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Bates, John – Theory into Practice, 1984
Ten guidelines formulated to assist policy decision makers in developing system-wide approaches to creating strong and effective language programs are discussed in this article. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Language Skills
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Tucker, Marc – Theory into Practice, 1983
Because technology is changing so fast, it is hard to plan for the use of computers. The author offers advice for schools planning to choose and implement computer technology. Considered are: classroom and administrative uses, peripheral equipment selection, and budgeting. (JMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, 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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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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Gilliom, M. Eugene – Theory into Practice, 1981
Global education is education designed to cultivate a world view and to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to live effectively in a culturally diverse world characterized by increasing economic and social interdependency. Social studies teachers should assume a key role in introducing a global perspective to the curriculum. (JN)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Global Approach
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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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Hunt, David E. – Theory into Practice, 1980
This article describes how to identify implicit theories of teaching and learning through a workshop which creates an open, reciprocal climate that enhances self-knowledge and knowledge of others and facilitates communication. (CJ)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Student Teacher Relationship
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Moffett, Cordelia – Theory into Practice, 1979
In order to be effective in today's society, the elementary school principal must possess cognitive knowledge, technical educational skills, and an ability to successfully coordinate individual, group, and organizational goals and needs. (LH)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Educational Administration, Elementary Education
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McIntyre, Kenneth – Theory into Practice, 1979
Changes in trainee selection, administrator education program structure, and the full usage of in-service school personnel and professorial staff could lead to significant and much-needed improvement in the quality of American school principals. (LH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Inservice Education
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