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Bankert, Dabney A.; Van Vuuren, Melissa S. – CEA Forum, 2008
This is not another tired lament for a Golden Age when all students were brilliantly prepared for college, but rather an elaboration of a central pedagogical reality the authors had each separately faced--it is not easy to teach the complex set of skills subsumed under the heading "research," that organic, contingent, messy, recursive…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Academic Libraries, Research Skills
Asch, Chris Myers; Levy, Philip I. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2008
The idea of creating a national university is not new. More than two centuries ago, George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson advocated for a national university. Today--energized by concerns about the performance of civil servants and the need to recruit a new generation of talent into key federal, state, and municipal positions--a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Public Service, Higher Education, Military Schools
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Seal, Brenda C.; Wynne, Dorothy; MacDonald, Gina – Journal of Chemical Education, 2002
Describes a summer research program at James Madison University targeting deaf and hard-of-hearing students and teachers participating in and collaborating on chemistry research with hearing students and teachers. (Contains 18 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication Skills, Deafness
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Pieper, Suzanne L.; Fulcher, Keston H.; Sundre, Donna L.; Erwin, T. Dary – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2008
Most colleges and universities have implemented an assessment program of some kind in an effort to respond to calls for accountability from stakeholders as well as to continuously improve student learning on their campuses. While institutions administer assessment instruments to students and receive reports, many campuses do not reap the maximum…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Accountability, Educational Research, Student Educational Objectives
Aud, Susan – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2006
This study analyzes and explains Florida's education finance system. It explains the sources of revenue and the expenditure of funds, reporting figures for each of the state's 67 districts. It also analyzes the trend in current expenditures --that is, the day-to-day operating costs of schools--to address the question of whether they have been…
Descriptors: Expenditures, School Choice, Educational Finance, Public Education
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Marchese, Theodore J. – Liberal Education, 1988
The approaches taken by Alverno College, Clayton State College, DePaul University, James Madison University, Northeast Missouri State University, and Rhode Island College in using the results of student assessment productively are described. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
LaSala, Kathleen B.; Hopper, Sandra K.; Rissmeyer, David J.; Shipe, Diane P. S. – Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, 1997
James Madison University's undergraduate course, Interdisciplinary Rural Primary Health Care, addresses the shortage of professionals in rural areas, increases student awareness of the needs of rural populations, and helps students try out career choices in this area. (SK)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nursing Education
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Spresser, Diane M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Explains the integrated approach implemented by James Madison University, Virginia, in enhancing computer literacy. Reviews the changes in the mathematics courses and provides topical listings and outlines of the courses that emphasize computer applications. (ML)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Course Descriptions
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. James Madison Coll. – 1970
James Madison College of Michigan State University provides a 4-year, residentially-based program devoted to the study of major social, economic, and political policy problems. It offers 5 fields of concentration: (1) Ethnic and Religious Intergroup Relations Policy Problems; (2) International Relations Policy Problems; (3) Justice, Morality and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Experimental Colleges, Experimental Curriculum, Guides
Bennett, William J. – 1988
Reported in this document are the Secretary of Education's personal recommendations for a sound elementary school core curriculum, presented by means of a report on a fictional "James Madison Elementary School." The report opens with discussion of the importance of commitment to course content and instruction in basic skills in…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cognitive Development, Core Curriculum, Course Content
Patrick, John J. – 1988
In 1987 U.S. Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett, published "James Madison High School: A Curriculum for American Students" that proposed a core curriculum for high schools. In response to that publication, this paper examines the core curriculum as it affects social studies. The social studies sequence emphasized history (ninth…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Social Studies
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Giordano, Peter J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
Virginia Andreoli Mathie received her BMath and BA from the University of Waterloo and her MA and PhD in social psychology from the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. She taught at James Madison University (JMU) for 29 years. In July 2004 she became Executive Director of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. She has held…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Presidents, Leadership, Social Psychology
Rutland, Robert A. – 1987
Published to commemorate the Constitution's bicentennial year and remind Americans that books and the life of the mind are vital national traditions, this volume contains both an essay, "Well Acquainted with Books: The Founding Framers of 1787," by Robert A. Rutland, and James Madison's List of Books for Congress, 1783. The essay…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Constitutional History, Democracy, Literature
Forster, Greg – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2008
The impact of Florida's "A+" accountability program, which until 2006 included a voucher program for chronically failing schools, on public school performance has been extensively studied. The results have consistently shown a positive effect on academic outcomes in Florida public schools. However, no empirical research has been done on…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Program Effectiveness, Educational Vouchers
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, General Education
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