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Kaplowitz, Donna Rich; Lee, Jasmine A.; Seyka, Sheri L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The authors describe a promising approach to engaging high school students in intergroup dialogues, relying on "near peers"--in this case, local college students--to facilitate a series of classroom discussions about racial identity, differences, and opportunities to connect. Early results suggest that the approach had significant…
Descriptors: High School Students, Critical Thinking, Racial Factors, Group Discussion
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In this age of real and fake news, students need to be able to assess the trustworthiness of evidence. The authors' current research examines students' use of evidence in secondary social studies classrooms as students deliberate contemporary public policy issues. The authors found that students shifted their evaluations of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Public Policy
Norton, John; Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, influential in middle-grades policy, advocates a three tiered approach envisioning high-performing schools as academically rigorous, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable. This report discusses pioneering programs, critics' concerns, exemplary Michigan programs, and urban schools'…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Middle Schools
Doyle, Richard J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Reports the results of a survey of the practices of 78 Michigan colleges and universities in awarding and transferring credit for nontraditional or experiential learning. (WD)
Descriptors: College Credits, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
Cooke, Robert A.; And Others – Phi Delta Kappan, 1982
A 1979 study of 200 randomly chosen teachers in grades K-12 in southeastern Michigan revealed that the teachers are less satisfied with the quality of their worklives, more fearful of losing their jobs, and more likely to experience problems with their jobs than are U.S. workers nationwide. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Job Layoff, Job Satisfaction, Retrenchment
Holly, Mary Louise – Phi Delta Kappan, 1982
A survey of 102 teachers in grades K-12 concerning what they find valuable in inservice programs revealed that teachers felt they benefitted most from self-chosen, informal, participatory activities. The findings indicate that effective inservice programs should involve teachers in all stages and should foster collegial sharing of ideas.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, State Surveys