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The Utilization of the National Qualifications Framework Level Descriptors as Criteria for Assessing Prior Experiential Learning to Access to Higher Learning Institutions of Namibia  [PDF]
Lydia Shaketange, Alex Kanyimba
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.510025
The assessment of experiential learning is the process of identification, articulation and legitimization of learning gained from years of work experience. The aim of this paper is to explore the utilization of level descriptors as criteria for assessing the prior experiential learning of candidates who aspire to access higher education. The recognition of the prior learning (RPL) concept has been embraced in education policies around the world as a process that assesses and recognises non-formal and informal learning attained by an individual, to determine the level of competency achieved. However, the implementation of the concept by higher education institutions remains insignificant. Some reasons cited relate to the method used to assess learning in admission tests, such as the recall of subject knowledge. It is argued in this paper that the alignment of individuals’ learning evidence with the National Qualifications Framework’s level descriptors is critical as an alternative route of assessment. The assessment method based on alignment of level descriptors allows for self-exploration and deeper reflection of own learning, giving insight not only into the self but also for the benefit of the host institution. Host institutions benefit from RPL, not only by choosing qualified candidates to enter their programmes, but also by having candidates who lived the experience and have understanding of the field of study. The alignment method is perceived to be a reflective strategy of assessing experiential learning and is born out of the transformative process which encourages deep learning and portrays the quality of potential candidates. Studies have shown no significant differences between the performances of students who accessed higher learning through Grade twelve certificates and those who accessed through RPL. Therefore, when an appropriate and robust method is adopted, RPL is feasible and beneficial to all involved.
E-business for Nations: A Study of National Level Ebusiness Adoption Factors Using Country Characteristics-Business-Technology-Government Framework
Vijay K Durbhakula,Venkata; Kim,Dan J;
Journal of theoretical and applied electronic commerce research , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-18762011000300002
Abstract: earlier studies on e-business adoption factors have been conducted from a firm level perspective or from a single country level perspective. in this study, we propose a framework entitled country characteristics- business-technology-government model that addresses a theoretical perspective on e-business adoption factors required for a nation level e-business development. the major goal of this study is four-fold: (i) to review existing key literature on e-business across the countries and identify key factors affecting e-business adoption, (ii) to propose a research model based on the identified factors, (iii) to test the proposed model empirically using the national level macro economic data from secondary sources, and (iv) to provide insightful discussions for country administrators, policy makers, and academics. the limitations and future directions of the study are also discussed.
Value Patterns Of Teacher Trainees In Relation To Education Level, Socioeconomic Status, Place Of Residence And Caste  [PDF]
Madhumita , Durga Sharma,Sister Saroj M. A. C.
Golden Research Thoughts , 2012, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: The aim of the present investigation was to study the value patterns of teacher trainees in relation to their education level, Socioeconomic Status, Place of residence and Caste. For the purpose of the present study, a sample of 100 B.Ed. trainees studying in a self-financed B.Ed. course at Patna Women's College, Patna was chosen. The Study of Value Test developed by Ojha and Bhargava was employed to gauge the value pattern of the teacher trainees. The data so collected was analyzed by converting raw scores into Z-scores and then inferences were drawn studying the percentage distribution of the value indicators and estimating the correlation among the value indicators. The findings of the study revealed that teacher trainees mostly belong to average and high category for the six values involved in the study
Theory Framework and Top Level Design of a Sports Power: Thinking of Sports Development Strategy from the National Big Strategy in Report on the 19th National Congress of CPC

- , 2018, DOI: 10.19582/j.cnki.11-3785/g8.2018.01.002
Abstract: 摘要:运用文献资料调研和比较法,探讨体育强国的理论框架,从战略目标、战略途径与战略手段上,尝试进行体育强国的顶层设计。“十九大”报告描述了国家大战略,为中国体育未来发展明确了战略位置。加快建设体育强国,要求运用战略思维,转变体育发展方式,实现体育发展战略从重点发展到全面发展、从抓住机遇到创造机遇、从被动适应到主动塑造环境的战略转型。本文从体育综合实力的5个实力要素出发,构建了体育强国的理论框架。“体育强国”战略是体育界最高层次的战略,是体育战略的总目标,它统筹着全民健身战略、“奥运争光”战略、体育产业战略、体育科教战略、体育文化战略这5个子战略。体育强国的整个战略设计,是一个根据形势发展变化,需要不断进行调整、优化,以确保动态平衡的过程。
Abstract: By using the method of literature review and comparison, this paper discussed the theoretical framework of sports power, and tried to design top-level sports power from strategic objectives, strategic approaches and strategic means. The report on the 19th National Congress of CPC described the national strategies and cleared the strategic position for the future development of China's sports. To speed up the construction of a sports power, we need to apply strategic thinking and transform the way of sports development, so as to realize the strategic transformation of sports development strategy from key to all-round development, from grasping opportunities to creating opportunities, from passive adaptation to active shaping of environment. This study constructed the theoretical framework of a sports power from five factors of sports comprehensive strength. The strategy of "sports power" is the highest level strategy of sports industry, and it is the general goal of sports strategy. It coordinates the national fitness strategy, the strategy of winning the Olympic Games, the sports industry strategy, the sports science and education strategy and the sports culture strategy. The whole strategic design of a sports power is a process that needs to be constantly adjusted and optimized to ensure dynamic balance according to the development of the situation
The Conceptual Framework of the National eHealth Development Process  [PDF]
Rasa Rotomskien? (Juciūt?)
