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Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights
Denton, Jon J.; Davis, Trina J.; Smith, Ben L.; Strader, R. Arlen; Clark, Francis E.; Wang, Li – eEducation Group, 2005
This multi-year program was based on the premise a digital divide exists between the technology skill levels of public school faculties compared to those of undergraduate teacher education candidates. The Technology Mentor Fellowship Program (TMFP) matched technologically-proficient pre-service teachers with K-12 teachers to model technology as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration
Schulte, Laura E.; Kowal, Penny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The purpose of this study was to validate the instrument, Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI), that measures the dispositions of effective school leaders. The ADI could be used to assess administrator candidate dispositions and to integrate dispositions of effective school leaders into the curricula of administrator preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Leadership
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Banks, Debra L.; Elser,Monica; Saltz, Charlene – Environmental Education Research, 2005
The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project includes training elementary and secondary teachers. This training component, Ecology Explorers (EE), prepares teachers in grades 4 through 12 to teach about ecological principles and processes. The EE pedagogy employs scientific inquiry and data collection protocols.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Scientific Methodology, Elementary Secondary Education
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DeBell, Matthew – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
The use of computers and the Internet by students has increased rapidly in recent years. In 2001, computer and Internet use was more widespread among school-age children and adolescents than among adults. The now commonplace use of these technologies follows the installation of computers and Internet access in nearly all public schools and in a…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Access to Computers
Washington State Department of Education, 2004
This publication is designed to help accomplish one of our most pressing challenges--teaching children how to read and how to learn by reading. Washington's school reform efforts focus on setting clear, high expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) articulate the state's…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Callahan-Russell, Colleen – Journal of Dance Education, 2004
Dance as an art form is transformational to body, mind, and spirit. The author opines that public education would do just fine if dance was the "only" subject taught. This article presents the author's reflection on progress of dance in K-12 education. The author contends that progress in dance in K-12 education can perhaps be judged by the fact…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Dance Education, Dance
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Bates, Vince – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2004
The author teaches music to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Eureka, a small mining town in Utah. Over the past decade the author has observed both the positive and negative, short-term and long-term affects of his teaching decisions. He struggles daily with what John Goodlad calls the "burden of judgment," the ongoing…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Guidance
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Gilsdorf, Rie Algeo – Journal of Dance Education, 2004
A history of the outstanding K-12 dance program in Vancouver, Washington, is provided, including various strategies used to promote its growth from a few pilot elementary schools through middle schools to an arts magnet high school. Numerous changes have been weathered by the professional dance staff, including certification challenges instigated…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Dance Education
Michel, Florence – PEB Exchange, 2004
In New York they say that the architecture of the new "Lycee francais" (serving French students from kindergarten through upper secondary education) was inspired by the rationalism of Descartes. What is beyond doubt, however, is that the design and materials chosen by the American firm of architects, "Polshek Partnership…
Descriptors: Architecture, French, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings
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