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Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the professional learning communities and describes how this system helps improve schools and reduce teacher isolation. According to Richard and Rebecca Dufour, the best way to improve schools is for schools to function as professional learning communities. Under this system, teachers work in collaborative…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Improvement, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
A school is a tough place to change. Everyone hear of schools being transformed into an exemplary or model learning places. In the report, "The Neglected 'R'': The Need for a Writing Revolution," by the National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges, a panel organized in September of 2002 by The College Board, it says, "... it…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Writing Skills, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition)
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
In this article the author shares his thoughts on how perceptions can be distorted by blinders people impose on themselves which brings him back to one of his literary and intellectual loadstones--"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." He learned that the English department at the school where he taught has changed the American literature syllabus.…
Descriptors: Race, English Departments, United States Literature, Classics (Literature)
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
In this article, the author relates some of the memorable points in his career as a teacher. He also recounts the specific events that led him to choose the teaching path. Now that he is in the verge of retirement, he shares some of the valuable lessons he had learned in his teaching career for other teachers.
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Personal Narratives
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
The Internet has made cut-and-paste plagiarism easy. As such, teachers are required to be more vigilant about how students do their research assignments. One solution to this problem is the use of Turnitin, a software developed by John Barrie which converts characters and words in a student's paper and compares this with digital fingerprints of…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Internet, Computer Software, Teacher Responsibility
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act requires the states to test their students every year to determine how many of them have achieved proficiency in, among other areas, math, science, and reading. The law also requires that the states participate yearly in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which calls itself "the Nation's…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Intellectual Disciplines, National Competency Tests
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
The author of this article was surprised to read in the December 21, 2005, Ann Arbor News that "The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center, which represented the Dover [Pennsylvania] School District in its federal case for the teaching of intelligent design, has threatened to sue Gull Lake [Michigan] Community Schools over its policy that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Creationism, Science Education, Court Litigation
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
There are approximately 8,600 schools in the US that had failed to make their minimal requirement of "adequate yearly progress" and were labeled under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy criteria, as "low-performing." Some of these schools were in fact doing great but had only failed in meeting the requirement of having 95% of its students take the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
Ann Arbor schools seem to have decided to focus on two goals: embracing computer technology and closing the achievement gap between white and non-white students. These two goals have come together in the "Scarlett Emphasis" program that has placed laptop computers in the hands of all students. Having the lowest scores on standardized…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the continuing controversy of teaching intelligent design along with evolution in science classes in the interest of academic freedom, an idea since endorsed by President Bush. More recently religious fundamentalists have tried a new approach to fight the teaching of evolution in public schools. With this new…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Creationism, Academic Freedom
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
This article, was written shortly after the death of Rosa Parks, as her body was lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC. It discusses the significance of her legacy as the first woman, among the 29 Americans to be so honored. Although Parks was an ordinary citizen, she helped bring about the civil rights movement in the U.S. after…
Descriptors: Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Social Action, Females
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
The author of this article looks back at television advertising from the last 50 years. He observes the position of women in American society as creatures who served at men's pleasure and for men's pleasure. When future anthropologists examine today's television advertising, one significant change they will note is that the culture is more…
Descriptors: Television Commercials, Females, Males, Self Concept
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
In this article, the author deals with a screenplay adaptation assignment that he gave to his students. The purpose is to make readers out of some students who don't like to read, and to teach them something about film as an art form. He starts with a film entitled, "Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home." He used it because of the technical…
Descriptors: Literature, English Instruction, Films, Scripts
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
The author of this article recounts his experience of teaching English literature at Plymouth High School. The course description was simple and straightforward--Semester 1: historical survey of English literature up to Wordsworth; Semester 2: historical survey from Wordsworth to the present. Evaluation will include tests, essays, and a research…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Student Research, English Literature, English Teachers
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
The author of this article provides a critical assessment on the persona in Kenneth Rexroth's poem "Doubled Mirrors." He says that the poem is a simple metaphor that beautifully illustrates something central to the human experience. Rexroth's persona tells that the two raccoons eating pears "know me and do not run away." If there is not a bond…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Poets, Poetry, Literature Appreciation
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