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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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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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El-Deghaidy, Heba – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
This study reports on Egyptian science teachers' experiences in collective action research projects with a focus on education for sustainable development (ESD). Science teachers were enrolled in a study course "Teaching Strategies" that had been revised with a focus on sustainability. The course was introduced in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Action Research, Science Teachers, Research Projects
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Belousa, Inga; Stakle, Alnis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
Under the influence of processes of globalisation, higher education in the countries of Europe, including Latvia, has been reshaped, restructured, re-evaluated and reoriented towards the establishment of a European higher education area. New issues have emerged at both the content and metacontent level, the most significant of which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Media Literacy, Global Education