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Walpole, Sharon; Chow, Sy-Miin; Justice, Laura M. – Early Education and Development, 2004
This study investigated the contributions of initial literacy, oral language, and social adjustment to literacy achievement at the end of the kindergarten year. Data were collected across the kindergarten year from 48 children attending a school serving primarily children from low-income households with research-based curriculum and intervention…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Intervention, Social Adjustment, Spelling
Seeberg, Vilma – 1991
After discussing the mediating effect of cultural tradition on perceived objective reality and the need for a model that constructs paths from cultural factors to social behavior, this document describes a path model developed as a result of an investigation of two human resource development policy paradigms that were enforced alternately between…
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences
Marion, Scott F. – 1988
A major concern of science educators is the lack of talented females selecting science careers. In spite of attempts during the past few decades to create equality in all facets of life in the United States, many sexual stereotypes persist. The research presented here is designed to examine the relationship of sex to the relevant factors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Causal Models, College Science, Course Selection (Students)
Hepburn, Lawrence R.; White, Rudolph A. – 1990
This study uses statistical data from the Current Population Survey to develop new state-by-state dropout estimates as an alternative to those published by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The following new findings are reported: (1) youth are completing high school at a higher rate than previously noted; (2) variations in dropout rates…
Descriptors: Census Figures, College Attendance, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate
Ainley, John; And Others – 1986
The study reported in this monograph, which was conducted jointly by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Education Department of Victoria, investigated the organization and curriculum of government secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, and how those factors influence what teachers do and what views students have of the…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Educational Environment
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style