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Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund, 2009
The Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center (VERTEC) was established in 1988 to increase females' access to, and opportunities in, vocational education programs that are nontraditional for their gender. The research, technical assistance and advocacy that has been provided by VERTEC staff over the last 21 years has established a…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination, Vocational Education
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai; Bloom, Dara; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
This guidebook has been developed to support and coordinate efforts across Pennsylvania to increase the connections between farms and schools. It is written for schools and school districts--and especially for food service directors, teachers, administrators, school nurses, and school health and wellness committees. It is also written for farmers…
Descriptors: Food Service, Guides, School Community Relationship, Agricultural Occupations
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This document presents a collection of strand maps that show how students' understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might grow over time. The guide discusses strand maps in general and prose directly related to each individual map. The maps are built from benchmarks that were derived from…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Biehle, James T.; Motz, LaMoine L.; West, Sandra S. – 1999
The National Science Teachers Association, in response to the emergence of new science curricula and the need for updated science facilities in the nation's public schools, convened a task force to develop guidelines for K-12 science facility design and use. This guide, a result of NSTA Task Force on Science Facilities and Equipment, includes…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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
Olson, Allan; Smoyer, Susan – 1988
The Science Curriculum and Assessment Project is a multi-state network of school districts and other educational agencies that actively promotes science improvement through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This document describes the major areas of project work, specifications and review procedures for test items in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Science, Item Banks
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Lockard, James O. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Described is a program in which elementary school students visit high school biology classes and are taught by the high school students. Discussed are requirements, costs, materials, curriculum, preparation of student instructors, sequence of events, facilities, and program advantages. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Logan, Terry J. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
This article details some of the changes that have occurred in U.S. land-grant universities and colleges of agriculture, and the resulting issues and challenges facing faculty. Strategies for addressing these challenges are proposed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Faculty, College Science
Levine, S. J.; And Others – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
Compared are the estimates of students and professional field soil scientists. Results indicate that with three weeks of practice and the availability of good reference samples, students can attain a level of proficiency comparable to professional soil scientists. Suggestions for grading evaluations are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Evaluation Methods
Sims, Gerald K. – Journal of Agronomic Education (JAE), 1989
A peer review process similar to that used by scientific journals which can be applied to class work is presented. Stressed is the advantage of using peer review when writing skills are a priority but instructor time is limited. Guidelines and examples of comments are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, College Science, Evaluation Methods
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Kahn, Michael – School Science Review, 1989
The teaching of physics through the medium of integrating technology is considered. This article reports on the teaching strategy employed and the choice of suitable examples of technology. Possible extensions of the strategy to other science fields are also discussed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Electronics, Integrated Activities, Physics
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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
Hirzy, Ellen Cochran, Ed. – 1996
Aimed primarily at a museum audience, this book is also a guide for school educators who want to work in partnerships with museums. Fifteen museum school projects are described, all of which received Museum Leadership Initiatives grants in 1994. Projects involve museums focusing on heritage, arts, natural history, sciences, and industry as well as…
Descriptors: Aquariums, Cultural Centers, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Facilities
Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. – 1996
The information in this volume was compiled in order to provide a guide to the technology-in-education programs of the federal government. The goal of this book is to provide important information about technological resources that will assist teachers, administrators, students, parents and others in achieving the goal of the United States being…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Sciences and Elementary Administration. – 1984
This 10-chapter handbook (designed for science teachers and school administrators) describes known hazards associated with science teaching and provides information to develop a framework for local safety programs specifically designed to avoid or neutralize the effects of such hazards. Major areas addressed in the chapters include: (1) the nature…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Biology, Chemistry, Educational Facilities Planning
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