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Nutbrown, Cathy – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
This book aims to provide a series of starting points which will help readers to understand more about many key topics in early childhood education and care. In the rapidly changing field of early childhood education and care, it is becoming increasingly important for students and practitioners to have an awareness of the many topics that relate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Emergent Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Frey, Susan; Perry, Mary; Brazil, Noli; Oregon; Isabel – EdSource, 2005
The typical high school has not changed significantly over the past 50 years. Faculty members are segregated into departments based on their subject, and students rush from one 50-minute class to another throughout the seven-hour day. Reform efforts, however, are growing both nationally and in California. Reformers say that high school students…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, High School Students
Bodrova, Elena; Paynter, Diane E. – 2000
This policy brief, intended for education policymakers, enumerates concerns about literacy which have surfaced in recent years. The brief notes that: (1) American schools have seen enormous changes in student demographics; (2) increased testing of third and fourth graders has provided concrete evidence for what was, in years past, a suspected but…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Emergent Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Primary Education
Nisivoccia, Joseph D. – 1995
This document contains a proposal for a district-wide multicultural high school curriculum for the Belleville Public Schools, Edison (New Jersey). The curriculum is designed to promote student bonding for peace and harmony by focusing on the total school environment and raising student, parent and staff consciousness about the many different…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
Kuh, George D. – 1981
This paper presents a problem-focused needs assessment process for use by student affairs personnel. A comprehen- sive perspective of the needs assessment process is recommended, which views needs assessment as a necessary step in program planning, implementation and debriefing. Five types of needs assessment are identified and explained: (1)…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Housing, Consultants, Evaluation Methods
Craig, Rebecca Tarkington – 1990
This booklet attempts to provide important background information on programming and financing systems for children with emotional disturbances to enable legislators to make educated decisions regarding child mental health in their states. The booklet is in a question-and-answer format. The first two questions define emotional disturbance and…
Descriptors: Children, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Financial Support
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention. – 1989
This manual was designed to help program planners and others to develop an effective systems approach to fighting the war against alcohol and other drug use among youth in their communities. It explains how individual, interpersonal, and environmental situations and conditions contribute to alcohol and other drug use and provides strategies for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Case Studies, Drug Abuse
Waner, Karen K.; Winter, Janet K. – 1992
This paper discusses the problems surrounding intercultural business communication as well as approaches to teaching college level business students appropriate communication skills for intercultural settings. Considered are the classification of countries by cultural context, i.e. how large a role culture, social values, and traditional social…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. – 1991
This general overview of science education in the nation is intended to provide some basic information to those who are new to science education reform. It should also give those who have been active in science education additional information and perspective on the problems faced, prospects for involvement, and an indication of some of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1992
Recognizing the potential pitfalls resulting from a lack of human foresight lies at the heart of the science-technology-society (STS) movement. This issue of "Theory Into Practice" is the second part of a two-part series that examines the educational opportunities arising as educators attempt to develop student understanding of STS. In the first…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1991
The science-technology-society (STS) movement is emerging at the collegiate level. In elementary and secondary school science, social studies, and industrial arts classes, there is a growing awareness of the need for students to learn about technology and the methods by which it can be directed, made more appropriate, and controlled. This issue of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
Redman, Julie M. – 1990
This document focuses on women and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The first part discusses the topic of women and AIDS. A workshop is described and a agenda provided. The role of facilitators is discussed. Materials required for the workshop are listed. The second section presents a curriculum on women and AIDS. An overview of the…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Behavior Change, Females, Group Counseling
Duckenfield, Marty; And Others – 1990
Students leave school for many reasons. Pregnancy, family circumstances, economic necessities, substance abuse, lack of academic success, or disciplinary actions can influence a young person's decision to quit school. There is no single solution to the dropout crisis. Just as there are a variety of causes behind a student's decision to drop out of…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Leroux, Charles – 1986
This guide on Alzheimer's disease is for those who care for Alzheimer's patients, as well as those who want to learn more about the disease. It answers these questions: (1) what is Alzheimer's? (2) how does the disease progress and how long does it last? (3) how do families cope? and (4) who can provide assistance and information? The guide also…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Financial Support
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD. – 1987
This brochure was written to help those considering a workplace smoking policy. It begins with a set of facts about workplace smoking and discusses legislation in various states concerning smoking at work. The health consequences of involuntary smoking are also explored. Other sections examine the need for workplace smoking policies, how employees…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employment Practices, Occupational Safety and Health, Personnel Policy
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