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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Foreword Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication gather studies adressing education and communication not only from different perspectives, but also referring to different contexts� Thus, the current volume acknowledges the importance that context has in education and communication studies, regardless of the topics or methodology� Contemporary Approaches in Education ad Com- munication consist of 37 that use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and underline the importance that context has in deciphering education and communication process� The book is classified into two chapters and each chapter provides different perspectives and case studies through several papers in order to make more clear and understandable the theory and practices� The first chapter is dedicated to Education which divided two sub-chapters: Educa- tion and Management and, Teaching and Learning. Baris Uslu and Hasan Arslan examine the predictive relationship between communication and climate in univer- sities� The authors state that university managers should operate different formal and informal communication channels to enhance positive collegial interactions among academic staff� Nilgun Dağ and Mustafa Aydın Başar’s paper focus on analysis of ‘silence’ behaviors of academicians in terms of culture and personality� The paper written by Utku Beyazıt, Şükran Şimşek and Aynur Bütün Ayhan presents the issue of the relationship between peer relationship and peer bullying in adolescents� The authors state that peer relationship becomes increasingly important in adolescents’ overall development and well-being� The paper the importance of pre-reading tasks in reading comprehension of ESL learners and a course-book evaluation: Sunshine 7,...

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