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Walton, Justin D. – Education, 2014
This essay presents a critical commentary on McCroskey et al.'s (2004) general model of instructional communication. In particular, five points are examined which make explicit and problematize the meta-theoretical assumptions of the model. Comments call attention to the limitations of the model and argue for a broader approach to…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Models, Communication Research, Interpersonal Communication
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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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Schultz, Randy; Hultsman, John – Education, 2012
This brief essay takes up the question of what is meant by education by providing two possible and distinctly different interpretations of the concept. These distinctions are then extended by attempting to demonstrate how one of these interpretations is tied to a contemporary, technologically-based perspective on life in general, while the other…
Descriptors: Technology, Education, Educational Experience, Essays
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AlMusaileem, Muhammad Y. – Education, 2012
This study argues for a new theory in school management based on the notion of positive containment which benefited from the integration of the main two patterns of leadership, i.e., the democratic and the authoritarian. In this theory, the school principal has to deal with one external and five internal circles of positive containments. The…
Descriptors: Principals, Education Work Relationship, Human Relations, School Based Management
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
In this article the author discusses the role that committees play within a university's bureaucracy. This article takes a close look at key committees on the university campus and how they shape policy and practice. It explores how committees can prove to be a vital and needed avenue to change. The author sees committees as "the life blood…
Descriptors: Universities, Committees, Administrative Organization, Efficiency
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Nagel, Paul – Education, 2008
Coke (2005) argues that vertical cooperative learning is needed between elementary and secondary school teachers. While this would help with the transition between grades and subjects, it is dependent upon school principals to implement these cooperative learning meetings. Drawing upon prior experience, the author advocates that pre-service social…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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Petress, Ken – Education, 2008
Recently, the author had cause to discuss with a group of his freshman college students the issue of reporting observed or known academic dishonesty. He was very surprised and deeply saddened by the responses most students shared with him on this issue. In short, most--80%--stated that "others' cheating was none of their business;" "It is the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cheating, Longitudinal Studies, Student Responsibility
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Maguad, Ben A. – Education, 2007
Although teaching and learning are considered critical activities in schools, they are largely driven by financial realities. Thus, schools must undertake the delicate task of balancing anticipated revenue sources with planned expenditures. In the wake of static or declining revenues, schools are compelled to cut costs. A less painful way to do…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgeting, Retrenchment, Job Layoff
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Heaggans, R. C. – Education, 2006
There has been much hoopla surrounding the notion that charter schools may be a viable option for urban youth. However, the existing information on this issue may be easily dissimulated considering less sloganeering about charter school theories and more research on how charter schools enhance the academic experience of the students they serve are…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, High Risk Students
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Ogden, William R. – Education, 2006
The author assesses the state of affairs in contemporary schools and focuses on current out-of-hand practices and trends relating to teacher certification, enrollments and increasing credit hours required for graduation in American institutions of higher education. He suggests that rather than continuing to certify teachers in existing colleges…
Descriptors: Colleges, Teacher Certification, Schools of Education, Educational Change
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Aborn, Matt – Education, 2006
Over the last three decades there has been a major shift in how practicing educators think about intelligence. One great driving force of this change can be attributed to "Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences," written by Howard Gardner in 1983. Gardner's book is conceived around the premise that every human being maintains seven (now…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Academic Aptitude, Expectation, Goal Orientation
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Marks, Jay B.; Tonso, Karen L. – Education, 2006
This essay argues that offering African American students an African-centered education is one way to promote social justice in public education. We begin with a summary of the inadequate educations offered to many African American students, and then use philosophical interpretations of equal educational opportunity to delineate the requirements…
Descriptors: Public Education, Justice, Educational Opportunities, Democracy
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Kranz, Peter L.; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila; Steele, Richard; Lund, Nick L. – Education, 2005
There is a dearth of literature on multicultural aspects of play therapy, particularly for Mexican-American children. According to Landreth (2002), it is of utmost importance that children be able to communicate in a way that is most natural to them. The literature currently reflects a playroom based mostly on middle class European-American…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Children, Hispanic American Culture
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Simplicio, Joseph S. C. – Education, 2005
Homework had been a mainstay teacher strategy since education first began. When used properly, study after study show that homework, from the elementary through the university level, is an effective method for reinforcing educational learning goals. Studies that include original research, surveys, interviews, and literature reviews, conducted by…
Descriptors: Homework, Educational Strategies
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Bryan, Laura – Education, 2005
Many years ago, Walt Whitman wrote, "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear" (in Bartlett, 1982). It is sad to say, but Whitman might have a difficult time finding a song in the cognitive-oriented schools of today. A greater emphasis on academic skills during the last three decades, combined with school budget crunches and more teacher…
Descriptors: Music Education, Public Schools, Teaching Methods, Music Activities
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