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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
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
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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
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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
Broekman, Harrie; Hoffmann, Agata – Mathematics Teaching, 2002
One of the workshops at the 10th SNM Stowarzyszenie Nauczcieli Matematyki (SNM) conference was entitled: Do we really need algebra? The workshop members were given several problems to consider. By doing these problems and reflecting on them the participants explored some important aspects of the question posed. Moreover they became aware of a…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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DeVoss, Danielle; Jasken, Julia; Hayden, Dawn – Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2002
Summarizes recent literature about the importance of paying attention to intercultural communication. Analyzes the productive approaches in popular business and technical communication textbooks. Presents five challenges for business and technical communication teachers to consider. Includes teaching modules that address these challenges. Notes…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Literature Reviews
Ezell, Michelle F. – 1997
Mathematics education is experiencing a tremendous change. Integrating literature into mathematics instruction is one of the methods used to make this new vision a reality. Children's books that explore the mathematical world often present metaphorical mathematical ideas. This paper presents a review of integration literature on mathematics…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature
Gerhard, Christian – 1981
Arguing that the arts can contribute to the understanding of relationships basic to reading comprehension by providing opportunities for students to deal with abstractions and to form perceptual images related to those abstractions, this paper also contends that the arts can provide a means for transfer of basic concepts by taking seemingly…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
Brown, Rexel E., Ed. – Journal of Children and Youth, 1981
The first four articles of the Spring, 1981 issue of this journal focus on aspects of vocabulary instruction in elementary schools. The first article provides teachers with a sourcebook for teaching vocabulary. Weaknesses in vocabulary instruction and specific activities for developing vocabulary in depth, including questioning strategies,…
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Creativity, Elementary Education, Learning Centers (Classroom)
Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen D. – 1980
A competency-based, introductory social science course for college students is described. Objectives of the manual are twofold--first, to present the complete set of materials which have served as the basis of a one semester social sciences course at the University of Louisville over three years, and, second, to offer suggestions regarding…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
Hanson, Earl – 1981
This paper reviews some of the physiological characteristics of the reading act, including the structure of the eye and the limits and focusing area of eye fixations. It then outlines a four-part method for increasing reading rates of reading both easy and study-type materials, a method that can be used over 20 one-hour sessions with students who…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Eye Fixations, Eyes, Physiology
Paulston, Christina Bratt – 1980
This publication is a discussion of what is known today about learning and teaching English as a second language, also known as TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). The discussion is divided into three sections: (1) the historical development of the field in the United States; (2) the domains of TESOL; and (3) the teacher, the…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
Phelps, Patty Holland – 1979
Systematic vocabulary instruction accelerates reading progress; improves one's thought processes; and provides progress in originality, organization, and choice of words. Some school districts have experimented, with some success, with teaching Latin as a way of improving vocabulary. In addition, several studies have indicated the value of a…
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Elementary Secondary Education, Latin, Reading Improvement
Thiele, Rodney B.; Treagust, David F. – 1991
Recent research literature has highlighted the interest of both teachers and researchers in using analogies to aid students' conceptual understanding. This appears to be especially relevant in secondary chemistry education due to the many abstract concepts that are included in the curricula. This paper reviews recent literature and considers…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Analogy, Chemistry, Cognitive Development
Savitz, Fred – 1997
This paper is composed of three sections: "A Brief History"; "A Litany of Transgressions"; and "A Quest for Egalitarianism: Strategies and Techniques for Fairness in Inclusive Classrooms." In the first section, projects and resources are mentioned as data that chronicle the legacy of gender inequity. The second section provides a list of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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