The culture space in the education classroom [PowerPoint presentation]

Show simple item record Herbert, Susan Pierre, Phaedra 2013-07-02T16:53:10Z 2013-07-02T16:53:10Z 2013-07-02
dc.description Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.description.abstract Comments that the school curriculum of Trinidad and Tobago is culturally irrelevant to our contemporary students have generated much interest in recent years. Following on research previously conducted with community artists, public figures interested in education, curriculum officers, and tertiary level lecturers, this study focused on the views of teachers at the school level. The paper reports on the process of (i) developing and validating an instrument to determine and understand teachers' views about the culture curriculum nexus; and (ii) using the findings to develop indigenous material for use in primary and lower secondary classrooms. A survey using a Likert-type scale and open-ended questions was distributed to teachers enrolled in various programmes at the School of Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Initial responses to the survey instrument indicated that teachers were in general agreement with most of the perceptions about culturally relevant curricula as expressed by stakeholders involved in the first phase of the research, for example, that cultural relevance is reflected in aims and goals, content, and methods of delivery. However, there were some divergent views which were related to whether school type should be a factor in delivering culturally relevant curricula, the need for clarification of the concepts of relevance and cultural relevance, and teacher competence to deliver culturally relevant curricula. These findings informed the development of curriculum materials en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Primary school curriculum en_US
dc.subject Secondary school curriculum en_US
dc.subject Lower secondary education en_US
dc.subject Customs and traditions en_US
dc.subject Cultural factors en_US
dc.subject Cultural identity en_US
dc.subject Secondary school teachers en_US
dc.subject Primary school teachers en_US
dc.subject Teacher attitudes en_US
dc.subject The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine en_US
dc.subject Conference papers en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title The culture space in the education classroom [PowerPoint presentation] en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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