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TRUST AND GREEK TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS INDIVIDUALS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
Panagiotis Giavrimis,Panagiotis Giavrimis
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: Individuals with intellectual disability are one of the most numerous groups which are integrated in the educational system. The educational system is the most supporting factor in their learning process. On the other hand teachers constitute a social team of professionals that directly contribute to the operation of the educational system. Teachers act, interact and are affected by the social environment, also teachers as active individuals take decisions; they give meaning to the regulative framework by acting with relative autonomy. In this framework, their attitudes towards individuals with a disability play an important role in educational system and related to the conversion and restructure of it. In the present research we have selected to investigate how the sense of trust teachers experience within the social structure related to teachers conceptualization of individualswith an intellectual disability and the interaction with these individuals. The sample of the present research consists of 240 teachers of the Greek Secondary Education, 135 of which are male and 105 (43.89%) female. For the materialization of the research the improvised questionnaire was used, which includes five units, which includes questions relating to the education and the training, to theattitude of the teachers towards the individuals with an intellectual disability, to the inclusion of the children with an intellectual disability and to the conceptualization of the teachers for the individuals with a disability. From the conclusions it was shown that most teachers have positive attitudes towards individuals with an intellectual disability, but there are differentiations related with the rate of trust among the educational community.
Primary School Pupils’ ICT Literacy In Northern Aegean
Giavrimis Panagiotis, Ekaterini Nikolarea
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The present research is part of the outcomes of a wider research that explores the ICT [Information Communication Technology] applications to Greek Public Primary Schools and their impact on teaching, learning and cognitive processes as well as on pupils’ behavioural adaptation, according to Primary Education Teachers’ opinions and the Pupils of the 5th and 6thGrades of Greek Public Regular and Day-long Primary School (DLPS). The research sample consisted of 316 pupils, of the 5th and 6th Grades of (Public) Primary Schools in Northern Aegean. Of the pupils, 153 (48.4%) were boys and 163 (51.6%) were girls. In the outcomes, it is discussed about pupils’ opinions on the degree of their acquisition of basic ICT skills, as mentioned in the Greek Primary School Curriculum.
GREEK TEACHER’S PERCEPTIONS ABOUT “EFFICIENT” AND “NON-EFFICIENT” STUDENTS DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATTRIBUTION QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TEACHERS IN THE NORTH AEGEAN REGION
Panagiotis GIAVRIMIS,Efstratios PAPANIS
Journal of International Social Research , 2009,
Abstract: This research is an attempt in investigating the attributions of teachers about cognitive, learning and psychological characteristics of “good” and “bad” students. A written questionnaire consisting of 35 items, which described potential student behaviour, was filled by 377 Primary, Secondary and University teachers from the North Aegean region. From the factor analysis we can observe five factors characterised “good” students: 1) Parent involvement and behaviour (11 items-16,5% of the variance), 2)Interpersonal adjustment (9 items-10,3% of the variance), 3) Intrapersonal adjustment (6 items-7,8% of the variance), 4) Independence (6 items-5,8% of the variance), 5) Classroom behaviour (3 items-4,6% of the variance). Furthermore we can observe five factors characterised “bad” students: 1) Parent involvement and school achievement (11 items-17,3% of the variance), 2)Learning behaviour (6 items-8,7% of the variance), 3) Negative behaviour (6 items-6,2% of the variance), 4) Team working (8 items-5,4% of the variance) and 5) Behaviour towards teacher (3 items-4,1% of the variance). Significant differences in teachers’ perceptions were found with the respect to teachers’ gender, age and years of service as well as regarding several questionnaire dimensions.
Information and Communication Technologies and Development of Learners’ Critical Thinking: Primary School Teachers’ Attitudes
Panagiotis Giavrimis,Efstratios Papanis,Eirini-Myrsini Papanis
International Education Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v4n3p150
Abstract: The Information and Communication Technologies exercise a great impact on the ways people work, communicate and interact, and contribute considerably to the development of learners’ skills. However, the use of Information and Communication Technologies cannot lead to the development of high-order skills and of critical thinking, if not combined with the appropriate teaching methods. In the light of the above, the aim of the present research is to identify and record Primary School teachers’ beliefs about the impact of Information and Communication Technologies on the enhancement of critical thinking. An analysis of the skills taught within the Greek educational context and considered to be necessary for the development of critical thinking, is also provided. The data elicitation tool is a questionnaire devised for the needs of the specific research and the sample is comprised by 118 Primary School teachers working on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Informatics and Communication Technologies (ICT) and In-service Teachers’ Training
Giavrimis Panagiotis,Papastamatis Adamantios,Valkanos Efthymios,Anastasiou Adamos
Review of European Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/res.v3n1p2
Abstract: This paper is part of a research project which aims to identify the teachers’ educational needs and the implementation of Informatics and Communication Technologies (ICT) and its impact on teaching, learning and cognitive processes as well as the students’ behavioural adaptation. In the main research, 118 primary school teachers from the island of Lesvos in Greece participated, 36 of them (30.5%) were male and 82 (69.5%) were female teachers. The questionnaire used in this research consists of seven issue units. Teachers who took part in the research were not totally satisfied with the training that they had already received but on the other hand, they were positive in the idea of continuous training, whereas there are differentiations among demographic units concerning the characteristics of training.
