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Gibboney, Richard A.; Gould, John M. – 1987
This document describes and assesses an ongoing systematic approach to educational renewal through staff development that has been in progress for the past four years in two school systems--Eastern Lancaster County School District and William Tennent High School, both in Pennsylvania. The essential characteristic of the staff development learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dialogs (Language), Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Pray, Bruce S., Jr.; And Others – Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1992
This study evaluated the type and frequency of social skills listed as objectives in 469 students' Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in a rural special education cooperative. Results indicated that academically related social skills were much more likely to be included in IEPs than interpersonal skills. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interpersonal Competence
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Tasker, Ross; Osborne, Roger – 1980
The Learning in Science Project identified the learner as the key perspective for in-depth study into problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science at the 10- to 14-year-old level. Two complementary research foci were established to explore this viewpoint: (1) interviewing children using strategies designed to establish various…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension
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Hill, Robert – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
The purpose of this qualitative research was to determine the ways that knowledge is constructed and used by emergent citizen's groups (ECGs are grassroots, action-oriented, problem-solving groups) engaged in environmental conflicts, and by a state government environmental regulatory agency that interfaced with them. Four…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Socialization, Indigenous Knowledge, Case Studies
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1980
The first working paper of the Learning in Science Project, "An Initial Framework," outlined what was then seen as the major aims of the project and suggested how these aims might be achieved by three phases of research: exploratory (to observe teaching/learning in Form 1 to 4 science classrooms and to identify difficulties perceived by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary School Science
Tasker, Ross – 1982
This workshop is based upon work and findings of the Learning in Science Project, a research project which investigated problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science. The workshop program, including activities which have been shown to impact on teacher thinking, is designed to focus attention on learning problems in classrooms,…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1981
In the action-research phase of the Learning in Science Project, four groups of people worked on problems identified in the project's second (in-depth) phase. The Chemistry Action-Research Group considered problems related to the teaching and learning of ideas associated with particles and physical/chemical changes. Based on findings during the…
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Comprehension, Concept Formation
Osborne, Roger; Schollum, Brendan – 1981
In the action-research phase of the Learning in Science Project, four groups of people worked on problems identified in the project's second (in-depth) phase. The Physics action-research group considered problems related to the teaching and learning of ideas associated with force and motion, suggesting that children's ideas of these concepts might…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Science, Comprehension, Concept Formation
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Tasker, Ross, Ed.; Lambert, John, Ed. – 1981
The Learning in Science Project established that children from a young age construct out of their everyday experiences views which they use to establish their world and that these views are remarkably resistant to replacement by scientifically more useful views. Although science lessons tend to be based upon activities which are designed by…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – 1982
As part of a larger evaluation of the Individually Guided Education (IGE) system in Wisconsin elementary schools, a comparative study was conducted of the effectiveness of reading instruction and the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development (WDRSD) program in IGE and non-IGE settings. Data on students in grades five and two in 11 different…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 2
Tasker, Ross – 1980
Observational techniques were employed to gain insights into students' experiences from three perspectives (learner, teacher, and observer) as related to four aspects of a set task (nature of the task, including its purpose; how the task was carried out; perceived significance of outcomes achieved; and significance of outcomes in terms of science…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Drege, Patricia; Beare, Paul L. – B. C. Journal of Special Education, 1991
Implementation of a token economy system with a time-out backup consequence in a highly structured self-contained elementary classroom for children with emotional and behavior disorders demonstrated a strong functional relationship between the intervention system and improvement in the students' behavior. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances
Ben-Chaim, David; And Others – 1987
The Aronberg Project is an attempt to improve the mathematical competence of socially deprived students of small development towns. The main focus of the project is the enhancement of mathematics teacher competency and didactic skills. The purposes of this report are to: (1) describe the various activities of the Aronberg Project; (2) document the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education
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