Top PDF Speech: Nick Gibb: Teachers are taking control of their profession: 22 June 2018

Speech: Nick Gibb: Teachers are taking control of their profession: 22 June 2018

Speech: Nick Gibb: Teachers are taking control of their profession: 22 June 2018

And leading multi-academy trusts – often led by inspirational head teachers – demonstrate that excellence need not be restricted to isolated schools. Thanks to a forensic approach to curriculum design and the implementation of evidence-based approaches to managing behaviour, the Inspiration Trust and the Harris Federation – two of the best performing multi-academy trusts – have conclusively demonstrated that all pupils can achieve – whether they live in coastal Norfolk or inner-city London.

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Speech: Nick Gibb: Launch of Midland Knowledge Hub: 10 May 2018

Speech: Nick Gibb: Launch of Midland Knowledge Hub: 10 May 2018

Expert teachers draw on their extensive knowledge – from knowledge of their pupils, to an understanding of cognitive science and their subject and curriculum knowledge – to inform the innumerable decisions they make each and every day in the classroom. As with other top professionals, this knowledge is critical to their professional identity. Expertise in these areas distinguishes teachers at the top of their profession. Which is why it is crucial that schools set the culture, provide a well-resourced, high-quality curriculum and support teachers to develop their expertise. By providing this framework of support to teachers, schools and – most importantly – pupils will benefit.
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Speech: Nick Gibb: The importance of an evidence-informed profession.17 February 2017

Speech: Nick Gibb: The importance of an evidence-informed profession.17 February 2017

I recently spoke at the Education World Forum in London, which is a gathering of education ministers from around the world. I spoke about the importance of evidence in education and how experts needed to embrace that evidence rather than the comfort of prevailing orthodoxies. Just as with decisions made by teachers in their classrooms, advice given by education experts should be evidence-informed.

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Speech: Nick Gibb: England’s education reforms: 11 April 2017

Speech: Nick Gibb: England’s education reforms: 11 April 2017

The government inherited a national curriculum stripped of knowledge and we were determined to tackle this injustice. Pupils, regardless of where they are born or how much money their parents have, deserve an education in ‘the best that has been thought and said’. All deserve a grounding in the history of their country and the world, a deep and broad understanding of science and a rich arts education that gives them a deeper appreciation of their culture. For real social justice and for social mobility to occur, all pupils must have access to the rigorous curricula that characterise our world-renowned independent schools. Prior to 2010, this was not a widely held view within the education establishment in England. It was widely believed that the curriculum should focus on generic skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. But greater diversity in the school system coincided with the beginnings of a great debate in the profession. With the growth of social media, teachers have been more able to discuss the evidence that informs their practice with fellow professionals beyond the staff room in their school.
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Nick Gibb : speech at the International Textbook Summit : 14 June 2018

Nick Gibb : speech at the International Textbook Summit : 14 June 2018

But these important reforms, which we will continue to develop with the profession, will not be enough on their own. As well as ensuring teachers are supported to develop their careers, more needs to be done to ensure teachers are freed from unnecessary workload, so that they can focus on teaching excellent lessons.

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Speech: Nick Gibb at the International Conference for the Teaching Profession: 23 March 2018

Speech: Nick Gibb at the International Conference for the Teaching Profession: 23 March 2018

There is still a long way to go in empowering all teachers with the knowledge they need. But the success of ResearchED – a series of teacher-led research conferences founded by the teacher Tom Bennett now spanning 4 continents – shows teachers’ appetite for research. Tom Bennett wrote recently about the movement of teachers who are dedicating their Saturday’s to discussing and sharing research with one another. Writing powerfully and metaphorically he penned the following:

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High school geography teachers: profession commitment and profession perspectives

High school geography teachers: profession commitment and profession perspectives

powerless while dealing with ethical dilemmas demonstrates their need for a clearer definition of their ethical roles, in order to deal more successfully with ethical dilemmas. This sense of powerlessness is derived from a lack of tools for dealing with ethical dilemmas and could be partially attributed to inadequate resources and professional status issues. The study findings contribute to existing work on ethical dilemmas. From a theoretical perspective, the analysis of each dilemma in terms of the tension between values involved sheds light on teachers’ values, perceptions and attitudes concerning ethical issues. This may enhance the understanding of teachers’ roles and their professional status. From a practical perspective, the results may guide Israeli teachers and their leaders in developing ethical knowledge through appropriate educational programmes, as they can relate to the issues that emerged in the narratives.
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Speech : Damian Hinds : There are no great schools without great teachers : 10 March 2018

Speech : Damian Hinds : There are no great schools without great teachers : 10 March 2018

As part of this, I also want to look at the role of technology, which Geoff also talked about. In so many other walks of life, modern technology has been a time-saver. But I know for many teachers it can sometimes feel like technology has had the opposite effect – actually adding to the work that needs to be done. Of course, technology can never replace the role of the teacher in a classroom. And we know that there have been times in the past when technology has been used to promote some of the fads and gimmicks that have spread around the school system – despite a lack of evidence on how this will help children learn.
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Speech: Sam Gyimah: UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap launch: 22 January 2018

Speech: Sam Gyimah: UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap launch: 22 January 2018

international obligations by spending the UN aid target of 0.7% of GDP. And now, in the Industrial Strategy White Paper, we are signaling our commitment to the future of our country and the world through our goal to increase UK R&D spending to 2.4%. This is an ambitious target: an increase of two-thirds. We have begun this process with the biggest increase in public R&D funding for 40 year, ensuring that public spending on R&D will rise in every year of this parliament to around £12.5 billion in in 2021/22.

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LEISURE-TIME TEACHERS IN A CHANGED PROFESSION

LEISURE-TIME TEACHERS IN A CHANGED PROFESSION

Factors indicated as positive are that the compulsory school program provided new challenges and that new tasks give a sense of going forward. In working with children it is important to “keep up” and detect what is “new” going on, state the informants. This professional development demonstrates changes in knowledge and competence. Something mentioned as a problematic aspect in the profession is when carrying out the profession is not taken seriously by the surroundings. An expression like, it is important to fight and stand up for the leisure- time center, is an example of collegial attitudes and decisions among those working in the profession. There is a common will to defend the profession one represents. All informants state that it is important to point out that the leisure-time teacher’s profession cannot be confused with the teacher who has the traditional teaching mission. The informants claim to have their own knowledge, and here appears the process of closing out other professional groups in the school system.
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Speech : Sam Gyimah at Science and Technology Select Committee Summit, 22 February 2018

Speech : Sam Gyimah at Science and Technology Select Committee Summit, 22 February 2018

An official agreement between the UK and the EU would be a win-win allowing ongoing collaboration through an established, effective mechanism provided that we maintain the shared focus on excellence. And if, as the Prime Minister referred to in her Florence speech, the UK continues to take part in specific policies and programmes such as those that promote science, education and culture, any ongoing

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Passionate teachers and their profession

Passionate teachers and their profession

Passionate teachers are those who make great changes in our lives. Through teaching these great educators can inspire, challenge and nurture the minds of the students as they discover the art of learning and the art of life. Passionate teachers can have a direct impact in students‟ careers. Montavlo, Mansfield, & Miller, 2007 found that when students have passionate and caring teachers they experience motivational and learning benefits. The aim of this article is to identify the perceptions, motivations, attitudes and abilities among teachers who have sustained passion for the teaching profession, to identify ways to instill a similar passion in novice teacher, and encourage them to maintain an enthusiastic passion during their career. This article presents the results that consisted of an analyze of literature, open – ended interviews with 12 teachers from primary, secondary and high school, which were identified by their principals as those having a strong passion for teaching. The findings of this article are useful lessons for the faculty and will inform them for different ways to instill passion among prospective teachers. Educators at all levels must work together to help teachers sustain the fire of their passion for teaching. Maintaining a strong passion for teaching among prospective teacher candidates we teach is critical in teacher preparation programs today.
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FLORIDA TEACHERS AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION

FLORIDA TEACHERS AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION

The profession of teaching has traditionally offered little recognition to the experienced and highly skilled teachers in comparison to the novice teacher, other than annual, incremental salary increases given to all teachers equally based on how many years they have taught. In recent years, however, there has been a slow, but steady, movement in school districts around the U.S. to re-design the teaching workforce in individual schools to take advantage of the expertise of high-quality teachers and reward teachers for their skills, accomplishments and commitment through the establishment of a career advancement program. Career paths with distinct promotional steps, from a teacher assistant to a mentor or master teacher, are established that provide a sequential and advancing level of status and pay. Each level is attained by a teacher through the demonstration of skills and knowledge and through expanded leadership responsibilities at the school site.
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Marian House Alzheimer Unit, OSV 0000358, 22 June 2018

Marian House Alzheimer Unit, OSV 0000358, 22 June 2018

Mandatory training in moving and handling practices and the prevention, detection and response to abuse had been completed by all staff. Additionally, staff were supported to complete other training such as dementia care, care planning and infection control. Staff meetings were held regularly and minutes of these were available for review. The person in charge undertook annual staff appraisals and evidence of these were available in personnel records. Staff spoken with said that they felt supported by nursing management and that a good team spirit had been developed in the centre.
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

