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Swift, J. Nathan; And Others – 1985
The effects of instructional guides and a wait time feedback device (called a "Wait Timer") on the classroom interaction of middle school science teachers are examined. The Wait Timer, an unobtrusive indicator of wait time, is an automatic device that activates a light when a person speaks. The duration of the light at the end of a…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Measurement Equipment
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Shulte, Albert P.; Swift, Jim – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
This teacher's guide provides objectives, procedures, and list of materials needed for activities which center around the use of a scatter plot to examine relationships shown by bivariate data. The activities are suitable for grades 7 to 12. Four student worksheets are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Graphs, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education
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Swift, J. Nathan; And Others – 1984
The effects of instructional guides and wait-time feedback upon the classroom interaction of 40 middle school science teachers were investigated in a prior study. The experimental nature of that study produced an artificial situation involving little personal contact between teacher-participants and the research staff. Therefore, a subsample of 10…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Questioning Techniques
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SWIFT, LLOYD B.; AND OTHERS – 1963
A TEXT IS PRESENTED FOR KITUBA, A TRADE LANGUAGE SPOKEN ALONG THE LOWER CONGO RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. THE COURSE CONSISTS OF A PRIMER AND A FIVE SUBJECT-ORIENTED GROUP OF LESSONS. THE PRIMER INTRODUCES MAJOR GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES, DEVELOPS ADEQUATE PRONUNCIATION, AND PRESENTS USEFUL VOCABULARY FOR A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS. THE LESSON GROUPS…
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Course Organization, Grammar, Guides
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Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2006
In this paper, it is suggested that while there are a variety of frames or perspectives that guide research into learning science, a pre-paradigmatic field need not be a "free-for-all". Lakatos suggested that academic research fields were characterised by research programmes (RP), which offered heuristic guidance to researchers, and which…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Research Methodology, Heuristics
Miller, Robert K. – 1995
Reflecting the belief that learning is best fostered by encouraging students to read, reflect, and write about serious issues, this book is designed to help students argue on behalf of their beliefs so that other people will take them seriously. The 85 readings gathered in the book (60 of which are new to the fourth edition) give students adequate…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthologies, Freedom of Speech, Gun Control
Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA. – 2000
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: FBI arrests a suspect in the Emulex hoax case (September 1); U.S.…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion
Panzarine, Susan – 2000
Noting that swift growth with the accompanying desire for independence during early adolescence creates tension in the family that is often difficult for parents to understand, accept, and handle, this book is designed to help parents adapt their roles to nurture the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of their early teen.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Rearing, Cognitive Development, Drinking
Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY. – 1972
For those students who qualify, the Advance Program offers an opportunity to follow a stimulating curriculum designed for the academically talented. This guide for ninth grade English was developed to broaden the student's skill and understanding of the history of the English language, composition, grammar, vocabulary development, and literature.…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Gifted, Grade 9, Grammar
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English. – 1968
In this seventh-grade language unit, the study of semantics is introduced by an examination of the relationships between words and their referents, particularly in terms of changes of meaning and degrees of abstraction. Classroom activities are suggested to help students become aware of "language liveliness" and the processes of…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Curriculum Guides, Diachronic Linguistics, English Curriculum
Chaniot, Janet – 1988
The first of the three chapters of this document on teaching global education to elementary and secondary school students begins with a literature review of perspectives on global studies and continues with a comparison of definitions, assumptions, goals, and objectives for global education programs. The obstacles to teaching this global…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English. – 1968
The purpose of this 10th-grade unit on language is to pose, for students, basic and tentative questions about the rhetorical uses of language. Examples are provided which designate the modes of language: Daniel Fogarty's story of rhetoric to show language which informs; materials from Northrop Frye to show language which inquires; a John F.…
Descriptors: Classification, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Guides, English Instruction
Hawkins, James E. – 1972
Presenting a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Education organizational alternative based upon the findings of the Task Force on the Functions and Organization of the BIA Education Programs (Executive Summary is appended) and the concept of American Indian self-determination, this document deals with: the experience of Indian control of…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrators, Agency Role, American Indians
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