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Hackett, Gail; Betz, Nancy E. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1989

This study investigated the relationship between mathematical performance and mathematics self-efficacy, attitudes toward mathematics, and the choice of mathematics-related majors by college women and men. Performance and self-efficacy correlate positively with attitudes, masculine sex-role orientation, and a mathematics-related major. (Author/DC)

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Mathematics, College Students, Educational Research

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Norwich, Brahm – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1994

Reports on a study of 70 secondary female students in mathematics classes over a period of 7 weeks. Finds that self-efficacy was the best predictor of learning intentions. Recommends further research on the relationships between perceived learning environment, self-efficacy, and learning intentions. (CFR)

Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Classroom Environment, Females, Foreign Countries

Gubbins, E. Jean, Ed.; Siegle, Del, Ed. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) Newsletter, 1997

These two newsletters of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) present articles concerned with research on the education of gifted and talented students. The articles are: "NRC/GT: Research Should Inform Practice" (E. Jean Gubbins); "Building a Bridge: A Combined Effort between Gifted and Bilingual Education" (Valentina…

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Mathematics Instruction

Schunk, Dale H.; Hanson, Antoinette R. – 1985

This experiment investigated how children's self-efficacy and achievement were influenced by their observing peer models learn a cognitive skill. Within this context, the effects of modeled mastery and coping behaviors were explored. The subjects were 72 children aged 8 to 10 who had experienced difficulties learning subtraction with regrouping…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

Markus, Nancy – Math Literacy News, 2001

For many adults, geometry is a mathematics topic that immediately makes sense to them and gives them confidence in their ability to learn, while other adult learners identify geometry with failure. Most adults, however, do recognize the need for measurement, and many have a basic understanding of measurement concepts, although they may need to…

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Education Work Relationship

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Raudenbush, Stephen W.; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1992

Discusses the self-perceived efficacy of high school teachers. Offers survey results suggesting that teachers tend to feel most efficacious when teaching high track students, particularly in the areas of mathematics and science. Explores the relevance of teacher preparation, grade level, teacher influence upon working conditions, and degree of…

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Class Size, Educational Research, High Schools

Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed. – 1990

This document contains the abstracts of most of the papers, symposia, and poster sessions presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Subject areas addressed include teacher preparation; informal settings; cognitive models; classroom practices; teaching methods; student learning;…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes

Reyhner, Jon, Ed. – 1988

This collection of 20 essays by 21 authors presents teaching methods and resource material promoting productive school experiences for American Indian students. The chapters are organized into five sections. The opening chapter of section 1 emphasizes that teachers must understand and respect the cultures and backgrounds of their students, an…

Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians

Marion, Scott F. – 1988

A major concern of science educators is the lack of talented females selecting science careers. In spite of attempts during the past few decades to create equality in all facets of life in the United States, many sexual stereotypes persist. The research presented here is designed to examine the relationship of sex to the relevant factors…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Causal Models, College Science, Course Selection (Students)

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Kamii, Constance; Lewis, Barbara A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990

Discussed is a constructivist view of mathematics education. The basic tenets and goals are described. The role of the student and teacher are highlighted. The constructivist and traditional views of instruction are compared and contrasted. (KR)

Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Mathematics Education

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Kraus, William H. – Mathematics Teacher, 1993

Presents three problems that help students develop a repertoire of heuristics and persistence in problem solving: the water-jug problem; the missionaries-and-cannibals problem; and the census-taker problem. Discusses methods to encourage students to persist. (MDH)

Descriptors: Heuristics, Learning Strategies, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education

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Borchers, Carol A.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1992

Documents and evaluates effects of inservice teacher education on rural-school teachers' behaviors and beliefs about microcomputers in science teaching. Describes the ENLIST Micros training program and the beliefs, behavior, and evaluation instruments utilized. Results indicated significant changes in teachers' beliefs toward and use of…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs

Case, Lisa Pericola; Harris, Karen R. – 1988

This study sought to determine the effectiveness of self-instructional strategy training on the addition and subtraction problem-solving skills of four upper elementary-level learning-disabled students, and to evaluate maintenance and generalization of the trained skills. Each subject received individual criterion-based training in…

Descriptors: Addition, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Generalization