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Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2014
This presentation focuses on the need for invigorating research in teacher education (TE) with focus on problems in it at national and regional levels in India, especially Kerala. Starting with how teacher education in the region has failed to respond to larger societal changes around, it maintains that principal responsibility of reforming TE…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
Gafoor, K. Abdul; Ragisha, K. K. – Online Submission, 2013
Students hold many misconceptions in school science. Research reveals that teachers themselves, at times, are one source of misconceptions among students. A good number of such misconceptions, carried on to the next generation via school, are held by teachers; from their own school days and kept uncorrected even after their teacher education…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Misconceptions, Elementary School Science, Preservice Teacher Education
Gafoor, K. Abdul; Kottalil, Neena K. – Online Submission, 2011
Arguing that education, as being practiced today is generally fearful of spirituality, and that real education ought to cultivate inner lives in an integrated way; this paper put forwards a way for integrating spirituality to everyday life of schools in secular societies. It explores the meaning of spirituality, spiritual intelligence, and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Caring, Educational Practices, Religious Factors
Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2010
Social inclusion is the process that will enable every person in society to participate in normal activities of societies they live in, including education, employment, public services and social recreational activities. For the development of an inclusive society, preparation of younger generation also needs to be inclusive. Our schools must…
Descriptors: Social Class, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Gafoor, K. Abdul; Asaraf, P. Muhammed – Online Submission, 2009
Teacher development is at the heart of initiatives for inclusive practices in schools. However, in teacher education emphasis remains largely on developing teachers' awareness of special children and its diagnostic aspects. The present study is to find out whether the regular B.Ed programme creates significant difference in the knowledge and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries
Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2007
Background: This study based on Sternberg's theory of mental self-government (1997). Purpose: attempts to find out the preferred functions of thinking and scope of thinking among secondary school students and its impact on achievement in physics. Setting: secondary school students in Kerala state of India. Study Sample: A representative sample of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Females, Physics, Foreign Countries