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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Collins, Larianne; Wise, Susan S.; Caughman, Monti – Geography Teacher, 2012
Though lasting less than 200 years, large-scale rice production in South Carolina and Georgia "probably represented the most significant utilization of the tidewater zone for crop agriculture ever attained in the United States." Rice is a specialty crop where successful cultivation relied heavily upon "adaptation" to nature via…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Agricultural Production, United States History
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Glasgow, Jacqueline N.; Baer, Allison L. – English Journal, 2011
Sierra Leone is only one of the more than 50 armed conflicts currently going on around the world. It is estimated that 20 million children were either refugees or displaced internally, and some 300,000 children under the age of 18 were used in hostilities at any given time as government or rebel soldiers, with about one-third reportedly fighting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Children, Refugees
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2011
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Educational Innovation
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
du Plessis, Joy; Muzaffar, Irfan – EQUIP1, 2010
With the introduction of free primary education throughout Africa over the past 20 years, the demand for more qualified teachers has grown tremendously (Nilsson, 2003). Mainstream teacher education programs, typically consisting of 1-3 years of residence in teachers' colleges and some form of practice teaching, are unable to meet this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Seminars, Models
Bush, Tony – SAGE Publications (CA), 2008
Leadership is critical to educational development and specific preparation is vital if leaders are to maximise their effectiveness. In this major new text, Tony Bush draws on his extensive international experience and research to examine the case for leadership development and assess the different modes of preparation used in Europe, including the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations
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Geography Teacher, 2008
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Harm de Blij); (2) Geography: Is it a Boy's Subject? (Lisa Smitreski); (3) A…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Human Geography, Recreational Facilities, Statistics
Schwille, John; Dembele, Martial; Schubert, Jane – International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2007
This booklet targets policymakers and educators with busy lives (especially those in developing countries) who may neither have the time nor the opportunity to read widely across all the issues raised herein. This publication looks at all forms of teacher learning, formal and informal, from teachers' own early schooling, through their training,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teacher Education, Educational Planning, Educational Development
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van Sark, Wilfried G. J. H. M. – European Journal of Physics, 2007
To reach a sustainable world the use of renewable energy sources is imperative. Photovoltaics (PV) is but one of the technologies that use the power of the sun and its deployment is growing very fast. Several master programs have been developed over the world, including Utrecht University, that teach these technologies. Within the framework of a…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis – Intercultural Education, 2007
The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), African Studies, Citizen Participation
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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Preparation is vital to the success of any journey, especially when one is dealing with a faraway land and 700 sixth graders. Creating a virtual journey to Africa, the author describes an art lesson plan for sixth graders focusing on life on the Serengeti, by having students create tissue paper collages through a three-stage project. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Art Activities, Studio Art
Glimps, Blanche Jackson; Ford, Theron – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Are there students with physical disabilities who are so severely impaired that their culture can not be taken into consideration? Growing numbers of preschool and school age children with such disabilities are from non-European countries including Africa, South America, East Asia, and the Caribbean Islands. In addition, children who are American…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Physical Disabilities, American Indians, Alaska Natives
Finnen, Wanda – Teacher Ideas Press, 2004
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American History, Folk Culture, Slavery
Bradley, Jo, Ed. – 2003
This collection of essays, which is separated into 4 sections, concerns open and distance learning at school level, or grades K-12. The first section, "The Knowledge Society," includes the following chapters: "Classroom Open Learning: A Case of Old Wine in New Bottles?" (Jenkins); "Living and Learning in the Information…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational Finance
Dewal, O. S. – 1989
The objectives of the workshop were to discuss the need for staff development in African universities, explore various means to improve teaching and learning, prepare an outline to set up centers in universities to cater to the needs of staff development, and outline a basic approach for establishing a continental committee to coordinate and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development
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