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  1. Labour education the Nordic way

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    Johansen, John Steen

    2007-01-01

    With its more than 75 years of experience, the Nordic Folk High School in Geneva has a strong tradition of labour education. Every year, about 35 trade union members from the Nordic countries take part in a course run alongside the International Labour Conference in Geneva....

  2. Uniqueness conditions for constrained three-way factor decompositions with linearly dependent loadings

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    Stegeman, Alwin; De Almeida, Andre L. F.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we derive uniqueness conditions for a constrained version of the parallel factor (Parafac) decomposition, also known as canonical decomposition (Candecomp). Candecomp/Parafac (CP) decomposes a three-way array into a prespecified number of outer product arrays. The constraint is that

  3. Ways to Environmental Education, Volume 4.

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    Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; And Others

    Four environmental education booklets presented in this document comprise the fourth volume of the environmental series developed by community groups around the Tallahassee Junior Museum and its pioneer farm. The focus of the document is on ways to environmental education. Part one presents a mini-history of Tallahassee, its origin, inhabitants,…

  4. Open Education as a Way for Space Education in Russia

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    Malyshev, V. V.; Karp, K. A.

    2002-01-01

    low level of state financial support. As a result there is a decreasing education quality. Scientific research was always an integral part of education and an alternative way for education financial support. But today the level of such support is too low as well. High experience of Russian space education system is not useful completely. This paper shows, that at present an open education could be a new step of space education in Russia. discussed in the paper. of students per one professor and also the number of students, which pay for education. New technology based on Internet technology would provide high methodology and technical level of education. The open education guarantees training in different areas and specialties on international standard level. education process, new education technology, new equipment of education system, new ways of financial support, international cooperation in education process, new professors and staffs in education system, increasing the level of salary for staff and comfortable conditions for students are discussed at the first. free education period, both traditional and new education methods are very important on the other side. about 4-5 years. The necessity of international educational system integration has to be taken into account. The international standard request, educational courses in different languages and free market conditions have to be under consideration. The partially ready open space education is discussed also. That system can be started even today.

  5. Is Self-Assessment in Religious Education Unique?

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    Brooks, Val; Fancourt, Nigel

    2012-01-01

    This paper addresses the question: is self-assessment in religious education unique? It first presents an overview of some challenges for assessment from subject differences, and then reviews the generic literature on self-assessment. It builds on earlier empirical research on self-assessment in religious education, carried out in an English state…

  6. Is Self-Assessment in Religious Education Unique?

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    Brooks, Val; Fancourt, Nigel

    2012-01-01

    This paper addresses the question: is self-assessment in religious education unique? It first presents an overview of some challenges for assessment from subject differences, and then reviews the generic literature on self-assessment. It builds on earlier empirical research on self-assessment in religious education, carried out in an English state…

  7. A comparison of one-way video and two-way video educational videoteleconferencing

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    Hendrix, Craig L.

    1995-05-01

    The literature reviewed in this study supported the effectiveness of educational videoteleconferencing; however, relatively little research was found comparing the two most interactive types of educational videoteleconferencing systems. An experimental research project was conducted, attempting to determine which educational videoteleconferencing system is more effective. Specifically, this project was designed to answer the following question: Is live two-way video with two-way audio more effective than live one-way video with two-way audio educational videoteleconferencing (EVC)?

  8. The UNIQUe Label: Supporting a Culture of Innovation and Quality in Higher Education

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    Boonen, Annemie; Bijnens, Helena

    European higher education institutions will need significant reforms, in order to guarantee their leading role in a globalized knowledge economy. These reforms can be enhanced by improving the way in which traditional universities integrate new technologies both in their educational activities and throughout their strategic and operational processes. The UNIQUe institutional accreditation scheme, analyzed and described in this chapter, intends to support this process of integrating the use of new technologies in higher education. With its specific open approach to quality in e-Learning, UNIQUe emphasizes innovation and creativity in a process that includes self-assessment and constructive dialog with peers and stakeholders involved. UNIQUe intends to use the institutional quality label as a catalyst for continuous improvement and change while setting up collaborative bench learning processes among universities for the adoption and integration of e-Learning.

  9. Human Rights Education Ways and Means

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    Sajan, K. S.

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the importance of human rights education as proclaimed by UN (1994) and also the strategies for developing human rights education by UN General assembly 2005. In proclaiming the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), in December 1994, the General Assembly defined human rights education as "a life-long…

  10. Peterborough Joint Board for Education 1945-1964: A Unique Local Education Authority

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    Chambers, Betty

    2003-01-01

    This article sets out to redress the disregard of a clause in the 1944 Education Act, the lack of interest in its one-off use and the 20 years of unique educational administrative history that resulted. The City of Peterborough Education Committee and the Soke of Peterborough Education Committee were compelled to become one authority charged with…

  11. Definition and detection of data-based uniqueness in evaluating bilinear (two-way) chemical measurements.

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    Rajkó, Róbert; Abdollahi, Hamid; Beyramysoltan, Samira; Omidikia, Nematollah

    2015-01-15

    Multivariate curve resolution methods, frequently used in analyzing bilinear data sets, result in ambiguous decomposition in general. Implementing the adequate constraints may lead to reduce the so-called rotational ambiguity drastically, and in the most favorable cases to the unique solution. However, in some special cases, non-negativity constraint as minimal information of the system is a sufficient condition to resolve profiles uniquely. Although, several studies on exploring the uniqueness of the bilinear non-negatively constrained multivariate curve resolution methods have been made in the literature, it has still remained a mysterious question. In 1995, Manne published his profile-based theorems giving the necessary and sufficient conditions of the unique resolution. In this study, a new term, i.e., data-based uniqueness is defined and investigated in details, and a general procedure is suggested for detection of uniquely recovered profile(s) on the basis of data set structure in the abstract space. Close inspection of Borgen plots of these data sets leads to realize the comprehensive information of local rank, and these argumentations furnish a basis for data-based uniqueness theorem. The reported phenomenon and its exploration is a new stage (it can be said fundament) in understanding and describing the bilinear (matrix-type) chemical data in general. Our proposed detection tool is restricted to three-component systems because of the visual limitations of the Borgen plot, but the theorem is universal for systems with more than three components. A recently published experimental four-component system is used for illustrating this theorem in the case of systems with more than three components.

  12. Rough Way for Academics: Distance Education

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    Gursul, Fatih

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to compare the academics' perceptions about face to face and distance education, beside finding out the contributions of distance education to them, difficulties they experience in synchronous and asynchronous distance education environments and suggestions for possible solutions of the existing problems. The sample consists of 52…

  13. Unique Education and Workforce Development for NASA Engineers

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    Forsgren, Roger C.; Miller, Lauren L.

    2010-01-01

    NASA engineers are some of the world's best-educated graduates, responsible for technically complex, highly significant scientific programs. Even though these professionals are highly proficient in traditional analytical competencies, there is a unique opportunity to offer continuing education that further enhances their overall scientific minds. With a goal of maintaining the Agency's passionate, "best in class" engineering workforce, the NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) provides educational resources encouraging foundational learning, professional development, and knowledge sharing. NASA APPEL is currently partnering with the scientific community's most respected subject matter experts to expand its engineering curriculum beyond the analytics and specialized subsystems in the areas of: understanding NASA's overall vision and its fundamental basis, and the Agency initiatives supporting them; sharing NASA's vast reservoir of engineering experience, wisdom, and lessons learned; and innovatively designing hardware for manufacturability, assembly, and servicing. It takes collaboration and innovation to educate an organization that possesses such a rich and important historyand a future that is of great global interest. NASA APPEL strives to intellectually nurture the Agency's technical professionals, build its capacity for future performance, and exemplify its core valuesalJ to better enable NASA to meet its strategic visionand beyond.

  14. ACCOUNTING EDUCATION: A NEW WAY FORWARD?

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    Ilse Lubbe

    2014-01-01

      Within South Africa's developing economy, accounting education at universities faces several challenges, including underprepared students, curriculum overload, and the need to apply a principle-based...

  15. Ways to Environmental Education, Volume III.

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    Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; And Others

    Ten environmental education booklets presented in this document are the third volume of the environmental series developed by community groups around the Tallahassee Junior Museum and its Pioneer Farm. The first three booklets present an overview of the museum and of the various education programs and activities offered for students at the museum…

  16. Opening up education the Danish way

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    Bang, Jørgen; Dalsgaard, Christian; Kjær, Arne

    and financial support). At the same time the Open Educational resources will be supplemented with a study-guide and offered to the public as a MOOC with very limited tutor support. A special advisory service will be developed for future full-time students using the MOOC as a pre-study introduction......This paper is based on the ongoing experiment of opening up a Danish Master programme in ICT-based Educational Design to a broader public network of students, teachers and learners. In its present form, the programme is a 2-year full time study delivered in a dual mode of face-to-face seminars...... and periods of online activities. The programme offers a Master in ICT-based Educational Design to bachelors in teacher training, pedagogical professions and university subjects, who are aiming at teaching in secondary education. The candidates learn to integrate and design digital tools within the teaching...

  17. A Unique Way of Learning: Teaching Young Children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

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    Mendiola, Rosalinda; Bahar, Cheryl; Brody, Jill; Slott, Gayle L.

    2005-01-01

    This booklet was inspired by the need of educators and therapists of preschool students who are blind and visually impaired to share their observations of children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) and the therapies found to be helpful when working with these children. The work done at the Blind Childrens Center is very rewarding, and these…

  18. Distance Education: Having It Your Way

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    Cowan, Wendy; Gale, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Is it possible to build a virtual community for teaching and learning where students have opportunities for instructor and peer interaction? In this article, Wendy Cowan and Mark Gale describe such a community at Athens State University, where the college of education faculty designed a set of courses so that students had multiple choices for…

  19. Mentoring during residency education: a unique challenge for the surgeon?

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    Pellegrini, Vincent D

    2006-08-01

    A mentor serves as role model, counselor, and advocate for an understudy or protégé. The art and science of mentoring have been investigated most thoroughly in the educational literature, yet there are unique situational and individual considerations in the surgical arena that may warrant special consideration. The general attributes of successful mentors are not foreign to academic surgeons but may require deliberate cultivation to optimize mentorship in the context of academic medicine. Moreover, the stages of productive mentoring may be counter to the learned adaptive behaviors and instinctive personality traits of some accomplished surgeon educators. Indeed, examples of failed mentorship are common in our medical centers and, specifically, in surgical training programs. The behavioral adaptation that supports surgical decision-making under conditions of incomplete data and unusual stress often devalues succession planning and derivation of satisfaction from the success of other members of the team. Accordingly, fostering effective mentoring relationships in academic surgery will require a concerted effort to develop appropriate behaviors conducive to the mentoring process. The personal and professional growth of our students as well as the succession planning for our specialty are dependent upon the successful creation of an environment conducive to mentoring in academic orthopaedics.

  20. Transforming Teacher Education Thinking: Complexity and Relational Ways of Knowing

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    Sanford, Katherine Jane; Hopper, Timothy Frank; Starr, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    In order for teacher education programs to act as significant scaffolds in supporting new teachers to become informed, creative and innovative members of a highly complex and valuable profession, we need to re-imagine ways in which teacher education programs operate. We need to re-imagine how courses are conceptualized and connected, how learning…

  1. The Future of Educational Research: Has Nietzsche Led the Way?

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    Moran, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This brief editorial suggests that educational research has allowed itself to be constructed in a very narrow way, that seeks, sometimes despite itself, even when the research is of excellent quality, to support the underlying neoliberal values and practices that support its current educational regime. Rather than lamenting this state of affairs,…

  2. Fourth Way in Action? The Evolution of Singapore's Education System

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    Gopinathan, Saravanan

    2012-01-01

    Hargreaves and Shirley's "The Fourth Way" offers a valuable framework for considering the challenges and dilemmas that confront education change practitioners. In this article, I consider how well their framework fits the evolution and more recent changes in Singapore education. History, context culture and aspirations are seen as…

  3. Facilitating new ways of learning in Dutch higher education

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    Beckers, R; van der Voordt, D.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    Literature shows that ‘new ways of learning’ cause a shift in learning settings with a growing attention to facilitating autonomy, interaction and knowledge exploration anytime, anywhere. These trends show evident similarities with developments in office environments known for as ‘new ways of working’. The purpose of this paper is to explore how facility managers in Dutch higher education perceive developments in learning and teaching in order to keep the learning facilities aligned to the ch...

  4. Fourth Way in Action: Teacher Education in Singapore

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    Tan, Oon Seng

    2012-01-01

    Policy makers are often looking for solutions to develop their educational systems in today's highly competitive knowledge-based economy. Hargreaves and Shirley's Fourth Way provides a useful approach in analysing policy trends, successes and pitfalls, based on an observation of practices and research evidences in the west, particularly, the USA…

  5. Working Together: Intercultural Leadership Capabilities for Both-Ways Education

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    Frawley, Jack; Fasoli, Lyn

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the concept of interculturalism and its complementary relationship with the Aboriginal Australian idea of "both ways". The need for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff to learn to be intercultural teachers and leaders, as well as the needs of the system to work interculturally to achieve educational outcomes, is…

  6. The Unique Value of Core-only Continuing Medical Education.

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    Lupo, Mary P; Narurkar, Vic

    2016-12-01

    The importance of training in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is essential to insure safe outcomes for patients. Board certification in the appropriate specialty is one way to improve aesthetic outcomes. Meetings that consider appropriate residency training for admission can help achieve this goal.

  7. Entrepreneurship: A Unique Opportunity for Higher Education. NCRCRD Policy Briefs

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    Hamerlinck, John; Emery, Mary

    2006-01-01

    Entrepreneurship, both in commercial and social enterprise development, has become an essential component in sustaining thriving communities in the region. An expanded dedication to entrepreneurship can open up economic opportunities while simultaneously furthering the educational missions of colleges and universities by promoting a scholarship of…

  8. Creativity and diabetes education: Essentiality, impact and way forward.

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    Sarda, Archana

    2015-04-01

    The changing diabetes in children (CDiC) program is a unique program aimed at children suffering from type 1 diabetes. The whole focus of CDiC is to provide comprehensive care including diabetes education. Various innovative and creative diabetes educational materials have been developed, which makes learning fun. Lot of diabetes camps are held at CDiC, focusing on diabetes education, experience sharing and fun activities. CDiC faces many challenges in an effort to cater to the needs of most deserving children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) throughout the country, to provide comprehensive care including self-sufficiency, to serve children for as long as possible and to ultimately have better outcomes for all children with T1DM. The CDiC program aims to make the child more positive, secure and hopeful and initiate and strive for comprehensive diabetes care for the economically underprivileged children with T1DM.

  9. Creativity and diabetes education: Essentiality, impact and way forward

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    Archana Sarda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The changing diabetes in children (CDiC program is a unique program aimed at children suffering from type 1 diabetes. The whole focus of CDiC is to provide comprehensive care including diabetes education. Various innovative and creative diabetes educational materials have been developed, which makes learning fun. Lot of diabetes camps are held at CDiC, focusing on diabetes education, experience sharing and fun activities. CDiC faces many challenges in an effort to cater to the needs of most deserving children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM throughout the country, to provide comprehensive care including self-sufficiency, to serve children for as long as possible and to ultimately have better outcomes for all children with T1DM. The CDiC program aims to make the child more positive, secure and hopeful and initiate and strive for comprehensive diabetes care for the economically underprivileged children with T1DM.

  10. Creativity and diabetes education: Essentiality, impact and way forward

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    Sarda, Archana

    2015-01-01

    The changing diabetes in children (CDiC) program is a unique program aimed at children suffering from type 1 diabetes. The whole focus of CDiC is to provide comprehensive care including diabetes education. Various innovative and creative diabetes educational materials have been developed, which makes learning fun. Lot of diabetes camps are held at CDiC, focusing on diabetes education, experience sharing and fun activities. CDiC faces many challenges in an effort to cater to the needs of most deserving children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) throughout the country, to provide comprehensive care including self-sufficiency, to serve children for as long as possible and to ultimately have better outcomes for all children with T1DM. The CDiC program aims to make the child more positive, secure and hopeful and initiate and strive for comprehensive diabetes care for the economically underprivileged children with T1DM. PMID:25941643

  11. Ways and distances: a dialogue between childhood psychos and education

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    Carlos Alberto Garcia Jr.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The theoretical discussion about the links between childhood psychosis and Special Education is recent. Educators, parents and health professionals still face significant difficulties related to the educational processes inclusive of these children. The aim of this study was to make some considerations about the contribution of psychoanalysis to disentangle some these nodes, from the understanding of the subjectivity of children with psychosis. The goal was to go through the various threads of psychoanalytic thinking, ways that allow for dialogue between the approaches and the distancing of production of knowledge about the subject of education/student with childhood psychosis. For this, they plotted a few relationships between these theoretical fields, from a corpus of literature whose analysis included four journals between 1996 and 2008 linked to the education, which are: Revista Brasileira de Educação, Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial, Revista Educação Especial e Revista Estilos da Clínica. We identified 1147 articles, of which only 57 related to the topic, which were directly or indirectly used in this study. It is used as loom freudian-lacanian theory to tie and hold a discussion built upon the selection of state of the art. It was observed that the work explained, in general, speak of a subject in structuring, overwhelmed by a subjectivity. The production on the subject is still incipient, hence the need for more studies and publications. It was noticed, finally, that the contribution of psychoanalysis to education would be the prospect of working with what is not closed, in a time of formation, as look at these children is to see them under construction.

  12. Doing things my way: teaching physical education with a disability.

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    Grenier, Michelle A; Horrell, Andrew; Genovese, Bryan

    2014-10-01

    Having a disability and being a teacher can be a critical site for examining practices associated with ability, competence, and pedagogy. While there is a growing literature base that examines the experiences of students with disabilities in physical education, there is virtually no research that examines the experiences of physical education teachers with disabilities. Using the capability approach, this article explores the experiences of a physical education teaching intern with a physical disability, significant school members, and the students he interacted with through interviews and documents. The results yielded 3 primary themes. The first, "the fluid nature of the disability discourse," demonstrated the complexity of disability and explored the contrast between static tendencies that stereotype disability and the disability experience. The second theme, "doing things my way," reflected the intern's need to distinguish himself as a teacher by defining contexts for experiencing competence. The third and final theme, "agent of change," explored how the intern's experiences as a teacher with a disability informed his educational narrative.

  13. Facing Dilemmas: Teacher-Educators' Ways of Constructing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education

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    Tillema, Harm; Kremer-Hayon, Lya

    2005-01-01

    Teacher-educators' conceptions of teaching may influence their teaching practice in a variety of ways. The concept of dilemma may provide an adequate framework to disclose how teacher-educators realise their conceptions of teaching in actual teaching practice. In our view, dilemmas constitute a powerful conceptualisation to find out about the…

  14. The Ratio of Retrograde to Prograde Orbits: A Unique Way to test Kuiper Belt Binary Formation Theories

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    Schlichting, Hilke E

    2008-01-01

    With the discovery of Kuiper Belt binaries that have wide separations and roughly equal masses new theories were proposed to explain their formation. Two formation scenarios were suggested by Goldreich and collaborators: In the first, dynamical friction that is generated by the sea of small bodies enables a transient binary to become bound ($L^2s$ mechanism); in the second, a transient binary gets bound by an encounter with a third body ($L^3$ mechanism). We show that these different binary formation scenarios leave their own unique signatures in the relative abundance of prograde to retrograde binary orbits. This signature is due to stable retrograde orbits that exist much further out in the Hill sphere than prograde orbits. It provides an excellent opportunity to distinguish between the different binary formation scenarios observationally. We predict that if binary formation proceeded while sub-Hill velocities prevailed, the vast majority of all comparable mass ratio binaries have retrograde orbits. This do...

  15. Lighting the Way: Contrasting Arguments for the Arts in Education

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    Ross, Janice

    2007-01-01

    This article explores the contrasting arguments for the place of the arts in education made by the two distinguished arts educators--the American Elliot Eisner and British dance and physical education theorist Graham McFee. Both scholars begin with the premise that the arts should be central to a liberal education and then diverge. McFee argues,…

  16. Ways of knowing: integrating research into CAM education and holism into conventional health professional education.

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    Kreitzer, Mary Jo; Sierpina, Victor; Maiers, Michele; Delagran, Louise; Baldwin, Lori; Evans, Roni; Chase, Michele

    2008-01-01

    Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine is being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or programs. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr Sierpina at vssierpi@utmb.edu or Dr Kreitzer at kreit003@umn.edu. Submissions should be no more than 500 to 1500 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant, as well as contact information.

  17. Poverty of Primary Education in Nigeria: The Way Forward

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    Ige, Akindele Matthew

    2014-01-01

    Inspite of the fact that primary education forms the foundation on which education at the secondary and tertiary levels rests, the issue of poverty is undermining its roles in Nigeria. In this paper, this issue of poverty of primary education was examined, from the perspectives of its history, scope, indicators, in terms of inadequacy of resource…

  18. Making Education Reform Happen: Is There an "Asian" Way?

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    Hallinger, Philip

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a descriptive analysis of education reform in selected Southeast Asian nations between 1995 and 2007. It reports the results of a purposive survey of elite informants comprising scholars and educational leaders involved in education reform in Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The paper addresses two main…

  19. Poverty of Primary Education in Nigeria: The Way Forward

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    Ige, Akindele Matthew

    2014-01-01

    Inspite of the fact that primary education forms the foundation on which education at the secondary and tertiary levels rests, the issue of poverty is undermining its roles in Nigeria. In this paper, this issue of poverty of primary education was examined, from the perspectives of its history, scope, indicators, in terms of inadequacy of resource…

  20. Ways of perfection financial mechanism of higher education

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    Maidan Tatiana Nikolaevna

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Features of the financial provision of higher education are explored in the paper. Model of financial mechanism of the development of universities is also given. The role of government is emphasized in the higher education financing. The main directions of improvement of the higher education financing mechanism through extra-budgetary sources were offered.

  1. Costs and Difficulties on the Way to a Higher Education

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    Mogil'chak, E. L.

    2012-01-01

    A higher education continues to be a significant value to young people; this is manifested clearly in the growth of the numbers enrolled in higher educational institutions of Russia. This article examines "the process by which young people achieve their goal"--obtaining a higher education--as a set of stages linked to specific kinds of costs. The…

  2. Socio-Psychological Situation as a Characteristic of the Educational Institution Uniqueness

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    Pogodina A.V.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the representations of the major educational process participants (students, teachers and representatives of the school administration concerning the various elements of the socio-psychological situation in the educational institution. We assumed that the substantive characteristics of socio-psychological situation are reflected in the representations of the major participants of the educational process, which can help to define the degree of homogeneity of representations in students and teachers, as well as the uniqueness of socio-psychological situation in an educational institution. We describe the progress and the results of research conducted in Moscow on the basis of state educational institutions of various profiles (gymnasium with intensive study of English secondary school with ethno-cultural component, which was attended by 308 people, 235 of whom were students, and 73 were teachers and representatives of the school administration. We reveal the features of representation of different participants of the educational process about such elements of socio-psychological situation as leadership style, the type of organizational culture and the parameters of social and psychological climate in the educational institution. We describe significant differences in the expression of the elements of social and psychological situation in educational institutions of various types.

  3. Ways to improve the organization of physical education students in higher education

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    Futornyі S.M.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose . Carry out an analysis of the conceptual approaches to improve the organization of physical education students. Material and methods . An expert survey of physical education teachers of higher educational institutions are not athletic profile. Results . Been a significant interest in the issues raised, the interest of teachers and students in finding solutions to these pressing problems, the desire to be an active participant in the development of educational policy health formative. Found that the main ways of improving the physical education of youth in the education system should be the formation of the need for health promotion by means of physical culture and sports. And - improving the quality of the educational process and ensure its highly qualified staff, modern scientific - methodical complexes relevant material - technical equipment. Conclusions . Revealed a coherent picture vision problems and prospects of improvement of physical education students. This gives you the opportunity to structure their priority problems and to develop solutions for the purpose of successful implementation of health- education strategy.

  4. The unique contribution of behavioral scientists to medical education: the top ten competencies.

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    Sternlieb, Jeffrey L

    2014-01-01

    Understandably, the focus of most physicians is primarily on the biomedical-What is this disease or injury? Behavioral scientists from various disciplines in medical education generally have a broader approach-Who is this person with these symptoms and what is their story? Since behavioral scientists are often alone among U. S. residency faculty, physicians may fail to recognize the value of their approach to medical resident training. This review identifies and describes the top areas of expertise that behavioral scientists bring to medical education and how their training prepares them to think differently than other medical educators. In the course of identifying each competency, this review will emphasize the ways in which their skills and techniques are the origin of subtle impact in their teaching encounters, explore ways of targeting that impact, and discuss examples of this impact.

  5. Facilitating new ways of learning in Dutch higher education

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    Beckers, R.; Van der Voordt, D.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    Literature shows that ‘new ways of learning’ cause a shift in learning settings with a growing attention to facilitating autonomy, interaction and knowledge exploration anytime, anywhere. These trends show evident similarities with developments in office environments known for as ‘new ways of workin

  6. Facilitating new ways of learning in Dutch higher education

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    Beckers, R.; Van der Voordt, D.J.M.

    2013-01-01

    Literature shows that ‘new ways of learning’ cause a shift in learning settings with a growing attention to facilitating autonomy, interaction and knowledge exploration anytime, anywhere. These trends show evident similarities with developments in office environments known for as ‘new ways of workin

  7. On the way to a philosophy of science education

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    This Thesis argues the case that a philosophy of science education is required for improving science education as a research field as well as curriculum and teacher pedagogy. It seeks to re-think science education as an educational endeavor by examining why past reform efforts have been only partially successful, including why the fundamental goal of achieving scientific literacy after several "reform waves" has proven to be so elusive. The identity of such a philosophy is first defined in relation to the fields of philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of education. Considering science education as a research discipline it is emphasized a new field should be broached with the express purpose of developing a discipline-specific "philosophy of science education" (largely neglected since Dewey). A conceptual shift towards the philosophy of education. is needed, thereto, on developing and demarcating true educational theories which could in addition serve to reinforce science education's growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands. Two educational metatheories are contrasted, those of Kieran Egan and the Northern European Bildung tradition, to illustrate the task of such a philosophy. Egan's cultural-linguistic metatheory is presented for two primary purposes: it is offered as a possible solution to the deadlock of the science literacy conceptions within the discipline; regarding practice, examples are provided how it can better guide the instructional practice of teachers, specifically how it reinforces the work of other researchers in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) reform movement who value narrative in learning science. Considering curriculum and instruction, a philosophy of science education is conceptualized as a "second order" reflective capacity of the teacher. This notion is aligned with Shulman's idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. It is argued that for educators the nature of science learning

  8. Cultures Around the World: A Unique Approach to Youth Cultural Diversity Education

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    Justen O. Smith

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Increasingly diverse cultural trends have significant implications for the educational needs of American youth. Learning about and valuing diverse cultures will help prepare youth to become better citizens in an ever-changing society. Cultures Around the World was developed to meet the educational needs of youth in the area of cultural diversity. The Cultures Around the World program brings to life exciting cultures and customs from countries all over the world. Countries are presented in a unique format by teaching youth (ages 10 to 18 a specific country’s history, culture, food, music, dance, language, religion, and current issues. The Cultures Around the World program can be used by any youth educator. The program comes in a ready to use CD containing presentations, handicraft instructions, language guides, and resource guides for nine different countries (Armenia, Australia, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Slovakia and Mexico.

  9. The Czech Way of Inclusion through an Experiential Education Framework

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    Kudlacek, Martin; Bocarro, Jason; Jirasek, Ivo; Hanus, Radek

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to present the development of inclusive experiential education courses in the Czech Republic. The inclusion of people with disabilities (PWD) in recreation, sport, and education has become more prevalent in Czech society. This article describes the conceptual meaning of the term inclusion from both a historical and…

  10. The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change

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    Hargreaves, Andy; Shirley, Dennis

    2009-01-01

    In an expressive and absorbing style, this penetrating volume offers a plan for viable and sustainable educational reform that reflects research on traditional methods and new findings from successful school initiatives around the globe. Beginning with an incisive analysis of the three major educational change efforts of the past 25 years, Andy…

  11. Fueling the Engine: Smarter, Better Ways to Fund Education Innovators

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    Hess, Frederick M.

    2010-01-01

    In "Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenfield Schooling," this author argued for new education service-delivery organizations that, free from the constricting norms and rules of traditional providers, focused single-mindedly on executing their model. The challenge for reformers is to recognize that enabling such providers is not…

  12. Ways of seeing: using the visual arts in nursing education.

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    Frei, Judith; Alvarez, Sarah E; Alexander, Michelle B

    2010-12-01

    Professional nursing defines its foundation of practice as embedded in the sciences and humanities of a liberal education. This liberal education is commonly alluded to with the phrase "the art and science of nursing." Yet how do we as nursing educators integrate these two concepts? This article describes a method of integrating the humanities as part of an innovative clinical experience. A defined visual art experience was used to improve professional nursing students' observational and communication skills, narrative sequencing abilities, and empathy. The nursing and medical literature describing the use of visual art encounters in health care education is reviewed. The incorporation of an art education program into the curriculum of a cohort of accelerated baccalaureate nursing students is described. Qualitative evaluation measures from the students suggest this was an experience that broadened their understanding of patient encounters.

  13. Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level

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    Howard, Elizabeth R.; Christian, Donna

    2002-01-01

    In the United States, two-way immersion (TWI) is an educational approach that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language (usually Spanish) for content and literacy instruction in both languages. In recent years, the number of TWI programs has grown rapidly. This report examines key issues to consider when planning elementary level TWI programs, noting the fundamental characteristics that must be in place for the development of successful programs. Suggestions a...

  14. Education of Adolescents on Reproductive Health- Which way to Go

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    S Roy

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The study was done to assess the educational needs of the adolescent girl students regarding their reproductive health. METHODS: The data were collected by administering an open-ended self-administered questionnaire to the participating students seeking their opinion on several issues related to adolescent reproductive health. RESULTS: The students preferred their teachers next only to doctors as health educator. Their health problems included menstrual problems, weakness, eye problems, headache and weight gain. Other problems were tension with studies, inability to concentrate, depression and irritability. Two most important areas of their concern are safe motherhood and AIDS. CONCLUSIONS: Need exists for reproductive health education. Keywords: adolescent, reproductive health education, school.

  15. Transforming Teacher Education Thinking: Complexity and Relational Ways of Knowing

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    Katherine Jane Sanford; Timothy Frank Hopper; Lisa Starr

    2015-01-01

      In order for teacher education programs to act as significant scaffolds in supporting new teachers to become informed, creative and innovative members of a highly complex and valuable profession, we...

  16. Medical education in India: current challenges and the way forward.

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    Solanki, Anjali; Kashyap, Surender

    2014-12-01

    Medical education in India is suffering from various shortcomings at conceptual as well as implementation level. With the expansion in medical education, the doctor to patient ratio has increased but these numbers do not align well with the overall quality of medical care in the country. To address this issue, a comprehensive analysis of various associated factors is essential. Indian medical education is suffering from a maldistribution of resources, unregulated growth in the private sector, lack of uniform admission procedures and traditional curricula lacking innovative approaches. To achieve higher standards of medical education, our goal should be to re-evaluate each and every aspect; create an efficient accreditation system; promote an equal distribution of resources, redesign curricula with stricter implementation and improved assessment methodologies; all of which will generate efficient medical graduates and consequently better health care delivery, and resulting in desired change within the system.

  17. Inclusive education. Argument, ways and cross-roads

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    Full Text Available In this paper it’s reviewed the nature and some dimensions able to define inclusive education. Those analyses are connected with the voices of some students at risk of exclusion.

  18. Birth stories: a way of knowing in childbirth education.

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    Savage, J S

    2001-01-01

    Birth stories have a lasting impact on expectant mothers. The purpose of this paper is to recognize the influence of birth stories as a key component of informal communication of knowledge about childbirth for expectant mothers. The review of literature and research is related to childbirth education, anthropological thinking, and applied learning theory with foundational concepts from Vygotsky, Bruner, and Bandura. Implications for childbirth educators are included.

  19. Education of Adolescents on Reproductive Health- Which way to Go

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    Roy, S.

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The study was done to assess the educational needs of the adolescent girl students regarding their reproductive health. METHODS: The data were collected by administering an open-ended self-administered questionnaire to the participating students seeking their opinion on several issues related to adolescent reproductive health. RESULTS: The students preferred their teachers next only to doctors as health educator. Their health problems included menstrual probl...

  20. Virtual Classrooms: Educational Opportunity through Two-Way Interactive Television.

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    Hobbs, Vicki M.; Christianson, J. Scott

    This book describes in non-technical language how a small school can greatly expand its course offerings by forming a two-way interactive television (I-TV) network with surrounding school districts. I-TV is the linkage of 3 to 10 school districts over fiber optic, coaxial cable, or dedicated copper telephone lines which enables participating…

  1. Speed-A-Way, Physical Education: 5551.14.

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    King, Katheryn

    This course outline is a guide (grades 7-12) for teaching speed-a-way, a game combining soccer, basketball, speedball, and field hockey skills. The course format includes discussions, demonstrations, skills practice, films, and tests that focus on mastery of skills, understanding of rules and officiating, testing skill performance and rules…

  2. Education Course Syllabus Development, Thai Language Major According to Buddhism Way of Thailand

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    Waree, Chaiwat

    2016-01-01

    This research aims to develop Education Course Syllabus, Thai language major, according to Buddhism way of Thailand by using Taba's Approach and to evaluate the efficiency of Education Course Syllabus, Thai language major, according to Buddhism way of Thailand. This research was conducted according to research and development format and its…

  3. Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia: Education and the Way Forward

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    Hema Letchamanan

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The Rohingya, a persecuted minority, has faced decades of harsh treatment and made stateless by the military government in Myanmar. To escape from this severe repression, most Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, Thailand or Malaysia. In Malaysia, this community has been living invisibly for more than three decades. Just like other refugees, the Rohingya are not allowed to work legally and do not have access to free healthcare and education in this country. Many of these refugee children learn in the learning centres run by the community with the help of UNHCR and local NGOs and in madrasah1 after school hours. Nevertheless there is a huge gap in education for these children, especially for girls and boys over 15 years old. This paper addresses the gap, discusses the teaching and learning provided in the refugee learning centres and the future of these refugee children in Malaysia.

  4. Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia: Education and the Way Forward

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    Hema Letchamanan

    2013-01-01

    The Rohingya, a persecuted minority, has faced decades of harsh treatment and made stateless by the military government in Myanmar. To escape from this severe repression, most Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, Thailand or Malaysia. In Malaysia, this community has been living invisibly for more than three decades. Just like other refugees, the Rohingya are not allowed to work legally and do not have access to free healthcare and education in this country. Many of these refugee children learn in the...

  5. Federica: the italian way to open educational resources

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    Rosanna De Rosa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Le università stanno recuperando terreno sul piano dell’innovazione tecnologica e didattica. Esse hanno iniziato ad offrire servizi a valore aggiunto, di alta formazione e di professionalizzazione, destinati a rispondere ad una domanda di formazione continua che proviene dalla società e dal mercato. Partendo da una panoramica sulle risorse educative aperte (Open Educational Resources-OER, questo articolo presenta l’esperienza italiana di “Federica”, la piattaforma web learning dell’Università di Napoli Federico II, un progetto open access nato nell’ambito di una università pubblica del Mezzogiorno che intende promuovere una nuova cultura, una cultura-ponte fra la printing literacy e la digital culture. Attraverso un’analisi delle potenzialità dell’open education e dei fattori di successo dell’esperienza “Federica”, l’articolo spiega i limiti e le opportunità che questa strada traccia per le università.

  6. Improve the teaching quality by two-way education mode

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    Hongyan Shi

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Teaching activities contain teaching and learning, and both teachers and students have to work hard to improve the quality of teaching. This essay introduced the basic conception of “two-way and five-ring” mode first, and expatiated on the structure of this mode. The author used her own experiences to combine the teaching mode with the real situation of military school, emphasized teaching itself and talked about some spe-cific plans. This will give a certain extend help in improving the quality of teaching in military school.

  7. Ways to implement a health protective educational environment in higher education

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    Mykytyuk O.M.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The features of organization and creation of health protective educational environment are exposed in higher institute. They foresee creation of the special terms for realization structurally of functional model of organization of students' healthy way of life. A model plugs in itself pedagogical, organizational, material and technical, sanitary-hygenic, informatively-methodical, skilled and financial economic terms. A questionnaire is conducted 95 students of 1-3 courses. It is set that the level of factors of risk for the health of students is high enough: prevalence of smoking is 47%, swizzles use more than 20%. It is discovered that the number of students with active physical activity makes not more than 45%. Most students consider that for the health they are responsible, ready and want to get information on forming of healthy way of life. Principles of organization of health protective behave to the features of organization of health protective of educational environment, nature protective, valeological, sequence, integration, pedagogical support, flexibility.

  8. The Ultraviolet Sky: final catalogs of unique UV sources from GALEX, and characterization of the UV-emitting sources across the sky, and of the Milky Way extinction

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    Bianchi, Luciana; Conti, A.; Shiao, B.; Keller, G. R.; Thilker, D. A.

    2014-01-01

    The legacy of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which imaged the sky at Ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths for about 9 years, is its unprecedented database with more than 200 million source measurements in far-UV (FUV) and near-UV (NUV), as well as wide-field imaging of extended objects. GALEX's data, the first substantial sky surveys at UV wavelengths, offer an unprecedented view of the sky and a unique opportunity for an unbiased characterization of several classes of astrophysical objects, such as hot stars, QSOs at red-shift about 1, UV-peculiar QSOs, star-forming galaxies, among others. Bianchi et al. (2013, J. Adv. Space Res. (2013), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2013.07.045) have constructed final catalogs of UV sources, with homogeneous quality, eliminating duplicate measurements of the same source ('unique' source catalogs), and excluding rim artifacts and bad photometry. The catalogs are constructed improving on the recipe of Bianchi et al. 2011 (MNRAS, 411, 2770, which presented the earlier version of these catalogs) and include all data for the major surveys, AIS and MIS. Considering the fields where both FUV and NUV detectors were exposed, the catalogs contain about 71 and 16.6 million unique sources respectively. We show several maps illustrating the content of UV sources across the sky, globally, and separately for bright/faint, hot, stellar/extragalactic objects. We matched the UV-source catalogs with optical-IR data from the SDSS, GSC2, 2MASS surveys. We are also in the process of matching the catalogs with preliminary PanSTARRS1 (PS1) 3pi survey photometry which already provides twice the sky coverage of SDSS, at slightly fainter magnitude limits. The sources' SED from FUV to optical wavelengths enables classification, derivation of the object physical parameters, and ultimately also a map of the Milky Way extinction. The catalogs will be available on MAST, Vizier (where the previous version already is), and in reduced form (for agile

  9. Two-Way Text Messaging: An Interactive Mobile Learning Environment in Higher Education

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    Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N.

    2016-01-01

    Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…

  10. Categorisation of Mapuche Ways of Conceiving Time and Space: Educational Knowledge of the "Kimches"

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    Quilaqueo, Daniel; Torres, Hector

    2013-01-01

    The object of this article is to present a categorisation of the ways in which time and space are conceived in the rationale of Mapuche family education. This approach considers knowledge of natural, social, and cultural elements that characterise the classification of time and space by "kimches" (sages) in the education of children and…

  11. The Way of Openness: Moral Sphere Theory, Education, Ethics, and Classroom Management

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    Bullough, Robert V., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Noting the challenges of radical pluralism and uncertainty to ethics and education, the author describes, then explores Moral Sphere Theory (MST) developed by the philosopher Robert Kane and in relationship to insights drawn from American pragmatism. The argument is that MST offers fresh ways for thinking about education and the profound…

  12. Combating Inequalities in Two-Way Language Immersion Programs: Toward Critical Consciousness in Bilingual Education Spaces

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    Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G.; Dorner, Lisa; Palmer, Deborah; Heiman, Dan; Schwerdtfeger, Rebecca; Choi, Jinmyung

    2017-01-01

    This chapter reviews critical areas of research on issues of equity/equality in the highly proclaimed and exponentially growing model of bilingual education: two-way immersion (TWI). There is increasing evidence that TWI programs are not living up to their ideal to provide equal access to educational opportunity for transnational emergent…

  13. Technology-enhanced education for Millennials: how the Information Society is changing the way of learning

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    2013-01-01

    The Information Society has provided the context for the development of a new generation, known as the Millennials, who are characterized by their intensive use of technologies in everyday life. These features are changing the way of learning, prompting educational institutions to attempt to better adapt to young needs by incorporating technologies into education. Based on this premise, we have reviewed the prominent reports of the integration of ICT into education at different leve...

  14. The Unique and Combined Effects of Homelessness and School Mobility on the Educational Outcomes of Young Children

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    Fantuzzo, John W.; LeBoeuf, Whitney A.; Chen, Chin-Chih; Rouse, Heather L.; Culhane, Dennis P.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the unique and combined associations of homelessness and school mobility with educational well-being indicators, as well as the mediating effect of absenteeism, for an entire cohort of third-grade students in Philadelphia. Using integrated archival administrative data from the public school district and the municipal Office of…

  15. Third Way, Third Sector and the partnership IAS/public education system in Brazil

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    Vera Maria Vidal Peroni

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to debate on the public-private partnerships in education and to bring elements from the third way and third sector as an important part of this topic. And to present some consequences of the partnerships for democratic management, that is, how the logic of market as a parameter of efficiency is incorporated by public administration, and the consequences of this fact on the educational policies.

  16. Competence and competency-based nursing education: finding our way through the issues.

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    Pijl-Zieber, Em M; Barton, Sylvia; Konkin, Jill; Awosoga, Olu; Caine, Vera

    2014-05-01

    The language of competence is widely utilized in both the regulation of nursing practice and curricular design in nursing education. The notion of competence defines what it means to be a professional, although it is not the only way of describing nursing practice. Unfortunately, there is much confusion about the concepts of competence, competency, and competency-based education. As well, the notion of competence, despite its global popularity, has flaws. In this paper we will disentangle these terms and critique the use of competence frameworks in nursing education.

