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Marcum, James W. – Social Studies, 2008
While the remarkable accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin are unparalleled, the means of their attainment can be considered more accessible to ordinary people and not necessarily attributable to a special genius. The steady development of Franklin's knowledge and skills is traced in light of a new model of "dynamic learning," which is a method…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Knowledge Level
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Terzian, Sevan G. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
From 1942 to 1958, a national weekly programme on CBS radio and presented by Science Service, Inc. devoted 37 of its broadcasts to profiling American high school students' achievements in science talent searches, clubs and fairs. These "Adventures in Science" radio programmes cast scientifically talented youth as potential contributors to national…
Descriptors: National Security, Academically Gifted, Talent, War
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Blom, Elma; Polisenska, Daniela; Weerman, Fred – Second Language Research, 2008
A comparison of the error profiles of monolingual (child L1) learners of Dutch, Moroccan children (child L2) and Moroccan adults (adult L2) learning Dutch as their L2 shows that participants in all groups massively overgeneralize [-neuter] articles to [+neuter] contexts. In all groups, the reverse gender mistake infrequently occurs. Gender…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition, Adult Learning
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Yesilkaya, Nese Gurallar – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2008
The design of a utopia was devised as a studio project in order to bring critical thinking into the design studio and to stimulate creativity. By suggesting a utopia, the pedagogical aim was to improve progressive thinking and critical thought in the design education of architectural students -- and also future architects. From this perspective,…
Descriptors: Architecture, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Studio Art
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Williams, Jonathan – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
The dopamine transfer deficit model of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is compared and contrasted with the existing dynamic developmental theory and the extended temporal difference (TD) model. The first two both identify learning deficits as a key problem in ADHD, but this mechanism would seem at least as likely to cause other…
Descriptors: Stimulants, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Neurological Impairments
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Berman, Ruth – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
The second book edition of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches eliminated jokes about drinking and religion. Although these were small changes, the edgy theme of drinking and religion as topics that could and sometimes should be taken lightly (even by a writer who also considered both topics as serious) interested Alcott throughout her career.…
Descriptors: Authors, Drinking, Religion, Humor
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Latham, Don – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
In "Skellig," "Kit's Wilderness," and "Clay", David Almond employs various types of intertextuality to enrich his narratives. Through the use of allusion, adaptation, collage, and mise-en-abyme, he encourages his adolescent readers to seek out precursor texts and to consider the interrelationships between these texts and his own. By so doing, he…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Empowerment, Literary Devices
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Heald, Robin – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
The authors of picture books who write especially melodic language are doing more than simply offering up work that is pleasing to the ear. They are accessing more of the whole child. In this article five picture books will be discussed for their musical attributes: "Now One Foot, Now the Other", by Tomie dePaola, "The Cat in the Hat", by Dr.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Language Styles, Music
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Pryor, Robert G. L.; Bright, Jim E. H. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2008
This paper seeks to extend previous work on narrative career counselling by considering the role of plot within clients' narratives. Seven archetypal narratives derived from the work of Booker (2004) are introduced that represent systems of meaning to provide insight into how individuals interpret their experience. These plots can be understood…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Counseling, Personal Narratives
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Portolano, Marlana – World Englishes, 2008
Cued American English (CAE) is a visual variety of English derived from a mode of communication called Cued Speech (CS). CS, or cueing, is a system of communication for use with the deaf, which consists of hand shapes, hand placements, and mouth shapes that signify the phonemic information conventionally conveyed through speech in spoken…
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Language Variation, Suprasegmentals, Deafness
Winn, Sandra K. – Online Submission, 2008
In 1997, fifteen council meetings were observed and recorded at the Albany Free School and subsequently analyzed. Unbeknownst to the school, the council meetings were found to be very similar to what Lawrence Kohlberg had in mind when he developed his Just Community Model. This article discusses how this council meeting forum compares to…
Descriptors: Free Schools, College Governing Councils, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2008
This publication details the financial operations of Australia's public vocational education and training (VET) system for 2007. The information presented covers revenues and expenses; assets, liabilities and equities; cash flows; and trends in total revenues and expenses. The scope of the financial data collection covers all transactions that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public Education, Expenditures, Income
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Academic Questions, 2008
The American Sociological Association, the Modern Language Association, the American Historical Society, the American Psychological Association, and the American Anthropological Association have taken official stands on questions pertaining to America's current military involvement in Iraq. Here are their resolutions. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, War, Military Service
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Hodes, Matthew; Jagdev, Daljit; Chandra, Navin; Cunniff, Anna – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: To investigate the level of posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms, and background risk and protective factors that might increase or ameliorate this distress amongst unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and adolescents (UASC). Methods: Cross-sectional survey carried out in London. Participants were 78 UASC aged 13-18 years,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Adolescents, Risk, Personality Traits
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Data Services, 2008
This publication provides a compilation of statistical information covering Pennsylvania high school graduates in public schools for the 2006-07 school year. Information is provided on race/ethnicity, gender and intended post-high school activity of graduates, including those who are college-bound. Information is also provided on special…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, Economically Disadvantaged, Migrants
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