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Williams, Kerry Curtiss; Veomett, George E. – Corwin Press, 2006
Teaching science means doing science and involves three elements: knowing content, knowing children, and teachers knowing themselves as teachers and learners. The authors describe principles and requirements that reflect National Science Education Standards for the active learning of science. They identify key ingredients for primary students and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Experience, Workshops, Academic Standards
Furlong, Michael J., Ed.; Gilman, Richard, Ed.; Huebner, Scott, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
Understanding the factors that encourage young people to become active agents in their own learning is critical. Positive psychology is one lens that can be used to investigate the factors that facilitate a student's sense of agency and active school engagement. In the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook, the editors draw together the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, School Psychology, Individual Characteristics, Academic Achievement
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. – 2002
The primary purpose of the social studies is to help young people, as future culturally diverse, democratic citizens in an interdependent world, develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens. Underlying this scope and sequence is the principle that neither gender, economic status, nor cultural…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anthropology, Citizenship Education, Economics
Cotton, Kathleen; Savard, William G. – 1982
It is noted that compared to the research base on effective practices for teaching primary level children, the volume of published research with intermediate level students is modest. The studies and summaries reviewed for this document include those which: (1) sought to identify a cluster of teaching strategies and behaviors which are positively…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Research, Junior High Schools, Literature Reviews
Healy, Alfred; And Others – 1985
The book is intended to link knowledge and application in early intervention services for very young disabled and at-risk children. An introductory chapter analyzes major issues and sources of controversy in the field: family support and the nature of early intervention, parental empowerment and involvement, the science of early intervention,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
Reyhner, Jon, Ed. – 1988
This collection of 20 essays by 21 authors presents teaching methods and resource material promoting productive school experiences for American Indian students. The chapters are organized into five sections. The opening chapter of section 1 emphasizes that teachers must understand and respect the cultures and backgrounds of their students, an…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians
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Wainer, Howard – 1982
The past decade has seen a substantial growth in methods and schemes for the display of multivariate data. This paper encompasses a sketch of the history of multivariate displays, from the pre-Columbian Quipu to Chernoff's Face; examines a number of techniques; describes their construction; illustrates their use; and comments on their efficacy.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Display Aids, Graphs, Multivariate Analysis
White, James – 1982
Methodological issues which confront researchers using the concept of the family career include the selection of appropriate dependent variables; the efficacy of historical versus immediate effects; and scaling the family career (a proposed replacement for the "family life cycle"). The issue of which dependent variables should be…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Family (Sociological Unit), Measurement Techniques, Research Methodology
Lippman, Harold B., Ed.; Van Meter, Elena, Ed. – 1977
Six pamphlets provide the springboard for community discussion on constitutional history by summarizing the main themes of seminars sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The "Federalist Papers" were used as a point of departure to promote discussion on the continued efficacy of the political principles and structures established in…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Constitutional History
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2010
This report presents a revision of the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework (2000), renamed The Head Start Child Development and Learning Framework: Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children 3-5 Years Old. The Framework outlines the essential areas of development and learning that are to be used by Head Start programs…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth