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Henriquez, Andres – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is associated with the very foundations of literacy going back to the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie himself and of the Corporation in its early years. Andrew Carnegie's legacy includes over 2,500 free public libraries that he saw as a link "bridging ignorance and education." In fact, Carnegie, the…
Descriptors: Corporations, Private Financial Support, Literacy Education, Philanthropic Foundations
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Johnson, Janine – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Whether you have a well-equipped Virtual Reality (VR) lab or are still questioning how to get started, you can be sure that virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality (VR, AR, and MR) experiences are not fads soon to fade away. In that case, then what better place than the school library to "mess about" with VR/AR/MR and expand learners'…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Laboratories
Burge, Elizabeth J.; Carter, Nicola M. – 1997
At Canada's University of New Brunswick (UNB), adult educators and computer experts jointly identified criteria for designing UNB's new Internet-based distance education delivery system called PSyCo (Presentation System for Courses). The 10 criteria that became the PSyCo blueprint were based on principles from three areas: architecture and design,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Structures, Computer Software Development
Cole, John; And Others – 1983
This competency-based curriculum for energy-efficient building construction is intended to educate students in the importance of conserving energy and to provide for developing skills needed in the application of energy-saving techniques that result in energy-efficient buildings. Each of the eight units is based on one to five competencies. For…
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Behavioral Objectives, Building Design, Building Trades
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1973
One of a series of curriculum guides prepared for the building occupations cluster of the construction/fabrication occupational group, this guide identifies the essentials of the carpentry trade as recommended by the successful carpenter. An instructional program based upon the implementation of the guide is expected to prepare a student to…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Building Trades, Carpentry, Curriculum
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Liu, Joyce C. H. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
This paper challenges the apparatus of knowledge in the reproduction of the nationalist narrative of historical trauma that leads to the making of exclusive nationalism and unequal citizenship, particularly in East and Southeast Asia. I take the case of the 1965-66 genocide in Indonesia as an example to illustrate how the cultural trauma that took…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Nationalism, Death
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Henrichs, Erinn L.; Jackson, Julie K. – Science and Children, 2012
Establishing classroom routines that provide students with the opportunities to learn and successfully apply the language of science is a daunting task. With minor variations, research has shown that effective and comprehensive vocabulary programs share four common elements: they are rich and varied language experiences; they teach well-selected…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Science Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Robischon, Thomas G.; And Others – 1975
That American education is in trouble no longer needs to be documented. What is not clear or widely accepted is an understanding of how and why the schools became that way, and what alternatives are available. The readings in this book have been brought together as sources in which to find the foundations of educational alternatives. Alternatives…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational History
Daniel, John – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2017
After World War II, a new world order emerged. Its most powerful symbol was the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," which celebrated the virtues of democracy, openness and internationalism. Some countries resisted these values for several decades, but by the end of the 20th century, with the Berlin Wall in ruins and apartheid a bad…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Civil Rights, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Willis, Jo – Education in Science, 1997
Describes a means for determining student knowledge in science. Written in student-level language, WALLS contains statements about science knowledge within bricks on a worksheet. Students shade in bricks they know or activities they have done and part-shade any they are unsure about, giving a differentiated starting point that allows them to plan…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, British National Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Burke, Lindsey M. – Heritage Foundation, 2011
Across the country, states are enacting and expanding school choice options for families. This year alone, 12 states and the District of Columbia have implemented new school choice options for children or expanded existing options, leading The Wall Street Journal to label 2011 "The Year of School Choice." Among the many school choice…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Public Schools, Tuition
Focus on Basics, 1997
Together, these four newsletters contain 36 articles devoted to adult literacy research and practice and the relationship between them. The following articles are included: "A Productive Partnership" (Richard J. Murnane, Bob Bickerton); "Welcome to 'Focus on Basics'" (Barbara Garner); "Applying Research on the Last Frontier" (Karen Backlund, Kathy…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
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Volk, Kenneth – Journal of Technology Education, 2019
For nearly 40 years, there has been a serious decline in the number of new technology and engineering education teachers and teacher preparation programs in the United States (Akmal, Oaks, & Barker, 2002; Daugherty & Boser, 1993; Edmunds, 1980; Greene, 2016; Moye, 2009; Volk, 1993). Currently, only 15% of the technology and engineering…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Education Programs
Scherer, Jacqueline; Slawski, Edward J., Jr. – 1978
The work reported here is the result of a two year field study of an urban desegregated high school. Some of the problems of desegregation research, problems of research in familiar settings, and the theoretical background needed for desegregation research are discussed. The physical structure and environment of control at Pawnee West High School…
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, Educational Environment, High Schools, Racial Relations
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2012
Step-by-step, schools from the elementary through high school levels are making the transition to 21st-century learning. Some have crossed the threshold almost entirely. In today's progressive classrooms, yesterday's rows of quiet listeners have given way to small groups of active learners, thoroughly engaged in discussions and explorations. And…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Internet, Student Projects
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