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Cohen-Azaria, Yael – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: In 2012, the Israeli Ministry of Education and its Testing and Evaluation Department introduced a new tool to evaluate the quality of kindergarten teachers' work. This paper aims to identify how kindergarten teachers perceive the new multiple domains performance tool. Design/methodology/approach: The study applied a qualitative paradigm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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Heart, Tsipi; Finklestein, Elad; Cohen, Menashe – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess students' perceptions of four teaching and learning (T&L) methods used in a blended learning Contract Law course, namely, frontal, written assignments, simulations and online asynchronous T&L. Design/methodology/approach: Law students (n = 417) filled in an anonymous questionnaire on their…
Descriptors: Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Contracts, Blended Learning
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Ifeduba, Emmanuel Chukwunonye – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: Communication, which is the cornerstone of knowledge creation and transmission, is sometimes undermined by noise often described simply as errors but hardly interrogated as communication noise. Therefore, this paper aims to explain noise from the perspective of communication (content creation, decoding and transmission) with a view to…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Problems, Textbooks, Error Patterns
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Fisher, Yael; Seroussi, Keren – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study was carried out in 2013 and aims to define the professional self-efficacy of preschool teachers (PTSE); define preschool teachers' perception of preschool excellence (PTPPE); and investigate the relationship between the two. Design/methodology/approach: Scales for PTPSE and PTPPE were developed especially for this study.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Cohen-Azaria, Yael; Zamir, Sara – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of school principals of the evaluator's role and to learn about their requirements of school evaluators. Design/methodology/approach: The current study is based on the qualitative paradigm of data collection and analysis. This paradigm provides a profound a description of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Evaluators, Role
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Flavian, Heidi; Dan, Doron – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Understanding the contribution of the use of proper language to thinking development and learning processes, served as the basis of this study. The purpose of this study is to learn from parents, teachers and teacher-trainees whether their view of efficient teaching also relies on the teacher's use of proper language.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Teacher Effectiveness, Professionalism, Learning Processes
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine teachers' perceptions of teacher evaluation (also known as teacher appraisal). In Israel and elsewhere, teacher evaluation is a cornerstone of teaching quality assurance measures; however, detailed knowledge is lacking regarding how teachers themselves perceive it in that context. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Uziely, Eran – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: In Israel, the decision which educational framework is most suitable for pupils with special needs is made by a placement committee. In January 2005, the eighth amendment of the Israeli Special Education Law determined that all pupils have the legal right to participate in their placement committee's deliberations. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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Katz, Sara; Frish, Yehiel – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: Aspects of intellectual competence would not be sufficient for quality teaching that requires a mix of intellectual and personal qualities. The purpose of this paper was to elicit personal attributes of teachers' college applicants. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative case study consisted of 99 participants aged 20-24 years of…
Descriptors: Models, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, College Admission
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Sharabi, Moshe – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the influence of the human resource (HR) manager on the quality of service in an academic college, and the human resource management (HRM) outcomes of the process. Design/methodology/approach: The paper relates to a customer satisfaction survey. More than 120 questionnaires were completed by the…
Descriptors: College Environment, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Participant Satisfaction