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Osgood, D. Wayne; Chambers, Jeff M. – Juvenile Justice Bulletin, 2003
Social disorganization is the primary theory by which criminologists account for crime rates. Current versions of social disorganization theory assume that strong networks of social relationship prevent crime and delinquency. A community's capacity to develop and maintain strong systems of social relationship is influenced by residential…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Crime, Delinquency, One Parent Family
Mautz, Robert B. – Fellows Program, 1982
The political and legislative factors that weakened the role of the Florida Board of Regents over a 3-year period (1978-81) are traced in this report. The first section provides background on the functions of the Board from 1968 through 1978, a period characterized by a trend toward centralization and the reduction of university control.…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Governance
Florida Educational Research Council Research Bulletin, 1991
This research bulletin presents six selected papers from the annual conference of the Florida Educational Research Council. The papers are intended to help educators improve the quality of education in their communities. The papers are: (1) "Minority Education Intervention: The Experience of Two Programs with Middle and High School Students…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
Gellens, Suzanne, Ed. – Children Our Concern, 2000
This document is comprised of the two issues "Children our Concern" published in 1999-2000. This journal for Florida early childhood education practitioners provides information on current issues in early childhood education, educational practices, and activities of the Early Childhood Association of Florida (ECA of FL). Regular features…
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Caregivers, Class Activities, Cooperation
Bohning, Gerry; Read, Donna – Florida Educational Research and Development Council Bulletin, 1984
The eight papers summarized in this collection were drawn from a 1983 conference symposium designed to expand and disseminate increased understanding about reading and its instruction. The selected papers, each of which includes an abstract, discuss the following topics: (1) the determination of Florida's kindergarten reading curricula, (2)…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2000
This issue, the fourth in a series on demographic forces shaping U.S. public education, discusses how the aging of the population affects education. The first section, "Shades of Gray," discusses how as the population ages, schools may face tougher competition for public resources, noting how tensions have surfaced in one Florida county.…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers, Community Involvement, Educational Finance
Zemsky, Robert, Ed. – Policy Perspectives, 1999
This essay examines the higher education challenges facing the state of Florida in the coming decades, focusing on solutions to demographic, economic, and social issues that may be applicable to other states as well. The state's population has increased substantially since 1950 and continues to increase at a high rate, placing significant demands…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Policy
Langhans, Joseph J., Ed. – Florida Journal of Communication Disorders, 1997
This annual volume is a compilation of traditional articles, poster publications and clinical reports addressing speech and language impairments and intervention. Featured articles include: (1) "Pantomime Recognition and Pantomime Expression in Persons with Aphasia" (Joseph J. Langhans); (2) "Bilingual Classroom Discourse Skills: An…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Alzheimers Disease, Aphasia
At Work, 1997
This issue of a newsletter designed to promote human resources development among adolescents and adults in Florida is devoted to a description and assessment of "Crossroads Cafe," a series of multimedia materials for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Trends in language teaching methodology since the 1960s are first…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends
Tyree, Lawrence Worley; McConnell, Nancy Casner – Fellows Program, 1982
The relationship between business/industry and education in Florida is discussed in this paper with special emphasis on the role of community colleges in fostering and promoting economic development in the state. First, the paper highlights major factors arguing for strong links between education and industry, including the decline of…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
Gellens, Suzanne, Ed. – Children Our Concern, 2000
This document is comprised of the single 2000 issue of a journal for Florida early childhood education practitioners, providing information on current issues in early childhood education, educational practices, and activities of the Early Childhood Association of Florida (ECA of FL). Regular features in each issue include "Did You Know?"…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Day Care
Langhans, Joseph J., Ed. – Florida Journal of Communication Disorders, 1995
This annual volume is a compilation of articles addressing evaluation, management, professional affairs, practice parameters, and clinical application of speech and language services. Featured articles include: (1) "Comparison of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance for Modal and Loft Register Productions" (Joseph L. Langhans and Peter J.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Computer Assisted Testing