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The Efficacy Of Advance Organizers In Upper Elementary School Curriculum, Jean Hopper Jan 1992

The Efficacy Of Advance Organizers In Upper Elementary School Curriculum, Jean Hopper

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to provide a synthesis and evaluation of research regarding the efficacy of using advance organizers as a pre instructional teaching strategy to enhance students' cognitive growth. Additionally, two sample advance organizers are provided as a model for classroom application, along with caveats for advance organizer construction, presentation and usage. The third component of this study was an evaluation of selected advance organizer studies based on the work of Mayer (1979). The conclusion was that advance organizers do facilitate long term retention and conceptual understanding if prepared and presented properly using language and examples relevant ...


Effective Modes For Encouraging Faculty Involvement In Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development, Carol I. Lund Jan 1992

Effective Modes For Encouraging Faculty Involvement In Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development, Carol I. Lund

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The integration of vocational and academic classes is often recognized as an effective method to motivate students and involve them in career preparation. This is also a goal of the dropout prevention efforts of many school districts. In Baker County, Florida, as in other districts, teacher participation in integrative efforts is recognized as a crucial factor. This project examines curricula and instructional and leadership practices that led to the successful implementation of academic and vocational integration in a Florida middle school. The resultant success and modus operandi may be used as a model for encouraging faculty involvement in interdisciplinary curriculum ...