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Barefoot, Betsy O.; Fidler, Paul P. – 1996
This monograph presents data from a 1994 national survey on freshman seminars gathered from 1,003 accredited, two- and four-year colleges with student populations of over 100 students. The survey investigated the content and structure of freshman seminars in a mail survey of provosts/vice presidents for academic affairs at 2,460 institutions Among…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Basic Writing, College Bound Students, College Curriculum
Medler, Alex – 1994
In the United States, education reform has many forms, but one of the most widespread versions is the adoption of performance-based or standards-based education. The basic premise of such reforms is a shift in focus from inputs to outcomes. This publication provides examples and summaries of state initiatives to develop goals, standards, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Performance
Stratton, Jean A. – 1992
This paper addresses issues in integrating higher order thinking into the general curriculum. Data are based on a series of telephone interviews conducted in April and May 1992 with six leading thinkers in educational reform. They included: (1) Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies at the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Taber, Lynn Sullivan – 1996
The American system of higher education consists of public and private institutions, of which there are three segments: universities, four-year institutions, and two-year colleges. Further, there are three types of two-year colleges: comprehensive community colleges, offering a broad array of programs and services; junior colleges, focusing on…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Community Development, Community Problems
Welch, Nancy; Fisher, Paul – 1995
This document profiles 11 examples of arts and education institutions across the country that are working to solve community problems. Programs, which reflect a number of purposes, are organized by category. Large Urban Profiles, include: (1) "Bridgemaking" in Chicago: Chicago Arts Partnership in Education; (2) Learning by Working: Young Artists…
Descriptors: Art Education, Audience Participation, Community Attitudes, Community Development
Renchler, Ron – Urban Superintendent's Sounding Board, 1994
This publication contains three articles that examine the changing role of the urban superintendent. The first presents highlights of interviews with Dr. Walter Amprey, superintendent of the Baltimore City Public Schools, and Dr. Donald Ingwerson, who served 12 years as the superintendent of the Jefferson County, Kentucky, Public Schools. Each…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
Robertson, Gwendolyn – 1991
School-based peer mediation programs are natural extensions of the kindergarten-grade 12 developmental guidance programs. Peer mediation programs not only provide schools with alternatives to traditional discipline practices, but also teach students important life skills. Existing research on peer mediation is very limited, yet promising. This…
Descriptors: Arbitration, Developmental Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Thomas, David A., Ed. – 1995
Science and mathematics educators are expected to use existing educational technologies effectively and to keep informed about emerging technologies that might become important educational tools in the not-so-distant future. This monograph offers some help in that regard by highlighting a number of existing and emerging educational technologies.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Mutchler, Sue E.; And Others – 1993
As federal, state, and local policy makers attend to the economic, educational, social, and health-related needs of children, they are beginning to share a vision of a "seamless web" of high-quality, comprehensive, continuous services for children and their families. It remains a challenging goal because of the complexity of children's needs and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare
NASSP Practitioner, 1995
Adolescents are entering middle level schools today with more sophisticated skills and a broader range of positive experiences than ever before. However, middle-school students undergo major physical, emotional, social, and cognitive changes. This publication describes the role of educators and the school in helping middle-school students develop…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Conflict Resolution, Early Adolescents, Educational Cooperation
Smith, Barbara J.; Rose, Deborah F. – 1993
This handbook is designed to help public school administrators to develop policies and procedures that allow for the appropriate educational placement of preschool children with disabilities in mainstreaming settings. Part I contains background information and materials on legal requirements related to mainstreaming, the efficacy of early…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Lane, Margaret T., Comp. – 1981
This publication contains information from 20 state depository library programs. Reports from the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago) and the Library of Congress, which are officially designated as depositories by some states, are included for the first time. Reports provide information about: (1) name and address of reporting agency; (2)…
Descriptors: Budgets, Depository Libraries, Government Publications, Library Personnel
Orfield, Gary – 1988
This report discusses issues concerning the present and future status of Hispanics in American schools and colleges. It uses enrollment data from schools and colleges through the 1986-87 academic year in order to explore the following trends: (1) the enormous growth of Hispanic enrollment since the 1960s; (2) the intensifying segregation of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Census Figures, Colleges
McCann, William J., Jr. – 1986
Changes in foreign student services and tuition and admission policies affecting foreign students from 1983 to 1985 were surveyed at 681 public colleges and universities. With annual percentage increases below 1%, most colleges had stable (42%) or declining (30%) foreign enrollment since 1983. A third of the schools did not maintain foreign…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1988
This report provides information about programs that can be replicated and resources that can be tapped to design and implement strategies for helping women on welfare become productive employees. The first part describes major welfare programs in the United States and welfare-to-work programs initiated in selected states over the past several…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Problems, Employment Programs
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