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Author: Cathleen Stasz
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: review, literature, reform, school, imperative, economic
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The author reviews literature that examines (1) the basic assumptions behind various education reforms designed to better prepare students for work and (2) how reformers should design programs to increase students' job-related skills.......
Author: Cathleen Stasz
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Keywords: design, job, tools, electronic
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This paper focuses on three questions as a first step in thinking about job-design issues: (1) What kinds of changes occur when electronic tools are adopted in the workplace? (2) Whose jobs change and how? (3) Who plays a role in job design? Drawing on two RAND studies of the implementation of information technology in the workplace, the author reaches two conclusions: First, a paradigm — a ......
Author: Cathleen Stasz
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Keywords: learning, map, differences, strategy, ability
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Describes the influence of individual differences in ability and subject-selected learning procedures and strategies for acquiring knowledge from maps.Verbal protocols were obtained from 25 subjects selected for their differences on psychometric tests measuring spatial restructuring and visual memory abilities.These protocols indicated a number of learning procedures and strategies that subjects u......
Author: Cathleen Stasz
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Keywords: visual, spatial, individuals, low, strategies, map, learning, global, planning
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An investigation of the relationship between people's visual-spatial ability and their global strategies for learning maps.Twenty-five subjects differing in spatial restructuring and visual memory abilities provided verbal protocols while attempting to learn maps.These protocols suggested a number of strategies that subjects used to approach the learning problem. Three strategies structured the le......
Authors: Cathleen Stasz, James Chiesa
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Keywords: planning, exercise, policy, economy, new, education
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Describes an exercise in which participants were asked to decide on how they would allocate federal block grant money for training and education, and to prioritize a list of desired reforms. They then discussed the ramifications of their choices.......
Authors: Cathleen Stasz, Brian M. Stecher
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Keywords: teachers, tale, reduction, size, class
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RAND contributes to class-size reduction research by focusing on two third-grade teachers who switched from large to small classes in California. Measuring little overall change in the learning environment, the authors develop potential explanations.......
ISBN: 0833010638, 9780833010636
Authors: David J. Mcarthur, Cathleen Stasz
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Keywords: algebra, basic, tutor, intelligent
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This report describes research to develop an intelligent tutor for basic algebra. The initial research objective was to develop a one-to-one computer tutor that would help students understand algebra, and such a tutor for solving linear equations was developed in the early stages of the study. However, it became apparent that any one tutor was too limited, both for the purposes of the study and fo......
Authors: Cathleen Stasz, Christian Van Stolk
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Keywords: admissions, school, systems, lottery
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The Sutton Trust has commissioned RAND Europe to undertake a brief review of the use of lottery/ballot systems in admissions to schools. Evidence in the United Kingdom suggests that schools are [becoming] socially selective. Trends in school admissions on the basis of catchment areas might exacerbate social inequality in the United Kingdom. The new draft School Admissions Code coming into force in......
Authors: John D. Winkler, Cathleen Stasz
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Keywords: based, instruction, computer, development, incentives, staff, survey
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This paper considers the role that different types of district and school incentives play in increasing teacher participation in computer staff development. (A companion paper, P-7086, considers how district and school incentives may improve the quality of computer-based instruction.) The authors examined the effects of a variety of administrative policies with incentive value for increasing teach......
Authors: Cathleen Stasz, John D. Winkler
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Keywords: uses, microcomputers, instructional, teachers, school, incentives, district
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This paper considers the role that different types of incentives and forms of support play in influencing how microcomputers are used for classroom instruction. (A companion paper, P-7087, considers how to encourage staff development.) The authors examined three areas: (1) types of incentives and forms of support that may encourage teachers to use microcomputers for classroom instruction; (2) the ......
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