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McKechnie, Jay – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Education is stated as the number one priority of the Government of Nunavut's "Sivumiut Abluqta" mandate. The Nunavut education system is seen by many as failing to provide Inuit with the promise of supporting Inuit economic and social well-being. Today in Nunavut, there is a growing awareness of the effects of past colonialist polices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Geographic Regions, Educational Change
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Olibie, Eyiuche Ifeoma; Agu, Ngozi Nwabugo; Uzoechina, Gladys O. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Globally, the post graduate education landscape simultaneously undergoes rapid and tremendous changes with emphasis on research through equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to foster the growth of independent, creative and lifelong researchers. Among the resources to facilitate this aim, mentoring plays a vital role. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Ngman-Wara, Ernest I. D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the study was to investigate Junior High School science teachers' knowledge about contextualised science instruction. The study employed descriptive survey design to collect data. A test, Test of Science Teacher Knowledge of Contextualised Science Instruction was developed and administered to collect data on teachers' knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Paolini, Allison C. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses the role that school counselors play in assisting underserved students to be prepared for post-secondary enrollment and/or career entry upon high school graduation. Counselors' responsibilities are outlined, including assisting students in identifying their strengths and inner resources, in order to achieve their goals.…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
There is a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators that creativity plays an essential role in doing mathematics. Creative students are self-regulated students who take control over processes and experience high self-efficacy beliefs. The aim of this case study was to promote mathematical creativity and self-efficacy of elementary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Shin, Kimie; Nakagami, Masafumi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to examine the effect of the first-year class in Japanese universities on developing students' self-efficacy. An analysis of the class design based on the theory of self-efficacy implies that such courses are primarily intended to develop students' self-efficacy by putting them through enactive mastery experiences. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Cooperative Learning
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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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Campbell, Melinda – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Pedagogical aspirations in the 21st century are now centering on student satisfaction and workplace-readiness in addition to the traditional goal of excellence in individual student performance. Educational experts have identified increased peer and faculty interactivity and highly developed critical-thinking skills as essential to attaining these…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Group Activities, Research Papers (Students), Student Projects
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Thomas, Angela Falter – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This article discusses alternatives to the lecture-style teaching that remains a fundamental practice for many middle school classrooms. Information was accumulated by pre-service middle school language arts teachers, who interviewed their mentor for their student teaching experience, focusing on how each teacher attempts to foster lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Language Arts, Mentors, Interviews
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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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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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Hung, Yueh-Nu – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to understand Taiwanese grade-five students' reading of a science text with mixed sub-genres based on their oral reading miscues. Twenty students participated in the study. Each of the one-on-one interviews started with a reader profile interview followed by oral reading of a Chinese science text and retelling. Miscue data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Science Education, Literary Genres
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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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Kwenge, Erasmus; Mwewa, Peter; Mulenga, H. M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
The study was undertaken to establish the relationship between the roots of the perfect numbers and the "n" consecutive odd numbers. Odd numbers were arranged in such a way that their sums were either equal to the perfect square number or equal to a cube. The findings on the patterns and relationships of the numbers showed that there was…
Descriptors: Numbers, Number Concepts, Number Systems, Mathematical Formulas
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