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Shore, Stephen M. – Journal of Education, 2002
Explains that music has many benefits for learners on the autism spectrum, providing an alternative means of communication for those who are nonverbal, and helping organize verbal communication for others. Music can improve self-esteem as children participate in activities they can potentially excel in. Playing a musical instrument gives people…
Descriptors: Autism, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education
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Drisko, John – Journal of Education, 1993
Responsibilities of schools in civics education begin with teaching the fundamental principles of democracy. A second responsibility is to make democratic ideals the foundation on which the school culture is founded, and a third is to provide a way for students to apply their knowledge through practicing democracy in the schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum, Democracy
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Ribar, Joseph P. – Journal of Education, 1998
Recommends four strategies to reduce problems in developing history curricula: (1) segment U.S. and world history into era-limited courses across the grades; (2) focus on vital episodes, ideas, and personalities; (3) collaborate with colleagues across grades to address common key questions; and (4) stress matters important for civic and personal…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cooperation, Course Content, Curriculum Development