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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2007
This paper raises serious questions about the reliability of the learning pyramid as a guide to retention among students. The pyramid suggests that certain teaching methods are connected with a corresponding hierarchy of student retention. No specific credible research was uncovered to support the pyramid, which is loosely associated with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Teacher Role, Abstract Reasoning
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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2006
The purpose of the present study was to examine and compare the effectiveness of pre-teaching and re-teaching on math achievement and academic self-concept of third grade students identified as low achievers. A pretest-posttest experimental design was used to conduct the study. Results indicated that both pre-teaching and re-teaching resulted in…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Grade 3, Research Design, Mathematics Achievement
Miller, Robert H. – Schools in the Middle, 1992
A recent action research experiment comparing individualistic and cooperative learning results in two seventh grade classrooms found that retention scores slightly favored the cooperative learning method. Questions arose concerning grade-sharing, relative difficulty of subject matter and multiple-choice questions, and student attitudes about the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Cooperative Learning, Goal Orientation
Miller, Robert H. – 2000
This book aims to give students a thorough overview of the contemporary law school experience. It provides a comprehensive chronological account of what to expect, drawn from the experiences of recent law school graduates, designated the "'Law School Confidential' mentors." The chapters are: (1) "Thinking about Law School? Think…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Curriculum, Educational Experience, Educational Objectives
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Frazer, Nat B.; Miller, Robert H. – Journal of Medical Education, 1977
Practical instructors are used at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to: serve as subjects on whom students practice prior to meeting with physicians; instruct students in the techniques of performing physical examinations; and evaluate students' performance both from objective predetermined criteria and from their subjective points…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Medical Education, Medical Students
Miller, Robert H.; Cook, Wells F. – Balance Sheet, 1978
After listing the ten leading reasons employers gave for rejecting job applicants after the job interview (as determined from a statewide survey in Texas), suggestions (appropriate for use in business classes) are offered for helping secondary business students develop employability skills. (SH)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, Classroom Techniques, Distributive Education
Knezek, Bernard D., Ed.; Miller, Robert H., Ed. – 1978
This report addresses the application of agricultural processing wastes, industrial and municipal wastes on agricultural land as both a waste management and resource recovery and reuse practice. The document emphasizes the treatment and beneficial utilization of sludge and wastewater as opposed to waste disposal. These objectives are achieved…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Environmental Education, Land Use