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Ridgway, Jim; Passey, Don – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995
Reports on a study of the mathematical needs of engineering apprentices in the United Kingdom. Finds that mathematical skills learned in general education programs do not meet requirements of the engineering profession. Recommends changes in mathematics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Baker, David P.; Jones, Deborah Perkins – Sociology of Education, 1993
Reports on a study of eighth-grade mathematical performance of 77,000 students in 19 countries, data from 1964 and 1982 studies in 9 countries, and data on gender stratification and its impact on mathematics performance. Finds that a cross-national variation exists and that it is related to gender stratification. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Attainment, Females
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Rhoton, Jack – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Investigated was the nature of science-technology-society (STS) education as perceived by science teachers. Reports that teachers indicated weaknesses of current STS education and wanted more workshops and curriculum materials. Provides recommendations to educational practitioners based on the findings. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Opinions, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on a study of the move away from abstract calculations toward "mathematics in context" among 50 British female secondary school students. Discusses implications of findings in relation to reported female underachievement and disinterest in school mathematics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Fraser, E. J. P. – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on the attitudes toward and achievement in mathematics among 7,169 undergraduate male and female students in British and Scottish universities. Finds large differences in participation rates between women and men in English and Scottish universities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Females, Foreign Countries
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D'Agostino, Richard; And Others – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
A Society of Research Administrators national survey of research administrators gathered information on their organizational units, funding, professional, educational and personal characteristics, and areas of professional experience and involvement. Results are reported as compiled questionnaire response data and in the form of an administrator…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Higher Education, National Surveys
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Beasley, Kenneth L. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
Three major professional associations for research administrators (National Conference on the Administration of Research, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Society of Research Administrators) are described and compared in terms of their objectives, group membership, and activities. The three are seen to serve different…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Committees, Comparative Analysis
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Stallings, Jane; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Evaluates the effect of a comprehensive teacher training program in Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) on student achievement. Reports findings of two phases of a four-phase Follow-Through study. Achievement test scores indicate that students in the project made significant gains in reading and mathematics. (DR)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Borg, Mark G.; Falzon, Joseph M. – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Reports on a study of the role of pupil age in scholastic performance among 4,123 Maltese primary-age students. Finds a strong and consistent age effect in Maltese, English, and mathematics achievement in three grade levels. Also finds that girls consistently outperformed boys in the three subjects. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Age Grade Placement, Child Development
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Harrel, Peggy F. – SRA Journal, 1996
Examines both benefits and problems associated with collaborative projects, based on experiences of the University of Southern Indiana and 15 school corporations in the state to improve public school mathematics and science instruction. While the partnerships had many positive outcomes, the burden of preparing proposals and implementing projects…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Costs
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Riding, Richard; Caine, Tracey – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993
Reports on a preliminary study of cognitive style and performance of 182 secondary students on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education. Finds that students who tested at an intermediate position on both dimensions of the Wholist-Analytic cognitive style measure did best on the test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment
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Lambert, Wallace E.; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on a 3-year study of approximately 100 students through grades 4, 5, and 6 on the impact of a variety of second-language learning options among English-speaking children in francophone Canada. Finds that those options that use early, French-only environments were most effective. (CFR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Meyer, Katrina A. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
In response to increasing costs and growing reliance on external funding for college faculty research, a plan for promoting faculty success in gaining financial support for research is proposed. The plan is based on information in the literature concerning prerequisites for success in getting external support. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Fund Raising, Grantsmanship, Higher Education
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Fife, Jerry G. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
A discussion of the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies concerning computation of indirect costs on federally funded research projects at universities focuses on recent policy changes. Significant revisions are examined, future points of scrutiny are noted, and ongoing initiatives are described. Three options for indirect cost…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Indirect Costs
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