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Cooperative Learning And Academically Gifted Students, John Joynt Dec 2000

Cooperative Learning And Academically Gifted Students, John Joynt

Graduate Research Papers

This article examines the complexity of cooperative learning as an instructional strategy and discusses its positive effects for all students. The writer then defends cooperative learning as a classroom strategy for the academically gifted, even though gifted education practitioners frequently criticize it. He cites current research that identifies cooperative learning as an appropriate general education classroom strategy for all learners, as well as studies that criticize its effectiveness. After reviewing both positive and negative research related to cooperative learning and academically gifted students, the writer concludes that cooperative learning can be a positive instructional strategy if implemented according to the …


Minutes Board Of Directors Meeting: October 4, 2000, The Davinci Institute Oct 2000

Minutes Board Of Directors Meeting: October 4, 2000, The Davinci Institute

Minutes and Agendas

The Directors held their organizational meeting at the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on the 4th day of October, 2000.


2000-2002 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 2000

2000-2002 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

2000-2002 undergraduate catalog of Morehead State University.


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Donna Mcaleer Oct 2000

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Donna Mcaleer

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


2000-2002 Graduate Catalogs, Morehead State University. Oct 2000

2000-2002 Graduate Catalogs, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

2000-2002 graduate catalog of Morehead State University.


Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd Oct 2000

Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Extensive research and experiences have been conducted in to the processes necessary for moving a university or college toward a lifelong learning orientation. These ideas are presented here for consideration and assistance for these who wish to implement and test the ideas in new and different contexts. This paper focuses on the following elements: A definition of lifelong learning; Criteria producing a solution to today's lifelong learning issues, Faculty development of good practice oriented toward understanding and helping adults learn; Domains for planning and implementing a successful lifelong learning institution; Understanding developments that will change the environment in which lifelong …


Mentoring For University Outreach And Extension, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2000

Mentoring For University Outreach And Extension, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Schools And The Formation Of Black Identity During The Civil Rights Movement: Change And Resistance In Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1964-1974, David Marcos Callejo-Perez Jul 2000

Schools And The Formation Of Black Identity During The Civil Rights Movement: Change And Resistance In Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1964-1974, David Marcos Callejo-Perez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Desegregation of social and public spaces was the most visible result of the Civil Rights Movement. After 1960, the integration of schools in Mississippi became a source of conflict. The social change of Civil Rights attacked the social order of White Resistance that supported the state superstructure. The public schools were a place for the discovery of identity for Blacks. The integration of the schools caused many Whites to leave rather than be integrated with Blacks. Desegregation of schools was also a slow process because the local and state government could not enforce the decisions of the US Courts, leading …


Barbara Reed: Visionary Storyteller And Dramatist, Jane M. Gangi Jul 2000

Barbara Reed: Visionary Storyteller And Dramatist, Jane M. Gangi

Education Faculty Publications

Barbara Reed, now in her eighties, is an individual who, for over fifty years, has been a leader in both children's drama and storytelling (for children and adults). It is because of her tenacious love of the performing arts that they flourish—albeit in some places more than others-for us today. Because of her, the imaginative lives of children and adults continues cyclically, each generation passing onto the next the rich experiences to be found in drama and storytelling.


Changes In Teaching At Western 1980-2000 And Beyond, Martha C. Jenkins Jul 2000

Changes In Teaching At Western 1980-2000 And Beyond, Martha C. Jenkins

FaCET Publications

Jenkins briefly covers eight areas in which teaching at Western Kentucky University changed from 1980-2000. Topics lightly touch on everything from the use of technology to student diversity in the classroom.


Effectiveness Of A Multimedia General Education Course, Patricia Backer Jun 2000

Effectiveness Of A Multimedia General Education Course, Patricia Backer

Faculty Publications

The current paper describes the design, development, and evaluation of self-paced multimedia modules that are used in an advanced General Education course at San Jose State University. The design and development cycle of these modules began in 1994 and continues to this date. The General Education course, Technology and Civilization (TECH 198), is designed to introduce students to the realm of history and usage of technology in society and to increase their awareness of both the uncertainties as well as the promises of the utilization of technology as a creative human enterprise. During the summer session 1999, the completed modules …


Stone Soup Community Development: Sustainability And Americorp*Vista Projects, Amy Bonn Jun 2000

Stone Soup Community Development: Sustainability And Americorp*Vista Projects, Amy Bonn

Curriculum

The Stone Soup Sustainability research project is an evaluation of how AmeriCorps*VISTA (VISTA) projects address continuity and viability. The research examines what elements are important to a project's sustainability and what resources are needed to improve efforts for stakeholders (Corporation for National Service staff, VISTA supervisors, VISTA Leaders and members). Using Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology, stakeholders were interviewed and asked how they defined a successful project, what strategies they used to develop such a project and what tools would be useful to them. From these findings, the Stone Soup Sustainability series was developed. The series includes a supervisor's guide …


Mel Thornton's Legacy Is Teaching Corps, Mark Hattan Apr 2000

Mel Thornton's Legacy Is Teaching Corps, Mark Hattan

ADAPT Program: Faculty Biographies and Links

Math Professor to Retire After 30 Years

After more than 30 years at the University of Nebraska, Mel Thornton is retiring from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Spring 2000 semester will be his last. Most of the state's elementary and secondary math teachers know Thornton. His decades-long tenure at Nebraska left its mark on math education. He taught graduate students, prepared teachers, and helped students meet the math requirements of their liberal arts education. "I'll miss the interaction with the students," Thornton said. "I'll miss the excitement of seeing them discover some things."


The Effects Of Cross-Age Peer Tutoring On Writing And Reading Comprehension Skills And Attitudes And Self- Perceptions As Writers Of Third And Fourth Grade Students, Artis Mcchesney Gray Apr 2000

The Effects Of Cross-Age Peer Tutoring On Writing And Reading Comprehension Skills And Attitudes And Self- Perceptions As Writers Of Third And Fourth Grade Students, Artis Mcchesney Gray

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cross-age peer writing response groups on the writing and reading achievement of third and fourth grade students. Students' attitudes about writing and their perceptions of themselves as writers were also measured at the end of the study.

One hundred and twenty-two third and fourth grade students enrolled in a public school in a middle-class, mulit-cultural neighborhood participated in the study. Four existing classes of students were randomly assigned to either the experimental condition (EC) or the control condition (CC). Both groups were pretested and posttested for writing and reading …


Fostering Liberatory Teaching: A Proposal For Revising Instructional Assessment Practices, Jane E. Hindman Apr 2000

Fostering Liberatory Teaching: A Proposal For Revising Instructional Assessment Practices, Jane E. Hindman

Publications and Research

Appraises the assumptions that drive standard evaluation methods and compares them to those assumptions that undergird more critical approaches to teaching. Presents an alternative teacher evaluation instrument and explains how it more accurately measures what is said and believed to be effective teaching. Offers statistical evidence supporting the instrument and suggests further steps to foster teaching practices


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth Apr 2000

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Changes In Students' Science Attitudes, Awareness And Achievement Across Three Years As A Function Of The Level Of Implementation Of Interactive-Constructivist Teaching Strategies Promoted In A Local Systemic Reform Effort., James Shymansky, Larry Yore, John Anderson Apr 2000

A Study Of Changes In Students' Science Attitudes, Awareness And Achievement Across Three Years As A Function Of The Level Of Implementation Of Interactive-Constructivist Teaching Strategies Promoted In A Local Systemic Reform Effort., James Shymansky, Larry Yore, John Anderson

Educator Preparation & Leadership Faculty Works

This study explored the cumulative effect of three years of exposure to teaching strategies being promoted in a local school district's systemic reform on elementary students' attitudes towards school science, awareness of science careers, and science achievement. The reform effort, referred to as the "Science: Parents, Activities, and Literature" (Science PALs) program focused on incorporating children's literature and parent partners using an interactive-constructivist epistemology as its base. Individual teachers were rated by the school district's science coordinator on their use of specific Science PALs strategies. Student attitudes and awareness were assessed with a paper and pencil survey developed for this …


Silicon Valley Partnership For Recruiting And Preparing Quality Teachers For Students In High Needs Schools: "It Takes A Valley", Susan Meyers, Amy Strage, Janet Norris Jan 2000

Silicon Valley Partnership For Recruiting And Preparing Quality Teachers For Students In High Needs Schools: "It Takes A Valley", Susan Meyers, Amy Strage, Janet Norris

Curriculum

The old African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child" seemed apropos as the team members discussed our shared commitment to recruiting and retaining quality teachers for our children. However, we are not a village, we are the Silicon Valley hence, "It takes a valley" to raise the teachers, specifically prepared for the children in our valley who are struggling in high need schools.


Community Service Learning Packet, Martin Kimeldorf Jan 2000

Community Service Learning Packet, Martin Kimeldorf

Curriculum

This learning packet contains a set of exercises designed to stimulate the student's thinking about their community and the value of community service. It begins with a personal definition of the word "community." From this definition, the student then gathers information about the school community. Hopefully, by attending school club meetings students will increase their sense of belonging and learn about options for volunteering at their campus. The notion that young people are selfish and hedonistic is examined in a section about stereotypes and biased news reporting. To break up the "worksheet" sequence two movie assignment guides are provided, where …


Kids Initiative Neighborhood Development Facilitator's Manual: Curriculum To Implement Service-Learning, Institute For Global Education & Service Learning Jan 2000

Kids Initiative Neighborhood Development Facilitator's Manual: Curriculum To Implement Service-Learning, Institute For Global Education & Service Learning

Curriculum

The Institute for Global Education and Service Learning is a non-profit teacher training organization that creates service-learning programs and initiates activity-based education in collaboration with schools and organizations across the country and around the world.


