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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise; Evans, Brian; Woods, Nancy; Hill, Jonathan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
This paper identifies the complex interactions of a multi-member partnership and outlines the synergetic opportunities and challenges within the model. At the core of the partnership model is the restoration of the waterways surrounding New York City through the reestablishment of the oyster into New York Harbor. The overarching goal was to…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Conservation (Environment), Municipalities, Cooperative Programs
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Seyhan, Sinan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The parkour is a physical activity that contains special technique applications and requires a great number of jumps. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 8-week strength training on the jump heights of the traceurs (parkour practitioners). A total of 12 traceurs, including 6 individuals as the control group and 6…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Training Methods
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Guerrero, Shannon; Crites, Terry; Hovermill, Jeffrey; Beaudrie, Brian – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This article describes features of NAUTeach, a secondary mathematics teacher preparation program that is modeled on the UTeach program at the University of Texas-Austin. NAUTeach is a research-based STEM program that develops the next generation of mathematics and science teachers by engaging them in rigorous content and methodology coursework…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Preservice Teachers
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Rehman, Yasir – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Introduction: Residents' learning and performance depends on program structures, clinical setting and faculty mentors; however, performance differences between and community based vs. university based residents have not been explored systematically. Objectives: To systematically review the performance differences between internal medicine…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Medical Students, Internal Medicine, Differences
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Birney, Lauren B.; Kong, Joyce; Evans, Brian R.; Persuad, Ashley M.; Danker, Macey – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The Billion Oyster Project and Curriculum and Community Enterprise for the Restoration of New York Harbor with New York City Public Schools (BOP-CCERS)(NSF DRL 1440869/PI Lauren Birney) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported initiative through collaboration by multiple institutions and organizations led by Pace University.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Birney, Lauren B.; Kong, Joyce; Evans, Brian R.; Danker, Macey; Grieser, Kathleen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential impacts of microteaching on experienced teachers participating in the Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (CCERS) Teaching Fellowship at Pace University as part of a National Science Foundation-funded research project on the education model known as the Curriculum and Community…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Middle School Teachers
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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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Breeze, Nick; Barber, Lerverne; Chapman, Val; Beaman-Evans, Charlotte; Beeching, Kelvin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The collaborative project UseMyAbility (UMA) sought to reduce discrimination and enhance disabled graduates' employability through equipping them with the skills to match employability skills and attributes. An outcome from the project, completed in 2011, was a web-based tool which gave students advice on how to improve their employability.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
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Mantzourani, Efi; Deslandes, Rhian; Ellis, Laura; Williams, Greg – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Embedding opportunities for undergraduate pharmacy students to move between academic and practice environments is key to transform their perception of patient care and to facilitate learning of the skills required for the changing profession (Smith and Darracott, 2011). An approach adopted by many health care professions to prepare students for…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Clinical Experience
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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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van Rensburg, Ona Janse – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The author defends the claim, based on her experience as a teacher in the Foundation Phase as well as on her experience as the educator of student teachers in this Phase, that a specially constructed intervention programme will improve Grade 1's learning in several key areas. She firstly show that such a programme is required, given the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Grade 1, Student Improvement
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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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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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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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Park, Sang E.; Kim, Junhyck; Anderson, Nina – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the team-based learning environment facilitated the competency of third year dental students in caries detection and activity assessment. Corresponding data were achieved using digital radiographs to determine the carious lesions in three clinical cases. The distribution of the caries evaluations…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Dental Schools, Dental Health, Radiology
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