Education And The Environment

Author: Gerald A. Lieberman
Editor: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612506296
Size: 19,47 MB
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In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.

Community Engagement Program Implementation And Teacher Preparation For 21st Century Education

Author: Crosby, Cathryn
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522508724
Size: 19,20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Education in the 21st century has been tasked with preparing students to begin the journey towards a place in their communities in which they feel fulfilled and autonomous. Service learning is one way to introduce students to careers and knowledge that will prepare them for a successful life. Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education examines the many ways in which community engagement is carried out in all educational settings, from K-12 to higher education. This publication is unique in its mission to examine these topics from a holistic perspective. From online education to volunteer organizations, this book gives educators, administrators, community volunteers, and students a window into the successful deployment of such programs to prepare students for a global society.

Environmental Health Literacy

Author: Symma Finn
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319941089
Size: 18,39 MB
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Place Based Curriculum Design

Author: Amy B. Demarest
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317746783
Size: 11,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Place-based Curriculum Design provides pre-service and practicing teachers both the rationale and tools to create and integrate meaningful, place-based learning experiences for students. Practical, classroom-based curricular examples illustrate how teachers can engage the local and still be accountable to the existing demands of federal, state, and district mandates. Coverage includes connecting the curriculum to students’ outside-of-school lives; using local phenomena or issues to enhance students’ understanding of discipline-based questions; engaging in in-depth explorations of local issues and events to create cross-disciplinary learning experiences, and creating units or sustained learning experiences aimed at engendering social and environmental renewal. An on-line resource ( provides supplementary materials, including curricular templates, tools for reflective practice, and additional materials for instructors and students.

Conservation Education And Outreach Techniques

Author: Susan Kay Jacobson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198716680
Size: 18,75 MB
Format: PDF
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This text presents the theory and practice for creating effective education and outreach programmes for conservation. It describes several techniques for enhancing school resources, marketing environmental messages, developing partnerships for conservation, and designing on-site programmes for natural areas and community centres.

Educating One All

Author: Lorraine McDonnell
Editor: National Academies
Size: 14,16 MB
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In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.

Investigating The Influence Of Standards

Author: Committee on Understanding the Influence of Standards in K-12 Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030907276X
Size: 10,92 MB
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Since 1989, with the publication of Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, standards have been at the forefront of the education reform movement in the United States. The mathematics standards, which were revised in 2000, have been joined by standards in many subjects, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards published in 1996 and the Standards for Technical Literacy issued by the International Technology Education Association in 2000. There is no doubt that standards have begun to influence the education system. The question remains, however, what the nature of that influence is and, most importantly, whether standards truly improve student learning. To answer those questions, one must begin to examine the ways in which components of the system have been influenced by the standards. Investigating the Influence of Standards provides a framework to guide the design, conduct, and interpretation of research regarding the influences of nationally promulgated standards in mathematics, science, and technology education on student learning. Researchers and consumers of research such as teachers, teacher educators, and administrators will find the framework useful as they work toward developing an understanding of the influence of standards.

Becoming A Better Teacher

Author: Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203855
Size: 13,83 MB
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Discusses eight innovations that support a student-centered classroom, including curriculum integration, authentic assessment, and portfolios.

Testing Teaching And Learning

Author: National Research Council
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309172868
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF
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State education departments and school districts face an important challenge in implementing a new law that requires disadvantaged students to be held to the same standards as other students. The new requirements come from provisions of the 1994 reauthorization of Title I, the largest federal effort in precollegiate education, which provides aid to "level the field" for disadvantaged students. Testing, Teaching, and Learning is written to help states and school districts comply with the new law, offering guidance for designing and implementing assessment and accountability systems. This book examines standards-based education reform and reviews the research on student assessment, focusing on the needs of disadvantaged students covered by Title I. With examples of states and districts that have track records in new systems, the committee develops a practical "decision framework" for education officials. The book explores how best to design assessment and accountability systems that support high levels of student learning and to work toward continuous improvement. Testing, Teaching, and Learning will be an important tool for all involved in educating disadvantaged studentsâ€"state and local administrators and classroom teachers.

Practical Solutions For Serious Problems In Standards Based Grading

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295611
Size: 14,83 MB
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Implement standards-based grading practices that accurately and equitably report student achievement! Standards-based education poses a variety of challenges for grading and reporting practices. This edited volume examines critical issues in standards-based grading and provides specific suggestions for improving policies and practices at the school and classroom levels. The chapters: Describe traditional school practices that inhibit the implementation of standards-based grading Address how teachers can assign fair and accurate grades to English language learners and students with special needs Examine legal issues related to grading Discuss why report card grades and large-scale assessment scores may vary Offer communication strategies with parents