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Lee, Courtland C. – 2003
This series of five interrelated modules is an update and revision of "Saving the Native Son: Empowerment Strategies for Young Black Males (1996)." It offers specific strategies for empowering young African American males to help them achieve optimal educational and social success. Empowerment is a developmental process by which people who are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Black Education, Black Students
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
Fortune, Tara W.; Tedick, Diane J. – 2003
Modeled after the pioneering French immersion programs developed in Canada in the 1960s, foreign language immersion programs in the United States are designed to enrich the education of native-English-speaking students by teaching them all of their academic subjects in a second language. The goal is for students to become proficient in the second…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Literacy
DiMatties, Marie E.; Sammons, Jennifer H. – 2003
This brief paper summarizes what is known about sensory integration and sensory integration dysfunction (DSI). It outlines evaluation of DSI, treatment approaches, and implications for parents and teachers, including compensatory strategies for minimizing the impact of DSI on a child's life. Review of origins of sensory integration theory in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Schunk, Dale H. – 2003
Much motivational research has examined the role of attributions of perceived causes of outcomes. Attributions are important because theory and research show that attributions have differential effects on motivation. There are many different attributions; for example, ability, effort, task ease/difficulty, luck, strategy use, help from others,…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Counseling Theories, Feedback, Motivation
Hoffman, Alan – 2003
This brief paper reviews the literature and provides guidelines on how instructional practices to promote self-determination can be used to help students with learning disabilities make effective choices and decisions. Self-determination is linked to making good choices through five steps: know yourself; value yourself; plan; act; and experience…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Disabilities
Robertson, Anne S., Ed. – Parent News Offline, 2003
This document is comprised of the two issues in volume 5 of "Parent News Offline," a publication of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN) designed to introduced those without Internet Access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The Spring 2003 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Summer Academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Safety, Children, Emotional Response
Gadsden, Vivian; Ray, Aisha – 2003
Noting that our ability to incorporate the cultural strengths and the distinctive ways that families, specifically fathers, contribute to educational accomplishments of preschool children is severely constrained by major gaps and inadequacy in the research literature, this Digest explores what is known about the role of fathers in young children's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Adjustment
Jewett, Jan; Peterson, Karen – 2002
Traditionally, stress has been defined in terms of its sourceinternal, such as hunger, pain, sensitivity to noise; and externalseparation from family, change in family composition, exposure to conflict or violence. Although the research literature tends to focus on the impact of single-variable stressors on children's development, in real-life…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Coping, Emotional Response, Stress Management
Boulay, Matthew; Fairchild, Ronald – 2002
This brochure discusses the importance of keeping students from regressing during the summer months, explaining that most children forget important skills and knowledge that they do not use over the summer, and teachers often spend 4-8 weeks at the beginning of the school year re-teaching material from the previous year. How students spend their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
The message of this series of books, "Parents and Children Together," is that parents and children should get together, talk about stories, and learn together. This book, "Parents as Models," contains several stories that can be read and discussed by parents and children in a relaxed way. The book has a companion audiotape.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Modeling (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
The message of this series of books, "Parents and Children Together," is that parents should get together with their children, talk about stories, and learn together. This book, "Learning Together," contains several stories that parents and children can read together and talk about in a relaxed way. The book has a companion…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
The message of this series of books, "Parents and Children Together," is that parents should get together with their children, talk about stories, and learn together. This book contains several stories that parents and children can read together and talk about in a relaxed way. The book has a companion audiotape. Advice is given in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Library Skills, Parent Child Relationship
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
Based on the idea that the most important foundation of education is character development, this book guides teachers and parents in building strong character traits while reading and discussing popular books. Children's books and young adult books draw students into discussions that can lead to action and to personal development. Thoughtful…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2001
This book, one of a series, shows how to help motivate children to learn. The message of the series urges parents and children to spend time together, talk about stories, and learn together. The first part of each book presents stories appropriate for varying grade levels, both younger children and those in grades three and four, and each book…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Motivation, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others
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