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McGown, Sue W. – Library Media Connection, 2007
A healthy volunteer program can be a great asset to any school library. Volunteers do much of the routine work that then frees the librarian to work with students individually or in groups, providing instruction and reading guidance. In addition to the physical work volunteers provide, they become strong advocates for a school library program…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Library Services, School Libraries
Careless, James – Technology & Learning, 2007
Digital projectors are becoming a common sight in U.S. schools. A projector can serve many roles, from letting teachers give tours of educational Web sites to having students present their projects to the entire class. With this trend come questions: Which projection technology is the most cost-effective? Which requires the least maintenance? How…
Descriptors: Projection Equipment, Selection, Internet, Educational Technology
Padgett, Raven – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
It is no secret that strong parental involvement is essential for school success. Yet, it is still a challenge to get parents more involved in their children's education. According to the most recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, teachers and principals agree on the importance of parental involvement--71% of principals and 59% of…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Parent School Relationship, Family Involvement, Academic Achievement
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Asner-Self, Kimberly K.; Feyissa, Aleme – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2002
Immigration to a different country can change one's socioeconomic status, familial and social networks, cultural behavioral norms, language, and values. Immigrants to the United States usually reevaluate themselves and their identity as a result of this acculturation process. Group counseling can help alleviate the sense of isolation many…
Descriptors: Poetry, Social Networks, Group Counseling, Immigrants
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Sementelli, Arthur J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2002
Illustrates current challenges of obtaining a visa, explains the legal processes, addresses issues associated with family members who also desire residence, and provides a set of strategies to use as a checklist throughout the process. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility, Foreign Students
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Abel, Carolyn Davidson – New Directions for Higher Education, 2002
Outlines the challenges families new to America will face and suggests preventative tips and resources for helping them cope. (EV)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Differences, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Mobility
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Lowenthal, Barbara – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
Suggests that teachers use classroom strategies (structure and routine, reasonable rules and limits, using appropriate methods of discipline, other positive behavior management techniques) and socio-emotional interventions (development of friendships, appropriate expressions of emotions, anger control, conflict management, and internal sense of…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children
Topp, Ray H. – Computing Teacher, 1985
Reports observations on present use of microcomputers in elementary education in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States and presents recommendations regarding hardware, software, use of microcomputers, and teacher training. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
Holley, Freda M. – Executive Educator, 1982
An evaluation of annual budget reports from 63 large U.S. and Canadian school districts identifies ways to improve the reports' public relations effectiveness, notes four basic communications tenets they should follow, and makes six suggestions, including explaining how budget decisions are made, supplying background data, and playing to the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Budgets, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
Eisenberg, Michael B; Milbury, Peter – School Library Journal, 1994
Describes LM-NET, a listserv discussion group designed primarily for school library media specialists. The listserv's background, growth, uses, users, and future developments are covered. Special features include instructions for accessing past discussions. Sidebars present sample LM-NET messages and subscription and retrieval information. (KRN)
Descriptors: Community, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
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Borden, Victor M. H.; Bottrill, Karen V. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
The history of performance indicators for evaluation of institutions of higher education in the United States and Europe is chronicled to provide a context for understanding the definitions and methods used to develop them. Performance indicators are defined and described in relation to other measures used for assessment of institutions, drawing…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Decision Making
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Byram, Michael – Language Learning Journal, 1994
Outlines initial training and continuing education opportunities for foreign language teachers at the elementary and secondary level in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and the United States. (MDM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Gaudiani, Claire L. – Educational Record, 1995
In light of the upcoming March 1995 United Nations World Summit for Social Development, this article discusses the role that the American higher education community has played in the past and can play in the future in promoting social, political, economic, and educational opportunity and equality throughout the world. (MDM)
Descriptors: Apartheid, Change Strategies, Civil Rights, College Role
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Adelman, Clifford – Educational Record, 1995
This article argues that American colleges and universities must better prepare their students to meet the challenges of the global economy. Institutions need to place greater emphasis on foreign language skills, cultural awareness, student exchange programs, functional skills, and job placement. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Role, College Students, Cultural Awareness
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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the role of school recess periods in children's social development and academic achievement. Also examines changing attitudes toward the use of recess periods in the United States and other nations, and presents strategies for classroom teachers to use in advocating school recess periods in their schools and communities. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes
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