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Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Morgan, Jill – 1999
This article includes the contents of a paper presented at the 1999 National Staff Development Conference, then summarizes data collected from attendees of that conference session in response to a written survey distributed and completed during the session. The conference session explained that paraeducators require training, but there is concern…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Observation
Bazeli, Marilyn; Robinson, Rhonda – 1997
The inclusion of critical thinking and viewing skills across the curriculum is one way to approach the development of problem solving, which could help develop the kind of students prepared to accept the challenges they face. Using popular media in teaching such skills links critical thinking to life in a way that keeps critical thinking from…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Development
Murray, Ann – 1998
This paper presents information on using a process approach to teaching thematic instruction in preservice teacher education. Section 1 offers a junior block thematic mini-unit designed to give students intensive practice in a specific content area by designing a thematic topic in the content area and by developing lessons on three or four related…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Lesson Plans
Posthofen, Renate S. – 1994
Because of the concern about declining German second language enrollments in the United States, there is a need for enhanced cultural education in the second language curriculum. Current global circumstances, including an increasingly multicultural society and widespread need for intercultural communicative competence, not just grammatical…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training
Glimps, Blanche Eloise Jackson; Ashton, Beverly C. – 1992
This paper describes the development and implementation of a culture-based literature program to improve the reading skills and understanding of minority cultures in students with mild disabilities. Steps in developing such a whole language approach program include: (1) identifying the cultural groups to be studied; (2) choosing both fiction and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Childrens Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
Kelly, Francis D., Ed. – 1991
This monograph includes six papers presented at a meeting sponsored by the Departments of Religious Education and Secondary Schools of the National Catholic Education Association. The papers include: (1) "What Makes a School Catholic?" (William J. O'Malley); (2) "Catholicity: A Tradition of Contemplation" (Thomas Keating); (3) "Catholic Identity…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Curriculum Development, Educational History
Cueto, Santiago; And Others – 1993
This document presents a critical analysis of two of the most popular types of programs that schools have implemented to prevent violence among students: (1) mediation programs, and (2) conflict resolution curricula. While both promote interpersonal skills necessary to prevent violence, their effectiveness has not been evaluated adequately. These…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
King, Edith W., Ed.; La Pierre, Sharon D., Ed. – 1990
Developed as part of a symposium on alternative learning and teaching methods for high-risk learners at all grade levels, six papers are presented along with an introduction by Sharon La Pierre. "What the Arts Teach: Comments on the Arts, Cognition and Learning" (Elliot Eisner) discusses the ways in which the arts teach qualities not addressed in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy
Cumming, Geoff; Abbott, Elizabeth – 1988
Students aged 10 to 17 years in a primary school and a secondary school in an industrial suburb of Melbourne, Australia, were observed as they worked at activities in both curriculum and non-curriculum areas using MITSI, a computer program, as a KBS (knowledge-based system) tool. Evaluations of the students' general abilities, computer abilities,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Courseware
Sosa, Alicia Salinas – 1990
The focus of federally-funded bilingual education programs has shifted over the past 20 years from serving educationally disadvantaged limited English proficient (LEP) students to serving recent immigrants and identifying alternatives to bilingual education. Since the 1960s, the LEP student population has grown increasingly diverse, illiterate,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
Thorton, Stephen J.; McCourt-Lewis, Anne A. – 1990
Despite a long-standing commitment to citizenship education throughout the United States, relatively few researchers have examined what civic learnings are acquired from particular topics in the curriculum such as the Revolutionary era. Researchers have largely neglected the substance of classroom life, the specific curricular context and subject…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research
Lockard, Bonnie Elam – 1986
The relatively new field of thanatology provides a rich supply of resources for teachers to use in developing an understanding of death and in preparing to deal with the subject with children. This review of the literature was completed with the primary purpose of providing teachers with a summary of effective teaching methods and resources to use…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Death, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Arakapadavil, George – 1985
Global education lacks a content base due to differing educational approaches. Combining the expected outcomes of liberal education, consisting of the development of effective thinking, effective communication, and value judgments, with the added dimension of the interconnectedness and complexity of the contemporary world can provide a framework…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
Hodges, V. Pauline; Johnson, William H. – 1981
Basic skills teachers have a legal and moral responsibility to instruct students in reading, writing, and mathematics. The obligations of teachers and principals are extensions of the legal responsibility assumed by the state and local boards of education and practitioners' professional and moral responsibilities. Teachers and principals are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Role, Basic Skills, Court Litigation
Crane, Terese A. – 1986
All research on curriculum development incorporates implicit assumptions about the nature of persons and the nature of learning. These assumptions fall into two major categories: (1) psychological assumptions, based on empirical descriptions; and (2) logical (conceptual) assumptions, which give explanatory accounts of meaning. Most curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change
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