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Morales, P. Zitlali; Maravilla, Joanna V. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The increase and popularity of dual language (DL) or two-way immersion programs nationally, and specifically in California, is due to the acceptability of bilingual programs that are inclusive of students whose first language is English, and who are typically of a White, middle-class background. This phenomenon can be explained through the idea of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
Gao, Niu; Adan, Sara; Lopes, Lunna; Lee, Grace – Public Policy Institute of California, 2018
The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to transform science teaching and learning in K-12 schools in 2013. The new standards emphasize "three-dimensional learning": disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices. They are aligned…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Course Content
Ruffalo, Rachel – Education Trust-West, 2018
Wide and persistent gaps in math achievement separate English learners from their English-proficient peers. The consequences of these gaps are severe and long lasting. Without a solid foundation in math, students are less likely to access and excel in college preparatory math and science classes in high school. Without high-level math classes in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
Espinosa, Linda M. – American Educator, 2018
As the population of children from birth to age 5 growing up with one or more languages other than English in the home continues to grow, and as many of these children participate in early care and education (ECE) programs, teachers and support staff will need to be prepared to work with dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. Most, if…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language)
Zimmerman, Jonathan; Robertson, Emily – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Avoiding the discussion of controversial topics in U.S. classrooms deprives students of an important part of their learning. Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson, authors of "The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools" (University of Chicago Press, 2017) say Americans are terrible at having informed,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, Educational Policy
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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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Lloro-Bidart, Teresa – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California's Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin by briefly describing governmentality as Foucault and neo-Foucauldian scholars have theorized the concept, followed by a discussion of…
Descriptors: Food, Sustainability, Neoliberalism, Marine Education
Feldman, Sarah; Malagon, Verónica Flores – Education Trust-West, 2017
What would it actually look like for district or state leaders to prioritize equity for English learners in standards implementation? Because the science and English Language Development (ELD) standards are relatively new--and the idea of coordinated implementation even more so--the authors turned to the data. The first goal was to see what data…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Cunningham, Matthew P.; Huchting, Karen K.; Fogarty, Diane; Graf, Victoria – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
After a significant policy change led to the admittance of students with moderate disabilities, St. Agnes School (SAS; pseudonym)--a Catholic PK-8 school in Southern California--implemented an 18-month professional development (PD) program to improve teachers' inclusive classroom practices. Grounded in the theoretical framework of Universal Design…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Disabilities, Access to Education, Observation
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McLeod, Aïda Koçi – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Service learning--sometimes known as community engagement--is a well-documented pedagogical approach with a long history, a strong theoretical basis, a specific ethos, and many passionate advocates. Yet it is conspicuously underused as a teaching method in the worldwide field of English language teaching. In this article, I argue that English…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Community Needs
EdSource, 2017
As schools across the state implement the Next Generation Science Standards, this EdSource primer provides an easy-to-read guide for parents and other community members to understand the rationale for the standards and their potential to affect science instruction in California schools. California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Standards, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Wang, Hao – CATESOL Journal, 2016
Under critical examination, the English language and its use in daily interactions carry with them symbolic values in our social world, including social mobility, educational achievement, and employment. Its representations in government bodies, mass media, education, and legal documents have further increased those values and subtly created a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, English Only Movement
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Santoro, Ninetta; Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Unprecedented levels of global mobility mean that culturally homogenous classrooms are now increasingly rare. This brings with it challenges for teachers and raises issues about what constitutes quality teaching and teachers. Professional standards are commonly seen as a key policy instrument through which teacher quality can be enhanced. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis
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Punteney, Katherine – Intercultural Education, 2016
Committed to developing an institution-wide intercultural competence curriculum for master's-level students preparing for international careers, a team of nine professors from across disciplines deliberated for a year on their fundamental understandings of intercultural competence and what it would mean to facilitate the development of that…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Philosophy, Cultural Pluralism
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