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Rogers, Bruce – 1990
Elements of the Japanese educational system were examined to determine if they could be incorporated into U.S. practices. Research was reviewed in five areas, and annotations for each section were organized chronologically beginning with the most recent. The five areas covered were: (1) differences in test scores of achievement and cognitive…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives
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Park, J. Charles – High School Journal, 1979
In this era of social stress, there are signs of increased pressure against public education from organizations on the political right. We are well advised to consider anew the dimensions of right-wing anti-intellectualism in our society and the role of educators in defending democratic principles. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Anti Intellectualism, Communication (Thought Transfer), Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
Bodinger-de Uriarte, Cristina; Austin, Gregory – 1991
This document examines what is known about alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) among adolescent females. The first half of the document discusses the following topics: (1) prevalence and patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among female adolescents; (2) correlates and risk of substance abuse, including age of initiation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Females
Zanger, Virginia Vogel, Comp. – 1985
This list of 19 films and videotape recordings was developed in response to teacher requests for practical methods and materials for teaching about cultural similarities and differences. An introductory section briefly discusses classroom teaching about cross-cultural issues and the potential uses of the films included in the list. Indexes list…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL. – 1982
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 25 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) basic writers in the community college; (2) the power inclusion model and the politics of voice in the teaching of composition; (3) lay and professional…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR. – 1988
This annotated bibliography of 12 publications on student self-esteem includes six research studies that indicate the following: (1) it is the actual ability of students, not their self-concepts of ability, that make the difference in academic success; (2) students who feel strong parental pressure generally have lower self-esteem; (3) self-esteem…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Delinquency Causes, Elementary Secondary Education
Lankard, Bettina A. – 1993
Economic pressures, work force diversity, and advances in technology are changing the nature of work and organizational policy and management. A predicted decline in the annual growth in gross national product is expected to trigger a slowdown in the labor force, especially in occupations that employ workers with only a high school education.…
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Employed Women, Employment Patterns
Bridgewater State Coll., MA. – 1986
An exploratory study was conducted to investigate the impact of health state on academic achievement, attrition, and quality of life satisfaction in a population of students at Bridgewater State College (Massachusetts). The study also explored the impact of specific health factors such as alienation, stress, and general physical/emotional health…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, College Students, Health
Austin, Gregory – 1988
This research update begins with a review of research on adolescent drug use and its prevention. The research reviewed illustrates the complexity of the problem and of the many variables that may affect outcome. The review suggests that a social influences approach to drug prevention that focuses on preventing the initiation of use by reducing the…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adolescents, Drinking, Drug Abuse
Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH. – 1976
Because today's schools consume large amounts of energy and, consequently, pay high energy bills, the term "energy cirsis" is no exaggeration to describe the situation facing educators and school administrators. Schools everywhere are under pressure to use less electricity, natural gas, heating oil, and gasoline. While energy conservation…
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Climate Control, Educational Facilities Design