Volume 2 Issue 4 (2015-08-31)

Volume 2 Issue 3 (2015-06-30)

Volume 2 Issues 1&2 (2015-04-30)

Volume 1 Issues 5&6 (2014-12-31)

Volume 1 Issues 3&4 (2014-08-31)

Volume 1 Issue 2 (2014-04-30)

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2014-02-28)

Journal: China-US Education

Volume 1 Issues 5&6 (2014-12)

Article 1:
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the Time of Crisis: The Case of Addressing Bullying andViolence in Schools
University of Athens, Greece

Within the context of the education system there are problematic situations that seem to swell in times of crisis. Among these problematic situations is the phenomenon of bullying and violence in schools. The ineffective addressing of these problems requires transdisciplinary approaches to education, so that interrelationships of problematic situations can be studied and the complex reality can be more understood. This paper presents the transdisciplinary research program that has been conducted during the years of the economic crisis in Greece and is still in progress. This program is to prevent bullying and violence in schools and is based on utilizing the transdisciplinary synergy between Social Pedagogy and Systems Science. Τhe combined operation of the two sciences at a higher level generates a new shared vision, new experiences of learning and eventually changes ways of thinking and acting.

Article 2:
Educational Innovations Applied in Deprived Areas and Parent School Satisfaction
Senior Counselor of Primary Education in Attica, Greece

There are certain regions in all countries where the socio-economic problems are more aggravated than the other; it depends on the level of development concerning the general condition of each country. All these problems affect the education level in schools and have a strong impact on the provided education that cause a negative result to the whole population in those regions. Since 1911 a piloting application has been practiced in Greece aiming school relegating in such areas. This application named in Greece: “Zones of Educational Priority (Z.E.P.)”, an institution based on educational reform. This reform has been designed and applied by the Greek Ministry of Education in Greece over the last three years and is supported by the European Union financing action program “Education and Life Long Education 2007-2013”. This paper focuses on the presentation of the implementation of the Z.E.P. program and all the educational activities within the 26th & 29th primary Z.E.P. schools located in the Olympic Village of Athens. Additionally, the current paper presents the results of a research study which took place in those schools.

Article 3:
Parents Counselling Groups in Times of Crisis in Greece
Psychologist, M.Sc., Greece
Psychologist, M.Sc., Greece
, Greece

Nowadays that the Greek family is faced with multiple transitions and difficulties in financial, social and interpersonal level, undoubtedly parents’ counseling offers help and relief. The “Parents Schools” Program, supported by the Ministry of Education, provides free of charge supportive counseling to families. One of the basic principles of the group work with parents is that the whole of the group is greater from the sum of its parts. In this context, systems theory constitutes today one of the most important therapeutic approaches. It concentrates on the interaction patterns between family members, not on members’ isolated behaviors. The aim of the present study is the implementation of the structural approach to parents’ group counseling, emphasizing on the experiential exercises. This approach provides a variety of concepts and techniques, whereas the use of experiential exercises has proved a useful tool for the group counseling process.

Article 4:
Brownfield Reuse Conflicts and Environmental Education Implications: A Chinese Perspective
Fujian Normal University, China

This study** examines brownfield reuse conflicts in China. Based on the rational selection of four major stakeholders (i.e., the polluting enterprises, local governments, developers and community residents) in the process of brownfield reuse, the researcher used the classical model of Game Theory to analyze the conflicts among the stakeholders and provided the practical reasons why these conflicts exist and how to advance effective countermeasures. It is suggested that standards for brownfield identification be set, laws and regulations for pollution responsibility identification devised, information management systems for brownfield reuse established, innovative brownfield pollution control technology developed, and an incentive mechanism for brownfield pollution governance created. The implications for environmental education are discussed.
**The source of financial support of study: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number: 41171119).

Article 5:
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Article 6:
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