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Alberta Education, 2009
The "Value-Added School Review (VSR)" is an analytical model designed to assist schools in identifying and addressing opportunities for school improvement. The model works best when it is focused purposefully on students and the student learning outcomes as defined in the "Guide to Education". It complements the processes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
Skuy, Mervyn, Ed. – 1996
Reuven Feuerstein's theory of Mediated Learning Experience was developed to explain individuals' different propensities for learning by linking those differences to an individual's exposure--through specific experiences--to his or her own culture, irrespective of its nature or level of conceptualization, technology, or institutionalized education.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology
Moyles, Janet R., Ed. – 1994
Recognizing that for young children, play is a tool for learning, this book compiles contributions by different authors, reflecting both up-to-date research and current classroom practice as they relate to children's play. Part 1 of the book explores the value of play as a cross-cultural concept as well as one rooted in the Western world. Gender…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development
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
Bilash, Olenka – 1993
This teacher resource manual is designed to guide development of a high school curriculum in Canadian Native languages. It outlines the main features of such a program, clarifies the responsibilities of partners (teachers, administrators, community, native elders) in the implementation of a community-based curriculum, presents pedagogical…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Alphabets, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives
Chambers, Aidan – 1993
A companion to "The Reading Environment," this book is concerned with getting groups of children to talk openly and confidently about their readings of particular books. Using a generous selection of transcripts of classroom discussions, the book shows how children can be encouraged to share their enthusiasms and difficulties and the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games
Creaser, Barbara – 1990
This resource booklet focuses on the definitions, developmental stages, and the benefits of socio-dramatic play. The booklet deals with the players, shows how adults can support children's play, describes the play environment, and offers some suggestions for development of curriculum based on play. The booklet discusses children's approach to…
Descriptors: Child Development, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
Glavac, Marjan – 1998
This book is designed as a resource for educators who want their students to read, write, share, build, communicate, and contribute using telecommunications. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1--"How To Use the Internet...Real Fast" gives an overview of top educator, parent, and kid sites on the World Wide Web. Chapter 2--"What's…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
McCracken, Marlene J.; McCracken, Robert A. – 1996
In a new compact and easy-to-use edition, this book presents a program that provides students with a developmentally appropriate framework in which students become proficient spellers and at the same time develop as readers and writers. The book includes the original spelling instruction program; spelling dictation lists for grades 1 to 3; an…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Phonemic Awareness
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia). – 1999
Developed in Australia, this Survival Kit for Parents is a program to enable parents to help their children with kindergarten and primary school education. The kit provides hands-on knowledge and skills for parents in regard to their child's education, as well as allowing parents to work towards credit in general education for adults. The Survival…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch. – 1998
The Illustrative Examples are a companion resource to Alberta Education's 1998 "Information and Communication Technology, Interim Program of Studies." Purposes of the examples are to: clarify the intent of the general and specific outcomes of the program of studies; suggest ways to integrate the general and specific outcomes with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch. – 1998
The Illustrative Examples are a companion resource to Alberta Education's 1998 "Information and Communication Technology, Interim Program of Studies." Purposes of the examples are to: clarify the intent of the general and specific outcomes of the program of studies; suggest ways to integrate the general and specific outcomes with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Caouette, Lisa – 1994
This guide provides descriptions of standards for assessing students' skills in French as a second language, accompanied by samples of student work in the four language skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking) at each of nine competency levels. An introductory section discusses basic principles in reporting…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, French
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch. – 1998
The Illustrative Examples are a companion resource to Alberta Education's 1998 "Information and Communication Technology, Interim Program of Studies." Purposes of the examples are to: clarify the intent of the general and specific outcomes of the program of studies; suggest ways to integrate the general and specific outcomes with…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Guides
Webber, Desiree; Corn, Dee Ann; Harrod, Elaine; Norvell, Donna; Shropshire, Sandy – 1998
Designed for Grades PreK-3, the culture-based story times and extension activities provided in this book give educators the opportunity to share the diversity of global neighbors with young learners. The book covers Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, China, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Commonwealth of Independent States…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources