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Sharp, Kathleen M. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Describes an English teacher's reflection in a suburban, predominantly white, middle class high school. This teacher's praxis is based on the assumption that culture influences how students learn, and culturally and linguistically diverse students will experience greater academic success when teachers work to consciously and consistently adapt…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, English
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Dunn, Rita – Theory into Practice, 1984
Using a question-and-answer format, this article presents information to help schools become more familiar with the concept of learning styles. Students appear to be able to identify their preferences and absorb more in environments that complement their strengths. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Educational Research
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Carbo, Marie – Theory into Practice, 1984
Current research in learning style and reading indicates that students' reading achievement and attitudes improve significantly when students are taught to read through their individual styles. Research topics that support this conclusion are listed and implications for improving reading research are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Modalities
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Friedman, Peggy; Alley, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1984
Case studies from teachers, special programs, and school districts illustrate a variety of ways learning styles theory can be used in educational environments. Six principles dealing with learning styles are offered to help teachers understand and use learning styles theory in the classroom. (DF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mishra, Shitala P. – Theory into Practice, 1983
This paper examines the nature of human abilities in light of recent advances in information-processing and discusses implications of these developments for cognitive assessment of children. (CJ)
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style
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Letteri, Charles A. – Theory into Practice, 1985
This article provides an overview of how people learn and strategies that can be taught to individuals to improve their levels of academic achievement. Several examples from recent case studies illustrate cognitive controls and profiles as well as the procedures and materials employed in augmentation and transfer training. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes
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Pennell, Lestie – Theory into Practice, 1985
The Academic Intervention Program in Urbana, Ohio began as an exploration into the nature of individual differences in students and how they learn. The metacognitive approach and systematic work on learning styles and strategies points to a promising future in integrating the brain and learning. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Hunt, David E. – Theory into Practice, 1978
In-service activities should give more attention to how teachers learn and how teachers' learning styles are related to their teaching styles. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Inservice Teacher Education
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McKibbin, Michael; Joyce, Bruce – Theory into Practice, 1980
A study of a group of 21 teachers focused on the relationship between their psychological states and their utilization of professional growth activities and programs. The study's objective was to generate a practical way of applying Maslow's Theory of Personality to the study of staff development. (JN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems
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Joyce, Bruce R. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Four models of teaching methods are presented: social interaction, information processing, affective instruction, and behavior modification. The need for adapting these models to individual students is explored. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Style, Individual Development, Individual Differences
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Fantini, Mario D. – Theory into Practice, 1980
There is a current trend toward matching the style of teaching with the cognitive style of the individual student. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Learning Processes
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Norris, Cynthia J. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Explores the nature of human thought and resulting personality patterns, examining the impact of supervisory behavior on teacher development. Supervisors operate from any of four cognitive styles (facts, form, futures, or feelings). They must understand their own cognitive style and enhance their capacity for holistic thinking while encouraging…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Highsmith, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1987
This article summarizes research regarding economics education relating to how teacher preparation and training influence student understanding, the role of instructional materials in increasing economic understanding, and how attributes of students influence their ability to learn economics. (CB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Economics Education, Educational Research
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Henson, Kenneth T.; Borthwick, Paul – Theory into Practice, 1984
Matching learning styles and teaching methods may help students develop to their fullest capabilities. A brief historical view of research on teaching methods is offered, and various learning and teaching styles are defined and categorized. Future predictions focus on improved classroom management, increased student involvement, and changes in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Doyle, Walter; Rutherford, Barry – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article cites various research studies on matching learning and teaching styles and discusses possible problems of this approach. Several aspects of matching learning and teaching styles are offered for consideration: the effect of teaching on learning, classroom management, and how styles affect classrooms. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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