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New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. – 1985
Research findings on college instruction and basic skills deficiencies are discussed in 12 papers from the first Regional Conference on University Teaching. Titles and authors are as follows: "Basic Skills: Dealing with Deficiencies" (Susanne D. Roueche, with responses by Gary B. Donart, Betty Harris, and James Nordyke); "Is Higher Education an…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beginning Teachers, Chemistry, College Instruction
London, Samuel B.; Cole, Jack – 1985
This document provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of a district-specific career education program for special education students. Part I lists 10 activities to design, implement, and evaluate a cost-effective career education program. Examples are included of the outcome of each activity. Activities…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Disabilities
Vaughn, D. Lanette; Vaughn, Paul R. – 1985
Designed to help rural students find employment and adjust to life in urban areas, the handbook provides basic information in six subject areas. Part I focuses on getting to know yourself by assessing past activities, preferences, abilities, personality, limitations, and values. Part II explores aspects of jobs and careers: being career oriented,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Planning, Community Services, Entrepreneurship
Thomas, Gerald W.; Ferguson, Donald G. – 1987
Part I of this book contains invited essays on the subject of teaching by six professional educators who are regarded as experts in their fields. The papers are: (1) "In Praise of Teachers" (Mark Medoff); (2) "What Makes a Good Teacher" (Donald C. Roush); (3) "A Distant Teacher" (David L. Colton); (4) "Characteristics of Good Teachers" (Barbara J.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Role Models
Medina, Sue O. – 1984
This manual provides suggestions for materials and projects to carry out a summer reading program for children based on a monster theme. The planning process outlined may be used as a "how-to" guide for developing summer reading programs on other themes as well. In addition to general guidelines, the manual provides information on the following…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Library Services, Preschool Children, Program Development
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Organizational patterns can be examined from two major perspectives. The formal structure of an organization consists of those relationships among the organizational components that are the result of deliberate planning. This formal structure tends to be static and is the primary focus of management theory. The informal structure of an…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Informal Organization, Organization
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Assessing an organization's effectiveness involves not only determining how successfully the organization achieves its stated objectives, but also ascertaining how thoroughly the needs of the individuals involved are met and how readily the organization can change to address the needs of both the organization and the individuals who compose it.…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, School Organization
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Conflict within organizations must be managed to maximize its useful aspects while minimizing those that are dysfunctional. Conflict can be interpersonal or can stem from the structural characteristics of the organization. Sources of conflict include win-or-lose situations that reduce cooperation by fostering competition, incompatibility among the…
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics, Organizational Communication
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
The ways in which time is utilized can be enhanced through careful management. The time to be allocated to various activities and objectives should be planned on a weekly basis in light of consciously set priorities. Commonly used but rarely useful strategies for time management include working faster and working longer, both of which lead to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Efficiency, Planning, Scheduling
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Communication is an ongoing, dynamic process involving both transmitting and receiving verbal and nonverbal messages. To be fully functional, communication must include a feedback component that allows assessment of the effectiveness of the communication. Models of communication stress various relationships between senders and receivers, focusing…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Group Dynamics
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Understanding motivation is central to effective use of human resources. Cognitive and noncognitive theories have been developed to explain motivation. Cognitive theorists, including Maslow, argue that a person's behavior can be predicted when that person's internal needs, values, and feelings are understood. Noncognitive theorists consider…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Theories, Leadership, Motivation
Justiz, Manuel, J.; And Others – 1980
The information in this directory is presented to help students learn about specific Hispanic and American Indian higher education programs and services available from a large number of universities and colleges throughout the United States. For ease in use, the colleges and universities are organized in the directory by state. An alphabetical…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Resources, Counseling
Hosford, Philip L.; Martin, Jeanette V. – 1980
A review of past methods of observing teacher behavior is presented, with comment on the relative effectiveness of each method provided. A research model using videotape recording of teachers' in-classroom behavior is suggested, and information given concerning the current use of similar methods of observation. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods
Smith, G. Rogers – 1975
Resources for planning adult education events are provided in this manual. Four major sections, with subdivisions, are presented: (1) Pre-meeting Preparation (the planning committee, goals and objectives, facilities and equipment, and leadership); (2) The Meeting (orientation and opening, working toward the objectives, people factors, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Group Discussion
New Mexico State Personnel Office, Santa Fe. – 1974
The correspondence course in supervision is designed for adults interested in self development who hope either immediately or ultimately to assume supervisory responsibilities. Each of the 10 chapters contains an introduction, a statement of what should be learned from the chapter, written course material in paragraph and outline form, and a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Autoinstructional Aids, Communication Skills, Correspondence Study
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