• Then and Now- "It was a tumultuous year outside and inside the classroom, says Pamela Lenk. Thousands continued the slow effort to rebuild their lives years after a powerful hurricane that had ravaged the Gulf Coast. An already protracted war stretched into another year, killing hundreds more soldiers and civilians. Third-graders at Lenk's poor, largely minority school struggled to master reading skills and keep pace with their peers at more affluent White schools. The year was 1972. Then, Lenk was a first-year teacher in Gulfport, Mississippi. Now, she is a classroom veteran teaching special education students in Camarillo, California. Then, the hurricane was Camille, the war, Vietnam. And closing the achievement gap was--and still is--a pressing priority. But as she prepared for the 2006-07 school year, Lenk reflected on victories large and small that educators have earned throughout her 34-year career." (NEA Today) This article reflects on the trends, fads and real changes that "have come and gone during the generation educators like Lenk have worked in the classroom."
    Kopkowski, Cynthia. "Then and Now." NEA Today Vol. 25, No. 1. Sept. 2006: 24-30.SIRS Researcher. Web.08 Oct 2010.
     
    Two Worlds "We live in a divided world. The division, however, is not between north and south, East and West or First World and Third World as have been variously suggested since the end of the last World War, but between two different factions, each led by Western, industrialized nations." (UPI) This article presents results from "the most wide-ranging opinion polls ever conducted, "surveying 38,000 people in 44 nations during 2002" about "the state of global institutions, the relative popularity of nations and leaders, and about the ideals that people would like to live by."
     
    Murray, Iain. "Two Worlds." UPI. 09 Jun 2003: n.p. SIRS Researcher. Web. 08 Oct 2010.
     
    LESSONS OF A CENTURY: THE COURSE OF TEACHING -"Throughout the century, teachers have been struggling for respect and recognition. They've made progress, but still have a long way to go." (EDUCATION WEEK) This article offers a comprehensive overview of 100 years of the teaching profession in the U.S., from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1990s."
     
    Bradley, Ann. "Lessons of a Century: The Course of Teaching." Education Week Vol. 19 No. 2. Sept. 15 1999: 30-39. SIRS Researcher. Web. 08 Oct 2010.