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Workman, Mary Burke – 1990
This study investigated the effects of grouping patterns in a cooperative learning environment on the mathematics achievement of two high school geometry classes. Heterogeneous, homogenous, random, mixed gender and single gender grouping patterns were coordinated with six similar geometry topics and students were grouped accordingly for a period…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment
Marshall, Karan; Gershner, Vera T. – 1983
Social participation behavior of 33 2- and 3-year-old children was observed during free-play in order to identify differences between age groups as well as differences between contemporary outcomes and Parten's 1932 findings. Trained observers recorded the frequencies of play behaviors, utilizing a time sampling procedure and Parten's categories…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Classroom Observation Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Infants
Bodenlos, Kathleen Ann; Mack, Gail Ann – 1997
This report describes a program for integrating the musical intelligence in a first-grade classroom curriculum in a primary K-2 school in a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The utilization of the musical intelligence in the classroom is documented with attitudinal surveys, checklists, music journals and teacher observations. Music…
Descriptors: Action Research, Grade 1, Music, Music Appreciation
Schwartz, Denece Gleed – 1987
Environmental education provides an interdisciplinary approach to connect various curriculum areas, such as science, mathematics, social studies, and reading. This study sought to discover if intermediate grade students who had instruction in environmental education were more positive toward the school curriculum than those who have not. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
Godfreyson, John Ernst – 1984
This report summarizes an investigation of the attitudes of elementary students, teachers, and parents toward the use of educational computer games and simulations in a teaching/learning situation. Following a statement of the project purpose and a literature review, the courseware selection process is described. (This process resulted in use of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Courseware, Educational Games, Elementary Education
Apt, Patricia – 1982
A questionnaire to find out to what degree graduate schools of social work and their designated leaders support the legal regulation of social work practice was mailed to all directors/deans of accredited schools of social work offering a master's degree program in the United States. The return rate was 81%. Findings show that relatively few…
Descriptors: Certification, Continuing Education, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study
MacDonald, Dougal – 1989
This study explored the usefulness of an approach to science instruction which specifically considered children's spontaneous conceptions about natural phenomena. The aim of the instruction was the development of conceptual understanding. The instructional approach involved diagnosing children's spontaneous conceptions, making them aware of their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
Slekar, Timothy D. – 1995
This study assesses the attitudes of preservice teachers toward the teaching of social studies/history in the elementary school. The study was conducted at a state university in southeastern Pennsylvania. Eighty-two participants in the study were enrolled in three sections of a junior block social studies methods course in the spring of 1995. All…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Education Courses, Elementary Education
Worthley, Karin Marie Evenson – 1987
This research examined the learning style factor of field dependence/independence and the problem solving strategies of Hmong male refugee students 17 years old and older who were attending or planning to attend post secondary education institutions in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The research was conducted from July 1986 to July 1987 to test two…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence
Rosenblum, Eileen – 1983
Because of the growing frequency of educational malpractice lawsuits, this study reviewed the current status of case law regarding educational malpractice, and then compared these findings to the perceptions of Chicago area principals regarding educational malpractice liability due to misfeasance (mistaken actions) or nonfeasance (acts omitted).…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice
Sudsataya, Nuntawun – 1988
This thesis describes the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a training module to instruct graduate foreign students to learn the representation of the binary system and the method of decimal-binary conversion. The designer selected programmed instruction as the method of instruction and used the "lean" approach to…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Literacy, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
Connor, Timothy J. – 1990
Many organizations and experts in the field of mathematics education have recommended the inclusion of technology and, more specifically, computer programing within the course of study for the teaching of school mathematics. The incorporation of these recommendations with respect to the teaching of remedial mathematics poses a problem, since…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, High Risk Students, High Schools
Shaw, Karen – 1983
In his ethnographic study of junior high school literacy activities, David Bloome found support for four theoretical constructs of the student-text interaction: (1) education is a process of cultural transmission; (2) reading is defined in terms of the sociocultural context in which it occurs; (3) the interpretation of behavior and of signs occurs…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cultural Influences, High Schools, Human Posture
Ndunda, Mutindi Mumbua Kiluva – 1990
Using the perspective of gender, this study examines the views of science and science-related careers held by students in Kenya. The study is directed at exposing the experiences that girls have of school science education within the historical and cultural context of Kenyan society. The rationale for the study draws on findings showing that…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Females, Foreign Countries, High Schools
Donelson, Frederick Loye – 1990
This study investigated the speed of encoding and rotation of images during simple spatial rotational operations to discover any similarities or differences in groups of differing spatial ability. This project was subdivided into five basic subproblems. First, research was done to arrive at a simple, easily testable information processing model…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
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