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Barnes, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Examining differences between education in the United States and in Japan means analyzing cultural dissimilarities. An overview of Japan's educational makeup, curriculum, and graduation rates provides background in comparing educational systems for future reforms. This paper examines Japanese school structures, government support, institutional…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement
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Barnes-Robinson, Linda; Jeweler, Sue – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
One Maryland school district incorporated conflict-resolution strategies with learning opportunities, infusing it into the regular K-12 curriculum. Teacher workshops produced seven conflict-resolution tools: brainstorming, questioning, active listening, conceptual thinking, role playing, triggering, and problem solving. Teachers received training,…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology
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Pace, Rosemarie; Podesta, Andrea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Educators seeking novel ways to instill conflict-resolution skills in young children should consider Dr. Seuss, whose books provide a synthesis of fantasy and reality that works for teaching values endemic to peace education. This paper discusses how students can learn peace and educators can teach peace using Dr. Seuss books, examining steps to…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Conflict Resolution, Creative Teaching
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Vollmer, Marian L.; Drook, Ellen B.; Harned, Patricia J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Conflict resolution provides a structure through which children can communicate, and character education enhances this by offering students the right language to find a middle ground for compromise. This paper describes how teachers at Pittsburgh's Falk Laboratory School developed and implemented a conflict-resolution program for grades K-8 that…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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Petch-Hogan, Beverly; Haggard, Diane – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Conflicting philosophies exist among educators and parents regarding inclusive education. This paper presents the opinions of advocates and opponents and examines research on how inclusion affects students and teachers. As schools implement inclusion, research must continue investigating its effect on all students' academic and social progress.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davidson, Sally – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2000
Students can make connections with their school, teachers, parents, and community via the Internet. This article describes one junior high school computer teacher's experiences developing a school Web site and presents the student-created, student- designed links. It emphasizes the importance of equipping students, teachers, and parents with the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Intermediate Grades, Internet
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Licht, Norman C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1977
There is a new tribe of seers among us. They create the future and offer us several alternatives. The author has tried futurism with children and with teachers, and it works! (Editor)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Futures (of Society)
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Robinson, Joseph – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1972
Describes a New Jersey community college program which provides education students with direct experiences well in advance of the student teaching sequence. (AN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Objectives, Educational Objectives, Field Experience Programs
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Siemers, Allan A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1970
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Programs
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Parker, Franklin – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1971
Descriptors: Activism, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Snyder, Phillip C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1970
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum, Instructional Materials
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Conderman, Greg; Hatcher, Ruth E.; Ikan, Patricia A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1998
A new approach in alternative assessment focuses on student-led conferences. This paper explains how one Iowa middle school implements student-led conferences. The approach combines authentic assessment via portfolios with greater student involvement. Additional components include self-assessment, effective communication, parental involvement, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Conferences, Evaluation Methods
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Paterson, Frances R. A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Challenges to public school materials, curricula, and instructional activities reflect perceptions that conservative Protestants face discrimination in U.S. public schools. Perceptions of religious disparagement trigger the establishment of alternative schools. Concerns over materials and activities that offend Protestants are found in Christian…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Protestants
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Michlowski, Aida A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Conflict resolution has moved into the classroom. Peaceful conflict resolution includes negotiation, peer mediation, and arbitration. Data on conflict-resolution programs have turned up interesting objectives and outcomes. Curriculum approaches include classroom discipline, peace education, multicultural perspective, and just community. Teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
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Powers, F. Randall – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1972
Describes a visit by New York City teachers to a high school in Leningrad, Russia. (DS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Extracurricular Activities, International Education
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