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Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre. – 2000
This report contains the proceedings of a conference convened to build on the work of those pioneering better teaching and learning techniques for boys. Teachers at the conference were asked to present their schools' experiences in a case study format to maximize the learning and discussion among participants. The report begins with a schedule of…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Case Studies, Child Behavior, Childhood Needs
DeSiano, Michael; DeSiano, Salvatore – 1995
This document provides an introduction to the relationship between the current knowledge of focused and creative thinking and artificial intelligence. A model for stages of focused and creative thinking gives: problem encounter/setting, preparation, concentration/incubation, clarification/generation and evaluation/judgment. While a computer can…
Descriptors: Art, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education
Eldridge, Rachel M. – 1995
This paper asserts that interactive exhibits are more than just hands-on activities but utilize a range of techniques. The variety of techniques is explained with examples of various types of exhibits to involve the visitor in learning more about the exhibit. The paper presents several examples that strike a balance between educating in history…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Computers, Cultural Centers, Display Aids
American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY. – 1993
Designed to serve as a record of the initial public activity of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in Humanities Curriculum Development, this collection of three articles offers different perspectives on the humanities in the schools. In the first article, "The Humanities and Public Education," Stanley N. Katz discusses the…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
Wideen, Marvin F.; And Others – 1993
As part of a larger research progam on learning to teach, this paper reviews 15 empirical studies that followed students through one or more components of their student teaching program. The review focused on teacher development, constructivism (which ascertains how initial experiences in teacher education interact with the preconceptions held by…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Sosa, Alicia Salinas – 1990
The focus of federally-funded bilingual education programs has shifted over the past 20 years from serving educationally disadvantaged limited English proficient (LEP) students to serving recent immigrants and identifying alternatives to bilingual education. Since the 1960s, the LEP student population has grown increasingly diverse, illiterate,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
Sudweeks, Richard R.; Tolman, Richard R. – 1990
The purpose of this study was to compare empirical and subjective procedures for identifying science test items which discriminate against males or females in a fifth grade population (n=926). Techniques such as the Mantel-Haenszel procedure enable test developers to use both a priori and ex post facto procedures to identify specific items that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Grade 5
Arakapadavil, George – 1985
Global education lacks a content base due to differing educational approaches. Combining the expected outcomes of liberal education, consisting of the development of effective thinking, effective communication, and value judgments, with the added dimension of the interconnectedness and complexity of the contemporary world can provide a framework…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
Palonsky, Stuart B. – 1986
Ethnographers find themselves among a family of researchers referred to as naturalists. This rather diverse family conducts research described by turns as qualitative, participant observational, case study, symbolic interactionist, phenomenological, constructivist, and interpretive. The focus of the ethnographer's inquiry is on the mundane,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Research Problems
Fraser, Barry J.; Tobin, Kenneth – 1988
This paper provides a focus on the successful and positive facets of schooling from a series of case studies. The study involved 13 researchers in over 500 hours of intensive classroom observation of 20 exemplary teachers and a comparison group of non-exemplary teachers. The qualitative information was complemented by quantitative information…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Mathematics
Vosniadou, Stella – 1988
Recent research in cognitive science and science education suggests that science-naive individuals have an understanding of the natural world based on their interpretation of everyday experience. This can make the process of conceptual change difficult. This paper presents ideas related to the acquisition of knowledge in astronomy. A theoretical…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Educational Theories
Daniel, Larry G. – 1987
Organizational theorists have viewed organizations as "mini-societies" based upon commonly held cultural values and assumptions, which may serve to revolutionize organizational practices or to bring about new organization structures. The middle school is an example of an educational institution that has arisen as a result of a particular set of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Construct Validity, Educational Change
Crawley, Frank E., III – 1989
The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior for predicting the behavioral intentions of teachers enrolled in the Institute in Physical Science. The study investigated three determinants of teachers' behavioral intentions set forth in the theory of planned behavior, namely attitude toward the behavior,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Braverman, Marc T.; Yates, Mary Ellen – 1989
This study addressed whether the educational impact of a zoo visit can be enhanced through the provision of appropriate instructional supports such as preparatory trainings or orientations. One important function of the educational process, in contrast to providing direct information or skill development, is to make the learner more sensitive to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Facilities, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Gunnison, J. – 1983
Current research on information processing suggests that short term memory plays a central role in the sorting and manipulation of text information during reading. Because an entire text cannot be processed simultaneously, successive "chunks" or units of information enter the short term memory where they are compared to the reader's previous…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Processing, Long Term Memory
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