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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
There are vital topics in science teaching and learning which are mentioned frequently in the literature. Specialists advocate their importance in the curriculum as well as science teachers stress their saliency. Inservice education might well assist new and veteran teachers in knowledge and skills. The very best science lessons and units of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
Students have much to benefit from courses pertaining to the history of the teaching profession. History of education, as a course to be taken in teacher education, has been greatly minimized in the ensuing years. Approximately six per cent of colleges/universities require a course in this area for prospective teachers. When being a student in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational History, College Students
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2017
Care must be given to align curricular goal and instructional methods, materials, and assessments. Student effort, student interest in science and pupil perseverance are key factors that impact the learning process. Educators must be aware of the interactions among these critical concepts to assist students in attaining desired outcomes.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Alignment (Education)
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2016
Science teachers need to evaluate their lessons and units of study, frequently, to stay abreast of recommended trends in the curriculum. Self evaluation is involved here. A quality science program must be implemented in order to assist learners to achieve as optimally as possible. Which guidelines should then serve in self evaluation?
Descriptors: Check Lists, Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2014
Social studies, too frequently, is taught in a survey approach whereby pupils obtain subject matter in a shallow manner. Forgetting and hazy recalls are typical of this procedure of instruction. Covering many topics in a relatively short period of time does not make for achievement which is long-lasting. Then too, selected pupils might be left…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Reflection
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2013
In this article, the author states that there are selected issues in mathematics instruction that educators should be well aware of when planning lessons and units of study. These issues provide a basis for thought and discussion when assisting pupils to attain more optimally. Purposeful studying of issues guides mathematics teachers in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2013
A knowledgeable teacher may fail in teaching due to inability to work effectively with pupils. Thus, pupils may be entertaining each other during class time, talking aloud incessantly, walking around aimlessly in the classroom, and bothering others, among other annoyances. When supervising university student teachers in the public schools, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Discipline
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2012
The best teaching possible needs to accrue in the mathematics curriculum. Pupils also need to become proficient in using mathematics in every day situations in life. Individuals buy goods and services. They pay for these in different ways, including cash. Here, persons need to be able to compute the total cost of items purchased and then pay for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Quality, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2012
There are a plethora of opportunities for pupils to write across the curriculum. Each academic discipline may well provide chances for pupils to develop skill in writing, science being no exception. The science teacher needs to develop pupil knowledge in science as well as using the contents in written work. Learning to write and writing to learn…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2011
The use of learning stations is an approach to meet needs of pupils in achievement. Here, pupils may make choices in terms of what to learn. From a learning station, a pupil may select learning activities to complete, be they individual or committee endeavors. Activities might also be chosen on the basis of learning styles. A pupil may prefer to…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Units of Study, Students, Social Studies
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2011
Which is the better approach in pupil learning--working together in collaborative situations or working by the self in ongoing learning activities? Howard Gardner (1993), Harvard University psychologist, emphasized that these are two different intelligences. Collaboration is preferred by selected pupils in learning. These learners do best when…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Group Activities, Individual Activities
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2010
Data driven decision making emphasizes the importance of the teacher using objective sources of information in developing the social studies curriculum. Too frequently, decisions of teachers have been made based on routine and outdated methods of teaching. Valid and reliable tests used to secure results from pupil learning make for better…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Social Studies, Standardized Tests
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2009
Today's school principal has a plethora of duties and responsibilities. Among many others, he/she is expected to supervise and monitor teacher progress in the classroom. Too frequently in the past, principals performed largely management duties in schools, but now each principal must also assist in teaching and learning situations. How might the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2009
The student teacher being supervised in the public school soon becomes a full time, licensed teacher. Student teaching is perceived to be the cap stone or final course in undergraduate preparation before entering the profession of being a teacher. It carries much responsibility for the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor in assisting…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Public Schools, Teaching Experience
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2008
Where should public school leaders be trained to become principals, supervisors, and superintendents? Traditionally, schools of education in universities have been responsible for training school administrators. This notion has been challenged by those advocating alternative choices for administrators in schools. Thus, the business and military…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Leadership, Principals, Superintendents
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