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Richards, Janet C.; Moore, Ramona C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 1996
The influences of elementary school context were studied with 88 preservice teachers student teaching in 2 different university field programs. Data support the benefits of pluralistic school experiences for future teachers and suggest that contextual conditions unique to a particular school may influence preservice teachers' learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)
Kher-Durlabhji, Neelam; Lacina-Gifford, Lorna J. – Research in the Schools, 1996
Distance learning in graduate courses was studied from the perspectives of three professors and their students in the studio and at remote sites. Identifying differences in the perceptions of studio students, remote students, and teachers, this study highlights issues requiring research and debate as distance education becomes more prevalent. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Distance Education, Experience, Graduate Students
Arnold, Margery E. – Research in the Schools, 1996
This paper explains how different factors affect classical reliability estimates, such as test-retest, interrater, internal consistency, and equivalent forms coefficients. The limitations of classical test theory are explored, and the advantages of generalizability theory are discussed. Concrete examples are used. (SLD)
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Generalizability Theory, Reliability, Test Theory
Shannon, David M.; Swetman, Daniel L.; Barry, Nancy H.; vonEschenbach, John F. – Research in the Schools, 1996
Components of effective teaching considered most essential and most difficult for beginning teachers were studied by asking 52 principals, 108 teachers, 16 college teachers, 93 pre-intern teachers, and 292 intern teachers. Differences in opinions among the groups and ways teacher education can address them are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavior Patterns, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
Britt, Susan E.; Kim, Jwa K. – Research in the Schools, 1996
Three proposed models were tested to explore the inter-relationships affecting student academic performance and nonacademic factors using structural equation modeling. Results with 147 undergraduates suggest that a Bio-Model and a Family Mediated Model serve to predict academic performance moderately well. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biological Influences, Family Influence, Higher Education
Hassenpflug, Ann – Research in the Schools, 1996
This qualitative study based on interviews with 12 recently hired female assistant principals suggests that women being hired into entry-level administrative positions are primarily interested in their own careers, rather than in promoting change. Most were admitted to administration as a reward for loyalty to the current administration and the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Assistant Principals, Educational Administration, Educational Change
Sandoval, Steve R.; Gutkin, Terry B.; Naumann, Wendy C. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated the relationship between racial identity attitudes and academic achievement among 26 urban African American high school students. Results suggest that academic achievement may be related to racial identity attitudes. Educational implications are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, High School Students, High Schools
Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne; Conners, Nicola A.; Crawford, Melissa; Hanson, Richard – Research in the Schools, 1997
Teaching Enhancements Affecting Minority Students (TEAMS) is a program designed to increase retention of minority college students. A survey of minority students (75 TEAMS and 374 nonTEAMS) at a campus where TEAMS had been implemented found TEAMS members more aware of student services than nonmembers. TEAMS students also had more positive…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Nishimura, Nancy J.; Bol, Linda – Research in the Schools, 1997
The perceptions of school counselors of biracial children and the counseling services available to this population within the school system were studied. Survey results suggest that the 120 counselors who replied are satisfied with the services available to biracial students. This provides another perspective on the current emphasis for the need…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counselors, Disadvantaged Youth
Daley, Christine E.; Griffin, Harold; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Research in the Schools, 1997
The prevalence of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was studied among school children in a mid-southern state. Responses of 128 of 311 school superintendents reveal that, overall, 3% of students are identified as ADHD, although in some districts as many as 25% have received this diagnosis. Implications of these findings are…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Hyperactivity
Turpin, Tammye; Hardin, Dawn T. – Research in the Schools, 1997
This study investigated an in-school suspension program implemented in a rural high school that used a television system to monitor students. Findings from interviews with 13 teachers and a survey completed by 233 students (64% of the student body) indicate that teachers and students see the program as having a positive effect on discipline. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Closed Circuit Television, Discipline Policy, High School Students
McLean, James E., Ed.; Kaufman, Alan S., Ed. – Research in the Schools, 2000
This journal publishes articles that focus on the result of applied educational research, scholarly reviews of research,descriptions of classroom techniques, studies of assessments, and other topics of interest to educational researchers. Issue number 1 of Volume 7 contains these articles: (1) "Predicting First Grade Achievement from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Cooperative Learning, Corporal Punishment
McLean, James E. – Research in the Schools, 1994
At the age of 91, Ralph W. Tyler reflects on his long and distinguished career as an educator and educational researcher in this interview. He comments on educational reforms, teacher education, the uses of educational assessment, and the purpose of education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
Nye, B. A.; Achilles, C. M.; Boyd-Zaharias, J.; Fulton, B. D.; Wallenhorst, M. P. – Research in the Schools, 1994
The Lasting Benefits Study is following up the effects of small class size on the achievement of elementary school students in Tennessee's Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio Project (Project STAR). Results show improved achievement for participants in small classes up through grade 3 that last at least through grades 4 and 5. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Elementary Education, Followup Studies
Thomson, William A.; Miller, Leslie Michel; Shargey, Bernice Ochoa; Denk, James P.; Thompson, Bruce – Research in the Schools, 1994
Career-related perceptions of minority-group high school seniors were studied at two magnet high schools for the health professions in Texas. Results with 202 students show that most of these students retained an interest in the health professions and indicate that such programs can help attract minority students to the health professions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Allied Health Occupations, Career Choice, High School Seniors
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