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Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN. – 1971
The topic of the all day institute was: What planning is going on that will work for a revitalized Terre Haute and Vigo County? The goals were: (1) to arouse interest and awareness of city needs by presenting a brief overview of the physical characteristics of the city, (2) to identify the governmental services that have responsibility for city…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Planning, County Libraries, Institutes (Training Programs)
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate. – 1977
Due to the smaller populations of rural areas, the greater distances between places, the generally smaller and one-dimensional economic bases, and the movement of younger persons away from rural areas, the rural elderly have unique problems. Few services are available which are designed to help elderly persons remain in their homes rather than in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Health Needs, Hearings, Housing
Waterman, David C., Comp.; Gibbs, Vanita M., Comp. – 1981
Focusing on reading for enjoyment, the seven articles in this collection were drawn from the Tenth Annual Reading Conference held at Indiana State University. Topics discussed in the articles are: (1) reading aloud to students, (2) how to have fun while teaching vocabulary, (3) the enjoyment and affective dimensions of "EAS into Reading," (4)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Enrichment, Literature Appreciation, Motivation Techniques
Waterman, David C.; Gibbs, Vanita M. – 1975
Thinking skills in children, effectively developed through reading, were emphasized at this reading conference. Three types of thinking skills linked to reading are: decoding symbols from the printed page, seeking factual meaning through recall; reading interpretively, understanding cause and effect reasoning or seeking the main idea of sentences;…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Conference Reports, Creative Reading
Waterman, David C., Ed.; Gibbs, Vanita M., Ed. – 1974
These proceedings are published primarily for the purpose of helping teachers to improve their reading instruction. The contents include "Official Program"; "I Wish Children Literature" by Lee Bennett Hopkins, which discusses the importance of providing children with good reading materials; "Black English and Reading" by Ronald W. Bruton, which…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Conference Reports, Language Arts, Reading
Gibbs, Vanita M., Comp.; And Others – 1984
Reflecting the views of teachers, reading specialists, and professors on both the basics and the new technologies in reading instruction, these conference proceedings begin with Carl Personke's address, "The Word's the Thing," on classroom activities that stress the word as concept. The second paper, William Linville's and David…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Creative Writing, Elementary Education
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Descamps, J. L. – Langue Francaise, 1973
Descriptors: Adjectives, Charts, Dictionaries, Earth Science
Puacz, Jeanne Holba – Computers in Libraries, 2005
About 18 months ago, we at the reference desk of the Vigo County Public Library (VCPL) in Terre Haute, Ind., noticed a troubling fact. Many of our small, local, nonprofit agencies did not have Web sites, making it difficult to locate and share information about these groups with the community. We began to ponder that if we, as information…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Reference Services, Nonprofit Organizations, Library Services
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Wittmer, Joe – Human Relations, 1973
Adapted from a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. (RJ)
Descriptors: Amish, Behavior Patterns, Cultural Influences, Parent Attitudes
Hitt, William D.; And Others – 1968
Existing education and training (E&T) programs at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana, and the Milan Federal Correctional Institution, Michigan, were described and evaluated. Needs, objectives, inmate classification and placement, staff, and other aspects were covered. Reports, staff and inmate interviews, study of instructional materials, and…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Courses
Waterman, David C., Ed.; Gibbs, Vanita M., Ed. – 1973
This pamphlet is a collection of the speeches given at the Third Annual Reading Conference at Indiana State University, Terre Haute. The theme of the conference was "Oral Language and Reading." The contents include: "Official Program"; opening remarks, "They Led and Followed," by William G. McCarthy; opening address, "Strategies for Reading…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Individualized Reading, Informal Reading Inventories, Language Acquisition
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center. – 1972
The papers for this proceeding reveal a variety of techniques and ideas for enhancing reading through literature. Lyman C. Hunt in "Literature and Learning to Read" discusses beginning reading instruction and some mistakes teachers commonly make, and reminds teachers that the primary objective should be to encourage reading and help the student…
Descriptors: Black Literature, Creative Dramatics, Critical Reading, Individual Needs
Davis, Holly S. – 1998
This study examines the correlation between absence, cognitive skills index (CSI), and various achievement indicators such as the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) test scores, discrepancies, and school-based English and mathematics tests for 64 seventh-grade students from one middle school. Scores for each of the subtests…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Correlation, English Instruction
Costello, Ronald W.; Shuey, Barbara – Online Submission, 2005
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has been using the Sander's value-added model to determine if they have had gains in student achievement in language arts, mathematics and reading. The article summarizes the method to make this determination and the results from three years of testing using the CTB McGraw-Hill Terre Nova test. The archdiocese has…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Miller, Debra K.; Mupinga, Davison M. – Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 2006
Private and public 2-year technical colleges survive side-by-side within the same communities. However, little is known about their characteristics, similarities and differences. The question is whether the 2-year technical institutions are duplicating each other, or are they significantly different in their missions, admission requirements,…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Public Colleges, Proprietary Schools, College Choice
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