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Pappas, Georgia, Ed.; Guajardo, Maria, Ed. – 1997
It is projected that the population of Colorado will increase by 25% between 1990 and 2000. The Latino community will experience a slight increase in the proportion of Colorado's population, and will remain the largest ethnic group over the next 30 years. The chapters in this profile describe the Latino population of Colorado. The following essays…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Ethnic Groups, Health Services, Hispanic American Culture
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
In this article, the author describes a management manual she maintained while working as a school library media specialist. She started the manual when she was a student in the organization and administration course in the library science program and kept it current with information gleaned from conferences, workshops, and networking with other…
Descriptors: Library Administration, School Libraries, Guides, Policy
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
Elementary school library media specialists state that one of the most frustrating issues they face is the fixed schedules in their library media centers. Beyond the cost effectiveness issue, the fixed schedule severely limits using the resources of the library media center for inquiry learning and collaborative teaching experiences between the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Flexible Scheduling, Team Teaching, Program Implementation
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
School library media centers should be warm and inviting places where the environment entices children to read and explore. Creative bulletin board and case displays along with other exhibits help to make the library media center an exciting place. Bulletin board displays that promote authors, books, and exciting ideas motivate children to find…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Exhibits
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
In many professional roles, long-term vision may help guide short-term decisions. This is especially true for school library professionals as library media programs are constantly evolving. This author suggests strategies to assist library media specialists to nurture their vision and provides reviews of several sources and experts in the field…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Library Services, Library Administration
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Varelas, Maria; Pappas, Christine C. – Cognition and Instruction, 2006
The nature and evolution of intertextuality was studied in 2 urban primary-grade classrooms, focusing on read-alouds of an integrated science-literacy unit. The study provides evidence that both debunks deficit theories for urban children by highlighting funds of knowledge that these children bring to the classroom and the sense they make of them…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Urban Schools, Primary Education, Language Acquisition
Honig, Meredith I.; Copland, Michael A.; Rainey, Lydia; Lorton, Juli Anna; Newton, Morena – Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, 2010
This report summarizes main results from a national study of how leaders in urban school district central offices fundamentally transformed their work and relationships with schools to support districtwide teaching and learning improvement. All three study districts had been posting gains in student achievement and credited their progress, in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Research, School Districts, Educational Change
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Varelas, Maria; Pappas, Christine C.; Kokkino, Sofia; Ortiz, Ibett – Science and Children, 2008
Are you looking for ways to effectively integrate--and assess--science and literacy learning? Try having your students create their own books! The Integrated Science Literacy Enactments (ISLE) approach to teaching and learning science is one way to develop students' science understandings while simultaneously enhancing their communication skills.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods
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Woods, Cyndy J. – Clearing House, 1997
Describes how one school (the Thomas J. Pappas Regional Education Center), serving about 300 homeless K-8 students, responds to the needs and problems of its students and focuses on an atmosphere of safety, stability, and nurturing. (SR)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Homeless People
Williams, A. Lynn, Ed.; McLeod, Sharynne, Ed.; McCauley, Rebecca J., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
With detailed discussion and invaluable video footage of 23 treatment interventions for speech sound disorders (SSDs) in children, this textbook and DVD set should be part of every speech-language pathologist's professional preparation. Focusing on children with functional or motor-based speech disorders from early childhood through the early…
Descriptors: Intervention, Textbooks, Phonological Awareness, Video Technology
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Pappas, Nicole Watts; McLeod, Sharynne; McAllister, Lindy; McKinnon, David H. – Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 2008
A survey of 277 speech language pathologists (SLPs) investigated beliefs and practice regarding parents' involvement in service planning and delivery for children with speech impairment. Although the SLPs frequently involved parents in service delivery for speech intervention, parental involvement in service planning was less frequent. SLPs…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Speech Language Pathology
Zimmerman, Nancy P.; Pappas, Marjorie L.; Tepe, Ann E. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002
Describes the Pathways to Knowledge model for helping students achieve information literacy in library media programs. Discusses the searcher's thinking, information search or seeking, and instructional strategies; information skills; the six stages in the model, including appreciation, presearch, search, interpretation, communication, and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Seeking
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2004
This article discusses the importance of setting and implementing goals that can help change and improve a library media program over time--goals that go beyond merely keeping the library media center running. Suggestions for developing an action plan and strategies for effective time management are also presented.
Descriptors: Computers, Library Services, School Libraries, Time Management
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2004
Library media specialists need tools to help them manage the school library media program. The Internet includes a vast array of tools that a library media specialist might find useful. The websites and electronic resources included in this article are only a representative sample and future columns may explore additional tools. All the tools are…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration
Pappas, Marjorie L. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2004
Library media specialists find themselves in a challenging position today. They know that the Internet opens up information access in exciting ways, so they do not want to scare people; but they do need to inform them about practices for using the Internet that will keep young people safe. They have a responsibility to inform other educators,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Internet, Safety, Safety Education
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