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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, Michael; Reddy, Chris; LeGrange, Lesley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Two South African professors and two U.S. professors investigate the need for environmental education in preparing U.S.-based preservice teachers for a South African study abroad trip.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
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Henriksen, Danah; Creely, Edwin; Henderson, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Considering the political environments of Australia and the United States, the authors discuss the disconnect between policy and the practical needs of educators for creativity in the classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Educational Policy, Creative Teaching
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Kummings, John K.; Tomarchio, Maria; d'Aprile, Gabriella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors provide examples of outdoor education projects from Italy and the United States, along with some specific ideas teachers can use to start their own outdoor learning projects to bring problem-based and project-based learning into the curriculum.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Dietel, Ron – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Even as the Internet and i-devices have changed so many parts of people's lives, educational testing has not changed substantially in decades. Though researchers and educators have for years raised ample concerns about existing tests, assessments have barely evolved. Further, despite years of expanded testing and greater school accountability,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Olwell, Russ – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Based on his own teaching experiences and findings, the author discusses the experience gap between U.S. and Japanese students' knowledge of World War II. He compares and contrasts how the subject of World War II is taught in the United States versus Japan. While it takes teacher effort to enrich the history experiences of U.S. students, the…
Descriptors: War, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Familiarity
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Bulkley, Katrina E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention from policy makers, parents, educators, and the media. In the United States, at the national level, three consecutive presidents--Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--have actively supported charters. Given the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Institutional Autonomy
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Van Reken, Ruth E.; Rushmore, Sally – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Advances in science and technology, globalization of trade, international competition for markets, ethnic conflicts, and the limits of the planet's ecosystem have brought global issues and the people of the world to doorsteps and classrooms. With the increasing interaction among peoples of the world, skills in cross-cultural communication,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Scholarships, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Honigsfeld, Andrea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Rising immigration in the United States has been accompanied by growth in the number of children from homes where a language other than English is spoken. Of utmost national concern is to provide the best possible program models and educational opportunities to address the diverse needs of this growing group of students. This article provides an…
Descriptors: Models, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
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Conderman, Greg; Woods, C. Sheldon – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
In light of the importance science plays in people's lives and society, it is perplexing to observe the minimal attention given to science instruction--especially in the elementary grades. Though some information presented here is not new, the authors' intent is to stimulate a dialogue about effective elementary science instruction by offering a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Educational Opportunities, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hall, Katrina Willard; Hargis, Jace – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
On a recent visit to Murmansk, Russia to explore collaborative possibilities between the University of North Florida and Murmansk State Pedagogical University (MSPU), two educators jumped at the chance to visit a local kindergarten. As a former kindergarten teacher, one was curious to see how this kindergarten varied from what she had experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Meyer, Calvin F.; Rhoades, Elizabeth Kelley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
Despite overall trends toward increasing student diversity, geographic areas in the United States vary widely in their ethnic composition. In areas where the population is predominately European American, grasping a realistic meaning of "multiculturalism" can be difficult. Often, interpretations of the concept result in a mix of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Learning Activities, Class Activities
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Alexander, Linda B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
Schools in the United States are seeing a tremendous increase in the cultural and ethnic diversity of the children they serve. Demographic projections have estimated that by 2020, nearly half of U.S. students will be people of color (National Association of State Boards of Education 2002). This reality, along with expanding relationships among…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Demography, Cultural Awareness
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Pryor, Caroline R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2004
Organizing a classroom around principles of democracy is not new to American education. The principles that provide a background for this type of organization are found in classical Greek thought and more recently in the American colonial period (Smith 1984). This article discusses three principles of democracy: (1) liberty and freedom; (2)…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Democracy, Classroom Environment
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