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American Educator
Fall 1980


Table of Contents

Success in Student Learning
By E. Joseph Schneider

Enabling a child to experience a high degree of success while learning may be the missing ingredient in the quest for higher achievement.

What Makes an Effective Teacher
By Ullik Rouk

Results of three research studies overturn some commonly held beliefs about what effective teachers do and do not do.

Class Reunion
By Jeanne Paul

Graduates of a small New England high school meet for their twenty-year class reunion and reflect on the events of the past that have shaped the present.

Aesthetic Awareness for Teachers: A Powerful Process
By Linda G. Robiner

A program in Cleveland helps teachers serve as arts advocates and catalysts for change in their own schools.

The News on Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful
By James G. Ward

Despite the controversy over standardized testing, an AFT survey indicates that teachers still need—and want—to use tests as diagnostic tools.

Education: The Key to Black Progress
By Willard L. Hogeboom

Education has proved to be a key factor in the progress made by a small but significant group of blacks who are rapidly gaining in terms of income and social mobility.

What Value Is Values Education?
By William J. Bennett

The move away from traditional methods of teaching values and toward more "trendy" approaches is doing more harm than good to our nation's youth.

Nutrition and Hyperactivity
By Janice M. Hammond

A student's behavior problems may be linked to his or her diet.

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About American Educator

American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.

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