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Whitlock, Annie McMahon; Fox, Kim – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
Can reading a book about a boy and a hen in Ghana make a difference to fifth graders in their Michigan community? Indeed, it can, and in myriad ways. At a suburban elementary school in Michigan, the authors introduced fifth graders to economic concepts in a project-based learning (PBL) unit. They began by reading aloud and discussing the picture…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Materials, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Wiegand, Wayne A. – Library Quarterly, 2011
This essay challenges traditional assumptions about the small-town American public library and the roles it has played in its community. Conventional thinking and professional rhetoric grounded on a "user in the life of the library" perspective identifies the public library as a neutral agency "essential to democracy" that…
Descriptors: Democracy, Municipalities, Public Libraries, Females
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Warren-Gross, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The author's school had just been labeled a failing school by No Child Left Behind when its new principal arrived in the fall of 2007. In this demoralizing climate, teachers can get frustrated and choose to give up, or they can rise to the challenge, create a plan for improvement, and plunge into uncharted waters. This article discusses how the…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, Leadership Responsibility, Media Specialists
FLES NEWS, 1992
Articles in the three Volume 5 issues of the National Network for Early Language Learning newsletter include: "Young Authors--A Double Success" (Carolyn Andrade); "Teacher Preparation for Elementary School Foreign Language Programs" (Carol Ann Pesola); "Strategies in a Small School Setting: The Filley FLES Program"…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Michigan Women's Commission, Lansing. – 1973
Serving as the basis for the first administrative complaint alleging sex discrimination in textbooks to be filed under federal law, the findings presented in this report are based on an analysis, made by parents and citizens in a midwestern city, of 12 texts in the elementary reading program of a major publisher. Generally, the findings are stated…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Females, Males, Reading Material Selection
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Burhans, Clinton S., Jr. – English Education, 1985
Reports the findings of a survey of 141 teachers that investigated whether public school teachers of subjects involving reading, writing, and literature read contemporary materials in these fields. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Occupational Surveys
CAMPBELL, PAUL B.; AND OTHERS – 1967
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR 1965-66, GROUPS OF FIRST-GRADE PUPILS IN THE LIVONIA SCHOOL SYSTEM, MICHIGAN, WERE PROVIDED WITH READING INSTRUCTION MATERIALS FROM EIGHT PUBLISHERS REPRESENTING EIGHT APPROACHES AS PART ONE OF A 2-YEAR STUDY. THE MATERIALS WERE THE LIPPINCOTT BASIC READING SERIES, THE SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES BASIC READING SERIES, THE…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
Gulker, Virgil – 1973
This book reports on an experiment in literacy which was carried out at the federal correctional institution in Milan, Michigan. Contents include: an introduction by Daniel N. Fader, "Walden's Bookshop," a discussion of a prison library; "The Milan Library: A History of Inmate Involvement"; "Literature and the…
Descriptors: Books, Correctional Rehabilitation, Institutional Libraries, Institutionalized Persons
KRAFT, CHARLES H. – 1966
CULTURAL READING MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED FOR COURSES IN INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED HAUSA, A LANGUAGE OF NORTHERN NIGERIA. REFER TO ED 010 396 FOR AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT IN SPOKEN HAUSA, AND TO ED 010 398 AND ED 010 399 FOR COURSE WORKBOOKS. (LP)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Hausa, Language Guides, Language Instruction
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Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI. – 1969
Designed as a tool for foreign language teachers attempting to keep updated on the constantly proliferating number of printed materials being produced for use in elementary and secondary school language classes, this catalog attempts to bring together in one collection a representative selection of foreign language texts, readers, workbooks, and…
Descriptors: Book Catalogs, English (Second Language), FLES, Foreign Language Books
Jones, Harry; Lawson, Ray – School Media Quarterly, 1973
The parent of a student complained that Slaughterhouse Five'' was profane, obscene, and anti-religious and should be banned from school use. The past president agreed and informally requested that the book be removed, thus initiating events leading to a formal complaint. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, English Curriculum, High Schools