Language : English
Published : 2002
Pages : 311
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One of the noteworthy global achievements of the past two decades has been the remarkable increase in thenumber of children attending school and the number of children completing the primary cycle. As more children start school, the focus has shifted toward the quality of their education—on true learning, not just schooling. The critical role played by teachers to enhance the quality of education is especially salient in a populous, geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse country such as Indonesia. With close to three million teachers, Indonesia has one of the largest and most diverse cadres of educators in the world. The comprehensive Teacher and Lecturer Law, approved by the Indonesian government in 2005, radically reformed the management and development of those teachers. Teacher Reform in Indonesia: The Role of Politics and Evidence in Policy Making features a comprehensive analysis of the teaching profession and the impact of recent reforms, which included the doubling of a teacher’s basic pay once he/she satisfies the conditions necessary for certification—a factor that has improved the status ofteachers and attracted better candidates to teacher training institutions. This book provides a description of the political and economic context in which the reform was developed and implemented as wellas an analysis of how the reform affected teacher quality and student outcomes. The book’s framework promotes an approach to reforms based on improving the nature of teacher recruitment; preservice education; induction, mentoring, and probation; formal certification; continuing professional development; teacher performance appraisal; and ongoing career development. The recent history of teacher reform in Indonesia can inform other countries seeking to improve their educational systems and, ultimately, the success of their teachers and students. This book should therefore be of particular interest to Ministries of Education that contemplate similar reforms and development agencies and practitioners that seek to support country efforts to strengthen the teaching profession.
A lively and engaging introduction to Human Relations
In this much-anticipated 5th edition, Loren Ford and Judith Arter present the fundamentals of human relations through interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies. This is a book that truly captivates students by engaging them in questions and exercises designed to stimulate active learning and critical thinking.
The 5th edition features new content, a substantial number of updated references, and pedagogical tools like Learning Objectives, Big Ideas, and Review questions. For the first time, the text is also accompanied by MySearchLab with eText.
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
- Understand the foundational psychological concepts relevant to Human Relations
- Apply the information learned in the course to one’s own personal situation
- Clarify and express personal beliefs through self examination
- Communicate better with others
Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Psychology 2. Research in Psychology 3. Biological Aspects of Psychology 4. Sensation 5. Perception 6. Learning 7. Memory 8. Cognition and Language 9. Consciousness 10. Cognitive Abilities 11. Motivation and Emotion 12. Human Development 13. Health, Stress, and Coping 14. Personality 15. Psychological Disorders 16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders 17. Social Cognition 18. Social and Cultural Influence 19. Neuropsychology (online) Appendix A: Answers to In Review Questions Appendix B: Careers for Psychology Graduates (brief) Appendix B: Careers for Psychology Graduates (extended; online) Appendix C: Behavioural Genetics (online) Appendix D: Statistics in Psychological Research (online) Appendix E: Searching Psychology Databases (online)
Psychology: an introduction for New Zealand Students covers the five strands of psychology as taught in senior Psychology classes in New Zealand secondary schools. This is an introductory level textbook that includes theories and explanations with real-life New Zealand examples of psychology in action. It is suitable for both new and experienced psychology teachers. It can supplement existing psychology courses at NCEA Level 1 and 2, or be the basis for new courses established by first time teachers. Also included is a range of questions, activities and possible inquiries aimed at equipping students with the skills to complete NCEA psychology standards.