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October 31, 2005

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Ancient words reveal the modern truths of teaching

Guest Columnist

October 31, 2005

Student teaching is indeed a worthwhile experience. In student teaching one encounters many interesting people. There are many very well qualified adults both at the university campus and the campus at which I am in the classroom. That is Fairfax High School of the Los Angeles Unified School Distr...

India has a computer! We need education reform, fast!

Editor in Chief

October 31, 2005

The folks from the National Academy of Sciences must be crazy. That's the only explanation I can think of. Earlier this month, and I'm sure almost every year since India got its first computer, a committee from the NAS urged the U.S. government, in very specific terms, to wake up to the decline of A...

Education veteran brings expertise to CSUN

Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

The sparkle in Deborah Leidner's eyes was clear and her passion for preparing school leaders was evident as she spoke about her 33-year journey working with students and teachers throughout Los Angeles, a journey that eventually brought her back to where it all started: CSUN. "I look for the spark i...

Rossi’s goal wins CSUN another

Special to the Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

The Matadors men's soccer team raised its national ranking to 15th and extended its unbeaten streak to eight games after barely escaping Cal Poly with a 1-0 victory on Oct. 26. The Matadors improved its season record to 10-2-3 overall and 6-0-1 in Big West Conference play, achieving 19 points and sole ...

Dubious reforms in Prop. 74 will end up harming teachers

Guest Columnist

October 31, 2005

As a former classroom teacher in K-12 schools and a parent of children who attended public schools, I realize how critical it is to staff our urban classrooms with "good teachers." As an assistant CSUN professor diligently working toward tenure, I recognize the difficulty in obtaining a semblance of...

White Sox deliver big blow to ‘loveable losers’ theory

Editor in Chief

October 31, 2005

Not since the Bolshevik revolution has the view from the Dan Ryan Expressway been so sweet. Thank you, Chicago White Sox. Thank you. As a recent Chicago emigrant living it up in beautiful Southern California, what I remember most about my childhood, like everyone else, are the special things that relate ...

CSUN part of national teacher education reform

Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

In 2001 CSUN's College of Education was one of 11 U.S. schools selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to participate in a nationwide program designed to re-envision teacher education called Teachers for a New Era. TNE was conceived by the Carnegie Corporation to help strengthen teaching in grades ...

CSU votes to increase student fees

Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

LONG BEACH - The California State University Board of Trustees convened Thursday and voted again to increase student fees as university presidents and CSU executives received 13.6 percent pay raises for the next academic year. The 8 percent fee increase for undergraduates and 10 percent fee increase...

Training of a teacher: An education for an educator

Special to the Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

Joseph Campbell said, "The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves." The CSUN credential program has embraced this philosophy wholeheartedly. The foundation of our education as educators here at CSUN is built upon localizing each student at the epicenter of their own...

Debate key to learning

Guest Columnist

October 31, 2005

I am always saddened and disappointed when university students, who are now passed the obligatory age of education, get upset about being "forced" to do things in their college classes (i.e. participate in peace or war projects, support anti- or pro-war demonstrations, do community volunteer work, attend...

Projected learning

Daily Sundial

October 31, 2005

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