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Stein, Mary Kay; Grover, Barbara W.; Henningsen, Majorie – American Educational Research Journal, 1996
A sample of 144 mathematical tasks used during reform-oriented teaching was analyzed in terms of task features and cognitive demands. The ways cognitive demands of high-level tasks declined and factors associated with task changes were explored. Teachers used tasks that led to the development of students' thinking capacities. (MAK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Difficulty Level, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Singer, Judith D.; Willett, John B. – 1994
This paper focuses on methodological issues in designing and conducting a longitudinal study of teachers' careers, as being explored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The paper outlines the need for data in four areas (teachers' worklives, teacher quality, the context of teaching, and teachers' career paths) and identifies…
Descriptors: Career Development, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ingersoll, Richard M. – Educational Researcher, 1999
Studied out-of-field teaching in United States high schools using data from the Schools and Staffing Survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. Reveals that out-of-field teaching is widespread and offers an explanation that focuses on the organizational structure of schools and the occupational conditions and characteristics of…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Cordova, Diana I.; Lepper, Mark R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1996
The effects on the learning process of the strategies of contextualization, personalization, and provision of choices for enhancing students intrinsic motivation were studied with 72 fourth and fifth graders in one control and four experimental conditions. All three strategies produced increases in student motivation and in engagement in learning.…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Elementary Education
Johnson, Frank H. – 1989
This paper presents a classification system that assigns each of the 85,131 public elementary and secondary schools in the United States to one of seven locale settings. The seven mutually exclusive locale designations are: (1) large city; (2) mid-size city; (3) urban fringe of large city; (4) urban fringe of mid-size city; (5) large town; (6)…
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Cluster Grouping, National Surveys, Public Schools
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