This book, "A Comparative Study on College Teachers' Proficiency in Nepal" tries to evaluate the proficiency of teachers working at TU affiliated campuses and TU constituent campuses where the author has tried to critically interpret and suggest the ways to enhance teachers' proficiency, an important area of teaching profession. It also presents the clear picture of Nepali colleges/campuses whether the proficiency criteria are introduced or implemented. The three major questions the book revolves around are: What is the level of knowledge and understanding of teachers in Tribhuvan University Constituent Campuses (TUCCs) and Tribhuvan University Affiliated Campuses (TUACs) in terms of their proficiency? How can the level of proficiency between teaching staff of TUCCs and TUACs be compared? What may be the possible suggestive measures to teaching staff of TUCCs and TUACS to enhance efficiency?
The purpose of this study was to establish the correlation or link between art content at college level and that at secondary school in Masvingo Province. The researcher employed the descriptive survey design. The data were collected through questionnaires and interview schedule. A representative sample of two Art and Design secondary school teachers, eight Art and Design lecturers and six student teachers taking Art and Design academic study was chosen from the three primary school teachers’ colleges and two secondary schools respectively. Secondary school teachers and college lecturers were selected using purposive sampling while student teachers were randomly chosen. The data gathered were systematically presented in tables. Analysis of data was done and conclusions were drawn in relation to the research questions assumptions of the study and the relevant literature citations. Findings of the study revealed that college work both an extension and development of secondary school work based on the same philo
This study was undertaken to compare biodiversity in community managed forest and national park forest of western lowland of Nepal. Vegetation were sampled by transact methods whereas auditory and visual identification was used to record the birds. Checklist of the fauna diversity was also made on the basis of encounter, presence of sign, pellets, scats, pugmarks, and crop depredation rate by the wild animals in the area.
This is well comprehensive study of English language which emphasizes the proficiency of the spoken medium as form of communication and system of teaching English language in North-Eastern part of Bangladesh for Ph.D. research work. Some treatment of the historical background of this area is included as well as information concerning the acoustic nature of English language proficiency of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners.This book is intended for advanced students and for teachers of English. As a reference book it contains information from EFL Learners and teachers of English language ranging from relatively simple points to advanced problems.
Besides teachers knowledge of subject matter,their proficiency in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a strong determinant of what student can and do learn.This study sought to establish teachers'' proficiency level in mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKfT) by examining teachers'' interpretations of students'' problem solving strategies. A sample of Kenyan high school mathematics teachers participated in the study whose central thesis was that,effective learning of mathematics depended on teachers'' level of proficiency in PCK. Study instruments included questionnaires, classroom observation portfolio and interview schedules. Findings which were categorized as Fluent,Standard and Mediocre showed that teachers levels of proficiency in PCK were multidimensional across the components of PCK.These mixed proficiency levels explain the observed inconsistent and weak evaluative acts by the teachers at classroom level resulting into low achievement in mathematics by secondary school students. The study recommends a cyclic model that addresses the dynamic nature of mathematics education and support teachers to progress systematically towards expertise in MKfT a component of PCK .
We all are aware that the college libraries have to play pivotal role to build the proper habit of the library users on the basis of which they will be self-dependent to utilize the library resources in proper manner for their higher studies and even Research and development work. But, there is a great difference in between the expectation of the library clientele and the current position of the college libraries. The authors have the opportunity to start their professional career from the college library. There is some dissimilarity between the colleges of rural areas and urban areas. Apart from this, the college libraries are suffering from lot of problems, e.g improper infrastructure including modern technologies, insufficient number of staff, lack of proper scope of up-gradation and concrete status of the library professionals, lack of consistent collection policies, etc. Keeping the above noted fact in mind, the present study is an attempt to explore the status of the college library in terms of digital age. The study has also tried to identify the basic problems faced by the college libraries and provided some suggestions on the basis of the problems traced.
The present study, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, investigated 30 university EFL teachers. The study answered the following questions: 1) what is Chinese EFL teachers'' understanding of reflective teaching? 2) What are the most common and least common reflective practices, if there is any, among Chinese EFL teachers in universities? 3) How it relates to teachers'' background such as educational experience, teaching experience and language proficiency relate to their reflective practices?
The book addresses the theme of masculine and feminine styles of leadership in the primary schools. Emphasis is given due to a recent paradigm shift of the trend as a growing rise in the involvment of female leaders in the different leadership positions of the schools. The research results have manifested that the female leaders are exhibited employing face to face mode in their school communication and promote individualized and collegial work environment, follow win-win conflict resolution approach and focus on magnifying positive work related criticisms, emphasize on building the sense of vision and encourage the teachers to make change. Where as mostly the male leaders focus on using meetings and memos as their way of communication in the school, employ win-loss conflict resolution strategy and emphasize on giving negative work related criticisms, encourage every worker to follow the school managment hierarchy strictly ,take risks in delegating authorities and responsiblities, stand managment stress. More over, the findings have shown that both leadership styles are imperative in the realization of school improvement activities.
Youth learned their values at home through chores, play, observation and correction of parents and others. It provided them a foundation for socialization. As they grow up, TV replaces parents, teachers, relatives, plays and chores in their lives. College-going youth learn their values, beliefs, and behaviors exhibited by TV characters. TV viewing has become a social habit among college-going youth in Tamilnadu, India. This study finds out impacts of TV on college-going youth and it is important as there is a general concern in the society about TV and its impact on college-going youth particularly if they are heavy viewers. Little attention has been paid in the past in India on the actual consumption of TV and its impact on audience, particularly on college-going youth and their values. Thus this study explores the major hypothesis: “greater the exposure to TV, greater the impact on the lives of college-going youth”. In fact, the TV is blamed for its at times unwholesome influence on young people.Instead of blaming the TV for its negative effects, it would be wiser to enable the college-going youth to understand the TV realities more critically through media literacy.
Rater bias is a substantial source of error in performance assessment, where raters rate examinees based on a designed rubric of a specified scale. Unfortunately, raters’ comprehension from the assessment criteria is dissimilar to each other despite the training sessions of using it, so that would be undermines the validity and reliability. In this study both students and teachers played a role as the raters. If such performance assessment can be shown to be valid and reliable, participating students in the process of rating could contribute to lessening the burden on teachers. This study surveyed to find whether there is any significant difference among these raters in their severity or leniency in relation to difficulty levels of descriptors in the rating scale and the ability of the students. The results of Facets analysis showed that there were bias interactions between assessor types, and these bias interactions were statistically significant.
This study was designed to explore the impact of EPT on primary school teachers’ development of speaking skills in English language. A case studies of two primary school teachers; one male and one female, who had attended the English Proficiency Training programme. The study focused on understanding what the teachers’ perceptions were about their learning from EPT program, what they learned regarding the development of their speaking skills in English; and how their new learning influenced their practices. Data were collected through interviews, observations, informal talks, group discussions and field notes. The study suggests that teachers’ personal commitment play an important role in the application of EPT in order to bring about a change in their practices to develop the speaking skills in English despite the challenges. It recommends that teachers need to bring about a change in their teaching methodology, moving from the traditional to the activity-based teaching method. It also suggests the need for coordination between the training institute and the district education officers for implementation of training, along with a strong follow-up mechanism.
In Indonesia, Facebook tops the most populated Social Networking Sites (SNSs). Taking advantage of the features that Facebook provide, instructors do seem to have recognized its potential for teaching. This study examines uses of Facebook.com, as a pedagogical tool for teachers and students at a university in Indonesia. Through the perspectives uses and gratifications theory on new media, this study combines qualitative and quantitative approaches through interviews and a survey to teachers and students at the university. Results show that both students and teachers users apparently are primarily motivated to use Facebook in order to provide and receive information regarding classroom “activities” as well as other functions that support the teaching–learning process both for teachers and students. Results also show that Facebook when used frequently encourages more cordial relationships between teachers and students, which then resulted in a more positive manner on the teaching-learning environment: an outcome that was almost never anticipated.
This is a very good book on Urinary Tract Infection which may help the people who like to do further research on this area. This is not a pure research, rather it covers the social part where the study focuses on the comparative findings with inpatient and outpatient department patients of a selected hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This study is a joint work of us and we made it scientific enough with high class data analysis. The co-author plays an important role in this task too. We appreciate the Lap Publishing to help us publishing the book.
It has been learnt that there is no specific legislation in many countries in the respect of towage contract. The Comparative Study on Towage Contracts from the Myanmar Perspective aims to legislate on the subject of towage contracts. Therefore, It has been explained the general concept of towage that reflected historic development of towage and the meaning the towage. The towage services are varied in contractual terms depending on the towage operation in harbor or in ocean and relation with salvage and towage. In this respect, they have their own characteristic and legal the obligation of tug and tow. It also mentioned the circumstances for abandonment of towage. And the cases held for the collision when the tug and tow were involved. This study contains the similarities of common law and civil law. Therefore, it will be helpful if the similarities and differences between civil law and common law are clearly understood.
This study is based on interviews of twelve participants who had been students in various sections of College Writing taught by the researcher. This study focuses on participant descriptions of the writing they did in the class and its transformative impact on them. Based on the literature that claims that writing can transform and heal writers, this study seeks to understand how university students make sense of the ways in which writing makes personal and social change possible. This study suggests that for these students writing is a sociocultural practice deeply imbedded in their sense of self and their constructs of knowledge and power. This study also suggests that writing in a classroom that creates the space for students to connect their subjective experience and knowledge with academic literacy practices is transformative. This study argues feminist poststructuralist discourse can offer teachers and students subject positions of resistance and agency so students may enter academic discourse communities as speaking subjects and teachers may work toward a more transformative educational practice.