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Rossmiller, Richard A. – Educational Perspectives, 1982
This material discusses which variables seem to have little effect on the learning outcomes of students. Level of spending per pupil, quality of buildings, average school or class size, and organizational structure were not noted to have a significant impact. (MP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Educational Research, Educational Resources
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Hawkins, John N. – Educational Perspectives, 1979
The author reviews the changes in China's educational policy since the downfall of the "Gang of Four," emphasizing the nation's return to stricter academic standards and credentialing. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anti Intellectualism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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McCormick, Linda – Educational Perspectives, 1979
Reviewed are language research thrusts of the 1970s relevant to language-delayed children: the change in focus to communication, rather than vocal requirements, and examinations of caretaker-infant interactions. Concerning language intervention with severely delayed children, language content and use objectives are identified and parent…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Delayed Speech, Educational Objectives, Imitation
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Ayabe, Harold I. – Educational Perspectives, 1978
The author explains his research on learning differences between children of Hawaii's different ethnic groups, particularly the Oriental-Americans. His studies focus on two separate variables: fast-slow instruction and locus of control. (SJL)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Conceptual Tempo, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bail, Frederick T.; Pang, Lisa M. L. – Educational Perspectives, 1978
This article discusses cognitive development research as it relates to social competence. Two research approaches are summarized: (1) attempts to isolate sequential stages in the development of social cognition, and (2) conceptualization of broad organizing principles hypothesized to mediate all social cognition. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Conceptual Schemes, Developmental Psychology