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Schwartz, Joel – Public Interest, 1991
Discusses the implementation of measures that view the restoration of moral order as a key to the reduction of poverty. Examines the history of this idea, notably in the works of Jacob Riis. The return to an emphasis on character is seen as a timely response to urban disorder and degeneracy. (DM)
Descriptors: Behavior, Economically Disadvantaged, Environmental Influences, Moral Values
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Schwartz, Joel – Public Interest, 2003
Reviews Ogbu's "Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement," which explores low black academic performance in a racially integrated, upper-middle-class suburb and suggests that researchers should focus on community factors, such as how minorities interpret and respond to schooling, asserting that the…
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Students, Community Influence, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schwartz, Joel – Public Interest, 1990
Analyzes the antihumanistic elements of Jacques Derrida's theory of deconstruction. Argues that the modern French intellectuals, including Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan, have had an antihumanistic effect on the American social sciences and humanities by rejecting the existence of truth, morality, and rationality. (FMW)
Descriptors: Antithesis, Human Dignity, Humanism, Humanities
Schwartz, Joel – 1997
The California Legislature and Governor created the Class Size Reduction (CSR) program as part of the 1996-97 Budget Act. The goal of the program is to increase student achievement by reducing average class sizes from 28.6 students to no more than 20 students in up to 3 grades. The 1997-98 governor's budget proposes expansion of the CSR program to…
Descriptors: Class Size, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student
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Schwartz, Joel B. – NASSP Bulletin, 1990
School leaders desiring to evaluate their school-business partnerships should consider whether these partnerships are mutually beneficial to both parties, are directly related to school district mission or goals, clearly state each party's responsibilities, and include an evaluative design for measuring success in meeting agreed-upon objectives.…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
Gill, Kent, Ed.; And Others – 1993
Based on successful classroom practice, the 31 essays in this book describe methods for teaching English and language arts while increasing students' self-esteem and respect for others, awareness of social issues, appreciation of literature, understanding of connections among disciplines, and involvement in their own learning. Essays in the book…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
Kelder, Richard, Ed. – 1994
This collection of 26 papers focuses on interdisciplinarity and its impact on the core or general education curriculum at postsecondary institutions. The papers include: "Professing or Instructing: Outstanding Challenges in the Task of Facilitating Student Reflection on Identity as Individual, as Family Member, and as Citizen" (Steve R. Gordy and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Colleges, Community Colleges