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Mullen, Carol A.; Kealy, William A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
What are acute poverty challenges for culturally disadvantaged school communities across the United States? How do practicing teacher-researchers, pursuing advanced degrees, view this issue and the 21st century skills and dispositions classroom teachers need to foster change? Curious about this topic from the viewpoints of teachers who are…
Descriptors: Poverty, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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Hill-Jackson, Valerie; Sewell, Katie Lynn; Waters, Crystal – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teachers need to be multicultural--able to relate to many cultures with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better understand growing student diversity. By the year 2010, 40 percent of learners in classrooms will be children of color, while the teaching population will remain around 85 percent white and female (Applied Research Center 2000).…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education
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Croom, Loren; Davis, Barbara H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
Numerous classroom-based research projects have examined the important role social skills play in an elementary classroom (Browning, Davis, and Resta 2000; Burns 2003; Palmer and Wehmeyer 2003; Stone 2001). As Stone (2001, 18) suggested, "Teachers have an enormous influence on children's behavior by speaking directly and honestly to them,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Cacha, Frances B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Summarizes some recent findings on the causes of teacher burnout and suggests things that individual teachers, administrators, and professional organizations can do to alleviate stress. (SJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement
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Graening, Joyce – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Cites school facility, organizational policy, and curricular practices which reinforce sexism. (SJL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Practices
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Gifford, Charles S.; Morgavi, Gayle F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Summarizes some recent writings on ways that schools can aid in the treatment and prevention of child abuse, particularly the role of the teacher in identifying abused or neglected children. (SJL)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification
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Christiansen, Kent M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Cites these conditions as combining to create a need for more teachers now or in the immediate future: reduction in teaching candidates; federal legislation, such as PL 94-142; career attractions outside of teaching; expanding preschool programs; shifting populations; rigid teacher competency standards; and more nonschool teaching opportunities.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Influences, Labor Market
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Rouse, Nancy I. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1980
This paper explores in depth the possibility that learned helplessness and depression may explain the gap in academic performance between middle-class children and children from minority and poverty backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on Black Americans, because more data is available about this group. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Depression (Psychology), Disadvantaged Youth
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Tanveer, Sardar A.; Nawaz, Muhammad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
This article briefly reviews the development of alternative public schools and some of the efforts to change teacher education to meet this thrust toward multioption, learner-centered education. Specifically discussed are the Teacher Corps, Individually Guided Education (IGE), and Cincinnati's Mini Teacher Education Center. (SJL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Martin, William R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
The author highlights research findings on the behaviors and personal characteristics of teachers which raise student achievement. These include warmth, interpersonal communication skill, orderliness, flexibility, acceptance of students, and sincerity. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stancato, Frank A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
This paper explores group cohesiveness, class discussion, and group size in relation to classroom environment and the cognitive-personal growth outcomes of classroom learning. Implications are drawn from the research on cohesiveness for teachers who employ open classroom techniques. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classes (Groups of Students), Classroom Environment, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Campbell, A. Ann; Chance, William G. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
For the sake of university personnel just starting a Dean's Grant Program for teacher education in mainstreaming, the author synthesizes successful program design techniques from existing Dean's Grant Programs. (SJL)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Program Design, Success