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

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4 December 06, 2016

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2. Irina I. Ukraintseva, Maksim S. Romanov, Nataliya I. Neskoromnykh, Anna L. Khovyakova
A Model for the University Operating as a Center for the Formation of a Local Environment for Adult Ongoing Education

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 479-489.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.479CrossRef

This paper features the results of a study conducted as part of the project ‘The Development of Universities as Centers for the Formation of a Local Environment for the Ongoing Education of the Adult Population of a City’, undertaken by Sochi State University in 2016 as an assignment commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The paper examines, via a comparative-pedagogical approach, the theoretical and practical foundations of putting together a local environment for adult ongoing education and provides a rationale for the role of universities in the development and operation of a municipal system of ongoing education. The authors share the results of an analysis and systematization of the major trends in adult ongoing education by reference to the current best practices employed domestically and internationally. Based on the findings of a theoretical analysis of relevant research and a problem analysis of the activity of institutions of higher learning operating in local markets for educational services, the authors single out several models for the formation by universities of a municipal educational environment for adult ongoing education and draw a conclusion about the need to develop a more comprehensive, integrative, and consistent model. The paper brings forward a new model for the university operating as a center for the formation of a local environment for adult ongoing education, characterizes its specific components (objective-and-function, content, structural-logistical, instrumental-technological, and organizational-managerial), establishes the prospects for it as a tool for managing the education system, and sets out the key strategies for putting together a local educational environment for adult ongoing education.

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3. Yury N. Slepko, Natalia A. Baranova, Elena A. Fayurshina, Nicholas W. Mitiukov
Specifics of Information Basis of Educational Activity of a Bachelor Student

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 472-478.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.472CrossRef

The discussion of the results of an empirical research of the problem of forming the information basis of educational activity of students studying in pedagogical higher education institution is carried out in the article. The information basis of educational activity is considered by the authors as a subsystem of psychological system of activities implemented in the conditions of educational and professional teaching. It is considered in the context of forming other subsystems of activities (motives, purposes, the program, decision making, educational and important qualities) allocated in a single system in system-genetic approach of V. D. Shadrikov. The authors select the concept of professional formation and realization of personality of Yu.P. Povarenkov and his understanding of psychological structure of the subject of work as a basis for the analysis of forming the information basis of educational activity in the conditions of educational and professional teaching. According to the authors of the article, these approaches allow to carry out the analysis of educational and professional development at the personal (psychological) level whereas other existing approaches are limited only to the subject level of the activity analysis. Formation of information basis of educational activity includes qualitative and quantitative changes on different study courses and stages of educational and professional activity. Using methods of correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, analysis of the correlation relation the authors set the task to analyze the process of forming the information basis of educational activity in a more detailed way. The methods used in work allowed the authors to specify the existing ideas not only concerning the relationship between success of educational activities and psychological features of its information basis, but also study the influence of the latter on success of students' education. Also, the authors carried out the analysis of interference of the activities realized in teaching process on psychological features of its information basis.

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4. Olga N. Sezonova, Svetlana A. Galchenko, Valentina N. Khodirevskaya
The Efficiency of Higher Education Institutions as a Basis for Forming Competent Personnel for Region Economy

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 464-471.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.464CrossRef

The modern market relations open provide new opportunities of development for higher educational institutions, however the majority of universities aren't ready for effective and independent business management yet. At the turn of the 21st century many educational institutions faced such problems as scarcity of federal financing, fundamental changes in demand for educational services, decrease of the requirements to educational services and qualification of their consumers, and also lack of necessary knowledge and experience to manage universities in new conditions. The growing level of competitive struggle between educational institutions added complexity to the situation that led to a disproportion in training of personnel for regional economy. That’s why the successful functioning of modern higher educational institutions should considerably depend on their fast and easily adaptation to constantly changing external environment. In our opinion the most suitable method that allows to judge on the efficiency of higher education institutions is rating assessment. Within the research we offer to create a rating of higher education institutions of Central Federal District using the integrated indicator that allows to consider the heterogeneity of the estimated criteria. The used technique allowed to determine 7 cluster groups depending on the specifics of development of higher education institution (leaders, diversifiers, accumulators of scientific research, the international orientation, accumulators of financial resources and conservatives). In article conclusions that are made in the article show that the revealed disproportion in development of higher education institutions has an influence on the processes of forming and development of professional and competent personnel for the region and as a result on the level of social and economic development.

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5. Andrei A. Malyshev, Leonid S. Khodasevich, Marina A. Maznichenko, Sergei M. Romanov
Integration of Educational and Sports technologies in Youth Wellness Tourism

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 452-463.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.452CrossRef

The article reveals the potential of the youth tourism, addressing a number of problems of higher education: formation of a general cultural competence, preservation and strengthening of students’ health, enhancing educational progress, motivating the physical self-improvement, contributing to the formation of healthy lifestyle values and developing social adaptation skills. The need to integrate these tasks with educational, sports, medical and biological technologies is scientifically grounded. The application of sports and wellness tourism in the educational potential of curricular and extracurricular activities of the University was developed as a theoretical model. This work describes the progress and results of its experimental testing. The results show that the sports and wellness tourism practices in higher educational establishments (on the basis of integration of educational, sports, medical and biological technologies) contribute to the formation of a general cultural competence, improve students’ health, increase their fitness and motivate the physical self-improvement, as well as contribute to the development of physical qualities, in both men and women.

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6. Deniz Kaya, Hüseyin Cihan Bozdağ
Resources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Perception of Science Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Academic Achievement

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 438-451.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.438CrossRef

The main objective of this study is to determine the predictive power of mathematics self-efficacy resources and perception of science self-efficacy on academic achievement. The study, adopting a relational screening model, was conducted with a total of 698 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade level of a state secondary school. Mathematics self-efficacy resources and science self-efficacy scales were used as data collection tools. Additionally, the half-terms report card grade point averages prior to the term when the study was conducted were also taken into account to determine students' academic achievements. Data analysis was performed by Pearson product-moment correlation technique and multiple linear regression analysis. According to the obtained results, resources of mathematics self-efficacy and perception of science self-efficacy were found to be significantly correlated with academic achievement in high, medium and low levels of influence. Belief in learning ability, belief in skills, mastery experiences, social persuasions and physiological states, which have significant impacts on the academic achievement, account for 48 % of the variance in the academic achievement. Indirect experiences, however, do not have a significant effect on academic achievement. Besides this, when examined the relationship between dimensions of science self-efficacy perception and mathematics self-efficacy resources; a significant relationship was observed between the belief in learning ability and mastery experiences, indirect experiences and physiological states, belief in skills and mastery experiences, indirect experiences and social persuasions.

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7. Josephine Djan, Babu George
Standardization or Localization: A Study of Online Learning Programmes by Tertiary Institutions in Ghana

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 430-437.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.430CrossRef

Many universities in Ghana have had a desire to ensure equitable access to formal tertiary education for the growing number of the working public who have sought to improve or better their educational status in tertiary institutions. For many of these working public or individuals, it is almost impossible to stay off work to enrol in these tertiary institutions but rather would most likely prefer to improve their educational and knowledge acquisition status in the comfort of their homes and in a relaxed and calm environment. This study is aimed at distinguishing between whether tertiary institutions should be evenly and commonly regulated and the learning process standardized for all individuals or to be specifically adapted for the individual needs of the target market.

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8. Aleksandr A. Cherkasov, Michal Smigel
Public Education in the Russian Empire during the Last Third of the XIX Century: Parish Schools

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 418-429.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.418CrossRef

The article deals with the parish schools development in Russia in the last third of the XIX century. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the church school development during the period of office of I. D. Delyanov as the Minister of Education (1880–1890) and the transition of the parish and peasant literacy schools under the jurisdiction of the Holy Synod, thus giving the primary education an ecclesiastical character. The measures taken by the government and by the Synod in order to raise the parish educational level, the place of the parish schools in the educational process (spiritual, moral and intellectual education) and the contribution towards reducing the illiteracy of the population are considered in this work. The works of the researchers of late XIX – early XXI centuries are used as materials. The materials of the periodical press are the most essential, for example, the “Pribavleniya k tserkovnym vedomostyam”. Personal materials, such as letters and recollections were also used in the work. In conclusion, the authors sum up that in the last third of the XIX century the parish school underwent a complex transformation and became an important part of the pre-revolutionary national educational system. Due to this it was involved in the educational activities, especially for children.

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9. Elena Bendíková
Curricular Transformation of Education in the Field of Physical and Sport Education in Slovakia

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 410-417.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.410CrossRef

The study presents basic information on the curricular transformation of physical and sport education in Slovakia after the year 1989, which is related to the education process in the 21st century. What is more, it points to the basis for modern transformation in relation to sports as well as to insufficient undergraduate teacher training and its consequences for the performance of newly qualified teachers. These findings are partially included in the grant VEGA no. 1/0376/14 Physical Activity Intervention for the Prevention of Health of the Population of Slovakia.

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10. Galina A. Bakulina, Liudmila N. Vakhrusheva, Olga B. Shelygina, Svetlana V. Savinova
The Formation of Elementary Schoolchildren’s Cognitive needs at the Lessons of the Russian Language by Means of Subjectivization

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 398-409.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.398CrossRef

The purpose of the article is to present of an innovative type of exercises in the Russian language, referred to as the complex intellectual-linguistic. The novelty of these exercises is: a) in an unusual arrangement of linguistic material which creates an educational research situation; b) in giving non-traditional tasks, aimed at simultaneously interconnected intellectual, linguistic and language development of students. The paper theoretically proves the possibility of stimulating effect of complex intellectual and language exercises on the formation of elementary schoolchildren’s cognitive abilities; characterizes types of this kind of exercises, discloses the specificity of their composition and use on different stages of the lesson of the Russian language in elementary school, presents the results of their application in the educational process.

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11. Bahri Aydin, Rushan Ziatdinov
How Students Acquire Self-Control: Primary School Teachers’ Concepts from Turkey

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 390-397.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.390CrossRef

Self-control is a basic skill which enables individuals to be happy and successful, and it can and needs to be improved through education. One of the objectives of maintaining discipline in a classroom is to facilitate students in developing self-control, and the opinions of teachers may be taken into account regarding this. Moreover, teachers have a crucial role in helping students to develop these skills. The aim of our work is to assess how Turkish primary school teachers can help students acquire these skills. The research was conducted using data from one hundred and three primary school teachers from ten schools in Bolu, Turkey, utilising a screening model. Two sample events relating to how students can acquire self-control were given to teachers in a form. The opinions of the teachers were then represented visually as sector charts using a computer algebra system Mathematica v.10, based on the data provided.

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12. Arturas V. Akelaitis, Romualdas K. Malinauskas
Education of Social Skills among Senior High School Age Students in Physical Education Classes

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016, Vol. (18), Is. 4, pp. 381-389.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2016.18.381CrossRef

Research aim was to reveal peculiarities of the education of social skills among senior high school age students in physical education classes. We hypothesized that after the end of the educational experiment the senior high school age students will have more developed social skills in physical education classes. Participants in the study were 51 pupils of the ninth grade (15.15 ± 0.36). Experimental group consisted of 25 and the control group of 26 senior high school age students. Bulotaite and Gudzinskiene communication skills questionnaire; Social Skills Rating System (Student form); Snaider’s social self-control evaluation methods and Legkauskas subjective social adaptation scale were used. Repeated measures (RM) multivariate analysis of variance (2 × 2 (Group × Time) MANOVA) was used in order to analyse the effects of the educational program. During the experiment the applied measures of educational impact had a statistically significant effect on the components of experimental group senior high school age students’ communication, cooperation, assertiveness and social adaptation skills in physical education classes.

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