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Stellwagen, Joel B. – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that teachers who manage their classrooms around learning style instruction are engaging in a practice of debatable value. Notes a lack of supportive research and the questionable reliability and validity of learning style inventories. Suggests that confusion over learning style instruction is magnified by the limitations inherent in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities
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Dunn, Rita; And Others – Clearing House, 1979
The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) measures an individual student's learning style and preference for physical learning environment. LSI scores for 321 students in grades 3, 6, and 7 were correlated to their self-concept scores. Eight LSI variables discriminated significantly between subjects with high and low self-concepts. (SJL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Correlation, Elementary Education
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Clearing House, 1998
Discusses: research showing the effectiveness of teaching to students' learning styles in raising student achievement; the "Learning Style Inventory," a test for identifying learning styles; what the LSI reveals and how it affects learning; how learning-style teachers and schools differ from conventional teachers and schools; and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Studd, Michael – Clearing House, 1995
Relates the story of a ninth-grade student who worked to convince the school board to allow changes in policy to adapt to his best friend's strong reaction to bright lights which handicapped his friend's efforts to learn. Urges teachers to experiment with learning styles and add to the existing body of research. (SR)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Learning Disabilities
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Marcus, Lee – Clearing House, 1979
The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) was administered to students assigned to "Above-Average,""Average," and "Below-Average" social studies classes. Results on the self-rating LSI indicated differences do exist among the three ability groups in each of the four stimuli that comprise learning style. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Grade 7, High Achievement, Junior High Schools
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Price, Gary E.; And Others – Clearing House, 1981
Thirteen New York City third graders and 72 sixth graders completed a state reading test and the Learning Style Inventory (LSI) by Dunn, Dunn, and Price. Eleven LSI variables accounted for significant differences between high and low achievers in reading. Variables include preferred learning environment, learning modalities, and personality…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, High Achievement
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Neely, Robert O.; Alm, Duane – Clearing House, 1992
Describes the Dunn and Dunn learning styles model. Discusses implementation of the model at an elementary school in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and how it has contributed to students' success. (SR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Individual Needs, Instructional Effectiveness