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An Application Of Adult Learning And Program Design, John A. Henschke Edd Oct 1987

An Application Of Adult Learning And Program Design, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Rowan County School System's Methods Of Reporting Pupil Progress, Jane Litton Allen Jul 1987

An Analysis Of The Rowan County School System's Methods Of Reporting Pupil Progress, Jane Litton Allen

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

An applied project presented to the faculty of the School of Education at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Education Specialist in Administration by Jane Litton Allen on July 24, 1987.


Current Concepts And Information On The Differences Between Adults And Other Learners, John A. Henschke Edd Mar 1987

Current Concepts And Information On The Differences Between Adults And Other Learners, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Review Of S.A. Ashraf, New Horizons In Muslim Education, Daniel A. Wagner Feb 1987

Review Of S.A. Ashraf, New Horizons In Muslim Education, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Between 1977 and 1982, a series of four world conferences on Muslim education were held in various Muslim countries that all dealt with aspects of how contemporary Muslims can maintain Islamic values in the modern educational world. Ashraf was one of the principal organizers of these conferences and contributed a key-note address for each one. The present small volume is a collection of these papers, which range from the general nature of the Islamic education to the development of curricula, new textbooks, and new teaching methods.


Compartiendo Nuestras Ideas, Center For International Education Jan 1987

Compartiendo Nuestras Ideas, Center For International Education

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

Estimados Compañeros:

Por este medio tenemos el gusto de brindarles este pequeño folleto, fruto de una labor colectiva por parte del grupo de participantes y capacitadores del Programa de Capacitación para Maestros de Educación Primaria.

Esperamos que los materiales incluidos aquí les sean de utilidad en su trabajo docente, y que al mismo tiempo el folleto les sirva como un recuerdo cariñoso de esta convivencia única que pudimos compartir. La oportunidad de intercambiar las ideas y experiencas de todos ha sido la base para lograr un aprendizaje mútuo e inolvidable.

Queremos agradecerles a todos por su participación en el programa ...


Science Teacher Training In Tanzania: A Study Of Junior Secondary And Primary School Teacher Training Programs, Ward M.J. Mavura Jan 1987

Science Teacher Training In Tanzania: A Study Of Junior Secondary And Primary School Teacher Training Programs, Ward M.J. Mavura

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Minutes Of A Meeting Of The Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board (Series 6), Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board, Mississippi State Textbook Procurement Commission Jan 1987

Minutes Of A Meeting Of The Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board (Series 6), Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board, Mississippi State Textbook Procurement Commission

Minutes of the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board

No abstract provided.


Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach, Patricia Maguire Jan 1987

Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach, Patricia Maguire

Participatory Research & Practice

Doing Participatory Research does not begin with a pretentious clarion call to action but with a personal narrative enclosing the sharp edge of her critique of male chauvinism in participatory research. As graduate students, we often see the inconsistencies in the theories and practices of the current generation of respected scholars and activists, but we rarely find the courage to own these criticisms fully. In Pat's case, she was astonished that the great "men" of participatory research could simply ignore women's voices while claiming universalist and humane values and liberationalist practices. She simply saw with a clear feminist ...


Le Developpement Precoce De La Memoire Specialisee, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1987

Le Developpement Precoce De La Memoire Specialisee, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

The study of specialized memory skills has a relative long history in experimental psychology, particularly with research on adults who practice their mnemonic skills within particular domains. The present study was designed to investigate the development of specialized mnemonic skills among young children. The study was undertaken in Morocco, which provided a context where 350 6-7 year old children were selected in such a way which allowed contrasts in terms of: preschool experience (none vs. Quranic vs. modern preschool); environment (urban vs. rural); maternal language (Arabic vs. Berber); and gender. Six differenct memory tests were employed including 4 different tests ...


Staying Power : "Leaving School Too Soon" : Report Of The Advisory Committee On Truants, Dropouts And Alternative Programs, Department Of Educational And Cultural Services Jan 1987

Staying Power : "Leaving School Too Soon" : Report Of The Advisory Committee On Truants, Dropouts And Alternative Programs, Department Of Educational And Cultural Services

Maine Collection

Staying Power : "Leaving School Too Soon" : Report of the Advisory Committee on Truants, Dropouts and Alternative Programs.

Maine.Department of Educational and Cultural Services. Printed Under Appropriation #4201.1111.

