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Ellis, Thomas I. – Research Roundup, 1986
Included in this summary analysis of three journal articles and two documents on teacher evaluation are reports that touch on difficulties facing school officials in developing a teacher evaluation system and suggestions for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an evaluation system. The first article, by Susan S. Stodolsky, challenges…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Concurrent Validity, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making
Deegan, William L. – 1982
Based on a review of the management literature in the fields of business and education and on case studies, interviews, and discussions, this monograph identifies the prerequisites for the successful management of student affairs programs. Chapter 1 presents perspectives on the student affairs profession, summarizes the problems facing the field,…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria
LaFromboise, Teresa Davis – 1982
Assertiveness training, a current preferred method of training appropriate communication skills, strives to teach a behavior which enables a person to act in his/her own interests, to express honest feelings comfortably, or to exercise one's own rights without denying the rights of others. Assertion training could be envisioned as an intervention…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Assertiveness, Behavior
House, Peggy – 1982
The view discussed is that mathematics teachers are becoming a rare, if not endangered, species, and the public image of mathematics needs to be changed. The mathematics teacher is termed the crucial variable, and a need is seen for changes in mathematics teacher education. The approach described is based on the following assumptions: (1)…
Descriptors: College Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen D. – 1982
This essay examines characteristics of high risk students, institutional problems related to their presence in schools, and various solutions to these problems that have been implemented at the secondary, junior college, and collegiate levels. Areas discussed in which high risk students may differ from other students include cognitive ability,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Educational Needs, High Risk Students
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA. – 1981
Fifteen fact sheets--two page overviews of issues in special education developed by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children in 1981--are presented. The fact sheets address topics in a question and answer format and provide references as well as resources on each subject. The following titles are included, "The Administrator's…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Careers, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights
Masat, Francis E. – 1981
Computer literacy in higher education and its relationship to computer science and other areas of the institution, such as general and continuing education, are considered, along with issues related to academic and administrative aspects of computer literacy. The impact of microcomputers is assessed, as is the extent to which computer science and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty
Walters, Donald L. – 1981
The state-of-the-art of financial analysis for academic units within institutions of higher education is evaluated with attention directed to: how the cost of an academic unit is determined, how revenue is identified with academic units, how costs are analyzed, how revenues and expenditures are projected, and how the financial efficiency of an…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Cost Indexes, Educational Finance
Staver, John R., Ed. – 1981
The 1982 Yearbook of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) is the second in a series of three AETS yearbooks in which Ralph Tyler's 1949 curriculum rationale is used to analyze science curriculum. This publication is focused on the secondary school science curriculum (the 1981 yearbook was concerned with teaching science…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving
Helburn, Suzanne W.; Davis, James E. – 1982
The purposes of this teaching handbook are to provide building blocks necessary for developing a course of study for secondary students in economics and to present resources and references. It is arranged in seven sections. An introductory section describes some economic organizers--the models structure and methods of analysis--that are useful for…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR. – 1983
This annotated bibliography comprises 13 items in the ERIC system concerning improving teacher effectiveness. Items cited discuss strategies including an objectives-based instructional program combined with mastery learning, teacher self-assessment techniques, administrators' role in helping teachers adopt more effective practices, improving…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction
De Bevoise, Wynn – 1983
According to traditional measures, the productivity of the American worker has declined. If education's contribution to economic productivity is to be imprortant in this decade, the measures need better definition. Technology has affected our perception of how much education is required to keep pace with growth. Those who believe there is a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship
Lindelow, John – 1983
In four chapters, this research report on computers in education examines computer hardware (the machinery) and software (or courseware, programmed instructions that tell the hardware what to do), classroom uses of computers, ways of bringing computers into the schools, and four districts that have successfully introduced computers into their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction
Omaggio, Alice C. – 1983
Methods to contextualize tests in the four skill areas of listening, reading, writing, and speech are described. The roles of grammatical and lexical cues, recording semantic details, cloze adaptation, comprehensive questions, logical continuation items, global classification, and sociolinguistic factors are examined in relation to test formats.…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension
Blackwell, Peter M. – 1983
This guide is designed to assist regular classroom teachers in helping the hearing impaired child to master the English language. It is noted that the hearing impaired population is not homogenous. Different factors involved in the decision to place a hearing impaired child in a regular classroom are considered. The types of language problems…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Education Programs
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