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Wing, Stephen; Beazley, Hamilton; Fine, Theodora – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2007
The Surgeon General, the Nation's top public health officer, is appointed by the President of the United States to help protect and promote the health of the Nation. The recently published "Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking" [ED496083] highlights underage alcohol use as a major public health and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Drinking, School Personnel, Adolescents
Smith-Shank, Deborah L., Ed.; Hausman, Jerome J., Ed. – 1994
This manual presents information about student learning, assessments, and evaluation, and gives practical suggestions for aiding student achievement in the visual arts. The Introduction, (1) "Finding Tar Beach: A Context for Assessment" (Deborah Smith-Shank) reminds educators that evaluation, assessment, and judgment procedures selected should…
Descriptors: Achievement, Art Education, Core Curriculum, Criteria
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Castro, James – Primus, 1991
Describes several techniques that have been used in a variety of college mathematics classes to shift the classroom experience from instructor-centered to student-centered. Discusses specific applications of these techniques to remedial mathematics, precalculus, liberal arts mathematics, calculus, and geometry classroom settings. (40 references)…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Cooperative Learning
Saracevic, Tefko – 1986
The course presented in this handbook has four major objectives: (1) to define the nature and environment of information consolidation and describe its role and potential benefits; (2) to survey characteristics of users, methods for user studies, and procedures for marketing and dissemination of information consolidation products and services; (3)…
Descriptors: Administration, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Bouthyette, Pierre-Yves – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
This article highlights the structure of a college horticulture course designed for students with nonscience majors. With an underlying emphasis that science is the manifestation of a basic human need to explain, the course outline illustrates the primary goal of developing and maintaining students' motivation for learning contemporary scientific…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Eisner, Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Asserts that many macroeconomics textbooks include arguments about national fiscal policy that may not be relevant nor accurate. Concludes that counter cyclical fiscal policy restricted to changes in income taxes and transfer payments are weak tools in efforts to pull a nation out of recession. (CFR)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Economic Factors, Economics, Financial Policy
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Selwyn, Douglas – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that teaching is, among other things, the art of connecting students with course content in personal, relevant, and exciting ways. Presents three classroom lessons that incorporate journals, plays, and essays into social studies teaching. Includes discussion questions and follow-up assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Curriculum Development, Dramatics, Educational Change