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Investigating of Attitudes Concerning Supervisors of Administrators and Teachers in Primary Schools
Yüksel GüNDüZ
Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty , 2010,
Abstract: Aim of this study is to determine the attitudes of administrators and teachers who work in primary schools towards counseling and supervision and positive feelings development of supervisors. The population of the study consists of 3440 administrators (n=268) andteachers (n=3172) in 54 primary schools in Bagc lar between 2008-2009 academic year. The sample includes 550 administrators (n=109) and teachers (n=396) chosen randomly by using “disproportionate subject sampling”. The data of this quantitative study were collected with a 20-item-scale developed by Sümbül and nand (2005). . The data obtained after having been applied to the administrators and teachers was analysed with percentage, means, frequence, standard deviation, t-test and single-sided variance (anova). The general attitudes of administrators and teachers towards counseling and supervision and positive feelings development of supervisors has been found as “I am not sure”. Meaningful differences were found between teachers’ and administrators’ attitudes in age, award and in-service training variables. No meaningful differences were found for gender, tenure and position variables. Cronbach Alfa internal integrity of the scale was found tobe 0.92.
Slovenian Example of Bilingual Primary Education  [PDF]
Vlasta Hus, Polona Jan?i?
Creative Education (CE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.91001
Abstract: In the last 50 years, models of bilingual education with members of national minorities have been at the centre of political, social, and economic debates. Education is an important area where two languages systematically meet. This article introduces researches already made on the planning and performing classes in bilingual primary schools and presents bilingual model used in Slovene primary schools. Performing bilingual primary education in Slovenia is a challenge for teachers because they demand special organization and content to achieve their goals. Bilingual education belongs to the two-way model of preserving two languages and cultures. Bilingual classes are attended by students of two nationalities and mother tongues. Both languages are taught and have an equal status in all subjects. At the same time, both languages have an equal position as means of spoken and written communication inside and outside of the school.
Level of knowledge, attitudes and substance use among students of primary and secondary schools in Belgrade 2010/2011: Pilot study
Dimitrijevi? Ivan,,Brkovi? Danijela,Dim?i?-Tasi? Gorica,An?eli? Spaso
SANAMED , 2011,
Abstract: In order to organize prevention of substance abuse in the community, it is necessary to provide research on the level of knowledge, attitudes and patterns of use of particular substances within youth. In Belgrade, the Commission for the prevention of substance abuse among youth has done the research during the 2010/2011. The representative sample consisted of 1103 students from 16 primary and secondary schools in the city of Belgrade. We applied a specially designed questionnaire on the level of knowledge for particular classes of substances as well as new forms of addiction (internet, gambling). Important are data on different levels of students' knowledge about certain classes of substances. The low level of correct answers was noted for the way of cannabis use (5.3%), the consequences of amphetamines use (0.8%), the effects of opiates (1.9%), ways of using opiates (1.4%), effects of steroids (0.7%), the types of inhalants (3.8%), types of synthetic drugs (18.7%) and the ability to detect substances in the urine (0.5%). The high level of correct answers was noted on the issue of the consequences of using marijuana (84.4%), sedatives (89.4%), possibility the Internet addiction (85.7%), computer games dependence (86.4%) and betting (90.9%). This work provide guidelines for educational programs in order to improve students' knowledge in this field.
Assessing Teachers’ and Administrators’ Attitudes Concerning The Feasibility of School Based Management in Primary Schools (A Case Study in Greater Gaziantep Province)
M. Semih SUMMAK,?ükrü RO?AN
Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty , 2006,
Abstract: School Based Management, which means transfer of decision making power to local units and schools, stems from the idea that decentralization would bring about more effective use of sources at schools. This research attempts at analyzing the feasibility of School-Based Management from the standpoint of administrators and teachers in the sample.The target population of the study was 6421 administrators and teachers at the public and private primary schools in greater Gaziantep province during the academic year 2005-2006. Data collection tool, specifically developed for this particular research was administered to 400 subjects serving in the schools with a return rate of 86%. The relaibility of the data collection tool has been found to be (Alpha) 0,85. Raw data has been analyzed on thebasis of 6 sub-scales obtained through factorial analysis.The findings of the study revealed that subjects, in general, had a positive attitude towards School Based Management. They considered the feasibility of the school-based budgeting relatively low, while there was a statistically significant difference between the teachers’ and administrators’ attitudes in this respect.
