Classes,Papers,Stories,Studies & Tests
Reading Specialist Innovations [09/05/74]
A Master's thesis
titled -- "The Reading Process Affect", according to Fresno State Professor,
Maurice Hunt, Ph.D., is a "brilliant work, setting out a comprehensive
unified field theory of reading by means of computer modeling, linguistics,
motivation, and situational analyses."... More!
Ethics Database Update
Dr. Howard Hobbs' Professional
Ethics Database. This site
also has links to current job listings, Study Opportunities
in Practical and Professional Ethics, and Call for Papers
Late News Stories [01/16/02]
Breaking education & teaching news compiled
by California Star Staff researchers and ...More!
Current Faculty Salaries [03/01/97]
Data was derived from reports covering 124,519
faculty members at 366 public four-year colleges and universities and
63,520 faculty members at...More!
Teach Your Child To Read [03/01/97]
Reprint from Mother Wire Magazine - Mother
can easily teach her baby to read. It's easier than you think. Remember
your teaching must ...More!
Upated Student Data Handbook for Elementary, Secondary,
and Early Childhood Education [12/31/01]
The Handbook defines data elements and definitions onpersonal information,
enrollment, school participation and out of school experience, assessment
New State Ad Package Promotes Reading
Office of the Secretary for Education today unveiled READ California's
new advertising campaign designed to encourage children
to read. It includes English and Spanish language television commercials,
CALL FOR PAPERS [12/22/01] The Valley Press
Media Network is requesting submissions for a special research issue on
Significant changes are taking place in the most
prestigious newspapers and magazines around the world as well as in smaller
community papers and magazines as they embrace various forms of online
Whether this is manifested in a sophisticated
home page, a replication of the print product or a completely unique online
publication, there are numerous organizational, professional, philosophical
and pragmatic issues associated with the electronic revolution.
As many companies shift from daily or weekly
publication schedules to a broadcast model of almost immediate news delivery,
struggle with the cost of new media organizations coupled with low advertising
rates, and endeavor to develop easy-to-use computer interfaces and easy-to-find
web sites, the challenges and opportunities are many and the available
research to guide either practical inquiries or to assess the societal
and cultural implications is extremely limited.
The editors of this special issue are reequesting submissions
of scholarly research on concepts such as changes in the delivery and
construction of stories, the potential shift in journalists' identity,
the reader's interaction with the publication, organizational changes
in media corporations or in start-up companies (both structural and personnel
changes), company-specific approaches to capture reader interest, international
differences in online strategies, the business models for online publishing,
the impact of large commercial ventures on smaller web sites and lower
budget publications, and the role of new technology development in shaping
These areas are, of course, offered as examples
of studies that would be appropriate and are not intended to be a definitive
list of potential research issues. The consumers of digital news and opinion
should be informed by a variety of scholarly approaches to instant digital
communication so that the research database in this field of writing and
publishinbg can contribute to theoretical, pragmatic and practical form
of electronic communicatioins media.
Papers from critical, post-structural and post-modern
perspectives are welcom. All materials must be in-hand by Valley
Press Media Network, no later than March 1, 2002.
Submissions should be in ascii, HTML, or Microsoft
Word format. Submissions
should be sent via e-mail to the VPMN... School
On September 11, when the world changed, I tried to do the simplest things.[12/06/01]
I counted family members and friends as a parent counts a newborn's fingers
Major shift has taken place while universities slept [12/05/01]
It's the emergence of a powerful asynchronous learning method
for undergraduates that is causing the traditional world wide university
to melt down...More!
To The Nation [12/02/01] We
recommend the creation of the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust
(DO IT), a nonprofit, NGO to meet the urgent need to transform learning
in the 21st century...More!
Reading Journal Issues [12/01/01]
When the bad stuff in the news is really,
really bad, teacher's voices, an electronic classroom web watch...More!
Blaming The Messenger [11/28/01]
Critics of the SAT have chosen the
wrong target. Instead of attacking a fair and valid achievement test,
they should level their ire at our dismal public schools....More!
Two Cheers for an End to the SAT [11/26/01]
the folks at the College Board blushing deeply when, a few years back,
they announced that the "A"in SAT...More!
Pioneer Ready for Global Challenge [11/23/01]
On a sweltering mid-summer morning, two dozen doctoral students, huddled
in clusters of five or...More!
UC regents Wednesday endorsed
a major shift.
[11/16/01] The Trustee's admissions policy now allows
personal achievements, not just grades and test scores, to be ...More!
Online Course Examines Great Cities Throughout History [11/15/01
] Cities are "crucibles" in which
art, literature, commerce, and technology are developed and fused. In
a two-part online course on the history of ...More!
Professor Grace Ransom
Reading Specialist Dies
Grayce A. Ransom, an authority on ways to develop children's
proficiency in reading, died April 10 at ...More!
Fresno State Education prof. Maurice
Howard Hobbs' Masters thesis as brilliant. It still attracts widespread
interest in a humanistic teaching model of ...More!
Libraries Empty? [11/15/01]
Many college libraries
report that fewer and fewer students are using their facilities -- studying
in their dormitories, using the Internet to track down ...More!
Has Automation Changed The Research Library?
Take a glance at the October issue of The New Criterion on how
the computer "has furnished an
irresistible pretext for...More!
Frameworks for Reading, Writing, and Communication
Important aspects of how students spend their time and what the
institution asks them to do, which directly and indirectly affect their
California State University Fresno - Student Services [12/01/01]
No remedial tutoring. Some remedial services offered in reading, writing,
math, study skills...More!
Spider and Turtle live in different countries [11/09/94]
They first meet when Turtle, famished from traveling a long way from home,
comes upon Spider's house. While Spider...More!
The Calif. Experience
in Teaching Reading
1, 1995] It may be only advisory
with State urging "systematic, explicit phonics, spelling, and basic
Original University Grants & Research Office
Website [April 9, 1995]
is booming at Fresno State where a growing amount of support for grad
studies range from technologies to groundbreaking experiments in cell
genetics. We designed, built & maintained the original UGRO online
WebSite for Fresno Stat. Now one of the largest in the West...More!
Reading Specialist Innovations [12/12/81]
Recently, one of my doctoral students at the USC presented very impressive
work he had written.It set out a wonderful new approach to teaching reading
and writing. He called it the "computer learning model"...More!
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