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Brickle, Woodrow, II – 1990
The negative impact of low attendance and the lack of effective, alternative classroom learning strategies are factors that mitigate against student interest and success in mathematics, particularly with respect to inner-city at-risk students. The goal of this practicum was to improve the problem-solving skills of a group of 50 alternative high…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning
Hawver, Deborah A. – 1990
This practicum addresses the need to organize a structured problem solving program for fifth and seventh grade students. The improvement of the students' problem solving skills and the enhancement of students' attitudes toward problem solving in mathematics were the main goals. The program implemented consisted of a structured problem solving…
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Mathematics
Hughes, Donna J. – 1986
This document reports on a doctoral-level practicum designed to train volunteers as docents to assist in the programs of the NOVA Children's Museum located on the Cedargrove School campus (Covina, California). Docents were found to be essential for more in-depth science learning to take place during hands-on museum experiences which promote the…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
Garrett, Shirley A. – 1992
This paper describes a strategy that was developed to help elementary school students to become more interested, involved, and accepted in school. The strategy involved a pen pal project in which students wrote to other students at an elementary school who were in other classes and at different grade levels. The idea was presented as a fun…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
Ronca, Courtney C. – 1985
The two goals of this program were to increase the number of classroom teachers using the lab and to increase the amount of time that the science lab was used. The solution strategy chosen was a combination of peer tutoring, orientation presentations, small group discovery experiments and activities, and individual science experiment stations. The…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Demonstrations (Educational), Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science
Hawkins, Jan; And Others – 1984
The general nature of collaborative work among peers in classrooms is discussed. This framework is applied to the interpretation of a 2-year study which examined how pairs of children in two classrooms (8- and 9-year-olds; 11- and 12-year-olds) worked together to solve computer programming problems in the LOGO language. It was found that students…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Environment, Cooperation, Elementary Education
Selvadurai, Ranjani H. – 1985
The purpose of this study was to determine transfer of learning from an introductory to an advanced course in biology. All lecture sections in the advanced course at New York City Technical College were used for random sampling in the study. These lecture sections consisted of a mixture of students who were exposed to techniques of transfer of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, College Science, Higher Education
Richardson, Donald M. – 1986
This practicum report analyzes a driver and student training program developed at an elementary school to improve students' bus conduct. Seventy percent of students require transportation by school bus. Except for chronic bus misconduct, discipline has not been a school concern. It was hypothesized that the lack of a comprehensive program…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Discipline, Driver Education
Salabarria, Elina – 1982
A practicum program using art activities to help eight Hispanic immigrant kindergarten children learn English was developed and implemented over a period of 10 weeks. Rather than relying on one learning mode, program designers used activities to stimulate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses in order to teach color, relative length,…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Classroom Research, Concept Formation, Hispanic Americans
Carole, Peter J. – 1995
This project was developed and implemented to help increase knowledge of singing performance by targeted fourth grade students as well as to increase their self assessment abilities. The project also was designed to improve parent/guardian understanding of singing performance. The study was conducted in a southwestern classroom of 26 students. The…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Music Education
Kirleis, Kathryn – 1995
This practicum was designed to explore the impact that exposure to conflict management had on emotionally and behaviorally disordered high school students. High school students who participated in this study were from the west coast of central Florida. The practicum objectives were for students to show a 25% increase in the use of conflict…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Educational Research, Emotional Disturbances
Kole, James P. – 1987
An investigation was conducted for the purpose of creating a valid and reliable instrument that could serve the Nova University ( Florida) Programs for Higher Education (PHE) central administrative and field staff in counseling new field-based doctoral students who have exhibited less positive or negative attitudes toward independent learning.…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Distance Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education
Tew, E. James, Jr. – 1984
Adult students taking a dimensional metrology course usually do so to fulfill a need for their present employment, advancement, or expected employment. In order to assure that the quality of training is maintained it has become necessary to investigate alternatives to existing instructional approaches whereby the contents of the course can be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Instrumentation
Lee, Ronald R. – 1990
The insufficient educational backgrounds of secondary level science teachers and lack of student involvement in science were addressed by the implementation of a comprehensive science research program. A pretest was employed to measure the weaknesses of the science teachers at the target school. Learning strategies based upon pretest results were…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Pretests Posttests
Jones, Preston K. – 1987
This practicum report documents the development of a four-lesson multimedia program for robotics instruction for fourth and seventh grade students. The commercial film "Robot Revolution" and the videocassette tape "Robotics" were used, along with two author-developed slide/audiotape presentations and 14 overhead transparency foils. Two robots,…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Computer Science Education, Instructional Design
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