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  1. A REGIONAL INSTITUTE TO AID IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES, MATERIALS AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES FOR COORDINATORS AND INSTRUCTORS OF VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION PROGRAMS. FINAL REPORT.

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    BLAIR, MARGARET; AND OTHERS

    APPROXIMATELY 100 EDUCATORS FROM FIVE STATES AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS PARTICIPATED IN AN INSTITUTE TO HELP INSTRUCTIONAL AND GUIDANCE PERSONNEL IMPROVE THE VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE PREPARING TO ENTER THE WORLD OF WORK. THE AGENDA CONSISTED OF SPEECHES ON VOCATIONS, GROUP SESSIONS TO DISCUSS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM…

  2. Learning Processes of Students in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Relations between Goal Orientations, Information Processing Strategies and Development of Conceptual Knowledge

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    Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Teune, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relations between goal orientations, information processing strategies and development of conceptual knowledge of pre-vocational secondary education students (n = 719; 14 schools). Students' preferences for certain types of goals and information processing strategies were examined using questionnaires.…

  3. Learning Processes of Students in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Relations between Goal Orientations, Information Processing Strategies and Development of Conceptual Knowledge

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    Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Teune, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relations between goal orientations, information processing strategies and development of conceptual knowledge of pre-vocational secondary education students (n = 719; 14 schools). Students' preferences for certain types of goals and information processing strategies were examined using questionnaires.…

  4. Vocationally Oriented Language Learning Revisited

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    Vogt, Karin; Kantelinen, Ritva

    2013-01-01

    Vocationally oriented language learning (VOLL) is often seen as a part of English for Specific Purposes/Language for Specific Purposes (ESP/LSP), which it is not in every case. The diverging characteristics and lines of development that these two branches of ELT have undergone are outlined and contrasted. Then, a discussion of the added value of a…

  5. How to investigate the goal orientations of students in competence-based pre-vocational secondary education: choosing the right instrument.

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    Koopman, M.; Teune, P.J.; Beijaard, D.

    2008-01-01

    This study explores the psychometric properties of three instruments: a semi-structured interview, a questionnaire and a sorting task. The central question is which instrument is most suitable to investigate the goal orientations of students in competence-based Pre-Vocational Secondary Education. Th

  6. 论高职学生评价:取向、特征与差异%Assessment of the Higher Vocational Students:Orientation,Characteristics and Differences

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    肖化移

    2016-01-01

    Student assessment of higher vocational education mainly is a kind of value judgment of students to achieve the expected goal in training objectives. The opposite of the intrinsic value and tool value orientation and the oppo-site of academic and occupation orientation are main assessment orientation. Compared with the assessment of general edu-cation students, the assessment of high vocational students is an standard assessment of competence, one of the most prominent feature is thinking highly of the approval of the students’original learning ability.%高职学生评价主要是对学生在培养目标方面实现其预期目标的一种价值判断,其评价取向主要有内在价值取向和工具价值取向的对立、学术性取向与职业性取向的对立。与普教学生评价相比,高职学生评价是一种典型的能力本位评价,其中最突出的特征就是重视对学生原有学习能力的认可。

  7. "This baby ... it isn’t alive." Towards a community of learners for vocational orientation

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    Boersma, A.; ten Dam, G.; Volman, M.; Wardekker, W.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study is to contribute to the innovation of pre‐vocational education, in particular, students' orientation at possible future occupations. From our theoretical understanding, vocational orientation that makes sense to students requires them to be part of a ‘community of learners for

  8. The Structural and Functional Model of Development of Profession-Oriented and Specialized Competences of Students at Vocational and Pedagogical Higher Educational Establishments

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    Guzanov, Boris N.; Tarasyuk, Olga V.; Bashkova, Svetlana A.; Ustakova, Daria A.; Sotskova, Svetlana I.

    2016-01-01

    The topicality of the problem under study is based on requirements of the society and the shortage of teachers of vocational education on the labour market, aimed at successful vocational and pedagogical activities by means of the needed level of development of profession-oriented and specialized competences through self-development and…

  9. School Engagement, Risky Peers, and Student-Teacher Relationships as Mediators of School Violence in Taiwanese Vocational versus Academically Oriented High Schools

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    Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi

    2011-01-01

    Educational tracking based on academic ability accounts for different school dynamics between vocational versus academically-oriented high schools in Taiwan. Many educational practitioners predict that the settings of vocational schools and academic schools mediate school violence in different ways. Alternatively, some researchers argue the actual…

  10. 航海类高职院校学生专业认同与成就目标定向的关系%Relations between sailing class in higher vocational college students' professional identity and achievement goal orientation

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    刘美廷

    2015-01-01

    目的:了解航海类高职院校学生专业认同的基本情况及与成就目标定向的关系。方法:采用《大学生专业认同问卷》和《大学生成就目标定向量表》对786名航海类高职院校学生进行调查。结果:航海类高职院校学生专业认同总体上处于中等水平,专业认同与成就目标定向的掌握趋近、成绩趋近、社会支持、成绩回避及社会责任五个因子呈显著正相关。%Objective: to know the sailing class basic situation of higher vocational college students' professional identity and the relationship between achievement goal orientation. Methods: the questionnaire of college students' professional identity and the college students' achievement goal orientation scale, investigating 786 students in nautical class of higher vocational colleges. Results: the navigation class in higher vocational colleges students' professional identity, on the whole, in the medium level, professional identity and achievement goal orientation control approach, results have been avoiding approach, social support, and five factors was significantly positively related to social responsibility.

  11. Vocational and Technical Education Master's Employment-oriented Study

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    王晋琳

    2011-01-01

    In recent years,as China's rapid economic development,vocational and technical education has been gradually recognized by the society.As highly educated people,vocational and technical education graduate is an important force in the development of vocational education.But in reality,their employment orientation deviate from the trend of the profession and only a small part of them do related work after graducation.Combined with the current development status of vocational education,the article analysis the reasons of this problem and give policy recommendations,so as to create a good environment for vocational and technical education talented people.

  12. General or Vocational English Courses for Taiwanese Students in Vocational High Schools? Students' Perceptions of Their English Courses and Their Relevance to Their Future Career

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    Hua, Tzu-Ling; Beverton, Sue

    2013-01-01

    Taiwanese vocational high schools (VHSs) deliver general English courses. This paper explores the extent to which these courses are perceived to be appropriately vocationally orientated. This focus gives rise to two main research questions: what are VHS students' expectations from their English courses, and to what extent are they being met? The…

  13. Unity of Student-centered Teaching and Career-oriented in Secondary Vocational Teaching%生本教学与职业导向在中职教学中的统一

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    殷丽婵

    2015-01-01

    中等职业技术教育对象是学习能力较差的学生,而传统的以教师思路为主的教学模式扼杀了自主学习的积极性,因此生本教学的引入在提高学习效率上又很大的帮助.在国家大力提倡职业教育大发展的时代特色下,如果将校企合作为主的职业导向和生本教学的理念相结合,可以大大提高教学的效果.%Secondary vocational and technical education targets are students of poor learning ability, and the idea of the tra-ditional teacher-based teaching model stifle independent study, and therefore the introduction of the teaching of students to improve learning efficiency and very helpful. In the characteristics of the era China has strongly advocated the development of vocational education in large, if the concept of school-enterprise cooperation based career-oriented and student-teaching combined, can greatly improve the effectiveness of teaching.

  14. Investigation of the occupation orientation and vocational development in the male nursing students%本科男护生职业定位与发展的调查

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    张明; 宋向阳

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the nursing professional recognition and occupation mentality in the male nursing students and analyze the influence factors and countermeasures , and to provide the basis for the occupation orientation and vocational development in the male nursing students .Methods Fifty-six undergraduate male nursing students were surveyed by the questionnaire designed by ourselves to investigate and analyze the cognitive status of self-occupation orientation and vocational development in the male nursing students . Results 37.5%male nursing students chose the nursing specialty as the first choice , the main motive in 75%male nursing students was easy to obtain employment , and 73.2% male nursing students would be engaged in the nursing work after graduation.The most important factors affecting the development of male nursing students were the social prejudice and traditional ideas .Conclusions According to psychological characteristics of male nursing students, the occupation orientation and planning are early carried out in order to increase their confidence and set up the good occupation outlook , and which play important role in changing into nurse role .%目的:对本科男护生护理专业认知度及职业心态进行调查,分析影响因素及对策,为男护生职业定位及发展提供依据。方法采用自行设计的调查问卷,对56名本科男护生的自我职业定位和职业生涯发展的认知状况等进行调查。结果37.5%男护生护理学专业为第一志愿,75.0%主要动机是容易就业,73.2%毕业后会从事护理工作;影响男护生发展的最重要的因素是社会偏见及传统观念。结论根据男护生心理行为特点,尽早进行职业定位与规划,对增加男护生自信心,树立良好的职业观,准确地进入护士角色起着重要作用。

  15. Effects of Orientations to Happiness on Vocational Identity Achievement

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    Hirschi, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    There is an increased interest in vocational psychology and career counseling regarding the link between career development and well-being, yet, little is known about how different ways to achieve well-being or happiness relate to career development. This study explored the relationship between 3 orientations to happiness (meaning, pleasure, and…

  16. VALUE AND VOCATIONAL ORIENTATIONS OF WORKERS AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF PROFESSIONAL FORMATION

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    Yulia V. Bragina

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation is to prove that there are significant distinctions between features of terminal, tool, professional values, life orientations, self-relations of workers at stages of vocational training, professional adaptation, primary and secondary professionalizing, and also to propose a solution of the problem of deficiency of highly skilled personnel in the country.Methods. The analysis and generalization of foreign and domestic sources about the theory and practice of formation of value and vocational orientations are used. In a pilot study the following methods have been used: «Valuable orientations» by M. Rokich, the questionnaire of terminal values by I. G. Senin, a selfrelation test questionnaire (V. V. Stolin, S. R. Pantileev, the SZhO test (life orientations by J. Krambo, L. Makholika adapted by D. A. Leontyev, for measurement of professional values – a technique «The level of a ratio of “Value” and “Availability”» by E. M. Fontalova in A. A. Sharov’s adaptation.Results and scientific novelty. It is proved that representatives of working specialties at different stages of professional formation have significant distinctions on value and vocational orientations. The comparative analysis of value and vocational orientations at different stages of professional formation is also submitted. It is shown as the level of separate values, life orientations, and also the selfrelations changes from a stage of vocational training to stages of primary and secondary professionalizing. It is proved that there is a need for development of the program of formation and development of value and vocational orientations of workers as highly skilled personnel.Practical significance. Adequate ideas of important new growths in structure of professionally significant values of working specialty persons will be useful to teachers and psychologists in case of individual consultation of students of organizations of secondary

  17. Vocational Profiles and Internship Quality among Portuguese VET Students

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    Gamboa, Vitor; Paixão, Maria Paula; de Jesus, Saúl Neves

    2014-01-01

    The provision of workplace-based experiences (internships) is an important component of the training program for students attending vocational education courses. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between internship quality and students vocational development, considering students' vocational profiles, in a sample of 346…

  18. Students' Meaning-Making and Sense-Making of Vocational Knowledge in Dutch Senior Secondary Vocational Education

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    Bijlsma, Nienke; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly

    2016-01-01

    Meaning-making and sense-making are generally assumed to be part of students' personal vocational knowledge development, since they contribute to both students' socialisation in a vocation and students' personalisation of concepts, values and beliefs regarding that vocation. However, how students in vocational education acquire meaning and make…

  19. High School Vocational Counseling Role in Leveraging Students` Professional Inclinations

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    Gabriel Brătucu

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The experience of many countries with a well-educated workforce highlights the important role of vocational counselling services for advantageous youth professional orientation. Researchers manifest in their turn, a growing interest to study the role of vocational counselling, from the perspective of increasing the efficiency of investment in education and strengthening the capacity of enterprises to meet the challenges of the knowledge economy. In Romania, high school students have access to career guidance services, but there is little information on the extent to which they use or how useful they consider these services. Many times, there is a social conformism among high school graduates, which determines them to choose professions valued at a certain moment, without making a personal judgment. The aim of this paper is to analyse, as a good practice, the role of high school graduate vocational counselling in developing professional skills, in order to help them make the right career decision. In order to monitor the high school students` opinions on the vocational guidance and their perceptions of the integration in the labour market, a market research study has been conducted. This is a survey conducted on a sample of 2,364 high school students in their final year of study (twelve grade. The research has shown that a reduced percentage of the interviewed high school students have knowledge about the vocational guidance activity. From those who have used these services, most of them were satisfied. The study also highlighted the fact that the most important criteria for getting a job are the skills acquired during studies.

  20. Factors Concerning Students' Perceptions of Teaching Vocational Agriculture.

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    Miller, W. Wade; And Others

    1984-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the degree to which high school senior vocational agriculture students perceived vocational agriculture teachers' roles and responsibilities as encouraging or discouraging them to pursue a career in agricultural education. (JOW)

  1. Student and Parent Images of Vocational Education Offerings: Declining Enrollment in Vocational Education.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie

    To investigate factors that influence a student not to enroll in a high school vocational curriculum, a study sought to determine the following: (1) what relationships exist between the high school students' sex, race, socioeconomic status, and curriculum choice and the students' image of vocational education; and (2) what image of vocational…

  2. Professional Identities of Vocational High School Students and Extracurricular Activities

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    Altan, Bilge Aslan; Altintas, Havva Ozge

    2017-01-01

    Vocational high schools are one of the controversial topics, and also the hardly touched fields in educational field. Students' profiles of vocational schools, their visions, and professional identity developments are not frequently reflected in the literature. Therefore, the main aim of the study is to research whether vocational high school…

  3. Vocational behavior analysis in psychology students

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    María Estrella LÓPEZ PÉREZ

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The European Higher Education Area (EHEA is supporting gain relevance of vocational guidance into the frame of University Education. In order to a better planning of this guidance we need to know his contents evaluating student vocational interests of each center. The aim of the study is to analyze the indicators of Psychology students vocational behavior and his evolution and comparing those results with data of another students population. Methodology. The 329 psychology students participants from the University of Salamanca (248 in the second year and 81 in the fifth answered the questionnaire of university biodata (Rocabert, 2005. In all cases we took a significance level of ? = 0.05 carrying out samples comparison tests using U de Mann-Whitney techniques and contingency analysis. Results: The present study found significant differences between second and fifth psychology grade students and with general university population data collected by Rocabert, Descals and Gomez (2007. In general, psychology students begin their degrees with a high level interest and motivated; they are making decisions based on the academic specialty they want to work in. However, for last year students group (fith year students we detected a lower satisfaction in their studies, more difficulties in deciding what they want to do and a greater demand of information in order to choose the advisablest option for them. Conclusions. Despite the high motivation of psychology students, the nearer is his integration into the job market the higher is the need of guidance to help them to take decisions concerning specialization or the professional world.

  4. Integration of the centers of higher education in Sancti Spiritus, from the strategy of vocational professional orientation.

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    Yamilé Maria Sánchez Hernández

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The Center of Studies of Educational Sciences of Sancti Spiritus' University "Jose Martí", Cuba, presented a pedagogic strategy to promote the work of vocational and professional orientation, which result was visualized in the integration of the centers of higher education in the province. The methods used to implement it went towards: documentary review, observation, interviews made to the chiefs of educational institutions of the province and surveys to students and teachers of the above mentioned institutions. The obtained results show: accomplishment of the work of vocational formation and professional orientation in the educational institutions, together with the community and factors as: mass media and implied organisms; real study of the students' matriculation that graduated and that will be graduate of high school in 2016; study of the model of formation of every professional for the professional reaffirmation with the university students.

  5. The necessity of counselling and vocational orientation in students’ career management

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    Palade, A.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper contains a research study about the necessity to provide counselling services in universities and the utility of such services for students and graduates. A qualitative research study based on semi-structured in-depth interviews was conducted, having as main objectives to identify students’ opinions regarding the personnel recruitment process, the compatibility with a job and utility of counselling and vocational orientation services. The results revealed that students appreciate such services, they want to benefit from them, but they do not know about their existence. Therefore, a better promotion of these services and a genuine involvement of universities for providing them to the students are the best future strategies.

  6. On Occupational-Quality-Oriented Comprehensive Education of Higher Vocational College Students%高职学生职业素质本位大教育观刍议

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    俞步松

    2013-01-01

    Occupational orientation of comprehensive education, which has surpassed occupation itself in higher vocational education, has set up important objectives as to bring up“well-being career persons”. Based on an organization of school board of directors, the education explores in multi-bodies and angles the levels and self-organization source of the three aspects in natural, social, professional qualities of our students. This article has talked about introducing enterprises into colleges and set up school, which could be a sample of one body of quality and techniques of industry and academy cooperation. It has also talked about the possibility and link based on marketization of the enterprises and“well-being career persons”and its coexistence.%高职职业导向且超越职业本身的职业素质本位大教育观,倡导回归人和教育的实践本质,把“和谐职业人”培养,视为高职教育的重要目标。以学校董事会为组织维度,多主体、多角度探寻学生自然素质、社会素质、专业素质这三种素质的层次构成及其自组织的动源。引企入校建立企业大学,将其作为素质、技能二位一体产学合作的辐射源与示范区,探析企业的市场化逻辑与学校教育逻辑之间因“和谐职业人”的桥梁对接,而渐趋于和谐共生的各种可能。

  7. 江汉油田职工培训中心学生择业价值取向的分析与思考%Analysis and Thought of Vocational College Students'Value Orientation of Job Selection

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    何艳兰

    2016-01-01

    Some vocational college students have a wrong value orientation of job selection .They pay more attention to material gain as for value standard and to personal viewpoint as for value subjectivity establishment ,and seek quick success and instance benefits as for value achieving approach because they don't place themselves subjectively in a proper way and are objectively influenced by social development and family outlook on moral and profit .Letting them set up a correct view of career value requires establishing a teaching mode which is better for improving their shills and implanting correct outlook on career in them .%江汉油田职工培训中心部分学生不正确的就业价值观主要有:在择业价值标准上,向物质性倾斜;在价值主体确立上,向个人本位倾斜;在价值实现途径上,急功近利。学生择业价值倾向出现偏移产生的主观原因是学生缺乏对自己的正确定位;客观原因是社会的发展、家庭义利观的影响等。要正确引导学生择业价值观,就必须创造一个更有利于学生技能提高的教学模式,促进学生树立正确价值观;其次,要对学生进行正确的事业观教育。

  8. Development of Plurilingual Competencies through Vocationally Oriented Language Learning in Sweden

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    Movchan, Larysa

    2014-01-01

    The article tackles the problem of developing plurilingual competencies through vocationally oriented foreign language in Sweden. The author analyses the pedagogical conditions of realization of plurilingual education at upper-secondary schools, vocational and higher education establishments and the aspects of teacher education for this purpose.…

  9. Career Management Skills Among Vocational Students

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    Zakaria, Normah; Yamin, Azlin; Maarof, Rosmawati

    2017-08-01

    Career management skills are important elements that should be present in each individual, because career selection process is crucial for school leavers. The phenomenon of students who are less knowledgeable about career at the end of school is among the main reasons they choose a career that does not fit. The situation is very worrying and poses various negative implications such as work stress and frequent swapping of jobs. In fact, research has found that most vocational students have a low level of career management. Therefore, this study is aimed to identify career management skills that students possess. The research design was a survey using a quantitative approach with a number of samples, n = 480. Data was analysed using statistical software, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results show that students’ overall career management skills are moderate. To develop human capital with the right competence, career management skills are critical requirements that can fill the gaps in industry.

  10. Vocational Identity and Ego Identity Status in Korean Nursing Students

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    Hyun-Young Koo, PhD, RN

    2016-03-01

    Conclusions: These findings show that nursing students in identity achievement status have secure and clear vocational identities. Further longitudinal and qualitative studies are needed to find out if identity formation among nursing students changes with age.

  11. The effects of school systems, teacher internal characteristics, and students on vocational teacher stress

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    Adams, Elaine

    1996-01-01

    Job stress is a multidimensional phenomenon. The researcher sought to examine variables that cause vocational teachers to experience stress in their teaching occupations and to evaluate the effects of these related stressors. This research evaluated the relationships between school systems and vocational teacher stress, teacher internal characteristics and vocational teacher stress, and students and vocational teacher stress. It also analyzed vocational teacher stre...

  12. Ethical Orientation of Marketing Students.

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    Budner, Howard R.

    1987-01-01

    The study examined the level of acceptance of questionable marketing practices by marketing students, instructors, and practitioners. An instrument consisting of 40 such practices was administered to the groups. Results suggest that ethical orientation may be dependent on situational perspectives, proximity to business practice, years of…

  13. Barriers to participation in vocational orientation programmes among prisoners

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    Dorien Brosens

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the barriers to prisoners’ participation in vocational education, as well as the predictors of different types of barriers. Survey data derived from a project in a remand prison in Belgium (N=468 provided the empirical evidence for the analyses. The results indicate that facing situational and informational barriers are most common. Based on the different kinds of barriers, various types of non-participants can be distinguished and multinomial logistic regression analyses are conducted to identify in what way participants of vocational education differ from various types of non-participants. For instance, prisoners with a poor understanding of the Dutch language and those who never/rarely receive visitors participate less in vocational education as they are more likely to be confronted with informational barriers. We conclude this article by discussing paths for future research and implications for policy and practice to anticipate the barriers for those who want to participate in vocational education.

  14. Students' Experiences of Ability-Based Streaming in Vocational Education

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    Tanggaard, Lene; Nielsen, Klaus; Jørgensen, Christian Helms

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Since 2007, it has been mandatory for all vocational schools in Denmark to assess the prior qualifications of all students when they begin at the school and to use this assessment to divide students into different ability-based courses (streaming) with the aim of increasing the retention of students. The purpose of this paper is to…

  15. Students' Preferred Characteristics of Learning Environments in Vocational Secondary Education

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    Placklé, Ingeborg; Könings, Karen D.; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Struyven, Katrien; Libotton, Arno; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.; Engels, Nadine

    2014-01-01

    If teachers and teacher educators are willing to support the learning of students, it is important for them to learn what motivates students to engage in learning. Students have their own preferences on design characteristics of powerful learning environments in vocational education. We developed an instrument--the Inventory Powerful Learning…

  16. Students' Experiences of Ability-Based Streaming in Vocational Education

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    Tanggaard, Lene; Nielsen, Klaus; Jørgensen, Christian Helms

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Since 2007, it has been mandatory for all vocational schools in Denmark to assess the prior qualifications of all students when they begin at the school and to use this assessment to divide students into different ability-based courses (streaming) with the aim of increasing the retention of students. The purpose of this paper is to…

  17. A Probe into the Reform of Safety Education of Electrical Engineering Practice in Vocational Colleges under the Concept of Student-oriented Education%生本教育理念指导下高职电工实训安全教育改革的探索

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    罗宇

    2011-01-01

    分析高职电工实训安全教育工作现状,引入生本教育理念,从引导学生自主观察和思考、实施任务驱动,发挥团队协作精神、实行交流互动等途径,对电工实训安全教育的改革进行探索。%Based on the analysis of current safety education of electrical engineering practice in vocational colleges,under the concept of student-oriented education,this essay discusses about its reform in the aspects of guiding students to observe and think autonomously,carrying out task-driven teaching,developing the teamwork spirit and implementing interactive communications.

  18. 基于就业导向的高职英语教学策略%Vocational English Teaching Strategies Based on Employment Orientation

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    栾丽梅; 马江涛

    2014-01-01

    The traditional examination oriented teaching materials and teaching modes restrict the learning motivation of higher vocational students ,while the long ingrained summative evaluation way limits the student employment rate. This article analyzes the connotative meaning of employment oriented teaching method, and highlights the need for employment oriented vocational English teaching. It also proposes practical vocational English teaching strategies based on employment oriented education theory to promote the reform of vocational English teaching.%传统的应试化教材和教学模式制约着高职学生的学习动力,与就业脱节的终结性考核评价方式更限制着就业率的提高。本文分析了就业导向的内涵和基于就业导向的高职英语教学的必要性,提出基于就业导向的高职英语教学策略,以期促进高职英语教学改革。

  19. Current Situation Analysis for Oral English Learning of Vocational College Students

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    王晶

    2013-01-01

    Through the questionnaire, this paper makes survey and analysis on the current oral English learning situation of the vocational college students, and explores the methods and approaches to improve the vocational college students ’oral English communication ability.

  20. Promoting Vocational Exploration and Decision Making among High School and College Students

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    Holland, John L.

    1978-01-01

    This review surveys vocational exploration and decision making among high school and college students. Findings indicate educational institutions need to evaluate their collective ability to help students in vocational exploration and decision making. (MFD)

  1. Effects of Leadership Styles in Technical and Vocational Students, UTHM

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    Razak, Nur Afifah Binti Abdul; Hamidon, Nur Izeanty Binti

    2015-01-01

    Effective leadership helps our nation through times become a developed country. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of leadership style among students in Technical and Vocational at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Descriptive study carried out to evaluate student leadership. The study sample consisted of 319 Technical and…

  2. Structure of Vocational Interests for Korean College Students

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    Tak, Jinkook

    2004-01-01

    The primary purpose of this research was to examine the vocational structure for Korean college students based on Holland's hexagon theory. The secondary purpose of this research was to provide validity data for using the Korean Strong Interest Inventory in Korea. With a sample of 829 Korean college students, using the Strong Interest Inventory…

  3. Career Guidance and Student Success in Dutch Higher Vocational Education

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    te Wierik, Mark L. J.; Beishuizen, Jos; van Os, Willem

    2015-01-01

    To enhance student success, a growing number of vocational education and training institutions in the Netherlands are nowadays implementing new career guidance practices in their competence-based approaches to learning. Based on individual-level data of undergraduate first-year full-time students from a Dutch university of applied sciences, this…

  4. The Value Orientation of Higher Vocational Education Evaluation: A Textual Analysis of an Evaluation Program

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    Wang, Yonglin; Wang, Zhanjun

    2016-01-01

    Education evaluation should be based on human development and revolve around educational institutions integrating two dimensions, the development needs of the nation and society, and the logic and laws of self-development. The value orientation of higher vocational education evaluation in China is actually expressed through enhancing quality…

  5. Does the Vocational Focus of Community Colleges Hinder Students' Educational Attainment?

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    Roksa, Josipa

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the effects of vocational focus of community colleges on students' educational attainment. By examining different aspects of vocational education and three distinct student outcomes, the results demonstrate variation in the extent to which institutional focus on vocational training influences students' progress through higher…

  6. Designing Innovative Learning Environments to Foster Communities of Learners for Students in Initial Vocational Education

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    Boersma, Annoesjka; ten Dam, Geert; Wardekker, Willem; Volman, Monique

    2016-01-01

    In this study, the concept of "community of learners" was used to improve initial vocational education. The framework of a 'community of learners for vocational orientation' that we present offers both a theoretical understanding of teaching-learning processes in initial vocational education and heuristics for the design of innovative…

  7. Designing Innovative Learning Environments to Foster Communities of Learners for Students in Initial Vocational Education

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    Boersma, Annoesjka; ten Dam, Geert; Wardekker, Willem; Volman, Monique

    2016-01-01

    In this study, the concept of "community of learners" was used to improve initial vocational education. The framework of a 'community of learners for vocational orientation' that we present offers both a theoretical understanding of teaching-learning processes in initial vocational education and heuristics for the design of innovative…

  8. Personality, Vocational Interests, and Work Values of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Borges, Nicole J.; Hartung, Paul J.

    2009-01-01

    Interests, personality, and values figure prominently in work motivation, yet little research has examined the combined influence of these factors on vocational behavior. The present study therefore examined relationships among these variables in a sample of 282 medical students (169 women, 113 men) who responded to the Strong Interest Inventory,…

  9. A Research on Foreign Language Anxiety among Vocational School Students

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    徐晓莉

    2014-01-01

    Foreign language anxiety is a negative emotion of fear or apprehension occurring in the specific situation of foreign language learning influencing language learning. The author made a research among vocational school students to investigate the level and sources of foreign language anxiety.

  10. What Is a Vocational Student? Why VEDS IS Inadequate.

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    Sheldon, M. Stephen

    1983-01-01

    Criticizes the Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) because it tries to apply a universal criterion to institutions and individuals which are not comparable. Discusses the California Statewide Longitudinal Study that found a better way to evaluate college programs on the basis of student outcomes. (JOW)

  11. Vocational Education of Handicapped Students: A Guide for Policy Development.

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    Davis, Sharon; Ward, Michael

    Designed to assist state and local educational agencies and intermeidate educational units in developing administrative policies for the vocational education of handicapped students, the manual address present policy areas and administrative concerns. Guidelines are presented for policy development in the following nine areas (examples of…

  12. Personality, Vocational Interests, and Work Values of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Borges, Nicole J.; Hartung, Paul J.

    2009-01-01

    Interests, personality, and values figure prominently in work motivation, yet little research has examined the combined influence of these factors on vocational behavior. The present study therefore examined relationships among these variables in a sample of 282 medical students (169 women, 113 men) who responded to the Strong Interest Inventory,…

  13. Maladaptive social behaviour of students in secondary vocational education

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    Koerhuis, Marie-José

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this thesis was twofold: Firstly to create a reliable and valid new instrument to measure maladaptive social behaviour (MSB) of students in secondary vocational education, and secondly to assess which school context variables could predict MSB at school. Three data-waves were conducted

  14. [Vocational orientation in medical rehabilitation: development of a practice handbook and a homepage as user-oriented media for rehabilitative practice].

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    Lukasczik, M; Löffler, S; Gerlich, C; Wolf, H-D; Neuderth, S

    2011-06-01

    Vocational orientation in medical rehabilitation has become an important issue in rehabilitation science and practice in Germany. Although a variety of vocationally oriented interventions has been developed in recent years, there is still a lack of consensus with regard to the definition of specific types of interventions as well as relevant criteria (e. g., methods; instruments; duration/frequency; patient groups). Building on preliminary definitions, basic types of vocationally oriented measures/interventions were conceptually modified and refined in the context of a consensual process. 39 experts of various professions were contacted during a 2-stage Delphi survey to evaluate existing definitions of vocationally oriented interventions using key questions. Standardized descriptions of 5 vocationally oriented basic interventions were specified in cooperation with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. Descriptions were published in a workbook and a homepage for researchers and clinicians, which also contain information on the implementation of measures into rehabilitative care as well as good practice examples. The media developed in this project may contribute to the transfer of research results on vocationally oriented rehabilitation into health care practice.

  15. Vocational Education--The Post Secondary Connection for Learning Disabled Students.

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    Siefferman, Larry D.

    1983-01-01

    Describes Georgia's Career Development Centers, model programs of support services to enable learning disabled students to enter postsecondary vocational programs successfully. Components include vocational evaluation, disability specialists, modified curriculum, counseling, and remedial instruction. (SK)

  16. Student Autonomy and Awareness: Vocational Education and Student-Centred Learning in China

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    Hua, Zhong; Harris, Ann; Ollin, Ros

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on research into Chinese students' perceptions of a pilot key skills' communication course introduced in three vocational education institutions in China. The course was based on key skills' criteria formulated in 2004 by China's Vocational Qualification Appraisal Committee and produced in response to the changing demands of…

  17. Student Autonomy and Awareness: Vocational Education and Student-Centred Learning in China

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    Hua, Zhong; Harris, Ann; Ollin, Ros

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on research into Chinese students' perceptions of a pilot key skills' communication course introduced in three vocational education institutions in China. The course was based on key skills' criteria formulated in 2004 by China's Vocational Qualification Appraisal Committee and produced in response to the changing demands of…

  18. ETHNOPSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF VALUABLE ORIENTATIONS OF STUDENTS

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The difficulty of studying the actual problems of modern science ‒ the value-motivational sphere of personality is the lack of a common understanding of the nature and function of value orientations. Recently, it became necessary to study the factors affecting the formation of value-motivational sphere of personality determinants of which are cultural and psychological characteristics of the individual. In this regard, relevant is the study of gender and ethno-psychological features of valuable orientations of students. The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics of the impact of ethnicity and gender of students in their value orientation. We investigate the severity of valuable orientations of students as "process‒result," "altruism‒egoism", "work‒free", "power ‒money" and their tier structure. The influence of ethnicity and gender of students on degree and level structure abovementioned value orientations

  19. Effective and Ethical Recruitment of Vocational Education Students. Overview. ERIC Digest No. 61.

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    Naylor, Michele

    Vocational education has suffered enrollment problems simply because there are fewer students today than a few years ago. Other factors that have hurt vocational enrollments include recent efforts to increase the number of academic credits required for graduation, and in the case of area vocational-technical schools, negative attitudes toward…

  20. Promotion of students' mastery goal orientations : does TARGET work?

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    Lüftenegger, Marko; van de Schoot, Rens; Schober, Barbara; Finsterwald, Monika; Spiel, Christiane

    2014-01-01

    Achievement goal orientations are important for students' ongoing motivation. Students with a mastery goal orientation show the most advantageous achievement and motivational patterns. Much research has been conducted to identify classroom structures which promote students' mastery goal orientation.

  1. Promotion of students' mastery goal orientations : does TARGET work?

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    Lüftenegger, Marko; van de Schoot, Rens; Schober, Barbara; Finsterwald, Monika; Spiel, Christiane

    2014-01-01

    Achievement goal orientations are important for students' ongoing motivation. Students with a mastery goal orientation show the most advantageous achievement and motivational patterns. Much research has been conducted to identify classroom structures which promote students' mastery goal orientation.

  2. Labour-Market Orientation and Approaches to Studying--A Study of the First "Bologna Students" at a Swedish Regional University

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    Nelson, Anders; Sandberg, Mikael

    2017-01-01

    This study investigated labour-market orientations of students at a Swedish University with a dual/diverse focus on vocational/academic objectives. The aim was to investigate whether and how levels of students' labour-market orientation vary with social background, change during the study period, and are related to approaches to studying and…

  3. 34 CFR 403.114 - How does a State determine the number of economically disadvantaged students attending vocational...

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    2010-07-01

    ... disadvantaged students attending vocational education programs under the Secondary School Vocational Education... number of economically disadvantaged students attending vocational education programs under the Secondary School Vocational Education Program? (a) For the purposes of § 403.113, a State may determine the...

  4. STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT VOCATIONAL CHOICES. A DESCRIPTION OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN, II.

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    ABE, CLIFFORD; HOLLAND, JOHN L.

    THE AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEY WAS USED TO ASSESS 12,432 COLLEGE FRESHMEN FROM 31 INSTITUTIONS ON 43 SCALES. FOR EACH VOCATION SELECTED BY 10 OR MORE STUDENTS, THE MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION WERE COMPUTED FOR 117 STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS. THE VOCATIONS WERE CATEGORIZED INTO 13 AREAS, AND SUMMARIES OF STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS IN EACH AREA WERE…

  5. Causal Factors Influencing Adversity Quotient of Twelfth Grade and Third-Year Vocational Students

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    Pangma, Rachapoom; Tayraukham, Sombat; Nuangchalerm, Prasart

    2009-01-01

    Problem statement: The aim of this research was to study the causal factors influencing students' adversity between twelfth grade and third-year vocational students in Sisaket province, Thailand. Six hundred and seventy two of twelfth grade and 376 third-year vocational students were selected by multi-stage random sampling techniques. Approach:…

  6. Object-oriented Analysis, Research on Design and Programming Skills of Vocational Software Technology Professional Students%高职软件技术专业学生的面向对象分析、设计和编程能力培养的研究

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    冯向科; 邓莹; 彭勇

    2011-01-01

    The study by researching object-oriented software development processes and software engineer job, vocational reconstruction of object-oriented software technology, professional courses, propose targeted capacity-building object-oriented program.%本研究通过调研面向对象的软件开发流程和软件工程师岗位要求,重构高职软件技术专业的面向对象课程,提出针对性的面向对象能力培养方案。

  7. Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Vanguard Joint Vocational School. Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Lawrence County Joint Vocational School.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie

    Two research reports provide results of two Ohio studies to investigate factors that influence a student not to enter a high school vocational curriculum. The studies focus on the Vanguard Joint Vocational School (JVS) and five feeder comprehensive high schools and the Lawrence County JVS and seven feeder comprehensive high schools. Both reports…

  8. Construction of Student-oriented Higher Vocational College Teaching Equipment Maintenance Management Mode:Taking Electrical and Mechanical Professional Group for Example%以学生为主体的高职院校教学设备维护管理模式建设--以机电专业群为例

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    周瑞丽; 张安洁

    2014-01-01

    近年来,高职院校教学设备数量和资产总额迅猛增长,但却出现管理不完善,设备完好率不高、折旧较快等问题。为此,将设备管理工作与《设备管理》工学结合课程改革相结合,将专业教学设备管理工作设置为一定的学习任务,让学生在完成学习任务的同时,也完成专业教学设备管理工作,建立一种以学生为主体的教学设备维护管理模式,实现学生实践能力和设备管理水平双提高。%In recent years, the number and total assets of vocational college teaching equipment is increasing rapidly, but problems like poor management, low equipment intact rate and rapid depreciation appear. Therefore, the equipment management work is combined with the learning-working integration reform of Equipment Management course. The professional teaching equipment management is set as certain learning tasks, so that students can complete teaching equipment management while completing learning tasks and thus establishing a student-oriented teaching equipment maintenance management mode to achieve the improvement of students' practical ability and equipment management ability.

  9. Scientific research projects in vocational training schools

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    Vocational schools are a resource for many students, with usually low motivation and high learning difficulties. The fact that this type of teaching is of a more practical, experimental, and job oriented type, points to teaching strategies less theoretical and focus on a more practical student involvement. Profiting from those characteristics, the study of the use of scientific projects on vocational teaching was initiated. It was proposed to vocational school st...

  10. Reasons High School Students Are Not Enrolling in Vocational Education and People Influencing Students' Decisions.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie

    The study investigated reasons why 11th-grade students decided not to enroll in a vocational curriculum and who influenced their decision. The population studied was all nonvocational 11th-grade students in the Southwest Ohio Region Personnel Development Center during the 1987-88 school year. Five schools were randomly selected from the…

  11. Perceptions of Vocational Training with Elementary Special Education Students: A Case Study

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    Jones, Beth A.; Williams, Kashunda L.

    2011-01-01

    The present study sought to determine the perceived utility of initiating vocational training in primary education by implementing a student-operated restaurant. Specifically, this study examined the extent to which vocational education training affected school professionals', parents', and elementary special education students' perceptions of…

  12. Factors that Influence Students Not to Enroll at the Springfield-Clark Joint Vocational School.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie

    This study investigated factors that influence students not to enroll at the Springfield-Clark Joint Vocational School (JVS) and in vocational education at the feeder comprehensive high schools. A cluster sample of 357 nonvocational students was selected from junior English classes from the nine feeder schools and administered a questionnaire.…

  13. Factors That Influence a Student Not To Enter into a High School Vocational Curriculum.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie

    In view of the steady decline in vocational enrollments since 1979, a study was conducted to identify factors that influence students not to enter into a high school vocational curriculum. The study questionnaire was given to 633 nonvocational 11th-grade students from 5 randomly selected southwestern Ohio high schools. One month after the student…

  14. Value Orientation and Paths to ICT-oriented Teacher Professional Development for Higher Vocational Colleges%职业院校教师信息化专业发展的价值取向与实现路径

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    曲茜茜; 孟凡成; 褚丹; 解月光

    2016-01-01

    价值取向是开展职业院校教师信息化专业发展的价值所在和目标所指,是进行各种决策判断和行为取向的指导思想和价值前提。为了能在价值多元的态势中形成思想文化的合力,保证职业院校教师信息化专业发展顺利有效开展,该文在对职业院校教师信息化专业发展相关问题研究的基础上,结合心理学家Rokeach有关价值取向的理论分析,确立了以“整合技术的职业教育创新”为核心、兼顾教育主体(教师和学生)表层及深层的价值取向定位,并进一步提出了该价值取向下切实可行的实现路径。%Value Orientation is the goal of ICT-oriented Teacher Professional Development for Higher Vocational Colleges, also the guiding ideology and value proposition of making decision and behavior orientation. In order to form the ideological and cultural force among the value of pluralism, ensure the smooth and effective conduct of ICT-oriented Teacher Professional Development for Higher Vocational Colleges, based on the research of issues related to ICT-oriented Teacher Professional Development for Higher Vocational Colleges and psychologists Rokeach theory analysis related value orientation, this paper established the core value orientation of “Technological Vocational Education Innovation”, taking into account the surface and deep value orientation of teachers and students, and further proposed the paths to achieve the value orientation.

  15. Vocational choices made by alumni of the Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University

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    Fraser, David R.; Parker, John S. L.; McGregor, Douglas D.

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To compare vocational aspirations and outcomes of participants in the 10-week Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University. DESIGN Survey. SAMPLE Veterinary students who participated in the program between 1990 and 2013. PROCEDURES Questionnaires that sought information about the career aspirations of participants at the beginning and end of the program were reviewed, along with records documenting the career progression of participants, audio recordings of interviews conducted with students, and notes of vocation-oriented counseling sessions held during each year’s program. RESULTS At the conclusion of the program, 143 of 174 (82%) participants indicated they were more likely than not to undertake research training after completing their veterinary degree, compared with 106 of 174 (61%) at the beginning. Participation also stimulated interest in residency training and industry, but did little to promote interest in careers in government or the military. The percentage of participants who indicated they were more likely than not to pursue additional training in private practice decreased from 97 of 174 (56%) at the beginning of the program to 75 of 174 (43%) at the end. Information on career progression was available for 391 individuals, of whom 177 (45%) were pursuing careers of the kind envisioned by the program. However, 189 (48%) participants had a career in general or specialty clinical practice. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE The Leadership Program appeared to have a short-term influence on careers anticipated by program participants. However, a substantial proportion pursued careers in clinical practice after graduation. PMID:27654162

  16. Vocational choices made by alumni of the Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University.

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    Fraser, David R; Parker, John S L; McGregor, Douglas D

    2016-10-01

    OBJECTIVE To compare vocational aspirations and outcomes of participants in the 10-week Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University. DESIGN Survey. SAMPLE Veterinary students who participated in the program between 1990 and 2013. PROCEDURES Questionnaires that sought information about the career aspirations of participants at the beginning and end of the program were reviewed, along with records documenting the career progression of participants, audio recordings of interviews conducted with students, and notes of vocation-oriented counseling sessions held during each year's program. RESULTS At the conclusion of the program, 143 of 174 (82%) participants indicated they were more likely than not to undertake research training after completing their veterinary degree, compared with 106 of 174 (61%) at the beginning. Participation also stimulated interest in residency training and industry, but did little to promote interest in careers in government or the military. The percentage of participants who indicated they were more likely than not to pursue additional training in private practice decreased from 97 of 174 (56%) at the beginning of the program to 75 of 174 (43%) at the end. Information on career progression was available for 391 individuals, of whom 177 (45%) were pursuing careers of the kind envisioned by the program. However, 189 (48%) participants had a career in general or specialty clinical practice. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE The Leadership Program appeared to have a short-term influence on careers anticipated by program participants. However, a substantial proportion pursued careers in clinical practice after graduation.

  17. Using the Process Approach to Teach English Writing to Vocational Stu-dents

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    2016-01-01

    Based on an analysis of current English writing and teaching conditions in vocational institutes, it is proposed that the methods used to teach English writing should be changed to a process oriented approach. In the planning, drafting, revising, and post-writing stages, students are fully involved in the process of monitoring their own and the written works of others through a series of cooperative activities among the students and guiding activities directed by the teacher. As a result, in the process of co-operative discussions aimed at identifying and resolving problems, their writing habits will be improved, their interest in English writing will be stimulated, and their research and writing skills will be further developed.

  18. Orienting Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals

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    Mather, Peter C.; Bryan, Stephen P.; Faulkner, William O.

    2009-01-01

    Mid-level managers comprise a large proportion of student affairs organizations. They are often the most overlooked when it comes to professional orientation and institutional introduction when entering new positions. Accordingly, information is presented from the professional literature that speaks to the characteristics and unique needs of this…

  19. Communication Skills of Anatolian Vocational Health High School Students

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: This research is conducted to determine the level of communication and influencing skills students studying in classes 9 and 12 in Bursa Anatolian Vocational Health High School. Materials and Methods: The research group consisted of 218 students. Data communication with the inventory collected with a questionnaire containing demographic characteristics of the students. Percentile of the data analysis, Kruskal-Vallis, correlation test was used. Results: The mean score of students’ communicative skills inventory was 164.61+17.20. No significant difference was found between success in school and communication skills with the students’ gender, number of siblings. While there is no difference between free time activities watching TV and communication skills of students, there is a significant difference between the habit of using the computer and communication skills of students between the total score and subscales. Conclusions: Students’ communication skills scores are higher in girls than in boys, school achievement and communication skills scores increased parallel to the increase number of siblings. The habit of reading a book, while the positive affect on the mental score communication skills, scores of all the communication skills of students negative affects the increase in computer usage time. Effect on student reading scores for class communication skills to improve communication skills courses put the quality and increasing the recommend hours. (The Jo­ur­nal of Cur­rent Pe­di­at­rics 2014;1:20-5

  20. Learning on Their Own: Vocationally Oriented Self-Directed Learning Projects. [and] Invited Reaction: Learning on Their Own.

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    Clardy, Alan; Willis, Verna J.

    2000-01-01

    In Clardy's study, 56 employees described 109 vocationally oriented self-directed learning projects undertaken. Projects were categorized as induced (spurred by imbalance between job expectations and capability), voluntary (fueled by personal motivation), or synergistic (combined motivation with the spark of workplace circumstances). Willis'…

  1. Vocational Self-Esteem and Psychological Needs in Turkish Counseling Students

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    Civitci, Asim

    2010-01-01

    In this study, relationships between vocational self-esteem and psychological needs (autonomy, affiliation, achievement, and dominance) in Turkish counseling students were examined. In addition, the moderating effect of gender on the relationships between vocational self-esteem and psychological needs was investigated. The participants consisted…

  2. Examining Differences between Light and Heavier Smoking Vocational Students: A Pilot Study

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    de Araujo, Vanessa A.; Loukas, Alexandra; Gottlieb, Nell H.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To examine differences between light and heavier smoking vocational/technical students in tobacco use, related behaviors, and cessation. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting and Methods: Two hundred and four smokers attending two vocational/technical colleges in east Texas, USA, completed an anonymous survey during a regularly scheduled…

  3. A Study of Factors Associated with the Vocational Development of High School Agricultural Occupations Students.

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    Byler, Bennie L.; Hemp, Paul E.

    Among the most crucial problems facing young people today are decisions in the process of vocational development. This study was designed to determine if there are differences in certain aspects of vocational development among the groups of high school agriculture students who plan to enter on-farm agricultural occupations, those who plan to enter…

  4. How to Provide“Scaffold”in Reading for Secondary Vocational School Students

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    2014-01-01

    Many secondary vocational school students are afraid of reading, while teachers are often trapped in a dilemma as to how to teach reading. The present paper, based on scaffold theory, elaborates when and how to provide scaffold in reading teach-ing through a case study so as to promote the efficiency of English reading classes in secondary vocational schools.

  5. Vocational Aspirations of Chinese High School Students and Their Parents' Expectations

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    Hou, Zhi-Jin; Leung, S. Alvin

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the vocational aspirations and parental vocational expectations of high school students and their parents (1067 parent-child dyads). Participants completed a demographic questionnaire and an Occupations List. The Occupations List consisted of 126 occupational titles evenly distributed across the six Holland types. Parents were…

  6. Relationships between Concept Mapping and Critical Thinking Skills of Vocational Nursing Students

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    Carson-Davis, Shirley

    2012-01-01

    The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making…

  7. The Problems of Applying Student Centered Syllabus of English in Vocational High Schools in Kendal Regency

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    Faridi, Abdurrachman; Bahri, Seful; Nurmasitah, Sita

    2016-01-01

    This study was descriptive qualitative study aimed to investigate the problems of applying student centered syllabus in vocational high schools in Kendal regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The subjects of the study were twenty English teacher in vocational high schools in Kendal. The data were collected through observations, questionnaires, and…

  8. The Interplay of Students' Motivational Orientations, Their Chemistry Achievements and Their Perception of Learning within the Hands-On Approach to Visible Spectrometry

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    Jurisevic, Mojca; Vrtacnik, Margareta; Kwiatkowski, Marek; Gros, Natasa

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between students' motivational orientations and their chemistry achievements and perception of learning within the original case of the hands-on approach to visible spectrometry. A total of 295 students from Polish and Slovenian vocational and technical high schools participated in the…

  9. The Interplay of Students' Motivational Orientations, Their Chemistry Achievements and Their Perception of Learning within the Hands-On Approach to Visible Spectrometry

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    Jurisevic, Mojca; Vrtacnik, Margareta; Kwiatkowski, Marek; Gros, Natasa

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between students' motivational orientations and their chemistry achievements and perception of learning within the original case of the hands-on approach to visible spectrometry. A total of 295 students from Polish and Slovenian vocational and technical high schools participated in the…

  10. Orienting Counseling Students toward Multiculturalism: Exploring Privilege during a New Student Orientation

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    Estrada, Diane; Poulsen, Shruti; Cannon, Edward; Wiggins, Marsha

    2013-01-01

    New counseling students often have strong reactions to the concept of privilege and become anxious when expected to address issues of multiculturalism personally and professionally. In this article, the authors describe a new student orientation model that focuses on addressing privilege and offer steps toward embracing multiculturalism and social…

  11. 浅谈新时期高职学生管理工作%The Management of Vocational Students in Current Period

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    2011-01-01

    摘要:在新时期高职学生的管理工作过程中,应根据高职学生的特点,坚持以人为本,遵循高职教育规律,将制度化管理与人性化管理相结合。在注重理论教育的同时,吸取先进的、科学的现代管理思想和艺术,并探索新的管理方法,做好学生的管理和教育工作,将高职学生培养成为高素质的应用型技术型人才。%In curRent period the manlagement of higher vocational students, according to the characteristics of vocational students, should adhere to the people-oriented, follow the rule of higher vocational education, and combine the system of management with human management. Therdfore We ought to focus on theoretical education. At the same time, we must learn advanced and scientific modem management of thought and art. By exploring new management method, we could make students' management and education better. The cultivation of higher vocational students will be essential for any students to become qualified application-oriented talents.

  12. 浅谈生活化的中职英语课堂%A Brief Discussion on Life-oriented Secondary Vocational English Class

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    2015-01-01

    English, as a language communication way of human life, originates from the life, and is used in the life. In today's English teaching in secondary vocational schools, it is not difficult to find that most secondary vocational school students have no interest in or even hate English, as a cultural basic course. In or-der to reverse this embarrassing situation, starting from students' life reality, the author intends to find and tap a variety of life-ori-ented teaching materials, and starting from the concepts and study methods of Mr. Tao Xingzhi, to carry out life-oriented teaching, expand life-oriented learning space, so as to make English and life integrated with each other, which really makes secondary vocational English classroom full of the flavor of life.%英语,作为人类生活的一种语言交流方式,它来源于生活,并为生活所运用.放眼当今的中职英语教学,我们不难发现,英语是大多数中职学生不感兴趣甚至讨厌的文化基础课.为了扭转这种尴尬的局面,笔者想从学生的生活实际出发,寻找和挖掘各种生活化的教学素材,从陶行知先生的理念和学习方法入手,开展生活化的教学过程,拓展生活化的学习空间,让英语走进生活,让生活融入英语,从而真正使中职英语课堂充满生活的气息.

  13. Self-Esteem and Vocational Self-Esteem Enhancement: A Group Counseling Program for University Students

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    Aricak, O. Tolga

    2002-01-01

    This study is a group counseling program developed to enhance self-esteem and vocational self-esteem of university students. In this paper, a brief theoretical background, all sessions of the program and applications were presented. (Contains 14 footnotes.)

  14. Career self-efficacy, career outcome expectations and vocational interests among Japanese university students.

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    Adachi, Tomoko

    2004-08-01

    The Social Cognitive Career Model proposes that career interests arise from beliefs about capability to execute a course of activity (self-efficacy), and beliefs about the consequences of performing particular activities (outcome expectations). In our study, 301 Japanese university students were given questionnaires including the Vocational Preference Inventory and scales assessing Career Self-efficacy and Career-outcome Expectations. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated both self-efficacy and outcome expectations were significantly related to vocational interests. Outcome expectations accounted for significant incremental variance in explaining interests across six of Holland's vocational environments. Implications of social cognitive theory for career development and interventions among Japanese university students are discussed.

  15. Assessing Employability Skills of Technical-Vocational Students in Malaysia

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    Full Text Available Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVE system plays important role in providing highly skilled workforce to fulfill the needs of industries. An empirical research of TVE system is necessary to identify effective TVE system to successfully equip students with technical skills that would enable them to fulfill the current work demands and professional expectations. The objective of this paper is to present the findings of TVE system implementation in one of the technical training institution in Malaysia. Research sample has been selected using a simple random method from the third year students. A total of 162 students participated in this research. The result shows that mean score for overall employability skills was quite high. Two aspects of the employability skills, namely, thinking skills and resource management competence and system & technology competence were slightly lower than the mean score. Respondents have slightly higher than the mean scores on basic informational competence interpersonal competence. The mean score of personal quality is the highest among all the aspects of variables of employability skills.

  16. Study on Learning Motivation of Higher Vocational Colleges Students in Tianjin

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    2015-01-01

    Learning motivation occupies an important position in non-intelligence factors,as it plays a pivotal role in university students’ successful completion of their studies and strengthening of professional knowledge base.However,the present university students generally lack motivation in higher education.This research used questionnaire method,which is a questionnaire random sample in 500 students of learning motivation from four comprehensive higher vocational colleges of Tianjin,and explores the sta⁃tus quo of learning motivation in higher vocational students of Tianjin.The result shows:The learning motivation level of higher vocational colleges students is above middle level;Male on the learning motivation total level is significantly higher than female;Rural students in the learning motivation on the aggregate level is significantly higher than that of urban students;Look from the different grades,sophomore students have lowest level of learning motivation;Freshmen learning motivation is at highest level.

  17. Exploration on the Evaluation Mode of "International Trade Practice" in Higher Vocational Schools

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    Li, Yamin

    2011-01-01

    Considering the employment-oriented positioning of higher vocational education which is put by the education ministry and the features of higher vocational schools students, this paper indicates that the disadvantages in the evaluation mode of higher vocational school international trade course. Therefore, a reformed suggestion is given for the…

  18. 基于就业导向的高职学生英语技能个人需求分析 ——以广东理工职业学院为例%Personal Needs Analysis for English Skills among Vocational College Students: A Perspective of Employment Orientation ---A Case Study of Guangdong Polytechnic Institute

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    谢红莲; 彭伟强

    2015-01-01

    Under the guidelines of "service-oriented" and "employment-oriented" concepts, needs analysis is of great importance to English teaching in vocational colleges. With the help of statistic software, the authors conducted two questionnaires to investigate English learning status and personal needs for learning English skills among non-English majors and English majors in a vocational college. Based on the results, proposals are put forward to foster English competitiveness in job hunting.%在"以服务为需求、以就业为导向"两大方针的指导下,高职英语教学的需求分析显得尤为必要.通过对高职非英语专业学生和英语专业学生的问卷调查,运用统计学软件分析数据,了解两类高职学生的英语学习现状与对英语技能学习的个人需求现状;根据分析结果,提出高职英语教学改进建议,最终达到提升高职学生就业时英语竞争力的目的.

  19. Competence assessment for vocational school students based on business and industry chamber to improve graduate entrepreneurship

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    Samsudi, Widodo, Joko; Margunani

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    Vocational school's skill competence assessment is an important phase to complete learning process at vocational school. For vocational school this phase should be designed and implemented not only to measure learning objective target, but also to provide entrepreneurship experience for the graduates. Therefore competence assessment implementation should be done comprehensively in cooperation with Business and Industry Chamber. The implementation of skill competence aspect covering materials, methods, strategies, tools and assessors, need to be designed and optimized with respect to vocational school together with Business and Industry Chamber. This aims to measure the learning objective target and produce improved entrepreneurship graduates. 4M-S strategy in students' skill competence assessment could be done to ensure that the material, method, tool and assessor have been well designed and implemented in both institutions: vocational school and Business and Industry Chamber to improve entrepreneurship graduates.

  20. Financial Needs and Access to Aid among Chinese Vocational High School Students

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    Yang, Po

    2013-01-01

    This study analyzed 586 students from nine vocational high schools in three provinces in China. It found a substantial gap between the demand for and the supply of government financial aid. Moreover, correct student aid information and aid application was not equally distributed among various student groups. A financial aid application made a…

  1. Teacher interpersonal behaviour and student motivation in competence-based vocational education : Evidence from Indonesia

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    Misbah, Z.; Gulikers, J.T.M.; Maulana, J.; Mulder, M.

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    Competence-based education requires changing teacher roles probably affecting teacher–student interactions and student motivation. This study examines how students (N = 1469) from competence-based and less-competence-based vocational schools perceive their teachers' interpersonal behaviour and its r

  2. Interactions in Vocational Education: Negotiation of Meaning of Students and Teaching Strategies

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    Schaap, Harmen; van der Schaaf, Marieke; de Bruijn, Elly

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    This study aimed to describe verbal student--teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in which students (n students = 20) and teacher (n…

  3. Application of Scaffolding Theory to Higher Vocational Students Class-room Interaction in English Teaching

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    2013-01-01

      Scaffolding theory is one of the mature teaching methods of constructivism model . The effective interaction between teachers and students is one characteristic of scaffold teaching. This paper aims at combining scaffolding theory with classroom in⁃teraction in teaching higher vocational students English to help students arouse interest and enhance their comprehensive ability in English learning.

  4. Students' Preferred Characteristics of Learning Environments in Vocational Secondary Education

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    Placklé, Ingeborg; Könings, Karen D.; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Struyven, Katrien; Libotton, Arno; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.; Engels, Nadine

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    If teachers and teacher educators are willing to support the learning of students, it is important for them to learn what motivates students to engage in learning. Students have their own preferences on design characteristics of powerful learning environments in vocational education. We developed an instrument - the Inventory Powerful Learning…

  5. Interactions in Vocational Education: Negotiation of Meaning of Students and Teaching Strategies

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    Schaap, Harmen; van der Schaaf, Marieke; de Bruijn, Elly

    2017-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student--teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in which students (n students = 20) and teacher (n…

  6. Homonegativity in the Technical and Vocational Track: A Survey of Secondary School Students in Flanders

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    Aerts, Saskia; Dewaele, Alexis; Cox, Nele; Van Houtte, Mieke

    2014-01-01

    Students from the technical and vocational track in Flanders have more homonegative attitudes than other students. We investigate what explains this track difference and if the homonegativity is reflected in more bullying experiences by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students in these tracks. The results show that sex-role ideology and religion…

  7. [An examination of the relationships among career decision-making self-efficacy, vocational motives, and vocational indecision: a study of women's junior college students].

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    2001-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine a causal model leading to the tendency of women's junior college students to delay vocational decisions. The model assumes that Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSE) determines vocational motives, which in turn affect the tendency. A questionnaire was administered to 431, 199 first-year and 232 second-year, women's junior college students. CDMSE was measured with self-efficacy for self-appraisal and occupational information-gathering, and vocational motives were self-improvement, interpersonal, and status motives. Results showed that self-efficacy for self-appraisal influenced self-improvement motive for both first-year and second-year students. Self-improvement motive and the self-efficacy then influenced vocational indecision among second-year students. Self-efficacy for information-gathering influenced vocational indecision among first-year students. These findings suggest that college vocational guidance should take self-efficacy and vocational motives into account.

  8. General view of university students “Marmara University Vocational School of Health Services Case”

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the attitude towards the socio-economic conditions and demographic characteristics and the university life of medical students. To determine the students’ sociodemographic characteristics “Personal Information Form” was used developed by researchers according to literature. The form contains expressions of the students such as the economic situation, future concerns, finding a job, university life, social & recreational activities, build up relationships with people and parents education level. Target group of the study were 349 students from Marmara University Vocational School of health. The environment of the survey was limited to the students studying in all programs at Marmara University Vocational School of Health. The research was carried out with students at Marmara University Vocational School of Health in the fall semester of 2014-2015.

  9. Perfectionism and Achievement Goal Orientations in Adolescent School Students

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    Damian, Lavinia E.; Stoeber, Joachim; Negru, Oana; Baban, Adriana

    2014-01-01

    Perfectionism has been shown to predict individual differences in achievement goal orientations in university students, but research on perfectionism and goal orientations in school students is still very limited. Investigating 584 adolescent school students in a cross-sectional correlational design, the present study examined how self-oriented…

  10. Breakthrough on technical and vocational education of Taiwan: Take Oriental Institute of Technology as an example

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    Chang, Horng-jinh; Wang, Whe-min

    2017-06-01

    Taiwan's economic strength has changed drastically in the past decade because of political and economic reasons; however, in order to cope with international environment, higher education must increase its breakthrough to meet the needs of enterprises. School curriculum also has to be timely changes and adjustments. This study will analyze school learning in several directions, use questionnaire to investigate students' learning stress, to find out where students' pressure lie. Also, outsourcing employers' satisfaction survey to find out what do enterprises wants to solve with the drop problem between school and enterprise. Taking Oriental Institute of Technology (OIT) as an example; over the past ten years, OIT has used overseas internships to help students overcome learning difficulties. Overseas practice courses include Penang Malaysia and Suzhou China had gained tremendous breakthrough.

  11. IDENTIFYING RELATIONSHIP INVOLVING LEARNING STYLES AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS AMONG VOCATIONAL STUDENTS

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students’ learning styles and problem solving skills among students in Building Construction Course at Vocational School. This study also investigated the differences between the students’ type of learning styles and their ability to solve the problem using their creative thinking. A survey was carried out on 68 vocational students in Building Construction Course from two Vocational Schools. Felder-Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles (ILS and elements of creative thinking in problem solving for Vocational Education were the tools used in this study. Creative thinking in problem solving elements was categorized from the subject specification used in Building Construction curriculum. In brief, the ILS have five dimension; Processing, Perception, Input, Understanding and Perception. The results show that the Input style dominates the learning styles of Building Construction’s students in Vocational School and manipulating idea is the dominant creative thinking elements to solve the problem which students preferred. In conclusion, type of students’ learning styles will influence how they can cater their learning to improve their academic achievement and how they can use their creativity to solve the problem in actual situation in Building Construction work. However, learning styles are not main indicator to predict how students excellent are.

  12. “以人为本”的高职班级柔性管理模式探析%Exploration of Flexible Management Mode of "People- oriented"Higher Vocational Class

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    孙倩倩

    2014-01-01

    当代高职“整齐划一、强硬填鸭式”的模式已不再适应当今班级管理的需要。目前的高职生个性较为鲜明、意识明显增强,思想更为复杂,有的高职生自我中心倾向严重、集体意识观念淡薄等,这为高职辅导员班级管理工作带来了新的困惑。因此,构建“以人为本”的柔性班级管理模式迫在眉睫。文章主要从高职生班级管理中存在的问题、构建“以人为本”的高职柔性班级管理的必要性、构建措施和成果展示四个方面加以阐述。%In contemporary times, the "uniform, tough cramming sessions" model of higher vocational colleges is no longer adapted to the needs of today's classroom management. The personality of the current higher vocational students is more distinctive, with their consciousness distinctly enhanced, and their ideology is more complicated. Some higher vocational students have serious egocentric tendencies, and the collective consciousness is weak, which has brought new confusion for counselors of higher voca-tional class management. Therefore, the construction of a "peo-ple-oriented" and flexible class management mode is imminent. This paper mainly discusses from four aspects: the problems ex-isting in the class management of higher vocational colleges, the necessity of the construction of "people-oriented" flexible class management, the construction measures and results presentation.

  13. Calling, Vocational Development, and Well Being: A Longitudinal Study of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Manuel, R. Stephen; Borges, Nicole J.; Bott, Elizabeth M.

    2011-01-01

    The present study investigated the relation of calling to the vocational development and well-being of a sample of medical students. Students were surveyed at two time points: prior to beginning the first year of medical school and prior to beginning the third year of medical school. At each time point, calling moderately correlated with positive…

  14. An Analysis of English Learning Motivation of Minority Students in Higher Vocational School

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    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the English learning motivation of minority students of non-English major.Minority students are a unique community in the higher vocational school because of their special background and psychology.It is essential for teachers to understand their motivation of learning English so as to save time and teach more efficiently.

  15. The Contribution of Vocational Students' Learning Discipline, Motivation and Learning Results

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    2017-01-01

    A good vocational high school prepares students for developing capability of working independently, demonstrating professional attitude at work, and being productive which that require good learning results for the realization thereof. the learning results serve as the yardstick of students' success. The purpose of this article is to find out the…

  16. The Determinants of Students' Well-Being in Secondary Vocational Schools in Kosovo and Macedonia

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    Gashi, Ardiana; Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica

    2016-01-01

    Students' well-being is crucial for learning motivation and effective learning, for their quality of life and their psychological health later in life. In this regard, this article investigates the factors that affect the well-being of students in secondary vocational schools in Kosovo and Macedonia. It empirically examines determinants of…

  17. Calling, Vocational Development, and Well Being: A Longitudinal Study of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Manuel, R. Stephen; Borges, Nicole J.; Bott, Elizabeth M.

    2011-01-01

    The present study investigated the relation of calling to the vocational development and well-being of a sample of medical students. Students were surveyed at two time points: prior to beginning the first year of medical school and prior to beginning the third year of medical school. At each time point, calling moderately correlated with positive…

  18. LE[superscript 3]AD Academy Builds Professionalism in Vocational Students

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    Hall, Candace

    2012-01-01

    Principal David Wheeler of Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School founded LE[superscript 3]AD Academy--an innovative program that gives students the opportunity to build and run their own town in teams and with guidance from teachers. The program started in the spring of 2011, and it is innovative in many ways. The students' main…

  19. Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions: Technical-Vocational Education and Training Students in Ethiopia

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    Buli, Bereket Mamo; Yesuf, Wasihun Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine factors that could explain the difference in entrepreneurial intention (EI) among technical-vocational education and training (TVET) program students. Centered on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), the paper aims to contribute to the understanding of factors that affect EIs of students and offer…

  20. Counselor Preferences of Disabled and Disadvantaged College Students for Personal Versus Vocational Concerns.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; Phillips, Susan D.

    1985-01-01

    Examined the preferred counselor characteristics of two groups: students with disabilities and students who were educationally and economically disadvantaged. Counselor characteristics were examined in terms of how preferences are differentially expressed for help with personal-social versus vocational-educational concerns. (Author/BH)

  1. Impact of the Special Education Vocational Education Program (VEP) on Student Career Success

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    Ofoegbu, Nelly E.; Azarmsa, Reza

    2010-01-01

    The Vocational Education Program (VEP) was established by the special education department in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in an effort to assist students with disabilities to graduate from high school and be gainfully employed. This study investigated the impact of VEP on students' careers success after graduation. The…

  2. Examining the Application of Holland's Theory to Vocational Interests and Choices of Chinese College Students

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    Tang, Mei

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the applicability of Holland's career development theory in cross-cultural settings by examining vocational interests of Chinese college students and the relationship between those interests and their career choices. One hundred sixty five Chinese college students complete a Chinese version of the Self-Directed Search and a…

  3. Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions: Technical-Vocational Education and Training Students in Ethiopia

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    Buli, Bereket Mamo; Yesuf, Wasihun Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine factors that could explain the difference in entrepreneurial intention (EI) among technical-vocational education and training (TVET) program students. Centered on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), the paper aims to contribute to the understanding of factors that affect EIs of students and offer…

  4. Examining the Application of Holland's Theory to Vocational Interests and Choices of Chinese College Students

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    Tang, Mei

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the applicability of Holland's career development theory in cross-cultural settings by examining vocational interests of Chinese college students and the relationship between those interests and their career choices. One hundred sixty five Chinese college students complete a Chinese version of the Self-Directed Search and a…

  5. PIC--A Self-Paced Practical Communications Program for Technical/Vocational Students.

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    Blicq, Ronald S.

    The Practical Industrial Communication (PIC) program is a form of individualized instruction that teaches communication skills to students in vocational/technical curricula at Red River Community College, Winnipeg, Manitoba. A placement test determines whether students begin with all or part of a ten-hour writing skills review or proceed directly…

  6. Effects of Human Resources Development Through Vocational Education Curriculum on the Academic Achievements of the Students in Vocational Schools: The Case of Erzincan University

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Qualified and productive labor shortage is one of the main problems in today's business world. This situation shows the importance of vocational and technical education for business life and economy of the countries. Therefore, it is important to note that the vocational education programs should ensure the coherence between students' existing knowledge and expectations of the business world. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of new education program (HRD-VET; Human Resources Development through Vocational Education and Training on the academic success of vocational school students. Differently from the literature, this research is important for the reason that it is performed on either the students studying with former educational program or the students studying new İKMEP educational program. The participants of the study are composed of 167 students studying at Computer Programming program in Erzincan University. In this study, we used comparative method of research technique and the average point of the students' grade is analyzed with t-test. The results of the study illustrated that İKMEP education program has positive effect on student academic success for students who are admitted to the vocational school without entrance exam.

  7. How to Develop Students' Quality oriented Education in Teaching English

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Quality-oriented education is being paid more and more attention to at the present time.What is quality-oriented education?Why is it getting more and more important? How can we develop students' quality-oriented education in teaching English? I think it is very helpful for us English teachers to discuss these questions.

  8. Association of burnout with stress, coping strategies and vocational satisfaction in Chilean clinical dental students.

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    Full Text Available Objective: Dental students are particularly affected by stress, which can lead to ‘burnout syndrome’ by association with other psychological factors. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of perceived stress, coping strategies, and vocational satisfaction on the severity of burnout in Chilean dental students in the clinical years. Method: The study population was comprised of clinical dental students of five Chilean dental schools. The following variables were considered: age, gender, year of study, burnout, coping strategies, perceived stress, and vocational satisfaction. Statistical analysis included descriptive measures, correlation tests, and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Results: The final sample included 244 students. Three (1.23% students did not have burnout in any of its factors and 38 (15.57% had severe levels in all three factors. There was a statistically significant greater ‘emotional exhaustion’ in 4th year students. There was a statistically significant correlation of the three factors of burnout with ‘social withdrawal’ coping strategy, high levels of perceived stress, and low levels of present and future vocational satisfaction. Conclusion: Most students presented moderate and high levels of burnout. This situation is associated with dysfunctional coping strategies, high levels of perceived stress, and low levels of present and future vocational satisfaction.

  9. Research and Practice of“Vocational Class”Teaching Mode

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    Xing Linlin; Jia Zhuli

    2015-01-01

    Vocational class” teaching mode is based on vocational ability training of students as the goal to develop target-oriented approach of the teaching reform method; it is a new teaching method.This mode is the integration of teaching,learning and doing in class; it is the typical vocational tasks mode of teaching methods.Teaching process imitates the office scene and the actual workingprocess.

  10. Research and Practice of “Vocational Class” Teaching Mode

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    邢琳琳; 贾柱立

    2015-01-01

    "Vocational class" teaching mode is based on vocational ability training of students as the goal to develop target-oriented approach of the teaching reform method; it is a new teaching method.This mode is the integration of teaching,learning and doing in class; it is the typical vocational tasks mode of teaching methods.Teaching process imitates the office scene and the actual working process.

  11. The Impact of Student Support Services on Students Enrolled for National Certificate Vocational in Motheo District, Free State, South Africa

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    Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela

    2016-01-01

    The Department of Higher Education and Training introduced the national certificate vocational (NCV) in Further Education and Training colleges in January 2007. The entry requirement for this qualification is Grade 9. However, this qualification has attracted students with grades between Grades 9 and 12. Students enrolling for the NCV…

  12. The Student Accounting System. A Process for Tracking and Assessing the Flow of Students Through Vocational Education Programs.

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    This manual presents the Student Accounting System, a system designed to track and assess the flow of students through vocational training programs at both the community college and secondary levels. The two major data files/source documents are first described--an inventory of programs and their courses and an inventory of all courses completed…

  13. Mr. Vo-Ag Teacher--I Am Different:--An Analysis of Agribusiness Students In Vocational Agriculture

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    1972-01-01

    Sharp differences have been found between students in farm and non-farm vocational agriculture programs, and student's place of residence appears to be the most critical variable in designing agribusiness programs. (SB)

  14. History Lectures and the Improvement of Humanistic Quality in Vocational Colleges Students%史学讲座与职校学生人文素质的提高

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    祖晓敏

    2015-01-01

    职校学生由于受到多方面因素的影响,在思想上普遍存在"四缺"现象,而长期的应试教育造成学生人文素质降低是其重要原因,因此,人文素质教育必须成为职业教育的重要内容之一。历史学讲座以其轻松的氛围、灵活的选题、广大的受众、特殊的教师队伍,既可以补充职校学生史学知识常识的不足,而且是提高学生人文素质的有效渠道之一。%Due to many factors,“four lack” phenomenon is exist generally in thought of vocation-al school students, and long time of examination oriented education is the important reason for the de-crease of students’ humanities quality , therefore, the humanistic quality education must become one of the important contents of Vocational education.For the relaxed atmosphere and flexible selection, the majority of the audience, special teachers, History lectures not only can complement the vocational school students sense of historical knowledge, but also is one of effective channel to improve the students’ Humanistic quality.

  15. 计算机类专业高职学生职业能力提升策略研究%Research on the Strategies to Enhance Professional Competence for Vocational School Students Majoring in Computer Science

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    郑丹青

    2014-01-01

    运用《霍兰德职业倾向测验量表》,对高职院校计算机类专业学生调查分析表明学生的职业倾向主要是社会型、艺术型和企业型。因此,针对高职院校学生职业倾向和个性特征,提出根据学生的个性特征,结合专业特性,增加拓展知识领域的课程,实施分阶段分层次的教学模式,并在教学中,开展个性化教学,关注对学生进行职业引导。%The "Holland vocational aptitude test scale" survey on vocational school students majoring in computer science showed that students' career tendencies are mainly social, artistic and business oriented. A phased, hierarchical teaching model is proposed based on student’s vocational orientation and personality traits. The model is tailored to different majors and different student professional orientation, with additional courses to broaden knowledge base. The model emphasizes individualized teach-ing with a purpose to provide students with vocational guidance.

  16. Cause Analysis of English Writing Apprehension of Secondary Vocational Students

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    刘芩利

    2015-01-01

    English writing apprehension is an inevitable problem in secondary vocational schools.In the paper,the author analyzes causes in terms of second language proficiency,self-efficacy,first language writing competence and other factors,ultimately,gives teachers some practical proposals.

  17. Forms of School Experience in France's Vocational Training Track Students

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    Capdevielle-Mougnibas, Valérie; Courtinat-Camps, Amélie

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the existing relations between the social background, the cognitive skills, the sense of schooling experience, the relation to learning and the professional project in the construction of the meaning of their course choice for French boys living in working-class families and guided to vocational studies. It presents the…

  18. VICA--Polishing the Image of Vocational Students

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    1976-01-01

    The National Leadership Conference and Skill Olympics sponsored by the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) demonstrates job skill competency in the building trades, health occupations, automotive technology, electricity/electronics, and personal services. VICA community service projects and leadership training at the local level also…

  19. Cause Analysis of English Writing Apprehension of Secondary Vocational Students

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    刘芩利

    2015-01-01

    English writing apprehension is an inevitable problem in secondary vocational schools.In the paper,the author analyzes causes in terms of second language proficiency,selfefficacy,first language writing competence and other factors,ultimately,gives teachers some practical proposals.

  20. ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS OF UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE, VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

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    Ahmad Aliyu Deba

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the contribution of entrepreneurship education course towards cultivating entrepreneurial skills of undergraduate Science, Technical and Vocational students. The subjects consist of 309 students from the School of Technology Education. Entrepreneurial skills development assessment questionnaire (ESDAQ was used for data collection. The ESDAQ was validated by experts and internal consistency of 0.80 was obtained using the Cronbach’s Alpha method. The t-test and ANOVA were used for testing hypotheses at the 0.05 significance level. The study reveals that students' participation in the entrepreneurship education during their undergraduate education stimulates the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. Entrepreneurial skills of technical education students is higher compared to vocational and science students. Diversification of instructional approach in teaching entrepreneurship education was recommended, especially the use of experiential learning methods interchangeably with the conventional style.

  1. On Cultivation of Vocational Core Ability of Vocational College Students%浅谈高职学生职业核心能力的培养

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    蔡鹏

    2015-01-01

    职业核心能力是指适应各类职业发展需要的“通用能力”,与岗位的专业能力不同,它强调的是普适性和可持续性。本文结合高职教育特点,探讨高职学生职业核心能力的培养途径。%Vocational core ability ,differing from the professional ability ,is to some extent a general common ability ,w hich fits for various kinds of career development requirements .It emphasizes on the features of pervasiveness and sustainability .T his paper researches the cul‐tivation of the vocational core ability of vocational college students according to the charac‐teristics of higher vocational education .

  2. The Study of English Teaching Methods in Secondary Vocational School Based on the Role Letter's Therapy

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    2013-01-01

    Secondary vocational school students is different from ordinary high school students and university students ,especially in the aspect of English teaching and learning .In view of the special career orientation of secondary vocational school education. English teaching methods in secondary vocational schools should have more practical and targeted. Used the Role Letter ’s Thera-py in English teaching can help students develop interest in learning English and learning initiative consciousness. In this paper I will talk about the important of the Role Letter's Therapy in English teaching of Secondary vocational school ,and how to use it.

  3. Methodologies for Teaching English to Adult Students in Spanish Vocational Education Programs

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    Castañeda, Sergio Bernal

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…

  4. Enhancing Vocational Preparedness for At Risk Students through Technology Enhanced Learning Using Reading/Writing Technology.

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    Reinhardt, Kevin; Parkins, Sherri

    The authors describe their experience over the last 4 years at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, enhancing the vocational opportunities for at risk students through the use of Reading and Writing Technology, primarily, Microsofts word processor, Word and WordQ, a word prediction and text to speech software designed to assist learning…

  5. Vocational Personality Assessment of High School Students Who Have Difficulty Reading.

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    Winer, Jane L.; And Others

    John Holland's Self-Directed Search-Form E (SDS-E) is a vocational personality assessment instrument based upon the well-known Self-Directed Search (SDS) but designed for use with poor readers or children. Virtually no data are available in the professional literature pertaining to the SDS-E. High school students (N=44) in five remedial reading…

  6. Just-in-Time Teaching Techniques through Web Technologies for Vocational Students' Reading and Writing Abilities

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    Chantoem, Rewadee; Rattanavich, Saowalak

    2016-01-01

    This research compares the English language achievements of vocational students, their reading and writing abilities, and their attitudes towards learning English taught with just-in-time teaching techniques through web technologies and conventional methods. The experimental and control groups were formed, a randomized true control group…

  7. Testing the Twofold Multidimensionality of Academic Self-Concept: A Study with Chinese Vocational Students

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    Yang, Lan; Arens, A. Katrin; Watkins, David A.

