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Nganga, Lydiah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine pre-service teachers' perceptions of a culturally responsive, anti-bias curriculum. Additionally, this study explored how the use of culturally responsive course work influenced the participating pre-service teachers' perceptions. Responses to both pre and post-teaching open ended questions,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Campbell, Melinda – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Pedagogical aspirations in the 21st century are now centering on student satisfaction and workplace-readiness in addition to the traditional goal of excellence in individual student performance. Educational experts have identified increased peer and faculty interactivity and highly developed critical-thinking skills as essential to attaining these…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Group Activities, Research Papers (Students), Student Projects
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Thomas, Angela Falter – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This article discusses alternatives to the lecture-style teaching that remains a fundamental practice for many middle school classrooms. Information was accumulated by pre-service middle school language arts teachers, who interviewed their mentor for their student teaching experience, focusing on how each teacher attempts to foster lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Language Arts, Mentors, Interviews
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Lue, Yuang-Tswong – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study was to design, develop, and investigate instructional units for freshmen with low academic achievement to learn before they study calculus. Because the concepts, skills, and theories of function are fundamental for the calculus course but the below average students were not familiar with the basic knowledge and ability in function when…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Calculus, College Mathematics, College Freshmen
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth; MacIssac, Doug – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Interest in single-gender education has grown significantly since the U.S. Department of Education published regulations for the practice in 2006. Although research provides mixed results on the academic effectiveness of single-gender programs, many districts around the country are providing single-gender classes as a parent choice option under…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Single Sex Classes, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Hung, Yueh-Nu – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to understand Taiwanese grade-five students' reading of a science text with mixed sub-genres based on their oral reading miscues. Twenty students participated in the study. Each of the one-on-one interviews started with a reader profile interview followed by oral reading of a Chinese science text and retelling. Miscue data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Science Education, Literary Genres
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Ha-Ngoc, Tien; Park, Sang E. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The Senior Mentorship Program (SMP) was created to encourage the fourth year dental students to act as mentors in the clinical environment as well as facilitate learning of clinic protocols and reinforce concepts in treatment planning for the third year students. Third year dental students engaged in educational conversations and received helpful…
Descriptors: Dental Schools, Mentors, Clinics, Peer Teaching
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Kwenge, Erasmus; Mwewa, Peter; Mulenga, H. M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The study was undertaken to establish the relationship between the roots of the perfect numbers and the "n" consecutive odd numbers. Odd numbers were arranged in such a way that their sums were either equal to the perfect square number or equal to a cube. The findings on the patterns and relationships of the numbers showed that there was…
Descriptors: Numbers, Number Concepts, Number Systems, Mathematical Formulas
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Gutierres Filho, Paulo José Barbosa; Haegele, Justin A.; Kozub, Francis M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Background/Objective: The available information pertaining to the attitudes of Brazilian physical education teachers about teaching students with disabilities is limited in the extant literature base. Rationally, however, scholars argue that determining, analyzing, and theorizing about the attitudes of physical education teachers is important in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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St. Onge, Erin L.; Hoehn, Katie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Social media sites are widely used among professional students and may offer an alternative means of communication for professors to utilize within their courses. Social media site usage has been characterized within healthcare education, however, data is lacking on its use within pharmacy programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Pharmaceutical Education, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Wang, Pei-Yu; Huang, Chung-Kai – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aims to explore the impact of learner grade, visual cueing, and control design on children's reading achievement of audio e-books with tablet computers. This research was a three-way factorial design where the first factor was learner grade (grade four and six), the second factor was e-book visual cueing (word-based, line-based, and…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Cues, Reading Achievement
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Çepni, Osman; Öner, Sibel Temizbas – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to find out the opinions of the 7th grade students about the cooperative learning practices applied in the social studies course. The study was carried out for 3 weeks on the 7th grade students studying at Sehit Cihan Yildiz Secondary School in Mamak District of Ankara. In this study where the survey model and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Student Attitudes, Opinions
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Sims, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Commonly, planning for children involves comparing what they know against a curriculum or learning framework which identifies what they should know. Early childhood educators are then expected to create learning opportunities to help fill the gap between these two extremes. In this paper I argue that such an approach does not honour the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education
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Buabeng, Isaac; Owusu, Kofi Acheaw; Ntow, Forster Danso – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
This paper reviews Ghana's performance in the TIMSS 2011 survey in comparison with other African and some high performing countries which participated in the TIMSS assessment. Students' achievement in the science content areas assessed were summarized and teacher preparation constructs of teachers of the students who took part in the assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Tests, Science Achievement, International Assessment
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Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Whitney, Brian; Stewart, Roger A.; Pfiester, Joshua; Zarbinisky, Julia – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Changing teacher practices to improve student learning is a challenge. For teachers' practices to change, faculties within schools must build communities of practice. However, supporting teachers' collaborative learning within a Professional Learning Team can be an elusive challenge. We found through the Instructional Learning Team (ILT) model of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Communities of Practice, Case Studies
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