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Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2014
Grade inflation has been a consistently ignored problem in the public schools and universities for over fifty years. Grades keep getting higher and higher for a multitude of reasons. Students expect high grades. Parents demand high grades of their children and teachers. Some administrators implicitly or explicitly require that their teachers give…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Educational Practices, Guidelines, Student Evaluation
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed.; Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Super, Ruzica, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2009
In 1970, journalist and scholar Charles Silberman published "Crisis in the Classroom; the Remaking of American Education." His intended audiences was teachers and students, school board members and taxpayers, public officials and civic leaders, newspaper and magazine editors and readers, television directors and viewers, parents and children.…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Criticism, Educational Change, Males
Sheridan, Susan Rich – Online Submission, 2009
An emphasis on scribbles and drawing as important brain-building behavior makes this book's Neuroconstructive theory of child development and Scribbling/Drawing/Writing practice unique. A child's brain builds itself in response to genetics, DNA codes, and the environment. One of the pre-determined ways a child's brain naturally builds itself is by…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Freehand Drawing, Writing Skills
Aitken, Joan E. – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this article is to analyze parental use of an online support group about their children with disabilities. A content analysis was conducted of 1718 emails from a listserv support group for parents of children who have been diagnosed as eligible for special education services. Key topics included the following: How to deal with…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Social Support Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Role
Hobbs, Tim; Silla, Vanessa; Beltran, Gloria – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this presentation is to identify the challenges faced by special educators throughout North America in meeting the needs of Mexican-American students. Recommendations will also be provided for collaborating with families from Mexico along the following dimensions: population and demographic factors, urbanization and the decline of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans
Online Submission, 2008
Family involvement in children's math education is critical to helping kids succeed. "Helping Children Be Successful in Math" explains why--and how. (Contains 5 endnotes.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines. This document was produced by DreamBox Learning, Inc.]
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Family Involvement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
Wiseman, Tiffany Chantelle – Online Submission, 2008
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of children in the general education classroom of their classmates with developmental and other disabilities. Gender and grade level were evaluated, but more importantly, levels of integration and relationships with people with disabilities were analyzed. (Methodology) Two hundred…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Student Attitudes, Disabilities
Leidman, Mary Beth – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this discussion is to explore the idea that children, like adults, have certain rights that include the basic right to be entertained. A hypothesis was developed supporting the idea that there exists affective value for a child if he or she has the opportunity to occasionally sit and watch media which contains no particular…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Television Viewing, Leisure Time, Decision Making
Artiles, Alfredo J.; Harry, Beth – Online Submission, 2006
This brief, also available in Spanish, defines the concept of overrpresentation, identifies possible causes for the problem, and offers a variety of ways that parents and families can help prevent or decrease overrpresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education programs. (Contains 2 tables.) [This brief was…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Children, Cultural Differences
Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this publication is to identify the essential components of appropriate programming mandated by Alberta Education for students with special education needs, to provide examples of effective practices, to establish a common understanding of the terminology associated with this specialized field, and to clarify the meaning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this publication is to identify the essential components of appropriate programming mandated by Alberta Education for students with special education needs, to provide examples of effective practices, to establish a common understanding of the terminology associated with this specialized field, and to clarify the meaning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Online Submission, 2006
The goal of this K-12 science safety resource is to bring together information needed by administrators, planners, teachers and support staff to help them make sound decisions regarding science safety. The document identifies areas for decision making and action at a variety of levels. It supports planning and action by providing information on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facility Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety Equipment
Online Submission, 2006
Factors that influence and predict academic success of ESL students were studied to assist the Ministry with decisions related to curriculum development, resource allocation, and support provision. The comprehensive nature of this study is unique in that it presents the state of affairs of K-12 ESL education in Alberta. Best practice information…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Elementary Secondary Education
Armstrong, Dale; Laird, Alice; Mulgrew, Anne – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this Handbook is to assist educators in understanding grade level of achievement (GLA), the role it plays in communicating student learning, and how to effectively implement the reporting of grade level of achievement for students enrolled in grades one through nine to Alberta Education as an adjunct to the on-going reporting to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Faculty Handbooks
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