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Gehlbach, Hunter; Brinkworth, Maureen E.; Wang, Ming-Te – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: A growing literature describes multiple benefits of social perspective taking--many of which are particularly important for schools. Despite these potential benefits for administrators, counselors, teachers, and students, little is known about social perspective taking as a process. Purpose/Research Question: If educational…
Descriptors: Motivation, Perspective Taking, Social Cognition, Adults
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Brinkworth, Maureen E. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Research indicates that social perspective taking--the capacity to discern the thoughts and feelings of others--plays a role in many important outcomes in schools. Despite the potential benefits for students and educators, little is known about social perspective taking (SPT) as a process. Purpose/Research Question: If…
Descriptors: Evidence, Perspective Taking, Protocol Analysis, Intervention
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Schechter, Chen – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background: In light of the growing complexity of schoolwork, it is important that faculty members move away from isolated learning toward a more collective type of thinking regarding teaching and learning issues. Purpose: Whereas collective learning has mostly been approached from a deficit-based orientation (finding/solving problems and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Practices
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Johnson, Tara Star – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: Very little empirical research has been conducted on the issue of educator sexual misconduct (ESM) in secondary settings. The few reports available typically treat a larger social issue, such as sexual harassment or child abuse; therefore, data on ESM specifically must be extrapolated. When such data are obtained, the focus has…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Case Studies
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Demerath, Peter; Lynch, Jill; Milner, H. Richard, IV; Peters, April; Davidson, Mario – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background: Researchers have largely attributed achievement gaps between different groups of students in the United States to differences in resources, parent education, socioeconomic status (SES), and school quality. They have also shown how, through their "cultural productions," certain students may disadvantage themselves. Focus: This article…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Popular Culture, Participant Observation, Educational Attainment
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Theoharis, George – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: A group of educators have demonstrated success not only with White middle-class and affluent students but also with students from varied racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, ability, and cultural backgrounds. A reoccurring theme from these schools and from the literature on school change is that exemplary leadership helps create…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Lynn, Marvin; Bacon, Jennifer Nicole; Totten, Tommy L.; Bridges, Thurman L., III; Jennings, Michael E. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The study examines teachers' and administrators' perspectives on the persistent academic failure of African American male high school students. The study took place between 2003 and 2005 in a low-performing high school in Summerfield County, a Black suburban county in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States with a poverty…
Descriptors: African American Students, Suburban Schools, High School Students, Dropout Rate
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Fergus, Edward – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: For the last 40 years, researchers have posited competing theories regarding the relative influence of social class background and racial-group membership on the school experiences, academic performance, behavior, and motivation of ethnic minority students. The general purpose of these competing theories has been to explain why…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Student Experience
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Penuel, William R.; Riel, Margaret; Krause, Ann E.; Frank, Kenneth A. – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: Researchers have proposed a number of lenses for analyzing teacher professional communities in recent years. These lenses have been useful in describing key dynamics of professional communities; however, none provides a compelling approach to how to integrate data from the school as a whole with case study data on individual…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Social Networks, Social Capital, Teaching Methods
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Mitra, Dana – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: The sustainability of change efforts continues to be an important and challenging question in educational research. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: By examining 13 programs aimed at increasing student voice in school reform, this article examines conditions that enable and constrain the sustainability of…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Educational Change, Urban Environment, Grants
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Gibson, Margaret A.; Hidalgo, Nicole – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: Among the children of immigrants, one of the populations placed at greatest risk of not finishing high school are the children of migrant farmworkers. Although it is difficult to track graduation rates for migrant students because of their mobility, the U.S. Department of Education estimates that only half of all migrant…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Role Models, Graduation Rate, Mexican Americans
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Curry, Marnie Willis – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: This study builds upon research on teacher professional communities and high school restructuring reforms. It employs a conceptual framework that draws upon theories of "community of practice" and "community of learners." Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: This study analyzes how teachers' professional inquiry…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Instructional Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Mitchell, Katharyne; Parker, Walter C. – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background: Cosmopolitans and their critics often imagine a spectrum of affinities--concentric circles of belonging reaching from the self and family to the ethnic group, the nation and, finally, to all humanity. Debates over the role schools should play in educating "world citizens" versus national patriots follow suit: Should educators work to…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Metropolitan Areas
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Karp, Melinda Mechur; Hughes, Katherine L. – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: Recent educational policy developments have sought to raise the academic rigor of students' high school experiences to increase student preparation for postsecondary education. The expansion of credit-based transition programs (CBTPs), both in number and in the type of student served, represents one such strategy. These…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Motivation, College Credits, Case Studies
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Wells, Amy Stuart; Duran, Jacquelyn; White, Terrenda – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: In light of the June 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Louisville and Seattle voluntary school desegregation cases, making it more difficult for district officials to racially balance their schools, this article presents an analysis of prior research on the long-term effects of attending racially diverse schools on their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Race, Public Schools, School Desegregation
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