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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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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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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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Gedžune, Inga – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
This study proposes identification with nature as a pedagogical technique in teacher education for sustainability to facilitate commitment to care about nonhuman nature, such care being an important underpinning of an inclusive and hence sustainable human-nature relationship. 29 pre-service teachers participated in a series of learning activities…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Creative Writing, Foreign Countries
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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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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The aim of the paper is to present the results of the research on highlighting values related to sustainable development in Poland and Latvia by secondary school teachers and to compare two models by the use of action research. The research is presented as a process of identifying values mainly from the point of view of social development which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Kraukle, Sandra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The understanding of the basic principles of inclusive education motivates the inclusion of children with special needs in general education schools. The paper presents the process of implementing inclusive education in Latvia and the teachers' and parents' understanding of the role of communication in including children with special needs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Preschool Education
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Rode, Ojars – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The research problem concerns the sphere of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the aspect of satisfying the need for belonging. This research aims to determine the conditions of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the process of personality formation. The research is constituted by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Physical Environment, Self Actualization
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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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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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Zecha, Stefanie – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
An understanding of the current situation of nature experiences among adolescents is of critical importance for the protection of nature. The participants of this study are 14-15 year-old pupils from Bavaria (Southern Germany) and Asturias (Northern Spain). In particular, the author was interested in a) the level of outdoor experiences of each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Comparative Education, Early Adolescents
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Ohlmeier, Bernhard – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Education for sustainable development (ESD) often fails to consider the political dimension. To address this gap, this paper focuses on a specific political approach to ESD. The model presented is derived from the four sustainable growth targets of German Development Policy. Instead of relying on a neo-classical or neo-liberal economic paradigm,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Politics of Education, Sustainability
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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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Egne, Robsan Margo – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
Ensuring gender equality in higher education system is high on the agenda worldwide particularly in science disciplines. This study explores the problems and prospects of gender equality in public higher education institutions of Ethiopia, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Descriptive survey and analytical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Higher Education, STEM Education
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