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Cortes, Carlos – 1983
How the theme of human movement--migration, and particularly immigration--can be integrated into junior high U.S. history and world history/geography courses is discussed. To avoid turning the study of migration into an unwitting process of reinforcing ethnocentrism, two steps need to be taken. First, the movement of people throughout the world…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
Beardsley, Donna A. – 1984
Using elementary and secondary school teaching methods in the college classroom is proposed, and examples of class activities are described. Incorporating elementary or junior high style in-class activity that nevertheless uses and is geared to college-level material, can be successful in making a dull course interesting. Although the classroom…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Higher Education
Dixon, John; Stratta, Leslie – 1986
Elaborated as a response to a traditional set of secondary school poetry examinations that are called "sterile and outmoded," this report resulted from a series of seminars held in England by literature educators. The report offers extensive guidelines for modernizing the exams, examples of student critical writing about particular poems, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Criteria
Preisser, Thomas M. – 1988
This essay discusses useful techniques for the presentation of college courses on television, based on the author's year-long programming of television courses in American history. Suggestions include comments on program organization, effective use of visual aids, pacing the lecture, methods of on-camera relaxation, and working with the program…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Higher Education, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast)
Rosser, Sue V. – 1986
This guide focuses on the content and methodological approaches useful in teaching basic and applied science courses from a feminist perspective. Course content and pedagogical methods for including the feminist perspective are discussed for different curricula, including biology, women's studies, and health. A discussion of approaches for…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Females
Ward, James – 1983
Any consideration of basic skills must at some point achieve the realization that a fundamental skill is the ability of the mind to create, produce, and utilize meaning. The purpose of productive and creative thinking is to know and understand, to produce and utilize meaning that serves to guide and direct mental and physical behavior. The overall…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
Kokalis, Jerry, Jr.; Paquin, Dave – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses aberrant, or disruptive, behavior in an industrial/business, classroom-based, instructor-led training setting. Three examples of aberrant behavior are described, typical case studies are provided for each, and preventive (long-term) and corrective (on-the-spot) strategies for dealing with the problems are discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Industrial Training
LaGuardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. International High School. – 1988
The International High School opened on the campus of LaGuardia Community College in September 1985, with the goal of developing basic English language proficiency through a program of substantive study in a high school/college curriculum for students of limited English language abilities. This curriculum guide presents seven areas of discussion,…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
Grow, Gerald – 1995
Deliberately writing badly can be an effective way to learn to write better because knowing when writing is bad is an essential element in knowing when it's good. There are distinct advantages to encouraging students to learn the rules by breaking them. Deliberately doing it wrong removes the threat of failure. Students are playing; they are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Humor, Journalism, Layout (Publications)
Ellington, E. C., Comp. – 1987
This publication is one in a series of 12 giving the recommendations that were made for a broad and balanced education program in science for young people. Following the introduction, section one discusses content and rationale and the need for an extended range of approaches, basic assumptions about teaching and learning, the purposes of school…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Dunfey, Joan – Computing Teacher, 1984
Briefly discusses several applications for databases in elementary and secondary English classrooms, including research projects, book reviews, electronic mail, and poetry, and presents evaluation criteria for teachers trying to decide which database is best for their classrooms. (MBR)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Databases
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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Presents an interview with Bell Yung, a scholar of Chinese music and ethnomusicology. Maintains that world music (music from many nations and cultures) should be taught as early as possible in the schools and at home. Includes two lesson plans for teaching about Chinese music. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Thiagarajan, Sivasailam; Pasigna, Aida L. – Simulation and Games, 1985
Describes basic structure of a framegame, Chain Gang, in which self-instructional modules teach a cognitive skill. Procedures are presented for loading new content into the game's basic framework to teach algorithms or heuristics and for game modification to suit different situations. Handouts used in the basic game are appended. (MBR)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Design, Educational Games, Formative Evaluation
Hannah, Larry – Computing Teacher, 1986
Describes Quality of Life, an electronic spreadsheet activity involving student ranking of livability of U.S. cities, which was developed to introduce discussion on the subjective nature of statistics to junior high school students. This activity demonstrates the use of microcomputers, spreadsheets, and database management in social studies…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities
Yelon, Stephen; Maddocks, Peg – Performance and Instruction, 1986
Describes four-step approach to educational demonstration: tell learners they will have to perform; what they should notice; describe each step before doing it; and require memorization of steps. Examples illustrate use of this process to demonstrate a general mental strategy, and industrial design, supervisory, fine motor, and specific…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Planning, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement
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