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DeMoulin, Donald F. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Changing sociological trends and technological advances will require the nation's university system to prepare better qualified graduates for school administration careers. Without an emphasis on proficient, high-tech skills; stringent standards; and redirected certification procedures, the twenty-first-century administrator will not succeed.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Education, Certification, Educational Administration
Klein, Alice; Beilin, Harry – 1980
This study sought to determine the basis for young children's understanding of fundamental addition and subtraction processes, and to expose any limitations on such arithmetic reasoning. Thirty-six two-year-olds and 36 three-year-olds participated in six experiments which examined children's relational quantity judgments about pairs of arrays in…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Addition, Cognitive Development, Comprehension
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Nichols, James D. – Bioscience, 1992
Describes advances in capture-recapture modeling, including the biologically motivated emphasis on model-based hypothesis testing and the development of models for spatially stratified populations. Discusses the severe problems associated with count statistics reflecting unknown sampling fractions. (67 references) (KR)
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education, Mathematical Models
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. – 1977
This document has been designed as a guide for anyone planning to teach the metric system to teachers, parents, children, or the general public. The handbook has the following sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Rationale and Key Considerations for Measuring with Metric, (3) Philosophy and Methodology, (4) Measurement Activities, (5) Teacher…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures
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Wong, Ngai Ying – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1988
Explains the effects of self-monitoring and reinforcement on problem solving performance. Groups of 30 high self-monitors and 30 low self-monitors were divided randomly into cells which received either positive reinforcement or negative feedback, or served as the control. Finds a significant difference in general problem solving ability. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Mathematics Education
Bender, Louis W. – 1981
As part of an effort to reassess its enrollment forecasting methodology and techniques, the Florida Division of Community Colleges conducted a national survey of state directors of community/junior colleges to identify successful forecasting practices. A conceptual framework for analyzing responses was developed from a review of the literature on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society)
Scollay, Susan J. – American School Board Journal, 1994
Research documents that gender-specific differences in educational experiences have a disproportionately negative effect on girls' academic performance, career goals, self-confidence, and accomplishments later in life. Cites demographic facts and outlines three steps school boards can take to improve the educational experience of all children,…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Fries-Britt, Sharon – Journal of Higher Education, 1998
A study examined, through extensive interviews, the academic, social, and racial experiences of high-achieving black students in a merit-based scholarship program for minority students in math, science, and engineering. Interviews focused on academic experiences in and outside the classroom, social interactions and relationships with…
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, College Faculty, College Students
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Wilson, Paula; Ross, Susan D. – Journal of the Association for Communication Administration (JACA), 1995
Predicts that in the future, speech communication, journalism, and information science will be incorporated into a single unit. Reports on a survey administered to American colleges to see if the prediction is coming true. Concludes with three impressions, most importantly, that this trend is happening and that a need exists to examine the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Fused Curriculum, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Joyce, Davis B. – Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 1978
College teachers of history can use science fiction to help students understand historical concepts. A seminar at the University of Tulsa used futuristic literature to provide a broader perspective on the present and the past. Available from: Loren E. Pennington, Division of Social Sciences, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial, Emporia,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Resources, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Cross, Roger T.; Price, Ronald F. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1996
Examines the social conscience of science teachers as it bears on the teaching of controversial issues. Explores teachers' perceptions of the teaching of controversial issues, the problem of handling personal value positions when dealing with issues, and the tension that exists between the teaching of controversial issues and traditional…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science and Society
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1997
This study examined the degree to which samples collected in product portfolios from 216 kindergarten through second-grade students were able to predict their successful performance in a gifted program four years later. Students whose product portfolios were in the top quarter performed significantly better on later math and reading achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Gifted, Mathematics Achievement
Thompson, Bruce – 1993
It is argued that analysis of variance (ANOVA) and related methods should be taught using a general linear model (GLM) approach, rather than a classical ordinary sums of squares approach. The GLM approach emphasizes the linkages among conventional parametric methods, emphasizing that all classical parametric methods are least squares procedures…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Correlation, Effect Size, Higher Education
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Fowler, Robert L.; Clingman, Joy M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Monte Carlo techniques are used to examine the power of the "B" statistic of R. L. Brennan (1972) to detect negatively discriminating items drawn from a variety of nonnormal population distributions. A simplified procedure is offered for conducting an item-discrimination analysis on typical classroom objective tests. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Equations (Mathematics), Item Analysis
Tatsuoka, Kikumi K. – 1988
When learning is taking place, students test their hypotheses and evaluate them, and modify their current theories on the basis of new information. This phenomenon is known as "hypothesis testing view" or "theory changes." Many students change their rules to another while they are taking a test. This study introduced a new…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Equations (Mathematics), Hypothesis Testing
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