    2016-01-01

    In order to extend previous research on the twofold multidimensionality of academic self-concept (i.e. its domain-specific structure and separation into competence and affect components), the present study tests its generalisability among vocational students from mainland China. A Chinese version of self-description questionnaire I was…

  8. Energy and Agriculture. A Basic Core Curriculum for Teaching Energy to Vocational Agriculture Students.

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    Albracht, James; French, Byron

    This core curriculum contains five units of material for teaching energy to vocational agriculture students. Energy uses and the benefits of energy conservation are covered in a unit on the impact of energy on agriculture. Discussed next are tractor performance and Nebraska tractor test data for selecting and evaluating tractors for maximum fuel…

  9. Government-Funded Students and Courses, 2015. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics

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    This publication provides a summary of 2015 and time-series data relating to students, programs, subjects, training providers and funding in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (broadly defined as all activity delivered by government providers and government-funded activity delivered by community education…

  10. Students' goal preferences, ethnocultural background and the quality of cooperative learning in secondary vocational education

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    Hijzen, Daphne Minette

    2006-01-01

    The thesis presents an exploration of the relationships between students’ motivation, represented by students’ personal goals, and the quality of cooperative learning (CL) processes of first and second year students, enrolled in secondary vocational schools. Special attention has been paid to contex

  11. The Impact of Study Abroad Experiences on Vocational Identity among College Students

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    Kronholz, Julia F.; Osborn, Debra S.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine preliminary findings regarding the effect of a study abroad experience on vocational identity and career decision-making as defined by Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory (Sampson et al., 2004). The results revealed that a study abroad experience significantly impacts college students'…

  12. Great Expectations: Students' Educational Attitudes upon the Transition to Post-Secondary Vocational Education

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    Elffers, Louise; Oort, Frans J.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, we examine students' educational attitudes upon the transition to Dutch senior vocational education (SVE), a transition associated with high dropout rates in the first year. Prior studies have identified differences in educational attitudes between sociodemographic groups. However, the mechanisms underlying those differences remain…

  13. Determining the Numeracy and Algebra Errors of Students in a Two-Year Vocational School

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    Akyüz, Gözde

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this study was to determine the mathematics achievement level in basic numeracy and algebra concepts of students in a two-year program in a technical vocational school of higher education and determine the errors that they make in these topics. The researcher developed a diagnostic mathematics achievement test related to numeracy and…

  14. Methodologies for Teaching English to Adult Students in Spanish Vocational Education Programs

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    Castañeda, Sergio Bernal

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…

  15. Psychometric Properties of the Aggression Questionnaire in Dutch Violent Forensic Psychiatric Patients and Secondary Vocational Students

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    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J.; Muris, Peter; Kraaimaat, Floris W.; Meesters, Cor

    2009-01-01

    The psychometric properties of a Dutch version of Buss and Perry's Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) were examined in a sample of violent forensic psychiatric inpatients and outpatients and a sample of secondary vocational students. The internal consistency, interitem correlations, and item--scale correlations of the subscales Physical Aggression,…

  16. Teacher/Student Classroom Interaction in Vocational Education. A Sex Bias/Sex Stereotyping Project.

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    Omvig, Clayton P.

    A study examined teacher-student interaction in Kentucky's secondary and postsecondary vocational education classrooms. It investigated whether sex bias or inequities were present and what might explain such differences. A literature review focused on studies conducted at different grade levels with relation to sex bias and classroom interactions.…

  17. Determining the Numeracy and Algebra Errors of Students in a Two-Year Vocational School

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    Akyüz, Gözde

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this study was to determine the mathematics achievement level in basic numeracy and algebra concepts of students in a two-year program in a technical vocational school of higher education and determine the errors that they make in these topics. The researcher developed a diagnostic mathematics achievement test related to numeracy and…

  18. Validity Evidence for the Use of Holland's Vocational Personality Types in College Student Populations

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    Floyd, Nancy D.

    2012-01-01

    Higher education in the United States is replete with inventories and instruments designed to help administrators to identify students who are more likely to succeed in college and to tailor the higher education experience to foster this success. One area of research involves the Holland vocational personality type (Holland 1973, 1985, 1997)…

  19. The relationship between learning environment and career competencies of students in vocational education

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    C.M. Gundy; dr. Frans Meijers; Marinka Kuijpers

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on which aspects of the learning environment, aimed at fostering career learning, correspond with the development of career competencies among students (aged 12-19 years) enrolled in prevocational and secondary vocational education in The Netherlands. Aspects of the learning env

  20. The Impact of Study Abroad Experiences on Vocational Identity among College Students

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    Kronholz, Julia F.; Osborn, Debra S.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine preliminary findings regarding the effect of a study abroad experience on vocational identity and career decision-making as defined by Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory (Sampson et al., 2004). The results revealed that a study abroad experience significantly impacts college students'…

  1. Teaching Research Methodologies to Professionally Oriented Honors Students

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    Levinson, Julie; Mandel, Richard

    2013-01-01

    The benefits of encouraging undergraduate students to pursue independent research have been well documented (Craney; Guterman; Hathaway et al.; Ishiyama; Kremer and Bringle; Volkwein and Carbone). Introducing students to research processes and protocols is always a challenge, particularly for students enrolled in professionally oriented,…

  2. Motivational Orientation and Burnout among Undergraduate College Students

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    Pisarik, Christopher T.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the relationships among motivational orientations based on self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000b) and burnout among undergraduate college students. A sample of 191 university students was administered the "Academic Motivation Scale" (Vallerand et al., 1992) and the "Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey" (Schaufeli,…

  3. Applying the Fair Labor Standards Act When Placing Students into Community-Based Vocational Education. A Trainer's Manual.

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    Love, Laura

    This manual, intended as a training module for professionals involved in providing community-based vocational education, provides a thorough review of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it applies to vocational education, training, and employment of students. Individual sections address the following topics: (1) relationship of the FLSA to…

  4. The Application of Problem-Based Learning Strategy to Increase High Order Thinking Skills of Senior Vocational School Students

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    Suprapto, Edy; Fahrizal; Priyono; Basri, K.

    2017-01-01

    This research is to apply and develop a strategy of problem-based learning to increase the ability of higher order thinking skills of senior vocational schools students. The research was done due to a fact that the quality of outputs of the senior vocational schools has not met the competency needed by the stakeholders in the field, that has made…

  5. CRITICAL THINKING DISPOSITION IN STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HEALTH SERVICES

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    Ayşe GÜROL

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to analyze the critical thinking dispositions of the students attending at the associate degree program of Vocational School of Health Services and to determine the factors affecting their critical thinking dispositions. All the students, attending at the associate degree program at Vocational School of Health Services of a university in 2010-2011 academic year, constituted the population of the study. 413 students, who were accessible and accepted to participate in the study, were included in sample group of the study. Data was collected using questionnaire form and the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory. It was determined that 66.8% of the students participating in the study were female, 30% were 19-year old and 59.1% were first-year students. The maximum participation was specified from the medical documentation and secretariat (24.5% program. The critical thinking disposition scores of the students included within the scope of the study were 201.22±22.41 and at low level. As a result of the analyses performed, it was determined that there was no statistically significant difference between the critical thinking total mean scores according to the gender, age, program, grade and school achievement status (p>0.05. The educators should try active learning strategies that provide meaningful learning in order to develop the critical thinking skills of the students in the vocational schools of health services.

  6. Adaptive Vocational Personality Questionnaire Development and Validation of an adaptive personality questionnaire to analyze the vocational behavior of university students

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    Amparo Gómez-Artiga

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents a personality evaluation instrument adapted to the vocational setting: the Adaptive Vocational Personality Questionnaire (AVPQ. The questionnaire was developed and tested in a sample of 2160 university students in the final years of their degree programs. The purpose of the study is to validate the questionnaire, providing evidence about its internal structure and its usefulness for predicting scores on a criterion scale. A confirmatory factor analysis combined with a cross-validation design was used: the exploratory sample (n = 879 helped to identify the model with the factorial structure that best fit the relations among the items. As expected, this model had two related but clearly separate factors: Adaptive Personality Characteristics (AC with 9 items and Non-Adaptive Personality Characteristics (NAC with 11 items. The validation sample (n =932 was used to test the generalization capacity of this model, which was satisfactory and showed a good reliability index. Regarding its usefulness in predicting proactive job-search behaviors, the results were also satisfactory. The questionnaire and keys are provided, as well as the criteria for calculating the scores on each scale and on the entire questionnaire.

  7. Influence of motivation on academic performance of students undertaking vocational training

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    Javier J. Maquilón Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Vocational training in Spain is not longer an option for those students who do not reach the right level to attend secondary school, and has turned into a professional alternative of high quality and with high levels of employability. The analysis of the motivations that foster student learning is very useful in order to design intervention proposals which may improve the quality of student learning. This research study is a response to this approach. We present a theoretical review of the basics of motivation and its relationship with learning, followed by an empirical study of considerable length, whose results are striking: both mid-level and higher level vocational course students require supervision and specific training in all aspects related to motivation and learning strategies.

  8. Attempt to improve Vocabulary Teaching for Higher Vocational College Students

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    2012-01-01

      Vocabulary is the building material of language, and vocabulary study is therefore one of the most important aspects in any language learning. It is a key point to improve English learning through paying more attention to vocabulary acquisition. However, vocabulary teaching is one aspect of language teaching that has not been given enough attention in China. Therefore, some issues in vocabulary teaching and learning in higher vocational colleges are being addressed at present, which are worthy of our further consideration.

  9. ENHANCING MASTERY OF PRACTICAL SKILLS IN STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION THROUGH ACTIVITY BASED

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The study seeks to understand the issues and challenges related to the implementations of activity-based instructions on vocational and technical education student in Nigeria. A survey was carried out involving vocational and technical education teachers in all six government owned technical colleges in Lagos State of Nigeria. A total of 150 teachers were selected randomly as respondents for the study. A four point scale items were designed to elicit information from the respondents. The findings of the study indicated that the techniques and the strategies adopted by the teachers of vocational education include: demonstration, field trips, projects, experiments and assignments. Various methods to evaluate students outcome include: process-product through systematic observation. It was evident from the study that constantly focusing on activity to make learning fun can actually hamper those students who make good progress without it. Based on the findings the researcher therefore concluded that good vocational and technical education teachers require the right attitude, have years of professional and practical skills and entrepreneurial experience at the workshop floor of industry and good background knowledge of engineering design.

  10. Intolerance of Ambiguity and Political Orientation among Israeli University Students.

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    Fibert, Zigi; Ressler, William Harris

    1998-01-01

    Explores relations between political orientation and cognitive style among Israeli university students. Finds that intolerance of ambiguity contributed significantly to political orientation and that the political Left showed more complex cognitive styles than the Right. Notes implications for testing competing hypotheses about cognitive style and…

  11. Vocational interests and career indecision among psychosis-prone college students.

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    Poreh, A M; Schullen, C

    1998-10-01

    This study investigated the relationship between scores on scales that purport to measure psychosis-proneness and scores on vocational interests, identity, and differentiation scales in a sample of 233 college students who completed the Perceptual Aberration and Magical Ideation scales, the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory, and the Career Decision Scale. The present findings are consistent with prior work indicating a sex-related association of scores on measures of psychosis-proneness and vocational interests. A positive correlation between scores on vocational indecision and measures of psychosis-proneness was also found, suggesting that both men and women who score high on psychosis-proneness find it difficult to formulate long-term career goals. Finally, there was no significant correlation between scores on measures of psychosis-proneness and Holland's Vocational Differentiation Index. Present results are discussed in light of previously reported sex differences among psychosis-prone adults and diagnosed schizophrenics. The implications of the findings for vocational counselors are also addressed.

  12. Loci of Causality and Orientation in Occupational and Educational Choices

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    Full Text Available A student self-determination profile of occupational and educational choices was examined through the concepts of Locus of Causality and Locus of Orientation. Research questions associated with respondents’ certainty of occupation and orientation to vocational education were answered. The tested hypotheses were as follows: (a Independence, initiative, self-guidance, choice of discussion forums, and gender are related to certainty of future occupation choice and choice of vocational education; (b certainty of occupation relates to choosing vocational education; (c negatively biased media lessens interest in vocational education; and (d vocational education choices are related to gender. A survey of ninth-grade students in Finnish comprehensive school was conducted after implementation of a work-orientation program defined in the national comprehensive school curriculum. At the local school system level, 649 subjects of the mean ages of 16.0 years participated in an Internet survey in two school districts in southwestern Finland in 2008. The variables were inserted in Linear Multiple Regression Analysis in IBM SPSS. The means of vocational school choice and certainty of occupation, and vocational school choice and negative media image were compared in SPSS means. An independent-samples t test for vocational school choice and sex was conducted. Statistically significant regression models of loci of orientation and locus of causality were found. The more the respondents were certain of their occupation choice, the more they expressed their secondary education orientation to be vocational school. When students discussed their choices less at home, their orientation to vocational education weakened. A negative media image was not associated with vocational school choice in this data. The measured means for girls’ and boys’ orientations to vocational school did not show statistically significant differences.

  13. The Research of Joniskis Agricultural School Students Profession Career Orientations

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    Paper author: Inga Jasiūnienė Paper topic: The Research of Joniskis Agricultural School Students Profession Career Orientations Place of writing the paper: Lithuanian Agricultural University. The Department of Profession Education and Psychology. 2006 Size of paper: 56 pages Paper contains: 3 tables, 14 pictures, 2 supplements Literature sources: 30 Research object: Profession Career Orientations of Joniskis Agricultural School Students Research methods: The analyses of s...

  14. Actions for Promoting Vocational Guidance in Medical Sciences: Student and Faculty Perceptions of their Quality

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    Full Text Available Background: there are problems with enrollment in medical science programs due to the lack of proper vocational guidance. Objective: to evaluate a set of actions to promote vocational guidance in 12th-grade students attending senior high schools in Cienfuegos province. Methods: a qualitative and quantitative research was conducted comprising 523 students in the preparatory groups for entering medical school programs in Cienfuegos, 105 faculty members and 20 officials of the Provincial Education Department. The research study was divided into two parts, one devoted to the organization and planning of activities with the students, and the second part focused on their implementation and evaluation. The level of student and faculty satisfaction with the set of actions was analyzed. A Chi-square test of independence was used with a 95% confidence interval. Results: student’s expectations were met. The level of knowledge about the profession increased and the links between ministries and institutions (MINED-MINSAP were strengthened. There was a correspondence between the level of satisfaction of faculty members, students, and the administrators of the senior high schools, but all believed that family involvement should increase. Conclusions: a well-conceived set of actions favors vocational guidance in medical sciences; however, family involvement should increase, as well as the participation of students attending senior high schools distant from the capital city of the province.

  15. Application of action-oriented teaching method in secondary vocational chemistry teaching%行动导向教学法在中职化学教学中的应用

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    2012-01-01

      职业教育的人才培养不仅要重视学生的专业能力,更要侧重于学生的方法能力、社会能力、个性能力的培养。教师采取行动导向教学法有利于与学生的职业岗位进行对接,并培养学生终身发展的能力。%  In recent years, with the development of economy, change of societyfor talents requirement, Personnel training of vocational education should not only pay attention to the students' professional ability, more emphasis on the method ability of student, social ability, personality ability training.Action-oriented teaching that the teacher taked would avail students' professional post for docking, and cultivate students' ability of life-long development.

  16. Study Weariness of Vocational College Students and Reform of the Teaching Mode in Nursing Basic Technology Course☆

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    Fei-Cheng Cai; Hai-Fang Xi

    2015-01-01

    Objective: As part of an investigation and analysis of the study weariness of nursing vocational college students, the authors attempted to reform the teaching mode of a Nursing Basic Technolo-gy course to solve the problem of study weariness in vocational college students. Methods: The authors designed student questionnaires to investigate study weariness in 128 nurs-ing vocational college students. Results: Of the 128 students, 58 were tired of study, accounting for 45. 3%; 40 students often had weariness, accounting for 31. 3%; and 71 students had moderate or severe weariness, accounting for 55. 5%. Seventy-five students played on their mobile phone when they were tired of studying. Conclusions: The study weariness of vocational college students is a common phenomenon that has been developing rapidly. There are many factors that cause study weariness of professional college students. The students believe that the traditional teaching method is the main reason for study weariness. Reform of the teaching mode in a Nursing Basic Technology course effectively solved the learning problems of vocational college students. Teaching experiments for reform may have marked effects, and they are worthy of promoting.

  17. Study Weariness of Vocational College Students and Reform of the Teaching Mode in Nursing Basic Technology Course

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    Fei-Cheng Cai; Hai-Fang Xi

    2015-01-01

    Objective:As part of an investigation and analysis of the study weariness of nursing vocational college students,the authors attempted to reform the teaching mode of a Nursing Basic Technology course to solve the problem of study weariness in vocational college students.Methods:The authors designed student questionnaires to investigate study weariness in 128 nursing vocational college students.Results:Of the 128 students,58 were tired of study,accounting for 45.3%;40 students often had weariness,accounting for 31.3%;and 71 students had moderate or severe weariness,accounting for 55.5%.Seventy-five students played on their mobile phone when they were tired of studying.Conclusions:The study weariness of vocational college students is a common phenomenon that has been developing rapidly.There are many factors that cause study weariness of professional college students.The students believe that the traditional teaching method is the main reason for study weariness.Reform of the teaching mode in a Nursing Basic Technology course effectively solved the learning problems of vocational college students.Teaching experiments for reform may have marked effects,and they are worthy of promoting.

  18. Social and physiological peculiarities and professional orientation of medical students

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article describes personality features, self-regulation patterns and professional orientation of medical students. It represents the results of the study conducted among the fourth year students. The sample is characterized with high enough behavior regulation, extraversion, high learning potential, flexible thinking, following intuition and personal opinion in profession choice. High anxiety as personality feature and stress vulnerability is typical for female students; independence tendency is typical for male students.

  19. The Academic Motivation Scale: Dimensionality, Reliability, and Construct Validity Among Vocational Students

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    Britt Karin Støen Utvær

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Self-determination theory (SDT distinguishes types of motivation according to types of self-regulation along a continuum of internalisation. Types of motivation vary in quality and outcomes and are frequently used in research as predictors of educational outcomes such as learning, performance, engagement, and persistence. The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS, which is based on the SDT, has not previously been evaluated in Norway. In response, by using correlation and confirmatory factor analysis, we examined the dimensionality, reliability, and construct validity of the AMS among vocational health and social care students. Our hypothesised 7-factor model demonstrated the best fit, while the AMS demonstrated good reliability and construct validity in the sample of students. However, some improvements remain necessary. In predicting the rate of school completion among students on vocational tracks, amotivation and identified regulation appeared to be more powerful as intrinsic motivational variables.

  20. Learning conversions in science: the case of vocational students in the UK

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    Full Text Available Within this paper we discuss some of the results of a research project in which we analysed the ways in which vocational science students approached problems involving converting between units of measurement, in the context of science. The project also involved the development and evaluation of computer-based activities written to support pupils in learning about conversions. We started from the premise that learning to convert between units of measurement is critical to a learners' development in the realm of science and that having access to a general method would support students' efficiency in converting. Our focus on the role of a general rule for converting arose out of a detailed observational study of students working through their science courses (Molyneux and Sutherland, 1996. As a backdrop to our research, we will first discuss the vocational education context in the UK.

  1. Discourses of student orientation to medical education programs

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    Rachel H. Ellaway

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although medical students’ initial orientation is an important point of transition in medical education, there is a paucity of literature on the subject and major variations in the ways that different institutions orient incoming medical students to their programs. Methods: We conducted a discourse analysis of medical education orientation in the literature and on data from a survey of peer institutions’ approaches to orientation. Results: These two discourses of orientation had clear similarities, in particular, the critical role of ceremony and symbols, and the focus on developing professionalism and physician identities. There were also differences between them, in particular, in the way that the discourse in the literature focused on the symbolic and professional aspects of orientation; something we have called ‘cultural orientation’. Meanwhile, those who were responsible for orientation in their own institutions tended to focus on the practical and social dimensions. Conclusion: By examining how orientation has been described and discussed, we identify three domains of orientation: cultural, social, and practical. These domains are relatively distinct in terms of the activities associated with them, and in terms of who is involved in organizing and running these activities. We also describe orientation as a liminal activity system on the threshold of medical school where incoming students initially cross into the profession. Interestingly, this state of ambiguity also extends to the scholarship of orientation with only some of its aspects attracting formal enquiry, even though there is a growing interest in transitions in medical education as a whole. We hope, therefore, that this study can help to legitimize enquiry into orientation in all its forms and that it can begin to situate the role of orientation more firmly within the firmament of medical education practice and research.

  2. Queries, Influencers and Vocational Interests of Junior High School Students

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    Woal, S. Theodore

    1974-01-01

    The study, based on questionnaire results from 207 ninth grade students, investigates: student familiarity with occupations; influencers of their tentative occupational choices; post high school plans; and student queries and concerns pertinent to preparation for entry into a job. (MW)

  3. 行动导向教学法在中职内科护理教学中的应用%The application of Action-oriented Teaching in medical nursing in secondary health vocational college

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    王燕燕

    2015-01-01

    目的:在中职内科护理教学中实施行动导向教学法,与传统教学模式进行比较,了解新的教学模式的效果.方法:通过分析和比较护生理论知识的掌握程度、内科护理实践操作能力、病例分析能力及护士执业资格模拟考试的分数来判断新的教学模式的效果.结论:行动导向教学法可以提高中职护生的内科护理实践操作能力、病例分析能力、沟通能力等护理综合职业能力,在某种程度上能够提高护生的护士执业资格考试应试能力.%Objective: To compare the effects of the Action-oriented Teaching in secondary vocational medical nursing teaching with the traditional teaching model. Methods: By analyzing and comparing the degree of nursing students to master the theoretical knowledge, medical nursing practice skills, case analysis and the nurse qualiifcation mock exam scores to determine the effects of the new teaching model. Results: Action-oriented Teaching method can improve the secondary vocational nursing students' practical operation ability, case analysis ability, communication ability and nursing comprehensive vocational ability. It can improve nursing students' skills in nurse qualiifcation examination to a certain extent.

  4. Leveraging MSLQ Data for Predicting Student Achievement Goal Orientations

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    Ali, Liaqat; Hatala, Marek; Winne, Phil; Gaševic, Dragan

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to investigate how the learning strategies and achievement goal orientations of students relate to their academic behaviours and performance in the context of an online learning system. The study also develops and validates a relational model between student learning strategies and achievement goals.

  5. Getting Back to Basics: A Student Library Orientation Tour

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    Sciammarella, Susan; Fernandes, Maria Isabel

    2007-01-01

    In developing a Library Orientation Tour, it is important to be perceptive about the needs of a college population. At Queensborough Community College the student population is a mix of traditional and non-traditional students from diversified backgrounds. The initial contact with the Library, and its resources, may be overwhelming for students…

  6. Application of Action-oriented Teaching Approach to Higher Vocational Education%行动导向教学在高职院校教学中的应用

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    楼天灵

    2013-01-01

      从高职院校课程设置和学生的特点出发,探讨行动导向教学法在高职教学上应用的优势,并举例分析和说明行动导向教学法中案例分析法、模拟教学法、团队竞争法和项目分析法等具体方法在教学中的具体应用和优点。同时客观分析目前实施行动导向教学法存在的一些问题及解决措施。%Abstract In this paper, it is mainly discussed about the advantages of using action- oriented teaching approach to higher vocational education, according to the characteristics of higher vocational colleges and their students. This paper also illustrates the merits and the application of action- oriented teaching approach which including case analysis method, simulation teaching method, the team competition method and project analysis method by examples. At the same time, this paper analyzes the problems existing in the application of action-oriented teaching approach at present, too.

  7. Sexual orientation, gender identity and non-discrimination - The Albanian labor legislation and its effects on employment and vocational training potentials

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    Albana Shtylla

    2013-01-01

    The Constitution of the Republic of Albania, the Albanian labour legislation and the legislation generally, are inspired in accordance with the non-discrimination principles, objectives and definitions of international acts, promoting and expressing protection of human rights and freedoms in general, and in particular in the field of employment and vocational training. This paper will analyze, if the sexual orientation, is one of the causes of discrimination for employment and vocational training, in Albanian legislation, especially how it is expressed this issue on the Constitution of the Republic of Albania, the Albanian Labour Code, the Albanian law “On the protection against discrimination” ect.

  8. Students' vocational choices and voluntary action: A 12-nation study

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    D. Haski-Leventhal (Debbie); R.A. Cnaan (Ram); F. Handy (Femida); J.L. Brudney (Jeffrey); K. Holmes (Kirsten); L. Hustinx (Lesley); C. Kang (Chulhee); M. Kassam (Meenaz); L.C.P.M. Meijs (Lucas); B. Ranade (Bhagyashree); N. Yamauchi (Naoto); A.B. Yeung (Anne Birgitta); S. Zrinscak (Sinisa)

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    textabstractPrevious research on student involvement suggested that business and engineering students manifest lowest rates of voluntary action. Similarly, it was thought that social science students are the most involved in voluntary action, with students of natural sciences and humanities in the m

  9. [Vocational work orientation program for disabled people from the IDEAL foundation].

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    Arango-Soler, Juan M; Santander, Johann M; Correa-Moreno, Yerson A

    2012-10-01

    Optimizing the IDEAL foundation's vocational guidance program for its disabled beneficiaries to promote their satisfactory performance in the institutional workshop and in their daily lives, aimed at their future re insertion into the labor market. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study involving 20 handicapped people from the IDEAL foundation's vocational guidance program who had been assigned a workshop activity. This sample was characterized by using a battery of tests based on IDEAL's institutional format called Abilities and Skills. Workplace in IDEAL's workshop and occupational evaluation of the workers was analyzed using the integral occupational evaluation methodology (MIEO) categories proposed by the Latin-American Professional Rehabilitation Group (GLARP) as part of their Handicapped Disabled People's Standardized Integration Project. Users' individual abilities were compared to the requirements of their workplaces, based on the institutional format's categories. The evaluation methodology based on the institutional Abilities and Skills format had limitations, thereby hampering its implementation. Most users performed well regarding their assigned work shop activities, responding well to sensory-perception, motor function and mental processing requirements; however, they engaged in poor healthcare habits. Diversification of the activities to which the users/beneficiaries have access should be encouraged, promoting individual performance by providing options offering a wider scope than just that of the labor market/workplace. Production-related considerations have led the workshop's users to adopt practices endangering their health and putting their welfare at risk.

  10. Student Goal Orientation and Interest: Effects on Students' Use of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies.

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    McWhaw, Katherine; Abrami, Philip C.

    2001-07-01

    This study examined how goal orientation and interest together affected students' use of learning strategies. Ninety-three Grade 11 students participated in this study. This study was a 2 x 2 between-groups factorial using a post-test-only control group design. There were two independent variables, Goal orientation and Interest. There were three dependent variables: Total Main Ideas, Use of Other Cognitive Strategies, and Metacognition. There were significant main effects for Interest and Goal Orientation on the main-idea selection measure: high-interest students selected more main ideas than low-interest students, and rewarded students outperformed learning goal-oriented students. There was a main effect for Interest on Metacognition: high-interest students reported using more metacognitive strategies than low-interest students. Interpretation of these results is discussed from a theoretical perspective and practical applications are offered as well. Copyright 2001 Academic Press.

  11. A Survey on Current English Learning Condition of Senior Vocational School Students

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    2015-01-01

    The study aimed to investigate the relationship of students’English proficiency level and participation condition.70 students from National Senior Commercial & Industrial Vocational School participated in this study. The analysis method was one-way ANOVA, that is, one-way analysis of variance. The results showed that strategy and emotion participation influenced students’English proficiency level largely. In the end, the results were discussed and some pedagogical implications and sugges⁃tions for further study were also presented.

  12. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL STUDENTS WITH HEARING IMPAIREMENTS: EMPLOYERS’ PERSPECTIVES

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    Fazlinda Ab Halim; Ab. Rahim Bakar; Ramlah Hamzah; Abdullah Mat Rashid

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    This study aims to explore the employers’ requirement for employability skills of the technical and vocational students who are hearing impaired. The research instrument used was adapted from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) which consists of thirty nine items. The employability skills surveyed include basic skills, thinking skills, personal qualities, sourcing skills, information skills, interpersonal skills, system skills and technology skills. The instrument...

  13. Self-esteem and communication skills as predictors of psychological resilience for Turkish vocational school students

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    Özlem TAGAY

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes whether or not communication skills and self-esteem of vocational school students can predict their psychological resilience. The data of the study were collected from a total of 295 vocational school students including 147 female and 148 male in Burdur and Isparta. The study benefited from the Ego Resiliency Scale developed by Block and Kremen (1996 and adapted by Karaırmak (2007, the Communication Skills Evaluation Scale developed by Korkut (1996, and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale developed by Morris Rosenberg (1965. The study made use of the standard multiple regression analysis in order to prove the power of the assessment of communication skills and self-esteem to predict psychological levels of resilience of vocational school students. The data were tested on a 0.05 level of significance. This study shows that the assessment of communication skills and self-esteem positively co- relates with the personal strengths of pulling oneself together. The positive self-assessment predicts self- esteem positively and significantly as well. A positive sense of an individual’s about oneself positively co- relates with high self-esteem.

  14. Vocational training for students with a drop out risk: An alternative educational approach

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    Klara Rokkones

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A dropout discourse has emerged; highlighting the economic risk that leaving secondary school before graduation poses to those who drop out and to society as a whole. Many initiatives aim to reduce the dropout rate. One such project, “The Third Way”, was established in 2012 with the aim of reducing dropouts in one secondary school among students on a vocational track - particularly in the programs Restaurant and food-processing and Health care, childhood and youth development. We have followed this project for two years through classroom observation and interviews with teachers and school management. "The Third Way" works at the interfaces of students, teachers, schools, and in cooperation with workplaces connected to the students’ vocational training in practical studies. Based on our analyses we see that flexibility among all actors in alternative vocational education, both in school and workplace practice, is crucial for the reduction of dropout rates. By adapting the curriculum within these alternative structures, we see that at-risk students have an increased likelihood of finishing their secondary education.

  15. Enhancing the Learning Achievements and Attitudes of Taiwan Vocational School Students in Accounting with the Dynamic Assessment System

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    Shih, Ju-Ling; Ku, David Tawei; Hung, Su-Huan

    2013-01-01

    We investigate how the computerized dynamic assessment system improves the learning achievements of vocational high school students studying accounting. Our experiment was conducted under the one-group pretest-posttest design of 34 junior students. The questionnaire results were analyzed to determine student-learning attitudes and reactions toward…

  16. Enhancing the Learning Achievements and Attitudes of Taiwan Vocational School Students in Accounting with the Dynamic Assessment System

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    Shih, Ju-Ling; Ku, David Tawei; Hung, Su-Huan

    2013-01-01

    We investigate how the computerized dynamic assessment system improves the learning achievements of vocational high school students studying accounting. Our experiment was conducted under the one-group pretest-posttest design of 34 junior students. The questionnaire results were analyzed to determine student-learning attitudes and reactions toward…

  17. Students' vocational choices and voluntary action: A 12-nation study

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    Haski-Leventhal, Debbie; Cnaan, Ram; Handy, Femida; Brudney, Jeffrey; Holmes, Kirsten; Hustinx, Lesley; Kang, ChulHee; Kassam, Meenaz; Meijs, Lucas; Ranade, Bhagyashree; Yamauchi, Naoto; Yeung, Anne Birgitta; Zrinscak, Sinisa

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    textabstractPrevious research on student involvement suggested that business and engineering students manifest lowest rates of voluntary action. Similarly, it was thought that social science students are the most involved in voluntary action, with students of natural sciences and humanities in the middle. However, there were very few studies that empirically compared these assertions. Furthermore, these assertions were not investigated from cross-cultural perspectives. Based on a study of stu...

  18. Enhancing student engagement in pre-vocational and vocational education: a learning history

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    Uden, van J.M.; Ritzen, H.; Pieters, J.M.

    2016-01-01

    Interest in student engagement has increased over the past decade, which has resulted in increased knowledge about this concept and about the aspects that facilitate engagement. However, as yet, only a few studies have focused on engagement from the perspective of the teacher. In this study, we capt

  19. Enhancing Student Engagement in Pre-Vocational and Vocational Education: A Learning History

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    van Uden, J. M.; Ritzen, H.; Pieters, J. M.

    2016-01-01

    Interest in student engagement has increased over the past decade, which has resulted in increased knowledge about this concept and about the aspects that facilitate engagement. However, as yet, only a few studies have focused on engagement from the perspective of the teacher. In this study, we capture the experiences of teachers who were…

  20. Examination of Science and Math Course Achievements of Vocational High School Students in the Scope of Self-Efficacy and Anxiety

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    Yüksel, Mehmet; Geban, Ömer

    2016-01-01

    This study attempted to predict physics, chemistry, and biology and math course achievements of vocational high school students according to the variables of student self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, state anxiety and trait anxiety. Study data were collected using a questionnaire administered to the students of a vocational high school…

  1. Physical education of students from sports-oriented technologies

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    Dolinnyj U.A.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In theory grounded and experimentally tested the efficiency of employments on physical education of students on the basis of sporting oriented technologies. In experiment participated 30 students of 3 courses. The improvement of growth of most physical indexes rate is marked: speed qualities (at run on 100 m, power (bending, unbending of hands in support lying, speed-power (broad jump from a place, flexibility (inclination in before from position sitting on the floor. Recommendations are resulted on education of student youth a sense of collectivism; to the persistence, decision, purposefulness; attention and speed of thought; perfections of ability to manage the emotions, to development of physical qualities. It is proved that physical education of students on the basis of sporting oriented technologies positively influences on development of physical qualities, skills and abilities that is necessary for the future specialist.

  2. Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction.

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    Xiao, Wei; Zhou, Liang; Wu, Qing; Zhang, Yan; Miao, Danmin; Zhang, Jiaxi; Peng, Jiaxi

    2014-02-20

    How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Both person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles.

  3. Study on Employment-oriented English Teaching in Secondary Vocational School%对以就业为导向的中职英语教学的研究

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    王柳

    2015-01-01

    English plays a more and more important part in the society,and it has a great effort on people's life.With the trend of economic globalization,people pay more attention to English.Teachers of the secondary vocational schools also pay more atten-tion to English teaching.The secondary vocational schools are aimed at technical personnel,which asks teachers to pay attention to the practicability of English,not just the theoretical explanation.Teachers should train students' practical ability in English.This article mainly studies on the employment-oriented English teaching in secondary vocational schools,and puts forward rele-vant suggestion to promote English teaching in secondary vocational schools.%随着社会的不断发展,英语在社会中的作用越加地重要,对人们的生活有很大的影响.并且在经济全球化的趋势下,人们对于英语的重视也越高.对于中职院校来说,对英语的重视度也越加地高,中职院校主要是培养一些技术性的人才.这导致教师在进行英语的教学中必须要充分地重视其实用性,不能仅仅是进行理论性的灌输讲解,要充分地与学生的就业能力相互融合,从而培养学生的英语实用能力.该文主要是对以就业为导向的中职英语教学进行了研究,并且提出了相关的建议,以此来促进中职英语教学的进步.

  4. 高职英语听说课的行动导向教学方式研究与实践%Research and Practice of Action-oriented Teaching Methods for Higher Vocational English Listening and Speaking Class

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    杨军华

    2015-01-01

    高职院校的学生的英语听说能力一直受到质疑,各职业院校也是尝试了各种办法进行改进。近几年,听力理解考试更是国家大型英语考试中的必测的能力,口语测试也开始在高职院校的英语应用能力考试中进行尝试。如何改善高职学生的听说能力弱的现状,成为一个迫在眉睫的问题。为了解决这一问题,笔者借助行动导向教学法,逐步培养学生主动探索学习提高英语听说能力。%The English listening and speaking ability of higher vocational college students has been questioned, and the vocational colleges have also tried various ways to improve the situation. In recent years, listening comprehension is the required ability in large English. Oral English test has also began in higher vocational colleges’ English application ability test. How to improve higher vocational students’ listening and speaking skills has become an urgent problem. In order to solve this problem, the author suggests action-oriented teaching method to gradually cultivate the students’initiative learning and improve their English listening and speaking ability.

  5. Overconfidence of Vocational Education Students When Entering Higher Education

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    Bowden, Mark P.; Abhayawansa, Subhash; Bahtsevanoglou, John

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: There is evidence that students who attend Technical and Further Education (TAFE) prior to entering higher education underperform in their first year of study. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-efficacy in understanding the performance of students who completed TAFE in the previous year in a first year subject of…

  6. Field Dependence and Vocational Choice of Interior Design Students.

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    One hundred ninety-three interior design college students were administered the Group Embedded Figures Test, a measure of field dependence, in order to evaluate two of Witkin's hypotheses regarding career choice. The career-differentiation hypothesis predicted that students electing to major in interior design would be field independent because…

  7. SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH WORK OF STUDENTS IN ORGANIZATIONS OF SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to reveal features and possibilities of research work in the organizations of secondary professional education. Methods. Theoretical methods involve analysis of legislative, normative documents; comparison and generalization of the findings of scientists on research activities. Empirical methods: pedagogical observation, to study the experience of organization of research work. Results. The definition of «research ability» is proposed; the system of organization of research activity in the organization of secondary vocational education, including the identification of approaches to the concept of «research» is developed; development of a program of research skills formation is given; definition of subjective functional relationships for the implementation of the programmer of research; the development of training programs for teaching staff the organization of the secondary professional education to the organization and conduct of research activities with students; creation of innovative infrastructure as a set of resources and means to ensure the maintenance of research activities. Scientific novelty. An attempt to fill the gaps in the methodology of organization of research activity in organizations of secondary vocational education is taken. Peculiarities of the educational programs of secondary vocational education, defining the forms of research activities are disclosed. Approaches to the concept of «research», the formation of research skills and development of professional-pedagogical competences of teachers as subjects of research activities are proposed. Practical significance. The use of suggested approaches to conducting research in organizations of secondary vocational education can increase the level of students and extend the functionality of teachers. 

  8. Predicting Undergraduate Leadership Student Goal Orientation Using Personality Traits

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    Lamm, Kevan W.; Sheikh, Emana; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J.

    2017-01-01

    Finding strategies to increase the motivation of students, their connection with the material, and retention of the content, has been very important within leadership education. Previous research studies have shown that personality traits can predict desired outcomes, including goal orientation or motivational disposition. However, there have not…

  9. Predicting Undergraduate Leadership Student Goal Orientation Using Personality Traits

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    Lamm, Kevan W.; Sheikh, Emana; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J.

    2017-01-01

    Finding strategies to increase the motivation of students, their connection with the material, and retention of the content, has been very important within leadership education. Previous research studies have shown that personality traits can predict desired outcomes, including goal orientation or motivational disposition. However, there have not…

  10. Vocational Colleges Students,Vocational Skills Training Path Analysis%高职院校学生职业技能的培养路径

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    林山

    2014-01-01

    Strengthening vocational college students vocational skills training ,is an important measure to implement the Party Central Committee ’s “to accelerate the development of modern vocational education”decision deploy,is important for promoting economic restructuring and upgrading,expanding employment and improving people’s livelihood. Currently,vocational college students vocational skills training targeting is not clear,and business needs do not match,incentive mechanism is not perfect protection and other issues,so they need to improve their understanding,deepen the curriculum,teaching mode and practice teaching reform,improve policy measures to create “double”teachers.%加强高职院校学生职业技能培养,是落实党中央“加快发展现代职业教育”决策部署的重要举措,对于促进经济转型升级、扩大就业和改善民生具有重要意义。当前,高职院校职业技能人才培养存在目标定位不够清晰、与企业需求不相匹配、激励保障机制尚不健全等问题,亟需提高思想认识,深化课程建设、教学模式和实践教学改革,完善政策措施,打造“双师型”教师队伍。

  11. Association of Sexual Intercourse with Psychological Suppression and Copying Modes for Vocational School Students

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    Li WANG; Xiao-jin WANG; Xiao-wen TU; Chao-hua LOU; Er-sheng GAO

    2009-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the association of sex behavior with sexual related psychological suppression and coping modes among students in three vocational schools in Shanghai.Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1368 grade one students from three vocational schools in a district of Shanghai,with Computer Assisted Self-Interview(CASI).The field work began in the April,2003 for a baseline survey,and completed in the December,2003.Data on students'sexual intercourse,sexual related psychological suppression and psychological coping modes,and communication with parents were collected and analyzed.Binary logistic regression was used to adjust the potential confounding factors.Results After controlling for demographic factors,adolescents with middle or high scores of active psychological coping strategies on sexual related events were less likely to have sexual intercourse(ORadj=0.48,95% CI=0.30-0.77 and ORadj=0.49,95%CI=0.30-0.83,respectively),while association between psychological suppression on sex related events and sexual intercourse was not statistically significant(ORadj=0.93,95%CI=0.63-1.37);sexual related psychological suppression and active coping modes were positively associated with adolescents'communicating with parents for 2-7 h/week about school things.but negatively associated with parents'open attitudes towards heterosexual contacts and talking sex related things with others.Conclusion Vocational school students with active psychological coping strategies on sexual related events were less likely to engage in sexual intercourse,so interventions focus on reducing unprotected sexual behaviors should target on psychological coping modes skills training.

  12. Preparing for Distance Learning: Designing An Online Student Orientation Course

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    Diane D. Chapman

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the analysis undertaken to design a 1-credit-hour online orientation course for students new to online learning. An instructional design team, as a part of an advanced instructional design course, worked with a university-based client. The client identified specific problem areas encountered by novice students of online courses and the team designed a comprehensive program to meet those needs. Analysis of the data revealed surprising differences in expectations between instructors of online courses and their students of what an orientation to online learning should include. The team also conducted a task analysis to aid in further identifying the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by students for success in online courses. Findings indicated that there is a need for online learners to understand the time commitment required of an online course and possess or develop strong time management skills. Because of small sample size, results cannot be generalized beyond the respondents. The authors found a mismatch in the perception of instructor technical skills versus student technical skill. Based on their findings, the paper provides recommendations on the appropriate design, development and implementation of an orientation to online learning.

  13. Congruence, Locus of Control, and Readings of English College Students--An Application of John Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice.

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    One hundred and five English undergraduate college students at two colleges in England completed the Holland Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI), the Barron Ego Strength Scale, the Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale, and the Occupational Values Q Sort. Congruent students were identified by matching their reading (major)…

  14. A Comparative Study of Foreign Language Anxiety and Motivation of Academic- and Vocational-Track High School Students

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    Liu, Hui-ju; Chen, Chien-wei

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate EFL learner language anxiety and learning motivation of high school students. Subjects included 155 students from the same private senior high school in central Taiwan, 60 in academic track and 95 in vocational track. The majority of the participants started taking English lessons either before entering elementary…

  15. Assessment for Learning: Capturing the Interest of Diverse Students on an Academic Writing Module in Postgraduate Vocational Education

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    Strauss, P.; Mooney, S.

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses the complexities surrounding the teaching of a critical thinking and academic writing module on a vocational postgraduate programme. Students enrolled on this programme are strongly industry focused and often fail to see the relevance of such a module, despite the fact that most are international students with English as…

  16. Students' Personal Professional Theories in Competence-Based Vocational Education: The Construction of Personal Knowledge through Internalisation and Socialisation

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    Schaap, H.; de Bruijn, E.; Van der Schaaf, M. F.; Kirschner, P. A.

    2009-01-01

    Competence-based vocational education is based on a constructivist learning paradigm, where the development of students' personal professional knowledge is emphasised. However, there is a lack of insight into how students construct their own professional knowledge and what the content and nature of personal professional knowledge is. This article…

  17. Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Learning Environment in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Psychological Needs, and Motivation

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    Smit, Karin; de Brabander, Cornelis J.; Martens, Rob L.

    2014-01-01

    In this study the perception of psychological needs and motivation in a student-centred and a teacher-centred learning environment are compared, using Self Determination Theory as a framework. The self-report Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was completed by 230 students (mean age 16.1 years) in pre-vocational secondary education. School records on…

  18. Assessment for Learning: Capturing the Interest of Diverse Students on an Academic Writing Module in Postgraduate Vocational Education

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    Strauss, P.; Mooney, S.

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses the complexities surrounding the teaching of a critical thinking and academic writing module on a vocational postgraduate programme. Students enrolled on this programme are strongly industry focused and often fail to see the relevance of such a module, despite the fact that most are international students with English as…

  19. Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Learning Environment in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Psychological Needs, and Motivation

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    Smit, Karin; de Brabander, Cornelis J.; Martens, Rob L.

    2014-01-01

    In this study the perception of psychological needs and motivation in a student-centred and a teacher-centred learning environment are compared, using Self Determination Theory as a framework. The self-report Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was completed by 230 students (mean age 16.1 years) in pre-vocational secondary education. School records on…

  20. Student-teacher relationships and achievement goal orientations : Examining student perceptions in an ethnically diverse sample

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    Thijs, J.T.; Fleischmann, F.

    2015-01-01

    Among an ethnically diverse sample of 803 preadolescent students (ages 9-13 years), the present study examined the associations between students’ perceptions of the student-teacher relationship and their achievement goal orientations. Multilevel analyses showed that students who perceived more close

  1. Research and Discussion on the Post-oriented Network Professional Talents Training in Higher Vocational Education%以职业岗位为导向的高职网络专业人才培养研究与探讨

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    施志刚

    2016-01-01

    高等职业教育的根本任务是培养具有高技能的专业技术人才。因此学生技能水平的高低是衡量高职教育人才培养质量的一个重要指标,同时也是职业教育可持续发展的源泉。高职教育应体现以服务为宗旨、以就业为导向,在教学中突出应用,强化实践。文章以网络技术专业为例,通过构建以职业岗位为导向的专业核心课程体系,从课程资源建设、实训室建设、技能型师资队伍建设等方面给出相应的方案,以更好的服务于专业教学,从而最大程度实现学生技能与职业岗位的无缝对接。%The basic task of higher vocational education is to train professional and technical personnel with high skills. Therefore, the level of students' skills is an important indicator to measure the quality of higher vocational education personnel training, and also the source of sustainable development of vocational education. Higher vocational education should take the service as the objective, and should be oriented at job; focus on the application in teaching, and strengthen practice. Based on the network technology major, construct professional core curriculum system oriented on occupation, and from the construction of the curriculum resources, training room, and skilled teachers and other aspects give the corresponding solutions, in order to better serve the teaching, and thus achieve seamless connection of student skills and occupation to the greatest degree.

  2. Questioning Practice in Oral Teaching for Higher Vocational Students

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    2009-01-01

    <正>In order to improve the students’ language competence,the author paid much attention to the students’ questioning practice.It,to some extent,turns out to be an effective method to train the students to use appropriate language grammatically and sociallinguistically.

  3. Perspectives on Personal Learning Environments Held by Vocational Students

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    Valtonen, Teemu; Hacklin, Stina; Dillon, Patrick; Vesisenaho, Mikko; Kukkonen, Jari; Hietanen, Aija

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on personal learning environments (PLEs). The idea with PLEs is to put students in a more central position in the learning process by allowing them to design their own learning environments and by emphasising the self-regulated nature of the learning. This study describes the structure, functions and challenges of PLEs made by…

  4. Measuring medical students' orientation toward lifelong learning: a psychometric evaluation.

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    Wetzel, Angela P; Mazmanian, Paul E; Hojat, Mohammadreza; Kreutzer, Kathleen O; Carrico, Robert J; Carr, Caroline; Veloski, Jon; Rafiq, Azhar

    2010-10-01

    The principle of lifelong learning is pervasive in regulations governing medical education and medical practice; yet, tools to measure lifelong learning are lagging in development. This study evaluates the Jefferson Scale of Physician Lifelong Learning (JeffSPLL) adapted for administration to medical students. The Jefferson Scale of Physician Lifelong Learning-Medical Students (JeffSPLL-MS) was administered to 732 medical students in four classes. Factor analysis and t tests were performed to investigate its construct validity. Maximum likelihood factor analysis identified a three-factor solution explaining 46% of total variance. Mean scores of clinical and preclinical students were compared; clinical students scored significantly higher in orientation toward lifelong learning (P < .001). The JeffSPLL-MS presents findings consistent with key concepts of lifelong learning. Results from use of the JeffSPLL-MS may reliably inform curriculum design and education policy decisions that shape the careers of physicians.

  5. Three Kinds of Value Orientation in Organizational Change of High Vocational College%高职院校组织变革的三种价值取向

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    郑小明

    2015-01-01

    组织变革是高职院校生存和发展的方式。高职院校在由外延发展向内涵质量提升的转型发展过程中,存在三种不同的价值取向:办学定位的个人取向与社会取向,人才培养的人文取向与技术取向,组织结构和组织文化的“大学化”与“企业化”取向。高职院校组织变革应兼顾个人与社会的需求,祛除工具化倾向,将全面发展作为培养高素质技术技能型人才的价值追求。%Organizational change is the survival and development of high vocational colleges.During the the process of the transformation of the development from the epitaxial growth to the connotation of the quality ascension in higher vocational colle-ges,there are three different value orientation:social orientation and personal orientation,humanistic orientation and technical orientation,"universitization"and "enterprization"in organization structure and organizational culture.Organizational change in high vocational colleges should be balancing the needs of individual and society,dispel tools tendency,all -round develop-ment as the value pursuit of training high quality technical skilled talents.

  6. Research on Objective Orientation about Entrepreneurship Education of Higher Vocational College%高职院校创业教育目标定位研究

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    朱卫国; 周群华

    2012-01-01

    The object of entrepreneurship education is the starting point of developing entrepreneurship education activity among higher vocational colleges,the economic and social factors,higher vocational college training goals factors and the students' all-round development of the individual factors should be took into consideration when higher vocational colleges establish entrepreneurship education goals.Only by basing on this can higher vocational colleges explore entrepreneurship education objetive orientation and the effective ways to reach the goals of entrepreneurship education.%创业教育的目标是高职院创业教育开展的出发点,高职院确立创业教育的目标定位应考虑经济社会因素、高职院培养目标因素和学生个体全面发展因素等,并在此基础上探索高职院创业教育的目标定位和达成教育目标的有效途径。

  7. Astrophysical Orientation of Physics Students through Seminars in Rural Mexico

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    Chatterjee, T. K.; Vera, D.; Fourier, R.; Pedroza, A.

    In a developing country, science teaching is oriented towards subjects having a bearing on national utility and development of technological skills; thus it is necessary to justify astronomy education. This is conveniently done by introducing an astrophysically oriented course for physics students and connecting it with a sanctioned astronomical project. We have done this at the Faculty and Institute of Science of the Puebla University. This university, in collaboration with other universities and institutes has a (sanctioned) satellite program --SATEX.I (whose objective is to launch communication satellites for data relay in the UHF band and experiment in the K-alpha band). The students of this project (from our university) were in urgent need of a course on "Astrodynamics" and so we opened one; but we invited students (with appropriate knowledge of physics and mathematics) from the entire science faculty, and extended the scope of the course to introduce astrophysical concepts to science students. We also prepared a series of very comprehensive introductory lecture notes, computer-printed them and distributed them (free) amongst students. We have been successful in getting a substantial number of very good students.

  8. On Sustainable Development of Practical Oral English Contest for Vocational College Students

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    李媛媛

    2014-01-01

    English education is an important part of the strategy for sustainable development in our country,so the English language skills contest must take the way of sustainable development.Practical oral English contest has provided vocational college students with a platform to show their language skills.Its content is combined with job requirements in enterprises,intending to cultivate the students’ interpersonal communication skills in the workplace.To promote the growth of the contest,the outdated concept of English teaching must change so as to meet the challenges of the new era.

  9. Transforming Employment-Oriented Adult Education to Foster Arendtian Action: Rebuilding Bridges between Community and Vocational Education

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    Kreber, Carolin

    2015-01-01

    "Vocational education" and "community education" have evolved into largely separate fields. Bridges are reconstructed by adopting a view of vocation that recognizes the meaning people find in their work and the public value of the work they do. While these considerations underpin recent initiatives to revive a civic spirit…

  10. The Attitudes of Social Programs Students in Vocational High Schools Towards the Use of Information Technologies

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Adaptation and internalization of innovations in science and technology, business processes and education system in an easy way depend on the attitudes of individuals. In the study, it is intended to determine whether there is a relationship between the arguments such as the subject, college, department, gender, computer usage, internet access facilities of the students' enrolled in social programs of vocational high school and their attitudes towards information technology, or not. The data were obtained by applying questionnaires to 884 students studying in business administration, logistics, marketing, tourism, accounting, Office management and executive assistance programs at Çukurova, Mersin, Kırıkkale and Abant İzzet Baysal Universities. As a result of the research, statistically significant relationships were determined between the attitudes of the students of social sciences toward information technology and their subject, college, department and gender.

  11. Congruence of Holland's theory of vocational and work environments with GPA of college students in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Al Khatib, Saleh A

    2007-06-01

    Holland's theory of vocational personalities and work environment, extended to educational environments, was used as a theoretical framework for the study of the relation of congruence and sex on self-reported GPA. 617 students at Ajman University of Science and Technology responded to the Vocational Preference Inventory. Analysis of variance indicated that students' congruence and sex were significant predictors of GPA and the interaction of GPA and sex. Associations of sex with congruence and with Academic Environment were significant, represented by choice of major. Implications of the findings were discussed.

  12. Stability of vocational interests among high school students.

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    Mullis, R L; Mullis, A K; Gerwels, D

    1998-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the stability of adolescents' career interests using the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII). Students at a Midwestern high school were administered the SCII twice over a three-year period, and comparisons were made on Occupational Themes and Basic Interests. Significant differences in mean scores were found by gender and parental occupation, and these differences were relatively stable. The findings are discussed in relation to previous research and Holland's theory, and the implications are addressed.

  13. Vocational satisfaction, coping strategies, and perceived stress as factors of ‘burnout’ in clinical dental students.

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    Full Text Available Having discussed different factors contributing towards “Burnout Syndrome” (BOS in dentistry students, the aim of this project is to analyze the existing relationship between vocational satisfaction, coping strategies and perceived stress as determining factors of burnout in 4th and 5th year dentistry students. Methods: Prospective cohort study (March-December. The relationship between vocational satisfaction, coping strategies and perceived stress as factors towards BOS in 4th and 5th year dentistry students will be determined. All participants will be required to sign a consent form the project will be evaluated by the Ethics Committee. The sociodemographic variables to be measured are: age, gender and socioeconomic status; the psychological variables are: Burnout Syndrome severity, using Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI, coping strategies by Copyng Strategies Inventory (CSI, perceived stress with Perceived Stress Scale Questionnaire (PSS. All versions above have been validated in Spanish, and vocational satisfaction of the Dentistry Degree will be measured using a questionnaire, with 6 questions for 3 parameters: career choice, current feeling and predicted feeling after graduation. The data collection will be carried out in 4 stages: informed consent obtainment; MBI, CSI, PSS scales and vocational satisfaction questionnaire in March. In the second (June, third (September and fourth (November stages, the questionnaires will be repeated: MBI, PSS and vocational satisfaction. The findings and analysis will be processed in STATA 10/SE including descriptive statistics, regression models, measures and tests of association.

  14. Stress Coping Levels and Mental States of Police Vocational School of Higher Education Students

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    Full Text Available SUMMARY AIM: This study was planned and carried out with the objective of determining stress coping levels and mental state of students attending Police Vocational Schools of Higher Education, in addition to factors effecting these. MATERIAL and METHOD: This desciptive and cross-sectional study consisted of 300 male students enrolled in the 2005-2006 academic year, at Police Vocational School of Higher Education, located in central Erzincan, Turkey. In this study, instead of random sampling, 281 (93.7% students who were present at the school at the time of the study and accepted to partipate in it were included. Data for this study was collected using a desciptive form created by the researchers, Rosenbaum’s Learned Resourcefulness Scale (RLRS and The Symptom Check List-90-R (SCL-90-R. During the data analysis, frequency distributions, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis and analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA were used; and for analysis of independent groups, t-test was used. RESULTS: Among the students, it was determined that 54.8% were 1. grade, 90.7% had their parents living together, 43.5% had a father and 60.5% had a mother who graduated from elementary school, fathers of 23.5% of students were retired, 93.6% of them had mothers who were home makers. In addition, it was found out that 78.6% of students chose their profession willingly, the average family income of 71.5% of students were at medium levels, 82.9% always believed in themselves and 63.3% of students did not smoke. Based on the results obtained, it was observed that second grade students, those with mothers who are highly educated and those who trusted themselved all the time had significantly high stress coping levels; students who chose their own profession, believed in themselves and did not smoke had significantly low levels of mental symptom indications. CONCLUSION: In this study, the students were determined to posess averge levels of stress coping skills and they were found

  15. Relationship between Contraceptive Knowledge, Cognition and Behaviors among Vocational High School Students

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    Xiao-jin WANG; Chao-hua LOU; Xiaowen Tu; Er-sheng GAO

    2006-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship between contraceptive knowledge, cognition and behaviors among vocational high school students.Methods A cross-sectional survey was anonymously self-administrated by way of computer to all the 1st graders among three vocational high schools in a district of Shanghai. Four cognition indicators, including perceived benefits, perceived barriers,perceived risks and self efficacy were applied according to Health Belief Model.Results The percentage of respondents who reported ever sexual practices and contraceptives use at first sex was 7.01% and 56.64% respectively. Condom (58.70%)and oral contraceptive pills (27.78%) were used by the majority. Main reasons for non-use were "shy to buy it" (26.53%) and "partner don't want to use any" (18.37%).Proportion of respondents who ever had sex regarded withdrawal and rhythm as effective were 68.35% and 68.42% respectively. Proportion of respondents having sex knew "Ifa person was infected with STDs, he/she might not have noticeable symptoms" were 22.86%. Proportion of respondents who reported non-use of contraceptives at first sex considered that "Infrequent intercourse could not cause a girl pregnant even she had experienced her menstruation" were 40.63%. Proportion of respondents who had ever used condom got full score of knowledge on "how to correctly use condom" were 23.26%. Perceived risks were poorest among four cognition indicators. High level of contraceptive knowledge was connected with high rate of contraceptives use at first sex, whereas high level contraceptive cognition was connected with high rate of contraceptive use both at first and recent sex.Conclusions It is important to provide youth-friendly services as well as message on contraceptives among vocational school students.

  16. On the Expression of Secondary Vocational Students' Psychological Characteristics in Moral Emotion%中职生的心理特点在道德情感上的表现

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    任彩霞

    2012-01-01

    Through a survey on the psychological characteristics of secondary vocational students,this paper finds that the requirement of contemporary secondary vocational students for moral emotion shows diversification trend,namely,the paradox in moral emotion experience and the feature of low-level moral emotion orientation.%本文通过调查研究中职生的心理特点,发现当代中职生在道德情感需求上表现出多元化趋势,在道德情感体验上呈现出矛盾性、在道德情感取向上表现出浅层化的特点。

  17. Study of Incentive for Vocational College Students Based on Goal-setting Theory%基于目标设置理论的高职学生激励问题研究

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    孙晓波

    2011-01-01

    高职学生学习动机不足是目前阻碍高职院校教学效果和教学质量提升的一个重要问题。根据高职学生的特点,以目标设置理论为理论基础,通过以目标为主导激励措施,提升学生的努力程度,形成持久的学习动力,最终提升高职教学的绩效水平。%Vocational college students are short of learning motivation, which is now an important issue for upgrading teaching effect and quality of vocational colleges. Based on the characteristics of vocational college students and the goal-setting theory, this paper tends to improve students' effort by goal-oriented incentive measures. A permanent learning motivation is expected to form and ultimately the teaching level of higher vocational education is improved.

  18. 中职语文写作教学生活化的实践与研究%Practice and Research on the Life-oriented Teaching of Secondary Vocational Chinese Writing

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    2016-01-01

    With the continuous acceleration of secondary voca-tional Chinese teaching reform in recent years, higher require-ments have been proposed for the life-oriented teaching of sec-ondary vocational Chinese writing. Based on the analysis of the theoretical basis of the life-oriented teaching of secondary voca-tional Chinese, this paper puts forward the measures of life-ori-ented teaching for secondary vocational Chinese writing.%近年来,随着中职语文教学改革步伐的不断加快,对中职写作教学生活化也提出了更高的要求.本文在对中职语文写作教学生活化的理论支撑进行分析的基础上,提出了中职语文写作教学生活化的措施.

  19. Student-on-Student Sexual Orientation Harassment: Legal Protections for Sexual Minority Youth

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    Stader, David L.; Graca, Thomas J.

    2007-01-01

    Like all teens, sexual minority youths (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) face many challenges, including student-on-student sexual orientation harassment. The authors examine recent research into the relative frequency, the potential impact, and school district responsibility to protect sexual minority youths from ongoing…

  20. Socially Oriented Student Entrepreneurship: A Study of Student Change Agency in the Academic Capitalism Context

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    Mars, Matthew M.; Rhoades, Gary

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents two clarifying cases of socially oriented student entrepreneurship. The findings illuminate an overlooked organizational space located at the intersection of the public good and academic capitalist knowledge/learning regimes (Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004) that provides students with the entrepreneurial agency to create social…

  1. 以语言应用为导向的高职轮机英语教学探索%Language Application-oriented Marine English Teaching in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    周昕; 魏丽萍

    2014-01-01

    Based on the new situation and requirements for seafarers training , the challenges and opportunities of marine English teaching faced by higher vocational colleges were analyzed in theory and practice .The authors believed that the English teachers should consider the specific characteristic of vocational college students , together with the specialized teachers , take ini-tiative and develop a language application-oriented marine English course .%根据海船船员培训面临的新形势和新要求,分析高职轮机英语教学的挑战和机遇,从理论认识和实践教学两方面探索轮机英语的教学问题。认为英语任课教师应考虑高职学生的特点,充分发挥其主动性和创造性,和专业教师一起开发以语言应用为导向的轮机英语课程。

  2. Exploration and Practice of Mobile Communication Specialty Training Mode of Private Higher Vocational College Based on the "Action-oriented"%民办高职移动通信人才培养模式探索与实践

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    王俊; 徐宏庆; 王高山

    2013-01-01

    Taking the "Action -oriented" teaching philosophy as the guide, according to the mobile communication professional personnel training status, with running features of private higher vocational college, through the adjusting and construction of teaching system, including detailing professional ability cultivation objective, creating the "teaching factory" intergrating workplace environment and teaching environment and optimizing the teaching mode etc, make students of Mobile Communication technology specialty to enhance their vocational ability, get relevant enterprise high praise and have a demonstration effect in the construction of other private higher vocational college.%  以“行动导向”教学理念为引导,根据移动通信人才培养现状,结合民办高职校办学特点,开展了一系列行之有效的人才培养模式改革。通过细化职业能力培养目标,创建职场环境与教学环境相融合的“教学工厂”以及优化教学模式等教学体系的调整与建设,我移动通信专业毕业生的职业综合能力获得了较大的提升,在我省民办高职相关专业的建设中起到了一定的示范和带头作用。

  3. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors' Perceived Influences on the Secondary Transition Planning Process and Postsecondary Outcomes of Students with Disabilities

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    Miller-Warren, Vickie

    2014-01-01

    Outside agencies such as vocational rehabilitation agencies are designed to help provide services such as job coaching, mental health services, tuition assistance, and life-skills training for students with disabilities during and after high school so that they may obtain postsecondary success (Gil, 2007). This study examined the perceived…

  4. Self-Efficacy, Perceptions of Barriers, Vocational Identity, and the Career Exploration Behavior of Latino/a High School Students

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    Gushue, George V.; Clarke, Christine P.; Pantzer, Karen M.; Scanlan, Kolone R. L.

    2006-01-01

    This study explored the potential relationship between the social cognitive variables of career decision making self-efficacy and perceptions of barriers and the outcome variables of vocational identity and career exploration behaviors in a sample of 128 urban Latino/a high school students. The results indicated that higher levels of career…

  5. Competency-Based Training, Global Skills Mobility and the Teaching of International Students in Vocational Education and Training

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    Tran, Ly Thi; Nyland, Chris

    2013-01-01

    In Australia, all vocational education and training (VET) qualifications must be based on competency-based training (CBT) and training packages. Yet, since 2005, there has been a major expansion in the number of VET international students in Australia, 85% of whom are from Asia. Given this development, the teaching and learning contexts in which…

  6. A Comparative Investigation on the Learning Efficacy of Mechatronic Technology between Academic and Vocational High School Students

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    Jou, Min; Hung, Chen-Kang; Lai, Shih-Hung

    2014-01-01

    Universities in Taiwan can be divided into two major categories of comprehensive universities and technological universities. Students studying engineering majors in comprehensive universities are often recruited from academic high schools while those in technological universities tend to be recruited from vocational high schools. The purpose of…

  7. Improving Learning, Retention of Knowledge, and Attitude of Students in a Vocational-Technical College through Interactive Computer Technology.

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    Hitchcock, A. Allen

    The problem that this practicum attempted to solve was that students in a vocational-technical college tended to underachieve in courses that were mainly cognitive in nature, as evidenced by low overall grade-point course averages and other measures. The researcher designed computer-based simulation/gaming instruction that aimed to increase…

  8. The Triple Shift: Student-Mothers, Identity Work and Engagement with Low-Status Vocationally Related Higher Education

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    Smith, Paul H.

    2017-01-01

    This paper discusses a piece of qualitative research that examined the narratives that a group of learners articulated when they discussed their experiences of studying on a relatively low-status, vocationally related higher education programme. These students were school-based teaching assistants who were undertaking foundation degree study at a…

  9. L2 Reading in Thailand: Vocational College Students' Application of Reading Strategies to Their Reading of English Texts

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    Kasemsap, Bharani; Lee, Hugo Yu-Hsiu

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to explore the application of reading strategies to the reading of English texts by Thai vocational college students. Data were collected via questionnaire surveys, think-aloud experiments and semi-structured interviews. The research results reveal different typologies of reading strategies adopted by lower and higher level English…

  10. An Examination of Factors Influencing Students Not To Enroll in Secondary Vocational Education. Summary of Research 53.

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    Rossetti, Rosemarie; And Others

    A study was conducted to identify reasons why high school students elect not to enroll in a vocational curriculum. Data were collected via questionnaires sent to all 11th graders in 5 schools selected randomly in Southwestern Ohio (633 responses). Some of the findings of the study were the following: (1) 60 percent of the sample were enrolled in…

  11. Personality Traits, Vocational Interests, and Career Exploration: A Cross-Cultural Comparison between American and Hong Kong Students

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    Fan, Weiqiao; Cheung, Fanny M.; Leong, Frederick T. L.; Cheung, Shu Fai

    2012-01-01

    This study compared the pattern of relationships among personality, vocational interests, and career exploration within an integrated framework between 369 American and 392 Hong Kong university students. The first hypothesis predicted differential contributions of the universal and indigenous personality dimensions based on the Cross-cultural…

  12. The Role of Perceived Barriers and Relational Support in the Educational and Vocational Lives of Urban High School Students

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    Kenny, Maureen E.; Blustein, David L.; Chaves, Anna; Grossman, Jennifer M.; Gallagher, Laura A.

    2003-01-01

    Drawing on developmental contextual theory, the authors examined the relationship of perceived barriers and support with school engagement and vocational attitudes among 9th-grade urban high school students in 2 studies. Study 1 (N=174) showed that both perceived barriers and perceived support from family kin were associated with youths'…

  13. Problems Encountered by Religious Vocational Secondary School and Other Secondary School Students in Physical Education and Sports Activities

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    Bar, Mustafa; Yaman, Menzure Sibel; Hergüner, Gülten

    2016-01-01

    The study aimed to determine problems encountered by Religious Vocational Secondary School and other Secondary School students in physical education and sports activities and to compare these problems according to school type and gender. A questionnaire named "Problems encountered in attending to physical education and sports activities"…

  14. A Comparative Investigation on the Learning Efficacy of Mechatronic Technology between Academic and Vocational High School Students

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    Jou, Min; Hung, Chen-Kang; Lai, Shih-Hung

    2014-01-01

    Universities in Taiwan can be divided into two major categories of comprehensive universities and technological universities. Students studying engineering majors in comprehensive universities are often recruited from academic high schools while those in technological universities tend to be recruited from vocational high schools. The purpose of…

  15. Countermeasures for Vocational Counselors to Construct Learning-oriented Class%高职辅导员如何建设学习型班级

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    揣婀娜

    2015-01-01

    The paper analyzes the typical characters of learning-oriented class based on the theory of learning-oriented organization. Combined with vocational student’s characters, it analyzes the countermeasures for vocational counselors to construct learning-oriented class. They should focus on aspects of transferring their own role, improving mental models, self-transcendence, setting common vision for classes and formatting the team learning mechanism.%在学习型组织理论基础上,分析学习型班级的特点,结合高职学生的特点,提出高职院校进行学习型班级的建设。在高职建设学习型班级,应着重从辅导员自身角色的转变、改变心智模式、自我超越、树立班级共同愿景、形成团队学习机制等方面进行。

  16. 对我国职业院校学生职业道德发展状况的诊断研究%Large-Scale Diagnosis on the Vocational Ethics Development of Vocational Institution Students in China

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    赵志群; 杨琳

    2011-01-01

    Vocational ethics education is an important part of vocational education.The paper offers a large-scale diagnostic analysis on the development of the vocational ethics of vocational institution students in China.The research found that students are unable to differientiate vocational identity from work ethics,vocational commitment from organizational commitment;and the commitment and vocational ethics of students of different institutions and specialities have significant difference,which is directly related to the specialty setup,learning content and the work organisation of enterprises.The approach adopted in this paper provides a new view for the development of vocational education research and vocational education management.%职业道德教育是职业教育的重要组成部分。通过对职业院校学生职业道德发展状况进行大尺度诊断(large-scale diagnostic)分析研究,发现我国职校学生尚无法区分职业认同感与工作道德、职业承诺与组织承诺;不同学校、不同专业学生的承诺和职业道德有显著差异,这与职业院校的专业设置、学习内容和实习企业的工作安排有直接关系。本文采用的研究方法为职教研究和职教管理提供了一种新思路。

  17. CHANGING UNIVERSITY STUDENT POLITICS IN SRI LANKA: FROM NORM ORIENTED TO VALUE ORIENTED STUDENT MOVEMENTS

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    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the causes of student political activism in Sri Lankan universities by paying attention to the history of student politics starting from the 1960s when the first traces of such activism can be traced. Towards this end, it makes use of the analytical framework proposed by David Finlay that explains certain conditions under which students may be galvanized to engage in active politics. Analyzing different socio-political contexts that gave rise to these movements, and the responses of incumbent governments to such situations, it concludes that in order to mitigate the risk of youth getting involved in violent politics, it is necessary to address larger structural issues of inequality.

  18. "Hungry for Hands-on": Talented, Inner-City Engineering Students, Applied Learning and Employer Engagement in a Vocational-Learning Trajectory

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    2012-01-01

    This paper analyses the findings of a case study into the attitudes and experiences of engineering students and teachers on a vocational education trajectory from the 14-19 Diploma in Engineering through post-16 vocational courses to a university Access course. The research took place in 2008-2009 in a deprived inner city area of London. A…

  19. In What Ways is the New Jersey County Vocational School Admissions Criteria a Predictor of Student Success on State Mandated Tests?

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    Rubin, Scott; Ramaswami, Soundaram

    2013-01-01

    Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) at the secondary-school level has undergone transformation, especially in the last 25 to 30 years brought about by the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1984. Earlier, the VTE education focus was to prepare students for entry-level jobs that did not require a…

  20. On Student Management in Higher Vocational Colleges%浅谈高职院校的学管工作

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    夏永英; 林超

    2012-01-01

    With the arrival of the popularization of higher education,entrance requirements,personal qualities are also uneven, especially higher vocational students.This has brought new challenges to the education and management of higher vocational colleges.%随着高等教育大众化的到来,入学门槛也相应地降低,同时个人素质也参差不齐,特别是高职学生,给高职院校的教育管理带来了新的挑战。

  1. Effects of a settings-based intervention to promote student wellbeing and reduce smoking in vocational schools

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    Andersen, Susan; Rod, Morten Hulvej; Ersbøll, Annette Kjær

    2016-01-01

    RATIONALE: School dropout and health risk behavior such as cigarette smoking represent major problems among students attending upper secondary vocational education. Modifications to the social environment may promote educational attainment as well as health and wellbeing of young people. However......, there is a need for more evidence-based intervention programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an intervention targeting the socio-environmental setting at vocational schools on student wellbeing and smoking. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized controlled trial of 5794...... non-smoking environment. Outcomes were student wellbeing (four subscales: school connectedness, student support, teacher relatedness, positive valuing of the profession) and daily smoking measured at 10-week follow-up. RESULTS: We found statistically significant between-group difference in school...

  2. 新东方教学管理应用于高职英语教学的研究%Research on the Comparison of the Teaching & Management Mould between New Oriental School and Vocational School

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    王成; 刘艳霞

    2015-01-01

    At the present stage, higher vocational school has been the indispensable component of the higher educational system of China, within which the English teaching caused most of the problems such as the students have low levels, lack of study motives and interests and also have the problem of polarization, which led English classes in chaos. At the same time, the teachers have few solutions to teaching and administration, not satisfied with the marks and lacked of motives in teaching innovation. The higher vocational schools has a poor structure of the construction of teachers, and the existing staff barely have ways to promote themselves. Represented by New Oriental School, the non-government funded educations have theirs advanta-ges, which shows in that the students are interested in theirs lessons, and they have better attendance, better orders in class. The teachers in New Oriental School grasp more teaching methods, better knowledge, the perfect system of motivation, more rational construction of teachers, which led to higher efficiency of English teaching. The problems could be solved by comparison of the teaching and management between them, in order to advance English teaching in higher vocational schools.%高职教育是我国高等教育体系中不可或缺的部分,其中英语教学面临学生基础差,缺乏学习动机和兴趣且存在两级分化,课堂秩序混乱的局面。教师在教学管理中缺乏方法,缺乏成就感,教改和创新动力不足,且高职院校师资构成不合理,教师缺乏提升进修渠道。以新东方为代表的民办教育中,学生学习兴趣浓厚,出勤率高,课堂秩序井然。教师提升手段较多,激励机制较为完整,师资构成更为合理,教学效率高。通过高职和新东方教学管理的对比,探索高职英语教学的解困之道,以推进高职英语教学向更好的方向发展。

  3. Student Mentors' benefits in the Higher European Education: Academic Orientation

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    Medina-Rojas, S.; Gónzlez-Tirados, R. M.; Sánchez, M. E.; Paz-Ferreiro, J.; Saa-Requejo, A.; Gascó, G.; Moratiel, R.; Fabregat, J.; Antón, J. M.; Andina, D.; Tarquis, A. M.

    2012-04-01

    For several years the Spanish University has been experiencing changes that affect not only the educational area but also innovation and investigation in the classroom. In this sense, we carried out a first step in a senior student mentor project in order to facilitate adaptation of the new students, providing information, advice and guidance on different academic and social aspects. Here, we understand mentoring (including e-mentoring) as a relationship between a more senior student (mentor) and a few junior lesser experienced students (mentees). Mentoring is intended to develop and grow the skills, knowledge, confidence, and cultural understanding of the mentees aiming to help them succeed. Consequently, this work arises from our concern about studentś need. A test has been designed to assess studentś interest in the three fundamental aspects of mentoring: academic, social and administrative orientation. The test involved 16 questions related to these three different aspects on mentoring, evaluating each question from 1 (none) to 4 (totally). Surveys have been conducted on this topic at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with students on different levels and modules of degrees in Agricultural Engineering. The same activity has been applied to the new degrees that have started last course (2010-11) in the Bologna Plan's requirements and will replace the precedents progressively. We have analyzed the answers considering sex, age, course and attitude to participate in the mentoring project. Several discussions are presented based on these results. Acknowledgements Funding provided by CEIGRAM (Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) through Educational Innovation Project is greatly appreciated. Educational Innovation Project: "Training of senior students as mentors in different subjects of undergraduate and graduate degrees at ETSI Agrónomos"

  4. Values, achievement goals, and individual-oriented and social-oriented achievement motivations among Chinese and Indonesian secondary school students.

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    Liem, Arief Darmanegara; Nie, Youyan

    2008-10-01

    This study examined how values related to achievement goals and individual-oriented and social-oriented achievement motivations among secondary school students in China (N = 355) and Indonesia (N = 356). Statistical comparisons showed the Chinese students endorsed more strongly than the Indonesian students on self-direction and hedonism values, individual-oriented achievement motivation, and mastery-approach goals. Conversely, the Indonesian students endorsed more strongly than their Chinese counterparts on security, conformity, tradition, universalism and achievement values, social-oriented achievement motivation, and performance-approach and mastery-avoidance goals. Values explained a significant amount of the variance in almost all of the dimensions of motivation. Etic and emic relationships between values and achievement motivations were found.

  5. Vocational Education Thoughts of Zhang Jian, Huang Yanpei and Tao Xingzhi and Their Inspirations to the Cultivation of Career Competence of Higher Vocational College Students%张謇、黄炎培、陶行知职教思想与高职生职业素质的培育

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    2012-01-01

    从张謇、黄炎培和陶行知三位教育家关于职业素质的阐释出发,提出了培育高职生职业素质必须立德为纲、敬业为基、实践为本的观点。%Based on an introduction to career competence defined respectively by Zhang Jian,Huang Yanpei and Tao Xingzhi,three famous educators in modern China,the paper suggests that cultivating career competence of higher vocational college students should be practice-oriented,and be based upon moral fostering and professional dedication.

  6. Contributions of thinking styles to vocational purpose beyond self-rated abilities.

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    Zhang, Li-Fang

    2004-04-01

    The present study predicted vocational purpose from thinking styles, a construct at the interface of intelligence and personality. 233 students majoring in history and computer science from a large research-oriented university in the People's Republic of China completed the Thinking Styles Inventory and the Iowa Vocational Purpose Inventory. The participants also rated their own analytical, creative, and practical abilities. In general, results indicated that thinking styles contributed to vocational purpose beyond self-rated abilities. Specifically, the more creativity-generating and complex thinking styles tended to contribute positively to vocational purpose, whereas the more conforming and simplistic thinking styles tended to contribute negatively to vocational purpose. This article points to the need theoretically for integrating the construct of thinking style into the definition of differential psychology. Practical data argue for a collaborative working relationship between teachers and vocational counselors in institutions of higher education.

  7. Activation of Learning and Creative Activity of the Vocational Pedagogical University Students

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    Krayukhina, Olga E.; Shmakova, Larisa E.; Smetanina, Veronica Yu.; Nikolaeva, Elizabeth A.; Tershukova, Marina B.

    2016-01-01

    The relevance of the problem under study is based on the society's demand for training students-- future professional training teachers ready to solve in a creative manner a wide range of professional and pedagogical tasks, as well as to develop professionally-oriented creative work in the process of training; it is also caused by the insufficient…

  8. The needs analysis of learning Inventive Problem Solving for technical and vocational students

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    Sai'en, Shanty; Tze Kiong, Tee; Yunos, Jailani Md; Foong, Lee Ming; Heong, Yee Mei; Mohaffyza Mohamad, Mimi

    2017-08-01

    Malaysian Ministry of Education highlighted in their National Higher Education Strategic plan that higher education’s need to focus adopting 21st century skills in order to increase a graduate’s employability. Current research indicates that most graduate lack of problem solving skills to help them securing the job. Realising the important of this skill hence an alternative way suggested as an option for high institution’s student to solve their problem. This study was undertaken to measure the level of problem solving skills, identify the needs of learning inventive problem solving skills and the needs of developing an Inventive problem solving module. Using a questionnaire, the study sampled 132 students from Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education. Findings indicated that majority of the students fail to define what is an inventive problem and the root cause of a problem. They also unable to state the objectives and goal thus fail to solve the problem. As a result, the students agreed on the developing Inventive Problem Solving Module to assist them.

  9. RESEARCH OF STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURSHIP TENDENCIES: SAMPLE OF GÖLBAŞI VOCATIONAL COLLEGE

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Vocational colleges are the places in higher education system where practice oriented and sectoral education is given. The education students take differentiate their point of view to their fields and promote them for practice oriented innovative projects. Accordingly the purpose of this study is to research the entrepreneurial tendencies of Gölbaşı Vocational College students. The entrepreneurship tendencies of college students have been measured through a questionnaire with 36 item scale and it was tested if there is a significant statistical difference between the entrepreneurship tendencies of students which took the courses financial management and entrepreneurship and which didn’t. As a result it was found that Gölbaşı Vocational College students have “high grade” entrepreneurship tendencies, but it hasn’t been found any significant statistical difference between the entrepreneurship tendencies of students which did and didn’t took the financial management and entrepreneurship courses.

  10. A comparison of students and non-students with respect to orientation toward e-cigarettes

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available We examine differences between college students and non-students with respect to orientation toward e-cigarettes. Participants were U.S. adults 18-24 (465 students, 409 non-students. Data collection employed an online survey by GfK Custom Research. Smoking, vaping, and use of alternate tobacco were assessed, as were variables from the Theory of Reasoned Action and Diffusion of Innovations. This study showed that smoking status largely explains use and orientation toward electronic cigarettes among both students and non-students, with differences attributable to higher smoking rates among non-students. Results also showed that among student smokers there was a greater level of information exposure concerning electronic cigarettes, and more prevalence in the use of alternate tobacco. Hookah use in that group was significantly greater than for non-student smokers. Together these findings suggest that students may be more vulnerable to electronic cigarette use due to higher related information exposure and the integration of vaping into hookah culture.

  11. The Student-Customer Orientation Questionnaire (SCOQ): Application of Customer Metaphor to Higher Education

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    Koris, Riina; Nokelainen, Petri

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study Bayesian dependency modelling (BDM) to validate the model of educational experiences and the student-customer orientation questionnaire (SCOQ), and to identify the categories of educatonal experience in which students expect a higher educational institutions (HEI) to be student-customer oriented.…

  12. Vocational School Students' Quality Evaluation Model based on Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Method%基于模糊综合评判法的高职学生素质评价模型

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    罗道宝

    2012-01-01

    Scientific and rational, objective and fair assessment of the quality of vocational students, is to comprehensively promote quality education facing an important issue. Based on the characteristics of vocational students the factors that affect the quality of students is attributed to the moral, intellectual, six aspects of the physical, mental, vocational skills, interpersonal communication, innovation, build quality evaluation system for vocational students on the basis of the empirical method to weight of various factors, and then use fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method to establish the mathematical model, and then by case analysis to verify the feasibility of the model. This model not only has the role of identification, diagnosis, and sorting, both oriented and incentive functions.%科学合理、客观公正地评价高职学生的素质,是全面推进素质教育所面临的一个重要问题.本文根据高职学生的特点将影响学生素质的因素归结为德育、智育、身心、职业技能、人际沟通、创新六个方面,在建立高职学生综合素质评价体系的基础上,使用模糊综合评判法建立数学模型,进而通过实例分析验证了模型的可行性.本模型既具有鉴定、诊断和排序的作用,又兼具导向和激励的功能.

  13. Analysis of Market-oriented Operation Model of Australian Vocational Education%澳大利亚职业教育市场化运作模式探析

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    崔社军

    2012-01-01

    在政府统筹下以需求为导向的市场化运作是澳大利亚职业教育成功的基石,本文对澳大利亚自上而下实行的职业教育市场化运作机制进行了深入分析,认为政府举措为职业教育市场化运作创造了条件,各职业学校以“经营”理念面向市场开放办学是市场化运作的关键,同时适应市场化运作的内部管理为学校的发展提供了动力;市场化运作使澳大利亚职业教育充满活力,其成功经验也为我国现阶段高职教育改革提供了借鉴.%Demand-driven market-oriented operation is the cornerstone of the success of Australian vocational education under the government coordination. This paper makes in-depth analysis of top-down implementation of the vocational education market operation mechanism for Australia, and thinks government measures create the conditions for market-oriented operation of vocational education, vocational schools face market to open to run schools with the concept of "operation", which is the key to the market-oriented operation, meanwhile, the internal management of adapting to market-oriented operation provides motive power for schools. Market-oriented operation makes Australian vocational education be full of juice, and its successful experience provides reference for vocational education reform in our country at this stage.

  14. Recovery-Oriented Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disabilities and Substance Use Disorders

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    Lusk, Stephanie L.; Koch, Lynn C.; Paul, Teresia M.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: In this article, we examined how individuals with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders encounter numerous challenges when it comes to the vocational rehabilitation (VR) process. Method: A comprehensive review of the literature demonstrated barriers to service delivery (e.g., access to services, exclusionary…

  15. Professional Competence and Basic Ability-Oriented Game Theory Analysis of China's Higher Vocational College English Teaching

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    Zhang, Jian

    2012-01-01

    To strengthen the professional competence and basic ability is the objective requirements of the Chinese higher vocational college English teaching, while the positioning of the teaching objectives is partial to a "prisoner's dilemma" in game situations that any party will result in. To get rid of the "dilemma", we have to…

  16. A Comparison of Students and Non-Students with Respect to Orientation Toward E-cigarettes

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    Trumbo, Craig W.; Harper, Raquel

    2016-01-01

    We examine differences between college students and non-students with respect to orientation toward e-cigarettes. Participants were U.S. adults 18-24 (465 students, 409 non-students). Data collection employed an online survey by GfK Custom Research. Smoking, vaping, and use of alternate tobacco were assessed, as were variables from the Theory of Reasoned Action and Diffusion of Innovations. This study showed that smoking status largely explains use and orientation toward electronic cigarettes among both students and non-students, with differences attributable to higher smoking rates among non-students. Results also showed that among student smokers there was a greater level of information exposure concerning electronic cigarettes, and more prevalence in the use of alternate tobacco. Hookah use in that group was significantly greater than for non-student smokers. Together these findings suggest that students may be more vulnerable to electronic cigarette use due to higher related information exposure and the integration of vaping into hookah culture. Significance for public health This is the first study that we are aware of that looks specifically at the differences between college students’ and non-students’ behaviours and attitudes toward electronic cigarettes. A critical concern for young adults is whether adoption of electronic cigarettes will eventually lead to adoption of tobacco use. In this study we find that differences between student and non-student groups can be largely accounted for by smoking status. However, students may be more vulnerable to electronic cigarette use due to higher related-information exposure and the integration of vaping into hookah culture. PMID:27747198

  17. Student-Customer Orientation at a Higher Education Institution: The Perspective of Undergraduate Business Students

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    Koris, Riina; Örtenblad, Anders; Kerem, Katri; Ojala, Triinu

    2015-01-01

    Existing literature is polarized and primarily conceptual on the topic of student-customer orientation. Research into this phenomenon has failed to realize that higher education as such consists of several different educational experiences and has therefore addressed and studied the issue at too general a level, i.e. at the level of the higher…

  18. Factors Promoting Vocational Students' Learning at Work: Study on Student Experiences

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    Virtanen, Anne; Tynjälä, Päivi; Eteläpelto, Anneli

    2014-01-01

    In order to promote effective pedagogical practices for students' work-based learning, we need to understand better how students' learning at work can be supported. This paper examines the factors explaining students' workplace learning (WPL) outcomes, addressing three aspects: (1) student-related individual factors, (2) social and…

  19. The relationship of value orientations in older adolescents with high status position in a student group

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available We present study results of social and psychological characteristics of group and individual value orientations in older adolescents. We considered the main criteria to be content and orientation of values, and level of value-oriented student group unity. The study involved 86 high school students of IX-XI grades of Moscow schools. We used a set of socio-psychological methods and instructional techniques: sociometry, referentometry, a technique of defining the informal intragroup power structure in a contact community, "Values and orientation of the individual" method by L.N.Silantieva, a method of determining the degree of value-orientation of group unity. The results obtained show that in high school there is a relationship between the student's status in the group and his system of individual and group value orientations. The most significant differences among students with different status position were detected in the content and direction of value orientations.

  20. 高职院校学生越轨行为的标签理论分析%Labeling Theory Analysis of Vocational College Students' Misbehavior

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    曹梦楚

    2014-01-01

    越轨行为通常指违背社会规范,破坏社会秩序的反社会行为。近些年,随着我国高等职业教育的发展和高职院校的扩招,一部分高职学生的越轨行为已经成为高职院校管理工作中的重中之重。本文结合高职教育和高职学生的特点,从社会标签理论的视角分析部分高职生越轨行为的成因和心理,并提供相应的对策思考。%Deviant behavior usually refers to violate social norms, undermine social order antisocial behavior. In recent years, with enrollment growth and vocational colleges of higher vocational education, vocational students as part of the man-agement of deviant behavior have become a top priority in vocational colleges. In this paper, vocational education and voca-tional characteristics of students, from the perspective of social labeling theory analysis section vocational students and psy-chological causes of deviant behavior, and provide appropriate countermeasures.

  1. 浅谈90后中职生德育工程瓶颈及策略%On Moral Education Project Bottlenecks and Strategies of Post-90s Vocational Students

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    2014-01-01

    随着离婚率的日趋增多,基于离异、重组家庭的问题型中职生比例无可回避地随之攀升。直面90中职生现在的掩贫炫富、两极差异、愤青心理、早恋泛滥、感情转移、不知感恩等德育现状,中职学校惟其以人为本、追根溯源、携手家长、综合纠偏,方为标本兼治之策。%With the divorce rate is increasing, the proportion of problem-based vocational students of divorced, remarried families is also unavoidable to subsequently rise. Based on the moral education situation of now post-90s vocational students that covering poor showing off wealth, poles differences, angry youth psychology, puppy love flooding, emotional transformation and ungrateful, vocational college should adhere to the people-oriented, track the source, work with parents and comprehensive correction to solve these problem.

  2. Promoting STI testing among senior vocational students in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: effects of a cluster randomized study

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    Wolfers Mireille

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adolescents are a risk group for acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs. In the Netherlands, senior vocational school students are particular at risk. However, STI test rates among adolescents are low and interventions that promote testing are scarce. To enhance voluntary STI testing, an intervention was designed and evaluated in senior vocational schools. The intervention combined classroom health education with sexual health services at the school site. The purpose of this study was to assess the combined and single effects on STI testing of health education and school-based sexual health services. Methods In a cluster-randomized study the intervention was evaluated in 24 schools, using three experimental conditions: 1 health education, 2 sexual health services; 3 both components; and a control group. STI testing was assessed by self reported behavior and registrations at regional sexual health services. Follow-up measurements were performed at 1, 3, and 6-9 months. Of 1302 students present at baseline, 739 (57% completed at least 1 follow-up measurement, of these students 472 (64% were sexually experienced, and considered to be susceptible for the intervention. Multi-level analyses were conducted. To perform analyses according to the principle of intention-to-treat, missing observations at follow-up on the outcome measure were imputed with multiple imputation techniques. Results were compared with the complete cases analysis. Results Sexually experienced students that received the combined intervention of health education and sexual health services reported more STI testing (29% than students in the control group (4% (OR = 4.3, p Conclusions Despite a low dose of intervention that was received by the students and a high attrition, we were able to show an intervention effect among sexually experienced students on STI testing. This study confirmed our hypothesis that offering health education to vocational students

  3. "Who am I supposed to let down?" The caring work and emotional labor of vocational teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    Because of high drop-out rates among the students entering vocational education in Denmark retention of students has become pivotal to the Danish educational policy. Thus vocational educational training colleges have been asked to work on implementing different kinds of retention initiatives...... and amongst others most colleges have established extended basic courses aimed at students with personal, social and/or academic difficulties. A lot of those students are young people, whom, due to their experiences in primary and secondary school, see themselves and are seen by others as being demotivated......” and sensing their students. In the interviews the teachers often use the word “care” and describe emotional dilemmas as an everyday experience working with the students. However the emotional aspect of vocational educational teachers´ work is largely under examined. Inspired by the emotional turn within...

  4. Assessment of Knowledge, Behaviour and Sun Protection Practices among Health Services Vocational School Students

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    Eray Yurtseven

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available There has been a significant increase in the cases of skin cancer throughout the world in the last few decades. Although the mortality rate of skin cancer is relatively low, its impact on other health aspects is high and the treatment of undesired aesthetic damage is costly. According to disability-adjusted life year rates (DALY, 1.5 million days are estimated to be lost from people’s lives every year worldwide due to ultraviolet (UV radiation. The purpose of this study was to raise sun health awareness levels among health services vocational school students. A total of 414 students were included in the analysis. A questionnaire form was used to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and behaviours among the survey sample. The average level of knowledge concerning the effects of the sun was found to be 8.64 ± 2.5 out of 15 points. All socio-demographic factors were analysed, but the only significant variables found were age and the possible presence of skin cancer within the immediate family (p < 0.05.

  5. Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Students' Preferences for Employment: Agreement between Actual and Perceived Job Tasks of State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

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    Lustig, Daniel C.; Strauser, David R.

    2009-01-01

    A national study of rehabilitation counseling graduate students and state-federal rehabilitation counselors investigated whether there were differences between (a) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and what they believed vocational rehabilitation counselors did, (b) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and…

  6. Android worksheet application based on discovery learning on students' achievement for vocational high school: Mechanical behavior of materials topics

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    Nanto, Dwi; Aini, Anisa Nurul; Mulhayatiah, Diah

    2017-05-01

    This research reports a study of student worksheet based on discovery learning on Mechanical Behavior of Materials topics under Android application (Android worksheet application) for vocational high school. The samples are Architecture class X students of SMKN 4 (a public vocational high school) in Tangerang Selatan City, province of Banten, Indonesia. We made 3 groups based on Intellectual Quotient (IQ). They are average IQ group, middle IQ group and high IQ group. The method of research is used as a quasi-experimental design with nonequivalent control group design. The technique of sampling is purposive sampling. Instruments used in this research are test instruments and non-test instruments. The test instruments are IQ test and test of student's achievement. For the test of student's achievement (pretest and posttest) we provide 25 multiple choice problems. The non-test instruments are questionnaire responses by the students and the teacher. Without IQ categorized, the result showed that there is an effect of Android worksheet application on student's achievement based on cognitive aspects of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. However, from the IQ groups point of view, only the middle IQ group and the high IQ group showed a significant effect from the Android worksheet application on student's achievement meanwhile for the average IQ group there was no effect.

  7. 高职院校德育生活化的有效路径探析%Effective Approach of Vocational College Moral Education Life-oriented

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    杨玉霜

    2016-01-01

    Vocational College moral education life-oriented is the necessary selection of vocational colleges moral reform and innovation, to enhance the effectiveness of moral education, enhance the quality of personnel training. In the"culture"of the people, to the"cultural education"of the road;to"love"touching, go"emotional education"of the road;to"moral"encourage people to take the"character education"of the road;to"behavior"leaders, take the"practice of educating people"the road is the effective path of moral education.%高职院校德育生活化是高职院校进行德育改革和创新,增强德育实效性,提升人才培养质量的应然选择。以“文”化人,走“文化育人”之路;以“情”感人,走“情感育人”之路;以“品”励人,走“品格育人”之路;以“行”导人,走“实践育人”之路是高职院校德育生活化的有效路径。

  8. Sexual orientation, gender identity and non-discrimination - The Albanian labor legislation and its effects on employment and vocational training potentials

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    Albana Shtylla

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Albania is undergoing an important moment in its integration process to European Union. In this context, the Albanian legislation should compare with the best international standards, in guaranteeing the implementation of the rule of law, democratic principals, the citizen’s equity and the observance of fundamental human rights and freedoms. The promotion, protection and the guaranteeing of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, including the LGBT person’s rights, must have the same attention and consideration, irrespective of the fact that the individual is being part of a social minor group, or part of the majority of the society. The community of the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT in Albania, based on the legislation in force, should enjoy equal rights and freedoms like all other members of the society. The Constitution of the Republic of Albania, the Albanian labour legislation and the legislation generally, are inspired in accordance with the non-discrimination principles, objectives and definitions of international acts, promoting and expressing protection of human rights and freedoms in general, and in particular in the field of employment and vocational training. This paper will analyze, if the sexual orientation, is one of the causes of discrimination for employment and vocational training, in Albanian legislation, especially how it is expressed this issue on the Constitution of the Republic of Albania, the Albanian Labour Code, the Albanian law “On the protection against discrimination” ect.

  9. From professional skilled worker to vocational teacher: experiences from lectures and guidence in academic writing among first year students

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    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Vocational Teacher Education program find that good writing skills are a prerequisite to complete their education. As educators in this program, we experience that many students struggle to master the requirements for academic writing in higher education. For this reason, two teachers from the Vocational Teacher Education bachelor’s degree program in Trondheim undertook a study with the purpose of exploring how first-year students experienced an introductory course in academic writing and different forms of feedback on assignments (written, oral, and digital.Theory: The study relies mainly on Illeris’s Learning Theory.Method: Data collection is based on 24 reflection logs of 12 first-year students during 2014–2015. The analysis is based on Lindseth and Norberg’s phenomenological–hermeneutical method.Result: The findings of the study show that students experience the introductory course in academic writing as absolutely necessary and of great importance for the development of their writing competence. Specifically, responses written directly in the text in addition to a summary are forms of feedback students perceive as important and helpful. Along with oral responses, digital responses are central for developing confidence and motivation to continue working.Conclusion: First-year students express insecurity and vulnerability in regard to the writing process. They experience the writing course as essential and see aspects of written, oral, and digital guidance as important to the process of completing academic assignments in Vocational Teacher Education. Written feedback is perceived as absolutely necessary.

  10. Vocational College Students' Learning Burnout and Intervention Strategies%高职学生学习倦怠状况及干预对策

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    王爱玲; 南楠

    2015-01-01

    随着高职学院教育不断普及,教育改革不断加强深入,学生产生学习倦怠情绪越来越多,老师们逐渐认识到倦怠对高职学院学生伤害很大。高职学院学生的学习倦怠已经成为现代应用心理学中学者研究的课题。本论文将相关心理学理论结合高职学生倦怠状况相结合,结合学生的性别、城乡状况、独身子女等特点对症下药,分析高职学生产生学习倦怠的原因。从而提出干预高职学生产生学生倦怠问题的对策,能够提高高职学生学习积极性,提高老师们教学质量。%With the growing popularity of vocational college education, education reforms have been strengthened further, that students have to learn more and more emotional burnout, teachers come to realize that burnout great harm to vocational school students. Vocational college students' learning burnout has become a modern scholar applied psychology research. In this paper, the relevant psychological theory with a combination of higher vocational student burnout, combined with stu-dents' gender, urban-rural status, children, etc. single remedy, analyze the reasons for vocational students to have learning burnout. Measures which made intervention in vocational students to produce student burnout, thereby improving vocational learning enthusiasm, improve the quality of teaching teachers.

  11. Higher vocational college student cadre competency cultivation%高职院校学生干部胜任力培养研究

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    2015-01-01

    This article starts from the angle of competency, the higher vocational colege student cadres as the research object, the construction of student cadre competency model in higher vocational coleges, student cadre competence promotion countermeasures, in order to improve the student organization work performance.%本文从胜任力的角度,以高职院校学生干部为研究对象,构建高职院校学生干部胜任力模型,提出学生干部胜任力提升对策,以提高学生组织工作绩效.

  12. "Here's the iPad". The BTEC Philosophy: How Not to Teach Science to Vocational Students

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    Hobley, Janet

    2016-01-01

    This research examines the delivery of scientific knowledge in vocational BTEC courses in terms of the concept of vocational pedagogy. It draws on empirical data from observations of teaching, semi-structured interviews and a documentary analysis of syllabuses from both A level and BTEC examining boards. Theoretical concepts of pedagogical…

  13. Analysis on Promoting Social Positioning and Value Orientation of Scientific Research in Higher Vocational Colleges%对提高高职院校科研定位和价值取向的分析

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    刘淑琴

    2012-01-01

    The article focuses on the issue of social positioning and value orientation of the scientific research in higher vocational colleges, which discuss the higher vocational talents training target, the intrinsic motivation for self-development of higher vocational colleges, clear the present stage of scientific research in higher vocational positioning. It also talks over the promotion of the scientific research work of higher vocational colleges for the high quality development, strengthen the scientific research management and improve the scientific research level in higher vocational colleges.%文章针对高职院校科研的社会定位和价值取向这一问题,围绕高职人才培养目标,高职院校自我发展的内在动力,明确了现阶段高职科研工作的定位,对促进高职院校科研工作向高效优质方向发展,强化高职院校的科研管理,提高高职院校科研水平进行了探讨.

  14. Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction

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    2014-01-01

    Background How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. Aim This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. Methods One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. Results (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Conclusions Both person–vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles. PMID:24555701

  15. The employment of high school pupils and vocational school students: medical and social aspects, health risks, approaches to optimization

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the employment characteristics and its impact on lifestyle and health of adolescents as well as to develop preventive recommendations. The objects of the study are the employment, life quality and health of adolescents working in their spare time. Materials and methods: the surveys were conducted among 575 persons at the age from fourteen till eighteen (senior pupils – 331 people, students of vocational schools – 244 people in Moscow. The life quality was assessed using the standardized questionnaire MOS SF-36. Results. A number of teens working in free time from their study is 37.7 %. The predominance of informal employment was revealed. The structure of employment of senior pupils and vocational school students is represented. In the group of the working adolescents there is a higher prevalence of the behavioral factors of risk (smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages and addiction to drugs. The effect of the employment of high school pupils on health is shown, health risks due to employment are determined: increase in complaints of headaches and increase in the group of the “frequently ill”. The most evident negative influence of the factor of employment is established in the group of vocational school students: the high risk of back pain, pain in the legs (in healthy individuals, undifferentiated complaints, poor physical form, deterioration of quality of life (in individuals with chronic pathology. In secondary schools and vocational schools there is the need to implement educational programs on health protection of adolescent workers, raise the level of preparedness to enter the labour market, the choice of the work type taking into account health status.

  16. Analysis on the Functional Orientation and Operating Mechanism of the Teaching Superstars' Studio in Vocational Education%职教名师工作室功能定位与运行保障机制浅析

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    唐文晶

    2015-01-01

    职教名师具有浓厚的学识底蕴和师德修养,精湛的教学技艺,较高的教学质量和较强的科研探索能力,但是职业院校目前缺乏发挥职教名师作用的功能定位与组织保障机制,导致职教名师的作用很难发挥出来. 分析职教名师的内涵及职责作用,在专业层面、院校层面、省(市)层面和国家层面建立职教名师发展团队,重点建设名师工作室,明确其目标及功能定位,探索名师工作室运行保障机制,发挥职教名师的独特优势,推动教师队伍整体素质提升.%Vocational Education teaching superstars possess strong knowledge backgrounds and professional eth-ics, excellent teaching skills, high teaching quality and strong ability toresearch and explore, but currently vo-cational colleges are lack ofthe functional orientation and organization guarantee mechanism which could develop the Vocational Education teachers' role, resulting in that the vocational education teachers' role is difficult to play. Analyze theconnotation and function of vocational teaching teachers, establish Vocational Educationteachers' s team in the respect of professional level, institutional level, the provincial ( municipal) level and national lev-el, focus on the construction of teacher studios, clear the objectives and functions orientation, explore thesafe-guard mechanismof the teacher studio operation, exploit the unique advantage of Vocational Education teachers, promote and strengthen the overall quality ofteachers.

  17. Using a Modelling Language for Supporting University Students' Orienting Activity When Studying Research Methods

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    Kosonen, Kari; Ilomäki, Liisa; Lakkala, Minna

    2015-01-01

    The present study focuses on examining how digitally guided conceptual mapping can be used in orienting students in higher education to learn complex domain content and practices. The outcomes of conceptual mapping were investigated as the orienting bases created by the students that used digitalized conceptual tools to construct an external…

  18. Role Balance and Depression among College Students: The Moderating Influence of Adult Attachment Orientations

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    Lopez, Frederick G.; Fons-Scheyd, Alia

    2008-01-01

    This study examined interrelationships among role balance perceptions, adult attachment orientations, and depression within an ethnically diverse, mixed-gender sample of college students. Adult attachment orientations--and particularly attachment avoidance--significantly interacted with students' role balance levels to predict their depression…

  19. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students with Minority Sexual Orientations

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    Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A.

    2015-01-01

    Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than…

  20. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students with Minority Sexual Orientations

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    Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A.

    2015-01-01

    Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than…

  1. The Evaluation of Knowledge and Influential Factors of Sexually Transmitted Diseases of Health Services Vocational College Students

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    Full Text Available Objective: This study has been conducted to evaluate the knowledge of the Erciyes University Halil Bayraktar Health Services Vocational College students about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs and the factors affecting it. Method: This is a descriptive study, made on Halil Bayraktar Health Services Vocational School students, at fall half term, in the 2007-2008 academic year. It had been planned to iclude 551 students registered to I and II grades of the school in current semester. However, for different reasons like not attending to school by various reasons, neither to complete nor to take questionnaire, 288 students in total participated in the study. A questionnaire had been given to students containing 48 questions totally of which 20 were on to measure the level of knowledge on the STD’s. The questions for measuring the level of knowledge was evaluated over 100 points. The students taking 50 points and over were considered to have satisfactory information about STDs. The obtained data was computerized and statistically analyzed. Results: Ninety eight (34.0 % students were male and 190 (66.0 % were female. The number of married students was 21 (7.3 %. The percentage of students graduated from health services vocational college was 65.3 %. It was determined that 27.1 % of the students has satisfactory information on STD (50 points and over, and 72.9 % found to have inadequate information (under 50 points. The factors affecting to have satisfactory information were as follows; being a senior class student, being a member of a divided family, and graduated from a health college. 67.4 % of the 285 cases had answered as ‘yes’ to the question on if they needed to get information about STDs and 91.2 % had declaired that they will attend the meetings related to the subject. The first remembered diseases were AIDS, gonorrhea and hepatitis among students, when they had been asked about STDs. The answer most given on the method of protection

  2. Ensuring Quality Assurance in Vocational Education

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    2013-01-01

    Vocational education emphasises skill acquisition. Quality assurance in vocational education is a concept that is concerned with high performance involving activities with vocational education such as teaching, learning, infrastructures, students' behaviour and the entire academic process. Quality vocational education refers to input and output of…

  3. Knowledge Attitude and Behavior of Medical Technology Vocational Training School Students About Genetically Modified Organisms

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: To determine The Medical Technology Vocational Training School (MTVTS students’ the knowledge about the effects of GMO on human health and environment and to evaluate their attitude and behavior has been aimed. METHODS: All of the second class students of the year 2006-2007 of MTVTS were included (N=161 in the study, response rate was 92%. The survey questionare included questions on knowledge, the risk perception and attitute about GMOs. The legal framework in Turkey about GMOs, the rationale for GMO production, the labeling for GMO and the students’ perception of their knowledge was evaluated through 14 items with Likert scale. After the questionaire, the students received an informative brochure on GMOs. RESULTS: The open-ended question asking to define GMOs was answered by 59,2% of the students among which 35,6% defined as “additive”, 34,5% as “food with hormones”. The risk perceived for GMOs was the forth following cigarette smoking, stres, and environmental pollution in the ranking according to the risk score means. Sex has been the only determinant effecting this scoring for GMOs where girls perceived the risk greater. If family was one of the information sources about GMOs, the perceived risk was increased (p=0,000. Among the students 81,6% thought that GMO should not be grown in Turkey, 77,7% think that GMO was sold however. The leading topic of ambivalence is the state of self knowledge on GMO. The low income group are less concerned about consuming GMO for themselves or for their children (respectively p==0.003 ve p=0,012. CONCLUSION: Health workers are assigned with an important role to inform the public for healthy eating. However although the the risk perception of the study group for GMOs is high, their knowledge is low. Training activities to supply this deficiency should be implemented. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2008; 7(6.000: 503-508

  4. On Students' Management under the Mode of Higher Vocational Incubation in Liaoning Province%谈辽宁省高职高专“孵化”模式下的学生管理

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    2012-01-01

    With the deepening reform of higher education and the rapid development of higher education in Liaoning province,running application-oriented undergraduate education raise a claim for students' management work through incubation method in the city of scarce educational resource.Higher vocational colleges should start from their own condition,and understand the production background of incubation running mode and the present condition of management for higher vocational students.It can find the specificity of students' management under the running mode of incubation,and analyze the new problem probably occurred in students' management.It finally promotes higher vocational students' happiness of entrance.%随着辽宁省高等教育改革的深化和高等教育的蓬勃发展,在教育资源稀缺城市,通过"孵化"办学方式举办应用性本科教育,这对学生管理工作提出更高要求。高职高专院校必须从自身情况出发,了解"孵化"办学模式的产生背景和高职高专学生管理现状,找出"孵化"办学模式下学生管理的特殊性,分析学生管理中可能出现的新问题,最终是要提升高职高专学生的入学幸福度。

  5. Primary Mathematics Teachers' Goal Orientations and Student Achievement

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    Throndsen, Inger; Turmo, Are

    2013-01-01

    Primary mathematics teachers' (N = 521) personal goal orientation and instructional practices were examined based on questionnaire responses. The teachers (grades 2 and 3) were oriented towards mastery goals and mastery approaches to instruction, and reported high teaching efficacy. Strong positive relation between performance orientation and…

  6. Student Assessment System. Student Performance Record. Task Detailing. Cosmetology. Georgia Vocational Education Program Articulation.

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    This booklet lists tasks and functions the cosmetology student should be able to do upon entering an employment situation or a postsecondary school. (Listings are also available for the areas of allied health occupations/practical nursing and transportation/automotive mechanics.) Tasks are coded to correspond to those on the Student Performance…

  7. 高职大学生艺术修养培养综述及建议%Review and Suggestions on the Cultivation of Higher Vo-cational College Students' Artistic Literacy

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    王猜猜; 刘爱华

    2014-01-01

    Art education theory research emphasizes the impor-tance of artistic literacy in talent cultivation. Art education has the functions of aesthetic education,innovative education and aes-thetic entertainment. Artistic literacy education is closely related to vocational education, and to enhance artistic aesthetic educa-tion of higher vocational college students is a necessary require-ment of contemporary quality-oriented education. However, the current artistic literacy cultivation in higher vocational colleges is not impressive. We should deeply understand the importance of art education, popularize art education among all students, and integrate art education, psychological education and vocational e-ducation, so as to truly give play to the important role of art edu-cation in talent cultivation.%艺术教育理论研究强调了艺术修养在人才培养中的重要作用。艺术教育具有审美教育、创新教育和审美娱乐功能。艺术素养教育与职业技能有密切的关系,加强高职院校学生艺术审美教育是当代素质教育的必然要求。但是,当前高职院校艺术修养培养力度不强,要深入理解艺术教育的重要性,面向全体学生推广艺术教育,将艺术教育与心理教育、职业教育等主题教育结合起来,真正发挥艺术教育在人才培养中的重要作用。

  8. 提高中职生VB.net课堂有效性的教学方法%On Teaching Methods Improving the Classroom Effec-tiveness of VB.NET for Secondary Vocational Students

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    张少畅

    2014-01-01

    VB.NET是一种典型的面向对象编程语言,作为新的开发语言,对中职院校的学生来说,在课堂学习中会存在一定的困难。本文旨在通过研究VB.NET课程的基本概况,对我国中职院校VB.NET的教学情况分析,提出针对其教学方面的改革和建议。力争使学生通过本课程的学习和实践,让学生掌握面向对象的编程思想及VB.NET程序设计方法。%VB.NET is a typical object-oriented programming lan-guage. As a new programming language, it is, to some extent, hard for secondary vocational school students' classroom learning. Through researching the basic situation of VB.NET course, this paper aims at analyzing the teaching situation of VB.NET in sec-ondary vocational schools and proposing corresponding teaching reforms and suggestions. It strives to help students grasp the ob-ject-oriented programming thinking and the program design methods of VB.NET through the learning and practice of this course.

  9. Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium among female students in vocational schools in Japan.

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    Hamasuna, R; Imai, H; Tsukino, H; Jensen, J S; Osada, Y

    2008-08-01

    In Japan it was reported that about 9% of sexually active female teenagers had Chlamydia trachomatis. Most of them were asymptomatic, which may lead to continuing spread of the infection. Like C trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium is a pathogen in male non-gonococcal urethritis. However, few studies of the prevalence of M genitalium in the general population have been reported. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of M genitalium infection among younger females and to determine risk factors for this infection. The study was conducted between October 2005 and January 2006 using first voided urine specimens and questionnaires from female students of three vocational schools in the Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. C trachomatis was detected with Amplicor PCR. M genitalium was detected with inhibitor controlled real-time TaqMan PCR detecting the MgPa adhesion gene and with a PCR detecting the 16S rRNA. Risk factors associated with infection of M genitalium or C trachomatis were analysed with Fisher's exact test. Among 298 female, 249 (84%) had had experience of sexual intercourse. The prevalence of M genitalium was 2.8% (95% CI 0.76% to 4.86%) and the prevalence of C trachomatis was 8.8% (95% CI 5.31% to 12.36%). The risk factors of infection with M genitalium were more than five lifetime sexual partners and co-infection with C trachomatis.

  10. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL STUDENTS WITH HEARING IMPAIREMENTS: EMPLOYERS’ PERSPECTIVES

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    Full Text Available This study aims to explore the employers’ requirement for employability skills of the technical and vocational students who are hearing impaired. The research instrument used was adapted from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS which consists of thirty nine items. The employability skills surveyed include basic skills, thinking skills, personal qualities, sourcing skills, information skills, interpersonal skills, system skills and technology skills. The instrument was distributed to 110 industry employers throughout Malaysia. However, only 23 (21% employers returned the survey form. The majority of respondents are from service industry (78.2% including the retail, food service, restaurants and hotel as well as the fashion designing industry. A high percentage of the respondents (65.2% are Human Resource Manager who had one to five years of working experience. Based on the survey, the three top most highly rated skills are, personal qualities (M=4.37, SD=.39, basic skills (M=4.10, SD=.58 and interpersonal skills (M=4.07, SD=.47. Knowing the skills that employers demand from their hearing impaired employees, institutions can provide the appropriate training to prepare their hearing impaired graduates for future employment.

  11. Research on the Influence Mechanism of Higher Vocational Students’ Cognition of Professional Orientation on Their Career Indecision--Based on Analysis of Partially Mediating of Emotional Comfort%高职学生职业定向认知对职业未决的影响机制--基于情感舒适度部分中介作用的分析

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    安蓉; 梁娜

    2016-01-01

    Career Decidedness has been recognized as one of the most crucial step of individual’s career development. It is an especially important topic to study today due to the changing and complexity of the global economy as well as the current vocational marketplace. The effectiveness of those decisions can strongly affect an individual’s future career. The research was based on Jones and Chenery (1980) Professional Orientation Mode framework, combined with a special rules, vocational education is different from general education, analyzed the current career decidedness situation of higher vocational college students, and further discuss the higher vocational school students’ cognition of professional orientation, emotional comfort, career indecision and their internal role. Two hundred and eleven students studying in Tianjing served as respondents of the inquiry. Findings revealed that both cognition of professional orientation and emotional comfort could be considered as significant predictors of career indecision. The investigation has further found out that emotional comfort is a medium for cognition of professional orientation between career indecision.%职业决策被认为是个人职业发展面临的最重要决定之一。全球经济及职业市场的复杂性,使得人们不得不频繁地做出职业决策。这些决策的有效性如何直接影响到今后的职业生涯发展。以Jones和Chenery的职业定向模式作为理论基础,分析高职院校学生职业决策的现状,进一步探讨高职院校学生职业决策中职业定向认知、情感舒适程度、职业未决的关系及内在作用机制,通过对天津市211名高职学生的实证研究发现:职业定向认知和情感舒适度均对职业未决程度有显著预测作用。在这一作用发生过程中,职业定向认知通过情感舒适度的部分中介而影响职业未决。

  12. Social Movement Oriented Citizenship in Colombia: The Effects of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Extra-Curricular Activities on Student Orientation

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    Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    Social movement oriented citizenship (SMOC) centers on peaceful protest, proactive community involvement and participation in activities to support human rights and environmental protection. Research generally on SMOC is extremely limited; even more so is research that analyses the influence of school- and student-level, policy-relevant variables…

  13. Perspective orientation and time dimension in student motivation

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    Isabella Pavelková

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Orientating oneself to time and work for the future is considered a substantive component of the autoregulative process. It is also important to students´ mental regulation, which is closely related to academic success. The factor of time in human life has been approached in psychology in a variety of ways. We will focus primarily on those concepts which study time and detect time patterns in motivational dynamics of personality. The concepts of Joel O. Raynor, Torgrim Gjesme, Joseph R. Nuttin and Philip G. Zimbardo will be mentioned. Of Czech authors, the “perspective orientation” by Isabella Pavelková is presented. We will discuss diagnostic methods used in the measurement of time perspective, especially the Motivation Induction Method (MIM – J.R. Nuttin. Secondly, we will present selected researches that have been carried out in this field in the Czech Republic. These studies are focused primarily on issues related to the identification, development, and opportunities of internal assumptions conditioning the character and quality of an individual´s future. Keywords: ; ; ;

  14. The Family as a Value Orientation among Students in Serbia

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    Full Text Available The processes of globalization, liberalization and transition will inevitably lead to changes in the value systems of certain societies, shaping the elements of their structure. Thus, the above mentioned processes directly affect the family as the primary social group and a basic unit of society. This results in a number of positive and negative changes and consequences in the family. Apart from positive changes that are primarily related to the democratization of husband-wife and parents-children relations, there are often many negative changes and effects (depletion, domestic violence, weakening of the emotional bond and alienation, etc.. Despite all these numerous changes within and around the family, it has always been and remains the primary social group which plays a significant role in forming the personality, leaving a deep mark on individual lives. In the whirlwind of globalization and transition, the Serbian family is faced with many difficulties and problems while carrying out its functions. The youth in Serbia increasingly postpone getting married and starting a family, the frequency of divorce is higher and the birth rate of children is lower, etc. This paper analyzes the data obtained in the research project “Value orientations among students in Serbia”, carried out in Belgrade, as part of the extensive research project organized in the capitals of China, Russia and the Czech Republic.

  15. The Influence of Personality and Chronotype on Distance Learning Willingness and Anxiety among Vocational High School Students in Turkey

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    Full Text Available There are many studies related to distance learning. Willingness and anxiety are important variables for distance learning. Recent research has shown that anxiety and willingness towards distance learning are moderated by personality. This study sought to investigate whether distance learning willingness and distance learning anxiety are associated with age, gender, occupation, chronotype and personality in a Turkish vocational high school students sample. Two measures of individual differences were implemented: chronotype (morningness/eveningness preference and BIG-5 dimensions (agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, and openness. Seven hundred and sixty-nine vocational high school students from Turkey filled out a self-administered questionnaire. Evening types, older, and female students had higher distance learning willingness scores than morning types, younger, and male students. No significant difference was found between chronotype groups with respect to distance learning anxiety. Furthermore, extraverted students reported a lower distance learning anxiety. Openness to experience was associated with high distance learning willingness. We conclude that evening types may benefit from distance learning more than other types.

  16. Is orientation week a gateway to persistent alcohol use in university students? A preliminary investigation.

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    Riordan, Benjamin C; Scarf, Damian; Conner, Tamlin S

    2015-03-01

    Orientation Week is common at many universities throughout the world and is a way to introduce students to their new environment. Despite some benefits, Orientation Week is often typified by heavy alcohol use. Although typically viewed as a "one-time" event, the higher levels of drinking that students engage in during Orientation Week may persist into the academic year. We investigated this possibility in the present study. Freshman-year students (n = 143; 41% male) residing in a dormitory were surveyed about their alcohol intake before university. During Orientation Week, students were sent a daily text message asking about the number of drinks they consumed the previous night. Then, during the academic year, students were sent one text message each month to record their weekend drinking. Participants consumed a higher number of standard drinks during Orientation Week (M = 26.0, SD = 28.6) than they did either before entering university (M = 13.1, SD = 13.6) or during the academic year (M = 6.4, SD = 8.5). For male students, but not female students, higher Orientation Week drinking uniquely contributed to higher rates of drinking during the academic year when controlling for pre-university drinking (b = 0.122, p Students who drank at low levels before entering university were particularly susceptible to the negative effects of Orientation Week drinking. Orientation Week may act as a gateway for male students, as drinking during Orientation Week predicted their subsequent drinking throughout the academic year. Based on these findings, Orientation Week could be a prime period for interventions aimed at curbing academic-year drinking.

