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Volume 2, Issue 1 (3)

Volume 2, Issue 1 (3), Autumn 2011

Study of the values for the employability in vocational training

Miryam Lucena Morales; José Álvarez Rodríguez; Clemente Rodríguez Sabiote

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In a moment of economic crisis where the percentage of unemployed from among 20 to 30 years in Spain is very worrying, the youth should be more prepared that never for its insertion to the labor market, with the desire added of a lasting and worthy employment. Because of these reflections is born our desire to carry out an empirical investigation relating to the Regulated vocational training adolescents employability of the Province of Granada whose studies be on the verge of finalizing and whose labor expectations are uncertain. But, ¿This youth is prepared to agree to this market?, ¿The form in which the life be planted is facilitated it or is complicated it?, ¿What importance they have the demands of the employers for this collective one? Through our investigation we observe up to what point affects and even what point they are prepared to agree to the labor market and we propose a series of interesting educational and pedagogical applications for the centers of vocational training.

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Vol. 2 - EDITORIAL

Luis Porta

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This second issue of the Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers offers articles that address complex issues associated with Education, Teachers/professors and Students. We can distinguish three large thematic blocks: the first linked to Higher Education as well as debates and discussions on the academic profession, the University- Society- Knowledge dynamics besides the redefinition of roles/teaching responsibilities in view of the emergence of "new students" for "new professions". The second block is associated with vocational training or education throughout life, and the third block deals with epistemological and methodological topics of the teaching in different areas and educational levels. These various sights over converging questions allows us to reset an agenda starting from constant reflection and experiencies exchange, to think alternative ways of solving education problems.

Diploma course "ICT and informational advanced competences for in-service primary and secondary teachers in Mexico"

Sara Julia Castellanos Quintero; Eduardo Martínez González; Karla Paola Martínez Rámila; Alberto Ramírez Martinel

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Within the framework of the comprehensive reform of basic education in Mexico the subject that concerns the research implies the need to train, update and specialize in service-teachers of basic education. This diploma course is based on CEyA methodology created by the authors of the project.CEyA methodology is proposed as an alternative that contributes to the process of design, implementation, revision, adaptation, monitoring and evaluating the diploma course for in-service primary and secondary school teachers in Mexico.

Scientific discourse in educational research in Latin America: the case of Mexico

Sara Julia Castellanos Quintero

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In this article it is presented the state of arts of the analysis of the scientific discourse in educational research in Mexico, particularly, in the curriculum design and development research. The development of the research in the area of university curricula started seriously in the decade of 80´s.The scientific discourse was oriented towards the searching of models and methods of teaching and evaluation, of the best way of the implementation of practicum and the correspondence between the professional formation and employment in the national context. In the other hand, the decade of 90´s is characterized by the influence of international educational policies, the use of CIT in the teaching-learning process, the appearance of more competitive occupational market, where professionals should be inserted. The scientific discourse was oriented towards the searching of curricular models that guarantee the correspondence between the professional formation and employment in the international framework. Nowadays an integral educational reform (RIE) is taking place in Mexico where the competence approach is considered the guideline of the curriculum design in primary and secondary levels. Nevertheless, at the university level, different curriculum models are being implemented. This speaks about the diversity of the scientific discourse used in the curriculum research in Mexico.

Training for volunteers at the University of Granada

Albina Khasanzyanova

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The present work should be treated as a "progress report" prior to the comparative study that the author has been developing in her master's degree program about the training for university students volunteers in various countries in Europe. The present report describes the case of the University of Granada, including in this overview of the history of Granada institution, foundations and frames that will generate, in the subsequent thesis, the relevant comparative analysis.

Assessment of interests and cognitive styles of learning in science in students 7th and 8th years of teaching basic and 1st and 2nd of teaching secondary in the province of Llanquihue

Héctor Eladio Toledo Muñoz; Enrique Edmundo Pérez Pérez; Verónica Andrea Riquelme Contreras; Zunilda Verónica Hernández Rosas; Verónica Evelyn Bittner Schmidt

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The interest for studying science in our country should considerate a new didactic approach and a new curricular model, related to the environment and to the regional social economical development, in order to motivate students and help them to find the sense of life through science. The samples utilized in this research were: a private school, a semi- private school, a primary public school and a public vocational school. The results show that 60% of students have a positive attitude towards the science learning. However, contextualization in the science teaching is not noticed.

