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Marshall, Brigitte – 2002
This report discusses efforts in adult English as a Second Language (ESL) education to link language instruction to workforce and civic skills (skills needed for successful participation in the community). It looks at the social forces that underlie these efforts (shifts in the U.S. economy, welfare reform, accountability requirements, and learner…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Learning, Civics, Classroom Techniques
Gilzow, Douglas F.; Branaman, Lucinda E. – 2000
This book describes 7 successful foreign language programs that start in preschool or the elementary grades and continue through high school, including both foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) and immersion programs. Written in clear and nontechnical language, this book is designed to be of use to anyone developing an early foreign…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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
Ehman, Lee H.; Glenn, Allen D. – 1987
Computers have not revolutionized social studies curricula because so few teachers use them. But research does indicate that computers are flexible instructional tools that can assist in the development of attitudes, intellectual motivation, and inquiry skills. Social studies educators need to consider expanded computer use in their classrooms…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
Miller, Steven L. – 1988
Economics is an important part of the U.S. social studies core curriculum, and this book considers the role of economics education in the development of citizenship skills. Chapter 1 describes: (1) citizenship and economic literacy; (2) the amount of economics education to offer; (3) economics in relation to economic education; and (4)…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Design
Stenger, Leslie A.; Smith, Christel M. – 1985
This monograph describes some of the physical, sociological, and psychological characteristics of older adults, identifies their needs, and outlines the role of the health, physical education, recreation and dance (HPRD) professionals in meeting these needs. The first section clarifies various theories on the aging process and the classification…
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Dance, Exercise, Health Needs
Chliwniak, Luba – 1997
This study analyzes the gender gap at colleges and universities from an institutional context. It asks what the issues are; in what ways women and men leaders are different and alike; whether the gender gap matters. It discusses the glass ceiling in higher education and how it affects curriculum and administration of the institution. Five chapters…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Colleges, Consciousness Raising
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
Steussy, Carol L.; Thomas, Julie A. – 1998
This guide for elementary Teacher preparation programs in science education comprises three sections: "Introduction"; "Guidelines"; and "Implementation." The reform efforts, particularly those pertaining to science education, are characterized by a shift towards shared responsibility for the preparation of teachers to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Hands on Science
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
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