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Gandole, Y. B. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
Effective evaluation of educational software is a key issue for successful introduction of advanced tools in the curriculum. This paper details to developing and evaluating a tool for computer assisted learning of science laboratory courses. The process was based on the generic instructional system design model. Various categories of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Moore, James R. – Social Studies, 2006
One of the most important and difficult challenges facing social studies educators, particularly world history teachers, concerns the role of Islam--one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic religions--in historical and contemporary domestic and international affairs. What teachers choose to teach about Islam and how they present it are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, World History, Muslims, Islam
Edwards, Virginia, Ed. – Education Week, 2006
This special issue presents the ninth edition of "Education Week's" annual report on education technology, "Technology Counts." The annual report found that the nation has made dramatic progress in developing computerized data systems that can reliably guide education decision-making, but still has plenty of work to do before those systems can…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, School Districts
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Stemler, Steven E.; Grigorenko, Elena L.; Jarvin, Linda; Sternberg, Robert J. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2006
Sternberg's theory of successful intelligence was used to create augmented exams in Advanced Placement Psychology and Statistics. Participants included 1895 high school students from 19 states and 56 schools throughout the U.S. The psychometric results support the validity of creating examinations that assess memory, analytical, creative, and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Statistics, Theories, Cognitive Processes
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Jayaraj, D.; Subramanian, S. – Social Indicators Research, 2006
This note is concerned with presenting some simple indices of group-wise relative disadvantage in the distribution of income, in terms of the distance between the group's share in total population and its share in total income. The group-wise indices are then aggregated into society-wide indices of inter-group disparity. Empirical illustrations of…
Descriptors: Income, Disproportionate Representation, Intergroup Relations, Global Approach
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Stansfield, William D. – American Biology Teacher, 2006
A history of the search for the structure of DNA, as revealed in the evolution of biochemistry and genetics textbooks, reveals that they are unacceptably tardy in presenting the current (or even the recent) state of knowledge. This problem places an extra burden on biology teachers to supplement these texts.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2006
This issue of R&D Alert focuses on a perennial challenge in education and human development: how to make the most of information, whether test results, research findings, or other data. What happens with all the data generated by testing students? How is it ensured that the information is accurate, relevant, and timely? How do the results…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability, English (Second Language)
Shaw, Kenneth A.; Harris, Michael S. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2006
This article encourages college presidents and trustees to prepare for public relations challenges by tracking issues through four distinct stages: fringe, emerging, getting hot, and white hot/too late. "Fringe" refers to, for example, people discussing an issue at conferences, in professional publications, or among a few concerned…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Trustees, Public Relations, Public Opinion
Hemmings, Philip – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
This paper looks at ways of ensuring Czech regions and municipalities are fully motivated to make efficiency improvements in public service provision and so help achieve countrywide fiscal sustainability. The very large number of small municipalities in the Czech Republic means that scale economies are difficult to exploit and the policy options…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Public Service, Administrative Organization
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Tickoo, Makhan L. – World Englishes, 2006
The most outstanding characteristic of language in education policy for South Asia (SA) is its multilingualism. All through recorded history the seven countries that constitute SA have been multilingual. For at least the first two decades of their existence as sovereign states the large nation states of SA failed to take into account this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction, Monolingualism
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Bond, Ernie – Journal of Children's Literature, 2006
This article describes the task of creating a list of books that will awaken in readers a desire to know more about the world and those who share it. The author was part of a committee assigned this task in 2005 at the Children's Book Council (CBC) and the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) to compile the first annual…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, World Affairs
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Al-Namlah, Abdulrahman S.; Fernyhough, Charles; Meins, Elizabeth – Developmental Psychology, 2006
Cross-national stability in private speech (PS) and short-term memory was investigated in Saudi Arabian (n=63) and British (n=58) 4- to 8-year-olds. Assumed differences in child-adult interaction between the 2 nationality groups led to predictions of Gender ? Nationality interactions in the development of verbal mediation. British boys used more…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Gender Differences, Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries
Kugle, Cherry; Smith, Nancy – Data Quality Campaign, 2006
The Data Quality Campaign is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the collection, availability and use of high-quality education data and to implement state longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement. The campaign aims to provide tools and resources that will assist state development…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, State Agencies, Program Implementation
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2005
Higher education provides a broad array of benefits to both individuals and society. While such a statement has been a long-held belief in American higher education, only recently has the combination of social and economic benefits that accrue from the investment in higher education received sustained attention. This study attempts to build on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Census Figures, Economic Progress
Bloom, Howard S.; Riccio, James A.; Verma, Nandita; Walter, Johanna – MDRC, 2005
Can a multicomponent employment initiative that is located in public housing developments help residents work, earn more money, and improve their quality of life? The Jobs-Plus Community Revitalization Initiative for Public Housing Families (Jobs-Plus, for short) sought to achieve these ambitious goals in difficult environments. Operated as a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Income, Welfare Recipients, Community Involvement
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