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Smith, David C., Ed. – 1983
Professional teacher educators recognize that the body of knowledge about teaching and learning is today more substantive, consistent, and authoritative than ever before. It should also be acknowledged, however, that too little of that knowledge is incorporated into the preservice education of teachers. This volume, containing 12 papers presented…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement
Scholl, Geraldine T., Ed. – 1984
Seventeen position papers address essential elements in quality programing for visually handicapped learners. The papers represent the philosophy of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for the Visually Handicapped. Following two foundation position papers, "Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired" (K. Huebner) and "Visually…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Role, Program Administration
Nadler, Leonard – 1983
This paper seeks to describe and analyze human resource development (HRD) from the perspective of business and industry and to identify the role of adult, career, and vocational education in HRD. The author first defines HRD as organized learning experiences in a given period of time to effect the possibility of performance change or growth in the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Cooperation, Human Resources, Job Performance
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Heermann, Barry; And Others – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1980
A variety of responses to lifelong learning issues are contained in these essays by 12 practitioners directly involved in non-traditional educational alternatives. Sheila Gordon and Augusta Souza Kappner analyze the demographics, motivation, and environment of returning adult students. Peter Smith looks at the educator as facilitator rather than…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Students
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
Parsons, Michael H. – 1985
Part-time faculty are essential to the accomplishment of the mission of postsecondary occupational education institutions. A commitment to excellence requires a comprehensive, systematic design for part-time faculty recruitment, development, assessment, and integration into the institution's delivery system. Careful attention to recruitment…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Collective Bargaining, Compensation (Remuneration), Contracts
Killacky, Jim – 1984
The monograph, written for persons and organizations at state and local levels who share concern about learning activities for adults in rural America, explores characteristics of three traditional providers of nonformal education (the Cooperative Extension Service, public libraries, and community service divisions of community colleges), assesses…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Community Services, Comparative Analysis
Lenning, Oscar T.; Ebbers, Larry H. – 1999
This report examines the importance of learning communities within institutions of higher education. It identifies two important dimensions of learning communities: (1) primary membership, which differentiates based on the characteristic that group members hold in common; these include learning organizations, faculty learning communities, and…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Environment
Cho, DaeYeon; Imel, Susan – 2003
The question of what the future of work in the United States will be is examined in this publication using current information on trends and issues related to work, the economy, and the labor force. The compilation intended to give an overview of selected aspects of the topic and provide information about other resources. In the first section,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demand Occupations, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship
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
Boyer, James – 1983
This paper prescribes methods by which educators may move multicultural education from its primary "product" stage (emphasizing learning materials and similar artifacts) to a more sophisticated "process" stage (demonstrating a more authentic approach consistent with the purposes of democratic public education). Part I discusses the rationale of…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development
Parker, Walter; Jarolimek, John – 1984
Designed as a tool to help social studies educators promote their discipline, this volume outlines the critical role of social studies in the K-12 curriculum and the part social studies educators must take in assuring that this role is understood and accepted by parents, school boards, and legislators. Material is divided into four chapters.…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
Piele, Philip K. – 1989
The external politics of technology utilization in schools involving local, state, and federal levels of government is the central focus of this paper. Interest group politics are also examined, especially as practiced at the state level by professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and school board members. The first chapter…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
Fenwick, Tara J. – 2001
This monograph presents an overview of experiential learning from five perspectives. Following a history of experiential learning in 20th century adult education, the essay first offers a summary of the reflective constructivist view of experiential learning. The constructivist approach is taken by educators seeking to enhance the process of adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning
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