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Tierney, William G.; Holley, Karri A. – Educational Studies, 2008
In this paper, we examine the current state of educational research through the framework of "use-inspired" knowledge. Previous discussions regarding the nature of educational research have disproportionately focused on the soft/applied nature of knowledge in the discipline or a need for methodological priority. After acknowledging these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education
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Roberts, Peter – Educational Studies, 2005
Numerous definitions of literacy have been advanced by policy-makers, politicians, academics, teachers and others over the years. It is not always easy, however, to know how one definition might relate to another or differ from it. This paper offers a framework, based on the work of the educational philosopher Israel Scheffler, for identifying and…
Descriptors: Etymology, Semantics, Definitions, Literacy
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Mazawi, Andre Elias – Educational Studies, 2004
A major shortcoming of macro-spatial research undertaken to date in Israel pertains to the neglect of state investment-related measures and the extent to which they mediate unequal opportunities to learn (OTL) and educational opportunities between localities. In the present study, OTL refer to class size and high-school tracking patterns.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Structural Equation Models, Jews
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Fryer, E.M. – Educational Studies, 2004
This article has been drawn from the observations, interpretations and reflections resulting from my first year of research as a PhD student. In September 2002 citizenship education became a mandatory entitlement of the KS3 and KS4 curriculum in England (ages 11-16 years). The initial focus of my research in this first year of a new government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Graduate Study, Ethics
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Wildy, Helen; Wallace, John – Educational Studies, 2004
In this study we explored how the science department shaped the relationship between a science department head, Mr Greg, and a teacher, Ms Horton, as they grappled with their expectations of, and responsibilities for, teaching and leadership in the daily life in the department. We found that, from their life histories and their positions in the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Science Education, Accountability, Science Departments
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Yang, Philip Q.; Kayaardi, Nihan – Educational Studies, 2004
Using the pooled 1998-2000 GSS data, this study examines what kinds of parents tend to select non-public schools for their children, a question that is fundamental but lacks direct, adequate answers in the literature. The results of logistic regression analysis show that religion, socio-economic status, age, nativity, number of children and region…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Parents, Socioeconomic Status, School Choice
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Campbell, Andrew; Kerry, Trevor – Educational Studies, 2004
This paper reviews changes to the key stage 3 curriculum at a leading comprehensive school. The nature and practical concerns of the changes are described. These move beyond a fresh approach to content; they include issues about engaging students actively in learning for the future, planning around the school's distinctive ethos and expertise in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Stanton, Michael – Educational Studies, 1980
The article presents a number of case studies of high school faculty handbooks in order to ascertain broad areas of information and viewpoints expressed. Discusses approaches and emphases in preparing manuals, implications of alternative approaches, and the rationale of approaches to manual compilation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends
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Rogers, P. J.; Aston, Felicity – Educational Studies, 1992
Describes an experiment exploring the effectiveness of four teaching methods: formal teaching, guided discovery, free discovery, and play. Concludes that all methods except free discovery are effective as long as memory is emphasized. Includes the tests used for the experiment in four appendices. Relates present results to previous research. (DK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Memory
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Abouserie, Reda; And Others – Educational Studies, 1992
Discusses a study of student attitudes toward using computer-assisted learning (CAL). Explores the relationship between these attitudes and field-dependent or field-independent cognitive style, gender differences, and academic success. Concludes that male subjects preferred CAL more than females did but otherwise found no gender, cognitive style,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
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Schwieso, J. J. – Educational Studies, 1989
Argues that behavioral approaches in education are best placed within a rational or justificatory framework, rather than within a strictly scientific account of human activity. Draws the distinction between the two frameworks, and outlines major criticisms leveled at behaviorism in education. Discusses aspects of behaviorism in education from the…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Behaviorism
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Atherley, C. A. – Educational Studies, 1989
Describes a 12-week peer tutoring reading program for primary students. Students showed significant reading gains when compared with a control group, but lost these gains when they returned to individual silent reading. Concludes that peer tutoring is an under-utilized but valuable teaching strategy. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Peer Teaching, Primary Education, Reading Improvement
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Bullock, Kate; Jamieson, Ian – Educational Studies, 1995
Explores the impact of a personal development project on the attitudes, behavior, and understanding of British high school students. The study circulated questionnaires to students from nine different locations in two districts. Responses clearly demonstrated that Personal Development Planning results in more appropriate choices being made at key…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Individual Power
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Mgadla, P. T. – Educational Studies, 1995
Presents an in-depth portrait of the British government's educational policy in the Bechuanaland protectorate. The government systematized the primary school syllabus, regularized payment and training of teachers, and established cattle post schools. However, blatant discrimination favored support of European schools over African and little…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Colonialism, Educational Discrimination
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Newton, Douglas P.; Newton, Lynn D. – Educational Studies, 1995
Argues that, even for young children, analogies offer conceptual models for supporting the development of understanding. Compared children's understanding of current electricity after instruction with and without the inclusion of analogies. Children receiving the analogies exhibited a broader understanding, especially concerning the process of…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Demonstrations (Educational)
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