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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Edited By Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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Self-Monitoring and Semantic Distinction of School Masters



Self-monitoring is defined as the ability to construct and control the individual’s self-presentation, expressive behaviours, and non-verbal communication styles. It’s up to individuals to realise how they are perceived by others, for they have the ability to reform their behaviour and to orient the perception of others. In line with their objectives, individuals’ understanding of the impressions they create in the mind of others and of their own reconstruction of the self will increase their communication skills.

Communication in working life is an important factor of organisational culture and management. The type of communication has a strong impact on the organisations’ efficiency. Therefore, modern managers should correctly define and develop communication skills. In order to achieve these general and specific objectives of increasing the performance in training the employees and achieving efficiency, it is very important to avoid destructive conflict between teachers, students, and parents in schools. Continuous changes in society increase problems such as the expectations of school students, of parents, and also of teachers. These problems generate behaviours such as professional reluctance, negative attitudes, improper decision-making, and weakness of the coordination of training employees. Minimising these kinds of behaviours in schools will be possible only when managers will be able to immediately recognise a problem, to understand verbal and nonverbal communication of the employees, and to show and convince them of the constructive aspects of a situation.

Even though schools in the education system are similar according to their...

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