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Harvey, John G.; Bright, George W. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Several studies are presented which deal with more/less from a positive perspective based on what children can do, in the hope that results might be helpful to primary school teachers and to teacher educators who work with them. It is felt teacher awareness may help instructors. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Trend, Roger – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Focuses on the understanding of British children (N=189) of geologic time as they participate in related activities. Indicates that 10- and 11-year-old children lack a clear chronology of geologic events. Contains 22 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Geology
Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria. – 1999
These proceedings consist of 43 presentations clustered into these key areas: position, strategy, contribution, and future issues; diversity of participation and contexts; issues in the workplace and learning settings; question of practitioners work; and questions of knowledge and methodology--all related to the themes of quality and diversity.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Caregivers, Competency Based Education
Searle, Barbara W.; And Others – 1973
Using the capability of the computer, the authors have designed an instructional program that emphasizes students' problem solving skills instead of their computational skills and that allows the collection of a large and detailed data base. This report describes the procedures used to (1) identify structural variables that affect students'…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Deafness
Laddaga, Robert; And Others – 1977
Research carried out during the year focused on meeting project objectives in three main areas: computer-generated speech, complex teaching programs with audio, and teaching reading with audio. Work on computer-oriented speech was concerned with improving the facilities and procedures for utilizing the speech system software and the Micro Intoned…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Artificial Speech, Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Corderoy, Robert M.; Stace, Ray; Wills, Sandra; Ip, Albert – Indian Journal of Open Learning, 2000
Describes the development of the Subject Online Survey (SOS) at the University of Woolongong (Australia), a Web-based tool to collect student feedback on the teaching process. Discusses its use for faculty evaluation as well as tenure and promotion decisions; SOS evaluation results; and future directions. (LRW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Sheehan, Kathleen; Mislevy, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1990
The 63 items on skills in acquiring and using information from written documents contained in the Survey of Young Adult Literacy in the 1985 National Assessment of Educational Progress are analyzed. The analyses are based on a qualitative cognitive model and an item-response theory model. (TJH)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lee, Sul H., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Library Administration, 1996
Examines trends in academic research libraries and their role in the management of scholarly communication. Part 1 traces research library development from the early 20th century to the 1990s, with a focus on collections, expenditures, and acquisitions. Part 2 discusses the impact of technology and electronic information resources on the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Communication (Thought Transfer), Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Cutter, Susan L. – International Social Science Journal, 1996
Examines the increasing hazardousness of places as a consequence of natural disasters, technological failures, and chronic environmental degradation on a global scale. Describes the trends and impacts of environmental hazards, including their frequency, magnitude and damage on both a regional and international scale. (MJP)
Descriptors: Accidents, Ecology, Economic Development, Emergency Programs
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Mac Iver, Douglas – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1988
The effects of classroom practices on stratification of students' self-perceptions of math ability were estimated in 67 upper elementary math classes (N=1,612 students) from predominantly White, middle-class communities. Results suggest that the effects of task structure depend on the actual dispersion of ability levels in the class. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Rogers, Carl R.; Ryback, David – Peabody Journal of Education, 1984
A person-centered approach to intergroup hostility is an alternative approach to dealing with social tension and conflict situations. The Camp David talks on Middle East peace exemplifies such an approach. (DF)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Conflict Resolution, Futures (of Society), Group Dynamics
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Wiley, Ann L. – Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, 1994
Offers advice on holding successful meetings. Discusses certain behaviors present in all meetings, as well as the three phases of every meeting: the start, the working session, and the close. (SR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Meetings, Organizational Communication
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Nelson, John A.; Mitroff, Ian I. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1974
An experiment concerned with presentation formats for Dialectic Information Systems (DIS) is described. The experiment investigates the effects of explicit DIS training on an individual's world view. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Experiments, Information Systems, Information Theory, Library Education
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Asiru, Muniru Aderemi – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2002
The method for geometric transforms (probability generating functions) is used to study the expected number of observations until the pattern 123123 . . . 123 is obtained. These results provide a first generalization of similar problems considered by other authors. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Probability, Geometric Concepts, Computation, Item Response Theory
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Fernandez, Felix Sagredo; Moreno, Antonia Garcia – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1997
Presents a selected annotated bibliography of 18 works on historical periods of information science in Spain. It is classified into five areas: bibliographies, databases, history of information science, information policy, and training of information scientists. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Databases, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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