RP 2016 – 1

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THEORETICAL APPROACHES

ARE SKILLS FORECASTS USEFUL FOR GUIDANCE AND CAREERS EDUCATION? | Pedro Moreno DA FONSECA

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Abstract: The utility and adequacy of skills forecasts to support the work developed in career guidance and counselling and careers education is discussed. To do so the quality of underlying survey data is analysed and career learning theory is used to discuss their potential role in developing career management skills of individuals. Conclusions indicate that forecasts utility is increased by combining distinct sources of data in career services provision and by widening the range for speculative utilisation of data. Examples of successful integration of forecasts in practice oriented career learning activities are provided.

Keywords: Career guidance, Careers Education, Forecasts, Skills forecasts, Career learning, Labour market information.


COMPROMISED MISSION: VOCATIONAL INDECISION | László BRASSAI

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Abstract: The theoretical approach and the empirical results point that vocational decision is an important task in the development of identity, decisional maturity which in the same time revealing optimal functioning of personality. This developmentally salient situation is passed successfully by those with clear options, while being perceived as a source of major stress by those with doubts of their choice, or to choosing between vocational alternatives (undecided) and by those with no alternatives, or uninterested in vocational decision (indecisiveness) alike. Some of the causes if vocational indecisiveness have been identified early on, this being the order informational, competences or emotional. The existential framework can provide a process-oriented framework for interpreting career indecisiveness. This article focus on existential consideration for career counselling highlighted the added values of existential approach in interpreting career indecisiveness.

Keywords: adolescence, career indecisiveness, existential theory.


THE ROLE OF COUNSELLING IN DEVELOPING THE STUDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL RESILIENCE | Ramona Elena ANGHEL

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Abstract: Promoting educational resilience is necessary in our society, considering the high number of students that are confronted with many adverse conditions – from individual risk factors to systemic ones – that affect their academic and professional development. Educational resilient students maintain their motivation for learning and they succeed academically despite the influence of risk factors that make them vulnerable to school failure. School counselling has an active and meaningful role in developing students’ educational resilience, through direct interventions as well as programs addressed to the teachers and parents, or through activities that support school-community partnerships.

Keywords: educational resilience, students, school counselling, resources.


HOW TO MAKE USE OF LEARNING OUTCOMES-BASED ASSESSMENT. EXAMPLES FROM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION | Emil LAZĂR

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Résumé: L’éducation comprend deux parties complémentaires, l’une anthropologique et autre expressive (manifeste). Les attitudes et les valeurs religieuses sont font partie du domaine affectif. Le table avec les niveaux données des résultats d’apprentissage est une proposition pour une possible grille d’évaluation appréciatif-qualitative positive (pour montrer ce qu’il faut corrigé) dans l’éducation religieuse. Chaque niveau est défini d’un ensemble de descripteurs quels indiquent les résultats d’apprentissage relève pour les compétences aproprié du niveau respectif.

Les mots-clé: évaluation, éducation religieuse, résultats d’apprentissage, niveaux d’appréciation, table des niveaux.

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From the perspective of values, education involves two complementary parts, one anthropological and one manifest. Religious attitudes and values belong to the affective field. These are decomposable units that are hard to evaluate. The matrix of learning outcomes is a project for a positive positive-qualitative evaluation grid proposed for use in the religious education. Each level is defined by a set of descriptors that indicate learning outcomes relevant to the competencies corresponding to that level.

Keywords: Evaluation, religious education, learning outcomes, levels of appreciation, matrices.


MULTIGRADE EDUCATION IN EUROPE | Irina Roxana ACATRINEI

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Abstract: Each child has the right to be understood and encouraged during the learning process. They are different in their development, learning styles, individual features. In a multigrade classroom, there are also age differences. In a multigrade class, teaching means working simultaneously with two, three or four classes, in the same time, depending on the number of students. The educational process is conducted according to the same plan and curricula available to other schools. The multigrade teaching continues to be a reality in our days. The geographical specificity of some countries, the social and economic situation of the provinces contribute to its preservation. It is our duty, of everyone to know its specifics and to invest in human and material resources.

Keywords: management, competence, school manager, performance


RESEARCH RESULTS

THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY. INTERVIEW-BASED STUDY WITH INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN OFFICIALS, POLICY-MAKERS AND JUDGES | Mihaela-Viorica RUŞITORU

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Abstract: The right to education is a social right guaranteed by both European and wider international legal tools such as the European Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hypothesis of this research was that the right to education evolves constantly, influencing educational policies. An interview-based study with officials, judges and policymakers from UNESCO, OECD, ILO, CoE, ECHR and CJEU was mobilised in order to check this hypothesis. The thematic analysis demonstrated that the right to education encompasses, not only margin of appreciation and subsidiarity, but also axes concerning compulsory education and alphabetisation, mobility and non-discrimination.

