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Cartwright, Sally – Young Children, 1993
Advocates cooperative learning, rather than competitive learning, in the classroom. Offers an example of cooperative learning among nursery school children in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Discusses ways for teachers to facilitate cooperative learning in program and classroom design. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning
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Manning, M. Lee; Bucher, Katherine T. – Clearing House, 2001
Reviews the basic tenets of educator Haim Ginnot's theories about teacher behavior and classroom communication as the most influential element that contributes to children's behavior in the classroom, as teachers consistently demonstrate and model positive communication, behaviors, and relationships. Explains several of Ginnot's essential ideas…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
Thurber, Christopher A. – Camping Magazine, 2002
Effective camps share seven habits that are essential elements of success: internal leadership development, explicit expectations for staff, ample camper preparation, personal relationships, supervisors-in-residence, two-way communication flow, and commitment to self-improvement. Three key outcomes for directors, staff, and campers resulting from…
Descriptors: Camping, Feedback, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Training
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Sonnier-York, Charlotte; Stanford, Pokey – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
Discussion of applying strategies of cooperative learning offers five principles and reflections of one teacher. The principles are: (1) teach what you preach; (2) accountability counts; (3) mediation versus aggravation; (4) publish or perish; and (5) create or satiate. Suggestions for evaluation include encouraging student feedback and moving…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
Male, Mary – Computing Teacher, 1986
Reviews benefits of using cooperative learning strategies and computer assisted instruction (CAI) in classrooms with mainstreamed students; describes teacher's role in implementing cooperative learning; presents examples demonstrating potential of cooperative learning and CAI in language and social skills development; and outlines steps in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Educational Games
Glatthorn, Allan A. – 1992
The role of teachers in bringing about educational improvement in the American schools is described in this guidebook. Based on a model of school improvement that incorporates several bodies of educational research, the central thesis is that teacher empowerment begins with teacher knowledge. Following the introduction, chapter 2 describes the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Teachers need to stay abreast of the latest trends in the language arts to offer an updated curriculum. The language arts areas are vital in each academic discipline and integrate well with diverse subject matter areas. Some common trends when reading the literature on teaching the language arts are: portfolios; journaling; computerized reading…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Educational Practices
Scheffel, Debora L.; Kallam, Michael; Smith, K. Ninia; Hoernicke, Placido Arturo – 1996
Inclusion is a way of providing a normalized educational experience for all children with disabilities. Educators differ, however, on the meaning of inclusion, from full-inclusion advocates to those who assert "inclusive" means that learning needs are met in a range of service delivery contexts. Three components of inclusionary schooling that are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Definitions, Delivery Systems
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Petzold, Robert G. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1988
Outlines essential elements of critical reviews and presents findings of a study which examined the format of dissertation reviews in previous issues of the BULLETIN. Presents guidelines for writing the summary and critical evaluation sections of a dissertation review. (GEA)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
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Branson, Margaret Stimmann – Social Studies Review, 1982
Discusses the renewed demand for history in elementary and secondary schools and outlines the features of a modern curriculum. Recent directions and the essential elements of history are described as well as student outcomes. (AM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Demand, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Dominguez, David – Journal of Legal Education, 1999
One of a series of articles on principles of good practice in legal education, this article focuses on the importance of encouraging cooperation among students. Considers the value of the learning community and the relationship of cooperative learning and academic excellence. Includes examples of cooperative learning in a variety of law school…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
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McCracken, Nancy Mellin; McCracken, Hugh Thomas – English Journal, 2001
Asks several teachers what they have lost from their teaching or their classroom since the growth in mandated, standardized testing. Considers the ill effects of mandated testing, and names some educational essentials at risk of being lost while testing rules. Discusses what is lost in high-stakes multiple-choice testing of new teachers. (SG)
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Higher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education
Fascilla, Paula, Ed.; And Others – 1991
This booklet addresses current research on the needs of gifted students and the relationship of these needs to the philosophy and intent of some of the major trends in educational reform and restructuring. Eight major reform trends are examined in terms of definitions, philosophy, key elements of the literature, examples of practical applications,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
Brown, Larry – 2001
Youth development lies at the heart of the Workforce Investment Act and the Youth Opportunity Movement. Like employment training programs for adults, employment training programs for youth should focus on acquisition of skills, gainful employment, and productive citizenship. Beyond these three characteristics, it is essential that programs for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption (Ideas), Adult Programs, Community Programs
Klopp, Carole; Toole, Pamela; Toole, James – 2001
Service learning, an instructional strategy for educators, has the potential to challenge students in diverse ways. It offers students experiential learning opportunities that are personally engaging, are educationally rigorous, require the direct application of knowledge and critical thinking skills, and transform both the community and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Multiple Intelligences
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