Social Technologies , 2011,
Abstract: Summary. In April 2004 the European Commission adopted the eHealth Action Plan and urged the member states of the European Union to develop national eHealth implementation strategies and corresponding action plans to support their delivery. Extensive eHealth infrastructures and systems were soon viewed as central to the future provision of safe, efficient, high quality and citizen-centred healthcare. However, the ambitious plans and high expectations were soon followed by even larger failures. Based on the findings from the two international case studies undertaken by the article’s author, the article has presented the conceptual e-health development framework, which introduces a much more complex understanding of eHealth development processes than the prevailing technocratic view towards technology-led organisational change. Considerable attention is paid to the organisational changes that have to take place along and the role that stakeholders play while implementing technology-led organisational change in healthcare contexts.Purpose—the purpose of this article is to deliver a conceptual framework for the analysis of eHealth development, which would correspond to the contemporary needs of practical eHealth development.Design/methodology/approach—the research findings presented in the article were delivered using qualitative research methodology and associated research methods such as document analysis, in-depth interviews and participant observation.Findings—the article has delivered a conceptual framework of eHealth development at the national level.Research limitations/implications—the research findings are based on two international case studies undertaken by the author in the UK. While using the results in other countries, local realities and contexts have to be taken into account.Practical implications—the article has presented empirically grounded new insights in relation to eHealth development at the national level. These results are in particular useful for practitioners because it has produced new knowledge on the conditions under which stakeholder engagement may (or may not) contribute to the innovation in patient care and sustainability of organisational change.Originality/Value—the research findings are based on two international case studies undertaken by the author. Research methods have involved relatively rarely used participant observation methods, which requires additional resources in terms of time and effort from the researcher, but also bears financial costs.
A strategic framework for biodiversity monitoring in South African National Parks  [cached]
Melodie A. McGeoch,Mbulelo Dopolo,Peter Novellie,Howard Hendriks
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 2011, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v53i2.991
Abstract: Protected areas are under increasing threat from a range of external and internal pressures on biodiversity. With a primary mandate being the conservation of biodiversity, monitoring is an essential component of measuring the performance of protected areas. Here we present a framework for guiding the structure and development of a Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS) for South African National Parks (SANParks). Monitoring activities in the organisation are currently unevenly distributed across parks, taxa and key concerns: they do not address the full array of biodiversity objectives, and have largely evolved in the absence of a coherent, overarching framework. The requirement for biodiversity monitoring in national parks is clearly specified in national legislation and international policy, as well as by SANParks’ own adaptive management philosophy. Several approaches available for categorising the multitude of monitoring requirements were considered in the development of the BMS, and 10 Biodiversity Monitoring Programmes (BMPs) were selected that provide broad coverage of higher-level biodiversity objectives of parks. A set of principles was adopted to guide the development of BMPs (currently underway), and data management, resource and capacity needs will be considered during their development. It is envisaged that the BMS will provide strategic direction for future investment in this core component of biodiversity conservation and management in SANParks. Conservation implications: Monitoring biodiversity in protected areas is essential to assessing their performance. Here we provide a coordinated framework for biodiversity monitoring in South African National Parks. The proposed biodiversity monitoring system addresses the broad range of park management plan derived biodiversity objectives. How to cite this article: McGeoch, M.A., Dopolo, M., Novellie, P., Hendriks, H., Freitag, S., Ferreira, S., Grant, R., Kruger, J., Bezuidenhout, H., Randall, R.M., Vermeulen, W., Kraaij, T., Russell, I.A., Knight, M.H., Holness, S. & Oosthuizen, A., 2011, ‘A strategic framework for biodiversity monitoring in South African National Parks’, Koedoe 53(2), Art. #991, 10 pages. doi:10.4102/koedoe.v53i2.991
