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Mediratta, Kavitha – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Community organizing for school reform is a growing national phenomenon, as young people, parents, neighborhood residents, and faith-based institutions struggle to improve the quality and equity of public schooling, particularly in urban school districts. Now a decade old, community organizing projects are influencing local public schools in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Public Education, Community Organizations
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Samuels, S. Jay – Theory into Practice, 1984
Failure to comprehend spoken language usually results from lack of knowledge on the part of the listener or poor communication skills on the part of the speaker. When diagnosing possible causes of poor listening comprehension, the teacher must reflect on these factors and analyze the classroom situation. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Processing, Language Skills
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Wells, Gordon; Wells, Jan – Theory into Practice, 1984
The way adults talk with children is important because different styles of interaction lead to different learning opportunities. Differences between child-parent linguistic interaction and child-teacher interactions are explored. Suggestions to help teachers interact more effectively are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Parent Child Relationship
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Lazarus, Peggy G. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Kindergarten children were observed in a classroom situation to discover communicative competence in the sociolinguistic area. These children demonstrated competency in awareness of regularities in use of language in the classroom, ability to publicize confusions, and variations in ways of speaking. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Language, Communication Skills, Kindergarten Children, Linguistic Competence
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Levin, James A.; Boruta, Marcia J. – Theory into Practice, 1983
Microcomputers are useful for writing in classrooms, especially if they are integrated into the classroom context through writing activities appropriate to this medium. Elementary school students' uses of microcomputers to: (1) create a newspaper; (2) send electronic messages; and (3) write reports or letters using interactive text programs are…
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Elementary Education, Group Activities, Helping Relationship
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Dickson, W. Patrick; Vereen, Mary A. – Theory into Practice, 1983
This article: (1) outlines advantages of having more than two students work together at the computer keyboard; (2) discusses several new issues teachers must consider; and (3) describes specific examples of applications designed to promote cognitive and social outcomes. (JMK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Helping Relationship
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Trohanis, Pascal Louis – Theory into Practice, 1982
This article introduces some of the background and concepts of technical assistance, provides some guidelines for planning and implementing a technical assistance program, and presents one successful approach for technical assistance which is adaptable to other settings. (CJ)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons
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Kantor, Kenneth J. – Theory into Practice, 1983
Curriculum development efforts for English instruction over the past 20 years are reviewed, and an "inside-outside" approach that uses the structure of the discipline, or its inner core, to guide curriculum development is suggested. Three principles--metaphoric thinking, writing as reconstruction of experience, and language in context--would…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Theories
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Klein, M. Frances – Theory into Practice, 1983
This article describes a research model that can help curriculum developers document both curriculum practices in the schools and perceptions of those practices by scholars, state department of education staff, teachers, and others. The model was developed to guide the collection of research data for John Goodlad's "Study of Schooling." (PP)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Attitudes
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Grambs, Jean Dresden – Theory into Practice, 1981
Since young children are aware of individual differences at an early age, social studies education should provide an understanding of the differences inherent in various ethnic and cultural groups. Strategies can be developed for both younger students and adolescents which would teach about ethnicity, immigration, and acculturation. (JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
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Muessig, Raymond H. – Theory into Practice, 1981
Biographies can be used for the enrichment of secondary education social studies classes. Two strategies are presented for helping students to understand the nature, appeal, limitations, and applications of biographies in the social studies. (CJ)
Descriptors: Biographies, Enrichment, Group Discussion, Secondary Education
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Levstik, Linda S. – Theory into Practice, 1981
For adolescents, fiction can be an effective source of social information. The material is experienced through subjective involvement in the lives of other people. The student accumulates the historical or background information incidentally from the narrative itself. A variety of teaching methods, including discussion, role playing, and student…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Inquiry
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Marsh, Colin J. – Theory into Practice, 1981
Simulation games are discussed as innovative educational techniques for social studies teachers. Theories of simulation and selecting, creating, and implementing simulation games are among topics discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Game Theory
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Naylor, David T. – Theory into Practice, 1981
The relationship between laws and the values of a society provides an excellent means for applying citizenship education and law-related education to the social studies curriculum. Teaching strategies suggest classroom exercises in citizenship participation. (JN)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Enrichment, Global Approach, Legal Education
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Brown, Mary Jo McGee – Theory into Practice, 1981
Although students may read every word of an assignment, a lack of ability to make meaningful connections between words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs can make it impossible for them to interpret and apply what they read. Strategies are given for increasing reading comprehension in social studies instruction. (JN)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Education, Social Studies
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