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Chambers, Dianne – Clearing House, 2002
Interviews suburban Chicago, Illinois preservice and inservice teachers to explore reasons why they chose teaching as a second career. Finds these second-career teachers are activated by altruism and perceived personal benefits; they see themselves as different from first-career teachers in subtle but significant ways; and they believe they can…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weasmer, Jerie – Clearing House, 2002
Describes a later-entry first grade teacher at a rural school in Indiana, who has continued to teach despite a number of hurdles that would impede many educators. Demonstrates her commitment to the profession and to her school, a commitment which has continued to grow through each career stage. (RS)
Descriptors: Careers, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Alesandrini, Kathryn; Larson, Linda – Clearing House, 2002
Discusses and illustrates the value of using a constructivist bridge-building activity (literally, a bridge-building activity) to help teachers make the transition to constructivist classrooms. Discusses assessment within a constructivist framework. Notes that 90% of teacher participants in the bridge-building activity successfully created a true…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gonzalez, Alyssa R. – Clearing House, 2002
Notes several research studies showing parental involvement to be positively related to high school students' academic achievement. Describes the author's finding that parental involvement was positively related to students' mastery orientation--when parents showed an interest in their child's education by being actively involved, students were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, High School Students, High Schools
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Haar, Jean; Hall, Gretchen; Schoepp, Paul; Smith, David H. – Clearing House, 2002
Reports on findings from a case study in which eight excellent K-12 public school teachers were interviewed and observed. Discusses how teachers talk about their students' different learning styles; how teachers respond to their students' different learning styles; and why teachers respond to their students' different learning styles. Notes four…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Akmal, Tariq T. – Clearing House, 2002
Describes a proven program of structured, sustained silent reading (SSR) for middle school students that helps students successfully develop academically and socially. Notes the learning climate attends to the cognitive, personal, and social needs of the learner. Discusses student-teacher conferences and SSR, and negotiating individual reading…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Individualized Reading, Language Arts, Middle School Students
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Bowman, Richard F., Jr. – Clearing House, 2002
Argues that secondary and post secondary academic department chairs are both managers and leaders whose real work is to manage conversational inquiry that engages others in creating possibilities, breakthroughs, and a sustainable future for their common enterprise. Describes leadership capabilities demanded by this work; well-honed communication…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Department Heads, Leadership
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Harris, Keecha – Clearing House, 2002
Proposes some solutions for meeting child health and nutrition needs through school-based initiatives. Suggests that the School Lunch Program of the 21st century faces a different set of needs and challenges compared with the program of the 20th century. Argues that with increasing rates of childhood obesity, it is important that educators help…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Nutrition
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Fowler, Frances C. – Clearing House, 2002
Suggests school choice is easily the most controversial education policy issue of our time. Hopes that this special issue will provide readers with information to understand it at a deeper level, so that they can develop informed opinions about whether school choice is, on the whole, a desirable policy change. Discusses the superficial level of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Schools
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Sweetland, Scott R. – Clearing House, 2002
Reviews some of the economic reasoning that has been applied to public schooling. Explores the potential consequences of free market public policies for the education system. Concludes that a definitive answer remains elusive as to whether free markets will ultimately spawn improvements in public schooling. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Public Policy
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Goldring, Ellen; Smrekar, Claire – Clearing House, 2002
Notes that magnet schools were established to promote racial diversity, improve scholastic standards, and provide a range of programs to satisfy individual talents and interests. Suggests the need for a better understanding of new policies on race and magnet schools; the social and political context of choice; and the consequences of reform…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools
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Jimerson, Lorna – Clearing House, 2002
Presents three major areas of concern: social and ethnic stratification; the impact of competition; and open enrollment effects on academic achievement. Explores what is presently known (and not known) about the impact of interdistrict open enrollment in three areas. Focuses on the effect of open enrollment in Minnesota, which has been the site of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Open Enrollment, School Choice
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Fusarelli, Lance D. – Clearing House, 2002
Presents the debate over charter schools. Describes what charter schools are and what they are like. Discusses participation and involvement in charter schools, charter school performance, and innovation and barriers of charter schools. Concludes that the success of the charter school movement will depend, in large part, on the ability of the true…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Metcalf, Kim K.; Legan, Natalie A. – Clearing House, 2002
Provides neutral, factual information about educational vouchers. Describes some of the basic operational characteristics of voucher programs. Presents several topics associated with vouchers, contrasts the perspectives on each held by advocates and opponents, and interjects relevant research findings. Concludes with a short discussion of the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Public Education
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Glenn, Charles L. – Clearing House, 2002
Considers school choice and employment policies. Suggests that American educators can learn a great deal from other Western nations, which have long made educational freedom a cornerstone of their policies. Concludes that the experience of other Western democracies suggests that a publicly funded school can appropriately ensure the coherence of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Elementary Secondary Education, Intercultural Communication, Personnel Policy
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