«European Journal of Contemporary Education» – international scientific Journal.

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Issued from 2012.

2 June 30, 2016

1. Emine Ahmetoglu, Ibrahim H. Acar
The Correlates of Turkish Preschool Pre-service Teachers’ Social Competence, Empathy and Communication Skills

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 188-197.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.188CrossRef

The purpose of the current study was to examine the associations between Turkish preschool pre-service teacher’s personal and educational characteristics, and their social competence, empathy, and communication skills. A total of 385 state university Turkish pre-service teachers (age range 18 to 32 years) from the early childhood education field completed a Demographic Information Form on personal and educational characteristics, the Social Skills Inventory (SSI) Scale measuring their social competence, The Scales of Empathic Tendency for measuring empathy skills, and a Communication Skills Evaluation Scale measuring communication skills. Bivariate Pearson-correlations, independent t tests, and one-way ANOVAs were used to test study hypotheses. Results indicated that women scored higher on empathy and communication skills, and having more friends was related to higher social competence and empathy. Pre-service teachers who were members of a social club scored higher on communication skills than their peers. Additional associations among variables, limitations, and future directions are discussed.

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2. Vladimír Biloveský, Martin Djovčoš
Teaching Translation and Interpreting in Slovakia: is there anything other than Levý and Popovič?

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 198-204.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.198CrossRef

Institutional translation and interpreting training has a long lasting tradition in Slovakia mainly thanks to such significant translation scholars as Anton Popovič, František Miko, Ján Vilikovský and many others. However the situation has changed after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and the education needed to start adapting to the new market situation and face new economic conditions. The paper presents the tradition, its main point of departure, describes market conditions and suggests some methods how to improve the training of future translators not neglecting the tradition. It is a very delicate and sensitive issue. But finding the right balance seems to be the effort worth taking. The paper also introduces a project of University Translation Centre which has been designed to tackle this challenge and provide students with variety of practical experience during their studies.

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3. Alexander Fedorov, Anastasia Levitskaya
Modern Media Criticism and Media Literacy Education: The Opinions of Russian University Students

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 205-216.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.205CrossRef

The authors analyze the results of two universities students' survey aimed at finding out the respondents' media competence levels. The findings confirm a general tendency, that commonly, less than a quarter of the young audience reveals a high level development of the media competence's motivational index. A considerably larger part of respondents, about a half, demonstrates a low level of the motivational index. The analysis of the received data proves that a high degree of the media contact frequency and a high level of media competence’s motivational index are not directly linked with an ability level to analyze a media text comprehensively. Nevertheless, the levels of interpretational/evaluation parameters of the audience's media competence to a large extent reflect the levels of their informational and motivational descriptors. Moreover, it turns out that the high level of informational index does not necessarily correlate to the level of media competence’s evaluation index. On the whole, the survey shows that media competence of modern students needs to be developed. Therefore, university students (not less that school students) do need media literacy courses.

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4. Irina V. Kornilova, Timur A. Magsumov, Rasul R. Shakirov
Female Teachers Training in Educational Grades of Women’s Gymnasia in Kazan in the Last Third of the XIX – Early XX Centuries

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 217-228.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.217CrossRef

The purpose of the article is to study the way the female teacher education was formed in late imperial Russia. The subject of the study is the specific element of this process in Kazan province, being a multi-ethnic region. The article analyses a number of issues, the ones related to the activities of the two Kazan gymnasia - Maryinskaya and Ksenyinskaya, generalizes both functioning conditions of these institutions and problems and achievements in quality preparation of teaching staff for schools of the Volga region. The study reveals the socio-cultural and pedagogical factors that determined the way the subsystem of female teachers training was formed. The dynamics of the education classes development demonstrated a certain degree of improvement of the educational process, extension of the academic term from one year to two years, increasing demand applied to students. The enhanced focus on practice-oriented training greatly affected development of professionally significant qualities of the future female teachers. As this educational activity was insufficiently regulated, that allowed for its planning and organization on a local level while taking into account particular regional conditions and needs. Such local ‘testing’ of the way education classes function helped to build a well-coordinated subsystem of female teacher training in the country as well as obtain the required number of teachers within a short period. The results of the study can be applied while modernizing the practices of modern teacher training.

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5. Konstantin Krechetnikov, Nina Pestereva, Goran Rajović
Prospects for the Development and Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 229-238.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.229CrossRef

This study investigates the current process of internationalization of higher education in the countries of the Asia Pacific region (APR) through the example of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Russia. The article aims to familiarize the reader with the experience of internationalizing higher education in APR states against a backdrop of global trends. The authors examine the major strategies for the internationalization of education, such as taking a coordinated approach, attracting qualified manpower, focusing on deriving profit, and expanding the potential. The paper analyzes the traditions, strengths and weaknesses, and general traits and characteristics of the above states’ national systems of education, as well as the major forms of international partnership and key dimensions of education internationalization in APR states. The authors show that over the last few years APR states have been increasingly active in entering into agreements in the area of education internationalization, which has facilitated the division of spheres of influence and zones of responsibility within the educational area, as well as the steering of educational approaches along a common course. The paper employs traditional methods of research, such as classification, comparative analysis, generalization, juxtaposition, and forecasting. The study suggests three possible scenarios for the future development of the process of higher education internationalization: sustainably diverse internationalization, convergence in the direction of the liberal model, and the triumph of developing economies. The paper also describes current trends in this area in APR states. The authors come to the conclusion that we are in for considerable changes in the international market of educational services, such as the reconsideration of spheres of influence and redistribution of key players in the market, dynamicity and heterochrony in development being among the key traits inherent to today’s market of educational services.

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6. Robert V. Mayer
Computer Model of the Empirical Knowledge of Physics Formation: Coordination with Testing Results

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 239-247.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.239CrossRef

The use of method of imitational modeling to study forming the empirical knowledge in pupil’s consciousness is discussed. The offered model is based on division of the physical facts into three categories: 1) the facts established in everyday life; 2) the facts, which the pupil can experimentally establish at a physics lesson; 3) the facts which are studied only on the theoretical level (speculative or ideally). The determination of the forgetting coefficients of the facts of the first, second and third categories and coordination of imitating model with distribution of empirical information in the school physics course and testing results is carried out. The graphs of dependence of empirical knowledge for various physics sections and facts categories on time are given.

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7. Yurii S. Tyunnikov
Interrelation of Evaluation and Self-Evaluation in the Diagnostic Procedures to Assess Teachers’ Readiness for Innovation

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (16), Is. 2, pp. 248-256.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.16.248CrossRef

The paper solves the problem of the relationship of external diagnosis and self-diagnosis of readiness of teachers to innovative activity. It highlights major disadvantages of measurement tools that are used to this process. The author demonstrates an alternative approach to harmonizing the diagnosis, based on a modular diagnostic model, general diagnostic tools, to synchronize the management tasks of the process of readiness for innovation and self-innovation. The proposed approach, in the author’s opinion, creates the necessary conditions for improving the quality of innovative activity of both teachers and ongoing modernization of education.

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