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Stevenson, Harold W. (Harold William) 1924-2005

Overview
Works: 58 works in 338 publications in 2 languages and 11,355 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Harold W Stevenson
 
Most widely held works by Harold W Stevenson
The learning gap : why our schools are failing and what we can learn from Japanese and Chinese education by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is no secret that American education is in crisis. Our children lag behind students in other countries--and they are losing ground. In The Learning Gap, Harold W. Stevenson and James W. Stigler put this crisis in perspective by comparing teachers, parents, children, schools, and educational practices in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and China." "Based on five major studies, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation and featured on the front page of The New York Times, this is the first comprehensive account of what works in elementary education and what doesn't--and why. The authors analyze the role of standardized tests, tracking, special education, class size, money, classroom discipline, textbooks, and parental involvement and arrive at some startling conclusions that will drastically alter our understanding of the problems and possibilities of our schools. Television is not to blame for children's poor performance nor are underpaid or poorly trained teachers. And contrary to prevailing opinion, class size should be increased, and children should not begin academic preparation in preschool and kindergarten." "Most important, the authors show that parental involvement is critical to children's learning and that schools should reward individual effort rather than emphasize innate ability. Bringing a clarity of purpose to the debate on education that is missing from the schools themselves, The Learning Gap is a landmark study that will shape the educational agenda of the future."--Jacket
Cultural perspectives on child development( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written especially for this volume by experts in psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and education, these essays present the essence of particular programs of research: a look at emotional behavior during infancy; the significance of parental speech patterns in English- and Spanish- speaking families; research on the development of perception and memory among children; studies of the influence of nutrition on children; inquiries into the universality of Piaget's theories; articles on formal versus informal schooling; an investigation of moral development. These and other essays in Culture Perspectives on Child Development offer first-hand accounts of research that will be of interest to students and professionals in psychology and social anthropology
Child psychology by National Society for the Study of Education( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of the sixty-second yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education containing articles about research on child psychology
Early behavior: comparative and developmental approaches by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child development and education in Japan by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's learning by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a compilation of literature and research concerning how children learn. The first chapter is a historical introduction to research in learning that summarizes the major developments of the last 100 years and relates these developments specifically to children's learning. The main body of the text is divided into six major topics: (1) research on human infants (E.G., neonatal and appetitive conditioning and habituation), (2) language and learning, (E.G., transposition, cue preferences), (3) reinforcement and learning (expectancies, delay), (4) stimulus factors and attention (cross-modal transfer, syntactic constructions), (5) concept learning (oddity problems, role of intelligence), and (6) individual differences in learning. The last chapter of the book concerns the major developmental changes and the most powerful experimental variables. An attempt is made to suggest the types of studies that may prove to be most productive in subsequent research. (St)
Contexts of achievement : a study of American, Chinese, and Japanese children by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality development in children; papers by Harold E. Jones [and others] by Ira Iscoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global prospects for education : development, culture, and schooling( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within this book several teams of researchers discuss their work in East Asian countries and identify effective teaching techniques associated with high mathematical achievement. Other authors describe how cultural beliefs and the social expectations of parents and teachers influence children to work persistently to understand mathematical concepts. In addition to mathematics, literacy development is analyzed from several perspectives; authors examine factors that affect how young children learn to spell and study how exposure to print influences literacy. Other authors identify literacy tasks that can be used to access children's cognitive strategies, consider what educators can do to enhance long-term retention of literacy after formal schooling ends, and discuss what can be done to enhance teacher training. /// This book was inspired by H.W. Stevenson's research on children's learning and includes chapters by colleagues, friends, and students who have benefited from his work. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
International comparisons of entrance and exit examinations : Japan, United Kingdom, France, and Germany by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roles of exit examinations (high school exit) and college entrance examinations in four industrialized countries are described. Information was obtained from reviews of educational systems and interviews with small samples of students (at least seven or eight students), parents, and teachers during 1993. All four countries studied, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, are experiencing a common problem in that their universities, built to educate a moderate percentage of the population, are being asked to accommodate increasing numbers of students. They are left with the alternatives of restricting enrollments to make the universities more elitist or expanding enrollments and watering down the value of the university degree. In all of these countries, entrance and exit examinations are based on a curriculum established by ministries of education. These examinations are closely tied to what students have studied in school. Parents and students expressed satisfaction with the examinations overall, although they noted problems with strong reliance on examinations. They were unable, however, to suggest more desirable procedures. Regardless of the approach taken by governments in these four countries, it seems likely that the number of students selecting a vocational track will continue to lag as long as economic and social advantages of a university degree persist. (Contains 25 references.) (Sld)
Learning and motivation in the classroom by Scott G Paris( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the twentieth century there had been substantial links between scientific psychology and education. Binet, Dewey, Thorndike, and other early pioneers were strongly interested in both realms. Taking advantage of a period of enthusiasm, this title, originally published in 1983, looks at the amalgamation of the recent advances at the time in theory and research in education and psychology, with a particular focus on cognition, motivation and social policy. This volume presents and discusses the implications of this work on learning and motivation for educational policy."--Provided by publisher
Child development research and social policy( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profits in the modern economy ... selected papers by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling, environment, and cognitive development : a cross-cultural study( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrelations and correlates in children's learning and problem solving( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concept of development: a report by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

