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Pine, Nancy – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left youth in the United States and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting us into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Pine, a U.S.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Katch, Jane – University of Chicago Press, 2011
Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Adoption
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Rivers, Ian; Duncan, Neil; Besag, Valerie E. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
"Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents" offers a comprehensive exploration of the bullying within public schools, drawing upon research conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Canada. It offers insights into the immediate and long-term impact bullying can have upon the lives of students, their families,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "The High Cost of High School Dropouts": New Alliance Brief Says Dropouts from the Class of 2009 Represent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Education Work Relationship, Dropouts
Parent Cooperative Preschools International, Indianapolis, IN. – 1985
This compilation of materials and information serves as a step-by-step how-to guide to creating and building a parent cooperative preschool. After brief sections discussing where to begin and how cooperatives originated, contents explore basic considerations in planning, planning for community meetings, and the permanent organizational structure…
Descriptors: Committees, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Parents
DeMillo, Richard A. – MIT Press (BK), 2011
The vast majority of American college students attend two thousand or so private and public institutions that might be described as the Middle--reputable educational institutions, but not considered equal to the elite and entrenched upper echelon of the Ivy League and other prestigious schools. Richard DeMillo has a warning for these colleges and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Virtual Universities, Commercialization
Stigler, James W.; Hiebert, James – 1999
This book is an action plan for improving education in the U.S, focusing on the key role of teachers in this improvement. It offers a detailed comparison of the educational methods of Germany, Japan, and the United States. The analysis begins with an international study of mathematics teaching in the three countries that was conducted as part of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Milgram, Roberta M., Ed.; And Others – 1993
This book provides theoretical and practical information to meet the challenge of individualizing instruction for gifted and talented adolescents of different learning styles and different cultural backgrounds. Part 1 consists of six chapters that present the broad theoretical background of giftedness and learning style. It includes the following…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Adolescents, Area Studies, Cognitive Style
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. – 1983
This report is the second to appear in a series of studies carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) during the past 5 years. The first report concerned the integration of handicapped young people into ordinary schools. The present report deals with what happens…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Curriculum, Disabilities
McIntire, Deborah; Windham, Robert – 1995
This resource for parents draws upon research findings and the experience of home schooling parents to answer common questions about home schooling in the United States and Canada. Included is information on home schooling instructional approaches and curricula, record keeping, organizational tools, and practical tips. Chapter 1, "Initial…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries