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Devaney, Elizabeth; Berg, Juliette – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2016
Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for healthy development. It is the process children, youth, and adults go through to develop the skills to engage with others, manage their emotions, show empathy, handle stress, resolve stress, set goals, and make responsible decisions to succeed in work and life. School climate is a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Social Development, Emotional Development
Gentry, Ruben – Online Submission, 2009
"Do nothing and all things will be done," or "Wait, time heals all wounds" may have been sound advice of the past for some distant, sparsely populated island. But failing to address economic issues and not providing health care for the sick were putting America on the verge of financial collapse and making it a land where people had to choose…
Descriptors: Presidents, Social Change, Role of Education, Educational Change
Keyes, Marian C., Kusimo, Patricia S. – AEL, 2004
This document describes a dialogue process that took place in Charleston, West Virginia, between and among district and school-level administrators, who are predominantly European American and African American community leaders. AEL, a federally funded regional educational laboratory, and the Kanawha County School District (where Charleston is…
Descriptors: African American Community, Community Leaders, Academic Achievement, African American Students
Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre. – 2000
This report contains the proceedings of a conference convened to build on the work of those pioneering better teaching and learning techniques for boys. Teachers at the conference were asked to present their schools' experiences in a case study format to maximize the learning and discussion among participants. The report begins with a schedule of…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Case Studies, Child Behavior, Childhood Needs
Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Educational Design Inst. – 1999
A slide presentation examines the decisionmaking process behind whether a community should renovate their older school facilities or abandon them for new facilities. Three factors to be considered in this decision are addressed and involve the school's location, the history of the school, and the relationship of the school to the community and the…
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, Decision Making, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Wilczenski, Felicia L.; And Others – 1994
Because of escalating violence in our nation's schools and neighborhoods, childhood aggression is receiving intense public scrutiny. This article offers a systemic perspective for understanding the pervasive problem of bullying and victimization by clarifying adult attitudes toward childhood aggression; by reviewing the familial, educational, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Bullying
Mayberry, Maralee – 1991
The political and religious characteristics of parents in four western states who educate their children at home are examined. The relation of those characteristics to parents' decisions to circumvent state-sponsored education services are also considered. Additional discussion focuses on the relevance of the findings for public policy. The target…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Government Role
Lindsey, Ruth – 1987
Some exercises are misused and abused by people of all ages, and increased age magnifies the bad effects of these exercises. Senior citizens in particular should be aware of the possible damage that some exercises, particularly when done unsupervised, pose to their physical health. This paper describes 56 common exercises and alternatives to those…
Descriptors: Exercise, Exercise Physiology, Injuries, Older Adults
Bell, T. H. – 1983
"Industrial policy" is an ambiguous term; however, diverse elements of our society can agree that "industrial policy" can be thought of as a combination of all the policies and practices that affect or are the consequences of a nation's ability to compete--policies and practices in the areas of international trade, capital investment,…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Demonstration Programs, Economic Development, Educational Finance
Sabine, Creta D. – 1983
Action Research begins by identifying goals as perceived in the community; input is sought in neighborhood hearings or by running a series in the local newspaper and inviting response. Once a research group is organized, Action Research continues as a five-stage flexible study plan for practitioner improvement involving turning goals into…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrators, Change Strategies, Community Action
Youmans, Russell C. – 1983
Rural development is a democratic process involving local people in the analysis of their problems. It requires involvement from public and private organizations to deliver technical information, education, resources, organization, and other forms of tangible support. Diversity of lifestyles, changing energy costs, small inexpensive computers, and…
Descriptors: Communications, Community Development, Community Involvement, Economic Change
Lee, Helen C. – 1983
In view of the national attention that has recently been brought to public school improvement, a list of suggestions is presented in the form of leading questions to guide communities in assessing the quality of their local schools and in promoting beneficial change. The evaluative questions touch on a wide range of issues: school financing…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Support
Haines, Michael P. – 1983
Most college students are drinkers, but most of these drinkers are not problem drunks or alcoholics. College students are in fact an ideal population, at an opportune stage of development, to be taught healthy drinking practices. One major obstacle to teaching "alcohol wellness" is the considerable number of health educators who attempt to teach…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Students, Drinking, Drug Use
Gulliford, Andrew – 1985
Oral history plays a vital role in accurate preservation of the rural school experience and the actual restoration of some of the country's 212,000 one-room school buildings. Oral histories provide valuable, first-hand information on who taught in and who attended one-room schools, what the curriculum included, what the building looked like, and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Historic Sites, One Teacher Schools
Hutchison, Theresa D.; Scherman, Avraham – 1986
This document presents a program for training volunteers to assist individuals and families who are going through a crisis related to terminal illness and death. The training is described as being both didactic and experiential. A discussion of the didactic portion of the program includes descriptions of: (1) the stages of preparatory grief as…
Descriptors: Bereavement, Coping, Crisis Intervention, Death
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