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Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

Works: 592 works in 1,047 publications in 1 language and 9,810 library holdings
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Afro-Americans in the Far West : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidance for teachers in the western United States about issues concerning African Americans
The Intern teacher casebook by ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This casebook provides candid descriptions of teachers who enter the profession with no previous teacher preparation. The cases describe how a group of novice teachers faced the problems of transforming content knowledge into accessable units of instruction for teenagers in inner-city schools. The vignettes are grouped according to specific kinds of situations and problems that confront all novices during their first year of teaching. The first chapter deals with classroom events--instructional episodes that are problematic either in their conceptions or their implementation. Chapter two deals with interactions with individual students or a small group of students who persistently were disruptive or refused to work. The third chapter examines neophytes' relationships with mentor teachers or other experienced teachers who attempted to provide assistance. Each case contains four parts: the academic background and previous experience of the trainee; a description of the classroom, school, and students; a narration of a classroom event or interaction; and some reflective thoughts about the account by experienced teachers or scholars. (An annotated bibliography of 28 items is included.) (Jd)
A sourcebook of elementary curricula programs and projects by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of the culturally different : a multi-cultural approach by Jack D Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is important that the culturally different pupil be distinguished from the "culturally disadvantaged" student. Different does not necessarily mean disadvantaged; the mono-cultural orientation of schools in the United States has perhaps needlessly created educational disadvantages for all pupils. The reaction of educators to the problems of under-achievement and alienation as they relate to racial and cultural minority groups has in the past been to intensify the use of traditional approaches. However, the special educational problems of culturally different populations require a new approach, and the minority groups themselves have very definite ideas about how the school should react to multicultural situations. These groups believe that the culturally heterogeneous school is not totally dependent on pedagogical needs but must also be based on democracy and individual freedom. The problem of the education of the culturally different is the problem of educating all pupils in such a way that the school is both relevant to the individual and to the full heritage of the region and of the nation. A related document is ed 013 698. (ps)
Educational development; a new discipline for self-renewal by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a series of articles which grow out of the assumption that American public schools and teacher-training institutions can and will renew themselves and adapt to the needs of a changing society. A further assumption is that an emerging new discipline -- educational development -- can play a catalytic role in the change process while at the same time act as a force for "conservation" in public education. In Part I, Background and Theory, four articles define and elaborate on the "new" discipline of educational development. Part ii, Planning and Developing, stresses the importance of prior planning in successful product development. Part iii, Evaluating and Revising, considers the functional role of evaluation and revision in the development cycle. Part iv, Disseminating and Installing, directs itself to getting new ideas and practices into use; to narrowing the gap between research and practice; and to the allocation of resources among research, development, and dissemination. Part v, Funding, addresses the problem faced by nonprofit educational product developers who must devote significant portions of their energies to the annual task of securing continuing financial support. The readings in Part vi, Managing, touch on a few of the problems of management in educational research and development. (Editor)
Mexican-Americans : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately five million persons of mexican ancestry reside in the states of california, arizona, new mexico, texas, and colorado. A large number have also made homes in the greater chicago area and in other industrial centers. Mexican americans have played a vital role in the industrial, agricultural, artistic, intellectual, and political life of the southwest. For thousands of years mexico has been a center for the dissemination of cultural factors and the mexican american people of the united states have served as a cultural bridge for the diffusion northward. The mexican american community is described as being proud of its mexican background and is experiencing difficulty in acculturation. Mexican american youth often make valuable contributions to the schools by bringing a varied background of experiences and skills, bilingualism, cultural factors, homemaking skills, and practical work experience. Sixteen suggestions are presented to teachers and administrators that would help provide transfer of training for all students into a mixed anglo mexican culture. The publication concludes with a listing of supplementary audiovisual aids and instructional materials which are available for classroom use at both the elementary and secondary school level. (Js)
The Mini course; a microteaching approach to teacher education by Walter R Borg( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paperback book reports progress in developing minicourses (short, self-instructional courses designed to train teachers in specific classroom skills) to show how these courses can make a significant contribution to the present system of teacher education and describes how research and development is used in education, using the minicourse program as an example. Part 1, focusing on the model and first minicourse, has five chapters: 1) "Teacher Education--A New Direction"; 2) "Research Related to the Minicourse Model" (microteaching, technical-skills approach, modeling, practice and feedback); 3) "Initial Development of Minicourse 1" (designed to increase the effectiveness of discussion and questioning techniques of intermediate-grade teachers); 4) "The Main Field Test"; and 5) "Later Stages of Minicourse Development." Part 2 traces development of second generation minicourses: 6) "The Laboratory's Growing Resources; 7) "Minicourse 2: Developing Language Skills; 8) "Minicourse 3: Effective Questioning in a Classroom Discussion--Secondary Level"; 9) "Minicourse 5: Tutoring in Mathematics"; and 10) "Minicourse 8: Organizing the Kindergarten for Independent Learning and Small-Group Instruction." Chapters in part 3 describe the third generation of minicourses: 11) Developing and Improving Instructional Models"; 12) "Moving Toward a System of Teacher Education"; and 13) "Educational Research and Development and Educational Change." (Js)
Library programs worth knowing about by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and language arts : products from NIE by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational programs that work( )

