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Patrick, John J. – 2003
During the past 30 years, there has been a global surge of democracy. For most people of the world today, democracy is the prevailing source of political legitimacy. In 2002, 121 of the world's 192 sovereign states could be recognized as democracies in terms of the minimal global standard for an electoral democracy. This digest discusses: (1) the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
Coleman, Mary Ruth – 2003
This digest briefly discusses the identification of students who are gifted, difficulties in the identification process, appropriate identification practices, and procedures that can help with identification. First, it stresses that identification must be the means to securing appropriate services for the student, not an end in itself. The paper…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Delivery Systems, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary Secondary Education
Boswell, Tracy – 2003
As the number of campus child care centers increases to meet the needs of a growing and diverse student and faculty population, many college campuses are struggling to recruit and retain faculty and staff. There are currently about 2,500 campus child care centers, and almost 35% are managed by an academic unit of the university, with another 30%…
Descriptors: Campuses, Child Care, Child Care Centers, College Programs
Wood, Patricia – 2003
As a result of the recent growth in homeschooling in the United States, colleges and universities have received an increasing number of applications from home-schooled students. Admissions officers have found it necessary to assess whether and how their admissions requirements should be modified to allow fair review of the credentials submitted by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Admission, College Applicants
Schneider, Mark. – 2003
School facilities directly affect teaching and learning. Poor conditions make it more difficult for teachers to deliver an adequate education to their students, adversely affect teachers' health, and increase the likelihood that teachers will leave their school. This study documented how teachers in Chicago and Washington, DC rated their working…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Indoor Air Pollution
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Virtually every aspect of modern life has been changed and shaped by the computer's tiny, ubiquitous silicon chips. It is not surprising that computers have had a profound effect on the way students learn in the modern classroom. This topical bibliography and commentary focuses on how computers can be used to enhance the teaching of language arts.…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
A considerable body of research has shown that Guided Reading lessons provide the structure students need to develop specific ways to approach reading a text. In guided reading, teachers first provide instruction for the reading involving general discussion of the text to build background information. Second, children participate in supported…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Poetry
Fry, Richard – 2003
This digest presents an analysis of the workforce participation of Latinos, emphasizing findings by generation. It describes the demographics of native-born and immigrant Latinos and compares labor market outcomes for adult, young adult, and teen workers. The digest also explores the relationship between schooling and labor market participation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Dropouts, Educational Attainment
Warger, Cynthia; Burnette, Jane – 2003
This brief paper defines participatory action research, reviews the literature on its use, and offers examples of how researchers and practitioners are applying principles of participatory action research data to select effective practices and support change and innovation in schools. Generation of data-based strategies in natural environments is…
Descriptors: Action Research, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Disabilities
Kerka, Sandra – 2003
Markus and Nurius (1986) are credited with developing the concept of possible selves, which represents individuals' ideas of what they might become, what they would like to become, and what they fear becoming. It has been applied in research and practice with adolescents exploring career choices; adults in transition; and older adults envisioning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Choice
Moskal, Barbara M. – 2003
This Digest addresses developing scoring rubrics, administering performance assessments, and scoring, interpreting, and using results. In developing scoring rubrics, the criteria within the scoring rubric should be clearly aligned with the requirements of the task and the state goals and objectives. They should also be expressed in terms of…
Descriptors: Criteria, Performance Based Assessment, Scoring Rubrics, Test Construction
Boston, Carol – 2003
This Digest provides educators with an overview of some important facets of cognitive science research and suggests implications for classroom assessment. Education researchers study the thinking of experts in various subject areas to understand the concepts and procedures that are the most important to teach and to help determine how to move…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Learning
Boston, Carol – 2003
This Digest summarizes trends in grading practices and introduces issues related to standards-based reporting. A large majority of schools use a traditional grading system, and many teachers have a great deal of autonomy in making decisions about grades. Given the latitude that teachers have in developing grading policies and differences in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Grades (Scholastic)
Takona, James P. – 2003
This Digest is intended to help teacher candidates systematically gauge their progress toward the teaching profession by developing a portfolio. Portfolios are one way to assess teacher candidates, and they are a major requirement for experienced teachers seeking board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
Chapman, Elaine – 2003
This Digest defines student engagement and describes various methods used to measure it, both in empirical research studies and at the classroom level. Student engagement has been defined in various ways, but it is evident that students who are engaged show sustained behavioral involvement in learning activities accompanied by a positive emotional…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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