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International Journal of Educational Research

1998 Volume 29, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Cognitive Style in Relation to Various Disciplines

    Olivia Saracho

    The 11 chapters of this theme issue explore important issues that relate cognitive style to educational concerns. They link cognitive style with reading comprehension, parental teaching, family... More

    pp. 167-292

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  2. The effect of cognitive style, age, gender and structure on the recall of prose passages

    Richard J. Riding & Saleh Al-Sanabani

    Two-hundred 10–15yr old students from a school in the UK for children from a Yemeni background were assessed for cognitive style by means of the Cognitive Styles Analysis. Based on their scores,... More

    pp. 173-185

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  3. Parental teaching strategies and children’s cognitive style

    Jack Block, Nathan Kogan & Jeunne H. Block

    A total of 83 mothers and 74 fathers worked with their respective 4-year-old sons or daughters on four problem-solving tasks. Observers evaluated the interaction between parent and child with a 49-... More

    pp. 187-204

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  4. Family process variables and field dependence–independence: a proposal for a new conceptual framework

    M.F. Páramo & C. Tinajero

    The lack of a definitive theoretical framework has meant that many studies about the influence of family variables on field dependent–independent (FDI) cognitive style have been isolated efforts... More

    pp. 205-218

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  5. Teachers’ perceptions of their matched students

    Olivia N. Saracho

    The purpose of the study was to investigate FD and FI teachers’ perceptions of their ‘matched’ students. The Group Embedded Figures Test was administered as a measure of cognitive style to four... More

    pp. 219-225

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  6. Metaphors as structures for elementary and secondary preservice Teachers’ thinking

    Marc Mahlios & Marilyn Maxson

    This study sought to describe the metaphors entry level preservice teachers bring with them as they begin a teacher education program. One hundred thirty four (134) students certifying in... More

    pp. 227-240

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  7. Field independence in higher education and the case of distance learning

    John T.E. Richardson

    It has been postulated that student autonomy in distance education could be operationalized in terms of the cognitive style of field independence. While distance learning students often obtain high... More

    pp. 241-250

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  8. Field dependence–independence and strategic learning

    C. Tinajero & M.F. Páramo

    Cognitive style may influence the acquisition and application of efficient learning strategies. Among the dimensions of cognitive style identified to date, field dependence–independence (FDI) has... More

    pp. 251-262

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  9. Socialization factors in the cognitive style and play of young children

    Olivia N. Saracho

    This study identified preschool children’s social factors based on their cognitive style. Sex and age were also considered. Children’s cognitive style and play were assessed. Two dimensions of... More

    pp. 263-276

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  10. Cognitive style constructs in sport: explanatory and attentional processes in athletes

    Aidan P. Moran

    Recent years have witnessed increased research interest from psychologists in constructs which describe individual differences among athletes in their choice of cognitive strategies in competitive ... More

    pp. 277-286

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  11. Research directions for cognitive style and education

    Olivia N. Saracho

    pp. 287-290

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