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Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi Jan 1983

Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi

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Information about traditional Islamic (or Quranic) education dates back to its inception over 1400 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula. During this millennium, Islamic religious schools have spread with Islam to more than 40 countries, spanning half the globe and teaching tens of millions of children (although exact statistics are still unavailable). Until recently, most research on Islamic schooling was historical, focused on philosophy, and was based on secondary sources (e.g., Ahmed 1968; Nakosteen 1964; Rosenthal 1947; Tales 1939; Tritton 1957; Yacoub 1890). In the last several years, a number of investigators have begun to study the various roles ...


How To Shake Hands With A Foreigner. Review Of Stephen Bochner (Ed.), Cultures In Contact: Studies In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

How To Shake Hands With A Foreigner. Review Of Stephen Bochner (Ed.), Cultures In Contact: Studies In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Daniel A. Wagner

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"Culture shock" is a term that is frequently used by professionals and lay-persons alike when considering nontrivial interactions with a foreign culture. Although the term has long been understood by those who have experienced the sensation, it is only in the last decade or so that the psychology of culture shock has been seriously considered as a subject of scientific inquiry. In order to bring together research and researchers in this area, a meeting was held at Oxford University in 1979; the present volume of papers it its product.


New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner

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In 1981, Prof. Daniel A. Wagner of the University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) and Prof. Abdelhamid Lotfi of Mohamed V University (Morocco) undertook a comparative study of traditional Islamic education in five countries of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the U.S. Social Science Research Council, and IDRC, the study aimed to provide descriptive and analytical perspectives on Quranic schools. The following article is primarily extracted from two papers prepared by Dr. Wagner as a result of the study.


Teacher Vs. Learner Responsibility In Management Education, J. Scott Armstrong Oct 1980

Teacher Vs. Learner Responsibility In Management Education, J. Scott Armstrong

Marketing Papers

A literature review suggested that behavioral changes occur more rapidly when the learner assumed responsibility. Natural learning, an approach to help learners assume responsibility, was compared with the traditional strategy in seven field experiments. It produced more than twice as many long-term behavioral changes. It was superior also for attitude change, but not for gains in knowledge.


Traditional Islamic Education In Morocco: Sociohistorical And Psychological Perspectives, Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi Jun 1980

Traditional Islamic Education In Morocco: Sociohistorical And Psychological Perspectives, Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi

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As in many parts of the Muslim world, traditional Islamic schooling1 in Morocco predates a crucial historical role in the training of the nation's youth and continues to reach a higher percentage of school-age children than has the modern school system. Although such traditional Quranic schooling may have touched the lives of most Moroccans, its impact — relative to the modern school system — is not yet fully understood. Probably the most difficult aspect of analyzing the impact of Quranic schools, and there are a number of levels of analysis upon which such education may be observed and discussed. Any ...


"Carpentered World" Hypothesis Vs. Piaget: Revisiting The Illusions Of Segall, Campbell And Herskovits, Daniel A. Wagner, Karen Heald Jan 1979

"Carpentered World" Hypothesis Vs. Piaget: Revisiting The Illusions Of Segall, Campbell And Herskovits, Daniel A. Wagner, Karen Heald

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Individual and group differences in susceptibility to various visual illusions have interested psychologists at least since Binet (1895). At present, there appear to be at least two more-or-less competing explanations of the ontogeny of illusion suscpetibility: Piaget's (1969) "Law of Relative Centrations" and Segall, Campell and Herskovits' 91966) "Carpentered World" hypothesis. While these theories sometimes produce similar predications, they may also lead to contradictory ones.


Cross-Cultural Salad: A Bit Mixed. Review Of Neil Warren, Studies In Cross-Cultural Psychology, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1978

Cross-Cultural Salad: A Bit Mixed. Review Of Neil Warren, Studies In Cross-Cultural Psychology, Daniel A. Wagner

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Neil Warren has put together a volume containing contributions from five well-known cross-cultural investigators. According to the foreword, this book was intended to meet "the need for detailed high-level presentations and evaluations of particular areas of enquiry in cross-cultural psychology . . ." (p. ix). And, Warren says, the book was designed primarily for graduate students and "professional peers" who are interested in cross-cultural psychology. the two inferred goals would be: (1) an up-to-date and detailed account of particular research domains and (2) coverage of a variety of topics useful for graduate-level courses. Despite some individual instances of excellence, the volume as a ...


Review Of R.V. Kail, Jr. And J.W. Hagen (Eds.), Perspectives On The Development Of Memory And Cognition, And D.G. Bobrow And A. Collins (Eds.), Representation And Understanding: Studies In Cognitive Science, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1978

Review Of R.V. Kail, Jr. And J.W. Hagen (Eds.), Perspectives On The Development Of Memory And Cognition, And D.G. Bobrow And A. Collins (Eds.), Representation And Understanding: Studies In Cognitive Science, Daniel A. Wagner

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The use of narrative and other prose forms as a tool for investigating mental processes is not new. Psychologists such as Jean Piaget and F.C. Bartlett both used stories in research on complex cognitive skills in children and adults. However, with the advent of Ebbinghaus' monumental work on memory using "non-sense syllables," theoretical psychology turned away from the use of meaningful material. With the use of nonsense syllables, researchers hoped to isolate the variables of memory and individual content associations. Recently, there has been a renewal of interest in the study of narrative and memory due to the recognition ...


An Economic Analysis Of Eminent Domain, Patricia. M. Danzon Jun 1976

An Economic Analysis Of Eminent Domain, Patricia. M. Danzon

Health Care Management Papers

A theoretical analysis of land assembly with and without eminent domain concludes that, contrary to traditional assumptions, eminent domain is not necessarily a more efficient institution than the free market for consolidating many contiguous but separately owned parcels into a single ownership unit. In practice, prices paid under eminent domain may differ systematically from the "fair market value" standard, depending on court costs of buyer and seller. Evidence from urban renewal supports the hypothesis that, due to the structure of court costs, high-valued properties receive more than market value and low-valued properties receive less than market value.