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Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests,…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Educational Research, College Admission, College Presidents
Polanka, Sue, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services
Nippold, Marilyn A., Ed.; Scott, Cheryl M., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse--the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention
Paul, Rhea, Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006
The last 25 years have witnessed an explosion of research at the intersection of typical language development and child language disorders. A pioneer in bringing these fields of study together is Robin S. Chapman, Emerita, University of Wisconsin. This contributed volume honors her with chapters written by former students and colleagues, who track…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Comprehension, Language Impairments
Fitt, Sally, Ed.; Riordan, Anne, Ed. – 1980
This volume presents a collection of 14 articles, written by professionals active in teaching dance to the handicapped. Different approaches, techniques, and philosophies are presented in the following papers: "Dance for the Handicapped: A Mainstreaming Approach" (C. D. Crain); "The Science of the Art of Giving Directions" (M.…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Coping, Dance Education
Grimes, Jeff, Ed.; Thomas, Alex, Ed. – 1985
This document contains articles addressing a variety of psychological and behavioral problems of adolescents and children and is intended as a resource tool for school psychologists. Articles include background information, approaches regarding assessment of the behavior of concern, intervention possibilities, monitoring methods, and references.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Children, Decision Making