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Crooks, Beryl; Lamy, Marie-Noelle – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Reports on a case study of formative evaluation of the materials and procedures used in a distance-learning French-language course. Identifies and evaluates key teaching design features of the draft audiovisual and print packages. Discusses teaching design in relation to revisions made to the course materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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Thorpe, Mary – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Addresses one of three major challenges facing distance education--its claimed overreliance on behaviorist approaches to teaching and learning. Maintains that distance learning encourages students to review their own learning approaches and to be more proactive about their study methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring, Curriculum Development, Distance Education
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Evans, Terry – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Maintains that open and distance education represents contemporary education forms that respond to the shift to late-modernity, especially in educational technology and student-teacher relationships. Drawing on the work of Anthony Giddens, uncovers relationships among distance education, late-modernity, and the self. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Selleri, Patrizia; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Reports on a study of the factors upon which teachers base student evaluations among 77 Italian students and 5 teachers. Presents a two-level model illustrating seven major topics used by teachers for their evaluations. Includes two tables, two figures, and two appendixes illustrating the model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic)
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Lambert, Wallace E.; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on a 3-year study of approximately 100 students through grades 4, 5, and 6 on the impact of a variety of second-language learning options among English-speaking children in francophone Canada. Finds that those options that use early, French-only environments were most effective. (CFR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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D'Odorico, Laura; Zammuner, Vanda L. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on a study of the writing skills of 51 Italian fourth graders who used word processors for several months. Concludes that word processing can help motivate children and teachers to do more writing and that further improvement in writing skills would occur if the children received writing instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Louvet-Schmauss, Eva; Preteur, Yves – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on a study of reading and writing skills of 110 French and German first-grade students. Finds that the best way to help children to learn to read is to encourage them to read material for content rather than by using training exercises external to reading. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Boland, Theo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on an eight-year longitudinal study of Dutch children on the relationship of the development of reading ability in primary schools with general academic success. Finds that young children with reading problems in primary school keep them throughout their educational career. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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van der Veer, Rene – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1994
Maintains that a major theme in Lev Vygotsky's later research was concept formation or conceptual development in child development. States that Vygotsky argued that the acquisition of mature academic concepts forms the crowning achievement of adolescence. Argues that the view raises a number of criticisms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes