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Flores, Roseanne L.; Curby, Timothy W.; Coleman, Hardin; Melo, Kristan – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Today with the rise in the number of 3- to 6-year-old children enrolled in center-based early childhood programs, and a focus on program quality, it becomes imperative for educators to have a better understanding of the role research plays in establishing high-quality programs as these programs provide much of the foundation that supports early…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Child Development
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Morgan, Norah; Saxton, Juliana – Theory into Practice, 1985
The significance of drama as an expressive form of thinking and feeling lies in its concern with the process of personal engagement with the objective world. A Taxonomy of Personal Engagement is offered and strategies and techniques to engage students are suggested. (MT)
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Sorgman, Margo I.; Sorensen, Marilou – Theory into Practice, 1984
Ageism is a relevant topic of study because of its inevitability for all humankind. Student attitudes toward the elderly are generally negative and often follow stereotyped views found in books. An outline for use in developing a curriculum on aging is provided. (DF)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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DeCosta, Sandra B. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Teachers need to be prepared to teach children who are culturally different and socially or economically disadvantaged. Personal assessment of attitudes toward student differences and data collection to provide information on individual students will help the teacher prepare an accepting classroom environment. Suggested activities for teacher use…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Hunt, David E.; Gow, Jane – Theory into Practice, 1984
A practice-to-theory approach of matching models helps teachers increase self-knowledge and awareness of their students. Participants discuss personal teaching style, students, expected learning outcomes, teaching approaches, matching models, and then restate their teaching style. A teacher's response to these exercises is presented as an example.…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns
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DeFord, Diane E., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1980
The 12 articles in this journal issue focus on writing as an expression of language. Specific topics discussed in the articles are: (1) What can be learned from writing research, (2) young children and writing (3) translating meaning from spoken to written language, (4) assumptions about writing instruction, (5) first grade writers, (6) learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Editing, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pinnell, Gay Su, Ed.; King, Martha L., Ed. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Designed to explore the ways language functions to help children gain access to meaning as they progress through the educational system, this journal issue views communication as a social, interactive process in which speakers and writers attempt to link into what listeners and readers know, want to know, or need to know. The 12 articles in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Policy
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Huck, Charlotte S., Ed.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1982
The articles in this special journal issue focusing on children's literature were drawn from papers presented at the Conference on Children's Literature held in 1982 at The Ohio State University. The first section contains articles that address the question "What makes a good children's book?" The question is approached from a historical…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature
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Crawford-Lange, Linda M.; Lange, Dale L. – Theory into Practice, 1987
A rationale and an eight-step process for the integration of language and culture in the second-language classroom is presented. Frequently asked questions are answered and suggestions for implementation of this integrative language/culture learning process are made. (MT)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Teschner, Richard V. – Theory into Practice, 1987
Ethnic mother tongue (EMT) language teaching is necessary if non-English native speakers in United States schools are to achieve the vocabulary, syntactic sophistication, and literacy in their mother tongue that comes from school learning. Recommendations, impressions, and descriptions of EMT teaching are presented. (MT)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Native Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Freeman, Robert E. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Explains how collaboration and global perspectives in education are integrally linked, playing a critical role in developing student teachers' knowledge and skills, strengthening relations between schools and universities, and teaching global perspectives to K-12 students. Collaboration links schools, universities, and communities to support…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Marzano, Robert J. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Classroom teachers frequently use various programs, strategies, and techniques to enhance student thinking, including questioning, writing, and general information processing (meaning construction, encoding, matching, analyzing, representing, and abstracting). The paper notes other strategies not used or underutilized by teachers. (SM)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ennis, Robert H. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Suggests that critical thinking assessment is difficult to do well, but it is possible. Notes that difficulties and possibilities vary with the purpose of the assessment and the format used. After examining published critical thinking tests, the paper explains how to create customized tests. (SM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Waks, Leonard J. – Theory into Practice, 1992
The responsibility spiral is an organizing framework which helps educators identify, select, organize, and sequence learning experiences to promote understanding in the science-technology-society movement. The article examines the spiral's phases (self-understanding, study and reflection, decision making, responsible action, and integration) and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Marker, Gerald W. – Theory into Practice, 1992
Discusses whether science-technology-society (STS) belongs in the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum, presenting strategies for integration. The article suggests social studies already contains topics that can help students grasp concepts about STS, noting the infusion of an STS perspective is important given society's dependence…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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