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ERIC Number: ED349064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Building Community from Diversity: Connecting Students to Their Learning Environments. An Anthology of Classroom Projects Undertaken for the Kellogg Beacon Grant. Final Report.
Mahony, Elizabeth M., Ed.; And Others
This five-part anthology presents descriptions of 22 classroom projects undertaken by a consortium of Missouri community colleges and elementary and secondary schools, directed by St. Louis Community College. The collection comprises the following articles: "Views of an Elementary Teacher" (Susan Biffignani); "Writing To Learn and Co-operative Learning Go Hand-in-Hand When Teaching an Intro to Computers Class" (Mary E. East); "Directories: Writing To Learn and Reading Strategies in the WordPerfect Classroom" (Dineen Ebert); "Critical Reading, Writing To Learn and Co-operative Learning in the Life Science Course" (Mary Farmer); "Meyers-Briggs and Learning and Writing Styles" (Barbara Harris and Jan Newhouse); "Into-Through-Beyond Content" (Martha Mayne); "The Theme of the Individual and Society: The Puritans to the Scarlet Letter" (Jack Smith); "Beginning at the End" (Linda VanVickle); "Reading Newspapers in Search of Psychology" (Cheryl Hale); "Critical Thinking Activities" (Richard Kalfus); "Directed Reading Guides Yield Creative Assessment Procedures" (Maureen Murphy); "In Class Discussion Promotes Collaborative Learning" (Diane Carson); "Using Active Questioning Techniques To Enhance Lecture/Discussion Classes" (Rosemary Thomas); "Group Process and Primary Source Materials: Collaborative Analysis" (John Bayer); "Cooperative Learning for the Research Paper" (Elvis G. Clark); "Small Groups as Teaching/Learning Communities" (Joseph F. Dunne); "Cause and Effect in American History" (Cliff Downey); "A Collaborative Learning Project in a Math Survey Class" (Toni Garrett); "Teaching Syntax and Semantics through Music" (Alline Greer); "Connecting Students' Experiences to Course Content through Collaborative Learning" (Judith Leach); "Improving Assessment in General Psychology" (Fredna Carlson Scroggins); and "The Kellogg-Beacon Project: Support for Changes in Writing Classes and Assessment Procedures" (Barbara Thompson). An index of contributors and institutions, a directory of Associate Colleges and Co-Participating Schools, schedules of project workshops, and a bibliography are attached. (MAB)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Community Development, Consortia, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Elementary Schools, High Risk Students, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Workshops, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers: Beacon College Projects; Saint Louis Community College MO