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Taylor, Vicki Fairbanks; Provitera, Michael J. – Journal of Management Education, 2011
Undergraduate business students in North America are often unfamiliar with the labor organizing process and frequently fail to identify with the reasons why workers join unions. This article suggests a discussion exercise based on the 1979 film, "Norma Rae," by 20th Century Fox, as an effective tool for familiarizing students with fundamental…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Labor Relations, Unions
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Mariam, Olya; Rana, Sidra – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
The aim of this research is to critique the repercussions of over-generalization of a social issue as depicted in Norma Khouri's "Forbidden Love." The novel/memoir has been written against the 9/11 backdrop and as such serves as means of sensationalizing and exploiting a cultural event which unfortunately echoes in the East. The…
Descriptors: Generalization, Social Problems, Consciousness Raising, Terrorism
Berry, John N., III – Library Journal, 2008
This article profiles "Library Journal's" (LJ) chosen 2008 Librarian of the Year. Librarians and officials in education and government all recount the leadership and creativity brought to library service in New Jersey by State Librarian Norma Blake. She has sparked proactive, collaborative initiatives that have taken libraries of all…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Business, State Government, Government Libraries
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Angel, Ann – ALAN Review, 2001
Presents an interview with Norma Fox Mazer, a writer of children's books. Describes how she creates a story. Discusses how writing a story, whether a short story or a novel, is an intricate balance of character, event, and voice. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Imagination
Casto, James E. – Appalachia, 1999
Founded by Norma Gray in 1972 as an early-childhood demonstration center, River Valley Child Development Services now operates various programs related to young children in nine southern West Virginia counties and a statewide apprenticeship program for child-development specialists. Programs provide child care, after-school programs,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Apprenticeships, Day Care, Demonstration Programs
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Cahill, Kevin; Curtin, Alicia; Hall, Kathy; O'Sullivan, Dan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2020
Alternative education provision in Ireland is under-researched. This paper is a qualitative investigation of the perspectives of a purposive sample of ten teachers on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in their respective alternative settings of a voluntary education centre, a Youthreach centre and a post-primary special school. 'Funds of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Paris, Django, Ed.; Alim, H. Samy, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2017
"Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies" raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)--teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Social Change
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Coyle, Lisa R. – ALAN Review, 1991
Discusses how children's authors Norma Fox Mazer uses stereotypes creatively to fight stereotypes, using examples from several of her books. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Literary Criticism, Secondary Education
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Angel, Ann – ALAN Review, 2001
Discusses how writer Norma Fox Mazer has helped many readers make the leap between reality and imagination simply in the way she handles details in the lives of her characters. Explores the ideas of communicating with detail, experimenting with structure, and playing with time in crucial scenes. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, Imagination, Secondary Education
Pehkonen, Erkki, Ed. – 1995
This report contains papers from the Nordic Conference on Mathematics Teaching (NORMA-94). The first three papers are plenary talks aimed at giving the participants an opportunity to form a coherent view of the new theories of learning. The themes of the paper sessions addressed a variety of topics on different levels from elementary school to…
Descriptors: Calculus, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Assessment, Educational Technology
Diaz-Plaja, Guillermo – Yelmo, 1977
A collectivity can be defined by the verbal instrument which binds it together. By extension of this thought of Marshall MacLuhan, the importance of the written language as normative for the uniformity, universality and preservation of the phonetic system of the language is discussed. (Text is in Spanish.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Language Standardization, News Media, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics
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Tyner, Mekko; Azbell, Lacey; Coon, Bobbie; Moore, Mackie; Pembrook, Trent; Randall, Monte – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
Agriculture is a significant part of the culture and heritage of indigenous people. This is especially true for Mvskoke people. Today, the issue of sustainable food sovereignty embodies the roots of the College of the Muscogee Nation's (CMN's) mission and goals as a tribal college and land grant institution. The college utilizes a community garden…
Descriptors: Gardening, Community Programs, Tribes, American Indian Education
Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
As diversity continues to increase in the United States, ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gaps are widening between teachers and their students. The rapidly changing educational landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for addressing diversity both creatively and constructively in schools. "Multicultural…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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Siejk, Cate – Religious Education, 2011
This article offers a response to two provocative questions about the relationship of theology to religious education posed by Norma Thompson in her Presidential address given at the annual meeting of APRRE in 1978. I offer contemporary answers to these questions from the perspective of a theological educator. First, I show how feminist theory and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Philosophy, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Bott, C J – ALAN Review, 2001
Discusses how one teacher uses Norma Fox Mazer's "Out of Control" to explore leaders and followers as the main topic of discussion in a sophomore class. Describes how students keep a reader's journal with quotations from the text and personal responses. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 10
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