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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balc?, Asl?; K?l?ç Ayd?n, Zeynep Nur – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of early childhood teachers' reading attitudes, the total number of the books they have read about their profession, the total number of the books they have read on general topics, and their teaching experience on their teaching efficacy. Participants consist of 362 early childhood teachers from 51…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Reading Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Mehrparvar, Frough; Karimnia, Amin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Effective teaching is considered to be one of the factors that can facilitate learner achievement. The present study investigated the indicators that constituted good teaching from the perspective of higher-education students at Applied Linguistics departments, Iran. To do this, following a substantial review of the literature, the five major…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Effectiveness
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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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Eisenberg, Alona; Ignatjeva, Svetlana; Ilisko, Dzintra; Rauckiene-Michaelsson, Alona – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Survival of organizations nowadays depends on their ability to learn properly and quickly increase their efficiency and their performance and to adapt to the changing environment. Creating an organizational learning culture (OLC) could achieve an increase in the survivability of organizations. This paper examines the OLC questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Questionnaires, Employee Attitudes, Efficiency
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Hiller, Katharina; Reichhart, Barbara – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
The objective of teacher-training at university for political science is the development of professional competencies that enable teachers-in-training to act proficiently in all aspects of civic education. Although there are some studies that focus on civic education for teachers' professional competencies, most of them relate to general…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Irajzad, Fatemeh; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Supportive teacher-student relationships play a significant role in the trajectory of students' academic life. Teachers may use various strategies to improve this relationship, one of which is teacher stroke (teacher encouragement). The stroking behavior of teachers might be influenced by several factors, including the socioeconomic status (SES)…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Females, Teacher Student Relationship
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Timoštšuk, Inge – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Integral and deep pedagogical content knowledge can support future primary teachers' ability to follow ideas of education for sustainability in science class. Initial teacher education provides opportunity to learn what and how to teach but still the practical experiences of teaching can reveal uneven development of student teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Students
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Keinonen, Tuula; Palmberg, Irmeli; Kukkonen, Jari; Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Vilkonis, Rytis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
This study aims to find higher education students' perceptions about environmental issues and how the perceptions are related to perceptions of media coverage. This study investigates higher education students' perceptions of the seriousness of environmental issues and their relation to perceptions of media coverage. Higher education students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Pollution
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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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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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Katane, Irena; Kristovska, Ineta; Vjatere, Gita; Katans, Edgars – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The process of globalization and the changeability of environment nowadays demand that society ensure sustainability for itself and its lifewide environment. Therefore nowadays the paradigm of personality's and specialist's competitiveness is changing. The old paradigm is substituted by a set of new viewpoints and concepts. The issue of ensuring…
Descriptors: Competition, Specialists, Global Approach, Research Needs
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Vitolina, Ieva – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Nowadays, the focus shifts from information and communication technology access to skills and knowledge. Moreover, lack of digital skills is an obstacle in the process of learning new digital competences using technologies and e-learning. The objective of this research is to investigate how to facilitate students to use the acquired digital skills…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Prior Learning
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Strode, Aina – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Implementation of participatory action research during pedagogical practice facilitates sustainable education because its objective is to understand professional practice, enrich the capacity of involved participants and an opportunity to make inquiries for the improvement of quality. In the research of professional practice, subjects explore…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Professional Identity, Professionalism
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Badjanova, Jelena; Iliško, Dzintra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The article points to new competencies required from basic school teachers, reinforced by the reform processes in the educational system in Latvia, the quality assurance of educational process, and modernisation and critical re-evaluation of educational materials and standards. The authors view sustainability as an integral part of reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Quality Assurance, Teacher Competencies
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Zimele-Steina, Ineta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Currently, in Latvia, an adequate teaching aid that would meet the major requirements of young novice pianists is not available. Consequently, a question arises: "What could be an ideal teaching aid for them?" The opinion survey of 165 piano teachers from all regions of Latvia was carried out according to a three-point scale, in which 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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