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American Educator, 2011
In the last issue of "American Educator," several scholars argued in favor of a common core curriculum. By common core, they meant that the curriculum should be broadly adopted (enabling improvements in instructional materials, student tests, and teacher training), but also limited (preserving instructional time for districts, schools,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Core Curriculum, Equal Education, Instructional Materials
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Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
States that the combination of group rewards (based on group members' individual learning) and peer interaction on learning tasks is necessary to produce learning gains characteristic of effective cooperative learning methods. Discusses research on group contingencies and cooperative learning in the elementary school classroom.(NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Evans, Linda – Professional Development in Education, 2009
This paper focuses on the research-related, in-service professional development of social science academic researchers. It identifies as a gap in provision the paucity of provision of career-long training in the "creative" elements of research practice--specifically the methodological skills that have the potential to enhance individuals' research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Professional Recognition, Professional Development, Social Sciences
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Meacham, J. A. – Human Development, 1984
Emphasizes the social and interpersonal aspects of actions, especially as described in Soviet psychology. Argues that remembering is essential for intentional action. Intentional action is derived from the communication and cooperative relations between two people. (RH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Psychology, Memory, Social Influences
Smith, David C., Ed. – 1983
Professional teacher educators recognize that the body of knowledge about teaching and learning is today more substantive, consistent, and authoritative than ever before. It should also be acknowledged, however, that too little of that knowledge is incorporated into the preservice education of teachers. This volume, containing 12 papers presented…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement
Durbridge, Nicola – 1985
The teaching strategy for one unit of a British Open University educational television series, "Personality Development and Learning," used audiocassettes and printed text as a means of examining broadcast television content. The teaching package contained the audiocassette, which combined academic comment with excerpts from the program…
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Television
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Commander, Nannette Evans; Ward, Teresa – About Campus, 2009
Many campuses are adopting freshman learning communities (FLCs) in order to boost retention. FLCs take many forms, but they typically involve enrolling small groups of students in two or more classes together during their first semester in order to create community and promote academic and social involvement. At Georgia State University, a large…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Methods Research, Research Universities, Research Methodology
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Kim, Jungkang – Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, 2005
This article presents my views and reflections on working with adult ESL learners at a community-based adult literacy program in the Southwest. In this article, I share my experience working with adult learners learning English as a second language and critically address and discuss issues significant to the learners in their language and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Journal Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Bufkin, Melissa A. – Online Submission, 2006
Qualitative research is a type of research process that is widely used to give people a voice while researching a particular subject matter. In using this research process, one must understand how important it is to develop research questions within the qualitative research process. The purpose of this article is to aid researchers in the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Questioning Techniques, Literature Reviews
Sheingold, Karen; And Others – 1984
The kinds of questions asked about the incorporation of computers into the classroom's social environment will largely dictate the methods of answering them. Asking about the effects of technology and the social life of classrooms is problematic, however. For example, traditional two-group, experimental studies are flawed because computers per se…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction
Boylan, Hunter R., Ed.; Kerstiens, Gene, Ed. – Research in Developmental Education, 1988
These five issues of "Research in Developmental Education," examine the theoretical models and foundations of developmental education. Included are the following: (1) "Theoretical Foundations of Developmental Education," by Hunter R. Boylan, which examines the behaviorist, humanist, and developmental theories underpinning developmental education;…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Cooperative Learning, Developmental Stages, Developmental Studies Programs
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Morse, M. T. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1994
This article explores two issues in conducting qualitative research: (1) the essentials of data collection, and (2) the unique role of the researcher in the data collection process. The author's own research study on use of health and medical information by various members of a classroom team for special education students is used to illustrate…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Data Collection, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Slavin, Robert E. – Child Development, 1987
Reviews research on developmental and motivational perspectives on cooperative learning. Presents a theory which reconciles these perspectives and emphasizes the role of group rewards for individual learning in motivating students to provide high-quality assistance to their group-mates. (PCB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Motivation Techniques
Elliot, Scott M.; Scott, Michael D. – 1983
A comprehensive theory of instruction is needed that (1) acknowledges the centrality of communication to instruction; (2) recognizes that instruction involves changes in student knowledge, affect, and behavior; and (3) reflects a systematic orientation to instruction. The literature in diffusion, particularly in the area of the communication of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Communication Research, Curriculum Design
Fetterman, David M. – 1984
Moral decision-making is an essential element in educational research. The dilemmas examined and explored in this review were drawn from the author's experience as an ethnographic evaluator and consultant in a bay area educational research corporation for the last five years. The major concerns addressed include: conflicting expectations between…
Descriptors: Burnout, Decision Making, Educational Researchers, Ethics
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