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Bertling, Joy; Rearden, Kristin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Research on the impact of place-based education (PBE), in which educational experiences are situated in the local environment (Smith, 2002), consistently suggests academic, social, and affective benefits across demographics. Traditionally, professional development supporting PBE has been designed to support large-scale initiatives. In this study,…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Art Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops
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Stites, Michele L.; Rakes, Christopher R.; Noggle, Amy K.; Shah, Sabrina – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
This mixed methods study examined preservice teacher perceptions of their needs related to inclusion. The study examined 120 early childhood and elementary preservice teachers from two universities, from both general and special education programs. Inclusion has been considered best practice in education for many years; however, how to best…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs
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Kabadayi, Abdulkadir; Altinsoy, Fatma – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
In the preschool period children develop rapidly in cognitive, social-emotional, physical, psycho-motor, language, and aesthetic areas. In this period, besides basic habits and skills, it is important for children to gain environmental awareness. Research shows that children are mostly affected by environmental problems. Yet, living in a clean and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teaching Methods, Pollution, Conservation (Environment)
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balc?, Asl?; K?l?ç Ayd?n, Zeynep Nur – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of early childhood teachers' reading attitudes, the total number of the books they have read about their profession, the total number of the books they have read on general topics, and their teaching experience on their teaching efficacy. Participants consist of 362 early childhood teachers from 51…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Reading Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Sundh, Stellan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
International communication with different digital tools is now established both at universities and in other contexts worldwide. It is therefore relevant to describe how one of these tools is used in higher education. In the present study the focus is on seminars carried out in student-interactive video-conferences on didactic and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Seminars
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Roofe, Carmel; Ferguson, Therese – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is critical for Caribbean countries such as Jamaica as the country grapples with various sustainability issues. The integration of ESD into formal and non-formal education therefore becomes a necessary undertaking. At the formal level, reorienting curricula at all levels is important and advocated for in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development
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Franzenburg, Geert; Iliško, Dzintra; Verkest, Hugo – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The article focuses on a discourse of resilience and remembering and its interconnectedness in teaching contested historical narratives. History mainly consists of events, remembrance, narratives, rituals, discourses, and stereotypes which can facilitate or prevent resilience. Since such purposes are part of religious and values education, a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), History Instruction, Memory, Culture
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Roy, Amit; Ikonen, Risto; Kumar, Kuldeep; Keinonen, Tuula – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
A potential health crisis looms large in the Punjab, India where alcohol consumption has risen dramatically. Adolescents are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol. This empirical study presents a pedagogical intervention, Children as Agents of Social Change (CASC), which aimed to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Drinking, Computer Mediated Communication
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Buchanan, Michael T. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The number of people applying for school based religious education leadership positions is scarce in most regions throughout Australia as well as other geographical regions. Drawing on the insights from key stakeholders associated with religious education leadership in schools this qualitative study aimed to identify factors which militated…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Bada, Erdogan; Genc, Bilal – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Discussion on sexism regarding language focuses on how women are discriminated against in our daily language and in academic writing. Although we are against any kind of discrimination, when it comes to dealing with this phenomenon in language and language use, we should be more careful. Language is not only a symbolic means whereby humans…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination, Females, Language Usage
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Lindner, Johannes – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Entrepreneurs keep our economy and society vibrant by implementing new ideas, which is why our society needs people with entrepreneurship competences. The development of our entrepreneurship competences does not begin with the start of our professional lives, but is initiated in earlier phases of our socialisation. Entrepreneurship education can…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development, Futures (of Society)
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Mehrparvar, Frough; Karimnia, Amin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Effective teaching is considered to be one of the factors that can facilitate learner achievement. The present study investigated the indicators that constituted good teaching from the perspective of higher-education students at Applied Linguistics departments, Iran. To do this, following a substantial review of the literature, the five major…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Effectiveness
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Copsey, Olivia – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Several high-level strategies devote special priority to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Given the seriousness of the ESD agenda in SIDS, it is vital that ESD programmes perform at a level where potential positive impacts on schools and communities can be realised. Contemporary literature on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Holistic Approach
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Zhukova, Olena – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Quality teaching, being a key factor in shaping students' academic and personal growth, has been at the centre of scientific debate for many years. Sustainable professional development of novice teachers has recently been recognized worldwide as one of the key areas for improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Given that the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Eisenberg, Alona; Ignatjeva, Svetlana; Ilisko, Dzintra; Rauckiene-Michaelsson, Alona – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Survival of organizations nowadays depends on their ability to learn properly and quickly increase their efficiency and their performance and to adapt to the changing environment. Creating an organizational learning culture (OLC) could achieve an increase in the survivability of organizations. This paper examines the OLC questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Questionnaires, Employee Attitudes, Efficiency
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