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The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present. ERIC also contains a growing collection of materials in Adobe PDF format. ERIC's mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic ...



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"Voices of Pedagogical Development" is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Divided into eight documents, an introduction and guides to the program for levels 1-7 (which corresponds to grades 4-10, respectively), this material makes up the civic education program for schools in the Northwest Territories (Canada). The introductory guide includes a statement of philosophy and goals, an overview of the program, considerations and goals for implementation, and the addresses of publishers and organizations that civics teachers may find useful. The focus of the activities...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary...
This handbook was developed to aid teachers, teacher aides, paraprofessionals, and teacher trainers. The overview of the readings is both content oriented and structure oriented. Cognitive and affective styles of learning are identified and related to bilingual education; the new research in this area is found to raise significant questions on teaching and learning. The strategies spelled out are not oriented to a specific subject area, but are intended as a guide for technical assistance in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Audiovisual Aids, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation,...
This book contains 13 papers on the socioeconomic development, legal, gender, philosophical, and human rights dimensions of state governance within the context of social, economic, and political processes in Sierra Leone and Kenya. The Political Literacy and Civic Education (PLACE) Project, which was sponsored by the British Overseas Development Administration through the International Community Education Association, is credited with being the book's catalyst. The following papers are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Citizenship Education, Civil...
Pointing out that understanding, considering, preparing, modeling, teaching, collaborating, assessing, and supporting are steps along the path to using literature in the classroom, the essays in this book provide a solid background for those teachers who are considering making the transition to literature-based instruction in their classrooms. Essays and their authors are: (1) "Questions of Definition" (Glenna Sloan); (2) "Perspectives on the Use of Children's Literature in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Integrated...
Organized around the theme of "challenges," the 11th edition of "Your Reading" offers annotations of more than 1,200 books for young adults. Intended for teachers, librarians, parents, and students, this booklist presents recently published books that can be read for many purposes--for sheer enjoyment of the story, to pique curiosity or satisfy it, to find new information or confirm old, to complete school assignments, or for the exhilaration of escape. It is divided into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Fiction, Junior High Schools, Middle...
Twenty-four Hispanic American professional women drawn from the fields of education, social services, and government by the Women's Research Program of the National Institute of Education met to develop a national research agenda which would begin to address the educational and occupational needs of Hispanic women. Twelve papers presented by activists and researchers at the conference dealt with: the lack of political involvement of Hispanic women; Hispanic women in education in New York and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingual Education, Cubans, Dominicans, Educational Needs, Educational Policy,...
The 21 essays of this book discuss strategies for implementing multicultural education at the higher education level, especially in Illinois. Following a statement on multicultural education by former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and an introduction by the text's editors (J. Q. Adams and Janice R. Welsch), the papers are: "Multicultural Education: Development, Dimensions, and Challenges" (James A. Banks); "The Multicultural Campus: Facing the Challenges" (Nancy...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Instruction, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Ethnic...
This handbook, designed for teachers of fourth through sixth grades, has two objectives: (1) to make the concept of critical thinking and the principles that underlie it clear; and (2) to show how critical thinking can be taught in language arts, social studies, and science. The introduction explains and justifies lesson plan remodelling. The first chapter, "Global Critical Thinking Strategies," combines the objective of clarifying critical thinking and suggesting general teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning...
This manual was designed to help program planners and others to develop an effective systems approach to fighting the war against alcohol and other drug use among youth in their communities. It explains how individual, interpersonal, and environmental situations and conditions contribute to alcohol and other drug use and provides strategies for combating each of these forces. Nine steps to planning and implementing an integrated program are also provided, with worksheets, planning charts, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Case Studies, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Content,...
This phenomenological study implemented and evaluated an individualized approach to multiple intelligence instruction. The targeted population consisted of students in two inner-city elementary schools located in Indiana. In a traditionally book-oriented classroom, instruction is typically geared toward the verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical intelligences. An analysis of the literature led to the understanding that each student has the capabilities to activate all eight identified...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Change Strategies, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Intelligence Differences,...
This report describes the outcomes of a 3-year project that investigated the effectiveness of mnemonic instruction of secondary students with learning disabilities. Classroom-based mnemonic instruction was implemented in junior-high school self-contained classrooms. The report first presents theoretical and empirical support for mnemonic instructional techniques. Second, a thorough review of recent research in mnemonic instruction of special populations is provided. Third, a detailed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Cues, Junior High Schools, Keywords, Learning Disabilities,...
The 12 essays collected in this book suggest both practical and theoretical approaches to teaching through networked technologies. Moving beyond technology for its own sake, the book articulates a pedagogy which makes its own productive uses of emergent technologies, both inside and outside the classroom. The book models for students one possible way for teaching and learning the unknown: a dialogic strategy for teaching and learning that can be applied not only to technology-rich problems, but...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Higher Education, Hypermedia,...
This document contains the four Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCCTS) newsletters published during the 1998-99 academic year. In the September 1998 issue, faculty members talk about what shared governance means and how to improve it on individual campuses. The issue also features Gray Davis' plans for the community colleges if he is elected governor and presents endorsements to support education-friendly candidates for the November 3 election. The December 1998 issue...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Trends,...
This annotated bibliography lists almost 1,200 journal articles published between 1985 and 1991 and drawn primarily from the ERIC and PsycLIT databases, focusing on issues which affect the educational integration of children and adults with special needs. Primary attention is given to articles discussing the methods and needs of students with mild to moderate handicapping conditions. Specific topics include assessment, attitudes, cross cultural issues, early education, adult education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming,...
This handbook provides basic information on the needs of young children (ages 3-8) whose multiple disabilities include visual impairments. Chapters address: (1) common disabilities associated with visual impairment, the primary educational needs of these children, and the complexity involved in teaching them; (2) the need for clearly defined program philosophies, goals, and practices to promote meaningful learning opportunities, including meeting exceptional learning needs, involving the child...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Early Childhood...
In 2004, the Women's Sports Foundation published the first edition of "Her Life Depends On It" (Don Sabo, Kathleen E. Miller, Merrill J. Melnick, and Leslie Heywood). At that time, it was clear that evidence-based research confirmed that regular physical activity and sport provides the critical foundation, in no small part, that allows girls and women to lead healthy, strong, and fulfilled lives. Now, five years later, "Her Life Depends On It II", provides an updated, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical...
This report is part one of three volumes to be published by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in response to the request of members of Congress to review the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of contemporary U.S. adolescents, including adolescents in groups who might be more likely to be in special need of health-related interventions. These groups include adolescents living in poverty, those from racial and ethnic minority groups, and those living in rural areas. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs,...
A resource guide is presented that is designed to broaden and deepen K-12 educators' understanding of four major racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. For each of the four groups, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans, a background essay on the history of that group in the United States is included as well as an annotated bibliography listing suggested resources. An appendix contains resources recommended for planning workshops about each of the four...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural...
This report provides a framework for understanding the processes of innovation, dissemination, and knowledge utilization (D&U) and it reviews the relevant literature in education and other fields of practice within this framework. D&U is viewed as a transfer of messages by various media between resource systems and users. Major sections analyze characteristics of individuals and organizations which inhibit or facilitate this transfer. The process is interpreted at four levels; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Innovation, Literature Reviews,...
This 3-year study compared characteristics of high ability students who were identified as high achievers with students of similar ability who underachieved in school. The 35 students attended a large urban high school comprised of 60 percent Puerto Rican students, 20 percent African American, and the remainder White, Asian, and other. Qualitative methods were used to examine the perceptions of students, teachers, staff, and administrators concerning academic achievement. The study found that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Black Students, Case Studies, Cultural...
This document provides basic information to help school districts, health personnel serving schools, and community partners work together to design and provide safe, effective school health systems. The 12 chapters include: (1) "School Nursing and Today's Community"; (2) "School Nursing: Profession and Practice"; (3) "Health Literacy"; (4) "Communicable Disease Control and Immunization; (5) "Medication Administration"; (6) "Child...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Communicable Diseases, Comprehensive School...
Emphasizing the complex relationships among story, ethnicity, and gender, this book explores the nature of story--the basic functions it serves, its connections to the diverse sociocultural landscape of society, and its power in the classroom. In addressing concerns about how to most effectively serve increasingly diverse student populations, the book demonstrates through example the need for and the power of story. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Introduction: The Need for Story"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Communication, Community Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Elementary...
This study of "Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Geometric Transformations (GTs) using Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)" aimed to explore the beliefs hold by preservice secondary mathematics teachers about teaching geometric transformations with Geometer's Sketchpad. In this study, I applied three methodological iterations. The first iteration was a pilot study of Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics with Technology....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Geometric...
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating Experience, requires the student to implement an action research plan designed through (a) the Education 500 Introduction to Inquiry course, (b) one of the two...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Research Projects, Student Projects, Student Teaching, Teaching...
The distinguishing characteristics, content and processes, and the variations of essential elements that are exemplified by projects in the United States and abroad in education for democratic citizenship are presented in this book. The volume addresses how international partnerships involving the United States and several post-communist countries advanced the cause of education for democracy. Chapter titles include: (1) "Concepts at the Core of Education for Democratic Citizenship"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Foreign...
Based on a series of successful summer writing institutes, this book presents practical ways for teachers to reinvigorate their classrooms and their own attitudes toward creative writing. In four complementary sections focusing on four groups of writers--creative writers in residence, K-12 students and teachers who participated in the summer institutes, and established writers such as Ron Carlson and Scott Russell Sanders--the book demonstrates the enormous variety and high quality of writing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Activities, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Summer Programs,...
This collection of essays approaches "voice" as a means of expression that lives in the interactions of writers, readers, and language, and examines the conceptualizations of voice within the oral rhetorical and expressionist traditions, and the notion of voice as both a singular and plural phenomenon. An explanatory introduction by the editor is followed by 19 essays: (1) "What Do We Mean When We Talk about Voice in Texts?" (Peter Elbow); (2) "Claiming My Voice"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Cultural Context, Deafness, Higher Education, Literary...
The University of Delaware's work with computer-based instruction since 1974 is summarized with attention to the history and development of the Office of Computer-Based Instruction, university applications, outside user applications, and research and evaluation. PLATO was the system that met the university's criteria, which included support for instructional strategies such as gaming, simulation, testing, drill-and-practice, and self-paced programmed instruction; a library of computer-based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer...
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A Tagalog reader designed for adult students beyond the intermediate level contains 30 lessons in agriculture, art, economics, education, history, language, literature, medicine, music, political science, religion, and sociology. Each unit contains four sections: (1) a reading passage with numbered paragraphs and underlined vocabulary words, for later reference; (2) two word lists containing general and specialized or technical vocabulary, defined as used in the text, with parts of speech,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Advanced Courses, Creative Writing, Cultural Education, Foreign...
The 2002 R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education, which met in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 17-21, 2002, was the source for this book. The central theme of the meeting was education for democratic citizenship in the college/university-based preparation of prospective teachers. Following an Introduction, twelve papers are included as the book's chapters: (1) "Defining, Delivering, and Defending a Common Education for Citizenship in a Democracy" (John J....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Foreign...
This book is a manual that enables teachers to formulate an effective program of environmental education across multiple grade levels and cultural settings. A section provides tips for using the book, followed by nine chapters dealing with different aspects of developing and implementing an environmental education program. Chapter 1 presents a brief overview of what environmental education is all about. Chapter 2 focuses on developing an environmental education plan by addressing the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. These essays focus on nursing, examining partnerships between education and service, nurse and person, and profession and community. Chapters describe both theoretical and experiential ways in which nursing has begun to incorporate service-learning as a methodology in many diverse settings and with many communities of interest. Following the Introduction by Jane S. Norbeck, Charlene Connolly, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Allied Health Occupations Education, Case Studies, Clinical Teaching (Health...
A child's self-concept may be the most important determinant in his learning experience. Children have not been exposed to enough situations in which they become aware of their own feelings and to environments which encourage positive interactions with others. The purpose of this study was to develop some tools for creating environments conducive to developing a positive self-concept. The emphasis is on tying affective instructional objectives and objective assessment to an instructional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Development, Child Psychology, Educational Programs, Elementary Education,...
Intended to aid administrators, decision-makers, and the general public in learning about and gaining better understanding of Hispanic concerns, needs, and recommendations regarding justice administration, this document includes the keynote addresses and 15 topic papers presented at the conference which was attended by 91 law enforcement experts. The 15 papers were presented at 5 workshops on police, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, and undocumented workers. Proceedings for each workshop...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Correctional Rehabilitation,...
These conference proceedings explore three major themes on student rights and responsibilities in public secondary schools, with the stated intent of facilitating progress toward an integrated school environment in which each student is (1) encouraged by a multiracial staff to participate fully, and (2) made to feel welcome as an equal member of the school. The first section examines the fair administration of disciplines and includes such topics as psychological perspectives, a principal's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Due Process,...
This dissertation addresses the general experience of foreign language learners of high school and college age who are totally blind and who study in regular classroom settings. In a qualitative study, interviews were conducted with five nearsighted students, their foreign language classroom teachers, and teachers of students with visual impairments. A case study approach was utilized in an effort to allow each participant to tell as much of his or her own story as possible. Topics discussed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blindness, Braille, Case Studies, College Students,...
Noting that the evidence of families influence on their childrens school achievement is consistent, positive, and convincing, this report examines research on parent and community involvement and its impact on student achievement. Following an introduction, the first section of the report describes the methods used for selecting the studies; describes what the studies cover; provides a table showing the studies by topic area, by age and grade level, and by design type; and discusses limitations...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Family...
This book presents teacher-created lesson plans, sequenced by grade level, that illustrate the connection between teaching specific disciplines--English language arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies--and NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) for Students performance indicators. Each lesson sequence addresses national standards for the discipline, suggests related resources, and provides a brief narrative by a teacher who has actually used the lesson in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach,...
This guide presents strategies for the prevention of emotional/behavioral disabilities, beginning before birth and continuing into young adulthood. It focuses on strategies that promote competent social behavior, identification of risk factors in development of antisocial behavior, and interventions to prevent the development of antisocial behavior. Prevention programs that have been proven effective are described along with the family, school, and community strategies they use. Individual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Elementary...
The purpose of the research reviews is to summarize and critique recent single subject designs that could help school psychologists and special education leaders make better decisions. 28 advanced graduate students evaluated the single subject research studies in accordance with the following criteria: Was the study applied, behavioral, reliable, analytic, effective, and generalizable? All of the reviews have been checked for accuracy in two ways. First, each author received feedback from the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Research Design,...
This book examines the thesis that teacher burnout and student dropout stem from the same source, a process of alienation causing students and teachers to "give up on school." The first chapter outlines the size of the problem and some of the specific conditions that contribute to it. The second chapter examines the context of cultural expectations: macro-level changes that have led to alienation because they make obsolete the behaviors and beliefs that once constituted effective ways...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dropouts, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, High Risk...
This report, intended to be a descriptive yet analytical overview of correctional education programs, is organized into six chapters. Chapter one discusses the philosophical aspects (pro and con) of prisoner education. Chapter two traces the history of prisoner education from the roots of its beginning to the present. Chapter three presents the data collected by Syracuse University Research Corporation staff during interviews with correctional and educational authorities, through analysis of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation,...
This book of readings presents 33 articles that address topics of importance to counselors who serve middle school students. It was written for counselors already working in middle schools and for individuals who are preparing for careers as middle school counselors. The book will also benefit both elementary school counselors who help children make the transition from elementary to middle school and high school counselors who work with adolescents making the transition from middle school into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Career Exploration, Drug...
This 2001 annual publication contains 31 articles on topics germane to the history of education. Each year, this journal publishes papers presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society. After the "Introduction" (R. J. Taggart) articles in this year's issue are: "Origins of the American Federation of Teachers: Issues and Trends between the Two Great World Wars" (D. T. Martin); "Class, Race, and Curriculum in Small Pennsylvania Mill Towns of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary...
Specific reading program objectives are included in this guide in the areas of prereading; word recognition; comprehension; study skills; and attitudes, interests, and values. Methods of determining reading ability by diagnosis and methods for estimating reading potential are discussed. Factors involved in early reading experiences which are discussed are auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, and the use of picture books and easy reading books. Approaches to reading instruction which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Affective Objectives, Auditory Discrimination, Beginning Reading, Elementary...
A two-tier intervention study was designed to provide descriptive models of constructivist learning environments supported by appropriate technology, as they emerged in project classroom. Tier 1 was a collective case study of approximately 150 classrooms in 5 southwestern states whose teachers received training in applying technology. Tier 2 consisted of detailed case studies of six teachers and how they created constructivist learning environments. The project focused on classrooms with high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Computer Literacy, Computer...
These three journals include articles on issues related to language learning. The fall 1998 journal presents: "Attention! Are You Seeking a Position with Excellent Long-Term Benefits? Be an Advocate!" (Mary Lynn Redmond); "National Town Meeting Energizes Support for Early Language Learning" (Marcia Harmon Rosenbusch); "Bring Back Childhood Bilingualism: The Case of Louisiana" (Stephen J. Caldas); "Total Physical Response Storytelling: A Communicative Approach...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingualism, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary...
Suggesting that empirical work in the field of reading has advanced sufficiently to allow substantial agreed-upon results and conclusions, this literature review cuts through the detail of partially convergent, sometimes discrepant research findings to provide an integrated picture of how reading develops and how reading instruction should proceed. The focus of the review is prevention. Sketched is a picture of the conditions under which reading is most likely to develop easily--conditions that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Early...
The purpose of this user's manual is to document the procedures used to collect and process postsecondary school transcripts for members of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 who had attended any postsecondary institutions since leaving high school. In addition, this manual will provide researchers with the technical information necessary for using the public release data files containing transcript and other data. The five chapters include: (1) introduction to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Records, Cohort Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Educational Research,...
The chapters in this book were written by teachers to share strategies they have found effective in the mathematics classroom. Most describe a teaching idea or activity in sufficient detail for other teachers in elementary, middle, and secondary schools to be able to use it. The chapters concern: manipulative materials, developing a mathematics program, problem solving, fraction games, word problems (for kids by kids), teaching students to think in mathematics to make conjectures, using a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Manipulative...
The Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG), a panel of experts on adult reading research and practice, was established by the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) in collaboration with the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). It was part of the Institute's efforts to provide educators, parents and others with access to scientifically based reading research, including research-based tools for improving literacy programs and policies for children, youth...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Basic Education, Reading...
Includes the following among 52 papers: "Accelerated Degree Programs" (Anderson et al.); "Basic Skills in the Workplace" (Askov); "Breaking All the Rules" (Baird); "Data Mining for Factors Affecting the Implementation of Interactive, Computer-Mediated Instructional Techniques for Students at a Distance" (Bielema); "Continuing Higher Education in Hungary" (Boyer); "Program Development Using Distance Learning Technologies" (Boyer);...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Bachelors Degrees,...
Growing evidence indicates that teen courts give a community's children and adults a practical response to the problems associated with delinquency, traffic safety, and substance abuse. Developing and implementing teen courts requires a collaborative effort and juvenile justice agencies need baseline information that will aid them in creating teen court programs as viable alternatives for juvenile offenders. A description of the teen court program, along with baseline information, are provided...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Juvenile Courts,...
This book of readings was developed to increase the reader's awareness of the cultural and social issues which face children and their counselors. It draws attention to environmental factors which impinge on both teaching and counseling techniques, and encourages counselors to re-examine their roles and interventions for the 1990s. The readings show counselors in elementary schools how to help children grow and develop in a changing world. Each chapter of the book contains articles that have...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior, Change, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role,...
The "Super Search Reprint" contains a background paper and 152 abstracts on the topic of curriculum-based assessment and curriculum-based measurement. A paper by Mark Shinn and others, titled "Curriculum-Based Assessment: A Comparison of Models" ("School Psychology Review," 1989, volume 18, number 3), presents four commonly used curriculum-based assessment models and compares them along a set of important dimensions, including: primary decision-making purpose,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary...
Focusing on the argument that early childhood education plays a crucial role in children's future success, this guide provides information to educators about development-based education that leads to active and productive learning for children ages 4 through 6. The guide provides examples for planning and organizing classroom environments, scheduling the day's activities, guiding interactions between children and adults, and planning challenging curriculum and assessment activities. Chapter...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally...
This anthology of articles, selected from writings in the "Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance" and the "Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport" (previously "Research Quarterly") over a 10-year period, offers insights into the growth in dance education and the changes during those years in pedagogical, creative, and philosophical issues. The collection of 37 articles is divided into 8 sections: (1) "Pathmakers: A Historical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aesthetic Values, Athletics, Childhood Needs, Dance, Dance Education, Dance Therapy,...
Inner and Central Asia extends as far east as central China and as far west as areas in the Middle East. The changing empires over time (as well as the "shifting sands" of the geographic landmass) made it difficult to consider this as a single area. Moreover, the cultural exchanges which took place across this landmass, the transport of ideas as well as goods, and the "timelessness" as well as the contemporary relevance, all make the task even more difficult to categorize. A...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian History, Asian Studies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Foreign...
This monograph advocates developing the leadership skills of gifted children and youth. Discussion centers on what leadership is, what it is not, and why it is critical for this population. The monograph addresses the following leadership development issues: why leadership education should be taught; identification of leaders; leadership development for culturally different populations; rationales and goals of leadership programs; conceptual models; instructional models; organizational options;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted,...
This document consists of one volume (3 issues) of a serial devoted to law-related education (LRE) that offers background information on a wide range of legal issues with teaching strategies for LRE. The themes for the issues include: (1) character education; (2) conflict resolution; and (3) the 1996 election. Each issue proposes teaching methods that involve class discussions and collaborative learning, such as mock trials, simulated public and Congressional hearings, and other role playing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Conflict...
Learning can only take place in an environment that reflects the teacher's care for all the students; that care includes the establishment and maintenance of good discipline. This book approaches the general topic of discipline from a historical perspective and from a contemporary point of view. It discusses punishment, order, and justice, and it shows teachers ways to approach the more serious problems attached to maintaining good discipline in the classroom, as well as ways of helping...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Classroom Techniques,...
The elementary learning disabilities classroom curriculum guide is designed to provide individualization through precision teaching and to provide a scope and sequence which permits some skills to be continued throughout the elementary program. A list of performance objectives is provided in each of the following skill areas: cognitive/perceptual motor readiness skills; reading; mathematics; communication skills (listening, speaking, written expression, handwriting, spelling); social studies;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Communication Skills, Curriculum...
The challenge of educating the limited- or non-English-speaking (LES/NES) student is discussed in four papers: "Aspects of Bilingual Education for LES/NES Students" by Heidi Dulay and Marina Burt, "Definition and Measurement of Bilingual Students" by Edward A. De Avila and Sharon E. Duncan, "Bilingual Education for the English Dominant Language Minority Student" by Richard Barrutia, and "Bilingual Education and the English-Speaking Majority" by Thomas...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational...
This compendium organizes information on the math and science projects sponsored by NCER and NCSER into two main sections: Mathematics and Science. Within each section, projects are sorted into chapters based on content area, grade level, and intended outcome. In determining the chapters, we considered the emerging college- and career-readiness standards. Many states have formed and adopted such standards to help create guidance for their K-12 school systems. Thus, we have separate chapters for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Educational Research, Preschool Education,...
Because of concerns about the validity of tests used in education and employment, a consultation on June 16, 1989, focused on tests of ability, achievement, and other skills. Invited experts were asked to address a set of issues common to both education and employment testing, primarily related to test construction procedures and how to establish validity. This report contains a background paper identifying key issues, a condensation of the transcript of the consultation, papers written by the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Civil Rights, Educational Testing, Occupational...
An assessment model is presented that breaks reading down into six discrete skill areas that are both teachable and assessable. The six traits of an effective reader are: (1) decoding conventions; (2) establishing comprehension; (3) realizing content; (4) developing interpretation; (5) integrating for synthesis; and (6) critiquing for evaluation. Chapter 1 explains and develops these traits. Chapters 2 through 5 are devoted to specific grade levels, outlining reading development and effective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Reading...
Nineteen scholarly papers and seventeen abstracts comprise the content of the fifteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The 2015 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Did You See What I Did? Three Steps to Effective Marketing (Corie Dugas); (2) Sustaining Electronic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Information Literacy,...
This document begins with a paper titled "Accommodating for Greater Student Variance in Local Schools" by Jacqueline Thousand and Richard Villa, which identifies the fundamental characteristics of successful heterogeneous public schools and describes specific examples of educational and organizational practices that enable schools to accommodate greater student variance. A bibliography of references from the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is then presented,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous...
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MARANAO, OF THE MALAYO-POLYNESIAN LANGUAGE GROUP, IS ONE OF THE EIGHT MAJOR LANGUAGES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IS SPOKEN BY 400,000 MOSLEMS ON THE ISLAND OF MINDANAO. THIS DICTIONARY, BASED PRIMARILY ON THE SPOKEN FORM OF THE LANGUAGE, CONTAINS 18,000 MARANAO ENTRIES IN PART I AND THEIR ALPHABETIZED ENGLISH GLOSSES CROSS-REFERENCED IN PART II. THE INTRODUCTION INCLUDES A SKETCH OF MARANAO GRAMMAR TO AID THE READER IN IDENTIFYING BASE FORMS (USED FOR THE ENTRIES) AND A RATHER EXTENSIVE...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Botany, Computer Programs, Cultural Context, Dictionaries, Grammar, Lexicography,...
This document is part of a series dealing with nonformal education. Introductory information is included in document SO 008 058. The focus of this report is on the learning effectiveness of nonformal education. Chapter 1 compares effective learning in a formal and nonformal environment. Chapter 2 develops a systems model for designers of learning experiences within nonformal education. The third chapter specifically looks at one part of the systems model through examination of a prototype in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives,...
This volume contains papers presented at a symposium on public policy and educating handicapped persons. Included are: (1) "Public Policy and the Special Education Task for the 1980s: Report of the Wingspread Conference" (M. C. Reynolds et al.); (2) "The Emerging System for Educating Handicapped Children" (L. E. Lynn, Jr.); (3) "Effectiveness of Special Education" (G. V. Glass); (4) "Public Education: A System to Meet Its Needs" (R. B. Howsam); (5)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation,...
This manual was designed to assist individuals and groups throughout Texas who are assisting teachers. The manual is composed of 8 sections which include: mentoring models, induction models, other models, adult development, mentoring, induction, instructional planning, and reference material. Also included are the mentoring and induction models developed and guided by best practice from across the state. The models for mentoring include a job description for mentoring, suggestions for training...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Development, Agency Cooperation, Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary School...
The 10 issues of this organizational bulletin for the 1992/93 school year present articles, panel discussions, interviews, and essays on issues concerning the advancement of higher education. Among the topics and issues discussed are the following: an interview with Parker J. Palmer concerning community and commitment in higher education; conference notes on the 1993 National Conference on Higher Education--Reinventing Community: Moving Ahead Despite Tough Times"; an essay on diversity and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, College Administration, College Instruction, Conferences,...
To aid policy development for the utilization of computers in education, a panel of 10 scientists and educators formed a traveling seminar that actually inspected the state of the art of computer-assisted instruction at seven research and development centers throughout the U.S. The panel agreed on four principles. First, a systematic approach to the achievement of educational goals is required. Second, the development of models is useful for the synthesis, presentation, and testing of new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Architecture, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers,...