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Saunders, William; Goldenberg, Claude; Marcelletti, David – American Educator, 2013
Having reviewed several bodies of research, the authors provide 14 guidelines for educators to help English learners (ELs) make greater strides in learning English. These guidelines are: (1) Providing English Language Development (ELD) instruction is better than not providing it; (2) ELD instruction should continue at least until ELs attain…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, English Instruction, Guidelines, English Language Learners
Alberta Education, 2009
This literature review is intended to help inform the development and implementation of innovative, educationally sound high school redesigns in Alberta. It is provided as a support resource for school administrators involved in Alberta Education's High School Flexibility Enhancement Project. Support is provided in the following ways: (1) a brief…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Geary, Patricia – Reading Improvement, 2006
Experts agree that reading is the most important skill children must acquire. However, as the popular press often chides, there are millions of U.S. students who struggle to read and comprehend adequately. As a result, these students risk both school and workplace failure. Research confirms that good readers actively comprehend and simultaneously…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Bothman, Susan M., Ed – Online Submission, 2005
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Action Research, Graduate Study, Teacher Certification
Vaughn, Rachel L.; Seifer,Sarena D.; Mihalynuk,Tanis Vye – National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2004
Service-learning in the mathematics curriculum provides a rich opportunity for students to learn while contributing to their communities. Service-learning in higher education integrates community service with academic instruction. Students participate in organized curricular projects, such as tutoring middle-school math students, while enhancing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Community Needs, Service Learning
Vaughn, Rachel L; Seifer, Sarena; Vye Mihalynuk, Tanis – National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2004
Service-learning in the chemistry curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn while contributing to their communities. Examples of chemistry service-learning projects at the post-secondary level include: (1) teaching students about lead poisoning avoidance while assessing and analyzing lead content in the paint of older homes; (2)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Projects, Poisoning, Hands on Science
National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2004
Citizenship is complex and involves more than academic knowledge and skills. Effective citizenship education should prepare young people in three areas: civic literacy, civic virtues, and civically-engaged behaviors. This publication describes the connection between civic education and service learning, and provides lists of references, web…
Descriptors: United States History, Politics, High School Students, Civics
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Collis, Betty; Waring, Burney; Nicholson, Gerry – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Business needs in multinational corporations call for courses that involve problem solving and creating and sharing new knowledge based on workplace situations. The courses also need to be engaging for the participants. Blended learning at Shell International Exploration and Production involves these kinds of outcomes in courses designed around a…
Descriptors: Corporations, Education Work Relationship, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Finn, Patrick – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2003
The difficulties of generalization and maintenance in stuttering treatment is discussed. Three strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance in school settings are suggested based on current research evidence: probing and training for generalization; incorporating real-life elements into therapy; and training clients to self-regulate…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Outcomes of Treatment
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Jones, Barrie W. – Physics Education, 2003
Traces the efforts of Searching for Extraterrestrial Technological Intelligence (SETI) since 1960 when a radio-telescope was used to see if any messages were being sent from the vicinity of two nearby stars. Describes attempts to detect microwave/optical signals and technological modification of the cosmic environment. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Physics, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Carroll, Pamela Sissi; Gregg, Gail P. – ALAN Review, 2003
Addresses legitimate concerns about significant problems related to the need for reading instruction in today's secondary schools. Suggests ways to use literature that appeals to students' interests while emphasizing the development of critical reading skills. Considers how to match literary interests with reading skills instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection
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Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L. – Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2003
Offers considerations for statistics instructors of behavioral and social science students, in light of the research showing these students often perform significantly worse in statistics than in other classes. Suggests that instructors reflect on the context (student goals and background), course content, and pedagogical style when designing and…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Colleges, Higher Education, Instruction
Westendorf, David; Karr-Kidwell, PJ – 2002
This paper presents a literature review and describes an inservice plan for aspiring and current elementary administrators in schools serving English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) communities. The literature review examines habits and guidelines for effective leaders to use in educational settings, discusses laws regarding bilingual/ESL education,…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Guidelines
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McArthur, Janice R. – Social Studies, 2002
Lack of courtesy among children is a social trend that, along with the decline of the family, the troubling character of some young people, and the lack of shared ethical values, is of some concern. In this article, the author discusses why it is important to teach pro-social behavior and suggests some ways of doing so in the classroom.
Descriptors: Ethics, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship
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Gueldenzoph, Lisa E.; May, Gary L. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2002
Reviews the literature on peer evaluation to identify some of the best practices. Notes that best practices include building a foundation in the classroom that supports collaborative evaluation, creating effective tools, implementing formative feedback during the collaborative experience, formulating summative feedback at the conclusion of the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Classroom Research, Cooperation, Group Activities
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