Progress in Education. Volume 60


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU000000

The research examined in the opening chapter of Progress in Education. Volume 60 aims at uncovering and examining pre-service teachers’ concepts of teaching activity relating to student coeducation and educational practice in school classrooms.

The authors describe the problems faced by schools system-wide use of evidence-based teaching approaches with evidence-based teaching practice, followed by a technology-based theory to practice design solution for building the capacity of practicing teachers with teacher led and cooperative instruction.

The effect of a two-way immersion school project on the second language proficiency and mathematics competences of 10-12-year-old children is investigated with an intent to open new avenues for teachers, researchers and policy makers, by encouraging new immersion projects based on local conditions.

Next, this compilation focuses on the particularity of communication as a key factor in creating, developing and improving interpersonal relationships between parents and their pre-school age children. Some thoughts, comments and suggestions on this topic based on the literature and on the author’s educational / academic experience, consists the content of this chapter in a brief way for a vast field of study.
Currently, mental wellbeing among healthcare students and practicing professionals is a major worldwide concern. Studies have described alarmingly high levels of anxiety and stress among students of dentistry, nursing and medicine. As such, the authors discuss the two main stressors for mature students while in higher education.

Drawing on empirical research using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis as the predimoninant method of enquiry, the authors focus our attention on two important aspects of the student transitional journey: student experiences as they move from secondary school to a branch campus medical school in the Middle East, as well as the medical graduates’ challenges as they move from a Middle Eastern-based university delivering a Western curriculum to begin practice as junior doctors.

The penultimate chapter demonstrates the importance of school, rehabilitation and mental health counselor education programs in the United States and Georgia. With a significant number of the United States population having substance abuse problems, all counselors will encounter clients struggling with substance abuse. Therefore, counselor education programs should requite knowledge or skill development in this area.

The final chapter looks at the root causes of problems with the current education system in Western societies, using Australia as an example, and how the systemic core of the issues arising are stem from the system being stuck in an historic paradigm.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Coeducation in an Early Childhood Education Practicum: A Qualitative Study of Pre-Service Teacher Conceptions
(Inés Lozano Cabezas, PhD, Marcos Jesús Iglesias Martínez, PhD, and Antonio Giner Gomis, PhD, Faculty of Education, University Research Institute for Gender Studies, University of Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 2. Using Technology to Bridge the Research to Practice Gap in Schools
(Alan Bain, Mark E. Weston, PhD, and Julie Lancaster, PhD, Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Austrailia, and others)

Chapter 3. Two-Way Immersion School: L2-Proficiency and Mathematic Competences of 10-12 Year-Old Children
(Emile Jenny, and Francesco Arcidiacono, University of Teacher Education BEJUNE, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland)

Chapter 4. Communication Relations among Parents and Preschoolers: Thoughts, Comments and Suggestions
(Panagiotis J. Stamatis, Department of Sciences of Preschool Education and Educational Design, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece)

Chapter 5. Mature Healthcare Students’ Experience of Higher Education
(Fredericks, S., PhD, and Rashid-Doubell, F., PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Chapter 6. Student Experiences’ of Transitioning into and out of a Transnational Medical School: New World, Old Problems?
(Fiza Rashid-Doubell, PhD, and Tim Doubell, PhD, School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Chapter 7. The Topology of Educational Programs for Students in the Framework of Substance Abuse Counseling and Sociology
(Mamuka Matsaberidze, and Roco Heron, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Chapter 8. Stop Putting Bandages on a Corpse: A 21st Century Education System is Born
(Eddie Blass, Torrens University Australia, Adelaide, South Australia)


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