8th International Conference on EDUCATION

 

May 25-28, 2006

Athens, Greece

 

PROGRAM

 Organized by

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

 

 

Conference Venue: School of Pedagogical & Technological Education

The venue is just across the metro station IRINI-OLYMPIC COMPLEX. From central Athens (Syntagma or Omonoia Square), the metro takes 25 30 minutes.

  

    Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

 

1.       Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

2.       Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

3.       Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Secretary, ATINER & Associate Professor, Nanyang University, Singapore.

4.       Dr. John Pozios, Assistant Professor, TEI Athens & Member of the Council of the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece.

5.       Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus.

6.       Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Academic Member, ATINER &  Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Nottingham, U.K.

7.       Dr. Stephen James Hole, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, U.K.

8.       Dr. Angeliki Lazaridou, Researcher, ATINER, Greece.

9.       Dr. Jorja Manos Leap, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, UCLA School of Public Policy, USA.

10.   Dr. Georgia Markea, Academic Member, ATINER & Researcher, Pedagogical Institute, Greece.

11.   Dr. Stefanos Nastis, Academic Member, ATINER & University of Wyoming, USA.

12.   Dr. Nicolas Papadopoulos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Carleton University, Canada.

13.   Dr. Donald V. Poochigian, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of North Dakota, USA.

14.   Dr. John Kelvyn Richards, Academic Member, ATINER, Greece.

15.   Dr. John Roufagalas, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Radford University, USA.

16.   Dr. Jin Wang, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA.

17.  Dr. Leslie Stuart Woodcock, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.

 

Administration

Takis Chreppas, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 (The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)

 

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

 18:30-20:00 Pre-Registration for those staying at the Conference Hotel

 20:00-22:00 Welcome Dinner and Opening Remarks for those staying at the Conference Hotel

  

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

07:30 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel to the Conference Venue

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER, Greece.

Stamatis Paleocrassas, Vice President, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece.

 

   09:10-11:00                                                                                                                                                Thursday, May 25th, 2006    

Session I (Room A)

Chairperson: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

Session II (Room B)

Chairperson: *John Kelvyn Richards, Academic Member, ATINER, Greece.

Session III (Room C)

Chairperson: *Woodcock, L.S. Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.

Session IV (Room D)

Chairperson: *Bjarnason, D.S., Professor, Iceland University of Education, Iceland.

 

 

1.   Kirsch, C., Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, UK. Young Children Learning Languages in a Multilingual Context.

 

2.   Saka, F. O., Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University, Turkey. Students’ Perspectives on English Courses and Language Learning.

 

3.    Wong, K.S., Lecturer, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong. Enhancing English Among Second Language Learners: The Pre-School Years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.   Bordinaro, C., Library Instruction Coordinator, California State University, USA, & Clark, R., Associate Professor, California State University, USA. Challenges Faced by New Principals in Urban High Schools.

 

2.    Miller, S., Lecturer, University of London, UK. Can Design Activity be Used to Enhance the Decision Making of School Managers?

 

3.        Bacanli, F., Assistant Professor, Gazi University, Turkey. Examination of Relations between Decision- Making Strategies and Ego Identity Statues.

 

4.        Clarke, K., Curriculum Director, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Collaborative Learning in Higher Education.

 

 

 

 

1.    Foster, M., Assistant Professor, Columbia College, Chicago, USA & Petrillo, J., Director of Student Teaching, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA.  Self – Efficacy Based Reflections: Coding and Interpreting Salient Themes.

 

2.    Lanaris, C., Professor, University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada & Savoie-Zajc Lorraine Ph.D. Student, University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada.  The Use of Project-Oriented Pedagogy in Contributing to Student Success: A Case Study.

 

3.    Whitmarsh, J., Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Choreographing Research Ethics in Extended Educational Settings.

 

4.    Busher, H., Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester, UK. Ethical Issues in Web-Based Research: Authenticating Voice, Sustaining Privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

1.    *Sng, B.B., Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Educational Change in Singapore.

