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McAllister, Wendy – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Reports on an action research study by a classroom teacher with 24 12-year-old students to determine whether they can work effectively in cooperative groups without training. Recommends that teachers take time to discover interpersonal relationships and factors in the students' social framework. (CFR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Group Activities
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Okebukola, Peter A. – Journal of Biological Education, 1984
Examined the effectiveness of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic interaction patterns in promoting acquisition of science process skills during biology laboratory activities. Results (from 720 secondary students--352 girls and 368 boys) show that competitive interaction was superior to cooperative and individualistic interaction…
Descriptors: Biology, Competition, Cooperation, Independent Study
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Stray, Chris – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Maintains that educational history and the history of textbooks have merged recently within the history and sociology of culture. Examines school textbooks as a focal element in the processes of cultural transmission. Focuses specifically on Benjamin Kennedy's Latin grammars that are still in use in Great Britain today. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational History
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Kutnick, Peter; Marshall, David – British Educational Research Journal, 1993
Maintains that teachers often ask groups of pupils to undertake computer tasks with the understanding that positive benefits will result within the social context of learning. Reports on a study of the impact of social skills training on two fifth-grade British classes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Simco, N. P. – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Proposes a methodology for the naturalistic investigation of classroom environments in primary schools. Maintains that this approach is derived from a critique of the work of classroom ecologist Walter Doyle. Proposes suggestions for empirical research methods for naturalistic investigation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Cooper, Paul W. – British Educational Research Journal, 1993
Asserts that the need for precise and detailed procedures in the collection of qualitative data is of paramount importance. Describes qualitative procedures that were used in a research study of teachers' and students' perceptions of effective teaching and learning. (CFR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Studies
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Bennett, Neville; Desforges, Charles – Elementary School Journal, 1988
Discusses theoretical perspectives for improving teachers' understandings of task assignment in classrooms, and presents evidence from two British studies that highlight both the extent of the task assignment problem and possible causes. (SKC)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques
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Griffiths, Morwenna; Davies, Carol – British Educational Research Journal, 1993
Reports on an action research study on improving equality of opportunity for students in a socially and racially mixed classroom. Finds that students were empowered by their involvement setting up and drawing conclusions from the study. Questions the extent to which research should focus on race, social class, or gender. (CFR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Differences
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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
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Abbott, Dorothy; And Others – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Examines the British government's goal of introducing criterion-referenced, formative student evaluation in primary schools. Reports on a case study in which the reliability of a Standard Assessment Task was examined in three second-grade classrooms. Questions whether or not the decision to drop the task from the test was correct. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Lewis, Ann – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993
Reports on 2 studies of the perceptions of 51 nonhandicapped children about severe learning difficulties. Finds that the understanding of severe learning difficulties can be interpreted in terms of three conceptual changes. Discusses these changes in the broader context of the development of social cognition. (CFR)
Descriptors: Disability Discrimination, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Humberstone, Barbara – Gender and Education, 1990
A study of a coeducational outdoor/adventure program for 13- to 15-year olds at Shotmoor, England, where all participated in the same activities. The boys' beliefs about the abilities of girls were altered in a way that would not have occurred in a classroom. (DM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Whiting, John – Computers and Education, 1985
Reports on use of a tutorial program written in STAF2 authoring language to replace human teaching in an undergraduate biology mastery learning program. Learning was assessed cognitively in terms of Bloom's Taxonomy. Students taught by the STAF2 computer program attained significantly higher scores for retention, application, and evaluation of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Authoring Aids (Programing), Biology
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Mason, Robin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1988
This description of computer conferencing in its educational context as a tool for encouraging greater autonomy in the learner highlights programs in Britain's Open University and at Bath University. Topics discussed include teaching and learning trends in higher education and the role of conferencing in education in the future. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developed Nations, Distance Education, Educational Trends
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Mercer, David; Abbott, Ian – European Education, 1993
Discusses the democratic learning approach to preservice teacher education in a limited number of British higher education institutions. Compares this approach in two teacher education programs. Concludes that democratic learning can be incorporated successful into a variety of subject specialties. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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