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Brain, Kevin; Reid, Ivan; Boyes, Louise Comerford – Educational Studies, 2006
Teachers obviously serve as the medium for causing the result of policy as they carry it into schools and classrooms and deliver it to pupils. They mediate between education policy and practice. Knowledge of the exact nature and effects of this vital role is limited. Drawing on a range of research and evaluation of both national and local policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Classification, Policy Analysis
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Jarvis, Christine – Educational Studies, 2001
Explores the use of schools as settings for teenage horror films. Asserts that these narratives reflect the stress of social pressures and uncertainties, particularly young girls. Focuses on the television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," while making this argument. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Environment, Fear, Females
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Krolikowski, Walter P.; And Others – Educational Studies, 1984
Discussed are educational trends found in books reviewed in this journal issue which deal with the history of education, the philosophy of education, comparative and international education, education and the social sciences, educational policy studies, and educational issues. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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Cresswell, M. J. – Educational Studies, 1984
The usual measure of achieved weight gives an exaggerated impression of the impact that removing a paper from an examination will have. A more accurate indicator of the influence of removing a paper is given by expressing its observed score variance as a proportion of the variance of the total. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Statistics
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Gray, Judith A. – Educational Studies, 1984
Describes a computer-aided tracking system for recording and analyzing the location pattern of teachers in the classroom. The technique will enable researchers to monitor teacher classroom mobility and to design correlational and time-series experiments. The results could lead to a better understanding of the nonverbal teaching-learning process.…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Buddrus, Volker – Educational Studies, 1984
The crisis of meaning within the schools can be solved neither by more school of the old kind nor by programs of leisure education. States that the problems within the schools only reflect the problems of finding real work in a rapidly changing society where work and leisure have become meaningless. (IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scheffler, Israel – Educational Studies, 1983
For students to develop to their fullest, educators must understand that traditional notions of potential can have a negative effect. Educators must understand the nature of potential to anticipate and promote the emergence of qualities not yet evident, as well as to capitalize on potentials already manifest. (IS)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Simkins, Tim – Educational Studies, 1980
Analyzes the economic effects of primary school closure because of dwindling enrollments. Suggests that even if closure produces savings, final decisions should depend on the value attached to educational and social outcomes. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Economic Research, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Porter-Gehrie, Cynthia – Educational Studies, 1980
Describes ethnography as a form of research that allows the researcher to be part of daily events within the school setting. This form of research combines the objectivity of an outsider with the sensitivity necessary for understanding settings in which information is exchanged. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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Pearson, Allen T. – Educational Studies, 1980
Discusses implications of attempts to specify teacher competencies. Points out that proponents of competency-based programs for teachers belong to the behavioral school of thought, whereas critics of behaviorism are often labeled humanists. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Calabro, Hilda – Educational Studies, 1980
Discusses three books which focus on educational reform in higher education. These books are "The Perpetual Dream: Reform and Experiment in the American College" (Grant and Riesman), "Interdisciplinarity and Higher Education" (Rockelmans, editor), and "Higher Education and Government" (Furniss and Gardener, editors). (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Government Role
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Graham, Patricia Albjerg – Educational Studies, 1979
Discusses the relationship of educational institutions to society and suggests that educational studies should become a more important component of a liberal education. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Research
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Friedenberg, Edgar Z. – Educational Studies, 1979
Examines how young people are socialized into various types of modern societies. Probes adult attitudes toward youth, schools as social institutions, and alienation in modern society. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schwieso, J. J. – Educational Studies, 1989
Argues that behavioral approaches in education are best placed within a rational or justificatory framework, rather than within a strictly scientific account of human activity. Draws the distinction between the two frameworks, and outlines major criticisms leveled at behaviorism in education. Discusses aspects of behaviorism in education from the…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Behaviorism
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O'Connor, Pat – Educational Studies, 1989
Examines the stereotypical images of women in traditional fairy tales, arguing that these images contribute to females' negative self-concepts, and to limited definitions of the female role. Suggests that there are alternative fairy tales that may be used by parents and teachers in helping children read. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fairy Tales, Females, Imagery
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