Change and Challenge in Education

Edited by Leslie Stuart Woodcock

ISBN: 978-960-6672-35-4, 500 pages, Hardback

First published in 2008 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

1.

Introduction

Woodcock, L.S.

1

PART 1. Setting the European Scene in Education

2.

The Elements, Challenges and Possibilities of a common European Education Policy for the New Millennium

Gavari Starkie, E.

29

118BPART 2. Pre-school and Kindergarten Education
119BMathematics

3.

Representations of Addition and Subtraction Problems among Preschool Children

Manfreda Kolar, V.

45

4.

Investigation of Mathematical Abilities of Six Year Old Kindergarten Children based on Some Variables

Erdogan, S., Baran, G. and Butun Ayhan, A.

59

Music

5.

The Influence of the Curricular Reforms on the Educational Process of Music Education in Slovene Kindergartens

Denac, O.

73

Visual Perception

6.

A Study of the Visual Perception Behaviour of 60-71 Month Children from Low Socio-economic Backgrounds who Attend and do not Attend Preschool (Konya City Sample)

Turan, D.E. and Aral, N.

87

Career Counselling for Mothers

7.

A Career Counselling – Based Training Programme for the Mothers of Preschool Children: A Pilot Study

Akgun, E.

103


 

PART 3. Curriculum Areas

Literacy

8.

The Environment for Literacy

Bonnett, L.A.H

119

9.

Is Literacy Possible without Books: A Brief History of Ideas on the Future of Books and Libraries

Hurych, J.

131

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Mathematics

10.

Conducting a Process of Metacognitive Education

El Rouadi, N.

141

Sciences

11.

The Evaluation of a Science and Technology Program in Respect of Problem Areas in Program Development determined by Oliva

Gultekin, M., Yilmaz, F. and Ozden, M.

149

12.

The Impact of Nutrition Education provided for Elementary School 5th Grade Students on Nutritional Knowledge

Ozcelik, A.O., Yardimcil, H. and Ucar, A.

165

Music

13.

Musical Concepts and Skills: A Challenge for Multiple Intelligence Connections

Sicherl-Kafol, B.

179

Economics

14.

Education and History of Economic Thought: From Adam Smith to the ‘Residue of Ignorance’ (1776-1964)

Spalletti, S.

189

Curriculum Planning

15.

Interdisciplinary Connections in the Framework of Curriculum Planning

Sicherl-Kafol, B.

203


 

107BPART 4. Special Needs and Inclusion

16.

Included from the Start

Ross-Watt, F.

217

17.

Dyslexia: Inclusion, Entitlement and Legislative Change

Clark, K.

231

18.

A Validity and Reliability Study of the Sensory Evaluation Form for Children with Autism

Fazlioglu, Y. and Baran, G.

245

19.

A Study of Depression Levels in Children from Single-Parent and Two-Parent Families

Aral, N., Gursoy, F., Dizman, H. and Ozdal, F.

253

 

 

 


 


 

20.

A Study of the Anxiety Level of Mothers who have Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Edirne Sampling)

Ahmetoglu, E. and Aral, N.

263

21.

An Analysis of Depression Levels in Mothers with and without Disabled Children

Ceylan, R. and Aral, N.

275

108BPART 5. The Life and Conduct of Children and Young People

22.

Factors affecting Test Anxiety Levels in Eight-Grade Students

Durualp, E. and Aral, N.

287

23.

Academic Related Difficulties of Greek Children with Teacher Rated Conduct Problems

Kallitsoglou, A.

297

24.

The Effect and Permanence of Interpersonal Problem Solving Training on the Categories used by Five Year Olds

Dincer, C.

307

25.

Locus of Control in Turkish Children of Lower Socio-Economic Level attending Second Phase of Elementary Education

Gursoy, F. and Yildiz Bicakci, M.

323

26.

In School Shootings: Violence inside American Public Schools

Parks, J., Basurto, I. and Padilla, F.

329

 


 

 

109BPART 6. Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

Changing Contexts

27.

Increasing Competition in Higher Education in Latvia

Markus, K.

341

28.

Low Birthrates: Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Japanese Higher Education?

Kalpakidis, C. and Stucker, J.S.

349

29.

Lecturing and Learning ‘Non-Technical Skills’ in Universities of Technology

Kruger, P.S.

363

30.

Impact of Internal and External Antecedents of Market-orientation of the Aquaculture Higher Education Departments in Iran

Rezvanfar, A., Veisy, H., Hejazi, Y. and Assadi, A.

377

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Student Learning and Life

31.

Practical Training based on Problem-based Learning within Study of Public Administration, Case Slovenia

Stare, J. and Devjak, S.

391

32.

Active Learning and Student-Faculty Interaction:

The Case of Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates

Yusoff, N.M., Karim, A.M.A. and Segumpan, R.G.

405

33.

Life Satisfaction and Loneliness Levels in a Sample of Turkish Students

Tumkaya, S., Baybek, B. and Celik, M.

425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                


 

Challenges of Non-traditional Study

34.

Bridges to Tomorrow:

Mapping the Work/Life/Learning Histories of Students in Bridging Education

Bartley, A., Passells, V. and Tipi, F.

441

35.

Integrating Students into Distance Education Programs

Kennedy, E.J. and Lawton, L.

455

36.

It is not Important where and how we Learn;

What Counts is the Knowledge we Acquired

Gomezelj Omerzel, D. and Sirca Nada, T.

465

 


 

Teacher Education

37.

‘A Road to the Top’: Improving Teacher Education in Afghanistan

Trimble, K.

479

38.

Validity and Reliability of the Perspective on the Child Inventory

Ulutas, I., Ceylan, U.S. and Omeroglu, E.

491