Examining the conceptual framework, perceptions, and practices of teachers in the Eastern Caribbean

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dc.contributor.author Griffith, Anthony D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T20:51:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T20:51:20Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Griffith, A. D. (2003). Examining the conceptual framework, perceptions, and practices of teachers in the Eastern Caribbean. Caribbean Curriculum, 10, 85-108 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6629
dc.description.abstract This article examines the conceptual framework of social studies as held by a sample of primary school teachers, as well as their perceptions and classroom practices. A modified Social Studies Perception Scale (SSPS) was employed with a sample of 98 primary school teachers in seven islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Using percentages, means, and t-tests, it was found that: 1) while the majority of the teachers indicated a clear preference for the reflective inquiry approach to the teaching of social studies, their actual classroom practices appear to be at odds with their perceptions of the subject; 2) while younger teachers are initially reflective in their approach and practice, over time they increasingly become didactic knowledge transmitters; and 3) male teachers are far more likely to exhibit a reflective approach and practices than female teachers. The t-tests also revealed some significant differences between male and female teachers, and between younger and older teachers. These findings may have implications both for the selection of social studies teachers and for teacher preparation programmes in the Caribbean en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Primary school teachers en
dc.subject Social studies en
dc.subject Teaching techniques en
dc.subject Eastern Caribbean en
dc.title Examining the conceptual framework, perceptions, and practices of teachers in the Eastern Caribbean en
dc.type Article en


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