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Hitz, Randy – Educational Perspectives, 2005
The importance of the early years in creating a foundation for school and later success is well documented. Children who live in healthy, safe, and stimulating environments in the first five years of their lives are more likely to succeed than children who have more negative experiences. Hawai'i policy makers, like others across the nation, are…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Public Support, Educational Policy
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Hornung, Gertrude S. – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Discusses the role of education in a museum setting. Reviews the direction of thinking in museum education and the history of the museum movement in the United States. Highlights the preparation of viewers, the professional status of museum educators, and marketing museum programs as some problems in museum education. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, College Instruction, College Science
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Ripley, S. Dillon – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Describes the speaker's lifelong dedication to the development of education in museums and his philosophy of life. Points out the need to make museums effective educational institutions closely integrated in a community's fabric and structure. (CW)
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Community Education, Community Resources, Cultural Centers
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Lydecker, John Kent – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Describes the programs and philosophy of the Art Institute of Chicago. Stresses its educational functions and the provisions of access to the museum collection as its primary mission. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Community Education, Community Resources
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Chamberlain, Ann – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Reviews the School in the Exploratorium (SITE) program at the San Francisco museum of art and science. Stresses the value of an interdisciplinary approach to science education in a museum setting. Points out the importance of play in engaged observation. Highlights aesthetics in art and science. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Community Resources, Cultural Centers
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Dell, Roger A. – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Describes the purposes and programs of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Promotes the Socratic method in museum education. Details the docent training program at the museum. Stresses the philosophy that the object is the message. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Community Resources, Cultural Centers
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Chakalis, Andrew T. – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Reviews the purposes and programs of the Extensions Division of the Department of Education of a metropolitan museum. Surveys services provided to schools. Gives a sample lesson plan. Highlights thematic exhibitions at the museum. Considers education by means of the art object as the primary goal of the Extensions Division. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Community Resources, Cultural Centers
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Hoffman, Ruth Irene – Educational Perspectives, 1984
Topics urgently needed in the preservice teacher education curriculum are discussed: computer literacy, hardware, software, classroom management, and the changing teacher-pupil relationship in a computer usage setting. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computers, Curriculum