Service-Learning As "Citizenship" Education: The Promise And The Puzzles, Bernadette Sun Chi Jan 2000

Service-Learning As "Citizenship" Education: The Promise And The Puzzles, Bernadette Sun Chi

Curriculum

Since developing "citizenship" is a prevalent goal for many service-learning programs and policies, Bernadette Chi's National Service Fellowship research proposed to examine what and how students learn "citizenship" through service-learning. She explored students' attitudes about service, their understanding of citizenship, and the relationship between the concepts as a way to consider how service-learning contributed to students' conceptions of citizenship. To suggest how and why students' attitudes differed, this report also briefly describes the significant role of teachers in shaping service-learning experiences, and the variety of service-learning practices that contribute to a diversity of outcomes. In coordination with a state-funded study …


Read And Lead: Fostering Literacy Through Cross-Age Tutoring (Facilitator's Manual To Implement A National Literacy Corps), Institute For Global Education And Service Learning Jan 2000

Read And Lead: Fostering Literacy Through Cross-Age Tutoring (Facilitator's Manual To Implement A National Literacy Corps), Institute For Global Education And Service Learning

Curriculum

Congratulations on choosing the Read & Lead Facilitator's Guide for your cross-age tutoring program! This guide is designed to help you facilitate a National Literacy Corps in your own school, after school program, organization, or community. The National Literacy Corps began in Philadelphia high schools in 1991. Since that time the National Literacy Corps model has been implemented in schools across the country and in England. The National Literacy Corps was recognized as an exemplary model at the President's Summit on America's Future in April 1997. Since 2000, the model has been modified for successful implementation in middle and upper …


Discovering Citizenship Through Community Development, Institute For Global Education And Service Learning Jan 2000

Discovering Citizenship Through Community Development, Institute For Global Education And Service Learning

Curriculum

Facilitator's Manual: Curriculum to Establish Community Development Youth Corps


Designing Teacher Education Course Syllabi That Integrate Service-Learning, Michael Rowls, Kevin J. Swick Jan 2000

Designing Teacher Education Course Syllabi That Integrate Service-Learning, Michael Rowls, Kevin J. Swick

Syllabi

Sample service-learning in teacher education course syllabi are analyzed in relation to important variables impacting the value and use of this pedagogy in teacher education courses and experiences. Results of the analysis – as interrelated with the findings of other service-learning research – point to possible means for strengthening the design and uses of service-learning in teacher education. Guidelines for strengthening service-learning within teacher education courses are presented and discussed.


Colby College Catalogue 2000 - 2001, Colby College Jan 2000

Colby College Catalogue 2000 - 2001, Colby College

Colby Catalogues

Colby College Catalogue: September 2000 - August 2001


Uwm And The Wisconsin Economy, John Pawasarat Jan 2000

Uwm And The Wisconsin Economy, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

This study tracked records on 142,755 students attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the period Fall 1988 through Fall 2000. Student files were used to construct a longitudinal database tracking semester experiences, graduate information, and demographic data and matched against January 2000 Wisconsin Department of Transportation driver’s license data and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development data on all employer-reported wages for Wisconsin companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. Most Wisconsin high school graduates attending and graduating from UWM with a bachelor’s degree continue to live and work in Wisconsin. Of 22,438 bachelor’s degree graduates (1988-1998) coming from Wisconsin high schools, 89 …


Golden Gate University School Of Law - Ll.M. In U.S. Legal Studies - 2000 Jan 2000

Golden Gate University School Of Law - Ll.M. In U.S. Legal Studies - 2000

Law School Bulletins & Prospectus

No abstract provided.


Golden Gate University School Of Law J.D. Catalog - 2000-2001 Jan 2000

Golden Gate University School Of Law J.D. Catalog - 2000-2001

Law School Bulletins & Prospectus

No abstract provided.


Seeing Myself As A Scholar, Robert Fuller Jan 2000

Seeing Myself As A Scholar, Robert Fuller

ADAPT Program: Essays

There are many ways to see myself.
In this booklet I can begin to consider four different views of myself as
a personal scholar,
a reasoning scholar,
a knowledgeable scholar and
an autonomous scholar.

To be human is to be alive, to grow, to change.

As I grow, mature and develop, I build an ever more complex understanding of myself and my relationship to the world. My understanding is shaped by my parents and my friends, by my personal experiences and by my mental struggles to make sense of it all.

Having a sense of wonder is my beginning of …


Using Technology To Support The Implementation Of Vocabulary And Comprehension Strategies, Lisa Beames Jan 2000

Using Technology To Support The Implementation Of Vocabulary And Comprehension Strategies, Lisa Beames

Graduate Research Papers

This project is a workshop intended to enhance teacher knowledge of assisting students in comprehending informational text. It is supported by research and maintains the instructional goals of providing participants with not only knowledge of current research, but also provides for the development of age and content appropriate hands-on graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are a strategy that have been documented to hold great potential in improving reading comprehension.