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Alton-Lee, Adrienne; Haberfield, Robin – 1982
Data were gathered, using pre and posttests and interviews, on the learning of individual students during a seven-week unit on a science topic (conservation) in a fourth grade classroom. Case studies of the learning experiences of each child, based on recordings and detailed observations of all class activities, were used to predict student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Freyberg, Peter; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters, science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Stead, Keith; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Stead, Keith – 1982
This research sought to identify reasons why the study of science was being rejected by girls and Polynesian students. From eight schools chosen to give a representative coverage of ethnic grouping (Maori, European, Pacific Island) and type (single sex, coed, rural, urban, primary, intermediate, secondary), 20 Form 1 to 4 classes were administered…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
Osborne, Roger – 1982
This paper proposes some possible areas of research and tentative theoretical guidelines for the Learning in Science Project (Primary)-- LISP(P). This new project, designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in the primary school, arises from the work of the original Learning in Science Project (LISP). LISP(P) has two…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
Biddulph, Fred – 1982
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--focused on science teaching/learning in New Zealand primary schools. Project goals included the identification of major problems of classroom teaching and learning and the study of factors which promote or limit individual children's learning of science. This…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Fien, John, Ed.; And Others – 1983
This publication contains 14 papers, most of which were written by instructors of higher education in Australia and Great Britain. Following an introduction, the first five papers are "The Development of Children's Map Ability" (Simon Catling), "Published Guidance to Pupils on Atlas Mapwork Skills" (Herbert Sandford),…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Education
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Clark, Margaret M. – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1992
Reviews contributions made by Marie Clay to the field of reading instruction and literacy. Maintains that Clay refused to be drawn into the battle between the phonics and "whole-word" approaches to reading instruction. Discusses the current status of language instruction in Great Britain and Clay's continuing significance. (CFR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Center, Yola; And Others – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1992
States that there is concern in Western nations that literacy rates are falling. Asserts Reading Recovery programs can reverse this trend. Reports on evaluation studies of Reading Recovery and contends that the short-term gains that result from Reading Recovery programs require further research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Primary Education, Reading Diagnosis
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Johnston, David; Houghton, Bruce – New Zealand Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that how people respond to risk is determined by how they perceive risk. Four-hundred and seven secondary school students answered questions concerning different dimensions of natural hazards (most likely to occur, loss of life, and others). Although the students possessed a high level of awareness much of their information was inaccurate.…
Descriptors: Civil Defense, Earth Science, Earthquakes, Emergency Programs
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Jones, A. T.; Kirk, C. M. – Physics Education, 1990
Examined are the type of physics applications that students are interested in learning more about in school. Gender differences within that choice are explored. Interview methodology and the results of the interviews are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Interviews, Physics
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Roberts, Peter – Educational Studies, 1994
Relates that, in the past two decades, Paulo Friere's philosophy has gained adherents in Brazil and several other nations. Reviews Friere's methods of adult literacy education and identifies serious criticisms. Argues that, while the Freirean system is nondialogical and impositional, his literacy efforts were ultimately worthwhile. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Change, Educational History
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Ostman, Ronald E.; Wagner, Graham A. – Distance Education, 1987
Describes a survey of 724 management students in New Zealand's Technical Correspondence Institute which was conducted to determine whether the introduction of educational technologies could decrease the dropout rate. The multiple linear regression model that was used to analyze the questionnaire responses is presented, and predictor variables are…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Correspondence Study, Developed Nations, Dropout Prevention
Fraenkel, Jack R. – 1995
This research study: (1) looks at what happens in social studies classrooms; and (2) attempts to determine the characteristics and behaviors of effective teachers. To collect data, the researcher observed several high school (grades 9-12) social studies classes since the fall semester of 1991 in the San Francisco (California) Bay Area for 3 months…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Foreign Countries, High School Students