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Recent theoretical and empirical evidence for relations between children's symbolic play and literate behavior are reviewed. Symbolic play and literate behaviors are said to involve similar mental processes: the production and comprehension of decontextualized language and narrative competence....
The incentive model of the effects of reward and punishment on human learning has often been researched. To estimate the relative effects of three types and three combinations of feedback on children's discrimination learning, a meta-analysis was performed on the findings of 89 studies. In...
Conventional wisdom maintains that changing administrators will improve school performance. Some research evidence suggests, however, that because leader succession is disruptive to communication, decisionmaking and power processes, it will have either no causal effect or a negative effect on...
Recent formulations in cognitive psychology have significantly modified our view of the prose learning process. Both the structure of the prose passage and learner characteristics have been shown to consistently influence the learning of prose. Given these recent formulations, a reevaluation of...
Construct validation is as important for the measurement of school outcomes as of constructs in personality or human abilities. A multifaceted inquiry is called for, bringing both psychological theory and empirical findings to bear upon the meaning of achievement test performance. It is proposed...
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