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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA. – 2002
The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high, rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and advocating related education…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Ng, Roxana – 2002
Unlike many recent immigrants who entered Canada as highly trained professionals in their countries of origin, most of Canada's immigrant garment workers are working-class women with little education. The Apparel Textile Action Committee (ATAC) and Homeworker's Association (HWA) are among the bodies that were established to assist immigrant…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs
Logan, Elisabeth L. – 1988
This study investigated the relationships between the online searching behavior of novice searchers and three measures of learning style--the Learning Style Inventory (LSI), the Remote Association Test (RAT), and the Symbolic Reasoning Test (SRT). The three tests were administered to 76 graduate students during the first class meeting of a…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests
James, Carl – 1978
A contrastive analysis (CA) does not require commitment to directionality. Even asymmetrical interlingual correspondence can be handled by adirectional statements. If well executed, a CA is capable of handling three pairs of L2 learning phenomena: (1) going from language A to language B and vice versa; (2) productive and receptive command; and (3)…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Grammar, Interference (Language), Language Dominance
Barker, Dan L. – 1991
This study focused primarily on two types of computer interfaces and the differences in academic performance that resulted from their use; it was secondarily designed to examine gender differences that may have existed before and after any change in interface. Much of the basic research in computer use was conducted with command line interface…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education
Cotter, Gladys A.; Hartt, Richard W. – 1985
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), an organization charged with providing information services to the Department of Defense (DoD) scientific and technical community, actively seeks ways to promote resource sharing as a means for speeding access to information while reducing the costs of information processing throughout the technical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Utilities, Design Requirements, Government Libraries
Yoder, Sharon – 1993
This book in intended for use by individuals who are comfortable with exploring new software and who want to learn LinkWay (one of a new generation of hypermedia programs) scripting. The book contains several chapters which are divided into three themes. The first part of the book is a review and starts with Chapter 0 providing a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Educational Environment
Sullivan, Michael V.; And Others – 1985
After receiving training in searching INSPEC or ERIC on DIALOG using either the SciMate menu or native commands, 40 doctoral students performed free searches on research topics of their choice. In comparison with 20 control subjects (doctoral students for whom a free search was performed by a skilled librarian), the experimental subjects were…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students
Briar-Lawson, Katharine, Ed.; Zlotnik, Joan Levy, Ed. – 2003
Few fields of service command as much public attention as child welfare. Workforce development is often a less visible yet critical response to service delivery crises and efforts to improve child and family outcomes. In the late 1980s, a campaign was undertaken to rebuild public child welfare systems with trained social workers. The subsequent…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Child Welfare, Children, Higher Education
Bahous, Jocelyne – 2001
Students registered in courses for English for special or occupational purposes usually already have a good command of the language. Their objective is not to acquire fluency in the language as such, but rather to learn to use the language adequately in specific professional contexts. The filed of international negotiation and peacekeeping…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Critical Thinking, Cultural Education, English for Special Purposes
DeVore, Richard N. – 1984
Preservice elementary school teachers entering a science methods course have been found to differ widely in their command of science process skills. A study was undertaken to examine several variables suggested by the literature to be related to these skills. Forty-five preservice elementary school teachers (5 males and 40 females) were tested at…
Descriptors: Age, Dogmatism, Educational Background, Elementary School Science
Newton, David J.; And Others – 1981
These curriculum materials are designed for teachers of students in grades six through nine to use to teach general computer literacy and rudimentary programming in BASIC. Sections on history, what microcomputers can do, and computer anatomy have been written so they can be copied and placed in the hands of the students in the intended audience,…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL. – 1970
This study was conducted to determine what needs to be done to make work assignments for student trainees in a cooperative education program at the U.S. Army Missile Command interesting and challenging enough to assure the maximum retention of these students as full-time employees when they graduate. A questionnaire and evaluation form was devised…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Military Organizations
Markey, Karen – 1979
Using the ERIC/ONTAP file, student searchers may improve their online skills by employing an 8-step search strategy technique. ERIC/ONTAP, now available through LRS/DIALOG, uses a subset of the ERIC file with built-in answer sets and a special evaluation command. The training procedure guides the student from the initial search interview to the…
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Media, Information Retrieval, Instructional Materials
Woodruff, Margaret S. – 1978
This paper discusses adaptation of the Total Physical Response technique, as used in a college German course, to the learning of grammar in high school second language courses. It is proposed that direct methods involving physical action can be used to teach and test production of almost any traditional grammar item and retain the motivational…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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