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Smith, Earl Bradford – Multicultural Education, 2009
With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Busher, Hugh – Open University Press, 2006
This book shows how school leaders at all levels "from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher" can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Inclusive Schools
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Evans, Sam – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Argues for an increased emphasis on global education in the elementary school curriculum. Contends that cooperative learning and decision-making skills are essential strategies for effective international education. Provides suggestions for development and implementation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Objectives
Haas, Mary E.; Laughlin, Margaret A. – 2002
Teacher members of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) describe the study of current events as essential or very important to the social studies curriculum. Most teachers indicated using current events to provide contemporary examples of abstract historical, social, economic, and political concepts or to illustrate the continuity of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Tedder, Michael; Jones, Paula; Mauger, Simon – Adults Learning, 2008
The importance of the "learner voice" is again a concern throughout the learning and skills sector, and turning the rhetoric into some kind of meaningful reality has become a renewed challenge. The concern to be responsive to "learner and learning experience" can be seen across developments in information, advice and guidance…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience
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Nemesh, Mary – Business Education Forum, 1979
Career and business education should include instruction in economic awareness, with cooperating teachers from other disciplines offering courses or conducting workshops in economic concepts. The author suggests class activities and a cooperative economic awareness and occupational knowledge guidance program for business students. (MF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Class Activities
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Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
States that the combination of group rewards (based on group members' individual learning) and peer interaction on learning tasks is necessary to produce learning gains characteristic of effective cooperative learning methods. Discusses research on group contingencies and cooperative learning in the elementary school classroom.(NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Valverde, Leonard A. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
As a result of multiple unfavorable circumstances, public schools have been unable to effectively educate America's most disadvantaged student population--Latinos. In this book, the author contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students. This book starts with the past, points out the…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Mexican Americans, Educational Improvement, Hispanic American Students
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Parker, Ruth E. – NASSP Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the differences between traditional pedagogical methods and small-group cooperative learning. Describes the benefits of the cooperative approach, including emphasis on learning rather than on competition, improved comprehension, and increased social awareness. Provides hints for administrators implementing cooperative learning programs.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boston, Jane – Social Studies Review, 1989
Views cooperative learning methods as tools which have the potential for ensuring maximum success for students and instilling democratic values. Identifies four formal methods for structuring cooperative learning activities. Points out that development of appropriate tasks along with preparation of students for group work and role playing are…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bower, Bert – Social Studies Review, 1989
Argues that despite positive student interaction associated with cooperative learning, group work in heterogeneously mixed classrooms can create a condition of unequal contribution based on status. Suggests that cooperative learning is more effective if unequal status interaction is treated. Gives examples of assignments which will lead to this…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sonnier-York, Charlotte; Stanford, Pokey – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
Discussion of applying strategies of cooperative learning offers five principles and reflections of one teacher. The principles are: (1) teach what you preach; (2) accountability counts; (3) mediation versus aggravation; (4) publish or perish; and (5) create or satiate. Suggestions for evaluation include encouraging student feedback and moving…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
Male, Mary – Computing Teacher, 1986
Reviews benefits of using cooperative learning strategies and computer assisted instruction (CAI) in classrooms with mainstreamed students; describes teacher's role in implementing cooperative learning; presents examples demonstrating potential of cooperative learning and CAI in language and social skills development; and outlines steps in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Educational Games
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Manning, M. Lee; Lucking, Robert – Social Studies, 1991
Reviews research literature that defines cooperative learning and substantiates many educational benefits to be derived from it. Outlines eight selected cooperative learning methods. Reports that research shows cooperative learning methods improve students' academic achievement, self-esteem, and social skills. Also suggests that cooperative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Competition, Cooperative Learning
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Gunderson, Barbara; And Others – Foreign Language Annals, 1980
Describes the use of cooperative learning groups in junior high school French classes. Summarizes how cooperative learning affects: (1) student attitudes towards French, (2) student relationships with peers, and (3) student-perceived personal gains from this experience. (PMJ)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Class Organization, Cooperation, French
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