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Kulleseid, Eleanor R. – School Library Media Quarterly, 1986
Summarizes recent research in reading and developmental psychology. Studies on schema theory and metacognition, and cognitive styles are described, and their implications for school library media programs and teaching critical thinking are discussed. (EM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
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Duker, Pieter C.; And Others – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1993
A correction procedure, including interruption, physical guidance, verbal instruction, and repetition, was used to train five students with severe/profound mental retardation to reject unmatching referents to their gesture mands. Trainers are urged to assess student response when items not matching the referent of a prior request are offered.…
Descriptors: Body Language, Communication Skills, Discrimination Learning, Error Correction
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Hootstein, Edward W. – Social Education, 1995
Contends that student motivation is a major issue for all teachers but is of particular concern for middle school social studies teachers. Reports on an interview with 18 middle school teachers and 60 middle school students on the effectiveness of strategies designed to increase motivation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Baroody, Arthur J. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1985
Mastering the basic number combinations involves discovering, labeling, and internalizing relationships, not merely drill-based memorization. Counting procedures and thinking strategies are components, and it may be that using stored procedures, rules, or principles to quickly construct combinations is cognitively more economical than relying…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computation, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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McAndrew, Donald A. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 1986
Examines research on the causes of writing apprehension. Profiles high-apprehensive writers, characterizes their written products, and describes their writing processes. Suggests four procedures for dealing with writing apprehension: peer group workshops; positive reinforcement; teaching about writing process, and gradually increasing students'…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Learning Theories, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods
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Jorgensen, Estelle R. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1993
Contends that, as a social enterprise, music education constitutes a dyadic relationship between student and teacher. Concludes that, although a satisfactory conceptual framework for empirical research does not exist yet, there is a basis for dialogue about the nature of musical participation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Music Education
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Riley, Joseph P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1986
Investigated effects of varied wait-time durations and cognitive questioning levels on student achievement. Analyses of achievement results (using 30 preservice elementary teachers and 129 students) indicated significant differences attributable to teacher wait-time and cognitive questioning level. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Questioning Techniques
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Peck, Shirley S. – Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, 1991
Presents a rationale for incorporating international content in both general education and career/technical fields, providing a status report on progress to date. Describes four modules prepared by Catonsville Community College (Maryland) instructors for inclusion in criminal justice, air transportation, automotive service, and electronics…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Auto Mechanics, College Curriculum, Community Colleges
Dai, Shujun – Chinese Education: A Journal of Translations, 1991
Describes three women's vocational schools in China. Discusses campuses, specialities, curriculum, and facilities available to students at Fujian Hua'nan Women's Vocational College, Xi'an Peihua Women's University, and Hunan Women's Vocational University. Notes an emphasis on practical experience at the three schools. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Experiential Learning, Females
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Fujiki, Martin; Brinton, Bonnie – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1987
Thirteen subjects (aged 5:6 to 6:6) with language disorders were given elicited imitation and spontaneous language tasks, and their performance was compared among and within subjects. The two procedures produced significantly correlated results for some children but not for others. Analysis of specific syntactic forms also produced variable…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Expressive Language, Imitation, Language Acquisition
Chandler, Wanda; And Others – Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 1993
A five-second constant time delay procedure was used to teach three chained vocational tasks (filling a soda machine, using a duplicating machine, and using a photocopier) to four high school students with mild or moderate disabilities. All students acquired the skills with a low percentage of errors. Maintenance and generalization data were…
Descriptors: Generalization, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Job Skills
Couch, Richard W. – 1983
Four methods of individualized instruction are described and introduced, and their similarities and differences are reviewed in terms of effectiveness, grading, lectures, mastery, pacing, theoretical base, and unit size. The methods described are (1) audio-tutorial, developed by S. N. Postlethwait, an instructional system that allows students to…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Comparative Analysis, Grading, Higher Education
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Kneale, Pauline E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Provides advice, models, and information concerning time management for higher education geography students. Reiterates the need for personal planning and scheduling. Addresses such issues as deadlines, reading time, field classes, work space, leisure time, and dissertations. Includes eight sample charts and schedules. (MJP)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Performance
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