ERIC Number: ED453392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
WWW.Raising Achievement: Internet Research Resources on Raising Achievement in Post-Compulsory Education. The Agency Comments.
Sawbridge, Stephen J.
This document is intended to help practitioners and researchers in the United Kingdom find and use Internet-based research resources dealing with raising achievement. The introduction discusses the state of research into school effectiveness in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Part A, which reviews available World Wide Web sites devoted to research on school effectiveness and raising academic achievement, discusses the following types of Web sites: intergovernmental and international; regional and national (including Web sites in Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand); and institutional. Part B examines the following topics related to postsecondary education research in the United States: (1) the U.S. postsecondary education system (organization, structure, transfer to postsecondary education); (2) student achievement and success; (3) underprepared students and remediation; (4) basic skills; (5) teaching and learning; and (6) research methodologies. Part C presents lessons pertaining to the following issues that have been distilled from the U.S. research: (1) developmental programs and underprepared students; (2) basic math skills; (3) the impact of modularization on retention; (4) research methodology; (5) maintaining links to useful Web sites; and (6) disseminating further education research conducted in the United Kingdom through ERIC. (Contains 53 references and 31 selected Web sites.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adoption (Ideas), Basic Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educationally Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Sources, Internet, Learning Modules, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Instruction, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Utilization, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Skill Development, State of the Art Reviews, Success, Synthesis, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States