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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; D'Haenens, Ellen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The relation between academic self-concept and achievement has been examined in a large number of studies. The majority of these studies have found evidence for a reciprocal effects model. However, there is an ongoing debate on how students' achievement should be measured and whether the type of achievement indicator (grades, tests,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
Fiore, Carole D. – 1998
This book provides a theoretical basis for summer library reading programs, and provides hands-on knowledge about what really works in summer library programs, culled from the experience of librarians across the country. The book contains an introduction--"What Are Summer Library Reading Programs"--and five chapters. Chapter 1--"The…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Libraries, Library Extension
Brod, Shirley – 1999
The guide provides adult literacy teachers with background information in adult learning and the performance-based approach to literacy education. The first section reviews theory and research on adult learning, including the factors affecting learning (language background, expectations, gender, learning styles and modes, age and health,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences, Classroom Techniques
Eichel, Bette – Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, 1989
Two studies are reported in this paper. The first investigated whether computer-assisted instruction with cloze exercises would be more effective in teaching English to nonnative speakers than traditional paper-and-pencil methods. Subjects were 38 community college students of varying language backgrounds enrolled in several levels of…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Community Colleges
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a 16-hour course on reading and writing tasks performed by front-line hospital supervisors who have a high school education. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document begins with an explanation of the project, a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Stickels, Leslie; Schwartz, Marsha – 1987
Memory-assisting devices used in high school Spanish instruction are described, including strategies in many forms: visuals, sounds, rhythms, rhymes, and actions. Mnemonics for subjunctives include: a suffix-"switching" procedure; a word ("dishes") to remind them of the six verbs not using the first person to form the present subjunctive; a…
Descriptors: Adjectives, Classroom Techniques, High Schools, Mnemonics
Diaz-Lefebvre, Rene – 1989
Several factors are related to adult students' completion or noncompletion of reading assignments before class--lack of study time, their motivation for taking college classes, their need to feel involved in the learning process, and their expectations for success in the classroom. One of the biggest fears of adults returning to a school…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Feedback, Goal Orientation
Sodac, David G., Ed.; And Others – 1988
This manual presents Iowa standards for special programs for students with behavioral disorders, describes interventions which appear appropriate for such students, and notes shortcomings with current practices that accentuate the need for these standards. Chapter titles and authors include: "Overview of Project" (Carl Smith and Dennis Dykstra);…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Enright, Gwyn, Ed. – 1981
The articles in this collection focus on reading, learning assistance, developmental education, and tutorial services at the college level. Topics of the 28 articles include the following: (1) a reassessment of the state of learning assistance; (2) a reaffirmation of the role of developmental instructors; (3) human brain research, cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Content Area Reading, Developmental Programs
Training Ideas, 1984
This document contains three issues of "Training Ideas," a bimonthly publication of instructional materials and articles dealing with human resource development. The premiere issue (1984) includes the following articles: "Information Retrieval: Finding That Lost Article" by Patrick Suessmuth; "Increasing Learning in Printed Materials through the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
Gorrell, Jeffrey; And Others – 1989
This study tested the effectiveness of having fifth-grade students generate their own examples of selected concepts on energy. Hypotheses were that subjects would perform better on sections of a test related to definitions and recognition of exemplars of the concepts for which they found their own examples than on sections related to comparible…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking
Clift, Renee T. – 1984
A study compared the effects of dramatic enactment as a class activity with more traditional teaching methods on students' acquisition and retention of the concepts taught in the lesson. Subjects were 102 secondary school students from various content classes, randomly assigned to a half-class. Each half-class was taught two lesson topics, half…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Dramatic Play, Educational Research
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Shimamura, Arthur P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Cognitive and educational psychology have much to offer in developing strategies for efficient learning and memory. How mnemonic skills were taught in continuing education and in introductory college-level cognitive psychology courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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Warrington, Susan C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Because students were not retaining several key chemistry concepts, a series of problems, called nightmares (for first-year students) and Igors (for second-year chemistry students), was devised so that the concepts would be used repeatedly. Two examples each of nightmares and Igors are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, High Schools, Learning Activities, Retention (Psychology)
Instructor, 1983
This article explains two techniques for helping students develop long-term memory skills and retain information taught in class. One technique relies on mental pictures to keep track of a numbered series of items; the other depends on key words derived from the material that must be memorized. (PP)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Long Term Memory, Memorization
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