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Meagher, Michael – 2002
This ERIC Digest overviews recent research on teaching and learning fractions and provides suggestions for practice, help in locating resources having direct application in the classroom, and sources for further reading in the literature. Students' conceptions of fractions or rational numbers, common mistakes teachers make, and new teaching…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Fractions
Disinger, John F.; And Others – 1988
This digest identifies characteristics of successful higher education programs in environmental studies and trends in environmental studies programs and courses. Characteristics of programs that have continued for the past two decades are listed. Some of the variables associated with programs that have not continued are identified. Recent trends…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Science, Curriculum, Educational Trends
Marion, Marian – 1997
Children's anger presents challenges to teachers committed to constructive, ethical, and effective child guidance. This Digest explores what is known about the components of children's anger, factors contributing to understanding and managing anger, and the ways teachers can guide children's expressions of anger. Anger is believed to have three…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Anger, Behavior Modification, Child Behavior
Kleifgen, Jo Anne – 1989
The computer revolution was expected to help American schools to teach traditionally unsuccessful students more effectively and to reduce educational inequalities. Research suggests, however, that computer technology has in many ways actually widened the gap in educational opportunity. Nevertheless, this report finds that computers and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Helgeson, Stanley L. – 1988
In 1986, a total of 11 different populations involving more than 1000 schools and more than 20,000 students participated in the Second IEA Science Study (SISS). This digest discusses findings related to curricular patterns and student outcomes. Ratings were done at grades 5, 9, and 12, to ensure that the achievement tests reflected the science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Elementary School Science
Suydam, Marilyn N. – 1990
This digest reviews the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics'"Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics." Topics summarized are: (1) rationale; (2) underlying assumptions; (3) five goals for students; (4) framework for curriculum; (5) standards for each grade cluster; (6) standards for general assessment, student…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Nickell, Pat – 1993
Alternative forms of evaluating student progress are changing testing or assessment in U.S. schools. From the teacher-made to the standardized test, the familiar over-emphasis on multiple-choice items is giving way to expanded generative formats in which students are called upon to demonstrate mastery through applications in which they use complex…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Testing
Patrick, John J. – 1993
Recent state-level curriculum frameworks have emphasized geography and history as core subjects of the social studies sequence of courses, from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. This Digest presents a rationale for the connection between geography and history, presents ideas for developing this connection within the curriculum, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
Patrick, John J. – 1993
In February 1990, the President and state governors proclaimed a set of six national education goals to prompt profound improvements in schools and student achievement by the year 2000. These six goals reflect widely held concerns that most Americans have not been receiving the kind of education they need to meet the challenges of twenty-first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Change
Bonwell, Charles C.; Eison, James A. – 1991
This brief report summarizes a longer document with the same title. It reviews literature on the importance of using active learning teaching techniques in the classroom, describes what active learning is, discusses how this technique can be incorporated into the classroom and identifies barriers to the use of this approach. Strategies that…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty
Kasten, Margaret; Howe, Robert W. – 1988
Two groups of students at risk of not developing adequate mathematical knowledge and skills are (1) the "typical or usual" and (2) "the nominal mathematics students"--those who do not achieve at a satisfactory level in mathematics and/or do not enroll in mathematics courses beyond typical required courses. This digest provides…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Stark, Joan S.; And Others – 1987
Aspects of professional competence and professional socialization that are being emphasized in professional education programs are summarized. Of concern are generic outcomes of professional preparation, outcome-related issues and trends common to professional education in diverse fields, some problems that concern professional educators, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Competence
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC. – 1986
This digest highlights features of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), explains how to use the system most effectively, and offers suggestions on how health and physical education teacher education faculty can present and use the ERIC system to supplement classroom instruction. Following a description of how resources in ERIC can…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Databases, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Colby, Anita Y. – 1986
This digest draws upon the thirteen published volumes of "Inside English" to offer a summary of practitioners' advice on techniques to improve two-year college students' writing skills. First, the paper summarizes underlying principles of writing instruction, indicating that: (1) usage, formal grammar, phonics, and spelling are best…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Feedback, Holistic Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Blosser, Patricia E. – 1985
This digest provides an overview of several meta-analysis studies which focused on various aspects of science instruction. These studies examined: productive factors in science learning for grades 6 through 12; quality and quantity of instruction; effects of various teaching strategies on science achievement; instructional systems in science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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