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Focus on Curriculum : Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning - Dennis Michael McInerney

Focus on Curriculum

Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning

By: Dennis Michael McInerney (Editor), Shawn Van Etten (Editor)

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Published: 5th September 2000
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There are many teaching and curriculum programs that attempt to make education relevant to the wider sociocultural environment of learners. Volume 5 focuses on research on curriculum and teaching from a sociocultural perspective. Authors will discuss exemplary examples of research on curriculum initiatives, teaching resources, and teaching approaches that reflect a concern for sociocultural issues broadly defined, while also mapping out implications, future issues, and future research agendas. There will be chapters on reading mathematics, science, language, social science, history, music, health education, religious and moral education, information technology, vocational education, and multicultural studies. The text will be relevant to educators across all levels of education.

Introduction
Teaching through play and respecting the motivation of preschoolersp. 3
Changing the lens : sociocultural curriculum and research in early childhood in New Zealandp. 25
Reading instruction in sociocultural context : impact on reading comprehension and engagementp. 43
Effects of a multicultural literacy curriculum in a racially and socioeconomically diverse fifth-grade classroomp. 77
Teaching well : science teachers' investigation and use of student sociocultural backgroundp. 101
Educational technology and sociocultural influences : context does matterp. 129
Mindful classrooms : a synthesis of research on multiple intelligences theory in cross-cultural contextsp. 171
Inside culture and curriculum : religious and sex differences among Arabic students' perceptions of personal development, health, and physical educationp. 199
The interaction of type of religious education and sociocultural contexts : implications for motivation and learningp. 223
Language proficiency and school achievement among students from migrant families in Australiap. 239
Amazing space : reading life in the literature classroomp. 253
Understanding student diversity and the factors that influence academic success : a preliminary studyp. 275
Rethinking resistance in multicultural teacher education : reflection and miseducationp. 299
Pasifika Australia : culturally responsive curriculum and teachingp. 327
Creating community and becoming a member of an urban teacher education programp. 353
Curriculum and pedagogical development for building a community of learners among older Chinese adults in using ICTp. 377
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ISBN: 9781593112080
ISBN-10: 1593112084
Series: Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.79