  17. The European Dimensions of Vocational Training

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    Full Text Available The research examined the connection between vocational education, training and the world of work, and the social situation in Hungary in a European outlook. The accentual issues of the analysis disclosing the problem are: youth unemployment, the tendencies of secondary vocational education, proportions of enrollment and the features of training tendencies, the growing number of early dropouts, the effect of family background on student performance. This work tried to find the answer to the question: What variations have the changes in the regulations of vocational training, encouraging dual education brought on in the connection between trainers and work places? The research did not prove that the central vocational training system would be more effective than a varied, flexible, permeable, transparent decentralized operation with parts built on each other. The introduction of the complex exam overshadowed the evaluation of the competency areas, and fits less to the modularity of the framework curricula. With the legal regulation of vocational training in force the modular system has become a formality. Taking prior knowledge into account has become more difficult. The efficiency of professional structural decisions is questionable, it has not triggered the extension of employment among career starters, and does not mean a guarantee of finding a job either. Creating the motivation of economic role players may bring on steps forward to take up bigger tasks in vocational training. The research has confirmed the importance of improving the basic competency areas when planning vocational training, of life-long learning, of practice orientation, and also of the continuous connection with the labor market.

  18. Insight into error hiding: exploration of nursing students' achievement goal orientations.

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    Dunn, Karee E

    2014-02-01

    An estimated 50% of medication errors go unreported, and error hiding is costly to hospitals and patients. This study explored one issue that may facilitate error hiding. Descriptive statistics were used to examine nursing students' achievement goal orientations in a high-fidelity simulation course. Results indicated that although this sample of nursing students held high mastery goal orientations, they also held moderate levels of performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal orientations. These goal orientations indicate that this sample is at high risk for error hiding, which places the benefits that are typically gleaned from a strong mastery orientation at risk. Understanding variables, such as goal orientation, that can be addressed in nursing education to reduce error hiding is an area of research that needs to be further explored. This article discusses the study results and evidence-based instructional practices for this sample's achievement goal orientation profile.

  19. "Who am I supposed to let down?": The caring work and emotional practices of vocational educational training teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    2012-01-01

    Purpose – Because of high drop-out rates among the students entering vocational education in Denmark retention of students has become pivotal to Danish educational policy. Thus vocational educational training (VET) colleges have been asked to work on implementing different kinds of retention...... the VET system and policy makers within education. Handling both the possibilities and the pitfalls of emotional practices requires that teachers are not left alone feeling responsible for the fate of their students. Originality/value – The paper contributes with descriptions of how emotions can...

  20. Theory and Measures of Self-energy Development of Vocational Students%高职学生自能发展的理论与措施研究

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    刘先法

    2011-01-01

    目前,高职教育十分重视教育的基本功能,注重专业技能的提高,但缺乏对高职学生的整体关心和终身关怀,学生的发展受到很大的制约.要使高职学生从根本上提高,必须提高高职学生的自能发展能力.笔者就高职学生的知识结构、心理缺陷、发展后劲等问题,提出自能发展的概念、自能发展的培养措施等.%At present the vocational education attaches great importance to the basic functions of education. pays attention to improvement of professional skills, but it is lack of overall concem and lifelong care for vocational students, so the development of students has been greatly restricted. To radically improve the development of vocational students, we need to improve the self-energy development of vocational students. Based on the issues in the knawledge structure, psychological defects development potential of vocational students. the writer proposed the concept and measures of self-energy development.

  1. Strengthen vocational students counseling to enhance the capacity frustration%加强中职生的心理辅导提升耐挫能力

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    曾绍彬

    2014-01-01

    随着社会经济的快速发展,社会竞争越来越激烈,导致中职生出现很多心理问题,这给中职学校的教育和管理工作带来一定的难度。中职学校的学生大部分是中考成绩较差的学生,他们的大多数是基础教育中的弱势群体。中职生的心理素质普遍比较脆弱,心理问题多发。因此,中职学校迫切需要加强学生的心理辅导,提升耐挫能力。%With the rapid development of social economy, social competition increasingly fierce, lead to a lot of psychological problems for vocational students. This brings a certain degree of difficulty to the education and management work in vocational schools.Most of the students in vocational schools students with lower scores in the test ,most of their basic education in disadvantaged groups .Mental quality vocational students are generally more vulnerable and psychological problems happen.Therefore, the urgent need to strengthen the vocational school students' psychological counseling, to enhance the ability to frustration.

  2. 中等职业教育“双导双带”课堂教学模式实践探索%Exploration on"Double Orientation and Double Mobilization"Classroom Teaching Model in Secondary Vocational Education

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    鲍芳芳

    2015-01-01

    中职教育的培养目标决定了中职教育必须进行课堂教学模式的转变。阐述了“双导双带”课堂教学模式的概念及意义,教学模式的特点和感悟,旨在为中职教学改革和教学质量的提高提供理论支持。%The training objectives of secondary vocational education determines that secondary vo-cational education must carry out the transition of classroom teaching mode.The concept and sig-nificance,characteristics and comprehension of "double orientation and double mobilization"classroom teaching mode are expounded,aimed at providing theoretical support for secondary vo-cational teaching reform and improvement of teaching quality.

  3. Promotion Research of Vocational Skills Competition for the Employment Entrepreneurship Training of Vocational Students%职业技能竞赛对高职学生就业创业能力培养的促进研究

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    王丽; 于晓红

    2014-01-01

    On the basis of summarizing the skills competition experience of inside and outside the universities, this paper highlights the promoting role of skills competition on employment entrepreneurship training of vocational students, provides fresh case for the study of higher vocational education, but also provides a theoretical reference for the effective implementation of vocational skills competition.%本文在总结以往学院参加和组织的院内外技能大赛经验的基础之上,突出职业技能竞赛对高职学生就业创业能力培养的促进作用,为高等职业教育研究提供鲜活的案例,也为职业技能竞赛的有效开展提供理论上的参考。

  4. 高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛发展与赛制完善%On Development and Improvement of Vocational Skills Competition among Students Majored in Automobile in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    毕天维

    2015-01-01

    At present, theresultsof students' vocational skill competition have become an important indicatorto weigh the comprehensive strength to run a schooland also an important assessment index of thesocial influence. This paper takes students' vocational skill competitionof automobile major as the research object, analyzes the development status of stu-dents' vocational skill competitionin automobilemajor, surveyes the main problems existing instudents' vocational skills competition in automobile major, and combined with the problems, proposes relevant countermeasures and suggestions.%当前,职业技能竞赛成果已经成为衡量高职院校办学综合实力和社会影响力的重要评价指标。以高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛为研究对象,分析了高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛发展情况,调研了高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛现存主要问题,并结合问题提出了有针对性的对策建议。

  5. A Comparative Study of the Critical Thinking Skills among the Students of Accounting and Software in the Female Technical and Vocational University in the City of Borojerd

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    Bagheri, Mahdi; Nowrozi, Reza Ali

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare the critical thinking skills among the students of accounting and software in the female technical and vocational university in the city of Borojerd. This study is a descriptive-comparative research. The statistical population of this study includes the female students of accounting and software in the…

  6. Evaluation of the Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and Affective Control in Child Training Students of the Female Technical and Vocational College in the City of Broujerd

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    Esmaeili, Zohreh; Bagheri, Mahdi

    2015-01-01

    This study is a descriptive-correlational study with the purpose of evaluating the relationship between critical thinking skills and affective control in child training students of the female technical and Vocational College in the city of Broujerd. Statistical population of this study consisted of all students in the field of child training of…

  7. Making the connection: The role of social and academic school experiences in students' emotional engagement with school in post-secondary vocational education

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    Elffers, L.; Oort, F.J.; Karsten, S.

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the emotional engagement with school of a diverse sample of 909 students in post-secondary vocational education in the Netherlands. Using multilevel regression analysis, we assess the role of students' background characteristics and school experiences, and their interaction, in s

  8. AN EVALUATION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES OF WORKPLACE TRAINING OF STUDENTS IN VOCATIONAL COLLEGES

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    Adigüzel, Oktay Cem

    2009-01-01

    In our education life, most of us do not question sufficiently what, how much, and how we learn and what we need to learn. Education life in schools might be limited to certificates received without answering these questions fully. It seems difficult to expect success without answering these question in practical training at industrial institutions which are important for vocational education,. In vocational and technical education,it is important to reach an overlap between the learning ou...

  9. Development of Vocational Secondary School Students Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education

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    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT OF THE PROMOTION THESIS DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS FOR STUDIES IN THE EUROPEAN AREA OF HIGHER EDUCATION The promotion thesis „Development of Vocational Secondary School Students’ Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education” in the field of general pedagogy of pedagogical science has been worked out by Olga Dementjeva under the supervision of Dr. chem. Professor Andrejs Rauhvargers at the Depart...

  10. 对高职动漫专业人才培养定位的思考%Reflections on Cultivation Orientation of Animation Majors in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    叶学文

    2012-01-01

    At present animation develops rapidly in higher vocational colleges,which mostly trains talented personnel of animation design and production,and is not good to the revitalization and development of animation industry.Therefore,the cultivation of animation majors on creativity and planning,design and production,service and marketing should be project oriented,task driven,and oriented towards animation industry chain.%目前我国高职动漫专业发展迅速,但动漫专业大多是培养动画设计与制作人才,不利于我国动漫产业的振兴与发展。高职动漫专业应面向动漫产业链,培养创意与策划、设计与制作、服务与营销等多种人才。动漫专业应以项目为导向、以任务为驱动培养动漫企业所需的专业性人才。

  11. 高职学生管理问题的探讨%Discussion on the management of Higher Vocational Students

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    张俊

    2015-01-01

    高职学生管理一直以来都是管理者们长期探讨的课题,源于高职学生的特点,如性格懒散,自律性不太好,不能够有效地控制自己的行为和情绪,再加上年龄特点,非常容易冲动等等,所以,管理者们就要转换角色,强化服务意识,管理中加强情感教育的应用,鼓励学生自主管理,创造条件以利于学生参与学校管理.%Management of higher vocational students has always been managers long discussion, due to the characteristics of higher vocational students, such as personality lazy, self-discipline is not too good, can not effectively control his behavior and mood, coupled with the characteristics of age, very impulsive and so on, therefore, managers must change the role of, strengthen the service consciousness, strengthen the application of emotional education management, encourage students' self management, and create conditions conducive to the students to participate in school management.

  12. The Study on Status of Psychological Well-being for Vocational Students%高职生心理幸福感现状调查研究

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    赵佳佳; 童秀英; 崔鹏飞

    2012-01-01

    Under the situation of higher vocational education's rapid development, vocational college students as an independent group, studying the well-being, it's of great significant to enhance the well-being of vocational college students, and promote the psychological health of vocational college students. This study attempts to know the status of vocational college students' psychological well-being by the survey and analysis of questionnaire.%在高职教育快速发展的形势下,把高职生作为独立群体,研究其幸福感,对提升高职生的幸福感,促进高职生心理健康具有重要的意义。通过问卷调查的形式,了解和分析性别、年级、专业、成绩等因素及是否为独生子女和学生干部对高职生心理幸福感的影响。

  13. 大学生职业兴趣量表编制%Development of vocational interest scale of university students

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    陈健美; 王鹏; 陈国鹏

    2010-01-01

    Objective To develop a Vocational Interest Scale of University Students which fits the contemporary current university students, and it could give directions to university students when they were choosing a vocation. Methods Taking Holland's theory as the guide and taking 65 items of Self-Directed Search (SDS) for reference, then adding 28 items which standed for contemporary current university students' ideas of vocational interest to develop original Vocational Interest Scale of University Students. Results The formal scale included 7 tendency(subscales) and 61 items,7 subscales were technology tendency, administration tendency, business trade tendency ,art tendency ,investigation tendency,transaction tendency. The reliability of the scale was very good, the Cronbach's coefficients and spit-half reliability were over 0.7. The factor analysis abstracted 7 factors and the total variance explained reached 45%. The factor analysis results indicated that the scale had a good structure.Conclusion This scale make vocational interest as measuring object and could be a useful tool to give directions to university students who are choosing some vocation.%目的 编制适合当代大学生的职业兴趣量表,并能对大学生就业指导起到一定的参考作用.方法 以Holland理论为借鉴和指导,参考自我导向搜索测验量表(SDS)中的项目65个,并融入代表当代大学生职业兴趣观念的自编项目28个,编制成为原始的大学生职业兴趣量表.通过探索性因素分析的方法 对原始量表结构进行调整,并对项目进行删减,最终形成大学生职业兴趣量表.结果 编制了包括7个倾向(分量表),即技术技能倾向、管理组织倾向、商贸经营倾向、艺术创造倾向、自然户外倾向、科学研究倾向、一般事务倾向,61个项目的 大学生职业兴趣量表.该量表的信度较为理想,内部一致性信度、分半信度基本均在0.7以上,量表的因素分析结果 提取了7

  14. Homestay Program Orientation Manual, Including Leader's Guides and Preparatory Readings, Plus Materials for Student Use.

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    Grove, Cornelius Lee; Hansel, Bettina

    Developed as orientation materials for foreign students coming to the United States to study English, this manual contains six units to acquaint students with U.S. history, government, and culture. The first unit introduces students to the daily routines and interpersonal relationships of U.S. people. Unit 2 examines the origins and significance…

  15. Beyond Batteries and Bulbs, Circuits and Conductors: Building Green, Activist-Oriented Student Communities

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    Haun-Frank, Julie; Matthews, Catherine E.; Allen, Melony Holyfield

    2012-01-01

    In this article we provide an example of how to foster an activist-oriented student community by critically examining green technology. We designed this curriculum unit to teach students about the fundamentals of electricity, green technology, and experimental design. Additionally, we viewed this activity as an opportunity for students to apply…

  16. Students' Performance Awareness, Motivational Orientations and Learning Strategies in a Problem-Based Electromagnetism Course

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    Saglam, Murat

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to explore problem-based learning (PBL) in conjunction with students' confidence in the basic ideas of electromagnetism and their motivational orientations and learning strategies. The 78 first-year geology and geophysics students followed a three-week PBL instruction in electromagnetism. The students' confidence was assessed…

  17. Using Audience Response Systems to Encourage Student Engagement and Reflection on Ethical Orientation and Behavior

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    Micheletto, Melinda J.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to use an audience response system (ARS) to engage students in classroom discussions concerning sensitive and controversial topics (e.g., business ethics), assess student's ethical orientation and conduct in unethical behaviors, and encourage reflection on their personal level of ethicality. Students used ARS devices…

  18. Exploring a Customer Orientation: Free-Market Logic and College Students

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    Saunders, Daniel B.

    2014-01-01

    This article provides a synthesis of literature on the conceptualization of students as customers and connects the rise of this understanding of students to the expansion of free-market logic into higher education. It details the ways in which the customer orientation appears to be incongruent with the educational lives of college students, and…

  19. The Achievement Goals Orientation of South African First Year University Physics Students

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    Ramnarain, Umesh Dewnarain; Ramaila, Sam

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the achievement goals orientation of first year physics students at a South African university. The mixed methods design involved a quantitative survey of 291 students using an achievement goals questionnaire and individual interviews of selected participants. Results showed that the students perceived they have a stronger…

  20. 论职业学校如何做好学生的管理工作%How Vocational Colleges do Students' Management Work well

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    赵莎莎

    2012-01-01

    Under the times of highly-development economy,the society put forward higher standards to vocational students,with the hope of providing more talents for the society.But,the high expect put huge pressure on the vocational students,so,it is of great significance for the vocational college to do the students-managing job.%经济飞速发展的时代,社会对职业学校学生的要求越来越高,希望能有更多的具有高专业技能的人才涌入社会,这种高期望加大了职业学校培养学生的压力,因此职业学校做好学生管理工作意义重大。

  1. Exploration and Practice on the Construction of Scientific Research Groups in Innovation-oriented Higher Voca-tional Colleges%创新型高职院校科研队伍建设的探索与实践

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    陈圆圆

    2015-01-01

    This paper elaborates the important significance of sci-entific research group construction for the development of higher vocational colleges, and combined with the practical situation of scientific research in higher vocational colleges, explores the construction of innovation-oriented talents and innovation-ori-ented scientific research groups, and details the specific counter-measures for innovation-oriented scientific research group con-struction in higher vocational colleges, aiming to provide a sup-port for scientific research construction of higher vocational col-leges.%本文阐述了高职院校科研队伍建设对高职院校发展的重要意义,结合高职院校科研活动的具体实际对创新型人才、创新型高职科研队伍的建设进行了探索,并围绕高职院校创新型科研队伍建设的具体实施策略进行了详细的分析,为推动高职院校科研建设提供支持。

  2. Examine the relationship between religious orientation and perfectionism, in high school students of Naeen city

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    Azam zamani

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between religious orientation and perfectionism, boys and girls, high school in Naeen, Isfahan Province, in the academic year 2015-2016. A sample of 275 people, including 141 students, and 134 students was extracted using stratified random sampling method via software to determine sample size. Instruments used in this research, including orientation scale All port (1950, and positive and negative perfectionism scale Terry Short et al (1995. Pearson's correlation coefficient and multivariate regression was used to analyze the data using statistical software spss 22. Results of the analysis showed that there is a significant correlation between the two variables is positive perfectionism and religious orientation internal, and can say that, the effects of internal religious orientation, the positive perfectionism variable, is significant, but variable internal religious orientation cannot predict negative perfectionism variable and the effect of these variables on students is negative perfectionism not significant.

  3. A Rese arch o n Determinig The Effects of Entrepreneurship Tendencies o f The Students Gettıng The Entrepreneurship Education: Sam ple of Honaz Vocational School a t Pamukkale University

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    Ali Soylu

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    Full Text Available The concept of entrepreneurship both brings solution to the socio-economic problems of many developing countries such as unemployment, job creation, increasing the production and contributes to the national vision onan international platform. One of the most important institutions that contribute to the national vision is the universities. In this context, seeing and guiding the university students as potential entrepreneurs is of particular importance within the framework of national vision and problems.The main aim of the study is to reveal the effects of the entrepreneurship courses on the entrepreneurship orientation of the students. For this purpose, Pamukkale University conducted a field study with students taking entrepreneurship courses in Honaz Vocational School. First of all, concepts on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial personality are described in the study. Then, statistical analysis was conducted in the context of entrepreneurial personality traits byexamining the aspects of tolerance to uncertainty, risk-taking, innovation, creativity, independence, need for achievement, relationship with people, internal locus of control among the students. Consequently, the level of impact of the entrepreneurship courses on the entrepreneurship orientation of the students was determined

  4. Awareness and Attitude of Midwives and Midwifery Students toward Community Oriented Midwifery

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    afsaneh keramat; Rihane Arab; Lila Khorasani

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: As the literature indicates community-oriented midwifery can play an important role in woman health improvement. This study aimed at investigating midwives’ and midwifery students' awareness about and attitude toward community oriented midwifery in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in 2009. Methods: In this cross sectional study, a self –made questionnaire including 20 items on awareness about and 25 items on attitude toward community oriented midwifery was used for data c...

  5. On the causes and strategies of the major tense errors in vocational school students'English writing

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    王玲玲

    2015-01-01

    English writing has been increasingly important nowadays.Cultivating students' written skills has become one of the most important tasks in vocational school English teaching. But,because of the lack of linguistic competence,effective vocabulary,and basic writing skills as well as the negative effects from mother tongue and cultural differences between China and western world,numerous kinds of mistakes occur in English writing.In view of this,the author found the most frequently-made mistake in students' English writing,based on personal teaching practice and research,is the improper employment of English tenses,and the main error converges at the present perfect tense. This thesis mainly analyzes the reasons and the possible solutions from two aspects:mother tongue transfer andtense confusion and ends up with the strategies of improving the writing abilities of the concerned students.

  6. 高职学生顶岗实习满意度提升对策探究%Countermeasures Exploration to Increase Vocational Student Internships Satisfaction

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    林霞

    2014-01-01

    通过描述顶岗实习高满意度对高职学生就业的重要意义及他们对顶岗实习满意度的现状,分析高职学生对顶岗实习满意度低的原因,提出了相应的对策和建议。%By describing the importance of internships job satisfaction for vocational students and their satisfaction with the status quo of internships, the paper analyzes Internships the reasons of low satisfaction for vocational students, and puts forward corresponding countermeasures and suggestions.

  7. 以科学方式培训中职生良好行为习惯%Developing Secondary Vocational Students' Good Habits with Scientific Methods

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    王琨

    2012-01-01

    There exit some problems in secondary vocational students' behaviors and habits.Starting from six behaviors and habits of secondary vocational students,this paper attempts to develop their good habits through scientific and operative methods.%中等职业学校学生的行为习惯存在一定问题,论文从调查中职学生日常六个行为习惯着手,针对其不良习惯,力图通过科学的、可操作的培训方式来训练学生形成良好的行为习惯。

  8. "Who am I supposed to let down?" The caring work and emotional labor of vocational teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    and having failed at learning. This paper derives from a field study based upon participating observations at a vocational educational training college offering extended basic courses and interviews with teachers teaching at those courses. The teachers argue for the importance of being good at “seeing......” and sensing their students. In the interviews the teachers often use the word “care” and describe emotional dilemmas as an everyday experience working with the students. However the emotional aspect of vocational educational teachers´ work is largely under examined. Inspired by the emotional turn within...

  9. Connecting Mathematics Teaching with Vocational Learning

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    Dalby, Diane; Noyes, Andrew

    2015-01-01

    For many vocational students in England, mathematics is now a compulsory part of their programme, yet the inclusion of an academic subject within a vocational course presents challenges. In this paper, an analysis of a series of case studies of vocational student groups in Further Education colleges in England shows how contrasting practices in…

  10. Research on Instructional Principles of Vocational Skills%职业技能教学原则探究

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    邓泽民; 姚梅林; 王泽荣

    2012-01-01

    尽管行动教学广泛应用于职业技能教学,但学生难以掌握将来成为一流技能型人才的技能。这种职业技能教学效能低下,难以培养出一流技能型人才的主要原因是没有职业技能教学原则的指导。由于成为一流技能型人才的关键是形成从事职业所要求的技能,而经过技能学习分析得知这种技能取决于相应的职业实践模式,为此通过分析各种职业实践内在特点,提出了职业实践的过程导向、情景导向、效果导向三种基本模式,并据此提出职业技能教学的三原则以及应用于不同专业实践的三种行动教学程序,取得了满意的效果。%Although action-oriented instruction is being used in vcocational skill instruction, the students could hardly get the proper vocational skills which help them to become the first-rate-skilled talents. The main reason for the low efficiency of vocational skill instruction and having difficulty to cultivate the first-rate-skilled talents is lack of guidance of principles of vocational skill instruction. Because the key to be the first-rate-skilled talents is to have proper vocational skills which the profession required and the vocational skills are up to the model of vocational practice, through the analysis of inner-feature of the vocational practice, three basic models of vocational practice are put forward. There are process-oriented model, situation-oriented model and effect-oriented inodel. According to the three basic models of vocational practice, process-oriented principle, situation-oriented principle, effect-oriented principle of vocational skill instruction are put forward. In order to certify the effectiveness of the three basic principles of vocational skill instruction, three procedures of action-oriented instruction on vocational skill are designed and used in different specialties in VAT schools and colleges, and the results are satisfied.

  11. Urban Middle School Students' Stereotypes at the Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, and Gender.

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    Ghavami, Negin; Peplau, Letitia Anne

    2017-03-06

    Heterosexual urban middle school students' (N = 1,757) stereotypes about gender typicality, intelligence, and aggression were assessed. Students (Mage  = 12.36 years) rated Facebook-like profiles of peers who varied by gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Several hypotheses about how the gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of target peers intersect to shape stereotypes were tested. As predicted, a peer's sexual orientation determined stereotypes of gender typicality, with gay and lesbian students viewed as most atypical. As expected, ethnicity shaped stereotypes of intelligence, with Asian American students seen as most intelligent. Gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation independently and jointly affected stereotypes of aggression. These results demonstrate the value of an intersectional approach to the study of stereotypes. Implications for future research and practice are offered.

  12. Hunting for Knowledge: Using a Scavenger Hunt to Orient Graduate Veterinary Students

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    Pike, Caitlin; Alpi, Kristine M.

    2015-01-01

    Active participation in orientation is hoped to increase understanding and use of library resources and services beyond the effect of tours or welcome lectures. Timed scavenger hunts have been used to orient undergraduate and medical students to academic libraries. This report describes the planning, execution, and evaluation of an untimed…

  13. Situating Students' Motivation in Cooperative Learning Contexts: Proposing Different Levels of Goal Orientations

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    Kim, Jung-In; Kim, Myoungsook; Svinicki, Marilla D.

    2012-01-01

    The present studies aimed to reexamine college students' achievement goal orientations by situating their motivation in a cooperative learning context. The authors proposed and validated a scale of 3 levels of trichotomous achievement goal orientations. In Study 1, confirmatory factor analyses supported that, in laboratory cooperative learning…

  14. Influence of Career Anchors, Work Values and Personality Traits toward Employability Orientation among Malaysian University Students

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    D'Silva, Jeffrey Lawrence; Hamid, Jamaliah Abdul

    2014-01-01

    Work environment is facing numerous challenges and this entails organizations to better understand the phenomenon of employability orientation. Thus, the primary aim of this study is to determine the level of employability orientation among university students and its influencing factors. This is a quantitative study whereby a total of 711…

  15. Correlates of Universal-Diverse Orientation among First-Year University Students.

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    Fuertes, Jairo N.; Sedlacek, William E.; Roger, Patricia R.; Mohr, Jonathan K.

    2000-01-01

    Freshmen (n=206) at a public university took the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Orientation Scale, a measure of openness to and appreciation of similarities and differences in others. Correlation with results of other instruments found universal-diverse orientation was a predictor of students' attitudes toward help-seeking, their academic…

  16. Hunting for Knowledge: Using a Scavenger Hunt to Orient Graduate Veterinary Students

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    Pike, Caitlin; Alpi, Kristine M.

    2015-01-01

    Active participation in orientation is hoped to increase understanding and use of library resources and services beyond the effect of tours or welcome lectures. Timed scavenger hunts have been used to orient undergraduate and medical students to academic libraries. This report describes the planning, execution, and evaluation of an untimed…

  17. Motivational Orientations and Psychological Needs in EFL Learning among Elementary School Students in Japan

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    Carreira, Junko Matsuzaki

    2012-01-01

    This study examined Japanese elementary school students' motivational orientations for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) and fundamental psychological needs from a self-determination theory perspective, exploring the relations between motivational orientations (e.g., intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, introjected regulation,…

  18. Bicultural Orientation and Chinese Language Learning among South Asian Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong

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    Lai, Chun; Gao, Fang; Wang, Qiu

    2015-01-01

    Understanding the value of monocultural acculturation orientation to the host culture (assimilation) and bicultural acculturation orientation (integration) for language learning is critical in guiding educational policy and practices for immigrant students. This study aimed to enhance our understanding on the relationship between acculturation…

  19. Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching

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    Putman, S. Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article describes research conducted to examine 71 preservice teachers' theoretical orientations of classroom management and the impact of student teaching on these orientations as well as their overall views regarding classroom management. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of…

  20. Chinese Students' Goal Orientation in English Learning: A Study Based on Autonomous Inquiry Model

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    Zhang, Jianfeng

    2014-01-01

    Goal orientation is a kind of theory of learning motivation, which helps learners to develop their capability by emphasis on new techniques acquiring and environment adapting. In this study, based on the autonomous inquiry model, the construction of Chinese students' goal orientations in English learning are summarized according to the data…

  1. Goal orientations of health profession students throughout the undergraduate program : a multilevel study

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    Kool, Ada; Mainhard, Tim; Brekelmans, Mieke; van Beukelen, Peter; Jaarsma, Debbie

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The achievement goal theory defines two major foci of students' learning goals (1) primarily interested in truly mastering a task (mastery orientation), and (2) striving to show ones competences to others (performance orientation). The present study is undertaken to better understand if

  2. Organization of Individual Work of Students under Competence-Oriented Approach to Education in Higher School

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    Ualiyeva, Nazym T.; Murzalinova, Alma Z.

    2016-01-01

    The main objective of this research is to identify the essence, content and specifics of organization of individual work of higher school students under competence-oriented approach. The research methodology is related to the choice of competence-oriented approach to ensure transformation of individual work into individual activity in…

  3. A Model of Parental Achievement-Oriented Psychological Control in Academically Gifted Students

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    Garn, Alex C.; Jolly, Jennifer L.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated achievement-oriented parent socialization as it pertains to school avoidance in a sample of gifted students. A serial mediation model examining relationships among parental achievement-oriented psychological control (APC), fear of academic failure, academic amotivation, and school avoidance was tested. The sample included…

  4. Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching

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    Putman, S. Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article describes research conducted to examine 71 preservice teachers' theoretical orientations of classroom management and the impact of student teaching on these orientations as well as their overall views regarding classroom management. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of…

  5. The Impact of Sexual of Orientation and Gender Expression Bias on African American Students

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    Majied, Kamilah F.

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses sexual orientation and gender expression bias as they impact the educational experience of African American students. Sexual orientation and gender expression bias have a unique presentation in Black educational settings. The climate in such settings can be metagrobolized by the combination of distorted notions of Black…

  6. Bicultural Orientation and Chinese Language Learning among South Asian Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong

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    Lai, Chun; Gao, Fang; Wang, Qiu

    2015-01-01

    Understanding the value of monocultural acculturation orientation to the host culture (assimilation) and bicultural acculturation orientation (integration) for language learning is critical in guiding educational policy and practices for immigrant students. This study aimed to enhance our understanding on the relationship between acculturation…

  7. The Impact of Sexual of Orientation and Gender Expression Bias on African American Students

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    Majied, Kamilah F.

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses sexual orientation and gender expression bias as they impact the educational experience of African American students. Sexual orientation and gender expression bias have a unique presentation in Black educational settings. The climate in such settings can be metagrobolized by the combination of distorted notions of Black…

  8. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (Sexual Minority Students): School Nurse Practice. Position Statement. Revised

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    Bradley, Beverly

    2012-01-01

    It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or the sexual orientation of their parents and family members, are entitled to a safe school environment and equal opportunities for a high level of academic achievement and school participation/involvement. Establishment of…

  9. CONCEPTIONS OF LEARNING THROUGH LEARNING STYLES AND COGNITIVE DIMENSION IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Individual learning preferences and learning styles have been defined in several different ways according to theoretical models. In the context of vocational education, students have different characteristics compared to their counterparts in other fields of education, since learning orientation is more on job focused. However, the cognitive dimension is still need to be measured especially for learners at school level. This article addresses the relationship between learning styles and cognitive dimension in vocational education at secondary school level. Based on the Felder-Silverman Learning Styles and Cognitive Dimension Model, the authors highlighted students’ dimension of learning styles, students’ preferences on learning preference, and the conceptual of knowledge, skills and problem solving construct according to taxonomy. It is concluded that the vocational students are more incline to be visual learner. This learning preference and learning styles will contribute to their engagement on the concept of learning in vocational education.

  10. To explore the personality education of vocational college students%高职院校大学生人格教育的探索

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    章小剑

    2014-01-01

    塑造健康人格是学校德育工作的基本职责,高职院校的学生是大学生群体中重要的组成部分,但是由于家庭环境和升学教育因素影响的不同,高职院校的学生有着他们具备的典型特点,虽有他们积极健康的一面,但在人格方面他们仍存在需要改进的一面,这也高职院校德育工作的重点,针对高职院校学生人格的特点,高职院校本身应有人格教育的基本途径和策略。%To shape a healthy personality is the basic responsibility of the school moral education work, the students in higher vocational colleges is an important part, but because of the family environment and school education factors, the students in higher vocational colleges have typical characteristics, although they have a positive and healthy side, they are still need to improve the personality, is the focus on the moral education in higher vocational colleges, according to the characteristics of higher vocational college students' personality, higher vocational colleges should have the basic way and strategy of the personality education.

  11. An Exploratory Study of Student Service Members/Veterans' Mental Health Characteristics by Sexual Orientation.

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    Pelts, Michael D; Albright, David L

    2015-01-01

    Explore the mental health differences of student veterans by sexual orientation. Student service members/veterans (N = 702) from the Fall 2011 National College Health Assessment. Descriptive statistics and 2-sample proportion and mean tests were used to compare mental health characteristics. Student veterans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure had higher levels of mental health symptoms and treatment. Results suggest a need for continued examination of student service members/veterans as related to disparities in mental health by sexual orientation.

  12. Communication skills training in medical students: do motivational orientations predict changes over time in psychosocial attributes?

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    Madjar, Nir; Kushnir, Talma; Bachner, Yaacov G

    2015-03-01

    Perceived psychosocial abilities (i.e., competence in addressing the psychosocial aspects of patient care) and low frustration tolerance (LFT) (i.e., intolerance of physical or emotional discomfort) have been established as significant attributes of experienced medical professionals. We aimed to expand our understanding of the role motivation plays within communication skills training by investigating whether motivation precedes or, conversely, follows psychosocial attributes. According to goal orientations theory, motivation denotes the goals students pursue when engaging in learning tasks. We hypothesized that goal orientations would predict development of psychosocial attributes. More specifically, an adaptive goal orientation (i.e., mastery goal orientation) was expected to predict perceived psychosocial abilities, whereas the maladaptive goal orientations (i.e., performance-approach and avoidance goal orientations) were hypothesized to predict LFT (frustration intolerance). The study spanned two sequential years, in which two cohorts of first-year medical students (N = 151) completed questionnaires at the beginning and end of an annual physician-patient communication course. The questionnaires assessed goal orientations, perceived psychosocial abilities, and LFT. Cross-lagged analyses using Structural Equation Modeling indicated that goal orientations significantly predicted perceived psychosocial abilities, as hypothesized; however, LFT predicted maladaptive goal orientation, rather than the other way around. These findings provided further support for the contribution of goal orientations theory within medical education contexts. Medical schools are advised to consider motivational aspects when planning and implementing training programs.

  13. Discrimination Study of Talent Nurturing between Application-Oriented Undergraduate Program and Vocational Program%应用型本科与高职高专人才培养的区分度研究

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    龙伟; 王艳

    2015-01-01

    In the background of the experiment and transformation of application-oriented undergraduate uni-versities, those universities newly upgraded from former vocational schools are faced with two major issues:how to up-grade the education from vocational program to undergraduate program and how to orient the undergraduate program towards application. After analyzing the differences of purposes and specifications in talent nurturing between appli-cation-oriented undergraduate program and vocational program, the paper sorts out the close relations and distinctions between the two.%在教育部应用型本科转型试点背景下,由原来高职高专院校新升格的本科院校面临如何从专科教育向本科教育提升、如何向应用型本科教育转型双重问题。本研究分析了应用型本科与高职高专教育在人才培养目标、人才培养规格的异同,通过区分研究厘清应用型本科教育与原有高职高专教育的联系与区别。

  14. On Internship Rules for Vocational Students%高职院校专业顶岗实习制度管理刍议

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    尹承福

    2012-01-01

    开展“教、学、做”为主要内容的专业顶岗实习,是高职教育的必要环节,也是高职学院培养学生综合职业能力的重要途径和有效方法.以职业活动为导向,以职业能力为核心,依靠严格的工作制度,能够有效地提高专业顶岗实习质量和学生的就业竞争能力.%It is a necessity for internship which is closely connected with "teaching,leaning and practicing" in vocational education. Internship is also an important and effective method in developing students' overall professional competence. Occupation-orientated and competence-focused internship, together with strict working rules and regulations, are sure ways for quality internship and employment competitiveness.

  15. Orientations towards English among English-Medium Instruction Students

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    Karakas, Ali

    2015-01-01

    Based on the empirical data of my PhD research, this paper analyses the perceptions of 351 undergraduate students enrolled at English-medium universities towards English in terms of the language ideology framework. The students were purposively sampled from three programs at three Turkish universities. The data were drawn from student opinion…

  16. 基于胜任素质模型的高职学生就业能力培养%Vocational Students' Employability Training Based on Competency Model

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    王庚

    2014-01-01

    高职学生的就业能力培养是一项系统工程,依据企业人力资源管理中胜任素质模型,培养符合企业需要的应用型技术人才,对于提高高职教育人才培养质量,提高高职学生的就业能力具有重要的促进作用。%Vocational students' employability training is a systematic project, according to human resource manage-ment competency model, develops applications in line with business needs and technical personnel, to improve the quality of vocational education training personnel, improving the employability of vocational students have important role in promoting.

  17. 音乐教育对高职生综合人文素质的影响%Influence of Music Education on Higher Vocational Students' Comprehensive Humanistic Quality

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    董理

    2014-01-01

    音乐教育在校园文化建设中具有举足轻重的地位,而校园文化氛围对高职生的人文素质具有较重要的影响。高职院校教育工作者应充分利用音乐教育强化对高职生人文综合素质的教育。%Music education has a pivotal position in the construction of campus culture, and campus culture has important influence on higher vocational students' humanistic quality. Higher vocational colleges education workers should make full use of music education to strengthen the humanistic quality education of higher vocational students.

  18. Effects of vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation for aircraft maintenance personnel--a preliminary study of long-term effects with 5-year follow-up.

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    Holopainen, Kaj; Nevala, Nina; Kuronen, Pentti; Arokoski, Jari P A

    2004-12-01

    Changes in the physical capacity, musculoskeletal symptoms, and perceived work ability of Finnish Air Force maintenance personnel were studied after vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation (VOMR). Twenty persons with chronic musculoskeletal symptoms in their back or neck took part in VOMR courses. The measurements were carried out at the beginning of the rehabilitation course and after two follow-up periods (0.5 and 5 years). The subjects worked most of the time in a bent position and often with their backs twisted and their arms above their shoulders. The severity of low-back pain and the number of days of sick leave decreased significantly (p < 0.05-0.01) during the 5-years follow-up. Also the exercise breaks at work increased (p < 0.01). After half a year of medical rehabilitation the measured range of the cervical spine and the dynamic and endurance strength of the upper and lower extremities was greater (p < 0.05-0.001) than at the beginning of the rehabilitation. There were no statistically significant differences in the use of physical therapy, experienced work strain, physical exercise or maximal oxygen consumption during the follow-up. This is a preliminary follow-up study lasting 5 years showed some significant changes in physical capacity, musculoskeletal symptoms and work ability. However, controlled studies are needed to evaluate these preliminary findings of this kind of rehabilitation model.

  19. Goal Orientation of Adult Students Towards Learning Strategies: The Malaysian Context

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    Choon Hee Ong

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to identify the goal orientation of adult students in the Malaysian context. The finding of this study shows that mastery goal orientation registered the highest mean among the adult students. Therefore, the adult students were found to have adopted mastery goal orientation in their learning process. The analysis of t-Test and One-Way ANOVA indicates that there were no significant group differences in the mean scores of mastery goal orientation among gender, age group and years of experience of the respondents. In addition, this study also attempts to offer the higher education institutions to understand the students’ learning strategies by knowing their goal orientation. It provides information on how deep learning strategies can be integrated with mastery goal orientation so that they are in line to produce better learning outcomes. It is recommended in this study that deep learning methods such as flexible learning and problem-based learning can be used to encourage students to take greater responsibilities for their learning outcomes. In this respect, they will be able to interact with the facilitator on the course material in a more practical and analytical manner. In terms of future research, this study provides validated measures of goal orientation which can be used by future researchers in the similar research setting.

  20. Sexual orientation and first-year college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs.

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    Shadick, Richard; Dagirmanjian, Faedra Backus; Trub, Leora; Dawson, Heather

    2016-01-01

    To examine differences between heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). First-year university students between October 2009 and October 2013 who self-identified as heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning. Students completed questionnaires on demographic variables and NMUPD. Any NMUPD was examined, as were stimulants, anxiolytics, and painkillers. Hierarchical regression was used to examine differential NMUPD based on sexual orientation, gender, and race. For any NMUPD and painkillers, bisexual and questioning students reported higher rates of nonmedical use than heterosexual students and gay men. When compared with heterosexual females, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning females reported higher any NMUPD and nonmedical painkiller use. For stimulants and anxiolytics, bisexual students reported the highest nonmedical use, followed by gay and lesbian students. There may be particular risk for NMUPD associated with membership in marginalized groups in terms of both sexual orientation and gender.

