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Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Many methods of student-conducted research exist. Within these methods, four stages are evident: Presearch, Search, Interpret, and Report. This topical bibliography and commentary delineates and discusses each of these specific stages in turn. The bibliography/commentary points out that students can best learn about conducting research by having…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Research Skills
Imel, Susan – 2003
The Internet seems an ideal medium for fostering and supporting informal adult learning because it allows adults to seek out and use resources independently, control the pace and direction of learning, and talk to and consult others. Because it provides access to information, encourages meaningful interaction with information or material, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Piland, William E., Ed.; Wolf, David B., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
This document discusses how community colleges have become a vital and perhaps permanent aspect of the United States higher education system, and how it must maintain a competent leadership in order to maintain its integrity. It emphasizes the importance of effective leadership development within the community colleges as they continue to develop…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies
Lumsden, Linda – Research Roundup, 2003
Results of research and evaluation efforts are just beginning to shed some light on how to create and maintain high-quality after-school programs. This research roundup reviews five documents that touch upon a range of issues related to the developing field of after-school programming. "Getting School-Based After-School Programming Off the Ground"…
Descriptors: After School Centers, After School Education, After School Programs, Discipline
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Research indicates that incorporating both pre-reading and post-reading activities into the English curriculum contributes to a more successful reading experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. The primary advantage of using either (or both) strategies is that they actively involve students in what they are reading and studying,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Fiction
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Research suggests that oral language development is directly related to literacy, and is crucial for success in learning to be literate. This topical bibliography and commentary discusses language acquisition theories, components of language, phonology in literacy, and a first-grade classroom study that explored "literate talk" in the classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Grade 1, Interpersonal Competence
Gayle, Dennis John; Tewarie, Bhoendradatt; White, A. Quinton, Jr. – 2003
This volume explores approaches to effective leadership and strategic management in the 21st century university by considering the perceptions and attitudes of university leaders toward the institutional structures and organizational cultures from which universities are led and managed. The differences between treating universities as businesses…
Descriptors: Colleges, Futures (of Society), Governance, Higher Education
Kerka, Sandra – 2003
Although evidence for the existence of multiple careers is limited, the literature of career development, training, and human resource development has predicted that individuals will have many careers as well as jobs across the lifespan, and small-scale studies and trend analysis suggest that individuals may need to plan and prepare for different…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Career Change, Career Choice
Spector, Stephen – 2003
This publication focuses on four school adaptive reuse projects--in Phoenix, Arizona; Wake County, North Carolina; Pomona, California; and Trenton, New Jersey. Together, the projects illustrate the many benefits of adaptive reuse and show that mainstream school districts can meet the regulatory and political challenges necessary to make such…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Facility Case Studies, Found Spaces, School Buildings
Lashway, Larry – 2003
This information analysis discusses the changing role of the principal in light of the growth of standards-based accountability during the decade of the 1990s and into the 21st century. The paper begins with an overview of the expectations of school leaders and the changes in school leadership. This is followed by definitions of school leadership…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Principles, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility
Cunningham, Chris, Comp. – 2003
This document presents an outline of a number of social, economic, and demographic trends that influence the effectiveness of instruction and the social development of youth across the country. It contains numbers and statistics, recommendations, and implications, along with 30 references. The document covers trends in the following areas: (1)…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Birth Rate, Births to Single Women
Research Connections in Special Education, 2003
This document offers three articles reporting research and practice on the use of paraeducators to provide support to students with disabilities and their teachers. Emphasis is on research funded by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The first article notes the increasing use of paraeducators to provide…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Teaching styles reflect the beliefs and values that teachers hold about the learners' role in learning; learning styles provide insight into the ways learners perceive, interact with and respond to the environment in which learning occurs. Many teachers teach in the way they were taught which usually can be characterized as field independent…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators
Moore, Michael Grahame – 2003
This document reviews the history of distance education (DE) in the United States beginning with the early years of correspondence study, radio, and television. It chronicles the rise of DE universities internationally, the impact of the Internet and Web-based education, and the emergence of virtual universities. The paper discusses the emergence…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational History
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
The research reviewed in this topical bibliography and commentary generally pursues two lines of inquiry: what exactly information literacy is, and how educators can apply theories of information literacy to the day-to-day problems of elementary and middle-school students. The research contains a particular emphasis on the inability of current…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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