This book presents an engaging as well as inspiring array of issues and insights drawn from the perspective of dialogic imagination aimed at quality teaching and learning experiences. The authors passionately uphold their belief that the prevalence of good discipline and good academic performance are mutually interrelated and if these two prevail in the ecosphere of any classroom, these can significantly enrich and enhance the quality of learning in any school settings. Based on this, South Africa has made huge strides towards improving the quality of education and people’s lives. However, discipline and academic performance still lag behind, due to the lack of quality teaching, which also prevents the Department of Education from accomplishing its objectives. Ironically, this takes place at a time when the government has resolved to prioritise education, among other important developmental issues. To this effect, this book explores how quality teaching and learning can ensure that discipline and academic performance prevail. It shows that quality teaching and learning have the potential to determine discipline and academic performance; particularly now that other disciplinary measures have been seen to be ineffective. It is framed theoretically by the school improvement theory supported by Radical Constructivism and Critical Realism, and uses case studies to highlight its findings. The book shows that quality teaching and learning can free human potential and ensure that it is developed in line with democratic ideals, and identifies the environment as playing an important role in ascertaining whether or not quality teaching and learning can determine discipline and academic performance in schools.
Two major real-world problems prompted this study: maintaining the Catholic identity of the Catholic schools, and increasing interest in character education. Traditionally, Catholic schools in the United States were staffed exclusively by priests, sisters, and brothers. Today, they are predominately staffed by laypersons. This change has influenced the essential religious character and culture of Catholic schools. While Religious filter their teachings through their own religious training and emphasize the mission and charisma of Catholic education, lay staff often lack the same intensely religious experiences to bring to the teaching/learning environment. This qualitative interview study explored the influence that a series of spirituality and virtue seminars had on lay teachers’ perceptions of the Catholic school and character education.
One of the key elements in determining the socio-economic significance of education is quality. Quality management plays an integral role in higher education by ensuring that quality benchmarks are being met, thereby attributing to its prestige, increased enrollment, and student success. Quality management policies must be successfully implemented for the institution to thrive. With quality management still in the growing stage, research is needed regarding the applications, challenges, and benefits of these policies within advanced academics. Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical aspects of quality management policies and applications within the educational field. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as faculty involvement, administration practices, and critical success factors, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, educational consultants, researchers, policymakers, stakeholders, deans, provosts, chancellors, academicians, and students seeking current research on successfully implementing quality management systems in teaching, learning, and administrative processes.
The International Conference on Research of Educational Administration and Management (ICREAM) held on October 17, 2017 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The aim of ICREAM is to provide a platform for educators, administrators, managers, leaders, policy makers, researchers, scholars, principals, supervisors, graduate students, practitioners, academicians, professionals and teachers from different discipline backgrounds to present and discuss research, developments and innovations in the fields of educational administration. It provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.
Transformative Education aims decisively to transform the world of education and to nurture the next generation to become problem-solvers and creative thinkers, empowered with the necessary skills to make this world a better place. It provides practical methods for sustainable, integrative, and active learning, and investigates ‘the why’ behind these proven and effective methods. Discussing the different levels of subject integration in school, from intradisciplinary to transdisciplinary teaching, the authors analyse their potential holistic impact and knowledge retention effectiveness. With a substantial section on the efficacious teaching of the increasingly indispensable field of critical thinking, this book is built up first around a discourse of the intended methodology, secondly, it also includes a very practical mid-section with direct and meticulously described project ideas for teachers to try out, and finally a discussion and an analysis on what effects the proposed techniques might have and how teachers and students could be facilitated in their learning processes by school leaders and administrators. This pioneering endeavour is an important text for education professionals globally, as well as for the policy makers that regulate their work. It may also be of interest to parents and to a wider society. Additional digital resource content is available online and includes practical examples, explanations and video to help support sustainable, integrative and active learning.
Examines institutional transformation in the University of Dar es Salaam. The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa commissioned case studies of higher education provision in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, as part of its effort to stimulate enlightened, equitable, and knowledge-based national development, and to provide guides to understanding. The University of Dar es Salaam has put in place measures to stop the process of decay and better fulfil its core functions - the unity and commitment within its leadership attracting both government and donors. This text explores the attributes needed to harvest the fruits of the reform. In association with Partnership for Higher Education in Africa; Tanzania: Mkuki na Nyota
It is widely acknowledged that today’s teachers are tasked with educating increasingly diverse students as well as addressing their academic and social-emotional needs. This book examines cutting-edge teaching practices that make a difference in improving general educator and/or student performance across the grade spans. The emphasis is placed on research-based strategies, practices, and theories that can be readily translated into classroom practice. From Head to Heart: High Quality Teaching Practices in the Spotlight considers the importance of more personal topics within the teaching field, such as teacher wellness, as well as including information on effective teaching practices that seek to inspire and empower students and teachers. This book will be of interest to those that work within a pedagogical environment as well as university students and parents, alike.
The Handbook of Educational Leadership & Management represents the most important synthesis of current and future thinking in the area and provides a benchmark for our understanding of the latest thinking and best practice of educational leadership and management.
Importance of Microbiology Teaching and Microbial Resource Management for Sustainable Futures brings experts together to highlight the importance of microbiology-discipline-based teaching with its unique skills-based approaches. The book discusses how microscope microbiology has received significant attention since microorganisms played a significant role in the advancement, as well as destruction of, mankind during incidences such as the black death. With the discovery of penicillin from a fungal culture, the beneficial role of microorganisms has been a major catalyst in the progress of biological sciences. Interestingly, there are fundamental aspects of microbiology that did not change since revelations of their identity dating back to the Pasteur era. This book details the progress made and milestones that have been set in the science. Emphasizes traditional and discipline-based teaching with a focus on microbiology Combines pedagogy and the challenges faced in the post-genomic era Provides examples from various parts of the world, including from the Pasteur Institute