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Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
McKenna, Michael C.; Walpole, Sharon – Guilford Publications, 2008
When the goal is supporting excellent teaching, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. This book helps literacy coaches and administrators navigate the many choices involved in developing and fine-tuning a coaching program that offers the best fit for a particular school. The authors draw on current research and their personal experiences in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Lovitt, Thomas C. – PRO-ED, Inc., 2007
Like its two predecessors, "Preventing School Dropouts" [C1991] and "Preventing School Failure" [C2000], this third edition is a book about teaching. Although primarily written for teachers, tutors and parents may also find this book helpful. It is a collection of carefully selected teaching techniques aimed at helping young adults learn important…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Success, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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
Stepanek, Jennifer; Jarrett, Denise – 1997
Changes in assessment practices are central to ongoing reform efforts in science and mathematics education. The education community is currently focused on new ways to measure, evaluate, and report students' progress toward standards and learning goals. The focus of this publication, using assessment for informing and improving instruction is not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Strategies
KUED, Salt Lake City, UT. – 1997
This guide is part of a campaign to encourage individuals to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle. All available information, tools, and resources are provided to help individuals, neighborhoods, and communities live in a cleaner, healthier environment. Resources from both local and national levels include titles of organizations, brief…
Descriptors: Community Development, Conservation Education, Earth Science, Ecology
Suzuki, Bob H. – 1980
This article provides a perspective on multicultural education for those who teach Asian American children, those who teach about Asian Americans, and those who conduct research on Asian Americans. A conceptual framework is presented that reviews the history of multicultural education since 1880, examines the concept of cultural pluralism,…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives
Shor, Ira – 1980
A product of years of open admissions teaching, this book explores questions relevant to lower and higher, elite and nonelite, traditional and nontraditional educational settings. The work is committed to learning through dialogue. It poses alienation and mass culture as the key learning problems of students, and develops critical literacy as the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Educational Philosophy, Educational Problems
Presseisen, Barbara Z. – 1985
The conceptual focus of this study centers on a key aspect of improved schooling: the development of sophisticated thinkers in the K-12 sequence of education. The document is organized into four major sections. The first section describes how the theoretical bases of a thinking skills program are developed and rooted in the literature. In section…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education
Keegan, Mark – 1995
This book shows how and why the computer is so well suited to producing discovery learning environments. An examination of the literature outlines four basic modes of instruction: didactic, Socratic, inquiry, and discovery. Research from the fields of education, psychology, and physiology is presented to demonstrate the many strengths of…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
Thornton, Carol A., Ed.; Bley, Nancy S., Ed. – 1994
This book is a professional resource for both regular classroom and special education teachers who work with students with disabilities in mathematics or students who are gifted or talented in mathematics. Included are 21 chapters, each written by specialists in different aspects of working with students with special needs. The book is divided…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Style, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1992
This loose-leaf compendium includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis is entitled "School-Community Collaboration to Improve the Quality of Life for Urban Youth and Their Families" (Kathleen Cotton). Close-ups consist of brief definitions and essential research…
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Hamayan, Else V. – 1989
Innovative methods and strategies are described for teaching writing to potentially English proficient (PEP) students (also known as "limited English proficient"), who may or may not be literate in their native language, using holistic natural approaches. The approaches are based on the premise that students acquire language (speaking, reading,…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Holistic Approach
Cochran, Connie – 1989
Strategies are presented for including limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in learning activities designed for monolingual English-speaking students. The natural approach to language acquisition described by Krashen and Terrell is highlighted, followed by a description of the development of second language proficiency. Suggested strategies…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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