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Wonacott, Michael E. – 2002
Since 1982, studies have shown statistical evidence that career and technical education (CTE) can play a role in reducing the number of high school dropouts, especially among students who are at high risk of dropping out. Case studies at several High Schools That Work sites showed improvements in retention and graduation at the same time that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Academies, Case Studies
Collie, Kate; Mitchell, Dan; Murphy, Lawrence – 2001
Online counseling is a growing means of interaction for counselors and clients. This paper presents an interview among three counselors who simultaneously describe and demonstrate skills they use in their e-mail counseling practices. The interviewer and the interviewees all have been involved in the development of online counseling. The skills…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training
Malone, Margaret – 2000
This digest discusses the simulated oral proficiency interview (SOPI), a performance-based, tape-mediated speaking test. The SOPI follows the general structure of the oral proficiency interview (OPI) used by government agencies and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to measure speaking proficiency. Whereas the OPI is…
Descriptors: Interviews, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Oral Language
Colker, Laura J. – 2000
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) was born in the mid-1960s and is today the world's largest and most popular educational database. The history of ERIC's early development has been told in Del Trester's 1981 narrative, "ERIC--The First Fifteen Years: 1964-1979, A History of the Educational Resources Information Center."…
Descriptors: Development, Educational Resources, History, Information Networks
Dzierlenga, Donna; Friedlander, Jack – 1981
Practical information is provided, in a question and answer format, for community college officials who are planning to conduct a community needs assessment. A brief discussion of the usefulness of needs assessment surveys to the college planning process is followed by descriptions of eight steps to be followed in planning and conducting a survey:…
Descriptors: Bias, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Community Study
Holt, Daniel D., Ed. – 1994
A discussion of family literacy projects focuses on alternatives to traditional methods of program evaluation. In the first chapter, the distinction between standardized and alternative assessments is clarified and the special evaluation needs of family literacy projects are highlighted. The remainder of the handbook is intended to help program…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Classroom Observation Techniques, English (Second Language), Family Literacy
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR. – 1983
The 12 publications on program evaluation selected for annotation have previously been entered in the ERIC system. Six of the entries are manuals or handbooks on how to conduct a program evaluation. Official manuals from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, and the Los Angeles (California) Unified School District are included along with one on applied…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Carew, Jean V. – 1980
The main purpose of this paper is to delineate methods of data collection and coding currently being used in a longitudinal observational study of toddlers in 25 black families in Oakland, California. Data collection activities, accomplished through monthly three-hour visits to each home, focused on five types of data: (1) videotaped and…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Development, Data Collection, Family Environment
Hertling, Elizabeth – 1999
This digest in Spanish presents steps that school boards and district officials can take to find qualified applicants for vacant school-leadership positions. It discusses various long-term strategies, such as increasing the candidate pool through career ladders and recruiting teachers through internships and training programs, that districts can…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Leadership
Wilson, Brent G.; And Others – 1994
Peakview is a new school that is implementing a number of organizational and teaching strategies advocated by the school restructuring reform movement. Among those strategies is the infusion of more than 80 networked microcomputers and related technology and software. This evaluation study examined the impact of the technology on the school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
Hertling, Elizabeth – 1999
This digest presents steps that school boards and district officials can take to find qualified applicants for vacant school-leadership positions. It discusses various long-term strategies, such as increasing the candidate pool through career ladders and recruiting teachers through internships and training programs, that districts can enact…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Leadership
Howard, Elizabeth R.; Loeb, Michael I. – 1998
The last several years have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of two-way immersion (TWI) programs around the country. These programs integrate native English speakers and language-minority students for academic instruction and aim to promote bilingual proficiency, high academic achievement, and cross-cultural awareness. The expanded…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Interviews, Language Minorities
Rudner, Lawrence M. – 1991
Assessment can play a vital role in ensuring the success of citizenship education. Assessment should be an on-going process that informs about the progress and development of students. Guidelines are presented for designing and planning assessment activities, and several formats for assessment are described. Basic guidelines for assessment are…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN. – 1991
This ERIC/RCS Special Collection contains 10 or more Digests (brief syntheses of the research on a specific topic in contemporary education) and FAST Bibs (Focused Access to Selected Topics--annotated bibliographies with selected entries from the ERIC database), providing up-to-date information in an accessible format. The collection focuses on…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Class Activities, Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills
Stansfield, Charles W. – 1992
This digest focuses on the American Council on the Speaking of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Speaking Proficiency Guidelines. The history and development of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (originally, the ACTFL Provisional Proficiency Guidelines) are reviewed, the generic characteristics of each level of the speaking guidelines are presented in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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