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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Metz, Steve, Ed. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2011
The concept of energy is central to all the science disciplines, seamlessly connecting science, technology, and mathematics. For high school and upper middle school teachers, this compendium comprises inquiry-based activities, lesson plans, and case studies designed to help teach increased awareness of energy, environmental concepts, and the…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Grade 9
Nath, Janice, Ed.; Guadarrama, Irma N., Ed.; Ramsey, John, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Investigating University-School Partnerships: A Volume in Professional Development School Research, the fourth book in the PDS Research Series developed by the same editors, includes a collection of organized papers that represent the best and latest examples of practitioner thinking, research, and program design and evaluation in the field at the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Teaching, Professional Development Schools, Mentors
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Weiler, Robert M., Ed. – Health Education Monograph Series, 1998
This 15th anniversary collection of student articles offers papers by 10 student authors: "The Sexual Impact of Hysterectomy: Intervention Implications for Health Education" (Kandice Johnson); "Barriers to Physicians Providing Health Education in Primary Care Settings" (Susan E. Kearney); "The School Health Education Study: A Chronology" (Adrian…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Health Education, Higher Education
Henriksen, Missy – American School & University, 2012
Bed bugs are a growing problem, not only in homes and hotels, but also in schools and colleges. Facility administrators and staff need to understand the bed bug resurgence and develop best practices to deal with an infestation. In this article, the author offers tips for preventing and treating bed bugs in school and university settings.
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Maintenance, Entomology, Schools
Stephens, Missy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, created a prekindergarten program for at-risk children by bringing together the entire community. With donations and volunteer help, the city managed to fund 19 classrooms serving 275 children.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, At Risk Students
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Macartney, Bernadette; Morton, Missy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This paper presents narratives from two parents about the exclusion of their disabled children within early childhood and primary school settings. Interpretations of particular "kinds of participation" that appear to be accepted as inclusive are explored. We argue that these interpretations have disabling effects on the children's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Morton, Missy – Disability & Society, 2009
In this paper I report a qualitative study of a series of court decisions concerning the meanings of science and the gold standard of special education research. I describe two sets of court proceedings and subsequent decisions that considered the admissibility of statements purportedly given by disabled children using a strategy known as…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Court Litigation, Communication Strategies, Hearings
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McNatt, Missy – Social Education, 2009
One subject on which students are rarely shy to express an opinion is school lunches, which the author turns into a teachable moment for U.S. history classes. Historically, school lunches have played an important role in providing nutrition for low-income students. On February 7, 1946, in response to an urgent bulletin sent to all Florida school…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups
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Harvey, Missy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
Science librarians, as well as other librarians, have seen ample new technologies come and go over the years. Librarians experiment and try to find ways to employ the new tools in our libraries. A driving force in our decision making about what tools to use should always be our patrons and whether the tools can help us do a better job of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Librarians, Internet, Social Networks
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McNatt, Missy – Social Education, 2009
On March 3, 1963, nine-year-old Jack Chase of Torrance, California, wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy. In his single-page note, featured in this article, Jack described his plans for staying physically fit. He said he would walk to school, the store, and the library "because I know a strong boy makes a strong man and a strong man makes a…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Presidents, Child Health, Child Development
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Morton, Missy; McMenamin, Trish – Support for Learning, 2011
In this article we describe the processes and outcomes of the development of the "New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars for Students with Special Education Needs". The project focused on teachers working with students described as working long term at Level 1 in the "New Zealand Curriculum". Earlier research had shown that teachers were often puzzled…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate. – 1993
This report consists of a California State Senate Task Force on School Violence hearing on violence on school campuses. Opening statements were given by State Senator Teresa Hughes. Three mothers of slain youth, Mildred Hillard, Missy Zeitsoff, and Margaret Ensley, testified on violence on and off campus. Alexis Cushon and Carlos Galvan of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Law Enforcement, Public Schools
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Phegley, Missy Nieveen; Oxford, Janelle – English Journal, 2010
Teachers live to inspire and be inspired. Sadly, most high school teachers work alone in the confines of their teaching assignments and tight, chaotic schedules, while many college professors teach and conduct research within the confines of their institutions, seldom reaching out to fellow instructors at different institutions that serve…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Social Networks, Teamwork
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Bennett, Missy M. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
Secondary preservice teachers at Georgia Southern University have little knowledge of poverty or the lives of students who live in poverty. Preservice teachers rarely interact with others who live outside their self-reported middle-class status. In this article, the author examines the effects a study of poverty has on the philosophy and practice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Poverty, Secondary School Teachers
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McNatt, Missy; Traill, David – Social Education, 2007
On October 5, 1957, the headline on the front page of the "Baltimore News-Post" proclaimed "Russ "Moon" Circling Earth." The "Russ" Moon was Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union a day earlier. The launch had far-reaching and unexpected outcomes for the United States. Almost immediately, President Dwight D. Eisenhower called a meeting with key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Sources, Presidents, United States History
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