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Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Schoenbach, Ruth; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Murphy, Lynn – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Features of this book include: (1) Based on the Reading Apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Textbooks, Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement
Russell, William B., III, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
The field of social studies is unique and complex. It is challenged by the differing perspectives related to the definition, goals, content, and purpose of social studies. Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader discusses the contemporary issues surrounding social studies education today. Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Global Education, Citizenship, Popular Culture
Kuhn, Barbel, Ed.; Cavana, Maria Luisa Perez, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Using constructivist principles and autonomous learning techniques the ELP has pioneered innovative and cutting edge approaches to learning languages that can be applied to learning across the spectrum. Although articles on the success of the ELP project have appeared in some academic journals, "Perspectives from the European Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Independent Study, Educational Innovation
Hutzel, Karen; Bastos, Flavia M. C.; Cozier, Kimberly J. – Teachers College Press, 2012
This anthology places art at the center of meaningful urban education reform. Providing a fresh perspective on urban education, the contributors describe a positive, asset-based community development model designed to tap into the teaching/learning potential already available in urban cities. Rather than focusing on a lack of resources, this…
Descriptors: Community Development, Urban Schools, Art Education, Educational Change
Samide, Jeff L., Ed.; Eliason, Grafton T., Ed.; Patrick, John – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
The purpose of Career Development in Higher Education is to provide a broad and in-depth look at the field of career development as it applies to individuals involved in higher education activities, in a variety of educational and vocational training settings. The book will examine some of the field's major themes, approaches and assumptions using…
Descriptors: Career Development, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Career Choice
Scarratt, Elaine, Ed.; Davison, Jon, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"The Media Teacher's Handbook" is an indispensible guide for all teachers, both specialist and non-specialist, delivering Media Studies and media education in secondary schools and colleges. It is the first text to draw together the three key elements of secondary sector teaching in relation to media study--the "theoretical",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, Citizenship, Specialists