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National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Overview
Works: 131 works in 357 publications in 1 language and 75,013 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, isb
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
The polygraph and lie detection by Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Multiple origins, uncertain destinies : Hispanics and the American future( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume from the National Research Council describes how Hispanics are transforming the country as they disperse geographically. It considers their roles in schools, in the labor market, in the health care system, and in U.S. politics. The book looks at the diverse populations encompassed by the term Hispanic, representing immigrants and their children and grandchildren from nearly two dozen Spanish-speaking countries."--Jacket
Working families and growing kids : caring for children and adolescents by Eugene Smolensky( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discouraging terrorism : some implications of 9/11 by Neil J Smelser( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving high educational standards for all : conference summary by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: What progress has been made in advancing the education of minority and disadvantaged students since the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 50 years ago? What does research say about the reasons of successes and failures? What are some of the strategies and practices that hold the promise of producing continued improvements? The volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important recent NRC reports, including How People Learn, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Eager to Learn, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, among others. It includes an overview of the conference presentations and discussions, the perspectives of the two co-moderators, and a set of background papers on more detailed issues
Quality of information : summary of a workshop by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitoring International Labor Standards : summary of domestic forums by National Research Council( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring housing discrimination in a national study : report of a workshop by Angela Williams Foster( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles and practices for a Federal statistical agency by Margaret E Martin( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1992, the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) has produced a book on principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, updating the document every 4 years to provide a current edition to newly appointed cabinet secretaries at the beginning of each presidential administration. This fourth edition presents and comments on four basic principles that statistical agencies must embody in order to carry out their mission fully: (1) They must produce objective data that are relevant to policy issues, (2) they must achieve and maintain credibility among data users, (3) they must achieve and maintain trust among data providers, and (4) they must achieve and maintain a strong position of independence from the appearance and reality of political control. The book also discusses 11 important practices that are means for statistical agencies to live up to the four principles. These practices include a commitment to quality and professional practice and an active program of methodological and substantive research. This fourth edition adds the principle that statistical agencies must operate from a strong position of independence and the practice that agencies must have ongoing internal and external evaluations of their programs
Monitoring international labor standards : national legal frameworks : summary of a workshop by Crispin Rigby( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved operational testing and evaluation : and methods of combining test information for the Stryker family of vehicles and related Army systems( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assesses the US Army's planned initial operational test and evaluation of Stryker vehicles, the intended platform for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), and argues for the use of information-combining techniques in the operational evaluation of Stryker and similar systems
Improving undergraduate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics : report of a workshop by Richard McCray( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participants in this workshop were asked to explore three related questions: (1) how to create measures of undergraduate learning in STEM courses; (2) how such measures might be organized into a framework of criteria and benchmarks to assess instruction; and (3) how such a framework might be used at the institutional level to assess STEM courses and curricula to promote ongoing improvements. The following issues were highlighted: - Effective science instruction identifies explicit, measurable learning objectives.- Effective teaching assists students in reconciling their incomplete or erroneous preconceptions with new knowledge.- Instruction that is limited to passive delivery of information requiring memorization of lecture and text contents is likely to be unsuccessful in eliciting desired learning outcomes.- Models of effective instruction that promote conceptual understanding in students and the ability of the learner to apply knowledge in new situations are available.- Institutions need better assessment tools for evaluating course design and effective instruction.- Deans and department chairs often fail to recognize measures they have at their disposal to enhance incentives for improving education.- Much is still to be learned from research into how to improve instruction in ways that enhance student learning
Monitoring international labor standards : techniques and sources of information by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Increased attention to the role of labor standards in a more integrated global economy has led to a growing demand for information on compliance with core labor standards. Both traditional national and international agencies and a growing number of voluntary monitoring and reporting procedures in the private sector have acquired new vigor. The result has been a proliferation of sources of information." "This new book - which includes a comprehensive database structure - provides a framework within which to assess those data and compliance with core international labor standards. It represents progress toward having and interpreting all relevant information in one overall framework, including the integration of qualitative and quantitative information." "The book offers a first step toward the goal of providing an empirical foundation to monitor compliance with core labor standards. It provides a roadmap to existing data sources, their relevance to defined labor standards, their utility to decision makers in charge of assessing or monitoring compliance, and the cautions necessary to understand and use the information. It is resource for anyone working on international labor issues."--Jacket
What is the influence of the National Science Education Standards? : reviewing the evidence, a workshop summary by Karen S Hollweg( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diffusion processes and fertility transition : selected perspectives by Committee on Population Staff National Research Council( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the kaleidoscope : viewing the contributions of the behavioral and social sciences to health : the Barbara and Jerome Grossman Symposium by Institute of Medicine Staff( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitoring international labor standards : international perspectives : summary of regional forums( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitoring international labor standards : human capital investmen : summary of a workshop by National Research Council( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the demand for illegal drugs by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite efforts to reduce drug consumption in the United States over the past 35 years, drugs are just as cheap and available as they have ever been. Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines continue to cause great harm in the country, particularly in minority communities in the major cities. Marijuana use remains a part of adolescent development for about half of the country's young people, although there is controversy about the extent of its harm. Given the persistence of drug demand in the face of lengthy and expensive efforts to control the markets, the National Institute of Justice asked the National Research Council to undertake a study of current research on the demand for drugs in order to help better focus national efforts to reduce that demand. This study complements the 2003 book, Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs by giving more attention to the sources of demand and assessing the potential of demand-side interventions to make a substantial difference to the nation's drug problems. Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs therefore focuses tightly on demand models in the field of economics and evaluates the data needs for advancing this relatively undeveloped area of investigation
Incentives and test-based accountability in education by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a prominent example of such an effort, but it is only the continuation of a steady trend toward greater test-based accountability in education that has been going on for decades. Over time, such accountability systems included ever-stronger incentives to motivate school administrators, teachers, and students to perform better. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education reviews and synthesizes relevant research from economics, psychology, education, and related fields about how incentives work in educational accountability systems. The book helps identify circumstances in which test-based incentives may have a positive or a negative impact on student learning and offers recommendations for how to improve current test-based accountability policies. The most important directions for further research are also highlighted"--Publisher description
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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DBASSE (Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council : U.S.)

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

National Research Council Committee on Law and Justice. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council (Estats Units d'Amèrica). Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké) Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council (U.S.) Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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English (78)

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Multiple origins, uncertain destinies : Hispanics and the American futureWorking families and growing kids : caring for children and adolescentsDiscouraging terrorism : some implications of 9/11Achieving high educational standards for all : conference summaryQuality of information : summary of a workshopMonitoring International Labor Standards : summary of domestic forumsMeasuring housing discrimination in a national study : report of a workshopPrinciples and practices for a Federal statistical agency