Communication Skills of Preschool Teacher and Counselor Candidates

Ikiz, E., Vural, D.E. and Argun, Y.

315

26.

Preservice Teachersí Attitudes and Perceptions of Child Maltreatment and Mandated Reporting in the United States

Kesner, J.E.

329

PART 5: Teachersí Professional Identity

27.

Utopia in the Classroom: Career Changers in Search of Fulfillment

Daraviras, T.

339

28.

Professional Ethics in Education: A Theoretical and Normative Framework

Monteiro, A.R.

351

29.

A Research on the Empathic Skills and the Attitudes towards their Profession of Preservice Teachers of Early Childhood Education

Koksal Akyol, A., Oguz, V. and Yildiz Bicakci, M.

365

30.

Investigating Socio-cultural Adult Educators: A Survey on Professionalsí Beliefs, Experiences, and Context

Vanwing, T., Jacquet, W., Knockaert J., Buffel, T. and Verte, D.

377

31.

Making Meaning of Social-Cultural Adult Education

Buffel, T., Vanwing, T., Verhaest, W. and Verte, D.

389

PART 6: Teachersí Training Needs

32.

The Importance of Education and In-service Teacher Education for the Professional Teacher Development

Devjak, T. and Vogrinc, J.

403


33.

Construction of Pedagogical and Professional Needs

Gonzalez, P.F.

415

34.

Open and Distance Learning in Teacher Training in South Africa, with Specific Reference to the North-West Province: Elusidating the Urgent Implementation of Distance Education for Teacher Training in South Africa

Du Toit, C.

421

35.

Ethnic-Knowledge towards an Ethnic-Acknowledgment: The Importance of Differentiated Education for the Construction of Public and Popular Education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reis, M.A. and Hora, D.

441

PART 7: Teacher Efficacy/Performance

36.

Whatís Right with me? The Effects of Urban Teachersí Identified Strengths on Teacher Efficacy in Californiaís Public School

Marcos, T.

461

37.

Insight into Guidance for Instructor Performance, based upon Student Course Evaluations over Several Years

Kelly, D.J. and Mcshane, W.R.

477

38.

Emotional Intelligence: The Trojan Horse of Performativity into the Teacherís Soul

Neophytou, L. and Koutselini, M.

499

PART 8: Teachers and Organisational Management

Teachersí Involvement in Organisational Management

39.

Strategic Planning with Transformational Assessment

Bardwell, R. and Fallahi, M.

517

40.

Barriers to Teacher Participation in Decision-Making in Egyptian Secondary Schools

Hammad, W.

531

41.

Schools as Learning Organizations and Teachersí Professional Development

Kalin, J.

539

42.

The Use of Team Work Principles in the School of General Education

Lusena-Ezera, I.

553

The ĎTeacher-Managerí

43.

The Headmasterís Role in the Induction of Novice Teachers

Valencic Zuljan, M., Vogrinc, J., Sesek, U. and Kristof, Z.

563


 


44.

School Leadership Behaviours-Teacher Job Satisfaction: How to Create a Happy Marriage. Introducing a Model of Responsive School Leadership

Trisokka, L.

577

45.

Education Reform Implementation in Malaysian Schools: Challenge for Principals

Malakolunthu, S.

591

46.

Factors Perceived by Secondary School Principals of Eastern Free State as Stressors in their Sphere of Operation

Milondzo, K.S.

603

47.

Exploring the Italian Deanship in the Post-reformed University

Faccin, I. and Wilkin, L.

611

PART 9: Teachers as Researchers

48.

Teachers in the Role of Researchers of their own Teaching Practice

Hodnik Cadez, T.

625

49.

Research as a Factor of Teachersí Professional Development

Podgornik, V., Vogrinc, J. and Devjak, T.

641