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Shaughnessy, Mary Angela – 1991
The laws affecting education in the United States today can generally be classified according to four categories: (1) Constitutional law (both state and federal); (2) statutes and regulations; (3) common law principles; and (4) contract law. Students and teachers in private schools are not protected by federal Constitutional law because they are…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Catholic Schools, Confidential Records, Court Litigation
Young, Elaine; Frelow, Robert D. – 1989
This book presents an approach to learning that builds on trust and personal regard. It is based on the experiences of a second grade teacher and relates anecdotal experiences. Chapter I discusses beginning the transference of power, pre-planning for the school year, and creating an environment. Chapter II discusses building trust, focusing on…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Individual Power, Learning Strategies, Self Esteem
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity. – 1988
This handbook focuses on parent, student, and staff responsibilities as they relate to the achievement of an excellent and equitable education for all students. Equity should be a major concern of all schools as an approach to teaching that extends through the grades. Responsibilities are listed for school staff members (administrators and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation and Testing. – 1985
Students' test scores are influenced by their subject matter knowledge, their physical and emotional health, and their skill in the mechanics of test taking. Designed for use in the Detroit (Michigan) Public Schools, this document focuses on improving skills in the mechanics of test taking. The first section overviews strategies for…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. – 1995
This guide is intended to increase access for individuals with disabilities to local, state (New York), and national testing programs, as well as facilitate the consistent provision of modifications necessary to allow these individuals to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities. Ten modules cover the following topics: (1) federal and state…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, Disabilities
Billmore, Brian; Brooke, John; Booth, Rupert; Funnell, Keith; Bubb, Michael – 1999
The Department for Education and Employment has produced this updated bulletin on school grounds development, highlighting the potential of these grounds as a valuable resource that can support and enrich the whole curriculum and the education of all pupils. The educational use of school grounds has positive affects on student attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Daugherty, Dorothy, Ed.; Stanhope, Victoria, Ed. – 1998
Ideas for schools to support tolerance and celebrate student diversity are presented in this volume of reprinted articles. Titles include: (1) "One of Us, One of Them: Lessons in Diversity for a School Psychologist" (M. M. Chittooran); (2) "The Tolerance-in-Action Campaign" (H. M. Knoff); (3) "Immigrant Parents and the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Children, Cultural Pluralism
Grove, Cornelius – 1989
Designed for the large corps of professionals and volunteers who work in the growing number of organizations and programs involved in international educational exchange, this book provides two important resources: (1) a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of the youth exchange experience and the factors that come into play when providing the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Cultural Exchange, Culture
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education. – 1993
This guide was developed to help administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the business community understand and implement tech prep programs in South Carolina. (Tech prep is a major restructuring strategy designed to meet the needs of students who want to function effectively in a technological workplace and to ensure that students are…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students. – 1992
Mediation in special education is a process intended to assist parents, schools, and agencies in resolving disagreements regarding the special education program of a student with disabilities. A trained mediator works with the parties to guide them toward a mutually satisfactory solution that meets the best interests of the student. This occurs at…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Grievance Procedures
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN. – 1991
Applicable to all levels of education, the eight digests and four FAST (Focused Access to Selected Topics) bibliographies included in this special collection focus on testing and assessment in the fields of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The material in this special collection is designed for use by teachers, students, administrators,…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Dialog Journals, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Hauptman, Arthur – 1991
This monograph investigates and discusses the various approaches of innovative financing initiatives in higher education which have developed over the last few years. The 16 chapters and authors are as follows: "Stresses in the Student Financial Aid System" (Martin Kramer); "Evolution and Prospects of Financing Alternatives for…
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Corporate Support, Economically Disadvantaged
Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA. – 1979
Guidelines for communicating information about a school and its programs are provided in this handbook. The following topics are included: (1) how to encourage good school-community relations with the active involvement of students, parents, businesses, senior citizens, and the general community; (2) how to develop a fact sheet for school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Guidelines, News Media
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 1983
In 1978, the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, through its Head Start program, designed and implemented the Basic Educational Skills (BES) project to foster Head Start children's readiness for school and their subsequent achievement in elementary school. The purpose of this document is to disseminate elementary-level BES materials.…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Development
Miller, Scott E.; Hexter, Holly – 1985
The ways middle-income families pay for college are examined, based on a national survey of student aid recipients, especially traditional undergraduate dependent students. Information is provided on the mix between loans, grants, work, and family contribution, as well as the relationship between federal, state, and college-sponsored aid. Examples…
Descriptors: College Students, Dependents, Family Income, Federal Aid
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