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Platten, Marvin – 1991
One of the most important tasks that teachers undertake is to teach concepts. Without a good understanding of concepts, students have difficulty even understanding the basics. Several approaches to teaching thinking have been analyzed and research concludes that it is more effective to teach thinking in the context of a subject rather than as a…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Art Education, Art History, Concept Formation
Juhasz, Anne McCreary – 1990
For more than a quarter of a century self-esteem increasingly has been viewed as the magic key to success and happiness. Earned self-esteem is based on learning to tolerate frustration and delay, to care for others, to work hard, and to persevere in the face of obstacles. These tasks of developing relationships and competencies enable one to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Role Perception
Lombardi, Thomas P.; Savage, Luise – 1992
This paper presents a rationale for teaching higher level thinking skills to students with special needs, including those with mild mental handicaps and learning disabilities. It briefly reviews the literature on teaching such skills, stressing that thinking skills can be taught through specific teaching methods such as a four-step method…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking, Daily Living Skills
Pina, Anthony A.; Savenye, Wilhelmina C. – 1992
This paper provides a definition of interactive multimedia and explains why it is of interest to teachers and trainers, how it is produced and utilized, and how the role of teachers may be changed. It also offers recommendations for teacher trainers. Multimedia is defined as the combination of technologies such as computer text, video, audio,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Grupas, Angela – 1990
Educators can help themselves and others improve their creative thinking. Before the improvement can begin, there must be a common understanding of what creativity is. Edward Land described creativity as the sudden cessation of stupidity. Several barriers to creative thinking include boredom, lack of challenge, believing expertise in a particular…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking
Patrick, John J. – 1989
Just as human rights belong equally to all human beings and the role of government is to secure those rights, education in regard to human rights belongs in the core of civic education and the role of that education is to develop within the student a reasoned commitment to human rights. The writers of human rights documents throughout history have…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties
Malave, Lilliam M. – 1987
This paper presents a followup of selected studies on effective schools with a population of bilingual and/or limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. Over 150 research papers on both effective schools and effective bilingual LEP instruction were reviewed. The literature was divided into three categories: (1) studies with a population including…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Bermudez, Andrea B.; Padron, Yolanda N. – 1987
A study examined prevailing views on the role of errors and on error correction held by teachers and other school-related personnel in contact with second language learners. An error perception inventory was administered to a group of school personnel (69 teachers and 18 other personnel) completing a graduate-level training program. Of these, 35…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Garcia, Peter A. – 1987
A genuine concern for the condition of education in the United States has led to misuse of standardized tests to measure teacher quality. The tests have been used for purposes of admission, advancement, merit, graduation, and certification contrary to research findings and test developer guidelines. The current use of tests has resulted in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, Competence, Court Litigation
Hartley, Elizabeth A. – 1987
This discussion of identification and instructional needs of minority gifted or talented (G/T) children in the multiethnic classroom looks at a variety of issues, including teacher expectations, native or dominant language and its effect on the results of assessment, acculturation and attitudes toward mainstream society, and learning styles. Eight…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Acculturation, Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement
Hatcher, Carol L. – 1987
Multiethnic living is practiced by a growing number of Americans. Some of the issues that research has looked at in this context include identity confusion, child-rearing complications, developing friendships within and across ethnic lines, emotional disturbance, dealing with ethnic heritage, school performance, and need for school services. In…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
Strouse, Joan – 1987
The relationship between Hmong refugees, immigration policies, and the United States educational system is examined. First, the immigration process and policy development are discussed. Federal intentions toward the Hmong refugees and the educational reality are then contrasted, and the reasons for policy failure are examined. It is contended that…
Descriptors: Adults, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict
Duncan, Gregory W. – 1986
In the first half of this century, language learning was considered essential in an individual's education, and language study was seen as improving native language comprehension and use, promoting higher levels skill development, and developing discipline. At the time, the training offered, generally in passive language skills, was appropriate…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Bradley, C. Lee – 1986
The language teaching profession should avoid discussing reasons to study a foreign language because the tendency is to invent shallow reasons. The deeper reasons for offering a language are derived from a general appreciation of the value of culture and education. Those are the lures that attracted teachers to the profession in the first place.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Gahala, Estella M. – 1986
Producing a high level of student involvement in the foreign language classroom depends on four common elements under the teacher's control: (1) teacher expectations and their modeling in class; (2) classroom atmosphere; (3) instructional formats; and (4) teaching activities. Students are more consistently involved in using the target language in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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