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Hodge, Samuel R.; Gutierres Filho, Paulo José Barbosa; Haegele, Justin A.; Kozub, Francis M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Background/Objective: The available information pertaining to the attitudes of Brazilian physical education teachers about teaching students with disabilities is limited in the extant literature base. Rationally, however, scholars argue that determining, analyzing, and theorizing about the attitudes of physical education teachers is important in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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St. Onge, Erin L.; Hoehn, Katie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Social media sites are widely used among professional students and may offer an alternative means of communication for professors to utilize within their courses. Social media site usage has been characterized within healthcare education, however, data is lacking on its use within pharmacy programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Pharmaceutical Education, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Wang, Pei-Yu; Huang, Chung-Kai – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aims to explore the impact of learner grade, visual cueing, and control design on children's reading achievement of audio e-books with tablet computers. This research was a three-way factorial design where the first factor was learner grade (grade four and six), the second factor was e-book visual cueing (word-based, line-based, and…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Cues, Reading Achievement
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Çepni, Osman; Öner, Sibel Temizbas – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to find out the opinions of the 7th grade students about the cooperative learning practices applied in the social studies course. The study was carried out for 3 weeks on the 7th grade students studying at Sehit Cihan Yildiz Secondary School in Mamak District of Ankara. In this study where the survey model and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Student Attitudes, Opinions
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Sims, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Commonly, planning for children involves comparing what they know against a curriculum or learning framework which identifies what they should know. Early childhood educators are then expected to create learning opportunities to help fill the gap between these two extremes. In this paper I argue that such an approach does not honour the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education
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Buabeng, Isaac; Owusu, Kofi Acheaw; Ntow, Forster Danso – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
This paper reviews Ghana's performance in the TIMSS 2011 survey in comparison with other African and some high performing countries which participated in the TIMSS assessment. Students' achievement in the science content areas assessed were summarized and teacher preparation constructs of teachers of the students who took part in the assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Tests, Science Achievement, International Assessment
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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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Leutwyler, Bruno – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
This contribution provides an overview of different facets that can be developed or promoted in exchange stays and that are specific for teachers. By systematizing the available findings with a conceptual approach, it assigns the majority of the findings to three different facets of teaching-specific "intercultural competencies": It…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Study Abroad
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Hum, Lauren; Maccaro, Justin; Park, Sang E. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Cross-year peer tutoring (CYPT) programs show promise of potential benefits not only to the tutees and tutors, but also to the entire dental education field. A critical review of the literature was performed to determine the characteristics of studies assessing CYPT programs in the healthcare field, to see if there are adequate resources in the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Dentistry, Medical Education
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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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Tanang, Hasan; Abu, Baharin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
This study investigates teachers' professionalism and professional development practices which still have lower quality based on the law and do not produce an improved performance yet in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This investigation focuses on teachers' behavior-attitude, pedagogic skills, and diversity learning activities through effective…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Faculty Development, Educational Practices, Teacher Behavior
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Benwari, Nnenna Ngozi; Nemine, Ebi-Bulami Bridget – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Learners acquire knowledge in various ways and in various degrees. This paper examined the effect of intensive reading, homework and assignment as study habits on academic achievement of students in selected secondary schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The sample for this study was made up of 140 students randomly selected from the schools. Two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Homework, Assignments
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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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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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Al-Abdulkareem, Rashid; Hentschke, Guilbert C. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Constructivist "theories" of teaching and learning have continued to grow in popularity among educational policy makers, but it is far less certain whether constructivist teaching "practices" have found their way into most classrooms. Textbooks, arguably the most important non-personnel instructional resource in classrooms,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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