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Abowitz, Kathleen Knight – Clearing House, 2002
Discusses the possibility that the public for public education might be better conceptualized as "publics." Introduces the notion of educational publics as an alternative to thinking about the taxpayers, parents, and community members served by government-run schools as one, monolithic public sphere. Suggests designing charter school laws as if…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation
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Sagan, Catherine – Clearing House, 2002
Considers how the College Essay Program, a long-standing tradition in the North Salem Central School District, helps students prepare a written personal statement essay for needs such as college admission applications. Concludes that college essays are engaging personal statements, difficult to write down, that bring a human dimension to the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, Essays, Personal Narratives
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Thompson, Tommy – Clearing House, 2002
Notes that despite having access to vast nutritional knowledge, Americans today are more malnourished and obese than ever before. Concludes that eating normal, basic, ordinary foods in variety can supply all nutritional needs; gimmicks are not needed, and the search for the "quick-fix" must stop--it is not on any shelf. Includes the United States…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Health, Nutrition
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Massey-Stokes, Marilyn – Clearing House, 2002
Discusses the importance of healthy dietary behaviors in youth. Lists many ways in which diet can significantly affect the health of adolescents including: nutrition and learning, chronic disease risk, overweight and obesity, unhealthy weight management practices and eating disorders, barriers to healthy eating habits, and overcoming barriers in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Eating Disorders, Health
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McComb, Jacalyn Robert – Clearing House, 2002
Provides a simplified overview of the glands and hormones involved in menses and highlights the consequences of energy deficiency related to abnormal menstrual cycling. Discusses the promotion of energy deficiency on the Web. Concludes that the prevention framework must incorporate the home, school, and larger community in partnership to promote…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Eating Habits, Females
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Breidenstein, Angela – Clearing House, 2002
Examines the possibility that experiences as qualitative researchers can lead prospective teachers to examine the myths of teaching, theorize critically about their teaching experience, and construct new insights regarding teaching and themselves. Suggests that the process of qualitative research can be a metaphor for the process of qualitative…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Qualitative Research, Reflective Teaching
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Evans, William; Tokarczyk, Jan; Rice, Sheri; McCray, Alison – Clearing House, 2002
Focuses on changes in instructional approaches in the schools following the adoption of block scheduling that may influence student learning. Examines a number of student outcomes, including student grades, honor roll and failure rates, the numbers of students successfully completing Advanced Placement courses, and achievement test scores from the…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Educational Improvement
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Abraham, Linda M. – Clearing House, 2002
Addresses how to encourage and sustain high school students' interest in science. Evaluates the Earthwatch Institute's Student Challenge Awards Program, an apprenticeship program which allows students to work on authentic research projects. Concludes the program had a profound impact on the students' understanding of and affinity for science. (PM)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Field Experience Programs, High School Students, High Schools
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Royer, Regina – Clearing House, 2002
Addresses the problem that teachers are still hesitant to use technology for teaching and learning. Proposes that action research can be an effective professional development strategy to show teachers how to use computer technology in their classrooms. Suggests that since action research provides a structure for reflective practice, it can…
Descriptors: Action Research, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Kumrow, David; Dahlen, Becky – Clearing House, 2002
Suggests that there is a need to change the traditional evaluative process that treats teachers as supervised workers rather than collegial professionals. Examines the process, purpose, effectiveness, financial implications, and the future of peer review programs. Explains the process, purpose, and benefits of the program Peer Assistance and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Peer Evaluation
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Greer-Chase, Marlene; Rhodes, Warren A.; Kellam, Sheppard G. – Clearing House, 2002
Suggests that the course and malleability of maladaptive behaviors are partly rooted in early aggressive behaviors occurring in poorly managed classrooms. Encourages teacher education training programs incorporate classroom management training. Concludes that the nature and severity of aggressive behaviors in middle school depend on effective…
Descriptors: Aggression, Classroom Techniques, Middle Schools, Primary Education
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Baker, William P.; Lang, Michael; Lawson, Anton E. – Clearing House, 2002
Asserts that inquiry-based activities increase student interest and motivation. Describes classroom management problems teachers may encounter in inquiry teaching. Outlines numerous ways to avoid or reduce the severity of problems by rearranging desks, dividing groups according to reading level and language skills, and by addressing student…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Inquiry, Middle Schools, Reading Skills
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Rahm, Jrene; Downey, Jayne – Clearing House, 2002
Asserts that stereotypical notions of science and scientists keep students from seeing themselves as capable of assessing science-related social issues. Describes the results of a project in which seven fourteen-year-olds from an impoverished inner-city neighborhood are exposed to the world of science through creating oral histories and visiting…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Schools, Inner City, Oral History
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Brand, Susan; Dunn, Rita; Greb, Fran – Clearing House, 2002
Proposes that students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn differently than other students. Discusses two studies of ADHD students. Concludes such students may learn better in the afternoon instead of the morning; with tactile and kinesthetic instructional resources; in soft illumination; with Multisensory Instructional…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Reising, Bob – Clearing House, 2002
Explains how many schools are abandoning the middle school model and returning to kindergarten through eighth grade schools. Notes that one of the professional organizations committed to middle schools believes academic rigor is only feasible in middle schools. Concludes that in the future, the presence and popularity of middle schools will depend…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Middle Schools
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