ERIC Number: ED409130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching and Learning. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v24 n4 Apr 1997
This theme issue includes four articles that focus on teaching and learning strategies to benefit all students, including limited-English-proficient, minority, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk students. "Would You Read Me a Story?: In Search of Reading Strategies That Work for the Early Childhood Classroom" (Hilaria Bauer) discusses how educators of the very young need to provide linguistically meaningful and developmentally appropriate learning environments to enable children to become literate and biliterate. "Los Regalos del Cuento: Accelerating Biliteracy with FLAIR" (Juanita C. Garcia) describes how IDRA's Project FLAIR improves literacy and reading skills through an integrated program that motivates children to read and write by helping them discover the simple joy of reading. "Questions and Examples for Technology in Schools" (Joseph L. Vigil) answers teachers' common questions about technology and gives examples of technology uses in education. "Ethical and Other Considerations on Theory and Practice in Bilingual Student Teaching Seminars" (Olga G. Rubio) describes how collaborative, reflective practices lend themselves to creating a sense of community among future bilingual educators. Unrelated to the theme, "School Finance Equity and Property Tax Changes" (IDRA Information Update) describes proposals to change the Texas school funding system and presents criteria to assess whether proposals will improve the quality of education, increase equity, and provide property tax relief. "Growing Interest in Dual Language Programs" is a sidebar that describes these programs' aim to develop high levels of student proficiency in first and second languages. (TD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergent Literacy, Finance Reform, Language Minorities, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Readiness, Reading Strategies, Reflective Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas