Tag Archive: Industrial

A Research on the Development Path of Industry in Gansu Under the Constraints of Low-carbon (Education Papers posted on February 7th, 2015 )

The development of global economy makes countries face more limited in the resources, environment, climate and other aspects of the constraints. Therefore, a low-carbon economy has become an inevitable choice for the development of economy. Our country has become the largest CO2emissions country in the world, so the more emissions pressure will be. The major problem that how to carry out energy saving and emission reduction is must to be solved as soon as possible.Gansu province as the China Economic backward and traditional resources industrial areas, under the low-carbon constraint, how to change from “high carbon high row” to “high-carbon low-row” or “low-carbon low-row”, and how to ensure economy growth rate and the emission reduction goal at the same time, those are urgent problems should be resolved in Gansu.Based on this background, the paper chooses industry sector as the research object, which is a conclusive department in Gansu economy development. In the research process, by means of reviewing the industry development process and characteristics in Gansu, uses the industrialization stage theory, analyzes the development problem comprehensively; then add low-carbon indexes into Gansu province industrial evaluation index, makes use of Weaver-Thomas model, makes a comprehensive analysis and evaluation in industry development; finally, based on the results of the analysis and evaluation of low-carbon constraints, we analyze how to adjust structure and cultivate the industry to find out the development path of industry in Gansu.

The relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy with behavior management and school-wide positive behavior supports (Education Papers posted on April 11th, 2014 )

Classroom Management is a common concern for educators. Teachers with high self-efficacy are strongly linked with having successful characteristics regarding their classroom Management styles and strategies. With this in mind, the current study examined classroom teachers’ perceived self-efficacy, specifically regarding their behavior Management strategies, before and after the implementation of school-wide positive behavior supports. Using a multilevel modeling analysis, data collected through the use of self-efficacy surveys from 48 teachers at the secondary level and 15 teachers at the elementary level were examined at the individual and school level. Results indicated that there was an overall increase of self-efficacy in regards to teachers’ classroom behavior management strategies. In addition, an interaction effect implied that teachers at the secondary level, with more years of experience, indicated that their self-efficacy lowered, whereas elementary teachers experienced an increase of self-efficacy as a function of the intervention. Implications of these findings and future directions are discussed.

Crisis in the schools: Crisis, crisis intervention training, and school counselor burnout (Education Papers posted on March 25th, 2013 )

In the course of a school year, schools may face a number of crisis situations, including suicidality, child abuse and neglect, violence, and natural disasters that may impact individual students or create school-wide crises Collins & Collins, 2005; Mathai, 2002). Each of these crises can pose a threat to student and school safety and, therefore, requires swift and precise action. In addition to the potential lethality of these situations, they also can take an emotional toll on school personnel, potentially leading to increased levels of burnout Collins & Collins). Despite the prevalence of crisis situations in schools, there is a dearth of literature referencing school crisis intervention. To date, researchers have not considered important issues such as training in crisis intervention, adequacy of preparation, and self-perceived skills that are necessary to provide crisis intervention in the schools. Because schools serve as the primary provider of child and adolescent mental Health services Burns et al. 1995; Hoagwood & Erwin, 1997), limited training in crisis intervention may leave the professional school counselor less than adequately prepared for the crises they encounter in their schools Allen et al., 2002). The current study examined the impact of crisis related issues type, frequency, and training) on school counselor burnout in order to describe any potential links between level and perceived adequacy of training, perception of crisis intervention efficacy, frequency of crises encountered, self-perceived crisis intervention skills, and level of burnout experienced. Specifically, results indicated that school counselors worked with a variety of individual crisis situations multiple times during the previous year, but may have gaps in their training experiences regarding crisis topics. On average, participants found crisis training helpful, and some types of crisis training were negatively correlated with levels of burnout. Findings of this study may inform further research on the potential relationships between crisis training, crisis frequency, and school counselor burnout. Counselor educators and school counselors may use these findings to explore ways to best prepare school counselors for crisis intervention. This exploration may ultimately help current and future school counselors both provide effective crisis intervention and prevent their own burnout.

