By John O'Neil

Nice rules and nice courses are as assorted because the minds that conceive them and check out them out. In that spirit, this publication brings jointly articles from ASCD's replace newsletters on one of the most fascinating and impressive rules and tendencies in schooling at the present time, together with bilingual schooling, constructivism, inclusion, integrating the curriculum, multi-age study rooms, a number of intelligences, and getting ready scholars for the place of work. The booklet is full of examples of actual colleges which are creating a profound distinction within the lives in their scholars, from the recent urban tuition in St. Louis, Missouri, identified for its exact software of the speculation of a number of intelligences, to the l. a. Salle Academy in windfall, Rhode Island, which has won awareness for its software helping scholars' social and emotional development. Readers excited by how faculties are effectively operating to fulfill the varied and altering wishes of scholars should be inspired and encouraged by means of the wealthy number of methods featured during this assortment.

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In American thinking today," says Lickona, "there is still a predominantly subjective notion of conscienceyou've got to follow your conscience. " Page 19 Etzioni agrees. " If a student asks where they come from, he says, "I don't care. God or nature. " Once this ethical groundwork is established, these experts agree, then students (and communities, for that matter) are better prepared to discuss and debate the thorny social issues of the dayespecially those surrounding such topics as teen sexuality, abortion, and homosexuality.

P. cm. Articles in this book were originally published in Education update (formerly called ASCD Update) and Curriculum update. Includes index.  verso.  School improvement programsUnited StatesCase studies.  Educational changeUnited StatesCase Studies.  Education United StatesCase studies.  O'Neil, John.  Willis, Scott. T73 1998 98-3546 CIP 03 02 01 00 99 98 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page iii CONTENTS Preface v Bilingual Education and ESL Teaching Language-Minority Students 1 Keeping Native Languages Alive 7 Character and Values Education The Content of Their Character 13 Community Involvement in Character Education 27 What's Wrong with Character Education 30 Teaching Students to Be Moral 33 Learning Through Service 36 Conflict Resolution Helping Students Resolve Conflict 43 Constructivism Wanted: Deep Understanding 49 Problem-Based Learning 55 Using Real-Life Problems to Make Real-World Connections 64 Early Childhood Education Teaching Young Children 71 Building a Foundation for Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Growth 89 Supporting Children by Supporting Families 99 Developmental Learning: Joyful Noise 105 Not Your Typical Preschool Classroom 108 Inclusion Making Schools More Inclusive 111 Inclusion Gains Control 129 Facing the Challenges of Inclusion 133 Page iv Integrating the Curriculum Interdisciplinary Learing 139 Teaching Across Disciplines 155 Refocusing the Curriculum 161 Multicultural Education Meeting the Challenges That Arise in Practice 167 Choosing Multicultural Literature 175 Teaching Strategies for Multicultural Education 180 Multiple Intelligences The Well-Rounded Classroom 185 Preparing Students for the Workplace School-to-Work 193 Making School-to-Work Work 203 Getting a Head Start on a Career 208 Preparing Students for Work 213 Applied Academics, Tech-Prep Programs Serve the 'Forgotten Half' 219 Do Voc Ed Students Need General or Specific Skills 232 Thinking Skills Teaching Thinking 235 Do Thinking Skills Transfer?

Both newsletters are sent to ASCD's entire membership, which includes principals, teachers, curriculum specialists, superintendents, and teacher educators, among others. Therefore, these articles were written to appeal to a broad audience of educators. We've selected the articles included in this volume because we believe that they provide an interesting snapshot of the many changes being proposed and tried in elementary and secondary schools today. We think the articles identify some of the key issues and challenges in improv- Page vi ing our schools, and these pages are punctuated with examples of real schools that are making a profound difference in the lives of their students.

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