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Zogby, James, Ed. – ADC Issues, 1984
This document reports on an examination of lifestyles, cultures, and heritage of Arab communities within the United States. After a historical overview of the arrival and settling of Arab-Americans in wave after wave of immigration, the work provides close-up views of different communities across the country. Each of those views introduces a few…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
Taylor, Earl J., Jr.; And Others – 1994
The Peoples Multicultural Almanac provides five entries for each day in the school year, September through May, organized for the following ethnic groups: (1) African Americans; (2) Asian Americans; (3) European Americans; (4) Hispanic Americans; and (5) Native Americans. The entries highlight significant social, political, historical, cultural,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Achievement, Childrens Literature
Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center. – 1993
This guide was developed to help train leaders of small-group, democratic, highly participatory discussions known as "study circles." The guide is organized in two parts. The first part presents the basics of study circle leadership, and is written for participants in the training. It includes information on what a study circle is, tips…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Discussion
Ensign, Arselia, Ed. – PAM Repeater, 1993
This publication presents principles of universal playgrounds, designed to maximize accessibility for all children, with and without disabilities. First, the rationale for the universal playground is given including the importance of play and the value of integration. Next current guidelines for playground design are discussed including safety,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Preferences, Design Requirements, Disabilities
California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor. – 1989
This publication describes programs in the California State University (CSU) system that support public school improvements in five areas: public school diversity, curriculum improvement, teacher diversification, teacher education, and leadership. An introduction notes the pressing urgency of school improvement and describes the need for business…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines. – 1993
In an effort to provide the people of Iowa with a clearer sense of the needs for improvement in the state's 15 public community colleges, this report examines problem areas and causes and presents recommendations for improving educational quality. First, a discussion is provided of four key problem areas identified through a survey of over 1,000…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges
Kozma, LuAnne Gaykowski – 1991
Folkpatterns is a 4-H program in which young people investigate folklore, cultural traditions, and local history. These materials include a leader's guide and Folkpatterns activities. The leader's guide provides information for leading a Folkpatterns project and 12 sample meeting plans to be used with Folkpatterns members or to be adapted for use…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials
Lafleur, Brenda – 1992
This publication presents the results of a study undertaken to measure the economic costs of students who drop out of secondary school in Canada and summarizes the social and economic costs of dropping out. The primary objectives of the report are to raise awareness of these costs among the business community and to motivate all stakeholders to…
Descriptors: Cost Estimates, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
Casale, Ellen – 1989
This manual collects experiences of successful linkage programs to demonstrate the promise of linkage and to show its limits and risks. It is intended to help communities assess the capacity of linkage to meet their needs and evaluate the considerable commitment this strategy requires. (In linkage programs, developers who receive community…
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, City Government, Community Change, Community Cooperation
Locklear, Eddie L. – 1991
The North Carolina 4-H CareerSmarts Program is designed to unite the public and private sectors to provide career education for young people. This packet contains three handbooks (for agents, proteges, and mentors) that explain the program and outline practical ways to conduct it. CareerSmarts consists of three phases. Phase one is conducted…
Descriptors: Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Mentors, Program Implementation
Ordover, Eileen L.; Boundy, Kathleen B. – 1991
Intended for child advocates, this book analyzes children's educational rights under two federal statutes, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The nine chapters address the following topics: (1) the statutory framework of the two laws (including eligibility, age ranges,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution
Hardy, Janet B.; Zabin, Laurie Schwab – 1991
An in-depth discussion of national and local statistics regarding teenage and adolescent pregnancy and the developmental issues involved opens this analysis. Problems and adverse consequences of adolescent pregnancy in an urban setting are explored using a city-wide random sample of adolescent births. A model pregnancy and parenting program and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Contraception, Early Parenthood
Waugh, Sue – 1991
This guide, which is organized in a question-and-answer format, is designed to answer questions commonly asked by employers interested in establishing workplace literacy training programs. The questions and answers have been grouped in sections on the following topics: the extent of the employer commitment required to establish a workplace…
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Program Development
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA. National Center for Immigrant Students. – 1993
This manual is designed to support community organizations, concerned educators, and parents as they work to improve local public schools on behalf of immigrant students. Each chapter focuses on central elements of quality schooling from the perspective of the young immigrant. Within each chapter, an analysis of current conditions prevalent in…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Activism, Community Role, Disadvantaged Youth
Sikula, Lola – 1994
This book is intended to assist adults who are contemplating changing careers or actually doing so. The information, exercises, questionnaires, guides, and bibliographies included in it are designed to give adults the coping skills to adapt to and work through the personal, financial, and other changes that accompany the career change process. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Education
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