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Watson, Joshua C. – 2003
This digest addresses one of the most recognized, yet unofficial, special populations on college campuses nationwide-- college student athletes. It is proposed that misconceptions and stereotypical viewpoints have hindered the development of effective counseling interventions with this population. Although college counseling centers are available,…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Environment, College Students, Counseling
Wilson, Suzanne M.; Floden, Robert E. – 2003
This addendum addresses questions of interest to state education policy makers, also elaborating on questions posed in the original work. Issues examined include: the extent to which subject knowledge contributes to teacher effectiveness; the extent to which knowledge of pedagogical theory, learning theory, or child development contribute…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs
Brynildssen, Shawna – 2003
This Digest reviews the literature on recent attempts to incorporate technology into the instruction of journalism and mass communication. It first discusses the four main categories of current technology use in journalism and mass communication: classroom instruction; online syllabi/materials; distance learning; and technological literacy. It…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Literature Reviews
Ngeow, Karen; Kong, Yoon-San – 2003
Suggesting that properly designed and thoughtfully implemented discussion tasks can be an effective learning tool, this Digest discusses a learning-through-discussion framework that is designed to promote creativity and generate meaningful interaction and understanding for the learner. It discusses that goals of discussion and describes four…
Descriptors: Debate, Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education
Ryan, Edward Francis – 2003
Within the community college setting, counselors in counseling centers have historically provided academic advising, career guidance, and personal counseling. Today, however, the profile of the typical community college student is very different from that of the student of 40 years ago, when counseling centers originated. Today's community college…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Theories
Andrews, Hans A. – 2003
This digest identifies three major enrollment trends presently affecting community colleges. The three types of students--dual credit, reverse transfer, and job retraining--are likely to continue to increase in number in the near future. Dual-credit, in which secondary school students enroll in courses that receive both high school and college…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
Schwartz, Wendy – 2003
The number of family programs in low-income communities that promote computer and Internet literacy is steadily growing. This digest describes urban after school and community programs found to be effective among low-income youth and their families. Some are projects of national initiatives that welcome new local affiliates, and others are…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, After School Programs, Community Education, Computer Literacy
Lawrence, Barbara Kent – 2003
The ancient Athenian "agora" functioned as a marketplace for ideas and commerce and offered an ideal place for teaching and learning. This digest suggests adapting such a model to modern needs and describes successful small schools that have done so while reducing costs. Research shows that small schools offer many advantages for…
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Innovation, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Patrick, John J. – 2003
A recent report, "Educating Democracy: State Standards to Ensure a Civic Core," was issued by the Albert Shanker Institute of the American Federation of Teachers. This report comparatively analyzes and evaluates the standards for the teaching and learning of civics which state-level departments of education in the United States have…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The use of up-to-date labor market information (LMI) provided by a variety of state, federal, and local agencies and organizations can help program planners and policy makers design effective career and technical education (CTE) programs to prepare students for occupations and careers in demand. LMI includes information about labor market…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Career Information Systems, Curriculum Development
Harris, Henry L. – 2003
Multiracial individuals represent an expanding population of Americas diverse society. Results from Census 2000 showed that of the total 281.4 million people in the United States, 6.8 million of the population indicated their background consisted of more than just one race. Nearly 3 million of respondents within the two or more races population…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Ethnic Stereotypes, Multiracial Persons, Public Schools
Dyment, Janet E.; O'Connell, Timothy S. – 2003
This digest explores the literature related to journal writing from various disciplines, including psychology, language studies, outdoor education, and experiential education. Although journal writing has been around since ancient times, it was not until the early 1960s that it flourished as a learning tool. Instructors from a wide range of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Journal Writing
Hart, Lawrence; Gary, Juneau Mahan; Duhamel, Christie Creney; Homefield, Kimberly – 2003
For the middle school-aged female athlete, self-esteem, empowerment, and self-confidence are often bolstered through participation in interscholastic competitive sports. These traits are also traits of leadership. This digest discusses how many contributing factors and people mold the student athlete into a leader but the process must be…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Empowerment, Females
Arnone, Marilyn P. – 2003
Curiosity is a heightened state of interest resulting in exploration, and its importance in motivating scholarship cannot be ignored. It is also a critical component of creativity, and fostering curiosity and creativity in today's learners is a challenge faced by educators and instructional designers alike. Following a background on the definition…
Descriptors: Curiosity, Educational Planning, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design
Durdella, Nathan R. – 2003
This digest is drawn from "The Role of the Community College in Teacher Education" (New Directions for Community Colleges, Spring 2003). It examines trends in teacher education in the community colleges, including building partnerships and articulation agreements with baccalaureate-granting institutions, designing new associate degree…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation
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