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Heidotting, Terri; And Others – 1994
The objective of this study was to evaluate quantitatively through meta analysis the effectiveness of child sexual-abuse prevention programs conducted over the past 10 years. Eighteen controlled studies evaluating such programs were coded for salient features and study outcomes and were then described using the common scale of effect size. An…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Comparative Analysis, Effect Size, Elementary Education
Semb, George B.; Ellis, John A. – 1992
The question examined in this paper is: what is known exactly about variables that affect long-term retention of knowledge learned in school? U. Neisser (1982) asserts that "it is difficult to find even a single study, ancient or modern, of what is retained from academic instruction." Further, popular belief holds that much of the knowledge…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individual Differences
Hinton, John R. – 1978
Literature on individualized learning appearing in the past three years includes many reports which are rewritings from the same data; however, generalizable results do exist for the practitioner. Individualized instruction systems work as well or better than traditional, conventional instruction. Students learn more, make higher grades, save…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Research
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Semb, George B.; Ellis, John A. – Review of Educational Research, 1994
Studies of long-term retention of what is taught in the classroom (62 articles) were reviewed. It is concluded that students retain much of what they are taught, that retention decreases over time, and that increasing original learning affects retention. Effects of instructional strategy and ability are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Learning
Clewell, Suzanne; Haidemenos, Julie – 1982
A review of schema theory and memory research shows how the organization of text can affect comprehension and how three reading strategies can aid in improving student understanding of content area materials. The three strategies that help students remember information from the author's point of view are webbing, pyramiding, and think sheets. They…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Organization
Gustafson, David J.; Pederson, Joyce E. – 1984
Noting that research examining the SQ3R study strategy has raised more questions than it has answered, this paper presents a review of such research, taken from the ERIC database, "Psych Abstracts," and "Dissertation Abstracts." The paper divides the studies by educational level: elementary, junior and senior high school, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Reading Comprehension