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State Education Reform In The 1980s, University Of Pennsylvania Nov 1989

State Education Reform In The 1980s, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

To shed light on these questions, in 1986 the Center for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) began a five-year study of the implementation and effects of state education reforms in six states chosen for their diverse approaches to reform: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

Some findings from the first three years of this research were published by CPRE in a report, The Progress of Reform: An appraisal of State Education Initiatives, written by William A. Firestone, Susan H. Fuhrman and Michael W. Kirst. In writing the report, the authors relied to a great extent on research conducted by ...


Designing Learning For Adults, John A. Henschke Edd Apr 1989

Designing Learning For Adults, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Graduating From High School: New Standards In The States, University Of Pennsylvania Apr 1989

Graduating From High School: New Standards In The States, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief examines attempts by states to improve public education by increasing high school course requirements in 1989. According to a report published by the Center for Policy Research in Education, these attempts have had mixed results. As a result of the reforms, low-and middle-achieving students are taking more courses in science and math, but there are serious questions about the quality of the courses themselves. This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs is based on the report which was written with assistance from Paula White and Janice Patterson.


Role-Playing For Different Viewpoints (Review), Nicole Cauvin Apr 1989

Role-Playing For Different Viewpoints (Review), Nicole Cauvin

Sociology Faculty Publications

Review by Nicole Cauvin.

Duncombe, S. and M.H. Heikkinen. "Role-Playing for Different Viewpoints." College Teaching 36 (1988):3-5.


The Effects Of High School Organization On Dropping Out, Anthony S. Bryk, Yeow Meng Thum Feb 1989

The Effects Of High School Organization On Dropping Out, Anthony S. Bryk, Yeow Meng Thum

CPRE Policy Briefs

This paper examines the effects of school characteristics on both the probability of dropping out and the strongest predictor of dropping out - absenteeism. The authors employ a sub-sample from the High School and Beyond database which contains results of background questionnaires and standardized achievement tests given in 1980 to approximately 30,000 sophomores in 110 public and private high schools. The students, both those still in school as well as those who had dropped out, were resurveyed two years later. Supplemental school data were also obtained from principal questionnaires.


Supplementary Reading Materials For Efl Secondary School Students In Cote D'Ivoire, Dagbassoue Cecile Jan 1989

Supplementary Reading Materials For Efl Secondary School Students In Cote D'Ivoire, Dagbassoue Cecile

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Use Of Appropriate Learning Techniques For Teaching Adult Residents In A Correctional Setting, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Use Of Appropriate Learning Techniques For Teaching Adult Residents In A Correctional Setting, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

There is a high degree of educational need in a correctional setting. In one states, 60% of the total number incarcerated are unable to read and write. The increase of that population is of some concern. In 1925, state and federal prisons held 79 people per one-hundred thousand inmates, and in 1985 the number had risen to 201 per one-hundred thousand. If adult education has as one of its goals a contribution toward enhancing the quality of individual lives and society in general, then the way in which correctional residents are taught is important. During the 1989 winter semester, a ...


Evaluation Of The In-Service Education Ordinance And Programs For Industrial Vocational Teacher In The Republic Of China, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Evaluation Of The In-Service Education Ordinance And Programs For Industrial Vocational Teacher In The Republic Of China, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

This study inquires the attitude of administrators and teachers in the republic of China industrial vocational school toward Inservice Education Ordinance enacted in 1985. It also recommended that adult learning theories and strategies be adapted for implementing inservice education for industrial vocational teachers.


Identifying Appropriate Adult Educator Practice: Beliefs, Feelings And Behaviors, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Identifying Appropriate Adult Educator Practice: Beliefs, Feelings And Behaviors, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

The literature of adult education provides a broad spectrum of characteristics necessary for adult educators to practice in this emerging field. It was the purpose of this study to take some major steps toward developing an assessment instrument indicating the beliefs, feelings and behaviors adult educators need to possess. The instrument emphasizes the teacher's personal and contextual identification, actions and competencies in the classroom, and philosophical beliefs for guiding practice. Two major groups totaling six hundred adult educators were used to test and refine the instrument: faculty in an Adult Basic Education/General Education Development/English as a Second ...


Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb Jan 1989

Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb

Publications

This study investigated the use of a computerized tutorial--Self-Test and Review (STAR)--in a computer-managed general psychology course. STAR consists of four major modules which provide the student with a variety of learning exercises, including practice quizzes, practice final exams, performance reviews, and structured study questions. The purpose of the study was to determine whether students would choose STAR as a study tool, the effect of lecture versus self-paced settings on the use of STAR, whether students who used STAR would perform better than those who did not, and the effect of the timing of feedback in STAR on performance ...


Student's Strategies With Learner-Controlled Call, Carol Chapelle, Suesue Mizuno Jan 1989

Student's Strategies With Learner-Controlled Call, Carol Chapelle, Suesue Mizuno

English Publications

A degree of learner-control is implicit in most current CALL activities; however, research to-date has not investigated students' performance in such environments. This paper reports a first step toward the necessary investigation by documenting students' use of five strategies while they worked on learner-controlled CALL grammar lessons. The results indicated the need for teachers and researchers alike to observe students use of CALL.