Keywords: right to education, political analysis, International Organisations, United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Council of Europe (CoE), European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), European Union (EU), Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).


TEACHERS’ USE AND PERCEPTIONS OF DIGITAL SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS IN ROMANIA | Diana COJOCNEAN

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Abstract: The current study presents the case of the Romanian education system adopting digital textbooks in primary school. The study is based on the data collected from a one-question online survey conducted within the online teachers’ community,didactic.ro, and on qualitative data collected from two sources, firstly, a ethnographic source, namely, teachers’ online comments to the one-question survey and secondly, English teachers’ answers to an online open ended questionnaire. The data from these sources were triangulated in order to render a better picture of the use and perceptions of digital textbooks in the Romanian education system. The main aim of the study was to investigate the way primary school teachers use the available digital textbooks but also to examine the extent to which these textbooks are perceived as useful or not by primary school teachers and to identify the possible faults and positive aspects related to the use and content of digital textbooks.

Keywords: e-learning, digital textbooks, digitization policy, computer assisted language learning (CALL), mobile assisted language learning (MALL).


THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS STUDENTS (SEN) AND THEIR SCHOOL MATES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION | Nicoleta ADET, Cristian-Mihai POMOHACI

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Abstract: The main components of inclusive education are access and equal opportunities. This creates a friendly environment where the student can feel good and reach his full potential. The transition to inclusive education depends on the willingness and openness to diversity of a number of components of the educational process, as well as of the students as a human resource from inclusive schools. Seen as in Romania there are no fully inclusive schools, but only integrating schools, we point out possible directions for inclusive education to take which will improve conditions for students integrated in normal schools. This study is part of a larger research project. Here we focus on aspects that improve the wellbeing of students with special educational needs (CES acronym in Romania) with respect to relations with the other pupils.

Keywords: inclusion, integration, wellness, special educational needs, tolerance.


A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON STUDENTS’ AND EMPLOYERS’ PERCEPTION ON COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS ACQUIRED TO ACCESS THE JOB MARKET | Manuela EPURE, Ruxandra Eleonora VASILESCU

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Abstract: The graduates’ access in the job market is secured, to a large extent, by the level of training on completion of studies, i.e. the acquired competencies and skills. At the same time, the employers are concerned with attracting young graduates not only holders of a university degree, but those who make the proof of a good theoretical and practical training, to meet the current demands and perform well on the job. The POSDRU competition gave us the opportunity to have the Adapt2jobs (www.adapt2jobs.ro) project financed, and enabled us this study. The comparative study was designed on the principles of quantitative research and was possible as a result of processing the data collected during two student and employer surveys, basically aiming at the same variables. The originality of the study lies in the simultaneous analysis of both the students’ and the employers’ perception over the same variable, e.g. the capacity to identify problems and find solutions. The results of the study were used during the implementation of the Adapt2jobs project and underlied the intervention on the curriculum but also on the content of three different areas of studies: social sciences, economic sciences and architecture.

Keywords: competencies, skills, curriculum, survey, employers, students, job market, UBC (University-Business Cooperation).


EDUCATION AGENDA

THE PROJECT “PREVENTING AND REDUCING SCHOOL BULLYING THROUGH DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION” | Andreea-Diana SCODA

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eTWINNING ROMANIA – THE RESULTS IN 2015 | Alexandra ARAMĂ, Oana GHEORGHE

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“SUPPORT CULTURE IN EDUCATION”. DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE-BASED NETWORK TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO CULTURE IN ROMANIAN SCHOOLS | Raluca IACOB

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WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE ROMANIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM? RESPONSES FROM AMERICAN PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS | John Robert MUNDAHL

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BOOK REVIEWS

ROBERT J. MARZANO. ARTA ŞI ŞTIINŢA PREDĂRII: UN CADRU CUPRINZĂTOR PENTRU O INSTRUIRE EFICIENTĂ (The art and science of teaching: a comprehensive framework for effective instruction, 2007, ASCD, Virginia). Bucharest, Trei Publishing House, 2015, 365 p., ISBN 978-606-719-318-3 | Armand A. VOINOV

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