August 30th, 2010

Apa beza graduan perguruan IPTA, maktab

SAYA mahasiswa Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) mewakili mahasiswa Sarjana Muda Pendidikan Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA) ingin memohon penjelasan mengenai beberapa aspek yang menjadi jurang perbezaan antara pelajar pendidikan IPTA dengan IPGM (Institut Perguruan Malaysia) yang lebih dikenali maktab perguruan.

Perkara paling penting iaitu berkenaan pembayaran elaun. Kita sedia maklum, hanya pelajar IPGM saja yang menerima pembayaran elaun, manakala tidak bagi pelajar IPTA. Mengapa? Memang benar pelajar IPTA ada yang menerima biasiswa perguruan persekutuan dan biasiswa Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT).

Namun tidak semua yang dapat menikmatinya. Pelajar yang gagal memperoleh dua biasiswa berkenaan pula sukar memperoleh biasiswa lain termasuk biasiswa JPA, kerana skop pembelajaran kami hanya untuk menjadi seorang guru dan sukar berkerja dengan badan swasta yang menawarkan biasiswa.
Selain itu, pandangan masyarakat termasuk guru sekolah yang kurang yakin dengan graduan pendidikan selain graduan lepasan IPGM dan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) juga satu masalah perlu dipandang serius.

Mahasiswa selain UPSI juga melalui prosedur pemilihan yang sama, iaitu perlu mendapat keputusan cemerlang, lulus MEdSI (Malaysian Educators Selection Inventori), dan lulus temu duga.

Malah berapa ramai antara kita yang sedar terdapat 14 IPTA dari 20 IPTA yang menawarkan kursus pendidikan? Masyarakat pada umumnya hanya mempercayai UPSI dan KPLI/DPLI adalah satu-satunya jalan untuk menjadi seorang guru sekolah menengah. Mengapa keadaan ini boleh berlaku?

Persatuan Pengurusan Pendidikan (PENDIDIK) UUM.

Sumber : Berita Harian | Surat | 2010/08/30

Senior Citizen's Clothes

 Don't you just love pensioners!!!
Who says senior citizens don't wear stylish clothes? Ha!

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old folks home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub -- then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person for them to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug out. Do you want a bed near the window?"


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5 signs he’s into you - For Ladies Only

 5 signs he’s into you By Chelsea Kaplan

Having trouble figuring out your guy’s level of interest in you? Sometimes, the proof is in hisbody language. To understand what your honey’s movement, eye contact and even posture reveal about his true feelings for you, check out these hints from Greg Hartley, former Army Special Forces interrogator and author of I Can Read You Like a Book: How to Spot the Messages and Emotions People Are Really Sending With Their Body Language.

Five signs your date is into you…

1. He closes the distance “First and foremost, moving in closer indicates a desire for more intimate contact,” Hartley says. So if a guy you’re talking to at a party inches a little closer as you talk, or your date slides into the same side of the booth as you, you know he wants to get to know you better — and not as a friend.

2. He speaks softly When a man talks in a quieter voice, it’s an excellent sign, Hartley explains. “He’s indicating that what he’s saying is for your ears only,” he says. “If he’s telling you something private or secret, it’s a good thing — guys don’t do that to women they’re not into.” If you want to let that soft-talker know you feel the same way, respond in kind, which should quickly turn those sparks into an all-out fire. Caveat: If you’re in a loud club or restaurant where you have to shout to be heard, you can’t tell anything by his decibel level. So wait until you’re walking or driving home to see whether he’s turned the volume down.

3. He rounds his posture Hypermasculine body language (think: swaggering walk, standing tall with shoulders back and chin up, etc.) serves to attract women from a distance. But when a guy is talking close-up with a woman he likes, he will soften, or “round” his body language, Hartley notes. If your guy’s squared shoulders cave in when he’s chatting with you, he’s indicating that he feels comfortable and secure in your presence.

4. He talks slowwwly Like birds in a mating dance, men typically talk more slowly and softly when they are attracted to someone, Hartley explains. Of course, if he knocked back a few gigante lattes on a first date, he may be too wired (and nervous) to sound like Barry White, but give it time: if his speech starts to make you feel sleepy, he’s a goner.

5. He can’t take his eyes off you (in a good way) So his eyes are locked on yours? As long as it isn’t a psycho stare, but rather a lingering, heavy-lidded, “Wow, you’re amazing” gaze, that guy is digging you big-time, Harley says.

…and 5 signs your date isn’t into you

1. He’s four feet away If his motto may as well be The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”, he’s not feelin’ you romantically, Hartley says. How do you define such a distance? “If he remains four feet or more away from you, it is a clear signal that his heart’s not in it,” says Hartley.

2. He stands at an oblique angle facing you “Most men do not realize that when talking to another man, we stand at oblique angles, with one shoulder facing the other’s face, yet when we talk to women — especially ones we’re interested in romantically — we stand face-to-face with them,” Hartley says. If your guy’s shoulder is pointing in the direction of your face during conversation, he’s subconsciously showing disinterest or is trying to turn you off, Hartley explains.

3. He sounds like that guy in accounting If your date is talking to you like you’re someone at the office — meaning, the pace is quick and the level of his voice is rather strong — “he’s probably just trying to keep it on a friendship level,” Hartley says. With time, you might notice a change — after all, he just might want to keep it “professional” on the first date or two while he gets to know you — but if it remains this way after a few dates, cut your losses.

4. He stares at your mouth When a guy focuses on your lips, what he’s really trying to do is avoid eye contact, Hartley explains. “If he’s avoiding eye contact, you can pretty safely assume he’s not into you,” he asserts. If your date fixes his gaze below your face, he’s probably interested in you, but perhaps not for a long-term relationship, if you know what we mean…

5. He’s out of sync with your body language When a guy is romantically interested in you, he will mimic your body language, so if he doesn’t copy you gesture for gesture, odds are he isn’t smitten, Hartley says. To test the waters, try leaning in closer to your date, using your hands to emphasize what you’re saying. If your guy does the same, it’s a great sign. But if he keeps his hands still, pulls away or takes a step backwards, he may be unavailable or just plain not interested.

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5 Nuns In A Bar

Sisters Mary Catherine, Maria Theresa, Katherine Marie, Rose Frances, & Mary Kathleen left the Convent on a trip to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and were sight-seeing on a Tuesday in July. It was hot and humid in town and their traditional garb was making them so uncomfortable, they decided to stop in at Patty McGuire's Pub for a cold soft drink.

Patty had recently added special legs to his barstools, which were the talk of the fashionable eastside neighborhood. All 5 Nuns sat up at the bar and were enjoying their Cokes when Monsignor Riley and Father McGinty entered the bar through the front door.

They, too, came for a cold drink when they were shocked and almost fainted at what they saw



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