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Renzulli, Joseph S.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Presents a plan for compacting and streamlining the regular curriculum in order to relieve gifted students of the boredom that often results from unchallenging work and to provide the time gifted students need to pursue acceleration and enrichment activities after prerequisite competencies have been mastered. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design
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Hutter, Mark – Social Studies, 1987
Describes a family history project as an effective student motivator. Outlines procedures for implementing this project in the classroom. Provides an appendix of suggested topics and questions. (BSR)
Descriptors: Family History, Genealogy, Immigrants, Instructional Materials
Bill, Willard E. – 1988
Intended as a basis for student discussions on American Indian issues, this article provides background on American Indian and Alaskan Native spiritual values and the white man's disruption of the Sacred Circle of Life. The foundation of the philosophies of North American indigenous peoples was the idea of cyclical reaffirmation and the goal of…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
Beavis, Roy; Weatherley, Colin – 1980
In an effort to enlarge the debate on the use of worksheets within Scotland's schools, two teachers who use this approach extensively were invited to present their views, and other educators were invited to react to them. The first part of this report includes a discussion of teachers' views on learning, their perceptions on language development,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Intermode Differences
Langrehr, John – Audiovisual Instruction, 1979
One of the greatest needs in curriculum development today is for balance, not only in the goals, content, and objectives of the curriculum, but also in the learning theories that teachers apply to their methods and media of instruction. A student learning guide based on a mixed theory approach is presented. (Author/CMV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Course Objectives, Humanism
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Al-shabbi, Ali Essa – TESOL Journal, 1993
Nonverbal communication is a legitimate concern of English-as-a-Second-Language teachers. Some practical issues regarding communicative language teaching are addressed, followed by a discussion of classroom techniques, whole-group and small-group settings, intervention, and ways to build students' awareness. (Contains 18 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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Brown, Eleese V. – School Arts, 1980
The author states that art teachers are continually being asked to justify their programs and describes an art activity designed to contribute to the conceptual development of students, noting that this activity contributes to learning in other areas. (KC)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Teachers, Concept Formation
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Jacobs, James A. – Technology Teacher, 1993
Discusses the development of "smart" or advanced materials such as ceramics, metals, composites, and polymers. Provides a design brief, a student learning activity with outcomes, quiz, and resources. (SK)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Design, Engineering, Learning Activities
Clavner, Jerry; Sumodi, Veronica – 1983
The interrelatedness of the fields of nursing and sociology is discussed in this paper in an effort to encourage a sympathetic symbiosis between these two fields and between technical and general education. First, an overview is provided of recent trends in sociology, citing the influences of anthropologists and cultural historians on current…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Class Activities, Community Colleges, Interdisciplinary Approach
McKenzie, Hope Bussey – 1982
Intended for college students and teachers of English literature, this paper examines the lives and works of three great medieval Anglo-Saxon priestly scholars whose Latin writings have preserved the Anglo-Saxon roots of the English language. The paper first describes the works of Aldhelm, born in 650 A.D., whose poetry was not in the Latin…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Diachronic Linguistics, Higher Education, Latin
Oster, John E. – 1980
One of the most disconcerting findings of researchers who have looked at the way writers write is that their processes bear little resemblance to what is expected of students in the classroom. Some aspects of the lesson that do not correspond to our current understanding of the composing process are (1) providing no time for the conception and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Kobelski, Pamela; Reichel, Mary – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1981
Discusses the necessity for conceptual frameworks as organizers of the content of bibliographic instruction, argues that such frameworks provide a necessary basis for generalizable and meaningful learning, and reviews seven conceptual frameworks for use in bibliographic instruction. Twenty-one references are listed. (RAA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching
Computing Teacher, 1985
This document consists primarily of a compilation of nine articles, on the use of microcomputers in language arts instruction, that have been extracted from 1983-1985 issues of the journal "The Computing Teacher". Also included are various software reviews from the same period. The articles include: "Keyboarding Skills: Elementary,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation
Kranzberg, Melvin, Ed.; And Others – 1980
This book of readings and a study guide on energy is part of the twelfth Course by Newspaper, "Energy and the Way We Live." Courses by Newspaper is a program presenting college-level courses to the public through the cooperation of newspapers and participating colleges. Other components of this course are the Source Book (SO 012 722) and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Objectives, Energy, Energy Conservation
Huttemann, Lutz, Ed. – 1986
The improvement of information infrastructures in the eastern and southern sub-region of Africa through the adequate training of personnel for libraries and information establishments is one of the major objectives of the Education, Science and Documentation Centre of the German Foundation for International Development (DSE). This reader, designed…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Developing Nations, Documentation, Foreign Countries
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