  1. 不同性别角色类型男女大学生的职业倾向差异%The Differences of Career Orientation between Male and Female College Students with Different Sex Role

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    闻军明; 梁庆; 孙一兰

    2011-01-01

    According to the test of CSRI and Chinese vocational interest inventory of Holland type scale in 338 college students in the sex role and career orientation and by using variance analysis and mean comparison to compare the differences of career orientation among college students with different sex and sex role, it is found that male college students with the R,I type of career orientation obviously get higher scores than the female college students and get lower scores in the A,S,C types of career orientation. As for the differences of sex role with these six types of career orientation, double-sexual college students get higher scores than the feminizing college students and undifferential ones ; the college students with masculinity in the S ,E type of career orientation get higher scores than the feminizing college students and undifferential ones.%采用CSRI和霍氏中国职业兴趣量表测查338名大学生的性别角色和职业倾向得分。用方差分析和均值比较方法比较不同性别和不同性别角色类型大学生的职业倾向差异。结果发现:男性在R、I类职业倾向得分显著高于女性,在A、S、C类职业倾向得分显著低于女性;性别角色差异:在所有6类职业倾向得分上。双性化者显著高于女性化和未分化者,男性化者在s、E类职业倾向得分显著高于女性化和未分化者。

  2. Development of probabilistic thinking-oriented learning tools for probability materials at junior high school students

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    Sari, Dwi Ivayana; Hermanto, Didik

    2017-08-01

    This research is a developmental research of probabilistic thinking-oriented learning tools for probability materials at ninth grade students. This study is aimed to produce a good probabilistic thinking-oriented learning tools. The subjects were IX-A students of MTs Model Bangkalan. The stages of this development research used 4-D development model which has been modified into define, design and develop. Teaching learning tools consist of lesson plan, students' worksheet, learning teaching media and students' achievement test. The research instrument used was a sheet of learning tools validation, a sheet of teachers' activities, a sheet of students' activities, students' response questionnaire and students' achievement test. The result of those instruments were analyzed descriptively to answer research objectives. The result was teaching learning tools in which oriented to probabilistic thinking of probability at ninth grade students which has been valid. Since teaching and learning tools have been revised based on validation, and after experiment in class produced that teachers' ability in managing class was effective, students' activities were good, students' responses to the learning tools were positive and the validity, sensitivity and reliability category toward achievement test. In summary, this teaching learning tools can be used by teacher to teach probability for develop students' probabilistic thinking.

  3. 浅析技能大赛与经管类专业职业教育改革%To Analyze the Impact of Vocational Students Skills Competition to the Reform of Vocational Education

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    冉娟

    2012-01-01

    Since the National Vocational Students Skills Competition have been taken for three years, it has improved the quality of vocational education greatly. It is a good method to accelerate the reform of vocational education which related with economic and management. It has been improved the quality of courses, subjects. Practicing and training bases, teaching staff, cooperation of colleges and businesses and students greatly. This article was based on the rich experiences to coach students to attend different levels and kinds of vocational skills competitions and teaching reform practices. Combining the characteristic of economic and management courses, the effect of vocational skills competitions to vocational education was analyzed from to direct the reform, to improve the quality and quantity of practicing and training bases, to foster more teachers who are both familiar with the theory and practice. The practices of colleges have taken to deepen the teaching reform through the students skills competition was to be discussed too.%全国职业院校技能大赛举办四年以来,有效的推动了职业教育质量的提高,对于经管类职业教育改革也提供了有效的抓手,在专业建设、课程改革、实训基地建设、师资队伍建设、校企合作的提升、学生塑造等方面都起到了极大的推动作用.本文立足多年指导学生参加各级技能大赛和教学改革的实践,结合经管类专业特点,从明确改革方向、促进实训基地建设、双师教师培养等方面分析了技能大赛对促进职业教育教学改革的作用,探讨了学院以技能大赛为抓手、深化教学改革的做法.

  4. Students' personal professional theories in vocational education : developing a knowledge base

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    2011-01-01

    Senior secondary vocational education needs to deliver reflective practitioners who possess an adequate knowledge base, who are able to solve complex problems and who have the ability to acquire and develop new knowledge during their further professional career. It is assumed that all types of knowl

  5. Interactions in vocational education: negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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    Schaap, H.; Schaaf, M.F. van der; Bruijn, E. de

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student–teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted

  6. Development and Evaluation of a Vocational Experience Curriculum for Educable and Disadvantaged Students. Final Report.

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    Hardin County Board of Education, Elizabethtown, KY.

    A project was designed to measure the effects of integrating basic reading and mathematical instruction with prevocational instruction through the addition of a basic skills resource room, a technical simulation unit, and guidance and counseling to the ninth grade vocational experience program for educable mentally handicapped and disadvantaged…

  7. Attitudes of Teachers and Students towards Art and Design Curriculum: Implications for Vocational Education in Kenya

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    Wagah, M. O.; Indoshi, F. C.; Agak, J. O.

    2009-01-01

    Art and Design Curriculum taught in secondary schools in Kenya is intended not only to prepare learners for a vocation in Art and Design industry but also to complement literacy, scientific and factual subjects by awakening creativity in the individual. It is part of the government policy of diversification and vocationalization of the curriculum.…

  8. Some Solutions to Vocational Education Problems of Minority, Disadvantaged and Handicapped Students.

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    Broussard, Vernon; Wulf, Kathleen

    Society must take steps to provide desirable employment for disadvantaged minority youth. Since vocational education is the largest of the public-supported training programs, it must be in the vanguard to ensure development of job and career opportunities for all citizens who want to work, especially racial and ethnic minorities, handicapped…

  9. The Delicate Dance: The Assessment Implications of Awarding Students Vocational Qualifications within University Degrees

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    Smith, Erica; Bush, Tony

    2006-01-01

    This paper explores the implications for assessment of embedding qualifications from the vocational education and training (VET) sector within university qualifications. As VET qualifications are now all competency based, assessment in the two sectors is quite different, since universities have generally eschewed competency-based training and…

  10. Students' personal professional theories in vocational education : developing a knowledge base

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    Schaap, H.

    2011-01-01

    Senior secondary vocational education needs to deliver reflective practitioners who possess an adequate knowledge base, who are able to solve complex problems and who have the ability to acquire and develop new knowledge during their further professional career. It is assumed that all types of knowl

  11. Great expectations: students' educational attitudes upon the transition to post-secondary vocational education

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    Elffers, L.; Oort, F.J.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, we examine students’ educational attitudes upon the transition to Dutch senior vocational education (SVE), a transition associated with high dropout rates in the first year. Prior studies have identified differences in educational attitudes between sociodemographic groups. However, th

  12. Interactions in vocational education : negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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    Schaap, Harmen; van der Schaaf, Marieke; de Bruijn, Elly

    2017-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student–teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in

  13. Interactions in vocational education: negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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    Schaap, H.; Schaaf, M.F. van der; Bruijn, E. de

    2017-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student–teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in

  14. Interactions in vocational education : negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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    Schaap, Harmen; van der Schaaf, Marieke; de Bruijn, Elly

    2017-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student–teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in whic

  15. Interactions in vocational education: negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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    Schaap, H.; Schaaf, M.F. van der; Bruijn, E. de

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to describe verbal student–teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted

  16. 高职院校技能型课程行动导向教学模式研究——以会计专业为例%Higher Vocational Colleges Research of Skilled Courses Behavior - oriented Teaching Modes: Take Accountancy as an Example

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    阙红艳

    2012-01-01

    Higher vocational colleges accounting professional training objectives of our decision in the accounting professional personnel training, we must strengthen the students' occupation skill training, the professional ability, social ability and learning ability and comprehensive occupation ability. The action oriented teaching method is in- troduced to the teaching of accounting major, because of its interaction between teachers and students and teaching integration advantages to adapt to the requirements of accounting major cultivation in higher vocational colleges. Combining with specific case using the teaching method of exploration and practice, this paper puts forward the key points in the application process.%高职院校会计专业的培养目标决定了其必须加强学生的职业技能培养,使学生具备专业能力、社会能力和学习能力等综合职业能力。因此,将行动导向教学法引入高职会计专业教学,以其师生互动和教学融合的优势来适应高职院校会计专业的培养要求。结合具体案例的运用,对该教学法进行探索和实践,并提出运用过程中应注意的问题。

  17. On Vocational College Students' Emotional Management%浅议职业院校学生情绪的管理

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    纪韦韦

    2014-01-01

    College students have no emotional stability, richness, impulsivity, level features. This paper describes the sig-nificance of vocational students emotional management, analyzes the causes of negative emotions, and put forward some ef-fective ways to manage emotions from family, society, schools and individuals in four areas.%大学生的情绪具有不稳定性、丰富性、冲动性、层次性的特点。本文阐述了高职生情绪管理的意义、分析了产生负面情绪原因,并从家庭、社会、学校和个人四个方面提出了一些情绪管理的有效途径。

  18. Student Orientation to Grammatical Aspects of Interaction in Group Work

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    アリン, デビッド; 細田, 由利; Aline, David; Hosoda, Yuri

    2005-01-01

    Using the framework of Conversation Analysis, this paper examines the interaction found in task-based group work, and explores the effects of interaction on second language acquisition. For this study 26 hours of conversation by 23 small groups of Japanese university students were audio taped. A close analysis of the students' interaction in the group discussion revealed the students' competence in managing grammatical problems through self-repair and peer-assistance. The data show some of th...

  19. Leveraging MSLQ Data for Predicting Students Achievement Goal Orientations

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    Ali, Liaqat; Hatala, Marek; Gašević, Dragan; Winne, Philip H.

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to investigate how students’ motivated strategies of learning and their achievement goal orientations relate to their academic behaviours and performance in the context of online leaning systems. The study also develops and validates a relational model between students’ learning strategies and achievement goals.

  20. Orientation through Presentation: Getting MBA Students Interested in Communication Training

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    Connor, Michael

    2005-01-01

    The recent "Business Communication Quarterly" special issue on management communication instruction in internationally oriented MBA programs draws attention to a delicate and pervasive problem. Debby Andrews pointed out that whereas acknowledgment of the importance of communication skills for management is commonplace, curricula…

  1. Turkish EFL Speaking Course Students' Motivational Orientations and Their Instructors' Autonomy Support

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    Dinçer, Ali

    2011-01-01

    Many studies using Self-Determination Theory (SDT) as a theoretical platform have emphasized the importance of knowing students' motivational orientations in education, and stated that autonomy-supportive or controlling learning climates are significant to determine students' motivational resources, academic achievement, and classroom engagement.…

  2. Chinese Mindset: Theories of Intelligence, Goal Orientation and Academic Achievement in Hong Kong Students

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    Chen, Wei-Wen; Wong, Yi-Lee

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between theories of intelligence and goal orientations, and their joint connections to students' academic achievement in the Chinese cultural context. A total of 418 university students in Hong Kong participated in the present study. The survey was administered to collect information…

  3. Psychometric Analysis of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire in Taiwanese Undergraduate Students

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    Chen, Lung Hung; Tsai, Ying-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ; Peterson et al. in "J Happiness Stud" 6(1):25-41, 2005) in Taiwanese students. The participants were 578 undergraduate students (M[subscript age] = 18.64, SD = 1.02) and completed the OHQ, satisfaction with life scale (Diener et…

  4. Making the Grade: Understanding Learning and Grade Orientations of First-Year Students

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    Purcell, Jennifer M.

    2009-01-01

    First-year undergraduate students enter college with varying expectations, motivations, and goals and are being bombarded with messages about the importance of grades, sometimes to the detriment of learning. This descriptive, cross-sectional study employs LOGO II to describe the learning and grade orientations of first-year students and identify…

  5. The Effects of Family Leadership Orientation on Social Entrepreneurship, Generativity and Academic Success of College Students

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    Baloglu, Nuri

    2017-01-01

    In this study, the effects of family leadership orientation on social entrepreneurship, generativity and academic education success were examined with the views of college students. The study was conducted at a state university in Central Anatolia in Turkey. 402 college students who attending at three different colleges voluntarily participated in…

  6. Evaluation of Napa Valley College's Student Orientation, Assessment, Advisement and Retention Program.

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    Friedlander, Jack

    In fall 1983, Napa Valley College fully implemented its Student Orientation, Assessment, Advisement, and Retention (SOAAR) program, which consisted of assessment of first-time students' math and reading skills, advisement about enrolling in regular or developmental courses based on scores, course advisement, and the provision of information on…

  7. "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility": Privileged Students' Conceptions of Justice-Oriented Citizenship

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    Swalwell, Katy

    2013-01-01

    How do students from privileged communities respond to educational efforts encouraging them to become justice-oriented citizens? Observational and interview data collected during a semester-long case study of eleven high school students in a social studies class at an elite private school reveal four markedly different interpretations of their…

  8. Perfectionism and Goal Orientations among Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong

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    Chan, David W.

    2009-01-01

    Positive and negative perfectionism as well as four goal orientations were assessed in a sample of 315 Chinese gifted students in Hong Kong. These students tended to endorse positive perfectionism more than negative perfectionism and prefer learning and social goals over performance and avoidance goals. Learning and social goal orientations…

  9. Canonical Correlational Models of Students' Perceptions of Assessment Tasks, Motivational Orientations, and Learning Strategies

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    Alkharusi, Hussain

    2013-01-01

    The present study aims at deriving correlational models of students' perceptions of assessment tasks, motivational orientations, and learning strategies using canonical analyses. Data were collected from 198 Omani tenth grade students. Results showed that high degrees of authenticity and transparency in assessment were associated with positive…

  10. Non-Science Oriented Students and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

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    Ben-Zvi, Ruth

    1999-01-01

    Describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a module called "Energy and the Human Being" within the framework of a program aimed at non-science-oriented students in senior high schools in Israel. Finds that students' attitudes toward science were positive and their understanding of the scientific concepts involved was…

  11. Psychometric Analysis of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire in Taiwanese Undergraduate Students

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    Chen, Lung Hung; Tsai, Ying-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ; Peterson et al. in "J Happiness Stud" 6(1):25-41, 2005) in Taiwanese students. The participants were 578 undergraduate students (M[subscript age] = 18.64, SD = 1.02) and completed the OHQ, satisfaction with life scale…

  12. University Students' Research Orientations: Do Negative Attitudes Exist toward Quantitative Methods?

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    Murtonen, Mari

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines university social science and education students' views of research methodology, especially asking whether a negative research orientation towards quantitative methods exists. Finnish (n = 196) and US (n = 122) students answered a questionnaire concerning their views on quantitative, qualitative, empirical, and theoretical…

  13. Students' Predispositions and Orientations toward Communication and Perceptions of Instructor Reciprocity and Learning

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    Allen, Jerry L.; Long, Kathleen M.; O'mara, Joan; Judd, Ben B.

    2008-01-01

    This study examined whether college students' communication avoidance and socio-communicative orientation were related to perceptions of instructors' immediacy, socio-communication style, satisfaction with instructors and learning. Students high in communication apprehension and/or less immediate perceived their instructors as less immediate and…

  14. Effectiveness of Conceptual Change Text-Oriented Instruction on Students' Understanding of Cellular Respiration Concepts

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    Cakirt, Ozlem S.; Geban, Omer; Yuruk, Nejla

    2002-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of conceptual change text-oriented instruction over traditional instruction on students' understanding of cellular respiration concepts and their attitudes toward biology as a school subject. The sample of this study consisted of 84 eleventh-grade students from four classes of a high school. Two of the classes…

  15. Effectiveness of Conceptual Change Text Oriented Instruction on Students' Understanding of Cellular Respiration Concepts.

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    Cakir, Ozlem S.; Yuruk, Nejla; Geban, Omer

    The purpose of the study is to compare the effectiveness of conceptual change text oriented instruction and traditional instruction on students' understanding of cellular respiration concepts and their attitudes toward biology as a school subject. The sample of this study consisted of 84 eleventh-grade students from the 4 classes of a high school.…

  16. Psychometric Analysis of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire in Taiwanese Undergraduate Students

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    Chen, Lung Hung; Tsai, Ying-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ; Peterson et al. in "J Happiness Stud" 6(1):25-41, 2005) in Taiwanese students. The participants were 578 undergraduate students (M[subscript age] = 18.64, SD = 1.02) and completed the OHQ, satisfaction with life scale…

  17. 浅议市场导向的高等职业教育质量观%Discussion on the Market-oriented Education Quality View of Vocational Colleges

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    张新昌

    2011-01-01

    高等职业教育具有高等教育和职业教育双重属性,其主要任务是培养生产、建设服务和管理第一线需要的高端技能型专门人才。高职院校要遵循高职的办学规律,树立科学的高职教育质量观,以服务为宗旨,以就业为导向,走特色和内涵发展道路,逐步形成育人特色,以市场需求为导向,依托行业和区域经济发展,培养区域行业企业"留得住、用得上、上得去"的人才。%Higher vocational education has dual attribute of higher education and vocational education,whose main task is to train high-skilled first line professionals for production,service and management.Vocational colleges should be based on vocational education principles,establish the scientific concept of quality view,aiming at service and orienting to employment,leading to the characteristic and content development path,and gradually forming a feature of educating people to market demand,relying on industry and regional economic development,traing retainable,applicable and ready talents for regional industries and enterprises.

  18. 以高端服务为导向的高职助产教育策略分析%Analysis of High-end Service Oriented Vocational Midwifery Education Strategy

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    王婷婷

    2016-01-01

    As people enhance the quality of life, with high-end service oriented service delivery has been widely recognized. However the midwifery Science in China started late, vocational midwifery education still exist some shortcomings, can not meet the current needs of the society. Therefore, we must strengthen the vocational midwifery education, to cultivate more high-quality midwifery professionals. The related concepts and vocational midwifery education combined with the current high-end services, to explore the strategies of higher vocational nursing education.%随着人们生活质量的提升,以高端服务为导向的助产服务已经得到广泛的认可。然而我国助产科学起步较晚,高职助产教育方面还存在一些不足之处,不能满足当前社会需求。因此,必须加强高职助产教育,才能培养出更多的高素质助产专业人才。本文结合高端服务的相关概念及高职助产教育现状,对高职助产教育策略进行探讨。

  19. The Relationship of Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy, Vocational Identity, and Career Exploration Behavior in African American High School Students

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    Gushue, George V.; Scanlan, Kolone R. L.; Pantzer, Karen M.; Clarke, Christine P.

    2006-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between the social cognitive construct of career decision-making self-efficacy and the outcome variables of vocational identity and career exploration behaviors in a sample of 72 urban African American high school students. The results indicate that higher levels of career decision-making self-efficacy are…

  20. High Rates of Pregnancy among Vocational School Students: Results of Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview Survey in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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    Manopaiboon, Chomnad; Kilmarx, Peter H.; van Griensven, Frits; Chaikummao, Supaporn; Jeeyapant, Supaporn; Limpakarnjanarat, Khanchi; Uthaiworavit, Wat

    2003-01-01

    Examined prevalence of and factors associated with pregnancy and abortion among vocation school students in northern Thailand. Age, current contraceptive use, early initiation of sexual intercourse, alcohol and drug use, and sexual coercion were associated with self or partner pregnancy. High rates of pregnancy and abortion indicate the need for…

  1. 高职生“三创”人格的特征探析%Analysis of"Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Excellence"Personality of Higher Vocational Students

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    王飞; 吴颖

    2012-01-01

      Personality plays a fundamental role in the growing up of higher vocational students. Based on shaping a healthy personality and strengthening guality cultivation,"entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence"personality becomes the outstanding feature of the"creativity"talents among higher vocational students. Clarifying the connotation of"entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence"personality characteristics, in-depth analysising of the specific characterization of vocational students"entrepreneurship, innovation and excel ence" personality has a special significance in the course of cultivating higher vocational students.%  人格在高职生成才中起根本性作用。塑造健全的人格,加强“三创”人格的培养,是促进高职生成为“三创”人才的重要保证。弄清“三创”人格的内涵、特征,深入分析高职生“三创”人格的具体表征,对于搞好高职生“三创”教育,具有特别重要的意义。

  2. Apprentice or Student? The Structures of Construction Industry Vocational Education and Training in Denmark and Sweden and their Possible Consequences for Safety Learning

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    Grytnes, Regine; Grill, Martin; Pousette, Anders

    2017-01-01

    There is a notable difference in occupational injury rates in the two Scandinavian countries, Sweden and Denmark, with the latter having a 40% higher rate of fatal occupational injuries in the construction industry. This study explored differences in the vocational education and training (VET) sy...... promote various forms of safety learning among students....

  3. The Effective Way to Improve the Financial Ability of Vocational Students%提高中职生理财能力的有效途径

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    时金凤

    2014-01-01

    secondary vocational education as the main content of the education in our country, the secondary vocational school students have a strong independent ability to live in the food and clothing etc.. Most of the vocational school students lack of the scientific concept of financial management, can not be scientific consumption control, caused the financial effect of the lack of. Based on this, this paper takes cultivating vocational students ability of financing as the research content, in-depth to explore the combination of practice. In order to students ’ financial ability for the promotion provide a reference.%中职教育作为我国主要的教育构成内容之一,当前我们国家的中职生在吃、穿、住、行等方面有着较强的独立能力。大部分中职学生缺少科学的理财观念,不能够科学地进行消费支配,造成了理财效果欠缺。基于此,以中职生理财能力的培养为研究内容,结合实践进行深入的探究,以期为中职生理财能力的提升提供参考。

  4. Design Rationale Behind the Serious Self-Regulation Game Intervention "Balance It" : Overweight Prevention Among Secondary Vocational Education Students in The Netherlands

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    Spook, Jorinde E; Paulussen, Theo; Paulissen, Rosie; Visschedijk, Gillian; Kok, Gerjo; van Empelen, Pepijn

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: This article describes the design rationale behind a serious self-regulation game intervention. The aim of the game is to promote healthy dietary intake and physical activity among secondary vocational educational students in The Netherlands (approximately 16-20 years of age). MATERIALS A

  5. Design Rationale Behind the Serious Self-Regulation Game Intervention “Balance-It”: Overweight Prevention Among Secondary Vocational Education Students in the Netherlands

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    Spook, J.E.; Paulussen, T.G.W.M.; Paulissen, R.T; Visschedijk, G.C.; Kok, G.; Empelen, P. van

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This article describes the design rationale behind a serious self-regulation game intervention. The aim of the game is to promote healthy dietary intake and physical activity among secondary vocational educational students in The Netherlands (approximately 16-20 years of age). Materials a

  6. 对高职学院学生学习障碍的因素分析%Factor Analysis of the Higher Vocational College Students' Learning Disabilities

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    刘淑侠

    2014-01-01

    高职学生学习障碍是影响高职院校教学质量,关系高职教育内涵发展的重要现实问题之一,对此进行研究分析,探寻解决之道,十分必要。本文主要通过问卷调查、访谈、座谈等研究方法,归类汇总了高职院校学生学习障碍的内容和形式,并根据调查结果作了深入分析,提出了高职院校学生专业课学习障碍的因素。研究结果为高职院校教学改革提供理论和实践依据。%Vocational students' learning disabilities affects teaching quality in higher vocational colleges and higher vocational education connotation development. To find the solution is necessary. This article mainly through the methods of questionnaire investigation, interview and discussion, classifies and summaries the content and forms of learning disabilities students in higher vocational colleges, and makes a deep analysis based on the results of the survey, puts forward the factors of specialized courses in higher vocational college students learning disabilities. Finally, the article provides a basis for the theory and practice in teaching reform in higher vocational colleges.

  7. Sample Packet of Tex-SIS Questionnaires. DeVault VIII Expansion and the Vocational Education Data System (VEDS). Tex-SIS Student Information System Postsecondary Student Follow-Up.

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    This packet identifies and explains the questionnaires and coding used in DeVault VIII, a subsystem of the Texas Student Information System designed to generate data for local utilization and for fulfillment of the federally-mandated Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) student and employer follow-up requirements. The report first explains the…

  8. Inner City Community Oriented Primary Care to Improve Medical Student Skills and Combat Obesity

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    Background: Efforts to increase medical student knowledge regarding obesity are needed in medi­cal school curriculum. This article examines a third year medical student intervention utilizing obesity group visits. Description: In our third-year family medicine clerkship, we implemented the Health not Cosmet­ics pilot intervention as part of a Community Oriented Primary Care experience. The intervention consisted of weekly group visits run by third and fourth year medical students to teach lif...

  9. Towards a Better Understanding of Sickness Absence in Adolescence: A Qualitative Study among Dutch Intermediate Vocational Education Students.

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    Vanneste, Yvonne T M; Feron, Frans J M; van Mook, Marlieke A W; de Rijk, Angelique

    2017-01-01

    An adequate approach to sickness absence can reduce school dropout which is a major problem in Intermediate Vocational Education (IVE). This practice-based study explores the sickness absence reasons and factors influencing reporting the sickness, from a student's perspective. Semistructured interviews were held until saturation. Data were collected and analysed by a multidisciplinary research team including youth health care physicians working with IVE students. The results show that, according to the students, reasons for sickness reporting were health-related or related to problems at home or in school. Students view their sickness absence as necessity, as asking for understanding, or as pardonable. Their views depended on (1) the perception of medical legitimacy, (2) feeling able to take their own responsibility, (3) feeling being taken seriously at school, and (4) the perception that the sickness reporting procedure at school is anonymous and easy. In conclusion, reporting sickness seems more a reaction to a necessity or opportunity than the result of a conscious decision-making process. Personalizing the sickness reporting procedures and demonstrating interest rather than control while discussing the sickness absence with the individual IVE student might very well affect their sickness absence levels.

  10. DEVELOPING A TEACHING FACTORY LEARNING MODEL TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION COMPETENCIES AMONG MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN A VOCATIONAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to develop a learning model that can provide vocational senior high school students with an authentic industrial working experience in the manufacturing and production sector in the very same school that they are enrolled.  An appropriate in-school industrial experience is expected to improve students’ competences and skills. A four stage research and development method was used, involving preliminary study, development, testing and model validation. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to produce a six steps teaching factory learning model (TF-6M Model. Data was gathered from teachers (n= 8 of a school in Indonesia and students of class XI (n=132 who formed the experimental and the control groups in the model validation stage, and student of class XII for the preliminary study (n=35 and development test (n=98. The focus group discussion (FGD reveals that the production teacher believes that the TF-6M model can be used to improve students’ competences. Data from students shows that TF-6M Model increases students’ competences, is preferred by students, increases their time spent at work, and improves their soft and hard skills, motivation, sense of responsibility and work ethics.

  11. Reflection on Happiness Education of Vocational Colleges Students%对高职学生进行幸福教育的思考

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    杜美萍

    2012-01-01

    与本科院校的学生相比,高职生幸福感缺失现象更加严重。高职院校应当重视学生的幸福感教育,使他们形成正确的幸福观,拥有幸福人生,对处在青年时期的高职学生具有深远的意义。%Different from undergraduate college students, vocational college students lack the sense of happiness to a greater extent. Vocational colleges should pay attention to the education of students' sense of happiness, which is of great significance for students. This can help them form a correct view of happiness, and help them have a happy life.

  12. Instructional characteristics in mathematics classrooms: relationships to achievement goal orientation and student engagement

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    Lazarides, Rebecca; Rubach, Charlott

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    This longitudinal study examined relationships between student-perceived teaching for meaning, support for autonomy, and competence in mathematic classrooms (Time 1), and students' achievement goal orientations and engagement in mathematics 6 months later (Time 2). We tested whether student-perceived instructional characteristics at Time 1 indirectly related to student engagement at Time 2, via their achievement goal orientations (Time 2), and, whether student gender moderated these relationships. Participants were ninth and tenth graders (55.2% girls) from 46 classrooms in ten secondary schools in Berlin, Germany. Only data from students who participated at both timepoints were included (N = 746 out of total at Time 1 1118; dropout 33.27%). Longitudinal structural equation modeling showed that student-perceived teaching for meaning and support for competence indirectly predicted intrinsic motivation and effort, via students' mastery goal orientation. These paths were equivalent for girls and boys. The findings are significant for mathematics education, in identifying motivational processes that partly explain the relationships between student-perceived teaching for meaning and competence support and intrinsic motivation and effort in mathematics.

  13. Suicidal Ideation and Sexual Orientation in College Students: The Roles of Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Perceived Rejection due to Sexual Orientation

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    Hill, Ryan M.; Pettit, Jeremy W.

    2012-01-01

    A theoretical model in which perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness were hypothesized to account for the association between sexual orientation and suicidal ideation among college students was tested. Among 198 college students (mean age 21.28 years), gay, lesbian, and bisexual students (n = 50) reported significantly higher levels of…

  14. Suicidal Ideation and Sexual Orientation in College Students: The Roles of Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Perceived Rejection due to Sexual Orientation

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    Hill, Ryan M.; Pettit, Jeremy W.

    2012-01-01

    A theoretical model in which perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness were hypothesized to account for the association between sexual orientation and suicidal ideation among college students was tested. Among 198 college students (mean age 21.28 years), gay, lesbian, and bisexual students (n = 50) reported significantly higher levels of…

  15. Orientation of senior nursing students toward access to contraceptives.

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    Elder, R G

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    Attitudes of 264 senior students of nursing toward providing contraception services to all who want them were assessed in 1974 through a questionnaire. In general, the students expressed permissive attitudes toward dispensing contraceptives to all except one group-very young tennagers. They were reluctant to endorse educating young people about contraception prior to puberty; one-half considered 15 or older the best age to educate. When contraceptive dispersal outside professional control was considered, students evidenced restricitive attitudes. Less than one-third endorsed placing nonprescription contraceptives in vending machines or food markets. Students with more permissive attitudes toward free access to contraceptives were more likely to express permissive attitudes toward premarital sex, nontraditional views of woman's role, and high concern about population problems. They were less likely to consider religion important, to attend sectarian schools, or to be of the Catholic faith.

  16. Dental students' evaluation of 2 community-oriented PBL modules.

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    Pau, A K; Collinson, S; Croucher, R

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    To evaluate dental students' perception of 2 problem-based learning (PBL) modules in Dental Public Health implemented within the context of a traditional formal curriculum. 2 dental community modules were implemented with an 8-month interval between them on the same group of dental undergraduates; the first in Term 2 and the second in Term 4 of a 5-year 15-term dental course. At the end of each module, a semi-structured questionnaire was administered to evaluate the introductory lecture, the fieldwork activity and the organisation of the modules. In both modules, students reported gaining insight into the subject matter, skills in teamwork, making presentations and collecting data. Some students in the 1st module needed more time to fulfil their learning objectives and had difficulty in collecting data. In the 2nd module, students reported that they lacked motivation because of the place of the module within their timetable. Opinions differed about groupwork. The content of and interest generated by fieldwork activity was rated more positively in the 2nd module than the 1st. Less positively rated in the 2nd module was the introductory lecture and module organisation. Implementing PBL within a traditional curriculum does not offer uniform outcomes for students. Optimum group size and adequate time are necessary if students are to benefit from PBL. A consistent and continuous PBL approach should be adopted rather than a sporadic one. Further research should establish the optimum balance between PBL and traditional approaches that would allow students to maximise the benefits of both and to identify those students best equipped to benefit from a 'mixed economy' of learning.

  17. Incorporating the Notion of Recontextualisation in Academic Literacies Research: The Case of a South African Vocational Web Design and Development Course

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    Coleman, Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a small scale ethnographically oriented research study seeking to contribute to understanding student academic literacy practices in a South African vocational, web design and development course. In this course digital multimodal assessments are the main means whereby students demonstrate their learning. The findings of the…

  18. Incorporating the Notion of Recontextualisation in Academic Literacies Research: The Case of a South African Vocational Web Design and Development Course

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    Coleman, Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a small scale ethnographically oriented research study seeking to contribute to understanding student academic literacy practices in a South African vocational, web design and development course. In this course digital multimodal assessments are the main means whereby students demonstrate their learning. The findings of the…

  19. Higher vocational college students' entrepreneurship guidance innovation teaching method based on Simulated company%浅谈基于模拟公司的高职学生创业指导课程教学创新方法

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    易善芝

    2016-01-01

    随着我国近年来高校的不断扩招,我国的高等教育正在向大众化阶段不断迈进,大学生就业难成为高等教育的突出问题,也是社会极度关注的热点问题。对高职学生进行创业指导教育,对大学生理性创业进行引导,符合高职院校发展的内涵,能够满足时代对于教育的需求,有效缓解大学生就业压力,实现社会创新。本文针对创业指导课程进行概述,并以“从做中学”作为行为导向,组织高职学生通过组建模拟公司,对创业过程中的相关环节进行模拟管理,使学生能够更好地掌握创业知识,最后对模拟公司教学方式的优势以及存在的问题进行分析。%In recent years, with the enrollment expansion of universities, Chinese higher education is popularized, the difficult employment of college students has become a prominent problem of higher education, but also social hot issues. Entrepreneurship education of higher vocational students, guide students to a rational business, in line with the connotation of the development of higher vocational colleges, to meet the demand of era of education, to effectively alleviate the employment pressure of college students, to achieve social innovation. This paper deals with the career guidance curriculum, and"learning by doing" as the behavior oriented, vocational student organization set up simulation company, the relevant parts of the entrepreneurial process of management simulation, to enable students to better grasp the business knowledge, in the final analysis, simulation teaching advantages and existing problems.

  20. 基于职业导向的高职翻转课堂教学模式构建%The Career-Oriented and Flipped-Classroom Teaching Model in Higher Vocational Education

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    刘赣洪; 袁文珍

    2015-01-01

    Due to the shortage of probation base construction and enterprises’ support, higher vocational students' skills cannot be fully developed to meet the actual needs. This article is trying to introduce a career-oriented and flipped-classroom teaching model by counselling the Tai Ji model, as well as the ideology of environment design and teaching evaluation design. Through this model, the author aims to increase students’ chance of practice and improve their self-learning ability, so as to enhance their professional skills and finally achieve the goals of perfecting their identity building and career adaptability.%由于实训基地建设不足、缺乏企业参与等原因,高职学生职业技能发展不能满足实际需要,尝试构建了基于职业导向的高职教育翻转课堂教学模式结构图,模式借鉴太极模型,融入教学设计的环境设计、教学评价设计思想,力图通过应用翻转课堂教学模式,从而增多实践次数,提高高职学生的自主学习能力,达到增强专业技能的目标,最终达成完善高职学生的身份建构与职业认同的目的。

  1. 烹饪高职学生创新教育的实施%Implementation of Innovation Education for Higher Vocational Cuisine Students

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    徐海军

    2012-01-01

    With the development of society and economy, innovation education is becoming more and more ur- gent for higher vocational students in culinary vocational education. It is also an important task for higher voca- tional education to foster students' creativity. Creativity comes from both education and practice, and there is no exception to the cuisine major-an important part of vocational education.%随着社会经济的发展,社会和行业对烹饪职业教育中高职学生的创新教育越来越迫切,培养创造力的教育也成为高职办学层次的需要。创造力要靠教育培养和实践来挖掘,作为职业教育重要组成部分的烹饪专业也不例外。

  2. Reflections of Turkish accounting and financial reporting standards on vocational school students: A research on comparing perceptions of intermediate and mid-level accounting professional candidates

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    Seldüz Hakan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to compare the perceptions of intermediate and mid-level accounting professional candidates on accounting and financial reporting standards. A significant part of accounting process is carried out by vocational school graduate intermediate and mid-level accounting professionals. However, it can be claimed that adequate education about accounting and financial reporting standards isn’t given in vocational schools although these standards structure the whole accounting process. A survey is conducted over students of the related vocational school in Aksaray University. The results indicate no significant difference on students’ perceptions in terms of their school year, high school type, job or internship experience and intention to perform the profession after graduation. These results can be traced to inadequacy of present curriculums and internship programs which can’t create a difference. Based on the results, the content of internship applications is rearranged and an optional subject named as “Accounting and Reporting Standards” is established.

  3. On English Reading Ability of Vocational College Students%高职学生英语阅读能力初探

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    王冰霜

    2012-01-01

    阅读是人类获取信息的一个非常重要的渠道。阅读能力的培养是高职高专学生英语教育培养目标的重要方面。著名学者柯鲁克先生曾一再主张把英语的大量阅读当作英语教学的主要手段。就目前高职生英语阅读的现状,结合高职教学过程当中的成与败,切入分析,以提高高职学生的英语阅读能力。%For human,reading is a very important channel to get information.Reading ability training is an important aspect of vocational students English education training target.Mr.Rudd,a famous scholar has ever insisted that reading a lot of English was a major means of English teaching.Current higher vocational students English reading,based on the status of the higher vocational education in the process of success and failures,and cut into the analysis,in order to improve English reading ability of higher vocational students.

  4. Attracting students to aged care: the impact of a supportive orientation.

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    Robinson, Andrew; Andrews-Hall, Sharon; Cubit, Katrina; Fassett, Matthew; Venter, Louise; Menzies, Brett; Jongeling, Linda

    2008-04-01

    The 'Building connections in aged care' project sought to investigate quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in residential aged care facilities in Tasmania, Australia. Aged care reportedly holds little attraction to student nurses as an employment option, exacerbating problems with recruiting staff into the sector. This, coupled with knowing the quality of an undergraduate learning experience can influence career choices, provided the impetus for the study. Informed by action research and conducted in three-stages, the project scoped the problem, implemented improvement strategies and assessed sustainability of their effectiveness. Data were collected via structured research meetings and surveys/check lists, and subjected to qualitative and quantitative analysis. A key finding was the importance of providing students with a comprehensive orientation to the aged care environment. The critical nature of orientation processes in the establishment of a supportive and welcoming environment for students, and to 'setting up' a positive and enjoyable learning experience in aged care settings has not been shown by research to date. Student orientation warrants greater attention. We recommend strategies concerning the structure of student orientation programs, links with university schools of nursing, use of preceptors, and preparing aged care facility staff.

  5. Orientation of student entrepreneurial practices based on administrative techniques

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    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available As part of the second phase of the research project «Application of a creativity model to update the teaching of the administration in Colombian agricultural entrepreneurial systems» it was decided to re-enforce student planning and execution of the students of the Agricultural business Administration Faculty of La Salle University. Those finishing their studies were given special attention. The plan of action was initiated in the second semester of 2003. It was initially defined as a model of entrepreneurial strengthening based on a coherent methodology that included the most recent administration and management techniques. Later, the applicability of this model was tested in some organizations of the agricultural sector that had asked for support in their planning processes. Through an investigation-action process the methodology was redefined in order to arrive at a final model that could be used by faculty students and graduates. The results obtained were applied to the teaching of Entrepreneurial Laboratory of ninth semester students with the hope of improving administrative support to agricultural enterprises. Following this procedure more than 100 students and 200 agricultural producers have applied this procedure between June 2003 and July 2005. The methodology used and the results obtained are presented in this article.

  6. Medical Advice for Sick-reported Students (MASS) in intermediate vocational education schools: design of a controlled before-and-after study.

