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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
If the recent elections of a Black man to the presidency and a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court of the United States, or news that Ku Klux Klan membership is down from its estimated high of 6 million in 1924 to about 8,000 in 2008 makes one think racism is gone from America, think again! Idaho residents still express concern about the image of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Discrimination, Social Bias, United States History
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
Most Americans believe public education should be available to all citizens; yet, are schools really accessible to everyone? The author argues that they are not. She thinks they are becoming increasingly inaccessible as evidenced by the growing number of students leaving public schools for private institutions, home school, GED and Adult Basic…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Public Education, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
The author of this article argues that, just as Americans were shocked into action, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, by strengthening STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the educational curriculum, Americans must be shocked again. The nation must address the failure of its leaders to provide adequate funding…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Building a repertoire of teaching skills means organizing instructional strategies in some meaningful way. In this brief essay, the author recommends that beginning teachers develop a repertoire comprised of a mix of strategies from each of Joyce, Weil, and Calhoun's (2004) categories: three strategies from the Cognitive Family (Concept…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Concept Formation
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
Action research is a systematic approach used by practitioners to conceive questions and control methodologies, and to explore classroom or school-based problems. Action research is the perfect marriage of theory and practice. Recent trends in education, such as professional development schools, data-driven decision making, and undergraduate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, College Faculty, Instructional Improvement
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
While working to comply with standards for academic skills prescribed by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), educators must not lose sight of their equally important responsibility to teach social skills. A set of appropriate social skills is one of the most critical elements for well-rounded individuals capable of full participation in a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods