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Patterson, Janice; Kirkland, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
The adversities that today's families face are well-documented and staggering. Even in the midst of tough times, however, many families are able to display resilience. Family resilience refers to the coping mechanisms the family uses as a functional unit to recover from life's setbacks. In this article, the authors present guidelines for creating…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Family Environment, Guides
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Patterson, Janice; Patterson, Jerry – Educational Leadership, 2004
Educational leaders can use three sources of influence namely credibility, expertise, and relationships to achieve goals and be able to face adversity. Three ways teachers could use to create a resilient school culture that include staying focused, creating a caring and supporting climate, and maintaining hope in times of adversity are presented.|
Descriptors: School Culture, Leadership Responsibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Environment
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Kirkland, Lynn D.; Patterson, Janice – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The development of oral language in classrooms has been an incidental occurrence historically. The amount of oral language that children have is an indicator of their success or struggle in school. To meet the needs of these children, teachers can make oral language development a primary focus for instruction. This article examines ways that…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Primary Education
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Patterson, Janice H.; Collins, Loucrecia; Abbott, Gypsy – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
This paper describes a qualitative research study that investigated strategies used by urban teachers to build their personal resilience. Sixteen resilient teachers from four urban districts that reported student achievement equal to or higher than the state average on standard tests of reading and mathematics were interviewed. The definition of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Qualitative Research, Academic Achievement
Patterson, Janice H. – Focus on Teacher Education, 2001
Few colleges of education include theory and practice about the need to nurture resilient teacher leaders. This issue should be addressed in order to improve the preparation and continued development of the nation's teachers, particularly those in urban schools. This newsletter suggests that as problems confronting schools, particularly urban…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Preservice Teacher Education
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Patterson, Janice H. – 2000
This study reviewed literature on Professional Development Schools (PDSs) relevant to outcomes for teacher education programs and the students they serve. It also examined the philosophy and defined common objectives of PDSs. The study consulted education databases and analyzed papers collected at national meetings. Data analysis indicates that…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Patterson, Jerry; Patterson, Janice; Collins, Loucrecia – 2002
The purpose of this guide is to help leaders move their schools ahead in the face of adversity. It is intended for principals, teacher leaders, district administrators, and others who have a stake in helping schools move forward. The contents are based on qualitative research and actual experiences of schools effective in dealing with adversity.…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Instructional Leadership
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Patterson, Janice – Theory into Practice, 1983
When looking at diverse theories of intelligence, there are four common notions to guide software developers: (1) educational software must be sensitive to individual differences; (2) programs must motivate students; (3) software must reflect real world problems; and (4) software should receive careful empirical evaluation. (JMK)|
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Individual Differences
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Christensen, Lois M.; McNair, Layla; Patterson, Janice; Wade, Sheila – 1998
This paper describes the experiences of several individuals involved in the initial stages of orchestrating a school-university partnership. A group of elementary teachers, a student teacher, a cooperating teacher, a university faculty member, and a coordinator of school-university partnerships participated in the experience and shared their views…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education
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Patterson, Janice H. – Peabody Journal of Education, 1989
Examines mathematics courses offered during the 1980s' educational reform in response to increased course requirements and competency testing. Schools increased numbers of courses, but they were primarily low level. Reforms rarely affected middle- and upper-level achievers but significantly affected at-risk students. Increased testing requirements…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Equal Education
Patterson, Janice B. – 1975
The basic objective of the study was to investigate the participation of mature adult women, over age 35, in the proprietary business, trade, and technical schools in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Data were collected by telephone on the 29 registered resident-study schools of Cuyahoga County and two Cleveland-based home study schools pertaining to…
Descriptors: Business Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Patterson, Janice H. – 1982
This study examines the potential of adult-guided sociodramatic play for improving children's interpersonal problem-solving skills. Nineteen females and 21 males from 3 separate kindergarten classrooms participated in the study. Within each of the three classrooms, children were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. For both…
Descriptors: Adults, Interpersonal Relationship, Kindergarten Children, Modeling (Psychology)
Patterson, Janice, Ed. – Computers and Complex Thinking, 1986
These two issues of a newsletter address the use of computers in developing complex thinking skills. The first issue, for May 1986, includes articles on: environmental science computer applications; computers and higher order thinking in Mineola, New York; a description of case study research identifying effective uses of computers in developing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Microcomputers
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Dickson, W. Patrick; Patterson, Janice H. – Communication Education, 1981
Discusses communication games and activities which can be used to teach speaking and listening skills. Proposes and applies a set of criteria for evaluating such curriculum materials. Examines communication games used in referential communication research and suggests their inclusion in the curriculum. (JMF)|
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
Dickson, W. Patrick; Patterson, Janice H. – 1979
Drawing from recent research, this paper focuses on communication games and activities that can be used to teach speaking and listening skills ("referential communication skills"). Following a brief review of the research, the paper offers a set of eight criteria for evaluating curriculum materials intended to teach speaking and listening, and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
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