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Miller, Dana L.; Creswell, John W.; Olander, Lisa – 1998
An ethnographic study narrated three tales about a soup kitchen for the homeless and the near-homeless. To provide a cultural, ethnographic analysis, and share fieldwork experiences the study began with realist and confessional tales. These two tales emerged from the initial writing and presenting of the soup kitchen ethnography to qualitative…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Descriptive Writing, Ethnography, Higher Education
Neuman, Susan B.; And Others – 1989
To investigate whether a previewing technique, transferred to the television medium, enhances children's comprehension of a televised story, two studies developed a one and one-half minute edited video, designed using a variation of Ausubel's advance organizers and constructed to provide children with a brief overview of the basic plot structure…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Cues, Educational Research, Grade 1
Jackson, Jannett N. – 1996
In 1996, Fresno City College (California) introduced a multimedia presentations class to increase learning efficiency and teach students the skills they need to compete in a technologically advancing society. The course, entitled "Classroom of the Future," was presented to the Dean of Instruction for approval in 1993. Funding was…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy
Van Houten, Jacqueline – 1997
Four first-year secondary school commercial French textbooks were analyzed for the number and type of pictorial references to diversity in race, class, and gender, with particular attention given to how French-speaking countries other than France are portrayed. It is concluded that while some of the books represented a pluralistic society better…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, French
Amidei, Nancy – 1983
As a result of budget cuts and policy changes, health, nutrition, and social welfare programs have been rendered less able to help children and families, particularly those families hard hit by the recession. It is argued that there is no excuse for these cuts and that if the economy were growing and employment levels were high, the budget cuts…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Data Collection, Diseases, Family Programs
Kahn, Marvin W.; And Others – 1985
Reported rates of mental illness and substance abuse in homeless populations vary widely and are usually based on clinical impressions. In this report structured interviews and objective measures of pathology were used to survey demographics, psychopathology, and substance abuse in a homeless population. Subjects (N=107), who were recruited from a…
Descriptors: Adults, Alcoholism, Demography, Drug Abuse
Meussling, Vonne – 1987
In an era of deregulation, technology, foreign competition, and merger mania, corporations are forced to respond to a changing corporate culture climate. Traditionally based on a top-down structure, corporate culture--loosely defined as the sum total of how employees and management think, feel, act, or do not act--is changing toward a structure in…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Entrepreneurship
Kilbane-Flash, Marian T. – 1978
This case study illustrates and expands upon the principle that innovation efforts involve both role change and change in role interrelationships, changes that (ideally) will be supportive of the innovation effort, but which may--if duplication, gaps among roles, or tension arise--weaken or destroy the effort. A planning effort in the Cleveland…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
Danis, M. Francine – 1991
Students' writing can benefit not only from pedagogical strategies but also from imagistic thinking. Writing instructors should use images and metaphors to help students heighten their perception of themselves as organizers, to assist them in getting from one place to another within their material, and to offer analogies for the shape of the texts…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Imagery, Metaphors