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Patterson, Janice H.; Collins, Loucrecia; Abbott, Gypsy – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
This paper describes a qualitative research study that investigated strategies used by urban teachers to build their personal resilience. Sixteen resilient teachers from four urban districts that reported student achievement equal to or higher than the state average on standard tests of reading and mathematics were interviewed. The definition of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Qualitative Research, Academic Achievement
Patterson, Janice H. – Focus on Teacher Education, 2001
Few colleges of education include theory and practice about the need to nurture resilient teacher leaders. This issue should be addressed in order to improve the preparation and continued development of the nation's teachers, particularly those in urban schools. This newsletter suggests that as problems confronting schools, particularly urban…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Preservice Teacher Education
Patterson, Janice H. – 2000
This study reviewed literature on Professional Development Schools (PDSs) relevant to outcomes for teacher education programs and the students they serve. It also examined the philosophy and defined common objectives of PDSs. The study consulted education databases and analyzed papers collected at national meetings. Data analysis indicates that…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Patterson, Janice H. – Peabody Journal of Education, 1989
Examines mathematics courses offered during the 1980s' educational reform in response to increased course requirements and competency testing. Schools increased numbers of courses, but they were primarily low level. Reforms rarely affected middle- and upper-level achievers but significantly affected at-risk students. Increased testing requirements…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Equal Education
Patterson, Janice H. – 1982
This study examines the potential of adult-guided sociodramatic play for improving children's interpersonal problem-solving skills. Nineteen females and 21 males from 3 separate kindergarten classrooms participated in the study. Within each of the three classrooms, children were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. For both…
Descriptors: Adults, Interpersonal Relationship, Kindergarten Children, Modeling (Psychology)
Patterson, Janice H.; Smith, Marshall S. – 1986
This report presents a national agenda for research on the learning of thinking skills via computer technology which was developed at a National Academy of Sciences conference on educational, methodological, and practical issues involved in the use of computers to promote complex thought in grades K-12. The discussion of research topics agreed…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
Dickson, W. Patrick; Patterson, Janice H. – 1979
Drawing from recent research, this paper focuses on communication games and activities that can be used to teach speaking and listening skills ("referential communication skills"). Following a brief review of the research, the paper offers a set of eight criteria for evaluating curriculum materials intended to teach speaking and listening, and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
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Dickson, W. Patrick; Patterson, Janice H. – Communication Education, 1981
Discusses communication games and activities which can be used to teach speaking and listening skills. Proposes and applies a set of criteria for evaluating such curriculum materials. Examines communication games used in referential communication research and suggests their inclusion in the curriculum. (JMF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development