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Coble, Charles R. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The University of North Carolina developed a plan emphasizing strategic involvement of school districts and communities in preparation of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. The likelihood of long-term success increases as partners and stakeholders understand the factors contributing to successful partnerships. In the most…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation
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Parke, Helen M.; Coble, Charles R. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1997
Reports on the design of a model for transformational science teaching that focuses on linking theory with practice through curriculum decision making. This model is the framework for professional-development sessions for middle-grade science teachers. Contains 63 references. (DDR)|
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
Coble, Charles R. – 1986
The roles and responsibilities of state, local, and the federal government are described in this paper on the organization of American education. Explanations are provided of how education in America is primarily a state and local responsibility and representative models of this system of organization are described. In terms of the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Coble, Charles R.; And Others – 1985
This paper examines various topics and issues related to the teaching of science to learning disabled (LD) students. It includes: (1) an overview of Public Law 94-142, the Education For All Handicapped Children Act and the nature of learning disabilities; (2) a general method for teaching science to LD students (Such as establishing a routine,…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Coble, Charles R.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Details are provided of a recent project in North Carolina funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The information includes data from a survey that looked at the statewide status of handicapped science education. Four recommendations are made, based upon observations of the project and the survey results. (MP)|
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Schwab, Patricia N.; Coble, Charles R. – 1982
A semantic web visually represents concepts and their relationships in an organized schema. It is an aid to comprehending printed material in a more concrete way through the illustration of main ideas, supporting details, and their relationships in a reading selection. A semantic web consists of four basic components: (1) a core question asked by…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Reading Comprehension
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Coble, Charles R.; McCall, Gregory K. – Science and Children, 1986
Describes a set of 10 activities which introduce mainstreamed junior high school students to concepts relating to fossils and dinosaurs. Provides students with opportunities for learning the concepts of change and adaptation, as well as fossil facts and terminology. (TW)|
Descriptors: Change, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Earth Science
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Schwab, Patricia N.; Coble, Charles R. – Science Teacher, 1985
Semantic webbing is suggested as a method to enhance student reading comprehension by creating graphics. Four basic components are: (1) core question; (2) web strands; (3) strand supports; and (4) strand ties. Step-by-step directions are given for teaching students this technique. (DH)|
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies
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Coble, Charles R.; Rice, Dale R. – Science Teacher, 1983
Active involvement in society-related issues can elevate junior high school students' interest not only in the problem being solved but also in related scientific concepts. Examples of how scientific concepts and society-related issues can be taught in the same class are presented, focusing on genetic engineering, water shortage, and others.…
Descriptors: Genetic Engineering, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Problem Solving
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Coble, Charles R.; Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science and Children, 1983
Science teachers in rural areas have the opportunity to present their students with concrete examples of science concepts they're studying simply by going outdoors. Examples presented focus on earth science, food webs, succession, and comparative ecology. Tips for developing topics using outdoor experiences are included. (JM)|
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary School Science
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Coble, Charles R.; Rice, Dale R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Details results of an 18-month project aimed at assessing the common practices, problems, and areas of difficulty faced by teachers and administrators in the instruction of elementary science. It is viewed as the most in-depth study in elementary science education ever undertaken in North Carolina. (MP)|
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Coble, Charles R.; Hounshell, Paul B. – American Biology Teacher, 1982
Points out the value of using educational games as an instructional strategy and discusses different game formats using science examples. Identifies general characteristics of simulation games and presents as an example "Little Lake," a role playing game for grades 7-12 on population growth. (DC)|
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Coble, Charles R.; Hounshell, Paul B. – Science Teacher, 1980
Lists questions that teachers should ask relating to use of all chemicals in the school laboratory, as well as chemicals with known and suspected dangerous properties. Tables list Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-defined carcinogens, American Chemical Society-defined teratogens, suspected carcinogens, and other hazardous…
Descriptors: Cancer, Chemistry, Laboratory Safety, Resource Materials
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Coble, Charles R.; Bland, Charles E. – American Biology Teacher, 1974
Describes the sturcture and asexual reproduction of the fungus Pilobolus and outlines a number of experiments with this organism that are suitable for secondary school biology students. (JR)|
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Procedures
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Coble, Charles R.; Brady, Gentry Ann – Science and Children, 1977
Discusses practical aspects of utilizing games in the classroom. Included is a "It's Your Choice" game for promoting environmental awareness. (SL)|
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Games
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