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Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Teaching is often seen as an isolated profession in which individual teachers work behind closed doors independently from other teachers. However, this view of teaching as primarily an individual activity belies the reality of modern, collaborative educational practices that most significantly impact student learning. In this study, we examine…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Participative Decision Making
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Nadelson, Louis S.; Nadelson, Sandra G.; Broyles, Ann; Edgar, Janet; Einhorn, Jeryca; Hatchett, Annette; Scroggins, Tabitha; Skipper, Alicia; Ulrich, Cara – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Caring and curiosity are fundamental to learning and working well with others. Individuals who are both caring and curious have empathetic curiosity and want to know about other people and take the initiative to learn about perspectives, needs, and goals of those around them. Empathetic curiosity can be enhanced through activities in schools. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Caring, Personality Traits, Empathy
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Fokaidou, Marianna; Loizidou, Pavlina Hadjitheodoulou – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe and reflect on the route a teacher followed to implement an inquiry-based professional learning cycle in her everyday practice and form a conceptual framework for teacher professional learning on resilience. The teacher acted as a researcher and worked with a facilitator to explore the experience of three…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Urban Schools
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Elyashiv, Rinat Arviv – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Teacher attrition has become a challenge in many educational systems worldwide. Many studies have focused on teachers' perspectives, while attempting to identify the factors that motivated teachers' decision to leave the profession. The present study aimed to explore teacher attrition from the point of view of school leaders - principals and…
Descriptors: School Administration, Central Office Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Mobility
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Biber, Abdullah Çagri; Tuna, Abdulkadir; Dagdelen, Irfan; Kepceoglu, Ibrahim – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
In this research, it is aimed to explore how students are able to define parallelogram and to establish relations with other quadrilaterals at each class level comparatively. Case study is chosen as the methodology of this study and the participants of the study are 120 middle school students from a state middle school in Turkey. Two open-ended…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Middle School Students, Public Schools, Concept Formation
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Al-Assaf, Jamal Abd Al-Fattah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The study aimed at finding out the relationship between teaching habits of mind and positive behavior among the teachers of social studies in the lower basic stage in the university district in the capital governorate (Amman). The sample of this study was composed of (60) teachers, both males and females, who were chosen by the Stratified Random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teacher Behavior, Thinking Skills
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Hennessey, Eden J. V.; Mueller, Julie; Beckett, Danielle; Fisher, Peter A. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Given a growing digital economy with complex problems, demands are being made for education to address computational thinking (CT)--an approach to problem solving that draws on the tenets of computer science. We conducted a comprehensive content analysis of the Ontario elementary school curriculum documents for 44 CT-related terms to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Statistical Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Kisirkoi, Florence Kanorio; Mse, Godfrey – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Education in Kenya requires rethinking as the country faces the demands of educational and socio-economic transformation of the 21st century. One of the general objectives of primary education in Kenya states that primary education should provide the learner opportunities to acquire literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills. There is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Outcomes of Education
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Sokel, Frances; Martin, Susan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Educational improvement is at the forefront of ongoing international concern, with the quality of teaching recognised as a crucial variable in this endeavour. While in the past, instructional practices identified as effective were thought to be generic, it has become increasingly clear that the identification of contextually relevant practices is…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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McElvain, Cheryl M.; Smith, Heidi A. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The issues that prompt this study are based on current research indicating the positive effects of inquiry learning on the cognitive development of children. The purpose of this case study was to understand the effects of inquiry learning on the academic achievement and bilingual verbal ability of 5th grade bilingual students in a French/English…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Development
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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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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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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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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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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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