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National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Works: 109 works in 256 publications in 1 language and 41,310 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: Q183.3.A1, 331.1
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
The polygraph and lie detection ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Multiple origins, uncertain destinies Hispanics and the American future ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Given current demographic trends, nearly one in five U.S. residents will be of Hispanic origin by 2025. This major demographic shift and its implications for both the United States and the growing Hispanic population make Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies a most timely book. This report from the National Research Council describes how Hispanics are transforming the country as they disperse geographically. It considers their roles in schools, in the labor market, in the health care system, and in U.S. politics. The book looks carefully at the diverse populations encompassed by the term Hispanic, representing immigrants and their children and grandchildren from nearly two dozen Spanish-speaking countries. It describes the trajectory of the younger generations and established residents, and it projects long-term trends in population aging, social disparities, and social mobility that have shaped and will shape the Hispanic experience
Working families and growing kids caring for children and adolescents by Workshop on Caring for Infants and Toddlers( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informative mix of data and discussion, this book presents conclusions and recommendations for policies that can respond to the new conditions shaping America's working families. Included in this comprehensive review of the research and data on family leave, child care, and income support issues are: the effects of early child care and school-age child care on child development, the impacts of family work policies on child and adolescent well-being and family functioning, the changes to federal and state welfare policy, and more. (MidWest)
Achieving high educational standards for all conference summary by National Research Council (U.S.)( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: What progress has been made in advancing the education of minority and disadvantaged students since the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 50 years ago? What does research say about the reasons of successes and failures? What are some of the strategies and practices that hold the promise of producing continued improvements? The volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important recent NRC reports, including How People Learn, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Eager to Learn, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, among others. It includes an overview of the conference presentations and discussions, the perspectives of the two co-moderators, and a set of background papers on more detailed issues
Discouraging terrorism some implications of 9/11 ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Measuring housing discrimination in a national study report of a workshop by National Research Council (U.S.)( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monitoring international labor standards national legal frameworks : summary of a workshop ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monitoring international labor standards techniques and sources of information by National Research Council (U.S.)( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Improving undergraduate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics report of a workshop ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Participants in this workshop were asked to explore three related questions: (1) how to create measures of undergraduate learning in STEM courses; (2) how such measures might be organized into a framework of criteria and benchmarks to assess instruction; and (3) how such a framework might be used at the institutional level to assess STEM courses and curricula to promote ongoing improvements. The following issues were highlighted: - Effective science instruction identifies explicit, measurable learning objectives.- Effective teaching assists students in reconciling their incomplete or erroneous preconceptions with new knowledge.- Instruction that is limited to passive delivery of information requiring memorization of lecture and text contents is likely to be unsuccessful in eliciting desired learning outcomes.- Models of effective instruction that promote conceptual understanding in students and the ability of the learner to apply knowledge in new situations are available.- Institutions need better assessment tools for evaluating course design and effective instruction.- Deans and department chairs often fail to recognize measures they have at their disposal to enhance incentives for improving education.- Much is still to be learned from research into how to improve instruction in ways that enhance student learning
What is the influence of the National Science Education Standards? reviewing the evidence, a workshop summary by Karen S Hollweg( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency by Margaret E Martin( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since 1992, the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) has produced a book on principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, updating the document every 4 years to provide a current edition to newly appointed cabinet secretaries at the beginning of each presidential administration. This fourth edition presents and comments on four basic principles that statistical agencies must embody in order to carry out their mission fully: (1) They must produce objective data that are relevant to policy issues, (2) they must achieve and maintain credibility among data users, (3) they must achieve and maintain trust among data providers, and (4) they must achieve and maintain a strong position of independence from the appearance and reality of political control. The book also discusses 11 important practices that are means for statistical agencies to live up to the four principles. These practices include a commitment to quality and professional practice and an active program of methodological and substantive research. This fourth edition adds the principle that statistical agencies must operate from a strong position of independence and the practice that agencies must have ongoing internal and external evaluations of their programs
Improved operational testing and evaluation and methods of combining test information for the Stryker family of vehicles and related Army systems ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Monitoring International Labor Standards summary of domestic forums by PGA Staff( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monitoring international labor standards quality of information, summary of a workshop ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the kaleidoscope viewing the contributions of the behavioral and social sciences to health : The Barbara and Jerome Grossman Symposium ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International perspectives summary of regional forums ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incentives and test-based accountability in education ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a prominent example of such an effort, but it is only the continuation of a steady trend toward greater test-based accountability in education that has been going on for decades. Over time, such accountability systems included ever-stronger incentives to motivate school administrators, teachers, and students to perform better. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education reviews and synthesizes relevant research from economics, psychology, education, and related fields about how incentives work in educational accountability systems. The book helps identify circumstances in which test-based incentives may have a positive or a negative impact on student learning and offers recommendations for how to improve current test-based accountability policies. The most important directions for further research are also highlighted"--Publisher description
Preparing teachers building evidence for sound policy by National Research Council (Washington)( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now."--Publisher's description
Language diversity, school learning, and closing achievement gaps a workshop summary ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary of the discussion at a workshop held at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif., Oct. 15-16, 2009
Understanding the demand for illegal drugs by National Research Council (U.S.)( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite efforts to reduce drug consumption in the United States over the past 35 years, drugs are just as cheap and available as they have ever been. Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines continue to cause great harm in the country, particularly in minority communities in the major cities. Marijuana use remains a part of adolescent development for about half of the country's young people, although there is controversy about the extent of its harm. Given the persistence of drug demand in the face of lengthy and expensive efforts to control the markets, the National Institute of Justice asked the National Research Council to undertake a study of current research on the demand for drugs in order to help better focus national efforts to reduce that demand. This study complements the 2003 book, Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs by giving more attention to the sources of demand and assessing the potential of demand-side interventions to make a substantial difference to the nation's drug problems. Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs therefore focuses tightly on demand models in the field of economics and evaluates the data needs for advancing this relatively undeveloped area of investigation
 
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controlled identity National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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