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Thorson, Annette, Ed. – ENC Focus, 2002
This journal is intended for classroom teachers and provides a collection of essays and instructional materials organized around the theme of mathematics and science content knowledge. Articles include: (1) "Watching Ourselves Learn" (Annette Thorson); (2) "Search Smarter!" (Kimberly S. Roempler); (3) "Teacher Education Materials Project" (Joan…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum
Dremock, Fae, Ed. – Principled Practice in Mathematics & Science Education, 2002
This bulletin features articles on real world evolutionary biology, revolutionary classroom science, a review of new curricula in evolutionary biology, and the use of case studies to illustrate points in evolutionary biology. The articles are: (1) "'Real World' Evolutionary Biology: A Pragmatic Quest. Interview with BioQUEST's John Jungck" (Harvey…
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution
Zemsky, Robert, Ed. – Policy Perspectives, 2002
This report discusses the exploration of teaching that occurred in the Knight Collaborative National Roundtable on Teaching held in the summer of 2001. The participants were almost entirely family members from a range of disciplines and institutions. All participants shared a deep commitment to teaching, but the question who owns teaching?…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Learning, School Responsibility
Jenkins, Karen – Priorities, 2002
In the changed international climate following September 11, international education, which includes teaching and research with a global perspective as well as programs that allow students and faculty to travel, is more important than ever. This issue reviews different components of successful international programs so that board members and…
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Current Events, Foreign Countries, Governing Boards
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed. – Basic Education, 2002
This collection of papers makes the case for early and sustained foreign language education as part of the core K-12 curriculum, and for training teachers prepared to create such an education for their students. "Early Language Learning: A National Necessity" (Christine L. Brown), discusses the importance of early language learning, resources for…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Teachers
Fisher, Maurice D., Ed. – Gifted Education Press Quarterly, 2002
These four issues of a quarterly publication for gifted educators and parents of gifted children span winter 2002 through fall 2002. Featured articles include: (1) "Cultivating Courage, Creativity, and Caring" (James T. Webb), which discusses the need to encourage the development of courage and caring, as well as creativity in gifted students; (2)…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Black History, Child Advocacy, College Admission
Lundberg, Richard, Ed. – U.S. Society & Values, 2002
This issue discusses the importance of the community college to higher education in the United States. Contained are six articles: (1) "America's Community Colleges: On the Ascent," by Arthur M. Cohen, which places the strengths and challenges of the American community college within a historical context; (2) "Lamps Beside the Golden Door," by…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Diversity (Student)
WorkAmerica, 2002
In a world of constantly changing demands for knowledge and technical skills for the work world, higher education has been slow to change to meet these demands. The numbers of American students receiving bachelor's degrees in engineering, mathematics, and computer science fell significantly between 1987 and 1998, while the demand rose. In…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Role, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
Whelley, Pete; Cash, Gene; Bryson, Dixie – Here's How, 2002
The U.S. Surgeon General's 2000 Report on Children's Mental Health estimates that one in five children and adolescents will experience a significant mental-health problem during their school years. While the family is the primary source of support for a child's mental health, the increased stress and fracturing of today's life make it imperative…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
Schiff, Tamara W. – Streamlined Seminar, 2002
This publication contains two essays discussing the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) and a criticism of merit pay for teachers. Today's schools are larger, often overcrowded, and frequently staffed by temporary or inexperienced teachers. TAP was created in response to the need for teacher-quality reform. It addresses challenges of teacher quality…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Kaplan, Jan – Issue Notes, 2002
State welfare agencies increasingly face the challenge of serving a caseload with multiple barriers to employment. For example, a significant proportion of clients may have substance abuse problems that hamper their ability to participate in required activities and move toward self-sufficiency. Coordinating and integrating welfare and substance…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Drug Rehabilitation
Billig, Shelley H. – Research Roundup, 2002
The five studies reviewed in this brief publication examine the scope of current research on service learning and its effects on participants. An introduction defines service learning as "an instructional practice in which students perform service as a way of complementing the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom." Titles and authors of…
Descriptors: Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Public Schools
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed. – Basic Education, 2002
This collection of papers focuses on the preparation of teachers by university-based education programs. The papers are: "The STEPS That Support P-12 Learning and Achievement" (Diana Rigden), which describes the Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) for improving student learning; "The Responsibility for Assessing Beginning Teachers"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Administrator Responsibility
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Glass, Gene V., Ed. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2002
This document consists of articles 1 through 25 published in the electronic journal Education Policy Analysis Archives for the year 2002: (1) Testing and Diversity in Postsecondary Education: The Case of California (Daniel Koretz, Michael Russell, Chingwei David Shin, Cathy Horn, and Kelly Shasby); (2) State-Mandated Testing and Teachers Beliefs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Barth, Patte, Ed. – Thinking K-16, 2002
This report examines critical educational issues and takes a look at mathematics achievement and attainment in America in grades K-12 and higher education. Part One explores the extent to which students are provided with the opportunity to learn mathematics. Part Two focuses on the mathematics curriculum in American schools, what needs to be…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation
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