 

2.        Gruenberg, A., Associate Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA. Weathering the Storm; The Importance of Service Coordination.

 

3.    Lavoie, M., Professor, York University (Toronto), Canada. Education and Innovation Policies in Canada and Europe: Securing Coordination and Coherence.

 

 

                     

 

   


     11:00-12:30                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, May 25th, 2006      

Session V (Room A)

Chairperson: Katsarou, I., Ph.D. Student, Goldsmith University of London, UK.

 

Session VI (Room B)

Chairperson: Miller, S., Lecturer, University of London, UK.

      

Session VII (Room C)

Chairperson: Lanaris, C., Professor, University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada.

 

Session VIII (Room D)

Chairperson: *Sng, B.B., Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 

 

1.     Ing, L., Professor, Ferris State University, USA. Paraprofessionals in Rural School Districts.

 

2.       Genc Ilter, B., Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University, Turkey. The Role of the Native Speakers in EFL Classrooms.

 

3.     de Roiste, B., Researcher, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland. Implementing Learner Autonomy in some Irish Language Classrooms: Teachers’ Perspectives.

 

4.    Brunkhorst, H., Professor, California State University, USA. Examining the Research on Science Teacher Preparation with Recommendations for Further Research Study.

 

 

1.         Devjak, T., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & Vogrinc, J., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Competence of Pre-school Teachers.

 

2.         Yetisir, M.I., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey, Dundar, H., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey & Kandenir, M., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey. Preservice Teachers’ Reasons to Attend Kpss Private Courses.

 

3.          McPerson, S., Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology, USA. Web-Based Tools for Teacher Education.

 

4.          *Dimitriadi, Y., Lecturer, University of Reading, UK. The Role of Digital Technologies in Supporting Disabled Student Teachers.

 

5.     Misut, M., Head, Trnava University, Slovakia. New Curriculum for Teachers’ Education.

 

 

 

 

 

1.         Schack, F., Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA. Exercise, Nutrition and Environmental Affects on Disease and Aging. (Thursday, 25th   May, morning)

 

2.          Navio, A., Professor, Autonomous University of    Barcelona, Spain, Sanahuja, J.M., Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain & Tejada, J., Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Older People Active Learners: Training Needs of Over 50 Years Old People in Spain.

 

3.        Cepar, Z., Teaching Assistant, University of Primorska, Slovenia. Population Ageing, Education and Mobility. The case of Slovenia.

 

4.          *Wang, J., Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA & Yang, G.B., Assistant Professor, Oxford College of Emory University, USA. Psycho-Mechanical Analysis of Competitive Anxiety and Proper Attention Focus before Competition for Peak Performance.  

 

5.           *Wang, J., Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA & Yang, G.B., Assistant Professor, Oxford College of Emory University, USA. Successful Coaching Strategies for Team Sports Coaches.

 

1.    Trimble, K., Associate Professor, California State University, USA. A Road to the Top”: Training Teachers in Post-Taliban Afghanistan.

 

2.      *Bjarnason, D.S., Professor, Iceland University of Education, Iceland. From the Toolbox of Theory: Which Theoretical Tools are Useful for Understanding Inclusive Practice in Icelandic Schools?

 

3.        Boyd, B., Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK. Two Countries Separated by a Common Language: Challenges and Opportunities for Scottish Teachers Participating in On-line Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with Harvard University, USA. (Thursday, 25th May)

 

4.        Kesner, J., Associate Professor, Georgia State University, USA. Increasing Cultural Awareness in Pre Service Teachers.

 

5.        *Aksoy, H.H., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & *Aksoy, N., Assistant Professor, Gazi University, Turkey. Primary School Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes toward Diversity.

 

 

  

 

    12:30-13:30: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

   13:30-15:00                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, May 25th, 2006  

Session IX (Room A)

Chairperson: *Dimitriadi, Y., Lecturer, University of Reading, UK.

