University-community bridge: service learnining to society

Cansaran, Arzu; Orbay, Keziban; Kalkan, Melek

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
2 2 1687-1693 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.966

 

Language Country
English Turkey

Abstract: 

Many major changes have occured in many fields in our country and the world in living century. Education sector is one of the fields being affected from these changes. The lesson, ‘service learning to society’ (SIS) takes place in the curriculum of Education Faculty as being compulsory with the aim of making teacher candidates gainning social responsibilities, educating them as individuals being able to respond the society’s expectation. The aim of this research is to guide the lectures giving this lesson, the teacher candidates, and person, institution and assosiation working with teacher candidates. Lecturers have the most important responsibility for efficiency of this lesson. So in this study, opinions of the lectures have been examined in terms of the scope and process of the lesson. The participants are the lectures instructing in Education Faculties of Amasya and Ondokuz Mayi Universities. The opinions of the lectures have been evaluated according to the results of the questionnaires having 27 items. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords: 

Service learning to society; teacher candidate; education faculties; social responsibility; citizen teacher

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Perceived Discrimination of Highly Educated Latvian Women Abroad

Š ¯ upule, I.

Administrative Sciences

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
11 3 1-19 https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/admsci11010003

 

Language Country
English Turkey

Abstract: 

The aim of this paper is to answer the question of what factors lead to an increase in perceived discrimination in the workplace among highly educated Latvian women abroad. Although highly educated migrant women are privileged with regard to education, nonetheless, they face discrimination, lower wages, inferior working conditions, de-skilling and brain waste while working abroad. Based on the discussion on the relationship between sociocultural integration and discriminatory practices or perceived discrimination, and two competing theoretical propositions regarding the effects of integration on perceptions and experiences of discrimination, the article tests if attachment to the host country is related to perceived discrimination at work. The data source used for the analysis is a subsample of a quantitative survey of Latvian emigrants. The subsample (n = 2332) includes Latvian women with a tertiary education who are first-generation emigrants from Latvia and who were working at the time of the survey. Results from binary logistic regression analyses reveal that a low attachment to the host country, financial difficulties coping with daily expenses, problems with recognition of an education certificate and lack of a written contract with the employer increase the likelihood of highly educated Latvian women abroad to claim unfair treatment in the workplace.

Keywords: 

perceived discrimination; highly skilled women; labor migration; Latvia

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COMMIT – Committing to the social dimension in universities

Project: Summary:

This project builds on the work of a previous project – ALLUME, http://allume.eucen.eu -which developed three self-evaluation tools to help universities reviewing their internal strategy for the implementation of a comprehensive and coherent Lifelong Learning University approach.

Project objectives:
  • Review, refine and adapt ALLUME’s threetools, adding new features to take onboard a wider and clearer idea of thesocial dimension of Higher Education (HE)
  • Design and develop a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems
  • Design and undertake a training event with input from external experts
  • Use the tools in 12 universities in 12different countries to conduct a self-evaluation
  • Undertake a transversal analysis of thereports from the use of the tools
  • Run 12 national active learning workshops,with groups of other universities and representatives from the relevant ministry
  • Run a European event with an active learning approach
Project results:
  • Reviewed those 3 tools, refining and adapting them and adding new features which take on board a wider and clearer idea of the social dimension of HE
  • Designed and developed a new tool for monitoring attainment in HE and integrate these tools in HEIs management systems carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
  • Undertook a transversal analysis of the visit reports and the completed tools
  • Carried out an experts training event to prepare partners to visit and counsel other universities
  • Used these 4 tools in 12 universities of 12 different countries to conduct a self evaluation, supported with documents, which formed the starting point for a collective learning process including a visit from one of the other partners
Project contributions SDGS’s:

GOAL 4: Quality Education

Project partners
  • EUCEN, European University ContinuingEducation Network, BE
  • Université catholique de Louvain, BE
  • Turun yliopisto, FI
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale, FR
  • Universidade de Aveiro, PT
  • University of Stuttgart, DE
  • Dublin City University, IE
  • Bogaziçi Üniversitesi, TR
  • Università degli Studi di Genova, IT
  • Panepistimio Ioanninon, GR
  • Universitatea Tehnic ̆a GheorgheAsachi din Ia ̧si, RO
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES
  • Pécsi Tudományegyetem, HU
Project website:

http://commit.eucen.eu

Contact person: Carme ROYO

Email: commit@eucen.eu

Project start date: 01/10/2013

Project finishing date: 31/05/2016