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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
Oberle, Alex; Araya, Fabian; Cortés, Ximena; Ullestad, Mollie – Geography Teacher, 2015
In a world with an ever-increasing population, diminishing natural resources, and greater levels of consumption, sustainability has emerged as a critical concept and it encompasses everything from international policy to lifestyle changes to "green" technologies. While various aspects of sustainability have been adopted by schools and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans
Gear, Adrienne – Stenhouse Publishers, 2015
Since "Reading Power" was launched ten years ago in an elementary school in Vancouver, it has evolved into a recognized approach to comprehension instruction being implemented across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and China. This groundbreaking approach shows teachers how to help students think while they…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
National Art Education Association, 2009
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high quality, certified visual arts educator in every K-12 public school across the United States, recognizing that effective arts instruction is a core component of 21st-century education. "Professional Standards for Visual Arts…
Descriptors: Standards, Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education
Holladay, Jennifer – Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1), 2009
When Morris Dees was a young man in Alabama, the law said that black people couldn't drink from the same water fountain as white people, or sit at the same lunch counter. Back then, the government created and sanctioned divisions between human beings. The Civil Rights Movement changed all of that, of course, and ended state-mandated apartheid in…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, High School Seniors
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
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Dallmer, Denise – Social Studies, 2007
The author describes teaching eighth-grade students about the civil rights movement. Teachers used photographs of students in the 1950s as a central theme of their unit about the U.S. civil rights movement. Using these photographs as a learning tool inspired the students to be engaged in history. At the end of the unit, students were able to…
Descriptors: Local History, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Civil Rights
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Lee, Michelle – Social Studies, 2007
The author explores the advantages and disadvantages of integrated curriculum in the middle school setting. She reviews several models for integrated curriculum and guidelines for creating a successful integrated curriculum. A ready-to-use middle school unit on the American Revolution is also presented. Nine complete lessons are provided for…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Middle School Students
Frierson-Campbell, Carol, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
The change needed in urban music education not only relates to the idea that music should be at the center of the curriculum; rather, it is that culturally relevant music should be a creative force at the center of reform in urban education. Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform is the start of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Educational Change
Astwood, Phil – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Learning Modules, Foreign Countries
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Klock, John – Science Education Review, 2003
To provide an international perspective, and to get American students focused on the United Nations (UN) as a legitimate scientific institution, the United Nations and its role in addressing global environmental concerns should be taught in the American science classroom. The target audience for this paper is high school teachers. The United…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Science Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Environmental Education
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Edgington, William D. – Social Studies, 2002
Character education has become the fastest growing school reform movement in the United States. Surveys conducted in the last few years indicate that Americans tend to place character (values) education as the highest priority in school restructuring programs, and there is nothing to suggest that the nation's concern is temporary. Teachers in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Values Clarification, Values Education, School Restructuring