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Blokhuis, Jason C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
If the notion of public and private spheres seems somehow quaint or old-fashioned, the distinction between public and private corporations will be that much more obscure. Yet Channel One broadcasts in a public school classroom are indisputably the result of a contract between a private corporation (Alloy Media + Marketing) and a public corporation…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Interests, Boards of Education, Corporations
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Skerrett, Allison; Hargreaves, Andy – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article analyzes three decades of educational reform strategies pertaining to ethnocultural diversity in the United States and Canada and how they affect the efforts of four secondary schools, two in each context, to respond to increasing student diversity. Data include 186 teacher interviews drawn from a large ethnographic study. The article…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Student Diversity, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Tatsuoka, Kikumi K.; Corter, James E.; Tatsuoka, Curtis – American Educational Research Journal, 2004
This study used a diagnostic testing approach to compare the mathematics achievement of eighth-grade students across a sample of 20 countries, analyzing data from the Third International Math and Science Study-Revised (TIMSS-R, 1999). Using the rule-space method, student mastery was measured on 23 specific content knowledge and processing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Peladeau, Normand; Forget, Jacques; Gagne, Francoys – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
This study examined the relative benefits of mastery learning, overlearning, and fluency-building instructions for academic performance and long-term retention. College students enrolled in introductory quantitative methods classes (n = 168) were asked to practice every week with a computerized flash-card program until they attained various…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning, Student Attitudes, Retention (Psychology)
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Hargreaves, Andy; Earl, Lorna; Schmidt, Michele – American Educational Research Journal, 2002
Explored classroom assessment reform from four perspectives: technological, cultural, political, and postmodern. Interviewed teachers about their understandings of alternative assessment. Responses of 29 teachers in Ontario, Canada, show how teachers integrated changes into their practices and the successes and obstacles they encountered during…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Ma, Xin – American Educational Research Journal, 2001
Studied the victim-bully cycle in middle school and identified student and school characteristics that contributed to the cycle using data from the New Brunswick School Climate Study for 6,883 sixth graders and 6,868 eighth graders. Results of a multivariate, multilevel analysis show that the relationship of bully to victim was reciprocal, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics
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Poole, Wendy L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2000
Examined how 20 Canadian teacher union leaders construct the relationship between teachers' self-interests and broader educational interests and the internal and external factors that influence how union leaders pursue union interests. Findings show the paradoxical constructions of teacher union leaders and the tensions between economic welfare…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Arlin, Marshall – American Educational Research Journal, 1984
Two studies were conducted. In the first, elementary students learned 10-unit sequences of typical material under mastery learning conditions. The second was a post hoc longitudinal evaluation of students who learned arithmetic in a mastery procedure from grades one-four. In contrast to mastery claims, student time differences did not decrease.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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McInerney, Dennis M.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1997
Whether goals held by students from diverse cultural backgrounds differ and the relationship of these goals to school motivation and achievement were studied with 2,156 Australian (Anglo, immigrant, and Aboriginal), 529 Navajo, and 198 Canadian Montagnais Betsiamite Indian secondary school students. Cross cultural and educational implications are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Pratt, Michael W.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1981
This study shows that variations in paralinguistic stress cues, based upon Chafe's given--new and contrastiveness notions, can also influence which frameworks subjects use in comprehending ambiguous passages. Educational implications of schematic-triggering phenomena are discussed. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cues, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries
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Shapson, Stan M.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
In classes of four different sizes (16, 23, 30, and 37), teachers' expectations, student achievement in six areas, student and teacher attitudes, student self-concept, and various classroom process variables were studied. Class size effects were only noted for teachers' expectations and for one area of mathematics achievement. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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Arlin, Marshall – American Educational Research Journal, 1979
Disruptive pupil behavior increased during teacher-initiated transition time as opposed to nontransitional time. Procedures for structuring transitions to increase time-on-task and maintain smoothness and momentum are described, and teachers' conceptions of time and classroom time flow are discussed. (Author/RD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries