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Corkill, Alice J.; And Others – Journal of Educational Research, 1988
Two experiments examined the relative effects of concrete and abstract advance organizers on students' memory for subsequent prose. Results of the experiments are discussed in terms of the memorability, familiarity, and visualizability of concrete and abstract verbal materials. (JD)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Comprehension, Higher Education, Recall (Psychology)
Mackey, William F.; And Others – 1971
The first of a two-volume study of the relative accessibility of French vocabulary in French-speaking Canada presents statistical data concerning the frequency, distribution, valence, and accessibility of vocabulary related to 16 fundamental centers of interest found in normal conversation. The scope, procedures, and results of the study are…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
Wick, John W. – 1975
Prime indicators for realistic short term/long term project goals are budgets and timetables. Concrets, identifiable objects are useful in separating eloquent rhetoric from actual promises. Similarly, an external evaluator should be able to separate proposals with intentional misrepresentation of funding and goals from those which need further…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
Alvarez, Gerardo, Ed.; Huot, Diane, Ed. – 1981
Articles include: (1) "L'elaboration du materiel pedagogique pour des publics adultes" (The Elaboration of Teaching Materials for the Adult Public) by G. Painchaud-Leblanc, (2) "L'elaboration d'un programme d'etudes en francais langue seconde a partir des donnees recentes en didactique des langues" (The Elaboration of a Program…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis
Dosa, Marta L., Ed.; Froehlich, Thomas J., Ed. – 1991
Fifty-five information science educators, administrators, and specialists from 22 countries assembled to discuss and debate the following themes: identification of characteristics of work done in the information sector; analysis of the educational needs of the information professional; the role of information professionals in national development;…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Employment Projections, Evaluation Methods