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Chen, Huilin; Chen, Jinsong – Educational Psychology, 2016
By analysing the test data of 1029 British secondary school students' performance on 20 Programme for International Student Assessment English reading items through the generalised deterministic input, noisy "and" gate (G-DINA) model, the study conducted two investigations on exploring the relationships among the five reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Models, Foreign Countries
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Salili, Farideh – Educational Psychology, 1996
Investigates age, sex, and cultural differences in achievement motivation. Subjects were 764 male and female British high school and Chinese students aged 13-55. Results revealed that Chinese students tested highest for achievement motivation. Discusses the entire range of results in terms of sociocultural and situational factors. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Riding, R. J.; Buckle, C. F. – Educational Psychology, 1987
Examines some of the research and development implications of classroom computer use for educational psychology. Considers the implications of further developments in tutorial uses, reading instruction, and facilitation of thinking. (RKM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking
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Light, Paul; And Others – Educational Psychology, 1987
Reports on two studies concerned with computer usage in the context of collaborative groups. Looks at the computer's capacity to stimulate active collaboration and discussion among children. Studies were made of a group of eight-year-olds and eleven-year-olds. Reports that groups in which partners were chosen had fewer problems than groups which…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Crook, Charles; Steele, John – Educational Psychology, 1987
Reports on a research study which investigated the nature of preschool children's choices concerning computer-based learning activities. Notes that the results failed to show evidence of calculated goal setting or progression from easier to more difficult learning tasks. Discusses implications for software development. (RKM)
Descriptors: British Infant Schools, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Riding, R. J.; Powell, S. D. – Educational Psychology, 1987
Reports on a study which investigated the possibility of improving five-year-olds' critical thinking skills in reading and mathematics by using computers. Results indicate improvement in the reading area but not in the mathematics area. (RKM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking
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Messer, David J.; And Others – Educational Psychology, 1987
Describes two studies researching whether computer use led to changes in student's problem-solving skills; "a help facility" assisted with students' acquisition of strategy to solve problems; and an "intrinsic orientation" of pupils influenced their behavior on computer problem-solving task. Results showed intrinsic…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Psychology