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Parameters of the Quality and Efficiency of the Educational System from the Aspect of Ergonomics

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In the article, the selected ergonomic parameters improving basic educational systems (educational workplaces) are analysed from the point of view of a teacher and a student. The emphasis is put on the complex ergonomic optimization of these educational systems so as to improve their quality and efficiency by increasing productivity and quality of work in the systems.

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing

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Nowadays outsourcing presents a common way to increase business performance. This way of providing supporting business activities is more often used in the field of human resources. The paper deals with the topic of human resources outsourcing, especially the recruitment process outsourcing and it brings the views of several authors on the advantages and potential risks of its use.

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Research on Abuse and Violence Against the Elderly in a Family Setting

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The article calls for attention to the problem of violence and abuse of the elderly within their family, partnership, and relationships with relatives in the postmodern society. The outcomes of the research, carried out on a sample of the elderly people within different residence settings are presented. Results show that all kinds of violence and abuse are present in all kinds of settings, except in the residence with relatives, where sexual abuse was not noticed. Physical and sexual violence and abuse is mostly present in the households in which the elderly live with their partner, while psychical violence is present in the households with relatives. Material violence and abuse are present in case of elderly people who live alone. Both, men and women, experience most violence and abuse in their flats.

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The Safety and Hygiene at Work in a School Curriculum

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The article discusses the implementation of safety, hygiene and health measures at work into the education at all levels - from preschools to university education. It is focused on the purposeful and systematic shaping and developing the knowledge and expertise in OSH (Occupational safety and health) from an early age, because this issue is under current legislation concerning teaching.

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Strategy for Life-Accompanying Learning in Austria

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A comprehensive “Strategy for Life-Accompanying Learning” was developed in Austria and will continue until 2020. Since the strategy´s objectives are formulated in a very concrete way, it will be able to verify whether they have been reached. Prior to the publication of this strategy, a process of discussion with a broad base of participants had gone on for a couple of years. Practice will show to what extent the strategy can be implemented.

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The Use of the Drama Pedagogical Method in the Training of Cultural Project Managers

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The universities are traditionally elitist bulwarks. How do they counter this image? I would like to present a special andragogy strategy which I apply in university level education, in the Cultural Project Managers´ training against poverty and social exclusion in the Institute of Cultural Studies at the University of Pécs. I demonstrate the application of drama pedagogy method in the course of the training. We have more and more experience concerning the fact that the Hungarian “drama pedagogy school”, that became stronger in recent decades, has introduced and developed effective methodological frameworks to realize constructive pedagogy able to create more efficient pedagogical situations than the traditional education methods. This means that today´s Hungarian drama pedagogy possesses the qualities which enable to answer many of the challenges mentioned above.

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How image and text semantic analysis systems can be applied for educational and teaching purposes

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This contribution deals with algorithm closely related to design and implementation of simple database conceptual models based on terms and principles concerned to image and text semantic analysis, while the term deterministic image is being postulated and introduced and its structure elements are described. On the other hand, the presented contribution contains a set of adequate information, how that algorithm may be applied in teaching concerned to simple database conceptual model.

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Investigating the English Language Needs of Students at the University of Zilina

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This paper focuses on investigating the needs of students of ESP courses at the University of Zilina via needs analysis questionnaire. The results of the research reveal the necessity to reconsider the content of the study material at language courses at the university to satisfy the students’ subject needs as well as the needs of the international job market by implementing activities enhancing the communicative competence in ESP.

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Measuring of educational service quality (focused on universities)

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This paper deals with common problems in the process of education at the university level. It focuses on the quality of education process. The aim of this paper is to determine the principal criteria of the quality measurement of the education service.

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School climate as the determinant of the relationship between the level of students’ resilience and school satisfaction

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Resilience is an individual’s capacity to recover, adapt, and keep mental balance and normal functioning when exposed to significant adversity. This competence plays an important role in one’s life because it increases the probability of achieving success in various spheres of life. Schools can foster students’ resilience by providing a positive school environment and a sufficient number of protective factors, but it is the subjective interpretation of conditions and experiences rather than the exposure to them that is significant. The main objective of this research was to study to what extent school satisfaction, i.e. subjective interpretation of the school climate, influenced the level of students’ resilience. Not all our findings are compatible with the results of other studies. Despite the limits of our research, its results can serve as a basis for further work as not much has been done in the field of resilience research in Slovakia.

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