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Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Multi-media instruction needs to be adapted to assist students in achieving objectives of instruction. Multi-media approaches need to stress quality sequence, and also need to provide a meaningful context for student learning. The developers of multi-media class resources should provide for diverse styles of learning and need to develop materials…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Reading teachers need to have ample opportunities to experience professional growth. Teachers first need to experience excellent role models in reading instruction. Modeling new curriculum provides teachers opportunities to observe, reflect upon, and ask questions about proposed methods. Literature on new programs should also be passed out to…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
This paper presents cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives and appraisal procedures in mathematics. It emphasizes the development of achievable mathematics curriculum and ongoing and sequential assessment to provide appropriate order of mathematical experiences for students. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Quality
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The first section of this paper on the school library and the learner discusses policies and the school library. Recommendations are offered related to hours, creating an inviting atmosphere, convenience, collection, computer services, reading material selection, storytelling, and reading aloud. The second section addresses principles of learning…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Learning Resources Centers
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Although many educators have stated that children from low socioeconomic homes do not have the opportunities to learn as much compared to those of higher income levels, government officials do not accept that argument. They say that all should achieve the proficiency level in reading. This paper outlines the following ways the reading gap might be…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Low Achievement
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Student scores on state mandated tests, to be given annually in grades 3 through 8 and in grade 10, place reading instruction at the apex of the school curriculum. These standards are inherent in No Child Left Behind, a revision of the federally funded Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students are to be able to read on the third…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The reading teacher needs to be well versed in the teaching of reading, which includes different patterns of thinking in each student. A skilled reader develops patterns of thinking pertaining to content read. Identified patterns of thinking need to be analyzed and incorporated as objectives for student attainment in reading. This paper discusses…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Style, Content Area Reading, Creative Thinking
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
At the present time, state mandated testing is solely in mathematics and reading, so it behooves schools to provide the best mathematics curriculum. Adults who are deficient in numeracy face difficulties in the societal arena. Objectives in mathematics need to be carefully selected by the teacher. Three categories of objectives should be stressed:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Social development stresses the importance of working together with others in life. The home setting can emphasize social development and its objectives of instruction. How should parents assist the child in quality social development in which good human relations exist? First and foremost, parents should serve as models to children for good human…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Objectives, Family Influence, Family Role
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy. Standards keep going up for students in reading achievement. Literature books for children must be rewritten in keeping up with the times in a demanding school and societal environment.…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2003
Lists advantages and disadvantages of statewide testing. Presents examples of highly specific objectives, as emphasized by realism as a philosophy of education. Considers the advantages idealism/perennialism, as a philosophy of instruction, has in a quality reading curriculum. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Efficacy and its effects upon student achievement need nourishment. For a student to believe that he/she can and therefore does achieve needs fostering continuously within each student in the curriculum. With the tremendous emphasis being placed on reading instruction and student achievement by legislators and governors of individual states,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics, Reading Achievement
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Being able to speak clearly and well is highly salient for classroom teachers. The preservice university curriculum needs to provide sequential activities and experiences for prospective teachers. This paper suggests the various situations in which this might be done. The paper first notes that the university instructor needs to model good…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Generally, reading is perceived as consisting of identifying words and increasing comprehension skills, but there are a plethora of additional symbols which students need to read and comprehend meaningfully. This paper first discusses reading across the curriculum, emphasizing abstract words, and then considers symbols peculiar to diverse academic…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Skill Development
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Teachers need to stay abreast of the latest trends in the language arts to offer an updated curriculum. The language arts areas are vital in each academic discipline and integrate well with diverse subject matter areas. Some common trends when reading the literature on teaching the language arts are: portfolios; journaling; computerized reading…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Educational Practices
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