  17. GLOBALIZATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: A WAY TO THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP OR LOSS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

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    T. L. Oskolova

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    Full Text Available The paper considers the influence of globalization (both its positive and negative effects on higher education systems worldwide including the USA and Russia. The research analyzes the potential of higher educational institutions for raising students’ capability of living and working in the global environment, which implies both raising the global competencies and preserving the traditional national and cultural values. Applying the comparative historical method, the author traces the US history that combines the “macdonaldization” period and long records of poly-cultural social interactions and cross-cultural adaptations. As an alternative to the existing pragmatic approach, the author puts forward the multicultural educational paradigm which is a culture relevant, valuebased system of moral and civil education focused on preservation of unique national features and simultaneous development of universal human values. The research objectives include critical evaluation of the USA experience, regarding the advantages and disadvantages of commercialized education; and identification of the pragmatic approach consequences in Russia, such as unification and simplification of education, and negative impact on the cultural and national identity formation. The research findings could be used for developing the higher education strategy as well as the curriculum on globalistics, multicultural education, and cross-cultural communications.

  18. GLOBALIZATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: A WAY TO THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP OR LOSS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

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    T. L. Oskolova

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    Full Text Available The paper considers the influence of globalization (both its positive and negative effects on higher education systems worldwide including the USA and Russia. The research analyzes the potential of higher educational institutions for raising students’ capability of living and working in the global environment, which implies both raising the global competencies and preserving the traditional national and cultural values. Applying the comparative historical method, the author traces the US history that combines the “macdonaldization” period and long records of poly-cultural social interactions and cross-cultural adaptations. As an alternative to the existing pragmatic approach, the author puts forward the multicultural educational paradigm which is a culture relevant, valuebased system of moral and civil education focused on preservation of unique national features and simultaneous development of universal human values. The research objectives include critical evaluation of the USA experience, regarding the advantages and disadvantages of commercialized education; and identification of the pragmatic approach consequences in Russia, such as unification and simplification of education, and negative impact on the cultural and national identity formation. The research findings could be used for developing the higher education strategy as well as the curriculum on globalistics, multicultural education, and cross-cultural communications.

  19. Corruption in the System of Higher Education: Problems and Ways to Prevent Them

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    Gostev, A. N.; Demchenko, T. S.; Borisova, E. A.

    2015-01-01

    On the basis of an analysis of the literature, social practice, and the results of a concrete sociological survey, the article examines the main problems of education in Russia today, the ways they are conditioned by corruption, and possible solutions. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.

  20. A More Effective Way to Advertise the Distance Education Programmes: Mobile Marketing Approach

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    Sabuncuoglu Aybar, Ayda; Gokaliler, Ebru

    2011-01-01

    Nowadays organizations strive to find the ways to communicate with their target audiences by using varied advertising mediums because of the developments on the information communication technologies and the globalization. In this context, like the other institutions, the distance education institutions has to execute communication activities by…

  1. Teacher Education Preparation Program for the 21st Century. Which Way Forward for Kenya?

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    Katitia, David Melita Ole

    2015-01-01

    Teacher quality is always cited as the most significant efficiency of teacher preparation programs. This paper discusses the aspects of Teacher education factor that influences student achievement. There has always been an increased interest in examining the preparation program for the 21st century in Kenya and recommending the way forward for our…

  2. Special Education Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency: A Unique Challenge for School Social Work

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    Mallett, Christopher A.; Stoddard-Dare, Patricia; Workman-Crewnshaw, Lisa

    2011-01-01

    In pursuit of their mission to augment the educational process, school social workers provide service to special education students and to youths at risk for juvenile delinquency. This paper builds on previous literature that has looked at the relationship between special education disabilities and youths offending behaviors and delinquency. In…

  3. Quantarctica: A Unique, Open, Standalone GIS Package for Antarctic Research and Education

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    Roth, George; Matsuoka, Kenichi; Skoglund, Anders; Melvær, Yngve; Tronstad, Stein

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    The Norwegian Polar Institute has developed Quantarctica (http://quantarctica.npolar.no), an open GIS package for use by the international Antarctic community. Quantarctica includes a wide range of cartographic basemap layers, geophysical and glaciological datasets, and satellite imagery in standardized open file formats with a consistent Antarctic map projection and customized layer and labeling styles for quick, effective cartography. Quantarctica's strengths as an open science platform lie in 1) The complete, ready-to-use data package which includes full-resolution, original-quality vector and raster data, 2) A policy for freely-redistributable and modifiable data including all metadata and citations, and 3) QGIS, a free, full-featured, modular, offline-capable open-source GIS suite with a rapid and active development and support community. The Quantarctica team is actively incorporating more up-to-date, peer-reviewed, freely distributable pan-Antarctic geospatial datasets for the next version release in 2017. As part of this ongoing development, we are investigating the best approaches for quickly and seamlessly distributing new and updated data to users, storing datasets in efficient, open file formats while maintaining full data integrity, and coexisting with numerous online data portals in a way that most actively benefits the Antarctic community. A recent survey of Quantarctica users showed broad geographical adoption among Antarctic Treaty countries, including those outside the large US and UK Antarctic programs. Maps and figures produced by Quantarctica have also appeared in open-access journals and outside of the formal scientific community on popular science and GIS blogs. Our experience with the Quantarctica project has shown the tremendous value of education and outreach, not only in promoting open software, data formats, and practices, but in empowering Antarctic science groups to more effectively use GIS and geospatial data. Open practices are

  4. High School Computer Science Education Paves the Way for Higher Education: The Israeli Case

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    Armoni, Michal; Gal-Ezer, Judith

    2014-01-01

    The gap between enrollments in higher education computing programs and the high-tech industry's demands is widely reported, and is especially prominent for women. Increasing the availability of computer science education in high school is one of the strategies suggested in order to address this gap. We look at the connection between exposure to…

  5. High School Computer Science Education Paves the Way for Higher Education: The Israeli Case

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    Armoni, Michal; Gal-Ezer, Judith

    2014-01-01

    The gap between enrollments in higher education computing programs and the high-tech industry's demands is widely reported, and is especially prominent for women. Increasing the availability of computer science education in high school is one of the strategies suggested in order to address this gap. We look at the connection between exposure…

  6. High School Computer Science Education Paves the Way for Higher Education: The Israeli Case

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    Armoni, Michal; Gal-Ezer, Judith

    2014-01-01

    The gap between enrollments in higher education computing programs and the high-tech industry's demands is widely reported, and is especially prominent for women. Increasing the availability of computer science education in high school is one of the strategies suggested in order to address this gap. We look at the connection between exposure to…

  7. Public Sector Education Institution's Analysis: A Way Forward to Curtail Rural-Regional Education Accessibility Problems

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    Mir Aftab Hussain Talpur

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The availability of accessible educational facilities is essential for the better rural education. However, because of the huge population, lack of resources and absence of proper policy plans; the distance between educational facilities and rural communities is mounting as time progresses. These sorts of problematic circumstances put damaging effects on education standards and become responsible for the declining literacy rate. Hence, the goal of this research is to investigate the lack of educational institutions with respect to indigenous standards. Therefore, in this study, the dearth of education institutions was determined for the one of the most deprived sub-regions of Pakistan, i.e. Badin. The data were collected through observations, questionnaire survey, and from secondary sources, like census report and other pertinent public sector documents. The outcome of this study can be taken as an input to develop policy plans, targeting the education accessibility issues of backward communities. This research could show a guiding-path to local planning agencies, as these can come-up with the policy plans to trounce the education accessibility issues from the bucolic sub-regions of developing countries

  8. ABOUT BARRIERS ON THE WAY OF REVIVAL OF THE RUSSIAN EDUCATION

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    Full Text Available The aim of the publication is to continue the discussion of a real state and the most major issues of modern Russian education.Methods. The positive and negative tendencies in development of the general school and higher pedagogical education are identified and analysed. The aspects of process of restoration of a leader position of the Russian system of training and education in world space are analysed and generalized.Results and scientific novelty. The most essential obstacles preventing full, positive work of comprehensive school are revealed: distinction of free secondary  education; subordination of educational process to the utilitarian purposes of preparation for Unified State Examination for entering a higher education institution; a hypertrophy of knowledgeable indicators and underestimation of education for achievement by pupils of a social maturity as an important purpose and criterion of success of educational activities; orientation to complete individualization (computerization of education; subordination of reforming of educational system mainly to interests of its management; excessive overload of school teachers and unification of educational institutions leading to attenuation of creative activity of teachers and pedagogical staff. The author proposes real measures of overcoming the listed barriers on the way of the revival of the Russian education. It is stated that for maintenance of its normal functioning and development it is necessary to rely first of all on own traditions and valuable orientations checked by time, to deepen and increase achievements of mathematical preparation, to reveal and support talented, potentially gifted pupils, and, above all, – to work out an issue of strategic reference points of further development of education.Practical significance. The problem solution of preparation of pedagogical personnel is of special importance for overcoming the residual crisis phenomena in education. It is

  9. Connecting learners online: Challenges and issues for nurse education--Is there a way forward?

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    Stott, Amanda; Mozer, Maryanne

    2016-04-01

    Nurse educators face many challenges due to what has undoubtedly been an era of massive change and innovation. Technological advances in the fields of communication, social media, and education generally have afforded new ways of connecting and working with students. In particular, the development of large-scale learning management systems has changed the face of higher education. Such technological innovations have inadvertently placed pressure on nurse educators to adopt online educational strategies that are not only pedagogically sound but also creative. At the same time, as this technological innovation has occurred, a corresponding emphasis on course design and curriculum renewal has emerged in the sector, calling for the embodiment of the principles of constructive alignment and engaged learning (Brill and Park, 2008; Bonk and Khoo, 2014). As a result, educators grapple to present courses that are grounded in educational theory, align with higher education standards, and provide appropriate activities to support student learning. However, despite access to theoretical and technological support, for the majority of educators, achieving such expectations can be overwhelming and downright frustrating. Revere and Kovach (2011) have noted that the pace of change is often so fast that educators often do not have the time to identify and integrate such changes into their subject design. As a result, there is a tendency for information to become content and resource driven rather than based around more engaging approaches. Simply put, for those nurse educators who are, metaphorically speaking, in the trenches and time poor, what is needed are practical guidelines that focus on sharing information on how to apply online teaching technologies that creatively engage students in the learning process.

  10. The Uniqueness of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education. Proceedings, Sixth Annual Conference, April 1978.

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    Levenstein, Aaron, Ed.; Lang, Theodore H.

    The proceedings of a conference on collective bargaining in higher education sponsored by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education are presented. The contents are as follows: an introduction; welcoming address by Joel Segall; keynote address by Harold Newman; "The Impact of Collective Bargaining Upon Those Who…

  11. Visual analytics in healthcare education: exploring novel ways to analyze and represent big data in undergraduate medical education

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    Christos Vaitsis

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The big data present in the medical curriculum that informs undergraduate medical education is beyond human abilities to perceive and analyze. The medical curriculum is the main tool used by teachers and directors to plan, design, and deliver teaching and assessment activities and student evaluations in medical education in a continuous effort to improve it. Big data remains largely unexploited for medical education improvement purposes. The emerging research field of visual analytics has the advantage of combining data analysis and manipulation techniques, information and knowledge representation, and human cognitive strength to perceive and recognize visual patterns. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on the use and benefits of visual analytics in medical education.Methods. The present study is based on analyzing the data in the medical curriculum of an undergraduate medical program as it concerns teaching activities, assessment methods and learning outcomes in order to explore visual analytics as a tool for finding ways of representing big data from undergraduate medical education for improvement purposes. Cytoscape software was employed to build networks of the identified aspects and visualize them.Results. After the analysis of the curriculum data, eleven aspects were identified. Further analysis and visualization of the identified aspects with Cytoscape resulted in building an abstract model of the examined data that presented three different approaches; (i learning outcomes and teaching methods, (ii examination and learning outcomes, and (iii teaching methods, learning outcomes, examination results, and gap analysis.Discussion. This study identified aspects of medical curriculum that play an important role in how medical education is conducted. The implementation of visual analytics revealed three novel ways of representing big data in the undergraduate medical education context. It appears to be a useful tool to

  12. Visual analytics in healthcare education: exploring novel ways to analyze and represent big data in undergraduate medical education.

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    Vaitsis, Christos; Nilsson, Gunnar; Zary, Nabil

    2014-01-01

    Introduction. The big data present in the medical curriculum that informs undergraduate medical education is beyond human abilities to perceive and analyze. The medical curriculum is the main tool used by teachers and directors to plan, design, and deliver teaching and assessment activities and student evaluations in medical education in a continuous effort to improve it. Big data remains largely unexploited for medical education improvement purposes. The emerging research field of visual analytics has the advantage of combining data analysis and manipulation techniques, information and knowledge representation, and human cognitive strength to perceive and recognize visual patterns. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on the use and benefits of visual analytics in medical education. Methods. The present study is based on analyzing the data in the medical curriculum of an undergraduate medical program as it concerns teaching activities, assessment methods and learning outcomes in order to explore visual analytics as a tool for finding ways of representing big data from undergraduate medical education for improvement purposes. Cytoscape software was employed to build networks of the identified aspects and visualize them. Results. After the analysis of the curriculum data, eleven aspects were identified. Further analysis and visualization of the identified aspects with Cytoscape resulted in building an abstract model of the examined data that presented three different approaches; (i) learning outcomes and teaching methods, (ii) examination and learning outcomes, and (iii) teaching methods, learning outcomes, examination results, and gap analysis. Discussion. This study identified aspects of medical curriculum that play an important role in how medical education is conducted. The implementation of visual analytics revealed three novel ways of representing big data in the undergraduate medical education context. It appears to be a useful tool to explore such data

  13. Education Officers on board the JOIDES Resolution: A Three-Year Review and Assessment of a Unique Professional Development Opportunity

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    Cooper, S. K.; Peart, L.

    2012-12-01

    Deep Earth Academy - as the education department of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program - has pioneered a unique approach to the role of educators on board ocean-going research expeditions. As Education Officers, the educator on board the JOIDES Resolution (JR) has the role of prime translator of the exciting geological, geochemical, microbiological and paleo-oceanographic science being done, with sole responsibility for coordinating the story of each expedition that is sent out to the broader world. For two months, the Education Officer coordinates - with participation from the science party and technical staff - blogs, social media postings, web site updates and live ship-to-shore events for a variety of shore-based audiences, including classrooms, museums, professional development workshops and media outlets. This presentation will include results of a three-year review of the experiences of the JR's Education Officers, including their perspectives on their role, the impacts on their lives, careers and students, and their recommendations for the program going forward. Data from surveys of the science parties and technical staff with whom they worked, live event feedback and focus groups will be shared. The presentation will also include video examples of the education officers at work. Opportunities to become involved in this professional development opportunity - either from the ship or shore - will be shared.

  14. Early childhood education and educational software paving the way for exploration criteria for pedagogical

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    Margareth Feiten Cisne

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    Full Text Available The discussion about the use of latest technology in education has been a controversial point. Some of the problems can be credited to the fact it is still a new field of study for educators in which the low presence of equipment in schools still does not allow the density of experience that "problematizes" the different theoretical contributions on the we have been (and still is developed in areas where the presence of modern technological artifacts is older, and more convincingly, as is the case of the mass media, for example. It is clear, however, that the reasons that fuel the controversy generated around the issue are not restricted to the fact that it is "new." Many of the problems are linked to their own problems in the educational field, which are linked to the crisis of values and paradigms that will society today. Indicate the difficulties in certain educational purposes, reflected in the uncertainty (and distrust about the guidelines that should guide the teaching in educational institutions.

  15. The Transition Year: A Unique Programme in Irish Education Bridging The Gap Between School and The Workplace

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    Joseph A. MOYNIHAN

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    Full Text Available Transition Year is a unique and exciting programme situated in the middle of the six year second level education system in Ireland. Since its introduction in 1974, the programme has experienced unprecedented growth now being offered in over 80% of schools on the island. Transition Year seeks to emphasize alternative learning methodologies including self-directed learning and experiential learning; intellectual, social and personal development; community and inter-school communications; exposure to careers education and the world of work. The latter occurs predominantly through actual work experience. This paper situates and explains the Transition Year Programme in Irish education as well as outlining the significance of the essential work experience component. Transition Year work experience is the bridge that connects young people in the classroom with adult life and the world of work.

  16. Exploration on Effective Ways of Moral Education in University Physical Education Class

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    Xionghuai Guo

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    Full Text Available Physical education (PE can improve the students’ physical quality and it is meanwhile an important means of developing the students’ moral quality. In PE teaching activities, we should use proper teaching method to foster PE spirit and mind the details in teaching which contribute to the formation of the students’ PE spirit. In a period when teaching reform keeps deepening, developing PE spirit is a higher goal in PE teaching. It not only toughens the students but also enhances the students’ moralities of discipline, honesty, intelligence, activity and enterprise, to grasp PE characteristics and deliberately co-mingle moral education (ME.

  17. Effects of Unique Biomedical Education Programs for Engineers: REDEEM and ESTEEM Projects

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    Matsuki, Noriaki; Takeda, Motohiro; Yamano, Masahiro; Imai, Yohsuke; Ishikawa, Takuji; Yamaguchi, Takami

    2009-01-01

    Current engineering applications in the medical arena are extremely progressive. However, it is rather difficult for medical doctors and engineers to discuss issues because they do not always understand one another's jargon or ways of thinking. Ideally, medical engineers should become acquainted with medicine, and engineers should be able to…

  18. Re-Examining the Way We Teach: The Earth System Science Education Alliance Online Courses

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    Botti, J. A.; Myers, R. J.

    2003-12-01

    Science education reform has skyrocketed over the last decade thanks in large part to the technology of the Internet, opening up dynamic new online communities of learners. It has allowed educators worldwide to share thoughts about Earth system science and reexamine the way science is taught. The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) is one positive offshoot of this reform effort. This developing partnership among universities, colleges, and science education organizations is led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the Center for Educational TechnologiesTM at Wheeling Jesuit University. ESSEA's mission is to improve Earth system science education. ESSEA has developed three Earth system science courses for K-12 teachers. These online courses guide teachers into collaborative, student-centered science education experiences. Not only do these courses support teachers' professional development, they also help teachers implement Earth systems science content and age-appropriate pedagogical methods into their classrooms. The ESSEA semester-long courses are open to elementary, middle school, and high school educators. After three weeks of introductory content, teachers develop content and pedagogical and technological knowledge in four three-week learning cycles. The elementary school course focuses on basic Earth system interactions between land, life, air, and water. The middle school course stresses the effects of real-world events-volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, rainforest destruction-on Earth's lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, using "jigsaw" to study the interactions between events, spheres, and positive and negative feedback loops. The high school course uses problem-based learning to examine critical areas of global change, such as coral reef degradation, ozone depletion, and climate change. This ESSEA presentation provides examples of learning environments from each of the three courses.

  19. Unique Educational Acceleration: The Dilemma of John Stuart Mill and Contemporary Gifted Youths.

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    Kelly, Morgan P.

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    John Stuart Mill was not allowed to decide his educational fate until his late teens, and after shedding the restrictions of his father's teaching methods, he began suffering severe emotional distress. His dilemma continues to face today's exceptionally able students' choice between unfettered intellectual development or inevitable biasing that…

  20. Unique Educational Acceleration: The Dilemma of John Stuart Mill and Contemporary Gifted Youths.

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    Kelly, Morgan P.

    1985-01-01

    John Stuart Mill was not allowed to decide his educational fate until his late teens, and after shedding the restrictions of his father's teaching methods, he began suffering severe emotional distress. His dilemma continues to face today's exceptionally able students' choice between unfettered intellectual development or inevitable biasing that…

  1. The Milky Way educational and support programme: Structure, content and strategies.

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    Meedya, Shahla; Fahy, Kathleen; Parratt, Jenny A

    2016-08-01

    Health professionals have put much effort into supporting women to continue breastfeeding up to six months and beyond. The majority of those efforts have not been successful for primiparous women. Primiparous women who engaged in the Milky Way Programme had an improvement in breastfeeding rates of almost 50% at six months when compared to women in a control group. To provide details of the Milky Way Programme including the educational structure, content and strategies as well as the process of postnatal telephone support. The details of the Milky Way Programme are presented including a summary of literature review that was used to design the programme. The structure and content of the programme is then presented. Finally, the strategies with some practical examples are outlined in more detail. The programme is evidence-based, theoretically informed and woman-centred. This paper provides the necessary information to health professionals who are trained to educate and support breastfeeding women to implement similar programmes in their workplaces. Crown Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Two-way text messaging: an interactive mobile learning environment in higher education

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    H.K. Salinda Premadasa

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Short messaging service (SMS is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of a mobile learning environment being unable to reply back to the correct destination. This article presents a two-way text messaging system that can be integrated into a learning management system (LMS to provide an interactive learning experience to the user community. Initially, a database is integrated into the LMS that holds message information such as recipient's phone number, message body and user data header. A specific port associated with the SMS is used to conceal and exchange data of a particular course unit. Subsequently, software in the student's mobile device captures this message and sends back the reply message to the appropriate course unit allowing both teachers and students to view messages sent and replies received pertaining to a particular course. Results indicate the educational impact of the proposed system in improving the learning environment and benefits it offers to the community in a campus-wide implementation.

  3. The Canadian Hypertension Education Program – a unique Canadian knowledge translation program

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    Tobe, Sheldon W; Touyz, Rhian M.; Campbell, Norm RC

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    The Canadian Hypertension Education Program annually appraises data from hypertension research and updates clinical practice recommendation for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Enormous effort is devoted to disseminating these recommendations to target groups throughout the country and, through the use of institutional databases, to evaluating their effectiveness in improving the health of Canadians by lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension. The mission of the Canadi...

  4. Enhancing cultural awareness education for undergraduate medical students: Initial findings from a unique cultural immersion activity

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    Sally Sargeant

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background Cultural awareness education is mandatory for medical programs, with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. However, there is limited evidence to measure the impact of such education has on medical students. Aims This paper presents the development and delivery of a cultural immersion activity for first year undergraduate medical students. Additionally we explore how this type of activity may improve attitudes, comprehension and perceived competence relating to working with and understanding people of different cultures. Methods A pre- and post-survey design was utilised in connection with a cultural immersion activity. First year medical students (N=284, responses 196, 69 per cent from three cohorts (2012–2014 inclusive voluntarily completed a cultural awareness questionnaire, which contained items that related to perceptions, personal characteristics and educational competence. The main outcome measures were changes in perceived cultural knowledge, awareness, beliefs and attitudes. Data were analysed using principal component analysis and obtained means comparison. Results Principal component analysis revealed five dimensions for pre-post comparison: Knowledge Acquisition, Perceptions of Role Modelling, Internal Beliefs and Reflections, Personality Variables and Institutional Influences. Non-parametric means comparison showed increased ratings for knowledge acquisition and institutional influences (p<0.001, whilst a decline was noted for the personality variables (p<0.05. Conclusion Cultural immersion has great potential to elicit positive shifts in attitudinal and knowledge related aspects of cultural awareness at early stages in medical curricula. Negative directions also suggest that students question their beliefs and behaviours relating to cultural knowledge.

  5. One Way Multimedia Broadcasting as a Tool for Education and Development in Developing Nations

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    Chandrasekhar, M. G.; Venugopal, D.; Sebastian, M.; Chari, B.

    2000-07-01

    interesting and unpopular in most of the developing countries. The proposed digital audio and multimedia offering from WorldSpace to millions of consumers spread across more than 120 countries is considered as a unique tool for education and development, particularly in the developing nations. In this paper, an attempt is made to briefly describe the issues associated with education and development in developing countries, the WorldSpace offering and how a developing nation can benefit from this offering in the coming decades.

  6. Designing Authentic Learning Environments in Chemistry Lessons: Paving the Way in Pre-Service Teacher Education

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    Schumacher, Andrea; Reiners, Christiane S.

    2013-09-01

    Authenticity has recently become a popular term in science education. A study focusing on authenticity in the sense of making chemistry lessons better resemble chemistry practice is carried out at the University of Cologne in the Institute of Chemical Education, where prospective chemistry teachers are trained. In the long run an innovative module shall be developed, which challenges teacher students' pre-conceptions about characteristics of chemistry practice and supports them in translating their conceptions into authentic learning environments. This paper presents the first part of the project in which course elements to stimulate reflection on students' attitudes were evaluated. Moreover the students were given an opportunity for teacher students to create a practical activity for pupils in order to detect aspects in which the students need more support, for example possible ways for this transformation or more experience with inquiry-based learning.

  7. Embedding patient simulation in a pediatric cardiology rotation: a unique opportunity for improving resident education.

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    Mohan, Shaun; Follansbee, Christopher; Nwankwo, Ugonna; Hofkosh, Dena; Sherman, Frederick S; Hamilton, Melinda F

    2015-01-01

    High-fidelity patient simulation (HFPS) has been used in medical education to bridge gaps in medical knowledge and clinical skills. Few studies have analyzed the impact of HFPS in subspecialty rotations for pediatric residents. We hypothesized that pediatric residents exposed to HFPS with a structured content curriculum would perform better on a case quiz than residents without exposure to HFPS. Prospective randomized controlled Tertiary-care free standing children's hospital During a cardiology rotation, senior pediatric residents completed an online pediatric cardiology curriculum and a cardiology quiz. After randomization into two groups, the study group participated in a fully debriefed HFPS session. The control group had no HFPS. Both groups completed a case quiz. Confidence surveys pre- and postsimulation were completed. From October 2010 through March 2013, 55 residents who rotated through the pediatric cardiology rotation were used in the final analysis (30 control, 25 in the study group). There was no significant difference between groups on the initial cardiology quiz. The study group scored higher on the case quiz compared with the control group (P = .024). Based on pre- and postsimulation questionnaires, residents' confidence in approaching a pediatric cardiology patient improved from an average Likert score of 5.1 to 7.5 (on scale of 0-10) (P cardiology rotation was feasible and well received. Our study suggests that simulation promotes increased confidence and may modestly improve clinical reasoning compared to traditional educational techniques. Targeted simulation sessions may readily be incorporated into pediatric subspecialty rotations. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. A MORE EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADVERTISE THE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES: Mobile Marketing Approach

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    Ayda SABUNCUOGLU AYBAR

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays organizations strive to find the ways to communicate with their target audiences by using varied advertising mediums because of the developments on the information communication technologies and the globalization. In this context, like the other institutions, the distance education institutions has to execute communication activities by using different advertising mediums to create a positive position in their consumers minds. In this sense, the increase on the ownership of mobile phones and the new specialties of mobile phone technologies like accessing to the internet made mobile marketing efforts important on the advertising investments of distance education institutions. Especially with the mobile marketing, distance education institutions can create personalized informative and promotion messages for their target audiences. Mobile marketing approach has lots of advantages for the institutions and the most important advantages that helps the institutions are; the formats of the approach are forming according to the newest technological developments and it gives chance to create messages for specific target audiences. But mobile marketing has also disadvantages like; the target audience’s mobile phones can be incompatible with the messages and the target audience can ignore these messages. However much the approach has some disadvantages, the distance education institutions- which are based on the technological developments also like the mobile marketing approach- has to invest on mobile marketing according to send personalized and effective advertising messages about their programs’ contents, benefits etc.

  9. From competencies to human interests: ways of knowing and understanding in medical education.

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    Kumagai, Arno K

    2014-07-01

    When considering the teaching and learning of topics of social relevance in medicine, such as professionalism, medical ethics, the doctor-patient relationship, and issues of diversity and social justice, one is tempted to ask, are the ways of knowing in these fields different from that in the biomedical and clinical sciences? Furthermore, given that the competency approach is dominant in medical education, one might also ask, is the competency model truly appropriate for all of the types of knowledge necessary to become a good physician? These questions are not merely academic, for they are at the core of how these subjects are taught, learned, and assessed.The goal of this article is threefold: first, to explore the nature of knowing and the educational goals in different areas of medicine and, in particular, those areas that have social relevance; second, to critically review the concept of competencies when applied to education in these areas; and third, to explore alternative strategies for teaching, learning, and assessment. This discussion reflects a view that the goal of education in areas of social relevance in medicine should be the enhancement of an understanding of-a deep and abiding connection with-the social responsibilities of the physician. Moving beyond competencies, this approach aspires toward the development of practical wisdom (phronesis) which, when embodied in the physician, links the knowledge and skills of the biomedical and clinical sciences with a moral orientation and call to action that addresses human interests in the practice of medicine.

  10. Ética e educação: caminhos buberianos Ethics and education: buberian ways

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    Ferdinand Röhr

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    Full Text Available A relação entre ética e Educação está sendo abordada em três aspectos: a educação ética, compreendida como iniciativa educacional, que visa ajudar o educando a se tornar ser ético; a ética pedagógica, que trata da ética do agir do educador; e a ética da comunidade dos educadores, que se volta para questões éticas envolvidas na colaboração dos educadores em projetos pedagógicos. Escolheu-se, como objeto de análise, o pensamento filosófico e pedagógico de Martin Buber enquanto proposta que se distingue tanto do dogmatismo quanto do relativismo ético. Não encontramos em Buber imperativos do agir ético, mas uma descrição de atitudes que nos auxiliam a identificar o caminho para uma vida ética. Em seu livro "O Caminho do Homem segundo a Doutrina Hassídica", utiliza-se de lendas que expressam o caminho ético-existencial a ser tomado pelo homem. O intento da nossa interpretação é abstrair o conteúdo religioso-místico das lendas e apresentar os fundamentos antropológicos e filosóficos do seu pensamento sobre a ética.The relationship between ethics and education is approached in three aspects: the ethical education, understood as the educational initiative that tries to help the learner become ethical; the pedagogical ethics, that deals with the educator's ethics of action; and the ethics of the community of educators, that looks into the ethical questions involved in the collaboration of educators in similar pedagogical projects. The philosophic and pedagogical thoughts of Martin Buber were chosen as a proposal that differs from both ethical dogmatism and ethical relativism. Instead of imperatives of ethical action, a description of attitudes that helps to identify the way to an ethical life can be found in Buber. In the book, "The way of man according to the teachings of Hasidism", Buber uses legends that express the ethical-existential road that a man should take. The intention of our interpretation of this

  11. RE-EDUCATIVE METHOD IN THE PROCESS OF MINIMIZING OF AUTOAGRESIVE WAYS OF BEHAVIOR

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    Nenad GLUMBIC

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    Full Text Available Autoagressive behavior is a relatively frequent symptom of mental disturbances and behavior disturbances which are the subject of professional engagement of clinically oriented defectologists. In the process of rehabilitation numerous methods are used, from behavioral to psychopharmacological ones by which the above mentioned problems are eliminated of softened.The paper deals with four children with different diagnosis (autism, disintegrative psychosis, Patau syndrome and amaurosis that have the same common denominator-mental retardation and autoagression.We have tried to point out-by the description of a study case as well as the ways od work with these children-an application possibly of the particular methods of general and special re-education of psychomotorics in the process of autoagressive ways of behavior minimizing.The paper gives the autor’s notion of indications for re-educative method application with in the multihandicapped children population. Defectological treatment discovers new forms of existence in the existential field, not only to the retarded child but also to the very therapist. Epistemological consequences of the mentioned transfer are given in details in the paper.

  12. The Elements Way: Empowering Parents, Educators, and Mentors in the Age of New Media

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    Gila Cohen Zilka

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    Full Text Available Aim/Purpose: This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of mentor’s work with immigrant children and adolescents at risk, using the Elements Way. Background: The New Media offers our “screen kids” a lot of information, many behavioral models, and a new type of social communication. The Elements Way is an educational method designed to enhance openness, development, breakthroughs, goal achievement, and transformation in the age of media and social networks. Methodology: The Elements Way was developed following research on communication in the diversified media, especially new media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and television reality shows, and the study is an examination of the effectiveness of mentors’ work with immigrant children and adolescents at risk, using the Elements Way. All mentors had been trained in the Elements Way. The study population included 640 mentors working with immigrants’ children in Israel. The work was conducted in 2010-2013. The mixed-methods approach was selected to validate findings. Contribution: Empowering children and enhancing their ability to cope; Creating openness and sharing, making children more attentive to the significant adults in their lives; Supporting children who face the complex reality that characterizes our age. Findings: Significant differences were found in the mentors’ conduct with the children. Work programs were designed and implemented with care and consistency, and mentors succeeded in generating change within the children and achieving desired goals. Of the 640 participating mentors, 62 were not able to promote the child, and interviews with them revealed that their work with the children was not consistent with the Elements Way and began from a different vantage point. Recommendations for Practitioners: Success factors: Self-awareness and awareness of one’s surroundings. Empathy. Willingness to engage in significant interactions. Self-cleansing and self

  13. College of occupational therapists: Position paper on the way ahead for research, education and practice in mental health

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    The future of occupational therapy in mental health has been a topic of reflection and debate. The Education and Research Board (now the Education and Practice Board) of the College of Occupational Therapists created a Working Group to develop a position paper on the way ahead for research, education and practice in mental health. Following consultation, the Working Group reviewed literature, examined current research and surveyed practitioners, managers and educators. From these findings...

  14. What impact do students have on clinical educators and the way they practise?

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    Waters, Lisa; Lo, Kristin; Maloney, Stephen

    2017-07-11

    The clinical education setting plays an important part in teaching students about the real world of clinical practice. Traditionally the educational relationship between student and clinical educator has been considered one-way, with students being the ones that benefit. This review focuses on the areas of clinician practice and behaviour that students are reported to influence through clinical placements and as such, determine the overall impact students can have on supervising clinicians. Electronic searches were conducted across MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychINFO and CINAHL in July 2016. Retrieved articles were filtered to find those which presented data relating to students in the clinical setting. Data was extracted and analysed independently by two authors through thematic analysis. Twenty-eight studies met the inclusion criteria. Results showed that practitioners enjoy the act of teaching. Clinical student presence encourages clinicians to solidify their knowledge base, stimulates learning and causes them to re-evaluate their practice. Practitioner skills were further developed as a results of students. Clinical educator workload and time spent at work increased when a student was present with time management being the predominant challenge practitioners faced. Studies demonstrated that clinicians feel they benefit by students periodically becoming the teacher. Student placements in clinical practice cause an increase in practitioner workload and lengthen their work day. These perceived limitations are outweighed by the many benefits described by supervising clinicians. Providing clinical education can enrich both the practice, and the practitioner, and the aforementioned advantages should be highlighted when offering or considering the expansion of clinical placements.

  15. Science education in urban settings: Seeking new ways of praxis through critical ethnography

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    Calabrese Barton, Angela

    2001-10-01

    The challenges faced in urban science education are deeply rooted in the ongoing struggle for racial, class and gender equity. Part of this struggle is tied to huge differences in class and involves making more equitable the distribution of resources. Another part of this struggle is tied to the rich diversity of children who attend urban schools and involves generating new ways of understanding, valuing, and genuinely incorporating into school-based practices the culture, language, beliefs, and experiences that these children bring to school. Thus, this article argues that to address these two challenges - and indeed to achieve a more just science education for all urban students - explicitly political research methodologies must be considered and incorporated into urban education. One potential route for this is critical ethnography, for this kind of methodology emerges collaboratively from the lives of the researcher and the researched and is centrally about praxis and a political commitment to the struggle for liberation and in defense of human rights. In making this argument, I have drawn from stories from my own research with homeless children.

  16. WAYS OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION AMONG STUDENTS OF ECONOMIC DEPARTMENTS

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    Dolgopolova A. F.

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the factors for economic stabilization and growth of the industrial production index is appearing young high quality trained professionals in prior areas of modernization and technological development of the Russian economy. Every year the state spends huge financial resources to ensure the budget places for the Russian economy demanded specialties and departments of universities. However, as shown by monitoring carried out at different levels, about 75% of graduates are not able to integrate into the production process for various reasons In connection with the vector of strategies of modern education reforms should be the creation of prerequisites and conditions for the effectiveness of the system based on a comprehensive implementation of innovative mechanisms of organizational and economic activity of educational institutions. As well as the reduction and, in the future, complete elimination of the gap between the needs of the economy to a qualitatively trained staff and modern system of vocational education. This article discusses issues related to the conditions for the training of qualified personnel for the regional economy in the current conditions, the main ways of integration of young highly qualified specialists in various industry sectors. This is possible with the implementation mechanisms of public-private partnerships in education, which allows combining the interests of universities, large and medium-sized businesses, and in the future accession and small businesses. We determined priority directions and synergistic interaction and the cluster approach to public policy, business and university towards the restoration of the lost positions "nurturing" human capacity for the relevant quality criteria demands of employers, focused not only on theoretical knowledge but also on practical experience of the high school graduate

  17. The Public's View of Agricultural Education: We've Come a Long Way--Or Have We?

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    Krueger, David E.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Includes "We've Come a Long Way--Or Have We?" (Krueger); "If Agricultural Education Were a Coca-Cola" (Doerfert); "Agriculture Is Taught? In High School?" (Elliot); "Let's Tell Our Story" (Davis); "Perception, Reality or Idealism" (Powers, Bull); "Agricultural Education under the Bright Lights" (Foster); and "The Changing Face of Agricultural…

  18. ACTUAL WAYS FOR OVERCOMING THE FACTORS ADVERSELY AFFECTING THE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS’ HEALTH IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

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    N. N. Malyarchuk

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    Full Text Available The paper analyzes a widely discussed problem of the negative health dynamics of the growing generation, and points out the necessity of complex consideration of all the factors adversely affecting children’s health. The special emphasis is on the fallowing harmful factors: intensification of training process; discrepancy between the applied training methods and techniques on the one side, and children’s age, sex and functional specifics and capabilities on the other side; shortcomings in organizing children’s physical activities; limitations of the expositive illustrative methods for developing the healthy lifestyle habits. The other group of factors is related to the teaching style and professional characteristics of the teachers. They include the common practice of «stress» tactics; incompetence in health saving technologies; personal indisposition and psychological drawbacks. The situation is exacerbated by the absence of psychologists and pediatricians in educational institutions. The multilevel approach to solving the problems of students’ health preservation and promotion involves the elicitation of objective, subjective, inschool and out-of-school health determining factors. The paper denotes the actual ways of children’s health preservation at the level of related ministries, departments, and educational institutions.

  19. Digital storytelling in teacher education: A meaningful way of integrating ICT in ESL teaching

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    Fredrik Mørk Røkenes

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Hensikten med denne studien er å utforske hvordan bruken av digitale fortellinger i lærerutdanningen kan bidra til å utvikle lektorstudenters digitale kompetanse og fremme innovativ bruk av IKT i engelskundervisningen. Gjennom bruken av kasusstudie og en design-basert forskningstilnærming beskriver denne studien to gjennomføringer og design-sykluser av et verksted med bruk av digitale fortellinger ved en norsk lærerutdanning hvor det overordnede målet var å vise innovative og hensiktsmessige måter å integrere IKT i engelskundervisningen. En digital kompetansemodell er brukt som linse i dataanalysen hvor datamaterialet kommer fra en kvantitativ spørre-undersøkelse, feltobservasjoner, refleksjonslogger, digitale artefakter og semi-strukturerte intervjuer. Studiens funn viser en rekke tilnærmingsmåter som kan tas i bruk i gjennomføringen av verksted i digitale fortellinger, slik som modellering av integrering av IKT og vurdering med IKT, stillasbygging ved studentaktive læringsopplevelser med IKT, og brobygging mellom teori og praksis gjennom refleksjon. Implikasjoner for lærerutdanningen blir diskutert.Nøkkelord: profesjonsfaglig digital kompetanse, digitale fortellinger, lærer-studenter, lærerutdannere, lærerutdanning, engelsk fagdidaktikkAbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine how the use of digital storytelling (DST in teacher education can help develop digital competence in secondary school English as a second language (ESL student teachers, and promote the innovative use of information and communications technology (ICT in ESL teaching. Following a case methodology and a design-based research approach, the study reports on two iterative design cycles of a DST workshop held at a Norwegian teacher education program where the aim was to promote secondary ESL student teachers’ digital competence and showcase innovative ways of integrating ICT into ESL teaching. A digital competence model is used as a research lens

  20. MONITORING OF THE EDUCATIONAL ADULT CENTER: SEEKING WAYS FOR IMPROVING THE ACTIVITY WITH PEOPLE OF "THE THIRD AGE"

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    Isimbaev Erkin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors discuss the experience of the educational adult center in the context of the idea - "education throughout the life". In the frame of the last three years the Centre organized the monitoring and analytical work to create a system of education and finding ways to improve the efficiency of working with people of "the third age". The article presents the facts and analytical conclusions on the results of the monitoring.

  1. On the Problems Existed in Chinese Art Education and the Way Out

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    Yue, Youxi

    2009-01-01

    Nowadays Chinese art education has mostly four problems: The first one is to make art education skilling; The second is to make art education moralization; The third is to make art education mechanization; The fourth is to make art education marginalization. The root of the problems has two aspects: First, the actuality of education system affects…

  2. "Systems Education Experiences: Transforming high school science education through unique partnerships, inquiry based modules, and ocean systems studies"

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    Ludwig, C.; Orellana, M. V.; Baliga, N. S.

    2012-12-01

    Recent advances in experimental practice, accompanying computational techniques and systems thinking, have advanced biological inquiry. However, current scientific practices do not typically resemble the science taught in schools. As a result, students are missing out on significant opportunities to develop the critical thinking that is needed both in science and many professions. As a potential solution to this ongoing problem in science education, we are using current scientific practices to create classroom activities, packaged in easy-to-use curriculum modules, which promote conceptual development of standards based instructional outcomes. By bringing together students, teachers, researchers, engineers, and programmers we bring needed systems thinking and engaging inquiry experiences to schools throughout Washington State and the nation. Teachers are trained and continuously supported as they learn needed content and methods to bring this new science into their classrooms. Current research on ocean acidification, changing biogeochemical cycles, and the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of ocean systems studies have been translated through our newest curriculum module. Developing this module presented a significant challenge due to the urgency and importance of instilling understanding in high school students as they prepare to make decisions on the highly charged political, economic, and scientific issues of climate change and ocean acidification. Challenges have been overcome through partnerships and through infusing the habits of sustainability, high level thinking, systems modeling, scientific design, and communication. The Next Generation Standards have opened the door for nationwide dissemination of the module as we embark enabling students to think, understand, and contribute to scientific research.

  3. Ways Constituency Development Fund Promotes Secondary Education in Laikipia West District, Kenya

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    Mwangi, Peter Murage

    2013-01-01

    Kenya started providing secondary school education as part of her basic education in 2008 through subsidized secondary education in 2008, but was faced by two major challenges; secondary schools are fewer than primary schools, and secondary education is more costly than primary education. This has made many students especially those from poor…

  4. "Women's studies is in a lot of ways--consciousness raising": the educational origins of identity politics.

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    Loss, Christopher P

    2011-08-01

    The second-wave feminist movement crystallized a new politics of personal identity that was fueled by and became inextricably linked to the modern university. On and off campus women organized into groups to press for political and educational rights. Along the way, women discovered that politics and education were both personal and that the achievement of "identity" offered the most direct path to true selfhood and liberation. This conclusion helped forge an enduring bond between higher education and identity group politics that continues to shape American higher education and politics to this day.

  5. Workforce, learners, competencies, and the learning environment: Research in Medical Education 2014 and the way forward.

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    West, Daniel C; Robins, Lynne; Gruppen, Larry D

    2014-11-01

    Medicine in the United States is changing as a result of many factors, including the needs and demands of 21st-century society. In this commentary, the authors review the 2014 Research in Medical Education (RIME) articles in the context of these changes and with an eye toward the future. The authors organized the 12 RIME articles into four broad themes: career development and workforce issues; competency and assessment; admissions, wellness, and the learning environment; and intended and unintended learning. Although the articles represent a broad range of issues, the authors identified three key take-home points from the collection: (1) Schools may be able to address the looming shortage of primary care physicians through admission selection criteria and targeted curricular activities; (2) better understanding of the competencies required to perform complex physician tasks could lead to more effective ways to teach and assess these tasks; and (3) the intended and unintended learning that take place in the medical learning environment require careful attention in order to produce physicians who are both skilled enough and well enough to meet the needs of society.

  6. Ways of Knowing, Outcomes and "Comparative Education": Be Careful What You Pray For

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    Cowen, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Comparative education as a field of study in universities (and "comparative education" as practised by nineteenth-century administrators of education in Canada, England, France and the USA) has always addressed the theme of "transfer": that is, the movement of educational ideas, principles and practices, and institutions and…

  7. Relational Ways of Being an Educator: Trauma-Informed Practice Supporting Disenfranchised Young People

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    Morgan, Ann; Pendergast, Donna; Brown, Raymond; Heck, Deborah

    2015-01-01

    Despite complex reasons for disengagement and exclusion from conventional schooling, all children have a right to education that is of a high quality. Disenfranchised young people require alternatives for re-engaging in education. This necessitates a rethinking of what it means to be an educator in alternative education settings and how to relate…

  8. Autobiographies: A Way to Explore Student-Teachers’ Beliefs in a Teacher Education Program

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Autobiographies depict with words life stories, personal experiences, and perceptions that allow researchers to deeply understand the way people see life, reflect, and construct meaning out of experiences. This article aims at describing the contributions of autobiographies as valuable resources in qualitative research when exploring people’s beliefs, personal knowledge, and changes as a result of experience and learning. This is all based on a research project carried out at a Colombian public university, where students from the undergraduate English teaching program wrote their language learning stories which were used as an instrument to garner data. The project also aims at demonstrating how these narratives exhibit human activity and diverse events that may have a significant effect on the epistemologies and methodologies of teacher education.Las autobiografías perfilan con palabras las historias de vida, experiencias personales y percepciones que brindan a los investigadores una profunda comprensión de la manera como las personas ven la vida, reflexionan y construyen significado a partir de esas experiencias. Este artículo tiene como objetivo describir las contribuciones de las autobiografías como recursos valiosos en la investigación cualitativa por cuanto son un medio para explorar las creencias, el conocimiento personal y los cambios en los individuos como resultado de la experiencia y el aprendizaje. El presente trabajo se basa en una investigación realizada en una universidad pública colombiana, en la que estudiantes de la Licenciatura en Inglés narraron sus historias sobre el aprendizaje de la lengua; narraciones que fueron usadas como instrumentos para la recolección de información. Adicionalmente, se busca demostrar cómo dichas narrativas describen la actividad humana y diversos eventos que pudiesen tener un efecto significativo en la construcción epistemológica y metodológica en la formación de docentes.

  9. When Corruption Gets in the Way: Befriending Diaspora and EU-nionizing Bosnia's Higher Education

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    2013-01-01

    This article investigates the encounter of EU-unionization with a domesticated practice of corruption in Bosnian higher education. Relying on primary data collected in Bosnia's public higher education system, the study finds that the country's corrupt higher education is in conflict with the Bologna-themed reforms that would arguably help…

  10. When Corruption Gets in the Way: Befriending Diaspora and EU-nionizing Bosnia's Higher Education

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    Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra

    2013-01-01

    This article investigates the encounter of EU-unionization with a domesticated practice of corruption in Bosnian higher education. Relying on primary data collected in Bosnia's public higher education system, the study finds that the country's corrupt higher education is in conflict with the Bologna-themed reforms that would arguably help…

  11. Math and Movement: Practical Ways to Incorporate Math into Physical Education

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    Wade, Marcia

    2016-01-01

    Each year, physical educators are asked to incorporate even more math, language arts, science and social studies into their curriculum. The challenge is how to do this without sacrificing the essential health and life skills provided by a quality physical education program. One program, Math & Movement, is a great aid for physical educators to…

  12. It's a Long Way down: The Underlying Tensions in the Education Export Industry

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    Marginson, Simon

    2011-01-01

    The stellar rise of the education export industry in Australian higher education, and the even more spectacular downturn now occurring, mask underlying tensions that have long dogged the industry and prevented it from improving quality or achieving long-term sustainability. The international education programme has been unbalanced by the drive for…

  13. Math and Movement: Practical Ways to Incorporate Math into Physical Education

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    Wade, Marcia

    2016-01-01

    Each year, physical educators are asked to incorporate even more math, language arts, science and social studies into their curriculum. The challenge is how to do this without sacrificing the essential health and life skills provided by a quality physical education program. One program, Math & Movement, is a great aid for physical educators to…

  14. What Is the Best Way to Achieve Broader Reach of Improved Practices in Higher Education?

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    Kezar, Adrianna

    2011-01-01

    This article examines a common problem in higher education--how to create more widespread use of improved practices, often commonly referred to as innovations. I argue that policy models of scale-up are often advocated in higher education but that they have a dubious history in community development and K-12 education and that higher education…

  15. Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and a Way Forward

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    Okoye, Reko; Arimonu, Maxwell Onyenwe

    2016-01-01

    Technical education, as enshrined in the Nigerian national policy on education, is concerned with qualitative technological human resources development directed towards a national pool of skilled and self reliant craftsmen, technicians and technologists in technical and vocational education fields. In Nigeria, the training of technical personnel…

  16. Those Moral Aspects Unique to the Profession: Principals' Perspectives on Their Work and the Implications for a Professional Ethic for Educational Leadership

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    Frick, William C.; Gutierrez, Kathrine J.

    2008-01-01

    This study examined aspects of work-related behavior considered morally and ethically unique to the profession of educational leadership as expressed by practitioners. The purpose was to empirically test and develop a practical, profession-specific ethic as articulated by Shapiro and Stefkovich (2001, 2005) and Stefkovich (2006). The study used…

  17. 高等教育的三种理解方式%Three Ways of Understanding Higher Education

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    2015-01-01

    The understanding is the human survival way,people continue to construct their own spirit and the real world by understanding. For higher education,its own shape and value of property can become different because of the way people understand. By understanding,people shape the history,now and in the future of higher education. Generally speaking,people tend to understand higher education from three ways that shape the perception of life,knowledge of intellectual activities,entity organizational university. Although it is not the only expression way for human understanding and the expression higher education,through these three ways that people can be more intuitive insight into the feelings of the people brought to higher education.%理解是人的生存方式,人通过理解不断建构着自己的精神与现实世界。对于高等教育来说,其本身的形态和价值属性会因为人的理解方式不同而不同。人通过理解塑造着高等教育的历史、现在和未来。通常来说,人们倾向于从塑造可以感知的生命、智识活动的知识和实体机构的大学3个方式去理解高等教育。人的理解和高等教育的表达方式虽然并不是唯一的,但是通过这3种方式,人们可以更加直观深刻地体会到高等教育带给人们的感受。

  18. 高校体育的困境与出路%The dilemmas and ways out of college physical education

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    杨辉

    2014-01-01

    了解高校体育的现实困境对于高校体育的未来发展具有重要意义。从多维视角对我国高校体育的困境进行了解析,认为高校体育至少面临以下6大困境:大学体育功能的弱化;体育课程实际地位低下;现行教育制度对体育的忽视;社会舆论对体育的淡漠;学校体育理论对实践缺乏指导;体育科研对体育教学缺乏支持。在此基础上,提出了化解高校体育困境的出路。%Understanding the realistic dilemmas of college physical education has important significance to the fu-ture development of college physical education. The author analyzed the dilemmas of college physical education in China from multiple perspectives, and concluded that college physical education was facing at least the following 6 dilemmas:the weakening of college physical education functions;the actual status of physical education curriculum being low;the ignoring of physical education by the currently effective education system;public opinions’ indiffer-ence to physical education; school physical education theories’ lack of guidance for practice; physical education searches’ lack of guidance for physical education teaching. On such a basis, the author put forward ways out for re-solving the dilemmas of college physical education.

  19. About the Way of the Information Literacy Education in the Subject other than the Information Specialty

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    Kawamura, Kazuki

    Information Literacy is the word that combined Information and Literacy. It was the word that was used in the Temporary Educational Council at the beginning. Because of this, Information Literacy is used well in the meaning called Information Utilization Ability in the information education of an elementary school and junior high school and senior high school. On the other hand, it is positioning it with the first year Information Literacy Education in the university. In the General Information Processing Education Board of the Information Processing Society of Japan, we proposed the GEBOK (General Education Body of Knowledge) and the curriculum of GE. In this paper, we propose about the Information Literacy Education in the university, while introducing them.

  20. European online postgraduate educational programme in neonatology-the way forward?

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    Hall, Michael A; Cuttini, Marina; Flemmer, Andreas W

    2008-01-01

    -quality education to trainees from large geographical areas. We report the outcomes of an experimental educational project which provided an online postgraduate programme in neonatology. Ninety trainees from 14 countries, primarily European, participated. Six educational modules in neonatal topics were delivered...... in neonatology is feasible and transferable, but for this approach to be viable formal accreditation and protected time for both trainees and tutors are required....

  1. Doing things my way:Teaching physical education with a disability

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    Grenier, Michelle A.; Horrell, Andrew; Genovese, Bryan

    2014-01-01

    Having a disability and being a teacher can be a critical site for examining practices associated with ability, competence, and pedagogy. While there is a growing literature base that examines the experiences of students with disabilities in physical education, there is virtually no research that examines the experiences of physical education teachers with disabilities. Using the capability approach, this article explores the experiences of a physical education teaching intern with a physical...

  2. Business Schools under Fire: Humanistic Management Education as the Way Forward. Humanism in Business Series

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    Amann, Wolfgang, Ed.; Pirson, Michael, Ed.; Dierksmeier, Claus, Ed.; Von Kimakowitz, Ernst, Ed.; Spitzeck, Heiko, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    In a time of instability trust in managers is low. Management education is being scrutinized for its impact on society and business schools have been considered as "silent partners in corporate crime." This book outlines how business schools can get out of the line of fire by presenting the cornerstones of a humanistic business education. This…

  3. A New Perspective on the Quest for Education: The Saudi Arabian Way to Knowledge Society

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    Pavan, Annalisa

    2013-01-01

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thanks to the foresight and generosity of the Al Saud ruling family, has always devoted great efforts to the development of education. Investments in higher education, in particular, have increased exponentially in recent years. The purpose of this paper is to introduce some facts and figures about the new developments…

  4. Mobile Learning and Indigenous Education in Canada: A Synthesis of New Ways of Learning

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    Pulla, Siomonn

    2017-01-01

    M-Learning holds great potential for supporting the positive educational outcomes of underserved Indigenous communities in the Canadian North, and even in urban centers, that are at risk of exclusion from affordable, high-quality learning experiences. The technical advantages of having mobile technology to deliver educational curricula and assess…

  5. Trendsetting: A New Way to Keep up with Trends & Indicators in New England's Education and Economy

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    Harney, John O.

    2013-01-01

    For more than half a century, the "New England Journal of Higher Education" ("NEJHE") has been publishing tables and charts exploring "Trends & Indicators" (T&I) in New England's demography, high school performance and graduation, college enrollment, college graduation rates and degree production, higher education financing and university…

  6. Responsibilities, Tensions and Ways Forward: Parents' Perspectives on Children's Sexuality Education

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    Robinson, Kerry H.; Smith, Elizabeth; Davies, Cristyn

    2017-01-01

    Children's sexuality education continues to be plagued with tensions and controversies. In consequence, children's access to sexuality education is severely compromised, especially in terms of the time dedicated to this topic, the content addressed, how it is taught and by whom. Based on a study of 342 Australian parents of primary school aged…

  7. Designing Authentic Learning Environments in Chemistry Lessons: Paving the Way in Pre-Service Teacher Education

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    Schumacher, Andrea; Reiners, Christiane S.

    2013-01-01

    Authenticity has recently become a popular term in science education. A study focusing on authenticity in the sense of making chemistry lessons better resemble chemistry practice is carried out at the University of Cologne in the Institute of Chemical Education, where prospective chemistry teachers are trained. In the long run an innovative module…

  8. Smart way; Smart way

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    A smart way, in which communication/information processing/control technologies are melted, is to realize a road traffic system which is safe/comfortable. This is planned as a common base supporting a lot of services such as the vehicle traffic information communication system, automatic toll collecting system and operation assisting road system. Vehicles running on the smart way exchange information with roads for increasing safety and relaxing regulation. Further, the way is expected as the social infrastructure of the 21st century which has a lot of possibilities such as acquisition of travel information and video/music information and cashless purchases at shops on the way. (translated by NEDO)

  9. The Ways of Preventing Students’ Extremism and Intolerance in the Regional Educational Institutions

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    O. A. Selivanova

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available  The paper reveals the inefficiency problem of preventive measures controlling students’ intolerant and extremist behavior in higher educational institutions. According to the author, such trends in students’ society, as well as the rising phenomenon of nationalistic religious identity inevitably leading to interpersonal tensions, are caused in the last decades by the degrading prestige of higher education, growing pragmatism and formality of its achievement and key value depreciation in higher educational institutions. To improve the existing situation, it is necessary to revive the main functions of higher educational establishments –the intellectual and professional elite formation, cherishing the humanity values, social responsibility and active civil position; on the other hand, it is vitally important to create the system of prevention and correction of such trends as intolerance and extremism. However, the above goals are aggravated by the number of other problems listed in the paper.The method of developing the system of complex prevention of the mentioned negative phenomena is proposed with the reference to higher educational institutions; the specific stages of the given method, the technologies and organizational forms being outlined; the practical application and outcome in Tyumen State University being discussed. The research findings can be interesting for people responsible for preventive measures in higher educational instinutionms. 

  10. Mirrors of the Mind: Introduction to Mindful Ways of Thinking Education. Educational Psychology: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives. Volume 19

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    Inoue, Noriyuki

    2012-01-01

    "Mirrors of the Mind" uses East Asian epistemology and cultural concepts as new conceptual tools to address fundamental questions that educators encounter. The book invites readers to critically reflect on commonly held assumptions about learning, cognition, motivation, development, and other essential areas of educational psychology and learning…

  11. Early Childhood Educators' Experiences in Their Work Environments: Shaping (Im)possible Ways of Being an Educator?

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    Cumming, Tamara

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore the complex interrelations between educators' work environments and their experiences as an entryway for thinking differently about workforce stability and sustainability. Concepts of macro- and micropolitics (drawn from the work of Deleuze and Guattari) are used to explore one educator's experiences in…

  12. Mirrors of the Mind: Introduction to Mindful Ways of Thinking Education. Educational Psychology: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives. Volume 19

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    Inoue, Noriyuki

    2012-01-01

    "Mirrors of the Mind" uses East Asian epistemology and cultural concepts as new conceptual tools to address fundamental questions that educators encounter. The book invites readers to critically reflect on commonly held assumptions about learning, cognition, motivation, development, and other essential areas of educational psychology and learning…

  13. The Educational Nature of Different Ways Teachers Communicate with Children about Natural Phenomena

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    Gustavsson, Laila; Pramling, Niklas

    2014-01-01

    This empirical study analyses the qualitatively different ways in which teachers approach children's learning in and about nature. The empirical data consists of video observations of children and teachers communicating with one another around natural phenomena found during excursions into a forest. Variation theory is presented as a framework for…

  14. Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs: Toward a More Inclusive Agenda in Bilingual Education.

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    Reyes, Sharon Adelman

    2001-01-01

    Examines essential components of quality two-way bilingual immersion programs. Discusses language acquisition research underlying context-embedded content-area instruction in a second language; research on the benefits of bilingualism in terms of academic, cognitive, and metalinguistic development; and the link between bilingualism and positive…

  15. Two-Way Bilingual Education: Students Learning through Two Languages. Final Report.

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    Christian, Donna; Montone, Chris; Carranza, Isolda; Lindholm, Kathryn; Proctor, Patrick

    The report presents results of a study of elementary and secondary school two-way bilingual immersion programs that focused on the program and contextual factors affecting student learning, student and teacher language use in the classroom, and teaching strategies used to promote target language use and increase language proficiency. The study…

  16. Importance of music like way of intercultural communication in the educational process

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is show how the methodological and structural music nature leads the pupil to understanding, to estimating the cultural reality that wraps; since music is a fruit of an exchange of theoretical-practical experiences in different zones of the world and his methodology of learning is active and participative, needing from collaboration and understanding between the interpreters. All this, it leads to considering to be music an image of the time and of the company that has produced it, and, due to it, turns into a suitable tool to be employed the interculture at the classroom. This article takes as there basses one of aims of the artistic education, to promote the expression of the cultural diversity to reinforce personal values, to show how it is possible educate interculturally by means of music, that is to say, across what has come naming «educate for the music».

  17. Review of relative age effects and potential ways to reduce them in sport and education

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    David Gutiérrez Díaz del Campo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Differences on chronological age within a peer/age group are known as Relative Age, and its consecuences as Relative Age Effec (RAE. This article is a review of the most relevant publications in both the educative and sportive contexts. The decision of reviewing both contexts in the same article is based on the existence of many points in common between them. Furthermore when research is made on youth sport, all the participants are at the same time in the educational system. The hypothesis of the origin of RAE and possible solutions are discussed and analysed at the end of the paper. Besides the objective of compiling and analyse what literature says about RAE, this article has the aim of raisig awareness about this problem and wish of intervention in educators and sportive managers.

  18. [Patient education in rheumatology: a way to better disease management using patients' empowerment].

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    Lind-Albrecht, Gudrun

    2006-11-01

    Patients' empowerment has become a main issue in modern treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases. Within this concept patient education is an important instrument. Specific standardized programs, developed by multicenter groups under the leadership of the DGRh (German Society for Rheumatology) have become widely used all over Germany. The DGRh takes care of the program quality and of the trainers and heads of courses. Based on modern educational theories for adults and using a modular concept, which must be adapted to the individual situation of the patients, the curricula are put into practice by trainees of the different professions concerned. Controlled studies have not only shown the progress of patients' knowledge, compliance and coping, but also showed striking socioeconomic advantages in long-term follow-up. Patient education leads to a better and cost-effective management of rheumatic diseases.

  19. Top 10 ways to reconcile social media and 'traditional' education in emergency care.

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    Roland, Damian; Brazil, Victoria

    2015-10-01

    Social media has been viewed by some as a threat to traditional medical education. In emergency care, the underpinning educational principles of social media, while sometimes innovative in their delivery, are often no different than long-standing techniques and methods. This article aims to encourage discussion and debate that reduces the divide between these two communities of practice. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  20. PAVING THE WAY: CONDITIONS OF INCLUSION OF THE EDUCATORS BEGINNERS IN NORTHERN MEXICO

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    Evangelina Cervantes H

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper the authors analyzes the knowledge process and labor conditions in the teaching work of the graduates students of the Bachelor of education offered by the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Through the qualitative method the authors provide testimonies of the novels teachers in theirs first work. The search offer a perspective of the trajectories of this teachers in the basic educational system in Juarez city, Chih., observed laboral precarious conditions of teachers careers in university preparation, in effect, exist incidence the discords elements in their certification, qualification and development in relation with the graduates students of Escuelas Normales.

  1. A Modest Proposal: One Way to Save Journalism and Journalism Education

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    John, Jeffrey Alan

    2013-01-01

    This essay suggests that because anyone and everyone can now be a "journalist," the standards of the field of journalism have been greatly diminished. To regain respect for the profession and retain stature in the academy, journalism education should offer an assurance of the legitimacy of journalism program graduates by recognizing only…

  2. That's Blog Worthy: Ten Ways to Integrate Blogging into the Health Education Classroom

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    Burke, Sloane; Oomen-Early, Jody

    2008-01-01

    Blogs are popular, innovative, online platforms for learning. Blogging allows for synthesis of content and helps sustain student engagement in the health education classroom setting. Objectives: Students will define a blog, execute a blog to apply learned health content, and post and respond to other students' health-related blogs. Target…

  3. The Struggle for Equality of Educational Opportunity: A Way Out of Bondage.

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    Arnez, Nancy L.

    1976-01-01

    Historically, the education of some slaves established a middle class within the black population. By the beginning of the 19th century many ex-slaves were able to establish their own business enterprises, using the skills learned. This skilled group became the proponents of freedom for their people and participated in the establishment of schools…

  4. The Sweet Briar Way: The Search for Organizational Identity in Higher Education

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    Ross Haynes, Denice Katherine

    2010-01-01

    This study looked at organizational identity in higher education. First conceptualized by organizational and management theorists Stuart Albert and David Whetten in 1985, it is defined as those attributes and features members believe to be most central and enduring about their organization and that distinguish it from others. Using case study…

  5. Throwing down the Gauntlet: Ten Ways to Ensure That Higher Education Research Continues to Matter

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    Perna, Laura W.

    2016-01-01

    As members of ASHE, we have an obligation to ensure that ASHE is an association that both promotes career development of members and advances the production and dissemination of high-quality research-based knowledge on current and emerging issues in higher education. In this presidential address, I look to the future of ASHE, offering questions…

  6. From Special Schools to Inclusive Education: The Way forward for Developing Countries South of the Sahara

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    Charema, John

    2007-01-01

    Persons with disabilities, especially children and the young continue to be the most disadvantaged groups in all societies (Hegarty & Alur, 2002). They manifest a number of limitations and are subjected to social discrimination, impoverished educational experiences and above all, very limited work opportunities. In developing countries, where…

  7. The Way to Entrepreneurship: Education and Work Experience for Female Entrepreneurs, Jiaocheng County, Shanxi Province

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    Minglu Chen

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the education background and work history of a newly emerged group of entrepreneurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC—women. Based on interviews with 62 women entrepreneurs in the north China county of Jiaocheng, Shanxi Province, conducted between October 2003 and May 2004, it compares and analyzes the situation of women enterprise owners, wives of male enterprise owners and those who take leadership positions in the enterprises as workshop leaders, share holders, managers and defacto managers. The results suggest that higher education is not an important element in the making of these women entrepreneurs, but literacy still matters for those who are seeking higher positions in private enterprises or setting up their own business. The interviewees’ work experience corresponds to their education background, as most of them used to be engaged in jobs requiring less education. This paper also reveals the situation of one specific group formed by widowed women taking over their husbands’ enterprises after their death. It suggests that these women had experienced considerable hardship in running the business.

  8. Environmental Education Policy Research--Challenges and Ways Research Might Cope with Them

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    Laessoe, Jeppe; Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Blum, Nicole

    2013-01-01

    This essay examines the relationship between research and policy and, more specifically, how researchers might relate to policy work. Given the current international policy focus on climate change, green growth and sustainability in general, it argues for strengthening and widening policy research in the areas of Environmental Education (EE),…

  9. Artistic Ways of Knowing in Gifted Education: Encouraging Every Student to Think Like an Artist

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    Haroutounian, Joanne

    2017-01-01

    After decades of fluctuating presence in gifted education, the arts are surprisingly establishing themselves in academic classrooms, spurred by arts integration with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula or science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). This renewed interest provides the opportunity to…

  10. It's Theories All the Way Down: A Response to Scientific Research in Education

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    Gee, James Paul

    2005-01-01

    This article considers the six principles that the National Research Council's report Scientific Research in Education claims define an enterprise as scientific. I argue that these principles are relatively vacuous generalities because one cannot determine anything about any of them from outside specific theories of specific domains (and domains…

  11. Educational Leadership in the Spiritual Way: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be"

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    Thom, Douglas J.; Ma, Qi; Ho, Kwok Keung

    2005-01-01

    Background: The article provides a broad, concise overview with the intent to provoke scholarly argument and debate on an illusive, yet majestic, theme. Purpose: In this article, the authors make the case for educational leaders who are spiritual. Argument: The contemporary postmodern world society is very cosmopolitan and pluralistic. The…

  12. Innovative ways to finance education and their relation to lifelong learning.

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    H. Oosterbeek

    1998-01-01

    This paper provides three pieces of analysis. First, an economic theory account of the reasons that governments may have to intervene in the market for education is offered. This account is based on insights from both the neoclassical (market) paradigm and the information paradigm. Second, it evalua

  13. [Adolescents under socio-educational measures: everyday ways of being and possibilities for nursing].

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    do Carmo, Dilce Rejane Peres; Padoin, Stela Maris de Mello; de Paula, Cristiane Cardoso; Terra, Marlene Gomes; Souza, Ivis Emília de Oliveira

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    This study aimed to understand the routine of the adolescent-being, who is under semi-liberty socio-educational measures. A phenomenological research was developed in unit of the Socio-Educational Treatment Foundation (Fundação de Atendimento Socioeducativo), in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Interviews were held with nine adolescents, from February to May, 2009. The Heideggerian analysis un-veiled that this socio-educational measure means a prison for them, something bad. They know they are not in the prison system due to their age and re-cognize they have thrown away their adolescence. In the institution, these youngsters go to school to learn something, to get some job. They express themselves through gossip, ambiguity and occupation. The conclusion is that the teenager is-thrown in that which is determined and remain in impersonality. For social reintegration they need the help of the socio-educational system, mediated by interdisciplinary work, and a support network for which the family, community and State are co-responsible.

  14. The Ways to Optimize the History Education in Ukrainian Danube Region

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    Liliya Tsyganenko

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The history education in the Danube region has a long tradition. In 1940 Akkerman Teachersř Institute (later - Izmail State Pedagogical Institute opened the Faculty of History, which lasted until 1950. Revival of the history education in the region occurred in 1991, when at the college, within the Faculty of Ukrainian Philology was resumed training of the historical profile. As an independent faculty of the University the Department of History existed from 2001 to 2011. Demographic problems, poor funding, remoteness from major research centers, the lack of historical perspective of the scientific projects call into question the ability to save in Izmail University the training center for historians of the region. Today there is an urgent need to optimize the approaches and principles of the organization of history education in the Danube region, which should be based on the application of scientific research in the educational process, expanding European integration approaches, joint historical research, frank discussion on relevant and topical issues of the past Bessarabia. As well as the creation by the scientists of Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova joint history textbooks of the Danube region.

  15. A Dynamic Learning Concept in Early Years' Education: A Possible Way to Prevent Schoolification

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    Broström, Stig

    2017-01-01

    In early childhood education and care, Nordic social pedagogy approach is challenged by a learning orientation that often results in unproductive "either/or" thinking. Therefore, based on the two approaches and by analysing several dimensions of Froebel's ideas and prevailing social-historical activity (play) theory, the author deduces…

  16. The Pacific Way: Sustainability in Higher Education in the South Pacific Island Nations

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    Corcoran, Peter Blaze; Koshy, Kanayathu Chacko

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to create an area profile of significant activity and possibility in higher education for sustainable development (ESD) in the island nations of the South Pacific Ocean. Design/methodology/approach: This is a descriptive research paper on philosophy, policy, and practice according to a methodology of…

  17. Individual Educational Ways of Independent Engineering Graphics Training in Technical Higher School

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays there is a growing demand for qualified engineers, researchers and developers with the information technology competence, and ability in self-development, self-perfection and self-knowledge; and thevariative higher education is needed for training such specialists. The paper describes the experience of Izhevsk State Technical University providing the opportunity for individual selection of educational curricula and independent Engineering Graphics training aimed at developing spatial imagination, capability of finding the constructive engineering solutions and analysis and synthesis of spatial forms. The possible individual educational directions are given including the professional, informational and research ones. The paper demonstrates the basic and variant module elements of the Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics discipline, the competence formation levels of Engineering Graphics (basic, reconstructive and creative being outlined along with the relatingestimation methods. The authors recommend the group expert estimation method for selecting individual educational curricula, competence oriented assessment means, and providing the high quality diagnostics.

  18. Students' Self-Assessment: Other Way to Assess Competences at Higher Education

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    Ferrandiz-Vindel, Isabel-Maria

    2011-01-01

    At the High Education European Frame (EEES), we propose the necessity to generate a change in assess procedures and not only at the designs or at the methodology proposals to favour the development of the specific and transversal competences of each degree. The objective of this work is to show how the student receives his/her learning process…

  19. A conceptual framework to identify spatial implications of new ways of learning in higher education

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    Beckers, Ronald; van der Voordt, Theo; Dewulf, Geert P.M.R.

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    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the spatial implications of new learning theories and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – Based on a review of the literature, a theoretical framework has been developed that

  20. A conceptual framework to identify spatial implications of new ways of learning in higher education

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    Beckers, R.; Voordt, van der Theo; Dewulf, Geert

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the spatial implications of new learning theories and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – Based on a review of the literature, a theoretical framework has been developed tha

  1. Ancient Ways and Lessons Learned: What Montessorians Can Understand from Native Educators

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    Schonleber, Nanette S.

    2008-01-01

    Maria Montessori envisioned an educational approach that could serve as a transformative agent for peaceful and positive change in the world; in fact, she dedicated her adult life to perfecting teaching methods and strategies congruent with that vision. Montessorians today continue to share that vision, but they also wrestle with modern realities.…

  2. From Exclusion to Inclusion: Ways of Responding in Schools to Students with Special Educational Needs

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    Ainscow, Mel; Dyson, Alan; Weiner, Saira

    2013-01-01

    The idea that schools can impact positively on student outcomes is a crucial driver in the rise of interest in school improvement research and practice. This review focuses on "from exclusion to inclusion." With a specific focus on children with special educational needs (SEN), this review addresses the forms of classroom practice that…

  3. Sustainability Science Education in Africa: Negotiating indigenous ways of living with nature in the third space

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    Glasson, George E.; Mhango, Ndalapa; Phiri, Absalom; Lanier, Marilyn

    2010-01-01

    In response to global climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the immense human impact on the carrying capacity of the earth systems, attention has been given to sustainable development worldwide. In this paper, we explore the emerging field of sustainability science within the context of the socio-cultural milieu of Malawi, a sub-Saharan African country. Through interviews in vernacular languages and observations in the field, our research explores how traditional agriculture practices of African elders may contribute to the sustainability of the environment and culture in Africa. Findings indicate that traditional farmers and food preservationists choose to practice indigenous ways of living with nature to live sustainably in a globalized economy. Further discussion elucidates how merging worldviews and hybridized knowledge and languages can be leveraged to create a third space for dialogue and curriculum development by connecting indigenous ways of living with Eurocentric science.

  4. The ways of teaching process optimization in physical education of the students’ special medical group

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    Bukov U.A.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – to identify the effectiveness of the use of innovative approaches in physical education teaching process of special medical group students. The study involved 15 boys aged 13-14 years. The lesson include exercises consisting of the elements of Pilates, yoga and static body-oriented therapy. The proposed program of physical exercises performed by students in the main part of the lesson and took the volume to 80% of the time. Set to increase the functionality of the skeletal muscles, the adaptive capacity of cardio-respiratory system, the health and strength of the nervous system, optimization of anthropometric indices, improved spinal mobility. A high degree of efficiency in the learning process of innovation of general preventive and therapeutic intervention is identified. Proposed to use in the educational process modern methods of prevention and correction

  5. Effective leadership--the way to excellence in health professions education.

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    Osmani, Syed Suhail Naser

    2013-11-01

    The current times are witnessing an explosion of new knowledge in medicine. The demographic profile, geographic distribution of many diseases is changing, there have been dramatic shifts in the health care delivery, healthcare professionals are more socially and professionally accountable, patients have become more consumerist in their attitude. These factors coupled with the increasing demand for trained health care professionals has led to, firstly, a rapid increase in the health professionals education institutions and secondly curricular changes and adoption of newer teaching learning methodologies, to equip the graduates with the desirable outcomes. The scene in health professions education is one characterized by rapid activity and change. A time which demands effective leadership at these institutions for achieving excellence. Drawing from a decade long experience, at different medical schools in the gulf region, the author opines that it is effective leadership, as observed at the institutions where he worked, which is responsible for realization of institutional vision, rapid development and achievement of excellence.

  6. E-learning as a Way to Improve the Quality of Educational for International Students

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    Yanushchik, Olga Vladimirovna; Pakhomova, Elena Grigorievna; Batbold, Khongorzul

    2015-01-01

    The article focuses on the problem of teaching mathematics to students of an engineering university learning in a non-native language. The results of a survey helped us identify the main difficulties facing international students when they begin their studies at Russian universities. We also describe a methodology of teaching mathematics using e-learning as web-based instruction. The use of e-learning in the educational process improves the quality of practical training and provides a better ...

  7. Mobile learning practices and preferences a way forward in enhancing dental education learning experience

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    Jane Manakil

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To explore undergraduate dental students′ mobile technological preferences and their use in learning and patient management in dentistry. Materials and Methods: An online survey questionnaire (62 Questions in five parts was designed to investigate the impact of mobile technology in dental education amongst the Bachelor in Dental Science and Graduate Dental Science (1 st -5 th year students, at the School of Dentistry, Griffith University, Australia. Participation was voluntary. Results: In total, 251 dental students consented to participate in the study. The majority of participants were in the age group of 18-25 (65.3%. Mobile devices were used by 93.2% of the respondents for various activities including for educational purposes. Laptops and smartphones′ ownership was almost similar; however, 75.7% favoured laptop as the primary device for resource storage, study, research, and organization of study materials. Social media were used by 52% of the 5th year respondents for studies and course-related activities. Majority of the students (78.8% indicated that mobile devices with their software applications could positively assist in patient education and management; however, the relative lack of user-friendly quality applications meant that only 15%-25% of students used software applications for these purposes. Conclusion: The large student ownership of mobile devices and increased interest in its use to enhance learning experiences should encourage universities and software developers to funding research into mobile learning.

  8. YouTube: a new way of supplementing traditional methods in dental education.

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    Mukhopadhyay, Sanjana; Kruger, Estie; Tennant, Marc

    2014-11-01

    Higher education in many disciplines has undergone a dramatic change with the incorporation of electronic means to enhance student learning. YouTube is an open-access online website that has gained tremendous popularity in recent years as it allows users to upload videos for social and educational purposes. The aim of this study was to assess whether dentally relevant videos would be utilized as a freely available tool to aid learning. Forty videos, mainly in the area of dental anatomy and local anesthesia, were uploaded and made available for a period of eighteen months from March 2012 to September 2013. The videos were watched a total of nearly 71,000 times, with the anatomy channels accounting for 58,000 views. Most of the viewers were from the United States and Australia, with an ever-increasing number of viewers from developing countries. This study suggests that YouTube can be used as an adjunct tool to supplement dental education due to it being easily accessible online. It provides many sources of information that can be accessed by those working in or preparing for the dental profession, whether students, practitioners, or those in geographically isolated areas.

  9. Computers in Science education, a new way to teach physics and mathematics?

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    Hjorth-Jensen, Morten; Petter Langtangen, Hans; Mørken, Knut; Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders; Vistnes, Arnt Inge

    2008-04-01

    We present the Computers in Science Education project at the University of Oslo, where computational topics are baked into our undergraduate curriculum of most of our bachelor programs from the very first semester. The first semester consists of courses in traditional Calculus, mathematical modelling and computer science. Topic such as solving differential equations numerically are introduced the first semester and the students learn to program such equation using modern computing languages, in adddition to the standard analytical procedures. The first semester provides the basis for further introduction of computational topics. These are graduallly baked into many other undergraduate courses in mathematics and the sciences. We focus on training our students to use general programming tools in solving physics problems, in addition to the classical analytic problems. Our students handle now at an early stage in their education more realistic physics problems than before. We believe that, in addition to educating modern scientists, this promotes a better physics understanding for a majority of the students.

  10. Ways of dealing with science learning: a study based on Swedish early childhood education practice

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    Gustavsson, Laila; Jonsson, Agneta; Ljung-Djärf, Agneta; Thulin, Susanne

    2016-07-01

    The Swedish school system offers curriculum-based early childhood education (ECE) organised as preschool (for 0-5-year-olds) and preschool class (for 6-year-olds). The intention to create a playful and educational environment based on children's perspectives, interests, and questions is strongly based on historical and cultural traditions. This article develops knowledge of ECE teachers' approaches to science-learning situations. The study applies a phenomenographic approach. The analysis is based on approximately 9.5 hours of video documentation of teacher-led and child-initiated Swedish ECE science activities. We identified two descriptive categories and four subcategories dealing with science-learning situations: (A) making anything visible, containing the three subcategories (Aa) addressing everyone, (Ab) addressing everything, and (Ac) addressing play and fantasy; and (B) creating a shared space for learning (Ba) addressing common content. These categories are related to how efforts to take advantage of children's perspectives are interpreted and addressed in educational practice. The article discusses and exemplifies the use of various categories and their potential implications for ECE learning practice.

  11. Problems and ways to improve organization and conduction of physical education training for foreign students.

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    Kamaiev V.O.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available There were examined organizational and conductional peculiarities of physical education training for foreign students in higher medical institution. 92 foreign students took part in the questionnaire procedure. It is suggested that the discipline should be revised not only as a mean for health conditions strengthening and motor activity increasing, but also as effective mean of social and professional adaptation for foreign students. The objective and subjective difficulties and complications were determined during the process of organization and conduction of trainings for students from foreign countries. It is suggested to take into account their motivation, wish and level of physical and functional qualification.

  12. Embracing healthcare technology - What is the way forward for nurse education?

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    McCabe, Catherine; Timmins, Fiona

    2016-11-01

    Digital technology is regarded as increasingly important in the provision of safe, consistent and optimal health care in the future. However considerable challenges exist in relation to how it can best be used and integrated to support, transform and facilitate user engagement and provide individualised care. Many forms of digital health technology exist already that have improved diagnosis and treatment in terms of early diagnosis and treatment. That said, healthcare, and nursing in particular, remains largely at the periphery of the digital technology transformation and as a result is failing to capitalise on its potential for improving health care and services. Awareness of the level of change in terms of professional and cultural ideology is needed when introducing technology in health care. Participation in the introduction, adaptation and acceptance process by all staff using soft and hard data to create a vision, set clear goals and develop a mutually agreed implementation strategy is essential for success. A positive approach by management towards the use and benefits of digital technology for improving and transforming healthcare in conjunction with education support has been effective in some UK and US projects. Education needs to commence at undergraduate level and continue across the nursing career trajectory. This will help nurses to re-conceptualise how both patients and health care professionals can benefit and that technology can serve to enhance and support patient centred communication rather than limit it. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  13. Science Education and the Scientific Revolution: a way to learn about Science

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    MICHAEL R. MATTHEWS

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper documents some of the international curriculum documents that require that science students learn about science – its methodology, relations with wider culture, technology and worldviews – as well as learning the content and process skills of science. This wider, or cultural, goal for science courses amounts to students learning something about the history and philosophy of their subject. It is argued that some study of the Scientific Revolution is a very appropriate and rich way to forward this cultural goal. The example of the seventeenth-century debate about the shape of the earth is used to illustrate significant features of the scientific revolution, and consequently enduring features of modern science.

  14. How Unique Are Our Users? Part 2: Comparing Responses Regarding the Information-Seeking Habits of Education Faculty

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    Robbins, Sarah; Rupp-Serrano, Karen

    2013-01-01

    This follow-up study examines whether or not findings of single institution studies are applicable to other institutions by performing an institution-to-institution comparison of the results obtained from an information-seeking behavior survey sent to education faculty at twenty research institutions. The results from this study corroborated what…

  15. How Unique Are Our Users? Part 2: Comparing Responses Regarding the Information-Seeking Habits of Education Faculty

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    Robbins, Sarah; Rupp-Serrano, Karen

    2013-01-01

    This follow-up study examines whether or not findings of single institution studies are applicable to other institutions by performing an institution-to-institution comparison of the results obtained from an information-seeking behavior survey sent to education faculty at twenty research institutions. The results from this study corroborated what…

  16. The Cyclical Integration Model as a Way of Managing Major Educational Change

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    Richard G. Berlach

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Where minds meet, there lies the change vector. With regard to change management, however, minds regularly fail to meet in the crucial change space. They either unwittingly zip past each other, deliberately avoid one another, or worse still, collide with excruciating impact. This paper examines the interrelated role of government, the public service and professionals in successfully transitioning major change initiatives. It is argued that unless these agencies operate in synchrony, change negotiation is likely to be hampered. To this end, a model of “Cyclical Integration” is presented and supported by driving questions for each of the three agencies facilitating the change process. Although it is considered that these questions are sufficiently broad to encompass change management across any number of enterprises, what is being considered in this paper is the arena of compulsory education.

  17. Organizing physics teacher professional education around productive habit development: A way to meet reform challenges

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    Etkina, Eugenia; Gregorcic, Bor; Vokos, Stamatis

    2017-06-01

    Extant literature on teacher preparation suggests that preservice teachers learn best when they are immersed in a community that allows them to develop dispositions, knowledge, and practical skills and share with the community a strong vision of what good teaching entails. However, even if the requisite dispositions, knowledge, and skills in pursuing the shared vision of good teaching are developed, the professional demands on a teacher's time are so great out of, and so complex during class time that if every decision requires multiple considerations and deliberations with oneself, the productive decisions might not materialize. We argue that the link between intentional decision making and actual teaching practice are teacher's habits (spontaneous responses to situational cues). Teachers unavoidably develop habits with practical experience and under the influence of knowledge and belief structures that in many ways condition the responses of teachers in their practical work. To steer new teachers away from developing unproductive habits directed towards "survival" instead of student learning, we propose that teacher preparation programs (e.g., in physics) strive to develop in preservice teachers strong habits of mind and practice that will serve as an underlying support structure for beginning teachers. We provide examples of physics teacher habits that are to be developed during the program, propose mechanisms for the development of such habits, and outline possible future research agendas around habits.

  18. THE ANALYSIS OF CRUCIAL WAYS OF STRUGGLE AGAINST THE DISPLAY OF DISHONESTY IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

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    Efimova Galina Zinovevna

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    Full Text Available The article was written on a currently crucial for the modern society issue that is dishonesty of teachers and students in the field of education and science. The difficulty of ethical management of this phenomenon is analyzed. The main forms of non-ethical behavior and their social and economic and psychological consequences are given. To estimate the extent of the problem, the results of big foreign sociological studies are given. The analysis of information given in the official websites of universities (Russian federal universities and the leaders of QS World University Ratings 2012 in Europe, Asia and America was prepared to study the attention which is paid to the problem of academic fraud (and plagiarism as one of its forms. The codes of ethics of higher educational institutions are analyzed as the way to prevent the display of academic fraud. Special attention is paid to the certain examples of struggle against academic fraud in higher educational institutions in Russia and western countries including the application of the specialized software. The struggle against plagiarism in the field of education and science is broadly complicated by the fact that the goal of plagiarism is to fit the research activity publishing standards instead of getting profit (the author doesn’t suffer material damage. The author suggests that the certain means of struggling the facts of academic fraud and its prevention, on the example of plagiarism. It is noticed that the eradicating of incorrect citing in short-term perspective is possible through maximizing the explicitness of educational and research processes.

  19. THE ANALYSIS OF CRUCIAL WAYS OF STRUGGLE AGAINST THE DISPLAY OF DISHONESTY IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

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    Галина Зиновьевна Ефимова

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    Full Text Available The article was written on a currently crucial for the modern society issue that is dishonesty of teachers and students in the field of education and science. The difficulty of ethical management of this phenomenon is analyzed. The main forms of non-ethical behavior and their social and economic and psychological consequences are given. To estimate the extent of the problem, the results of big foreign sociological studies are given. The analysis of information given in the official websites of universities (Russian federal universities and the leaders of QS World University Ratings 2012 in Europe, Asia and America was prepared to study the attention which is paid to the problem of academic fraud (and plagiarism as one of its forms. The codes of ethics of higher educational institutions are analyzed as the way to prevent the display of academic fraud. Special attention is paid to the certain examples of struggle against academic fraud in higher educational institutions in Russia and western countries including the application of the specialized software.The struggle against plagiarism in the field of education and science is broadly complicated by the fact that the goal of plagiarism is to fit the research activity publishing standards instead of getting profit (the author doesn’t suffer material damage.The author suggests that the certain means of struggling the facts of academic fraud and its prevention, on the example of plagiarism. It is noticed that the eradicating of incorrect citing in short-term perspective is possible through maximizing the explicitness of educational and research processes.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-2-15

  20. Changing the way that I am: students experience of educational preparation for advanced nursing roles in the community.

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    Illingworth, Andrea; Aranda, Kay F; De Goeas, Sharon M; Lindley, Penny J

    2013-09-01

    The redesign of the healthcare workforce in the United Kingdom (UK) has resulted in the rapid introduction of more 'advanced' community nursing roles. This presents varying challenges for universities seeking to prepare practitioners for these roles. This paper reports on a qualitative study conducted at one university in England which sought to explore the educational experiences of students preparing for and engaging in advanced nursing roles. Data was collected through focus groups and semi-structured interviews. This study found that educational preparation for advanced nursing roles in the community is varied and complex and involved a number of claims, concerns and issues, captured in three themes: 1. Re-inventing roles; 2. Re-creating selves; and 3. Re-engaging with learning. The findings reveal how those in advanced roles work across occupational boundaries and manage conflicts, using differentiated and complex sources and forms of knowledge and skills. Learning occurs in non-linear ways and is a good example of expansive or sideways learning. There is a need for further research on the type of curriculum and methods to best support students preparing for these roles and further study on the impact on patient experience and outcomes.

  1. The Unique Educative Value of Primary and Secondary School Art%中小学美术独特育人价值刍议

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    邱仁富

    2016-01-01

    美术孕育着人类对美的感悟和理解,蕴涵人类对真善美的追求. 美术具有独特的育人价值和丰厚的育人资源,是推动中小学生全面发展的重要基础. 中小学美术独特育人价值主要体现在:美感培养价值、美的德行培育、美的能力塑造、审美心理的涵养等. 以"美源于自身"作为中小学美术育人的衔接点,对中小学人才培养起到至关重要的作用.%Art carries human ' s perception and understandings to beauty , and contains human ' s pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful .Art, with unique value and abundant resources in respect of education , is the key basis of teenagers ' all-round development .The unique value of primary and secondary school art mainly lies in the following aspects:the cultivation of the aesthetic feeling , the cultivation of virtue , the construction of ability to sense beauty , and the nurture of aesthetic psychology .Taking self-generated beauty as a connecting point in art teaching is crucial to teenager cultivation .

  2. On the Nagumo uniqueness theorem

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    Octavian G. Mustafa; O'Regan, Donal

    2011-01-01

    By a convenient reparametrisation of the integral curves of a nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE), we are able to improve the conclusions of the recent contribution [A. Constantin, Proc. Japan Acad. {\\bf 86(A)} (2010), 41--44]. In this way, we establish a flexible uniqueness criterion for ODEs without Lipschitz-like nonlinearities.

  3. Approaches to Assessing Preservice Teachers' Learning in Authentic and Rigorous Ways: The Case of an Inclusive Education Module

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    Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee

    2016-01-01

    Initial teacher education programmes offer inclusive education modules that seek to prepare teachers for teaching diverse learners. While there is growing research on the content and pedagogy of inclusive education modules, relatively less attention has been given to the assessment of these modules. This paper focuses on the challenges of…

  4. When Corruption Gets in the Way: Befriending Diaspora and EU-nionizing Bosnia's Higher Education

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    Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra

    2013-01-01

    This article investigates the encounter of EU-unionization with a domesticated practice of corruption in Bosnian higher education. Relying on primary data collected in Bosnia's public higher education system, the study finds that the country's corrupt higher education is in conflict with the Bologna-themed reforms that would arguably…

  5. Ways of creation of environment of healthy image of life in higher educational establishments of III-IV levels of accreditation

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In the article the questions of healthy creation environment of a healthy image of life in higher educational institutions are investigated. 436 students took part in an experiment. The condition of students' health in quantitative and diagnostic aspects is analyzed. The basic components of health, their subjective and objective character are examined. The contents of such components of health, as spiritual, physical, mental and social is defined. Were guided the documents, which regulate physical education in a higher educational institution, the role various educational, extra curriculum activities both independent forms and way of increase of quality of their organization is investigated. The idea of necessity of inclusion of each student in conscientions educational activity on a basis student-oriented, axiological and acmeological approaches is expressol.

  6. Three Ways Research Influences Policy and Practice: The Public's Right to Know and the Scientist's Responsibility to Educate.

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    Green, Lawrence W.

    1987-01-01

    This paper explores the channels by which research data make their way into public discussion, policy, and practice. The thesis is that scientific knowledge tends to concentrate with the already knowledgeable, and a way to hasten the diffusion process is needed. (MT)

  7. Signature Pedagogies in Outdoor Education

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    Thomas, Glyn

    2015-01-01

    The new National health and physical education curriculum in Australia includes outdoor education activities as a viable way to achieve intended learning outcomes. However, most health and physical education teacher education courses do not provide a strong focus on the theories, skills and pedagogies that are unique to the effective use of…

  8. Wonder-based entrepreneurship education in schools of nursing – Socratic and philosophical dialogues as a way to enhance innovation in healthcare from a humanizing position

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    Norre, Sisse Charlotte; Madsen, Isabell Friis; Herholdt-Lomholdt, Sine Maria

    2015-01-01

    - and entrepreneurship education in at least two ways: 1. To deeply and existential root students and educators in their profession and values 2. To bring students and educators on the edge of their knowledge into the field of “not knowing but being” This paper will describe how and why a wonder-based- approach can...... enhance students understandings of what it means to be human and, at the same time, what it means to innovate from a sense of meaningfulness, server beauty or “longing for the good” in concrete care-situations. Bullet points: • A philosophical-hermeneutic approach to innovation and entrepreneurship...... in healthcare education seems to enhance a humanizing position • Working in so called “wonder-labs” seems to make it possible to innovate from a sense of meaningfulness and “longing for the good” in nurse educaiton References: Bager, L.T., Blenker, P., Rasmussen, P & Thrane, C. 2010...

  9. Learning for the Future: The Emergence of Lifelong Learning and the Internationalisation of Education as the Fourth Way?

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    Lee, Wing On

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the discourse of international educational reform that aims at meeting the various challenges of globalisation and a knowledge-based economy and preparing students for a better future in the twenty-first century. Specifically, it reviews the dominant themes, trends and goals of modern education. It does so by exploring the…

  10. Teacher Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Navigating a Way through Competing State and Global Imperatives for Change

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    Schafer, Marc; Wilmot, Di

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on teacher education in post-apartheid South Africa. It argues that the restructuring and reorganization of teacher education is at the nexus of the axes of tension created by national and global imperatives for change. Along with the dismantling of apartheid and the transition to a free and democratic state in 1994 came the…

  11. Teacher Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Navigating a Way through Competing State and Global Imperatives for Change

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    Schafer, Marc; Wilmot, Di

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on teacher education in post-apartheid South Africa. It argues that the restructuring and reorganization of teacher education is at the nexus of the axes of tension created by national and global imperatives for change. Along with the dismantling of apartheid and the transition to a free and democratic state in 1994 came the…

  12. Dilemmas with Dilemmas...Exploring the Suitability of Dilemma Stories as a Way of Addressing Ethical Issues in Science Education.

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    Settelmaier, Elisabeth

    Traditionally, many science educators have taught science without addressing ethical questions. However, the inclusion of moral discourse in science teaching may help educators to bring to the fore problematic issues in relation to science, and it may offer an opportunity for students to practice their future engagement in the public discourse…

  13. Assessment Practices of Educational Psychologists in Aotearoa/New Zealand: From Diagnostic to Dialogic Ways of Working

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    Bourke, Roseanna; Dharan, Vijaya

    2015-01-01

    Psychologists working in education in Aotearoa/New Zealand work in diverse educational environments making day-to-day decisions informed by evidence-based practice. As a relatively small professional group with a complex work programme, they contribute to the assessments and decision-making processes of children and young people across multiple…

  14. Ideologies and Perceptions of Quality in Higher Education: From the Dichotomy between Social and Economic Aspects to the "Middle Way"

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    Bertolin, Julio Cesar Godoy

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on an investigation into the relationship between people's perspectives and ideologies and interest groups with their respective conceptions and perceptions of higher education. The aim is to show that the contemporary understanding of purposes and quality in higher education originate, fundamentally, in the most important…

  15. Current Situation and Reforms Making Way for Future Positive Developments in the National Education System of Bulgaria: An Overview

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    Genova, Teodora

    2015-01-01

    This paper on the education system of Bulgaria is aimed at presenting its structure, current situation, problems and challenges that it faces, and on-going reforms leading to some positive trends in the development of the national education sector. At the moment of writing this paper in the year 2015, we will mark the 1160th anniversary of the…

  16. Challenges and Promises of Overcoming Epistemological and Methodological Partiality: Advancing Engineering Education through Acceptance of Diverse Ways of Knowing

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    Douglas, Elliot P.; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka; Borrego, Maura

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore some challenges and promises when the epistemological diversity embedded in qualitative research traditions is introduced to research communities with one dominant research paradigm, such as engineering education. Literature is used from other fields and empirical data are used from engineering education,…

  17. Person-Oriented Organization of Academic Process – the Way of Genuine Flexibility and Individualization of Educational Curricula

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    B. A. Sazonov

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the necessity for Russian universities to switch over from the conservative stream-group scheduling to progressive individual scheduling of educational process where each particular student becomes an object of planning and implementing the higher educational curricula. The new liberal student- centered form called the «credit system» or in Russian variant the «credit units system» brings forward the students interests and rights. Gradually, such system tends to prevail in the world environment of vocational education, though in Russian higher school it still exist as an experiment and is not fast adopted. The prevailing stream-group model of educational process with steady group division throughout the whole academic period indicates our serious technological lagging behind the leaders of the world educational market. Rejection of traditional stream-group educational model and steady group formation brings about new opportunities for Russian universities providing real flexibility and individualization of educational curricula, giving students the option for individual term planning and scheduling, as well as the right for choosing teachers. Combining the modern approach to students’ assessment and person-oriented organization of academic process, the complete mass adoption of the model in question in bachelor and specialists training can guarantee a qualitative leap in developing Russian higher educational system. 

  18. Implementing the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD): Achievements, Open Questions and Strategies for the Way Forward

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    Pigozzi, Mary Joy

    2010-01-01

    This paper looks at the implementation of the DESD from a global perspective. It takes the position that quality education is fundamental for learning how to live sustainably, and that the DESD needs to be better positioned in the education landscape and conceived as a global social movement that must be fostered and nurtured for the well-being of…

  19. Strong Vocational Education--A Safe Way to the Labour Market? A Case Study of the Czech Republic

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    Straková, Jana

    2015-01-01

    Background: In its communications, the European Commission stresses the importance of vocational education and endorses apprenticeship training. Educational systems that have dual tracks of academic alongside vocational learning routes have been shown to generate better labour market outcomes for school leavers and smooth the school-to-work…

  20. METHODOLOGICAL WAY TO ENSURE SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND CAREGIVERS IN THE PROCESS OF PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Full Text Available For example, the CRD MUNICIPAL budget preschool educational institution – kinder-center “Baby” the results of realization of noospheric educational technologies adapted to the specifics of children’s age. The methodological possibilities of creative tasks, technology use computer environment, heuristic learning, music education, narrative learning. The analysis of the importance of ensuring the professional competence of teachers. The efficiency bioadequate methods of teaching in practical operation the OED. Through psycho-pedagogical monitoring of creative development of a preschool child a study of the effectiveness of the noosphere theory; generalized educational experience from the standpoint of using environmentally friendly means and methods in the system of training and education

  1. Physiotherapy students and clinical educators perceive several ways in which incorporating peer-assisted learning could improve clinical placements: a qualitative study.

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    Sevenhuysen, Samantha; Farlie, Melanie K; Keating, Jennifer L; Haines, Terry P; Molloy, Elizabeth

    2015-04-01

    What are the experiences of students and clinical educators in a paired student placement model incorporating facilitated peer-assisted learning (PAL) activities, compared to a traditional paired teaching approach? Qualitative study utilising focus groups. Twenty-four physiotherapy students and 12 clinical educators. Participants in this study had experienced two models of physiotherapy clinical undergraduate education: a traditional paired model (usual clinical supervision and learning activities led by clinical educators supervising pairs of students) and a PAL model (a standardised series of learning activities undertaken by student pairs and clinical educators to facilitate peer interaction using guided strategies). Peer-assisted learning appears to reduce the students' anxiety, enhance their sense of safety in the learning environment, reduce educator burden, maximise the use of downtime, and build professional skills including collaboration and feedback. While PAL adds to the clinical learning experience, it is not considered to be a substitute for observation of the clinical educator, expert feedback and guidance, or hands-on immersive learning activities. Cohesion of the student-student relationship was seen as an enabler of successful PAL. Students and educators perceive that PAL can help to position students as active learners through reduced dependence on the clinical educator, heightened roles in observing practice, and making and communicating evaluative judgments about quality of practice. The role of the clinical educator is not diminished with PAL, but rather is central in designing flexible and meaningful peer-based experiences and in balancing PAL with independent learning opportunities. ACTRN12610000859088. [Sevenhuysen S, Farlie MK, Keating JL, Haines TP, Molloy E (2015) Physiotherapy students and clinical educators perceive several ways in which incorporating peer-assisted learning could improve clinical placements: a qualitative study

  2. Physiotherapy students and clinical educators perceive several ways in which incorporating peer-assisted learning could improve clinical placements: a qualitative study

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    Samantha Sevenhuysen

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Question: What are the experiences of students and clinical educators in a paired student placement model incorporating facilitated peer-assisted learning (PAL activities, compared to a traditional paired teaching approach? Design: Qualitative study utilising focus groups. Participants: Twenty-four physiotherapy students and 12 clinical educators. Intervention: Participants in this study had experienced two models of physiotherapy clinical undergraduate education: a traditional paired model (usual clinical supervision and learning activities led by clinical educators supervising pairs of students and a PAL model (a standardised series of learning activities undertaken by student pairs and clinical educators to facilitate peer interaction using guided strategies. Results: Peer-assisted learning appears to reduce the students’ anxiety, enhance their sense of safety in the learning environment, reduce educator burden, maximise the use of downtime, and build professional skills including collaboration and feedback. While PAL adds to the clinical learning experience, it is not considered to be a substitute for observation of the clinical educator, expert feedback and guidance, or hands-on immersive learning activities. Cohesion of the student-student relationship was seen as an enabler of successful PAL. Conclusion: Students and educators perceive that PAL can help to position students as active learners through reduced dependence on the clinical educator, heightened roles in observing practice, and making and communicating evaluative judgments about quality of practice. The role of the clinical educator is not diminished with PAL, but rather is central in designing flexible and meaningful peer-based experiences and in balancing PAL with independent learning opportunities. Registration: ACTRN12610000859088. [Sevenhuysen S, Farlie MK, Keating JL, Haines TP, Molloy E (2015 Physiotherapy students and clinical educators perceive several ways in which

  3. Ways of knowing: Howard Stein's border-crossing use of poetry to interrogate clinical medicine, medical education, and health care organizations.

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    Shapiro, Johanna

    2016-09-01

    This article explores how medical anthropologist Howard Stein's poetry and his unique practice of sharing this poetry with the patients, physicians, and administrators who inspired it create ways of knowing that are at once revelatory and emancipatory. Stein's writing shows readers that poetry can be considered as a form of data and as a method of investigation into the processes of the human soul. Furthermore, it represents a kind of intervention that invites health professional readers toward connection, bridge building, and solidarity with their patients and with one another. (PsycINFO Database Record

  4. Way to Develop University Aesthetic Education Turns to Practice%大学美育的实践转向

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    张立勇

    2012-01-01

      大学美育作为精神实践是对有独立思想和人格的大学生进行的育美过程;美育过程中人文精神的缺失、审美教育的功利和教育本身的异化等原因造成了大学美育的效果不佳;大学生审美能力的培养是一个自主过程,审美是主要内容,审丑是必要补充;大学美育的实践需要立足现实,改变象牙塔里教育的旧模式,通过多学科多部门协调合作来培养学生的审美意识;大学美育的实践转向是信息时代的必然要求。%  University aesthetic education as a spiritual practice is a process of aesthetic education to college students who have independent thinking and personality; Aesthetic education in the course of the absence of humanistic spirit, aesthetic education of utilitarianism and the alienation of education itself causes the university aesthetic education achieves poor results; College students’ aesthetic ability is an autonomous process and aesthetic is the main content, ugliness is a necessary supplement; University aesthetic education practice should be based on reality, to change the ivory tower of the old mode of education, by means of a multidisciplinary department coordination and cooperation to cultivate students’ aesthetic consciousness;Practice turning of aesthetic education to university is the necessity of information age.

  5. Four Ways.

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    Dwyer, Mary Ellen; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Four art activities for high school students are described: (1) weaving using a vegetable sack; (2) creating kaleidoscope designs, from which students selected a unique, basic shape for a personalized belt buckle; (3) making boomerangs which, when thrown, return to the point of departure; and (4) constructing a mosaic in the school hall. (RM)

  6. Story teaching:important way of kindergarten integrity education%故事教学:幼儿园诚信教育的重要途径

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    2015-01-01

    幼儿园进行诚信教育具有重要意义。故事教学教育价值的全面性有利于幼儿诚信认知、情感、意志行为的全面发展;教学方式的叙事性有利于发挥幼儿的主观能动性;教学内容的生活性有利于关注幼儿的经验,因此故事教学是幼儿园诚信教育的重要途径。基于故事教学的幼儿园诚信教育要注意题材的选择要适合幼儿、途径上可以通过在园各领域的活动,教学方式上可以采用故事叙述、游戏、绘画等。%The kindergarten is of great significance for integrity education. Education value of comprehensive story teaching is helpful to children's cognition, emotion, will conduct all-round development; Narrative is beneficial to the way of teaching our children's subjective initiative; The teaching content of sex is helpful to focus on young children's life experience, so the story teaching is an important way of promoting the kindergarten integrity education. Based on the story teaching kindergarten integrity education should pay attention to the choice of the theme should be suitable for children, on the way to can be in the garden in all areas of activity, the teaching way can use storytelling, game, painting, etc.

  7. Influence of motive activity on forming of proof skills of healthy way of life of students of higher educational establishments.

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    Trotsenko V.V.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The estimation and the analysis of impellent activity of students is considered. The importance of impellent activity in forming a healthy way of life of students is shown. In research the data of questionnaire of students are used. sports priorities of students are revealed should to undertake in attention by development of the program of physical training. The wide spectrum of the reasons which interfere with exercises is revealed. These reasons should be considered during individual work with each student. It is proved, that impellent activity influences forming of proof skills of a healthy way of life of students.

  8. Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYS): A Tribal Mentoring and Educational Program Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Western Science

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    tish carr; Laura S. Kenefic; Darren J. Ranco

    2017-01-01

    The Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYS) program provides mentoring and training opportunities in the life sciences for Native American youth in Maine. This program, which was motivated by a shortage of young natural resource professionals to manage tribal lands, uses a multifaceted approach (i.e., camps, community outreach, and internships with cultural resource and...

  9. DIGITAL TEACHING MATERIAL: A NEW WAY FOR DEAF STUDENTS TO “READ” AND “INTERACT” WITH EDUCATIONAL CONTENT?

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at discussing the elaboration of teaching materials accessible and/or adapted for deaf students, what is supported by the concept of the contemporary educational context as diverse and flexible and by the need to meet the different demands at linguistic, cultural, social and regional levels. In this sense, in order to consider the school as a “space for all”, we must apply the idea that inclusive educational actions are mainly based on socializing regardless of the differences, learning as a relational experience, and interacting as a meaning production mechanism, since this interaction contemplates students’ subjectivity. Thus, the intention of this work is to think about educational actions and material production for deaf students that are named didactic-pedagogical resources, what is theoretically based on the works of Batista (2009, Bunzen; Rojo (2005, Coscarelli (1996, Costa; Paes de Barros (2012, Lacerda; Lodi (2009, Natividade; Pimenta (2009 and Skliar (1999 and others.

  10. Ways of improvement of the emotional state of students of higher institute by facilities of physical education

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The questions of improvement of the emotional state of students during studies by facilities of physical education, increases of the personal interest, to employments are considered. 280 students of I-IV of courses were polled. According to the survey were found changes in emotional state of students throughout the period of study and level of activity in the classroom with physical training. As for changing emotional state throughout the study period, in 30% of students turned out to be prone to depression during the session, and with each subsequent course they are less worried during exams and tests. Having analyzed the activity of students in physical education classes, were the following: first course - 100% attendance, II and III courses - about 82%, but on fourth year - 65%. Based on this proposed various measures to improve the interest of students towards physical education.

  11. The Albany Two-Way Radio Conferences, 1955-1981: a retrospective look at a program providing interactive continuing medical education at a distance.

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    Tulgan, Henry

    2014-01-01

    Despite early widespread recognition of the necessity of continuing medical education (CME) for practicing physicians and surgeons, medical schools and national medical organizations were slow to mobilize to address the need. One pioneering program, developed by the Albany Medical College in New York, not only provided CME, but did so in a live distance education format that allowed for interaction between the participants and the faculty presenters. The Albany Program commenced in 1955 using what was then state-of-the-art technology; it exemplified principles and practices that can be seen as the precursors for the distance education approaches used to reach physicians today. This short article describes the contributions of the Albany Two-Way Radio Conferences and places them in the context of developments in national organizations and policies in the 20th century.

  12. THE PROSPECT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM: THE WAY TO OVERCOME OVERWEIGHT PROBLEMS IN IRAQ

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    2016-01-01

    The overweight problem in Iraq has been a great issue that needs to be solved by government to ensure a better well-being. The purpose of this paper is to explore the need of the modern technology in physical education in order to overcome the issues of overweight in Iraq. The methodology used in this paper is through library research which focuses on issues of overweight and modern technology application in physical education programs. It can be concluded that the use of modern technology in...

  13. "BE"ing a Certain Way: Seeking "Body Image" in Canadian Health and Physical Education Curriculum Policies

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    Robertson, Lorayne; Thomson, Dianne

    2012-01-01

    Body image is an individual's emotional response to one's appearance including size and shape; this response may not be helpful in the pursuit of overall health and well-being. This policy analysis examines the treatment of body image in Canadian Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum policies using a body image analysis framework…

  14. Walter Benjamin's Conception of Experience: A Way of Thinking about Otherness in Educational Context

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    Tsuji, Atsuko

    2014-01-01

    In the context of educational practice and research, the individual is often understood in terms of autonomy. From this point of view, we will see our experience as cumulative, as inside of us, and as strengthening us against others. It means that the conception of experience tends to be understood primarily in relation to usefulness. In search of…

  15. Using Multiculturalism as a "New Way of Seeing the World": Ontario Aboriginal Educational Policy According to Foucault

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    Cherubini, Lorenzo

    2011-01-01

    By considering the "Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Policy Framework" (2007) from a Foucauldian perspective, this paper presents a policy discourse of knowledge, power, and identity from a multicultural education framework. Through Foucauldian theoretical perspectives, the paper creates alternate possibilities in confronting the…

  16. A Way of Policy Bricolage or Translation: The Case of Taiwan's Higher Education Reform of Quality Assurance

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    Hsieh, Chuo-Chun

    2016-01-01

    This paper focuses on the process and mechanism of higher education policy change related to quality assurance in a globalized world. In particular, the purpose of the study was to identify the impact of globalization on domestic policy change in Taiwan, characterized as a peripheral country. Taiwan's experience in terms of developing a national…

  17. A High School Mathematics Teacher Tacking through the Middle Way: Toward a Critical Postmodern Autoethnography in Mathematics Education

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    Wamsted, John Oliver

    2013-01-01

    The "urban" mathematics classroom has become an increasingly polarized site, one where many middle-class White teachers attempt to bridge the divide between themselves and their relatively economically disadvantaged, non-White students. With its mania for high-stakes testing, current education policy has intensified the importance of…

  18. New Ways of Learning: Comparing the Effectiveness of Interactive Online Media in Distance Education with the European Textbook Tradition

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    Krämer, Bernd J.; Neugebauer, Jonas; Magenheim, Johannes; Huppertz, Helga

    2015-01-01

    Although many innovations exploiting web technologies have been suggested in distance higher education, very little original research exists investigating the impact of web-based learning environments on distance students' learning processes and outcomes. To close this gap, four sets of data have been collected in a distance-learning course:…

  19. Assessing Language Proficiency: More Than One Way To Skin a Cat. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 12.

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    Rood, Magdalena M.

    1989-01-01

    Alternatives to standard language proficiency testing of bilingual or language minority students are discussed in this educational policy bulletin. The New Mexico strategy is described, which uses multiple assessment techniques to identify students' home language, assess oral English proficiency through standardized testing and teacher…

  20. Astronomy Outreach for Large and Unique Audiences

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    Lubowich, D.; Sparks, R. T.; Pompea, S. M.; Kendall, J. S.; Dugan, C.

    2013-04-01

    In this session, we discuss different approaches to reaching large audiences. In addition to star parties and astronomy events, the audiences for some of the events include music concerts or festivals, sick children and their families, minority communities, American Indian reservations, and tourist sites such as the National Mall. The goal is to bring science directly to the public—to people who attend astronomy events and to people who do not come to star parties, science museums, or science festivals. These programs allow the entire community to participate in astronomy activities to enhance the public appreciation of science. These programs attract large enthusiastic crowds often with young children participating in these family learning experiences. The public will become more informed, educated, and inspired about astronomy and will also be provided with information that will allow them to continue to learn after this outreach activity. Large and unique audiences often have common problems, and their solutions and the lessons learned will be presented. Interaction with the participants in this session will provide important community feedback used to improve astronomy outreach for large and unique audiences. New ways to expand astronomy outreach to new large audiences will be discussed.

  1. Ways to Offer Preschool Education for Infants From 0 and 3 Years of Age%0-3岁儿童教育的途径

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    吴文青; 黄少芸

    2012-01-01

    Early education on infants from 0 and 3 years of age is the enlightenment education of human life,which is a critical stage for children's growth.The quality of preschool education on infants from 0 and 3 years of age has been related to improving the overall quality of the entire people of the nation.With the increasing demand for preschool education,there should be other ways to provide better preschool education rather then the family did to satisfy the needs of qualified education.The paper hold that an excellent educational service can be obtained through the community preschool education,kindergarten and parents-children kindergarten for infants from 0 and 3 years of age and their parents.%0-3岁儿童的早期教育,是人生开端的教育,是人一生中发展最为迅速和关键的时期,关系到国民整体素质的提高。随着学前教育社会需求量的加大,0-3岁儿童的教育除了在家庭中进行,还需要一些其它的教育途径来满足家长的需求,能为0-3岁儿童提供优质的教育服务。根据城乡的不同特点,通过社区学前教育、幼儿园、亲子园等教育途径,为0-3岁儿童和家长提供早期保育和教育服务。

  2. Communication Way

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    Atwood, Margaret

    1976-01-01

    Basic to Library-College thought is the Communication Way. Such a construct is theoretical in the sense it combines the structure of a discipline and the structure of a literature into a system which enables the learner to see that finding and thinking about given subject matter is a unified process. (Author)

  3. Valve's Way

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul; Dobrajska, Magdalena

    2015-01-01

    Puranam and Håkonsson (2015) challenge us to ponder what we as organization design theorists make of Valve’s way (see also Jeppesen, 2008). We believe that Valve, in spite of its radical vision, does not represent a challenge to fundamental organization design theory and that it is questionable...

  4. New ways in the biometrical education within the scope of the medicine study – individual qualification profiles

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    Heussen, Nicole

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available By the revision of the 'Approbationsordnung für Ärzte' from June 27, 2002 the Medical faculties must offer compulsory elective courses. In addition, the science council has demanded the support of the scientific education of students and young researcher in medicine. Here we present our approach to consolidate both aspects and provide some ideas how to intensify and extend teaching within epidemiology, medical biometry and medical informatics (called Q1 course.

  5. The game in Physical Education classes. Is its main objective to promote or to produce a way of playing?

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    Cecilia Taladriz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The current Curriculum Design for Kindergarten and Primary Education [First Cycle] set by the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires in 2008, has showed great interest to recover and demand from the teacher, the 'enrichment', 'extension', 'improvement', 'multiplication' and mainly 'promotion' of game experiences. As a consequence, the teacherïs role would be that of a mediator who has the resources for the 'usual development' of the inner quality to play that every child possesses.

  6. On the Content, Ways and Principles of Undergraduates' Personality Education%试论大学生人格教育的内容、途径和原则

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    张义泉

    2012-01-01

    大学生人格教育是大学生:全面发展教育的重要方面。应拓宽大学生人格教育的途径,遵循人格教育的基本原则,以培养学生良好的认知、情意、创新性和道德品质为目标,构建以智慧人格、情意人格、创新人格和道德人格为主要内容的大学生人格教育内容体系,提高人格教育的实效性。%Undergraduates' personality education is the core content of all-round development education in universities. Under the guidance of "student-oriented" and "entirely coordinate and sustainable development " theory, we should open up ways to personality education, adhere to the essential principles, and construct the undergraduates' personality education content system with intellectual personality, affective and will-based personality, creative personality, moral personality as its key contents, so as to improve the effectiveness of personality education.

  7. Unique Path Partitions

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    Bessenrodt, Christine; Olsson, Jørn Børling; Sellers, James A.

    2013-01-01

    We give a complete classification of the unique path partitions and study congruence properties of the function which enumerates such partitions.......We give a complete classification of the unique path partitions and study congruence properties of the function which enumerates such partitions....

  8. Which Way?

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    2016-01-01

    I report the result of a which-way experiment based on Young's double-slit experiment. It reveals which slit photons go through while retaining the (self) interference of all the photons collected. The idea is to image the slits using a lens with a narrow aperture and scan across the area where the interference fringes would be. The aperture is wide enough to separate the slits in the images, i.e., telling which way. The illumination pattern over the pupil is reconstructed from the series of slit intensities. The result matches the double-slit interference pattern well. As such, the photon's wave-like and particle-like behaviors are observed simultaneously in a straightforward and thus unambiguous way. The implication is far reaching. For one, it presses hard, at least philosophically, for a consolidated wave-and-particle description of quantum objects, because we can no longer dismiss such a challenge on the basis that the two behaviors do not manifest at the same time. A bold proposal is to forgo the concep...

  9. Education in Transition: a Way to Democratic Citizenship and Common Identity in the post-Soviet Moldova

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper explains the situation when Communist government in Moldova had replaced the existing national history textbook series with integrated history of Moldova in 2003 that collapsed national history and world history into a single course. The paper shows the investigating the textbooks that been met with mass street demonstrations, public opposition and skepticism, and fierce criticism. Building on the special role that Moldovans assign to their history textbooks, this paper analyzes the debates surrounding these textbooks as a means of understanding both the broader controversies related to the writing and teaching of a national history and the role of history education in constructing a cohesive Moldovan citizenry and furthering democratization of Moldovan society. The use of terms “citizenship” and “national identity” are also explained in this paper as well UN, Council of Europe and Ministry of education recommendations for teachers to improve their teaching methods. The paper indicates what needs to be done like international development analysts, economic, political as well democratic citizenship improvement.

  10. Telehealth technologies: changing the way we deliver efficacious and cost-effective diabetes self-management education.

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    Fitzner, Karen K; Heckinger, Elizabeth; Tulas, Katrina M; Specker, James; McKoy, June

    2014-11-01

    Nearly 26 million people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in the U.S. must actively engage in self-management of the disease. Telehealth is a population-based approach with the potential to optimize resources and increase access to diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T). We conducted a systematic literature review on diabetes education and telehealth (2009–April 2014) to determine whether remote DSME/T sufficiently improves behavioral, clinical, and economic outcomes and access. Twenty-five out of 213 identified systematic literature reviews or meta-analyses (two on mobile health were identified via a Google search) met our criteria and were fully reviewed; 22 additional studies and reports of diabetes-related technologies and interventions were also identified. Telemedicine has the potential to offer great utility, but guidelines for high research standards must be introduced, adopted, and proactively refined to determine the strengths of this technology for DSME/T, behavioral change, cost-effective care, and improved access in chronic disease self-management.

  11. Getting there from here: Educating the public about ways that wind energy can be part of the solution to sustainable living

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    Today`s world faces unprecedented challenges in developing sustainable living styles that are supportable. This paper addresses the issues that relate to identifying problems and educating the public about the solutions to the problems. Wind energy should be part of the power production used in the world because it keeps the air and water clean, it makes jobs, and it can be done regionally. Educating the public in these areas is very complex. For several years this has been a puzzle, so to speak, which required a great deal of time, energy and money, all out of pocket, in order to raise awareness and develop a sense of what needed to be done. These are some of the ways that contacts have been made.

  12. 思想政治教育价值实现路径探索%Exploration on Ways to Realize the Value of Ideological and Political Education

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    沈雁艳

    2016-01-01

    思想政治教育价值实现是思想政治教育活动的目标,本文分析了思想政治教育价值实现的特征以及我国思想政治教育价值实现存在的不足之处,通过研究分析提出丰富教学内容、构建平等互动的教学模式、合理利用新媒体等途径,进一步有效地实现思想政治教育价值。%The value realization of ideological and political edu-cation is the goal and objective of ideological and political educa-tion activities. This paper analyzes the characteristics of the value realization of ideological and political education and the short-comings of the value realization in China, and proposes some ways to further and effectively realize the value of ideological and political education, such as enriching teaching contents, estab-lishing an equal and interactive teaching mode and rationally uti-lizing new media.

  13. One the way to European Union: changes in the Czech education system during the last fifteen years

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    Milada Rubusicová

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present paper is to describe the changes in the educationalsystem in the Czech Republic that have taken place from the beginning of the 1990’s up to the present. The first part includes a brief characterisation of the initial situation typical of the socialist model of education and a specification ofthose areas that were viewed sceptically or critically after the „velvet revolution»in 1989, and that have been identified as areas where a change is desirable. Next part of the paper describes the course of changes and reforms of education in subsequent years. Periodisation of reforms is carried out on the basisof a general model that has been created, as one of possible approaches, for postsocialist countries in transformation. Each part of the model, i.e. the correctivereforms, modernization reforms, structural reforms and system reforms, containsan outline of the respective individual changes that took place in the Czech Republic in the course of the last, almost fifteen years, and the changes arecritically evaluated.There are some documents (e.g. the Czech «White Paper» that are of essential importance to the recent and current situation in the Czech educational systembecause they create basic visions and orientation but also a strategy of future changes. The documents are treated in the next section of the present text. It isfollowed by a brief analysis of the current situation of the Czech educational system, namely as regards the educational opportunities and participation in education, structure and network of schools, financing of the Czech educational system, and finally the school leavers’ prospects at the labour market.The last part of the paper deals with the outlooks of further development of the Czech educational system in connection with the entry into the European Union,and a conclusion is drawn that it involves mutual convergence of problems caused by global economic and social forces that also leads to

  14. The Way of Sweat.

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    Leonhardy, Galen

    2001-01-01

    Presents a narrative description of experiences shared by the author, his father, and a Nez Perce man named Larry Greene. Explores those experiences in relation to institutionalized education in order to provide insight into not only subjugated ways of knowing but also alternative places of learning. (SG)

  15. The teaching of French in the French educational system: Obstacle or way to promote the plurilingualism of pupils?

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes an in-depth on the legal and educational linguistic policy of  the state that affect the everyday practice school French students. The allied French academic culture to the  school culture are articulated to serve the construction of republican citizenship. This ideological construction, political and cultural affects students entering the use of  French particularities (phonetic, semiotic or symbolic... of its cultural, social status or family origin. From a historical and legislative perspective the authors address the orientation of the teaching of French in the educational system as an obstacle to the integration of groups of  students who do not fit the narrow linguistic-political patterns that the system imposes. And finally, from an applied perspective, explores the factors that can lead to the breakdown of  monolingual system, moreover, is articulated as a cultural system of segregation and exclusion of class.Este artículo propone una reflexión en profundidad sobre las consecuencias jurídicas y pedagógicas de la política lingüística del estado que afectan en la práctica cotidiana escolar al alumnado francés. La cultura académica francesa aliada con la cultura escolar se articulan al servicio de la construcción de la ciudadanía republicana. Esta construcción ideológica, política y cultural afecta a los estudiantes que incorporan al uso de la lengua francesa particularidades propias (fonéticas, semióticas, simbólicas ... de su entorno cultural, social o de su origen familiar. Desde una perspectiva histórica y legislativa los autores abordan la orientación de la enseñanza de la lengua francesa en el sistema educativo como un obstáculo para la integración de los grupos de alumnado que no se ajustan a los estrechos patrones linguístico-políticos que el sistema impone. Y por último, desde una perspectiva aplicada, exploran los factores que pueden desembocar en la ruptura del

  16. Wanted, A National Teacher Supply Policy for Education:The Right Way to Meet The "Highly Qualified Teacher" Challenge

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    Linda Darling-Hammond

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    Full Text Available Teacher quality is now the focus of unprecedented policy analysis. To achieve its goals, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB requires a “highly qualified teacher” in all classrooms. The concern with teacher quality has been driven by a growing recognition, fueled by accumulating research evidence, of how critical teachers are to student learning. To acquire and retain high-quality teachers in our Nation’s classrooms will require substantial policy change at many levels. There exists longstanding precedent and strong justification for Washington to create a major education manpower program. Qualified teachers are a critical national resource that requires federal investment and cross-state coordination as well as other state and local action. NCLB provides a standard for equitable access to teacher quality that is both reasonable and feasible. Achieving this goal will require a new vision of the teacher labor market and the framing of a national teacher supply policy. States and local districts have vital roles to play in ensuring a supply of highly qualified teachers; however, they must be supported by appropriate national programs. These programs should be modeled on U.S. medical manpower efforts, which have long supplied doctors to high- need communities and eased shortages in specific health fields. We argue that teacher supply policy should attract well-prepared teachers to districts that sorely need them while relieving shortages in fields like special education, math and the physical sciences. We study the mal-distribution of teachers and examine its causes. We describe examples of both states and local school districts that have fashioned successful strategies for strengthening their teaching forces. Unfortunately, highly successful state and local program to meet the demand for qualified teachers are the exception rather than the rule. They stand out amid widespread use of under-prepared teachers and untrained aides, mainly for

  17. Valve's Way

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    Phanish Puranam

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    Full Text Available What can we learn from outliers? While statisticians rightly warn us against their non-representativeness, we believe it is also true that thinking carefully about what makes them atypical may improve our understanding of the typical case. This is the premise behind the Organization Zoo series. Valve Corporation (Valve is an unusual firm. It is a rare example of a firm that appears to operate without any formal hierarchy in its organization. What can we learn about the viability of authority hierarchies from Valve’s way of organizing? We wrote a brief account of Valve based on public information sources and asked several renowned organizational experts to comment on this unusual firm. We asked them to write a short commentary on what the Valve example means for organizational theorists and practitioners. Thankfully, they all accepted, and we are excited to present the results of their thinking in this first “exhibit” in the Organization Zoo.

  18. Arctic Expedition of the Frozen Five: an Alternative way of Education and Outreach During the International Polar Year

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    Senger, K.; Björkman, M.; Garny, H.; Girard, L.; Lichteneger, J.

    2006-12-01

    In March 2007, a group of international students of the geosciences will embark on a two month expedition across the wilderness of Svalbard. The journey will involve traversing up to 1000 km of high Arctic glaciers between 76° an 80°N, reaching both the southernmost and northernmost capes of Spitsbergen, Svalbard's largest island. We expect to be frequently camping at -30°C, as well as having a high probability of encountering polar bears, crevasses and arctic storms during the expedition. Through this expedition, we wish to promote the multi-disciplinary approach required in successful Arctic science. Our team, young and energetic, has already demonstrated a strong research interest in the Arctic and is ready to share their passion with the general public. Presentations by the various team members focus on the enhanced climate change and related processes witnessed at high latitudes. The concept of alternative energy, including solar power and kites used while en route, is given a high priority throughout. Here we present the education and outreach framework of the project, as well as introducing the research background of the team. We highlight current progress on the integration of this expedition in high schools around the world. The Frozen Five expedition runs in close collaboration with New Zealand's Youth Steering Committee, a major IPY project, aiming to network young polar researchers and promote the study of the polar regions to potential scientists.

  19. Affirmative Action Application or Black and White in South Africa Higher Education Institutions: Is it the way forward or not?

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    Full Text Available We will, demonstrate what affirmative action entails, its origin and the relationship with discrimination and equality. The paper will also highlight the implementation of affirmative action in the Higher Education sector in South Africa.  Affirmative action or black and white are the additional corrective steps which must be taken in order that those who have been historically disadvantage by unfair discrimination before 1994 are able to derive full benefits from an equitable employment environment. While there has been a significant increase in the number of women appointed into management positions, the proportion in relation to the total number of women in senior posts such as those of Vice Chancellors, Deputy-Vice Chancellors and Executive Deans still remains problematic. Considerations should be taken with regard to issues of access, equity and relevance.  Indeed, affirmative action should be located within a rigorous process that will ensure that those who are for example, promoted to senior positions both in private and public sectors are able to demonstrate strategic thinking and action, quality execution of tasks, efficiency and effectiveness in achieving organisational goals.  This will also be followed by a brief South Africa’s case study of different entities (South African Breweries and Sowetan Newspaper.  A comparison of USA’s affirmative action and whether “there is a light at the end of a tunnel – affirmative action” will be done.

  20. [New ways of higher education in nursing: globalisation of nursing leadership and its teaching--dual degree in nursing].

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    Pop, Marcel; Hollós, Sándor; Vingender, István; Mészáros, Judit

    2009-03-08

    Our paper is presenting a new initiative regarding an international cooperation willing to develop a dual degree program in nursing, the so-called Transatlantic Curriculum in Nursing. The candidates--after successful completion of their studies--will get a European and an American partner diploma in nursing. The objective is to prepare an internationally and culturally competent workforce; develop the practice of nursing students' exchange programs; process the model of dual degree independent of geographical, political or cultural borders; spread the evidence-based nursing standards in the daily practice. The partners in this initiative are Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, USA and Laurea University in Tikkurila, Finland. The planned activities in the framework of the program: mutual student and staff mobility, joint curriculum development and teaching process, determining joint standards. The expected outcomes are: to develop a standardised model for the enhancement and implementation of international educational programs in nursing; to improve institutional work culture; to improve professional terminology and cultural abilities; to create the model of a new type of nursing professional having a high level of cultural and language competence which are indispensable for participating in global programs.

  1. On the way to the smart education in the cloud: The experience of using a virtual learning environment and webinars in educational and career guidance process

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    Lapshinsky, V. A.

    2017-01-01

    The article is devoted to the consideration of issues of functionality and application of educational portal as virtual learning environments and webinars as SaaS services. Examples of their use in educational and vocational guidance processes are presented. The prospects of transition from portal VLE to SaaS and cloud services are marked. Portal www.valinfo.ru with original learning management system has been used in the educational process since 2003 in the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and in the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Supported courses: Computer Science, Computer Workshop, Networks, Information Technology, The Introduction to Nano-Engineer, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials etc. For webinars as SaaS services, used the "virtual classroom," kindly provided by WebSoft Company.

  2. Private Universities in Kenya Seek Alternative Ways to Manage Change in Teacher Education Curriculum in Compliance with the Commission for University Education Reforms

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    Amimo, Catherine Adhiambo

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated management of change in teacher education curriculum in Private universities in Kenya. The study employed a concurrent mixed methods design that is based on the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A multi-stage sampling process which included purposive, convenience, cluster, and snowball sampling methods…

  3. From Local to EXtreme Environments (FLEXE) Student-Scientist Online Forums: hypothesis-based research examining ways to involve scientists in effective science education

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    Goehring, L.; Carlsen, W.; Fisher, C. R.; Kerlin, S.; Trautmann, N.; Petersen, W.

    2011-12-01

    Science education reform since the mid-1990's has called for a "new way of teaching and learning about science that reflects how science itself is done, emphasizing inquiry as a way of achieving knowledge and understanding about the world" (NRC, 1996). Scientists and engineers, experts in inquiry thinking, have been called to help model these practices for students and demonstrate scientific habits of mind. The question, however, is "how best to involve these experts?" given the very real challenges of limited availability of scientists, varying experience with effective pedagogy, widespread geographic distribution of schools, and the sheer number of students involved. Technology offers partial solutions to enable Student-Scientist Interactions (SSI). The FLEXE Project has developed online FLEXE Forums to support efficient, effective SSIs, making use of web-based and database technology to facilitate communication between students and scientists. More importantly, the FLEXE project has approached this question of "how best to do this?" scientifically, combining program evaluation with hypothesis-based research explicitly testing the effects of such SSIs on student learning and attitudes towards science. FLEXE Forums are designed to showcase scientific practices and habits of mind through facilitated interaction between students and scientists. Through these Forums, students "meet" working scientists and learn about their research and the environments in which they work. Scientists provide students with intriguing "real-life" datasets and challenge students to analyze and interpret the data through guiding questions. Students submit their analyses to the Forum, and scientists provide feedback and connect the instructional activity with real-life practice, showcasing their activities in the field. In the FLEXE project, Forums are embedded within inquiry-based instructional units focused on essential learning concepts, and feature the deep-sea environment in contrast

  4. 义务教育优质学校的建设路径%Ways to Construct High-quality School for Compulsory Education

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    2016-01-01

    Construction of high-quality school for compulsory education lies at the very heart of the de-velopment and application of high-quality education resources,the extension of the amount and cover-age of that resources and related policies to promote their popularization and sharing.A systematic re-view and summary of relevant experiences from home and abroad are greatly needed in order to con-struct high-quality school for compulsory education.School Improvement,the traditional way to con-struct high-quality school for compulsory education,is defective in essence for it focuses on problem diagnosis and treatment.In contrast,with the emphasis on the discovery and exploration of advanta-ges,Appreciative Inquiry offers a new way to construct high-quality school for compulsory education.%建设义务教育优质学校,是落实加强优质教育资源开发与利用、扩大优质教育资源总量和覆盖面以及促进优质教育资源的普及与共享等有关政策的核心工作。建设义务教育优质学校,需要对国内外的有关经验进行系统梳理和总结。学校改进作为传统上义务教育优质学校建设的主要路径,因聚焦于问题的“诊治”而存在无法避免的内在缺陷。而欣赏型探究则致力于优势的发现和挖掘,从而为义务教育优质学校建设开辟了一条崭新的道路。

  5. Educação de surdos e inclusão: caminhos e perpectivas/Education of deaf and inclusion: way and current perspective

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    Emiliana Faria Rosa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo apresenta um paralelo nos caminhos da educação de surdos, observando o passado, o presente e o futuro. Aqui se encontrará marcas essenciais para o entender do desenrolar dos acontecimentos; além da exposição de valores essenciais a mudanças e melhorias para a educação, incluindo o uso e divulgação da língua de sinais. Haverá comparações do que se tem e do que se almeja para assim poder traçar possibilidades de um futuro não tão distante da educação de surdos. Abstract This paper presents a parallel in the way of deaf education, noting the past, present and future. Here you will find brands essential to understand the events unfolded, and the exposure of core values to changes and improvements to education,including the use and disclosure of sign language. There will be comparisons of whathas and what one wishes so that he could draw possibilities of a not so distant future of deaf education.

  6. Exploration on the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校实施创业教育的途径探索

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    黄茂坤

    2012-01-01

    There are some problems of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges,such as,thoughts which is not fit for the needed situation,not paying enough attention to entrepreneurship education,teachers requirement,career course which is lack of systematization,the weakness of practice teaching.And this paper offers a proposal to change the thought,improve cognition to set up correct entrepreneurship educational idea,explore the way for teaching staff construction,construct and perfect career course system,and make full use of various resources to develop pioneering practice.%高职院校创业教育存在思想观念落后,对创业教育不够重视,创业教育的师资匮乏,创业课程缺乏系统性,实践教学的环节薄弱的问题。提出了转变思想观念,提高认识,树立正确的创业教育理念,开辟各种途径,推进创业教育师资队伍建设,构建完善的创业课程体系,充分利用各种资源开展创业实践活动的建议。

  7. Reality is broken to be rebuilt: how a gamer's mindset can show science educators new ways of contribution to science and world?

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    Farhangi, Sanaz

    2012-12-01

    This paper presents a review of Jane McGonigal's book, "Reality is broken" (Reality is broken: why games make us better and how they can change the world. Penguin Press, New York, 2011). As the book subtitle suggests it is a book about "why games make us better and how they can change the world", written by a specialist in computer game design. I will try to show the relevance this book might have to science educators through emphasizing the points that the author offers as the fixes to rebuild reality on the image of gaming world. Using cultural-historical activity theory, I will explore how taking up a gamer mindset can challenge one to consider shortcomings in current approaches to the activity of teaching-learning science and how using this mindset can open our minds to think of new ways of engaging in the activity of doing science. I hope this review will encourage educators to explore the worldview presented in the book and use it to transform our thinking about science education.

  8. The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition: A Unique Early Childhood Education Professional Development Program. Final Evaluation Report (September 15 to December 15, 1998).

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    Abramson, Shareen; Huggins, Joyce M.

    The "Exhibition of the Hundred Languages of Children" (HLC) was organized in the early 1980s by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy to promote the study of their educational methods and to reveal the potential of young children for learning and creative expression. This report details an evaluation of the exhibition and…

  9. Creating new library services through collaboration with resident groups : Aimimg at human resource development and information literacy education in ways only libraries can do : Study on activities of an NPO called Ueda Library Club

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    Morita, Utako

    Creating new library services through collaboration with resident groups : Aimimg at human resource development and information literacy education in ways only libraries can do : Study on activities of an NPO called Ueda Library Club

  10. Psychology, not educational neuroscience, is the way forward for improving educational outcomes for all children: Reply to Gabrieli (2016) and Howard-Jones et al. (2016).

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    Bowers, Jeffrey S

    2016-10-01

    In Bowers (2016), I argued that there are (a) practical problems with educational neuroscience (EN) that explain why there are no examples of EN improving teaching and (b) principled problems with the logic motivating EN that explain why it is likely that there never will be. In the following article, I consider the main responses raised by both Gabrieli (2016) and Howard-Jones et al. (2016) and find them all unconvincing. Following this exchange, there are still no examples of EN providing new insights to teaching in the classroom, there are still no examples of EN providing new insights to remedial instructions for individuals, and, as I detail in this article, there is no evidence that EN is useful for the diagnosis of learning difficulties. The authors have also failed to address the reasons why EN is unlikely to benefit educational outcomes in the future. Psychology, by contrast, can (and has) made important discoveries that can (and should) be used to improve teaching and diagnostic tests for learning difficulties. This is not a debate about whether science is relevant to education, rather it is about what sort of science is relevant. (PsycINFO Database Record

  11. An Analysis on the Uniqueness of Media Literacy Education in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校媒介素养教育的独特性分析

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    胡洪彬

    2012-01-01

    Under the social background of the rapid development of mass media,vocational colleges must actively carry out media literacy education in order to enhance their soft power,concise their uniqueness and improve their teaching mode.Their advantages in practice education and close relation with the social economic development constitute their uniqueness in media literacy education.The vocational colleges should strengthen their faculty development,improve their media literacy curriculum with higher vocational characteristics,actively look for cooperation,create good atmosphere for media literacy education,construct scientific estimation system,in order to enhance the media literacy education.%在大众传媒业飞速发展的社会背景下,高职院校积极开展媒介素养教育直接关涉自身软实力的提升、办学特色的凝练和教学模式的改善,高职院校重视实践教学及与社会经济发展紧密联系的特色构成了开展媒介素养教育的独特优势。高职院应从加强师资队伍建设,完善具有高职特色的媒介素养课程体系,积极开展合作,培育高职院校媒介素养教育的良好氛围,建构高职院校媒介素养教育的科学评估体系等方面,加强媒介素养教育。

  12. Analyzing the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding medication error and its prophylactic ways in educational and therapeutic hospitals of Khorramabad

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    fatemeh Ghasemi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Ghasemi SF¹, Valizadeh F¹, Moemen Nasab M2 1. Instructor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences 2. Instructor, Department of Internal and Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Abstract Background: Medication errors are the most common avoidable causes of iatrogenic injuries in patients. One out of every three medication errors occurs when a nurse prescribes drug to a patient. Since medication instructions are among the most important parts in the patients treatment process, their inappropriate application can lead to many serious consequences such as incomplete or incorrect therapy, as well as legal problems. The present study was carried out to verify the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding medication error, and its prophylactic ways in educational and therapeutic hospitals of Khorramabad in 2005. Materials and methods: The samples of this descriptive cross-sectional study included 86 randomly selected nurses who worked in educational and therapeutic hospitals of Khorramabad in 2005. Data collection instruments were a questionnaire and the structured interview. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 13, Chi-square and descriptive statistic test. Results: Analyzing the data indicated that the nurses stated the moot important causes of medication errors as follows: inadequate number of nurses (100%, night and repeated long shifts (83.7%, personal problems of the nurses (79.9%, presence of the patients’ attendants and crowded wards (79.9%, and inappropriate environmental conditions of the wards (73.3%. Fear of receiving reprimands and punishment (88.4%, triviality of errors (57%, and unsupportive attitude of the nursing officials (50% were the most frequently cited reasons for not reporting the medication errors. Moreover, adequate nurse to patient ratio (98.8%, staff continuing education (96

  13. Unique Access to Learning

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    Goble, Don

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the many learning opportunities that broadcast technology students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri, experience because of their unique access to technology and methods of learning. Through scaffolding, stepladder techniques, and trial by fire, students learn to produce multiple television programs,…

  14. Do not Jude Education in the Utilitarian Way, Promote the Sense of Educational Responsibility%勿用“功利”评价教育,强化教育“责任”意识

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    吴维煊

    2013-01-01

    The character of education is to help every educatee be their personal best, and the principle of schools is to explore the potential of the educatee, so that they can get the happiness and development. While the utilized way of education make the pursuit of shortdated benefits be the goal of education. Guided by it, people focus on the figures lie the scores, enrolment rates and the employed rates, schools are getting far away from the educational principles and education is keeping away from the satisfactory education. It is not only the key to save the education, but also the requirement of society to education that abandoning the pursuit of utility and getting back to the rational operation of education.%教育的本质是让每个受教育的人成为最好的自己,学校教育的宗旨应该是挖掘受教育者的潜能,让他们获得幸福、获得发展。而功利化的办学思想却让教育以追求短期效应为目的,把目光定位在分数、升学率、就业率等外显指标上,使学校办学方向偏离教育宗旨,离人民满意的教育越来越远。摒弃教育对功利的追求,回归教育理性运作状态,不仅是拯救教育危机的当务之急,也是社会对教育发展的迫切要求。

  15. 实施柔性教育 发展高职教育%On the development of the high vocation education by implementing flexible way

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    周晖; 刘建兰; 曹黎华

    2012-01-01

    We should lay emphasis on the flexibility of the high vocation education, which is implemented by means of working out the flexible talent training pattern, using the flexible teaching way and adopting the flexible teaching management.%高等职业教育的发展必须强调教育的弹性和灵活性,在高职教育中实施柔性教育成为必然。高职院校可以通过制订柔性人才培养模式、运用柔性教学方式、采取柔性教学管理三个途径来实施柔性教育。

  16. A Preliminary Study of the Obstacles to, the Status of and Potential for Education for the Promotion of Disarmament. Seminar on the Obstacles to Disarmament and the Ways of Overcoming Them (3-7 April 1978).

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    Reardon, Betty

    The booklet assesses the present status of education for the promotion of disarmament in various grade levels and learning environments throughout the world. It also identifies and recommends ways to make disarmament education more effective. Disarmament is interpreted as the process leading from the present system of armed nation states to an…

  17. The Epistemology and Politics——Two Ways of Higher Education Development%认识论与政治论——高等教育发展的两条路径

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    高郁

    2012-01-01

    政治论与认识论高等教育哲学通过对高等教育发展中矛盾与冲突的揭示,阐明了高等教育发展的规律,阐释了高等教育发展的政治论发展路径与认识论发展路径及其关系,既是研究高等教育问题的方法论基础,也是高等教育发展的战略选择。%Politics with the epistemology-higher education philosophy discusses contradictions and conflicts in higher education, and it had expounded higher education development rule, explained higher education politics development way and epistemology development way and its relations. It became methodology foundation for us to study higher education questions, and also became higher education development strategic choice.

  18. 体育教学中激发学生情绪的途径%Ways to Stimulate Students’ Emotion in Physical Education

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    赵金林

    2012-01-01

    情绪是一种心理活动,是人们对认识事物所抱态度的体验,是对客观事物的一种特殊反映形式.教师在体育课教学中必须加强对学生的心理调整,控制学生在课中的情绪变化,要善于激发学生的积极情绪,防止消极情绪,以提高教学质量和教学效果,确保教学任务的顺利完成.本文就如何激发学生在体育课中的情绪,提出相应的观点,以供鉴借.%Emotion is a mental activity, is the experience of people's attitude of understanding things, and is a special reflection form of objective things. Teachers in physical education must strengthen the student's psychological adjustment, control the students' mood changes in the class, be good at motivating students' positive emotions and preventing the negative emotions in order to improve teaching quality and teaching effectiveness and ensure the successful completion of the task of teaching. In this paper, for the ways to motivate students' emotion in physical education, the corresponding points are proposed for reference.

  19. 高职院校媒介素养教育路径探索%Exploration on Ways of Media Quality Education in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    张珺

    2015-01-01

    In today's media-based society with the rapid devel-opment of mass media, media quality should become the basic quality that college students must possess. Higher vocational col-leges should pay attention to media quality education as soon as possible, and actively explore effective ways of media quality ed-ucation, so as to help higher vocational college students effective-ly avoid the negative influence of media and actively use media resources to develop and improve themselves.%在大众传媒迅猛发展的当代媒介化社会,媒介素养应成为大学生必须具备的基本素养,高职院校要尽快重视起媒介素养教育,积极探索媒介素养教育的有效路径,使高职学生能够有效避免媒介的负面影响,积极利用媒介资源发展和完善自我.

  20. Can Autonomy Counteract Extremism in Traditional Education?

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    Resnick, David

    2008-01-01

    The very purpose of traditional--especially religious--education is to induct the young into a unique vision of reality. When the compelling religious vision conflicts with other visions, extremist confrontations may result. This paper explores ways to "square the circle" of the educational conundrum of how to educate for fervent commitment to…

  1. The probabilities of unique events.

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    Sangeet S Khemlani

    Full Text Available Many theorists argue that the probabilities of unique events, even real possibilities such as President Obama's re-election, are meaningless. As a consequence, psychologists have seldom investigated them. We propose a new theory (implemented in a computer program in which such estimates depend on an intuitive non-numerical system capable only of simple procedures, and a deliberative system that maps intuitions into numbers. The theory predicts that estimates of the probabilities of conjunctions should often tend to split the difference between the probabilities of the two conjuncts. We report two experiments showing that individuals commit such violations of the probability calculus, and corroborating other predictions of the theory, e.g., individuals err in the same way even when they make non-numerical verbal estimates, such as that an event is highly improbable.

  2. NASA's unique networking environment

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    Johnson, Marjory J.

    1988-01-01

    Networking is an infrastructure technology; it is a tool for NASA to support its space and aeronautics missions. Some of NASA's networking problems are shared by the commercial and/or military communities, and can be solved by working with these communities. However, some of NASA's networking problems are unique and will not be addressed by these other communities. Individual characteristics of NASA's space-mission networking enviroment are examined, the combination of all these characteristics that distinguish NASA's networking systems from either commercial or military systems is explained, and some research areas that are important for NASA to pursue are outlined.

  3. 'Ready to hit the ground running': Alumni and employer accounts of a unique part-time distance learning pre-registration nurse education programme.

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    Draper, Jan; Beretta, Ruth; Kenward, Linda; McDonagh, Lin; Messenger, Julie; Rounce, Jill

    2014-10-01

    This study explored the impact of The Open University's (OU) preregistration nursing programme on students' employability, career progression and its contribution to developing the nursing workforce across the United Kingdom. Designed for healthcare support workers who are sponsored by their employers, the programme is the only part-time supported open/distance learning programme in the UK leading to registration as a nurse. The international literature reveals that relatively little is known about the impact of previous experience as a healthcare support worker on the experience of transition, employability skills and career progression. To identify alumni and employer views of the perceived impact of the programme on employability, career progression and workforce development. A qualitative design using telephone interviews which were digitally recorded, and transcribed verbatim prior to content analysis to identify recurrent themes. Three geographical areas across the UK. Alumni (n=17) and employers (n=7). Inclusion criterion for alumni was a minimum of two years' post-qualifying experience. Inclusion criteria for employers were those that had responsibility for sponsoring students on the programme and employing them as newly qualified nurses. Four overarching themes were identified: transition, expectations, learning for and in practice, and flexibility. Alumni and employers were of the view that the programme equipped them well to meet the competencies and expectations of being a newly qualified nurse. It provided employers with a flexible route to growing their own workforce and alumni the opportunity to achieve their ambition of becoming a qualified nurse when other more conventional routes would not have been open to them. Some of them had already demonstrated career progression. Generalising results requires caution due to the small, self-selecting sample but findings suggest that a widening participation model of pre-registration nurse education for

  4. 改善思想政治教育专业师范生教育技能的路径%The Ways to Improve Ideological and Political Education Normal Students' Education Skills

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    田歧立

    2012-01-01

    师范类高校思想政治教育专业是中学思想政治教育教师的培养源头,师范生技能的培养与完善关系到新课程改革的深入力度和效果。当前思想政治教育专业师范生技能培养过程中存在诸多问题,影响着新课程改革中教师队伍的整体适应性。探寻改进思想政治教育师范生技能培养的途径,加强准教师角色强化和能力提升意义重大。%Normal universities in ideological and political education is the source of the middle school ideological and poli- tical education teacher training, skills development of the normal school students improves the relationship between the depth of strength and effect of the new curriculum reform. Normal students of the ideological and political education skills devel- opment process, there are many problems affecting the overall adaptability of the teachers the new curriculum reform. Ex- plore the way to improve the ideological and political education of normal school students and develop their skills, to strengthen the ability of prospective teachers role has great significance.

  5. [Ways of improving the education of specialists from the health care organizations, agencies, and institutions of the Russian Inspectorate for the Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare, in the area of parasitology].

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    Astanina, S Iu; Dovgalev, A S; Avdiukhina, T I

    2014-01-01

    The intensive modern Russian reforms in professional education require that stafftraining in medicine should be also improved. The main directions and ways of improving education in the specialty of Parasitology are as follows:--to update professional education, by applying a competence approach, in terms of which the main focus is on mastering the activity and obtaining the experience in make this activity in different situations;--to apply the modular principle in the design of educational programs and a teaching process;--to improve the fundamental training of staff in the area ofparasitology;--to enhance the integration of special, related, and basic disciplines in stafftraining.

  6. A Legacy for IPY: The Global Snowflake Network (GSN) Together With Art and Ice, and Music and Ice; Unique new Features for Science Education.

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    Wasilewski, P. J.

    2007-12-01

    The Global Snowflake Network (GSN) is a program that is simultaneously a science program and an education program. When the validation of the procedures (collection and identification of the type of snowflakes and the associated satellite image archive, as a serial record of a storm), is achieved, then the program becomes a scientific resource. This latter is the ultimate goal. That's why NASA has launched the Global Snowflake Network, a massive project that aims to involve the general public to "collect and classify" falling snowflakes. The data will be compiled into a massive database, along with satellite images, that will help climatologists and others who study climate-related phenomena gain a better understanding of wintry meteorology as they track various snowstorms around the globe. A great deal of information about the atmosphere dynamics and cloud microphysics can be derived from the serial collection and identification of the types of snow crystals and the degree of riming of the snow crystals during the progress of a snow storm. Forecasting winter weather depends in part on cloud physics, which deals with precipitation type, and if it happens to be snow- the crystal type, size, and density of the snowflake population. The History of Winter website will host the evolving snow and ice features for the IPY. Type "Global Snowflake Network" into the search engine (such as GOOGLE) and you will receive a demonstration of the operation of the preliminary GSN by the Indigenous community. The expeditions FINNMARK2007 and the POLAR Husky GoNorth 2007 expedition took the complement of Thermochrons with multimedia instructions for the Global Snowflake Network. This approach demonstrates the continuous Thermochron monitoring of expedition temperature and provides otherwise inaccessible snowflake information to NASA and others interested in the Polar region snow. In addition, reindeer herder and Ph.D. student, Inger Marie G. Eira, will incorporate the HOW, GSN

  7. On the Way of Educational Reform: Thai High School Physics Teachers' Conceptions of the Student-Centered Approach and Their Perceptions of Their Classroom Practices

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    Chaumklang, Kawin

    During the past two decades, the student-centered approach has been widely promoted and accepted by the educational community as one of the most effective instructional approaches. It has been continually developed and revised to match our current understanding of how humans learn (American Psychological Association, 1997). It is based upon the belief that students should take responsibility for their own learning. Thus, curriculum, instruction, and assessment should be carefully designed to stimulate, facilitate, and accelerate students' learning as much as possible. In order to do so, the teacher needs to take the following factors into consideration: students' cognitive structures, metacognitive and regulative skills, motivation and affective states, developmental and individual differences, and social supports. However, the term student-centered has been defined and described by researchers and scholars in many different ways. Little is known about how practicing teachers conceptualize this term and how they perceive their classroom practices in relation to these conceptions. The purpose of this study was to utilize a qualitative multiple-case study approach to investigate teachers' conceptions of the student-centered approach and their perceptions of their classroom practices. Four Thai high school physics teachers, who were considered products of the current student-centered educational reform movement in Thailand, participated in this study. Data were collected for one learning unit (three to eight weeks) through classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, and document analysis. The data analysis revealed that teachers' conceptions of student-centered curriculum, instruction, and assessment had three common characteristics: (a) students' active participation; (b) special emphasis on students' background knowledge, understanding, motivation, affective states, and learning capability; and (c) benefits to students. The results also indicated that there

  8. Technology Use in Science Instruction (TUSI): Aligning the Integration of Technology in Science Instruction in Ways Supportive of Science Education Reform

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    Campbell, Todd; Abd-Hamid, Nor Hashidah

    2013-08-01

    This study describes the development of an instrument to investigate the extent to which technology is integrated in science instruction in ways aligned to science reform outlined in standards documents. The instrument was developed by: (a) creating items consistent with the five dimensions identified in science education literature, (b) establishing content validity with both national and international content experts, (c) refining the item pool based on content expert feedback, (d) piloting testing of the instrument, (e) checking statistical reliability and item analysis, and (f) subsequently refining and finalization of the instrument. The TUSI was administered in a field test across eleven classrooms by three observers, with a total of 33 TUSI ratings completed. The finalized instrument was found to have acceptable inter-rater intraclass correlation reliability estimates. After the final stage of development, the TUSI instrument consisted of 26-items separated into the original five categories, which aligned with the exploratory factor analysis clustering of the items. Additionally, concurrent validity of the TUSI was established with the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol. Finally, a subsequent set of 17 different classrooms were observed during the spring of 2011, and for the 9 classrooms where technology integration was observed, an overall Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0.913 was found. Based on the analyses completed, the TUSI appears to be a useful instrument for measuring how technology is integrated into science classrooms and is seen as one mechanism for measuring the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge in science classrooms.

  9. Elder Care by Religious Institutions:A Unique Way of Caring the Aged with Wenzhou Christianity Liushi Church ’ s“Jinglaozhijia” as an Example%宗教机构养老:一种独特的养老服务方式--以温州基督教会柳市堂“敬老之家”为例

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    吴旭梅; 卢福营

    2015-01-01

    伴随老龄化社会的到来,日益增长的养老服务需求与相对短缺的养老服务供给之间的矛盾日益突出,成为实现“老有所养”目标的重要障碍。在此特殊背景下,宗教机构养老作为一种养老服务的补充形式在我国部分地区出现和发展。浙江温州基督教会柳市堂的“敬老之家”即是典型一例,它由宗教机构创办,借助宗教活动场所和教徒奉献,以非盈利方式向特定老年人群提供以精神关怀为特色的综合性养老服务。宗教机构养老受社会养老需求、宗教的慈爱精神和慈善传统、国家的社会政策、服务资源的供给、服务对象的主观意愿等因素影响。作为一种独特的养老服务方式,宗教机构养老具有独特的社会功能和积极的社会价值,但需要进一步规范和引导。%With the coming of aging society , the contradiction between the growing demand for and the shortage of elder care services has become increasingly prominent , which becomes the obvious barrier to achie-ving the goal of “the elderly being looked after properly”.Under such circumstances , elder care by religious institutions as a supplement of caring the aged appeared and has developed in some regions of China .Wenzhou Christianity Liushi Church ’ s“Jinglaozhijia” ( care home ) is a typical example .It is organized by religious in-stitutions with their aid of religious activity venues and Christian dedication .As a non-profit service , it pro-vides a comprehensive service which features the mental care of the specific elder group .Elder care by reli-gious institutions is often affected by many factors , such as the social demand for caring the aged , religious spirit of love and the tradition of charity , national policies , the supply of service resources , service object ’ s choices, etc.As a unique way of caring the aged , elder care by religious institutions has unique social func-tions and

  10. Uniqueness is Important in Competition

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    FENG Ai-Xia; XV Xiu-Lian; HE Da-Ren

    2009-01-01

    We propose a quantitative network description on the function of uniqueness in a competition system. Two statistical parameters, competition ability and uniqueness are defined, and their relationship in ordinary cases is analytically discussed. The competition between Chinese regional universities is taken as an example. The empirical investigation results show that the uniqueness of a university is really important in competition. Also,uniqueness is very helpful in the promotion of the university overall quality.

  11. On Uniqueness of coalitional equilibria

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    Finus, M.; Mouche, van P.H.M.; Rundshagen, B.

    2014-01-01

    For the so-called "new approach" of coalitio formation it is important that coalitional equilibria are unique. Uniqueness comes down to existene and to semi-uniqueness, i.e.\\\\that there exists at most one equilibrium. Although conditions for existence are not problematic, conditions for semi-uniquen

  12. In Quest of Indigeneity, Quality, and Credibility in Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Problematic, Contexts, and Potential Ways Forward

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    Paquette, Jerald; Fallon, Gerald

    2014-01-01

    Learning involves conceptual frameworks embedded in worldviews and values. The overarching problematic of Aboriginal post-secondary education is complex and multifaceted. Normative and institutional forces as well as the credentialing and certification agenda of post-secondary education limit the degree to which Aboriginal education at any level…

  13. Students Discover Unique Planet

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    2008-12-01

    Three undergraduate students, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, have discovered an extrasolar planet. The extraordinary find, which turned up during their research project, is about five times as massive as Jupiter. This is also the first planet discovered orbiting a fast-rotating hot star. Omega Centauri ESO PR Photo 45a/08 A planet around a hot star The students were testing a method of investigating the light fluctuations of thousands of stars in the OGLE database in an automated way. The brightness of one of the stars was found to decrease for two hours every 2.5 days by about one percent. Follow-up observations, taken with ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, confirmed that this phenomenon is caused by a planet passing in front of the star, blocking part of the starlight at regular intervals. According to Ignas Snellen, supervisor of the research project, the discovery was a complete surprise. "The project was actually meant to teach the students how to develop search algorithms. But they did so well that there was time to test their algorithm on a so far unexplored database. At some point they came into my office and showed me this light curve. I was completely taken aback!" The students, Meta de Hoon, Remco van der Burg, and Francis Vuijsje, are very enthusiastic. "It is exciting not just to find a planet, but to find one as unusual as this one; it turns out to be the first planet discovered around a fast rotating star, and it's also the hottest star found with a planet," says Meta. "The computer needed more than a thousand hours to do all the calculations," continues Remco. The planet is given the prosaic name OGLE2-TR-L9b. "But amongst ourselves we call it ReMeFra-1, after Remco, Meta, and myself," says Francis. The planet was discovered by looking at the brightness variations of about 15 700 stars, which had been observed by the OGLE survey once or twice per night for about four years between 1997 and 2000. Because the data had been made public

  14. CYP1B1: a unique gene with unique characteristics.

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    Faiq, Muneeb A; Dada, Rima; Sharma, Reetika; Saluja, Daman; Dada, Tanuj

    2014-01-01

    CYP1B1, a recently described dioxin inducible oxidoreductase, is a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily involved in the metabolism of estradiol, retinol, benzo[a]pyrene, tamoxifen, melatonin, sterols etc. It plays important roles in numerous physiological processes and is expressed at mRNA level in many tissues and anatomical compartments. CYP1B1 has been implicated in scores of disorders. Analyses of the recent studies suggest that CYP1B1 can serve as a universal/ideal cancer marker and a candidate gene for predictive diagnosis. There is plethora of literature available about certain aspects of CYP1B1 that have not been interpreted, discussed and philosophized upon. The present analysis examines CYP1B1 as a peculiar gene with certain distinctive characteristics like the uniqueness in its chromosomal location, gene structure and organization, involvement in developmentally important disorders, tissue specific, not only expression, but splicing, potential as a universal cancer marker due to its involvement in key aspects of cellular metabolism, use in diagnosis and predictive diagnosis of various diseases and the importance and function of CYP1B1 mRNA in addition to the regular translation. Also CYP1B1 is very difficult to express in heterologous expression systems, thereby, halting its functional studies. Here we review and analyze these exceptional and startling characteristics of CYP1B1 with inputs from our own experiences in order to get a better insight into its molecular biology in health and disease. This may help to further understand the etiopathomechanistic aspects of CYP1B1 mediated diseases paving way for better research strategies and improved clinical management.

  15. The Puzzledom of Achieving Educational Equity and the Way out%教育公平实现的困境与出路

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    尚靖君; 王小溪

    2012-01-01

    教育公平问题一直是教育领域尤其是教育社会学领域的核心问题。随着时代的发展,教育公平的内涵也在不断地变化。在对教育公平哲学思考的基础上,可以追寻两种理论,即柯林斯的教育成层理论和布迪厄的文化再生产理论。由此发现,教育公平的实现在现阶段是不可能的,原因在于受教育权利的平等与教育机会均等的实现障碍重重;教育过程投入均等的实现长路漫漫;教育结果均等的不可能与没有必要;教育公平感因人而异。要使教育接近公平,教育公平应该回到最初的理念;教育公平应该兼容精英教育;教育公平应该关注弱势群体;教育公平应该在社会变革中实现。%Educational equity is always the core issue in the education field,especially in sociology education,and the connotation of educational equity is in the constant change with the times.On the basis of philosophical reflection about educational equity,the two theories about the difficulties of achieving educational equity can be pursued,Collins's theory of education into layer and Bourdieu's cultural reproduction theory.So it can be found that the realization of the educational equity at this stage is impossible,because the realization of educational rights equality and the educational opportunity equality has many obstacles.The realizing of equality of educational process devotion is a long road,to pursue the equity of education outcome is impossible and not necessary,educational equity varies from person to person.Finally,in order to make education close to equity,educational equity should return to its original concept,educational equity should be compatible with elite education,educational equity should pay attention to the disadvantaged group,and educational equity should be realized in the process of social transformation.

  16. 全球化时代背景下多元文化教育的内涵与中国特色%The Understanding of Multicultural Education and Its Uniqueness in China in the Time of Globalization

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    王熙

    2012-01-01

    在很多西方国家,多元文化主义公共政策领域的重要话语,对教育领域的影响尤其深远,但这种理念也始终面临各种价值争议与实践困惑。所以,在借鉴西方经验的过程中,中国学者必须始终坚持批判与自省的立场,深入探讨多元文化教育的中国意义与中国问题。本文认为,多元文化主义的理论精髓在于强调文化的多样性、动态性与协商性,这一观点提示人们在追求公平与正义的道路上重新审视主流文化与非主流文化之间的关系。这种文化反思不仅为我国少数民族教育带来新的启示,也为中国社会现代化变革所带来的诸多问题开辟了更广阔、更深刻的理解角度。同时,多元文化主义还促使人们深入思考我国教育在西方文化帝国主义面前的立场与价值担当。%In the era of globalization, muhiculturalism has been given much significance in public policy in many western countries, especially in the field of education. However, this value has been confronted with many theoretical debates and prag- matic difficulties. Therefore, when learning the western experiences, Chinese scholars are supposed to be constantly critical and reflective, exploring the effects of muhicuhuralism in our unique social context. The researcher argues that the key of muhicuhur- alism is about the dynamic and negotiated natures of culture, which promotes reflection on the relationship between mainstream cultures and subcultures. Such reflection contributes not only to the development of ethnic education in China, but also to the in - depth understanding on issues raised by the modernization process of Chinese education. Furthermore, theories of muhicultur- alism offers significant insights into the value taken by Chinese education in the face of western cultural hegemonies.

  17. Alternative Education and Pathways to Success

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    2012-01-01

    Colorado's traditional public school system cannot meet the needs of many students with unique, and often challenging, life circumstances. For many of these students, alternative education campuses (AECs) are a valuable way to earn a high school diploma and acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in postsecondary education or the…

  18. Unique post-doctoral positions in Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science program at the American Museum of Natural History: Involving early-career research scientists in Earth science education

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    Flores, K. E.; Nadeau, P. A.; Zirakparvar, N. A.; Grcevich, J.; Ustunisik, G. K.

    2012-12-01

    Post-doctoral positions in Earth science fields traditionally emphasize research within a university setting or research institute. Such positions may include a teaching component, but one which is often restricted to introductory undergraduate Earth science courses or upper-level courses within their own field of specialization. With such a specific focus, there may not be much inclination on the part of a post-doctoral fellow to involve themselves in broader education programs, such as public outreach or secondary schools. The American Museum of Natural History is now conducting a non-traditional post-doctoral position as part of its new Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science (MAT). This pilot program involves forging a one-of-a-kind partnership between a world-class research museum and high-needs schools in New York City with the goal of addressing a critical shortage of qualified Earth Science teachers in New York State, particularly in high-needs schools with diverse populations. The program, which is part of the state's Race to the Top initiative, is approved by the NYS Board of Regents and will prepare a total of 50 candidates in two cohorts to earn a Board of Regents-awarded Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with a specialization in Earth Science for grades 7-12. The post-doctoral fellows of the MAT program have unique 3-year positions, with more traditional research-based work comprising 65% of the tenure and non-traditional educational roles 35%. The MAT fellows are divided into two types: those with a teaching role, who are involved in the co-design and co-teaching of graduate-level Earth science courses; and those in a research/mentoring role, who design and teach a summer-long science research practicum while also providing informal support to MAT teaching candidates throughout the school year. Over the first year of the MAT program's implementation, fellows have been exposed to a range of activities outside the realm of a traditional post

  19. Singapore: The Fourth Way in Action?

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    2012-01-01

    This article has two main objectives. It first outlines the first three waves of change termed by Hargreaves and Shirley (The Fourth Way: The inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, "2009") as the First, Second and Third Way that defined global educational policy and practice since the 1960s. It then…

  20. "Not All of Us Finns Communicate the Same Way Either": Teachers' Perceptions of Interculturality in Upper Secondary Vocational Education and Training

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    Itkonen, Tuija; Talib, Mirja-Tytti; Dervin, Fred

    2015-01-01

    This article examines teachers' perspectives on interculturality and diversity within the context of upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. Increasing diversity in VET education challenges teachers' sense of interculturality and their readiness to interact with and treat the "other" fairly. Compared to other…

  1. Issues Regarding Graduate Medical Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.

    The Subcommittee met in the first of a series of hearings on graduate medical education aimed at developing a new Medicare health professional education and teaching hospital payment policy. The hearing examined new policies for training future health professionals, future medical manpower needs, and the financing of teaching hospitals. Current…

  2. Cidadania Negada: A Educacao como Instrumento de Combate a Pobreza no Brasil (Denial of Citizenship: Education as a Way to Fight Poverty in Brazil).

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    Germano, Jose Willington

    1995-01-01

    Compares two compensatory social/educational programs developed by the Brazilian government in the last 15 years. States that although one was formulated during the military regime and one during the present government, they both combat poverty and encourage privatization. Concludes that this promotes a process that sees education as social…

  3. Cidadania Negada: A Educacao como Instrumento de Combate a Pobreza no Brasil (Denial of Citizenship: Education as a Way to Fight Poverty in Brazil).

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    Germano, Jose Willington

    1995-01-01

    Compares two compensatory social/educational programs developed by the Brazilian government in the last 15 years. States that although one was formulated during the military regime and one during the present government, they both combat poverty and encourage privatization. Concludes that this promotes a process that sees education as social…

  4. The Changing Way of Leading

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    Sytsma, Sandra

    2009-01-01

    This conceptual article explores the changing way of leading. It proposes that in contrast to the primarily outer actions that characterize educational change, the inner and outer dimensions of leaders are necessary to change what constitutes leading, thereby making it more appropriate to our times. The unfolding of leading actions and the…

  5. Olympic Education and Cross-Cultural Communication

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    Ren Hai

    2009-01-01

    @@ In recent years, Olympic education has received increasingly greater attention. It is not just Olympic host cities that have established specialized Olympic education prograrnmes across the board, but also non-host cities are developing Olympic education activities to different degrees. Olympic education has also become an important project in the Olympic preparatory work, and has been an important project in the preparations for the Beijing Olympics. How to understand Olympic education? There are many different ways of looking at it. This essay attempts to take the unique characteristics of Olympic education as a starting point to explore the important role played by issues of cross-cultural communication in Olympic education.

  6. The Multiwavelength Milky Way Project

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    Brown, B. A.; Leisawitz, D.; Boyd, P. T.; Digel, S. W.; Friedlander, J.; Kessel, R. L.; Smale, A. P.

    2000-12-01

    We describe an ongoing effort to communicate what is known about the Milky Way, and how our understanding of the Galaxy has advanced in recent decades with observations across the electromagnetic spectrum. Our aim is to help students, educators, and the general public understand the structure of the Milky Way, and our location within it. Inspired by the warm reception to our Multiwavelength Milky Way poster (26,000 copies distributed; requested by people in over 50 countries) we created several related products and a new version of the poster. The updated poster contains ten Galactic plane maps and a legend that points out prominent features and objects. The Multiwavelength Milky Way web site at http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/mw provides an image browsing capability, links to data files and journal articles, lesson plans and suggested activities for teachers, and a poster order form. We created a slide set comprised of multiwavelength all-sky maps and a ``Multiwavelength Milky Way'' image corresponding to the poster. The Galactic plane maps featured on the poster raise questions in the minds of many non-astronomers: ``Where are we in this picture?'' and ``How do we know what we know?'' To help answer these questions we developed a realistic three-dimensional model of the Milky Way and used state-of-the-art animation techniques to create a 28-minute video called The Milky Way's Invisible Light. The viewer is taken on a tour of the Galaxy that ends at the Sun's location, from which the 3-D model is shown to resemble the Galactic plane surveys depicted on the Multiwavelength Milky Way poster. The video can be ordered on the web at http://space.gsfc.nasa.gov/astro/education/mw_film or from the ASP catalog. The Multiwavelength Milky Way project is sponsored by the Astrophysics Data Facility at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

  7. The Way We Gather

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    Donahoe, Marta

    2010-01-01

    "The way you make your bed is the way your day will go." The way in which people gather is an extension of the making-the-bed analogy: "The way we gather is the way our school days go." The mindfulness people bring to the little ways they behave with one another sets the tone for the entire organization. When Montessori speaks of allowing the…

  8. 国外公民教育实施途径研究述评及启示%A Review of Research on the Ways of Implementing Civic Education Abroad and its Implication

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    安富海

    2011-01-01

    国外公民教育领域出现了实施途径多元化取向,主要包括学科教学,多学科渗透与整合,课外活动,学校与社区联合,利用互联网进行公民教育等途径。考察和反思国外公民教育实施途径多元化取向,对我国公民教育实施的途径启示为:公民教育实施途径应多元化,公民教育课程的教学方法应多元化,应该重视学生实践能力的培养,要为公民教育营造一个良好的文化环境。%The field of civic education abroad has adopted multiple ways in its implementation,including content teaching,penetration and integration of multi-disciplinary,extra-curricular activities,cooperation between schools and communities;use of the Internet and other means of civic education.Studying and reflecting on the multi-way implementation of civic education abroad,We can gain he following implication for the implementation of civic education in our country:the channels for the implementation of civic education should be diversified;the a variety of teaching methods should be adopted in civic education courses;importance should be attached to the cultivation of practical abilities of students;a good cultural environment for civic education should be created.

