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Graham, Steve – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
The famed playwright Harold Pinter, having just been introduced as a very good writer, was once asked by a six-year-old boy if he could do a "w." The author suspects that "w" was a difficult letter for this young man, and he judged the writing capability of others accordingly. This student's assumption--that being a "good writer" means having good…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
In recent years, there has been heightened awareness of the importance of early childhood education and high school as intervention points in the educational lives of America's children. Less attention has been paid to the importance of the upper elementary grades and middle school and the role they must play in the preparation of students for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Dillon, Naomi – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
Life, in general, is a series of ever-increasing challenges. Ideally, the lessons learned from previous experiences prepare a person for future ones. That isn't always the case, particularly when puberty hits. Despite the many environmental and personal variables converging at the same time, schools can be instrumental in guiding teens through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 9, School Buildings, Puberty