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Issue 11, Volume 4, November 2007
Print ISSN: 1790-1979
E-ISSN: 2224-3410








Title of the Paper: Research on the Relationship between Adolescents’ School Adaptation and Career Development


Authors: Li-Jung Chen, Chi-Kao Chang

Abstract: Attitudes toward career development are indicators for presenting the level of individual career development, which also reflects the preparatory status of career choices. The better the attitudes for career development are, the higher the level of career development is. In addition, wise and adequate career choices can only be made by a better preparatory status. This study discusses the relationship between vocational school students’ school adaptation and career development, which includes two dependent variables—an attitude toward Career Preparation and Career Exploration--and five independent variables, that is, the status of students’ relationship with classmates and teachers, their satisfaction with school curriculum, adaptation to teachers’ teaching methods, and to the school environment. In addition, the research uses "Career Development Index" (CDI) form as the evaluation tool for the career development attitude, which is in accordance with Super’s theoretic structure. The following results are obtained: (1)How well junior high school students’ getting along with teachers is closely related to students’ career development. (2)How well they accept the curriculum has close relations with students’ attitude toward career development. (3)Students’ identification with the environment has significant relations with Career Planning.(4) Students’ identification with the environment has significant relations with Career Planning. Furthermore, some suggestions are stated as follows: (1) Teachers’ roles have been changed - growing with their students. (2) Innovation of curriculum design and teaching methods. (3) Strengthening junior high school students’ counseling for career education. (4) Offering information about the working environment to the students. (5) Improving adaptation to school life and teaching environments to enhance the harmony of human relations. (6) Offering clear counseling directions.

Keywords: Career development, Career Development Index (CDI), Attitudes, Junior high school, Career planning

Title of the Paper: Suggestions for Effective Teaching Methods through Analysis of the Learning and Thinking Styles of Gifted IT Students


Authors: Yong Kim, Jeong-Hee Seo, Ja-Mee Kim, Won-Gyu Lee,

Abstract: To suggest effective teaching and learning methods for gifted IT students, this study examines the characteristics of those students by using tools for learning and thinking styles. Based on analysis of the relationship between Grasha‘s learning styles and Sternberg's thinking styles, this study aims to suggest learning styles suited to the thinking styles of gifted IT students. According to the results, gifted IT students not only need to provide an environment where these students can take the initiative and actively participate in learning, but also provide competitive elements. Teachers also need to support participatory learning and reinforce collaborative learning by creating an environment where gifted students can interact through group activities.

Keywords: Gifted students, Learning style, Thinking style, Teaching methods, IT, Effective teaching

Title of the Paper: E-learning Tools for Education in Asynchronous Machines


Authors: Sorin Enache, Aurel Campeanu, Monica-Adela Enache, Sergiu Ivanov

Abstract: This paper presents a series of e-learning applications from the asynchronous machines field. The context in which they have been carried out and their structure are detailed. The way in which such of applications contribute to the increase of the educational process efficiency in the electrical engineering field is emphasized. The conclusions underline the idea that the virtual education has not only future but also present.

Keywords: engineering education, e-learning, software, Internet, asynchronous machines

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