ERIC Number: ED460984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Plain Talk about K.I.D.S. (Kids Inclined toward Difficulty in School). A Summit on Educational Change: Transforming Crisis into Success. Proceedings (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 3-5, 1997).
Thomas, Alice P., Ed.
The "Plain Talk about K.I.D.S. (Kids Inclined toward Difficulty in School)" summit is a biennial conference that addresses the challenges of educational change from several strategic directions at once, combining theory and research with concrete strategies and solutions from the educational, medical, judicial, business, and parental professions. The 15 papers presented in this proceedings are followed by 10 chapters, each containing a report of a panel discussion. These discussions considered teaching methods, home and school relationships, assessment, justice, teacher education, and other aspects of educational change. The delivered papers are: (1) "Paying Attention to Attention and Anxiety" (Edward M. Hallowell); (2) "What Technology Holds for the Future: Mrs. Eldridge's Arm" (John Gage); (3) "Cohesion's Lessons: When the Learning Process Fails To Connect" (Melvin D. Levine); (4) "Self-Worth, Resilience, and Hope: The Search for Islands of Competence" (Robert B. Brooks); (5) "What Does It Take To Learn? The Effects of Class Size on Learning" (Charles M. Achilles); (6) "A Teaching and Learning Quilt" (Priscilla L. Vail); (7) "Rights vs. Reality: Knowing the Child Is More Important than Knowing the Law" (G. Emerson Dickman, III); (8) "Writing-itis: A Common but Often Overlooked Problem Experienced by School Children" (Glenda C. Thorne); (9) "To Medicate or Not To Medicate" (Gerard A. Ballanco); (10) "Plain Talk from a Parent's Point of View" (Ruby Bridges Hall); (11) "Life Skills for the Juvenile Offender: A New Approach for the Criminal Justice System" (David Admire); (12) "Improving Teacher Education in Collaboration with Schools" (Jeffrey Gorrell and Robert K. Wimpelberg); (13) "The Indispensable Role of Informed Parents" (Anne Ford); (14) "Children with Vulnerabilities: When Will We Turn on the Lights?" (Allan Berman); and (15) "All I Have Learned about Learning" (Bernice McCarthy). Each chapter contains references. (Contains 1 figure and 10 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Development & Learning, Covington, LA.
Note: For the 1995 proceedings, see UD 032 538.