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Joseph, Nicole M.; Hailu, Meseret F.; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Nicole Joseph, Meseret Hailu, and Jamaal Matthews argue that Black girls' oppression in the United States is largely related to the dehumanization of their personhood, which extends to various institutions, including secondary schools and, especially, mathematics classrooms. They contend that one way to engage in educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Gender Bias
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Oakes, Jeannie – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning" answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Dutta, Shuchismita; Eswaran, Subha; Sanelli, Anne; Bhattacharya, Meenakshi; Tempsick, Richard – Science Teacher, 2018
Molecular storytelling combines three-dimensional (3-D) structure visualization, chemical and biological knowledge, and multidisciplinary functional information from various bioinformatics data resources to generate new knowledge. It prepares students for independent and interdisciplinary learning, facile navigation of public databases to gather…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Visualization
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Ament, Caitlin Marie; Graham, Theodore J. – Science Teacher, 2017
This article presents a unit of study in which students examine skeletons and draw conclusions from the evidence they find in a simulated mass grave. The activity involves the foundation of forensic anthropology--interpreting the structure of skeletal remains to determine sex, age, height, and possible cause of death. Working through a series of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Anthropology, Evidence
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Prasa, Anthony R., Jr.; Del Guercio, Ryan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Engineers are faced with solving important problems every day and must follow a step-by-step design process to arrive at solutions. Students who are taught an effective design process to apply to engineering projects begin to see problems as an engineer would, consider all ideas, and arrive at the best solution. Using an effective design process…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Secondary School Science, High School Students
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Vercellotti, Timothy; Matto, Elizabeth C. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Concerns regarding political knowledge and participation among young people continue to spur research into effective civic instruction. Through a quasi-experiment involving 361 students in four high schools as well as the parents of 152 of these students, we measured the effects of incorporating news magazines and discussion into social studies…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Mass Media, Periodicals, News Media
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Alqahtani, Muteb M.; Powell, Arthur B. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
To understand learners' appropriation of technological tools and geometrical understanding, we draw on the theory of instrumental genesis (Lonchamp, 2012; Rabardel & Beguin, 2005), which seeks to explain how learners accomplish tasks interacting with tools. To appropriate a tool, learners develop their own knowledge of how to use it, which…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
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Lombardi, Daniel; Behrman, Edward H. – Reading Improvement, 2016
Balanced literacy has been proposed as a compromise or middle ground between philosophical approaches to reading instruction that stress teaching of word recognition and those that stress construction of meaning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the READ 180 balanced literacy supplementary instruction program on…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Teaching Methods, Literacy
DeTample, Darrell R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Most Americans misunderstand the terms "Arab" and "Muslim," while also casting Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security. These perceived threats have led to the justification of the oppression of Arab and Muslim Americans similar to other minority groups in the United States, as non-Arab and non-Muslim Americans have…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Muslims, Arabs, North Americans
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Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
This article explores the use of art as a form of communication and meaning-making in participatory action research (PAR). The authors, researchers and educators, contemplate this concept through a pedagogical lens, and consider the role that visual and performing arts can play in social action. Based on the work of a youth-adult participatory…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Poetry, Films
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Sturner, Kelly; Lucci, Karen – American Biology Teacher, 2015
This inquiry-based activity for high school students introduces concepts of ecology and the importance of data analysis to science. Using an investigative case, students generate independent questions about birds, access Cornell Lab of Ornithology online resources to collect data, organize and graph data using Excel, and make claims based on…
Descriptors: Data, Data Analysis, Science Process Skills, Ornithology
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Kim, Sung Un – School Library Research, 2015
This researcher sought to examine enablers and inhibitors to English language learner (ELL) students' research process within the framework of Carol C. Kuhlthau's Information Search Process (ISP). At a high school forty-eight ELL students in three classes, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and a biology teacher participated in the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Research, High School Students, Barriers
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Fiore, Mia – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, hip hop of the 1980s and early 1990s, and spoken word poetry have each attempted to initiate the dialogical process outlined by Paulo Freire as necessary in overturning oppression. Each art form has done this by critically engaging with the world and questioning dominant systems of power. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Urban Schools, Power Structure