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Zhukova, Olena – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Quality teaching, being a key factor in shaping students' academic and personal growth, has been at the centre of scientific debate for many years. Sustainable professional development of novice teachers has recently been recognized worldwide as one of the key areas for improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Given that the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Çoklar, Ahmet Naci; Yurdakul, Isil Kabakçi – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Teachers are important providers of educational sustainability. Teachers' ability to adapt themselves to rapidly developing technologies applicable to learning environments is connected with technology integration. The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' technology integration experiences in the course of learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Bogdanova, Ruta; Šilina, Maruta; Renigere, Ruta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
In the 21st century, numerous complex challenges in education and health care have come to the fore, among them: 1) how to implement the ecological approach in the education process and health care practice; 2) how to implement study programmes in line with the education trends for "sustainable development" and the process of formation…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Methods, Health Services, Content Analysis
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Hartman, Rita J.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Hill, Marty – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A descriptive case study approach is employed using a content analysis of the blogs of 36 school leaders who took part in the 2016-2017 Shadow a Student Challenge project and follow up interviews of five of the school leaders. This research was used to explore and describe how an empathetic design approach provided a greater vantage point for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, School Culture, Empathy
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Atmaca, Çagla – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Education for sustainable development (ESD) guides and empowers educators to reshape their thinking style and move towards a sustainable future. It has attracted a lot of attention and been studied in different perspectives. However, contextual factors have not been studied in relation to sustainable development for teacher education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Silina-Jasjukevica, Gunta; Briška, Ilze – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
There is much research and educational practices at all levels of education on how to deal with promoting acceptance and understanding between different cultures. A cultural study forms an important part of shaping intercultural understanding. "The aim" of the research is to analyze an innovative way of incorporating cultural studies in…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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Cook, Kristin; Brown, Alan; Ballard, Genny – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Though work in the area of "photovoice" (in which students take photos to structure a dialogue that can serve to advance social action as the community responds to the participants' perspectives and locates them in solution-generation) has been conducted in science education research to focus on learner's experiences, little has been…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Šimonová, Petra; Cincera, Jan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Teachers who are specialized in environmental education (environmental education school coordinators) can play an important role in empowering students to shape a sustainable future. In this study, the authors examined a group of Czech environmental education school coordinators. The authors aimed to clarify how they interpret their role at their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Specialists, Teacher Role
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Williams, Desha L.; Edwards, Belinda; Kuhel, Karen A.; Lim, Woong – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustaining teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse schools has been a prominent issue for years. This qualitative study focused on the impact of an enhanced preparation program on the cultural dispositions of five pre-service mathematics teachers. It is postulated that if positive cultural dispositions are developed in teacher…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Sundh, Stellan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
In order to reach far in the work for sustainable development, communication in foreign languages prior to strategic decisions is required from international partners. In this communication English has become the lingua franca. Even though the use of EFL (English as a foreign language) is widely spread, it is clear that in some geographical…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Sustainable Development
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Laine, Marja – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
The definition of cultural sustainability in education is explored in this article by looking into conceptions of cultural sustainability collected through expert queries and focus group engagement. These conceptions are compared with the scientific and especially pedagogical discourse on the matter as well as Soini and Birkeland's theory of story…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Self Concept, Focus Groups, Cultural Maintenance
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Valk, John; Tosun, Aybiçe – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Exploring one's worldview requires a journey into one's heart, soul and mind (Knowing Self). But Knowing Self requires Knowing Others, imperative in a global world. To what extent do schools prepare students for participation in that global world, especially when it comes to awareness of its worldview diversity, and no less its religious…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Knowledge Level, Attitudes
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Kuurme, Tiiu; Kasemaa, Gertrud – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The aim of the study on Estonian secondary school students was to obtain an overview of the gender-related views and experiences of the everyday school life by students, and to analyse the school-related factors in the development of gender roles and gender-related expectations. We view gender equality as a central condition for social…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Gedžune, Ginta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Children's social exclusion in the classroom is a threat to the sustainability of education. Teachers should be sensitised to this issue, which raises important implications for teacher education. This paper reports on an action research study in the context of pre-service teacher education aimed at enriching prospective early childhood educators'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Isolation, Action Research, Preschool Teachers
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), which is coming to an end, will offer all kinds of summaries and reflections on this issue. The aim of this paper, strictly related with the goals of the DESD, is to answer the following questions: (1) "Is the Polish school ready to provide values education?"; (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Educational Practices, Readiness
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