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Editors: Waugh, Russell F. ; (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia)
Book Description:
This book contains leading important research on the forefront of research on educational psychology. The papers relate to four topics: (1) Learning (measuring self-regulated learning, cognitive development, academic motivation, academic self-concept, and fluency), (2) Special Education (measuring ADHD and acceptance of peers with disabilities), (3) Learning communities of teachers, parents and students (conceptions of schools, parent and school partnerships, and classroom environment and educational outcomes), and (4) Educational psychology in university teaching (lecturing, and teacher leadership in early childhood education).
The creation of proper linear measures for common educational variables is causing a minor revolution in educational psychology. It is possible that these measures will lead to useful “laws” for education, in much the same way that 'laws' were developed in physics and chemistry. This book leads the way for educational researchers who want to be at the forefront of educational measurement and the possible development of “laws” in education.

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Chapter 1 - Self-regulated Learning, Measured Using a Rasch Model; pp. 1-36
(Russell F. Waugh)

Chapter 2 - Relationships Between Cognitive Development and School Achievement: A Rasch Measurement Approach; pp. 37-46
(Trevor Bond, James Cook University)

Chapter 3 - Empirical Study of Boys’ Academic Motivation; pp. 47-67
(Roger Vallance, Notre Dame University)

Chapter 4 - Honoring the Differences: A Re-examination of Academic Motivation with Reference to Student Gender; pp. 69-90
(Caroline Mansfield and Roger Vallance, Notre Dame University)

Chapter 5 - Linking Academic Self-concept to Self-reported Behavior using Rasch Measurement; pp. 91-113
(Russell F. Waugh)

Chapter 6 - Fluency in the Classroom; pp. 115-137
(David Leach, Catherine A. Coyle, Murdoch University and Peter G. Cole, Educational Consultant)


Chapter 7 - A Latent-trait Measurement Approach to the Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents; pp. 141-156
(John West, Stephen Houghton & Myra Taylor, University of Western Australia)

Chapter 8 - University Acceptance of Peers with Disabilities: A Rasch Measurement; pp. 157-176
(Russell F. Waugh and Minoti Biswas, Edith Cowan University)


Chapter 9 - Organizational and Learning Community Conceptions of Schools: Implications for Understanding and Researching School Improvement; pp. 179-225
(Robert F. Cavanagh & Graham B. Dellar, Curtin University of Technology)

Chapter 10 - Parent and School Partnerships: Reconciling Different Perceptions; pp. 227-256
(Joan Gribble and Leonie Rennie, Curtin University of Technology)

Chapter 11 - Linking Classroom Environment with Educational Outcomes Using a Rasch Measurement Model; pp. 257-283
(Russell F. Waugh and Robert F. Cavanagh, Curtin University)


Chapter 12 - Perspectives in Teaching and Learning: An Appeal to the Educational Psychologists; pp. 287-293
(Geoffrey Waugh, University of New South Wales)

Chapter 13 - Teacher Leadership in Early Childhood Education: A Rasch Measurement Model Analysis; pp. 295-329
(Russell F. Waugh, Glenda S. Boyd & Loraine F. Corrie, Edith Cowan University)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-59033-789-1
   Status: AV
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