Session X (Room B)

Chairperson: *Wang, J., Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA 

Session XI (Room C)

Chairperson: *Aksoy, N., Assistant Professor, Gazi University, Turkey.

Session XII (Room D)

Chairperson: *Aksoy, H.H., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey.

 

 

 

1.        Fister, K., Assistant Professor, University of Primorska, Slovenia &  Gomezeli, D., Lecturer, University of Primorska, Slovenia. Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning at Higher Education Level in the Function of Stimulating LLL.

 

2.        Jereb, E., Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia & Bernik, I., Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Comparing Students’ Readiness for e-examinations in 2004 and 2005.

 

3.      Limsommut, A., Director, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Thailand. An Investigation into the Aptitude and Attitude of Students and Lecturers to the Use of Information and Communication Technologies In Higher Education at the Rajabhat Institutes In Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

1.        Hinchion, C., Lecturer, University of Limerick, Ireland. Narrative  as a Form of Reflective Practice in the Pre-service Training of Teachers.

 

2.         Cardin, J.F., Professor, Universite Laval, Canada & Coutoure, C., Professor, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada. Teaching Materials and the Role of Research.

 

3.        Topcu, M, S., Researcher, Middle East Technical University, Turkey & Yilmaz-Tuzun, O., Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. The Effects of Self – Efficacy and Epistemological World Views on Preservice Science Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs.

 

 

 

1.        Marcos, T., Director, Azusa Pacific University, USA. Affective Leadership in a Data Driven World: Strengths Based Training for School Leaders.

 

2.        Tsantis, L., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA & Masullo M., Founder and CEO, InVivoVision, Inc, USA. An IT Framework to Support Automatic Agile Learning.

 

3.        Jones, D., Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, UK. & Hodson, P., Principal Lecturer, Kingston University, UK. Using Digital Video to Support Children’s Speaking and Listening Development in UK Primary Schools. (Thursday, 25th May)

 

 

 

1.           Gotsis, M., Media Lab Manager, University of Southern California, USA. The Pathology of Techno – Infrastructure in Academia and its Implications on Pedagogy and Curriculum in New Media Arts Programs at Five Types of Institutions in the United States.

 

2.      Laudams, V., Lecturer, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia. The Possibility of Making Partnerrelations between Educational Establishments and Other Organizations on Regional Level to Provide the Stream of Information Unified Management.

 

3.       Diagne, D., Lecturer, University of Geneva, Switzerland. A Frontier Approach for Evaluating the Efficient Utilization of Resources in Educational Organizations.

 

4.          Devjak, S., Dean, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Analysis of Differences in Budgetary Financing of Preschool Education in Slovene Municipalities.

 

 


 

   15:00-16:30                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Session XIII (Room A)

Chairperson: Yetisir, M.I., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey.

Session XIV (Room B)

Chairperson: *Woodcock, L.S. Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.

Session XV (Room C)

Chairperson: Jones, D., Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, UK.

 

Session XVI (Room D)

Chairperson: Devjak, S., Dean, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

1.    Gulec, H., Assistant Professor, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey & Metin, N., Professor, Child Development and Education, Turkey. Teaching Children Basic Concepts of Geography and Map Activities in Early Childhood Education Trough the Environment and Literature.

 

2.        Hodnik-Cadez, T., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graphical Representations of Mathematical Ideas in Primary School.

 

3.     Unal, F., Academic Tutor, Akdeniz University, Turkey. Computer Usage in Early Childhood: Parent’s Views on Early Childhood Computer Usage.

 

4.    Hus, V., Associate Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia. The Differences Between Lessons in Environmental Education Subject and in Early Natural and Social Studies Subject Relating to the Children’s Activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

 

1.         Chaimala, F., Ph.D. Student, University of Southampton, UK & Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (FORTH-IESL),Greece, Fullick, P., Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK & Perakis, I., Associate Professor, University of Crete, Greece. Innovative Teaching Methods for University Physics – Argumentation and Explanation.

