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Dieffenderfer, Richard A. – American Metric Journal, 1975
The author develops the position stated in SE 513 519 further. After emphasizing the importance of assessing the potential impact of metrication on various components of the vocational curriculum, he suggests initial metrication activities and outlines the issues he views as crucial to successful implementation. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Labor Needs
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Miyamoto, Sadaaki; Nakayama, Kazuhiko – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1981
Presents a method based on a constrained optimization technique that determines the time of removal of scientific periodicals from the shelf of a library. A geometrical interpretation of the theoretical result is given, and a numerical example illustrates how the technique is applicable to real bibliographic data. (FM)
Descriptors: Library Collections, Mathematical Formulas, Methods, Obsolescence
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Ronen, Miky – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Presented in this paper is a model of a preservice teachers' course on the use of computers for science and technology instruction. The main goal of the course is to lead the students to realize the potential offered by the medium for instructional purposes and to develop self-confidence. (Author/KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Course Content
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Bausell, R. Barker; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1975
Preservice elementary teachers who were assigned teacher roles prior to a unit on probability showed greater achievement than those assigned student roles. When students did not know to which roles they would be assigned prior to class there was no difference between achievement of "teachers" and "students." (SD)
Descriptors: Learning, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research
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Goldsworthy, Anne; Watson, Rod; Robinson, Valerie Wood – Education in Science, 1999
Suggests using everyday examples to help students describe the relationships that emerge from the evidence displayed on line graphs during science investigations. (WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Graphs, Mathematical Concepts
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Gullen, George E. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1978
Data were collected on tactics used when making a sequence of set comparisons in terms of more or equal number. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept)
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Berchem, Theodor – European Journal of Education, 1989
Concern about the impact of the completion of the European Single Market in 1992 on patterns of cooperation between member and non-member countries is expressed, and it is cautioned that member institutions must not ignore opportunities for cooperation inside or outside the European Community, particularly with developing nations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
Monk, G. S. – Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, 1994
Reports on a study of students' responses to two types of questions on final examinations in calculus. Concludes that the two kinds of understanding--pointwise and across time--are clearly distinguishable. Discusses the differences between these two types of understanding. (ASK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Elementary Secondary Education, Functions (Mathematics), Graphs
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Akin-Ogundeji, O. – Journal of European Industrial Training, 1987
The author focuses on training practices in Nigeria and issues that influence these practices. Background information on supervisory and management training in Nigeria and cross-cultural perspectives are provided. The article is based on information taken from interviews with personnel and training managers in Nigerian manufacturing companies in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Education Work Relationship
Garet, Michael S.; Chan, Tsze H.; Isaacs, Julia B.; Sherman, Joel D. – 1997
Although policy makers have expressed interest in expenditures by private elementary and secondary schools, nationally representative data in this area are not available. In the absence of expenditure data it may nevertheless be possible to derive national estimates of total expenditures by private schools indirectly, by using the information that…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Data Collection, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Schooley, James F. – American Metric Journal, 1977
The history of the measurement of temperature is briefly described. The differences between various temperature scales are discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Mathematics Education
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Bestgen, Barbara J.; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1980
This 12-week study examined attitudes and performance of 187 preservice elementary teachers on computational estimation and evaluated practice with and without instruction on specific mental estimation strategies. Analysis showed significant differences in estimation performance in favor of the groups receiving regular practice. (MK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Mathematics, Computation, Educational Research
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Azari-Rad, Hamid; Philips, Peter; Prus, Mark – Journal of Education Finance, 2002
Examines several alternative ways for school districts to reduce the construction costs of new facilities. Finds that spacing out the start of facility construction projects and building during economic downturns in the construction industry offer the best options for construction cost savings. (PKP)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Inflation (Economics)
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Hart-Davidson, William – Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, 2001
Argues that working professionals and academics in technical communication should participate in activities that makes the core expertise of technical communication explicit. Discusses why technical communication needs theory. Outlines core competencies of technical communicators and argues that they have a central role to play in Information…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Technical Writing, Technological Advancement
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Rivet, Ann; Schneider, Rebecca – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2004
Digital photography has the potential to support student inquiry in real-world settings. However, specific ideas for the most effective use of digital photography to benefit students during inquiry, as well as the evidence indicating that this is possible, have not yet been established. Forty-one seventh-grade students used digital cameras and…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Ecology, Grade 7, Photography
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