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Ediger, Marlow – 2002
This paper considers several philosophies as they relate to student assessment. Realists believe that one can know the real world as it truly is. As a philosophy of testing and measurement, realism is characterized by behaviorally stated objectives, measurement-driven instruction, and report cards, along with the use of programmed materials.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Testing, Existentialism
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
The feeling dimension of students cannot be ignored in teaching and learning situations. Feelings are there and must not be ignored. Reading stresses word recognition, comprehension of subject matter at diverse levels of complexity, and application of what has been learned. A major ingredient so frequently left out is student appreciation of the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Response, Existentialism
Ediger, Marlow – 1998
In light of the amount of violence reported in public media and increasing rudeness of public behavior, it is imperative that elementary school students learn to care for other human beings. This paper makes recommendations for developing an elementary school curriculum of caring. The paper recommends three categories of objectives--knowledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students
Ediger, Marlow – 1991
Clarity of written expression is prized highly in the university curriculum and in the societal arena. Professors need to study, analyze, and appraise diverse recommended philosophies in teaching writing. An existentialist writing curriculum should: include extensive input from students on topics, forms of writing to be emphasized, and planning of…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, College Students, Curriculum Development
Ediger, Marlow – 1991
The guidance counselor needs to be actively involved in improving the curriculum. There are definite guidelines counselors should follow when helping teachers provide individual help to students in the classroom and school setting. A counselor should help teachers perceive meaning in providing for each student in the curriculum, thus adjusting the…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Counseling Objectives, Counselor Role, Counselor Teacher Cooperation
Ediger, Marlow – 1994
This paper argues that religion should be taught as a separate class in the public schools. Reasons for teaching religion include: (1) religious believes affect human behavior in strong observable ways; (2) churches abound in number throughout the United States; (3) different religions tend to teach a somewhat common core of values while values…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Public Schools