 

2.       Valadas, S. Assistant, University of Algarve, Portugal  & Ribeiro Goncalves, F., Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal &. Approaches to Studying and Academic Achievement at a Portuguese University: Some Results from an Investigation Using Biggs’ Study Process Questionnaire.

 

3.       Pinheiro, M., Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal. The Role of Simulation Learning in Higher Education.

 

4.      *Wilkin, L., Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, Brotcorne, P., Doctoral Student, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, & Faccin, I., Researcher, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. University Students at Work: Moulding Information Seeking Strategies.

       

 

                                                            

 

1.    Duqutte, C., Graduate Student, Université Laval, Canada. Grade 7 and 8 Students use of Historical Consciousness in their Interpretation of History.

 

2.        Brunkhorst, B.J., Professor, California State University, USA & Ramirez, D., Ph.D. Student, University of Iowa, USA. Analysis of Experiential Science Teaching Methodology: Helping Students Develop an Understanding of the Nature of Scientific Theories Using a Volcanic Mountain as Theory Model.

 

3.          Demiralp, N., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey. Historical Development of Geography Education in Turkey.

 

4.         Justin, J., Researcher, Educational Research Institute, Slovenia. School Textbook Research: A New Method.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Weiss, M., Professor, DIPF       Frankfurt, Germany. Are Students Performing Better at Private Schools? Evidence from the German Extension of PISA 2000.

 

2.     Affeld, A., Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, USA & Affeld, M., USA. Self-directed Learning:  No longer Optional.

 

3.       Alper, A., Instructor, Ankara University, Turkey & Horzum, M.B., Research Assistant, Ankara University, Turkey. Assessment of Student Performance and Complex Tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   16:30-19:30 FREE AFTERNOON TO WALK AROUND PLAKA AND ACROPOLIS

 

   19:30-21:30 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT           Place: STAMATOPOULOS TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, Plaka,  Tel.: 210 3228722

 

   21:30 BUS DEPARTURE TO THE CONFERENCE HOTEL

  

   Friday, May 26th, 2006

 

   09:00-10:30                                                                                                                                                         Friday, May 26th, 2006     

Session XVII (Room A)

Chairperson: *Nasou, A., Ph.D. Student, University of London, UK.

Session XVIII (Room B)

Chairperson: McPerson, S., Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology, USA.

Session XIX (Room C)

Chairperson: Gotsis, M., Media Lab Manager, University of Southern California, USA.

Session XX (Room D)

Chairperson: *Wilkin, L., Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

 

1.    Aktas, N., Assistant Professor, Selcuk University, Turkey. The Permanence of Nutrition Education on the Knowledge and Behaviour of Early Childhood. (Friday, 26th May)

 

2.     Durmusoglu, M.C., Lecturer, Hacettepe University, Turkey & Erdem, E., Research Assistant, Hacettepe University, Turkey. The Opinion of the Parents Concerning Pre-School Children Books in Pre-School Education. (Friday, 26th May)

 

3.     Onay, D. Researcher, Selcuk University, Turkey & Aktas, N., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. Mothers’ Knowledge about Breast – Feeding Applications and their Ability to Put their Knowledge into Practice. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.         Aral, N., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey, Bütün Ayhan, A., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey & Aydogan, Y., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. A Study on Anxiety Levels of Mothers with Mentally Retarded Children. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.         Lee, Chinghan, Professor, Kangwon National University Korea, Korea. A Study of Evaluation Model for Laboratory School in Korea. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

1.      Larrivee, B., Professor, California State University, USA. The Necessity and Challenge of Preparing Reflective Practitioners across Disciplines. (Friday, 26th May)

 

2.         Dhillon, J., Principal Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Trust and Shared values: the Basis of a Sustained Educational Partnership?

 

3.          Kang, S.Y., Assistant Professor, Ohio University, USA. Applying Praxis in Korean Classroom where the Influence of Confucianism Exists.

