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This research seeks to justify the development of informed, balanced views regarding the positivist-postmodernist debate in science education. This is accomplished by clarifying origins and offering details on the current status of these two distinct positions. I attempt to illuminate what is an...
The implementation of new evaluation systems in California to assess students' complex problem-solving and critical-thinking skills aroused political controversy. This study presents a longitudinal and intertextual analysis of policymaking activity over a 10-year period to identify factors that...
Three questions were addressed using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988. First, are there differences between single-sex and coeducational Catholic secondary school students in academic and social psychological outcomes? Second, do these differences especially favor...
We examined effects of a task-focused goals treatment (TFG) in mathematics on low-achieving students with and without disabilities. We randomly assigned 40 classrooms to (a) TFG (which incorporated self-referenced assessment feedback, SRAF), (b) SRAF, and (c) contrast (neither TFG nor SRAF). We...
A nationally gathered sample of 820 academically talented sixth graders at the Center for Talented Youth of Johns Hopkins University took the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, and scores were cluster analyzed using both hierarchical and nonhierarchical cluster analysis with cross-validation....
This article presents a longitudinal analysis of school performance declines among abused and neglected children. The analysis is based on the maltreatment and school histories of a large random sample of maltreated children from one North Carolina county. The analysis finds a significant...
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