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Liu, Chia-Ju; Jack, Brady Michael; Chiu, Houn-Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
This paper presents the results of a case study involving 282 Taiwanese elementary science teachers at the elementary level. These teachers provided responses to the science efficacy instrument (STEBI-A) and also provided personal data regarding how their years of general (YTE) and science (YTS) teaching experience may have influenced student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
Aber, Lawrence; Morris, Pamela; Raver, Cybele – Society for Research in Child Development, 2012
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to address the topic of children and poverty in the U.S., given current scientific knowledge about poverty's influence on children and effective strategies to mitigate its negative impact. In this report, we summarize the best available information on definitions and trends in child poverty, policy responses to…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Capital, Child Development
Albert Shanker Institute, 2009
This report examines the importance and efficacy of oral language, literacy, mathematics, and science preschool curricula and how these curricula can be improved through alignment with research on early childhood development and learning. Detailed, research-driven recommendations are presented for what preschool-aged children should be learning in…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Oral Language, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
Osofsky, Joy D.; Osofsky, Howard J.; Harris, William W. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2007
Hurricane Katrina resulted in a disaster of proportions not previously known in the United States. The traumatic experiences of children and families during Hurricane Katrina, the flooding that resulted from the breach of the levees, the evacuation, and the aftermath are unprecedented. In responding to the enormous mental health needs of children…
Descriptors: Health Services, Family Problems, Crisis Intervention, Self Efficacy
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
California is on the precipice of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were developed through an initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reflect the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers. In California, one of 45 adopting states, the standards…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education)
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)
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging. – 1983
This document contains the prepared statements and panel testimony from the Congressional hearing on over-the-counter (OTC) drug use by the elderly. Opening statements are given by Representatives Claude Pepper (chairman), Ralph Regula, Mary Rose Oakar, Michael Bilirakis, Tom Lantos, and Hal Daub. Topics which are covered include the incidence and…
Descriptors: Consumer Protection, Dietetics, Drug Legislation, Drug Use
This publication contains a selection of undergraduate and graduate student research papers offered to the Eta Sigma Gamma Society in the health science disciplines. Articles include: (1) "The Development of Public/Private Partnerships and Their Impact on the Future of Public Health" (James Broadbear); (2) "Cancer Knowledge,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Blacks, Cancer
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento. – 1990
This report responds to the California Legislature's request for an assessment of the impact of intersegmental programs designed to enhance student preparation for college, particularly those students historically underrepresented in postsecondary education. The report focuses on the effectiveness of each program and its components and the extent…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, College Preparation, College School Cooperation
National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. – 1987
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a new technique that affords anatomic images in multiple planes and may provide information on tissue characterization. This document describes how MR images are obtained and discusses how they differ from those produced by x-rays. The major portion of this report covers a conference held in October, 1987, which…
Descriptors: Medicine, Physics, Radiology, Research and Development
Mathews, David – 1988
The conventional way of thinking about politics keeps us from studying the important work that citizens must do to achieve political efficacy. Students learn the procedures of government as if politics were a spectator sport. While everyone learns about the politics of government, there is little discussion about the politics of the public. Unless…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics