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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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Janek, Nancy – Theory Into Practice, 1975
This article contains unit plans for a mass media course for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. (RC)
Descriptors: Communications, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Mass Media
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Vergason, Glenn A.; And Others – Theory Into Practice, 1975
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Exceptional Child Education
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Scott, Kathryn P. – Theory into Practice, 1986
This article focuses on social skills in which there is a disparity between male and female performance, including leadership, self-confidence, emotional sensitivity, empathy, and prosocial behaviors. Guidelines for educators to use in helping students overcome sex bias are offered. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership
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Harvey, Glen; Hergert, Leslie F. – Theory into Practice, 1986
While progress has been made, sex equity in education remains an elusive goal. This article identifies strategies that can be used to achieve and maintain sex equity. Research on creating change in education is reviewed, and what, in practice, has succeeded is discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Anderson, Lorin W.; Pigford, Aretha B. – Theory into Practice, 1987
Principals can and should develop strategies that will enable them to provide instructional leadership despite increased demands from other tasks. Recommended actions include: delegation; peer observation; commitment to instructional leadership; and effective communication with teachers. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Joseph, Ellis A. – Theory into Practice, 1982
Task forces are increasingly used in educational planning activities. Some basic functional principles pertaining to task forces are considered and followed by a description of the accomplishments of a current task force which is focusing on personnel preparation for teaching handicapped students. (CJ)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Planning, Exceptional Persons, Mainstreaming
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Anderson, Charlotte C. – Theory into Practice, 1982
Global educators must teach about other societies as integral parts of a worldwide system. Students must learn to project themselves into alternative cultural perspectives and to recognize cultural influences on their own outlook. Learning activities and materials for developing a global perspective in elementary and secondary classrooms are…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials
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Woyach, Robert B.; Remy, Richard C. – Theory into Practice, 1982
A community-based approach to global education is outlined. Three techniques for applying the approach are described: (1) using community organizations and individuals involved in international activities as instructional resources; (2) exploring local/global linkages to demonstrate student ties to the world; and (3) integrating global lessons…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Resources, Community Role, Curriculum Design
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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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Baker, Stuart E. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Educators must be prepared to maintain and support educational theater by anticipating changes and adjusting goals. A discussion of current types of degree programs is offered. Liberal arts education, professional training, community service, and recreational release are traditional justifications for theater programs. (DF)
Descriptors: Community Services, Degrees (Academic), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Doyle, Walter; Rutherford, Barry – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article cites various research studies on matching learning and teaching styles and discusses possible problems of this approach. Several aspects of matching learning and teaching styles are offered for consideration: the effect of teaching on learning, classroom management, and how styles affect classrooms. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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