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Diaz, Matilde; Borges, Africa; Valadez, Dolores; Zambrano, Rogelio – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Comparative educational studies allow the study of the differences and similarities between different educational systems. This research, which consists on an educational evaluation, has studied the teaching behavior of ten university lecturers from a Spanish university--the University of La Laguna--, and seven from a Mexican…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Coding
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Katz, Sara – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Mathematics is a key to all scientific subjects. Learning mathematics requires cognitive and meta-cognitive effort. Many students suffer from mathematics anxiety that very often leads to physiological symptoms. Self-efficacy is defined as people's beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that affect their lives.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Routhieaux, Robert L. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Designing and implementing innovative curricula can enhance student learning while simultaneously fostering faculty collaboration. However, innovative curricula can also surface numerous challenges for faculty, staff, students, and administration. This case study documents the design and implementation of an innovative Master of Business…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum Design
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Patel, Shaily; Taylor, Katelynn H.; Berlin, Kathryn L.; Geib, Roy W.; Danek, Robin; Waite, Gabi N. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
In the U.S., the numbers of obese individuals and of obesity-related health conditions are rising. While physicians understand the need to improve patient health by promoting a healthy lifestyle, the advancement of nutrition education in medical school and residency is not keeping pace. This is evident in the inadequate time dedicated to nutrition…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Food
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Baugh, Stacey-Ann; Van Camp, Debbie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Engagement with political, social, and civic issues is a fundamental hallmark of an educated population. However, the level of engagement among adolescents and young adults is considered by many to be below desirable levels. This article presents details of a Psychology in Current Events course designed to increase civic engagement through an…
Descriptors: Current Events, Psychology, Psychological Studies, Educational Theories
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Fisherman, Shraga – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The novelty of the present study is its attempt to distinguish between pre-school, elementary, and post-elementary school teachers, regarding the relationship between professional identity and burnout. Two hundred and forty teachers responded to two questionnaires: professional identity and teacher burnout scales. Pre-school teachers were found to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Rodríguez-Naveiras, Elena; Borges, África – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Out-of-school programs for students with high abilities are especially relevant when their needs are not covered in formal education. The evaluation of these programs is essential and it can be carried out from different evaluative approaches. The evaluation of the behavior of the people who implement the programs is an important aspect in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Program Evaluation
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Sierra, María Dolores Valadez; Cuervo, Angel Alberto Valdés; Amezaga, Teodoro Rafael Wendlandt; Sánchez, Ana Carolina Reyes; Guzmán, Rogelio Zambrano; Agraz, Juan Pedro Navarro – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify groups of gifted university students that differ in their self-concept and achievement motivation. For this, 80 students who achieved scores of the 95th percentile or higher in the Raven's Progressive Matrices test were selected. Two groups were identified in terms of their social self-concept and the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Students, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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McKechnie, Jay – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Education is stated as the number one priority of the Government of Nunavut's "Sivumiut Abluqta" mandate. The Nunavut education system is seen by many as failing to provide Inuit with the promise of supporting Inuit economic and social well-being. Today in Nunavut, there is a growing awareness of the effects of past colonialist polices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Geographic Regions, Educational Change
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Olibie, Eyiuche Ifeoma; Agu, Ngozi Nwabugo; Uzoechina, Gladys O. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Globally, the post graduate education landscape simultaneously undergoes rapid and tremendous changes with emphasis on research through equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to foster the growth of independent, creative and lifelong researchers. Among the resources to facilitate this aim, mentoring plays a vital role. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Ngman-Wara, Ernest I. D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the study was to investigate Junior High School science teachers' knowledge about contextualised science instruction. The study employed descriptive survey design to collect data. A test, Test of Science Teacher Knowledge of Contextualised Science Instruction was developed and administered to collect data on teachers' knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Paolini, Allison C. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses the role that school counselors play in assisting underserved students to be prepared for post-secondary enrollment and/or career entry upon high school graduation. Counselors' responsibilities are outlined, including assisting students in identifying their strengths and inner resources, in order to achieve their goals.…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
There is a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators that creativity plays an essential role in doing mathematics. Creative students are self-regulated students who take control over processes and experience high self-efficacy beliefs. The aim of this case study was to promote mathematical creativity and self-efficacy of elementary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Shin, Kimie; Nakagami, Masafumi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to examine the effect of the first-year class in Japanese universities on developing students' self-efficacy. An analysis of the class design based on the theory of self-efficacy implies that such courses are primarily intended to develop students' self-efficacy by putting them through enactive mastery experiences. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Cooperative Learning
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van Rensburg, Ona Janse – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The author defends the claim, based on her experience as a teacher in the Foundation Phase as well as on her experience as the educator of student teachers in this Phase, that a specially constructed intervention programme will improve Grade 1's learning in several key areas. She firstly show that such a programme is required, given the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Grade 1, Student Improvement
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