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Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Cahill, Spencer E., Ed.; Cotner, Bridget A., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
The Praeger Handbook of American High Schools contains entries that explore the topic of secondary schools in the United States. Entries are arranged alphabetically and cover topics as varied as assessment to the history of the American high school, from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to gay and straight student alliances, from the No…
Descriptors: High Schools, Court Litigation, School Segregation, Compulsory Education
Cassano, Stephen J. – Community College Social Science Quarterly, 1975
The "experimental learning program" at Manchester Community College encourages students to go out into the community to experience concepts that are discussed in abstract terms in the classroom. Students of political science, geography, economics, psychology, history and social science volunteer for community work and write a final paper…
Descriptors: Community Services, Experiential Learning, Experimental Programs, Field Experience Programs
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Abiko, Tadahiko – Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 2002
Discusses contemporary psychologists' criticism of Jean Piaget's developmental theory; reviews research in brain science, psychology, history, and the experiences of teachers; proposes a new theory of developmental stages based on children's shifting interests; discuses implications of "shifting interest center theory" for school…
Descriptors: Brain, Curriculum Development, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
Knight, Merle M., Comp. – 1970
The curriculum materials developed by 34 projects are described in this directory. The discussions are organized by discipline: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology, and General and Interdisciplinary. Each individual project note includes: project name, director, address, and a summary of the…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Directories
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O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2011
There is a standard version of the history of modern mainstream psycholinguistics that emphasizes an extraordinary explosion of research in mid twentieth century under the guidance and leadership of George A. Miller and Noam Chomsky. The narrative is cast as a dramatic shift away from behavioristic principles and toward mentalistic principles…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Speech Communication, Psycholinguistics, Written Language
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Williams, Joshua L.; McCarley, Nancy; Kraft, John – College Quarterly, 2013
Core curricula are designed, in part, to help undergraduate students become intellectually well-rounded. To merge core curricula with the components of the scholarship of teaching and learning movement, students engaged in core curricula need capstone courses designed to aid them in retaining information over the long term and synthesizing…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, College Curriculum, Psychology, Curriculum
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Ives, Bob; Badescu, Gabriel – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Romanian scholars, and others, have decried the quality and quantity of scholarly productivity from Romania. However, Romanian scholars face challenges of both tradition and resources as they try to westernize their higher education system. We analyzed data from two sources to compare Romanian scholarly productivity to that of other countries from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Scholarship, Educational History
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Thompson, Albert S. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1990
Describes role of Teachers College, Columbia University, in history and development of counseling psychology as science and profession. Looks at early history, post-World War II development, integrating relationships, and professional leadership. Notes that faculty and graduates of program have provided leadership in defining and implementing…
Descriptors: College Programs, Counseling, Counselor Training, Higher Education
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Leigland, Sam – Behavior Analyst, 2005
The ordinary-language concept of values has a complex history in psychology and in science generally. The traditional fact-value distinction commonly found in traditional scientific perspectives has been challenged by the varieties of philosophical pragmatism, which have similarities to Skinner's radical behaviorism. Skinner's challenge to the…
Descriptors: Values, Behaviorism, Influences, Environment
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Miller, Robin Lin; McNall, Miles A.; Mark, Melvin M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
William Dean Crano is the Stuart Oskamp Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. A social psychologist, Crano received his MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University, where Donald T. Campbell was his advisor and mentor. Dr. Crano has served on the faculties…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Evaluation, College Faculty, Educational Experience
Cortez, Leonardo A.; Latorre, Nubia P.; Hernández, Rubinsten – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2016
Currently, in science teaching and in particular, natural science teaching there are concepts in the school that have a high level of abstraction. Concepts, such as atom, gene, mole and energy, among others are difficult to explain in an understanding manner to students. This situation requires the teacher to design alternative strategies to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Özturk, Cemil; Kafadar, Tugba – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2021
The present study aimed to investigate the process of the establishment of the first accreditation system in teacher training in Turkish history. The study was designed with the phenomenology method, a qualitative research design. The study group was determined with criterion sampling, a purposive sampling method. The study data were analyzed with…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries
Barkume, Megan – Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 1998
The data presented here on 1993 college graduates show 92% were in the labor force and 26% in continuing education one year after graduation. Charts depict employment by major field: biological sciences, business/management, education, engineering, health care, history, humanities, math/physical sciences, psychology, public affairs, and social…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Continuing Education, Educational Status Comparison, Employment Level
Department of Manpower and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario). – 1976
This booklet, designed for job seekers, familiarizes the reader with careers in the social sciences. Occupational information is provided about careers in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology. It outlines the various types of interests that Canadian social scientists pursue, the nature of their…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Employment Opportunities, Guides
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Winchester, Ian – Journal of Educational Thought/Revue de la Pensee Educative, 1999
Suggests that the 20th century has been the century of the application of disciplines - philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, statistics, cognitive science, and computer science - to educational thought on an unprecedented scale. The same disciplines, in the service of the study of women by women, have led to a whole new complex of thought…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Intellectual Disciplines, Womens Studies
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