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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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Yasar, Akkan; Mesut, Öztürk; Pinar, Akkan; Zafer, Çakir – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The aim of the research is to examine the perspectives of teachers and preservice teachers in regard with models, mathematical models and mathematical modelling process in different variables terms and to compare them. In this research that is having quantitative research design survey method, which is one of the descriptive research technic,…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between primary school teachers' perceptions on distributed leadership and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). A total of 258 teachers employed in 14 primary schools located in Kastamonu, Turkey participated in this study. Data of the study was collected through "Distributed…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Citizenship, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Husband, Terry – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
While much has been written concerning the impact of NCLB on students, teachers, parents, administrators, and policies makers in general, little has been documented about the impact of NCLB on urban early childhood educators' literacy practices in particular. The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary findings from a research study…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; Strother, Sam; Bunning, Kim; Peck, Duane – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
In the present research, we evaluated the effectiveness of a multi-year professional development program in mathematics for elementary teachers. Each year the program focused on a different domain of mathematics. We found the program increased teachers' knowledge of (a) number and operations, (b) measurement and geometry, and (c) probability and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Faculty Development