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Perrin, Robert – 1984
Twenty-six teachers at a suburban school near Terre Haute, Indiana, responded to a survey to determine the activities used to teach writing in their classrooms. The results suggest the following: (1) writing in elementary classes concentrates heavily on "creative" writing and responses to literature, and should be broadened to include expository…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Scholarly Journals
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Martorana, S. V., Ed.; Piland, William E., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1984
This collection of articles addresses the role of community colleges in serving the specialized interests of organized community groups. After introductory comments on the topic, Seymour Eskow discusses how societal changes necessitate a reexamination of the role of the community college and an increased orientation to community organizations.…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Community Services
Bolinger, Kevin; Gilman, David – 1997
This study examined differences between stable (n=107) and mobile (n=39) students attending a three-year middle school in Terre Haute (Indiana). Demographic variables of gender, ethnicity, and family income were considered, in addition to mobility, to assess possible relationships with aptitude and achievement. Achievement was measured by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Demography, Educational Assessment
Ford-Brown, Lisa A. – 1991
A study investigated whether there was a significant difference in the comprehension and appreciation of literature studied through oral interpretation when compared to silent reading. Two hundred and sixty-three third, fourth, and fifth graders from Terre Haute, Indiana were separated into experimental and control groups, and were given pre- and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Oral Interpretation, Reading Comprehension
Trochim, Mary Kane – 1982
Information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking is presented in this report, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in academic libraries, and the major events in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Networks, Interlibrary Loans
Trochim, Mary Kane – 1982
This summary briefly outlines a separate report containing information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members or users of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Networks, Interlibrary Loans
McCarthy, Janet Lee Gorrell – 1968
The purposes of this study were to analyze parent involvement as it related to (1) the development of language abilities of culturally disadvantaged preschool children and (2) the intelligence test scores of these children and to analyze parent attitudes resulting from involvement. Nine hypotheses were tested. Forty-one 4-year-old Head Starters in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Doctoral Dissertations, Home Visits, Intellectual Development
Barclay, James R. – 1978
This study examines the interaction of individual differences in pupils' temperament and ability with variations in educational strategies used in elementary school classrooms. This interaction was analyzed by re-examining the data from 2 previous studies of the effects of various educational strategies on social and academic behavior problems.…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Behavior Change, Behavioral Sciences, Comparative Analysis
Stoffel, Judith – 1992
Colleges are still designed for 18 to 22 year old students, even though that category includes only about 20% of the total population seeking degrees. Because of this fact, the term "andragogy," or how to teach adults, should become a more recognizable concept in education. A study was conducted in which 25 first-year adult women at…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Females
Byrd, Terre Davenia Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine ETSU faculty attitudes and student perceptions in providing academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Participants of the study were ETSU students with disabilities who are registered with the Disabilities Services office and faculty members of ETSU. Students with disabilities were…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Lecture Method
Howard, Edward N. – Wilson Libr Bull, 1969
Descriptors: Ghettos, Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services
Woodruff, Barbara Bilson, Ed. – Inside English, 1988
Designed primarily for English faculty at community colleges in California, "Inside English" includes articles on instructional innovations in teaching remedial writing, literature courses, and freshman composition, and on major curricular, administrative, and employment issues in the field. The first issue of volume 15 focuses primarily on…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College English, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
Davis, Terre – School Administrator, 2006
The superintendent search consultant plays a major role in ensuring a close fit between leading candidates for a superintendency and the underlying views of governing board members on various matters, including religion and church/state issues. Search consultants try to keep school boards upfront about their desired values when seeking a new…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Religion, Superintendents, Job Applicants
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. – 1969
Upward Bound was a precollege program geared for high school students with potential who had been handicapped by economic, cultural, and educational deprivation. It involved a full-time summer program and follow-up programs (counseling, cultural activities, and physical education) during the academic year. Students stayed in the program for three…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Cultural Activities, Disadvantaged Youth
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Allen, Terre H. – Communication Education, 2006
This essay is designed to engage academic discipline in a conversation about the utility and practices associated with providing communication coursework online, particularly general education, communication skills courses. The author has framed the conversation in terms of student success, retention, and degree completion. He outlines three…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communication Skills, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement
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