The relationship length of service, salary, and supervision has on the job satisfaction of teachers in Upstate South Carolina (Education Papers posted on March 23rd, 2013 )

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship length of service, salary, and supervision has on the job satisfaction of teachers in Upstate South Carolina. Hypothesis One provided no significant support for teacher length of service and the six satisfaction scores. Teacher length of service was not positively correlated with job satisfaction. None of the six related correlations provided support for hypothesis two which predicted teacher salary would be negatively correlated with job satisfaction. Hypothesis three was confirmed. Supervision was positively correlated with teacher job satisfaction. The study predicted other findings that were significant. Overall, the study provided a significant difference in length of service, salary, and supervision as they impact job satisfaction. Implications of this study for teachers, administrators and human resource professionals in schools are discussed.

An examination of the effects of small groups on employee job satisfaction: An I/O review of educational strategies (Education Papers posted on March 21st, 2013 )

This study examines the potential impact of small learning centers within school districts on employee satisfaction. A mixed-method strategy is being used to determine if smaller groups can assist administrators to maintain a more stable, content, and satisfied staff, while potentially impacting turnover and attrition rates.

An investigation into environmental policy: The discourse of environmental management and its effect on educational practice at the Saskatchewan Power Corporation (Education Papers posted on March 21st, 2013 )

This study provides a genealogical analysis of how a managerial framework affects or implicates educational practice at the Saskatchewan Power Corporation SaskPower). The purpose is to investigate the underlying beliefs and assumptions associated with the concept of Environmental responsibility as set within a managerial framework, particularly as this implicates the corporations approach to public Environmental Education. Michel Foucaults archaeology is applied in a broad sense to an understanding of the beliefs and assumptions shared among decision-makers in managing the Environmental issues associated with the generation and delivery of electricity. The investigation is based principally on the transcript text produced through interviews with decision-makers at SaskPower, as well as others with an interest in the environment and environmental Education from non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and the University of Regina. Emerging from the transcript text of those interviewed at SaskPower is a discourse of environmental Management, characterized by a shared understanding of the need for individual people to take action on behalf of the environment, whether as employees or as consumers of electricity. This discourse is also characterized by an unquestioned faith in new technologies and Management practices to minimize the environmental impacts associated with electrical generation. Among those interviewed at SaskPower, it was indicated that a public educational program is needed to inform people about the environmental, cost and reliability concerns associated with a short list of energy options for the future supply of electricity in Saskatchewan. This approach to Education is characterized in particular by a utilitarian decision-making process that considers potential energy options, with relatively little emphasis on questions about energy consumption and conservation. Among those interviewed from non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and the University of Regina, however, a critical environmental discourse was identified with a focus on the need for SaskPower to take a more serious approach to energy conservation. Further, an alternative discourse was identified with an emphasis on preserving the land itself in contrast to a discourse based on its Economic potential. In this investigation, a future research path is considered then that would explore a more collaborative and inclusive approach to public environmental education.

An investigation into environmental policy: The discourse of environmental management and its effect on educational practice at the Saskatchewan Power Corporation (Education Papers posted on March 20th, 2013 )

