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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2009
There are a plethora of variables which affect pupils in the classroom. These might involve the obvious such as uncomfortable temperature readings a well as the following: (1) small group work as compared to individual activities; (2) use of measurably stated objectives versus constructivism as psychologies of learning; (3) a very quiet…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Thinking, Classroom Environment, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
The whole student needs to be developed in the curriculum. Teaching and learning situations must reflect quality knowledge, skills, and attitudinal objectives of instruction. Each of these categories is important and the latter should not be minimized. Quality attitudes assist students to achieve more optimally in the knowledge and skills domains.…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Student Development, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
Students come from different socioeconomic levels in society. Thus, they do not come to school with equivalent background experiences. Students from upper and middle class socioeconomic communities do better in test results as compared to those who come from poverty homes. By viewing mandated test results, it is quite obvious that money assists in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Student Needs, Advantaged, Educational Attainment
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2008
Where should public school leaders be trained to become principals, supervisors, and superintendents? Traditionally, schools of education in universities have been responsible for training school administrators. This notion has been challenged by those advocating alternative choices for administrators in schools. Thus, the business and military…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Leadership, Principals, Superintendents
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2008
Of all levels of schooling, the high school receives by far the most criticism. There are continuous innovations recommended in journal articles, textbooks, and speeches at state/national conventions on ways to improve the secondary level of schooling. At one teacher education convention, the speaker was criticizing the American high school and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), High Schools, Educational Objectives, Individualized Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2008
There was much enthusiasm when the phrase "Modern School Mathematics" was coined shortly after the 1958 National Defense Education Act was passed. Many federally funded study groups came into being. Presently, criticisms in secondary teaching are just as great as it was in 1958. The innovations recommended by federally funded study groups has had…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Educational Change
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2007
The role of school administrators has become increasingly complex. State mandated testing has brought on a plethora of responsibilities. Pupils are tested in grades three through eight in reading and mathematics. If pupils fail to pass a test, they may be held back to repeat that grade level. An exit test is given in high school which needs to be…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Responsibility, Principals
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2007
Students are challenged to pass mandated tests in grades three through eight and the exit test on the secondary school level in order to be promoted to the next higher grade level or to receive a high school diploma. Failure is certainly a negative experience. It behooves reading teachers to assist learners to attach meaning to what is being…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2007
Whatever has happened to using teacher observation as an approach to assess student achievement? Presently, the emphasis is upon state mandated testing to ascertain student progress. Much is written in educational journals about having students achieve No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal and state standards, signed into law in 2002. Much drill is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2007
Each teacher of social studies teacher needs to possess a philosophy of teaching and learning. Philosophy provides guidance and direction in choosing objectives, learning activities, and assessment procedures. Each philosophy to be discussed will possess differences in meaning and implementation. It is salient to understand relevant philosophical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2006
Presently, there are competing philosophies of education which need comparison. Two philosophies will be compared which are at opposite ends of the continuum. They are distinctly different. And yet, both schools of thought have their disciples. Each of the two will be discussed in terms of its essential features and then there will be selected…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2005
There are major themes in geography, which all teachers should incorporate into the social studies. These themes assist students to organize information and relate relevant ideas. Teachers need to study and experiment with using a set of structural ideas to facilitate student learning. Otherwise, learning may comprise of isolated facts, concepts,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Social Studies, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2005
To successfully generate student excitement in science, teachers need to be flexible regarding their curriculums. Students also need to be open to novel, hands-on experiences. This article describes a student teacher (ST) who taught a science unit on "Our Environment." She had already prepared her lesson and unit thoroughly but she changed the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2005
When a considerable amount of reading is done in different courses by high school students, this presents a problem for struggling readers. Reading is a favorite way of learning for students possessing verbal intelligence, (See Gardner, 1993), but a goodly number of high school students do not possess this as an important intelligence. Thus, the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Individual Differences
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2005
Reading, as one learning activity in science lessons and units of study, needs to be assessed to notice needs of pupils. The science teacher needs to be thoroughly grounded in science content and methodology and yet also needs to be an instructor of reading. For pupils to do well in reading science subject matter, there needs to be continuous…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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