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The Relationship between Locus of Control, Self-Assessment and Academic Achievement in an E-Learning Context in Jamaica

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SKU: JEDIC-11-2-2

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between students' academic locus of control orientation (ALOC) and their ability to assess their own performance in the course. Twenty students participated in the study. Euchaus and Cassidy developed the Academic Locus of Control Scale which was adapted in this study. On this instrument, students were also requested to indicate their expected overall grade for the course. The findings suggest that this group of online students had low self-assessment skills.

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The Relationship Between Grade 9 Students’ Attitudes to STEM and Their Achievement in Integrated Science

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SKU: JEDIC-1801

This study investigated Grade 9 students’ attitudes towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the extent to which their attitudes impacted on their academic achievement in Integrated Science. An adapted Students’ Attitudes Towards STEM instrument (Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, 2012) was piloted on 67 high school students in Jamaica and yielded a Cronbach alpha value of 0.821. It was then administered to 259 Grade 9 students from four high schools.

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Streaming and its Effects on Boys and Girls in Secondary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: JEDIC-0301

The paper reports results of research on the effects of streaming on boys and girls in secondary schools in Jamaica. The study found that girls were more represented in high stream classes, while boys were more represented in low stream classes. Streaming affected academic achievement, students' experiences of school practices such as being beaten or insulted, and students' sense of alienation from school. There were gender differences in all responses, with low stream boys most likely to do poorly academically and to experience negative school practices.

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The Camp Summer Plus Initiative

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SKU: JEDIC 13-1-8

The intervention, Camp Summer Plus (CSP), was initiated by the USAID/Jamaica Basic Education Project in an effort to raise the performance of grade three students requiring remediation in reading and mathematics. The five-week summer programmes were informed by the Earl Phalen Summer Advantage Programme which has been successfully implemented in the USA since 2009. The camps were held in 2011 and 2012.

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