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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper provides a critical review essay of Ajay Sharma's "Portrait of a science teacher as a bricoleur: A case study from India." The main focus is two fold. First, arguments are presented to draw attention to how little advances in science teaching and science learning research have impacted teachers' practice and student…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Researchers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hodkinson, Phil – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2005
The purpose of this article for this special issue is to explore the relevance of this collection to educators and researchers who do not identify with mathematics. A secondary focus is to see whether anything in the author's very different knowledge of learning could usefully feedback into the mathematics education field. Behind these tasks lie…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Philosophy, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Smith, Daryl G.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Five issues that emerge in institutional research when studying diversity on campus are identified: (1) the researcher is part of the change process; (2) in framing research questions, focus on the institution; (3) combining qualitative and quantitative methods can provide greater insight; (4) diversity touches all institutional elements and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
Marsh, Margaret – 1992
The objectives of this paper are: to describe art education in New South Wales, Australia; to explain the Student Centered Art Appreciation (SCAA) Model; and to examine how and why the model works in the classroom. Art education is explored from four perspectives or theoretical frameworks: (1) the New South Wales Visual Arts Syllabus; (2) the SCAA…
Descriptors: Art Education, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Allen, Louisa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The notion of "the school" as a set of institutional processes and practices that shape the possibilities of educational research forms the focus of this article. It is argued that the discursive and material practices that render schools agencies of cultural reproduction also have effects for what research can be undertaken in them and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Educational Research, Sexual Orientation
Dilger, Sandra C.; Roland, D. Craig – 1993
The paper affirms the necessity to incorporate new technology and new assessment techniques into any restructuring of the way the Florida state system of public schools now functions at the local school level. If the intent of public education is to prepare students to become thinking, contributing members of the 21st century, teachers not only…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers
Duignan, P. A.; Macpherson, R. J. S. – 1986
This paper reports on the objectives and specifications of an "educative leadership" project that aims to synthesize experience, research, and theory and to develop complementary inservice and postgraduate learning materials. Researchers and theorists are now addressing the lack of philosophical machinery in educational administration.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries
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Ogborn, Jon; Bliss, Joan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1990
Offers a theory of how commonsense reasoning about motion may develop. Takes as fundamental the basic categories: action, object, space, cause, time, and movement. Suggests that very primitive elements could combine to provide schemes of motion recognizable in psychological accounts of infancy and generate prototypes of and rules for motion. (DK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Epistemology
Winkler, John D.; And Others – 1983
Along with cost, and hence availability of hardware and quality educational courseware, the major barrier to full implementation of microcomputers is the lack of knowledge possessed by researchers and educational practitioners alike regarding the nature of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a teacher must have to successfully use microcomputers…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making, Learning Activities, Microcomputers
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Moore, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Ensuring the integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program is a fundamental responsibility of the college president. The institutional research professional should lead in designing, coordinating, and maintaining an athletics information support system, and support staff should conduct analyses and prepare special reports as needed to shape…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, College Athletics, College Presidents
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Artigue, Michele; Perrin-Glorian, Marie-Jeanne – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1991
Discussed is the research method of "didactic engineering" and the potential theoretical problems of putting research findings into practical use as teaching methods in mathematics classrooms. Cited is the possible incompatibility between the theoretical principles of experimental methods and teachers' conceptions. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Mathematics Education
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Stein, Joanne Striley – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1987
Designed to evaluate the use of microcomputer-based labware (MBL) in junior high school science, the Computer as Lab Partner Project examined classroom experience of using MBL; system features used and curriculum designed; classroom procedures, processes, and interactions; gains and benefits of MBL use; and potential difficulties in MBL…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Formative Evaluation
Christensen, James E. – 1983
Among the conditions necessary for learning to occur within the educational process are those of intentionality and guidance. A learner must necessarily be allowed choice in entering into educational transactions. Autonomy on the part of the learner in the educational process is not an option, but a necessary condition for the proper functioning…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Environment
Draper, Stephen W.; Norman, Donald A. – 1984
The discipline of software engineering can be extended in a natural way to deal with the issues raised by a systematic approach to the design of human-machine interfaces. The user should be treated as part of the system being designed and projects should be organized to take into account the current lack of a priori knowledge of user interface…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Design Requirements, Guidelines
Wirt, Frederick; And Others – 1986
In a comparative analysis of values in state education policy, this paper demonstrates the need for a multifaceted methodology to understand the complexity that characterizes state sociopolitical systems. The paper refers to a study of education policy values among six states in its analysis. Identifying values and their influence form the central…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Cultural Context, Decision Making
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