 

4.          Emery-Bruneau, J., Graduate Student, Université Laval, Canada. Concerning Teachers: Approaches Toward Culture.

 5.    Murray, J., Lecturer, Brunel University, UK & Quinlan, A., Lecturer, Brunel University, UK. Primary School Head Teachers Management of Electronic Communication: Case Studies of Disjointed Practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.        Soen, D., the College of Judea & Samaria, Israel. Improving Instructors' Quality Of Teaching: Are The Actions Taken Efficient? Do They Improve Students' Assessment Of Their Teachers? (Friday, 26th May)

 

2.        Birnbaum, L., Professor, the College of Judea & Samaria, Israel. Research as a Basis for Organizational Invigoration.

 

3.        Danziger, Y., Head, College of Judea & Samaria, Israel. Students' Perceptions of Social-Academic Climate and its Significance on their Sense of Success in 2 Different Higher Education Institutions- A College and a University.

 

4.        Tural, N., Faculty, Ankara University, Turkey. Universities and Academic Life in Turkey: Change and Challenges.

 

5.        Hodson, P., Principal Lecturer, Kingston University, UK & Jones, D., Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, UK. Vision and Practice: Exploring Innovation in a School for Autistic Children.

 

6.        Sahin, S., Ph.D. Student, Near East University, Turkey, Kiralp, Y., Ph.D. Student, Near East University, Turkey, Dincyurek, S., Ph.D. Student, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey & Karagulmez, C., Ph.D. Student,  Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey. The Impact of Epistemological Beliefs on the Academic Achievement of Psychological Counseling Undergraduate Students with Different Learning. (Friday, 26th May, morning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.        *Stivachtis, I., Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA & Nelson, S., Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. A Normative Approach to Internationalizing Political Science Curricula II: The Question of Order in a Multicultural world: Challenges for the “International” University. (Friday, 26th May morning)

 

2.        Jay, R., Lecturer, Queen’s University, UK. Citizenship and Higher Education in Divided Societies.

 

3.        Nelson, S., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA & Stivachtis, Y., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA. A Normative Approach to Internationalizing Political Science Curricula.

 

4.        Ivanus Grmek, M., Associate Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia & Javornik Krecic, M., Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Democratization of Grading Knowledge and the Extension of Authentic Forms of Knowledge Assessment in Primary School in Republic Slovenia.

 

5.        Nikolou – Walker, E., Head, Queen’s University, UK. Designing and Realizing Work-based Learning: A University Case Study of the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI).

 

 

 

   10:30-12:00                                                                                                                                                          Friday, May 26th, 2006

Session XXI (Room A)

Chairperson: Koksal Akyol, A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey

Session XXII (Room B)

Chairperson: Larrivee, B., Professor, California State University, USA.

Session XXIII (Room C)

Chairperson: Tural, N., Faculty, Ankara University, Turkey.

Session XXIV (Room D)

Chairperson: Nelson, S., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA

 

 

1.    Karababa, Z.C., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Celik, S., Instructor, Ankara University, Turkey. Learners’ Perceptions Towards the Innovative and Traditional Learning Mentalities.

 

2.    Yildiz Biçakçi, M., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey & Gursoy, F., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. A Study on the Perception of Family Environment in Adolescents of Different Socioeconomic Levels. (Friday, 26th May)

 

3.    Demirci, A., Researcher, Gazi University, Turkey, Ozgen, O., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Tas, A.S., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey. Media, Materialism and Socialization of Child Consumers. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.    Gursoy, F., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Yildiz Bicakci, M., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey. Analysis of Anxiety Levels of Using Alcohol and Non – Using Alcohol Adolescents. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.    Kocer Ciftcibasi, H., Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University, Turkey. A Comparison of the Identity Statues of the Adolescents Living with their Families and those Non-Living with their Families.

 

 

 

1.       *Ross-Watt, F., Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK. Early Years Inclusion – Policy and Practice in Primary 3.

 

2.       Babadogan, C., Assistant Professor  & Vice Dean, Ankara University, Turkey. The Development of Primary Catch-Up Curriculum.

 

3.       Boz, M., Researcher, Hacettepe University, Turkey & Ustun, E., Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey. Understanding The School Readiness: A Study of Parent’s and Preschool Teacher’s Views. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.    Todd, L., Director of Educational Psychology, Newcastle University, UK. The Extended Schools and the Facilitation of Out of School Hours Provision for Children: Childcare or Study Support?

5.   Hearn, G., Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Harvesting Educational Outcomes for an Online Creative Ecology: A Proposal Study.

 

 

1.          Betts, B., Professor, California State University, USA & Lange, C., Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, USA. Developing Empathy Using Primary Sources from Historical Events in the Teaching and Learning of Science and Social Studies

 

2.          Bütün Ayhan, A., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey & Köksal Akyol, A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. The Study on Empathic Skills of Adolescents. (Friday, 26th May)

 

3.          Aydogan, Y., Assistant Professor, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey &  Gursoy, F., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. Study on the Types of Music Listened by the Second Year Students of High Schools and their Assertiveness Levels. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.          Passa, A., Researcher, University of Albany, USA. When Middle Schools Enforce Character Education Instructional Programs: A Comparison of Four Urban, Low Income School Districts.

 

 

           

 

1.      Andrzejczak, A., Professor, Poznan University, Poland. Managerial Education in Poland after 90.

 

2.      Mithans, N., Teaching Assistant, University of Primorska, Slovenia. Management Education at Risk-Again?

 

3.      Lu Anna, S., Assistant Professor, Angelo State University, USA. Distance Learning – The Future Online Graduate Coursework: Educational Administration.

 

4.      Nordin, M.S., Dean, IIUM, Malaysia. Effects of Institutional Intervention on Assessment Practices in Higher Education.(Friday, 26th May)

 

5.     Silman, F., Professor, Near East University, Cyprus & Celikten, M., Professor, Erciyes University, Cyprus. Women in Principalship Position: A Kayseri Case. (Friday, 26th May)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   12:00-13:00: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

   13:00-14:30                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, May 26th, 2006     

Session XXV (Room A)

Chairperson: *Birnbaum, B., Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, USA.

Session XXVI (Room B)

Chairperson: *Ross-Watt, F., Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Session XXVII (Room C)

Chairperson: *Aksoy, N., Assistant Professor, Gazi University, Turkey.

 

Session XXVIII (Room D)

Chairperson: Alper, A., Instructor, Ankara University, Turkey.

 

1.        Sargeant, J., Assistant Professor, Bond University, Australia. Exploring the Perspectives of Young Children in Australia.

 

2.          Raiziene, S., Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania & Grigaite, B., Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Influence of Different Training Methods on the Development of Thought Operations during the Seventh Year of Life.

 

3.          Korukcu, O., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey, Neriman, A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey,  Gursoy, F., Ankara University, Turkey &  Yildiz, M., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey. Examination of the Social Behaviours of the Children who are Attending the Pre-School Education Institutions. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.       Sicherl-Kafol, B., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Musical Concepts and Skills – A Challenge for Multiple Intelligences Connections.

 5. Santos, J.-V., Assistant Teacher, University of Algarve, Portugal & Jesus, S.-N., Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal. Organizational Culture and Teachers Satisfaction.

 

 

 

1.          Araz, G., Researcher, Erciyes University, Turkey & Sungur, S., Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. The Effects of Problem – Based Learning on the Elementary School Students’ Understanding of Genetics.

 

2.         Senay, B.P., Ms, Trakya University, Turkey, Aysel, K.A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Hale, K.C., Assistant Professor, Antalya University, Turkey. A Study on the Inclusion of Science and Nature Activities of Preschool Teachers. (Friday, 26th May)

 

3.          Parlak – Rakap, A., Researcher, Middle East Technical University, Turkey & Tantekin – Erden, F., Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. The Development of a Classroom Management in Eraly Childhood Education Questionnaire (CMEC).

 

4.       Ozcelik, A.O., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Ormeci, F.O., Med.Dr, Metu Medical Center, Turkey. A Research on Nutrition Knowledge Levels of Nursery School Teachers in Ankara, Turkey. (Friday, 26th May)

 

 

1.    Lindquist, T., Ph.D. Student, Umea University, Sweden. Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks at the University?

 

2.         Vieira, L.S., Assistant Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal & Jesus, S., Assistant Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal. The Relationship Between Subjective Well Being, Professional Goals and Teachers’ Motivation.

 

3.         Koksal Akyol, A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Aslan, D., Researcher, Cukurova University, Turkey. Research into the Professional Self-Esteem and the Attitudes towards their Profession of Inservice and Preservice Teachers of Early Childhood Education. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.        Veiga Simao, A.M., Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal & Flores, M.A., Professor, University of Minho, Portugal. Exploring Teachers’ Views on Opportunities to Learn in the Workplace. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.    Neema-Abooki, P., PhD., Makerere University, Uganda. Total Quality Management and the Governance of Educational Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

1.      *Nasou, A., Ph.D. Student, University of London, UK. Every Child Matters (Green Paper, 2003) and its Implications on Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment… is it a Step Forward or are we Opening the Pandora’s Box?  

 

2.         Vilka L., Assistant Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia & Vilks A., Assistant Professor, Riga Stradins University, Latvia. Problems of Discourse Under the Conditions of the Social Policy.

 

3.         Ozcan, Y., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey, Ozgen, O., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Ozdemir, O., Assistant Professor, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Biotechnological Foods – Sustainable Development: Suggestions towards Consumer Education. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.        Gaynard, S., Lecturer, University of Hull, UK. Chalk and Cheese or Bread and Butter? An Evaluation of Methodological Issues Arising from Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in a Lifelong Learning Research Project.

 

5.        Bennett, S., Lecturer, University of Hull, UK & Ryley, P., Lecturer, University of Hull, UK. The Bologna Process – Opportunities and Constraints: A Common European Framework and Lifelong Learning.

 

6.        Poussu-Olli, H-S., Associate Professor, Turku University, Finland. The Hard of Hearing in Our Society.

 

 

 

 

 

14:30-16:00                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, May 26th, 2006                                 

Session XXIX (Room A)

Chairperson: Sargeant, J., Assistant Professor, Bond University, Australia.

Session XXX (Room B)

Chairperson: Senay, B.P., Ms, Trakya University, Turkey.

Session XXXI (Room C)

Chairperson: McPerson, S., Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology, USA.

 

Session XXXII (Room D)

Chairperson: Gaynard, S., Lecturer, University of Hull, UK.

 

1.        Arzu, G., Researcher, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey & Ugur, A., Faculty Member, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. The Relationship between Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes towards Reading and their Use of Reading Comprehension Strategies.

 

2.        *Birnbaum, B., Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, USA. Training Special Education Teachers to Work in Inclusive Environments.

 

3.        Cremen, P., Lecturer and Core Trainer, University of Limerick, Ireland & Geary, T., Head, University of Limerick, Ireland. Counselling Energy Movement.

 

4.        Baran, G., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. A Study on Preschool Educators’ Application about Math Activities in Kindergartens. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.        Oguz, V., MS, Ankara University, Turkey, Yilgin, N., Ankara University, Turkey & Koksal Akyol, A., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. A Study on the Preschool Education Institution Selection of Parents. (Friday, 26th May)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.    du Toit, C., Lecturer, North West University, South Africa. Education, Jobs and Skills.

 

2.    Starc, J., Lecturer, High School of Business and Management, Slovenia. The Influence of Socio-economic Environment on Education of Employees.

 

3.    Erdogan, Z., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey, Soylemezoglou, F., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Tagi, S., Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. The Importance of Education on Sustainability of Turkish Handicrafts. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.    Guler, M., Professor, Gazi University, Turkey & Ozdemir, M., Instructor, Gazi University, Turkey. Handcrafts Education Programmes, which is Applied at Gazi University Vocational Education Faculty, Department of Decorative Art Education Presentation.

 

5.    Alp, K.O., Assistant Professor, Gazi University, Turkey & Ozdemir, M., Instructor, Gazi University, Turkey. The Place of Design Education in Handicraft Education in Turkey and Contemporary Approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Ilie, M., Assistant Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Nadolu, N.M., Assistant Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania & Nadolu, M., Msc, West University of Timisoara, Romania. Efficient Learning Styles in Formal Educational Contexts.

 

 

2.    Cranley, E., Ph.D. Student, Queensland University of Technology, Australia & Hearn, G., Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Is there an Art to Teaching Advertising Ethics?

 

3.        Lucas, N., Director, University of London, UK. Perspectives On 14-16 Year Old School Pupils Pursuing Vocational Courses in Further Education Colleges in England: Issues and Challenges.

 

4.        Pehlivan, Ahmet, Associate Professor, Near East University and International Cyprus University, Turkey & Atamturk, H., Manager, Near East University and International Cyprus University, Turkey. The Attitudes of Turkish Cypriot Students towards Greek Language Learning. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.        Katsarou, I., Ph.D. Student, Goldsmith University of London, UK. What is the Attitude of Greek and Greek Cypriot Children Born in London towards the Greek and English Language?

 

 

 

1.    Silitsky, C., Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University, USA & Treaduell, L., Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University, USA. Integration and Enhancing Mental Health Courses through Service Learning: A Case Study.

 

2.    Nyqvist Cech, B., Senior Lecturer, University of Karlstad, Sweden. Pedagogics in Social Care.

 

3.        Akan, Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey, Surucuoglu, M.S., Professor, Ankara University, Turkey, Sabbag, C., Administrator, Private Kecioren Hospital, Turkey & Ozcelik, A.O., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey. A Research on Nutrition Knowledge of Elementary School Teachers: A Sample of Turkey. (Friday, 26th May)

 

4.        Purutcuoglu, E., Researcher, University of Ankara, Turkey & Bayraktar, M., Lecturer, University of Ankara, Turkey. A New Approach to Consumer Education in Secondary Schools in Turkey. (Friday, 26th May)

 

5.        Lemos, I., Assistant Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal, Sa, E., Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal & Reis, A., Professor, University of Algarve, Portugal. Substance Abuse in Portuguese Adolescents: The Influence of Family and Academic Achievement Factors.

 

 

 

16:00-18:00 FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING AROUND SYNTAGMA SQUARE OR/AND VISIT THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS

 

18:00-20:00 DINNER        Place: ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou Street., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-3302933

 

20:00 BUS DEPARTURE TO THE CONFERENCE HOTEL

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 27th, 2006  

                                                                                                                                   

One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)  

               
05:45 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel

 

07:15 Bus Departure from Syntagma Square (outside “Hotel Great Britain”, 1 Vasileos Georgiou A’  Street)

 

20:30 Return to the Conference Hotel and Central Athens from Piraeus (Faliro)                

 

 

Sunday, May 28th, 2006  

 

8:30 – 15:30 Tour to Marathon

 

08:30 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel

 

08:30 Bus Departure from Central Athens (Park Hotel, 10 Alexandras Avenue)

 

10:15 Visit the Museum of Marathon Race. Welcome by the Mayor of the City of Marathon.

 

10:45 Departure from the Museum

 

11:00 Visit the TROPAIO NIKIS and the Rowing Venue

 

11:40 Visit the Temple of Nemesis in Ramnouda

 

12:20 Visit the Museum of Vrana

 

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch in a traditional Greek Tavern

 

14:15 Return to the Conference Hotel and Central Athens