Kurtis S. Meredith. Papers, 1995-2005 

Collection Overview

Title: Kurtis S. Meredith. Papers, 1995-2005 

Record Series: 13/02/02/02

Creator: Kurtis S. Meredith

Date: 1995-2005

Extent: 3.75 linear feet, 9 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: The material in boxes 1,2,3,5, and most of 9 is in English. The material in boxes 4, 6, 7, 8, and the rest of 9 is in Russian.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Preferred Citation:  [Identification of item] in the Kurtis S. Meredith Papers, 1995-2005, Archives Record Series 13/02/16, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Professor Meredith arranged for the delivery of this collection to the University Archives in January 2013.

Scope and Content

 Note to researchers: The processor of this collection did not have access to a keyboard that would support Cyrillic characters or accents.  Consequently, some of the non-English titles noted in this inventory are only approximations. 

This collection consists of papers and publications accumulated by Professor Kurtis S. Meredith primarily from the time when he served as co-director of the Orava Project and participated in the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project.  This  work had an extraordinarily salutary and democratizing effect on the reform of educational systems in eastern and central Europe.

Boxes 1-3 include descriptions, evaluations, and reports of work and programs held throughout eastern and central Europe as well as western Asia.  Most of this material is in English. 

Box 4 includes similar material in languages other than English.

Boxes 5 and 6 contain journals with articles and emphases relevant to the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project.

Box 7 contains children's schoolbooks and workbooks.

Box 8 contains scholarly books.

Box 9 contains books on local history.

Inventory

Box 1

The Orava Project and the Orava Association, general description and information

Orava Project, 1994-1999; educational collaboration for the 21st century

Orava Project:  a Slovak Republic/University of Northern Iowa collaborative national education restructuring program

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking regional program descriptions

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, project certification standards and procedures

Volunteer handbook, Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking project, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking staff and volunteer roster

USAID contract, April 25, 1995

Core teacher leader program outline

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Journal, spring 1998

Evaluation of Orava Project core; teacher leader responses

Orava Project research data

Box 2

Contextual analysis--Russia

One year course on IMTL, evaluation

Wide Open School Foundation, Slovakia

Estonian Reading Association

Contextural analysis for Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in higher education

Core teacher leaders, student attitudes toward democracy

Working with adults; planning for effective in-service

Framework for critical thinking across the curriculum, 1997

Czech Republic course #2, report, 1997

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Institute, June 28-July 3, 1997, Hungary

Rock Volieb '98

Country summaries, 1997

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, Armenia, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Methods for promoting critical think, guidebook II, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Reading, writing, and duscussion in every discipline, guidebook III, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Further strategies for promoting critical thinking, guildebook IV, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Cooperative learning, guidebook V, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Lesson planning and assessment, guidebook, VI, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Writing workshop; from self-expression to written arguments, guidebook VII

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project:  Creating thoughtful readers, guidebook VIII, 1999

Innovative methods of teaching and learning, course evaluations, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, year two proposal, January 26, 1998 (draft)

Strategies to promost thinking and learning of children in grades 1-4, Bratislava, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, staff reports, 1998

Box 3

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking institute, Hungary, report, 1998

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking reunion institute, Budapest, Hungary, 1999

Orava Project, new techniques and strategies, evaluations, 1999

Latvia, 1999

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, higher education conference, Croatia, 1999

Survey of activities focusing on Roma minority education in Slovakia, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, orientation for step by step leaders, Bosnia, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Project, evaluation of 2000-2001

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking conference:  transforming teaching and learning, Hungary, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, trip reports, 2000

Orava Project study tour, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, volunteer visit to Mongolia, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking summer institute, Kerepesi group, 2000

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, trip report, Croatia and Slovenia, 2001

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking higher education initiative, planning and action commission, Lithuania, 2001

Students' critical thinking skills development in the framework of national educational standards elaboration, Ukraine, 2001

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking conference:  From evocation to reflection, 2001

Critical thinking in higher education, Ukraine, 2002

Critical thinking in higher education, workshop, Prague, 2002

Documents of education programmes, Burma, 2002

Education survey, Thailand, 2002

REFINE curriculum reform project, 2005

Innovation in Education conference, 2005-2007

Box 4 

Kriticky mysliaci ucitel: tvorca kvality skoly, Alica Petrasova, 2008 (includes CD)

Strukture per zhvillimin e mendimit kritik gjate kurriculumit, udhezures I, , Albania, 1997

Ako formovat hlbavych citatel'ov, Project Orava, prirucha VIII, 1999

Kriticko citanje ili kako nwuciti Dubinski citati, vodic kroz projekt VIII, 1998

Pisatel'ska dielna:  od osobneho prejavu k argumentacii, Projekt Orava, prirucka VII

Okvirni sustav kritickog mislijenja u cjelini nastavnog programa, vodic kroz projekt I, (Croatia), 1998

Radionica za pisanje:  od samoizrazavanja do izrazavanja stajilista, vodic kroz projekt, VII, 1998

Kooperativne ucenie, Project Orava, prirucka V,

Oppimise voimalikkusest eestis, Estonia, 1999

Box 5

Thinking, an international journal of reading, writing, and critical reflection, 2000-2008 (with gaps)

Notes (journal), 2003-2006 (with gaps)

Orava Journal, September 2000

Box 6

Kriticke listy (journal), numbers 8-29 (with gaps)

Peremena (journal), 2000-2001

IB, informacny bulletin (journal), 1/92, 2/92

Box 7 - Children's school and workbooks

Citanka, pre 1. rocnik zakladnej skoly (2 copies)

Prva citanka, pre 1. rocnik zakladnej skoly (2 copies)

Pracovny zosit, pre 1.rocnik, I, II

Slabikar, pre1 rocnik zakladnych skol, I, II

Pracovne listy k prvouke, pre1 rocnik zakladnej skoly, Bratislava, 1991

Pisanka, pre prvy rocnik, zosit 1-5

Box 8

O dvoch komunikacnych zrusnostiach; alebo o pocuvani a pisani.  Jana Palencarova, Ludmila Liptakova, Bratislava, 2004

Sapere aude!; critical thinking in university studies in Latvia.  Zanda Rubene, 2004

The modern didactics centre, activity report, 2000-2004.  Vilnius, Lithuania

Spolupraca skoly a rodiny.  Orava Association

Cesty demokracie vo vychove a vzdelavani, II rocnik (November 1997)

Vyuzitie strategie eur ako prostriedku eliminacie funkcnej negramotnosti romskych ziakov.  Alica Petrasova, 2003

Educatie pentru dezvoltarea comunitatii; curs optional preuniversitar, 2005

Higher education in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic; guide for foreign students, Bratislave, 1992

Ideas without boundaries; international education reform through reading adn writing for critical thinking.  David J. Klooster, Jeannie L. Steele, Patricia L. Bloem, editors.  International Reading Association, 2001

Incipient feminists:  women writers in the Slovak national revival.  Norma L. Rudinsky, Slavica, 1991

Praca s naucnym testom na 1. stupni ZS; kto ak nie ja:  Kedyu, ak nie teraz?  Alica Petrasova, Presov, 2003

Box 9 - Books on local history

Oravsky hrad.  Peter Huba, Vydavatelstvo, Osveta, 1986

Oravska Lesna.  Peter Huba, Peter Surovy, 1991

Slanicky ostrov umenia.  Oravska Galeria v Dolnom Kubine, 1989

Namestovo.  Peter Huba, 1992

Muzeum oravskej dediny.  1986 (2 copies) 

Processing Information

Collection processed and inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, March 2013. Updated, by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 6, 2017.

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