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Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
The relationship between good teaching and student achievement elevates the importance of teacher quality in the eyes of parents, educators, and policymakers. While some teachers may have a special gift to help students learn, good teaching encompasses critical elements, such as knowledge of the learning process, child development, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Edel-Herscovitch, Nella – 1995
This paper advances a model for the use of parents in the implementation of cooperative learning strategies in the home, so that parents can join with teachers in providing a quality education for their children. The main principles of the model include teaching parents how to: (1) encourage their children by providing adequate opportunities for…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies
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Usman, Lantana – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a pastoral economy that demands constant migration to interior grasslands in search of pasture. For a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
Jeffery, Peter, Ed. – 1990
This set of research materials incorporates information for teachers, principals, students, lecturers, and actively involved parents. Included are leaflets and brief reports designed for private study, staff meetings, inservice courses, or small group discussion. The package contains 15 research studies: "Modified Sports: Kiwi and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Equipment, Beginning Teachers, Cost Effectiveness
Obadia, Andre A. – 1996
This brochure, intended for the parents of current and prospective French immersion students, answers commonly-asked questions about immersion education, including who should participate, how good the child's French will be, whether immersion students are likely to lose ground in English or academic subjects, how parents can provide support at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence
McEntee, Lisa J. – 1994
This paper investigates several features of deaf mothers' behavior that have been identified as playing crucial roles in facilitating natural language acquisition in deaf children, including gaining the attention of the child, modification of the structure and content of adult language or motherese, and maintenance of communication and periods of…
Descriptors: Caregiver Speech, Child Language, Deafness, Foreign Countries
Cummins, Jim – Canadian Journal for Exceptional Children, 1987
The increase in the number of Canadian students whose home language is different from the school language has serious implications in the areas of minority student assessment, possible bias of IQ tests, minority student English-language acquisition, and recommendations to parents regarding home language use. Research and educational considerations…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries