Anglican Church School Education

Author: Howard Worsley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441125132
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Explores the Church of England's contribution to education since the establishment of The National Society in 1811.

Re Imagining Christian Education For The Twenty First Century

Author: Andrew B. Morris
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 191026511X
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The first annual Conference of the National Centre for Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University, held in July 2012, was advertised as: “ a multi conference exploring the opportunities and dilemmas facing Christian education and educationalists at a time of significant social and demographic change when the certainties of the 1944 settlement are fast disappearing … contributing to the debate about effective strategies for the enhancement of Christian education, and what it might offer the diverse, pluralistic society of 21st century England, with its current predominantly materialistic and instrumental perspective on the purposes of education.” It attracted delegates from across the world and contributions from distinguished educational practitioners, theorists and administrators. Four main themes emerged from the papers accepted for inclusion in the Conference: the politics of Christian educational provision; vocation and Christian leadership, the formation of teachers as Christian educators; and Christian pedagogy and school effectiveness. Each theme is addressed in the selection of papers included in this book edited by Andrew B. Morris.

Student Teacher S Perceptions Of The Pre Service Mathematics Programme In A Primary Teachers College In Zimbabwe

Author: Barnabas Muyengwa
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477251227
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This case study investigated the perceptions of the third year student teachers of the first year pre-service Mathematics programme at Seke Teachers' College in Zimbabwe. Student background characteristics of gender, age, teaching experience and Mathematics specialisation were the independent variables also investigated. Data was collected from 278 third year students enrolled for the general Diploma in Education course using questionnaires with a five point Likert type 33 item rating scale and open ended items. The data so collected were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The findings indicated that although the programme was able to provide students with a foundation in subject knowledge more could be done to improve on training in teaching methods and provision of resources. From the variables investigated gender was found to have an effect on students' perceptions of the programme but teaching experience was found to have no effect. The possible relationship between the independent variables of age and Mathematics specialisation and the dependent variable of students' perception of the programme was indicated in too few items to warrant a definite conclusion. Implications for the improvement of the programme are that there is need for the college to revisit some aspects of the structure and organisation of the programme. There is also need for further research involving all primary teachers' colleges.