Horizons in Education

Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos and Nicholas Pappas

ISBN: 978-960-6672-88-0, 494 pages

First published in 2010 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

Introduction & Acknowledgements

G. Papanikos & N. Pappas

 

PART I: Information and Communication Technologies in Education

1.

Computer Systems and Learning Effectiveness

H. Agourram

3

2.

Computer Addiction Scale for Adolescents

T. Ayas, O. Cakir Balta & M.B. Horzum

9

3.

Longitudinal Study on the use of a National Nursing Portal in the Academic and Clinical Practice of Nursing Students

S. Bassendowski, P. Petrucka & M. Jaworski

21

4.

The Effects of Computer based Genetics Lessons on the Academic Achievements of Eight Grade Students

H. Berkant & A. Efendioglu

31

5.

From Teaching to Learning How eLearning can Support Early Professional Development in a Workplace Setting

J. Ryan, J.D. Davies & J. Owens

39

6.

Distance Learning A Strategy for Lifelong Learning

M.D.F. Goulão 

55

7.

The Internet in the Curriculum: Using Internet Communication to Support Students Speaking and Listening Development

S. Kilimci & M. Asci

65

8.

Teaching Adult Learners in Online Environment

S. Mahani

73

9.

Rope Een: An Attempt to Increase Civic Participation in Governance Using ICT

S. Marshall and W. Kinuthia

83

10.

Personal eLearning Design Enhanced with Frameworks, ePortfolio and eDossier Facilities

P.P. Sanchez-Villalon, M. Ortega & A. Sanchez-Villalon

97

11.

Cats and Dogs and Pheromones:

Researching the Student Experience

S. Watling & G. Saunders

105

12.

Using Technology in Social Studies Classrooms

E.O. Yigit

117

Part II: Developmental Psychology and Cognition in Education

 

13.

Development of Fractalic Intelligence: The Star of David Model

Florian Colceag

133


14.

A Study of the Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Level of the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Students in Terms of Certain Variables

S. Dinçyürek, Y. Kiralp & S. Şahin

139

15.

Waltzing Through the Pythagorean Theorem: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Geometry of Movement

J. Murray

149

16.

The Standardization of Figural- Cognitive Subscales of Meeker's Test and the Effect of Training Intervention Based on Meeker's Method on Cognitive Abilities of 3D to 5th Grade of Elementary School Students of Isfahan

J. Mohammadzadeh & H. Oreyzi

157

17.

36-84 Month-Old Childrens Understanding of Facial Expressions

D. Sigirtmac

167

Part III: Special Needs Education

18.

HIV Positive Learners: Are Teachers Equipped to Include them Successfully in Southern African Classrooms?

C. Beyers and J.F. Hay

183

19.

Examining the Effect of Art Education on the Sensory Problems of Children with Autism

Y. Fazlioglu & A. Ünal

193

20.

What are the Significant Pedagogical (Learning and Teaching) Issues for the Inclusion of all Children, with a Focus on Knowledge, for Primary School Teachers in Cyprus?

E. Gerosimou

199

21.

Quality of Life for Students with Intellectual Disability (ID): What do their Teachers Say?

W. Moores-Abdool

211

22.

Experimental Training of Children with AD/HD

V. Piscalkiene

223

23.

Meeting the Challenge of Inclusion?

F. Ross-Watt

243

24.

Inclusion in the Real World A Headteachers Story

F. Ross-Watt

257

25.

Supporting High-Functioning Children with Autism in General Education Classrooms

C. Smith Gabig, M.E. McNeil & J.S. Thousand

269

26.

Aesthetic Reading and Struggling Adolescents:

A Global Perspective

M.A. Sullivan

281

27.

The Language of Autism

Deborah Taub

295

28.

Parental Views on Securing Educational Provision for Learners with Autism

C. Tissot

307

29.

Youth Participation and Biographical Research in Re-Socialization

D. Zorc-Maver

317

Part IV: Native and Foreign Language Education

30.

Educational Needs of Adult Literacy Program Instructors and their Thoughts on Adult Literacy Programs in Turkey

A. Yildiz, E. Aylar & F. Hayirsever

329

31.

Constructing Ethnicity through Education:

From Tao Xingzhi to Zhu Huanzhang: Plebeian Literacy Movement and the Construction of Ethnic Identity of the Miao People (1930-40)

W.C. Cheung

343

32.

The Investigation of Vocabulary of Primary School First Year Students in Terms of Several Variables

T. Erdoğan & Özge Erdoğan

357

33.

The Opinions of Classroom Teachers, Pre-Service Teachers of Classroom Teaching and First Year Students of Primary Education on Cursive Handwriting

Ö. Erdoğan & T. Erdoğan

367

34.

Service-Learning: A Third Space for Literacy Education

Steven Hart

381

35.

Beyond the Prescriptive Approach towards the Language of Education Regarding the Writings of Turkish Cypriot Children

A. Pehlivan & Ahmet Adalier

393

36.

Prerequisites for Reading Success among Sotho-Speaking Learners in South Africa: The Importance of Mother-Tongue Instruction and Phonological Awareness Skills

A. van Staden

407

37.

Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: European Unions Language Policy - Implications for Education

Y.A. Stivachtis

421

38.

To Use or Not to Use the First Language (L1) in the English as Second Language (ESL) Classroom?: Perceptions of Malaysian English language Teachers

H.S. Goh

449

39.

Examining English Pronunciation Competence of Thai Teachers: Word Stress Assignment

B. Kanoksilapatham

467

40.

Online Course Design Model in Creative Studies of English for Engineering Students

D. Rumpite

479

List of Contributors

491