Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 3-10
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201603/tner201603toc.pdf

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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
E-mail: stanislaw.juszczyk@us.edu.pl
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 11-13
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160300.pdf

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Author: Farid Ahmadi
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 17-27
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.01
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160301.pdf

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Performance contagion is an environmental influential factor that leads to change in the performance of a person who is susceptible to contagion. For the purpose of constructing a conceptual model of employees’ susceptibility to job performance contagion, a general scale for testing the amount of the individual’s susceptibility to performance contagion was developed in the present study. This scale was used in developing a questionnaire. Then the questionnaire was distributed to the 187 non-teaching staff of the Science and Research branch of Islamic Azad University and its validity, reliability, constructrelated evidence and contentrelated evidence were studied.

susceptibility to performance contagion performance contagion job performance contagion

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Author: Tapio Puolimatka
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 28-38
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.02
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160302.pdf

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The article is a philosophical analysis of the meaning structure of two competing conceptions of marriage with regard to children’s right to develop their sexual identity. These two conceptions of marriage make different metaphysical assumptions about human nature, which lead to different conceptions about the preconditions of children’s sexual development. The gender diverse conception assumes that human beings are born with a biological sex and they can be integrated persons only when living in terms with it. In order to develop their sexual identity they benefit from male-female interaction within the nuclear family. The genderless conception assumes that children are free to construct their sexual identity according to their inner experience and the main precondition for such an authentic development is an environment free of sexual stereotypes.

conceptions of marriage sexual identity children’s identity rights

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Author: Dacian Dolean
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 39-51
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.04
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160304.pdf

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Literacy skills of Roma children throughout Europe are shown to be significantly lower compared with their non-Roma peers. This fact is frequently attributed to the substandard socio-economic status (SES) of the Roma population. However, there is little empirical substantiation for the extent to which the SES of Roma children can be associated with poor literacy skills, as well as the extent to which remedial programs aimed to enhance those skills can be effective after school starts. The presented study aimed to analyze comparatively the relationship between SES and one of the literacy predictors, phonemic awareness (PA), of 171 Roma (n = 42) and non-Roma (n = 129) first-graders, and the effectiveness of a classroom intervention program aimed to enhance this skill. Results showed that a) PA of Roma 1st graders is significantly lower than that of their non-Roma peers coming from the same community, but the difference is significantly reduced after accounting for SES, b) there are important inter-ethnical differences between Roma and non-Roma when PA is correlated with socio-economic indicators, c) intervention programs aimed to increase the PA of Roma children should begin earlier than 1st grade, if expected to produce significant effects above and beyond those generated by regular classroom activities and d) the development of the PA of Roma and non-Roma children has a similar growth rate once they start receiving formal education.

intervention randomized trial phonemic awareness socio-economic status literacy Roma

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Author: Jeong Kyung Park
Author: Yong Deog Kim
Author: Kaia DeMatteo
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 52-63
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.04
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160304.pdf

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This study focuses on the effect that internationalization of higher education has on the nation branding of South Korea. To better understand the role that international students in higher education play in nation branding, research is needed on the actual experiences of international students in the country. In this study, current and former African university students’ experiences living and studying in South Korea are investigated. This study, therefore, uses the nation branding framework within the context of South Korea and the role of higher education as an image enhancement strategy geared toward global public inclusion; its focus is on the experiences of African students. In order to obtain multiple perspectives on African student experiences, a survey was conducted using a questionnaire. The empirical evidence obtained in this study demonstrates that African students’ experiences in South Korea are relevant in their perceptions of the host country. The results suggest the positive impact that the South Korean government has on improving the country’s image through encouragement of internationalization of higher education, especially among African students who come to the country for their tertiary education.

South Korea African students internationalization higher education globalization nation branding

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Author: Milada Rabušicová
Author: Lenka Kamanová
Author: Kateřina Pevná
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 64-75
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160301.pdf

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The article deals with intergenerational learning in the Czech family from three generations perspective. Intergenerational learning means phenomena and processes aiding mutual transfer of knowledge, experiences, and attitudes in the family that take place in specific family life situations, in interactions, and during the shared activities of the participating generations: children, parents, and grandparents. The thesis of pro-learning family culture-the influence of family characteristics such as communication, family climate and cohesion on learning in the family is elaborated on. The thesis of pro-learning family culture is developed further to identify four different models of family learning from intergenerational perspective. A mixed research design was used.

pro-learning family culture family cohesion family climate intergenerational communication family relationships intergenerational learning

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Author: Ace Suryadi
Author: Dasim Budimansyah
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 76-86
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.06
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160306.pdf

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The 2013 Curriculum Reform and its effect on school practices remain a challenge for Indonesia since the roles of school leadership remain unaddressed. This study aimed to examine the effect of school leadership on instructional practices and student learning. This cross-sectional survey collected data from 1,082 students and 180 teachers from randomly selected 40 junior secondary school principals. Employing education production function models, this study found that the quality of school leadership had impacts on teachers’ ability to create student-centered instruction and consequently on student learning. Results suggest that school reforms would be even more successful, among other things, through establishing school principals as professional agents of change that help teachers transform their instructional behavior and improve learning.

school principals leadership

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Author: Wojciech Kojs
Author: Jolanta Gabzdyl
Year of publication: 2016
Source: Show
Pages: 89-101
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.07
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160307.pdf

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The aim of the study was to determine the role of structure and functions of ‘hidden’ questions in schoolchildren’s responses to questions posed to them by teachers during lessons. The study sample consisted of 1154 answers of elementary school-age children related to questions formulated by teachers. Observation as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis of data was used. The structure and functions of both answers and questions were determined. The obtained data allowed for specifying the status of a  significant part of primary education. The study revealed an important new area of research associated with the fact of what is happening between the phase of creating and formulating questions by the teacher and the phase of understanding and creating responses by the schoolchild.

structure and functions of question operator and object of question ‘hidden’ question question primary education

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Author: Marianna Müller de Morais
Author: Monika Pindešová
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 102-111
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.45.3.08
PDF: tner/201603/tner20160308.pdf

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The article deals with the issue of the classroom climate, sets forth its determinants and various approaches to its study. Then it presents selected results of research aimed at finding out differences in classroom climate perception from the perspective of teachers and their pupils at primary school. It also proposes various recommendations for educational practice.

classroom climate determinants classroom climate classroom atmosphere classroom environment

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