16 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in cognition : proceedings of a joint conference in psychology by Joint Conference in Psychology( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the papers presented by psychologists from the People's Republic of China and the US at a joint conference, "Issues in Cognition," held at Wingspread, Wisconsin, August 28-31, 1983. The conference was the first occasion at which psychologists from China met with American colleagues to discuss their current work on various aspects of cognitive psychology. The conference was organized around 5 themes. These were selected both because they are ones in which a rapid expansion of knowledge has taken place in recent yers and because they represent areas in which the possibilities for practical application are great. The themes were (1) cognitive development; (2) perceptual development; (3) cognitive aspects of reading, mathematics, and science; (4) relations between neurological and cognitive processes; and (5) applied cognition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Mathematical knowledge of Japanese, Chinese, and American elementary school children by James W Stigler( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study compared the results of group tests of computational skills and tests of knowledge and skills in mathematics between three groups of first and fifth grade students from the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. The battery of tests were constructed after reviewing the mathematics textbooks used in each location and discussing the major goals of mathematics with mathematics educators. Tests administered to individuals included word problems, conceptual knowledge, mathematical operations, graphing, estimation, visualization, transformation or spatial relations, and mental calculations. Group tests were used to test computation skills. The results of the group testing and the individually administered tests are reported separately in two different sections. The methodology of the testing includes a description of the tests, selection of the sample, a description of the examiners, and the testing procedure. All items in each test, along with the percentages of students in each city responding correctly to each item, are presented in the appendixes. The results of the group tests appear in Appendix a and the individual tests in Appendix B. (kr)
Common stock financing by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the grade in mathematics : elementary school mathematics in the United States, Taiwan, and Japan by Harold W Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade, it has been reported that American students lag behind their Asian counterparts as early as the first grade. This study investigated variables influencing elementary school students' mathematics achievement in Japan, Taiwan, and America. Children's mathematics achievement and cognitive abilities were tested. Children, teachers, and principals were interviewed about their reactions to school. Mathematics textbooks and mathematics instruction were analyzed. The following chapters are provided: (1) "The Problem"; (2) "The Study"; (3) "Cities"; (4) "Schools" (comparing organization, ranking, after-school classes, and homework); (5) "Textbooks" (discussing the differences in how the books are used); (6) "Achievement Tests" (comparing scores on computation and word problems); (7) "Cognitive Tests" (reporting no overall differences); (8) "Classroom Observations" (discussing time for mathematics, in-class behavior, and teaching); (9) "Attitudes about Mathematics"; (10) "Beliefs about Effort and Ability"; and (11) "Mothers and Homes." The following four recommendations to improve achievement of American children are offered: reorganize the school day; make mathematics exciting; get more assistance from parents; and change unhelpful assumptions. (Yp)
 
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Contexts of achievement : a study of American, Chinese, and Japanese children
Alternative Names
Stevenson, H. W.

Stevenson, Harold

Stevenson, Harold 1924-

Stevenson, Harold 1924-2005

Stevenson, Harold (Harold William), 1924-

Stevenson, Harold W.

Stevenson, Harold W. (Harold William)

Stevenson, Harold William 1924-

Stevenson, Harold William 1924-2005

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English (251)

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