Preschool and Primary Education (Estonian Studies in Education #3) (Hardcover)

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By Jaan Mikk (Editor), Marika Veisson (Editor), Piret Luik (Editor)
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The studies in this volume explore a number of issues in education today. One paper reveals what actually motivates teachers to develop their career, another, how to teach primary teachers to talk about visual art. Children's artworks were explored in one article to see how they relate to their adjustment to school. In another, a case study was successful in developing reasoning in primary school students. The measurement of mathematics achievement revealed no difference between Estonian speaking and Russian speaking schools. Performance-related goals were shown in another article to be associated with the self-concept of the students. The learning disabilities of children were analysed, and the production of narratives by children with language impairment. The analysis of aggressive behaviour in children in Estonia and Finland indicated gender and country differences in their behaviour.

About the Author

Jaan Mikk is Professor of Eduction (since 1983) and Professor Emeritus (since 2006) at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He published on school textbooks and achievement tests. Marika Veisson is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Tallinn since 1988. Her publications are about early childhood, child and adolescent development, school and family partnership. Piret Luik is Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Tartu since 2005. Her publications concentrate on ICT in education.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783631620922
ISBN-10: 3631620926
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: September 19th, 2011
Pages: 150
Language: English
Series: Estonian Studies in Education