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Smith, James V. – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
The author argues that modern educational psychology tends to take a mechanistic view, at the individual level, of such basic concepts as "learning process" and "reading process." To demonstrate the importance of socio-historical context, he analyzes historical examples relating to the concepts of "reading" and "literacy." (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational History, Educational Psychology, Fundamental Concepts
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McCall, James – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
Data on the conservation of discontinuous quantity are analyzed according to two different criteria: judgment only and judgment plus explanation. The results are discussed in terms of Piagetian theory and particularly of the assumption that language development is a consequence, and not a cause, of cognitive development. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept)
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Black, H. D.; DeLuca, C. – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The authors, one a research officer with the Scottish Council for Research in Education and the other a principal teacher of geography, have collaborated for over 18 months in educational research. They provide their own description of the problems and possibilities inherent in this kind of collaborative research. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Models
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Broadfoot, Patricia – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
This paper is concerned with the relationships between educational research, policymaking, and educational change. It takes its title from the prevailing stereotype of educational research as a mirror seeking to reflect the realities of the task of teaching. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Drever, Eric – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The author critically reviews the research done in science education, and suggests there needs to be better quality control of research, and that such research should be conducted by educationists interested in science rather than by scientists interested in education. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Quality Control, Research Reports, Researchers
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Stenhouse, Lawrence – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The author outlines the advantages of illuminative, or descriptive, research in education and points out the need in this field for verification and cumulation, proposing a national depository for descriptive case records. (SJL)
Descriptors: Case Records, Case Studies, Data Collection, Educational Research
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Rogers, Peter J. – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The current disquiet over basic numeration is briefly discussed with reference to Piaget and Bruner and attention is focused on play as a possible vehicle for enactive representation. A program of games is described including program rationale, examples, and tentative findings. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Games, Elementary Education
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Dockrell, W. Bryan – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
Noting America's traditional domination of educational research topics and methods, the author looks at recent attempts to enhance collaboration with: crossnational, multinational, and international projects. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of each, he concludes that multinational collaboration--the sharing of techniques--currently…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cooperation, Educational Research, International Educational Exchange
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Hobbs, Sandy; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
"Mental work" recorded in primary mathematics classes as part of the Classroom Interaction Process is not a simple, single activity of drill or quiz but a set of overlapping activities with different functions. A more analytical approach to mental work is advocated to enhance its usefulness as a classroom activity. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Elementary School Mathematics
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Buist, Maureen – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
This paper summarizes previous research findings concerning truants, then looks at a group of 22 young people who, as a result of their continued truancy, were attending an alternative education center. They were asked about their former schools, courses, and teachers and about their feelings toward the center. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Continuation Education, Continuation Students, Discipline Problems, Interviews
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Magowan, S. A. – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
This brief overview on dyslexia notes the problems of defining this syndrome, presents a profile of a "typical" dyslexic child, and describes the three sub-types of dyslexia which have been identified. (SJL)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Children, Classification, Dyslexia
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Kirk, Gordon – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
Examines three recurring features of the theory-practice debate: relevance; the association of theory with idealized practice; and the alleged inability of theoretical studies to alter teachers' classroom judgments. Points out misunderstandings which contribute to this debate. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Relevance (Education), Teacher Behavior
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Wilson, J. D. – Scottish Educational Review, 1978
This is the first in a series of information papers that are intended to supply information on matters of general importance to the educational system. It focuses on the complex committee structure for curriculum development in Scotland beginning in 1965 and outlines its growth up to the present. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Charts, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Conlon, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Technology enthusiasts and politicians portray the Internet in unrealistic and misleading ways that inflate its suitability for school education. The Internet is not a library, "community," or panacea for difficult problems of teaching and learning. Determining the benefits and pitfalls for education requires extensive research and evaluation of…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Criticism, Educational Benefits, Educational Resources
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Draper, Janet; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
Presents a model of teacher induction for probationer (beginning) teachers. Proposes four stages of induction, beginning with preparation, which includes recruitment and selection, followed by encounter when the job begins, by adjustment when the new entrant settles in to the post, and by stabilization where future career development is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Theories, Teacher Recruitment
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