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Sturtz, Tanya I. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Teacher preparation programs have improved over the years (Wold, Grisham, Farnan, & Lenski, 2008), but one area that some teacher preparation programs are still working on is how much knowledge about reading does a teacher need to know to teach literacy effectively (Anders, Hoffman, & Duffy, 2000). The concern is strengthened with the research on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Caspar, Emma, Ed. – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2010
The purpose of "Focus" is to provide coverage of poverty-related research, events, and issues, and to acquaint a large audience with the work of the Institute for Research on Poverty by means of short essays on selected pieces of research. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Progress toward Improving the U.S. Poverty Measure:…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Poverty, Low Income Groups, Economic Factors
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Gilden, David L.; Thornton, Thomas L.; Marusich, Laura R. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2010
The conditions for serial search are described. A multiple target search methodology (Thornton & Gilden, 2007) is used to home in on the simplest target/distractor contrast that effectively mandates a serial scheduling of attentional resources. It is found that serial search is required when (a) targets and distractors are mirror twins, and…
Descriptors: Infants, Attention, Theories, Perception
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Thornton, Thomas L.; Gilden, David L. – Psychological Review, 2007
A long-standing issue in the study of how people acquire visual information centers around the scheduling and deployment of attentional resources: Is the process serial, or is it parallel? A substantial empirical effort has been dedicated to resolving this issue. However, the results remain largely inconclusive because the methodologies that have…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Monte Carlo Methods, Cognitive Processes, Research Methodology
Graves, Kathleen, Ed.; Lopriore, Lucilla, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
These are exciting and challenging times for English language curriculum development for school-age learners. The global reach of English has spurred a rethinking of its role in education and, consequently, a rethinking of how to teach it. The accounts in this volume represent differences in educational systems, language teaching traditions,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Change
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Thornton, Thomas F. – American Indian Quarterly, 1997
Traces development of Native American place name studies from Boas (1880s) to the present. Argues that place names convey information about physical environments but also reveal how people perceive, conceptualize, and utilize their environment. Suggests the utility of place names as a framework for cultural analysis and describes recent…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Etymology
Despres, Blane, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
This field guide provides a look into education in relation to a concept that has already been established in science, business and therapy. This book will encourage and educate readers about systemic thinking through examples and ideas pertinent to education and its reform. Following a Foreword (Michael Fullan) and Introduction (Blane Despres),…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
Crim, Courtney; Hawkins, Jacqueline; Thornton, Jenifer; Rosof, Holly Boon; Copley, Juanita; Thomas, Emily – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The foundation of all learning is rooted in the development of language and literacy abilities. Literacy development begins well before children enter school and can accelerate in an early childhood classroom setting. Teacher educators often hear about the importance of literacy development. In particular, the significance of phonological…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Charles, Laurie L.; Thomas, Dina; Thornton, Matthew L. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2005
This article illustrates a teaching case in which a marriage and family therapy (MFT) trainee learned to develop cultural sensitivity toward same-sex couples despite religious beliefs that put her at risk of discriminating against that population. The case took place during a marriage and family therapy ethics course in the spring of 2003. From…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Marriage Counseling, Homosexuality
McClain, Maria Thornton, Ed. – 1995
This handbook is part of an ongoing process to share models of Total Catholic Education boards, religious education boards, and Catholic school boards. The purpose of the book is two-fold: (1) to provide a rationale for having a group within the parish that sets the direction for the religious education of children, youth, and adults; and (2) to…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education
Fourteen conference papers on classroom techniques for second language teaching are presented, including: "Cooperative Learning at the Post-Secondary Level in Japan" (Steve McGuire, Patricia Thornton, David Kluge); "Shared Inquiry Fosters Critical Thinking Skills in EFL Students" (Carol Browning, Jerold Halvorsen, Denise…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Dance
Gray, Judith A., Ed. – 1989
Original research is reported on image digitizing, robot choreography, movement analysis, databases for dance, computerized dance notation, and computerized lightboards for dance performance. Articles in this publication are as follows: (1) "The Evolution of Dance Technology" (Judith A. Gray); (2) "Toward a Language for Human Movement" (Thomas W.…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computers
Hughes, Katherine L.; Moore, David Thornton; Bailey, Thomas R. – 1999
The claim that work-based experience improves students' academic performance was examined through a study of the academic progress of 25 high school and community college student interns employed in various health care workplaces. Data were collected from the following activities: (1) review of the literature on academic reinforcement and academic…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship
Hughes, Katherine L.; Moore, David Thornton; Bailey, Thomas R. – IEE Brief, 1999
A study tested the claim that work-based learning can have positive effects on academic learning. Data were obtained through interviews with faculty, staff, students, and employers, and observation of classroom-based links to the work-based learning components at three sites involved in a work-based learning project. At the three sites, a total of…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education
Kiernan, Henry, Ed. – English Leadership Quarterly, 1999
This journal, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English Conference on English Leadership, publishes articles on topics of interest to those in positions of leadership in departments (elementary, secondary, or college) where English is taught. Articles in Volume 21, Number 1, August 1998 are: "Problem-Based Leadership: A…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum
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