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Misailadou, Christina; Williams, Julian – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
We report a study of 10-14 year old children's use of additive strategies while solving ratio and proportion tasks. Rasch methodology was used to develop a diagnostic instrument that reveals children's misconceptions. Two versions of this instrument, one with "models" thought to facilitate proportional reasoning and one without were…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Methods, Inferences, Misconceptions
Eber, Lucille; Lewis-Palmer, Teri; Pacchiano, Debra – 2002
This report describes the methodology and initial results of an evaluation of the universal (school-wide) Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) initiative in Illinois, including (1) strategies for establishing research-based practices and data-based evaluation systems in implementation schools; (2) methodology and initial findings of…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
Armstrong, Kathleen; Boroughs, Michael; Massey, Oliver T.; Perry, Angela; Sansosti, Frank J.; Uzzell, Doug – 2002
This report highlights three of the programs funded through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in Pinellas County, Florida. These programs are: (1) Think First, an anger management program for high school students; (2) Families and Schools Together (FAST), a parenting program for parents of at-risk elementary students; and (3) On-Campus…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Discipline, Discipline Policy
Trice, Andrea G. – 2001
The attitudes of faculty members toward international students were studied through comparative case studies of four academic departments at three professional schools of a Midwestern university. The focus was on graduate students because most international students at a 4-year institution study at the graduate level. In all 54 faculty members in…
Descriptors: Architecture, Case Studies, College Faculty, Cultural Awareness
Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Conway, Paul F. – 2001
This paper describes a 5-year inservice teacher professional development project to improve teachers' abilities to work in diverse settings, Linking All Types of Teachers with Intercultural Education (LATTICE). LATTICE involved K-12 public school teachers in Michigan and international graduate students and internationally oriented faculty at a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
McAlpine, Iain; Dudley, Nick – 2001
Problem-based learning (PBL) was used as the instructional design basis for a TAFE (Technical and Further Education) unit of competency developed for online delivery. The courseware was commissioned to provide online content for users of the Victorian TAFE Virtual Campus (Australia). The aim of the project was to provide courseware that would…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Evaluation, Courseware, Distance Education
Massey, Oliver T.; Armstrong, Kathleen; Lattimore, Pamela; Boroughs, Michael; Tucker, Joan; Santoro, Gina – 2001
This report discusses the outcomes of two studies that investigated the effectiveness of the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HSI), a federal grant program designed to promote healthy childhood development and prevent violence and substance abuse. The first study, titled "Results of a Longitudinal Study of Disciplinary Referrals…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Schulz, E. Matthew; Wang, Lin – 2001
In this study, items were drawn from a full-length test of 30 items in order to construct shorter tests for the purpose of making accurate pass/fail classifications with regard to a specific criterion point on the latent ability metric. A three-item parameter Item Response Theory (IRT) framework was used. The criterion point on the latent ability…
Descriptors: Ability, Classification, Item Response Theory, Pass Fail Grading
This document contains three papers from a symposium on new perspectives in education that was conducted as part of a conference on human resource development (HRD). "A Systems Model for Evaluating Learning and Performance" (Hallie Preskill, Darlene Russ-Eft) describes a model for HRD developers to use in evaluating learning and performance that…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact, Economic Research
Hoic-Bozic, Natasa; Ledic, Jasminka; Mezak, Jasminka – 2000
This paper presents the outcome of research that deals with the development and use of World Wide Web hypermedia courseware in student teachers' education in the Department of Information Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Rijeka (Croatia). The purpose of this research is to explore how the use of Web courseware improves the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Baruchson-Arbib, Shifra – 2000
This paper evaluates the success of a new specialization in library science, Social Information Science, developed by the author at Bar-Ilan University (Israel). The aim of Social Information is to expand the role of the library, to build new Social Information Banks, and to create a new profession, Social Information Scientist. The paper…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Education