Volume 3 Issue 2 (July 2021)

July 2021

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Clinical Supervision: A Genius Tool for Teachers’ Professional Growth

Azzeddine Bencherab Ali Al Maskari
Pages: 51-57

This paper discusses the necessity of implementing instructional supervision in general with a little focus on clinical supervision. While clinical supervision is seen as an important tool to make teachers develop professionally, it cannot fit all teachers. Supervisors and principals insist on taking into account learners’ diversity during the teaching learning process, teachers’ diversity is most of the time neglected. As a result, other forms of supervision were highlighted in this paper to offer supervisors’ options to adopt the approach that fits their supervisees or institutions. Despite differences between supervisory forms in terms of implementation, all forms discussed in this paper contribute to the teachers’ growth. The paper was structured in a way that it highlights the role of teachers in taking in charge their own growth by engaging in reflective practices and dispelling the view that the supervisor is the expert

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Examining the Factors Affecting Family Participation in Preschool Education: The Teachers’ Views

Sevilay Sarışık Salih Sarışık
Pages: 58-69

his study was carried out to determine the opinions of preschool teachers regarding the factors affecting family participation in pre-school education by considering their gender, age, educational status and professional years.The study area of the research consists of 27 preschool teachers working in the Sapanca District of Sakarya Province.In the research, 5 questions were asked to preschool teachers in order to determine the factors affecting family participation in preschool education. Since the interviews were conducted in a computer environment, the data were recorded digitally, then they were converted into written documents and the data were analyzed by means of descriptive analysis method.As a result of the research;It was observed that the primary factors affecting family participation in preschool education contributed to the development of the child. It was observed that working hours was an important factor as the reason for the majority of parents not participating in family participation activities. It was observed that the majority of family participation activities were in class activities. It was observed that that family participation activities generally increased self confidence. It was observed that school administrators generally support the effect on family participotion.

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Analyzing of the Factors Affecting the Exposure of Adolescents to Peer Bullying

Müfide Çalık
Pages: 70-76

This study was prepared to examine the factors affecting peer bullying exposure considering adolescents’ gender, age and classes. The study area of the research was applied to 9 th and 10 th grade students of Sakarya province Sapanca Vocational and Technical Anotolian High School. In this study, 10 students were asked questions to examine the factors affecting adolescent’s exposure to peer bullying. Students’ responses were evaluated using the interview form. Although the problems of adolescence differ in the historical process , they have existed in all societies until today. Because adolescents experience self-fornation in this process,plan the future and go through a very difficult process. The importance of friendship, popularity, self-realisation,setting goals and most importantly,rapid biological,psychological and social changes can attract these individuals in different problems. Thus, adolescents’ reactions to these problems sometimes go to extremes and increases in violence are observed. Bullying, which is a form of aggression, is used for purposes such as achieving one’s own goals, establishing authority, and making somebody give up. The increase of aggression events in the world and in our country in recent years has also increased the studies on this issues. In this study, the relationship between peer bullying and some factors such as age ,gender, physical characteristics,personality traits and parental attitudes affecting peer bullying were investigated

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Mathematics Teaching Practicum For Junior High School in A Different Culture-Based Situation

Sri Hariyani Nur Jahan Ahmad Retno Marsitin
Pages: 77-86

This research was conducted during International Teaching Practicum (ITP) program in Indonesia. The participants were three pre-service teachers from a university in Malaysia. This research aimed to describe mathematics teaching practicum for junior high school in a different culture-based situation. This type of research is qualitative research. The procedure of this research consisted of observation and interview. The assessment consisted of assessing the ability to plan the lesson and assessing the ability to implement the lesson. The guideline used for the assessment was the teacher competence assessment standard from Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang. The assessment was carried out in two sessions. The results from both sessions were then compared. Interviewing the pre-service teachers was done to understand the difficulties they faced in learning. The results from the assessment and the interview were used to draw conclusions on the description of teaching practicum. The observation result indicated a number of terms used in communication could have different meanings, which caused different interpretation from the pre-service teachers and the students. Despite different language cultures, pre-service teachers and students must be able to understand each other the language used for dialogue.

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The impact of birth order, sib-size and siblings’ sex composition on educational attainment in the Maldives

Aishath Shafina
Pages: 87-100

The study investigates the effects of sibship size, birth order and sibling sex composition on educational attainment at higher education. While there are several studies on access and success of higher education focused on socioeconomic status and academic ability of the individuals, this study investigates family composition to explain the advantages and disadvantages in representation at higher education levels. The study specifically explores the structure of the family in terms of birth order, number of siblings and sex of siblings. The findings in this study indicates that lesser the number of members in the family, higher the representation in higher education for males and females. Furthermore, the study also gives evidence that higher the birth-order, lower the participation in higher education for males and females. It is also determined that the number of female siblings in the family does not impact participation in higher education for females and males. However, higher the number of male siblings in the family, lower the participation in higher education for males and females. The study contributes significantly to the understanding of the effects of sibship and its relevance to higher education conceptually, and its findings have implications for planning and policy interventions.

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