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Potter, John; Potter, Akira-chan – SKOLE: The Journal of Alternative Education, 1998
Followup student interview about Kinokuni Children's Village, a Japanese residential free school modeled after Summerhill School. School features include voluntary lessons, self-government through schoolwide and dormitory meetings, and extensive project work. The school now has secondary programs and another campus. Eight-year-old Akira, in his…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Carlisle, Marcia – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Maintains that to encourage student discussion about history, students must have something to say and be willing to say it, and the teacher must be able to guide a discussion. Describes a secondary-level course in which student discuss assigned readings on an electronic mail bulletin board. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Electronic Mail
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Chase, Geoffrey W. – Writing Center Journal, 1987
Describes generic problem-solving model constructed by D. Koberg and J. Bagnall that can be used by writing center tutors and that progresses as follows: (1) accept situation, (2) analyze, (3) define, (4) ideate, (5) select, (6) implement, (7) evaluate. Provides tutors with coherent framework and with way of breaking larger framework down into…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Theory Practice Relationship
Moon, Susan S. – Hands On, 1993
A teacher at a small, rural Georgia high school discusses how she integrated folklore with creative writing and American literature. Students discussed and wrote about family and community traditions, organized a storytelling session based on ghost tales, and conducted a workshop in folklore and storytelling for seventh-grade language arts…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Cultural Education, Folk Culture, High School Students
Wilson, Herbert B. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1984
The relationship between multicultural education and cultural awareness is explored in this article. Multicultural education is shown to be a general philosophy, with cultural awareness being a component. A Cultural Literacy Laboratory designed to help participants grow toward multicultural understanding is discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Niederhauser, Janet S. – Forum, 1997
Discusses how students at many universities often fail to reach their full potential as English-language learners because of low motivation. Draws examples from the South Korean context to discuss such problems, and proposes solutions that can be applied to contexts worldwide. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Flavell, John H.; And Others – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1995
Reports results of 14 studies on children's knowledge about thinking. Suggests that preschoolers appear to know that thinking is an internal mental activity that can refer to real or imaginary objects or events. However, preschoolers are poor at determining when a person is and is not thinking. This shortcoming is considerably less evident in…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Charles, Cheryl – Social Education, 1985
How elementary and secondary social studies teachers can use nature--plants, animals, habitats, and environments--to provide students with a global perspective is discussed. An interdisciplinary science, language arts, and social studies unit entitled "Microtrek Scavenger Hunt" for use in grades four through six is presented, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
Sanguinetti, Jill – Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, 1994
Feminist reflection on teaching English as a Second Language to Australian migrant women concludes that empowerment assumes teacher-student solidarity; critical pedagogy arises from praxis; and women-centered culture can help mediate cultural, class, and political differences. (SK)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, English (Second Language), Feminism
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Mason, John – Cambridge Journal of Education, 1989
Labeling students by their behavior is dangerous because, once labels are established, it is difficult to see when they become inappropriate. The article discusses five levels of labeling and suggests that it is more appropriate to describe behavior than to describe people and objects. (SM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education
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Gould, John W. – Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication, 1986
Suggests that business communication students learn a foreign language, concentrating on conversation more than reading, in order to interact more effectively with foreign clients. (SRT)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries
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Coleman-Knight, Jan – Social Studies Review, 1995
Maintains that history is stories of extraordinary and ordinary people confronting problems not unlike today. Presents and discusses five keys to history: (1) time; (2) place; (3) people--achievements and failures; (4) society--contributions and failures; and (5) connections between past, present, and future. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Graves, Richard L. – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 1988
Suggests that excellent writing results when writers achieve oneness with their subject, and that students can achieve this oneness only when allowed freedom to discover their own subjects. (ARH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creativity, Discovery Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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Dimitroff, Alexandra; Wolfram, Dietmar – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1995
Describes a study of graduate students that examined search behavior and affective response to a hypertext-based bibliographic information retrieval system called HyperLynx for searchers with different search skills and backgrounds. Previous experience with hypertext or Boolean searching is examined, and search times are discussed. (21 references)…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Analysis of Variance, Bibliographic Records, Graduate Students
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Belanger, Kelly; Brockman, Elizabeth Blackburn – Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication, 1994
Describes how two researchers developed a dialogic collaborative research agenda that has proven to be beneficial and stimulating for both participants. Advocates collaborative research as a means of productive intellectual activity. (HB)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Education, Business English, Collaborative Writing
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