Going Back to School: A University-Middle School Civics

Going Back to School: A University-Middle School Civics Robbin SMITH Abstract: Many scholars, governmental agencies, and foundations have urged institutions of higher education to refocus their energies on the creation of responsible and engaged citizens. In response, some universities sought to expand their curricula and to refine their mission statements and university strategic plans to take into consideration the new emphasis on engagement. These efforts proved largely fruitful, but o...
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Postmodernism and Constructionism. Seeing Truth through Different Eyes

Postmodernism and Constructionism. Seeing Truth through Different Eyes Antonio SANDU Simona USURELU Abstract Constructionist-fractal method is essentially a semiotic- hermeneutics method. It aims the transmodern paradigm analysis under three classical aspects: syntactic, semantic and pragmatic. The model’s syntax is the law - ontognoseology axioms that will be repeated in other areas of the transmodern speech. Semantics consists of transmodern upgrading of philosophy and scientific data. I...
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Multi –Media Educational Communication Strategies for English. A Case Study of an Online Chat Room for EFL as Platform of Applied Language Learning

Multi –Media Educational Communication Strategies for English. A Case Study of an Online Chat Room for EFL as Platform of Applied Language Learning Fee-Alexandra HASSE Abstract This paper is part of a cross-cultural study on the difficulties of English dialogues between non-native speakers in a special context where both sides share different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The paper describes the characteristics of online dialogues by multiple-participants quantitatively comparing t...
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Implications of Globalization on Education

Implications of Globalization on Education Srikant MISRA Abstract The term ‘globalization’ means integration of economies and societies through cross country flows of information, ideas, technologies, goods, services, capital, finance and people. Cross border integration can have several dimensions – cultural, social, political and economic. In other words “The total education system of the world under one roof” it requires the unification of teaching curriculum, methodology and up gradat...
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The Moral Values and Dilemmas in Romanian University. The Influence of Prosperity on Ethical Behavior

The Moral Values and Dilemmas in Romanian University. The Influence of Prosperity on Ethical Behavior Magdalena IORGA Abstract Upon analysis, it appears that education is the only solution to prevail over this moral crisis; the dilemma of contemporary society, faced with this moral challenge, lies at the crossroads between philosophy and pedagogy. Moral value education cannot be reduced to “civic education” or to “human rights education”, as it lies at the crossroads between the logic of ...
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Implementing Bologna Process: Taking into Account what Students Think and Improving Professor’s Performance in Class

Implementing Bologna Process: Taking into Account what Students Think and Improving Professor’s Performance in Class Fernando Diez ESTELLA Abstract: As we all know, the so-called “Bologna-process” is paying close attention to many important things regarding High School education, such as skills, competences, new research trends, ICTs, accreditation and quality assurance, etc. Those issues are taking much of the attention of scholars and whoever is devoting efforts to research about them, an...
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Martial Arts Anthropology for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education

Martial Arts Anthropology for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education Wojciech J. CYNARSKI Kazimierz OBODY?SKI Howard Z. ZENG Abstract The aim of this paper is to discuss the subject as well as the problem of corporeality and spirituality in the anthropology of martial arts. The authors attempt to show the vision of a new psychophysical education on the way of martial arts and the taking of personal patterns here. Analysies are made in the perspective of the holistic pedagogy and huma...
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The 2008 Election Moment. Iasi, the First Uninominal Elections

The 2008 Election Moment. Iasi, the First Uninominal Elections Nicolae LUPASCU Abstract: In this article we try to present and briefly analyze the local and the parliamentary elections from 2008 in Iasi County. Through this paper we intend to reveal the voters' expectations in terms of electoral offer, and also the desirable dominant traits of the candidates proposed by the main political parties, through the choices at the polls. The results of these elections have revealed two contradi...
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Review for the volume Body Language. Communication and interpretation, by Barbu Florea, published at Lumen Publishing House, 2011

Review for the volume Body Language. Communication and interpretation, by Barbu Florea, published at Lumen Publishing House, 2011 Ana CARAS Abstract The volume Body language. Communication and interpretation by Barbu Florea, appeared under the idea of manifest in a world governed by preconceptions concerning the adaptation of people with hearing impairment to an active social life, effective communication and personal and professional development, and captures everyday fragments of a comm...
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