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MEP 2 (17), 2013

Science and Processes of Education, No. 2 (17), 2013

ISSN 2345-0681
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Product code - 10008.
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CONTENT

VITALIJA  BERTULIENĖ

SOCIALINIO DARBO STUDIJŲ PROCESE ĮGYTŲ KOMPETENCIJŲ  VERTINIMAS ABSOLVENTŲ POŽIŪRIU
SOCIAL WORK STUDY PROCESS COMPETENCIES ASSESSMENT GRADUATES

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IRENA LELIŪGIENĖ, RAMINTA GAILEVIČIŪTĖ, ANGELĖ BAJORIENĖ

EDUKACINĖS KULTŪRINĖS VEIKLOS GLOBOS NAMŲ GYVENTOJAMS ORGANIZAVIMAS
ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN FOSTER HOME

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REMIGIJUS KINDERIS, GIEDRIUS JUCEVIČIUS

KOMPLEMENTARUMAS KAIP VERSLO MODELIŲ BENDRADARBIAVIMO RAIŠKOS PAGRINDAS
COMPLEMENTARITY AS A BASE FOR EXPRESSION OF BUSINESS MODELS COOPERATION

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VILJARAS REIGAS, MILDA MARTIŠIŪTĖ

PROFESINIŲ LIGŲ RIZIKOS VEIKSNIŲ PAPLITIMAS DARBO APLINKOJE: GROŽIO PASLAUGŲ SPECIALISTŲ VERTINIMAS
PREVALENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE RISK FACTORS IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTY SERVICES SPECIALISTS’ ASSESSMENT

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INGA TAMOSINAITĖ

SOCIALINIO DARBO STUDIJŲ PROGRAMOS KOKYBĖ ABSOLVENTŲ VERTINIMU
SOCIAL WORK STUDIES PROGRAM QUALITY ASSESSMENT BY GRADUATES

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INFORMACIJA APIE AUTORIUS Page 50


SOCIAL WORK STUDY PROCESS COMPETENCIES ASSESSMENT GRADUATES, VITALIJA  BERTULIENĖ, (p. 5 – 13)

Keywords: social work, studies, the graduates, competency, abilities.
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Summary

The aim of the research is to analyse the weaknesses of social workers training process and organization of studies as well as the opportunities of their improvement on the grounds of the assessment outcomes of the graduates. To achieve this aim the following objectives have been set: to determine the importance of abilities and skills in professional activities on the grounds of the assessment of the graduates, to find out the knowledge and skills the prepared specialist lack, to reveal the improvement opportunities of social work study programme on the grounds of the assessment of the graduates.
The research methods are as follows: written questionnaire survey and statistical data analysis.  160 Social Work graduates who studied at Šiauliai State College participated in the survey. Web link of the questionnaire (http://anketos.svako.lt/2117/) and an electronic version of the questionnaires were sent by e-mail for the graduates who completed Social Work study programme from 2007 to 2011. 78 questionnaires were electronically filled. The remaining part of questionnaires was distributed in printed version. Statistical data processing program SPSS was used for the processing of received responses (the data was processed by using descriptive statistics (averages, percentages), and Microsoft Office Excel 2010 was used for the creation of diagrams.
The research has revealed that the majority of Social Work graduates have acquired sufficient knowledge and abilities necessary for their professional activities during their studies at College. Such business-like abilities as establishment and maintenance of the relationship based on reciprocal trust, communication with the client at his/her level of perception and the ability to put into practice the knowledge and various methods of social are distinguished as the most important by the graduates. The abilities to organise, plan, make decisions, solve problems and interpersonal communication skills are distinguished as the most significant general abilities and skills in professional activities. When the graduates started their professional activities they lacked skills and abilities  of volunteering management, management of social programs and projects, children rights and insurance of social welfare, social counselling and crisis management as well as they lacked knowledge of document management, organizational behaviour, social support system, social security and labour law, cross-cultural and communication, human rights and social justice.
The research has conveyed that the following subjects should be included into the curriculum: Social security and labour law, Organizational behaviour, Document management, Human rights and Social justice and Cross-cultural differences and communication. From the graduates’ point of view the final year students should receive more information about employment opportunities and vacancies. In addition, it is recommended to establish graduates appointment system and the curriculum must be coordinated with the employers.

 

ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN FOSTER HOMEIRENA LELIŪGIENĖ, RAMINTA GAILEVIČIŪTĖ, ANGELĖ BAJORIENĖ(p. 14 - 27).

Keywords: educational cultural activity, social workers, the elderly person, organization of activity, care institution, retirement home.
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Product code - 10010.

Summary

In the context of this century the retirement homes are no longer regarded as providers of basic social services exclusively, currently there is more emphasis placed on the socio-cultural and educational activity quality. The organization of educational cultural activity is now associated with individual opportunity to fulfill the needs and interests of an elderly person, helping in adaptation to the new surroundings and influence psychological state of the person. Therefore, this article aims to analyze the educational cultural aspects of organizational theories of retirement homes. The chosen topic is relevant and requires a deeper analysis in order to answer the questions: 1) what are the main characteristics and peculiarities of the educational cultural activities organization?; 2) what are the main factors that determine the demand for educational cultural activity in a retirement home?; 3) what is the role of social worker in the cultural educational activity organization context of the retirement home. Research purpose is to analyze theoretic aspects of the organization of educational and cultural activity in a retirement home. Objectives of the research: 1) to retrieve the organizational characteristics of educational and cultural activities in a retirement home; 2) to perform an analysis of the organization of educational and cultural activity in a retirement home.
To sum up the results of the study, it may be concluded that the organization of educational and cultural activity in a retirement home is influenced by such factors as the health of the residents, their needs, the promotion of the activity itself, the initiatives of the organizers, creativity, personal qualities, retirement home co-operation with other institutions. Meanwhile, the educational and cultural activities is becoming an important practical point of view, where the main point are mutual learning, values, support, common cultural interests, elderly people education and their desire to be active. Social workers being the main organizers of the cultural and educational activity in a retirement home ensure the quality of service provided to the elderly people in collaboration with other organizations providing similar services. The organization of the activity is manifested through the variety of activities, frequency, meeting the needs of the residents of the home and providing possibilities to attend various concerts, lectures, debates and other cultural and educational events. According to the social workers and the residents themselves, the educational and cultural activity which is organized in the retirement facility is one of the main factors determining a full and comfortable life of the elderly who spend their old age at the home. X care homes in the educational cultural activities are characterized by a wide range of services and frequency. These business organizations are researching the needs of residents, conducting individual action plans, taking into account the psychological health of older people.

 

COMPLEMENTARITY AS A BASE FOR EXPRESSION OF BUSINESS MODELS COOPERATIONREMIGIJUS KINDERIS, GIEDRIUS JUCEVIČIUS, (p. 28 - 35).

Keywords: complementarities, business model, complementarities of business models.
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Product code - 10011.

