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Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
Education data are growing in quantity, quality, and value. When appropriately used to guide action, data can be a powerful tool for improving school operations, teaching, and learning. Education stakeholders who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to appropriately access, analyze, and interpret data will be able to use data to take…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Data Interpretation, Information Utilization, Data Analysis
Wohlers, Art – 1995
An educational program's characteristics are one of the main factors influencing the number of square feet needed per student. Listed are some initial questions facility planners can ask to help guide the facility design process with the educational program in mind. (GR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Curriculum Design, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning
Narrated by actor Howard Hesseman, this videotape presents arguments for promoting art education in the nation's schools. Interviews with art education leaders, industry leaders, teachers, and principals reveal their convictions that adequate training in critical and creative thinking is necesseary for successful participation in the international…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
Quigley, Charles N., Ed.; Bahmueller, Charles, Ed. – 1991
CIVITAS is a curriculum framework that sets forth a set of national goals to be achieved in a civic education curriculum, primarily for K-12 public and private schools. It is a framework that proposes to specify the knowledge and skills needed by citizens to perform their roles in U.S. democracy. There are two major sections in the framework. It…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Inservice Education. – 1988
The United States of America is a society dependent upon science and technology. This will be even more evident in the 21st century, when many jobs will exist in fields not yet developed. Decisions relating to yet unknown data will need to be made. The individual will need to be scientifically and technologically literate to be able to relate to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
McWalters, Peter; And Others – School Administrator, 1992
Superintendents, a principal, a teacher, and representatives of the National Education Association describe how they are attempting to resolve the question of establishing parameters in shared decision-making programs. Also lists 12 principles necessary for effective decision making to commence and 12 effective practices in shared decision making.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sparkes, Bob – School Science Review, 1989
Information technology will be an important influence in education in the future. This article discusses the use of instructional technology for science teaching and considers the impact of technology on what is taught and how science is taught. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Technology
Kaaks, Adriaan – 1988
Between the years of 1978 and 1987, the Dutch National Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO) developed a core curriculum of objectives and content for a new social and political education curriculum. These new programs were to take effect in the secondary modern schools and lower vocational schools for students age 14-16. The empowering…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Study Centers
Carrera, John Willshire – 1992
This updated version of a 1989 document of the same title represents a guide to the immigrant student's legal right of access to public schools based on the 1982 United States Supreme Court ruling in "Plyler v. Doe." Following an introduction, the first of three sections, "School Practices," addresses everyday school practices…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
Wojtan, Linda S., Ed.; Spence, Donald, Ed. – 1992
This collection of essays presents a rationale for incorporating teaching about Japan in the K-12 curriculum. The volume provides practical examples and guidelines about how to achieve this goal. The essays are organized into three main categories--professional development, curriculum design and enhancement, and exchange. The essays include:…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Hirschen, Bill – 1987
This publication of the New York State Education Department addresses three applications of video in New York schools. Chapter 1 discusses public, cable, and commercial television broadcast resources, resources in the form of videotape libraries and collections, and resource utilization. The second chapter focuses on the process and product of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Libraries
Davis, I. Lorraine; And Others – 1986
Sexual abuse of children in the United States is far more pervasive than most educators realize, with studies estimating up to 500,000 annual occurrences. This revised resource and planning guide for Wisconsin schools should help districts deal with sexual abuse on school premises and suspicion of this behavior off campus. While the guide cannot…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Information Networks
Fisher, Evelyn; And Others – 1981
This document's three-fold purpose is to give guidance to schools that will be using technical assistance, to raise important considerations for those resource units that provide such assistance, and to point out areas of concern to Pennsylvania Department of Education planners. Included are four articles by University of Pittsburgh faculty…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Educational Facilities Improvement