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The Snapshot of School Management Effectiveness (SSME): An Approach to Assessing the Effectiveness of Primary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: IOEPS-6-8

In Jamaica, there are many sources of data that can provide an evaluation of teachers, students, and schools at the primary level. The NAP assessments of students at grades 3, 4, and 6 focus on academic outcomes in literacy, numeracy and primary level subjects such as science and social studies. The panel inspections conducted by the Ministry of Education and Culture allow for officials of the Ministry of Education to assess some aspects of the management and supervision of a school, as well as the performance of teachers in that school.

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Perceptions of the Principal's Role in Curriculum Development in Selected Primary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: JEDIC-9-12-5

This research was undertaken to investigate teachers' and principals' perceptions of the roles of principals in curriculum development in primary schools in central Jamaica. The sample consisted of thirty eight principals and three hundred and thirty-two teachers from thirty-nine primary schools. Data pertaining to teachers' and principals' perceptions were obtained through the Teachers' Evaluation of Principals Questionnaire and the Principals' Self Evaluation Questionnaire.

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Jamaica's Primary Schools: An Examination of Teachers' Uses of ICT in the Primary Education Support Project (PESP) Schools

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SKU: JEDIC-11-2-1

The ubiquitous nature of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a defining characteristic of the Information Age and its widescale use in education is inevitable. All aspects of life are influenced in some significant way by technology (Keengwe, 2007) - communication, accessing information, productivity and life in general.

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Interventions to Address the Root Causes of Absenteeism in Remote Rural Primary Schools in Jamaica: Challenges to Sustainability and Implications of the Results

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SKU: JEDIC-16-2-5

The aim of this study was to ascertain the root causes of absenteeism among children of the rural poor in one hundred Jamaican primary schools in which absenteeism was most problematic. The research utilized a mixed methods approach and involved transforming qualitative data into quantitative data and generating descriptive statistics. Focus group interviews were utilized to collect data from school and community members and involved 165 children, ranging in age from 7 to 12.

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The Language of Primary School Children by Connie and Harold Rosen

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SKU: cje-2-1

The 23 pages of "Notes" at the end of this book contain a set of cogent comments on some of the most fundamental and controversial issues affecting English teaching today. One is tempted to suggest that the teacher-in-training, for example, should begin a study of this book with a series of group discussions on the topics treated in these Notes. Surely the modern English teacher must have carefully considered the following: the importance of "context situation"; the emphasis on the tripartite interaction of language, other experience and thought; and the analysis of spontaneous talk.

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