Violence may be a common response when young people experience social and psychological burdens. More often than not, authorities do not always have appropriate or adequate responses to youth violence.The problem is compounded when institutionalized violence is employed to counter youthful and ephemeral violence. The difficulties and frustrations which ensued can become unmanageable. For this reason, this book looks into the need to teach peace education to young people while still in middle or high school. With a thorough review of historical and contemporary literature, the author discovered that various peace education pedagogies are extant that could be creatively engaged to teach and empower young people for peace.Reducing violence and cultivating a culture of peace in young people is a pursuit of the United Nations and its various agencies such as the UNICEF and UNESCO, which the author also examined through this work. Though the impact of peace education research work is difficult if not impossible to measure, the author creatively evaluated and recommended peace education as a mainstream curriculum to be taught in secondary schools in Nigeria and across the world.
This text covers some of the major topics involved at the interface between tertiary education and graduate unemployment on the one hand and psycho- social characteristics demographic characteristics and entrepreneurship as a possible solution on the other. The topics include: self employment seeking behaviour, school curriculum outcomes, personality trait, gender rolestereotype, institution type and sex. Abam Arikpo has been a senior lecturer for ten years. Active in teaching, human resource development, and research, Abam is well-known for contributions towards understanding, and improving curriculum planning and development at the use and inference of contemporary labour market situations. He was previously Head of Department of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
Career counseling is a major function of a guidance program of the university, which is given to senior high school students. Likewise, a university, such as Aquinas University of Legazpi, Philippines needs to track higher education preferences of senior students in its service area for the purpose of curriculum development and the like. This book reports the research findings of Dr. Susan Bobadilla, which was partly based on a previous study of Dr. Bernaldez when he was Dean of the College of Business Administration at Aquinas University. The book analyzes the congruence between the higher education preferences by senior students in the province of Albay, Philippines with manpower demand in the province. School administrators, guidance counselors, teachers and parents will find this book helpful in student services and development program planning and implementation. Likewise, manpower development authorities in government, business executives and youth can derive information from this book relative to career preferences and manpower demands.
Different countries have varied post primary national examinations which may not correlate with primary/elementary national examinations.The aim of national examinations is to provide learners with equal opportunities based in promoting access, equity and equality in career development. It is therefore significant to investigate factors determining learners performance in national examinations in various parts of the world.This will assist education stakeholders in effective planning and management of education systems in order to realize any meaningful national goals of education. This book therefore intends to shed light on some of the challenges facing management of national examinations and how this may affect learners' performance in post primary evaluations.It also makes possible recommendations on how to address some of these pertinent handicaps.
Education is a basic human right and a necessity in life. It has been perceived as a key to national development and individuals’ self-advancement. The manifestation of poverty and strategies to eradicate it has been one of the greatest challenges at global, regional and national levels. This book uses Abraham Maslow in his Hierarchy of needs model of 1954 in United States of America to investigate the influence of socio-economic status of parents on the pupils’ participation in primary schools in Getembe Division of Kisii Central District.
The Projects “We are Learning About the Soil with Tipitop and His Friends 1, 2, and 3” were applied in Denizli by the Department of Preschool Education of Faculty of Education at Pamukkale University over three school years (2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012) within “Schools of Nature and Science- code number 4004,” a project group, at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The projects were established in order to train 5-6 year old children, attending kindergarten and residing in socio-economically disadvantaged regions, and their families, on the subject of soil.
This book focuses on determinants of enrollment in Higher Education.The study examined programmes costs, flexibility of the programme delivery and marketing, duration, type acceptability and quality of B.ED SBP programmes offered, social-economic profile of students and satisfaction on quality of service. Conceptual framework of the study was derived from the client satisfaction model.The study was carried out at Kampala International University in Uganda and Moi University, Kenya. This book delineates why students opt to enroll in particular institutions.It also explains the aspect of cross border education which is a current phenomenal in internalization of higher education and globalization.It reveals the use of iCT in recruitment of students.It is a must read by students,researchers,management of educational institutions,government and all stakeholders.
Gaudencia Ndeda shows how in 2005 the Government of Kenya launched the Sessional Paper No.1 on Policy Framework for Education, Training and Research which provided for the upgrading of the national polytechnics to offer degree programs in their areas of expertise without dropping their traditional tertiary programs. It therefore became necessary to upgrade the existing Diploma in Technology curricula offered in these institutions in order to make them compatible with global requirements of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) both at diploma and at degree levels. The Kenya Polytechnic University College established a program to improve and upgrade the existing Diploma in Technology syllabi and to develop new degree syllabi to address the need to expand access to higher education, bridge the gap between science, technology, innovation and provide a way for diploma students to access higher education in their area of specialization. The book will help the lecturers and principals in high institutions for decision making in similar undertakings.
Inclusive education and its perceived role in bringing about more inclusive and caring societies and improving the educational and social achievements of learners with special educational needs has been widely discussed. Rwanda’s first experiment with inclusive education started in 1997 when the first students with visual impairment ever to have a secondary school education joined Gahini High School. Given the generally negative attitudes towards disability in Rwanda, the inexperience of general school teachers in meeting the learning needs of students with special needs in education and the possible effects of vision loss on educational and social outcomes, it was important that the experiences of students with visual impairment in this first experiment at inclusion be investigated for purposes of improving practice both in this school and any other schools that would wish to take the inclusive route. This book outlines a study conducted to explore the experiences of students with low vision in Gahini High School.
TESOL university education in Russian Federation has a lot of issues. This monograph touches upon main topics including: * Case-method as teaching method at universities * Computor versus paper-based reading * Second language learning as a mediated processs * How to become a good English language learner * Types of researches in second language studies * Teaching English as a foreign language. I am interested in trying to determine new directions in higher education that might head in the coming years.
This is an Evaluation of Instructional Materials, Teacher Qualification and Students' Entry Requirements of Biology/Integrated Science Programme of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe, Gombe State of Nigeria. A research carried out by the author to examine the conformity of the programme with the set guidelines of the regulating body of the NIgeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Minimum Standards (i.e. National Commission for Colleges of Education) in Nigerian Colleges of Education.
The focus of this book is a comparison between the primary, secondary and University undergraduate matriculation system and post-graduate studies at institutions of higher learning among the Bayeyi tribe. The book will also focus on the Identity and culture of the Bayeyi. The methods of data collection include casual observation while living among the Bayeyi tribe, interviews with scholars who are Bayeyi and newspaper archives, traditional leaders and other historians among the members of the tribe. Findings show that the education in the region is similar as that of Mafwe, Mbalangwe, Totela and the Masubia tribes. This similarity facilitates exchange programs at each level.
Compared to its companies and products, universities in Asia have been nearly unknown for people in the non-Asian world. Despite their unfamiliarity, Asian universities have been substantially expanding their presence in global education and research. This book then explores one of the most interesting topics on universities in Asia, internationalisation of the top Asian universities. In this work, internationalisation of the top Asian universities is approached to focus on ‘PhDs’ of their faculty members. By so doing, the author successfully delivers answers for stimulating questions such as ‘Which Asian university is the most internationalized?’, ‘Which Asian university holds the largest proportion of faculty members with world’s best PhDs?’, ‘Which country/university is the most successful in exports of PhDs for them?’ and ‘Which Asian country/university wins and loses in the trade of PhDs among them?’ This book can be a valuable source for scholars in a wide range of fields such as international relations and education, policy-makers in international affairs and education, college managers and students who intend to study at Asian universities.
The campus of the National Training School for Women and Girls in Lincoln Heights, Washington, D.C., was the physical manifestation of a new ideology in technical and higher education for African American women. The National Training School was founded by Nannie Helen Burroughs in conjunction with the Baptist Women's Convention. Burroughs was also a member of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and headed a Commission studying housing for African Americans in D.C. at the request of President Hoover. The National Training School opened in 1909 and operated until 1964. It is significant for being the first school for African American females to open outside of the Deep South, for being single-sex, relying on African American benefactors for most of its funding, and extending its curriculum beyond technical training to include the Liberal Arts and a Department of Negro History. This monograph examines how the campus evolved throughout the school’s lifetime (using Baist and Sanborn maps and pictures in the Library of Congress) and relates changes in the campus plan to the evolution of women’s education in general and education for African Americans specifically.
Over the last few years, and as governments struggle to attain EFA goals and the MDGs, demand for education has grown tremendously while supply still grows at snail’s speed. This has resulted to countries focusing more on quantity at the expense of quality. With this worrying trend, Education Planners are at a loss to ensure quality of education and at the same time ensure access to education. This book, therefore, provides an analysis of Cost Function Analysis in public secondary schools in Kenya with a view to establish their carrying capacity and also the relationship between marginal cost and unit cost. The book further, proposes some recommendations to educational actors on strategies to use to ensure schools operate at an optimal level. This will ensure both internal and external efficiency of the education system.