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Anderson, Derek; Mathys, Holly; Mills, Andrew – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine how 52 pre-service teachers (PSTs) assessed 7th-grade students' learning of social studies lessons they planned and taught. The PSTs provided assessment artifacts on 312 students, along with explanations for how they assessed and graded each student. Of the 429 coded assessment explanations, 240 (56%)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Middle School Students
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Ruiz, Pedro Ortega; Sánchez, Eduardo Romero – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
The authors propose a pedagogy that considers a historical individual in all their reality, an education responsive to the situation of each student in the uniqueness of their existence. The educational action is always an ethical response to the demand of the other. Implies that I have acquired an obligation, a moral dependence which I cannot…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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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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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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Burder, Ronan L.; Tangalaki, Kathy; Hryciw, Deanne H. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Content based language instruction can assist English as a second language (ESL) students to achieve better learning and teaching outcomes, however, it is primarily used to understand content, and may not help to develop critical analysis skills. Here we describe a pilot study that used a "Socratic" small-group discussion in addition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Biomedicine
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Ezeokoli, F. O.; Igubor, P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Performance in school examinations has remained one of the reliable indices of the quality of education in many countries. For over two decades in Nigeria, students' performance in most subjects on the school curriculum including Literature-in-English has been persistently declining. A number of explanations are offered for this unsatisfactory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Motycka, Carol; Williams, Jennifer S.; Hogan, Thanh; Gray, Matthew; Hartman, Jennifer – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
The primary purpose of schools and colleges of pharmacy is to produce pharmacists capable of providing competent patient centered care. To accomplish this goal, pharmacy students must learn and retain a great deal of knowledge as well as develop professional attitudes and behaviors. In recent years, several articles have been published questioning…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Professional Development, Professionalism, Distance Education
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López-Aymes, Gabriela; Acuña, Santiago Roger; Damián, Gloria G. Durán – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
For some decades we can find studies where perceptions and family attitudes toward children with giftedness are discussed, leading to the conclusion that children with these characteristics should be perceived and studied as part of an ecosystem that should include both family, and the college and the inner world of the child. Unfortunately in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Family Counseling, Children
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Kirwan, Jeral – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Self-direction in learning is a major topic in the field of adult learning. There has been extensive coverage of the topic by theorists, researchers, and practitioners. However, there have been few studies which look at learner self-direction specifically as a personality trait. The present study addresses the relationship between learner…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Independent Study, Correlation
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Singh-Ackbarali, Dimple; Maharaj, Rohanie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the comprehensive and practical training that was delivered to students in a university classroom on how sensory evaluation can be used to determine acceptability of food products. The report presents how students used their training on sensory evaluation methods and analysis and applied it to improving and predicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sensory Experience, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction
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Wang, Pei-Yu – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This study aimed to explore the gap regarding technology integration between urban and rural schools based on the Will Skill Tool model. This study was guided by three main questions: 1) Is there any significant difference in terms of technology availability between rural and urban elementary schools?; 2) Is there any significant difference in…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Technology Integration, Elementary Schools, Access to Information
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Motycka, Carol A.; St. Onge, Erin L.; Williams, Jennifer – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Objective: To better understand the technology being used today in pharmacy education through a review of the current methodologies being employed at various institutions. Also, to discuss the benefits and difficulties of asynchronous and synchronous methodologies, which are being utilized at both traditional and distance education campuses.…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Brahm, Nancy C.; Kissack, Julie C.; Grace, Susan M.; Lundquist, Lisa M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Purpose: Two-fold: [1] To evaluate available literature describing leadership management techniques and how these techniques can be used for pharmacy faculty transitioning into new academic roles and [2] To evaluate a leadership program and how it can be applied to the individual to enhance leadership skills. Methods: Literature related to…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Leadership Styles
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Burns, Shari; Mendel, Shaun; Fisher, Rodney; Cooper, Kimball; Fisher, Michael – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Critical thinking is pivotal for student success in health professions education. Knowing the critical thinking ability of the learner helps educators tailor curriculum to enhance critical thinking. A quantitative comparative pilot study assessed critical thinking ability for students at two distinct points in a nurse anesthesia program…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Nursing Education, Anesthesiology, Statistical Analysis
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Huang, Hsin-Mei E.; Witz, Klaus G. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This study investigated children's understanding of area measurement, including the concept of area and the area formula of a rectangle, as well as their strategic knowledge for solving area measurement problems. Twenty-two fourth-graders from three classes of a public elementary school in Taipei, Taiwan, participated in a one-on-one interview.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Measurement
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