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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
Lick, Dale W.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Corwin Press, 2006
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country. The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Restructuring
Cummins, Carrice Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
Administrators in the U.S. education system need to be more than good managers, they need to understand high-quality reading instruction, so they can serve their teachers and help their school meet Reading First requirements. Although written with the administrator in mind, this collection also can be used by teachers, teacher educators, staff…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Administrator Role, Leadership, Federal Legislation
Shor, Ira – 1992
Empowering education is defined as a critical-democratic pedagogy for self and social change. It is a student-centered program for multicultural democracy in school and society that approaches individual growth as an active, cooperative, and social process. The pedagogy described in this book is student-centered, but not permissive or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1991
This document, together with an earlier document, "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics," is designed to establish a broad framework to guide reform in school mathematics in the next decade. These standards spell out what teachers need to know to teach toward new goals for mathematics education and how teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Change, Educational Environment
Fallon, Michael – Instructor, 1993
Guidelines help elementary educators understand what they will be teaching in science programs, how they will assess student learning, and how they will be trained. Science programs should develop scientific literacy via hands-on, collaborative, inquiry-oriented lessons centered on processes used by real scientists in their everyday work. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Class Activities, Educational Change, Elementary School Science