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Jacobson, David – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Two approaches to professional learning communities, the inquiry-oriented and the results-oriented approaches, both have weaknesses. Neither adequately addresses the overall coherence of a school's efforts to improve teaching and learning. A third model, the Common Priorities approach, combines the strengths of the other two approaches and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement
Weisstein, Ephraim; Jacobson, David – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The need to dramatically increase the number of young people who gain the credentials and skills necessary to succeed in 21st century America has never been clearer. One of the most promising ideas for achieving this goal is to establish "multiple pathways" for learners that lead to a variety of high-quality postsecondary options. As New England…
Descriptors: Credentials, Schools, Instructional Materials, Community Organizations
National Rural Education Association, Fort Collins, CO. – 1987
The purpose of this forum was the assessment of how well current research is meeting the needs of rural educators. Individual papers presented at the forum are "Learning To Find the 'Niches': Rural Education and Vitalizing Rural Communities" by Daryl Hobbs with commentary by Richard Tulikangas; "Effective Rural Schools: Where Are We? Where Are We…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Research
Potter, Charles, Comp. – 1988
Materials from the Literacy Symposium that begin this document are a letter of support from Barbara Bush, a symposium agenda, and lists of panel participants, speakers, symposium staff, and members of the Academic Advisory Council to the U.S. Government Printing Office. These are followed by 21 pages of quotes from particpants. Those quoted…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Business Responsibility
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Jacobson, David L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
The Bush Administration's announcement last year of $250 million in job training grants to community colleges is the latest indication of the institution's growing prominence. The community college is increasingly recognized for its flexibility and cost-effectiveness--providing affordable access to higher education and tailoring occupational…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Cooperation
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Jacobson, David L. – Change, 2001
Discusses stakeholder learning collaboratives, or collaboration among schools, colleges, and employers committed to decentralized small work groups, employee collaboration, and other high-performance practices. Details the core principles and initiatives of these innovative collaborations and offers examples of their implementation. (EV)|
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Employers
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Jacobson, David – Science Activities, 1973
Describes the construction of a simple apparatus capable of converting solar energy into mechanical energy. Construction of the engine'' is inexpensive, and should stimulate student interest in the idea of producing power directly from the sun. (JR)|
Descriptors: Energy, Laboratory Experiments, Physics, Resource Materials
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Jacobson, David – Science Activities, 1972
Fish which have survived a long series of natural environmental changes for over 20,000 years are now becoming extinct because of man. Efforts are being made to reverse this trend. (DF)|
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Endangered Species, Environment
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Jacobson, David – Science Activities, 1972
The use of a trained sea lion to locate and attach a retrieval device to submerged instruments and test equipment is described. (CP)|
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Oceanography, Resource Materials, Science Equipment
Jacobson, David W., Ed. – 1981
This compendium of four mini-projects carried out by a special task force of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) addresses policy and management issues related to providing accessibility to handicapped students in higher education. Topics range from executive policy decisions on compliance with federal…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Students, Comparative Analysis
Gorfein, David S.; Jacobson, David E. – Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1973
The particular concern of this experiment was to develop a technique for the effective study of the factors that influence the buildup of proactive inhibition in short-term memory studies of the Brown-Peterson variety. (Author)|
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Memorization, Memory, Models
Gorfein, David S.; Jacobson, David E. – Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1972
Basic experimental design tested to see whether semantic shifts and variation of intertrial interval influences performance in short-term recognition memory in a manner similar to their influence in short-term recall. (Authors)|
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Retrieval, Inhibition, Intervals