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Barer-Stein, Thelma, Ed.; Kompf, Michael, Ed. – 2001
This book, which is intended as a text for future and experienced adult educators, examines current theories and best practices in adult education. The book consists of 20 chapters written by prominent practitioners in the field of adult education. The chapter titles and authors are as follows: "Teachers Sharing Experiences" (James A. Draper);…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
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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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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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