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Badjanova, Jelena; Iliško, Dzintra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The article points to new competencies required from basic school teachers, reinforced by the reform processes in the educational system in Latvia, the quality assurance of educational process, and modernisation and critical re-evaluation of educational materials and standards. The authors view sustainability as an integral part of reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Quality Assurance, Teacher Competencies
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Kraukle, Sandra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The understanding of the basic principles of inclusive education motivates the inclusion of children with special needs in general education schools. The paper presents the process of implementing inclusive education in Latvia and the teachers' and parents' understanding of the role of communication in including children with special needs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Preschool Education
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Rode, Ojars – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The research problem concerns the sphere of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the aspect of satisfying the need for belonging. This research aims to determine the conditions of relationships with the environment and an individual's awareness in the process of personality formation. The research is constituted by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Physical Environment, Self Actualization
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), which is coming to an end, will offer all kinds of summaries and reflections on this issue. The aim of this paper, strictly related with the goals of the DESD, is to answer the following questions: (1) "Is the Polish school ready to provide values education?"; (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Educational Practices, Readiness
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Zimele-Steina, Ineta – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Currently, in Latvia, an adequate teaching aid that would meet the major requirements of young novice pianists is not available. Consequently, a question arises: "What could be an ideal teaching aid for them?" The opinion survey of 165 piano teachers from all regions of Latvia was carried out according to a three-point scale, in which 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Zecha, Stefanie – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
An understanding of the current situation of nature experiences among adolescents is of critical importance for the protection of nature. The participants of this study are 14-15 year-old pupils from Bavaria (Southern Germany) and Asturias (Northern Spain). In particular, the author was interested in a) the level of outdoor experiences of each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Comparative Education, Early Adolescents
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Ohlmeier, Bernhard – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Education for sustainable development (ESD) often fails to consider the political dimension. To address this gap, this paper focuses on a specific political approach to ESD. The model presented is derived from the four sustainable growth targets of German Development Policy. Instead of relying on a neo-classical or neo-liberal economic paradigm,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Politics of Education, Sustainability
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Kardeliene, Laimute; Kardelis, Kestutis; Bakutyte, Rima – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
The article discloses the value of academic library. This value is deriving from the university purpose to prepare students to be able to deal with the increasing the flow of information in the society (Owusu-Ansah, 2001). Research was carried out in Utena University of applied science. First-year students (n = 140) made 48,3% of the sample, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Competency Based Education, Specialists
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Egne, Robsan Margo – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
Ensuring gender equality in higher education system is high on the agenda worldwide particularly in science disciplines. This study explores the problems and prospects of gender equality in public higher education institutions of Ethiopia, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Descriptive survey and analytical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Higher Education, STEM Education
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Artemeva, Veronika – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
The architectural innovations are becoming more and more important in the economic and social development and in the quality improvement of people's lives. Sometimes, however, the implementation of innovative projects can lead to negative consequences. The development of any innovation should be based on a comprehensive analysis of their…
Descriptors: Architecture, Innovation, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Iliško, Dzintra; Badyanova, Yelena – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
This article presents a case study of two schools that were identified as a result of UNESCO associated schools survey as cases of sustainable leadership and governance. The aim of the study is to present the two cases that were crystalized in the survey carried out at end of the United Nations' "Decade of Education for Sustainable…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Khalaf-Kairouz, Layla – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences at Notre Dame University--Louaize, conscious to the need of experts in the emerging field of sustainability and to the role that an educational institution plays for the service of the community, introduced into the university curricula a major in environmental science. This paper will present the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Science Curriculum, Environmental Education, College Programs
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Ramzy, Omar; Wahieb, Rasha – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Due to the scarcity in natural resources and the demand for green labour and economy, education for sustainable development (ESD) gained a great importance in developed countries, let alone developing ones. From this point of view, this paper is studying the possibility of infusing ESD in Egypt after one and a half years since January 2011 youth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Undergraduate Students, College Graduates
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Khalil, Nehal Lotfy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Due to the rapidly changing knowledge, teachers are supposed to teach their students ways of thinking and gathering information, not certain contents that would change shortly. In this sense, sustainability, which, in part, means the preparation of an individual who has the ability to practise critical thinking and to find creative solutions to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Psychology, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Labaki, Georges – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Sustainable development is continuous process of change requiring painful choices resting on political will. This paper examines the developments needed to engage with sustainable development in the field of political science through the following: the reform in political science programmes to cope with the need for sustainable development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Political Science, College Programs
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