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Barcus, James E. – Clearing House, 2004
Teachers of literature and composition believe that they are doing the right thing by teaching literary analysis and encouraging students to assume the intellectual rigor of serious study of the language arts. However, the teaching of these courses is seldom justified with reasons other than the practical ones of going to college or finding a job.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English Literature, Rewards, Literary Criticism
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McCann, Thomas M.; Johannessen, Larry, R. – Clearing House, 2004
This article discusses the results of interviews with eleven new teachers about what their major fears are when starting to teach. Previous research about teachers' concerns points to a number of problem areas (Fuller 1969; Rutherford and Wall, 1990; Borko and Putnam 1996; Veenman 1984). New data reveal underlying patterns that, at first glance,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence
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Bunting, Carolyn E. – Clearing House, 2004
When middle schools align themselves with high schools, the educational and developmental transition of early adolescents succeeds. Begin the work of transitioning sooner and high schools will spend less time acclimating students to the demands of high school and more time teaching new material. This article discusses the importance of aligning…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Articulation (Education), High Schools, Middle Schools
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Devlin-Scherer, Roberta; Zaccone, Paula R. – Clearing House, 2004
Losses to the workforce and drains on the national economy posed by illnesses, injuries, and environmental hazards dictate that schools operate to prevent, intervene, and help resolve these social and personal health issues. The costs to society for the medical care of children born to addicted and abusive parents, exposure to smoke and pollution,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Health Promotion, Child Health
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Roney, Kathleen; Brown, Kathleen M.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr. – Clearing House, 2004
Although reports calling for middle level schooling reform first appeared in the mid-1970s, change has been slow to come. In Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century (1989), the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development outlined eight essential elements of middle level education. Drawing from the Carnegie Council's…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Intellectual Development, Adolescent Development
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McLoughlin, Andrea Sabatini – Clearing House, 2004
New teachers expect many things in educational life to be complex (e.g., classroom management, lesson planning, administrative paperwork, relationships with colleagues and students' parents), they still underestimate the amount of detail that goes into creating effective learning experiences daily. Field trips, for example, always sound like a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Field Trips, Planning, Relevance (Education)
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Quinn, Robert J.; Andrews, Byllie D'Amato – Clearing House, 2004
Elementary, middle school, and high school principals have a powerful impact on the schools in their charge. These lead administrators mold the atmosphere of a school and, in turn, the feelings of the teachers who work in it. The current teacher shortage combined with the demands of standards-based education has made retaining new teachers a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage
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Ariza, Eileen N. – Clearing House, 2004
In this article, the author discusses Steven, a classic example of an individual who was torn between two cultural worlds. His mother was Puerto Rican, but she was raised in upper New York State. She and his birth father divorced, she remarried, and the family moved to Puerto Rico, because the company for which Steven's Anglo stepfather worked was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Essex, Nathan L. – Clearing House, 2004
Confidentiality of student educational records is a serious issue. Disclosure of sensitive information in a student's personal file without prior written consent can be legally troublesome, especially when information is transmitted to others who have no legitimate educational interest in the student. Damaging information disclosed to a third…
Descriptors: Libel and Slander, School Personnel, Court Litigation, Confidentiality
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Halsey, Pamela A. – Clearing House, 2004
Less than two years ago, a school district in west Texas initiated a program called Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) to increase community and parent involvement in grades kindergarten through twelve. Through VIP, the district encouraged district teachers and staff to increase their efforts to involve parents in their schools. Carlos Valdez and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Program Descriptions, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Cave, Bobbin Kyte – Clearing House, 2004
In this article, the author identifies brain injuries as defined in special education law, discusses the number of students who might be impacted, describes symptoms, and reviews successful educational interventions. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are defined in special education law in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 1990)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain, Head Injuries, Cues
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Pewewardy, Cornel D. – Clearing House, 2004
This article discusses the creation of stereotypical Indian mascots, how society reinforces and accepts those stereotypes, how negative stereotypes have affected the relationship between American Indians and the rest of society, and it suggests solutions educators might use to eliminate these mascots from school-related events. The intent of this…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Racial Bias, Self Esteem, Consciousness Raising
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Bowman, Richard F. – Clearing House, 2004
In an era of dwindling resources, compelling student needs, burgeoning violence, and escalating performance expectations for students and faculty alike, classroom teachers are confronted with new demands that challenge their traditional roles as educators. The leap from a productive individual contributor, working essentially behind a closed…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Self Management
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Vare, Jonatha W.; Norton, Terry L. – Clearing House, 2004
Gay and lesbian youth encounter most of the typical biological and cognitive changes of adolescence. However, cultural circumstances create differences in the social and emotional development of many gay and lesbian teens. In the United States, these teens often live within social environments characterized by a hostile fear and an active…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Sexual Orientation
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Dong, Yu Ren – Clearing House, 2004
More and more subject matter area teachers find themselves working with students whose native language is not English. A report from the National Center for Education Statistics (2003) showed that close to four million students nationwide were classified as English language learners (ELL) in the school year of 2001-2002, a 30 percent increase from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Urban Areas, Required Courses
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