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Mid-Western Educational Research Association

Works: 15 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 390 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Methods (Music) 
Classifications: LB1028.25.U6, 370.78073
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Most widely held works by Mid-Western Educational Research Association
MWERA researcher( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's first corporate public school : model for education reform? by Carol L Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1988, the Corporate Community Schools of America (c/csa) opened its first model school in Chicago's North Lawndale, an innercity neighborhood scarred by deprivation, violence, and hopelessness. After briefly describing the school's laboratory approach, this report defines C/CSA's philosophy, goals, and educational plan and refers to research supporting the c/csa model. The c/csa is a not-for-profit coalition of business executives, community leaders, and concerned educators working together to reform U.S. urban public education. The c/csa educational plan differs from the usual school-business arrangements by focusing on preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school instead of job training; facilitating corporate, educator, and community participation on boards; providing ongoing financial commitment; and participating with key groups in urban reform efforts. The plan's benefits include focusing resources effectively, taking full advantage of corporate expertise, and facilitating a systemwide impact in education. The North Lawndale school serves predominantly Afro-American and Hispanic students, operates year-round (except for 3 weeks in August), is open from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. daily, and provides breakfast, lunch, snacks, and transportation as needed. The school's philosophy is that all students can be powerful lifelong learners. Founding principles, including the necessity for a strong principal, are described, along with the sound, performance-based management techniques used to ensure success. Implications and 1989-90 goals are also discussed. (Mlh)
Abstracts of papers of the Annual Meeting by Mid-Western Educational Research Association( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MWERA 2005( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An investigation of the relationship of achievement motivation with achievement in mathematics for students in the United States and Japan by Delwyn L Harnisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A study was made of cross-cultural patterns of achievement motivation in relationship to the mathematics achievement of Japanese and American boys and girls approximately 16 years of age. Sample sizes were 9,582 for the United States subjects (specifically, from Illinois) and 1,700 for the participants from Japan. Data came from performance on the High School Mathematics Test, which was administered during the spring term of the 1981-82 testing cycle. The test consisted of 60 items covering a range of mathematical topics, including algebra, geometry, modern math, data interpretation, and probability. A background questionnaire including two measures of achievement motivation (success/failure attributions and test anxiety) was completed by all students during the testing session. Results of correlational analyses revealed a number of associations between (1) gender, test comfort, and attribution variables; and (2) mathematics achievement performance in both within- and between-country comparisons. Specifically discussed are between- and within-country differences in the relationship between gender and mathematics performance, the relationship between test comfort and mathematics achievement performance, and between-country differences in relationships of attribution variables to mathematics achievement performance. It was concluded that current measures of achievement attribution are inadequate to assess motivational patterns in Japan, and that the much higher test scores of the Japanese students do not justify new policy recommendations, given the basic differences between the two countries
MWERA 2008( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 1999 by Deborah L., Ed Bainer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Volume 12 of the Mid-Western Educational Researcher contains four issues. The first issue includes kick-off, keynote, luncheon, and presidential addresses from the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (mwera), held in Chicago, Illinois, in October 1998. Issue 3 is the program for MWERA's annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 1999. Issue 4 focuses on teacher mentoring in the Midwest. Articles are: "Policy Research in Higher Education: Data, Decisions, Dilemmas, and Disconnect" (Edward R. Hines); "Western Governors University: University of the Future" (Robert C. Albrecht); "Academic Careers in the Twenty First Century: New Options for Faculty" (Judith M. Gappa); "Free Market Policies and Public Education: At What (Opportunity) Cost?" (Kim K. Metcalf); "Conference Highlights" (Jeffrey B. Hecht); "Electronic or Paper? Comparing Submissions to mwera-98" (Jeffrey B. Hecht); "The History of mwera and the Role and Scope of Its Historian" (Thomas S. Parish); "The Use of Tests of Statistical Significance" (Thomas R. Knapp); "The Value of Multimethod Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methodology in an Educational Program Evaluation: a Case Study" (Catherine C. Knight, Walter J. Kuleck); "Multimethod Analysis of Mathematics Achievement Tests" (Dimiter M. Dimitrov); "Review of 'Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences'" (John M. Linacre); "The Status of High School Scheduling in