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AIA Journal, 1981
At the Telluride (Colorado) school, the classroom wing was outfitted with a thick floor slab and a greenhouse space where heat is stored in waterfilled tubes. The gymnasium's southwestern wall was transformed into a Trombe wall by applying 2,000 square feet of glazing. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Heat Recovery, Solar Radiation
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Thomason, Jo; Arkell, Claudia – Exceptional Children, 1980
The Albuquerque Public Schools provide services to severely and profoundly handicapped students in side by side sites, programs in which the handicapped students are educated in special classes alongside nonhandicapped students on regular school campuses appropriate to their chronological ages. (SBH)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, Delivery Systems, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crawford, Jeffrey L.; And Others – Mental Retardation, 1980
An approach for evaluating the functional skills of mentally retarded persons using computers is described. The Rockland Assessments of Functional Behavior provides clinicians with a detailed behavioral profile of performance in a variety of skill areas while allowing for acceptable variations in performance. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computers, Mental Retardation, Skill Analysis
Curtis, Michael; Cording, Michael – Special Education: Forward Trends, 1980
The article describes a course at Wheathill School (Liverpool) which provides social skills training for nine adolescent school leavers. Theoretical background is reviewed and course content (nonverbal skills, verbal skills, basic skills, and complex skills) is listed. (SBH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Descriptions, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries
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De Vries, David L.; Slavin, Robert E. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1978
Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT) is a classroom program which addresses the problems of student values, student diversity, and basic skills. This article describes: how TGT works, its origins, research to date, implications for teachers and researchers, how TGT is used in the classroom, and new directions for TGT. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Activities, Classroom Research, Competition
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Harshman, Ronald – Clearing House, 1978
Project SCATE (Students Concerned About Tomorrow's Environment) is an action-oriented, interdisciplinary program for secondary students in environmental stewardship. Students participate in both scientific investigations of environmental issues and political processes necessary to implement solutions. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Paine, Lawrence M. – Clearing House, 1978
A description of the development and operation of the home-school conferencing program at Frederick Roehm Junior High School in Berea, Ohio. (SJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Junior High Schools, Parent Teacher Conferences, Program Descriptions
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Millard, Thomas L. – Clearing House, 1979
New voluntary agencies have grown out of the social changes of the 1960s. These grass-roots organizations, such as coffee houses, legal aid societies, and community counseling centers, differ in program style and attitude from traditional social agencies and may be more effective with alienated and cynical young people. (SJL)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Resources, Counseling Services, Helping Relationship
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Davidson, Wilma; Kline, Susan – Clearing House, 1979
The author presents the advantages of job sharing for all school personnel, saying that education is particularly adaptable to this new form of employment. Current job sharing programs in Massachusetts, California, and New Jersey schools are briefly discussed. (SJL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Partnership Teachers, Personnel Policy
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Warchol, Kenneth J. – Clearing House, 1979
A program was developed in the Norwalk, Connecticut schools to smooth student transition between elementary, intermediate, and high schools. It includes spring orientation activities and staggered opening of school in September to give each new class full staff attention on the first day of school. (SJL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Orientation Materials, Program Descriptions
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Levine, Morris – Clearing House, 1979
Accountability based on reading scores will only demoralize teachers who are trying hard in disadvantaged schools. A better response to reading failure would include improved teacher training and placement, ability grouping, reduced class size, adequate specialist support, and kindergarten reading. PS 209 in Queens utilizes several of these…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Accountability, Class Size, Disadvantaged Schools
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Yates, Janie B. – Clearing House, 1979
The Community Experimental Education Center (CEEC) serves 50 disadvantaged students, ages 16 to 20, unable to function well in traditional schools. Each student must complete 33 competencies in career, consumer, and life skills. This report discusses the program design, funding, and staffing and lists the 33 competencies. (SJL)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Competency Based Education, Continuation Students, Daily Living Skills
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Cohen, Milton – Clearing House, 1979
The School for All Ages (SFAA) integrates local adults, with academic levels from nonreaders through high school, into a regular K-12 program. The coordinator's role in attracting, orienting, and supporting adult students is outlined, as are the advantages and disadvantages of joint classes for adults and children. (SJL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Community Schools, Coordinators
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Shive, Jerrald; Rogus, Joseph F. – Clearing House, 1979
Based on experiences in Dallas, Boston, and Minneapolis, guidelines are given for local school-business partnerships, including objectives, forms of cooperation, and partnership activities. In this last area, internships, magnet and specialty school programs in the above-mentioned cities are described. (SJL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Failure, Institutional Cooperation, Magnet Schools
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Tauber, Robert T. – Clearing House, 1979
Because the literature substantiates that classroom teachers have negative attitudes toward vocational/technical occupations and votech students and that these attitudes influence pupils, an in-service workshop was developed to give teachers hands-on experience in an area vocational school, with votech students as their tutors. Teacher attitudes…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Experiential Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Negative Attitudes
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