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Sales, Amos – 2004
The focus of this book is on the identification of practical knowledge and skill needed and an action plan to implement prevention programming in schools. The text is written as a resource for practitioners, students, and faculty in school counseling. It is designed to facilitate development of knowledge necessary to implement comprehensive…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Counselors
Lee, Courtland C. – 2003
This series of five interrelated modules is an update and revision of "Saving the Native Son: Empowerment Strategies for Young Black Males (1996)." It offers specific strategies for empowering young African American males to help them achieve optimal educational and social success. Empowerment is a developmental process by which people who are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Black Education, Black Students
Jewett, Jan; Peterson, Karen – 2003
Traditionally, stress has been defined in terms of its source (internal, such as hunger, pain, sensitivity to noise and external, such as separation from family, change in family composition, exposure to conflict or violence). Although the research literature tends to focus on the impact of single-variable stressors on children's development, in…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Coping, Emotional Response, Stress Management
Beghetto, Ron – Research Roundup, 2003
Most principals are aware that the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 makes it mandatory for school leaders who depend on federal funding to select and implement programs that are based on scientific research. This publication reviews five documents that offer insights into what is meant by scientifically based research and help school leaders…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The evolution of the workplace has required changes in the guidance and counseling practices of career education (CE). Basic elements of CE strategies for enhancing students' career awareness, exploration, and planning are still in place, but contemporary issues such as life-work balance, involuntary career transitions, and mentoring have led to…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance
Torres, Vasti; Howard-Hamilton, Mary F.; Cooper, Diane L. – 2003
The idea for this monograph came from discussions among graduate faculty about how to deal with the issues of race, ethnicity, and other controversial issues in the classroom and around campus. The number of racially and ethnically diverse students on U.S. college campuses has increased dramatically, and the most significant aspect is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Administration, Ethnicity
Goldhaber, Dan; Anthony, Emily – 2003
Recent research suggests that teacher quality is the most important educational input predicting student achievement. Nonetheless, many teachers are less academically skilled than college graduates in other occupations. This study explores characteristics of highly qualified teachers and the connections that exist between these attributes and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Certification
Lashway, Larry – Research Roundup, 2003
School-reform efforts in recent years have stressed, and expanded, the leadership role of the principal. But in the view of many analysts, the task of transforming a school is too complex for one person to accomplish alone. Consequently, a new model of leadership is developing: distributed leadership. This Research Roundup summarizes five…
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role
Kontos, Susan; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda – 2003
It is generally agreed that because so much basic early learning occurs through interactive experiences when children are very young, the quality of teacher-child interactions contributes substantially to effects of group care and preschool education on children. Thus it is important to know if specialized teacher education in early childhood…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Interaction
Espelage, Dorothy L. – 2003
One notable gap in the evolving literature on bullying and victimization during early adolescence is the role that peers play in promoting such behavior by either reinforcing the aggressor, failing to intervene to stop the victimization, or affiliating with students who bully. This Spanish-language Digest looks at the limited research available on…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Developmental Stages
Hoge, John D. – 2003
History instruction must serve, above all else, to develop critically important citizenship knowledge, skills, and values. This book aims to blend recent scholarship on teaching U.S. history for citizenship with ideas on how to achieve this mission in grades K-5. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Elementary…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, History Instruction
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Research indicates that for students to perform well in speaking, reading, and writing they need to possess a rich vocabulary. Studies have consistently shown that "vocabulary size correlates with success in all areas of the curriculum" (Manning, 1999). This Topical Bibliography and Commentary reviews the recent research literature on the…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Teacher Role
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
This Topical Bibliography and Commentary examines recent studies on phonological awareness, finding the evidence conclusive that teaching phonological awareness to young children greatly facilitates the reading process. Researchers have studied problems children experience in reading for many years. The focus of research during the 1990s has been…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Phonemic Awareness
Carter, Norvella, Ed. – 2003
In this report, teacher educators scrutinize the relationships between the standards and assessment movement in education and the United States' increasingly multicultural population. The papers include: "Foreword" (Jacqueline Jordan Irvine); (1) "Diversity and Standards: Defining the Issues" (Norvella P. Carter); (2) "Accountability and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Faculty)
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
In the methodology called "literature-driven integrated language arts," the words "literature-driven" describe an instructional approach that uses entire pieces of literature (short stories, novels, poems, etc.) as the stimuli for a language arts program. The aim of literature-driven instruction is to engage the affective character of the text, as…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities
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