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Muessig, Raymond H. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
In a fictional account of Thomas Jefferson's writing to a modern secondary school educator and administrator, the author presents some viewpoints on the purpose and duration of public education. (MB)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education, Fiction
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Spolsky, Bernard – Theory Into Practice, 1975
This article presents an outline of how some linguistic studies have formed the basis for the start of an experimental program in training bilingual Navajo elementary school teachers. (RC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English
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Jones, Philip R.; Wilkerson, William R. – Theory Into Practice, 1975
This article recounts the history of the training of special education administrators and discusses the current special education administrator preparation program at Indiana University. (HMD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Graduate Study, Professional Education, Special Education
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Stedman, Donald J. – Theory Into Practice, 1975
This article describes a consortium for special education in North Carolina. The purpose of the consortium is to ascertain special education needs and identify and allocate resources to meet those needs. (HMD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consortia, Coordination, Educational Demand
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Lather, Patti – Theory into Practice, 1992
Explores how qualitative and feminist inquiry are reconfiguring educational research, focusing on methodological issues involved in moving it into the postpositivist era. The article examines contributions of the transdisciplinary movements of feminism and poststructuralism in the development of critical frames in educational research. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Critical Theory, Educational Research, Feminism
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Moll, Luis C.; Amanti, Cathy; Neff, Deborah; Gonzalez, Norma – Theory into Practice, 1992
Discusses a collaborative project between education and anthropology which qualitatively studies the establishment of strategic connections between households and classrooms in Arizona's Mexican communities. Teacher-researchers visit households, assume the role of learners, establish connections with parents, and develop instructional activities…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research
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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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Karlitz, Howard – Theory into Practice, 1982
This article delineates areas of conflict that might arise due to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act's proposed implementation at the local education agency level. A strategy for the future development of federal educational policy is described. (CJ)
Descriptors: Class Size, Compliance (Legal), Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation
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Theory into Practice, 1982
Two children's book editors, an author, and the director of a children's book research center briefly state their views about what constitutes a "good" book for children. Activities of the Cooperative Children's Book Center in Wisconsin, where librarians, teachers, students, and University of Wisconsin faculty discuss new children's…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature, Discussion Groups
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Holdaway, Don – Theory into Practice, 1982
The "shared book experience," a teaching model developed in New Zealand to introduce Pacific Island children to literacy education, is described. The model, based on use of popular children's books, teaches children to master literacy skills the way they master spoken language. Research on early pre-reading behavior is discussed. (PP)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Early Reading, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Butler, Dorothy – Theory into Practice, 1982
If, ideally, reading begins at home, with children listening eagerly to interesting stories, then this experience must be duplicated in the classroom for reluctant readers. Listening to good stories can motivate students to develop reading skills. Activities of the Reading Center (Auckland, New Zealand) are described. (PP)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Reading, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Paterson, Katherine – Theory into Practice, 1982
An award-winning author of children's books discusses her own writing. Among the most important considerations for her are: (1) self-expression; (2) letting the story speak from its own world; and (3) having children who read the book claim it for their own. (PP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Authors, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing
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L'Engle, Madeleine – Theory into Practice, 1982
Award-winning author Madeleine L'Engle discusses issues concerning censorship and relates her own views about the role of children's literature in a rapidly changing world. Fiction should help make children aware of inward as well as outward change and should stress the individual's ability to make a difference. (PP)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Reading Attitudes
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