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Comer, James P., Ed.; Joyner, Edward T., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
Children and adolescents who enjoy healthy growth and development along six primary pathways are the students who learn well and achieve success in school and in life. But children from poorly functioning families and impoverished social networks too often find themselves without adequate preparation and support for the academic challenges that…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Team Training, Social Networks, Child Development
Joyner, Edward T., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.; Comer, James P., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
Schools are the only universally accessible institutions where there are enough adults to provide continuous support for children's growth, development, and success in life. Using the process pioneered by renowned child psychiatrist Dr. James P. Comer and his colleagues at the Yale School Development Program (SDP), this unique field guide offers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Instructional Leadership
Gallagher, James J., Ed; Reis, Sally M., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
Raising some of the most challenging questions in the field, this call-to-arms focuses on the important services gifted programs provide, the potential crisis gifted educators face, and what must be done to keep the gifted child movement alive and well. Key features include: (1) James J. Gallagher's unflinching account of the issues that continue…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teaching Methods, Public Policy, Employment Practices
Henze, Rosemary C. – Corwin Press, 2004
The video and facilitator's guide accompanying the author's book, "Leading for Diversity," feature the four key principles for improving ethnic relations found in the book: (1) Building Community; (2) Affirming Identity; (3) Cultivating Student Leadership; and (4) Addressing Root Causes. This video, directed by the author, features real classroom…
Descriptors: Videotape Recordings, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Leadership, Racial Relations
Moon, Sidney M., Ed.; Reis, Sally M., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
Focusing on the social and emotional characteristics of gifted students in general, and underachievers in particular, the sixteen articles in this ready-reference also provide an introduction to appropriate counseling methods for the gifted. Key features include: (1) Expert Sidney M. Moon's comprehensive analysis of some of the most influential…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Student Attitudes, Emotional Adjustment, Adolescents
Corwin Press, 2004
Thomas R. Guskey and Robert J. Marzano bring together leaders in the field of educational assessment to offer a multi-book series with the most up to date standards available. Comprehensive yet accessible. Research-based yet practical. This concise series addresses essential assessment concepts with solutions for today's educational challenges.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Scoring Rubrics, Graduate Students
Morgan, Howard, Ed.; Harkins, Phil, Ed.; Goldsmith, Marshall, Ed. – Center for Creative Leadership (NJ3), 2004
Leadership coaching has become vitally important to today's most successful businesses. This book is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today's top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidance on exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most out of leaders, for now and into the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Management Development, Tutors, Educational Philosophy
Harris, Ray; Miske, Shirley; Attig, George – UNESCO Bangkok, 2004
An inclusive, learning-friendly environment (ILFE) welcomes, nurtures, and educates all children regardless of their gender, physical, intellectual, socio-economic, emotional, linguistic and other characteristics. "Inclusive" in the school setting generally refers to the inclusion or children with disabilities into regular classrooms designed for…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Environment, School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship
Upcraft, M. Lee, Ed.; Gardner, John N., Ed.; Barefoot, Betsy O., Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to the first year of college, this book includes the most current information about the policies, strategies, programs, and services designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to college and fulfill their educational and personal goals. Following the introduction, "The First Year of…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Faculty Development, Urban Universities, Supplementary Education
Hawkins, Margaret, Ed.; Irujo, Suzanne, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2004
This volume will be of interest to teachers and teacher educators who already understand the power of nonjudgmental collaborative inquiry--and to those who are ready to discover it. Each chapter represents one meeting and is divided into three parts: text, conversation, and response. A list of suggested readings offers background on the issues…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Research, Faculty Development, Language Teachers
Bronfenbrenner, Urie, Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2004
To a greater extent than any other species, human beings create the environments that, in turn, shape their own development. This book endeavors to demonstrate that human beings can also develop those environments to optimize their most constructive genetic potentials. What makes human beings human, therefore, is both the potential to shape their…
Descriptors: Heredity, Social Status, Psychologists, Systems Approach
Opie, Clive – SAGE Publications (CA), 2004
Developed as a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research, this book provides an introduction to key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. The reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. The book includes: (1) A variety of examples and…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Research Methodology, Time Management, Computer Software
Gardner, Nancy Augustine – American Youth Policy Forum, 2004
Many recent studies, both popular and academic, have focused attention on the life chances of children. There is particular concern about the lingering effects of disadvantages experienced during childhood, such as family instability, neighborhood instability, and the inadequacy of local institutions. These factors are thought to work together to…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Role Models, Neighborhoods, Family Life
Distance Education and Training Council, 2004
The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) a nonprofit, voluntary association of accredited distance study institutions, was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the distance study field. The independent DETC Accrediting Commission is listed by the United States Department of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Distance Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Workshops
Luecking, Richard, Ed. – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET), 2004
Work experience for youth with disabilities is one of the most critical factors that sets the stage for their postsecondary employment success. Research and practice show that youth benefit from frequent and continuous exposure to real work environments throughout the secondary school years and beyond. These experiences, however, occur only when…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Secondary Education, High School Students, Disabilities
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