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Raywid, Mary Anne – 1996
Many educators see school downsizing efforts as the linchpin of school restructuring. Several forms that school downsizing efforts are taking are explored, along with a discussion of the reasons for which small schools are being established. The types of subschools that are being launched (houses, mini-schools, schools-within-schools) are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Metcalf, Kim K.; Smith, Carl B.; Legan, Natalie A. – 2002
During the 2001-02 academic year, a purposive, national evaluation was undertaken of "Windows on Literacy" and "Reading Expeditions," two new school-based programs produced by the School Publishing Division of the National Geographic Society (NGS). The evaluation sought to determine the efficacy of the new materials for…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
Chapman, Elaine – 2003
This Digest defines student engagement and describes various methods used to measure it, both in empirical research studies and at the classroom level. Student engagement has been defined in various ways, but it is evident that students who are engaged show sustained behavioral involvement in learning activities accompanied by a positive emotional…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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Holbrook, Hilary Taylor – Language Arts, 1983
Examines materials in the ERIC system related to trends in grammar instruction. Discusses the efficacy of formal grammar instruction in the schools and presents activities for successfully integrating grammar instruction into the writing curriculum. (HTH)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
Schwartz, Wendy – 1999
To help guide family literacy program developers in shaping their curriculum, and educators and community leaders in creating independent parenting programs, this digest describes the parenting education component of successful urban programs. In general, family literacy programs have three basic components: adult education, parenting education,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Literacy Education
Ellis, Thomas I. – Research Roundup, 1988
This pamphlet reviews five reports that highlight an emerging consensus among researchers about the value of systematically incorporating cognitive instruction into the elementary school curriculum. First is a comprehensive framework by Robert J. Marzano and C. L. Hutchins for an integrated approach to thinking skills that has been developed and…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking
Huling, Leslie; Resta, Virginia – 2001
Teacher mentoring programs have increased dramatically since the early 1980s as a vehicle to support and retain novice teachers. However, researchers and facilitators of mentoring programs are recognizing that mentors also derive substantial benefits from the mentoring experience. This digest examines research on how mentoring contributes to the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Brophy, Jere – 1998
Students exhibiting failure syndrome approach assignments with low expectations of success and tend to give up at early signs of difficulty. This Digest delineates the nature of failure syndrome, suggests strategies for coping with failure syndrome students, and discusses how teachers can help. Some students, especially in the early grades, show…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Achievement, Attribution Theory, Behavior Modification
Brownell, Mary – 1997
This digest discusses why special education teachers may become stressed by role overload and lack of autonomy, and presents strategies for successfully managing stresses related to teaching. Strategies include: (1) setting realistic expectations; (2) making distinctions between job and personal life; (3) finding ways to exercise professional…
Descriptors: Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation
Stitt-Gohdes, Wanda L. – 1997
The premise of this paper is that, although career choice implies options, issues of gender, race, and class may constrain the occupational choices an individual makes. Dominant career development theories are being reexamined for their appropriateness to diverse groups. This paper reviews the following theories: Ginzberg, Ginsburg, Axelrad, and…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Counseling Techniques, Females
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL. – 1979
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 20 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the effect of vocabulary instruction on the comprehension of poor readers; contextual methods of teaching sight words to elementary remedial readers; the effects…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Compensatory Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education
Romo, Harriett D. – 1998
Leaving school early has a dramatic impact on Hispanic girls, because Latinas face greater barriers than males when seeking high-wage jobs and opportunities in postsecondary education. This Digest examines how gender roles, families, schools, and friends influence Latinas in their education and career decisions, and outlines practical dropout…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Dropout Prevention, Family Influence, Females
Johnson, David W.; And Others – 1992
This ERIC digest looks at how college faculty can use cooperative learning principles to ensure that students actively create their own knowledge and work together to achieve shared learning goals. The first section describes cooperative learning and recommends training professors to apply an overall system to build cooperative activities,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
Dossey, John A., Ed.; Swafford, Jane O., Ed.; Parmantie, Marilyn, Ed.; Dossey, Anne E., Ed. – 1997
This conference proceedings volume for PME-NA-XIX contains a total of 87 reports: one plenary session report; 39 research reports; 20 short oral reports; 25 poster session reports; and two discussion group reports. Only the plenary and research reports are full reports; the others are generally one-page abstracts. The full reports include: (1)…
Descriptors: Algebra, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Imel, Susan – 2002
Metacognition refers to the ability of learners to be aware of and monitor their learning processes. Cognitive skills are those needed to perform a task, whereas metacognitive skills are necessary to understand how it was performed. Metacognitive skills are generally divided into two types: self-assessment (the ability to assess one's own…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies
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