ERIC Number: ED474171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Theory and Practice: Caribbean Perspectives (Second Edition).
Bastick, Tony, Ed.
Chapters in this collection provide the perspectives of Caribbean educators on a variety of issues related to the theory and practice of education. Section 1, "Professional Development," contains these chapters: (1) "Is There Still Room for the Model Teacher?" (Sonia Jones); (2) "Using an In-Service Programme To Develop as a Teacher: Working on Expectations" (John Hayter); (3) "Teaching History in Secondary Schools: Organising for Instruction" (Dian McCallum); (4) "Practical Stress Management for Education Students" (Rosemarie Johnson); and (5) "The Teacher and Instructional Development in the Classroom" (Austin Ezenne). The second section, "Language Education," contains: (6) "Promoting Language Awareness through Language Study" (Beverley Brian); (7) "Two Contrasting Foreign-Language Teaching Orientations" (Hazel M. Salmon); (8) "Foreign Language Teaching Strategies and Students' Performance in Spanish" (Jocelyn Barton and Hazel M. Salmon); and (9) "Revisiting Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching: From Communicative to Actional Language Teaching" (Beatrice Boufoy-Bastick). Section 3, "Science Education," contains: (10) "Planning Lessons for Science Teaching" (Kola Soyibo); and (11) "Questioning Techniques in Science Teaching" (Kola Soyibo). Section 4, "Educational Administration," contains: (12) "Management of Student Discipline and Behaviour in Schools" (Austin Ezenne and Olga James Reid); (13) "Teachers and Stress Management in Schools" (Austin Ezenne and Olga James Reid); (14) "The Role of Educational Foundations in Teacher Education" (Oliver Mills and Austin Ezenne); and (15) "Models of Leadership Behaviour for Educational Organisations" (Austin Ezenne). Section 5, "Assessment and Evaluation," contains: (16) "Assessing the Predictive Validity of the ATLP-75 Selection Test for Caribbean Nurses" (Valerie J. Hardware and Tony Bastick); and (17) "Is Validity More Reliable than Reliability Is Valid?" (Tony Bastick). Section 6, "Philosophy of Education," contains: "Education and Choice: The Family or the State?" (Oliver Mills); and (19) "Spirituality and Education: Epistemology as Ethic" (Oliver Mills). The final section, "Psychology of Education, contains: (20) "Facilitating Gifted Learners in Jamaican Primary Schools; Challenges and Explorations" (W. Madge Hall and Marguerite Narinesingh); (21) "Subjectivist Psychology and Its Applications to Teaching" (Tony Bostick); and (22) "Learning Styles as a Foundation of Instructional Activities" (Susan Anderson). An afterword by Burchell Whiteman, Minister of Education and Culture, Jamaica, summarizes some of the themes of these essays. (Contains 8 figures and 19 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Reliability, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Validity
Department of Educational Studies, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Web site: http://www.uwimona.edu.jm/erc/.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica). Educational Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica