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Rebora, Anthony – Educational Leadership, 2019
In an interview, educator and psychologist Thomas Armstrong says that schools need to do a better job of speaking to--rather than resisting or crushing--adolescents' neurological development. "Essentially, the curriculum in high school needs to be more affective," he argues. "It needs to be more engaging in terms of humor, vitality,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, High School Students, Adolescent Development
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Blei, Micaela – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The Moth is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to true stories told live, and its education programs make space for students and educators to tell their stories. In this edited transcript of a panel discussion given by student alumni of Moth storytelling programs, participants discuss the impact of personal narrative performance on…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Academic Achievement, Student Experience, Story Telling
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Education Sciences, 2018
In this article, we address the common criticisms of the Visible Learning research and offer a long-term view of the potential presented with this body of knowledge. We contextualize our view with some experiences in a high school that is focused on improving student learning.
Descriptors: High School Students, Evidence Based Practice, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Greer, G. H. – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2018
This paper is a theoretical discussion of "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study" (Harney & Moten, 2013) as a contribution to critical education in public schools. The undercommons serves here as an epistemic device, or a way of seeing and knowing, in relation to public education. The function of this device is to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Resistance (Psychology), Inclusion
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Levine, Peter – Democracy & Education, 2018
The work of Crocco and her colleagues, "Deliberating Public Policy Issues with Adolescents," combines two important fields--deliberative democracy and discussion as a pedagogy--with a study of policy deliberations in three classrooms. Their article yields valuable insights. As the authors note, the results are disappointing. This may be…
Descriptors: Democracy, Simulation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Citizenship
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Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Drawing upon an ongoing school mental health survey being conducted in California, this article examines associations between high school students' mental wellness, including covitality (as measured with the Social Emotional Health Survey--Secondary), and school safety perceptions and experiences. Student self-reports reveal a strong positive…
Descriptors: School Safety, Well Being, Wellness, Mental Health
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McCarty, Ryan – Composition Studies, 2018
This article presents the experiences of six bilingual Spanish-English students transitioning from high school to college, highlighting the ways they theorize translation and its relationship to writing and learning. As increased attention to theories of translingualism has established translation as deeply embedded in writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Hennessy, Laura – Research in Drama Education, 2018
In this piece of writing, I respond to Anon's reflections on her/his experiences of being taught Drama in a British high school, recently published in this journal (see Anon. 2017. '"Where the wild things are" -- an insider's experience of the contemporary drama classroom', RIDE: "The Journal of Applied Theatre and…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Art Education
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Wright, Jan; Cruickshank, Ken; Black, Stephen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Much of the literature on social class and language study in schools argues that for middle-class parents and their children, languages are chosen for their capacity to offer forms of distinction that provide an edge in the global labour market. In this paper, we draw on data collected from interviews with parents and children in middle-class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Middle Class, Middle Class Culture
Carabello, Licelot; Donahue, Aidan; Merlain, Thaina – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
This article presents an interview with three high school seniors who discuss the highest priorities for their activism, advice they would give to other student and adult activists, and what they would like to pass on to younger student activists right now as they look toward the next four years.
Descriptors: Youth Agencies, Youth Opportunities, High School Seniors, Interviews
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Woods, Philip A. – Democracy & Education, 2017
Bradley-Levine reported in her article how she created an opportunity to explore research data with the aim of examining the degree to which New Tech schools were democratic in the sense conceptualized by the notion of holistic democracy. My response is in three parts. The first sets out my understanding of the significance of the model of…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Democracy, Holistic Approach, Power Structure
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Ginsburg, Lynda – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, the author addresses how to assist adults in improving mathematics and numeracy literacy. Ginsburg observes educators who strive to address their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. What…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Educators, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides
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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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Guerra, Andreia; Rezende, Flavia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Angela Chapman and Allan Feldman (2016) conducted a study that aimed to exam how a group of diverse urban high school students were affected by the participation in a contextually based authentic science experience. The analysis of all data led the authors to conclude that the experience of authentic science positively influenced the science…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Andersson, Kristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Marie Ståhl and Anita Hussénius have defined what discourses dominate national tests in chemistry for Grade 9 in Sweden by using feminist, critical didactic perspectives. This response seeks to expand the results in Ståhl and Hussénius's article "Chemistry inside an epistemological community box!--Discursive exclusions and inclusions in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gender Differences, Science Instruction, National Competency Tests
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