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Corrigan, Gerry; Taylor, Neil – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
The effects of a Self Regulated Learning (SRL) environment on pre-service primary teachers of Science and Technology were investigated in this exploratory study. A representative sample of teachers was interviewed about their experience and how it impacted on them pedagogically, affectively, conceptually and metacognitively. The preliminary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Primary Education, Science Education, Technology
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Jarrett, Olga S. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 1999
Examines the effects of previous experiences in science learning on prospective elementary teachers' interest and confidence in teaching science. Reports on the effect of an inquiry-based science methods course on teacher interest and confidence. Finds that elementary school experience, plus the number of science courses taken in college,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Connors, James J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Swan, Benjamin G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
Leadership is a concept that has always been a major component of Colleges of Agriculture. Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills and abilities though formal coursework, collegiate organizations, and personal leadership activities. This ethnographic qualitative research study investigated the…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Qualities, Ethnography
Horn, Jerry G. – 1977
In the sparsely populated 100,000 square miles of South Dakota and adjacent areas in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota, a program (Project TAPE: Tactics for Applying Programs in Education) for disseminating information about elementary science curricula was funded by the National Science Foundation. Six part-time regional consultants were selected to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation
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Modell, Harold I.; Michael, Joel A.; Adamson, Tom; Horwitz, Barbara – Advances in Physiology Education, 2004
We previously examined how three approaches to directing students in a laboratory setting impacted their ability to repair a faulty mental model in respiratory physiology (Modell, HI, Michael JA, Adamson T, Goldberg J, Horwitz BA, Bruce DS, Hudson ML, Whitescarver SA, and Williams S. Adv Physiol Educ 23: 82?90, 2000). This study addresses issues…
Descriptors: Physiology, Active Learning, Science Laboratories, Teacher Role
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John, E. R.; And Others – Science, 1988
Describes computerized differential classifications of a variety of subtle brain dysfunctions. Provides objective corroboration that may be a useful adjunct to psychiatric diagnoses. Discusses independent criteria for diagnostic validity, evaluation of treatment efficacy and more individualized treatment. Outlines the implications of this…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Computer Graphics, Medical Evaluation, Mental Disorders
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Frazier, Howard S.; Hiatt, Howard H. – Science, 1978
Evaluation of the efficacy of a medical intervention requires measurements of both its benefits and risks as compared to those of alternative forms of management. The requisite measurements are more difficult to make than this description suggests, and the accumulation of information is inhibited by certain characteristics of our pattern of health…
Descriptors: Economics, Health, Medical Care Evaluation, Medicine
Jo, Lydia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The often aggregated reports of academic excellence of Asian American students as a whole, compared to students from other ethnic groups offers compelling evidence that Asian Americans are more academically successful than their ethnic counterparts, particularly in the area of mathematics. These comparative data have generated many topics of…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Minority Groups, College Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Hernandez, Arthur E. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1995
Female Mexican American high school students attended presentations by Hispanic female role models in business, academic, and professional careers. Although student questionnaires suggested high levels of career and educational aspirations and self-efficacy, focus-group comments indicated external locus of control and feelings of isolation and…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Females, High School Students, High Schools
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Sabogal, Fabio; And Others – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1989
Finds that, among 263 Hispanic and 150 non-Hispanic White smokers, Hispanics smoked fewer cigarettes, had lower levels of perceived addiction to nicotine, and had higher perceived self-efficacy to avoid smoking, but these differences shrank with greater acculturation. Discusses implications for smoking cessation programs. Contains 27 references.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Anglo Americans, Behavioral Science Research, Cultural Influences
Kim, Byoung-Sug; Chung, Wan-Ho; Lee, Kil-Jae; Kwon, Yong-Ju – 2001
The present study firstly examined the use of learning strategies for students classified as having either a high or a low level of motivation, based on level of academic volitional strategy (AVS) and academic delay of gratification (ADOG). Students were classified into four groups on the basis of a two (motivation: low, high) by two (AVS or ADOG:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Middle Schools
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Solberg, V. Scott; Villarreal, Pete – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1997
A survey of 164 Hispanic (primarily Mexican American) college sophomores and juniors found that self-efficacy and social support accounted for 33% of the variance in college adjustment. Perceived social support was negatively related to ratings of physical and psychological distress, and social support moderated the relationship between stress and…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Mexican Americans
Kimmel, Howard; Muldrow, Diana; O'Shea, Mark; Deek, Fadi – 1998
This paper describes Project SMART (Science and Math Access: Resources & Technology), a multi-year professional development effort that includes components for all adults who regularly have contact with children with disabilities. The common goal of each of the components is the development of both efficacy and capacity to inspire children with…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Environment, Disabilities
Cotton, Kathleen; Savard, William G. – 1982
It is noted that compared to the research base on effective practices for teaching primary level children, the volume of published research with intermediate level students is modest. The studies and summaries reviewed for this document include those which: (1) sought to identify a cluster of teaching strategies and behaviors which are positively…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Research, Junior High Schools, Literature Reviews
Sikorski, Linda A.; And Others – 1976
This is a report on the process and effects of educational change efforts. It is based on educational research and on informed opinions of mathematics, science, and social science educators. The introduction presents a model of how responsibilities for inventing, disseminating, and implementing innovations may be divided between schools or…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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