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Crosscurrents And Crosscutting Themes : Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Midd - Kagendo Mutua

Crosscurrents And Crosscutting Themes

Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Midd

By: Kagendo Mutua (Editor), Cynthia Szymanski Sunal (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2006
ISBN: 9781593114688
Number Of Pages: 336

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In this Third Volume of the series, Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East, the volume continues with the previously established overarching purpose of publishing chapters that are based upon research conducted in those regions by scholars, many of whom are indigenous to the regions they write about and are, therefore, able to provide cultural insights about relevant issues, as well as nonindigenous scholars who have conducted their studies in countries within the regions or about those regions. This mixture of indigenous scholarship offering emic perspectives and outside scholarship offering etic perspectives continues to be a relative strength and uniqueness of this book series. In addition, several chapters in the current volume constitute collaborations between the authors etic and emic to the contexts about which they write. This bifocality in the gaze cast upon issues covered in this book series has been well received by readers of earlier volumes of the series.

Introduction : multiple contexts of crosscurrents and crosscutting themes
Research in Africa
Interaction in the classroom : a case study of a Nigerian teacherp. 3
The Kenya literacy project : addressing the achievement gap through collaboration and partnershipp. 19
A study of selected science teaching practices in Benin (West Africa) : examining teachers' perceptions of teachingp. 37
Procedures used, misused, and abused : English literacy instruction in a first grade classroom in Ghanap. 61
The education of the Hausa girl-child in Northern Nigeriap. 85
AIDS in Zimbabwep. 109
Research in the Caribbean
Elementary school teachers in Trinidad and Tobago : demographic patterns, qualifications, and self-efficacyp. 129
Under de Afro tree : perceptions of the school related experiences of British Virgin Islands high school studentsp. 147
The influence of preservice teachers' selected personal characteristics, locus of control, self-efficacy, and perceptions on job satisfaction and career decisions in Jamaicap. 171
Principal leadership : challenges and responses in an era of reform : a focus on Trinidad and Tobagop. 189
Research in the Middle East
Beliefs of Turkish preservice elementary teachers regarding science teaching efficacy and classroom managementp. 213
Postcoloniality and learning disability in Kuwait : cycle or downward spiral?p. 229
Turkey : paradigm change in educationp. 253
Investigating Turkish preservice science teachers' views of the nature of sciencep. 273
The impact of the "gulf state phenomenon" on teaching in Iran, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabiap. 287
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ISBN: 9781593114688
ISBN-10: 1593114680
Series: Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Midd
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 30th June 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61