Progress in Education. Volume 33


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU000000

This series presents substantial results from around the globe in selected areas of educational research. The field of education is consistently on the top of priority lists of every country in the world, yet few educators are aware of the progress elsewhere. Many techniques, programs and methods are directly applicable across borders.

Topics discussed herein include differences in academic achievement by ethnicity and gender as a function of in-school suspension; data warehousing for sustainability in higher education sector; differences in beginning teacher percentages by accountability rating and school level; a study of the arguments used by undergraduate and graduate students during disciplinary discussions in the classroom; cyborgs at the university; improving mental health through an online self-assessment and self-help e-utility in university students; virtual laboratories as hands-on settings in science education; designing an educational music software using a student-centred strategy; the impact of optimized functioning; a study of the “music, society, and culture” course for undergraduate students in Hong Kong; and teachers’ perception of teaching as a profession and their attitudes toward pedagogical changes. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Differences in Academic Achievement by Ethnicity and Gender as a Function of In-School Suspension
(Brittney Henkel and John R. Slate, Sam Houston State University)

Data Warehousing for Sustainability in Higher Education Sector
(Kaushik Shandilya, Manish Dixit, GreenSTEM Inc., Toledo, OH, USA, and others)

Differences in Beginning Teacher Percentages by Accountability Rating and School Level
(Samson A. Moreno and John R. Slate, Sam Houston State University)

A Study of the Arguments used by Undergraduate and Graduate Students during Disciplinary Discussions in the Classroom
(Francesco Arcidiacono and Antonio Bova, University of Teacher Education (HEP-BEJUNE), Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and others)

Cyborgs at the University: Gaming for Educational Purposes
(Janaina Minelli de Oliveira, Eliana Gallardo-Echenique, Annachiara Del Prete, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)

Improving Mental Health through an Online Self-Assessment and Self-Help e-Utility in University Students
(Jesús de la Fuente, Mireia López, Lucía Zapata, Giuliana Solinas, Salvatore Fadda, Accredited Professor of Educational and Developmental Psychology. University of Almeria. Spain, and others)

Virtual Laboratories as Hands-on Settings in Science Education: Some Educational Tools in the Learning of Theory of Complexity and Chaos
(Assunta Tavernise, Francesca Bertacchini, Università della Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Designing an Educational Music Software using a Student-Centred Strategy
(Francesca Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta, Lorella Gabriele, Pietro Pantano, Assunta Tavernise, Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

The Impact of Optimized Functioning: Establishing a Conceptualization for Further Consideration
(Huy P. Phan, School of Education, The University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

A Study of the “Music, Society, and Culture” Course for Undergraduate Students in Hong Kong
(Wai-Chung Ho, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Dynamic Connections: Teachers’ Perception of Teaching as a Profession and their Attitudes toward Pedagogical Changes
(Ditza Maskit, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)


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