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Juvonen, Jaana – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1992
Two studies involving 125 sixth graders and 28 fifth through seventh graders examined negative social reactions from the perspective of rejecting peers. The more children perceived atypical students to be responsible for idiosyncracies, the more anger and less sympathy they reported. Implications for improving social acceptance are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alienation, Anger, Attribution Theory, Elementary Education
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Pokay, Patricia; Blumenfeld, Phyllis C. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1990
Relationships among motivation, use of general and content-specific learning strategies, and achievement were examined for 283 high school geometry students early and late in the semester. Results suggest that teachers should emphasize domain-specific strategies when introducing a unit, and emphasize less domain-specific strategies later in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Geometry, High School Students
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Erwin, T. Dary; Nelson, Randall B. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1986
Describes development of a causal model to test effects of scholastic ability, computing attitudes, and computing background of university undergraduates on use of a computer-assisted instructional system, PLATO-LDEC; on attitudes toward PLATO-LDEC; on computing attitudes after students' PLATO-LDEC experience; and on course grade. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Engineering Education
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Rogers, David F., Ed.; Smith, P. R., Ed. – Computers and Education, 1984
Six papers on future developments in computer-assisted learning (CAL) focus on the impact of computers on the future of education, use of path algebras for network analysis, impact of "programing literacy" on courseware, microcomputers as classroom teaching aids, Prestel for preschool education in the home, and courseware development and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Computers
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Lehrer, Richard; Littlefield, Joan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1993
A model of relationships among the cognitive components of working memory, representation, metacognition, and performance implicated in the acquisition and transfer of the LOGO computer language was developed and tested with 48 second graders. The respective contributions of each component vary with the transfer task. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Context Effect, Correlation, Elementary Education