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Grace, Andre P. – Convergence, 1995
Describes the life and work of Father James J. Tompkins, a Canadian Catholic priest who preached "think, study, act"--social vision proceeding to group enlightenment leading to social action. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Biographies, Clergy, Economic Development
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Rye, James; Tompkins, Nancy O'Hara; McClure, Darlene; Aleshire, Jacqueline – Rural Educator, 2008
Schools are an important resource in combating the physical inactivity and obesity epidemics in rural economically depressed areas. Through a University-community partnership, teachers and adolescents in a rural West Virginia county with one of the highest obesity rates in the state developed a school-based research intervention to increase…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Physical Activities, Partnerships in Education
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Rye, James A.; Zizzi, Samuel J.; Vitullo, Elizabeth A.; Tompkins, Nancy O'Hara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The United States is experiencing an obesity epidemic: A science-technology-society public health issue tied to our built environment, which is characterized by heavy dependence on automobiles and reduced opportunities to walk and bicycle for transportation. This presents an informal science education opportunity within "science in personal…
Descriptors: Science Education, Public Health, Obesity, Physical Activities
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Henig, Jeffrey R., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice--yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In "The New Education Philanthropy," Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Tompkins, James R.; Allen, Adaline, Ed. – 1968
Society's priorities and the history of federal activity with emotionally disturbed children are reviewed; the new Bureau of Education for the Handicapped is discussed; and the responsibilities of its three Divisions, Research, Educational Services, and Training Programs, are given. Expenditures for emotionally disturbed children are noted with…
Descriptors: Autism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs
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Spee, James C.; Tompkins, Teri C. – Journal of Management Education, 2001
In a competency-based master's program, students assess their competencies and design an individual learning program, then apply their learning through portfolio assignments in 10 management knowledge courses. Competencies include interpersonal, personnel management, and analytical skills; management knowledge; and career-specific skills.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
Tompkins, James R.; McGill, Patricia L. – Pointer, 1989
Students who are mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or socially maladjusted often do not receive needed educational or community services. This article discusses incidence rates for these troubled students, describes the special needs of troubled adolescents, presents a proposal for the creation of "Boards for Children in Trouble," and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Incidence
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Barker, James R.; Tompkins, Phillip K. – Human Communication Research, 1994
Finds that workers in a large organization identified more strongly with their self-managing team than with their company and that long-term workers reported more identification with both their team and company than did short-term workers. Suggests that a concertive (or team-based) system of control is more powerful but less obtrusive than its…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Employee Attitudes, Higher Education, Identification (Psychology)
McCabe, Gerard B. – 1980
This article provides suggestions for librarians who are planning for the construction of new library buildings or the renovation or conversion of older buildings. The recommendations are based on practical experience gained by a Director of University Libraries in the planning and construction of Tompkins-McCaw and James Branch Cabell Libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Architecture, Building Conversion, Building Design
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 1970
The report of the 1970 convention of the Council for Exceptional Children includes a workshop on the need for teacher training in the behavioral and learning disability areas. The workshop proceedings discuss innovations in teacher training by James T. Tompkins and George T. Donahue, a prescriptive teaching system by Laurence J. Peter and Keith H.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior, Conference Reports, Diagnostic Teaching
Flood, James, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed.; Squire, James R., Ed.; Jensen, Julie M., Ed. – 2003
This updated second edition reflects developments in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991. Its 75 essays assess the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues, while…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Uses in Education, Developmental Stages, Educational Research
Muth, K. Denise, Ed. – 1989
Reflecting the concerns of researchers and practitioners about children's text comprehension, this book defines and provides examples of narrative and expository text and describes research-based strategies for helping children comprehend these two types of text. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Research on Stories: Implications…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Models, Narration
Graves, Richard L., Ed. – 1999
More than a sourcebook, this fourth (and retitled) edition of "Rhetoric and Composition" celebrates the writing-teaching process, reflecting the best writing about the teaching of writing published during the 1990s. Of the 32 essays in the book, only 7 appeared in the earlier editions; 25 of the essays are new to this sourcebook. All essays were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childrens Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Rhetoric
Moran, Charles, Ed.; Penfield, Elizabeth F., Ed. – 1990
An extension of conversations that originally took place at summer institutes devoted to literary theory (sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English), this book presents diverse critical perspectives on current topics of literature, such as post-structuralism, cultural criticism, reader-response theory, and issues of gender and…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Feminism, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
Ithaca Coll., NY. – 1973
The conference attempted to improve experiences in physical education and recreation for all children, regardless of handicap, through the preparation and demonstration of model instructional units. The 38 units reported are in the areas of perceptual-motor development, physical fitness, aquatics, basic conditioning exercises for gymnastics,…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Disabilities, Exercise (Physiology), Games