Search results for: Reviews of the literature
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In light of the current federal intent to evaluate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Personnel Preparation program and the potentially high stakes of this evaluation, the purpose of this paper is to review previous evaluation studies and offer recommendations for the future. The authors present a summary of previous efforts and pose issues and questions for those who seek to understand the impact of the program. Furthermore, they provide recommendations for future research.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009
In this article, the literature related to collaboration in teacher education programs is reviewed. The authors discuss the benefits for teacher educators who collaboratively plan and develop team-taught coursework and monitor the impact of their collaboratively developed pedagogy.
Updated: May. 27, 2009
The review explored 57 post-1990 empirical studies of school size effects on a variety of student and organizational outcomes. The weight of evidence provided by this research clearly favors smaller schools. Students who traditionally struggle at school and students from disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds are the major benefactors of smaller schools. Furthermore, most contemporary studies have concluded that small schools are more efficient or cost-effective. Small secondary schools manage to graduate a significantly larger proportion of their students than do large secondary schools.
Updated: May. 20, 2009
The paper highlights key online teacher professional development (oTPD) areas in need of research based on a review of current oTPD research. This research conducted in conjunction with an oTPD conference held at Harvard University in fall 2005. The authors highlight two areas that should serve as the nucleus of future research ventures: (a) research questions that address understudied areas and (b) design and methodological strategies for studying these questions.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
Festinger's classical social comparison theory deals with individuals' need to have accurate appraisals of their abilities and opinions. At the end of the 1970s and the early 1980s, however, researchers proposed that social comparison is not limited to self-evaluation. The paper reviews research conducted on social comparison processes in the classroom since Festinger proposed his theory of social comparison.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009
The purpose of the review was threefold. First, the theorized sources of self-efficacy beliefs proposed by A. Bandura (1986) are described and explained, including how they are typically assessed and analyzed. Second, findings from investigations of these sources in academic contexts are reviewed and critiqued. Third, problems and oversights in current research and in conceptualizations of the sources are identified.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009
Does Creative Drama Promote Language Development in Early Childhood? A Review of the Methods and Measures Employed in the Empirical Literature
This systematic review of the literature synthesizes research from a number of disciplines and provides a succinct distillation of the methods and measures used to study the impact of creative drama on the language development of young children. An analysis of the merits and limitations of the reviewed studies reveals a number of methodological problems that threaten the validity, reliability, and credibility of drama research.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2008
The article explores research from 1995 to 2004 into prservice teacher education in Australia. An overview of research describes themes and topics, methodologies, general strengths and weaknesses and general trends.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008