  9. 团体心理咨询--大学生心理健康教育的有效途径%Group Counseling:An Effective Way to the Education of College Students’Mental Health

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    邓彩艳; 黄奎林

    2014-01-01

    大学生的心理健康教育是素质教育的重点,团体心理咨询作为一种新的心理健康教育形式,是当今素质教育、新时期大学生思想政治教育工作和心理健康教育工作本身的需要。团体心理咨询有助于新生入学适应、深化认识自我、学习人际交往原则和技巧、合理进行情绪调节、保持心理健康水平等各方面。团体心理咨询是高校开展心理健康教育、保持大学生心理健康、培养学生健康人格的有效途径。%The education of college students’ mental health is the key of quality education, and group counseling, as a new way of mental health education, is the demands of quality education, ideological and political education as well as the mental health education itself. Group counseling is helpful for college freshmen to adapt to college life, deepen self-awareness, learn interpersonal principles and skills, adjust mood reasonably and keep mental health. Group counseling is an effective way for universities to carry out mental health education, maintain students’ mental health and cultivate their healthy personality.

  10. Developing innovative programs for unique student populations.

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    Heath, D A; Caruso, J; Chauncey, D M

    1994-12-01

    Optometric education has been faced with ever-increasing expectations. These include the ability to educate students and practitioners to care for new patient populations, deal with more diverse and complex clinical problems, to be significant participants in the research community and to fulfill leadership positions within the profession. To fulfill this expectation, schools and colleges need to diversify their program offerings to attract and educate unique student populations who come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of pre-existing knowledge and skills. This paper provides an overview of The New England College of Optometry's efforts in this area and two programs, the "Advanced Standing International Program" and the "Accelerated Doctor of Optometry Degree Program," are examined in detail. An emphasis is placed on outcomes assessment to ensure the programs are fulfilling their purpose and the results of a retrospective analysis of the two programs is provided.

  11. “This is how you do it in Germany, but we do it our way.” Different Notions of Citizenship Education in the Russian-German Exchange of Young Professionals

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available "Citizenship education is a widespread concept of lifelong learning important for democratic participation. The research shows a great variety in approaches to citizenship education depending on socio-political contexts (Bîrzéa 2004, 17; Kerr, Nelson 2005, 10. This study is based on participative evaluation (Bergold 2007; Cousins, Earl 1992 accompanying the German-Russian training and exchange program regarding non-formal citizenship education. Through content analysis of interviews and artifacts we explore views of citizenship education and strategiesthat the actors use to deal with the various assumptions in this field of education. In Germany democracy, participation and critical thinking are emphasized, in contrast to Russia, where, depending on the organizational structure, the patriotic upbringing is exercised. Four ways of dealing with the conflicting assumptions and practices are identified in the issue-focused exchange of young professionals. They are the individual construction of the German and Russian ways of citizenship education, enrichment of individual understanding, reduction of the perceived differences and conformity with ones environment juggling with declared and practiced notions.Citizenship education ist ein verbreitetes Konzept des lebenslangen Lernens mit dem Ziel, demokratisch orientierte Partizipation zu fördern. Laut Forschung variieren die Ansätze von citizenship education in Abhängigkeit vom soziopolitischen Kontext (Bîrzéa 2004: 17; Kerr/ Nelson 2005: 10. Die vorliegende Untersuchung basiert auf einer partizipativen Evaluation (Bergold 2007; Cousins/ Earl 1992, die im deutsch-russischen Fachkräfteaustausch zum Thema citizenship education durchgeführt wurde. Durch die qualitative Inhaltsanalyse von Interviews und Artefakten werden die Auffassungen der Akteure von citizenship education untersucht und ihre Strategien im Umgang mit differierenden Annahmen rekonstruiert. Die Befunde zeigen: Die deutsche

  12. On the Innovative Study of the Ideological and Political Education Ways for College Students of the Ethnic Groups%少数民族大学生思想政治教育路径创新研究--思想政治教育创新研究系列论文之一

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    黄艳

    2016-01-01

    Ideological and political education for the college students of the ethnic groups is an im‐portant content in higher education .If the way is right ,education effect would be obvious ;if wrong , the effect would be poor .In the multi‐value society ,we must use innovative ways to educate the ideo‐logical and political course for the college students of the ethnic groups ,which will be conducive to the stability of colleges and universities ,to the economic and social development of the minority’s areas , and to the unity of all ethnic groups .Students of the ethnic groups have their own unique characteris‐tics in language ,religion ,customs ,beliefs ,culture .Therefore ,the ideological and political education should be combined with the demand of the students of the ethnic groups in order to enhance the effec‐tiveness of ideological and political education work for the college students of the ethnic groups .%少数民族大学生思想政治教育工作是高校教育的重要内容。路径对了,则教育效果明显;路径不对,则效果较差。在价值多元的社会环境下,做好少数民族大学生思想政治教育工作必须进行路径创新。这将有利于高校的稳定,有利于少数民族地区的经济社会发展,有利于各民族团结。少数民族大学生在语言、宗教、习俗、信仰、文化上都有自己独特的特点,因此,开展思想政治教育工作要结合少数民族大学生的特点定需求,以增强少数民族大学生思想政治教育工作的实效性。

  13. "C.R.E.A.T.E."-ing Unique Primary-Source Research Paper Assignments for a Pleasure and Pain Course Teaching Neuroscientific Principles in a Large General Education Undergraduate Course.

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    Bodnar, Richard J; Rotella, Francis M; Loiacono, Ilyssa; Coke, Tricia; Olsson, Kerstin; Barrientos, Alicia; Blachorsky, Lauren; Warshaw, Deena; Buras, Agata; Sanchez, Ciara M; Azad, Raihana; Stellar, James R

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    A large (250 registrants) General Education lecture course, Pleasure and Pain, presented basic neuroscience principles as they related to animal and human models of pleasure and pain by weaving basic findings related to food and drug addiction and analgesic states with human studies examining empathy, social neuroscience and neuroeconomics. In its first four years, the course grade was based on weighted scores from two multiple-choice exams and a five-page review of three unique peer-reviewed research articles. Although well-registered and well-received, 18% of the students received Incomplete grades, primarily due to failing to submit the paper that went largely unresolved and eventually resulted in a failing grade. To rectify this issue, a modified version of the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Consider, Read, Elucidate hypotheses, Analyze and interpret data, Think of the next Experiment) method replaced the paper with eight structured assignments focusing on an initial general-topic article, the introduction-methods, and results-discussion of each of three related peer-review neuroscience-related articles, and a final summary. Compliance in completing these assignments was very high, resulting in only 11 INC grades out of 228 students. Thus, use of the C.R.E.A.T.E. method reduced the percentage of problematic INC grades from 18% to 4.8%, a 73% decline, without changing the overall grade distribution. Other analyses suggested the students achieved a deeper understanding of the scientific process using the C.R.E.A.T.E. method relative to the original term paper assignment.

  14. “C.R.E.A.T.E.”-ing Unique Primary-Source Research Paper Assignments for a Pleasure and Pain Course Teaching Neuroscientific Principles in a Large General Education Undergraduate Course

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    Bodnar, Richard J.; Rotella, Francis M.; Loiacono, Ilyssa; Coke, Tricia; Olsson, Kerstin; Barrientos, Alicia; Blachorsky, Lauren; Warshaw, Deena; Buras, Agata; Sanchez, Ciara M.; Azad, Raihana; Stellar, James R.

    2016-01-01

    A large (250 registrants) General Education lecture course, Pleasure and Pain, presented basic neuroscience principles as they related to animal and human models of pleasure and pain by weaving basic findings related to food and drug addiction and analgesic states with human studies examining empathy, social neuroscience and neuroeconomics. In its first four years, the course grade was based on weighted scores from two multiple-choice exams and a five-page review of three unique peer-reviewed research articles. Although well-registered and well-received, 18% of the students received Incomplete grades, primarily due to failing to submit the paper that went largely unresolved and eventually resulted in a failing grade. To rectify this issue, a modified version of the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Consider, Read, Elucidate hypotheses, Analyze and interpret data, Think of the next Experiment) method replaced the paper with eight structured assignments focusing on an initial general-topic article, the introduction-methods, and results-discussion of each of three related peer-review neuroscience-related articles, and a final summary. Compliance in completing these assignments was very high, resulting in only 11 INC grades out of 228 students. Thus, use of the C.R.E.A.T.E. method reduced the percentage of problematic INC grades from 18% to 4.8%, a 73% decline, without changing the overall grade distribution. Other analyses suggested the students achieved a deeper understanding of the scientific process using the C.R.E.A.T.E. method relative to the original term paper assignment. PMID:27385918

  15. 当前中国体育学科发展的出路%A way out for physical education discipline development in China today

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    易剑东; 詹新寰; 舒竞

    2014-01-01

    General patterns of and international experiences in physical education discipline development have provided in-spirations and reference for the physical education discipline in China to get out of its current predicament. In order to promote the physical education discipline, China must learn from American and European experiences in physical education discipline management and physical education career management, build a huge network of academic organizations, establish diversi-fied research institutions, innovate on the physical education teaching system, construct an information center that supports physical education discipline development in China, optimize book and magazine publication, establish the fundamental status of the discipline, build an scientific standard system, and exert the leading function of academic research.%体育学科发展的一般规律和国际经验,为中国体育学科摆脱目前困境提供了启示和借鉴。中国体育学科要获得提升,必须借鉴欧美体育学科管理和体育职业管理的经验;建立学术组织的巨大网络,建立多元化研究机构,创新体育教学体系,建设支撑中国体育学科发展的信息中心,优化书刊出版;确立学科的根本地位,树立学理的规范体系,发挥学术研究的引领作用。

  16. Toward an Expanded Understanding of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education: Constructing Identity through a Critical, Additive Bilingual/Bicultural Pedagogy

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    Reyes, Sharon Adelman; Vallone, Trina Lynn

    2007-01-01

    This literature review will take a focused look at the three currently accepted theoretical foundations upon which two-way bilingual immersion programs are based. Through an examination of research on identity construction in childhood and adolescence, particularly as seen through a critical pedagogical lens, it proposes that there exists a fourth…

  17. 新媒体环境下高校思想政治教育途径的创新%Innovation of ideological and political education ways in colleges and universities in the new media environment

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    2013-01-01

      The innovation of ideological and political education is an important factor to improve the effectiveness of the ideological and political education under the new media environment, innovative ways of ideological and political education in college should start from the development of the main channel of ideological and political theory course teaching, occupy the new position in the network ideological and political education, to explore college students' ideological and political education measure, strengthen the effectiveness of ideological the political education in colleges and universities.%  思想政治教育途径的创新是提高思想政治教育实效性的重要条件,新媒体环境下高校思想政治教育途径的创新应该从拓展思想政治理论课教学主渠道、占领网络思想政治教育新阵地、探索大学生思想政治教育好抓手等方面着手,促进高校思想政治教育实效性的增强。

  18. Brief Analysis on Moral Education Function and Realizing Ways of Math in Higher Vocational Colleges%浅析高职校数学教育的德育功能和实现途径

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    2015-01-01

    在数学教育中进行德育渗透是现阶段素质教育的一个重大课题。对照现实情境下数学教育德育功能的真实体现,遵循高职校数学教育中开展德育渗透的基本原则,深入探讨高职校数学教育中实现德育功能的有效途径,对在高职校数学教育中开展有效德育渗透具有十分重要的现实意义。%It's a significant task to permeate moral education into math teaching in present quality education.Comparing the re-al representation of moral education function of math,following the basic principles of permeating moral education into math teaching,and deeply exploring the effective ways of achieving moral education function in math teaching,all of these will have great practical meaning of carrying out moral education permeation in math teaching in higher vocational schools.

  19. FROM THE PRAGMATIC OF THE FRAGMENTED SPECIALIZATION TO THE PRAGMATIC OF THE MORE FLEXIBLE LYOPHILIZATION: THE WAYS OF THE EDUCATION IN THE CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION

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    Ricardo Antunes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Our presentation treats the proposed theme – Mode of production and education – by seeking an initial sistematisation of this problematic in the form of three notes. The first suggests some elements for a broad understanding of Marx’s concept of mode of production. The second suggests some differences present in different forms of alienation and estrangement present in the Twentieth century, and the third explores some distinct modes of education for capital under capitalism, which we define as the pragmatism of specialisation, in its taylorist-fordist variant, and the pragmatism of flexible liofilization in the eara of toyotism and flexible accumulation. I have concluded with a brief excerpt introducing some angles for considering education beyond the constraints of capital.

  20. Stationary Black Holes: Uniqueness and Beyond

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The spectrum of known black-hole solutions to the stationary Einstein equations has been steadily increasing, sometimes in unexpected ways. In particular, it has turned out that not all black-hole-equilibrium configurations are characterized by their mass, angular momentum and global charges. Moreover, the high degree of symmetry displayed by vacuum and electro vacuum black-hole spacetimes ceases to exist in self-gravitating non-linear field theories. This text aims to review some developments in the subject and to discuss them in light of the uniqueness theorem for the Einstein-Maxwell system.

  1. Stationary Black Holes: Uniqueness and Beyond

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    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available The spectrum of known black hole solutions to the stationary Einstein equations has increased in an unexpected way during the last decade. In particular, it has turned out that not all black hole equilibrium configurations are characterized by their mass, angular momentum and global charges. Moreover, the high degree of symmetry displayed by vacuum and electro-vacuum black hole space-times ceases to exist in self-gravitating non-linear field theories. This text aims to review some of the recent developments and to discuss them in the light of the uniqueness theorem for the Einstein-Maxwell system.

  2. Uniqueness property for quasiharmonic functions

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    Full Text Available In this paper we consider a class of continuous functions, called quasiaharmonic functions, admitting best approximations by harmonic polynomials. In this class we prove a uniqueness theorem by analogy with the analytic functions.

  3. Diabetes: Unique to Older Adults

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    ... Stroke Urinary Incontinence Related Documents PDF Choosing Wisely: Diabetes Tests and Treatments Download Related Video Join our e-newsletter! Aging & Health A to Z Diabetes Unique to Older Adults This section provides information ...

  4. Osteoporosis: Unique to Older Adults

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    ... our e-newsletter! Aging & Health A to Z Osteoporosis Unique to Older Adults This section provides information ... and widely-prescribed medications for the treatment of osteoporosis. Some serious side effects of these medication have ...

  5. Nutrition: Unique to Older Adults

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    ... our e-newsletter! Aging & Health A to Z Nutrition Unique to Older Adults This section provides information ... teeth that are needed for grinding up food, nutrition suffers. If you are unable to chew and ...

  6. Fingerprinting the Milky Way

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    Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers has shown how to use the chemical composition of stars in clusters to shed light on the formation of our Milky Way. This discovery is a fundamental test for the development of a new chemical tagging technique uncovering the birth and growth of our Galactic cradle. The formation and evolution of galaxies, and in particular of the Milky Way - the 'island universe' in which we live, is one of the major puzzles of astrophysics: indeed, a detailed physical scenario is still missing and its understanding requires the joint effort of observations, theories and complex numerical simulations. ESO astronomer Gayandhi De Silva and her colleagues used the Ultraviolet and Visual Echelle Spectrograph (UVES) on ESO's VLT to find new ways to address this fundamental riddle. ESO PR Photo 15/07 ESO PR Photo 15/07 The Cluster Collinder 261 "We have analysed in great detail the chemical composition of stars in three star-clusters and shown that each cluster presents a high level of homogeneity and a very distinctive chemical signature," says De Silva, who started this research while working at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australia. "This paves the way to chemically tagging stars in our Galaxy to common formation sites and thus unravelling the history of the Milky Way," she adds. "Galactic star clusters are witnesses of the formation history of the Galactic disc," says Kenneth Freeman, also from Mount Stromlo and another member of the team. "The analysis of their composition is like studying ancient fossils. We are chasing pieces of galactic DNA!" Open star clusters are among the most important tools for the study of stellar and galactic evolution. They are composed of a few tens up to a few thousands of stars that are gravitationally bound, and they span a wide range of ages. The youngest date from a few million years ago, while the oldest (and more rare) can have ages up to ten billion years. The well

  7. On the Way into the Bologna Reform--A Consideration of the Quality and the Role of Human Resource Management in Higher Education System

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    Kohont, Andrej; Nadoh Bergoc, Jana

    2010-01-01

    In the article the concept of higher education quality is discussed, putting an emphasis on the concept of quality as a transformation. In this context the teachers are stimulated to use contemporary teaching/learning tools and to take active role in the development and empowerment of learners. The role of human resource management (HRM) is also…

  8. Ways of Professional Ethics Education of Secondary Vocational Nursing Majors%中职护理专业职业道德教育途径探索

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    万永成

    2012-01-01

    As the main body of newly added labouring force, vocational health, nursing school students" the occupation moral quality directly affects the social stability and civilization and the development of the hospitals and schools. This paper focuses on the reason analysis of present moral situation of the current secondary vocational nursing school students. Based on the previous researches, this paper will make some personal point of view. Give vocational nursing students occupation moral education in stages by the approach of the combination of occupation moral education, social practice education, network education etc.%职业卫生、护理学校作为社会新增劳动力的主体,其职业道德素质的高低,直接影响着社会的安定和文明,影响着医院、学校的发展。本文主要对当前中职护理专业护生职业道德现状进行分析,提出从情感教育、知识教育、专业教育、社会实践、自我教育等教育途径入手,对中职护理专业护生进行职业道德教育。

  9. Historical Controversy as an Educational Tool: Evaluating Elements of a Teaching-Learning Sequence Conducted with the Text "Dialogue on the Ways that Vision Operates"

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    de Hosson, Cecile; Kaminski, Wanda

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the development, use, and analysis, of an educational tool inspired by the history of the optical mechanism of vision. We investigated 12-year-old students' reasoning about vision. Most of them explain it as the result of something coming either from the object or from the eye. Moreover, some of them think that light…

  10. Is the Use of Video Conferencing and Supporting Technologies a Feasible and Viable Way to Woo Farmers Back into Farmer Education?

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    Brown, Margaret; Fraser, Tom

    2011-01-01

    North Dakota State University (USA) have been using video conferencing as a delivery mode for farmer education for about twenty years and report that their farmers find this delivery method both practical and worthwhile. With the number of New Zealand farmers attending learning events decreasing, due mainly to time and cost, maybe it is time to…

  11. Compartiendo Culturas/Sharing Cultures: A Title VII Two-Way Bilingual Program at Herod Elementary School 1995-96. Research Report on Educational Grants.

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    Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

    This report describes a program that was designed to end the isolation typically experienced by language minority students in traditional bilingual education and to provide language majority students the opportunity to acquire proficiency in a second Language. The program served 4 classes of approximately 22 students each (85 students) in…

  12. Compartiendo Culturas/Sharing Cultures: A Title VII Two-Way Bilingual Program at Herod Elementary School 1995-96. Research Report on Educational Grants.

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    Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

    This report describes a program that was designed to end the isolation typically experienced by language minority students in traditional bilingual education and to provide language majority students the opportunity to acquire proficiency in a second Language. The program served 4 classes of approximately 22 students each (85 students) in…

  13. Implementation of "The Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning" as a Conceptual Framework in Professional Learning Communities as they Impact/Influence Strategic Planning in Education

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    Miller, Queinnise; Kritsonis, William A.

    2009-01-01

    To move toward educational excellence leaders, teachers, and district administrators must be strategic in planning for instructional success. As this planning takes place, I believe that the concept of "Professional Learning Communities" (PLC) should occupy a large space in a school strategic plan for success. Strategic planning should be viewed…

  14. "English-Only", but Not a Medium-of-Instruction Policy: The Japanese Way of Internationalising Education for Both Domestic and Overseas Students

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    Hashimoto, Kayoko

    2013-01-01

    While the medium-of-instruction (MOI) has been seen as one of the most crucial decision-making areas in language policies, it is curious that the equivalent Japanese expression to MOI is absent from educational policy documents. In a nation where the Japanese language is called the national language and enjoys the status of an official language,…

  15. Promoting Athletic Training through a General Education Course in Psychosocial Aspects of Sports Injuries

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    Gardiner-Shires, Alison Marie; Heinerichs, Scott

    2012-01-01

    Context: A general education course taught by athletic training education faculty has the potential to expose the entire student body to the athletic training profession in a unique way while also meeting requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Objective: To introduce a detailed case study of a general…

  16. Understanding Classrooms through Social Network Analysis: A Primer for Social Network Analysis in Education Research

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    Grunspan, Daniel Z.; Wiggins, Benjamin L.; Goodreau, Steven M.

    2014-01-01

    Social interactions between students are a major and underexplored part of undergraduate education. Understanding how learning relationships form in undergraduate classrooms, as well as the impacts these relationships have on learning outcomes, can inform educators in unique ways and improve educational reform. Social network analysis (SNA)…

  17. THE BLIND STUDENT AND HIS BODY FEELINGS: WAYS OF BEING AND PERCEIVING THE SCHOOL THROUGH TACTILE MAPS DURING PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Historically, physical education in Brazil has been coming through a long process for achieving its position in regular schools. Conquering this place is owed to a large set of debates about the most varied pedagogical concepts.  This study aims at analyzing the body feelings of a blind student and phenomenologically describing this student’s perceptions of school spaces when influenced by the use of tactile maps. The study adopted a qualitative approach from a theoretical-methodological perspective of the case study with phenomenological-existential inspiration.  Based on the dialogues in this study, the authors understood that tactile maps, mediated by the student’s body feelings, represented significant importance to boost memorization of school spaces. This allowed more reliable guidance and safer mobility to that blind student and his own challenges of overcoming physical and attitudinal barriers when he needed to move around daily at school and during physical education classes.

  18. 高职教育国际化的内涵及途径--以襄阳职业技术学院为例%On the Connotation and the Way of Internationalized Higher Vocational Education

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    张映晖

    2015-01-01

    One of the important goals of constructing modern vocational education system is to improve the level of internationalized vocational education and make higher vocational education develop in the internationalized direction. Based on the actual development of higher vocational education, this paper analyzes the connotation and the way of realizing internationalized vocational education, providing basic theory and practical basis for our college's internationalized construction strategy.%提高职业教育的国际化水平,走高职教育国际化道路,是构建现代职教体系的重要目标之一。文章立足于高职教育发展实际,解析高职教育国际化的内涵及实现途径,为高职院校教育国际化建设方略提供基本的理论依据和实践参考。

  19. On Effective Ways to Carry Out the Entrepreneurship Education--Based on the Perspective of the Integration of the Entrepreneurship Education and the Professional Education%论开展创业教育的有效途径--基于创业教育与专业教育相融合的视角

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    刘小廷

    2014-01-01

    Although the historical background of entrepreneurship education and professional education are different, both are inevitable logic development of the higher education and demand of social response. Professional education is the foundation and carrier of entrepreneurship education, meanwhile, entrepreneurship education leads the trend of the development of professional education. Therefore, integrated with the school teaching system, and with the support of the professional education, entrepreneurship education can be carried out smoothly and efifciently. In fact, those have four effective ways to achieve the goal:the permeation of the curriculum, the inlfuence of teaching body, the cooperation between institutions, and the construction of government support system.%虽然创业教育和专业教育产生的时代背景不同,但两者都是高等教育内在逻辑发展的必然,也是对社会需求回应的必然。无论是从历史的角度还是逻辑的角度看,两者都密不可分。专业教育是创业教育实施的基础和载体,创业教育则是专业教育发展的趋势。因此,创业教育只有融合于学校的整体教学体系中,依托专业教育为载体才能顺利开展并取得实效。而课程渗透、教师影响、机构协调、政企体系支撑则是取得这种实效的良好途径。

  20. 国外廉洁教育的做法和启示%Way and Inspiration of Honesty Education abroad

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    董京燕

    2012-01-01

    腐败作为一种普遍的社会现象,随着人类社会和经济的发展而存在于世界各国的众多领域。注重廉洁教育是国际社会预防腐败的主要措施之一。学习借鉴其他国家在廉洁、预防腐败方面的成熟做法,结合我国反腐倡廉教育现状,对新形势下如何扎实开展反腐倡廉教育、增强实际效果进行思考。%As a universal social phenomenon, corruption has been existing in various fields in the world with the development of human society and economy. Emphasis of honesty education is a main measure to prevent corruption of the international society. Learning and borrowing the ripe experience of honesty and prevention of corruption of other countries and combined with our present education status of For Honesty and Against Corruption, we thought how to carry out education of For Honesty and Against Corruption, and strengthen practical effects.

  1. Modos de educação, gênero e relações escola-família Ways of education, gender and school family relationship

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    Maria Eulina Pessoa de Carvalho

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available As relações entre escola e família baseiam-se na divisão do trabalho de educação de crianças e jovens, envolvendo expectativas recíprocas. Quando se fala na desejável parceria escola-família e convoca-se a participação dos pais na educação, sobretudo pelo dever de casa como estratégia de promoção do sucesso escolar, não se consideram: as mudanças históricas e a diversidade cultural nos modos de educação e reprodução social; as relações de poder entre estas instituições e seus agentes; a diversidade de arranjos familiares e as desvantagens materiais e culturais de grande parte das famílias; as relações de gênero que estruturam a divisão de trabalho em casa e na escola. Este texto discute estas questões argumentando que a política educacional, o currículo e a prática pedagógica articulam os trabalhos educacionais realizados pela escola e pela família, segundo um modelo de família e papel parental ideal e com base nas divisões de sexo e gênero, subordinando a família à escola e sobrecarregando as mães, o que perpetua a iniqüidade de gênero.School-family relationship is based on the sharing of responsibilities in the education of children and adolescents, considering mutual expectations. When referring to the ideal school-family relationship and the need for parents to be involved in education, specially in homework, as an strategy to promote school success, some factors are not taken into consideration: historical changes and cultural differences in educational and social reproduction modes; power relations between these institutions and their agents; the diversity of family arrangements and material and cultural disadvantages in many households; gender relations shaping the division of labour at home and at school. This text discusses these issues arguing that educational policy, the curriculum, and pedagogical practice coordinate the educational work at school and at home according to an ideal model

  2. A Community of Voices: Educational Blog Management Strategies and Tools

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    Bartholomew, Mitchell; Jones, Travis; Glassman, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Web 2.0 offers a new type of interactive technology that may change the focus and approach of formal education in ways we are just beginning to comprehend. The new and unique qualities of Web 2.0 can be compounded in traditional educational settings by the fact that students often times have far more experience with and understanding the new…

  3. Lebanon: A Case of History Education in a Sectarian Society

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    Yoder, Paul J.

    2015-01-01

    This paper synthesizes the extant literature on history education in Lebanon. The sectarian nature of the country and the recent civil war make the case of Lebanon a unique and compelling one. Three emerging understandings underscore the complexity of history education in Lebanon and demonstrate the ways in which history is used to undercut…

  4. [Simulation-based training in anesthesia and emergency medicine: preparation for the unexpected: on the way to new standards of education in Germany].

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    Issleib, Malte; Zöllner, C

    2015-01-01

    Medical expertise consists of knowledge, professional skills and individual attitudes. Training and education of this expertise starts in medical school and develops throughout the qualification process of anesthesists and emergency physicians. Medical decisions are not only rational but also intuitive. The combination of these characteristics cannot and should not be trained on patients. The implementation of modern simulation techniques offers the opportunity to train for emergency situations similar to training systems in the energy industry and aviation. Repetitive training of rare emergency situations brings routine to seldomly used procedures. In simulation training mistakes can be detected and systematically corrected. The team interactions and soft skills can also be focussed on. Video analysis gives the participant the opportunity for self-reflection and can lead to correction of individual behavior patterns. This dimension of education cannot be done in real patient care. This training goes far beyond the level of skills training. Through simulation training involves the whole team, the communication and the interaction between the team members in medically challenging situations. Crisis resource management leads to measurable improvements in patient safety and safety culture as well as personnel satisfaction.

  5. 大学生心理健康教育途径与方法探析%On ways and methods of College Students' mental health education

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    莫梦娴

    2016-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is analysis of the current university student's psychological problems, music therapy to improve the college students' mental health and psychological ability to bear, and music to students' ways of thinking and communicating effects is proposed, and expounds how to use music to carry out the treatment of psychological problems of college students.%本文主要是分析了当前大学生出现的主要心理问题,提出了音乐治疗对提高大学生心理健康水平和心理承受能力的作用,以及音乐对学生思维和沟通方式的影响,并阐述了如何很好的利用音乐来进行大学生心理问题的治疗。

  6. Rufus Choate: A Unique Orator.

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    Markham, Reed

    Rufus Choate, a Massachusetts lawyer and orator, has been described as a "unique and romantic phenomenon" in America's history. Born in 1799 in Essex, Massachusetts, Choate graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Harvard Law School. Choate's goal was to be the top in his profession. Daniel Webster was Choate's hero. Choate became well…

  7. Uniqueness of PL Minimal Surfaces

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    Yi NI

    2007-01-01

    Using a standard fact in hyperbolic geometry, we give a simple proof of the uniqueness of PL minimal surfaces, thus filling in a gap in the original proof of Jaco and Rubinstein. Moreover, in order to clarify some ambiguity, we sharpen the definition of PL minimal surfaces, and prove a technical lemma on the Plateau problem in the hyperbolic space.

  8. The Lasso Problem and Uniqueness

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    Tibshirani, Ryan J

    2012-01-01

    The lasso is a popular tool for sparse linear regression, especially for problems in which the number of variables p exceeds the number of observations n. But when p>n, the lasso criterion is not strictly convex, and hence it may not have a unique minimum. An important question is: when is the lasso solution well-defined (unique)? We review results from the literature, which show that if the predictor variables are drawn from a continuous probability distribution, then there is a unique lasso solution with probability one, regardless of the sizes of n and p. We also show that this result extends easily to $\\ell_1$ penalized minimization problems over a wide range of loss functions. A second important question is: how can we deal with the case of non-uniqueness in lasso solutions? In light of the aforementioned result, this case really only arises when some of the predictor variables are discrete, or when some post-processing has been performed on continuous predictor measurements. Though we certainly cannot c...

  9. The Unique Skills and Traits of Principals in One-Way and Two-Way Dual Immersion Schools

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    Rocque, Ryan; Ferrin, Scott; Hite, Julie M.; Randall, Vance

    2016-01-01

    This study considers the opinions of dual immersion elementary school principals in investigating the following research questions: (1) What do dual immersion principals identify as the skills and traits for the school leader that lead to the principal's success in a dual immersion context? and (2) What were the differences of opinion, if any,…

  10. AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE "COLLEGIATE WAY OF LIVING"%美国高等教育和“学院制生活”

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    Robert O' Hara; 田阳(翻译)

    2011-01-01

    Institutions of higher education in the United States are remarkably diverse in their educational purposes,their organizational structure,and their architectural styles.But underlying all this diversity are two distinct historical models:the decentralized British "collegiate" model of university education,and the centralized Germanic university model.Early American higher education grew out of the British collegiate tradition and emphasized the comprehensive development of students' intellect and character,while the Germanic university tradition,introduced in the late 1800s,shifted the focus to technical scholarship and research.The Germanic university model held sway for much of the twentieth century,but there is now a widespread renewal of interest in the older decentralized British collegiate model,and in universities across the United States and around the world,small "residential colleges" like those at Oxford and Cambridge are now being planned and built.These residential colleges or "houses" (as they are sometimes called) provide small,stable,faculty-led,home-like environments for a few hundred students each,and their social and architectural design seeks to counteract the impersonal bureaucratic experience that students often have in large Germanic-style universities.This revival of the collegiate model of university organization is one of the most important trends in the design of educational communities in the world today.%美国高等教育机构就其教育宗旨、组织结构和建筑风格而言,具有可观的多样性。但是,在所有多样性的背后,有两个鲜明的传统模式:去中心化的英国学院制模式和中心化的德国大学模式。早期美国高等教育缘自于英国学院制传统,强调学生智力性格的综合培养。而19世纪后期引入的德国大学传统,将大学的关注点转移到技术性的学术研究。尽管德国大学模式在20世纪的大部分时间具有支配地位,但

  11. On the ways to Cultivate the Humanity Qualities of Music Majors in Independent Colleges of Higher Education%高校独立学院音乐专业学生人文素质培养的途径

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    朱芳

    2009-01-01

    高校把加强大学生人文素养教育作为提高人才质量的重要手段.加强独立学院音乐专业学生人文素质教育不仅使学生在文化传承、人格修养等个人综合素质得以提高,而且能对学生音乐感知能力、音乐表现力的提高等产生积极的影响.%In universities, stressing the education of students'humanity qualities is an important way to raise the students qualities. Stressing the education of humanity qualities for music majors in the independent colleges can improve the comprehensive qualities of the students in culture and personality and also have the positive influence on the music majors'sense and performance.

  12. Current situation and improvement ways of teachers’ education technology abilities in higher vocational schools in Liaoning province%辽宁省高职院校教师教育技术能力现状及提升途径

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    张爽

    2014-01-01

    Education technology is the essential ability must be possessed by teachers in higher vocational colleges under the background of informationalization of education. In order to find out the current situation of teachers’abilities of education technology, the research team has surveyed 20 higher vocational colleges in Liaoning Province. The results show that the information technology knowledge and skills, education technology theory and knowledge, teaching design abilities , teaching software design and manufacturing abilities and teaching research abilities of teachers all need to be enhanced. The ways for comprehensively enhancing teachers’ education technology abilities are proposed, such as training, building a research community, the information-based teaching design competition and the establishment of educational technology ability evaluation system and incentive mechanism and so on.%教育技术能力是教育信息化环境下高职院校教师必备的能力之一,为了解辽宁省高职院校教师教育技术能力现状,对辽宁省内20所高职院校的部分教师进行了调研,结果表明,教师对于信息技术知识技能、教育技术理论知识、教学设计能力、教学软件设计与制作能力、教学研究能力的水平有待提高。提出通过培训、构建教研共同体、信息化教学设计比赛以及建立教育技术能力评价体系和激励机制等途径全面提升高职院校教师的教育技术能力。

  13. 加强大学生中共党史教育的途径思考%Reflection on Strengthening the Ways of College Students'Party History Education

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    陈淑丽

    2013-01-01

    History of Communist Party of China is our party and the Chinese nation's precious spiritual wealth.Strengthening col-lege students'party history education has always been attached great importance as regards to inheriting the history of our party 's tradition of educating its members by its history , firming the leadership of the party and establishing a firm communist ideal and belief .To strengthen the college students'party history education, we need to correctly handle the relationship between party his-tory education and other education , penetrate the CCP history education into ideological and political theory courses , apply the rich diversity of ways and carriers , actively take advantage of such modern media tools as Internet .%  中国共产党的历史是我们党和中华民族的宝贵精神财富,大力加强大学生中共党史教育,对于继承我党历史上历来重视党史育人的优良传统,坚定党的领导和树立共产主义理想信念具有重要意义。要加强大学生中共党史教育,需要在正确处理中共党史教育和其他教育之间关系的基础上,注重在高校思想政治理论课中渗透中共党史教育,运用丰富多样的大学生中共党史教育的形式和载体,努力抓好党课教育这一基本途径,积极利用互联网等现代传媒工具。

  14. Use of ROV for assessing marine litter on the seafloor of Saronikos Gulf (Greece): a way to fill data gaps and deliver environmental education.

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    Ioakeimidis, C; Papatheodorou, G; Fermeli, G; Streftaris, N; Papathanassiou, E

    2015-01-01

    A visual census of marine litter on the seafloor of the Saronikos Gulf (Greece) is presented in the current work. The abundance and qualitative composition of benthic marine litter were investigated in two selected locations of the Saronikos Gulf with a Remote Operated Vehicle, where other sampling strategies couldn't be implemented. The assessment of marine litter was combined with environmental education within the PERSEUS (FP7) Research Project, in a novel 2-day research cruise where schoolchildren actively participated. Two transects of total length 2.36 km were carried out. A relevant marine litter protocol was developed where marine litter was categorized into six different categories according to their material type and where possible, the source of the items was identified. Plastics (55 %) and metals (36 %) had the biggest share among the recorded marine litter items. Marine litter proved to be an ideal theme in order to enhance the environmental awareness of schoolchildren.

  15. Ganzheitliche Konzepte im wissenschaftlichen Umgang mit Sozial- und Erziehungsphänomenen Integral Concepts in Dealing With Social and Educational Phenomenons in an Academic Way

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    Katja Bach

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Unter Beibehaltung des Bezuges zum Lebenszusammenhang von Frauen sowie aus dem Blickwinkel verschiedener Wissenschaftsdisziplinen werden in den Beiträgen des Bandes konditionierte sowie mögliche andere Wahrnehmungsmuster von Selbst- und Fremdverhalten in pädagogischer und sozialer Arbeit zur Disposition gestellt. Kategorie Geschlecht und Interdisziplinarität als Forschungszugang sollen sich, so der Anspruch der Autorinnen, dabei mit nachvollziehbarer Notwendigkeit aus den erarbeiteten Fragestellungen ergeben. Dies ist in den Beiträgen unterschiedlich gelungen.The contributions of this book discuss conditioned as well as possible other patterns of perception in behaviour of self and others in educational and social work, while keeping in touch with the everyday life of women and retaining the specific viewpoint of various academic disciplines. The authoresses’ aim that the category gender and the research context of interdisciplinary work will necessarily result from the formulation of their questions could, however, only partly be achieved.

  16. MOOCs, the European way

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    Sloep, Peter

    2014-01-01

    How the European approach to MOOCs is largely that of a pedagogical innovation whereas the initial US xMOOCs were largely seen as a vehicle to make education cheaper, to export American quality education to developing countries

  17. MOOCs, the European way

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    Sloep, Peter

    2014-01-01

    How the European approach to MOOCs is largely that of a pedagogical innovation whereas the initial US xMOOCs were largely seen as a vehicle to make education cheaper, to export American quality education to developing countries

  18. Educador social: uma identidade a caminho da profissionalização? Social educator: an identity on its way to professionalization?

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    Gerson Heidrich da Silva

    2009-12-01

    construction of the identity of the social educator in his daily practice: the plurality of a singular subject" [A construção de identidade do educador social na sua prática cotidiana: a pluralidade de um sujeito singular]. The study attempted to understand the features of the identity that the social educator of university-level education has been building in his/her daily practice in the city of São Paulo. The methodology developed for this study included an instrument created by the researcher, and filled out between March and September 2006 by fifteen social educators from different areas of formation: Psychology, Social Service, and Pedagogy. It was then possible to assess the socioeconomic profile of these educators, complementing this information with qualitative aspects of their daily practice gathered from semi-directed questions and two letters aimed at stimulating their free expression. The analysis relied on the framework of Cultural-Historical Psychology and on the dialogue with authors from Sociology, Pedagogy and Social Service. The results analyzed pointed to devaluation, feeling of impotence, and resignation as defining features of this identity under construction. The precariousness of the conditions for the development of their work, and the lack of continuity (especially of the Programs of Social Assistance give support to the complaint expressed in their discourse. Also noticeable was the mention to the need for improvement of their formation (specialization, qualification etc, leading us to reflect on the professionalization of these educators. The university appeared then as a dynamic field for reflection, discussion, receptiveness, and construction of specific knowledges, conducive of a re-signification of the work developed. This, we believe, would contradict the "missionary" character of this practice as one of the alibis for the lack of hope.

  19. Uniqueness theorems in linear elasticity

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    Knops, Robin John

    1971-01-01

    The classical result for uniqueness in elasticity theory is due to Kirchhoff. It states that the standard mixed boundary value problem for a homogeneous isotropic linear elastic material in equilibrium and occupying a bounded three-dimensional region of space possesses at most one solution in the classical sense, provided the Lame and shear moduli, A and J1 respectively, obey the inequalities (3 A + 2 J1) > 0 and J1>O. In linear elastodynamics the analogous result, due to Neumann, is that the initial-mixed boundary value problem possesses at most one solution provided the elastic moduli satisfy the same set of inequalities as in Kirchhoffs theorem. Most standard textbooks on the linear theory of elasticity mention only these two classical criteria for uniqueness and neglect altogether the abundant literature which has appeared since the original publications of Kirchhoff. To remedy this deficiency it seems appropriate to attempt a coherent description ofthe various contributions made to the study of uniquenes...

  20. Taking the long way

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    Boysen, Lis; Poulsen, Lene

    2014-01-01

    Early School Leaving (ESL) leads to missed opportunities for young people and a loss of social and economic potential for the European Union. The reasons why young people prematurely leave education and training are many and varied. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify some recurring...... characteristics: a strong link to socially disadvantaged situations and low-education-level backgrounds; the influence of educational factors, individual circumstances and socio-economic status; a lack of congruity between education, training curricula and labour market needs. Education and training systems often...

  1. Uniqueness and Non-uniqueness in the Einstein Constraints

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    Pfeiffer, H P; Pfeiffer, Harald P.; York, James W.

    2005-01-01

    We examine numerically a sequence of free data for the conformal thin sandwich (CTS) equations representing non-linearly perturbed Minkowski spacetimes. We find only one solution for the standard (four) CTS equations; however, we find {\\em two} distinct solutions for the same free data when the lapse is determined by a fifth elliptic equation arising from specification of the time derivative of the mean curvature. For a given {\\em physical} (conformally scaled) amplitude of the perturbation, the solution for the physical data $g_{ij}, K_{ij}$ nevertheless appears to be unique.

