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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005
Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 160,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 66 affiliates. Its members span the entire profession of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
Mathews, J.B. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The emergence of wireless technology is already evident in many ways: as an important delivery format for off-site access to campus learning resources and services, such as online student registration; in course management systems used to facilitate online courses; in the skyrocketing use of e-mail and online communications among and between…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Management Systems, Internet, Online Courses
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Martindale, Trey; Wiley, David A. – TechTrends Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2005
Blogs are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the popular media. In some cases blogs are being called "the next killer application," and "a replacement for email." While a portion of this attention is warranted, in the end a blog is simply a website. But blogs may also represent an empowering technology ? a step toward "leveling the…
Descriptors: Internet, Journal Writing, Web Sites, Student Journals
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2004
Campus voter registration and education programs are powerful and proven tools for building voter participation. Young people who go to college are far more likely to vote than their peers who do not. U.S. Census Bureau data on the 2000 general election show that those with bachelor?s degrees were twice as likely to vote (75 percent) as were those…
Descriptors: Voting, Higher Education, College Students, Citizen Participation
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Rodriguez, Gloria M. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2004
This article explores the concept of vertical equity in light of school reform efforts aimed at increasing academic outcomes for all students. Vertical equity, or the idea that students who bring certain educational needs to the classroom require additional resources to address those needs within the educational process, is useful as a way to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Learning Processes, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives
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Harriman, Susan – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Student participation in online learning activities is a growing priority for Australian government schools. 'Online projects' have emerged as a new learning form, building on non-computer problem-based learning approaches. This paper reports on a study of online learning projects implemented in classes from year 2 to year 11. The purported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Web Based Instruction
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Ghaith, Ghazi M. – Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2003
Describes the aim, preparation, and procedures of five cooperative learning activities for educating teachers of English as a foreign language. Reports that the activities integrate content and methodology, motivate student teachers, and maximize communication, reinforcement, and cognitive work. Documents the prospects and problems of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Learning Processes
Eastin, Delaine – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how teachers can use service-learning teaching methods to improve student achievement. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning
Pardini, Priscilla – School Administrator, 2002
Describes the reasons for renewed interest in the K-8 school model, including dissatisfaction with middle schools, research linking improved academic achievement with K-8 grade configuration, and parent support. Includes examples of districts that have converted middle schools to K-8 schools. Identifies the challenges districts face in moving to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Grade Span Configuration
Caruso, Michael P. – Momentum, 2002
Outlines a model program for rewarding excellence, primarily in a Catholic elementary school that has discretionary funds for rewards and recognition, though it may be adapted for any school. Presents a monthly award system that utilizes Catholic culture and permeates the entire school year. Cites Disney program as a model. (NB)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Program Effectiveness
Lawlor, Antoine Therese – Momentum, 2002
Describes one educator's experiences with developing core K-8 curriculum standards that reflect the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the dimensions of the General Directory for Catechesis. Standards were applied in author's diocese. Also describes pilot year for program and offers some qualitative feedback. (NB)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Curriculum
Cortines, Ramon C. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes four lessons that educators can learn from their mistakes. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Majority Attitudes
Van Keuren, James – School Business Affairs, 2002
Describes how the budget can be used as a management tool (continuous-improvement plan) to help align district financial resources with school-reform efforts. Cites example of a continuous-improvement plan developed by the Ohio Department of Education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administration, Budgets
Codding, Judy – Principal Leadership, 2001
Describes a year-long, high school reading and writing literacy course developed by the National Center on Education and the Economy, designed to be delivered in a 90-minute, double-block period 5 days a week. Identifies several things principals can do to successfully implement the course. (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Block Scheduling, Principals, Reading Instruction
Taylor, Sheryl V.; Nesheim, Dennis W. – Principal Leadership, 2001
Describes the content and organization of a readers' workshop, an approach to reading instruction for high school students with poor reading skills that emphasizes the building of connections between students' life experiences and providing a structured, shared reading learning environment. Identifies resources for selecting children's literature.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Workshops
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