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Frydenberg, Erica – Theory Into Practice, 2004
What we know about coping?the theory, conceptual framework, what is good and bad coping, and how we learn to cope?has important implications for how we deal with life circumstances and, in particular, how we manage conflict. This article outlines how we conceptualize coping as a response to stress and as a means to develop resilience. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Coping, Stress Management
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Astor, Ron Avi; Benbenishty, Rami; Meyer, Heather Ann – Theory Into Practice, 2004
International data suggests that the most successful violence prevention programs are adapted to fit a specific school site and involve all of the constituents in a school setting. In contrast to many of the popular skills-based programs that are commonly implemented in schools across the United States, the authors explore the utility of combining…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Aggression, School Safety
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McCready, Lance T. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
This article proposes a multidimensional framework that takes into account multiple categories of difference and forms of oppression to understand and suggest interventions for gay and gender nonconforming Black male students in urban schools. The author builds the case for educators to develop these kinds of frameworks by describing two…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Action Research, Urban Schools, African American Students
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Newman, Denis; Cole, Michael – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Behavior in a psychology laboratory?constrained by the need to efficiently replicate tasks, record individual responses, and avoid contamination from external factors?is different in systematic ways from behavior within an everyday environment where similar tasks are undertaken and problems solved. This article describes a program of research that…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Laboratories, Research Methodology, High Stakes Tests
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Many students could learn more effectively than they do now if they were taught in a way that better matched their patterns of abilities. Teaching for successful intelligence provides a way to create such a match. It involves helping all students capitalize on their strengths and compensate for or correct their weaknesses. It does so by teaching…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Relevance (Education)
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1992
Recognizing the potential pitfalls resulting from a lack of human foresight lies at the heart of the science-technology-society (STS) movement. This issue of "Theory Into Practice" is the second part of a two-part series that examines the educational opportunities arising as educators attempt to develop student understanding of STS. In the first…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Lux, Donald G., Ed. – Theory Into Practice, 1991
The science-technology-society (STS) movement is emerging at the collegiate level. In elementary and secondary school science, social studies, and industrial arts classes, there is a growing awareness of the need for students to learn about technology and the methods by which it can be directed, made more appropriate, and controlled. This issue of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T. – Theory into Practice, 1999
Discusses the importance of cooperative learning, focusing on what is and is not a cooperative effort; types of cooperative learning; an example of integrated use of cooperative learning; cooperative schools; basic elements of cooperation; and what is known about cooperative efforts (related to achievement, interpersonal relationship, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Pinar, William F. – Theory into Practice, 1992
The article examines problems in the U.S. public school system. It describes the factory and corporate models of education and suggests that, despite the conservative origins of the current wave of school reform, progress is possible. The article also discusses sociocultural factors and the importance of theory in school reform. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Change
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McCarthy, Martha M. – Theory into Practice, 1994
The article reviews school finance litigation since the early 1970s, focusing on federal litigation and state litigation (equal protection claims, state education clauses, and recent litigation). Observations regarding trends and issues as well as the judicial role in school finance reform during the remainder of the 1990s are presented. (SM)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Levine, David U. – Theory into Practice, 1994
The article presents international comparisons of educational spending, focusing on developed nations that are comparable to the United States. Information deals respectively with differences in expenditures, selected outputs produced by the expenditures, and uncertainties that foster controversies regarding the meaning of expenditures and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Developed Nations, Educational Finance
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Levin, H. M. – Theory into Practice, 1994
Two prominent claims underlying educational policy are that jobs by year 2000 will require considerably more education and substantial increases in test scores may powerfully affect productivity. The article suggests that economic concerns with education should think more about contributing to the development of capable human beings than narrow…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schafer, William D. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Considers the need for and status of assessment literacy for teachers. The article examines whether teachers need to assess, whether there are preservice assessment courses, what assessment courses should teach, what topics are covered in other courses, what is happening with assessment in the schools, and what is needed. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Spencer, Mary L.; Lewis, Paula Gilbert – Theory into Practice, 1986
This article examines sex equity in three instructional paradigms chosen due to the common characteristic of language. All three possess and transmit cultural content. Input, process, and outcome issues of sex equity are discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Schubert, Jane G. – Theory into Practice, 1986
Policies and practices which result in differential computer learning opportunities are discussed. Resources designed to remedy gender imbalance in computer learning are given. A list of areas where research is needed is offered. (MT)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
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