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Schmidt, William H.; Cogan, Leland S.; McKnight, Curtis C. – American Educator, 2011
Despite being known as the land of opportunity, the United States is far from equitable when it comes to the mathematics that students have the opportunity to learn. In this article, the authors explore the extent to which students in different schools and districts have an equal opportunity to learn mathematics. Specifically, they discuss…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Grade 8, Educational Opportunities
Chenoweth, Karin – American Educator, 1989
Discusses teacher training in science available from local science museums for elementary school teachers. Includes a list of science museums offering instructional products and services. (FMW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Museums, Science Education
Bruer, John T. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1993
Research of cognitive scientists is resulting in new learning theories through which students can move from novice to expert. How cognitive scientists work and how their results are applied are discussed. Reciprocal teaching, as implemented in the Springfield (Illinois) schools, provides an example of a successful research-based technique. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Theories