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Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
This topical bibliography and commentary reviews research to examine the current trends in information literacy. It notes that the most recent studies of information literacy reflect the following concerns: (1) the effects of new information technologies (especially the Internet) on traditional methods of research and instruction in research; (2)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
There are many ways and options available for children to publish their work, other than just writing for their teachers. This research summary discusses the benefits of publishing students' writing and ways that students go public with their writing: the author's chair, publishing individual authors, classbooks, classroom and school newspapers,…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
This topical bibliography and commentary addresses methods of alternative, or informal, assessment that have proven effective, and how these methods have been, or can be, established as reliable alternatives to standardized testing. It discusses authentic assessment, forms of alternative assessment (unstructured written activities, unstructured…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Reliability
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
This topical bibliography and commentary discusses resource aids that help educators evaluate and select high quality reading materials for young adults. It discusses general resource articles as aids. Examples are: specific themes, booklists, and school system aids. It concludes that there are no succinct lists of criteria or resources; rather,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Resource Materials
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
This topical bibliography and commentary highlights the major points of the available literature on the value of using a "thematic organization" for the teaching of language arts classes in grades 6 through 8. It begins with a definition of the thematic organization approach, as culled from the literature. It then presents briefly a few examples…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts
Ramirez, Sylvia; Savage, K. Lynn – 2003
This brief identifies advantages and challenges to using video-based distance education for adult English language learners (ELLs), describing implementation alternatives and suggesting practical implementation strategies. Advantages include multiple mentoring opportunities and the ability to reach more learners. Challenges include identifying…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
Burt, Miriam; Peyton, Joy Kreeft – 2003
This brief describes how literacy in the first language (L1) can affect the acquisition of reading skills in English, examining ways that instruction should be developed. It explains that learning to read is especially difficult for adults learning to read in a second language. According to the research, all English language learners (ELLs),…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Literacy Education
Berlin, Donna F.; Lee, Hyonyong – 2003
During the past century, one distinctive effort to improve science and mathematics education is an approach that recognizes the commonalities between science and mathematics and seeks to appropriately and effectively integrate these two disciplines in teaching and learning. Philosophically and theoretically, there is strong support for the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
Kenyon, Dorry; Van Duzer, Carol – 2003
This document examines the concepts of validity, reliability, and appropriateness from a language testing perspective as they apply to the following four assessment issues raised by the National Reporting System (NRS): (1) What type of language assessment seems to be required by the NRS: proficiency or achievement?; (2) Knowing that the NRS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods
National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC. – 2003
This document lists books commonly used with literacy and beginning level adult English language learners. Most titles include brief comments about the book's content, aims, and lay-out. The list is grouped by publisher. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Books, English (Second Language)
National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC. – 2003
This brief article reports information gathered at a symposium on issues and challenges in assessment and accountability for adult English language learners, hosted ny the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE). Teachers, program administrators, researchers, test developers, and policy makers gathered to discuss the field's vision for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language)
Wakefield, Suzy Mygatt; Sage, Howard; Coy, Doris Rhea – 2003
The primary intent of this book is to provide a hands-on resource for educators in an effort to help all students with their plans after high school. A second purpose is to provide educators with insights about what is occurring in our schoolssuch as the lack of coordinated career guidance services, the number of disengaged students, and the…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Counselor Training
Swail, Watson Scott – 2003
In the last decade, the rates of enrollment and retention of many students of color have declined. Access and completion rates for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students have always lagged behind white and Asian students, as have those for low-income students and students with disabilities. Because students of color often make up…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Population Groups, Race
Imel, Susan – 2003
Recent research conducted by neurologists and educators shows a strong link between emotion and reason. The role of emotion has been addressed in various ways in the fields of adult education and training, career education and development, and career and technical education (CTE). The term "emotional intelligence" (EI) is generally used…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Affective Behavior, Annotated Bibliographies
Orkwis, Raymond – 2003
This brief paper presents principles of universal design of learning (UDL) and applies these principles directly to good classroom practices. UDL is an approach to learning in which curriculum designers consider the full scope of student abilities including varying abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, comprehend English, attend,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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