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Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 18:26:48 PDT


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 Hi everyone,
Here are some of the latest stories from various sources.
Teaching Method Engages Student In Free-Flowing Conversations
A teaching method envisioned by philanthropist Edward Harkness frees
teachers from lecturing and opens doors for students to moderate
discussions. Some say the innovative instructional method frees up teachers
from solely shouldering the class, allowing them to impart what they know
instead of simply pontificating.  Education Week (6/5)
Study: Teachers Unevenly Prepared For Full Technology Uses
New teachers are unevenly prepared to use technology in the classroom to its
full potential, a National School Boards Foundation study shows. President
Bush's 2003 budget would cut funding to teacher colleges for technology
training, a report says.  eSchool News (6/5)

Large Classes May Rob Students Of Learning Opportunities
The Oakland, Calif., Unified School District is learning that smaller is
better when helping raise academic performance. "Today, the American dream
is being shattered for so many kids because their schools are so big and so
highly tracked," says one education expert.  U.S. News & World Report (6/10)

Survey: Students Are Technology Experts
More than 50% of U.S. school districts report that students are ideal
technology teachers, according to a report from the National School Boards
Foundation. Survey results signal online learning is expected to affect
traditional classroom teaching, says a NSBF director.  USA Today (6/4)

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