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American Educator, 1998
"Order in the Classroom" tests assumptions about what works to create a good classroom environment using longitudinal student data and information about policies in the schools the students attended. Evidence is presented that shows the true link between school disorder and student achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Discipline, Educational Policy
Adams, Marilyn Jager; Foorman, Barbara R.; Lundberg, Ingvar; Beeler, Terri – American Educator, 1998
The 51 lessons in the full curriculum show how children can be brought step-by-step to understand the architecture of their language through phonemic awareness and how this understanding prepares them for reading and writing. Activities, some of which are presented, are developed for kindergarten but can be used in first grade or special…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Phonemic Awareness
Rubin, Barry – American Educator, 1994
Examines ways the Middle East is presented in American high school textbooks, focusing on seven texts. The books are good introductions to culture, geography, and early history, but they do a poor job on contemporary issues, providing a poor foundation for the study of current events in the Middle East. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Current Events, Democracy, Geography
Landsberg, Michele – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1992
Presents a guide to the best humorous writing for children. Discusses the role of humorous books in coaxing reluctant readers to greater involvement in books. Analyzes types of humor and comedy while describing over 20 titles. (JB)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature, Comedy
Reecer, Marcia – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1994
Introduces "The Concord Review," a journal that prints the works of students, usually from high school advanced-placement classes, and specializes in scholarly articles. Essays are submitted by public and private school students, with American history the most popular subject. As a showcase for student achievement the "Review" deserves support.…
Descriptors: Essays, High School Students, High Schools, Recognition (Achievement)
Landsberg, Michele – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1992
Describes over 20 picture books that motivate beginning readers to become more proficient at reading and to develop a love of reading. Discusses the role of illustrations in engaging the reader and contributing to story development. Recommends parental assistance to help children enjoy the books' humor and subtitles. (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Independent Reading, Literature Appreciation
American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1994
Describes two initiatives of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to help children become life-long readers. The AFT/Chrysler Learning Connection Reading Grants program awards grants to schools for family involvement reading programs. The booklet "Helping Your Child Learn to Read" contains activities parents can use. Some booklet…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs
Barton, Paul – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1993
Presents findings from this condensation of major studies of the differences among U.S., Chinese, and Japanese education. Explanations for the superior performance of Chinese and Japanese students are explored in the areas of home and parents, effort and ability, organization of schooling, and teachers and teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Books, Comparative Analysis