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Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. – 1996
The information in this volume was compiled in order to provide a guide to the technology-in-education programs of the federal government. The goal of this book is to provide important information about technological resources that will assist teachers, administrators, students, parents and others in achieving the goal of the United States being…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents an allegory based on the development and dissemination of the National Geography Standards. Uses the allegory to introduce a series of articles dealing with the Standards. Suggests that geography teachers acquire and use the Standards, entitled "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards." (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the 1994 National Geography Standards provide a new and valuable resource for teachers who want to improve geography instruction. Presents a sampler of additional geography instructional materials developed during this same period of educational reform. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gay, Susan M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the National Geography Standards provide teachers with a geographic perspective that will help them teach improved geography content. Asserts that teachers can make connections between the Geography Standards and their own classrooms. Presents five suggested classroom activities based on the National Geography Standards. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Marran, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that the National Geography Standards identify what students should know and be able to do as a result of geography instruction. Identifies the action verbs used in the Standards' activity statements. Discusses these verbs in the context of Blooms cognitive taxonomy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
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Oden, Pat – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that children love books, and through carefully selected books, geographic concepts can be taught. Explains how children's literature encourages geographic thinking, builds geographic skills, and develops lasting mental maps of places and regions. Discusses 14 suggested books. (CFR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Mahlmann, John J. – Teaching Music, 1994
Asserts that the new "National Standards for Arts Education" position the arts and music as equal partners with other curriculum areas. Maintains that it is inevitable that criticism of the standards will arise. Discusses likely areas of criticism and provides suggested responses that music teachers can use to support the standards. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
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Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that improving preservice geography teacher education is difficult because few geography faculty understand the teacher education process and many education professors are not well-educated geographically. Discusses 13 recommendations to improve preservice geography teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 1995
Asserts that teacher certification is complex, confusing, and important. Argues that the most effective way to change certification guidelines in order to require more geography for preservice teachers may be to change the problems certification guidelines are intended to solve. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Reviews the national social studies standards developed and disseminated by the National Council for the Social Studies. Discusses 3 purposes and 10 operating assumptions of the standards. Responds to six questions that examine the standards within the classroom context. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
Hoffman, Elizabeth, Comp. – Teaching Music, 1994
Maintains that there are many possibilities to help students make connections between music and other disciplines. Reports on teaching methods and course content used by two music teachers. Includes a teaching example in which student identify ways in which literature and music can create a series of related events. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fallis, Todd L. – Music Educators Journal, 1994
Contends that strides have been made toward fair representation of music in public education. Asserts that the results of the Goals 2000 and the national effort of the Music Educators National Conference will bring a new era. Discusses the national standards and three challenges to the music education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Social Education, 1994
Presents excerpts from "Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies." Defines and explains 10 thematic strands that form the basis for the standards. Includes integrated content from history, geography, other social sciences, and the humanities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Lehman, Paul R. – Music Educators Journal, 1994
Maintains that the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) achieved an important symbolic victory by being a primary developer of the National Standards for Arts Education. Presents and discusses five issues related to the Goals 2000 program in general and the standards related to music education in particular. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Aesthetic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Nummedal, Susan G.; Halpern, Diane F. – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Introduces a theme issue focusing on teaching critical thinking through college psychology courses. Defines critical thinking and asserts that "learning to think" has been called the central purpose of education. Refers to the Goals 2000 program and its emphasis on thinking skills. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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