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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