January 1987

Contents: Advisory Committee Members / Dedication / Acknowledgements / Contents / Introduction / Summary of Observations and Findings / Agenda for the Advisory Committee / What's Happening in Maine? / Maine Law / Alternatives in Education / Prevention / Recommendations for Action / Appendix / Fig.A - Adult High School Completion State Totals / Fig.B - Maine Secondary Dropouts by Grade & Year / Fig.C - Maine Secondary Dropouts Grade & Year / Fig.D - Total Secondary Enrollment in Maine (Oct., April, & End-of-Year).


Development Of An Instructional Package On Woodland Management For Iowa High School Vocational Agriculture Instructors , Reinee Eshelman Hildebrandt Jan 1987

Development Of An Instructional Package On Woodland Management For Iowa High School Vocational Agriculture Instructors , Reinee Eshelman Hildebrandt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

An instructional system on woodland management was developed for Iowa high school instructors. It contains six instructional units. The topics include: Trees for Schools, Introduction to Woodland Management, Christmas Tree Production and Marketing, Wood as Energy, Managing Woodlands for Sawlog and Veneer Production, and Reforesting Iowa--The Establishment and Care of Tree Plantings. An adoption-diffusion instructional model was created to facilitate the development of the instructional package.


Effects Of Administrator Implemented Homogeneous And Heterogeneous Grouping On Reading Achievement Of Selected Sixth-Grade Students, Jerry L. Thacker Jan 1987

Effects Of Administrator Implemented Homogeneous And Heterogeneous Grouping On Reading Achievement Of Selected Sixth-Grade Students, Jerry L. Thacker

Dissertations

Problem. A Nation at Risk reported that the average achievement score of high-school students on most standardized tests is lower now than it was a quarter of a century ago, and the majority of the brightest students fail to achieve according to their ability. A salient problem in educating pupils is that of attaining reading comprehension achievement scores comparable to their intellectual potential. This study examines the effects of administrator implemented homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping on the reading achievement of selected sixth-grade students.

Method. This was a quasi-experimental study using parametric techniques. The tests for hypotheses were analysis of variance ...


Preparing Non-Experienced Teachers Of Adults, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1987

Preparing Non-Experienced Teachers Of Adults, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

The expensive growth of adult and continuing education has brought with it many teachers who have subject matter expertise, but have no background, training or experience in teaching adults. While there are many of these people who are naturally successful in teaching adults, others may need assistance in becoming equipped for effective teaching in an adult learning setting. Attention is given to some adult education literature which implies, without directly stating, that research on the value of the training needs to emerge out of the model of practice. This research issue paper sets forth a new five-step theoretical model of ...


A Study Of The Efficacy Of A Word Processor On The Creative Writing Done By Fourth Grade Students, Mary E. Caver Jan 1987

A Study Of The Efficacy Of A Word Processor On The Creative Writing Done By Fourth Grade Students, Mary E. Caver

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Computer As A Collection Management Tool, Suzanne B. Mclaren, Hugh H. Genoways, Duane A. Schlitter Jan 1987

The Computer As A Collection Management Tool, Suzanne B. Mclaren, Hugh H. Genoways, Duane A. Schlitter

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Since the mid-1960s, discussion of computer use for information retrieval in museum collections has usually focused on research potential. Much attention has been given to the idea of networking and the ability to access data across great distances. However, the potential for collection management usage has also proven to be a legitimate rationale for computerization. Numerous aspects of collection management are discussed for which the computer may be employed. Topics include creating cross-reference files, updating taxonomic and geographic information, pinpointing mismatched specimens, locating lost and uncataloged material, controlling loan procedures, producing accession files for insurance purposes, curating all or part ...


Cavepeople! And Other Roleplays For Students Of English As A Second Language, James Zorn Jan 1987

Cavepeople! And Other Roleplays For Students Of English As A Second Language, James Zorn

MA TESOL Collection

This paper presents fifteen intermediate to advanced roleplays along with a general introduction and specific teaching notes for their use. The materials are especially useful as a supplementary resource for classes following a communicative, function-based curriculum. The majority of the roleplays take a conflict-resolution format in which the students must reach a consensus opinion on some problem before the roleplay can be said to be completed. The roleplay descriptions themselves follow a concise model and are oriented towards lighthearted, imaginative situations which nevertheless require students to actively use language to which they have been previously exposed.


Teaching In The Silent Way With A Focus On Idioms, Cynthia S. Wiseman Jan 1987

Teaching In The Silent Way With A Focus On Idioms, Cynthia S. Wiseman

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is one which in essence summarizes how one teacher is trying to rethink teaching in light of the common sense principles presented in the Silent Way. The focus is teaching idioms because that was our focus in the class which served as a point of departure. However, the paper is not limited to teaching idioms in the classroom. It is more an attempt to outline and thereby understand teaching as it is presented in the Silent Way, as is evidenced by the emphasis on philosophy and techniques used in the Silent Way.


Handbook For Prospective Esl Teachers To Japan, Linda Veno-Kan Jan 1987

Handbook For Prospective Esl Teachers To Japan, Linda Veno-Kan

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is a handbook for ESL teachers which high­lights problem areas in the Japanese ESL classroom that can affect teaching/learning effectiveness.

The introduction presents my specific teaching situation in Japan. The next section summaries the process which I use in analyzing the problem areas. Following are ten chapters each of which focuses on a problem area.

Each chapter points out both Japanese and American values in conflict and suggests teaching strategies for working with each area.


Ten Basic Grammar Hurdles For Mandarin Chinese Speakers: A Contrastive Guide For The Beginning Teacher Of Adult Mandarin Chinese Efl Students, Mark Anthony Steele Jan 1987

Ten Basic Grammar Hurdles For Mandarin Chinese Speakers: A Contrastive Guide For The Beginning Teacher Of Adult Mandarin Chinese Efl Students, Mark Anthony Steele

MA TESOL Collection

This handbook is written specifically for EFL teachers of Mandarin Chinese speaking students at the high elementary and intermediate levels of study. It is intended, through contrastive analysis, to provide the teacher with:

a) an understanding of why these students have particular difficulty with certain structures and sentence patterns in English;

b) a tool in predicting what ten of these patterns are; and c) strategies and activities for use in the classroom that will help the student overcome these ten hurdles in learning English.

The plan of this handbook rests on the belief that the more we as teachers understand ...


Dyslexia And Language Acquisition, Bridget Ann Siedler Jan 1987

Dyslexia And Language Acquisition, Bridget Ann Siedler

MA TESOL Collection

The purpose of this paper is to provide language teachers with a broader understanding of dyslexia. I will draw from my own experience as well as provide various viewpoints on dyslexia given by neurologists, therapists, special education teachers, and adults with problems that stem from dyslexia. This paper will not provide instant remedies for various learning disorders. Instead, I will discuss the problems a dyslexic faces in language acquisition. I will also offer some approaches and suggestions on ways to recognize specific problem areas. And finally, I will give teachers some suggestions on working effectively with dyslexic students.


Transactions: Chapter 1 Of A Proposed 10 Chapter Business English Video Text, Clifford Trevor Meyers Jan 1987

Transactions: Chapter 1 Of A Proposed 10 Chapter Business English Video Text, Clifford Trevor Meyers

MA TESOL Collection

This is a prototype first chapter of a ten chapter Business English Video Text. It includes a student text, workbook, teacher guide and video. The materials are geared for Asians interested in trade and business. The title of this chapter is 'Greetings and Introductions'.


The Cartoon Cookbook – A Collection Of Stories For Teaching Esl, Carolyn Marie Manzi Jan 1987

The Cartoon Cookbook – A Collection Of Stories For Teaching Esl, Carolyn Marie Manzi

MA TESOL Collection

This project is a collection of seven cartoon stories and follow-up exercises for teaching English As A Second Language. It is designed for intermediate and upper intermediate adult learners. Each cartoon has a specific grammatical or socio-linguistic focus. Communicative and written exercises follow each cartoon. The communicative activities are designed to engage students in conversation and creative group expression. The written exercises are of two types-: creative writing activities and traditional fill-in-the-blanks exercises. By engaging in these activities, ESL students may increase their competence in all the four skills areas. This collection of cartoon stories is not meant to be ...


Storytelling In A Second-Language And Cross-Cultural Education: A Positive Approach To The Learner’S Unconscious Potential, Cynthia A. Jaffe Jan 1987

Storytelling In A Second-Language And Cross-Cultural Education: A Positive Approach To The Learner’S Unconscious Potential, Cynthia A. Jaffe

MA TESOL Collection

The paper describes the technique, and rationale of storytelling in second-language and cross-cultural education. The storytelling technique is designed to approach learners through subconscious pathways, in order to reinforce their linguistic skills, to engender a positive attitude toward their learning of the second language and their involvement in the second culture, and to stimulate the development of their creative potentials. The paper includes an extensive rationale for the application of the technique, a description and step­-by-step manual for the application of the techniques and skills involved in the telling of tales, ideas on how to select stories appropriate to ...


A Beginner’S Guide To Teaching Esl Abroad, Peter Goldstone Jan 1987

A Beginner’S Guide To Teaching Esl Abroad, Peter Goldstone

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is a guidedbook for novice teachers of English as a Foreign Language abroad. Each chapter and subsection is introduced by a letter from a different inexperienced teacher who has stumbled upon some perplexing aspect of the job. The guide is divided into four chapters which follow a chronological sequence of experiences likely to be encountered by the beginning teacher abroad. The first chapter deals with finding a job, and putting it into perspective with regard to approaches and teaching­ learning assumptions. The second chapter is concerned with gaining both theoretical and personal perspectives on learning, teaching, language, and ...


“Ritmos” Rhythmic Spanish Poems And Dialogues, Veronica Darer Jan 1987

“Ritmos” Rhythmic Spanish Poems And Dialogues, Veronica Darer

MA TESOL Collection

This is a materials development project. It consists of "RITMOS", rhythmic poems and dialogues that supplement the teaching of oral Spanish.

The ''RITMOS" help students acquire the correct stress, intonation and pronunciation, while creating an opportunity for practice in a fun and non-threatening activity.

Each ''RITMO" focuses on different vocabulary words, grammatical structures and pronunciation difficulties.

Included is a recorded casette of the ''RITMOS" for demonstration purposes.

Even though the ''RITMOS" are targeted to beginning Spanish students, they can be adapted to more advanced levels.


Using A Community Language Learning Approach In Large Classes In Japanese Universities, Carl Russel Adams Jan 1987

Using A Community Language Learning Approach In Large Classes In Japanese Universities, Carl Russel Adams

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines the effectiveness of the Community Language Learning approach in large English as a Foreign Language classes in Japanese universities, specifically, its effectiveness in developing conversational English skills.

The paper describes the experience of teaching freshman and sophomore university students, the majority unaccustomed to having a native speaking English teacher, in a full-year English conversation course (ninety minutes per week) for forty-five hours, using the Community Language Learning (CLL) approach and why and how it was implemented in these large classes. The major conclusions drawn from this study include: students can learn to interact in the target language ...


A Video Curriculum For The Listening Comprehension Classes Of The Center For Intensive English Language Studies In Islamabad, Pakistan, John J. Hagedorn Jan 1987

A Video Curriculum For The Listening Comprehension Classes Of The Center For Intensive English Language Studies In Islamabad, Pakistan, John J. Hagedorn

MA TESOL Collection

Having worked as a video specialist at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, I saw the opportunity to augment the listening comprehension curriculum at the Center for Intensive English Language Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan, with a supplementary curriculum based on the use of video materials while working there as an intern teacher in June - October, 1986. The curriculum was designed in answer to a demand for interesting materials that would aid in fulfilling one of CIELS' curricular goals to further prepare their students, all officials of the Pakistan government, both culturally and academically, for study in the United ...


Planning Task-Oriented Field Trips For Beginning Esl Students, Nikki Sarita Ellman Jan 1987

Planning Task-Oriented Field Trips For Beginning Esl Students, Nikki Sarita Ellman

MA TESOL Collection

Field trips into the surrounding community can be valuable learning tools for ESL students living in the target country. These trips expose students to different facets of American culture and give them the opportunity to communicate with native speakers. Preliminary activities, tasks to be done during the trips, and follow-up activities all help students get the most out of these excursions. Beginners in particular need these activities to orient them to what they are going to see, to focus their attention, and allow them to process their feelings about the experiences. This paper addresses the many factors that must be ...


Choices, Changes And Challenges: A Skills-Building Game For The Esl Classroom, Mark Feder Jan 1987

Choices, Changes And Challenges: A Skills-Building Game For The Esl Classroom, Mark Feder

MA TESOL Collection

This project consists of a game designed to serve review purposes in the ESL classroom and an accompanying paper of explanation. The paper describes the origins and uses of the game as well as a rationale based on the author's learning and teaching assumptions. These assumptions involve the relation­ship of the cognitive, psycho-motor, and affective domains and the usefulness of small group work for addressing the combined requisites of these three areas. The features of the game, Choices, Changes and Challenges, are discussed in detail and their utility in meeting the special needs of the ESL class are ...


Manual Training: Its Role In The Development Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Educational System, Gerald Wayne Coy Jan 1987

Manual Training: Its Role In The Development Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Educational System, Gerald Wayne Coy

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

The purpose of this study was to examine the history of manual training within the Seventh-day Adventist educational system and determine its relationship to the development of manual training in the public schools of America. Consideration was also given to the present status of manual training within the Adventist system.

The research design was historical in form, and data were gathered covering three special areas: (a) the development of manual training in American public schools; (b) the establishment of Seventh-day Adventist education; and (c) the present status of technology education (the great-grandchild to manual training) within Adventist secondary education.

Research ...