Illinois" (Donald G. Hackman); "Time Spent on Higher-Order Tasks in Two Teacher-Apprentice Options" (Elizabeth A. Wilkins-Canter, Audrey T. Edwards);"The Relationship between Culture and Cognitive Style: a Review of the Evidence and Some Reflections for the Classroom" (Joan Thrower Timm); "Mentoring: An Introduction" (Mary K. Bendixen-Noe); "Issues in Mentoring Programs for Teachers" (Deborah L. Bainer); "Mentor Accountability: Varying Responses to the New Jersey Provisional Teacher Certification Program and Their Implications for Proposed Changes in Wisconsin Licensure" (Anne D'Antonio Stinson); "Leading the Way ... State Initiatives and Mentoring" (Carmen Giebelhaus); "Mentoring: Aim and Assess" (Charles K. Runyan); "The Principals' Role in Mentor Programs" (Barbara L. Brock); "Mentoring and the Impact of Local Teacher Organizations" (Mary K. Bendixen-Noe); "With a Little Help from My Friends: a Course Designed for Mentoring Induction-Year Teachers" (James A. Salzman); and "Extending the Vision: Mentoring through University-School Partnerships" (Connie Bowman). An index of 1999 articles is included. (Sv)
The development of electronic distance education delivery systems in the United States : recurring and emerging themes in history and philosophy of education by Michael Buckland( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper presents a history of electronic distance education in the United States. Three broad categories of delivery systems are described: (1) over-the-air open circuit systems such as vhf-uhf stations, microwave, instructional television fixed service (itfs), communications satellites, and educational radio and television; (2) through-the-wire, or closed circuit systems such as intraschool closed-circuit television, cable television, telephone applications, and campus information networks; and (3) direct physical delivery, including hand-carried videotapes, cassettes, discs, mail, videotape recordings, and library materials. Discussion focuses primarily on over-the-air and through-the-wire delivery systems, with emphasis on relevant U.S. government legislation. The history begins in 1844 with the telegraph, continues through the telegraph printer, the first transatlantic telegraph cable (1869), telephones (1876), the phonograph (1877), and through 1896 with the first patent for radio obtained by Marconi. Twentieth century advancements in communications technology are discussed in detail. Federal legislation noted includes the 1912 and 1927 Radio Acts, the development of the Federal Radio Commission, predecessor of the Federal Communications Commission (fcc), and other standards adopted first for the regulation of the radio spectrum and then for the regulation of the television spectrum. Also included in this discussion are the development of national organizations and agencies, convened in response to special interest groups and to specific uses for the media. Two chronologies are provided: the development and use of technology from 1812 to 1990, and legislation and philanthropy in distance education from 1910 to 1984. (25 references) (db)
MWERA 2011( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conference abstracts by Mid-Western Educational Research Association( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 1991-98 by Mid-Western Educational Research Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document consists of 32 consecutive issues of Mid-Western Educational Researcher, published quarterly from 1991 through 1998. Mid-Western Educational Researcher is a scholarly journal that publishes research-based articles addressing a full range of educational issues. The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical and methodological discussions that make an original contribution to the research literature, and feature columns. Each year, one issue is a program for the association's annual conference. Special theme issues during the 8-year period have included multicultural education (1992), midwestern history (1995), "The Bell Curve" (1996), regression analyses (1996), and the Internet in the classroom (1998). (sv)
MWERA 2009( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Study of Differentiated Teaching Methods Used by First-Year Special Educators by Patricia R Renick( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study seeks to determine whether first-year special educators use their knowledge of differentiated teaching strategies in their classrooms. It also seeks to understand what conditions within school systems support or hinder attempts by special educators to implement these strategies. Participants in the study included four first-year special educators, one teacher and one tutor who are middle school educators, and one teacher and one tutor who work in elementary schools. The study included personal observations in each participant's classroom and semi-structured interviews. Three questions guided the analysis of interview data: How did the first-year teachers come to know their students individual needs? What specific teaching strategies did they use to provide for different abilities levels? And What kind of support (materials and supervisory feedback) did they receive for these differentiated strategies? Special first-year teachers share with their regular educator counterparts pedagogical concerns, lack of administrative support, and the need for both materials and appropriate planning times. Unique to special educators is the pedagogical demand for differentiated instruction according to the individualized plan provided for each student, which continues to drive the pedagogical strategies of these first-year educators. Thus the university training for differentiation continues to shape their actual classroom instruction. (Mah)
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