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Hudson, Mildred J. – Education and Urban Society, 1998
Discusses the emerging leadership qualities needed to establish and administer programs to recruit and prepare teachers of color. The discussion is derived from experience with the Pathways to Teaching Careers initiative funded by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. The importance of linking efforts by educational leaders is stressed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education
Healy, Patrick – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
Half the endowment of Macalester College (Minnesota) is controlled by the Readers Digest Association, not the college. Macalester can not sell the poorly-performing stocks. Income from the stocks supports a need-blind admissions policy. Some faculty feel the endowment should be used to further enhance the college's distinctiveness. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Admission, Educational Finance
Del Vecchio, Stephen – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1993
Describes the Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Connecting Libraries and Schools Project (CLASP) of the New York Public Library, a cooperative pilot project to encourage reading among children and youth. Sample projects described include summer reading lists, open school night outreach, and outreach to parents. The importance of materials support is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cooperative Programs, Library Cooperation
Turner, James S. – Humanities, 1990
Presents five teachers' narratives about their learning experiences during sabbatical leaves funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities/Reader's Digest Teacher-Scholars program. Stresses insights to be incorporated into their teaching methods in English and Black literature, children's literature, Chinese culture, and the history of the…
Descriptors: Black Literature, Childrens Literature, Chinese Culture, Elementary Secondary Education
Sadowski, Michael – School Library Journal, 1994
Describes the National Library Program supported by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. The program's national goals and guidelines and results of eight projects are presented. Brief descriptions of five new projects and nine planning sites are given. Continuation plans and the possibility of funding beyond the three-year project period are…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Learning Resources Centers
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Newmark, Eileen – CD-ROM Professional, 1994
Discusses the strategies top trade publishers, including Putnam New Media, Paramount Communications, Random House, Penguin USA, and Reader's Digest, are taking toward CD-ROM publishing. Strategies include purchasing electronic media companies; setting up an independent business; and building a new media business by integrating new efforts into the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Electronic Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Income
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Lamy, Philip; Levin, Jack – Youth and Society, 1985
Compares periodical articles representing the "Punk" movement with articles from the "Reader's Digest" and the 1960s hippie movement. Concludes that the punk movement is more expressive and less instrumental than its middle-class counterpart. (KH)
Descriptors: Life Style, Middle Class Culture, Political Attitudes, Popular Culture
Gamble, Harold W., III – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1985
Using the "Reader's Digest" as a resource for students with seventh- to eighth-grade reading levels is recommended by a teacher of the hearing impaired. Four lesson plans based on a selected story are presented as an illustration, and ordering information is provided. (JW)
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Reading Attitudes
Russo, Richard V. – Humanities, 1994
Discusses a curriculum design and anthology of Latin readings for high school students developed by a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities/Readers' Digest Teacher-Scholar Fellowship. Maintains that correspondence between authors Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis provided inspiration for the anthology development project. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Curriculum Design, Females, Greek Civilization
Zimbardo, Philip G.; Meadow, Wendy – 1974
This document reports on an empirical investigation of anti-women humor appearing in the Reader's Digest over three decades, revealing the operation of an unconscious sexist ideology. A systematic analysis was made of 1,069 jokes appearing in two featured columns of the Reader's Digest for the two-year periods 1947-48, 1957-58, and 1967-68.…
Descriptors: Females, Humor, Institutional Role, Literature Reviews
Molnar, Alex; Miron, Gary; Urschel, Jessica – Commercialism in Education Research Unit, 2009
Education management organizations, or EMOs, emerged in the early 1990s in the context of widespread interest in so-called market-based school reform proposals. Wall Street analysts coined the term EMO as an analogue to health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Proponents of EMOs claim that they bring a much needed dose of entrepreneurial spirit…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Profiles
Kezar, Adrianna – 2001
This digest focuses on providing the reader several key insights into the change process in higher education by: (1) presenting a common language for organizational change; (2) describing the multidisciplinary research base on change; (3) highlighting the distinct characteristics of higher education institutions and how this might influence the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
Hickey, M. Gail; Braun, Patty – 1990
As a result of federal legislation, the effects of mainstreaming of special needs students are being felt now more than ever. Regular classroom teachers are responsible for much of the instruction for special needs students, even though they may lack necessary training in effective teaching techniques. Teachers of social studies may feel…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
Aukerman, Robert – 1979
Teachers can match content reading materials with student needs and abilities in a number of ways. If textbooks are the main or only source, teachers can group students according to textbook difficulty, conduct student surveys of specific topics in the textbook, and use the textbook as a sampler or starting point for more in-depth studies of…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability, Reading Ability
Weisenburger, Stephanie – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
The author needed a way to engage her students in the reading process and found one extremely successful strategy: using Readers' Theater. Readers' Theater "dramatizes" literature through a classroom performance and provides visual and oral stimulus to students who are not used to using imagination to appreciate literary texts. It involves a…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading, Reading Processes, Literature
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