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Sheets, Kevin B. – History Teacher, 2010
In teacher's idealized history classroom, students are abuzz with questions. They are eager to jump into a serious analysis of primary sources. They relish additional opportunities to engage historiographical debates. They are, as teachers like to say, "thinking historically." While there are few easy ways to create these idealized…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2009
The budget crises will have far reaching impacts on education in California. This CenterView focuses on the critical issues of equity and teaching quality now beginning to emerge for Californians as they struggle to offer students instruction necessary to meet the state's rigorous academic standards. It is absolutely essential for educators and…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, Public Schools, Educational Finance
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Davies, Richard Anthony – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In recent years, there has been a concern to re-negotiate the relationships been individual professionals working with the same people. So, for example, healthcare staff are expected to coordinate their activities and "work together." The end point is a collaborating together as a team of professionals often located in the same place.…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Interprofessional Relationship, Undergraduate Study
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Harris-Hart, Catherine – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2010
Whilst the past 35 years have seen numerous attempts at national curriculum collaboration in Australia, these have invariably failed largely due to the constitutional reality that the States have responsibility for curriculum. Federal government involvement in curriculum can only be achieved, therefore, with the consent of the States. To achieve…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
Hollenbeck, James; Hollenbeck, Darina – Online Submission, 2009
Research and various studies have showed that using multimedia in the classroom increases creativity, innovation problem solving and improves communication between people. Technology addresses equity and access issues for learners. Using technology allows educators to refine teaching strategies and learning processes, and to be more inclusive of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Classroom Research, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Tremmel, Robert – English Education, 2010
English teacher educators' commitment to Deweyan progressivism has cost them in recent years. It has contributed to their being pushed to the margins when it comes to serious, top-level discussions about the direction of American education. This essay reexamines the case for progressivism and its relevance as an element of CEE's ongoing effort to…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Educational Philosophy
Mays, Tony John – Online Submission, 2011
This paper argues that the development of classroom practice is central to the purpose of the IPET (initial professional education and training) of teachers. Notwithstanding the growing use of ICTs (information and communication technologies), both in teacher development and school classrooms, the normative modeling of appropriate contact-based…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Education
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Schulte, Barbara – Comparative Education, 2013
Both in China and internationally, educators and policy makers claim that vocational education and training (VET) is essential for the sound economic development of a country and the physical and social well-being of its population. However, China looks back upon a century-long history of rejection when it comes to popularising VET, despite…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Educational History
Ebrahimi, Pouria – Online Submission, 2010
In a world on the move, the need for technology in any of its form is desired every minute of every day. For any type of technology to stay in vogue, real-time information is to be delivered to the applicants; otherwise, it is doomed to fall. The process of updating information and delivering it to the applicants needs education--with no doubt.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness
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Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
States that the combination of group rewards (based on group members' individual learning) and peer interaction on learning tasks is necessary to produce learning gains characteristic of effective cooperative learning methods. Discusses research on group contingencies and cooperative learning in the elementary school classroom.(NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Lee, Christine; And Others – 1997
As a classroom organization and instructional method, cooperative learning merits serious consideration for use in thinking classrooms. Cooperative learning is more than just groupwork. In traditional group learning, students work in groups with no attention paid to group functioning, whereas in cooperative learning, group work is carefully…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Makarov, A. N. – Russian Education and Society, 2008
Radical transformations in Russian life today, in particular in the economy, are going hand in hand with tendencies in which higher education is involved increasingly in economic relations. The complexity of this process is due to the very nature of higher education, which not only provides for the reproduction of highly qualified professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Norms, Social Mobility
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Manning, M. Lee; Lucking, Robert – Clearing House, 1993
Outlines the contributions to multicultural situations that can be made by techniques of cooperative learning. Suggests practical ways that educators can use cooperative learning to reap these benefits. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education
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Manning, M. Lee; Lucking, Robert – Social Studies, 1991
Reviews research literature that defines cooperative learning and substantiates many educational benefits to be derived from it. Outlines eight selected cooperative learning methods. Reports that research shows cooperative learning methods improve students' academic achievement, self-esteem, and social skills. Also suggests that cooperative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Competition, Cooperative Learning
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VanDeWeghe, Rick – English Journal, 2005
In the book "Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning", Peter H. Johnson illuminates the power of classroom discourse and encourages us to become more conscious of and reflective about what we say and how we say it. Johnson presents five categories of classroom discourse with a chapter on each.
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Language Usage, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Responsibility
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