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Ryan, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Six decades ago Louise Rosenblatt warned that teachers were failing to develop children's ability to respond aesthetically to literature. Rosenblatt felt that this ability was essential to achieve the goal of producing a literate population who could participate fully in a thriving democracy. This same warning is relevant today. The "No Child…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Literature Appreciation
Baulch, Clay E. – Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2010
Standardized accountability represents the use of numbers culled from standardized assessments and devoid of cultural or social context in an effort to "grade" a school's educational efforts. To integrate this accountability, organizations such as the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have developed a set of teachable objectives for schools…
Descriptors: Accountability, Standardized Tests, Administrator Attitudes, Aesthetics
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Kelehear, Zach – Current Issues in Education, 2010
The degree to which instructional supervisors encourage reflection by teachers is in large part a function of both the supervisor's and teacher's use of the art of conversation. The author juxtaposes the Concern Based Adoption Model theory for innovation with the Feldman Method for art criticism to support reflection as aesthetic. Reflection that…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Supervision, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication
Thompson, Carmelita; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2009
The educational environment has become increasingly complex, demanding, and multidimensional. The "No Child Left Behind Act" has expanded the federal role in education and increased accountability for achievement results. Academic achievement is the cornerstone of the educational organization. Strategic planning, implemented using Dr.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Butcher, Jennifer; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2008
With both high retirement and high attrition rates among educators and a nationwide increasing student population, more teachers are needed. With the impact of a teacher shortage, educational systems began to examine the alternative certification methods. Alternative routes to teacher education profoundly impact the teaching force. The "Ways…
Descriptors: General Education, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification, Ethics
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Diket, Read M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
The importance of arts education has long been recognized. Years ago, John Dewey (1934, vii) argued that, in arts education, "learning is controlled by two great principles: one that participation is something inherently worth while, or undertaken on its own account; the other is perception of the relation of means to consequences... A third…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Art Education, Adolescents, Secondary School Students