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Rackaway, Chapman; Goertzen, Brent J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2008
Students are well served by course simulations that employ active learning styles and student-driven interaction. For debate on political issues, particular public policies are quite effective in stimulating that discussion. We developed an in-class simulation of political debate on the issue of Social Security. We describe the simulation itself,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Political Issues, Public Policy, Political Science
Burns, Edward – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 has placed a renewed emphasis on the importance of the regular classroom, the regular classroom teacher and the general curriculum as the primary focus of special education. This book contains over 100 topics that deal with real issues and concerns regarding the regular classroom and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Related Services (Special Education), General Education, Teacher Participation
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Jefson, Cristy A. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in America, increasing 40% annually. Identity theft occurs when personal-identifying information, such as a social security number, date of birth, or address, is used to commit fraud. From January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005, 255,565 people in the United States were victims of identity…
Descriptors: Identification, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Health Education
Wehman, Paul – Brookes Publishing Company, 2006
Just in time for the implementation of new IDEA regulations, this fourth edition of a landmark text brings together the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on facilitating transitions for young people with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities. Teaming with the best-known researchers in the fields of employment, transition, postsecondary…
Descriptors: Employment, Educational Technology, Disabilities, Assistive Technology
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Steinbrink, John E.; Cook, Jeremy W. – Social Studies, 2002
Social Security is a contemporary topic that exemplifies a social issue-centered approach to social studies, one that allows students to get beyond the school walls to analyze a contemporary topic that ultimately affects virtually everyone. In this article, the authors provide a brief history of Social Security, describe how it is funded and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, United States History, Federal Legislation, Current Events
Kingson, Eric R.; And Others – 1989
This publication is intended as a guide for teaching high school and adult education students about social insurance concepts. Goals of the project are that students: (1) understand the historical context from which social insurance programs emerged; (2) can participate fully as members of a democratic society in making informed decisions about…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economics, Economics Education, High Schools
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Mead, Arthur C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes class exercises where undergraduates construct and test mathematical models using data and issues related to social security. The students collect data and forecast economic and demographic variables that determine future tax rates. They then discuss government policies that are derived from their models. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Economics, Economics Education