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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Kedraka, Katerina; Kourkoutas, Yiannis – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
In this small scale study in higher education, a good educational practice on the teaching of Bioethics based on transformative learning and accomplished by debates is presented. The research was carried out in June 2016 at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and it includes the assessment of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethics, Biology
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Loy-Ee, Carol Boon Peng; Ng, Patricia Mui Hoon – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Studies have pointed to the benefits of physical activity (PA), yet the level of PA participation among preschoolers is low. This in turn could have resulted in the limited research literature on the PA level or physical education curriculum (PEC) of preschool children. Those reviewed here are mostly from countries in the West, as those from Asia…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Physical Activities
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the issue of social justice through the lens of equitable access to Advanced Placement courses in the City of New York High Schools, with focus on Advanced Placement Environmental Science. A critical component of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is the incorporation of environmental fieldwork. The National…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Environmental Education, Employment Opportunities, STEM Education
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Gatumu, Jane Ciumwari; Kathuri, Wilfred Njeru – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The Life Skills Programme, which is one of the newest programmes in the Kenya Preschool educational system was explored to establish the impact it had on the lives of preschool children in Embu West, Kenya. A primary school that is perceived as having well-disciplined children was purposively selected. The sample consisted of 39 students, 43…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Samsa, Gregory P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Collaborative biostatistics is the creative application of statistical tools to biomedical problems. The relatively modest literature about the traits of effective collaborative biostatisticians focuses on four core competencies: (a) technical and analytical; (b) substance-matter knowledge; (c) communication; and (d) problem solving and problem…
Descriptors: Statistics, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Competence
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Yang, Jing; Huang, Si-min; Lu, Chun-ting; Feng, Lie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
To explore an efficient training program based on an analysis in organizing seven sessions for the National Clinical Skills Competition in China. Each year, 6-12 excellent medical students of our university are selected as an observation team. Comparisons of the teaching characteristics were performed in this study. An optimal curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Competition, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Hsiao, Cheng-hua – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Teacher identity has been an important issue in teacher education because teacher identity influences teachers' professional development. However, little has been explored in preservice teachers' identity formation within the EFL context of language teaching. In this study, the early influence on EFL student teachers' identity formation in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Practicums, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Emmanuel-Aviña, Glory; Delaney, Harold D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
In the clinical, therapy context, it has consistently been found that while therapists' value systems are stable, clients' values are less stable and become congruent with their therapists' values over the course of psychotherapy (e.g., Schwehn & Schau, 1999). This phenomenon is termed the Value Assimilation Effect (VAE). This study examined…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, College Students, Values
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Bolat, Yaviz – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Social media networks are the most important product of the development of computer and communication technologies that affect social life. Social media networks have become a driving force in social and cultural development, while providing social contact for people. This force has improved its sphere of influence over societies in many fields…
Descriptors: Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zufiaurre, Benjamin; de Villarreal, Maider Pérez – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Nurses as professionals of health, childhood education teachers, social workers and caregivers, join a group of "feminine professions" which grew through policies of a welfare state in postwar constructive period, or in times of postwar accords (Jones, 1983). These professions are under challenge because of neoliberal policies and…
Descriptors: Nurses, Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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Abu-Shaqra, Rawan Kheder Youssef; Smadi, Ali Mohammed Ali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at identifying the degree of practicing academic freedom by faculty members in Jordanian public and private universities in the Northern Region from the point of view of the faculty members. The researcher applied the analytical descriptive survey method. The study population was composed of faculty members of Jordanian public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Al-Mahasneh, Ruba – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The objective of this study was to identify the role of teachers in founding an attractive environment for developing the creative thinking, among the students of the basic stage in the schools of Tafilah Governorate. The researcher applied the descriptive statistical method, and developed a questionnaire consisting of (45) items, divided into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Educational Environment, Creative Thinking
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Raunig, Thomas A.; Coggins, Porter E., III – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Collegiate athletics coaches play a vital role in the lives of student-athletes and regularly interact with the members of their teams more than faculty given the nature of athletics practice schedules compared to academic class schedules. Although the primary purpose of university attendance at all universities is pursuit of academic degrees,…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Faculty
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