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Lazin, Fred; And Others – Higher Education, 1992
Guest editors comment on articles chosen for a previous journal issue focusing on the role of higher education and national economic and social development. It is noted that in developing countries, higher education addresses nation-building, whereas in developed countries emphasis is on social and economic change in the postindustrial society.…
Descriptors: College Role, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Steiner, G.; Laws, D. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The main focus of this paper is to discuss appropriate forms of higher education for building up students' competence for working on complex real-world problems. Design/methodology/approach: Within this paper the Harvard approach is accurately compared with the ETH approach by discussing theoretical and practical implications as well.…
Descriptors: Guidance, Higher Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
Roth, Kathleen J. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1989
Compares the traditional textbook-based elementary science teaching method with the following innovative approaches: (1) Inquiry; (2) Science-Technology-Society (STS); and (3) Conceptual Change. Argues that the Conceptual Change approach has the greatest impact on student thinking and permits teachers to focus on important aspects. (FMW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Creative Teaching, Elementary School Science
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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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Robinson, Ann; Stanley, T. D. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1989
Mathematics achievement and preferences were assessed for 114 students in grades 2-7 who participated in a gifted math program, and compared to 146 students who were accepted but did not participate. Participants' scores in hematical achievement were significantly higher than nonparticipants' scores; the groups did not differ on preferences for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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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
Bagchi, Jyoti Prakash – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1985
A content analysis of topics relating to sex education as dealt with in five different postsecondary biology textbooks by different educational boards is made on a comparative basis. One finding is that the texts focus on facts rather than on social implications or utility. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Comparative Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Science Education
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Thompson, W. Warren – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
Correlations of home and school environment variables with the educational performance of 392 seven- and ten-year-old students in Northern Ireland were studied in 1970. Home influences of parent behavior, home literacy, and educational ambition were more important predictors of intelligence and reading/math attainment than were school and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment
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Lean, Glendon A.; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Investigated were Australian and Papua New Guinean elementary school children's strategies and errors on arithmetic word problems. Reports that (1) the two samples showed similar strategies and similar errors and (2) the main variable determining difficulty was the semantic structure of the questions. (YP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bowers, Lynn Jordan; Leon, Vicki – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1994
A comparison of the patent policies of 65 research universities focused on the equity rights of universities in employee inventions, procedures for distribution of patent policies and disclosure of inventions, and income distribution to inventors. Some historical perspective for these practices is offered. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Disclosure
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Emerson, Ian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Compares the computer assisted instruction (CAI) tutorial with its non-computerized pedagogical roots: the Socratic Dialog with Skinner's Programmed Instruction. Tests the effectiveness of a CAI tutorial on diffusion and osmosis against four other interactive and non-interactive instructional strategies. Notes computer based strategies were…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Summerville, Richard M.; Ridley, Dennis R. – CUPA Journal, 1992
The approach taken by Virginia to analyze and establish policy for college and university administrator salaries, as they relate to other institutions and to the salaries of instructional faculty, is outlined. A methodology felt to be appropriate for this analysis, tested on eight institutions, is described and illustrated. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrators, Benchmarking, Budgeting, College Administration
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Turner, Charles – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1997
Comparison of federal need-analysis formulas for student financial aid in 1992-93 and 1993-94 focused on elimination of home/farm equity from calculations, parent contributions, and Pell Grant awards. Results suggest higher unmet need and lower Pell Grant awards, and imply that the most needy students may lose gift assistance to more affluent…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Federal Programs, Higher Education