Caste System And Caste Practices In Tamil Country
T.Gnanavel,L .Selvamuthu Kumarasami
Indian Streams Research Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Social life with its religious practices, caste traditions and conventional distinctions continued without any remarkable change throughout the Vijayanagar Rule. Linguistic traditions, pride, prejudice and geographical barriers led to decentralization and there was a struggle for supremacy. The Tamil Society managed to retain many of its traditional cultural traits fairly intact. Its communal ramification and the inter communal dissensions not infrequently descending to the level of violent feuds reached the end of doctrinal developments in religion and philosophy. Changes occurred in the composition of Tamil society during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries partly due to the influx of various people and to some extent the European merchant settlements on the Coromandel Coast.
Golden Research Thoughts , 2012, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Historically, general caste students have a head-start over the scheduled caste students in terms of awareness, academic orientation and drive for academic fulfillment. Unequal schooling has limited the educational opportunities disadvantaged scheduled caste children in India. Objective of the Study: 1.To studies the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-concept of schedule caste male, female student of higher secondary and secondary school. Hypotheses: 1.There is significant difference between the self concepts of scheduled caste male, female students of higher secondary and secondary school having high and low emotional intelligence. Method: In order to achieve the objectives of the study, the ex-post-facto method was used. Sample: About 150 schedule caste male and 144 female students of higher secondary school and 150 schedule caste male and 140 female students of secondary school from Anand district through cluster random sampling. Variable: The study has two variables, namely self concept as the independent variable and emotional intelligence as the dependent variable. Tool Used: The questionnaire was used. Statistical techniques: To test this hypotheses't' test was used. Findings: (1).The level of expectation regarding achievement and aspiration is similar for the male scheduled caste students having high and low emotional intelligence. (2) The level of expectation regarding their achievement is similar for the female schedule caste students having high and low emotional intelligence. (3) The level of expectation regarding their achievement is much higher for the male schedule caste students having high emotional intelligence than for the male schedule caste of the same caste and the same grade but having low emotional intelligence. (4) The level of expectation regarding their achievement is much higher for the female scheduled caste students having high emotional intelligence than for the female students of the same caste and the same grade but having low emotional intelligence.
Cezar Corneliu MANDA
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: In the context of an unprecedent increased number of legislative normative acts adopted at state level, and meant mainly to re ect the complex and multiple transformations that occur in the social relations, in the attempt to correlate the results of the law creation process with the Romanian realities, nding out proper solutions able to contribute to the legislative regulatory framework improvement in Romania represents an urgent need. The legislative simpli cation represents one of the legal existing solutions and concurrently an ef cient instrument to stop the regulation excess by dwindling the number of the legislative acts and by increasing correlatively their quality, in the ample context of assuring the coherence, unity and exibility of the entire national legislation framework. Under these circumstances, the author undertakes the task to tackle mainly the simpli cation legislation activity, from the point of view of its prerequisites, of the applicable legal system, of the speci c principles and objectives and respectively of the concrete legal instruments meant to facilitate it at applicative level. It can justify in this manner the need to strengthen the role of simplifying mechanisms, insisting to the same extent on the involvement and contribution of the public administration to this process.
National consciousness of teenagers with the various level of tolerance
Efimova D. V.,Makarov Yu. A.
Sociosfera , 2011,
Abstract: In article within the framework of a spelling of scientific work results of diagnostics of features of national consciousness of teenagers are submitted, the results of questioning allowing deeply to penetrate into essence of the investigated phenomenon are given.
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