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Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2009
The Rostrum is a quarterly publication of the academic senate for California community colleges. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Establishing a Systemwide California Community College General Education Advanced Placement (CCC GE AP) List by Dave Degroot; (2) Explaining the ASCCC Position on "Transfer Degrees" by…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Faculty Development
Chinua Achebe is one of Africa's best-known and most influential contemporary writers. His first novel, "Things Fall Apart," is a narrative about the European colonization of Africa told from the viewpoint of the colonized people. Published in 1958, the novel recounts the life of the warrior and village hero Okonkwo and describes the…
Descriptors: African Literature, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, High Schools
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Rogers, Douglas G. – Mathematics Teacher, 2005
A study investigates recurrence relations, sequences in which each term is determined by one or more previous terms. Results provide another approach to the problem of finding closed forms for recursively-defined sequences.
Descriptors: Investigations, Sequential Learning, Incidence, Association (Psychology)
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Puhr, Kathleen M. – English Journal, 1987
Recommends using C. Achebe's English language novel, "Things Fall Apart," in a unit on tragedy. Provides plot summary and topics for discussion of cultural values and socialization. Notes that besides illustrating character traits, themes and plot structure of the tragic genre, the novel provides an opportunity for learning Nigerian…
Descriptors: African Literature, Area Studies, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
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Schur, Joan Brodsky – Social Education, 1997
Demonstrates how introducing students to African literature can appeal to their imaginations and encourage them to develop their insights into African culture. Outlines the procedures in a middle school class where the students are transformed into anthropologists as they read Chinua Achebe's, "Things Fall Apart." (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Literature, Anthropology
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Hathaway, James – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes use of Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe's novel, "Things Fall Apart," in an introductory geography course at the secondary school or college level. Provides a summary of the book's story, which deals with the impact of colonialism and Christianity on the culture of eastern Nigeria. Includes recommended instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Ethnocentrism
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Solis, Ed – English Journal, 2002
Considers how the events of September 11th made fear drive students away from acceptance and interest in what was before a cultural learning experience. Discusses students' reactions to Chinua Achebe's novel "Things Fall Apart," which depicts colonization from the point of the Ibo people. Concludes that curriculum may need to address…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Secondary Education
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Merriam, Allen H. – Journal of Black Studies, 1988
Using Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" as a case study, demonstrates the evocative power of fiction to promote interracial understanding. Creative art, by appealing to the imagination, can evoke feelings and insights that make human relationships vivid and personal. (BJV)
Descriptors: African Literature, Attitude Change, Black Literature, Literature Appreciation
Talley, Odessa B. – 1978
This teaching guide is intended to aid tenth grade English classroom teachers as they develop and implement educational programs on the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria. The source material for this unit is "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe. The guide is a product of an interdisciplinary summer workshop for teachers on development of…
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Finn, Chester E., Jr. – Education Next, 2006
The year 2005 began with high schools taking center stage in Washington's continuing drama concerning education reform. President George W. Bush started things off in January, when he delivered a ringing address at a suburban District of Columbia high school about the urgency of reforming American high schools and offered a bold $1.5 billion plan…
Descriptors: Presidents, Educational Change, Public Education, High Schools
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Boldt, Gail M.; Leander, Kevin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
In this article, we think through six-year-old Mike's play with Lego and with his father, using Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the break. For Deleuze and Guattari, the break is thought about in relation to impersonal flows of desire that are always everywhere at work and to the refrain, which we describe as materials and energies organized into…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Toys, Emergent Literacy
Phi Delta Kappan, 1992
Advises administrators to use their summers to relax and recharge their intellectual batteries. Reading suggestions include Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth," Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," Amy Tan's "Joy Luck Club," China Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," Paule Marshall's "The Chosen…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Recreational Reading
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Losambe, L. – Phylon, 1986
The three stages of expatriation are as follow: (1) at the village level, (2) the passage from village to city, and (3) the passage from Africa to the West. This article discusses the following novels which address these stages: (1) "Things Fall Apart," (2) "Arrow of God," (3) "The River Between," and (4) "No…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Literature, Cultural Differences
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Soile, Sola – Phylon, 1976
Leads into a discussion of Chinua Achebe's "Arrow of God" (1964) from his earlier novel "Things Fall Apart" (1958), because such a comparative approach provides an opportunity to see Achebe's elaboration and development of a subject that is obviously dear to his heart, namely, the trials and tribulations of a dynamic society as…
Descriptors: African Culture, African Literature, Characterization, Ibo
Werner, Thomas – American School and University, 1984
Six physical plant managers at various types of educational institutions review the mixed results of their strategies to secure funds for deferred maintenance projects. (MJL)
Descriptors: Deferred Maintenance, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance
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