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Arnow, Pat, Ed. – Now and Then, 1988
This journal theme issue focuses on Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Appalachia, launched in 1964. Articles discuss the War on Poverty, the people involved, how it succeeded, and how it ultimately failed. One article examines the role of the Council of the Southern Mountains, established in 1913. Federal officials used the council's reputation…
Descriptors: Appalachian Studies, Community Action, Community Programs, Federal Programs
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. – 1989
This catalog lists cassette books produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped during 1989. Books are listed alphabetically within subject categories under nonfiction and fiction headings. Nonfiction categories include: animals and wildlife, the arts, bestsellers, biography, blindness and physical handicaps,…
Descriptors: Adults, Audiotape Recordings, Blindness, Books
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Hoffman, Shari Cole – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2006
This article profiles Grace Abbott, one of the earlier 20th century American women leaders in Progressivism. Abbott's heritage influenced her lifetime commitment to social improvement. She was born on November 17, 1878 in Grand Island, Nebraska into a family of activists. Her Quaker mother, Elizabeth Griffin Abbott, came from an abolitionist…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Work Experience Programs, Females, Labor Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. – 1971
The Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs held hearings on the "Food Distribution Program." The Program--often referred to as the "commodity distribution,""surplus distribution," or "direct distribution program"--has the dual purpose of alleviating farm surpluses and helping the poor. It…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Food Service, Food Stores
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2007
At the Gates Chili High School near Rochester, New York, the cafeteria and kitchen are getting an overdue overhaul. Deep fryers and the fat-soaked foods that come dripping out of them are no longer welcome in the kitchens and dining halls of a growing number of the nation's schools and universities. Likewise, heavily marketed sugary soft drinks…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition Instruction, Lunch Programs, Child Health
Moore, John A. – 1970
This bibliography, intended primarily for secondary school teachers and students, has been published "to help many become better educated and wiser in respect to the present predicaments and present options facing mankind." It contains 1,500 citations subsumed under the following topics: general references; population problems, agriculture, food…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bibliographies, Ecology, Medicine
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Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. – 1973
This report, prepared by the staff of the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs of the U. S. Senate, is intended as a profile of the "half-full, half-empty plate which the Federal food programs represent to the nation's poor." The report focuses on various aspects of poverty and hunger such as: (1) poverty in the nation--the poverty line,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Federal Programs, Hunger, Nutrition
Sunanchai, Sunthorn – 1981
Before World War II, more than one million people took part in literacy education programs in Thailand. Because of the chaos caused by the war, however, and the subsequent disruptions of the country's life, fewer adults were taking part in literacy efforts. During the late 1960s and the 1970s, an increased emphasis was placed on literacy education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Case Studies
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY. – 1994
This annual report for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) describes the programs and services provided by this organization in 1993. Following an introduction by UNICEF's executive director, the report reviews regional developments in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights
Camping Magazine, 1999
Camps continued to operate during World War II, but young male counselors, food, and supplies were difficult to obtain. An illustrative article from 1943, "Meal Planning for Summer Camps in Wartime" (Agnes B. Peterson), presents a guide to planning nutritious meals for campers despite shortages caused by wartime rationing, increased food…
Descriptors: Camping, Dietetics, Food, Nutrition
Eisenberg, Leon – 1968
Intelligence makes man unique. To date man's use of this intelligence has been deficient. The deficit lies in the one-sided development of his problem-solving capacity; that is, an enormous growth has occurred in technological capabilities without a corresponding gain in solutions to social problems. This deficit is particularly significant…
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Cognitive Development, Evolution, Human Development
Jarvis, Heather – 1992
This activity book is designed to create awareness about all the issues attached to food supply and a healthy diet with factual information. Materials are provided for teachers to teach children about food in its entirety. The nine units include: (1) "Starting Activities: Sorting Foods and Factors Which Control Our Diet"; (2) "Food Likes and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Food
Fundacion Bernard van Leer, Boletin Informativo, 1996
This document consists of ten annual Spanish Language Bulletins, published during the period 1987-1996. The early bulletins were largely composed of selections originally published in the Bernard van Lear Foundation's English-Language "Newsletter The articles discuss topics such as: (1) parents as children's first teachers; (2) health and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Advocacy, Child Development, Child Health
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. – 2001
These hearing transcripts recount testimony before Congress on proposals to work with recipient governments and communities to establish a preschool and school feeding program in developing countries. Of particular focus in the hearing was the infrastructure needed to implement the program effectively and the roles of government agencies,…
Descriptors: Children, Developing Nations, Elementary Schools, Federal Legislation
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, PA. – 1977
Stressing global interdependence, this guide suggests resources, materials, and activities related to major world problems. Global interdependence is interpreted as connections between and among nations in areas of war and peace, human rights, environmental use, economics, and international law. The major objective is to help students understand…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Guides
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