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Preston, Andrew – Teaching History, 2013
It is common practice to invite survivors of the Holocaust to speak about their experiences to pupils in schools and colleges. Systematic reflection on the value of working with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and on how to make the most of doing so is rarer, however. In this article Andrew Preston reports how his school has worked…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, History Instruction, Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques
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Andrews, Barbara; Stern, Jeannette – Middle School Journal, 1992
An advisory program at Wantagh Middle School in New York includes volunteers and almost every member of the staff. The goal is to provide an adult advocate for each child who will not only see each advisee each morning but will monitor progress and be the first line of communication between home and school. (MLF)
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
Rosenberg, Liz, Ed. – 1996
Poetry helps people to focus on the world, to focus more clearly on what is inside a person and all around. This anthology of poems by America's best poets contains many kinds of poems aimed at many kinds of readers. The poems in the anthology are meant to be enjoyed by children, but they are not necessarily "children's poetry." Each poet whose…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Contemporary Literature, Literary Genres
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC. – 2003
People will debate for many years to come the causes and implications of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and the Pentagon (District of Columbia). In such challenging times, educators rightly wonder about their proper role. What should they teach young U.S. students? What are the implications for the K-12 curriculum and for the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Student Needs
Hardesty, Larry, Ed. – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007
While the library is at the center of many campuses physically, it is often an overlooked and underused resource in improving the learning and success of first-year college students. Librarians, classroom faculty, administrators, and higher education researchers come together to explore the potential of the library in shaping the student…
Descriptors: Assignments, Higher Education, College Freshmen, Change Agents
Tuijnman, Albert C., Ed.; Kirsch, Irwin S., Ed.; Wagner, Daniel A., Ed. – 1997
This book contains 13 papers examining innovations in measuring adults' basic skills and analyzing adult literacy policy. The following papers are included: "Series Preface" (Daniel A. Wagner); "Foreword" (Torsten Husen); "Introduction" (Albert Tuijnman); "Adult Basic Skills: Policy Issues and a Research…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills
Johnson, Robert Keith, Ed. – 1989
The aim of this collection is to present "state of the art" papers in language curriculum studies by writers who have been actively involved in shaping theory in the field and who, between them, have applied that theory in almost every part of the world and in a variety of contexts. Papers include the following: "A Decision-Making Framework for…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language)
Besharov, Douglas J., Ed. – 1999
This book reports on the first stages of a project to increase understanding about why some young people have difficulty making transitions to productive adulthood and how to help them make more successful transitions. Contents include an introduction, 10 chapters, and an epilogue. "Introduction: Preventing Youthful Disconnectedness"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Blacks, Dropout Prevention
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2002
The attacks on New York City and Washington on September 11, 2001, as well as the aborted attack that led to the Pennsylvania crash of United Airlines flight 93 comprised an event too traumatic to quickly set aside. All the things that a nation and its people do to digest, understand and in some sense recover from a cataclysm have been and are…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy, United States History