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Agran, Martin; Alper, Sandra; Wehmeyer, Michael – Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 2002
A survey of 84 Iowa teachers certified in severe disabilities examined opinions relating to access to the general curriculum. Most respondents felt that such access is not appropriate for students with severe disabilities and students should not be held to the same performance standards as typical peers. Also, almost half of teachers' districts…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Curriculum, Educational Policy
Miller, Greg, Ed. – 2000
These proceedings contain 48 presentations and 15 poster abstracts. Papers include "Computer Tasks Required in Selected Undergraduate Agriculture Courses" (Johnson, Ferguson, Vokinnns, Lester); "College of Agriculture Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Technologies in Teaching" (Dooley, Murphy); "Steering Through Turbulent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences
Eells, Jean Crim; And Others – 1992
The Iowa Clean SWEEP program is designed to provide educators, K-12, with a series of activities focusing upon critical concepts related to Iowa's solid waste problem. This activity packet contains 19 activities for grades K-6, and 25 activities for grades 7-12. Key concepts addressed throughout the activity packet include: (1) an overview, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules
Gaines, Ruth Ann – 1999
This publication highlights the opportunities to celebrate statewide diversity experienced by the 1998-99 Iowa Teacher of the Year, an African-American woman. Section 1 highlights her visits to 16 colleges around Iowa. Section 2 discusses her visits to 400 classrooms in 93 K-12 schools in 50 districts. Section 3 discusses the conferences and…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Iowa School-to-Work Office, Des Moines. – 1998
This document, which is intended for Iowa employers and elementary and secondary educators, outlines 11 activities through which employers can participate in school-to-work (STW) programs in Iowa's elementary and secondary schools. The document begins with a definition of work-based learning and a brief overview of information and other resources…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Education, Career Exploration, Cooperative Education
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1998
This guide describes the services necessary to support effective paraeducator services in accredited Iowa schools. A paraeducator is defined as an employee who works under the supervision of teachers or other licensed personnel who have the ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of education and related service programs. It is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1989
This guide was designed to help teachers consider the essential nature of communication in the teaching-learning process and to share responsibility for communication across the curriculum. The guide has four sections. The first section examines the role of communication in one teacher's classroom. A discussion of this teacher's belief that…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1989
This guide is designed to help administrators and teachers develop curriculum and improve instruction in multicultural, nonsexist education in response to a 1985 mandate from the Iowa State Assembly requiring the coordination of curriculum across subject matter lines at all levels of education. Multicultural, nonsexist education (MCNSE) is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
Sutton, James H. – 1989
As schools move from corporate to collegial forms of organization, it will become necessary to adapt evaluation systems to collegial environments. This paper outlines a system that utilizes features of professional self-regulation from higher education while maintaining dispute resolution mechanisms from the public sector. Features of the system…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1989
The Iowa State Board of Education mandated the teaching of global education across the curriculum, effective July 1, 1989. This guide is intended to point the way for school districts developing their own models of global education defined as an approach to learning that promotes greater understanding of the world as an interconnected aggregate of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Downing, Karen, Ed.; Penney, Rita, Ed. – 1989
Art instruction in Iowa schools lacks cohesiveness and continuity. This may be due in part to the state government's commitment to local autonomy. The Iowa Department of Education does not mandate what schools must do; it only suggests and encourages. In 1986, the department published a five-year plan for the achievement of educational goals,…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Development
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1989
This guide (developed in response to a mandate from the Iowa General Assembly) is designed to help faculties and administrators in developing curriculum and improving instruction in higher order thinking skills. The guide synthesizes the varied and not always consistent ideas about thinking into an approach that will be useful to educators as they…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Instructional Services. – 1992
This resource guide is intended to aid in the development of physical education programs to meet the motor, social, and recreational needs of students with disabilities. Two brief chapters on legislation review federal regulations, Iowa law, and Iowa rules for special education and special education administration. Next, the four steps in…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary School Students
National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA. – 1993
This pamphlet provides information to help teachers, students, parents, and the community at large to examine whether there is equal access to and opportunity in education for males and females in the Iowa schools. Recognition of the importance of gender equity in education is reflected in both state and federal law. This document describes the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. – 1989
This business education curriculum model contains elementary, middle/junior high, and high school business education courses for Iowa students in the following areas: accounting, basic business, information processing, marketing, and general topics. A curriculum model provides specific courses for different educational levels. Each area contains…
Descriptors: Accounting, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Basic Business Education
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