in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to securing and installing the parent/child toy-lending library by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook makes it possible for a group of parents in almost any community to begin using the Parent/Child Toy-Lending Library program. This program is an eight-week course (about one hour per week) for parents of preschool (three to five year old) children during which each parent learns to use a variety of toys and games at home to stimulate the growth of the child's intellectual skills and to enhance his self-concept. Following an introduction and a presentation of some background information concerning the program, the "nuts and bolts" of training are discussed as to the course, the class, the role of parents in the program, the toys for each class, the printed handbooks, the audiovisual training materials, how to establish a Parent/Child Toy-Lending Library program, and course-leader/librarian training. The next chapter, Finding Funds for a New Toy Library, describes how to begin hunting for funds, putting funds together, how the migrant situation differs, Head Start and Follow Through, funds for Toy Library training, more ideas for training funds, enlisting adults and grandparents, funds for native Americans, funds for the handicapped, facilities and supplies, getting private funds, more sources of possible funds, help from other sources, becoming a non-profit organization, and joining forces with Model Cities. A sample proposal for use of Social Security Act funding is provided. The final chapter gives a set of questionnaires, forms, and other evaluation instruments for determining how well a Toy-Library program is working. A bibliography, four appendixes, and a note to the reader are included. (Db)
Educational programs that work : special education by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building your own scenario by Louise Vetter( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This training manual, one of eight in a series, has been developed to help state and local supervisors and teacher educators in business and office occupations to conduct a workshop on sex equity as it relates to their future programs for vocational education teachers and administrators in the business and office service area. The workshop's intent is to help these professionals to infuse the concepts and practices of sex equity throughout business and office education programs. Following an introduction which gives background on the issue of sex equity and outlines the manual, the guide contains five exercises for group participation. First, with the chance to examine "what is" in a program, participants complete descriptions focusing on their communities and educational agencies. Then, through a "what if" exercise, three alternative scenarios for the future are provided with discussion questions for relating these possible futures to sex equity and business and office occupations. Once the participants considered "what is" and "what if," a group exercise for brainstorming needs and possible goals for sex equity is provided. This is followed by an individual planning exercise for achieving those goals along with a resource listing of current sex equity publications. A review of the legislative basis for sex equity is included in the appendix. A facilitator guide accompanies the training manual. (Kc)
Educational programs that work : a resource of exemplary educational programs developed by local school districts and approved by the joint dissemination review panel in the education division of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your chance to live by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minicourses work by U.S. National Center For Educational Communication( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive summary : the significant bilingual instructional features study by Charles W Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stability of instructional system and process for a sample of ten bilingual teachers in the SBIF study by Ana María Villegas( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a larger study of significant bilingual instructional education features, the stability of instruction by 10 teachers was examined. Six aspects of instruction were investigated: instructional organization, time allocation, active teaching, use of the students' native or English language and culture, curriculum intent, and the teacher's sense of efficacy. Ten case studies and analysis across cases revealed that (1) teachers were least consistent in their organization of learning activities, possibly due in part to changes of district policy and teaching assignment; (2) the trend was toward more instruction in reading and language arts; (3) teachers' use of English language materials increased and use of native language materials decreased during a portion of the study; (4) observer ratings of teacher performance were higher during the second part of the study; (5) teachers increased use of English and decreased use of the students' native language; (6) the teachers' pattern of language alternation was fairly stable; (7) teachers tended to stress language alternation for instructional development as they increased their oral use of English, allocated more instructional time to reading and language arts, and became more clearly focused on academic matters; and (8) curriculum intent and sense of efficacy appeared stable. (Mse)
Collaborative arrangements that support school improvement : a synthesis of recent studies by Carolyn Shepard Cates( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reviews and synthesizes evidence from six recent investigations providing data on a total of 112 formal interorganizational arrangements (IOA's) that support educational improvement efforts. The synthesis was undertaken to ascertain how the nature, processes, interactions, and outcomes of such collaborative arrangements can support school improvement. A brief synopsis of each study describes the basic features and assumptions of the IOA's, the study methodology, and the primary findings and interpretations. The cross-study synthesis is then organized around three topics: (1) classification of IOA's according to legal status of the ioa itself and the improvement effort it supports; (2) comparison of various types of IOA's by history, context, structure, operations, and outputs; and (3) a synthesis of key findings, including general cross-study findings and predominant cross-study outcomes in six categories: power and status changes, linkage changes, knowledge transfer, capacity building, practice improvement, and institutionalization. In the final section, implications of the synthesis are provided, respectively, for managers, policymakers, and researchers concerned with educational dissemination and school improvement. References are included. (Author/TE)
Directory of research organizations in education : research, development, dissemination, evaluation and policy studies by Rolf Lehming( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This directory lists the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 2,418 organizations and organizational units in the United States that perform research activities related to education. The data were collected through the American Registry of Research and Research-Related Organizations in Education project (arroe). If provided by an organization, additional information is included: (1) position of person to contact; (2) information about the organization's aims and purposes; (3) substantive foci of its research activities; (4) research staffing and professional staff specialties; (5) research funding, sources of support, and application of funds by research function and educational level; (6) means used to disseminate the results of the work; and (7) the availability of publications. The directory includes 684 local, state, and intermediate government units, 1,259 postsecondary education units, and 475 private organizations. Organizations are listed alphabetically by state. Two indexes are provided: Index I lists organizations by 63 substantive areas of work; Index ii lists organizations by five educational levels to which their work is directed. (Jd)
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Berkeley (Calif.) Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development


FWL (Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development)

Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory


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