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Cho, Jung-il – 1988
Many researchers believe that prior knowledge is the single most important variable influencing learning. Learning in the classroom is determined or affected positively or negatively, to some degree, by the knowledge people bring to the classroom. This study was designed to: (1) assess fifth- and eighth-grade Korean students' misconceptions of…
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, Comprehension, Concept Formation
Cantrell, Diane C. – 1987
Designed for elementary and secondary teachers, Project WILD is an interdisciplinary, supplementary environmental education program which emphasizes wildlife. This study examines the process of curriculum implementation as exemplified by Project WILD in Ohio by tracing its implementation from the national level to the use of instructional…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blubaugh, William L., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed are 11 studies reported in Dissertation Abstracts International for Social Sciences in 1989. Topics include problem solving, mathematics education, LOGO computer language, implementation of instructional computing, algebra, effects of differential grouping on learning science skills, simulations, and graphing as they relate to the use of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
Chandra, Peter – 1984
This technical report describes an in-depth study of the implementation of computers in a comprehensive school which had recently purchased 17 microcomputers. The study investigated the different factors that influenced the introduction of computers into the school at the teacher's level, the departmental level, and the school level. Analyses of…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Case Studies, Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education
Scott, David Laurel – 1994
The purpose of this paper is to consider what relevant clinical applications can be generated from a thorough review and critique of the theoretical and empirical literature pertaining to cross-cultural value orientations. The Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck (1961) theory of value orientations and their Value Schedule was presented. The 3 elements of…
Descriptors: Clinical Psychology, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Culture
Nicastro, Mary L. – 1991
This study sought to develop theoretical propositions for the institutional, course, instructor, and student characteristics of the learning environment where interactive learning techniques are used in college-level business courses. Using an interpretive case study method with examination of documents, observations of instructors and students,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment
Kassebaum, Peter Arthur – 1983
A mediated-learning package, geared toward non-traditional students, was developed for use in the College of Marin's cultural anthropology courses. An analytical model for learning was used in the development of the package, utilizing concepts related to learning objectives, programmed instruction, Gestalt psychology, cognitive psychology, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anthropology, Community Colleges, Cross Cultural Studies
Fuys, David, Ed.; And Others – 1984
After observing secondary school students having great difficulty learning geometry in their classes, Dutch educators Pierre van Hiele and Dina van Hiele-Geldof developed a theoretical model involving five levels of thought development in geometry. It is the purpose of this monograph to present English translations of some significant works of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Geometric Constructions
Hsu, Shun-Yi – 1989
An instructional model based on a learning cycle including correlation, analysis, and generalization (CAG) was developed and applied to design an instructional module for grade 8 students in Taiwan, Republic of China. The CAG model was based on Piagetian theory and a concept model (Pella, 1975). The module developed for heat and temperature was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Improvement
Lasky, Beth Anne – 1986
This study investigated the effects of advance organizers on the English reading comprehension of six bilingual fifth and sixth grade learning disabled students whose primary language was Spanish. An alternating treatment design was implemented. Following each treatment, the students read an expository text written in English and answered eight…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Bilingual Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
Larsen, Terry J. – 1987
Results of a questionnaire on instructional leadership administered to elementary school principals and teachers in California confirmed literature findings that instructional leadership behavior significantly influences student achievement. The study sought to determine (1) the 29 most important instructional leadership behaviors through…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Administrator Role, Elementary Education
Stewart, Sharon Rowe – 1986
The study examined the use of expository text structure as a reading and writing strategy with 15 learning-disabled adolescents, 15 normally achieving adolescents, and 15 normally achieving fourth graders. Two reading tasks required students to recognize sequence or comparison-contrast text structure. The third task required students to write…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cohesion (Written Composition), Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
Forsyth, Alfred S., Jr. – 1986
This study investigated place location learning from a simulated environmental exploration experience in terms of two variables: gender (both cognitive and affective effects) and presence and/or type of accompanying map. Subjects were 120 fourth and fifth grade students, who were randomly selected and assigned after stratification on gender. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Grade 4
Placek, Walter A., Jr. – 1985
Many current studies have discovered that students tend to use either an Aristotelian or the Medieval impetus model rather than the Newtonian view in order to explain their experience. This preconceived knowledge may be important for students in learning mechanics. The purpose of this study was to identify and confirm the existence of a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Structures, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science
Burton, Linda – 1985
The effects of musical accompaniment on two different visual information processing activities were examined in individuals of differing selected personality types. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator Form G was administered to classes of University students. From the results, four subgroups, the sensing-thinking, sensing-feeling, intuitive-feeling,…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Individual Differences
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