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Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

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Works: 580 works in 920 publications in 1 language and 9,430 library holdings
Genres: Directories  Periodicals  Case studies  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: LB1570, 917.8097496
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Afro-Americans in the Far West : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidance for teachers in the western United States about issues concerning African Americans
A sourcebook of elementary curricula programs and projects by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for teachers, students, parents, curriculum specialists, administrators, school board members, and community representatives, this guide includes a selected sample of curricula, training programs, model projects, and resources in elementary education. Organized alphabetically by subject area and using an outline format, information on subjects such as target audience, content evaluation, project goals, length of use, unit sequencing, instructional method, teacher's role and training, and program evaluation are provided for each entry. Subject matter areas cover the traditional elementary school subjects as well as recently developed subjects such as affective education and environmental education. Priority is given to those projects that have been established with performance objectives and have been field tested. The final section lists resources to extend the reader's search beyond the entries in the first three sections. (Author/DW)
The Intern teacher casebook by Judith Shulman( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 216 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)
The education of the culturally different : a multi-cultural approach by Jack D Forbes( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culturally different pupil is distinguished from the culturally disadvantaged in this essay. The single-cultural orientation of most american schools has created educational disadvantages for many students. The culturally different student who doesn't fit into the mono-cultural school retaliates by withdrawal, whereupon he is labeled as culturally deprived, and more programs of a mono-cultural orientation are directed toward him. The author sees the mono-cultural school in a multi-cultural society as unrealistic and destined to continue to produce failures among culturally different students. The remedy, in the form of multi-cultural, regionally relevant schools, is advocated. These schools should be responsive to the different cultural heritage, the different language, and the cultural assets of the respective communities they serve. A bibliographical essay presents sources on the education of culturally different and low-income groups and sources dealing with the effects of conquest, colonialism, and culture change. (Sf)
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 162 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)
The Mini course; a microteaching approach to teacher education by Walter R Borg( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 153 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)
Educational programs that work( )

in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican-Americans : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 142 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)
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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 120 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 )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building your own scenario by Louise Vetter( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational programs that work : special education by Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources in women's educational equity: special issue( )

in English and held by 78 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 )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directory of research organizations in education : research, development, dissemination, evaluation and policy studies by Rolf, Ed Lehming( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 74 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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Alternative Names

controlled identityWestEd (Organization)

Berkeley (Calif.) Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

FWL

Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory

SWRL

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