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Arnell, Karen M.; Duncan, John – Cognitive Psychology, 2002
There is often strong interference if a second target stimulus (T2) is presented before processing of a prior target stimulus (T1) is complete. In the "Psychological Refractory Period" (PRP) paradigm, responses are speeded and interference manifests as increased response time for T2. In the "Attentional Blink" (AB) paradigm, stimuli are masked and…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Models, Shared Resources and Services, Identification (Psychology)
Wood, Clair G. – NEACT Journal, 2002
Discusses historical views of the atom. Presents the philosophical view, the chemist's view, the physicist's view, the theorist's view, the quantum mechanical view, and the modern view. (Contains 24 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Science Curriculum
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Garbus, Julia – College English, 2002
Argues that Vida Dutton Scudder's pedagogy predicted a college-community connection increasingly popular one hundred years later: service-learning. Outlines Scudder's teaching, settlement work, and the ideologies underlying both; critiques her work with the benefit of 21st-century hindsight; and concludes by reaffirming that in the context of her…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Higher Education, Literacy, School Community Relationship
Hoogeveen, Jeffrey L. – 2002
Founded in 1854 as the Ashmun Institute, Lincoln University in southern Pennsylvania is the nation's oldest historically black university. Classical rhetoric and canonical literature were taught at Lincoln since its founding. Lincoln's writing program emerged fully and autonomously in 1978 and grew roughly at the same time that the discipline of…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Discourse Communities, Educational Environment, Educational History
O'Mahony, Kieran – 2002
Intended as a teacher handbook, this volume takes a comparative look at the development of geography, both as a science in its own right and as an educational area of study, in Europe and the United States. The book is a description of the development of educational systems in very different political arenas. Reaching from early Greek educational…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
Barbieri, Kim E. – 2002
This document represents the fourth part of a five-part curriculum series on the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower covers Eisenhower's life from the end of World War II through the series of events that led him to accept the people's call to the presidency. This curriculum highlights Eisenhower's 2 terms of office as the 34th U.S. President.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Social Studies
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service. – 2002
This publication outlines the history of the migrant program at Cornell University (New York) and describes its recent accomplishments and characteristics. The Cornell Migrant Program (CMP) is among the oldest of the land-grant universities' migrant extension efforts and the most comprehensive in approach. The first half of this document presents…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Programs, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
Stoddart, Jess – 2002
Founded in 1902 by Katherine Pettit and May Stone, the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County, Kentucky, grew out of the Progressive movement. During the golden age of the school, 1915-32, the reputation of its academic program, health work, and other settlement activities brought substantial renown and influence to the school and its founders.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Boarding Schools, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
Davis, Donald G., Jr.; Carpenter, Kenneth E.; Wiegand, Wayne A.; Aikin, Jane – 2002
This volume contains three papers about early library leaders with Boston (Massachusetts) connections. Donald G. Davis, Jr. provides an introduction to the papers. "Justin Winsor, Librarian and Scholar" (Kenneth E. Carpenter) discusses the life of Justin Winsor, who was director of the Boston Public Library (1868-76), president of the…
Descriptors: Biographies, College Libraries, Higher Education, Librarians
Robinson, Richard D. – 2002
The most critical reason for an understanding of reading's history is that many of the classic writers saw and understood the reading process with great individual insight and understanding. Rather than being of only passing historical interest, these classic readings are relevant and important for today's reading teacher. This book offers…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Professional Recognition
McCook, Kathleen de la Pena; Barber, Peggy – 2002
This chronology highlights milestones for libraries and adult lifelong learning and literacy from 1924-2001, including the following events: William S. Learned's "The American Public Library and the Diffusion of Knowledge" is published (1924); establishment of the ALA (American Library Association) Adult Education Section (1946); the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Library Associations, Library Role
George, D'Ann Pletcher – 2002
This paper is concerned with the history of the attempt of progressive-era students at Bryn Mawr College to explore their interest in social-reform work through the writing that they did in required composition courses. In particular, the paper focuses on how these women attempted to fashion a public voice for themselves that could articulate…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Educational History, Higher Education, Social Action
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ. – 2002
The purpose of this publication is to record the history of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International during the 20 years from 1980 to 2000, including information that connects the years preceding 1980 and beyond 2000. Past and present presidents and executive directors offer "stories" in response to prompting questions…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, History
Parisi, Lynn; Masalski, Kathleen Woods – 2002
This curriculum unit is the final volume of a four-part series. Noting that the humanities reveal the values and beliefs that underlie social, political, and economic institutions, the unit contends that the study of other countries and their histories may be greatly enriched by a humanities approach that draws on the fields of literature,…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
Hardy, Beatriz, Ed.; Gorn, Cathy, Ed. – 2002
National History Day, a year-long educational program, fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth. In addition to acquiring historical knowledge and perspective while developing entries and competing in a series of district, state, and national contests, students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that help them manage…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Local History, Middle Schools, Secondary Education
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