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Raffa, Jean Benedict – Phi Delta Kappan, 1983
A study aimed at developing a methodology for isolating and analyzing the value content of television programs is described and implications for education discussed. Three programs popular with children were found to present positive and negative values with equal frequency, though antisocial values were presented with greater intensity. (MJL)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Modeling (Psychology)
Spaulding, Robert L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1983
Observation of classroom coping behaviors of 1,066 K-12 students and of several hundred effective public school teachers provides discipline strategies for classroom management. Teachers apply one of seven treatment schedules after identifying a student's coping behavior. Tables show eight coping styles and abbreviated treatment schedules. (PB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Behavioral Objectives
Stagliano, Patricia A.; Hyman, Irwin A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1983
Forty-two chief school officers from state departments of education provided information for this study. A table shows the kinds of activities in use in each state, including student codes, community training, surveys of school staff and students, task force reports, and legislation requiring monitoring of violence and vandalism. (PB)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Discipline Policy, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Odden, Allan – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Proposes both low-cost strategies (administrator academies, teacher institutes, school improvement projects, information dissemination programs) and high-cost strategies (teacher compensation, longer school day and year, greater reliance on technology) for improving educational quality. The author concludes with a discussion of educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change
Tye, Kenneth A.; Tye, Barbara Benham – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Although the need for educational improvement in United States schools has recently gained increasing attention, current proposals for bringing about reform do not effectively address the problem of teacher and school isolation and thus fail to offer sufficiently systematic plans for implementation. (JBM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Elam, Stanley M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Replicating a survey of high school students of the class of 1952, the author's survey of the class of 1984 shows greater agreement with the "Founding Fathers" on many issues, with a larger percentage of students willing to allow police searches without warrants and deny legal counsel to criminals. (JBM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Communism
Rumberger, Russell W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Although many recent reports on the United States educational system urge increased investment in education to prepare students for the jobs of a high-tech future, a more immediate problem is that of the large proportion of the labor force which is currently "overeducated" or "underemployed." (JBM)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Guthrie, John T.; Kirsch, Irwin S. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Proposes redefining the problem of illiteracy in terms of a "social-interaction perspective" that would emphasize the need "to acculturate students to the practices of reading in their communities" and the broad range of reading competencies required by today's society. (JBM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading
Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Presents descriptions of the methods and findings of four surveys conducted recently in education on (1) stress among university faculty members, (2) special education in teacher education programs, (3) teachers' and students' views on discipline, and (4) budgetary cuts in teacher education. (JBM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Faculty, Discipline Policy, Questionnaires
Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1982
Describes the revolving-door model for identifying and teaching the gifted. More flexible criteria are used than in the conventional selection process and a "talent pool" of 15 to 25 percent of the student population participates. An evaluative study of the model yielded positive results. (WD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, Educational Research
Nickel, Kenneth N. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1982
Reports the results of a survey of all 50 state departments of education and the superintendent's office in the District of Columbia concerning their bilingual programs. Predicts that the need for such programs will increase. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
Nieman, Ronald H.; Gastright, Joseph F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
A longitudinal study of 551 Cincinnati public school students indicates that early childhood programs do have long-term educational benefits. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Research, Federal Aid
Wynn, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Compares the variation in average annual K-12 public school teacher salaries between states that are "collective bargaining intensive" and those that are "bargaining unintensive." Concludes that bargaining has not had a positive effect on teacher salaries during the past two decades. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials
Zuelke, Dennis C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
A study of 50 Wisconsin public school districts that engage in formal collective bargaining revealed that the pupil-teacher ratio tends to increase slightly as bargaining becomes more sophisticated. Other factors, however, had more positive relationships with pupil-teacher relationship than bargaining. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, State Surveys
Lane, Rachel; Thompson, Bruce – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Data from 300 randomly selected K-12 teachers employed in 1979-80 in the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) Public Schools revealed 10 predictor variables that substantially differentiated striking and nonstriking teachers. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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