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    On the modern teacher’s job specification: results of a representative survey of school directors
    [Šiuolaikinio mokytojo profesinio tinkamumo vaizdinys: mokyklų vadovų reprezentatyvios apklausos rezultatai]
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
    Pedagogika : mokslo darbai = Pedagogy. Kaunas: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2021, T. 141, nr. 1, p. 113-124
    The article reveals the importance of non-cognitive personality characteristics (NPC) for the successful professional activities of teachers. In the modern teacher training system, the role of the NPC is not estimated enough, the modern models of school and university socialization do not contribute to the successful formation of the NPC. The theoretical discussion of this research paper is based on the results of the mass survey (N = 929) of school principals’ attitudes on NPC. The findings show that school leaders recognize the importance of the NPC for professional success.
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    (Un)pädagogische Visionen für das 21. Jahrhundert = (Non-)educational visions for the 21st century : Geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Entwürfe nach dem Ende der ‹großen› Menschheitsgeschichte = Humanities and social science concepts after the end of the ‹Great› history of mankind / edited by Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg, Annette Miriam Stross. Berlin : Peter Lang, 2021, p. 317-369
    The authors of this research paper make an attempt to reveal such an aspect of modern education as “cognitive reductionism”. It manifests itself in a relative underestimation of the importance of non-cognitive personality formations in the process of education and socialization of a modern person. “Cognitive reductionism” is a kind of social consciousness that develops arbitrarily. It may be regarded as a kind of by-product, not quite acknowledged by modern civilization, and significantly affects the practice of education. According to the authors’ arguments, this underestimation unambiguously leads to deformations of socialization and upbringing, is an obvious dysfunction of the modern education system as a whole. The expression and peculiarities of the “cognitive reductionism” phenomenon is revealed primarily by the example of teacher training, school and university socialization in general, as well as the primary professional adaptation of graduates (secondary schools, universities, vocational schools). As factual material of this report there are presented significant events, trends, analysis of educational processes in Eastern, Western Europe and in the Republic of Lithuania. To a large extent, the authors rely on their own numerous social empirical studies, conducted over the past 20 years in the field of pedagogy, theory of socialization, sociology of education. Mainly, we are talking about a representative survey of all subjects of education: schoolchildren, students, graduates, teachers, school psychologists, education managers, as well as employers, both private and public sectors. [...]
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    Socialinis ugdymas : mokslo darbai = Social education : research papers Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto Švietimo akademija, 2020, t. 53, nr. 1, p. 127-132
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    Transkulturelle Perspektiven in der Bildung = Transcultural perspectives in education / ediror Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019, p. 335-353
    The "Effective lesson" issue is not leaving the headlines of current research papers. The majority of scientists who analyze effective lesson aspects, touch upon such problems as educational context and its influence on the effective lesson culture, effective lesson criteria, its methodical thesaurus and quality of teacher's performance, teaching behavior (Xu, 2011; Hattie, 2012; Helmke, 2015; Nunez, Suarez, Rosario, Vallejo, Cerezo, Valle, 2015; Russo, J., Hopkins, S, 2017; Van der Lans, R. M., Van der Grift, W. J., Van Veen, K.( 2018). A rather romanticized parallel compares an effective classroom with the symphonic orchestra, where a teacher, acting as a conductor, brings out the best of the performance from each musician -pupil to make a symphony sound the most harmonious way. No wonder that the research of such "symphony", in other words, "effective lesson" is not simple, because the "lesson" concept as a subject of research is difficult to understand for many objective and subjective stereotypes and premises. For this reason, the authors of the presented research, while continuing their "effective lesson" investigation, introduce an authentic questionnaire intended for older schoolchildren - "Evaluate the teacher and his/her lessons". The questionnaire is compiled while considering transculturality aspects, relying on the analysis of the current educational practices of different European and Asian countries. Alongside with the questionnaire the authors present theoretical and practical parameters of the research. The currently available statistical base of the questionnaire (N students = 9872 and N teachers = 386) includes different gymnasium type schools from different regions of the country. The main findings received during the investigation highlight the noncorrelation of such indicators as "homework load" and "level of the requirements set by the teacher" with all the remaining scales, although the latter intercorrelate very significantly. [...]
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    Mokyklos kultūros raiška ir formavimo prielaidos skirtingo tipo švietimo įstaigose
    [School culture expression and formation premises in different types of education institutions]
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    Bitaitis, Dalius
    Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2019, T. 71 (99), p. 35-53
    The article analyzes the concept of school culture both universally and in the context of the Lithuanian educational system. The question is raised: what can Christian and Catholic worldview uniquely offer to add to the culture of a modern school? Empirical studies of schools are also presented, which are based on an anonymous survey of 2070 senior students from 39 schools, including 3 Catholic schools. It was established that the parameters of school culture in different institutions differ extremely and these differences are partly due to the corresponding type of school.
