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Alqunayeer, Huda Sulieman; Zamir, Sadia – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This research study analyzes the target needs of EFL female Saudi students to choose EFL as their specialization. The population of the research is the female students enrolled in Bachelors in English program, at the Department of English Language and Translation, Qassim University Saudi Arabia. Adapting the Hutchinson and Waters model of Needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Case Studies, Needs Assessment
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DuBois, Alison Lynn; Keller, Tina Marie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Curriculum Weaving uses multi-layered goal planning designed to activate the students' prior knowledge, connect the student to student competencies and encourage them to engage in professionally-based, project management activities that will cultivate effective professional in the field classroom teacher. The focus of weaving these elements…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Active Learning, Student Projects, Creative Activities
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Al-Roud, Atallah A.; Thawabiah, Ahmad – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The study aimed to identify the degree of possessing study skills (SS) by the students of Tafila Technical (TTU) University from their perspectives. The population of the study consisted of 5015 students in TTU for the second semester of the academic year 2015/2016. The sample of the study was chosen randomly from the population of the study with…
Descriptors: Study Skills, College Students, Gender Differences, Student Characteristics
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Ntho-Ntho, Maitumeleng Albertina; Nieuwenhuis, Frederik Jan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The concept of mediation is a process that is frequently used in the labour field and is under-developed in a field such as education. Mediation as a strategy to resolve conflict in an amicable way has gained support in various other fields but seems not to be seen as a mainstream solution to resolving conflict in education. This article reports…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Qualitative Research, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
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Bond, Nathan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Teachers often do not interact with legislators when educational policy is being developed. As a way to facilitate more interaction between the two groups, scholars are calling for teacher leaders to step forward and participate in legislative advocacy. The invitation is not limited to in-service teacher leaders. Preservice teacher leaders can…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Advocacy, Student Organizations
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Chen, Chiu-Jung – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the difficulties of immigrants' children from Southeastern Asia on learning Chinese phonetic symbols and provide further instructors a reference while educating them in early childhood. The participants are native Taiwanese children (N = 40) and immigrant children from Southeastern Asia (N = 34) at the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Chinese, Phonetics
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Hale, Janice Ellen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This article offers examples of valiant efforts to develop meaningful instructional implications from learning styles scholarship. Additionally, an example is given of an advance in the public policy arena that merges the efforts of psychological scholars with that of lawmakers to apply their research to effect change for children. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, African American Children, Cultural Influences, African American Culture
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James, Laurie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this two-year observational study was to determine if the use of technology and intervention groups affected fourth-grade math scores. Specifically, the desire was to identify the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level standards on the state standardized test. This study indicated possible reasons that enhanced…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Standardized Tests
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Brown, Jennifer L.; Sifuentes, Lucía Macías – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
With growing numbers of Hispanic students enrolling in post-secondary school, there is a need to increase retention and graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish adaptation of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS). The AMAS was translated and administered to 804 freshman students at a post-secondary institution in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Test Validity, Affective Measures, Spanish
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Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; Strother, Sam; Jesse, Dan; Sutton, John – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This paper describes the effects of a professional development (PD) program--Developing Mathematical Thinking--on student achievement. Six Title I elementary schools with similar demographics, within one school district, were chosen to participate as either a treatment or comparison school. Three schools were chosen to participate in professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Cheng, Ya-Yun; Chien, Chin-Chen; Wang, Shiow-Jen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This study employs the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to investigate the effects of accounting and business curriculums on students' verbal and figurative creativity via the Solomon four-group design. The subjects are accounting and business administration students in Taiwan, where these two curriculums are similar to their counterparts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Acuña, Santiago Roger; López-Aymes, Gabriela – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This paper analyzes the effects of a support aimed at favoring the social regulatory processes in a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment, specifically in a comprehension task of a multimedia text about Psychology of Communication. This support, named RIDE (Saab, van Joolingen, & van Hout-Wolters, 2007; 2012), consists…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Cooperative Learning, College Students
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Putera, Rahmat Ady; Mochtar, Mahani; Candra, Muhammad – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study addresses the support towards the policy of ICT implementation in public secondary schools from the local education authorities (LEAs) as part of society capacity, in case of Kepulauan Riau province, Indonesia. The study involves three sub themes; local policy support, management program, and partnership. Therefore, the researcher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Wolf, Alex M.; Liachovitzky, Carlos; Abdullahi, Abass S. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study assessed the effectiveness of the introduction of active learning exercises into the anatomy and physiology curriculum in a community college setting. Specifically, the incorporation of a spirometry-based respiratory physiology lab resulted in improved student performance in two concepts (respiratory volumes and the hallmarks of…
Descriptors: Physiology, Active Learning, Metabolism, Community Colleges
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Inocian, Reynaldo B. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study analyzes teaching strategies among the eight books in Principles and Methods of Teaching recommended for use in the College of Teacher Education in the Philippines. It seeks to answer the following objectives: (1) identify the most commonly used teaching strategies congruent with the integrated arts-based teaching (IAT) and (2) design…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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