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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
Students have much to benefit from courses pertaining to the history of the teaching profession. History of education, as a course to be taken in teacher education, has been greatly minimized in the ensuing years. Approximately six per cent of colleges/universities require a course in this area for prospective teachers. When being a student in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational History, College Students
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
There are vital topics in science teaching and learning which are mentioned frequently in the literature. Specialists advocate their importance in the curriculum as well as science teachers stress their saliency. Inservice education might well assist new and veteran teachers in knowledge and skills. The very best science lessons and units of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2018
Constructivism is somewhat opposite of a mandated curriculum. It does not emphasize testing to ascertain pupil achievement. Nor is it a teacher determined reading curriculum. A formal reading curriculum with measurably stated objectives would not harmonize with constructivist thinking. Flexibility is a key concept in describing, in part, its basic…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Poetry
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2018
A quality curriculum must be in the offing to assist students to achieve more optimally. The curriculum needs to be engaging so that interest in learning is in evidence. Active engagement assists in securing student attendance on a regular basis. Missing class attendance hinders positive progress. Instructors need to look directly at students when…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
This article explores the question of excessive testing in public schools, its value in the educational process, and the impact that excessive testing may have on the student and the family unit. While assessments are valuable when used properly, excessive testing may lead to problems with unforeseen consequences.
Descriptors: Testing, Public Schools, Standardized Tests, Test Results
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2017
Care must be given to align curricular goal and instructional methods, materials, and assessments. Student effort, student interest in science and pupil perseverance are key factors that impact the learning process. Educators must be aware of the interactions among these critical concepts to assist students in attaining desired outcomes.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Alignment (Education)
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
Tutoring has always been a salient part of education and schooling. When attending elementary school, 1934-1942, selected pupils were tutored after school, free, with no extra salary for teachers. It was then considered customary, evidently, for teachers to tutor those needing extra assistance.
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Educational History, Reading Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
There are a plethora of directions in which the curriculum might move, such as being subject centered versus being activity centered. Each must be appraised in terms of approved standards in assisting learners to achieve more optimally. Time moves forward rather rapidly as pupils move through the grades and graduate from high school, thus helping…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Curriculum Enrichment
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
The new social studies curriculum has a vibrant emphasis with in-depth teaching rather than survey procedures. In-depth teaching stresses the importance of pupils understanding concepts and generalizations more thoroughly than was true formerly. Rote learning and memorization are things of the past unless they are truly vital in ongoing lessons…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2016
Science teachers need to evaluate their lessons and units of study, frequently, to stay abreast of recommended trends in the curriculum. Self evaluation is involved here. A quality science program must be implemented in order to assist learners to achieve as optimally as possible. Which guidelines should then serve in self evaluation?
Descriptors: Check Lists, Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
Parents and teachers must work together for the good of the child in assisting the latter to achieve more optimally. Each school day is salient in guiding the learning process. There is much to learn and individuals need to be ready for college or career high school graduation.
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Bullying, Home Visits
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2015
There are selected psychologists who have contributed much toward studying problems in teaching and learning. They have suggested plans from research, carefully conducted, which enable educational practices to be set on more secure and justifiable grounds. The writer will briefly write about ten leaders, although there are salient others.
Descriptors: Psychologists, Educational Psychology, Educational Practices, Leaders
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2015
The process of acquiring language is often depicted as a tiered process of oral development: listening and speaking; and, literacy development: reading, and writing. As infants we first learn language by listening, then speaking. That is, regardless of culture, or dialect we are first immersed in language in this oral context. It is only after one…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Language Arts, Learning Processes, Workshops
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2015
Under which approach do pupils attain more optimally, a logical versus a psychological procedure of instruction? Pupils do need to achieve well in a world of science. Science is all around us and pupils need to understand various principles and laws of science. Thus, teachers in the school curriculum must choose carefully objectives for pupil…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum, Comparative Analysis
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2015
Teachers and supervisors of reading instruction need to stay abreast of trends and concerns when assisting pupils to achieve more optimally. Reading which meets high expectations is needed in school and in society. Thus, professionals involved in teaching reading in different academic and curriculum areas need to utilize the best methods of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Programs, Educational Practices
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