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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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Bell, Bradford S.; Federman, Jessica E. – Future of Children, 2013
Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the classroom to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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Saville, Bryan K.; Lambert, Tonya; Robertson, Stephen – Psychological Record, 2011
In recent years, educators have lamented the current state of the American education system, citing a number of possible reasons for its purported downfall. One potential contributor to this negative state of affairs is the continued use of ineffective teaching methods. Interteaching, a new teaching method that has its roots in behavior analysis,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Behavior Modification, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ducoffe, Sandra J. Smith; Tromley, Cheryl L.; Tucker, Michael – Journal of Management Education, 2006
Given the widespread use and success of cross-functional teams in industry and the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business's focus on the importance of interdisciplinary education, many business schools have incorporated interdisciplinary elements into their curricula. This study examined current student and alumni perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
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Hill, Heather C. – Future of Children, 2007
The U.S. educational system invests heavily, in both time and money, in continuing education for teachers. In this article Heather Hill examines the effectiveness of two forms of teacher learning--graduate coursework and professional development. She focuses first on graduate education. Almost half of all teachers have a master's degree. Many…
Descriptors: Salaries, Graduate Study, Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness
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Paloyo, Alfredo R. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
Selection bias pervades the evaluation of supplemental instruction (SI) in non-experimental settings. This brief note provides a formal framework to understand this issue. The objective is to contribute to the accumulation of credible evidence on the impact of SI.
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Evaluation Problems, Program Evaluation, Selection Criteria
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Chivers, Geoff – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine an effective approach to developing university vocational lifelong learning (VLL) professionals as researchers. Design/methodology/approach: Two quite different approaches to developing VLL professionals as researchers were piloted, one involving face-to-face training and the other distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Training Methods, Professional Continuing Education
Hofmeister, Alan M.; And Others – 1986
A series of videodisc-based mathematics products have been developed by the cooperative effort of the University of Oregon, Utah State University, and various school districts. The products were designed to: (1) achieve educationally significant changes in student achievement and attitudes; (2) be consistent with group and individual classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Formative Evaluation
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Harbor, Jon – Environmental Education Research, 2004
The ENVISION professional development model uses active teacher involvement in inquiry and inquiry-based teaching to enhance teachers' understandings about inquiry-based study of local environmental problems and teaching science using inquiry. Teachers also design and implement professional development for their school-based colleagues about…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Models, Science Instruction, Environmental Education
Peterson, Susan K.; And Others – 1989
This study evaluated the generally recommended concrete-to-abstract hierarchy for presenting a new skill, with three students with learning disabilities in grades 1, 2, and 4. The three subjects enrolled in the Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program's classroom housed on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Following…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Crawford, James – Equity and Choice, 1990
Research in bilingual education remains underdeveloped, and despite 20 years of classroom experience, curricular and methodological refinements, and gains in student achievement, there is continued skepticism about its effectiveness. Contends there has been overreliance on simplistic and ill-designed evaluation research and urges instead basic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Research
Achtenhagen, Frank – 1987
Studies in the field of economics education indicate that teachers prefer content and a subject-oriented curriculum, while students favor a more personal relationship with the teacher and recognition as unique individuals. Mastery of subject matter is not as important to economics students. As a result, the following problems may occur in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Dissonance, Cognitive Processes
Kitabchi, Gloria – 1987
The Memphis Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT), one of seven ACOT locations, was a joint project of the city schools and Apple Computer. The ACOT consisted of a class of 30 fifth grade students in an inner city school, who were selected on the basis of the willingness of the students and their parents to participate and to use computers in the…
Descriptors: Attendance, Black Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 5
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Gresham, Frank M.; MacMillan, Donald L.; Beebe-Frankenberger, Margaret E.; Bocian, Kathleen M. – Learning Disabilities: Research & Practice, 2000
A survey of intervention articles published in major learning disabilities journals over the past 5 years found only 18.5 percent of these studies measured the integrity with which treatments were implemented, thus casting doubt on treatment effectiveness. This article discusses treatment integrity logic, threats to experimental validity without…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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