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Laney, James D.; And Others – 1991
This study applied brain lateralization research and a model of generative teaching and learning to economic education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of verbal-only, imagery-only, and integrated (verbal-to-imaginal) strategies on fifth graders' proclivity to use economic reasoning (i.e. cost-benefit analysis) in personal…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making Skills, Economic Factors
Shorr, David N.; Young, Timothy W. – 1984
To investigate locus of control and its relationships to ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and academic achievement, a large sample of Black, Mexican-American, Native American, and White students in the fourth, fifth, and seventh grades were administered the Academic Achievement Accountability Questionnaire (a locus-of-control questionnaire)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, American Indians, Blacks
Easton, John Q.; Bennett, Albert – 1989
This study found major differences among types of Chicago (Illinois) elementary schools in the amount and time that sixth grade students spent on homework, and that differences were related to the income level and prior student achievement in those schools. Ten magnet schools, 10 integrated schools and 10 primarily minority schools were chosen for…
Descriptors: Achievement, Desegregation Effects, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
Chiu, Catania; And Others – 1989
This study investigates the self-concept of 37 Cambodian children who have recently resettled in Richmond (Virginia) after experiencing war, turmoil, and refugee camp life in Southeast Asia. The study group consisted of 19 Cambodian males and 17 Cambodian females, whose ages ranged from 5 to 14 years. About 17 percent of the respondents were in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Black Students, Cambodians
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Little, A. W. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
Examines explanations used by children (ages five-14) to explain academic success and failure; frequency of their use; and developmental variations in types of explanations used. It was found that patterns of attribution categories vary by age, and that the attribution process involves a complex interaction of subjective and objective reality.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Age Differences, Attribution Theory