Elana Joram

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The comprehension of numerical concepts that appear in written health educational materials is an important aspect of health literacy. Health materials that include many advanced numerical concepts may place high demands on readers, especially those with low health literacy levels. The purpose of this study was to examine and document the types of numerical(More)
Cognitive science has made great strides in the study of human learning the past three decades, yet many have noted that these advances have not made as much of an impact on classroom teaching as might be expected (e.g., Sowder, 2000). Among the factors that could be responsible for this lack of translation of cognitive theories and research findings into(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether Black and White nurses' beliefs about causes of health disparities differ. CONCLUSIONS Analyses reveal that overall Black nurses perceived external factors to contribute significantly more to health disparities than White nurses. Black nurses considered four specific causes dealing with physician and societal factors, such as(More)
In this chapter, we discuss the role that personal epistemologies play in teacher education, particularly with respect to the potential problems and roadblocks they may present. We suggest that epistemological beliefs govern the kind of knowledge that preservice teachers consider to be legitimate and worthwhile learning in their programs, regulate the ways(More)
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