Facilitating Teachers’ and Educators’ Effective Professional Development
Adamantios Papastamatis,Eugenia A. Panitsidou,Panagiotis Giavrimis,Efstratios Papanis
Review of European Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/res.v1n2p83
Abstract: Contemporary educational systems in Western societies are being redefined within the context of technological and scientific evolution in relation to socio-economic globalisation. Therefore, it is important for educational authorities to design staff development programmes with a view to helping professionals adjust their ideology and practice effectively in order to contribute to the implementation of a learning culture and the formation of the “knowledge-based society”. The aim of the present paper is to review the field of teaching professionals’ professional growth, identifying weaknesses, highlighting trends and practices, and providing suggestions, most important for professionals and educational authorities in Greece where staff development programmes fail to reach standards met by other European countries. It focuses on staff development models that enable facilitation of teachers' efficacy, cognitive development, and career development, as well as teacher collegiality and the improvement of school culture, reconceptualising schools as “learning organisations”.
The contribution of the Internet into learning
Efstratios Papanis,Panagiotis Giavrimis,Eirini-Myrsini Papani
Review of European Studies , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/res.v2n1p54
Abstract: Nowadays, the expansion of the Internet is, undoubtedly, widespread and has developed a new socio-economic environment, where information, innovation and knowledge play a primary role. Through its multiplicity the Internet constitutes probably the best way for accessing entertainment, learning and information, as well as for establishing socialization processes and communication among people. This paper examines issues related to the learning process, the learning environments developed by the new virtual reality and the relationship between learning and the Internet, with a particular focus on the impact of the Internet on informal learning processes. The survey mainly aims at investigating university students’ beliefs about the impact of the Internet on the learning process. The sample is comprised by 390 students from various Greek university departments, 160 (41%) males and 230 (59%) females. The majority of the students believe that the Internet can significantly contribute into the learning process. More specifically, they state that the Internet use can improve learners’ academic performance, promote research skills and critical thinking, encourage independent or collaborative learning, enhance motivation, strengthen self-confidence and improve the teaching methods. It facilitates the access to information that the educational system fails to provide, and offers knowledge, frequently more useful than that provided by the courses, complementing, thus, “formal” learning. The research findings also show a differentiation in Internet use, which is associated with the educational level of students’ parents.
Training Needs of Psychiatric Nursing Staff In Acute Wards. An Empirical Study in the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece
Anatoli Moschovopoulou,Efthymios Valkanos,Adamantios Papastamatis,Panagiotis Giavrimis
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: A study was carried out to identify the training needs of psychiatric nursing staff working in acute wards. Which type of learning, which training needs and how want the training to be delivered. Qualification and accreditation were also examined. Questionnaires were given to 70 nurses working in the 5 acute wards of Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. The key findings were that most participants wanted to be trained in practical nursing skills in every day practice. The most preferable training thematic was: a) Management of violent and aggressive behavior, b) Risk assessment, c) The suicidal patient, d) Clinical assessment skills, e) The patient with psychosis and f) Communication skills. Accreditation was very important and they wanted to gain professional qualification. The empirical study highlighted the need for further training, in the frames of Continuing Education. The findings could be of great interest for The National Center of Public Administration, as useful informative material, according to the real training needs of the specific group.
Institutional Inefficiencies in Latin America  [PDF]
Panagiotis Evangelopoulos
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2012.25095
Abstract: In North America the establishment of the institutions of individual liberty and free enterprise demonstrate that prosperity is a function of freedom. Diametrically opposite, Latin America has throughout its history been required to endure attempts at imposing collectivist institutions. The new institutional economic historian approach implies that poor economic performance is attributable to the inefficient institutional framework. Based on this analysis I explain the reasons of the wealth differences between North and Latin America.
Analyzing the Relation between Greek Paper and Paperboard Imports and Exports with Macroeconomic Variables  [PDF]
Panagiotis Koulelis
Open Journal of Forestry (OJF) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2014.45048
Abstract: This paper describes the relation between Greek imports and exports of paper and paperboard and a number of major macroeconomic variables, such as population, gross domestic product, the industrial production index and domestic round wood production. The Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were employed in the analysis of the data. The study shows that there is no significant relation between paper and paperboard imports as a dependent variable and population, gross domestic product and domestic round wood production as independent variables. Despite this, an acceptable model is constructed using only gross domestic product as an independent variable. The study also shows that there is a significant relation between the export of paper and paperboard and gross domestic product, the industrial production index and round wood production. The results indicate that gross domestic product as an independent variable has the greatest effect on wood imports and exports in Greece during the period studied. Using these models is confirmed that the use of socioeconomic variables and the construction of future scenarios for the Greek forest sector is very efficient considering the special characteristics of the Greek economy. These models could help the establishment of economic growth, the reduction of the financial and ecological deficit, the implementation of economic reforms and to increase new investments.
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