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Somekh, Bridget – Open University Press, 2005
This book presents a fresh view of action research as a methodology uniquely suited to researching the processes of innovation and change. Drawing on twenty-five years' experience of leading or facilitating action research projects, Bridget Somekh argues that action research can be a powerful systematic intervention, which goes beyond describing,…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Community Development, Action Research, Research Methodology
Wachholz, Cedric; Meleisea, Ellie; Apikul, Christine – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in recent years have resulted in changes to content and delivery of education services. For its ICT in Education Policy Project, UNESCO since 2003 has published several reports that raise awareness and prepare policymakers to develop their own national action plan for ICT in…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Information Technology
Marquard, Stephen – Commonwealth of Learning, 2005
A schoolnet program is an organized set of activities that expands the use of ICTs and promotes sharing of educational resources by teachers and students at schools. Schoolnet programmes may be located inside or outside government, may be large initiatives with substantial funding, or may be smaller innovative projects without big budgets. The…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
Noeth, Richard J.; Volkov, Boris B. – American College Testing ACT Inc, 2004
This policy report provides a view of the issues concerning the effectiveness of technology in its role to enhance education. This report is intended for use by educational leaders and policymakers who are concerned with making optimal use of technology in the schools. This report: (1) Focuses on issues that need to be considered as the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers
Hepp, Pedro; Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Laval, Ernesto; Rehbein, Lucio – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
This document offers examples and insights on a number of issues that are relevant to policy-makers in developing countries. A particular effort has been made to demonstrate that introducing ICT into the schools, without a proper staff development plan and without a pedagogical perspective, is a low-return investment. Technology is still expensive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Latin Americans, Staff Development, Educational Technology
Van Duzer, Carol; Florez, MaryAnn Cunningham – 2003
This book provides educators and education policy makers a picture of where the field of teaching adult English language learners is today in order to build a more effective delivery system for the future. It places adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) in the broader context of the U.S. education system (K-12 and adult education), then…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research
National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE), 2003
This report provides an overview of the field of adult English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) instruction in the United States today. First, it places adult ESOL in the broader context of the U.S. education system, and then it describes trends and issues in the areas of program design and instructional practice, assessment, teacher…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Program Design, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends
Siraj-Blatchford, John; Whitebread, David – 2003
The rapid growth of information and communication technologies (ICT) has prompted concerns among parents, educators, and policymakers over the suitability of many educational applications and electronic toys for young children. This book provides information on how children from birth to age 6 develop an early awareness--and subsequently develop…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Cognitive Development, Computer Games
Kamarainen, Pekka, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Brown, Alan, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 15 papers examining European approaches to the theme of key qualifications. The following papers are included: "Key Qualifications Revisited: An Introduction" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Exploring Key Qualifications: Context, Theory, and Practice in Europe" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Rethinking Key Qualifications:…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Development
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination. – 2002
This publication is the result of 20 months of work by the members of the U.S. Department of Education's Educational Technology Expert Panel. From September 1998 to April 2000, the Panel met a total of five times to discuss its mandate (i.e., to evaluate educational programs and recommend to the Secretary of Education those programs that should be…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shelly, Richard – NASSP Bulletin, 2002
The Roanoke Valley Governor's School (RVGS) in Virginia designed special spaces for mathematics, drawing directly from current national standards for secondary school mathematics. Tables show how recommendations for facility design were derived from the curriculum-focused standards and guidelines. A summary of the major design features and…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Technology, Facility Guidelines, Laboratories
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). – 2001
What will schools look like in the future? What big trends are most influential in shaping education and how might these unfold in coming years? What policy questions need to be tackled today for desirable pathways into the future to become more likely? Four chapters in part 1 address these questions. Chapter 1 examines the "driving forces" in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH. – 2001
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education were established at the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University, respectively, in 1999. The centers operate as a consortium with primary and associate partners. Through the centers, the partners…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adoption (Ideas), Advisory Committees, Annual Reports
Burniske, R. W.; Monke, Lowell – 2001
This book describes how two teachers, half a world apart, created collaborative Internet projects for high school students worldwide. Projects helped develop critical thinking, genuine dialogue, and global understanding in the classroom. Through the development of curricular projects linking classrooms in Malaysia, Japan, Iowa, South Africa, and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. – 2000
The revised Arkansas Educational Technology Plan, of the year 2000, is an updated and more detailed plan that is necessary for providing specific help to all levels of the state educational system. The primary focus of the plan is to enhance instruction for higher student achievement through technology and provide a framework to allow this to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Improvement
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