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Davis, Gary A.; Rimm, Sylvia B. – 2004
The new edition of this text provides updated views, events, and research findings, including a study of extraordinarily successful career women, more attention to gifted education in rural areas, counseling of gay students, and suicide prevention. Chapters have the following titles: (1) "Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs"; (2)…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Careers
Rossow, Lawrence F.; Tate, James O. – 2003
This monograph is a legal treatise covering all legal aspects of the evaluation of teachers. It looks at what can legally be evaluated, how the evaluation can become evidence for termination, and how to avoid and win lawsuits involving wrongful teacher dismissals. It is intended for practicing administrators, supervisors of instruction, teacher…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Kowalski, Theodore J. – 2003
This book addresses career-related questions commonly asked by students beginning the study of school administration. As an introductory text, it presents a broad overview of school administration as a specialized field of study and as an applied field of professional practice. Special attention is given to describing the social, political, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education
Ironfield, John Albert – 2002
This workshop kit contains a class discussion story and a workbook for teachers and students. It is intended to promote self-expression in a nonthreatening, friendly environment using reading, writing, drawing, and performing, all based on interpretation versus imitation. The story, "Once Upon a Bully," describes a potentially terrifying…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Expression
Fox, Timothy – 2002
These two manuals provide instructors and participants with a curriculum to train paraeducators to provide supportive services to students with severe disabilities in inclusive classroom settings. The course requires approximately 12 hours of instruction and 10 hours of practicum and can be offered in a variety of formats (intensively or over a…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
2002
Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral traditions…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Ambrose, Don – 2002
Noting that everyday creativity often requires imaginative insight, this book provides opportunities for children and adults to invent and problem solve by confronting puzzling scenarios that invite visual imagination. Each of the 71 activities in the book begins with a scenario that promotes speculative imagination. In the creative- and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Activities, Creative Thinking, Creative Writing
Harlan, Joan C.; Rowland, Sidney T. – 2002
This student workbook is designed to accompany the textbook, "Behavior Management Strategies for Teachers," helping to reinforce understanding of the basic principles described in the companion textbook. It presents a summary of the key concepts in each of the workbook's 15 chapters. Questions in this student workbook are based on each…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Corporal Punishment, Disabilities, Discipline
Harlan, Joan C.; Rowland, Sidney T. – 2002
This book provides tested methods for teachers to use in their behavior management and instructional efforts, offering strategies for maintaining and increasing appropriate behaviors as well as preventing and remediating inappropriate behaviors. Section 1, "Understanding Behavior and Selected Models," includes (1) "Understanding…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Corporal Punishment, Disabilities, Discipline
Kaplan, Robert – 2002
This kit, which includes a workbook and a companion CD-ROM, is designed to help dancers develop a better understanding of musical time and phrasing, two concepts that directly correspond with dancers' activities. These materials provide an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the perceptual barrier between dancers and musicians by explaining…
Descriptors: Coding, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
2002
Native American languages have no equivalent for the word "art." Yet the objects Native Americans have used and still use suggest that they are a highly spiritual people who create objects of extraordinary beauty. In Native American thought, there is no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular.…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Art Education
Justice, Paul W. – 2001
This book addresses the growing need to familiarize classroom teachers with the structure and use of language. Written with future teachers in mind, it addresses the core areas they will find most relevant, introducing them to various types of linguistic analysis while covering the basics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Seven…
Descriptors: Dialects, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Higher Education
Backus, Linda; CichoskiKelly, Eileen – 2001
These two manuals provide instructors and participants with a curriculum to train paraeducators to provide supportive services to students with challenging behaviors in inclusive classroom settings. The requires approximately 12 hours of instruction and 10 hours of practicum and can be offered in a variety of formats (intensively or over a number…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
Nitko, Anthony J. – 2001
This text offers teachers and education majors practical, step-by-step guidance on how to create and use assessments. It can serve as the textbook for an undergraduate or first graduate course in educational assessment. This third edition focuses more clearly on classroom assessment than the previous editions. Each chapter has been revised with…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Horton, Connie Burrows; Cruise, Tracy K. – 2001
This book reviews the current knowledge on child maltreatment and links it specifically to practical applications in the schools. It is intended to be a guide for school-based mental-health practitioners, administrators, and teachers. It is also intended to serve as a text in graduate-level courses and clinical practica. Chapter titles reflect the…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare
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