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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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Tierney, Robert J.; Rogers, Theresa – Theory into Practice, 1986
Rather than prescribe activities, teachers should approach the development of literacy programs from a functional point of view, allowing students to achieve purposes relevant to their situation. Research leading to this view is summarized. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 3, Student Centered Curriculum, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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Seidman, William H. – Theory into Practice, 1983
A transactive curriculum development system is described which comprehensively identifies characteristics of a learning environment and suggests curriculum content that takes into account both external demands and students' interests. The curriculum encourages students to be independent learners without sacrificing basic skills or alienating…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Resources
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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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Brenneke, Judith Staley; Soper, John C. – Theory into Practice, 1987
Various approaches to developing and implementing economics curricula are explored, including positive and normative economics, teacher-developed informal curriculum, district-developed formal curriculum, "outside" curriculum, the infusion approach, or as a separate course. It is suggested that a "blend" of the alternatives may optimize the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Economics Education, Instructional Development
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Webb, Noreen M. – Theory into Practice, 1997
Provides guidelines for fairly and validly assessing students in small, cooperative groups. Discusses the purposes of assessment; how processes occurring during group collaboration may work for or against the purpose of assessment; how to design assessments with clear, consistent goals; issues involved in assigning students to groups; and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Butler, Frances A.; Stevens, Robin – Theory into Practice, 1997
Uses oral-language skills assessment to illustrate sound classroom assessment practices, stressing interrelationships among teaching, learning, and assessment and viewing assessment as a continual, ongoing reference in a dynamic process, not an end in itself. Describes supportive classroom environments, explains oral language profiles, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communication Skills, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Borko, Hilda – Theory into Practice, 1997
Describes efforts to help teachers learn to use new math and reading assessments in their classrooms, highlighting characteristics of professional development that successfully foster change in teachers' ideas and practice. After describing a multi-year staff development/research project on assessment, the paper discusses factors that support and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Baker, Eva L. – Theory into Practice, 1997
Discusses values ascribed to performance assessment and recent criticisms of assessment and suggests model-based performance assessment for remedying and avoiding these criticisms. The paper explains the merits of a systematic approach to developing performance assessments and rubrics based on general models across ages and subject areas for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Models
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