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Kazlauskiene, Ausra; Gaucaite, Ramute; Juodaityte, Audrone – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
Society qualitatively participates in the implementation of corresponding tasks only when it is informed. An analysis of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Lithuania expresses concern regarding shortage of information: information receivers are scantily informed, whilst information providers themselves are scantily informed about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Access to Information, Preschool Education
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Gedžune, Inga; Gedžune, Ginta; Skrinda, Astrida; Micule, Ilona – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
This study relates the experience of educational action research with pre-service teachers aimed at exploring their views on ecological identity, which is considered the basis for a person's life activity, and its orientation towards inclusion in or exclusion from the global community of life. Through gradual opening of communicative space and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Futures (of Society)
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Costandius, Elmarie – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The aim of this research is to consider the impact of a Service-Learning module aiming at enhancing social responsibility and citizenship by using art as a medium for learning and reflection. It involves an explicit and designed programme that includes Socratic discussions and self-reflection projects through art. Action research was used as a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Art Activities
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Belousa, Inga; Uzulina, Skaidrite – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
Within the context of re-evaluation of teacher education to meet the challenges of globalisation, the discourse about holistic understanding of teacher's professional mastery is essential. The objective of this paper is to provide theoretical and historical reflections about teacher's professional mastery, highlighting the emotional aspect as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mastery Learning, Competency Based Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Pipere, Anita; Reunamo, Jyrki; Jones, Marion – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This paper reports on a study undertaken to investigate international perspectives of what constitutes research in education for sustainable development (ESD). By employing inductive thematic content analysis, the authors sought to examine the perceptions of 66 ESD researchers from 19 countries. The findings reveal a concern with the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Research, Content Analysis, Thematic Approach
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Contini, Valerio; Garcia Pascual, Enrique – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This research objective is to highlight an innovative, holistic, inclusive, integrated approach to a sustainable future promoted by the "Earth Charter" and describe the structure of its ethical framework. The main conclusion of the research is that the ethical framework of the "Earth Charter" is based on a limited number of…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Educational Objectives, Ethics, Sustainable Development
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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
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This paper reports on a fragment of a broader research on values education in Polish and Latvian schools. This paper seeks to evaluate data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and elaborate on the frames of references for identification of the aims for future research. The paper highlights the findings of an action research carried out in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Action Research, Cross Cultural Studies
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Baneviciute, Birute – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The principles of education for sustainable development implemented in Lithuanian education system shifted the perceptions of teachers' roles from disseminating knowledge towards developing students' competencies of responsible, critical and creative thinking and acting. The objective of this research is to find out whether pre-service dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competency Testing
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Zakrajšek, Srecko; Purg, Peter – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The goal of the research was to get an overview on the possibilities of sustainable development in relation to information and communication technologies in primary and secondary schools in Slovenia from the perspective of media ecology. The study analyses the reasons for a reorientation of the educational system and new programmes towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Sustainability
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Zarina, Sandra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
In the context of compulsory education for 5-6 year-old children, the question about reading acquisition is one of fundamental concerns for both pre-school teachers and parents. This article examines the methods of reading acquisition frequently applied in preschool, discusses the situation and teachers' view of reading acquisition in pre-school…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Compulsory Education
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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
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