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Keup, Jennifer R.; Petschauer, Joni Webb – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or administration and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
Davis, Hilarie – Eye on Education, 2008
This book will help create a culture of literacy at schools, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities. This comprehensive and practical book includes: (1) Month-by-month plans for the entire school year; (2) How to build a faculty vision of…
Descriptors: Literacy, School Culture, Educational Environment, Story Telling
Hoyle, John R. – Corwin Press, 2006
Well-educated, charismatic leaders who can improve systems to enrich the lives of others are needed today more than ever. In this updated edition, John Hoyle identifies vision, motivation, flexibility, and openness to invention and opportunity as key characteristics of effective leaders, and challenges school administrators to think outside the…
Descriptors: Motivation, Vision, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership
D'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David – Open University Press, 2005
The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement
Gaible, Edmond; Burns, Mary – Online Submission, 2005
This handbook is intended to help decision makers in developing-country governments and donor agencies in their efforts to utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve and expand teacher professional development (TPD) activities. To the extent possible in a brief work, the handbook combines a global perspective--including…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development
Brown-Chidsey, Rachel, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2005
This cutting-edge volume offers a complete primer on conducting problem-solving based assessments in school or clinical settings. Presented are an effective framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to a student's academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties, and for…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
Whitin, Phyllis; Whitin, David – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
In their second book copublished by the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, David and Phyllis Whitin offer K-6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics, including: (1) Specific criteria for evaluating math-related books, with emphasis on inquiry, critical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Interdisciplinary Approach
Smith, Mark K. – 1994
This book draws upon the experience of adult and community educators and youth and community workers to explore the nature and practice of local education. Chapter 1 examines the nature of local education and argues the benefits of setting aside "community education" in favor of "local education." In chapter 2, the local educator's role is…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Community Development, Community Education
Doran, Rodney L. – 1980
Designed to be used by preservice and in-service science teachers interested in assessing the outcomes of school science programs, this publication is aimed at helping teachers do a better job of developing tests and inventories specifically for their instructional programs and students. Material is presented in six chapters entitled: (1) Trends…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
Jarvis, Peter – 1993
This book is intended as an introduction to the political theory of the education of adults. Chapter 1 examines the relationship between adult education (AE) and civil society over the past several hundred years. Discussed in Chapter 2 are major theoretical and ideological perspectives about the state and AE, affinities between AE and political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Citizenship