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Examines role of self-image in learning success in social studies & science. Theories, motivation, networking, research, minority issues.
The purpose of this research is to examine how self-esteem is positively enhanced in a curriculum of social studies and/or science. The plan of the r... more
The purpose of this research is to examine how self-esteem is positively enhanced in a curriculum of social studies and/or science. The plan of the research will be to set forth the general context in which such research has occurred since 1980, and then to discuss specific areas in which the research has taken place.
Increased attention by social scientists and educational theorists to questions associated with self-concept and self-esteem has arisen from a desire to explore ways in which the educational experience can be enhanced on one hand and made more productive on the other. Accordingly, one decisive requirement is the determination of an appropriate definition of self-esteem. Such definitional work is undertaken by Allen and Stevens
Critical review of work on educational reform, role of parents, theory, resource allotment, curriculum, Mastery learning, grading.
Benjamin Bloom's All Our Children Learning: A Primer for Parents, Teachers, and Other Educators is, as its title suggests, a compendium of information... more
Benjamin Bloom's All Our Children Learning: A Primer for Parents, Teachers, and Other Educators is, as its title suggests, a compendium of information and articles by Bloom designed to guide parents in educating their children as much as the children's offical teachers. Beginning with overviews, he then addresses the path from home to school and the home's effect on school, school itself, and the process of evaluation. Bloom, author of Bloom's taxonomy, works at the University of Chicago, where John Dewey established a department of pedagogy as well as what amounted to a school of philosophy. He could thus be expected to propose ideas similar to or in harmony with Dewey's ideas of looser structure, investigation over instruction, and philosophical indeterminism. For the most part, this is the case. The ideas remain interesting; the question is whether they are
Reviews literature on strategies for recruiting and retaining good teachers. Need to reduce treacher attrition and meet the growing demand for more qualified teachers. Causes of teacher attrition; financial and educational costs. Problem of unqualified teachers. Discusses existing programs to retain teachers and their effectiveness. Teacher mentoring relationships and mentor programs.
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
In the next ten years, it is expected that American schools will be short ... more
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
In the next ten years, it is expected that American schools will be short almost 2.5 million teachers (NEA,2001), a statistic that highlights the importance of programs aimed at teacher recruitment and teacher retention. A good deal of the shortfall in American teachers is said to be due to teachers leaving the profession at alarming rates; for example, the National Education Association (2001) reports that about 20 percent of all newly hired teachers leave the profession within three years and about six percent of teachers overall leave the profession yearly.
In terms of the causes of teacher attrition, Ingersoll (1998) states that the single greatest causative factor is t
This paper looks at evaluation of teachers and administrators and on what factors they should be evaluated. It looks at what their different roles are, and therefore differences needed in their evaluation.
Administrators and teachers should be assessed differently becausethey do different jobs Teachers teach and they should be assessed ontheir ability to... more
Administrators and teachers should be assessed differently becausethey do different jobs Teachers teach and they should be assessed ontheir ability to do so Most of the assessment should be based on justthat how effectively they teach how well they communicate with theirstudents how well their students learn and how well they do on tests whether students interact with the teachers and how well they do so whether the teacher is able to hold the students' interest in what they areteaching These are
Position paper on multicultural curriculum. The paper discusses what a multicultural curriculum is; why it is needed in today's multicultural classrooms. Division among those who support a multicultural curriculum and those who don't. Briefly discusses how to teach the multicultural curriculum.
MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Introduction According to Gollnick and Chinn multicultural education hasthe purpose of further developing a democ... more
MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Introduction According to Gollnick and Chinn multicultural education hasthe purpose of further developing a democratic society by providing andpromoting a respect and understanding of diverse ethnic and culturalgroups While this clearly seems like a worthwhile educational goal itmust be understood that there is a good deal of debate about multiculturaleducation in general and the multicultural curriculum in particular With respect to this debate Banks reports that it has beenargued that rather than making students more democratic in theirperspective multicultural
The paper examines the controversy over the differentiated instruction approach by delineating and discussing the arguments on both sides. Both the pro and the con arguments are described. This is followed by the formulation of conclusions about differentiated instruction that each side would derive based on their differing arguments.
Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction Introduction Tomlinson defines differentiated instruction as an approachto teaching that emphasizes flexib... more
Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction Introduction Tomlinson defines differentiated instruction as an approachto teaching that emphasizes flexibility in instructional style content process and other teaching elements in order to provide instruction in amanner appropriate to student differences in readiness interests andlearning needs According to Forster Grant Hollas and Shaffer thegeneral goal of differentiated instruction is to provide students withmultiple strategies and methods for acquiring curricular information Forster Grant Hollas and Shaffer also point out thatdifferentiated instruction is not just a collection
Describes the perfect special public education program for students with disabilities. Identifies groups most likely to be poorly served, and reform efforts to create a level academic field.
A Utopia School District It has long been understood that the American public school system hasnot succeeded in providing truly equal educational oppo... more
A Utopia School District It has long been understood that the American public school system hasnot succeeded in providing truly equal educational opportunities for allstudents Oakes Most likely to be underserved or poorly served bythis system are the children of the poor members of minority groups andstudents with special needs Most American public school systems have beenengaged in reform and restructuring for more than thirty years designed toameliorate this situation and to generally improve learning and otheroutcomes that are exhibited by at-risk
Physical Disabilities For Administrators The following presents differential instructional behavioral and orclassroom strategies for administrators Ad... more
Physical Disabilities For Administrators The following presents differential instructional behavioral and orclassroom strategies for administrators Administrators must understandthe goal of differentiated instruction for all students to include thosewith physical disabilities Findings from brain research show thatstudents differ from each other and require different types of instructionto enrich their learning experience Administers must provide thefollowing Differentiated learning begins with student assessment administrators must assess all students for their strengths weaknesses interests and needs Theroux Differentiated instruction demands self-direction and intrinsicmotivation administrators must assess
How can educational leaders use data to affect change and improveacademic performance?
Discussion Question How can educational leaders use data to affect change and improveacademic performance Educational leaders can use data from studen... more
Discussion Question How can educational leaders use data to affect change and improveacademic performance Educational leaders can use data from student testscores literature findings and feedback from teachers and administratorsto identity problems and solutions for ongoing school improvement Thisbenefits the students teachers parents and community These leaders canuse this data to determine the needs of the students and their parents theteachers and the administrators This data can be used to show howstudents and the school are performing to determine if school and
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inclusion, pros and cons of policy
Pros and Cons of Inclusion in an Elementary Classroom The following presents a discussion of the pros and cons of inclusion An introduction to inclusi... more
Pros and Cons of Inclusion in an Elementary Classroom The following presents a discussion of the pros and cons of inclusion An introduction to inclusion pros and cons of this policy and practice positive effects of inclusion and roadblocks to inclusion are discussed This is followed by summary and related conclusions Inclusion Legal mandates now demand that students with disabilities areeducated in a least restrictive environment As a result of laws such asthe Education for all Handicapped Children Act the Individuals withDisabilities