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Northwest Education, 2001
This journal examines promising approaches to supporting beginning teachers. It contains the following articles: "Facing the Future" (Suzie Boss), which discusses meeting the need for qualified teachers by using fresh ideas such as better support for novices and more training for mentors; "Building a Teacher's 'Repertoire' Takes Time, Training"…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Northwest Education, 1996
This theme issue focuses on issues related to the education of Hispanic Americans. Articles cover educational strategies that address the linguistic and cultural differences of Hispanic Americans, issues related to migrant children and their education, the educational experiences of Hispanic American children, bilingual teacher education programs,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Differences
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Sherman, Lee, Ed. – Northwest Education, 1998
This issue presents eight essays all on the theme of how young children can become strong and successful lifelong readers. "Seeking Common Ground" (Lee Sherman) reviews the debate over how best to teach young children to read. "In the Beginning" (Catherine Paglin) suggests that by reading aloud to young children and filling their world with print,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Informal Reading Inventories
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Elliott, Sherman Lee – Current Issues in Education, 2010
The purpose of this action research was to examine how a narrative case study in an online asynchronous world religions course affected learners' understandings, appreciation, and respect for the beliefs and values of others. The world religions course examined a variety of religions including Islam. Ten participants received information about the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Action Research, Islam, Case Studies
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Caudell, Lee Sherman, Ed. – Northwest Report, 1994
This special report's feature article, "The Global Classroom," focuses on the ways the Internet makes the global classroom possible by allowing children to communicate with others around the world. To facilitate use of the Internet, the Northwest Regional Laboratory (NWREL) has plugged into the network and will be offering guidance for users and a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Children, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Finance
Sherman, Lee; Ramsey, Betsy – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Reading disability and illiteracy are among the most pressing educational issues facing the United States today. At least 40 percent of America's fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level and a similar proportion of adults read at the lowest two levels of prose literacy. Here, the authors present an unflinching examination of the science…
Descriptors: Reading Failure, Illiteracy, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2003
Research has shown links between good libraries and good student performance. A good library is adequately staffed, stocked, and funded. Its staff is involved in the school's teaching and learning; provides access to materials; has collegial, collaborative relationships with teachers; and embraces information technology. A dynamic librarian and a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2003
In remote Bristol Bay (Alaska), award-winning librarian Tiki Levinson built a library program that inspired students to read and teachers to embrace new resources for their classrooms. She recommends new books and Web sites to students and teachers and searches avidly for new resources that might pique a child's interest or meet a teacher's needs.…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Isolation
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2003
Brain researchers developed a three-tier model to treat reading problems, involving screening for early intervention, modifying regular instruction and monitoring student progress, and diagnosing and treating referred children. In a pilot of the model, 64 percent of 215 participating students needed no further intervention beyond tier 2. In…
Descriptors: Brain, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Early Intervention
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2002
There is a "gaping separation" in academic achievement between minority group children and White children. Research shows that minority group children can achieve when the following issues are addressed: high expectations geared to clear standards, timely intervention for struggling students, excellent teachers with good ethnic representation on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Cultural Differences, Educational Improvement
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2002
In response to Salish and Kootenai tribal demands for educational equity, a Montana school district chose a reform model based on cooperative learning strategies, which fits American Indian learning styles, and switched from tolerating to celebrating American Indian culture. Academic achievement has risen in all subjects, and the achievement gap…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, American Indian Education, Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2002
The project approach to learning engages students' natural bent for discovery through observation, play, hands-on tasks, and real-world challenges. Project-based learning complements systematic instruction in basic skills by making discrete bits of information relevant. Teachers must design projects that provide enough latitude for student…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Active Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Philosophy
Sherman, Lee – Northwest Education, 2002
The estuary at the mouth of the Columbia River in Wahkiakum County Washington) provides a natural laboratory for experiential learning. Wahkiakum High School students participate in interdisciplinary projects that have included habitat restoration, a salmon hatchery, stream restoration, tree planting, and recreating the final leg of the Lewis and…
Descriptors: Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Experiential Learning
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA. – 1994
This packet includes reprints of articles and other information concerning the use of computer networks in small, rural schools. Computer networks can minimize isolation; develop stronger links to the community; access reference information from remote sources; and create professional and academic exchanges for teachers, administrators, and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Benefits
Yount, Rebecca, Ed.; And Others – 1985
Papers and panel discussions contained in this proceedings examine various aspects of educational collaboration and other closely related topics. Titles and authors of the papers, and subjects of the panel discussions, are as follows: (1) "A Look at the Research/Demographics: What Do They Tell us About Integrating Statewide Systems for Teacher…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, College School Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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