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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2014
In this article we identify opportunities for students to use timelines and textbooks to meet standards. Through the use of timelines, textbooks, and selected activities, upper elementary and middle school students are able to (1) be engaged in content area reading and writings; (2) understand large themes in social studies including time,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Textbooks
Webb, Rosemary, Ed. – Open University Press, 2006
In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour's Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analyzed to identify the extent…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teachers, Students, Educational Change
Glazek, Stanislaw D.; Sarason, Seymour B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Why do people, college-bound or even in college, stay away in droves from courses in science, especially physics? Why do people know so little about the significance of Einstein's contributions which require dramatic changes in how we understand ourselves, our world, and the entire universe? Why have educational reforms failed? In this book, two…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Clough, Peter; Garner, Philip; Pardeck, John T.; Yuen, Francis K.O. – SAGE Publications (UK), 2005
The behaviour of children in primary/elementary and secondary/high schools has been a consistent source of interest and controversy since the 19th century. As education systems in First World democracies struggle to meet changing social, economic and educational conditions, one group of children has increasingly become the focus of attention.…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Student Behavior
Rhodes, Robert L.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Ortiz, Samuel O. – Guilford Publications, 2005
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychoeducational Methods, Guidelines, Acculturation
Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Practical examples from everyday life, spanning personal financial matters to traveling and even cooking conversions are the lessons offered in this useful guide. The vast majority of older students and adults who come to America come from countries that use the metric system. Learning a new system for measuring, telling time, and so forth is…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Statistics, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
Clark, Terry – 1991
This booklet is part of the "Getting to Grips with..." series, which is intended for the general reader who wants to understand important trends in vocational education and training. It is designed to provide the reader with an understanding of the main practical aspects of on-the-job training. The booklet is in two parts. The first…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Foreign Countries