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Thompson, Malcolm H.; Rameau, Jonathan D. – 1997
This program guide is meant to help teachers assist their students in viewing the six-part public television series, "Stephen Hawking's Universe." The guide features program summaries that give background information and brief synopses of the programs; previewing activities that familiarize students with the subject; vocabulary that…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Educational Television, Higher Education
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Pimbblet, Kevin A. – Physics Education, 2002
The model of the Big Bang is an integral part of the national curricula in England and Wales. Previous work (e.g. Baxter 1989) has shown that pupils often come into education with many and varied prior misconceptions emanating from both internal and external sources. Whilst virtually all of these misconceptions can be remedied, there will remain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, National Curriculum, Educational Assessment
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Boliek, Carol A.; Lohmeier, Heather – Journal of Communication Disorders, 1999
Summarizes research findings that challenge long-standing theories of infant cognition and motor development and proposes alternative theoretical models to describe skill acquisition during the first several years of life. Findings are discussed with respect to research in the area of infant speech physiology and production. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences
Peat, David – Science Dimension, 1983
Traces some astronomical history and considers how astronomers have arrived at their current knowledge of distance, size, and time as it applies to objects in the night sky. The information is provided as background to a discussion of the Hubble constant and its relationship to the age of the universe. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Distance, Higher Education
Jaksec, Charles M., III – Corwin Press, 2007
Despite their best and frequently heroic efforts, school crisis intervention teams often find themselves unprepared for the many types of tragedies they face. This timely text prompts crisis intervention team members to reevaluate their beliefs and practices and consider a new approach to dealing with school crises. The author, a longtime school…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Social Workers, Group Counseling, Crisis Intervention
Mitchell, Wanda B. – Educational and Industrial Television, 1973
Author argues that television for education gives top value for the money, plus if offers many advantages as an instructional medium. (HB)
Descriptors: Communications, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement
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Stecker, Floyd W. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1974
Discusses theories underlying man's conceptions of the universe, including Omnes' repulsive separation mechanism, the turbulence theory of galaxy formation, and the author's idea about gamma ray spectra in cosmological matter-antimatter annihilation. Indicates that the Apollo data provide encouraging evidence by fitting well with his theoretical…
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Matter, Nuclear Physics, Science Education
Martens, Rob – 1998
This book examines embedded support in course material. The focus is on self-study and associated concepts such as independent learning, distance education, and open education, and the general context is adult and higher education. The seven chapters cover: (1) general introductory material, including a description of the future, distance…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Distance Education
Echternacht, Gary – 1981
The uses and misuses of standardized test results used for program evaluation as seen by a staff member of an Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I Technical Assistance Center are described. In ESEA Title I, test scores are used to select students for the program. Although federal requirements do not require using standardized test…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
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Kitamura, Kazuyuki; Cummings, William K. – Comparative Education Review, 1972
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Problems
Walker, Rod – Horizons, 1998
Within diverse outdoor educational activities, a core experience of connection with the earth balances self, others, and nature with elements of ritual. Most effective when experiential, integrated, and technologically simple, the core experience's educative power lies in awakening awareness of interconnectedness between human and nonhuman life.…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Educational Benefits, Educational Principles, Environmental Education
Lockwood, Fred, Ed. – 1995
This book contains the following papers on open and distance learning today: "Preface" (Daniel); "Big Bang Theory in Distance Education" (Hawkridge); "Practical Agenda for Theorists of Distance Education" (Perraton); "Trends, Directions and Needs: A View from Developing Countries" (Koul); "American…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Case Studies
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Frankel, Arthur J.; And Others – Children Today, 1992
Small grants of $7,500 with technical assistance were offered to the child care community of New Jersey to either start or increase licensed capacity in mini-child care centers. Results of a subsequent analysis showed that 26 grantees created 481 new child care slots at an average cost of $561 per slot. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Costs, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This March 12, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Fewer Stem Cells Available, NIH Says" (Brainard, Jeffrey); (2)…
Descriptors: Current Events, World Affairs, Higher Education, Scientific Research
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Owings, William A.; Kaplan, Leslie S.; Volman, Monique – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
Using an equity perspective, this article compares the education systems of the United States and the Netherlands. Existing data examining student demographics, the organizational structures, curricula, funding, and student outcomes are examined. The Netherlands appears to be getting a "bigger bang for their buck." We make the case that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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