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Santiago, Maribel – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
This article explores how a curricular intervention that merges antiessentialist historical content and historical inquiry plays a role in how students complicate the narrative of racial progress. The 3-day curricular intervention centers on "Mendez v. Westminster," a case about 1940s Mexican American school segregation. The content and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Inquiry, Racial Bias, Curriculum
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Ramirez, Pablo; Ross, Lydia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We draw from an ethnographic research perspective to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of dual-language secondary classrooms. The data collected come from multiple sources including classroom observations and teacher interviews from dual-language secondary classrooms. A secondary dual-language education conceptual framework is presented.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Chen, Li-Ling – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Various data systems have been long and pervasively used in schools to collect student data. However, very few educators are able to apply their collected data to improve their teaching. The purpose of this article is to investigate how middle school teachers adapt data mining protocols to enhance their teaching and to improve their students'…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Intervention, Data Use
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Boaler, Jo – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Reasoning and problem solving are both critical acts in mathematics learning. The author has met many teachers who tell her they would love to highlight them more but feel they cannot because of the pressures of content coverage, pacing guides, and district tests. In this article, she describes a teaching intervention that highlighted problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Problem Solving
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Patterson, Alexis D. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
Over the last few decades, there has been an international focus on productive talk in science classrooms, requiring teachers to use more dialogic practices with their students. Studies promoting a dialogic approach propose that students have conversations in small, student-led groups. However, the literature in education and science education…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods
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Chin, Doris B.; Blair, Kristen P.; Wolf, Rachel C.; Conlin, Luke D.; Cutumisu, Maria; Pfaffman, Jay; Schwartz, Daniel L. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Educators aim to equip students with learning strategies they can apply when approaching new problems on their own. Teaching design-thinking strategies may support this goal. A first test would show that the strategies are good for learning and that students spontaneously transfer them beyond classroom instruction. To examine this, we introduce…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Design
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Shin, Jaran – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines the reader-response journals of an English learner (EL) who read two works of historical fiction in his English Language Development class at a public high school in California. Locating this study within the tradition of research on reader response, it investigates how the EL constructs his own individualized meaning by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reader Response
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
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Mirra, Nicole; Coffey, Jerica; Englander, Ashley – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This study explores how two high school English language arts (ELA) teachers leveraged disciplinary literacy practices in their classrooms to help students explore their identities as citizens and imagine a more just and equitable democratic society. Using a figured worlds framework, the study articulates a sociocritical approach to civic literacy…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, English Teachers, Literacy Education
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Barnhart, Tara; van Es, Elizabeth – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
Recent policy reports and standards documents advocate for science teachers to adopt more student-centered instructional practices. Four secondary science teachers from one school district participated in a semester-long video club focused on honing attention to students' evidence-based reasoning and creating opportunities to make students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers
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Lyon, Edward G.; Stoddart, Trish; Bunch, George C.; Tolbert, Sara; Salinas, Ivan; Solis, Jorge – Science Education, 2018
This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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Rojas, Leticia; Liou, Daniel D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Drawing on the concept of transformative expectations--that is, the instructional practices that demonstrate teachers' belief systems for the educational justice and empowerment of Chicanx/Latinx youth--this qualitative study explored the expectancy effects of nine classroom teachers with social justice commitments in a school district in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Social Capital, Transformative Learning
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Kim, Joyce J.; Knight Teague, Kerri; Orozco, Guadalupe; Jones, Brian T. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Adolescents with disabilities have great difficulty with academic content in middle school, and their teachers have difficulty teaching them to understand and use academic language. We taught teachers of 6th grade students with Learning Disabilities, over half of whom were also English Language Learners (ELL), to implement about 15 minutes of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners, Grade 6, English for Academic Purposes
Ellis, Faith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There are many classroom teachers in southern-California school districts who primarily serve students of color but are not receiving adequate culturally relevant educational training or tools to use in classroom instruction (Young, 2003). There are some teachers who do not have the skills to communicate or relate to their students effectively…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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White, Tobin – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
This article analyzes an episode of classroom mathematics activity mediated by graphing technology from 3 different theoretical perspectives. An important line of research in the learning sciences focuses on graphs as "inscriptions", foregrounding learners' interactions with and around the material properties of graphical displays.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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