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Kobus, Tina; Maxwell, Lee; Provo, Jeanette – Online Submission, 2007
This is an abstract for an action research project report on improving student motivation. Students struggle with motivation to perform well in school. This study was designed to increase student motivation in the classroom setting. The targeted population consisted of one third grade classroom, one fourth grade classroom, and three periods of…
Descriptors: Homework, Class Activities, Student Behavior, Intervention
Griffiths, Richard William – 1970
Reported is a study to evaluate the outcomes of a combined content and methods course in terms of the previously stated objectives. The objectives for the combined course were placed into categories under the headings of content knowledge, valence factors (including motivation, confidence, and positive attitude toward science), and teaching…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
Rozak, Nancy S. – 1994
This field research report examined the efficacy of the Spectrum Assessment Model (SAM), a measure used to provide teachers and parents with a broad profile of preschool children's abilities, skills, and interests. The measure was developed by educators at Harvard and Tufts Universities in 1984 and assesses young children's cognitive abilities in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, Evaluation Needs, Parent Attitudes
Burns, Robert Lloyd – 1974
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a model of critical thinking ontogeny at the undergraduate levels in a four-year college. Critical thinking ability was considered relative to mental ability, academic performance, and academic preparation for college. Students (N=607) in many disciplinary areas took a battery of tests to…
Descriptors: Achievement, College Students, Critical Thinking, Doctoral Dissertations
Wanko, Michael A. – 1977
Elementary school teachers' perceptions of the Technology for Children Program (T4C) were the subject of this dissertation. The T4C program involved a learn-by-doing approach to language arts, science, mathematics and social studies instruction in elementary schools. The program involved the development of "Episodes" or "Unit…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Hershman, Kenneth Eugene – 1971
This research investigates the utility of advance organizers and behavioral objectives in a traditional introductory physics class at the college level. The advance organizer was designed to compare and contrast content to be learned with content previously studied or with assumed common knowledge. Behavioral objectives listed the expected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations