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Becker, Bernd W. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2012
It is always a pleasure to stumble upon a discussion about library topics as they become mainstream issues. Some of the satisfaction is simply validation, knowing that the work librarians are doing has implications that extend beyond the library's four walls. But usually the author is excited that the rest of the world finally "gets it." Last…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Librarians, Library Instruction
Heiman, Suzette – 1995
Videos, guest speakers, and case studies are all excellent ways to familiarize students with how advertising is managed in other cultures, but they are no substitute for experiencing international advertising firsthand. To plan for a trip abroad with students (and 12 is the optimal number): (1) identify learning outcomes for an international…
Descriptors: Advertising, Cultural Context, Experiential Learning, Field Trips
Tully, Susannah, Comp. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article presents excerpts from this year's graduation speeches. These are from (1) J.K. Rowling, author, at Harvard University; (2) Mary E. Lyons, president of the University of San Diego, at the College of St. Catherine; (3) Samantha Power, journalist and professor of public policy at Harvard University, at Pitzer College; (4) E.J. Dionne,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation, Speeches, Creative Thinking
Jensen, Marvin D. – 1987
Although Willa Cather is known primarily for her short fiction and novels, she began her writing career as a literary and drama critic while still a student at the University of Nebraska. Her writing experience with the university literary periodical led her to become the drama critic for the "Nebraska State Journal," and later for the…
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – School Administrator, 2008
Six years ago, to gauge the challenges facing new school system leaders, "The School Administrator" tracked the challenges of six superintendents who had assumed their first superintendency in summer 2001. The story of their experiences, "Superintendent Rookies," appeared in the magazine's October 2002 issue. The six…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Counties, Superintendents
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Armstrong, Wendy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
In the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City there is a woodcarving called a "Yipwon". It is from the remote north-east region of Papua New Guinea and was created by the Yiman people of the Korewori River Region. The Yipwon carvings look like a human skeleton in profile, showing evidence of ribs, heart, and head. The Yipwon…
Descriptors: Sculpture, Art Activities, Studio Art, Middle School Students
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Gerrish, Michael – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
Blue collar doesn't have to mean drab and dull. At least, not to Troy, New York, historian Mike Esposito, who is a member of a neighborhood revitalization movement seeking to celebrate the people and events that brought diversity, prosperity, and vitality to this upstate New York community more than 100 years ago. Esposito and others invited…
Descriptors: Studio Art, High School Students, Art Activities, Story Telling
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McChesney, Lea S. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2007
In this article, the author interrogates the role that artwriting plays in the construction of American Indian culture vis-a-vis what is written about the objects produced by community members--in this case, the Hopi. She argues that the power of this discourse can make a significant difference in the success or failure of an artist, determine art…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art, Role
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Golden, Margaret – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2006
Fourth grade students "know about" Pocahontas, but is this knowledge based on historical fact, or on information from the media, specifically the Disney movies "Pocahontas" and "Pocahontas II"? To address this question within the context of the New York State Social Studies curriculum and the New York State English…
Descriptors: Grade 4, History Instruction, American Indians, Films
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Fontes, Kris – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Teenagers' bedrooms are reflections of their personalities. Their bedrooms showcase their individuality and define the world as they see it. Their bedrooms are private and public--shared with some and off limits to others. Each day students wake up and begin the rituals of the day, and in the evening they return to their sanctuaries and close the…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, High School Students, Photography
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Hodge, Stephanie – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
In this article, the author describes how her eleventh- and twelfth-grade portfolio class used art as a social concern through a sketchbook and a linoleum print. Students thumbed through copies of the "New York Times" to find an article that described a modern-day social concern. Students were assigned to choose an article, summarize it, and come…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students, Art Activities
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Klein, Shira; Armillas-Tiseyra, Magali; Kuerbis, Alexis – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
"Cross-disciplinary" has become a buzzword in academia. Here the authors offer a student-based perspective on the benefits of cross-disciplinary discussion, based on their experience in New York University's Graduate Forum. Founded ten years ago by Catharine Stimpson, then dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS), the forum…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Research, Student Experience
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets--with a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Change, Poverty Programs, Social Indicators
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Kamenetz, Anya – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Providing college credit for prior learning is nothing new. The American Council on Education's Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT), the largest national program making credit recommendations for workplace and other training, dates to 1974. Several colleges that specialize in the practice--Excelsior and Empire State in New York, Thomas Edison…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, College Credits
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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
Listening to people complain about the hardships of winter and the dreariness of the nearly constant gray sky prompted the author to help her sixth graders recognize and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them for nearly five months of the year in western New York. The author opines that if students could see things more artistically, the winter…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Painting (Visual Arts), Grade 6
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