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Ainsworth, Nancy – Theory into Practice, 1984
Sociolinguistic analysis of the ways children and teachers interact verbally may provide insight into why minority children often have difficulty in school. Examples of a classroom discussion cycle are listed and discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Language Patterns, Learning Processes
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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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Hyman, Ronald; Rosoff, Barbara – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article discusses problems with the learning style-based education paradigm and recommends a six-part approach for matching learning and teaching styles. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Student Teacher Relationship
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development
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Hunt, David E.; Gow, Jane – Theory into Practice, 1984
A practice-to-theory approach of matching models helps teachers increase self-knowledge and awareness of their students. Participants discuss personal teaching style, students, expected learning outcomes, teaching approaches, matching models, and then restate their teaching style. A teacher's response to these exercises is presented as an example.…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns
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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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Noddings, Nel; Enright, D. Scott – Theory into Practice, 1983
The story of open education illustrates the fact that theoretical models are ideal descriptions of educational practices and beliefs, rather than bodies of prescriptive rules and principles. Open education is viewed as part of a philosophical tradition in education, much of it predating the movement of the 1960s. (PP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Williams, C. Ray; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1981
An alternative approach to the professional development of educators is described. This approach focuses on the interrelationship between teacher behavior and child behavior and their joint influence on the learning environment. Theory and practice in education are interactive concepts rather than discreet and isolated entities. (JN)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Knowledge Level
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Farley, John – Theory into Practice, 1981
Classroom climate has often been labeled the "hidden curriculum." The positive or negative interpersonal communication between teacher and student influences student self-concept and academic performance. Teachers should be committed to the enrichment of the curriculum through the tenets of humanism and the creation of a positive classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Enrichment
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Chiago, Robert K. – Theory into Practice, 1981
Education has been used as the primary weapon in the White man's arsenal toward changing Indian tribal cultures. Indians are often treated in the classroom as an almost mythical group of people. Textbooks which contain incorrect or stereotypical information often cause Indian children to develop negative self-perceptions. (JN)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Pluralism
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Hinely, Reg; Ponder, Gerald – Theory into Practice, 1979
The point of emphasis in classroom research is shifting away from pure educational theory and toward a descriptive investigation of teaching and learning realities. (LH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Research Utilization
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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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Henson, Kenneth T. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Studies are needed that will help teachers match methods with particular objectives, materials, and students. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Interaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior
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