The book deals with the effectiveness and efficacy of distance education. Distance education is a powerful and growing force in education throughout the world at university level. In fact, in developing countries, distance education can educate students at a lower per capita cost than in the conventional institutions. This study will be helpful in meeting the educational needs in general and distance education in particular. It might help the planners of distance education to have a better plan in future to implement distance education in general. Undoubtedly, the standard and quality of distance education will be improved in the light of given suggestions and recommendations.
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.
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The book explores the role of Samoan values in teacher education. It examines the importance of Samoan values in the lives of student teachers while studying at the Faculty of Education at the National University of Samoa. The main focus is to examine whether these Samoan values are still adequately appropriate to control problems such as inadequate teacher–student interaction, student-student interaction that are continuously displayed by student teachers in and out of the classroom. Adopting an indigenous standpoint, this study argues that these problems are the result of inappropriate attention to traditional value systems that form the basis of everyday life of Samoans and the mismatch between home and educational expectations. Hence, examining the appropriate integration of traditional values in teacher education policies requires urgent attention.
The monography is addressing those who are interested in the processes occurring in cultural and pedagogical layers of a post-socialist society. The book attempts to show a correlation of national values with a reality. The relationship between theoretical reflections on Russian idea and Russian character as the abstract concepts of domestic philosophy with specific reality of origin and existence of school of the traditional culture (TrC) is traced, through their detection in national views on education. Such TrC school has set the task to focus attention not only on national content, but also on national forms of information transfer. The book represents both pedagogical experience about the organisation of Sunday TrC school on the basis of the local museum of natural history and practice of cooperation with a preschool centre. It is possible to say that this book reflects live search of thought about a more perfect educational system which would correspond to a national idea, or at least not contradict it.
This book delves on Face-to-Face Sessions at The Open University of Tanzania, Morogoro Centre. Face-to-face sessions as among of students support services are very important to distance learning students as they assist them in clarifying problems arising from teaching and learning. The fieldwork of this publication employed qualitative methods to examine students and tutors’ opinions of face-to-face sessions. The findings of the study revealed that those face-to-face sessions at The Open University of Tanzania, Morogoro Centre were organized and conducted through discussions between tutors as facilitators and students. Students developed different academic related skills and knowledge during the face-to-face sessions. This book is an ideal resource for tutors and distance learning students. It poses important discussions on students support services to learning and teaching distance education.
This book identifies the challenges faced by the Resident Lecturers in the provision of University Extension Education and their possible solutions. It also outlines how the policy on University extension education affects the operations of the Resident Lecturers. Further, it has attempted to give a general overview on the existing literature on University extension education in Britain, America and Zambia.Challenges in University Extension Education explains how and why continuous evaluation of University extension education is necessary so as to enhance the operations of the Resident Lecturers as well as Part-time Tutors. The need to ensure that University management should provide relevant literature to both learners and Part-time Tutors in order to improve the quality of education being provided by University extension Unit.This book has been written to cater for the academic requirements of graduate students, University managements, Resident Lecturers and Part-time Tutors not only to give them a preliminary understanding of the subject, but to enable them also cultivate a deeper interest in the insurmountable challenges faced by the University Resident Lecturers and Part-time
This study investigates education policy in Malaysia aimed at achieving national integration across ethnic groups. The analyses are framed by theoretical considerations of ethnicity, nation, nation-building and plural society and the role of education policy in relation to them. The historical analyses demonstrated the ongoing effects of colonial residues in contemporary education policy and the ongoing ethnic-based contestation around the policy and accommodative state strategies utilised. The interview analyses demonstrated the contested nature of the concept of integration, tensions in the application of a bumiputera/non-bumiputera binary in policy, Malay concerns over their rights and economic opportunities, and Chinese and Indian concerns for language and cultural maintenance. The analyses demonstrated how in Appadurai’s (1996) terms the nation (ethnic cultures and languages) and the state (politics and policy) have remained the project of each other in Malaysian education policy aimed at national integration. The research showed that concern for national integration has retained meta-policy status within Malaysian education.
The ongoing internationalization of American higher education has spurred a growing interest in how foreign-born faculty contribute to global issues in education within curriculum, increase cultural diversity of campus life, or serve as community resources without compromising their cultural values and beliefs to the demands of teaching and research. This book draws on the conceptual framework of G. Hofstede (2001) for assessing cultures in workplace. It provides a discussion of the current standing of foreign-born faculty in U.S educational leadership preparation programs. The exposure to the educational leadership faculty with a culturally diverse background can contribute to the preparation of school leaders equipped with multicultural competencies. The book offers cultural insights that can be important for university administrators and educational policy makers in better understanding the thinking and impact foreign-born faculty have on U.S institutions of higher education and vice versa. It yields a renewed focus on exploring educational leadership across national boundaries and cultures thus contributing to the theory and practice of multicultural leadership preparation.
This book examines the process of Biology teacher preparation in diploma colleges and universities in Kenya. Specifically, it interrogates the appropriateness and possibilities of implementing a quality Biology Teacher Education Programme. Dr. Momanyi establishes that preparation of Science teachers at diploma colleges is better owing to the positive attitudes of both trainees and trainers, high level of management support and allocation of appropriate resources and facilities towards teacher preparation. He observes that, on the contrary, most teacher trainees at degree level have a negative attitude towards teacher education and at the same time teacher training departments at university level are poorly equipped with necessary resources and facilities. The author advocates for equipping of teacher preparation departments with appropriate and adequate training resources and facilities. He recommends that teacher training programmes should, as much as possible, integrate subject content and pedagogy. The book is highly recommended for policy makers in the area of science education, university lecturers and prospective Science and Biology teachers.
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.
Thoroughly,from the year 1999 to 2002 E.C; it was discovered that the majority of university instructors have good perception and conviction towards the importance of research in HEIs., the university does not have its own sufficient potential research method trainers, its rate plus the proportion of instructors who have ever taken in-service research training so far was not considerably good. It was also examined that the university does not have organized internal quality research audit body /system, and strict selection criteria used to select quality research projects at the university level. Some how good book publication experiences being seen in the university could signal the research competence of the institution. Yet, the status of the University in disseminating the research findings to the surrounding community looked low.Though good research deeds are being shown, the research capacity of the university could be judged and concluded as some how moderate. To end with, the study recommends that the University has to organize and perform permanent in-service research training to its academic staff as compulsory task of the institution.
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.
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.
Reentry has become an essential part of education abroad, as students participate in life-changing experiences on study abroad or exchange. With the support of returner programs upon students' arrival back home, students are provided an environment for reflection that allows them to place their experiences into the context of their lives back home, to feel less isolated upon return, to reevaluate their values, beliefs, assumptions, and worldviews, to incorporate their experiences into their future goals, and to connect to their home community. Returner programs and reentry support are becoming more commonplace within the education abroad field. And yet, there is very little research on the assessment of these returner programs. How effective are the programs chosen by a particular institution or office? What impact do the student's specific program elements have on finding the appropriate returner programs for them? What distinguishes a high quality returner program? This thesis takes a look at these topics, using a phenomenological study that incorporates qualitative data collection and analysis from one specific private liberal arts university in the northwest United States.