rural health districts. The study was conducted in the rural health district of Forécariah (western Guinea), precisely at the health centers of Maferinyah, Farmoriah, Kaback, Moussayah and Sikhourou. Forécariah was randomly selected among the districts with lowest facility-based proportions of FP uptake (3.7%) 23 . As for 2012, the district had 403 575 inhabitants, with 94 437 women of childbearing age and 16 143 deliveries expected 22 . The district of Forécariah totalizes 10 health centres. During the study period, the following FP methods were available in the selected health centres: pills, injectable methods, implant, intrauterine device (IUD), male and female condoms.
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Cette étude visait à déterminer la prévalence de la dysfonction sexuelle chez les femmes turques après l'accouchement et la relation entre la dysfonction sexuelle et la dépression et certains facteurs de risque. Cette étude a été menée auprès de 530 femmes postnatales ayant accouché au cours des 2-12 mois précédents. Les données ont été recueillies à l'aide du formulaire d'informations personnelles, de l'index de la fonction sexuelle chez la femme et de l'échelle de dépression postnatale d'Édimbourg. Pour l'analyse des données, des statistiques descriptives, le test du chi carré et l'analyse de corrélation de Pearson ont été réalisés à l'aide de la version 16 de SPSS. Dans l'étude, 74,3% des femmes en post-partum présentaient un dysfonctionnement sexuel. Le dysfonctionnement sexuel était plus fréquent chez les femmes qui étaient à l'école secondaire. Les diplômés, dont le statut économique déclaré était celui de la classe moyenne, qui avaient des antécédents de grossesse à haut risque et dont les règles ne recommençaient pas. Il était également prévalent chez les femmes atteintes de dyspareunie, n'ayant pas utilisé de méthode de planification familiale, ayant utilisé la méthode de planification familiale de retrait et souffrant de dépression postnatale. Une corrélation moyenne a été déterminée entre le dysfonctionnement sexuel et la dépression postnatale. L'évaluation de la prévalence de la dysfonction sexuelle et des facteurs de risque des femmes en post-partum permet aux professionnels de la santé d'utiliser les stratégies d'intervention nécessaires. (Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[4]: 54-63).
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Les connaissances et les perceptions du cancer du col utérin chez les femmes séropositives et les personnes séropositives, âgées de 25 à 49 ans originaires des milieux ruraux et urbains en Zambie, ont été systématiquement utilisées dans cette étude pour déterminer les différences. Les données ont été codées et analysées à l'aide du logiciel NVivo. Comparativement aux femmes séronégatives, les femmes séropositives avaient des informations plus précises sur le cancer du col utérin. Elles étaient plus susceptibles de citer la circoncision masculine comme la meilleure approche pour la prévention du cancer du col utérin. L'infection à VPH a été plus souvent mentionnée comme facteur de risque chez les femmes séropositives. Cependant, les femmes séropositives ont démontré peu de connaissances sur le fait que le VPH était la principale cause du cancer du col utérin. Chez les femmes séropositives, le principal obstacle au dépistage a été le manque de temps, tandis que les femmes séronégatives ont indiqué qu‘elles étaient symptomatiques en tant que facteur déterminant du dépistage précoce. Comparés aux résidentes rurales, les citadines citent une gamme plus large de sources d'informations sur le cancer du col utérin, y compris les médias et le lieu de travail, alors que toutes les participantes qui ont déclaré qu‘elles n‘ont pas de connaissances à l‘égard du cancer du col utérin étaient des résidentes urbaines. Dans l'ensemble, les connaissances et les perceptions du cancer du col utérin chez les participantes à l'étude étaient élevées, bien qu'il existe des différences entre les sous-groupes. Le partage d'informations précises et normalisées sur le cancer du col utérin améliorerait la participation aux services de dépistage du cancer du col utérin. (Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[4]: 92-101).
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

caused her feelings of remorse. However, these mothers still preferred to appeal to family members rather than receive state support 18 . Another study reported that within the family, relatives intervened in the way hearing-disabled parents raised their children and tried to undermine their parental authority, Outside the family, teachers or physicians who wanted to communicate with the family preferred to do so with a child or relative without a hearing disability 25 . That the families with a member having a disability sought public support instead of assistance from close relatives might be due to their fear of losing their parental authority.
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

A limitation of the current study was its somewhat narrow focus on pregnant women living with HIV, aged 18 to 49 years old, and seen in the high- volume health facilities in the Hhohho region from October 2017 to March 2018. Teenage pregnancy is a challenge in Swaziland as it accounts for 24% of all pregnancies 41 , yet this group was excluded from the study. Furthermore, Manzini is the largest region yet it was excluded from the study on practical and logistical grounds. Future studies should consider covering the whole of Swaziland, including different age groups, such as teenagers.
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Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Vol 22, No 4 (2018)

Increasing healthcare expenditure in West African countries cannot be over-emphasized. There is need for urgent improvement of healthcare, healthcare equipment and facilities, and human resources with qualified healthcare givers. It is important to have clarity on which healthcare sector to invest in, to maximize impact, effectiveness and efficiency. This study investigated the private, public, and public-private healthcare sectors of West Africa. Data was obtained from World Bank Indicators within the period of 16 years (from 1999 - 2014). Using pooled regression and pairwise correlation, empirical results were obtained. Female population lived longer than the male population and a positive relationship was obtained between the variables of healthcare spending and life expectancy for the public healthcare sector. The results showed a negative relationship between these variables for the private healthcare sector. The government, policy and decision-makers are recommended to focus on increasing the expenditure on the public healthcare system to achieve positive outcomes for increased life expectancy against other healthcare sectors that remain expensive and inaccessible to the population. (Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[4]: 64-71).
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