This study provides a genealogical analysis of how a managerial framework affects or implicates educational practice at the Saskatchewan Power Corporation SaskPower). The purpose is to investigate the underlying beliefs and assumptions associated with the concept of Environmental responsibility as set within a managerial framework, particularly as this implicates the corporations approach to public Environmental Education. Michel Foucaults archaeology is applied in a broad sense to an understanding of the beliefs and assumptions shared among decision-makers in managing the Environmental issues associated with the generation and delivery of electricity. The investigation is based principally on the transcript text produced through interviews with decision-makers at SaskPower, as well as others with an interest in the environment and environmental Education from non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and the University of Regina. Emerging from the transcript text of those interviewed at SaskPower is a discourse of environmental Management, characterized by a shared understanding of the need for individual people to take action on behalf of the environment, whether as employees or as consumers of electricity. This discourse is also characterized by an unquestioned faith in new technologies and Management practices to minimize the environmental impacts associated with electrical generation. Among those interviewed at SaskPower, it was indicated that a public educational program is needed to inform people about the environmental, cost and reliability concerns associated with a short list of energy options for the future supply of electricity in Saskatchewan. This approach to Education is characterized in particular by a utilitarian decision-making process that considers potential energy options, with relatively little emphasis on questions about energy consumption and conservation. Among those interviewed from non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and the University of Regina, however, a critical environmental discourse was identified with a focus on the need for SaskPower to take a more serious approach to energy conservation. Further, an alternative discourse was identified with an emphasis on preserving the land itself in contrast to a discourse based on its Economic potential. In this investigation, a future research path is considered then that would explore a more collaborative and inclusive approach to public environmental education.

An examination of the effects of small groups on employee job satisfaction: An I/O review of educational strategies (Education Papers posted on March 19th, 2013 )

This study examines the potential impact of small learning centers within school districts on employee satisfaction. A mixed-method strategy is being used to determine if smaller groups can assist administrators to maintain a more stable, content, and satisfied staff, while potentially impacting turnover and attrition rates.

Client, counselor, and work setting differences in eating disorder counselor’s burnout and career sustaining behaviors (Education Papers posted on March 14th, 2013 )

The purpose of this study is to determine if burnout occurs among counselors who work with eating disordered patients. This study examined client, counselor, and work related variables to determine if these factors influence burnout and career sustaining behaviors. This study sought to answer the following questions: 1) Do eating disorder therapists suffer from burnout?, 2) Is there a relationship between burnout levels and the use of career sustaining behaviors? Which career sustaining behaviors be used to predict burnout?, 3) Is there a relationship between burnout levels and use of career sustaining behaviors due to client characteristics? Which client characteristics predict burnout levels and the use of career sustaining behaviors?, 4) Is there a relationship between burnout levels and the use of career sustaining behaviors due to work setting differences? Which work setting characteristics can be used to predict burnout and the use of career sustaining behaviors?, and 5) Is there a relationship between burnout levels and use of career sustaining behaviors due to counselor characteristics? What counselor characteristics can be used to predict burnout and career sustaining behaviors? Sixty four usable surveys were received for a return rate of 18.29%. Each subject completed a background questionnaire, the Psychologist Burnout Inventory PBI), the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey MBI-HSS), and the Career Sustaining Behaviors Questionnaire CSB-Q). All data was entered in SPSS 11.0 student version for analysis. Mean scores for the three subscales of the MBI-HSS and the CSB-Q were entered into Pearson bivariate correlations with client, counselor and work setting variables. Any variables with a significant correlational relationship to the three subscales scores or CSB-Q score were then entered into multiple regression analysis to determine which variables were significant predictors. A correlational relationship was noted between some variables with burnout and career sustaining behaviors. Few were able to predict burnout or career sustaining behaviors. Future research should expand upon the variables used in this study.

The effect of two intervention techniques on the level of burnout among children service workers (Education Papers posted on March 12th, 2013 )

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two intervention techniques on the level of burnout among Children Service Workers. A total of 28 individuals voluntarily agreed to participate in the study. These members were randomly assigned to three groups, Person Centered Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory and a control group. The Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral groups received information and intervention techniques, specific to each theory, over a six week period. The control group received no treatment. At the conclusion of the six weeks of intervention treatment, all three groups were post-tested using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey. Analyses were conducted on the post-tests of the dependent variables and covariates using among group multivariate analysis of covariance MANCOVA). No differences in level of burnout among the groups were found based on receiving Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral or no intervention. Limitations of this study were greatly influenced by small sample size and limited treatment periods.