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Challenges of the ROSE Curriculum: Narrowing the Gaps Among Secondary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: JEDIC-0202

This paper reports on an investigation involving grade 7 students from three different types of secondary schools in Jamaica, using the ROSE integrated science curriculum. The relationships between school type and grade 7 students' knowledge of science content, acquisition of science process skills and attitude to science are presented and discussed. The study showed that there were significant relationships between school type and students' performance in all three areas on both the pre-tests and post-tests.

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Selected Variables and Educational Expectation Among Secondary School Students in Trinidad

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SKU: cje-2-2

It is generally accepted that in the United States and other modern industrial societies there is a link between formal schooling (number of years of formal education) and social mobility, though some  scholars such as Anderson [3], Blau and Duncan [5] and Jencks [9] have disputed the strength of this link. The study of educational plans (or "educational expectations") of secondary school students in such societies derives its significance in part from findings of social scientists such as Hauser [7] and Sewell et al.

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Integration of Peace Education in the Mathematics Curriculum: Impact on Students’ Performance, Peace Knowledge, and Conflict Resolution Skills

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SKU: JEDIC-1701

This quasi-experimental mixed method research attempts to investigate the effects of integrating peace education into the mathematics curriculum. A sample of 4 classes from 4 sample secondary schools in representative areas of Jamaica was selected. The treatment involved integrating peace education into a unit of mathematics lessons on statistics. The quantitative data were obtained through pre-test and post-test on mathematics. Qualitative data were obtained through interviews, student questionnaire surveys, classroom observation, and student and teachers’ reflections.

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The Curricular Role of School Librarians: Jamaican Secondary School Teachers' and Librarians' Perceptions and Their Implications for Curriculum Delivery

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SKU: cje 27-1-2

Based on data from a wider study of the perceptions of principals, teachers, and school librarians concerning the school librarian's role in Jamaican public secondary schools, this paper focuses on the teachers' and librarians' responses to two research questions in that study: (1) What do teachers perceive to be the role of a school librarian?

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Thesis Abstracts: An Evaluation of the CXC Electricity/Electronics programme at the Secondary Level in Guyana: A Case Study of Two Schools

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SKU: jedic 1-1-6

This study evaluated the Electricity/Electronics (E/E) programme in two secondary schools, in order to ascertain whether the fifth form students were adequately prepared to write and pass E/E at the General Proficiency Level of the CXC examnations. This was done through an analysis of data gathered using Stufflebeam's model of evaluation which focused on the CONTEXT, INPUTS, PROCESS and PRODUCT elements of the E/E programme.

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Secondary School Stratification, Gender, And Other Determinants of Academic Achievement in Barbados

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SKU: jedic 5-2-1

The alleged underachievement of males within the educational system has become the subject of ongoing debate in both academic and lay circles in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The present study sought to build on the Commonwealth Caribbean research literature by (1) providing a longitudinal analysis of the performance of a representative sample of 16-year-old boys and girls in secondary schools in Barbados, (2) putting forward non-gendered explanations for the performance of the 263 students in the sample, and (3) estimating the relative contribution to variations in performance of a number of

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Perspectives On Curriculum Change In The Caribbean

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SKU: JEDIC 6-5

This paper examines three attempts at curriculum change in education systems that span the Caribbean. These attempts all took place in the 1970s and 1980s. They are:(i) the Guyana Mathematics Project, (ii) the Grade 10 -11 Programme in New Secondary Schools in Jamaica, and:(iii) the UWI/USAID Primary Education Project across several Caribbean countries. Important aspects of these projects are analysed with a view to suggesting the lessons they can provide for subsequent attempts at curriculum development.

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Planning Practices in Selected Secondary Schools in Jamaica: Implications of Strategic Planning for Improving School Quality

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SKU: jedic 7-7
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Leadership strategies for Effectiveness in Selected Secondary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: jedic 8-2

This article examined the extent to which leadership strategies to enhance school effectiveness were employed in selected secondary schools in Jamaica. Attention was placed on leadership strategies as these relate to decision-making, instruction and the learning environment. The sample of 35 principals was selected by stratified random sampling from 14 Reclassified High, 7 Junior High and 14 All Age Schools. A questionnaire was used in the collection of data.

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Sex, Gender and Academic Achievement: Marginal Boys in a Secondary School in Barbados

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SKU: cje 29-1-9

This case study attempted to examine critically the view which is increasingly being held by the members of the public in various countries in the world, that boys constitute a marginal group within the educational system. More specifically, the study sought to examine differences in academic achievement and participation between boys and girls and to account for such differences in a secondary school in Barbados. 

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