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Schmidt, Matthew; Easter, Matthew; Jonassen, David; Miller, William; Ionas, Gelu – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
The advent of the global information society and a myriad of other rapidly changing variables are presenting many new and unique challenges for the twenty-first century workforce, and perhaps the most pressing of these challenges is actually meeting the needs for qualified workers to fill the positions in emerging and growing fields. One such…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Online Courses, Radiation, Technology
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Shannon, Patrick; Anderson, Patti Rawding – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2008
The Baby Steps Program (Easter Seals of New Hampshire, 2003) is a child-find program that introduces developmental specialists into health care settings to conduct developmental screenings with children during well-child visits. This article presents the Baby Steps Program model, summaries of screening and referral data, and the results of 3 focus…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Focus Groups, Public Health, Child Health
Mason, John – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2008
The author drew the 2008 Easter conference to a close. During the final address, the author chose to focus on the domain of perimeter and area both because it is a topic accessible to teachers of all ages and because learners display considerable confusion between them. The core difficulty seems to lie in the necessity to attend either to the…
Descriptors: Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Activities
Cain, David – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
This article presents the first part of the closing address given by the author to the 2007 Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) Easter conference at Loughborough. In his closing address, the author focuses on functioning mathematically as opposed to functional mathematics. His view of functional mathematics is that the focus is on someone…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
Cross, Kath; Hibbs, John – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2006
In the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) Easter conference, 2006, the authors presented a list of important aspects of mathematics lessons, recommended for students to have a positive attitude to mathematics and for teachers to acquire effective teaching. The following are discussed in detail: (1) Mathematics lessons without good…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers, Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction
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Ciani, Keith D.; Summers, Jessica J.; Easter, Matthew A.; Sheldon, Kennon M. – Educational Psychology, 2008
This study used self-determination theory as a framework to examine the relationship between choice regarding group membership and student motivation within classrooms that use collaborative learning as an instructional tool. Data were collected from over 500 students across seven classrooms from a large university in the Midwestern United States.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Group Membership, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Jonassen, David, Ed.; Land, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments" provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or corporations. Leading experts describe the most…
Descriptors: Expertise, Communities of Practice, Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Design
Fine, Lisa – Education Week, 2009
Although schools have made great strides educating students with disabilities in mainstreamed academic classrooms, some advocates and physical educators say sports programs and physical education classes are the final frontier for full inclusion in public schools. In the past few years, advocates for such students have been demanding greater…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities, Inclusive Schools, Physical Activities
Easter, Diane – 1987
This course curriculum is intended for use by community college instructors and administrators in implementing a data communications networking course. A student course syllabus provides this information: credit hours, catalog description, prerequisites, required text, instructional process, objectives, student evaluation, and class schedule. A…
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Objectives, Community Colleges, Computer Science
Easter, Marilyn – 2002
The effectiveness of diversity training in eliminating racial stereotypes in the workplace and modifying employees' negative attitudes toward diversity was examined in a study conducted at a private nonprofit college in the San Francisco Bay area. The study sample consisted of 80 nontraditional students from 4 sections of a course titled Managing…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Business Administration Education, Cultural Differences
Karns, Marilyn – Day Care and Early Education, 1979
Gives instructions on how to make Easter Baskets out of discarded materials. (CM)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Early Childhood Education, Handicrafts, Preschool Children
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Francis, Richard L. – Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 2001
Presents an activity that projects Easter dates into the distant future by using the Gregorian calendar. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
Exceptional Parent, 2006
This article briefly describes CVS All Kids Can, a program launched by CVS/Pharmacy Charitable Trust and CVS/Pharmacy designed to make life easier for children with special needs. CVS is America's largest retail pharmacy, operating more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Through this…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Children, Disabilities, Grants
Department for Education and Skills, London (England). – 2003
This booklet explains the goals of Easter Schools, part of England's National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. Easter Schools should be planned to cover four half-days and include four literacy and four mathematics lessons each covering the equivalent of at least an hour. The booklet addresses the following issues: why funding has been made…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Sartwell, Crispin – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2009
In some ways, the inaugural thought of the Western tradition is Aristotle's, repeated with regard to almost every subject-matter he investigated. We could call this thought teleology, technology, or means-ends rationality. Here is the first sentence of the "Nicomachean Ethics": "Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit,…
Descriptors: Religion, Philosophy, Art, Asian Culture
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