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientific conference, May 24th-25th, 2019 = Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli, 2019.gada 24.-25.maijs Rēzekne : Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija, 2019, Vol. 2, p. 53-69
    Five years ago, a questionnaire for senior pupils "Safe School - A Safe Child" was launched in Lithuania. It is a standard inventory containing 160 primary items that are distributed into 38 sub-scales and ultimately into 8 psychometric scales with unusual goodness of fit. At the moment, 2072 pupils' answers appear on the basis of statistical rationing, and 40 different schools in the country are evaluated. A cluster analysis was carried out with scale estimates that reflect the child's psychological well-being and school well-being. In this way, schools were identified at the base of the rationale, which metaphorically converge into a "school of happiness" or a "school prison" model. Then, with the remaining inventory variables, their subscales, the discriminant analysis was carried out. The school type in the model was defined as a grouping variable. Such approach has made it possible to find out which variables, reflecting school's security and livelihood, define the mentioned types of schools. It turned out that the identified types of schools are characterized by such factors as the openness and accessibility of the director; participation of parents and students in school life; sticking to universally accepted, disputed rules; social and pedagogical involvement, sensitivity; avoiding to hide problems and misbehavior. The research data allow on the hypothesis's rights to formulate specific recommendations of the school life improvement for school leaders and educators.
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientific conference, May 24th-25th, 2019 = Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli, 2019.gada 24.-25.maijs Rēzekne : Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija, 2019, Vol. 2, p. 531-543
    The research paper presents the results of a large-scale longitudinal study which aims to highlight pre-schooling social problems with the help of social indicators. For over a decade, the authors of the research paper have been developing a survey inventory aiming to determine the population’s satisfaction with the public service index. The tool includes 190 original survey indicators that represent all public services. 20 indicators are devoted to education; two of them represent pre-school education. These are: 1) assessment of the quality of pre-school services; and 2) the availability of a child's place in a kindergarten in a residential area (availability). The existing statistical norming base (not older than 2 years) includes 12 municipalities in Lithuania and 88 subdistricts. The total number of respondents is 16202 (n=16202). It has been cleared out that the residents consider the quality of the service "high", but its "availability" is considered to be poor. The statistical regularity found is common to all surveyed municipalities. There is a significant dispersion of measured indicators in separate municipalities and in the subdistricts. Facing the negative evaluation tendency of the “availability“ service some municipalities are more able to handle the problem. For this reason their experience is worth to analyze and to disseminate in a broader way. It is also worth to mention that the results of this study have much in common with EUROSTAT data. In Lithuania, the inclusion of 2-3 years old children in the education system is extremely poor, whereas the inclusion of preschoolers is largely universal. It is possible to state that poor situation of 2-3 years old children inclusion in the Lithuanian education system is related to the problems of Lithuanian social policy. In Lithuania, mother (or father) receives financial benefits for two years after the birth of a child [...]
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
    MSBC 2019: Modeling and simulation of social-behavioral phenomena in creative societies: 1-st international EURO mini conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 18–20, 2019: proceedings / editors Nitin Agarwal, Leonidas Sakalauskas, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber. Cham: Springer verlag, 2019, p. 12-25
    The article presents a replication study of a significant empirical study carried out earlier. Borg, Gabler [3] showed that there is an extremely high correlation between the Means of Likert Scale Items and the percentage of agreement (Yes%). On this basis, they suggested to use not traditional Likert mean, but Yes % in survey reports. The latter are easier to interpret and do not have the same problem as Equidistance of Likert-type scales. It was decided, based on the big date (N ≈ 9000), to carry out the replication study in another historical time, in another culture and measuring another construct. If the statistical regularity detected by Borg, Gabler is repeated, it is universal, then it is really appropriate to move to a wider use of Yes% when preparing the survey report. The replication study showed that there is an extremely high correlation (R2 = 0.948) between the primary Likert items means and Yes% of items, approximating to the linear function. Used the classic 5-grade Likert scale. The verification is carried out only at the level of single items without passing to the level of analysis of additive indexes. It also turned out that the Likert items-mean correlation with the No% is lower (R2 = 0.865), which negates the postulate of symmetry of the scale. In addition, the Likert means correlation with “neutral category%” is even lower - R2 = 0.340. When preparing Survey studies reports, give priority to “yes %” instead of Likert items means.
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    Bubelienė, Daiva
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    Rural development 2017 [elektroninis išteklius]: bioeconomy challenges: 8th international scientific conference, 23-24th November, 2017, Aleksandras Stulginskis University : proceedings. Akademija : Aleksandras Stulginskis University, 2017, p. 1189-1194
    These major conclusions let the researchers state that local self-governmental institutions are not capable to cope with the quality challenges of some educational services without special intervention policy of the central government and the EU responsible structural units. A negative impact is also reinforced by a rapidly deteriorating demographic situation in Lithuanian rural areas.
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