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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Raudenbush, Stephen – 2002
In May of 1999, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences hosted a conference on ways to improve the scientific quality of educational research. In medicine, thanks to work 40 years ago by 2 researchers, Howard Hyatt and Frederick Mosteller, the commitment of medical professionals to base their diagnoses and prescriptions on clinical trials in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Menges, Constantine; And Others – 1972
Concerning The Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1972, there is new Federal emphasis on compensatory education to help disadvantaged children. This report takes the position that compensatory education can be made to work, and that the application of concentrated compensatory resources (usually at higher dollar costs) in basic learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Bus Transportation, Civil Rights
Miech, Edward J.; Nave, Bill; Mosteller, Frederick – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article describes what a structured abstract is and how a structured abstract can help researchers sort out information. Today over 1,000 education journals publish more than 20,000 articles in the English language each year. No systematic tool is available at present to get the research findings from these tens of thousands of articles to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Journal Articles, Documentation, Information Dissemination
Mosteller, Frederick; Nave, Bill; Miech, Edward J. – Educational Researcher, 2004
Background: Approximately 1,100 education journals collectively publish more than 20,000 education research articles each year. Under current practice, no systematic way exists to move the research findings from these studies into the hands of the millions of education practitioners and policymakers in the United States who might use them.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Research Design, Intervention, Innovation
Emerson, John D.; Mosteller, Frederick – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2000
Addresses the effects and benefits of faculty development activities. Summarizes research in the area, identifies emerging trends, and points to directions that future programs should take. Highlights research about the effect of programs on instructional improvement and acknowledges the role that technology will play in the development needs of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society)
Taylor, Jennifer; Mosteller, Frederick – 1999
More than half of runaway adolescents cite poor family communication and conflict as the primary reasons for running. Runaways (.5-1.5 million annually) generally arrive on the streets with few survival skills and little money. They are often subject to abuse of various sorts, and many eventually resort to criminal activity or use drugs in efforts…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Counseling, Dropouts
Nave, Bill; Miech, Edward; Mosteller, Frederick – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Little empirical evidence suggests a causal link between standards and enhanced student learning. This article defines types of standards, presents five theories of action, discusses reforms in Maine and Philadelphia, and summarizes two small case studies suggesting how standards can affect everyday student learning. (Contains 25 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Emerson, John D.; Mosteller, Frederick – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 1998
Focuses on empirical research about college-level instruction that uses interactive multimedia programs, concentrating on reviews and research syntheses that have appeared since 1987. Summarizes practical findings that may be useful to college teachers wanting to use computer technology in their instruction. (AEF)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Higher Education
Emerson, John D.; Mosteller, Frederick – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 1998
Focuses on six controlled primary research studies of using interactive computing and multimedia in college classrooms. Concludes: computer technology can support good teaching; interactive computer-assisted instruction is usually more effective when the learner is an active participant; multimedia may have advantages because it involves multiple…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Technology
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Mosteller, Frederick – Future of Children, 1995
Discusses research (Tennessee Study of Class Size) that determined the effects of smaller class size in the earliest grades on short- and long-term pupil performance. The 4-year study assessed the performance of over 6,500 students who attended K-3 classrooms having differing numbers of students and found evidence of short- and long-term benefits…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Mosteller, Frederick; And Others – Harvard Educational Review, 1996
Review of tracking research reveals a small number of well-designed studies with equivocal results. The Tennessee Class Size Study demonstrates convincingly that student achievement is better in smaller K-3 classes and the effect continues later in regular-sized classes. More randomized, controlled field trials such as this are needed. (SK)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Class Size, Elementary Education
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Mosteller, Frederick – Society, 1980
Discusses problems that social scientists face when evaluating social programs, including cost, methodological concerns, and the development and application of new analytical techniques. (GC)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Poverty Programs, Program Evaluation
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Mosteller, Frederick – Math Teacher, 1970
Descriptors: Material Development, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Probability
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Mosteller, Frederick – Science, 1981
Social, medical, and technological innovations are discussed, first with reference to historical examples and then with modern studies. The need for evaluating both the innovations themselves and the research processes leading to them is also discussed. Suggests needed research and explains new initiatives by AAAS in science and engineering…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Innovation, Engineering Education, Evaluation
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Fairley, William; Mosteller, Frederick – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1972
The organization, presentation, and results of a mock adversary hearing on a topic involving the use of simple and complex statistics is described. The use of this format as a teaching technique for mathematics and statistics classes is discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Debate, Decision Making, Instruction
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