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Jackson, Iesha; Knight-Manuel, Michelle – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study is based on an initiative for increasing college and career readiness for Black and Latino male high school students in New York City. From data that include 58 total hours of participant observations from 24 educators of color, written documentation from culturally relevant education--professional development (CRE-PD) activities, and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
Alterman, Emma; Balu, Rekha; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2019
Around the country, high school teachers are being called upon to improve student writing, but they often lack the tools and requisite know-how to make a difference. An ambitious new program called Drive to Write is attempting to change that. This report describes an evaluation of the program's implementation in 11 public high schools in New York…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance)
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Bhandari, Anooj – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The interruption of the school-to-prison pipeline has had a greater presence in many educational policies across the nation, many of these outlining Restorative Justice as a step toward the deconstruction of that system. In looking at policy asks, a question comes up as to how a culture change can be funded that can allow restorative practices to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Justice, Social Change, Racial Bias
Hochman, Judith C.; Wexler, Natalie – American Educator, 2017
Expository writing--the kind of writing that explains and informs--is essential for success in school and the workplace. Students who cannot write at a competent level struggle in college. With the advent of e-mail and the Internet, an increasing number of jobs require solid writing skills. No matter what path students choose in life, the ability…
Descriptors: Sentences, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Brown, Amy – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Scholars who document neoliberal trends in education argue that privatization and corporatization in schools is dehumanizing and discourages democratic participation. These scholars assert that neoliberal education policies heighten social inequity by emphasizing individualism, marketability and colorblindness without interrogating social…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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D'Orio, Wayne – Education Next, 2017
In this article, the author describes how the hottest show on Broadway, "Hamilton," teamed up with a nonprofit organization and a major foundation in an attempt to reinvent how American history is taught--and motivate 16-year-olds to interact with primary documents from 240 years ago.
Descriptors: Theater Arts, United States History, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ticozzi, Lea – Teaching Artist Journal, 2016
Arts-based teaching techniques using physicality help English Language Learners to develop self-awareness. A strong familial and social identity empowers self-expression.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Students, Ethnography, Self Concept
Sherrin, David – American Educator, 2016
This article is drawn from the authors' book, "Judging for Themselves: Using Mock Trials to Bring Social Studies and English to Life," which discusses the effectiveness of mock trials as tools for learning and assessments. Mock trials are effective because they are challenging, authentic projects in which students create and then do…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Courts, Social Studies, English Instruction
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Panero, Nell Scharff – Improving Schools, 2016
This study is an analysis of the curriculum used to teach writing at one US high school in which outcomes for students were extremely strong. The study surfaces what was different in the approach used from what is typically understood and promoted as best practice in the teaching of writing. It does so in order to surface what elements of writing…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Best Practices
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Jackson, Iesha – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The "over-age, under-credited" (OA/UC) student population is defined as high school students who are at least two years behind their peers in terms of age and credits earned toward a high school diploma. To date, few studies have examined the schooling of OA/UC students. The purpose of this study is to use the insights of six African…
Descriptors: Praxis, African American Students, High School Students, Mental Age
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Malsbary, Christine Brigid; Espinoza, Samantha; Bales, Lisa – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
In usual understandings of learning, youths' development in classrooms is portrayed as a move from being a novice to an expert. However, findings of the present anthropologically framed study support us to argue that learning, rather, can be characterized as youths' simultaneous occupation of novice and expert roles. We refer to this simultaneous…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Diversity, High School Students
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McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education