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Mulenga, Innocent Mutale; Mwanza, Christine – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
In Zambia, curriculum development for primary and secondary schools is done centrally. The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC), the institution placed with the responsibility of facilitating curriculum development, claims that the Zambian school curriculum is developed through a consultative and participatory approach through course and subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Role
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Walden, Joseph L. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
One of the complaints about the development of military doctrine over the past several decades is that "we are always preparing to fight the last war." One of the complaints that surfaced during a four year long study into the development of a common framework for supply chain management curriculum development was that the text books…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Supply and Demand
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Khomais, Sama; Gahwaji, Nahla – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
In recent developments, early childhood education in Saudi Arabia have captured political and governmental interests, conceiving the promising returns of investing in early years. This research has adopted an analytical descriptive approach through content analysis of curriculum philosophy (theories and principles) of three models of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Change
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Holmes, Charles P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
To assess the relationship between the training/preparation of physical education teachers and their perceived instructional confidence levels across major topic areas established by the Illinois State Board of Education as critical content areas. In total, 283 individuals participated and were included in the data analysis. The participants…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Curriculum Development
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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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Mchenry, Nadine; Borger, Laurie; Liable-Sands, Louise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The current study was constructed based on the recommendations of a previous study (McHenry & Borger, 2013). Though inquiry-based teaching has long been touted as an effective pedagogy, its application by middle school science teachers has been problematic. Using tools developed from the previous study in conjunction with professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Dolezel, Diane M.; Morrison, Eileen E. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Health information management (HIM) professionals must address ethical challenges in their role as guardians of patients' personal information and organizations' proprietary information. Because of this need, HIM educators strive prepare their students to address these challenges. Unfortunately, little evidence exists about specific areas of…
Descriptors: Information Management, Ethics, Curriculum Development, Health Education
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Harb, Majed – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Curriculum reconceptualists seek to reshape the field of curriculum studies. Unlike traditional curricularists, they reprobate the technical approach of curriculum development because of its pure functional and managerial tendency. Reconceptualists look at curriculum from various philosophy-saturated perspectives. One of their claims is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
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Yeh, Ju-Hsuan; Lo, Tsai-Yun; Wu, Hsiao-Ling – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This research aims to analyze the Curriculum planning and benefit between departments of beautification in college and the professional courses by using ISM. To understand the link between different professional courses of beautification in college and find out the connections, Department of Cosmetic Science will be taken as an example. The result…
Descriptors: Cosmetology, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Models
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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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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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Díaz-Barriga, Frida; Barrón, María Concepción – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Based on the analysis of 1241 documents published in Mexico (2002-2012) concerning curriculum studies, we find that the issue of innovation was addressed in 6 out of 10 research papers that focused on the higher education level (60.4%). It shows an increase in empirical research, quantitative and qualitative, that accounts for the process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, College Curriculum, Educational Innovation
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Mbachu, Comfort Ebere; Dorgu, Theresa Ebiere – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Education is seen as an instrument "per excellence" for effecting national development. Education is seen as a means of developing potentialities and capacity building. Any educational Curriculum that aims at developing human potentials must target at functionality. Functionality here refers to curriculum that is designed to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Educational Environment, Relevance (Education)
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Tsafos, Vassilis – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The paper presents an alternative practice, a school based curriculum development, less standardised and bureaucratic than the typical, implemented in Second Chance Schools (SCS), focusing on the different role of educators in terms of curriculum development. In this context, it will be presenting the first results of a research ongoing on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Staykova, Milena P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Many nurse educators fear involvement in curriculum development because of limited understanding of what it entails. Curricula, as etymological, epistemological, and phenomenological concepts have attracted the attention of educators for decades. Several curriculum models exist to explain curriculum decision-making, and the relationship among…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Stakeholders, Curriculum Development, Models