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Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1978
The shift in domestic politics away from federal prescriptions is unlikely to have an immediate, radical influence on education policies. The shift is not so much a diminution of the federal role in education as it is a recognition of constraints on the power and influence of federal policy. (DS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Governance
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Florio, David H. – Educational Researcher, 1980
Summarizes current congressional action affecting educational research and related activities, including appropriations, the Higher Education Act reauthorization, a new research and technology act, and legislation regarding educational testing, youth unemployment and training, paperwork and red tape reduction, and research privacy. (GC)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1980
Legislative concerns for years to come will include: (1) limitations of uncontrolled spending which could affect educational programs; (2) a possible curtailment of cost-effective research and training programs; and (3) the possibility of replacing some of the large federally supported educational programs with tax credits or vouchers. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Educational Vouchers
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Florio, Susan; Shultz, Jeffrey – Theory into Practice, 1979
A description is given of the different ways a child participates and interacts at home and at school and speculates on these differences as sources of potential misunderstanding between teachers and children as they engage in academic activities. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Learning Processes, Nonformal Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Shultz, Jeffrey; Florio, Susan – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1979
In addition to learning academic content, school children learn to become socially competent members of the classroom community. This study uses microethnographic techniques to discover and describe important aspects of the social competence acquired by kindergarten and first-grade children. (Author/RLV)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Anthropology, Interaction Process Analysis
Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1979
An evaluation is given of the performance of the 96th Congress on child-related federal programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Legislation, Federal Government, Federal Programs
Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1979
Highlights the issues to be dealt with during the 96th Congress including the establishment of a Department of Education, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and related programs, and funding for fiscal 1980 and 1981. (JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Government, Government Role, Postsecondary Education
Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1978
This article examines federal policy in the context of professional development and in-service education for school personnel. (MM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Florio, David H. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1981
Nearly all educational programs which receive federal funding are vulnerable to budget cuts. Educators need to view budget reductions in terms of economic priorities. Education must be seen as part of the economic productivity, social fabric, and security of the nation. (JN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Florio-Ruane, Susan – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1990
A guide for creating case studies is provided for teacher educators to share with students. Suggestions are offered for becoming a participant observer in a classroom. The appendix contains sample appropriate and inappropriate field notes. (SM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Experiential Learning
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Florio, David H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1986
This article supports Edward Haertel's views on inappropriate use of student test scores in evaluating teachers. Tests scores may identify a few incompetent teachers, but may bring new ailments to schools. The article argues that even the system proposed by Haertal may become subject to abuse by mechanistic or autocratic administrative practices.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Evaluation Problems, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
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Florio-Ruane, Susan – American Educational Research Journal, 1987
Article provides a brief overview of sociolinguistics for educational researchers, describes the relevance of sociolinguistics for understanding classroom discourse, and suggests ways to measure the adequacy of sociolinguistic studies. (RB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Educational Researchers
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Florio-Ruane, Susan – Volta Review, 1985
Research on communication in classrooms is reviewed to provide implications for the writing process. Studies address language, social identity, and teacher expectation. The importance of meaning as the focus of writing is stressed. (CL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing (Composition)
Florio-Ruane, Susan – 1986
Current literature on writing instruction focuses on the writing conference, which accompanies a shift in emphasis from product to process and potentially transforms the teacher's role from task master and evaluator to respondent, opening the door to greater peer interaction in literacy learning. However desirable this ideal may be, extant…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Conferences, Dialogs (Language)
Florio, David H. – 1984
An overview of options available for Federal cooperation in the improvement of teacher education considers possible areas in which government support may be effective. These include: (1) recruitment of talented students; (2) financial support for prospective teachers; (3) improvement grants to schools of education; (4) grants supporting…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Federal Government, Federal Regulation
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