Summary

The article analyses the definition of a business model, its structure; the theoretical aspects of relations between organizations and business models development are revealed; furthermore, the concepts of complementarity and complementarity of a business model are explained.
The introduction section presents the scientific problem: how do business models, relations between organizations and the theories of complementarity reveal the phenomenon of the business models complementarity? The research objective is to reveal complementarity as expression of the business models cooperation through the theoretical aspect. The goals are as follows: to reveal the conception and structure of business model; to analyse the theoretical aspects of relations between organizations and their business models; to present the definitions of complementarity and business model complementarity. The research methods such as systemic analysis of the scientific literature, comparative analysis are presented and they have been used to reveal the topic of the article.
The article consists of three sections. The first section presents analysis of the definition and structure of business model. Following section reveals the theoretical aspects of relations between organizations and their business models development. The third section accents complementarity, explanation of its concept and the concept of business models complementarity. The theoretical insights acquired through the systemic analysis regarding business model and its innovations are presented at the end of the article: 1. The analysis of business model researche development indicates that there is no common and commonly used definition of a business model, so it is suggested to comprehend business models as a chain of many elements of the “same” topic. That helps to increase value created by the company for a customer.The structure of business model is complex and usually it comprises elements such as offer of value, segment of consumers, channels, maintaining of relationships, partnerships, basic activities of main resources, cost structure and income flows. Thus, the business model is like a value description that is offered by the companies to one or several segments of consumers. That is important for making decisions related to business design, creating partners’ networks, maintaining relationships and profit generation. 2. There are several concepts in the scientific literature which mean cooperation between business models: cooperative business models, co-creation business models, co-development business models. All these concepts are unified by one aspect – the aim of different business models to cooperate mutually and to implement objectives of own business. The theoretical approach that explains why organizations or their business models create relations: economy of transaction cost, dependency based on resources, strategic choice, and institutional dependency. There are two highlighted reasons explaining why companies want to establish relations: the development of relations and the need of companies to get closer to the resources of other companies. Creation of common value exists as a business model, and it is based on companies’ social responsibility and business durability. Also it is evaluated as a conception of new opportunities for business. 3. Complementarity is comprehended as logic of cooperation among companies and matching of their abilities in order to create higher benefit or value for all parties participating in business process. That is considered as a unification of activities leading to the possible common result. Otherwise, that result would be impossible to achieve if the companies operate independently and there would be a lack of competences, a lack of resources, etc. Complementarity of business models may be defined as a system of higher value formation, and the environmental factors of the particular business system make impact on that system; moreover, that system includes logic of matching relationships and relations between business models and their elements. The interaction of the above mentioned relations and relationships might form the particular organizational combinations or their groups (alliances, clusters, etc.).

 

PREVALENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE RISK FACTORS IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTY SERVICES SPECIALISTS’ ASSESSMENTVILJARAS REIGAS, MILDA MARTIŠIŪTĖ(p. 36 - 42).

Keywords: occupational disease, cosmetologists, prevalence of occupational disease.  
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Product code - 10012.

Summary

The objective of the research is to assess opinions by specialists providing beauty services on the prevalence of occupational disease risk factors in a working environment. In the study, for which quantitative research method – anonymous questionnaire study – was chosen, specialists providing beauty services in Klaipeda participated. These specialists were selected randomly in 2013. During the research, opinion of these specialists were assessed on the issue of how occupational risk factors are pervaded in their working environment. It is obligatory to assess occupational risk in every workplace and to introduce the findings of the assessment to employees (Žin., 2012, Nr.126-6350), as well as it is appropriate to consult with employees (Risk assessment at work, 1996) when preventive measures from harmful occupational risk factors are organised. Usually specialists providing beauty services are affected by manual (quality of working tools, warmer than needed water, dust and aerosol pollution), chemical (chemical disinfection tools, ingredients in cosmetic products, essential oil scents), physical (low relative humidity, unventilated rooms, inadequate lightning level) and ergonomic (uncomfortable working pose, enforced hand position, prolonged sitting, wrong posture) risk factors.

 

SOCIAL WORK STUDIES PROGRAM QUALITY ASSESSMENT BY GRADUATESINGA TAMOSINAITĖ(p. 43 - 49).

Keywords: graduates, social work study program, social worker, study quality, study quality assessment.
Price – 15 EUR (click here for purchase information).
Product code - 10013.

Summary

The aim of the study – to assess social work study program, being realized in the college, quality aspects by the program graduates. 
The study involved 160 Siauliai State College social work graduated students. Questionnaire web link (http://anketos.svako.lt/2117/ ).
The study showed that the social work program college graduates are satisfied with the profession and the preparation of social work. Theoretical lectures delivered, presented material novelty, graduate studies, evaluated positively. Respondent’s high quality time teaching job. Professional practice organization, its utility, skills, practice management, experience and assessment of graduates was unquestionable. Well-organized college study process, makes it possible to work during their studies and participate in scientific activities.
The study revealed that faculty graduates are job-search assistance looking and opportunities looking to go abroad to study at colleges. Most improvements needed for social work programs: specialty-depth study and lecture material novelty and relevance of the new teaching methods.

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