Management of multilingualism and indigene teaching for an intercultural bilingual education in Argentina  [cached]
Virginia Unamuno
Práxis Educativa , 2012,
Abstract: Current paper presents the first outcome of an ongoing sociolinguistic research on bilingual intercultural education (EIB) in Argentina. The aim of this study is to identify some elements for an account of the role of language in the social process that involves native people by highlighting the manner in which language usage participate in the struggle for material resources and how social representations and linguistic ideologies are involved in the unequal distribution of resources among indigene groups and in the maintenance of social inequalities. The case of a population that called El Algarrobo has been analyzed. Native young people are trained as teachers and gradually incorporated in schools of the region. In such a process the educational institutions define the roles for native teachers and the place of languages. Results show that the management of languages is linked to the process of social struggle where languages have a key role. The conception of bilingualism, the assessments of native teachers with a competence of Spanish and classroom language practices evidence the distance between meanings in official discourses on EIB in Argentina and the meaning EIB has in day-to-day practice in the classroom and in the school.
The Impact of the Advent of English in Primary Schools on the Development of College English in China
Jun Liu,Zhongxin Dai
Higher Education Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/hes.v1n1p105
Abstract: This article discusses the impact of the advent of primary English on the development of College English in China. The advent of English in primary schools as a teaching subject has brought about a downward shift of focus of the English education system in China. Basic English education will be accomplished in primary and secondary schools. The part of basic English education conventionally assumed by college English will be gone and in its place there will be various content-based English courses, bilingual courses and courses taught entirely in English on different disciplines relevant to the majors of college students.
EXPLORING THE BELIEFS OF PRIMARY EDUCATION TEACHERS REGARDING THE CONTRIBUTION OF MENTORING IN SCHOOLS  [cached]
Niki Phillips,Iosif Fagoulis
Review of European Studies , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/res.v2n2p201
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of mentoring in primary education. The research undertaken with primary education teachers working in schools of the Achaia Region, (Greece), analyses their beliefs and attitudes towards the implementation of mentoring and the relation of these attitudes with demographic data. Theories regarding the meaning, process, techniques and benefits of mentoring are explored in the first part in order to explain the impact of a mentor in a school environment. The second part presents and interprets the data collected and detects the relation between teachers′ attitudes and demographic data.
PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS COMPUTER BASED TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN TURKEY  [PDF]
Irfan YURDABAKAN,Cicek UZUNKAVAK
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 2012,
Abstract: This study investigated the attitudes of primary school students towards computer based testing and assessment in terms of different variables. The sample for this research is primary school students attending a computer based testing and assessment application via CITO- S. The “Scale on Attitudes towards Computer Based Testing and Assessment” to collect data and the results obtained were compared in terms of school type, gender, and grade level. The results of this study revealed that significant differences exist between attitudes of students from different schools. Such a difference does not exist between attitudes of students when their genders, grade levels, and participation periods to computer based assessment are taken into account.
Primary School Students’ Attitudes Towards Physical Education and Sports in Central Slovak Region
Pavol Bartík
European Researcher , 2012,
Abstract: Results of the survey are presented in this report. The survey was aimed at determining 9th year students’ attitudes towards physical education (PE) and sports at selected primary schools in Central Slovak region. The research group consisted of 1110 respondents from 13 primary schools located in cities and 12 primary schools located in villages. As many as 57,39 % of respondents adopted indifferent attitude. Author found out that indifferent attitudes towards PE and sports prevailed with boys and girls. Both boys and girls adopted almost the same attitudes towards PE and sports. Village primary school students adopted more positive attitude towards PE and sports than students from city primary schools.
PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES OF LEARNING THROUGH A SECOND LANGUAGE: THE CASE OF TEACHING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN ENGLISH IN THE MALAYSIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS  [PDF]
Tan Yao Sua,Santhiram R. Raman
Kajian Malaysia , 2007,
Abstract: In 2003, there was a significant change in the language policy in theMalaysian education system whereby the Malaysian government decidedto introduce English as a language medium to teach science andmathematics at all levels of the education system in stages. The aim of the policy was to arrest declining standards of English amongMalaysian students. The implementation of this policy was mostcontentious at the primary school level involving two different models of implementation: bilingual model for the Chinese primary school and maximum exposure model for the national school and the Tamil primary school. This paper examines the problems and challenges of implementing the policy of teaching science and mathematics in English in the Malaysian primary schools, which entails learning through a second language. It looks at some of the theoretical constructs pertaining to choice of language as well as learning through a second language. These theoretical constructs offer some perspective lights on the implementation of the policy of teaching science and mathematics in English in the Malaysian primary schools by highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. Based on these theoretical constructs, this paper posits the bilingual model adopted by the Chinese primary schools as a better model to facilitate learning through a second language during the earlyyears of schooling.
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