Creativity is the very life blood of human civilization. It is the potentiality which influences human activity in almost all spheres of life. Most of the changes and advancements in the society are the products of creativity. The future of the mankind mainly depends upon the creative abilities of its people. Considering the importance of creativity, this study has been taken up to study the creativity of junior college students. The results indicate that girls are better in creativity than boys, rural students are poor in their creativity than their counterparts, high creative students are characterised by high intelligence, science students are with high creativity than arts students, and high creatives are from high socio-economic status families. Contents: Introduction, Review of Related Research Studies, Statement of the Problem and Hypotheses, Variables of the Study, Method of Investigation, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Educational Implications, Limitations and Suggestions for Further Research.
Contents: Strengthening the Role of Teachers in a Changing World: The International Conference on Education, Strengthening the Role of Teachers in a Changing World: Issues, Prospects and Priorities, Enhancing the Role of Teachers in a Changing World, The Reality of Change Teachers Triumphs and Tribulations and Facilitators of Change in the Multi-Cultural Language Classroom, Schoolbased In-Service Education of Teachers in Developing Versus Industrialised Countries: Comparative Policy Perspectives, Teacher Licensing: Compulsory or Voluntary? A Case Study, Strengthening the Role of Teachers in a Changing World: African Perspective, Strengthening the Role of Teachers in a Changing World: Asia-Pacific Perspective, Strengthening the Role of Teachers in a Changing World: European Perspective, Draft Declaration of the UNESCO s Forty-Fifth Session of the International Conference on Education.
Contents: Effective Educational Practices, How Children Learn? Teaching, Tutoring, Teaching Additional Languages, Motivational Languages, Motivation to Learn, Preventing Behaviour Problems: What Works?, Wasted Opportunities When School Fail.
Contents: Teaching Science as Inquiry, Current Events in Science, Excellence in the Science Curriculum, Leadership in the Science Curriculum, Staff Development Programmes in Science, Technology in Elementary Science, Writing in the Science Curriculum, Evaluation of Pupil Achievement in Science, Cooperative Learning Versus Competition in Science, Outputs, Inputs, and the Science Teacher, What Kinds of Schools Do We Want? A Public Debate, Reading Comprehension in the Science Curriculum, Affective Objectives in the Science Curriculum, When Pupils Fail, Then What?
Achievement Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics
Achievement motivation stands for the accomplishment of excellence and the achievement in mathematics stands for the performance of students in mathematics. As per the assumptions and research studies, one influences the other. A study, hence, has been undertaken to identify the level of achievement motivation and achievement in mathematics possessed by the SC and OBC students studying in Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Schools and to study the association between achievement motivation and achievement in mathematics. The students were possessing an average level of achievement motivation and achievement in mathematics, and there was no association between achievement motivation and achievement in mathematics. This study will help many teachers and administrators in planning better curricular and co-curricular programmes.
Contents: Objectives and the Learner, Linguistics and the Language Arts Curriculum, The Literature Curriculum, Speaking and the Pupil, Speaking Activities and the Pupil, Spelling and the Language Arts, Spelling in the Language Arts Curriculum, World Selection in the Spelling Curriculum, Vocabulary Development and the Pupil, Listening and the Pupil, Evaluation of Achievement in Language Arts, Reading and the Language Arts, Reading and Vocabulary Development, Reading and the Structure of the English Language, Designing the Reading Curriculum, Reading in the Content Areas, Making uses of Ideas Gleaned from Reading, Improving Teacher Questions in Reading Instruction, Testing and Evaluating Student Achievement in Reading, Handwriting and the Pupil, Writing in the Language Arts Curriculum, Writing Achievement in Education, Reading Poetry in the Language Arts, Poetry in the School, Grouping Pupils for Instruction.
Contents: The Pupil, Learning and Society, Objectives and the Curriculum, Issues in the Curriculum, Oral Communication and the Curriculum, Grouping Pupils in the Elementary School, Discipline in the Elementary School, Spelling in the Curriculum, Reading and the Language Arts, Reading and the Elementary Curriculum, The Integrated Reading Curriculum, Motivation and the Learner in Reading, Reform in the Reading Curriculum, Mathematics in the Elementary School, Science in the Elementary School, Social Studies in the Elementary School, Evaluation of Pupil Achievement, Reporting Pupil Progress to Parents.
The teachers play a major role in implementing the policies and scheme formulated to achieve a breakthrough in the quantitative and qualitative improvement of education. It making the teachers, many innovative experiment are in practice along with traditional teacher education programmes. This book presents some such innovative teacher education programmes which are providing inspiring experiences in teacher education and training worldwide.
School education across the world has gained special significance at it makes its students acquire adequate knowledge in various disciplines and decide the future course of action in education. Several individual and national and international professional organisations are suggesting various measures to enhance the status of school education in all its dimensions. This book on quality in school education discusses many things to the taken care of, to be worked, out and to be implemented. This work will be of great use to all the people concerned to and personnel involved in school education.