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    Van der Vlis, Madelon K; Lugtenberg, Marjolein; Vanneste, Yvonne T M; Berends, Wenda; Mulder, Wico; Bannink, Rienke; Van Grieken, Amy; Raat, Hein; de Kroon, Marlou L A

    2017-06-29

    School absenteeism, including medical absenteeism, is associated with early school dropout and may result in physical, mental, social and work-related problems in later life. Especially at intermediate vocational education schools, high rates of medical absenteeism are found. In 2012 the Dutch intervention 'Medical Advice for Sick-reported Students' (MASS), previously developed for pre-vocational secondary education, was adjusted for intermediate vocational education schools. The aim of the study outlined in this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of the MASS intervention at intermediate vocational education schools in terms of reducing students' medical absenteeism and early dropping out of school. Additionally, the extent to which biopsychosocial and other factors moderate the effectiveness of the intervention will be assessed. A controlled before-and-after study will be conducted within Intermediate Vocational Education schools. Schools are allocated to be an intervention or control school based on whether the schools have implemented the MASS intervention (intervention schools) or not (control schools). Intervention schools apply the MASS intervention consisting of active support for students with medical absenteeism provided by the school including a consultation with the Youth Health Care (YHC) professional if needed. Control schools provide care as usual. Data will be collected by questionnaires among students in both groups meeting the criteria for extensive medical absenteeism (i.e. 'reported sick four times in 12 school weeks or for more than six consecutive school days' at baseline and at 6 months follow-up). Additionally, in the intervention group a questionnaire is completed after each consultation with a YHC professional, by both the student and the YHC professional. Primary outcome measures are duration and cumulative incidence of absenteeism and academic performances. Secondary outcome measures are biopsychosocial outcomes of the students. It

  7. An examination of health inequities among college students by sexual orientation identity and sex

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB college students may have an increased number of health inequities compared to their heterosexual counterparts. However, to date, no research has provided a comprehensive examination of health-related factors by sexual orientation identity and sex among a national sample of college students. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine physical, sexual, interpersonal relations/safety, and mental health inequities by sexual orientation identity and sex among a national sample of college students. Design and methods. Participants (n=39,767 completed the National College Health Assessment II during the fall 2008/spring 2009 academic year. Hierarchical binary logistic regression analyses were used to examine health inequities by sexual orientation identity and sex. Results. LGB students compared to heterosexual students, experienced multiple health inequities including higher rates of being verbally threatened and lower rates of physical activity and condom use. Conclusions. An understanding of health inequities experienced by LGB college students is critical as during these years of transition, students engage in protective (e.g., physical activity and risky (e.g., lack of condom use health behaviours, establishing habits that could last a lifetime. Future research should be used to design and implement targeted public health strategies and policies to reduce health inequities and improve health-related quality of life among LGB college students.

  8. Sexual Orientation and Risk of Pregnancy Among New York City High-School Students.

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    Lindley, Lisa L; Walsemann, Katrina M

    2015-07-01

    We examined associations between sexual orientation and pregnancy risk among sexually experienced New York City high-school students. We analyzed data from 2005, 2007, and 2009 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. We excluded students who had never engaged in sexual intercourse, only had same-gender sexual partners, or had missing data on variables of interest, resulting in a final sample of 4892 female and 4811 male students. We employed multivariable logistic regression to examine pregnancy risk by sexual orientation, measured as self-reported sexual identity and gender of sexual partners, with adjustment for demographics and sexual behaviors. We stratified analyses by gender. Overall, 14.3% of female and 10.8% of male students had experienced a pregnancy. Students who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual or reported both male and female sexual partners had higher odds of pregnancy than heterosexual students or students who only had opposite-gender sexual partners. Sexual behaviors accounted for higher odds of pregnancy among female, but only partially accounted for higher odds of pregnancy involvement among male, sexual-minority students. Sexual orientation should be considered in future adolescent pregnancy-prevention efforts, including the design of pregnancy-prevention interventions.

  9. Unravelling the Influence of Cognitive Style on Chinese Students' Classroom Behaviours: The Mediating Effects of the Structure-Oriented/Depth-Oriented Learning Approach

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    Cheng, Hong-Yu; Guan, Shu-Yi

    2015-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate how cognitive style affects Chinese students' learning behaviours in the classroom. A concept labelled as the structure-oriented vs. depth-oriented learning approach was constructed, and its mediating effects in the link between cognitive style and learning behaviour were proposed and examined in this study.…

  10. Thinking on Application of Action-oriented Teaching in Higher Vocational Teaching%行动导向教学在高职教学中的应用思考

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    赵丽华

    2013-01-01

    当前我国的高职教育改革过程中引入了德国行动导向教学法。本文通过行动导向教学与传统教学法的比较提出在教学应用中开展行动导向教学,提高教师的教学实施能力显得尤为重要。%At present, China's higher vocational education reform has introduced German action-oriented teaching method. Through comparison of action oriented teaching and the traditional teaching method, it is proposed to carry out the action oriented teaching in teaching, which can greatly improve the teachers' teaching ability.

  11. How Medical School Shapes Students' Orientation to Patients' Psychological Problems.

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    1991-01-01

    A survey of 423 medical students assessed (1) authoritarianism, self-esteem, locus of control, self-blame, belief in efficacy of high-tech medicine, and depression; and (2) attributional styles toward patients with psychological or emotional problems. A variety of findings and directions for research are discussed. (MSE)

  12. Science Support and Science Orientation of College Students in Kentucky.

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    Miller, George Henry

    This study investigated some of the attitudes toward science of college students in relation to selected personal and nonpersonal characteristics, and possible relationships between these attitudes. The Schwirian Science Support Scale provided a measure of the extent of support toward science, and the Vitrogan Generalized Attitude Toward Science…

  13. Empathetic Orientation in Dentistry students from Latin America. Literature review.

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    Constanza Vera

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Empathy, defined as ‘the capacity to relate to someone else’s perspective or mental state’, has a strong impact on the physician-patient relationship and has the potential to improve the quality of health care. The Jefferson Scale of Empathy (JSE measures empathy in terms of quantity. It was created to assist medical students, physicians, and people related to health care in general and it has been validated into Spanish showing adequate psychometric properties. The concern for empathy in dentistry students is related to the need for training not only technically, but also socially skilled professionals, since social abilities have a strong impact on performance as well as in the patient’s appreciation and satisfaction. The goal of this report is to show all the studies using the JSE scale for measuring empathy in dentistry students from Latin America.The reviewed studies show the empathy levels vary in Latin-American dentistry students when comparing gender and class year variables. Also, there is a tendency to find higher empathy levels when it comes to women’s performance and that of those soon to be graduate. However, the criteria did not account for more than 20% of the variance of empathy in these studies. Therefore, it would be necessary to keep researching in this field, taking different predictor variables into consideration in order to understand what factors are associated with the presence and intensity of empathy, and their impact in clinical practice.

  14. Investigation of Learning Behaviors and Achievement of Vocational High School Students Using an Ubiquitous Physics Tablet PC App

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    Purba, Siska Wati Dewi; Hwang, Wu-Yuin

    2017-01-01

    In this study, we designed and developed an app called Ubiquitous-Physics (U-Physics) for mobile devices like tablet PC or smart phones to help students learn the principles behind a simple pendulum in Physics. The unique characteristic of U-Physics is the use of sensors on mobile devices to collect acceleration and velocity data during pendulum swings. The data collected are transformed to facilitate students' understanding of the pendulum time period. U-Physics helped students understand the effects of pendulum mass, length, and angle in relation to its time period. In addition, U-Physics was equipped with an annotation function such as textual annotation to help students interpret and understand the concepts and phenomena of the simple pendulum. U-Physics also generated graphs automatically to demonstrate the time period during which the pendulum was swinging. Results showed a significant positive correlation between interpreting graphs and applying formula. This finding indicated that the ability to interpret graphs has an important role in scientific learning. Therefore, we strongly recommend that physics teachers use graphs to enrich students' information content and understanding and negative correlation between pair coherence and interpreting graphs. It may be that most of the participants (vocational high school students) have limited skill or confidence in physics problem solving; so, they often seek help from teachers or their high-achieving peers. In addition, the findings also indicated that U-Physics can enhance students' achievement during a 3-week time period. We hope that this app can be globally used to learn physics in the future.

  15. Investigation of Learning Behaviors and Achievement of Vocational High School Students Using an Ubiquitous Physics Tablet PC App

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    Purba, Siska Wati Dewi; Hwang, Wu-Yuin

    2017-06-01

    In this study, we designed and developed an app called Ubiquitous-Physics (U-Physics) for mobile devices like tablet PC or smart phones to help students learn the principles behind a simple pendulum in Physics. The unique characteristic of U-Physics is the use of sensors on mobile devices to collect acceleration and velocity data during pendulum swings. The data collected are transformed to facilitate students' understanding of the pendulum time period. U-Physics helped students understand the effects of pendulum mass, length, and angle in relation to its time period. In addition, U-Physics was equipped with an annotation function such as textual annotation to help students interpret and understand the concepts and phenomena of the simple pendulum. U-Physics also generated graphs automatically to demonstrate the time period during which the pendulum was swinging. Results showed a significant positive correlation between interpreting graphs and applying formula. This finding indicated that the ability to interpret graphs has an important role in scientific learning. Therefore, we strongly recommend that physics teachers use graphs to enrich students' information content and understanding and negative correlation between pair coherence and interpreting graphs. It may be that most of the participants (vocational high school students) have limited skill or confidence in physics problem solving; so, they often seek help from teachers or their high-achieving peers. In addition, the findings also indicated that U-Physics can enhance students' achievement during a 3-week time period. We hope that this app can be globally used to learn physics in the future.

  16. 高职学生抑郁情绪影响因素及对策分析%Factors Affecting Vocational Students' Depression and Countermeasures

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    汪妍

    2016-01-01

    Analysis of vocational students' depression status and influencing factors, explore vocational college students psy-chological counseling depression problems, methods and countermeasures to solve, provide the basis for targeted mental health and counseling work to promote the development of students' psychological health education.%研究分析高职学生抑郁情绪现状及其影响因素,探索高职院校学生心理抑郁问题疏导、解决的方法和对策,为针对性开展心理健康和咨询工作提供依据,促进大学生心理健康教育的发展。

  17. Career-Oriented Performance Tasks in Chemistry: Effects on Students Integrated Science Process Skills

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    Allen A. Espinosa

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Career-Oriented Performance Task (COPT approach against the traditional teaching approach (TTA in enhancing students’ integrated science process skills. Specifically, it sought to find out if students exposed to COPT have higher integrated science process skills than those students exposed to the traditional teaching approach (TTA. Career-Oriented Performance Task (COPT approach aims to integrate career-oriented examples and inquiry-based activities in General Inorganic Chemistry. The study used the quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. The sample of the study consisted of two (2 intact sections of first year college students in a private higher education institution in Manila who are enrolled in General Inorganic Chemistry during the Second Semester of School Year 2011-2012. Thirty nine (39 students are in the COPT class while thirty eight (38 students are in the TTA class. The instrument used in the study is the Integrated Science Process Skills Test (ISPST to evaluate students’ integrated science process skills. The instrument was content validated by panel of experts and was pilot tested. The study found out that the mean posttest score in the Integrated Science Process Skills Test was not significantly higher for students exposed to COPT than for students exposed to TTA. The integration of career-oriented examples in chemistry was not effective in enhancing students’ integrated process skills given the limited time of intervention. Longer exposure to intervention is necessary to enhance college students’ integrated science process skills. Keywords: Career-oriented teaching, performance task, integrated science process skills;

  18. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PHRASEOLOGY AS A PRINCIPLE OF NATIONALLY-ORIENTED TEACHING RUSSIAN TO CHINESE STUDENTS

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The article characterizes national - orientation principle in teaching Chinese students Russian phraseology. Basing on the observations of Russian linguists and methodists, and on her own experience of teaching Chinese students, the author pays attention to the following aspects of the problem: the main differences between Russian and Chinese phraseological systems; difficulties in comparing Russian and Chinese phraseological units; the most common mistakes made by Chinese students while using Russian phraseological units. According to the author, describing and considering the above-mentioned problems helps to make the process of teaching Chinese students Russian phraseological units more effective.

  19. A comparison of the pre-education expectations, perceptions developed through the experience, and motivation of the students taking vocational tourism education

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The quality of tourism education provided at vocational schools could be achieved through a two-way interaction between the school and the students. In order for tourism education provided at vocational schools aiming to train mid-level human resources for the tourism sector to be at desired quality, it is of paramount importance to know the levels of expectations, perceptions, and motivation of students, who are the most important elements of education. This study aimed to determine students’ pre-education expectations, perceptions developed in the education process and finally their motivation regarding the tourism education provided. Data were collected through questionnaires consist of a personal information and three scales (motivation, expectation and perception scales for tourism education. In this study, it was detected that the levels of expectations that 423 students receiving associate degree tourism education had prior to tourism education affected the levels of perceptions formed in the process and motivation positively. However, as a result of the fact that the expectations of the students who had high expectations prior to tourism education were not met during their experiences, their perceptions fell compared to the expectation and they had motivation at the rate of the perceptions formed. It was revealed that vocational schools were insufficient to meet student expectations.

  20. 生源危机下的高职院校招生对策研究%Erollment Countermeasures of Higher Vocational Colleges in Student Source Crisis

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    张登宏; 葛志亮

    2011-01-01

    为了应对高职院校已经出现的生源危机,在对高职院校生源危机成因进行分析的基础上,提出了继续加强高职院校内涵建设、高度重视生源变化、认真抓好就业工作、重视生源地开拓、积极争取境外生源、重视招生宣传等相应的招生对策.%To cope with appeared student source crisis in higher vocational colleges, based on analysis of the cause of student source crisis in higher vocational colleges, this paper puts forward related enrollment such as continuing strengthening connotation construction in higher vocational colleges, paying high attention to changes of student source, laying stress on employment, emphasizing development of source place of students, striving for overseas student source actively and paying attention to enrollment propaganda.

  1. Current Situation and Education Exploration of Vocational Students' Sense of Responsibility%高职生责任意识现状及其教育探讨

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    梁晓军; 朱琦

    2012-01-01

    高等职业院校培养的是高素质技能型专门人才,他们的责任意识直接关系到自身职业能力的获取以及经济社会的发展。当前,高职生责任意识的缺失已成为现阶段我国高职教育中一个不可忽视的问题。本文在分析高职生责任意识现状及其缺失原因的基础上,提出了相应的对策建议。%The vocational institutions cultivate high-quality skilled expertise, their sense of responsibility is directly related to their own professional ability as well as the economic and social development. Currently, the lack of the sense of responsibility of the vocational high school students has become a problem can not be ignored at this stage of higher vocational education in China. In this paper, based on the analysis of vocational high school students a sense of responsibility to the status quo and its deletion causes, put forward corresponding suggestions.

  2. 职业院校女学生体育课兴趣培养研究%Vocational College Female Students' Interest Development in Physical Education

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    邵丽霞

    2015-01-01

    体育教学是职业院校教育的重要组成部分,肩负着提高学生身体素质,促进学生心理健康发展的重任,通过体育教学研究发现,当前职业院校女学生体育课学习兴趣低,对体育教学不认可,体育锻炼参加意识较差,本文采用文献资料法、专家访谈法、问卷调查法、数理统计法就职业院校女学生体育课兴趣的影响因素进行调查研究,指出了当前造成女学生体育课兴趣较低的原因,并针对这些影响因素提出了一些合理化建议,希望为提高职业院校女学生体育课学习兴趣提供一些参考。%Physical education is an important part of education in vocational schools, shoulder to improve student fitness, and promote the healthy development of students 'mental responsibility, through the teaching of PE found that the current low PE vocational college female students' interest in learning, teaching does not endorse sports , poor sense of participating in physical exercise, we use the literature, expert interviews, questionnaires, mathematical statistics to investigate and study the factors affecting vocational college female students 'interests in physical, pointed out the cause of female students' sports in-terests lower reasons for these factors and made some reasonable suggestions, hoping to provide some reference for impro-ving vocational colleges PE female students' interest in learning.

  3. The Effects of Vocational Training on Labor Force Experience. An Analysis of the Tennessee Area Vocational Technical School System.

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    Schriver, William R.; Bowlby, Roger L.

    To analyze the differential benefits from vocational training, a study was made involving 1,701 former students selected at random from 19 area vocational-technical schools in Tennessee. Major objectives of the study were to determine: (1) economic justification of vocational training, (2) wage differences among the vocationally trained and…

  4. 职业生涯理论视野下的高职学生社会实践探析%Analysis of Students' Social Practice in Higher Vocational Schools from the Perspective of Vocational Career Theory

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    2015-01-01

    目前,大学生社会实践存在诸多问题,如执行力不强、短期化等。究其原因,是缺乏系统理论支撑。本文从职业生涯理论出发,将社会实践与大学生职业教育相结合,提出社会实践阶段论、环境模式论、动态适应论,并提出职业化、阶段化、匹配化、体系化“四化”改进大学生社会实践活动的措施。%Many problems exist in college students' social practice, such as poor executive power, short-term, etc., the reason of which is the shortage of systematic and theoretical support. With vocational career as a starting point, by combining the social practice and vocational education of college students, the stage theory, environment model theory, dynamic adaptation theory are proposed in this paper and some measures as the improvement of students' social practice occupation, stage, matching, system of four modernizations are also put forward, in order to promote the healthy development of students' social practice.

  5. An investigation into the usage of mobile phones among technical and vocational educational and training students in South Africa

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs are gaining popularity in South Africa; this includes the use of mobile phones and the Internet. Mobile phones also seem to be popular with the student cohort of the South African population, especially for communication purposes. Empirical evidence affirms the importance of mobile phones to this cohort, including the need to research further how these groups use and experience such devices.Objectives: This study seeks to provide an understanding of how mobile phone features, the motivation to use and time spent on a mobile phone influence behavioural intention to use mobile phones among a sample of technical and vocational educational and training (TVET students in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.Method: A survey was carried out with 161 TVET students through a self-administered questionnaire completed by each respondent. Pre-testing and pilot testing of measures were conducted using a sample of final-year students using mobile phones who fit the same characteristics as the intended sample. To arrive at findings, data analysis was undertaken through the Chi-square test.Results: Descriptive results of the study reveal that the majority of mobile phones owned by TVET students were in the category of smartphones, bearing modern features that facilitate instant messaging, exchange of data and information as well as speedy access to information via the Internet.Conclusion: Inferential results of the study indicate that the more features a mobile phone has, the higher the desire to make use of the phone for communication purposes. Furthermore, motivation and time were found to play insignificant roles in influencing student utilisation of mobile phones for communication purposes.

  6. Quality Education in English class in vocational college

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    2010-01-01

    Quality education in English teaching in elementary education should transit from examination-oriented education to quality education,which is an explicit requirement of CPC Central Committee and the State Council to the education in vocational colleges.Quality education in vocational colleges faces the challenges of the 21st century education and needs to be carried out in-depth reform.This paper collects different kinds of books and information about the Quality education.It tries to answer the following questions:what is the quality education in vocational college? What contents does it include? In the past years,many English teachers and educators have made a great effort in this area,and they have got great achievements in this field.Therefore,to strengthen the quality education in vocational college is the core and the key to the students.The reform and opening up to the world,the rapid economic development and the rapid expansion of foreign exchanges of China today demands the quality education in vocational college as particularly importance in English Teaching.

  7. Sexual health behaviors and sexual orientation in a U.S. national sample of college students.

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    Oswalt, Sara B; Wyatt, Tammy J

    2013-11-01

    Many studies have examined differences in sexual behavior based on sexual orientation with results often indicating that those with same-sex partners engage in higher risk sexual behavior than people with opposite sex partners. However, few of these studies were large, national sample studies that also include those identifying as unsure. To address that gap, this study examined the relationship of sexual orientation and sexual health outcomes in a national sample of U.S. college students. The Fall 2009 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment was used to examine sexual health related responses from heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and unsure students (N = 25,553). Responses related to sexual behavior, safer sex behaviors, prevention and screening behaviors, and diagnosis of sexual health related conditions were examined. The findings indicated that sexual orientation was significantly associated with engaging in sexual behavior in the last 30 days. Sexual orientation was also significantly associated with the number of sexual partners in the previous 12 months, with unsure men having significantly more partners than gay, bisexual and heterosexual men and heterosexual men having significantly less partners than gay, bisexual and unsure men. Bisexual women had significantly more partners than females reporting other sexual orientations. Results examining the associations between sexual orientation and safer sex, prevention behaviors, and screening behaviors were mixed. Implications for practice, including specific programmatic ideas, were discussed.

  8. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL TOUGHNESS, STRESS, AND BURNOUT AMONG ADOLESCENTS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY WITH SWISS VOCATIONAL STUDENTS (.).

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    Gerber, Markus; Feldmeth, Anne Karina; Lang, Christin; Brand, Serge; Elliot, Catherine; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Pühse, Uwe

    2015-12-01

    Past research has shown that higher stress is associated with increased burnout symptoms. The purpose of this study was to test whether mental toughness protects against symptoms of burnout and whether mental toughness moderates the relationship between perceived stress and burnout over time. Fifty-four vocational students (M age = 18.1 yr., SD = 1.2; 27 males, 27 females) completed self-report questionnaires twice, 10 mo. apart. Perceived stress, mental toughness, and burnout were measured using the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ), the Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ), and the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Measure (SMBM). Students who perceived higher stress and lower mental toughness scores reported higher burnout symptoms. Although no significant interaction effects were found between stress and mental toughness in the prediction of burnout, the graphical inspection of the interactions indicated that among students with high stress, those with high mental toughness remained below the cutoff for mild burnout, whereas an increase in burnout symptoms was observable among peers with low mental toughness.

  9. Exploring International Student Orientation and Attitude towards Learning English in Malaysia

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The Malaysian government is rigorously drawing up strategies to increase the already existing 60,000 foreign students currently studying in the country (The Star, 2009. With the influx of more foreign students and with English as the medium of instruction in local higher aspects that drive and/or deter them in learning English would be beneficial. The sample for this study (N=115 comprised of international students from China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Maldives and the Middle East undertaking an Intensive English course at a local private college. Data collection was done via questionnaire which was designed based on a review of existing instruments in the field. Results show that orientation towards learning English does not vary according to nationality and gender; however, students from China and Korea tend to be more inclined towards instrumental orientation, while students from Kazakhstan and Iran are more inclined towards integrative orientation. Based on the findings, this paper also proffers recommendations for local higher education institutions to enhance ELT practices for incoming international students.

  10. Come on Higher Ed...Get with the Programme! A Study of Market Orientation in International Student Recruitment

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    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates higher education (HE) student recruitment practices from the standpoint of market orientation. By adopting the well-established market orientation framework of Narver and Slater [1990, The effect of a market orientation on a business profitability. "Journal of Marketing" 54, no. 4: 20-35], we examine the extent to which…

  11. Come on Higher Ed...Get with the Programme! A Study of Market Orientation in International Student Recruitment

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    Ross, Mitchell; Grace, Debra; Shao, Wei

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates higher education (HE) student recruitment practices from the standpoint of market orientation. By adopting the well-established market orientation framework of Narver and Slater [1990, The effect of a market orientation on a business profitability. "Journal of Marketing" 54, no. 4: 20-35], we examine the extent to…

  12. Come on Higher Ed...Get with the Programme! A Study of Market Orientation in International Student Recruitment

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    Ross, Mitchell; Grace, Debra; Shao, Wei

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates higher education (HE) student recruitment practices from the standpoint of market orientation. By adopting the well-established market orientation framework of Narver and Slater [1990, The effect of a market orientation on a business profitability. "Journal of Marketing" 54, no. 4: 20-35], we examine the extent to…

  13. 专业教育在高职艺术专业学生管理中的运用研究%On the Implementation of Professional Education to the Students Majoring in Art in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    包洋; 钱靓

    2012-01-01

    Aiming at the characteristics of the students majoring in art in higher vocational colleges,we should implement effective management in line with their professional characteristics and practice;implement emotional-oriented education to be the guide of the students;combine art with professional features to achieve good student management;rationally formulate the students' professional learning to explore new ways of students management,so as to provide better services for the students' success.%针对高职艺术专业学生特点,应实施符合其专业特点和行之有效的学生管理方法,以情感教育为导向,做好学生思想引路人;结合艺术专业特点,做好学生管理工作;合理规划专业学习,探索学生管理新途径,更好地为学生成长成才服务。

  14. 高职高专学生干部领导力开发动因探析%Analysis of the reasons for Student Leaders’ Leadership Development in Vocational College

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    2015-01-01

    It is of significance to develop student leaders’ leadership in vocational college, and it bases on theories about leadership in China and abroad. The ultimate reason is because of the highly consistence between its goal and the goal of talents cultivation. It is necessary to develop leadership because of student leaders’ roles and career orientations in the future. The objective requirement is to improve the connotation of work about student affairs and efficiency of management service. Moreover, the current situation is the direct reason for student leaders’ leadership development.%高职高专学生干部领导力开发意义重大,国内外领导力理论为其提供了理论依据,高职高专人才培养目标与领导力开发目的高度一致是领导力开发的根本原因,学生干部的角色及其未来职业定位决定了领导力开发的必要性,提升学生工作内涵,提高管理服务效率是领导力开发的客观要求,而高职高专学生干部领导力开发的现状则是领导力开发的直接原因。

  15. 以实践为导向的高职高专商务英语专业课程体系构建%Practice-oriented curriculum system construction of business English in higher vocational college

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    崔璨

    2013-01-01

      近年来随着我国对商务英语人才的需求增长,很多高职高专院校开设商务英语专业,但同时专业课程体系开发中的问题也日益突出。高职高专院校应树立以实践为导向的课程体系建设思想,课程设置应突出职业教育特色,并细分为语言能力模块、商务技能模块、综合实训模块,从而提升学生的实践能力。%In recent years our country needs more talents of business English and many higher vocational colleges have set up business English major, at the same time the problems existed in development of curriculum system have become increasingly prominent. The higher vocational colleges should establish the practice-oriented curriculum system construction idea, and the curriculum system construction should stress the characteristics of vocational education, and subdivide the curriculum into language skills module, business skills module and comprehensive training module, so as to develop the students’ practical ability.

  16. 高等职业院校从内因出发谋发展的对策研究%A Countermeasure Study on the Internal Cause-oriented Development of Higher Vocational Colleges

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    孙声

    2014-01-01

    For the survival and development of higher vocational colleges, internal cause plays a key role un-der the background of reform of higher vocational education. Higher vocational colleges are required to seize the opportunity for reform and positively explore the path to reform and transformation from development ori-entation, capital investment, management system, the quality of teaching and other personal factors for the purpose of striving for better development in the fierce competition.%在高等职业教育改革背景下,高等职业院校的生存与发展,内因起关键作用。高等职业院校应抓住改革机遇,积极从发展定位、资金投入、管理制度、教学质量等自身因素中探索改革和转型的路径,在竞争中谋求更好的发展。

  17. Science Adjustment, Parental and Teacher Autonomy Support and the Cognitive Orientation of Science Students

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    Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…

  18. The Impact of Within-School Autonomy on Students' Goal Orientations and Engagement with Mathematics

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    Carmichael, Colin; Muir, Tracey; Callingham, Rosemary

    2017-01-01

    School autonomy has been identified as having an impact on a school's performance, yet less has been reported about the effect this has on students' goal orientations and engagement with mathematics. In a national study conducted in schools across Australia, measures of school autonomy were collected from teachers and school leaders, along with…

  19. Science Adjustment, Parental and Teacher Autonomy Support and the Cognitive Orientation of Science Students

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    Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…

  20. Teaching Protein Purification and Characterization Techniques: A Student-Initiated, Project-Oriented Biochemistry Laboratory Course

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    MacDonald, Gina

    2008-01-01

    This report describes a biochemistry laboratory that is completely project-oriented. Upper-level biology and chemistry majors work in teams to purify a protein of their choice. After the student groups have completed literature searches, ordered reagents, and made buffers they continue to learn basic protein purification and biochemical techniques…

  1. Goal-Orientation and Teacher Motivation among Teacher Applicants and Student Teachers

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    Malmberg, Lars-Erik

    2006-01-01

    The relationship between goal-orientation, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation for the teaching profession, previous achievement and entrance scores was investigated among teacher applicants (Study 1; N=230), and student teachers (Study 2; N=114). Utilizing path-analyses the following relationships were found in both studies, between: (a) mastery goals…

  2. ORGANIZATIONAL-PEDAGOGICAL CONDITIONS OF DEVELOPMENT OF VALUE ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS INTO THE WORKING PROFESSION

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    2017-03-01

    Practical implications. It is shown that the technology of development of value orientation of students into the working profession has the property of productivity, flexibility and repeatability, can be used in mass practice of educational institutions, primarily in the subjects of the Russian Federation with a primary industrial focus.

  3. "Managing by Not Managing": How Gay Engineering Students Manage Sexual Orientation Identity

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    Hughes, Bryce E.

    2017-01-01

    From a social constructivist paradigm I explored the experiences of 7 openly gay engineering students to understand how, if at all, they made sense of the intersections between their engineering and sexual orientation identities. By eliciting stories through individual and focus group interviews, a narrative approach allowed me to capture the…

  4. Analyzing the Quality of Students Interaction in a Distance Learning Object-Oriented Programming Discipline

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    Carvalho, Elizabeth Simão

    2015-01-01

    Teaching object-oriented programming to students in an in-classroom environment demands well-thought didactic and pedagogical strategies in order to guarantee a good level of apprenticeship. To teach it on a completely distance learning environment (e-learning) imposes possibly other strategies, besides those that the e-learning model of Open…

  5. Motivation of Young Students: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of a Model for Motivational Orientations

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    van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria; Lepola, Janne; Overtoom, Lisette; Laitinen, Satu

    2015-01-01

    It is a challenge for an early education teacher to enhance the development of self-regulation of young children to become and stay motivated for tasks that elicit school-related skills that do not immediately make sense for them. Being aware of motivational orientations in young students is therefore a must. In the study, a cross-cultural…

  6. Student Engagement in High School Physical Education: Do Social Motivation Orientations Matter?

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    Garn, Alex; Ware, David R.; Solmon, Melinda A.

    2011-01-01

    High school physical education classes provide students with numerous opportunities for social interactions, but few studies have explored how social strivings impact class engagement. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among 2 x 2 achievement goals, social motivation orientations, and effort in high school physical…

  7. Analyzing the Quality of Students Interaction in a Distance Learning Object-Oriented Programming Discipline

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    Carvalho, Elizabeth Simão

    2015-01-01

    Teaching object-oriented programming to students in an in-classroom environment demands well-thought didactic and pedagogical strategies in order to guarantee a good level of apprenticeship. To teach it on a completely distance learning environment (e-learning) imposes possibly other strategies, besides those that the e-learning model of Open…

  8. The Applicability of Wildlife Value Orientations Scales to a Muslim Student Sample in Malaysia

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    Jacobs, M.H.; Zainal Abidin, Zulkhairi

    2016-01-01

    This article addresses the applicability of quantitative wildlife value
    orientation scales in Muslim students in Malaysia. As Malaysian culture
    is deeply influenced by Islam ideology, this article presents a
    case for addressing the cross-cultural applicability of the scales. The
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  9. Social Values Priorities and Orientation towards Individualism and Collectivism of Greek University Students

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    Papastylianou, Dona; Lampridis, Efthymios

    2016-01-01

    The study aimed to explore the value priorities of Greek young adults and their orientation towards individualism and collectivism and to investigate for possible relationships between value types and individualism and collectivism. Greek undergraduate students (n = 484) completed the Social Values Survey, the Auckland's Individualism and…

  10. Motivational Orientations and Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Turkish Students towards EFL Learning

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    Sener, Sabriye; Erol, Ismail Kaan

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: There has been a concern as to what motivates people to learn a foreign language among researchers. Another concern in EFL context is that students may not benefit from learning opportunities due to low self-efficacy and low motivation to learn a foreign language. The main goal of this study is to explore the motivational orientations of…

  11. The Role of Behavioral and Cognitive Cultural Orientation on Mexican American College Students' Life Satisfaction

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    Ojeda, Lizette; Edwards, Lisa M.; Hardin, Erin E.; Piña-Watson, Brandy

    2014-01-01

    We examined the role of behavioral (acculturation and enculturation) and cognitive cultural orientation (independent and interdependent self-construal) on Mexican American college students' life satisfaction. Analyses explained 28% of the variance in life satisfaction, with social class, grade point average, and independent self-construal being…

  12. Analysis of Motivational Orientation and Learning Strategies of High School Business Students.

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    Bartlett, James E., II

    2002-01-01

    A study of 238 high school business students found that they were oriented toward self-efficacy and motivated by extrinsic rewards such as grades. Although they rated critical thinking highest as a cognitive strategy, it was not widely used. Most preferred using computer technology and had access to computers. (Contains 17 references.) (JOW)

  13. The Applicability of Wildlife Value Orientations Scales to a Muslim Student Sample in Malaysia

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    Jacobs, M.H.; Zainal Abidin, Zulkhairi

    2016-01-01

    This article addresses the applicability of quantitative wildlife value
    orientation scales in Muslim students in Malaysia. As Malaysian culture
    is deeply influenced by Islam ideology, this article presents a
    case for addressing the cross-cultural applicability of the scales.

  14. Examining School Counseling Students' Multicultural and Sexual Orientation Competencies through a Cross-Specialization Comparison

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    Bidell, Markus P.

    2012-01-01

    Professional school counselors have an opportunity to directly address the educational, emotional, and social problems facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. The purpose of this study was to examine the multicultural and sexual orientation counselor competencies of school counseling students through a…

  15. Empirical Analysis of Vocational College Students Time Management Behavior%关于高职学生时间管理行为的实证分析

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    广小利

    2014-01-01

    This study is based on previous research,starting from the application,and further empirical analysis from the perspective of the overall situation of the current vocational student groups time management behavior,and from different gender, professional type,grade and whether the student cadres four Vocational Students examine the behavior of the variables of time management features designed to enhance vocational students time management skills to provide appropriate ideas for reference.%文中在以往研究的基础上,从应用出发,进一步从实证的角度分析当前高职学生群体时间管理行为的总体状况,并从不同性别、专业类型、年级和是否学生干部四个变量上考察高职学生时间管理行为的特点,旨在为高职学生时间管理能力的提升提供相应的思路借鉴。

  16. 缄默知识与医学生的职业能力培养%Tacit knowledge and the cultivation of medical students' vocational ability

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    郭立; 殷晓丽; 门寒隽; 王通

    2008-01-01

    本文分析了缄默知识的含义及其对医学生职业能力培养的影响,指出缄默知识是医学生职业能力的重要组成部分,应当通过向医学生讲授缄默知识的含义及意义,帮助医学生外显化有关的缄默知识并使其学习和丰富自身的缄默知识,从而促进医学生职业能力的提高.%In this paper tacit knowledge and its affection to medical students' vocational ability cultivation were analvzed.Tacit knowledge was the important component of medical students' vocational ability.Medical educators should try to help medical students to understand the meanings and importance of tacit knowledge,expose relevant tacit knowledge, learn and enrich their own tacit knowledge so as to improve students' vocational ability.

  17. 高职生对心理咨询的认知态度调查%Investigation of 1078 Vocational Students to Cognition of Mental Counseling

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    林喜红; 朱婵媚; 梁祖菲

    2011-01-01

    目的:了解高职生对心理咨询的认知情况。方法:选取广州三所高职院校的1078名学生,通过自编问卷进行调查。结果:92.1%高职生认为应当关注大学生心理健康问题;46.3%的高职生并没有通过学校获得·心理健康知识;出现心理问题时,高职生的主要求助对象是自己、朋友和家人;一定会主动寻求心理咨询师帮助的高职生为3.3%,54.8%的高职生明确表示不会;17.7%的高职生曾接受过心理咨询,其中75.4%认为咨询有效。结论:高职生能认识到心理健康教育的重要性,但在实际场景中,能主动求助的很少,学生对心理咨询存在认识偏差和情感抗拒,获得知识途径有限。%Objective:To find out vocational students' perceptions about mental counseling. Methods: By using a questionnaire about vocational students' view of counseling. 1078 students of thrco vocational colleges from grade I to 3 were investigated. Results: 92.1% of students acknowledged that mental heath problems should be concerned; 46.3% of students did not receive mental health knowledge in the colleges; mental confusion occurring, students would ask for friends an family for help; 3.3% of students would seek vocational counselors to help absolutely; 54.8% of students will not do so; 17.7% of vocational students had received counseling, of whom 75.4% had positive attitude on the consultation. Conclusion: The students recognize the importance of mental health education commonly, hut in the real scene, they would rarely seek help because of the cognitive bias and the emotional resistance, and the ways to obtain psychological knowledge are limited.

  18. Business oriented educational experiments enhance active learning by engineering students

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    Christiansen, Nynne Mia; Schjær-Jacobsen, Hans; Simon, Jens

    2012-01-01

    and the European Social Fund. The project is carried out with other major educational institutions in the Copenhagen area and organized in five themes: 1) world class competences, 2) new interactions between education and business, 3) the experimenting organization, 4) education on demand, and 5) new career paths...... the CIE concept is put into shape as an innovation and information hub for SMEs and start-ups where students, professors and companies can meet, share information, and embark on innovative projects creating practical solutions that are immediately applied in business. Obviously, all parties should harvest...... of major regional players in the innovation and entrepreneurship value chain including close cooperation with major players in the area of technological research, development, and service. Thus, the scale, scope, and quality of the IHK study programs as well as the active learning part is significantly...

  19. 职业学校医学生学习动机的现状调查与研究%Investigation and research on the current situation of learning motivation of medical students in vocational schools

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    徐文兰; 张阳

    2016-01-01

    目的:为了解初中起点的职业学校医学生的学习动机和学习心理,为提高学生学习积极性提供依据,针对性采取改进措施。方法采用按专业、年级进行分层整群抽样,抽取阜阳市两所职业学校的1031名在校医学生进行调查,问卷使用黄希庭编制的学习动机问卷量表。结果学习动机内容得分从高到低依次为物质追求、小群体取向、求知进取、社会取向、个人成就、害怕失败;男生在害怕失败方面和女生具有显著差异性;中专学生求知进取动机和大专学生具有显著差异性;个人成就同年级分布具有差异,四年级各项得分均处于最高水平。结论职业学校学生学习动机更注重物质追求,满足生理需要为基础;求知进取动机不足,维持学习的动机水平较弱;对校纪校规的约束动机较弱。故应从纠正学生学习动机出发,找出对策,提高学生学习积极性。%Objective To understand the learning motivation and psychology of vocational school students started from junior high school, and to provide the basis for improving students'learning motivation, and to take measures to improve the students'learning motivation.Methods Using stratified cluster sampling method to sampling 1031 medicos from two vocational schools in Fuyang City according to specialty and grade.A questionnaire compiled by Huang Xiting was used to investigate learning motivation.Results The score of different aspects of learning motivation from high to low were material pursuit, small group orientation, learning enterprising, social orientation, personal achievement, fear of failure sequentially.The fear of failure between boys and girls has significant difference.Learning motivation between secondary school students and college students has significant difference.The distribution of personal achievement in the same grade was different. Students on the fourth grade are in the highest

  20. JOB SATISFACTION AND PREFERENCES REGARDING JOB CHARACTEREISTICS OF VOCATIONALS AND MASTER CRAFTSMAN SCHOLARS AND HORTICULTURE STUDENTS IN GERMANY

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    Stephan G.H. MEYERDING

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Labour costs account for 40 % of all the costs in German horticulture. Employee satisfaction has a significant impact on the economic and social sustainability of horticultural companies. Traditional linear relationships between environmental characteristics and subjective job satisfaction have been assumed in psychological research. Warr (2007 challenged this conception with the non-linear vitamin model. The present study examines the possibility of non-linear relationships between job characteristics and job satisfaction. For this purpose, a survey was carried out using an online and a paper-and-pencil questionnaire from August 2013 to February 2015. In addition, the preferences of employees (N=229, vocational and master craftsman scholars (N=205 and students of horticulture science (N=204 regarding job characteristics were examined. This article focuses on the later two. The relationships between characteristic values and work and life satisfaction are analysed and the results of the three groups are compared. The strongest relationships with job satisfaction can be observed for vocational and master craftsman scholars for the job features emotional dissonance and considerate leadership. Additionally, employers' fair treatment of the society as a whole has a strong impact on job satisfaction. The salary can be found only in the lower middle range. The data support the assumption of non-linear relationships between job characteristic values and satisfaction. Furthermore, the personal characteristics of the study participants are included in the analysis. The study indicates a change in the preference structure of employees, who in the future would prefer a good work–life balance in particular as well as other "soft" factors.