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Landsverk, Ruth Anne – 1997
The Families in Education Program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has existed since 1987 to increase awareness of the need for schools to involve parents as partners in the education of their children. This parents' and teachers' guide presents ways that the theme for American Education Week, "Teaching Children To Think and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Homework
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD. – 1997
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a nationwide information system sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). As part of the National Library of Education, ERIC maintains the largest education database in the world. This document consists of 82 ERIC Digests, which are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Livingston, JoAnne – 1994
In November 1994, the U.S. Department of Education invited a group of exceptional public and private school teachers (n=114) to Washington, D.C., to hear their thoughts and to explore ways in which the federal government can work with educators to achieve the National Education Goals. The teachers centered on two dimensions of the time challenge:…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Flexible Scheduling, Instructional Effectiveness
Swartz, S. L.; Shook, R. E.; Klein, A. F. – 1996
This 1996 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL), a staff development program designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Reading Recovery and other research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom instruction, and training in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement
Swartz, S. L.; Shook, R. E.; Klein, A. F. – 1998
This 1998 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL), a staff development program designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Reading Recovery and other research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom instruction, and training in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement
Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J. – 1999
This study used a cross-sectional survey design to determine the extent to which technology has been integrated in the schools with each of the eight National Education Goals as reported by elementary and secondary school principals from urban, suburban, and rural schools. The eight goals are defined in the Goals 2000 legislation enacted in 1994.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Newman, Carole; And Others – 1996
This paper describes a Goals 2000 project intended to redesign preservice teacher education, practicing teacher roles, and student learning experiences within a Professional Development School framework. The team includes teaching faculty from the University of Akron (Ohio) College of Education Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education, Higher Education
Grummon, Phyllis T. H. – Centerfocus, 1997
Assessing students for workplace readiness requires that schools know what skills and knowledge students need to succeed at work and how to foster their acquisition. Having seen that the educational systems of global competitors provided them with a significant advantage over the United States, policymakers have attempted to address some…
Descriptors: Competence, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Educational Legislation
Emmett, Terry – 1996
For the first year in "what seems like eons," California's school districts will see an influx of new money, a large portion of it earmarked for developing competency in reading for students in kindergarten through grade 3. The expanded funding for reading results from a consensus among policy makers that the achievement of early…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Primary Education, Professional Development
Del Vecchio, Ann; And Others – 1994
Based on research on the features that are found in effective school-wide bilingual education programs, assessment strategies for such programs are offered. The features are in three groups: indicators relating to school context (ethos, management, and resources that affect the attitudes of school staff, students, and parents in language minority…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Check Lists, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Chow, Stanley; And Others – 1994
The standards-driven approach to school reform, exemplified by Goals 2000, shows promise for unifying contemporary efforts by affecting change at the classroom, school, and community levels. The special aspects of the rural context, particularly distance and low population density, set it apart from the urban and suburban schools on which most…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Cooperation, Consortia, Educational Change
Mulcahy, D. G. – 1994
The National Education Standards and Improvement Council (NESIC) was established in the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. One of NESIC's duties is to identify areas in which specific educational standards ought to be developed. Several complex issues arise in carrying out this duty, such as: the need for standards in such non-content areas as…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives
Newburger, Craig – 1995
In 1989, President George Bush met with the nation's governors and the foundation was laid for the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act" (signed into law March 1994). The act provides funds to underwrite states' development and implementation of content and performance standards and associated assessment methodologies directed toward helping…
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development
Barnett, Marion Fox – 1995
Drastic social problems challenge teachers looking to increase parental involvement in schools. Traditional strategies to involve parents, such as inviting parents to meetings and school events, do not promote genuine interaction between home and school. Instead, they separate parents and teachers. Two-way communication between home and school is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1996
This brief pamphlet provides an overview of the need for national educational objectives and describes how Goals 2000 will combat problems in education through locally based school-reform and improvement efforts. Goals 2000 is intended to help develop and implement higher academic standards; give schools and communities the tools and flexibility…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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