Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East

An Historic Overview

Edited by:
Kagendo Mutua, University of Alabama
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, University of Alabama

A volume in the series: Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Editor(s): Kagendo Mutua, University of Alabama. Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, University of Alabama.

Published 2009

CONTENTS
Introduction. Kagendo Mutua and Cynthia Szymanski Sunal. Part I: Research in Africa. An Ethnographic Study of Linguistic Difficulties in Learning Science Concepts in a Multilingual Elementary School in the Sub-Saharan African Former French Colony of Benin. Issaou Gado. Taboo Subject Boldly Bared: A Feminist Analysis of Sexual Harassment Among High School Girls in Kenya. Anne Kanga. Dilemmas Faced by Science Teachers Involved in Science Education Reform in a Transitional Society: A Case Study of Rwanda. Jaya Earnest and David Treagust. Historical Amnesia? The Politics of Textbooks in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Sasha S. Polakow-Suransky. Part II: Research in the Caribbean. Beginning Teaching in Jamaica: Challenges and Assistance. Tom Ganser. The Effects of Critical Thinking Instruction on the Critical Thinking Dispositions and Critical Thinking Skills of Students Enrolled in Ninth Grade English. Gayle Dancy-Benjamin and Suzy Green. A Comparison of Public Elementary School Teachers’ and Parents’ Perception on Actual and Preferred Parental Involvement in St. Thomas. Valerie P. Charles-Welsh, Suzy Green and Rita J. Howard. Part III: Research in the Middle East. Current Trends and recommendations for Future Directions in Teaching Elementary Science in Cyprus. Lucy Avraamidou. Learning Cognitive Skills in Israel: Difficulties and Accomplishments. Billie Eilam, University of Haifa, Israel. A Decade of Science Education Research in Lebanon: Issues and Trends (1992-2002). Saouma BouJaoude and Fouad Abd-El_Khalick. Education, Military and Politics in Turkey. Ismail Guven. Teacher Education in Turkey: Issues and Trends. Margaret Sands and Dannelle Stevens. Epilogue, Beth Blue Swadener. About the Authors.