Discussion and proposal of use of qualitative tools of data collection for the analysis of violent behavior in the penitentiary environment from a multidisciplinary perspective

Meriem Khaled

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This Masterʼs Thesis addresses the tools definition to collect and analyze the relevant information to research in prisons, from a cross-sector point of view, aimed to prevent and predict violent behavior in prisonʼs environment. Taking as starting point several qualitative methods, we discuss the suitability of them and we propose using biographical narrative method as the proper one for capturing relevant information about prison organization, inmates and professionals working in that context. To justify the suitability of the selected method mentioned above, an historical analysis of this method is included, as well as an updated view of its use in various research fields, particularly in prisons. For this purpose the violent behavior in inmates have been selected as exploration issue, considering its nature as element of offense and how it works in a prison environment. Finally, the design of a semi-structured interview is presented as proposed methodology for research in prison environment, based on for inmates in prisons.

Analysis of European Discourses on Adult Education and Training and Lifelong Learning

Manuela Terrasêca; João Caramelo; Teresa Medina

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In the most recent years, the European Union published a set of documents with diverse statutes that have been setting the agenda of the so-called "European dimension of education", in particular concerning to education, training and lifelong learning. Several analyses are being produced on these European discourses with emphasis on the criticism about: i) its political pragmatism (Canário, R., 2003), ii) its vocational bias, iii) the transformation of State, Work and Citizenship relations induced by these European texts (Lima, L., 2003, Medina, T., 2002). In this article the authors intend to identify and to characterize the â���profilesâ�� of Citizen, State and Labor that emerge from the European discourses. The aim is to highlight how these discourses produce and induce a legitimate framework and meaning for the field and policies on adult education.

Methodological inquiries for a plural teaching of contemporary art: three cornerstones and an erotic of art

Guillermo Cano Rojas

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Contemporary art, while human activity, reflects the human condition of plurality. Thinking and teaching the art in these terms requires distance of one of the main ways we address it: the interpretation. Interpreting is always a work of translation of facts and values through codes, which means that an activity is more involved with the language of ideology than with the thought that generates understanding and comprehension. Starting from the case study of Viennese Actionism movement, this article explores the development of methods of ensuring compliance transverse heterogeneity of contemporary art and broaden our understanding of it.

Student and teacher. New roles in the university

Emilio Crisol Moya

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The main consequence of the convergence of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or also known as "Bologna Process", derives in shaping a new university, which is necessary to meet the new needs of students, attending to their personal, professional and social (Romero, Gijon and Crisol, 2010). European convergence process has been a deep shift in the approach to teaching that is being developed in universities. There is a sort of speech of a new university-based on continuing education of the subject throughout its life. Now it is generating a new university student profile, which it is characterized by: having a close knowledge of technologies, use of new communication habits, and interest in new forms of education and self-learning, developing new skills, and so on. We are talking about a modern university system, quality, focusing on training of the student, where the university professor has to do more than teach, must promote creative learning by the student to think for himself. Now the priority is no longer teaching and university is the protagonist.

New policies to professionalize teaching in Higher Education

Manuel Fernández Cruz; José Gijón Puerta

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The article presents a review of the new policies of teacher professionalization derived from the new scenario of higher education in the world. The fragmentation of the academic profession, the new roles associated with the management of research and the role of knowledge in universities, are cornerstones of the discussion that arises. Finally addresses the specific scenario of the situation in Europe, and the sharpening of contradictions for the academic professionalization, derivate of the paradoxes in which they operate Higher Education Institutions in the region.

Teacher training for using digital video camera use in primary schools

Pablo García Sempere

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This paper shows the partial results of a research carried out in primary schools, which evaluates the ability of teachers in the use of digital video camera. The study took place in the province of Granada, Spain. Our purpose was to know the level of knowledge, interest, difficulties and training needs so as to improve the teaching practice. The work has been done from a descriptive and ecletic approach. Quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative techniques (focus group) have been used in this research. The information obtained shows that most of the teachers have a lack of knowledge in the use of video camera and digital edition. On the other hand, the majority agrees to include initial and permanent training on this subject. Finally, the most important conclusions are presented.