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ERIC Number: EJ787353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Qualitative Assessment of Cognitive-Based Dropout Prevention Strategy
Chinien, Christian A.; Boutin, France
High School Journal, v85 n2 p1-11 Dec 2001-Jan 2002
Many young Canadians drop out of school because they cannot cope with the information demand imposed upon them by school learning. A study was conducted to help at-risk students to enhance their metacognitive skills through cognitive augmentation and transfer training. All teachers involved in the project were interviewed by an external evaluator at the completion of the project. The interview data were summarized, analyzed and placed in ten major categories. The purpose of this article is to report the qualitative results generated by participating teachers' debriefing interviews. Results indicated that a cognitive-based instructional program can have a positive impact on teaching and learning. Teachers' comments suggested that adequate training, time and resources are critical for the successful implementation of cognitive-based instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada