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Merritt, Eileen G.; Archambault, Leanna; Hale, Annie E. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The article reflects results from a web-based survey of early career teachers who had taken a required, hybrid course focused on sustainability science. Many alumni reported early efforts to integrate sustainability topics and ways of thinking into their K-8 classrooms. Teachers reported modeling of classroom behaviors that promoted sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Ates, Deniz; Teksöz, Gaye; Ertepinar, Hamide – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Recent studies indicate that limited understanding about causes and its potential impacts of climate change and fault beliefs by people across different countries of the world including Turkey is a real challenge. Acceptance of climate change as a real threat, believing its existence, and knowing causes and consequences are very significant for…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Colson, Tori; Sparks, Kelly; Berridge, Gina; Frimming, Renee; Willis, Clarissa – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
With increased emphasis on student achievement in schools, teacher education programs are challenged to meet the demand for highly effective teachers. Ensuring that pre-service teachers feel confident in their ability to teach, prompted one Midwestern University to implement an extended student teaching placement. The idea behind this endeavor was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Student Teaching
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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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Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Although the importance of self-esteem in educational achievement is contested, it remains a significant touchstone of multicultural religious education. This study set out to establish differences in demographics and attitudes between high self-esteem and low self-esteem Buddhist teenagers who are a small religious minority in Britain. Low…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Buddhism
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Soylu, Buket Aslandag; Yelken, Tugba Yanpar; Külekci, Mustafa Kemal – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
In today's higher education institutions in which sustainable development has been highly emphasized, individuals have changed the understanding of graduates of higher education; as such universities have emerged into a reconstruction period. In such a process, universities have been in need of academicians who are well development in both…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Sustainable Development, Holistic Approach
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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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Kardeliene, Laimute; Kardelis, Kestutis; Bakutyte, Rima – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
The article discloses the value of academic library. This value is deriving from the university purpose to prepare students to be able to deal with the increasing the flow of information in the society (Owusu-Ansah, 2001). Research was carried out in Utena University of applied science. First-year students (n = 140) made 48,3% of the sample, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Competency Based Education, Specialists
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Khalil, Nehal Lotfy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Due to the rapidly changing knowledge, teachers are supposed to teach their students ways of thinking and gathering information, not certain contents that would change shortly. In this sense, sustainability, which, in part, means the preparation of an individual who has the ability to practise critical thinking and to find creative solutions to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Psychology, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Biasutti, Michele; Surian, Alessio – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The paper reports research employing a quantitative approach to investigating the competences of university students about educating for sustainable development (ESD). Participants were 467 bachelor students of the following five areas: social sciences, educational sciences, applied sciences, engineering and health sciences. The Student Survey of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Makrakis, Vassilios – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
With the development of science and technology, a basically optimistic ideology of progress has emerged. This deterministic attitude has been challenged in recent decades as a result of harmful side-effects generated by the way technology and science have been approached and used. The study presented here is a part of a larger international and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Ideology, Political Attitudes
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Kanbar, Nancy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The population growth together with the unsustainable consumption pattern is putting increasing stress on the planet's natural resources. The increasing realisation that humans are harming the environment is taking the form of a global movement intended to change behaviour towards sustainability, now recognised as a framework that links humans to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Arabs, Business Administration Education
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Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince; Briggs, Teinye; Kpolovie, Peter James; Ezindu, Salome Uwaoma – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This study dwells upon communicative approach as a tool for relating reading and writing skills in early childhood education in a developing economy. The quantitative data was gathered through the use of structured questionnaires and was analysed using SPSS version 17. This study confirms that teachers in the selected early childhood education…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries