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Elam, Kathleen G., Ed.; Duckenfield, Marty, Ed. – 2000
This handbook presents the anecdotes of exemplary facilitative teachers representing a broad range of grade levels and disciplines. Teachers share how their philosophical paradigms evolved; how these emerge in daily teaching practice; what happens intrinsically and extrinsically in their classroom learning environment; and how students benefit…
Descriptors: American Indians, Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning
Miech, Edward J.; Nave, Bill; Mosteller, Frederick – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article describes what a structured abstract is and how a structured abstract can help researchers sort out information. Today over 1,000 education journals publish more than 20,000 articles in the English language each year. No systematic tool is available at present to get the research findings from these tens of thousands of articles to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Journal Articles, Documentation, Information Dissemination
Mosteller, Frederick; Nave, Bill; Miech, Edward J. – Educational Researcher, 2004
Background: Approximately 1,100 education journals collectively publish more than 20,000 education research articles each year. Under current practice, no systematic way exists to move the research findings from these studies into the hands of the millions of education practitioners and policymakers in the United States who might use them.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Research Design, Intervention, Innovation
Nave, Bill; Miech, Edward; Mosteller, Frederick – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Little empirical evidence suggests a causal link between standards and enhanced student learning. This article defines types of standards, presents five theories of action, discusses reforms in Maine and Philadelphia, and summarizes two small case studies suggesting how standards can affect everyday student learning. (Contains 25 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Nave, Bill – 1990
Success in school and in life is sometimes thought to depend on innate intelligence. However, student self-esteem is more highly correlated with student success than is intelligence quotient. There are many educational practices that are highly correlated with student self-esteem which can be grouped into three categories: teacher attributes and…
Descriptors: Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, School Role