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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2005
The Old Order Amish in the societal arena provides a philosophy of education which is unique and worthy of study.They tend to have a minimal of problems when making comparisons with other sub cultures in society. Drug abuse, pregnancy among unwed mothers, crime, alcoholism, thievery, and other forms of anti-social behavior appear to be at a very…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Unwed Mothers, Values, Pregnancy
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2005
With the No Child Left Behind federal mandate, teachers and school administrators are challenged to provide the best instruction possible in mathematics and reading. Students are required to take the state mandated tests in grades three through eight and in grade ten. The stakes are high in that students may not be passed on to the next higher…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Test Results, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
Much is written in the literature about failing schools. What makes for failing schools as compared to those labeled as being proficient or excellent? Teachers and administrators in schools need to work in the direction of all schools being worthy. Each pupil needs to have the best education possible. The future of a child depends, in part, in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Extended School Day, Summer Schools, Academic Failure
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
There are selected trends in the social studies which teachers need to understand and analyze. These trends are relatively stable with the realization that changes and modification do occur. New ideas in teaching and learning must come forth to keep abreast with changes in knowledge involving related social science academic disciplines and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Trends, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Guides
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2004
Careful planning of lesson plans and units of study is important. Good planning does not mean success in teaching, but it certainly is salient to be well prepared each day for teaching pupils. It is unfortunate if teachers enter classrooms with little to show in the way of being prepared for teaching. Pupils do notice if a teacher is ill prepared…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Multiple Intelligences, Lesson Plans, Evaluation Methods
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2004
The teacher needs to be well versed in the teaching of reading. There is content to read in each curriculum area regardless of the grade level taught. There also are clearly differentiated programs of instruction. Each is based on a selected psychological school of thought. Educators need to study and analyze each school of thought to see where it…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Reading Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2004
In this article the author discusses the community school concept and relates it to his own experiences as a student and educator in Missouri. It asserts that in developing a community school, participants in the school district must be willing to give of their talents and time to improve the social environment for all its inhabitants. Cooperation…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Community Schools, Community Control, Neighborhood Schools
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2004
Many comparisons are being made among students in reading achievement. The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Reading Today, 2003). Standards keep going up for students to achieve in reading, as indicated by test…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Childrens Literature, Reading Achievement
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Students are often provided with background information before reading an assigned selection. This background information functions differently in the following reading variations: individualized reading; basal reading; big book approaches; programmed reading, the language experience approach; and predictable books. Students often pick subjects…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Education, Individualized Reading, Language Experience Approach
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
While a science teacher needs to be thoroughly grounded in science content and methodology, the science teacher also needs to be a reading teacher. Science experiments and demonstrations need to be integrated with reading in the science curriculum. Reading in science helps students with comprehension, the development of concepts and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Problem Solving
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
There are numerous ways in which parents can assist students in social studies. Parents can read aloud library books that deal with social studies; older peers can also read aloud, providing practice to the older student as well. Parents can relate current events to a nearby globe, locating places mentioned in newscasts. In addition, parents and…
Descriptors: Current Events, Economics, Elections, Elementary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The requirements of the revised Elementary and Secondary School Act for annual assessment of student progress highlight problems in using tests in a stringent manner to assess students and teachers. Issues such as validity, reliability, and time spent on test preparation must be considered. Some tests are used for prediction of future performance,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Noting that it is vital to pay careful attention to designing the reading curriculum, this document outlines the following issues: objectives in reading curriculum; learning activities; methods of teaching; assessment of student achievement; supervision in the reading curriculum; and philosophy of evaluation. Questions which arise pertaining to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Reading aloud can help students who have problems comprehending social studies subject matter. Teachers, parents, and volunteers can all serve as effective oral readers. Teachers and principals should list goals for volunteers to achieve when reading aloud. In addition, to vary the oral reading approach, students can take turns reading aloud.…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Oral Reading
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Parents can help students learn science in a variety of ways. Taking advantage of children's natural curiosity, parents can take short walks with their child to notice interesting things in the environment. Parents can also help students perform science experiments at home that are related to school science experiments. In addition, parents can…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Family School Relationship, Museums
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