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Partridge, Susan – 1986
Much is being written about children's learning styles and using computers to accommodate student variability. Although the computer can support instruction for various learning styles, its use in the classroom should be in the best interests of all children, each of whom may be affected by physical, emotional, sociological, and environmental…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Diagnostic Teaching
Partridge, Susan – 1996
The injustices of tracking or ability grouping according to degrees of learning, first noted in reading classes throughout elementary grades, can have a bad effect on little children, who do not understand these injustices. In the history of the rural school, where individual help and cooperative learning were practiced, no child was labeled a…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies
Partridge, Susan – 1995
Educators are successfully incorporating electronic mail into elementary and secondary classrooms. This paper refers to an article by Hugh Barr which describes a variety of instructional programs that use electronic mail as part of the social studies curriculum. Barr notes that essential components of interschool e-mail are purpose, structure, and…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
Partridge, Susan – 1994
Designing multicultural curricula to the satisfaction of those concerned is a Herculean task, but, with equality in mind, it is worth educators' effort. Christine Sleeter has discussed five views of multicultural education: (1) teaching those exceptional and culturally different; (2) the human relations approach; (3) single-group studies; (4) the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Partridge, Susan – 1995
The recent interest of a number of educators in the reciprocal processes in the various school subjects and literacy (in the hope of achieving better teaching and more student involvement, interest, and enjoyment) is worthy of the careful consideration of all educators. All teachers involved in merging school subjects into a unit of study must be…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities
Partridge, Susan – 1987
Twenty-five students, all undergraduates except one, were informally surveyed to determine their attitudes toward the use of word processing in the writing of student papers. Their responses indicated that the use of a word processor was a matter of personal choice with such factors as speed, convenience, storage, and print-outs cited as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
Partridge, Susan – 1987
Discussion explores values that ought to be taught to young children in the public schools. Attention is first given to what values are appropriate to teach to children at different ages and appropriate contexts of value learning. Several classroom incidents are offered as examples. Arguments developed in the discussion conclude that schools…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Opinions, Parent Role
Partridge, Susan – 1988
This paper addresses the current abandonment of children's free play--a proven, broad-based, indispensable learning experience--in favor of formal learning and instruction. Educational research has found that play is the natural learning medium of children, yet this understanding is not guiding educators' practice. This condition has caused many…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Play
Partridge, Susan – 1979
The importance of metalinguistic awareness in early language learning and reading is stressed. It is reported that a number of studies support the contention that many children beginning first grade do not segment language into conventional words in either the auditory or the visual mode. Thus, it is suggested, instructional demands are often…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction
Partridge, Susan – 1985
Intended for teachers, this article offers a definition of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), discusses its relevance to instruction, and provides illustrations of the implementation of neuro-linguistic programming in instructional contexts. NLP is defined as an approach to instruction that recognizes the familiar visual, auditory, and…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Partridge, Susan – 1984
The use of rhymes in a reading program can result in improved listening skills, increased vocabulary, improved spelling, and greater proficiency in comprehension. A rhyme can be improvised and/or adapted for every skill in the reading hierarchy. In order to make knowledge about rhyming words useful for improving reading skills, the teacher must…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Language Enrichment, Language Rhythm, Oral Language
Partridge, Susan – 1991
This essay reviews accounts of nontraditional schools in various parts of the United States, some of which are public-private ventures. All use computers in conjunction with practices such as the whole language approach, the language experience method, ability grouping, and individualized instruction. Review of the accounts leads to the conclusion…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Change, Educational Environment
Partridge, Susan – 1990
Students' essays are increasingly being included in the assessment of their writing ability. One scholar feels that in contrast to more traditional tests of writing ability, the Written Language Assessment bases its assessment on whole pieces of text the students write. The essays represent three different types of writing: expressive,…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
Partridge, Susan – 1991
There is much more to a learning disabled (LD) child's successful learning than part-to-whole or whole-to-part instruction. Among the many factors to be considered are his/her learning style, interests, abilities, aptitudes, health, and parental support. Instructional programs for learning disabled children should be based on the students'…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Effectiveness
Partridge, Susan – 1983
Mnemonic devices can help or hinder young children's efforts to learn. An example of the facilitative use of mnemonics is Lyn Wendon's Pictogram System, an approach to reading and spelling that pairs intrinsically interesting images with letters of the alphabet and their combinations. The sentence "Arthur Ar has a get-away car"…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Learning Experience, Mnemonics
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