  2. The Einstein constraints: uniqueness and non-uniqueness in the conformal thin sandwich approach

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    Baumgarte, T W; Pfeiffer, H P; Baumgarte, Thomas W.; Murchadha, Niall \\'{O}; Pfeiffer, Harald P.

    2006-01-01

    We study the appearance of multiple solutions to certain decompositions of Einstein's constraint equations. Pfeiffer and York recently reported the existence of two branches of solutions for identical background data in the extended conformal thin-sandwich decomposition. We show that the Hamiltonian constraint alone, when expressed in a certain way, admits two branches of solutions with properties very similar to those found by Pfeiffer and York. We construct these two branches analytically for a constant-density star in spherical symmetry, but argue that this behavior is more general. In the case of the Hamiltonian constraint this non-uniqueness is well known to be related to the sign of one particular term, and we argue that the extended conformal thin-sandwich equations contain a similar term that causes the breakdown of uniqueness.

  3. 发挥家庭道德教育在和谐社会建设中的独特作用%Playing the Unique Role of Family Moral Education in Construction of Harmonious Society

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    于瑞红

    2012-01-01

    思想道德建设是构建和谐社会的内在要求之一。文章分析了家庭道德教育在青少年道德素质培养中的特殊优势,并从家庭道德教育理念、内容和环境等方面提出了完善家庭道德教育的具体措施。%The ideological and moral education is one of the internal requirement to construct a harmonious society.This paper analyses the advantages of teenagers family moral education in moral education,and brings forward specific measures to perfect the family moral education from the aspects of family moral education concept,content and environment etc..

  4. A escrita como modo de vida: conexões e desdobramentos educacionais Writing as a way of life: educational connections and unfoldings

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    Full Text Available Tomando por base as principais reflexões de Michel Foucault sobre o ato de escrever, o presente ensaio discorre sobre a correlação intrínseca entre os modos de escrita e de vida nas escolas, apontando para uma agonística em operação diuturna nas práticas escriturais levadas a cabo nesse quadrante. Isso significa que, no interior dos procedimentos de escrita, embatem-se forças superlativas, tanto no sentido da investida unificadora dos modos de subjetivação aí implicados, quanto na direção de uma transfiguração radical desses mesmos modos, tendo em vista a sua multiplicação. Adensando a discussão teórica, tematiza-se a escrita de si, tal como formulada por Foucault, como um esforço escultural desmedido em favor de uma dispersão, uma rarefação e, então, uma elisão subjetivas. Em seguida, interpelam-se analiticamente três argumentos recorrentes acerca da escrita escolar: sua categorização segundo gêneros, sua função examinatória e sua subordinação à leitura. Por meio de tal exame crítico, visa-se desestabilizar as bases de justificação de um tipo de apropriação representacional e cientificista dos fazeres escriturais escolares, bem como fabular cenários divergentes de seu mainstream. Por fim, intenta-se perspectivar a escrita como circunstância propícia à estilização existencial daquele que escreve, tendo em mente, com Foucault, o imprescindível esforço de resistência e de autocriação ética diante dos jogos subjetivadores típicos das práticas escolares. Trata-se do inextricável movimento de diferença e de variação que uma escrita não cativa das convenções pedagógicas da época faculta e, ao mesmo tempo, exige de todo aquele que por ela envereda.Drawing on Foucault's main reflections about the act of writing, the present essay expounds the intrinsic correlation between ways of writing and ways of living at schools, pointing out the daily agony involved in the writing practices conducted

  5. A unique collaboration in Chile.

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    1989-01-01

    The Chilean Red Cross Society and the family planning association--APROFA, International Planned Parenthood Federation's affiliate, are joining forces to help prevent the spread of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. APROFA established a working group to study the knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behavior of students at the National Training Institute, INACAP. 7000 students were sampled in 11 Chilean cities. The study found that 36% of the females, and 77% of males were sexually active before the age of 20. Nearly 1/2 of the women and 1/5 of the men did not know that condoms could protect them against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy. APROFA designed a program to increase students knowledge of AIDS, reduce promiscuity and increase knowledge of and use of condoms. In October, 1988 an educational package distributed, consisting of a training manual, slides, educational booklets, a poster, and a video of 3 films. It has proved so successful that APROFA has adapted it for community groups, educational institutions, and its youth program. APROFA/Red Cross nurses and Red Cross volunteers have participated in workshops and training with the package. The Red Cross has organized AIDS-related activities in Chile since 1986, including education campaigns, information for blood donors, and a telephone hotline to provide AIDS counseling. Goals are to target more poor areas and groups outside of society's mainstream in the next year for sex education and information on STDs.

  6. 大学生网络媒介素养现状及其教育途径%College Students’ Internet Media Literacy Status and Education Way

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    林程

    2014-01-01

    Internet media is replacing newspapers, television and other traditional media, which has become the main channel for post-90s college students to obtain information.Network promotes their comprehensive development to the contemporary college students but on the other hand, their lack of media literacy is increasingly worrisome.They are relatively weak in network security awareness, lacking the ability to distinguish the network, and short of legal and moral knowledge of network.Therefore, to create a positive culture network, establish and improve the network supervision and management system, strengthen the family literacy education of college network, build a network fostering literacy curriculum, build a healthy campus network culture, cultivate high-quality teachers of network media literacy are essential measures to improve the literacy of our contemporary college students.%网络媒体正取代报纸、电视等传统媒体,成为“90后”在校大学生获得信息的首要渠道。当代大学生在因网络促进自身全面发展的同时,存在网络媒介素养的缺失,如存在网络识辨能力欠缺、网络安全意识薄弱、网络道德法律素养欠缺以及网络安全意识薄弱等问题。营造积极向上的网络文化氛围、建立并完善网络监督管理体系、加强大学生网络素养家庭教育、构建网络素养培育课程体系、构建健康的校园网络文化氛围、培养高素质的网络素养教师队伍是提高我国当代大学生素养必不可少的措施。

  7. Discussion on the Way of Training Compound Talents in English Education Major under the Tendency of Employment Market%培养适应就业市场的英语教育专业“复合型人才”

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    靳成达

    2013-01-01

    In the new period of the reform and opening-up, there are more and more international conversations. For the sake of this trend, English has been playing a more and more important role gradually. The establishment of English education major is the necessa-ry choice for our educational reform. With the development of social economy, the single English education major cannot meet the re-quirement of the employment market. Therefore, this article discusses the way to cultivate compound talents under the tendency of em-ployment market.%在我国改革开放的新时期,随着与国际对话的频繁进行,英语的作用日益凸显,设置英语教育专业成为我国教育改革的必然选择。并且随着社会经济的发展,单一的英语专业人才已经不适应就业市场的需求。因此,文章就现在就业形势谈谈该如何培养适应就业市场英语教育专业的“复合型人才”。

  8. The Fourth Way in Finland

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    Vesa Iitti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the general history of the Fourth Way in Finland. The Fourth Way, or simply ‘the Work’, began as a Greco-Armenian man named Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866?–1949 gathered groups of pupils in St Petersburg and Moscow in 1912. To these groups, Gurdjieff started to teach what he had learned and synthesized between ca 1896 and 1912 during his travels on spiritual search of Egypt, Crete, Sumeria, Assyria, the Holy Land, Mecca, Ethiopia, Sudan, India, Afghanistan, the northern valleys of Siberia, and Tibet. Neither Gurdjieff nor any of his disciples called themselves a church, a sect, or anything alike, but referred to themselves simply as ‘the Work’, or as ‘the Fourth Way’. The name ‘the Fourth Way’ originates in a Gurdjieffian view that there are essentially three traditional ways of spiritual work: those of a monk, a fakir, and a yogi. These ways do not literally refer to the activities of a monk, a fakir, and a yogi, but to similar types of spiritual work emphasizing exercise of emotion, body, or mind. Gurdjieff’s teaching is a blend of various influences that include Suf­ism, orthodox Christianity, Buddhism, Kabbalah, and general elem­ents of various occult teachings of both the East and the West. Gurdjieff’s teaching is a blend of various influences that include Suf­ism, orthodox Christianity, Buddhism, Kabbalah, and general elem­ents of various occult teachings of both the East and the West. It is a unique combination of cosmology, psychology, theory of evolution, and overall theory and practise aiming to help individ­uals in their efforts towards what is called ‘self-remembering’.

  9. Lithium nephropathy: unique sonographic findings.

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    Di Salvo, Donald N; Park, Joseph; Laing, Faye C

    2012-04-01

    This case series describes a unique sonographic appearance consisting of numerous microcysts and punctate echogenic foci seen on renal sonograms of 10 adult patients receiving chronic lithium therapy. Clinically, chronic renal insufficiency was present in 6 and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus in 2. Sonography showed numerous microcysts and punctate echogenic foci. Computed tomography in 5 patients confirmed microcysts and microcalcifications, which were fewer in number than on sonography. Magnetic resonance imaging in 2 patients confirmed microcysts in each case. Renal biopsy in 1 patient showed chronic interstitial nephritis, microcysts, and tubular dilatation. The diagnosis of lithium nephropathy should be considered when sonography shows these findings.

  10. Mucormycosis in India: unique features.

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    Chakrabarti, Arunaloke; Singh, Rachna

    2014-12-01

    Mucormycosis remains a devastating invasive fungal infection, with high mortality rates even after active management. The disease is being reported at an alarming frequency over the past decades from India. Indian mucormycosis has certain unique features. Rhino-orbito-cerebral presentation associated with uncontrolled diabetes is the predominant characteristic. Isolated renal mucormycosis has emerged as a new clinical entity. Apophysomyces elegans and Rhizopus homothallicus are emerging species in this region and uncommon agents such as Mucor irregularis and Thamnostylum lucknowense are also being reported. This review focuses on these distinct features of mucormycosis observed in India.

  11. UNIQUE ORAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

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    Raphael M. Ottenbrite; ZHAO Ruifeng; Sam Milstein

    1995-01-01

    An oral drug delivery system using proteinoid microspheres is discussed with respect to its unique dependence on pH. It has been found that certain drugs such as insulin and heparin can be encapsulated in proteinoid spheres at stomach pH's (1-3). These spheres also dissemble at intestinal pH's (6-7) releasing the drug for absorption. Using this technique low molecular weight heparin and human growth hormone have been orally delivered successfully to several animal species. Future work has been proposed to study the interaction and binding of the specific drugs with synthesized oligopeptides.

  12. Analysis of unique beta transitions

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    Eman, B.; Krmpotic, F.; Tadic, D;

    1967-01-01

    The Heidelberg group measurements [For abstr. see Phys. Rev. Nucl. Sci. Vol. 15 (1965)] of unique forbidden transitions have been analysed. It has been found that experimental shape factors can be reproduced only with the induced pseudoscalar form factor d ...-non-conserving tensor form factor b > 0. In the former case they contradict Daniel's results [See abstr. 1966A10720] for 0- rarr 0+ transitions, whereas in the latter they are in disagreement with other known analyses of mu-meson capture, allowed and forbidden transitions. The conclusion appears to be independent...

  13. Minimal fusion systems with a unique maximal parabolic

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    Henke, Ellen

    2011-01-01

    We define minimal fusion systems in a way that every non-solvable fusion system has a section which is minimal. Minimal fusion systems can also be seen as analogs of Thompson's N-groups. In this paper, we consider a minimal fusion system F on a finite p-group S that has a unique maximal p-local s...

  14. DESIGNERLY WAYS TO THEORETICAL INSIGHT

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    Bang, Anne Louise; Gelting, Anne Katrine Gøtzsche; Friis, Silje Alberthe Kamille

    2014-01-01

    visualisation exercise. In addition, theories for how to understand designerly ways of knowing and constructing knowledge have been applied as tools to think with in the discussion. The educational approach where design students read, analyse, and visualise theory, appears to be beneficial to the students......’ learning process for a number of reasons, which will be discussed in the paper. The main findings indicate that visualising theory is beneficial because it applies a type of practice that the students are familiar with, and supports the construction of new knowledge, by allowing the students to express...

  15. The Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education

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    2010-01-01

    Benedictine educational institutions all have their own particular character and culture. Yet, because of the universality of the Benedictine way of life, Benedictine colleges and universities also have a strong sense of connectedness with each other. In early 2005, this unique Benedictine quality of diversity within unity inspired the Association…

  16. An Unselfish Act: Graffiti in Art Education

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    Eldridge, Laurie A.

    2013-01-01

    Graffiti artist Sentrock sees his graffiti as a selfless act, a way of giving back to the community--when done legally--and inspires a group of middle school students. This is a case study of an artist and educator who teaches about graffiti art in public schools. He is unique in that he delineates between graffiti art and vandalism, and teaches…

  17. Two Ways to Lead

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    Cody, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    One popular approach to teacher leadership is to identify certain teachers as particularly successful, then have others learn from them. Collaborative leadership, in contrast, looks at leadership as a quality that anyone can have. In this model, the goal is not to figure out who is best. Instead, teachers share their unique talents and interests…

  18. Two Ways to Lead

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    Cody, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    One popular approach to teacher leadership is to identify certain teachers as particularly successful, then have others learn from them. Collaborative leadership, in contrast, looks at leadership as a quality that anyone can have. In this model, the goal is not to figure out who is best. Instead, teachers share their unique talents and interests…

  19. "Two-Way Street"

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    Black, Mabel

    1975-01-01

    The development of adult programs of family life education in Ohio from the 1930s to the present is recounted. Approximately half the article describes a series of 12 half-hour television programs which present family life education in a soap opera format, and the research from which it was developed. (AJ)

  20. Ways of Talking

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    VALERIE; SARTOR

    2011-01-01

    Chinese and Western people have different communication styles. Many Western friends label Chinese "inscrutable." My foreign friends say the way Chinese talk, how they formulate and deliver their thoughts, seems indirect and obscure.

  1. Sacred Way (Greek World)

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    Williamson, Christina

    2015-01-01

    Sacred ways were roads that led to major sanctuaries, typically those located at a distance from the urban center, and were the vehicles for the processions involved in civic festivals at these shrines.

  2. Strategizing in multiple ways

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    Larsen, Mette Vinther; Madsen, Charlotte Øland; Rasmussen, Jørgen Gulddahl

    2013-01-01

    Strategy processes are kinds of wayfaring where different actors interpret a formally defined strat-egy differently. In the everyday practice of organizations strategizing takes place in multiple ways through narratives and sensible actions. This forms a meshwork of polyphonic ways to enact one a...... based on this development paper is whether one can understand these diver-gent strategic wayfaring processes as constructive for organizations....

  3. On Moral Educational Functions of Two-way Case Study Teaching Approach Based on Discourse Theory%基于商谈伦理的双向案例教学法道德教育功能和策略

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    肖岁利

    2014-01-01

    Habermas's discourse theory has important implications on our ideological and moral construction and education , the theory of two-way case teaching approach based on that theory has changed the traditional teaching of moral education model funda -mentally , moral values conducive to innovation , with a moral self-education functions , help students sincerity , respect and co-operation quality of training , but also conducive to ethical practice .By building “class Cyberspace”, teachers and students to a-chieve equality , openness , freedom of space to discuss moral consensus to form moral habits , which has a positive role on our social transition and education to build the "new morality"in a wider field .%哈贝马斯的“商谈”理论,对我们思想道德建设和教育有着重要的启示,基于商谈理论的双向案例教学法从根本上改变了传统的道德教育模式,有利于道德观念的创新,具有道德自我教育功能,有利于学生真诚、尊重和合作品质的培养,也有利于道德践行。通过构建“类赛博空间”,师生在平等、开放、自由的商谈空间中达成道德共识,形成道德习惯,这对于我们社会转型时期在更广阔领域“新道德”的构建和教育有着积极作用。

  4. Study of ways and means to inherit traditional Chinese virtues via art design education%艺术设计教育传承中华民族传统美德途径与方式研究

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    亢琳

    2014-01-01

    Starting from the allusion"Kong Rong giving up bigger pears", proposed that such virtues be inherited by art design education, and discuss the ways and means to inherit traditional Chinese virtues via art design education as well as effective practice modes. In this paper, the overall teaching planning and main teaching channel and position were presented for including traditional Chinese virtues in art design education. This paper suggested that we should bring art appreciation and teaching by precept and example into full play, strengthen the education of traditional Chinese virtues; it explored four modes, including the instruction of traditional virtues, discipline penetration, expression by art and role experience. In short, the education of traditional Chinese virtues running through art design education may set up a foundation for carrying forward traditional Chinese virtues and training socialist talent with Chinese characteristics more effectively.%文章以“孔融让梨”的故事为引子,阐述了“仁、义、礼、智、信”等中华民族传统美德的核心内容;提出艺术设计教育应传承中华民族传统美德,探索了艺术设计教育传承中华民族传统美德的途径、方式以及行之有效的实践模式,提出将中华民族传统美德纳入艺术设计教育教学的总体规划、教学主渠道、主阵地,充分发挥艺术欣赏课、教师言传身教的重要作用,加强中华民族美德教育,探索了传统美德课讲授、学科渗透、艺术表达和角色体验等四种模式;把中华民族传统美德教育贯穿在艺术设计教育之中,为中华民族传统美德的弘扬、更好地培养中国特色社会主义人才奠定基础。

  5. Rethinking the Notion of Technology in Education: Techno-Epistemology as a Feature Inherent to Human Praxis

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    Van Eijck, Michiel; Claxton, Nicholas Xumthoult

    2009-01-01

    Educators repeatedly underscore the intimate relationship between science and technology. This is problematic because technology, far from being "applied science," presupposes a unique epistemology (techno-epistemology). A focus on the role of science in technology overshadows this unique way of knowing and hence limits technology…

  6. Unique Features of Mobile Commerce

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    DING Xiaojun; IIJIMA Junichi; HO Sho

    2004-01-01

    While the market potentials and impacts of web-based e-commerce are still in the ascendant, the advances in wireless technologies and mobile networks have brought about a new business opportunity and research attention, what is termed mobile commerce. Commonly, mobile commerce is considered to be another new application of existing web-based e-commerce onto wireless networks, but as an independent business area, mobile commerce has its own advantages and challenges as opposed to traditional e-commerce applications. This paper focuses on exploring the unique features of mobile commerce as. Compared with traditional e-commerce. Also, there are still some limitations arisen in m-commerce in contrast to web-based e-commerce. Finally, current state of mobile commerce in Japan is presented in brief, with an introduction of several cases involving mobile commerce applications in today 's marketplace.

  7. Unique features of space reactors

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    Buden, David

    Space reactors are designed to meet a unique set of requirements; they must be sufficiently compact to be launched in a rocket to their operational location, operate for many years without maintenance and servicing, operate in extreme environments, and reject heat by radiation to space. To meet these restrictions, operating temperatures are much greater than in terrestrial power plants, and the reactors tend to have a fast neutron spectrum. Currently, a new generation of space reactor power plants is being developed. The major effort is in the SP-100 program, where the power plant is being designed for seven years of full power, and no maintenance operation at a reactor outlet operating temperature of 1350 K.

  8. The Evolution of Human Uniqueness.

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    Boyd, Robert

    2017-01-09

    The human species is an outlier in the natural world. Two million years ago our ancestors were a slightly odd apes. Now we occupy the largest ecological and geographical range of any species, have larger biomass, and process more energy. Usually, this transformation is explained in terms of cognitive ability-people are just smarter than all the rest. In this paper I argue that culture, our ability to learn from each other, and cooperation, our ability to make common cause with large groups of unrelated individuals are the real roots of human uniqueness, and sketch an evolutionary account of how these crucial abilities co-evolved with each other and with other features of our life histories.

  9. The Olympics-2014 Voluntary Service Project: A Unique Resource for the Systemic Support of a Healthy Lifestyle for Russian Youth

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    Tatiana N. Arsenyeva

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The Olympics-2014 voluntary service project is a unique system-forming element in the development of the institute of volunteerism in Russia. The creation of an infrastructure for volunteer preparation will become one of the major legacies of the 2014 Olympic Games. The implementation of the project opens up new vistas in the way of adopting educational programs oriented towards promoting a healthy lifestyle within the youth environment and popularizing the values of volunteerism across the various strata of Russian society.

  10. Initial teacher education and continuing professional development for science teachers

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    Dolin, Jens; Evans, Robert Harry

    2011-01-01

    , and belong to various cultures, both educationally and socially. Section 1 presents a review of the research literature across these dimensions and looks at the knowledge, skills and competences needed for teaching science, specific issues within science teacher education, and strategies for educating......Research into ways of improving the initial education and continuing professional development of science teachers is closely related to both common and unique strands. The field is complex since science teachers teach at different educational levels, are often educated in different science subjects...

  11. 情感教育:普通话水平测试培训课程主体性建构的一种策略%Emotional Education:a Way of Subjectivity Construction of the PSC Training Course

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    周兴杰

    2015-01-01

    In teaching process,it is an effective way to construct the subjectivity and improve the learning efficiency of the trai-nees by converting their extrinsic motivation into intrinsic motivation.In the PSC training course,one practical way to achieve this is to include emotional education into the design of the course.In practice,reading aloud teaching should be the best class to carry out this strategy.%在教学过程中帮助受训主体由外部动机向内部动机转换,是建构受训主体主体性、提升其学习效率的有效方式。将情感教育纳入普通话教学的设计范围是普通话教学中推动这一转换的可行策略。应紧扣朗读教学来设计情感教育因素在普通话教学中的渗入。

  12. New Ways of Mediating Learning: Investigating the implications of adopting open educational resources for tertiary education at an institution in the United Kingdom as compared to one in South Africa

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    Tina Wilson

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Access to education is not freely available to all. Open Educational Resources (OERs have the potential to change the playing field in terms of an individual’s right to education. The Open University in the United Kingdom was founded almost forty years ago on the principle of ‘open’ access with no entry requirements necessary. The University develops innovative high quality multiple media distance-learning courses. In a new venture called OpenLearn, The Open University is making its course materials freely available worldwide on the Web as OERs ( see http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn. How might other institutions make use of these distance-learning materials? The paper starts by discussing the different contexts wherein two institutions operate and the inequalities that exist between them. One institution is a university based in South Africa and the other is a college located in the United Kingdom. Both institutions, however, deliver distance-learning courses. The second part of the paper discusses preliminary findings when OERs are considered for tertiary education at these two institutions. The findings emphasise some of the opportunities and challenges that exist if these two institutions adopt OERs.

  13. Starting Somewhere: Folks with Unique Communication Needs Make Their Way at Work

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    Murphy, Patti

    2009-01-01

    A mix of technologies and human dynamics can make good communication a workplace reality when workers cannot take for granted that they'll be understood. As more people using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) because of significant speech impairment pursue traditional paid, volunteer, and self-employment, their concerns reflect…

  14. "Not the Same Kind of Leaders": Four Young Children's Unique Ways of Influencing Others

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    Lee, Seung Yeon; Recchia, Susan L.; Shin, Min Sun

    2005-01-01

    This qualitative multi-case study explored four young leaders' idiosyncratic leadership styles manifested within the context of their classrooms (toddler and preschool). In order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexity and variety of early childhood leadership and provide holistic descriptions of young leaders' emerging leadership…

  15. A community partnership programme addresses the needs of three partners in a unique way

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    M.J. Viljoen

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available The process for the establishment of a community development programme between three partners, namely the community of Mangaung, the University of the Orange Free State and the Health Department of the Free State is discussed from the beginning. The phases of the process, the related stumbling blocks, the reasons for success, the scope of the programme, as well as the extent to which the three partners benefited from it, are discussed.

  16. Unique Two-Way Field Probe Concept Utilizing a Geodesic Sphere and Quad-Rotor

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    2015-03-26

    express my sincere appreciation to my faculty advisor, Dr. Peter Collins, for his tremendous patience, guidance and support throughout the course of...determination of a proper predictive and modeling tool for future RCS analysis of icosahedrons spheres. During the course of this research several...the results in Table 9 would be applied to the NRTF radar range model. Using trigonometry ( ), a change in position of 0.5 m in any

  17. On the new ways of medical ethics education in micro-blog era%基于微博时代医学生医德教育途径的创新

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    付孝泉; 王莉芬

    2013-01-01

    医学是融自然科学与人文科学于一体的学科.医疗职业者的道德品质是从事医疗工作至关重要的保证,而这是需要在医学教育过程中一点一滴培养起来的.我国医学院校传统的道德教育习惯于从思想政治工作角度出发,对医学生进行规范性教育,随着信息技术的迅速发展和新媒体的不断出现,作为网络新媒体的微博逐渐成为公众舆情表达的重要出口,微博开启了信息传播的新时代,给医学生医德教育工作带来了挑战和机遇.如何将微博运用于医学生医德教育工作中,是医学院校思想政治教育工作者共同面临的难题.本文基于微博的特性,分析了微博对医学生思想政治教育的积极作用和消极影响,为创新医学院校医学生医德教育途径提供了思路.%Medicine is a special subject,which combines natural sciences and humanities into one.Medical ethics education is an important content in the cultivation of medical workers.With the rapid development of information technology,micro-blog has become an important way of public opinion,which brings challenge and opportunity for medical ethics education.How to apply micro-blog in medical ethics education becomes a common problem faced by medical colleges and tmiversities.On the base of the characteristics of micro-blog,this article analyses the positive and negative effects which micro-blog impacts on the ideological and political education of medical students,and provides some ideas for the innovation of medical ethics education.

  18. Extending the Contribution of Albert Camus to Educational Thought: An Analysis of "The Rebel"

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    Curzon-Hobson, Aidan

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to make a case for "The Rebel" as an important educational text. Discussing "The Rebel" in this way for the first time, the goal is to try and demonstrate that the work could have a unique contribution; in particular there might be a number of similarities between Camus and educational thinkers…

  19. EXPERIENCE OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT AT THE INSTITUTE OF RADIATION HYGIENE

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Results of the Institute of Radiation Hygiene educational activity during two and a half year since receiving a license are addressed in the article. Possibilities and approaches to the conduction of traditional and some unique training cycles are shown. Possible ways of educational activity enhancement are proposed.

  20. A Safe Education for All: Recognizing and Stemming Harassment in Music Classes and Ensembles

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    Carter, Bruce Allen

    2011-01-01

    This article addresses the pervasiveness of harassment in schools in the United States and presents ways to recognize and stem bullying in music classrooms. Music educators are in a unique position to recognize atypical behaviors in their students. Music educators who teach middle and high school ensembles often retain the same students in their…

  1. Educational Negotiations: Downhill All the Way

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    Dart, Gerald E.

    1972-01-01

    Schools must establish humane and unselfish relationships in their communities even while outside both sides of industry recriminate against each other with charges and countercharges, strikes and lockouts. (Author)

  2. The Infant Milky Way

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    Salvadori, Stefania; Ferrara, Andrea; Aoki, W; Ishigaki, M; Suda, T; Tsujimoto, T; Arimoto, N

    We investigate the physical properties of the progenitors of today living Milky Way-like galaxies that are visible as Damped Lyα Absorption systems and Lyα Emitters at higher redshifts (z ≍ 2.3,5.7). To this aim we use a statistical merger-tree approach that follows the formation of the Galaxy and

  3. Taoism Opens the Way

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    2007-01-01

    China looks to the wisdom of its ancient philosophy to spread the message of harmony When the founder of China’s Taoist philosophy Lao Zi first began to write Daodejing(Classic of the Way and Virtue),he believed the con-cept in his mind was too profound

  4. Colorful Way to Health

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    2008-01-01

    Eating fresh fruits is nature’s way to keep the body sound Hu Xiao, a 28-year-old office worke in Beijing, has more than 10 bottles of vitamin pills in her office drawer. As an urban professional, highly paid and highly stressed out

  5. Ways of the Jam

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    Brinck, Lars

    In the PhD-dissertation Ways of the Jam I investigate jamming and learning as profoundly collective and improvisational matters. Bridging a theory of funk jamming with situated learning theoretical analyses of New Orleans second line, everyday leadership, and of a studio recording session...

  6. New ways to work.

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    2003-06-01

    Flexible working, work-life balance, family friendliness; all are now familiar terms in today's NHS, and employers, managers and leaders are expected to be forging ahead in improving the working lives for all staff. If you are looking for new ideas to help tackle the challenge, you should try the New Ways to Work website.

  7. The effect of parents education way and nursing intervention on the Federal cough Water addiction patients%联邦止咳露成瘾患者父母教养方式与护理干预成效

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    吴妙新; 汤妙瑜; 陈春红; 吴树跃

    2010-01-01

    Objective To discuss the effect of parents education way and nursing intervention on the Federal cough water addiction patients. Methods A total of 60 Federal cough water addiction patients were assessed by the ordinary circumstances examination table, the symptom from comments the meter (SCL-90), the parents educates way appraisal meter (EMBU) and the nurse observes meter (NOSIE) at in hospital and out of hospital latter part of a year. Results The mainly reason about Federal cough water addiction was the curiosity (46.7%) , the school and the Internet bar were the mainly taking nourishment place. In the SCL-90 evaluation, the scores of somzatiza-tion, interpersonal sensitive, anxious, despondent and a biased factor minute were obviously increased. In EMBU, the father and the mother emotion warms with the.understanding, interference, refusing to deny and the father excessively punishing were significantly different compared with norm. The patients' social ability, annoys and the despondent factor were improved after treatment for half a year (P <0. 05) . The refeeding rate was 26. 8% after nursing intervention. Conclusions Parents' correct education way is important to prevent refeeding of Federal cough water addiction, education and effective nursing can decrease the rate of refeeding.%目的 探讨滥用联邦止咳露成瘾患者父母教养方式与护理干预措施后的效果.方法 通过对60例滥用联邦止咳露成瘾患者,在入院及出院后半年用一般情况调查表、症状自评量表(SCL-90)、父母教养方式评价量表(EMBU)和护士用住院病人观察量表.(NOSIE)调查其成因、父母教养方式及运用护理干预措施后的成效.结果 滥用联邦止咳露成瘾患者中成瘾原因主要是好奇心46.7%,学校和网吧是主要服食场所;在SCL-90评定中以躯体化、人际敏感、焦虑、抑郁和偏执因子分明显增高,父母教养方式量表中,父亲和母亲情感温暖与理解、过分干涉、拒

  8. Preparing Teachers for Anti-oppressive Education

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    Baber, Sikunder Ali

    2004-01-01

    While theories and recommendations continue to proliferate in the educational research literature on what it means to teach towards social justice and to prepare teachers for such teaching, so do concerns that these theories and recommendations fail to account for the ways that the contexts...... of teaching cultural contexts, national contexts, political contexts always affect teaching in idiosyncratic, unpredictable and even contradictory ways. Given that much educational research fails to trouble the US-centric nature of prevailing conceptions of social justice and teacher education......, it is important to learn about the unique as well as shared challenges facing teacher educators around the globe. In this article, teacher educators from Asia, Africa, North America and South America offer a sampling of initiatives in anti-oppressive teacher education; that is, initiatives to prepare teachers...

  9. The Spanish teaching (des ways in Brazil.

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    Luciana Contreira Domingo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Delineate the Spanish teaching trajectory in the Brazilian educational system is, if not hard, a surprising task. In this job we will reflect about the Spanish language trajectory in Brazil. To try to understand the way how the Brazilian educative system  understands the Spanish teaching in our territory, will be analyzed the movements to offer this language at the Brazilian basic education and some of the main actions carried out until the moment. To map the way, we will focus in four moments between 1942 until the present.  Our reflection shows that, in spite of the incentive realized in the elaboration of a Spanish insertion in the Brazilian educational system proposal, we didn’t build a solid linguistic policy which attends to the teaching specificities in our country.

  10. "The Way Ahead"

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    Burcharth, Hans F.

    It is true for all structures that the design and the location affects the loads. Breakwaters are extreme examples of this thesis, since even small variations in waterdepth, orientation slope etc. produce large variations in the load. As the dominant load is stochastic in nature and exhibits extr...... basic knowledge. One could say that the available knowledge did not reach the engineers on time. One way ahead is, therefore, and always has been, to ensure good communication of up-to-date knowledge....

  11. The Afghan Way

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    Vestenskov, David

    After more than ten years of war, the Afghan security forces have taken over most of the security responsibilities in Helmand. In the wake of the Danish withdrawal the evaluation of the total Danish contribution in Afghanistan since 2001 has started. Crucial to the future security situation will ...... will be sustainability, which means that the Afghan army and the Afghan police are not to be measured by Western standards, but rather from a scale based on the Afghan way of doing things....

  12. The MCAS Way

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    Williams, Joel M.

    1999-01-01

    The MCAS Way extends the MCAS concept of atomic orbitals to molecular bonding. There are many examples given for each bonding type. Part I: The MCAS atomic orbital concept. There are no spherical orbitals and spin pairing does not occur through spin reversal. Quantum numbers do not validate coexistence in identical space. Part II: Single bonds. There are no sigma-bonds wherein two electrons occupy identical space on a line between nuclei; only off-axis (Xi) bonding. Covalent bonding is purely...

  13. CONCEPTUALIZING ISLAMIC BASED EDUCATION: An attempt toward Islamization of Educational System in Aceh

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    Hasan Basri

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study proves that Islam has a unique concept of education and constructive values that can be applied in educational system. Discussion on Islamic education has not ended yet; that is why to reveal the Islamic educational values deriving from the primary sources of Islam, the Qur’an and Sunna (prophetic tradition, is not insignificant in the context of educational system in Aceh. Since Aceh has specific privilege in the fields of education, religion, and culture, it is crucial to break up earth the Islamic values and apply them into education programs. Realizing such programs should take accurate and strategic steps through islamization of education, integration of values, and internationalization of way of thinking. Besides, curriculum, method, system, policy, and dichotomy of educational system must be reformed concurrently.

  14. UNIQUENESS ON ZERO PRESSURE GAS DYNAMICS

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    黄飞敏; 王振

    2001-01-01

    By introducing a new idea, the authors prove the uniqueness of weak solution of pressureless gases with the large initial data. In particular, uniqueness theorem is obtained in the same functional space as the existence theorem.

  15. On the uniqueness of supersymmetric attractors

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    Taniya Mandal

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we discuss the uniqueness of supersymmetric attractors in four-dimensional N=2 supergravity theories coupled to n vector multiplets. We prove that for a given charge configuration the supersymmetry preserving axion free attractors are unique. We generalise the analysis to axionic attractors and state the conditions for uniqueness explicitly. We consider the example of a two-parameter model and find all solutions to the supersymmetric attractor equations and discuss their uniqueness.

  16. 高职教育与职业资格证书制度有效衔接的途径%Ways of Effective Connection Between Higher Vocational Education and Occupation Qualifications Certificate System

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    陈淑武

    2014-01-01

    To advance the linkage of higher vocational education and vocational qualification certificate system effectively, is an important way to improve the quality of higher vocational education. Both in order to achieve effective cohesion, with reference to the national standard of professional qualifications, with school enterprise cooperation platform, and further promote the construction of curriculum system, establish the quality evaluation system of students’comprehensive abilities. At the same time, set up by the professional skill appraisal center led by provinces, the leading trade association, commissioned by the professional characteristics significantly higher vocational colleges set up together the professional qualification examination committee, the establishment of skills identification process evaluation standard and system.%推进高职院校人才培养与职业资格证书制度有效衔接,是提升高职教育质量的重要途径。两者要实现有效衔接,需要参照国家职业资格标准,以校企合作为平台,深入推进课程体系建设,建立学生综合技能素质考核体系。同时,建立由各省的职业技能鉴定中心牵头,以行业协会为主导,委托专业特色明显的高职院校共同组建职业资格考评委员会,建立技能鉴定过程评价标准和体系。

  17. 90后大学生党员理想信念现状分析及引导途径%Generation Analysis of Party Members among College Students in Ideals and Beliefs and Ways of Education

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    王白丽

    2012-01-01

    In the context of value pluralism,life network,generation of new party members among college students in ideals and beliefs characteristic.Through on Huaian two by University part generation students party members of investigation found,University party workers to based Yu service students party members of self-development and help its resolved actual problem of level Shang,to is good at will dispersed of,and multiple of personal ideal boot brings together to social of common ideal Shang,to has targeted to from learning near history,and history,and played retired old party members of example demonstration role,and actively mining micro-Bo,and blog,new media of education platform function, 7 a aspects made education boot way.%在价值多元化、生存网络化的背景下,90后大学生党员在理想信念方面呈现出新的特点。通过对淮安两所高校部分90后大学生党员的调查发现,高校党务工作者要立足于服务大学生党员的自我发展和帮助其解决实际问题的层面上,要善于将分散的、多元的个人理想引导汇聚到社会的共同理想上,从而有针对性地从学习近现代史、党史、发挥离退休老党员的榜样示范作用、积极挖掘微博、博客等新媒体的教育平台功能等7个方面提出教育引导途径。

  18. 77 FR 69393 - Unique Device Identification System

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    2012-11-19

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 801 RIN 0910-AG31 Unique Device Identification... unique device identification system as required by recent amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and..., FDA published a proposed rule to establish a unique device identification system, as required by...

  19. On chromatic and flow polynomial unique graphs

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    Duan, Yinghua; Wu, Haidong; Yu, Qinglin

    2008-01-01

    ... research on graphs uniquely determined by their chromatic polynomials and more recently on their Tutte polynomials, but rather spotty research on graphs uniquely determined by their flow polynomials or the combination of both chromatic and flow polynomials. This article is an initiation of investigation on graphs uniquely determin...

  20. Weighing the Milky Way

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    Karim, M; Bokhari, A H; Karim, Munawar; Tartaglia, Angelo; Bokhari, Ashfaque H.

    2003-01-01

    We describe an experiment to measure the mass of the Milky Way galaxy. The experiment is based on calculated light travel times along orthogonal directions in the Schwarzschild metric of the Galactic center. We show that the difference is proportional to the Galactic mass. We apply the result to light travel times in a 10cm Michelson type interferometer located on Earth. The mass of the Galactic center is shown to contribute 10^-6 to the flat space component of the metric. An experiment is proposed to measure the effect.

  1. The way forward

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    Fridlund, Malcolm; Liseau, René

    2016-01-01

    For the last few decades the study of disks around stars young and old and of different types have progressed significantly. During the same time a completely new discipline, the study of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, have emerged. Both these fields, which are interconnected, have benefited from the development of new instrumentation, and especially by telescopes and detectors deployed in space. In this chapter we are describing the state of the art of such instruments and make an inventory of what is being currently developed. We also state some of the requirements of the next steps and what type of instruments will lead the way forward.

  2. One Way into Culture

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    刘娜; 崔春燕

    2008-01-01

    Culture, in a wide sense, is the sum total of material and spiritual products created by man in the historical process of a socialpractice. In a narrow sense, it refers to a social ideology and the political system and constitutional organization corresponding to the ideology.Language has a very special position in this big culture and it cannot be well taught and learnt without the introducing of cultural knowledge. One ofthe effective ways to increase awareness of the euhural is to learn the patterns of western everyday life.

  3. The infant Milky Way

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    Salvadori, Stefania

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the physical properties of the progenitors of today living Milky Way-like galaxies that are visible as Damped Lya Absorption systems and Lya Emitters at higher redshifts (z ~ 2.3,5.7). To this aim we use a statistical merger-tree approach that follows the formation of the Galaxy and its dwarf satellites in a cosmological context, tracing the chemical evolution and stellar population history of the progenitor halos. The model accounts for the properties of the most metal-poor stars and local dwarf galaxies, providing insights on the early cosmic star-formation. Fruitful links between Galactic Archaeology and more distant galaxies are presented.

  4. A Cryptological Way of Teaching Mathematics

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    Caballero-Gil, Pino; Bruno-Castaneda, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    This work addresses the subject of mathematics education at secondary schools from a current and stimulating point of view intimately related to computational science. Cryptology is a captivating way of introducing into the classroom different mathematical subjects such as functions, matrices, modular arithmetic, combinatorics, equations,…

  5. The Bundian Way: Mapping with stories

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    John Blay

    2015-01-01

    The Bundian Way is a shared history pathway that connects the highest part of the Australian continent and the south-eastern coast via an ancient Aboriginal route that brought together the people of the greater region. The Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council has long worked towards its use for educational/ tourism purposes and recognition for heritage protection. In...

  6. Innovative Ways for Information Transfer in Biobanking

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    Macheiner, Tanja; Huppertz, Berthold; Sargsyan, Karine

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Biobanks are collections of biological samples (e.g. tissue samples and body fluids) and their associated data intended for various approaches in medical research. The field of biobanking evolves rapidly as an interdisciplinary branch of research and requires educational efforts to provide skilled experts in Europe and beyond. New ways in…

  7. Educação da infância: estar junto sem ser igual. Conflitos e alternativas da relação da educação infantil com o ensino fundamental! Education in childhood: being together and being unique. Conflicts and alternatives concerning the relationship between children's education and elementary education!

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    Gizele de Souza

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O texto que ora se apresenta propõe discutir a especificidade da educação infantil na relação com o ensino fundamental, etapas constitutivas da educação básica segundo a Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional n. 9394/96 em vigor. O propósito recai na problematização da intricada relação entre educação infantil e ensino fundamental, a partir do olhar de pesquisadora da educação infantil e no intuito de demarcar as particularidades dessa área de pertencimento e identificar um fio condutor, um elo de articulação no trabalho com o ensino fundamental que preserve as peculiaridades, trajetórias e identidade de cada etapa educativa (educação infantil e ensino fundamental. A bibliografia especializada na educação infantil é utilizada como fonte, bem como compõem a base empírica, dados estatísticos fruto de uma pesquisa, em andamento, coordenada pela Universidade Federal do Paraná, com dados de violações de direitos da criança e do adolescente registrados por Conselhos Tutelares de 36 municípios que incluem Curitiba e Região Metropolitana, Vale do Ribeira e Litoral do Paraná. Um dos elos entre a educação infantil e o ensino fundamental defendido no texto é a constituição de um projeto de formação humana, formação para a emancipação das crianças e dos adultos que nesses espaços atuam.The aim of this text is to discuss the specifics of children's education in relation to elementary education in determinative stages of basic education according to the current Law of Directives and Basis of National Education Number 9394/96. The purpose of this study is to examine the problems arising from the complex relationship of children's education and elementary education from the research viewpoint of children's education in order to map the particularities of this field and identify how they connect and link with elementary education that preserves the peculiarities, pathways and identities of each stage of

  8. Health and medical education - going back to the way Family Medicine Saúde e educação médica ? voltando ao caminho pela Medicina de Família

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    Marcelo Dala Bernardina Dalla

    2010-11-01

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    The current health’s conceptions and health education, still conformed in XVI’s Century. Flexner report, was the most important document, in the earlier XX’s Century, it’s define the definitive hospitals incorporation as the axle of the learning and the practical medicine. Today there are some ways to break the distance in the patients and medical relations, as well as the rescue of the natural environment of cure, as the family medicine, who ayms the individual and its family attention but not only its illnesses.

    As concepções atuais da saúde e da educação em saúde, começaram a se conformar ainda no século XVI. No século XX considera – se como marcante a influência do relatório Flexner para definitiva incorporação do hospital como eixo do aprendizado e da prática médica. Entre o caminhos trilhados para romper o distanciamento na relação médico – paciente, bem como o resgate do ambiente natural de cura, destaca – se a medicina de família , que busca a atenção ao indivíduo e não somente às suas doenças.

  9. Learning the easy way.

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    This article describes the program activities of a 1-day seminar and training course that was organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Participants included high-ranking government officials from education directorates from 12 countries and officers from the National Women's Education Center. The training course relied on two innovative IEC materials developed by JOICFP. The two IEC materials were portable, durable kits that provided visual guides to learning about reproductive health (RH). The Magnel Kit includes a metal white board with almost life-size illustrations of male and female reproductive organs and magnetized vinyl images that teach about the menstrual cycle, pregnancy stages, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases. Maggie the Apron is a durable apron with transparent pockets for placing cards with images relating to menstruation, pregnancy, and contraception. The apron is light in weight, cost-effective, and easily folded for storage and portability. Participants were particularly interested in the use of the two IEC materials in adolescent sexual health education. The clear visual materials offer the option of teaching according to the level of understanding of the audience. The materials can be used in any country, since there are no printed texts or narration. The training introduced participants to a community-based approach to family planning and maternal-child health services, which were successful in Japan for raising the level of health. The approach is used by JOICFP in its program efforts in developing countries. The training introduced participants to the role of community women in promoting RH through the presentation of a case study from Bangladesh. Participants watched the JOICFP still-image video "Moni's Milestone," a story about a woman's life in Bangladesh, and a video on the family planning movement in Japan, "First Step in Family Planning in Japan."

  10. Physics the google way

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    Ward, David W.

    2004-01-01

    Are we smarter now than Socrates was in his time? Society as a whole certainly enjoys a higher degree of education, but humans as a species probably don't get intrinsically smarter with time. Our knowledge base, however, continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, so how then do we keep up? The printing press was one of the earliest technological advances that expanded our memory and made possible our present intellectual capacity. We are now faced with a new technological advance of the same...

  11. Shifting the Role of the Arts in Education.

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    Goldberg, Merryl; Bossenmeyer, Melinda

    1998-01-01

    SUAVE (Socios Unidos para Artes Via Educacion--United Community for Arts in Education) is an arts-integrated approach to teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings. A unique professional development project for San Diego-area teachers, SUAVE helps teachers develop ways to integrate the arts into mathematics, science, language arts, and…

  12. Shifting the Role of the Arts in Education.

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    Goldberg, Merryl; Bossenmeyer, Melinda

    1998-01-01

    SUAVE (Socios Unidos para Artes Via Educacion--United Community for Arts in Education) is an arts-integrated approach to teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings. A unique professional development project for San Diego-area teachers, SUAVE helps teachers develop ways to integrate the arts into mathematics, science, language arts, and…

  13. Adult Students in Higher Education: A Portrait of Transitions

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    Hardin, Carlette Jackson

    2008-01-01

    Adult students, whether new or returning to higher education, experience a unique set of transition challenges. This chapter highlights the barriers facing adult students and offers ways to overcome them. For many adult students, returning to college and fulfilling their goals is much like building a house of cards. In order to be successful, each…

  14. A New Autonomy-Supportive Way of Teaching That Increases Conceptual Learning: Teaching in Students' Preferred Ways

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    Jang, Hyungshim; Reeve, Johnmarshall; Halusic, Marc

    2016-01-01

    We tested the educational utility of "teaching in students' preferred ways" as a new autonomy-supportive way of teaching to enhance students' autonomy and conceptual learning. A pilot test first differentiated preferred versus nonpreferred ways of teaching. In the main study, a hired teacher who was blind to the purpose of the study…

  15. Some unique superconductive Properties of Cuprates

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    Müller, K. A.

    2013-04-01

    Copper oxides are the only materials that show transition temperatures, Tc, above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen, with a maximum Tmc of 162 K under pressure. Their structure is layered, with one to several CuO2 planes, and upon hole doping, their transition temperature follows a dome-shaped curve with a maximum at Tmc. In the underdoped regime, i.e., below Tmc, a pseudogap T* is found, with T* always being larger than Tc, a property unique to the copper oxides [1]. In the superconducting state, Cooper pairs (two holes with antiparallel spins) are formed that exhibit coherence lengths on the order of a lattice distance in the CuO2 plane and one order of magnitude less perpendicular to it. Their macroscopic wave function is parallel to the CuO2 plane near 100% d at their surface, but only 75% d and 25 % s in the bulk, and near 100% s perpendicular to the plane in YBCO. There are two gaps with the same Tc [2]. As function of doping, the oxygen isotope effect is novel and can be quantitatively accounted for by a two-band vibronic theory [3] near Tmc, and underdoped below it till Tc = 0 with by a formula valid for (bi)polarons [4]. These cuprates are intrinsically heterogeneous in a dynamic way. In terms of quasiparticles, Jahn-Teller bipolarons are present at low doping, and aggregate upon cooling [1], so that probably ramified clusters and/or stripes are formed, leading over to a more Fermi-liquid-type behavior at large carrier concentrations above Tmc.

  16. Teachers’ way of reflecting

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    Lund, Lea

    2016-01-01

    of the Danish study was to investigate and understand teachers’ classroom experiences using Fenstermacher’s approach to develop a practical argument, as these classroom experiences are regarded as a potential source of learning for teachers. A three-level scale model from the study describes the teach-ers......’ reflections on practice. Based on this model, the paper provides a proposal regarding how to work with teachers’ professional development and learning processes. Educational implications and future research directions are discussed.......This paper contributes to insights on teachers’ thinking and practice by building partly on the large amount of prior research in the field of continuing professional development (in line with ISATT), and partly on examples from an empirical small-scale study executed in Denmark. The purpose...

  17. Guiding the Way

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    Beronda L. Montgomery

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces the reader to literature, ideas, and processes the authors have used in mentoring graduate students and junior faculty of color, including women. The writing is based on an integrative review of literature engaging mentoring processes and the authors’ collective experiences as they have worked to guide members of a mentoring collective as well as domestic graduate students and junior faculty from the above populations. Goals of our mentoring efforts are to provide graduate students and junior faculty who are from U.S. cultural communities historically excluded from higher education with experiences that help them complete the PhD and develop professional academic careers that are successful and have impact in their chosen disciplinary arena. The article presents a mentoring process model that prepares individuals for professional careers that integrate the work of knowledge production in research, teaching, and service that embraces the cultural heritages of the mentees’ background.

  18. Physics the Google Way

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    Ward, David W.

    2005-09-01

    Are we smarter now than Socrates was in his time? Society as a whole certainly enjoys a higher degree of education, but humans as a species probably don't get intrinsically smarter with time. Our knowledge base, however, continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, so how then do we keep up? The printing press was one of the earliest technological advances that expanded our memory and made possible our present intellectual capacity. We are now faced with a new technological advance of the same magnitude, the Internet, but how do we use it effectively? A new tool is available on Google™ (http://www.google.com)that allows a user not only to numerically evaluate equations but also to automatically perform unit analysis and conversion, with most of the fundamental physical constants built in. This paper describes some of its capabilities.

  19. Physics the google way

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    Ward, D W

    2004-01-01

    Are we smarter now than Socrates was in his time? Society as a whole certainly enjoys a higher degree of education, but humans as a species probably don't get intrinsically smarter with time. Our knowledge base, however, continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, so how then do we keep up? The printing press was one of the earliest technological advances that expanded our memory and made possible our present intellectual capacity. We are now faced with a new technological advance of the same magnitude--the internet--but how do we use it effectively? A new tool is available on Google (http://www.google.com) that allows a user not only to numerically evaluate equations, but to automatically perform unit analysis and conversion as well, with most of the fundamental physical constants built in.

  20. Is there a way?

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    Gabriel Jacobs

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available I am currently a member of a working party set up in my own university to look into a range of IT matters, including learning technology, with the aim of producing a mediumterm institutional plan. At many of the meetings I attend, I hear about the urgency of focusing our CAL effort, but the conviction around the table is often tempered by lecturers' complaints that the off-the-shelf courseware they have tried either does not work well, or does not fit their particular needs, or both. So a suggestion is made: we should move in the direction of developing our own high-quality educational software tailored to our individual requirements. And since these requirements are very diverse over the whole campus, we should establish a Centre for Educational Technology, a Courseware Resources and Advice Unit, a Virtual Learning Development Laboratory, an Institute for Computer-Based Academic Practice . . . call it what you will. It should be staffed by experts who can advise departments and produce for them, or help them to produce, the exact software they require. It should be supported by a battalion of technicians, and should not only be equipped with white-hot multimedia but also backed by sufficient financial resources to ensure continuous upgrades so as to remain in a permanent state of state-of-the-art. The bank balance is not as healthy as it might be (whose is?, but the university management must nevertheless somehow be convinced of the necessity of spending money on the project.

  1. Education

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    method for the delivery of educational services. Social Support Parental involvement in the education process is critical for improving...student performance as parental involvement in their children’s education.” 28

  2. Artrain's "Uniquely American" to Tour the Golden State.

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    Becker, Therese

    1983-01-01

    The nation's only touring art museum was conceived by the Michigan Council for the Arts in 1971 as a way to bring art to the people. Exhibits for the 1983 California tour, the specially designed railroad cars, the school educational program, and Artrain's functions in communities are described. (SR)

  3. An Analysis of Philosophical Connotation of "Unique Features" Loaded on Sports%An Analysis of Philosophical Connotation of "Unique Features" Loaded on Sports

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    JIN Qing-kai (School of Physical Education, West Anhui University, Lu' an, Anhui 237012, China) Abstract: By studying the traditional implication and philosophical connotation of "unique features", the writer of this article expounds the scientific meaning of "unique features" loaded on sports, which refers to a pattern of modality, rule, practice and theory formed in the optimized combination of the commonality with individuality of a certain object. Meanwhile, the writer makes an induction and analysis of the basic modality of "unique features" in sports field, and illustrates the aspects that we should pay attention to in understanding "unique features" loaded on sports.

  4. Mediterranean Way of Competitiveness

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    Art Kovacic

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The Mediterranean area have a special concept of competitiveness topic. Normally is that region not so industrial and knowledge based oriented as a North Europe.That countries can't reach the same development level as the north one. Lisbon's and Goethenburg's strategies create the main framework of development programme. Mediterranean programme is such a case. European internal market has forced the EU countries to increase competitiveness. The economic prosperity of countries is associated with their ability to generate or attract economic activities which are able to increase income by performing well on themarket. Financial crisis in the EU has changed the look on the competitiveness research. Economy in the main countries has to find way of recovery. Former giants of the financial world have found themselves suddenly facing bankruptcy.Inevitably, the crisis is also having an effect on households and businesses - economic growth has slowed sharply and in some EU countries unemployment has begun to increase for the first time in several years. Form that perspective we have to find the right solution of European competitiveness.

  5. Nursing students' reflections on the learning experience of a unique mental health clinical placement.

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    Patterson, Christopher; Moxham, Lorna; Brighton, Renee; Taylor, Ellie; Sumskis, Susan; Perlman, Dana; Heffernan, Tim; Hadfield, Louise

    2016-11-01

    There exists a need for innovative thinking to identify new clinical placement opportunities for nursing students. Recovery-based clinical placements for mental health nurse students remain unique and require investigation. To examine the learning experience of Bachelor of Nursing students who undertook an innovative mental health clinical placement known as Recovery Camp. This study incorporated qualitative analysis of written reflections. Using Braun and Clarke's (2006) six phases of thematic analysis the corpus of student reflections were reviewed by three members of the research team independent to each other. Four themes emerged. The theme of Pre-placement Expectations incorporates participant foci on pre-conceptions of Recovery Camp. The theme of Student Learning incorporates the ways in which participants recognised the experience of Recovery Camp influenced learning. Reflections themed under the title Placement Setting include discussion of the Recovery Camp as a clinical placement. The theme of Future Practice incorporates students' reflections on how they plan to practice as nurses as a result the learning experiences of Recovery Camp. An immersive clinical placement such as Recovery Camp can influence students' perceptions of people with mental illness, have a positive impact on student learning and influence students' decisions about future practice. The learning experience of nursing students whom attend unique, recovery-orientated clinical placements can be both positive and educative. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Unique Physician Identification Number (UPIN) Directory

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Unique Physician Identification Number (UPIN) Directory contains selected information on physicians, doctors of Osteopathy, limited licensed practitioners and...

  7. Breakthrough in Artistic Value of “Micro” Film Based on Aesthetic Education

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    罗淞译

    2015-01-01

    Aesthetic education is the core of college art education. To guide students to identify forms of objective things from aesthetic perspective is helpful in promotion of artistic quality. In recent years, micro film has gradually become the mainstream of market by its unique film shaping way to win recognition from audience, so to carry out micro film art aesthetic education is also one of key points for colleges and universities. This paper analyzes the concept of aesthetic education, summarizes aesthetic education difficulties of micro film and puts forward innovation strategies of aesthetic education to feel aesthetic feeling brought by micro film art.

  8. 浅谈基于网络化的高校多媒体设备成本管理路径%Brief Discussion on Ways and Means of Control of Cost of Higher Education Multimedia Devices based on Network

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    黄丽瑜

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Multimedia teaching has become the important part of the current higher education, how to manage and utilize multimedia devices effectively is of importance to maintain the daily teaching work. This article analyses the main mode and cost structure of multimedia devices management, puts forward the ways and means of control of cost of multimedia devices based on the network and sets up the new-type multimedia devices network platform to achieve the multimedia real-time maintenance and management, reduce the cost of management and maintenance and take full advantage of multimedia teaching devices’ application in teaching practice.%  多媒体教学已经成为当前高校教育的重要组成部分,如何有效地管理和运用多媒体设备对于保障日常教学工作具有重要意义。分析多媒体设备管理的主要模式和成本构成,提出基于网络化的多媒体设备成本管理路径,建立新型多媒体设备网络平台,实现多媒体实时维护与管理,降低管理和维护成本,充分发挥多媒体教学设备在教学实践中的应用。

  9. 当代大学生马克思主义信仰教育路径探析%Analysis of the Way of Marx's Belief Education of Contemporary College Students

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    张红艳; 陈广亮

    2013-01-01

    马克思主义理论是指导社会发展的客观真理,是指导中国革命和建设的科学理论,然而,随着我国改革开放和民主社会的发展,社会各种矛盾也日益凸显出来,一些人对马克思主义信仰动摇,一些错误思潮也传播到学校,对成长中的大学生产生了不良影响,少数辨别能力差、抵抗力弱的大学生,对马克思主义信仰产生了怀疑。大学生的信仰关乎国家的前途和命运,找准加强当代大学生马克思主义信仰教育之路径是当今时代的命题。%Marx theory is the objective truth of the social development, is the guide to the Chinese revolution and construction of scientific theory. However, with the development of our country reforming and opening and democratic society, various social contradictions have become increasingly prominent,Some people shake the belief of Marx,Some wrong thoughts spread to the school which have a bad effect on the growth of College students.some college students whose ethnic discrimination ability is poor andresistance is weak have doubts on Marx's belief. College Students' beliefs have great concern about the country's future and destiny, find ways to strengthen Marx's belief education of contemporary college students is the proposition of the times.

  10. Creative ways of knowing in engineering

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    2017-01-01

    This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a “creative ways of knowing” approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering. • Demonstrates various methods for returning to the basics of engineering education, which include design and creativity, teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking; • Discusses a timely topic, as higher education puts more attention on the student experience of learning in all disciplines; • Includes actual stude...

  11. Education

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    de Valk, H.; Crul, M.; Crul, M.; Heering, L.

    2008-01-01

    Education is of crucial importance in the lives of young adults. Attending school is not only a major part of everyday life, but education is a decisive factor for the future. In literature, educational attainment has been tied to a host of outcomes in adult life. Education is perceived as the key f

  12. WIDENING ACCESS TO TERTIARY EDUCATION FOR WOMEN IN GHANA THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION

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    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Distance education (DE is seen as a tool for widening access to education at all levels. It is an educational tool that breaks most of the divides in education – age, gender, race, income, space, time etc. For the past decades, irrespective of the extensive expansion of tertiary institutions in the country, provision of tertiary education in Ghana has not been adequate enough to absorb all qualified applicants. This situation has peculiar effect on women who for socio-cultural factors drop out of formal education as they climb the ladder. The limited access to tertiary education has been the concern of various governments in the country. Various educational reforms have been made to this effect. In view of the exclusive potential of DE in widening access to education in a unique way, it has been recommended in the most recent educational reform that DE be promoted by establishing an open university and open colleges in addition to encouraging dual mode of delivery in the existing public universities. By its peculiar nature of being flexible and bridging space and time, studies have confirmed that DE has been an educational format that suits women’s study plans and learning styles. This paper explores the unique nature of DE for widening access to tertiary education most especially for women in Ghana and the issues to consider in the process.

  13. My Way in Archaeomagnetism

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    Kovacheva, Mary

    2014-05-01

    The talk describes the main hallmarks in my nearly half a century activity in the field of archaeomagnetism. Beginning from zero in my country in 1967, now the Bulgarian database is the longest data set comprising the three geomagnetic characteristics. I consider that the determination of the direction and absolute palaeointensity from one and the same material is the most valuable input data for the important geomagnetic field modeling. The recovered full geomagnetic vector gives much more opportunities for different geophysical applications. The maintenance, filling up and revision of the local database remained my principle obligation during my professional way. As a result taking the advantage of our country to have plenty of prehistoric single and multilevel sites the knowledge of the geomagnetic field behavior was prolonged deeply in the past going to 6000 yrs BC. The usage of 14C dates will be discussed describing possible difficulties which can be encountered. The specific multilevel prehistoric sites, found mostly in the Near East and the Balkans, with clear stratigraphy are particularly useful for archaeomagnetic discovery of the past geomagnetic field behavior. In this respect the well-timed activity of geophysical teams following the archaeological excavations is very important for the future elucidation of geomagnetic secular variations. The constant tight contact with the archaeological community of each country during this process is crucial. Examples of most valuable topics of interest for archaeologists will be given in the talk as synchronizations, magnetic characteristics related to the type of ceramics, archaeomagnetic dating etc. This is an important task because we should keep their interest towards our studies giving us the necessary materials. Some obtained questionable results will be discussed parallel with the progress in understanding the physical processes in baked clay and its magnetic mineralogy. Going deeply in diagnosis of the

  14. Uniqueness of time-independent electromagnetic fields

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    Karlsson, Per W.

    1974-01-01

    As a comment on a recent paper by Steele, a more general uniqueness theorem for time-independent fields is mentioned. ©1974 American Institute of Physics......As a comment on a recent paper by Steele, a more general uniqueness theorem for time-independent fields is mentioned. ©1974 American Institute of Physics...

  15. Some Graphs Containing Unique Hamiltonian Cycles

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    Lynch, Mark A. M.

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, two classes of graphs of arbitrary order are described which contain unique Hamiltonian cycles. All the graphs have mean vertex degree greater than one quarter the order of the graph. The Hamiltonian cycles are detailed, their uniqueness proved and simple rules for the construction of the adjacency matrix of the graphs are given.…

  16. Constructing Dense Graphs with Unique Hamiltonian Cycles

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    Lynch, Mark A. M.

    2012-01-01

    It is not difficult to construct dense graphs containing Hamiltonian cycles, but it is difficult to generate dense graphs that are guaranteed to contain a unique Hamiltonian cycle. This article presents an algorithm for generating arbitrarily large simple graphs containing "unique" Hamiltonian cycles. These graphs can be turned into dense graphs…

  17. 78 FR 58785 - Unique Device Identification System

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    2013-09-24

    ... 16, 801, 803, et al. Unique Device Identification System; Final Rule #0;#0;Federal Register / Vol. 78... 0910-AG31 Unique Device Identification System AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final... will substantially reduce existing obstacles to the adequate identification of medical devices used in...

  18. The Contents and Ways for Primary and Secondary School Mathematics Teacher Education -Introduction and Enlightenments on the America’s Research Report “Mathematical Education of Teachers II”%中小学数学教师教育的内容和方式*--美国《教师的数学教育II》介绍及启示

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    李清; 李淑文

    2014-01-01

    2012年美国数学科学委员会(CBMS)公布了报告《教师的数学教育II》,[1]该报告基于美国2010年《州共同核心数学课程标准》,对中小学教师的数学教育提出6项建议,并对各学段教师的数学教育的内容进行具体阐述,有很大的借鉴价值。本文对此报告内容进行介绍,并得出以下启示:应重视中小学数学教师教育内容和方式的研究;数学及数学教学是中小学数学教师教育的重要和主要内容;数学结构、数学知识的联系与统一是中小学数学教师教育数学的主要内容;推理和数学思考的体验活动是中小学数学教师教育的核心内容;应重视大学数学系的作用,提倡数学家参与中小学数学教师教育。%In 2012 American Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) issued the Mathematical Education of Teachers II. This report is based on the “Common Core State Standards for mathematics ", and made six recommendations about the content of the primary and secondary school mathematics teacher education. So it has a great reference value. This article describes the contents of this report, and gives five enlightenments: Study of primary and secondary mathematics teachers education should pay attention to the content and ways of education; Mathematics and mathematics teaching are the main content of primary and secondary school mathematics teachers education; Mathematical structure, unified mathematical knowledge, are the major content of the math curriculum of primary and secondary school mathematics teacher education; The experience of reasoning and mathematical thinking are the core of primary and secondary mathematics teachers education; Should pay attention to the role of the Department of Mathematics, mathematicians should involve in primary and secondary school mathematics teachers education.

  19. A note on uniquely (nil clean ring

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    Shervin Sahebi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A ring $R$ is uniquely (nil clean in case for any $a\\in R$‎ ‎there exists a uniquely idempotent $e\\in R$ such that $a-e$ is‎ ‎invertible (nilpotent‎. ‎Let‎ ‎$C=\\small\\left(‎‎\\begin{array}{cc}‎‎A & V \\\\‎ ‎W & B‎‎\\end{array}‎‎\\right$‎ ‎be the Morita Context ring‎. ‎We determine conditions under which the rings $A‎, ‎B$‎ ‎are uniquely (nil clean‎. ‎Moreover we show that the center of a uniquely (nil‎‎clean ring is uniquely (nil clean.

  20. Toward a psychoanalytic way of teaching psychoanalysis.

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    Dunn, Jonathan

    2013-12-01

    The author's orientation to psychoanalytic education blends its subjective and objective ways of knowing, its cognitive and experiential aspects. Lear's (2003) definition of psychoanalysis as a subjective category contextualizes psychoanalytic teaching as a lived-out demonstration of its conceptual learning and generates a confident humility in how teachers express theoretical content. The author emphasizes teachers' gut-level psychological impacts on candidates, and the value of teachers conveying psychoanalytic knowledge as an internalized expression of their personal experience and meaning (identification), while simultaneously maintaining an objective perspective. A literature review of psychoanalytic education and discussion of Stanislavski's (1936, 1949) dramatic acting "Method" clarifies the author's pedagogy.

  1. Una nueva mirada a la formación docente como camino hacia equidad de género / A New Look at Teaching Education as a Way for Gender Equality

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    Ana María Hernández Segura

    2011-06-01

    has contributed to women’s discrimination in accessing equal opportunities for their full development as human beings.

    It is important to acknowledge the fights against inequality and discrimination; however, many tasks are still pending. Education is, precisely, one way to such a path in which men and women will enjoy the same rights and duties, not only on paper, but also in the everyday life. That is why the formation of future teachers requires a new vision in terms of the design and implementation of study plans explicitly including the analytical category of gender to promote changes in sexist practices, from preschool to the university level.

  2. Educating for Ecological Sustainability: Montessori Education Leads the Way

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    Sutton, Ann

    2009-01-01

    These days, the word "green," and the more comprehensive term "sustainability," surface in numerous arenas, whether it be exhortations to recycle more, employ compact fluorescent lightbulbs, use less hot water, avoid products with excess packaging, adjust thermostats, plant trees, turn off electronic devices when not in use, or buy organic and…

  3. Brief Homeopathic Pathogenetic Experimentation: A Unique Educational Tool in Brazil

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    Marcus Zulian Teixeira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In homeopathy, many difficulties are encountered in understanding theoretical presuppositions because they represent different paradigms from those of hegemonic science. In our medical school, we developed a brief homeopathic pathogenetic experimentation course to be added as curricular content and a didactic method in homeopathic disciplines to add practical experience to the theoretical approach of homeopathic presuppositions. In accordance with the premises laid out by Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy, brief pathogenetic experimentation was offered on a voluntary basis for students who were free of chronic diseases and who had not regularly used medication in the last 3 months. The clinical test, either crossed or sequential (randomized and blind, was used as a study model. Single weekly doses of a homeopathic medicine of 30 cH or placebo were taken by participants during 4 weeks after which crossover of the experimented substances took place for another 4 weeks. Polycrest medicines were used so that symptoms developed by the participants could be compared to those described in Homeopathic Materia Medica. Thirty-three of the 50 students who studied homeopathy as an elective discipline over the last 4 years at the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP participated. Participants described symptoms according to specific methodology including many comments with peculiar characteristics and notable idiosyncrasies. All these students endorsed the course because it contributed to their understanding of how dynamized substances produced symptoms in healthy participants as well as the cure of symptoms according to the casual similitude principle. Brief homeopathic pathogenetic experimentation proved to be an effective method to observe the idiosyncratic manifestations of human individuality based on qualitative methodology, thus building a basis of understanding of homeopathy.

  4. Quants at the Gate: The Unique Education of Actuaries

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    Halfond, Jay A.; Horwitz, Lois K.

    2012-01-01

    An academic discipline and a profession eventually converge through the relationship, division of labor and trust between universities and professional associations--and their mutual respect for the authority and the respective roles of one another. Sometimes, professional associations evaluate academic programs or even provide an examination at…

  5. High Blood Pressure: Unique to Older Adults

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    ... our e-newsletter! Aging & Health A to Z High Blood Pressure Hypertension Unique to Older Adults This section provides ... Pressure Targets are Different for Very Old Adults High blood pressure (also called hypertension) increases your chance of having ...

  6. Arachnoiditis ossificans and syringomyelia: A unique presentation

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    Charles F Opalak

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: This case demonstrates a unique presentation of AO and highlights the need for CT imaging when a noncommunicating syringx is identified. In addition, surgical decompression can achieve good results when AO is associated with concurrent compressive lesions.

  7. Falls Prevention: Unique to Older Adults

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    ... our e-newsletter! Aging & Health A to Z Falls Prevention Unique to Older Adults This section provides ... and Muscle Strengthening Exercises As part of your fall prevention program, you should follow an exercise program ...

  8. Right temporopolar activation associated with unique perception.

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    Asari, Tomoki; Konishi, Seiki; Jimura, Koji; Chikazoe, Junichi; Nakamura, Noriko; Miyashita, Yasushi

    2008-05-15

    Unique mode of perception, or the ability to see things differently from others, is one of the psychological resources required for creative mental activities. Behavioral studies using ambiguous visual stimuli have successfully induced diverse responses from subjects, and the unique responses defined in this paradigm were observed in higher frequency in the artistic population as compared to the nonartistic population. However, the neural substrates that underlie such unique perception have yet to be investigated. In the present study, ten ambiguous figures were used as stimuli. The subjects were instructed to say what the figures looked like during functional MRI scanning. The responses were classified as "frequent", "infrequent" or "unique" responses based on the appearance frequency of the same response in an independent age- and gender-matched control group. An event-related analysis contrasting unique vs. frequent responses revealed the greatest activation in the right temporal pole, which survived a whole brain multiple comparison. An alternative parametric modulation analysis was also performed to show that potentially confounding perceptual effects deriving from differences in visual stimuli make no significant contribution to this temporopolar activation. Previous neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies have shown the involvement of the temporal pole in perception-emotion linkage. Thus, our results suggest that unique perception is produced by the integration of perceptual and emotional processes, and this integration might underlie essential parts of creative mental activities.

  9. The Teacher and Malpractice: Ten Ways to Invite a Lawsuit.

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    Essex, Nathan L.

    1987-01-01

    Comments on the emerging concept in education of teacher malpractice, and identifies ten ways that teachers can be assured of entertaining a lawsuit in situations involving academic injury to students. (NKA)

  10. On the Existence and Uniqueness of the Scientific Method.

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    Wagensberg, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    The ultimate utility of science is widely agreed upon: the comprehension of reality. But there is much controversy about what scientific understanding actually means, and how we should proceed in order to gain new scientific understanding. Is there a method for acquiring new scientific knowledge? Is this method unique and universal? There has been no shortage of proposals, but neither has there been a shortage of skeptics about these proposals. This article proffers for discussion a potential scientific method that aspires to be unique and universal and is rooted in the recent and ancient history of scientific thinking. Curiously, conclusions can be inferred from this scientific method that also concern education and the transmission of science to others.

  11. "It's 5:30. I'm Exhausted. And I Have to Go All the Way to F*%#ing Fishtown.": Educator Depression, Activism, and Finding (Armed) Love in a Hopeless (Neoliberal) Place

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    Stern, Mark; Brown, Amy

    2016-01-01

    Many recent critical engagements with contemporary educational policy tend to be framed through the language of neoliberalism. Though these critiques are useful in providing a rich understanding of the political and cultural economy of public education, their level of abstraction demands more grounded and embodied approaches. In conversation with…

  12. Teaching Hospital and Other Issues Related to Graduate Medical Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session (June 11, 1196).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.

    This document reports testimony presented on Medicare financing of graduate medical education, as proposed by the Balanced Budget Act of 1995. Witnesses included: (1) Timothy M. Golddfarb, Director, Healthcare Systems (Oregon), who noted the importance of graduate medical education funding to teaching hospitals; (2) Leo P. Brideau of Strong…

  13. 大学生网络思想政治教育有效途径探析%Explore on Effective Way of Network Ideological and Political Education of College Students

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    邹岩

    2015-01-01

    本文旨在通过对大学生网络思想政治教育存在的不足进行探研, 提出顺应时代潮流和高校发展要求, 符合现代大学生教育理念和实际需求的网络思想政治教育有效途径.%This article debates the importance and development direction of Social Media Political Education ( SMPE) through the analysis of the subject and the research of current states and problems. Hence in attempt to raise the standards of education to compensate for the developmental needs of modern higher education, complying with the modern higher educational philosophies and the practical needs of the students, it delivers an effective educational direction in SMPE.

  14. Ways.

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    Tino, Kristine Blum; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Five K-12 art activities are described. Elementary students study the paintings of Paul Klee. Junior high students do tempera paintings of flowers. High school students make black and clear glue drawings, learn about the cup paper art of Henri Matisse, and study and interpret leaf forms of the magnolia trees. (RM)

  15. Ways.

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    Finnucan, Donna; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Describes an elementary art program that teaches children to use clay, a course in which middle-grade students made pottery using old plaster greenware molds, and an art class in which middle-grade students made Indian jewelry. (RM)

  16. Amygdalar enlargement associated with unique perception.

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    Asari, Tomoki; Konishi, Seiki; Jimura, Koji; Chikazoe, Junichi; Nakamura, Noriko; Miyashita, Yasushi

    2010-01-01

    Interference by amygdalar activity in perceptual processes has been reported in many previous studies. Consistent with these reports, previous clinical studies have shown amygdalar volume change in multiple types of psychotic disease presenting with unusual perception. However, the relationship between variation in amygdalar volume in the normal population and the tendency toward unusual or unique perception has never been investigated. To address this issue, we defined an index to represent the tendency toward unique perception using ambiguous stimuli: subjects were instructed to state what the figures looked like to them, and "unique responses" were defined depending on the appearance frequency of the same responses in an age- and gender-matched control group. The index was defined as the ratio of unique responses to total responses per subject. We obtained structural brain images and values of the index from sixty-eight normal subjects. Voxel-based morphometry analyses revealed a positive correlation between amygdalar volume and the index. Since previous reports have indicated that unique responses were observed at higher frequency in the artistic population than in the nonartistic normal population, this positive correlation suggests that amygdalar enlargement in the normal population might be related to creative mental activity.

  17. 新时期下幼儿早期阅读教育的误区及创新途径%Early Childhood Reading Error and The Innovation Way of Education Under the New Period

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    陈秀利

    2014-01-01

    With the in-depth development of preschool education theory research and teaching practice, early childhood education by the parents, schools, and even the society has been paid more and more attention.Early childhood is the critical period of children ’s language development, therefore, early childhood reading education plays an important role in early childhood education phase.At present, the development of early childhood reading education has many problems.Based on the current misunderstanding of early childhood reading education research,we describe innovative approach to early childhood reading education in China.%随着学前教育理论研究和教学实践的深入开展,幼儿早期教育越来越受到家长、学校乃至社会的关注。幼儿期是幼儿语言发展的关键期,因此,幼儿早期阅读教育在幼儿教育阶段有着重要作用。目前我国的幼儿早期阅读教育发展存在诸多问题。通过对当前幼儿早期阅读教育的误区进行研究,阐述我国幼儿早期阅读教育的创新途径。

  18. Applications for unique identifiers in the geological sciences

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    Klump, J.; Lehnert, K. A.

    2012-12-01

    Even though geology has always been a generalist discipline in many parts, approaches towards questions about Earth's past have become increasingly interdisciplinary. At the same time, a wealth of samples has been collected, the resulting data have been stored in in disciplinary databases, the interpretations published in scientific literature. In the past these resources have existed alongside each other, semantically linked only by the knowledge of the researcher and his peers. One of the main drivers towards the inception of the world wide web was the ability to link scientific sources over the internet. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) used to locate resources on the web soon turned out to be ephemeral in nature. A more reliable way of addressing objects was needed, a way of persistent identification to make digital objects, or digital representations of objects, part of the record of science. With their high degree of centralisation the scientific publishing houses were quick to implement and adopt a system for unique and persistent identification, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) ®. At the same time other identifier systems exist alongside DOI, e.g. URN, ARK, handle ®, and others. There many uses for persistent identification in science, other than the identification of journal articles. DOI are already used for the identification of data, thus making data citable. There are several initiatives to assign identifiers to authors and institutions to allow unique identification. A recent development is the application of persistent identifiers for geological samples. As most data in the geosciences are derived from samples, it is crucial to be able to uniquely identify the samples from which a set of data were derived. Incomplete documentation of samples in publications, use of ambiguous sample names are major obstacles for synthesis studies and re-use of data. Access to samples for re-analysis and re-appraisal is limited due to the lack of a central

  19. A Guide for Minnesota Parents to the Individualized Education Program (IEP), 2014 Edition

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    PACER Center, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…

  20. A Guide for Minnesota Parents to the Individualized Education Program (IEP), 2014 Edition

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    PACER Center, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…

  1. Incorporating Scottish Highland Games and Activities into Your Physical Education Classes

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    Prewitt, Steven L.; Hannon, James C.; Brusseau, Timothy

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to introduce a potentially new and exciting group of activities that can be taught in physical education. Activities based on Scottish Highland Games can be an interesting way to incorporate history and literature into the curriculum, as well as introduce students to a variety of unique physical activities. This…

  2. Conflict in the Classroom: Considering the Effects of Partisan Difference on Political Education

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    Kelly-Woessner, April; Woessner, Matthew

    2008-01-01

    Political scientists have noted that, in a variety of communication settings, people are less receptive to information that comes from a politically disagreeable source. Yet, there is little research on patterns of communication across lines of political difference in an educational setting, which we argue is unique in a number of ways. Using a…

  3. Lights, Camera, AG-Tion: Promoting Agricultural and Environmental Education on Camera

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    Fuhrman, Nicholas E.

    2016-01-01

    Viewing of online videos and television segments has become a popular and efficient way for Extension audiences to acquire information. This article describes a unique approach to teaching on camera that may help Extension educators communicate their messages with comfort and personality. The S.A.L.A.D. approach emphasizes using relevant teaching…

  4. Consequential Creativity: Student Competency and Lateral Thinking Incorporation in Architectural Education

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    Hamza, Tamer S.; Hassan, Doaa K.

    2016-01-01

    Creativity is an original cognitive ability and problem solving process which enables individuals to use their intelligence in a way that is unique and directed toward coming up with a product. Architectural education is one of the fields in which human creativity has been exhibited; because, it can be defined as a design study that correlates…

  5. Existence and Uniqueness in Shape from Shading

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    邓雁萍; 李价谷

    1997-01-01

    For the image of a smooth surface object fully contained within the field of view and illuminated in and arbitrary direction,this paper discusses the existence and uniqueness o the conditions for solving a shape-from-shading problem under the conditions that the Fourier series expansion of the image intensity contains only zero and first order terms in a polar coordinate system.Three theorems are established,one for the existence and two for the uniqueness of z-axis symmetric shape from shading.

  6. Toward "Our Ways of Knowing" in the Age of Standardization

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    Soto, Lourdes Diaz; De Moed, Simone Tuinhof

    2011-01-01

    Current neoliberal educational policies are impacting young children and their teachers in the United States in many ways. Young children and teachers find themselves in vulnerable positions within a framework of an imperialist education in the age of standardization. Part of the struggle is to open spaces of decolonization that include home…

  7. On the Necessity and Effective Way to Carry out Entrepreneurship Education%浅谈开展创业教育的必要性和有效途径

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    刘娜娜

    2012-01-01

    面对着高校毕业生的逐年增多,在我国高等院校适时地进行创业教育,有意识地进行高等教育教学改革,这不仅可以有效解决高校毕业生就业难的问题,还可以促进我国高等教育健康持续地发展。%Face of college graduates is increasing year by year, in a timely manner in institutions of higher education career education and higher education reform, a conscious, not only can effectively resolve the difficult situation of the employment of college graduates, but also promote healthy and sustainable development of China's higher education.

  8. 3-way Anova Interactions: Deconstructed

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    Phil Ender

    2008-01-01

    Three approaches to understanding 3-way anova interactions will be presented: 1) a conceptual approach, 2) an anova approach and 3) a regression approach using dummy coding. The three approaches are illustrated through the use of a synthetic dataset with a significant 3-way interaction.

  9. Redesigning the Way We Listen

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    Søndergaard, Morten

    2014-01-01

    experiences of sound alter; the way we listen to sound is transforming as well. Thus, the paper analyses and discusses two responsive sound interfaces and claim that curating as a transdisciplinary practice may frame what is termed in the paper as a domain-game redesigning the way the audience listens...

  10. Education

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    2002-01-01

    Master Plan for California Public Education, March 2000, 1; available at <http://www.kern.org/ masterplan / access.html>. 43 Ravitch, Left Back, 19. 44...Access and Equity for All Students.” A Master Plan for California Public Education, March 2000. Available at <http://www.kern.org/ masterplan

  11. Uniqueness vs non-uniqueness in complete connections with modified majority rules

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    Dias, J. C. A.; Friedli, S.

    2013-01-01

    We take a closer look at a class of chains with complete connections introduced by Berger, Hoffman and Sidoravicius. Besides giving a sharper description of the uniqueness and non-uniqueness regimes, we show that if the pure majority rule used to fix the dependence on the past is replaced with a function that is Lipschitz at the origin, then uniqueness always holds, even with arbitrarily slow decaying variation.

  12. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Solution Uniqueness in l(sub 1) Minimization (Preprint)

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    2012-08-01

    arXiv.org/abs/1103.2897, 2011. 21. R. Tibshirani, “ Regression shrinkage and selection via the lasso ,” J. R. Statist. Soc. B, vol. 58, no. 1, pp...only if a common set of conditions are satisfied. This result applies broadly to the basis pursuit model, basis pursuit denoising model, Lasso model, as...ways to recognize unique solutions and verify the uniqueness conditions numerically. Keywords `1 minimization ∙ basis pursuit ∙ LASSO ∙ solution

  13. In a unique position or squeezed out?

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    Hølge-Hazelton, Bibi; Christensen, Inge

    2009-01-01

    language, they experience that their patients disappear, they are seldom involved, and they lack knowledge. CONCLUSIONS: GPs have few experiences with YA cancer patients, but they have a potentially unique role in general primary cancer care if they develop their vocational vocabulary, relate more...

  14. Uniqueness of meromorphic functions concerning differential polynomials

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    QIAO Lei

    2007-01-01

    Based on a unicity theorem for entire funcitions concerning differential polynomials proposed by M. L. Fang and W. Hong, we studied the uniqueness problem of two meromorphic functions whose differential polynomials share the same 1-point by proving two theorems and their related lemmas. The results extend and improve given by Fang and Hong's theorem.

  15. LCA – Unique and Controversial Case Studies

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    This session will focus on case studies and applications that have a unique or controversial aspect. Some of the most recent topics that seem to have significant interest include: LCA-based product declarations, LCA-based standards, LCA-based labels, alternative energy, agricul...

  16. Marketing the Uniqueness of Small Towns. Revised.

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    Dunn, Douglas; Hogg, David H.

    The key to marketing a town is determining and promoting the town's "differential advantage" or uniqueness that would make people want to visit or live there. Exercises to help communities gain important insights into the town's competitive edge include a brainstorming session with knowledgeable community members, a visitor questionnaire, a…

  17. The Uniqueness of Speech among Motor Systems

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    Kent, Ray

    2004-01-01

    This paper considers evidence that the speech muscles are unique in their genetic, developmental, functional and phenotypical properties. The literature was reviewed using PubMed, ScienceDirect, ComDisDome and other literature-retrieval systems to identify studies reporting on the craniofacial and laryngeal muscles. Particular emphasis was given…

  18. Multicultural Poetry: Voices Unique, yet Universal.

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    Webre, Elizabeth C.

    As teachers gravitate more and more to the use of literature and strive to include a range of cultural experiences in their classrooms, the use of poetry from various cultural groups should be considered. Poetry is a very real means of having children see themselves and others as being both unique and yet the same. In considering poetry across…

  19. Tulane Student Designs Unique Learning Tool

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    Modern Schools, 1977

    1977-01-01

    A Louisiana architect has created plans for a unique supplementary learning environment consisting of five circular buildings featuring a planetarium, an indoor display of small animals in their native habitat, an indoor pond, a library, a media center, and an auditorium. (Author/MLF)

  20. Art Libraries: Creating Access to Unique Collections

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    Falls, Sarah E.

    2009-01-01

    Art libraries face similar issues to other types of libraries during the digital transition but have unique twists driven by the needs of their collections. Art library information seekers may possess a sense of what an art library is: a library, set apart, to support the study of art and art history. For art libraries, it is the collection,…