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Hartup, Willard W. – 1992
Peer relations contribute substantially to both social and cognitive development. The essentials of friendship are reciprocity and commitment between individuals who see themselves more or less as equals. Affiliation and common interests, the main themes in friendship relations, are first understood in early childhood. Friends serve as emotional…
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Children, Cognitive Development, Developmental Psychology
Needham, Robbie Lee – 1986
Communications technologies have the potential to transform the educational process. In the community college context, these technologies have the power to change the the roles of faculty. On one hand, these changes might mean a reduction in the number and status of teachers. On the other hand, communications technologies may afford teachers…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Computers
Hicks, Ellen Cochran – 1986
Although both museums and schools figure into a learning network that includes lifelong learning processes in both formal and informal settings, these institutions must work further on achieving common educational goals. According to "Museums for a New Century," a report published in 1984, the museum-school relationship has been marked…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Katz, Lilian G. – 1987
This digest discusses curriculum and teaching strategies for early childhood education which best serve children's long-term development. Two dimensions of development, normative and dynamic, are considered with respect to what children should be learning. Four categories of learning are identified, namely, knowledge, skills, feelings, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Experiential Learning
Stewart, Richard D. – 1996
This digest considers approaches to langugae arts teaching that are based on mythic or archetypal ways of experiencing and knowing. The Digest argues that such approaches address students' inner lives more directly than do the usual instructional methods such as whole language or student-centered instruction, and thus can help to promote…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Dreams, Elementary Secondary Education, Imagery
Edington, Everett D.; Koehler, Lyle – 1987
Current educational research efforts are examining rural/urban differences in achievement, appropriateness of rural/urban achievement measures, effects of parents and community on the attainment of rural students, and how well rural students succeed in higher education. To accurately assess the small, rural school's impact on students, rural-urban…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
Egertson, Harriet A. – 1987
The curriculum now being taught in many kindergartens is profoundly different from what it was two decades ago. The kindergarten classroom, once conceived of as a play- and group adjustment-oriented setting, may now also be a classroom with an "academic" approach, characterized by direct teaching of discrete skills with specific…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Grade Repetition
White, Charles S. – 1991
Arguing that the foundation of a free civilization is an informed citizenry, this ERIC digest discusses the new challenges faced by the government and libraries in the wake of the Information Age. As electronic technology has accelerated the production and transmission of information, it has become more difficult for the average citizen to access,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Depository Libraries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks
Johnson, David, W.; And Others – 1997
This digest summarizes a larger document of the same title which takes the position that because American democracy is founded on the premise that citizens need to engage in free and open discussion of opposing points of view, it is important that intellectual conflict become part of college instruction. It suggests several ways in which…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Instruction, Colleges, Conflict Resolution
Layzell, Daniel T.; Lyddon, Jan W. – 1990
This digest of a full-length report provides a review of state level budgeting for higher education in terms of the underlying interplay of human and external forces coupled with factors that are present in the budgeting process itself. The environmental context includes historical, political, economic, and demographic factors. These factors…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Rasmussen, Linda – 1988
Children of migrant farmworkers are among the segments of the population most difficult to educate. Data from 1974 indicates the average migrant student had a 40% chance of reaching ninth grade, an 11% chance of reaching 12th grade, and a less than 10% chance of graduating from high school. Factors correlated with students quitting school are…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Change Strategies, Dropout Prevention
Quimbita, Grace – 1989
Student tracking systems are enabling increasing numbers of community colleges to respond to external demands for accountability with tangible measurements of student progress and institutional outcomes. Several recent trends in marketing, accountability, communications with students, and internal competition for resources have prompted interest…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Evaluation Criteria
Barker, Bruce O. – 1986
Small schools (with enrollments of 300 or less) are being rediscovered as models for effective schools. Currently 26.9% of America's school systems enroll over 500,000 students in more than 26,000 small schools staffed by 50,000 teachers. Small schools have pioneered many educational "innovations": non-graded classrooms, individualized…
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Principles
Close, Denise; And Others – 1996
This digest highlights the key features of the science education reform movement as it relates to curricula and classroom practices. The ideas presented here have been gleaned from the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, both of which elaborate ideas emerging from Project 2061 and other efforts that have…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Brennan, Mary Alice – 1992
This digest highlights the findings of an extensive review and analysis of the literature related to the role of libraries in education. The review was undertaken to demonstrate the critical role libraries can play in meeting the six National Education Goals adopted in 1990 by the President and the governors of the United States. The goals, which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Career Exploration, Computer Networks
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