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Paris, Scott G. – 1983
Proposing that teachers can help children learn more effectively by promoting metacognition and the acquisition of problem solving strategies, this report describes research studying the effectiveness of the experimental curriculum, Informed Strategies for Learning (ISL), in increasing third and fifth grade students' reading comprehension skills.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Forster, Pat – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 1997
Describes a study designing and implementing technology-based investigations and evaluates their impact on student learning. Discusses a teacher's mediation of the students' use of technology through curriculum materials, and considers some attributes of computers and graphics calculators that determined which tool was selected for each…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Graphing Calculators, Instructional Materials
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Vallance, Michael – ELT Journal, 1998
Details the design of a hypertext decision-making activity located on the Internet for business English students wishing to review techniques and vocabulary for conducting business meetings (World Wide Web address is given). Provides statistical data on students using the activity worldwide, and makes recommendations for further development of…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making
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Thompson, Frances – Arithmetic Teacher, 1991
Described is a study in which three instructional approaches were applied in second grade classes. Discussed are proportional materials, nonproportional materials, nonproportional materials with pictorial models. Findings, results, and recommendations are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Addition, Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education
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Goldstein, Sue; Campbell, Frances A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1991
Presented are the highlights of a study of educational intervention in the elementary grades that contained a parent-participation component. Included are eight tenets of parental involvement, sample activities, and an evaluation form for home activities. (KR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Home Instruction, Instructional Materials
Stevenson, F. J.; Olsen, R. A. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Presented is a comprehensible structural representation of humic substances. A number of important roles of soil organic matter, including contribution to the cation-exchange capacity, binding of pesticides, and formation of complexes with micronutrient cations, are illustrated. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Chemistry, College Science
Lynn, Karen – 1992
An experiment sought to determine the effectiveness of a program for improving achievement among black seventh and eighth grade social studies students. The aim was to develop a media center service program that would support school district efforts to provide educational and support services for the black male. An audiovisual tutoring program…
Descriptors: Black Students, Curriculum Research, Grade 7, Grade 8
Gutknecht, Bruce – 1990
A study measured the effect of reading materials containing positive depictions of aging and the elderly on the attitudes of primary grade children toward aging and elderly adults. Subjects, 91 students from grades one to three enrolled in a Jacksonville, Florida public school, read stories selected from "aging/elderly positive"…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Instructional Materials, Negative Attitudes, Older Adults
Gage, Susan – 1991
Using text, activities, cartoons, and prose, the publication encourages junior and senior secondary students to examine the history of colonialism in Africa and the importance of colonialism in Africa today. Chapter 1 provides an overview of 500 years of colonialism. Chapter 2 describes pre-colonial Africa from the year 1000 to 1442. The focus of…
Descriptors: African History, Apartheid, Change, Colonialism
Gage, Susan – 1993
Cartoons, text, questions, and activities encourage students to link the present with the past, to look at colonialism from the perspective of the colonized, and to see how the global economy perpetuates the trade structures begun during the colonial era. After exploring colonialism in the past, early contacts by Europeans with other cultures, the…
Descriptors: Asian History, Case Studies, Change, Colonialism
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center. – 1987
Part of a series of classroom aids designed for real estate instructors, this instructional packet was developed to help real estate students understand the characteristics of Texas real estate salespersons based on a 1983 state survey. First, questions for class discussion are presented, followed by a summary presentation on the survey findings,…
Descriptors: Distributive Education, Education, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials
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Rogers, P. J. – Educational Studies, 1989
Describes some boisterous physical games which might be useful in promoting learning, especially in elementary mathematics classes with the socially disadvantaged. Provides a discussion of Jerome Bruner's theory which undergirds such activities. Presents results of an experiment using these methods with 160 children. Finds the case for using play…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Smith, Charles H.; And Others – Mathematics and Computer Education, 1992
Examines the effects of writing assignments on more than 250 undergraduate students' attitudes and on their classroom performance. The experimental writing group perceived both the subject matter and the course requirements more favorably, and also scored somewhat higher on average for the final examination, though not significantly higher than…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Experimental Groups
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Klein, Phil – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that, if national geography standards are effective, issues-based instructional materials are needed. Reports on a study of the use of 3 modules on environmental education by 480 secondary students in 18 schools. Finds that the students made significant cognitive and skill gains. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Discovery Learning, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
Bhalla, Pam – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1987
Describes a model for the design, implementation, and evaluation of classroom instruction in which the teacher and media specialist work together and students produce a research paper, oral report, or audiovisual presentation. Both single-facet and multi-facet interdisciplinary approaches to the application of the model are described. (CLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Elementary Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation
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