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University of Pittsburgh School of Education

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Works: 149 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 1,998 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
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Wider horizons in Christian adult education; selected addresses and papers by Workshop on the Curriculum of Christian Education for Adults( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern education and human values : Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation lecture series( )

in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate for learning( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school board and public education( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving public education through school board action( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model of teacher training for the individualization of instruction : final report ...( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Talent; one-year follow-up studies by University of Pittsburgh( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "project talent" followup studies were concerned with various aspects of career development of american youth, consisting primarily of the educational and vocational plans and decisions which one makes during high school and immediately following high school. Relationships were sought between traits exhibited by students in high school and their subsequent vocational behavior. In 1960 a probability sample was drawn from 400,000 students in grades 9 through 12, representing approximately 5 percent of the high schools in the united states. Each of these students was administered a battery of tests designed to measure aptitudes and ability, interests and temperament, student activities, home background, and plans for the future. The immediate project was concerned with followup studies of this original sample undertaken when each grade was 1 year out of high school and staggered so that each of the four grades was followed up in a separate year. Each grade received several waves of a mailed questionnaire, spaced about 1 month apart. Punched cards were used to process the returned questionnaires. A sample of nonrespondents was then drawn (usually 5 percent) and sought out through field surveys. Data gathered from these persons made it possible to estimate the characteristics of the total nonrespondent population and combine them with those of respondents. The collected data revealed facts with respect to what these young people were doing and thinking in their first year out of high school involving their schools, jobs, marriages, ambitions, and frustrations. With respect to further research, 5-, 10-, and 20-year followup studies with this same population were also planned as supplementary programs. (Jh)
The high speed computer as a research and operations device in school law by University of Pittsburgh( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A field demonstration of the effectiveness and feasibility of early admission to school for mentally advanced children by Jack W Birch( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4-year study demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of early admission to school for mentally advanced children. Approximately 800 children were screened to locate the 36 children who entered kindergarten before the usual time. Criteria for early admission included an intelligence quotient approximately 130 or higher, social maturity at least 1 year advanced, absence of health problems, satisfactory emotional development, approval by kindergarten teachers after observation of a kindergarten visit, and parental approval. Data were collected on attitudes, costs, modifications required in activities of professional staff, and on achievement of pupils. Children admitted early to school on the bases of mental, physical, social, and emotional readiness did as well in academic work as their older classmates of like ability in kindergarten, first, and second grades. On sociometric measures there was no evident difference between early-admitted children and others. The process of demonstration was analyzed in terms of innovation and change. Information about the demonstration was disseminated widely through public information media. (Jm)
The relationship between early manual communication and later achievement of the deaf by Jack W Birch( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation was undertaken to determine whether early manual communication with deaf children influences their subsequent acquisition of (1) intelligible speech, (2) reading ability, (3) speech reading ability, (4) written language, and (5) psychosocial adjustment. The design involved matched pairs of subjects because of the large number of variables which needed to be controlled. Early manual communication was the independent variable. One subject of each matched pair was a deaf child who had learned manual communication from infancy. The other was a deaf subject who had not learned manual communication from infancy. From 5 schools for the deaf, a preliminary matching led to 105 children of deaf parents being matched with 337 deaf children of hearing parents. All children were 10 years of age or over. Data collected by parental questionnaires were used in pairing of children. Pairs of subjects were matched and tested with regard to several variables. The deaf children who had learned to communicate manually from infancy were superior to the group without early communication experiences in speechreading, reading, and written language. It was concluded that, when the influence of early manual communication on the language of deaf children is present, this influence helps the development of conventional language skills. (Jc)
The relationship of creativity to social class by Robert M Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental factors related to creative production were studied to obtain knowledge of the learning characteristics and educational performance of children from various socioeconomic levels. Children from the fifth grade were selected as subjects - 359 negro and 244 white children. Further division included four socioeconomic levels. A variety of measuring instruments were employed to gather the data and test the variables. Analyses were accomplished via covariance analysis (with correction for unequal, disproportionate means) and factor analysis. The findings indicated significant differences in creative thought favoring the higher socioeconomic child in most verbal areas. The lower socioeconomic child, however, performed better in the nonverbal areas. Further research was suggested to determine the specific environmental factors which influence performance in creative thought. (Rs)
Identification, development, and utilization of human talents : report of the eleventh grade follow-up study by University of Pittsburgh( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The administration of and planning for America's first census of the aptitudes, achievements, and talent potentials of its youth is described. The selection of students and schools to be sampled is discussed, and the test batteries used are described from their construction to the processing and analysis of the data obtained. Backgrounds and a description are also presented for: (1) the Student Activities Inventory; (2) the Interest Inventory; (3) the Student Information Blank; (4) the General School Characteristics Questionnaire; (5) the Guidance Program Questionnaire; and (6) the Counselor's Questionnaire. Possible applications are discussed for two themes that were utilized in the test batteries. Finally, the expected results to be gained from the survey, and the rationale of future volumes in the series are presented
Modern education and human values( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring adolescent personality : Project Talent five-year follow-up studies, interim report 1 by Paul R Lohnes( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the conference and course on reading by University of Pittsburgh( )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Study of present and needed book activities in national development: Chile( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellesley school survey by University of Pittsburgh( )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Study of present and needed book activities in national development: Peru by Seth Spaulding( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through field work, a four member research team studied Peru's total development and educational efforts in order to evaluate its book activity. Specific objectives were--to discover who is creating, producing, and using books, to evaluate past attempts to upgrade this area, to assess current and future priorities, and to develop recommendations for book activity improvement and future programs. The survey reveals that (1) the educational system seriously lacks textbooks, (2) efforts by government ministries to provide instructional materials for adult education programs are not coordinated, (3) in commercial publishing, good resources are not being fully used, (4) non-textbook publishing shows strength, and (5) the library situation is promising but also needs much development. Recommendations for the textbook area are that the ministry of education, using curriculum specialists and standards, should assist publishers and existing textbook authors, and the ministry should also begin purchasing textbooks for free distribution to schools. Emphasis in higher education should be on developing a book-conscious faculty, better libraries, and creating textbook materials. Coordination for adult education is stressed, while suggestions for library development involve action by the Peru government, the U.S. Agency for international development (aid), and voluntary agencies. Appendixes list contacts visited, news media sources, publishers and distributors, Peru book association members, textbook commissions and primary books approved, and a bibliography. A related document is li 000 042, a study of book activities in chile. (jb)
Annotations of theses and dissertations in education, University of Pittsburgh, School of Education by University of Pittsburgh( )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal by University of Pittsburgh( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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