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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Howards, Alyssa; Rinner, Susanne; Gulewich, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
An annual German Day event can be a powerful tool to motivate students, increase visibility of state and local German programs, and, ultimately, boost enrollments. However, it can also be a daunting undertaking that is often orchestrated by a single person. This article offers a user guide that can help others plan their own German Day, be it a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German, Ceremonies
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Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
Students in "community" (nondenominational) Jewish high schools represent a diversity of denominational affiliations, including those who affiliate with more than one denomination and those that affiliate with none. These schools strive to create communities in which students with varying Jewish beliefs and practices are, at the very…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Community Schools, High School Students, Judaism
Garran, Christopher – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
All school leaders at some point will find themselves confronted by the need to shepherd their school communities through emotionally draining experiences. Death requires school leaders to act with compassion, care, and awareness that they are modeling for young people how to grieve. Few better examples of servant leadership exist. Communication…
Descriptors: Death, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Role, Disclosure
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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
Olson, Jennifer; Selzer, Jessica – Education Canada, 2012
Rather than speak from a place of authoritative knowing on Aboriginal matters, why not work from a place of wondering and invite our students to learn with us in gaining a deeper understanding of First Nations perspective? Two teachers from Rockridge Secondary School in West Vancouver did just that. One afternoon a new understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Secondary School Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Silman, Fatos; Ozmatyatli, Icim Ozenli; Birol, Cem; Caglar, Mehmet – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2012
This study was conducted to compare the organizational culture in two TRNC schools by using influencing factors of metaphors, physical environment, values, norms, rituals, language, legends and reward systems. To obtain data, a triangulation of participant interviews, observations and written sources were used. Results appear to display that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Ceremonies, Values
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Eglash, Ron; Krishnamoorthy, Mukkai; Sanchez, Jason; Woodbridge, Andrew – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
This article describes the use of fractal simulations of African design in a high school computing class. Fractal patterns--repetitions of shape at multiple scales--are a common feature in many aspects of African design. In African architecture we often see circular houses grouped in circular complexes, or rectangular houses in rectangular…
Descriptors: High School Students, Indigenous Knowledge, Ceremonies, African Culture
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Hawkes, T. Elijah – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Exile has its place. As an age-old human response to conflict, its potential value to the healthy maturation of students and the school community should not be discounted. Exile or ostracism goes by various names in school. Students are told: Move your desk. Leave the classroom and wait in the hall. Go to the office. Go to detention. You're…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Discipline, Suspension
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Court, Deborah; Abbas, Randa – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2010
This study investigated how two Israeli Druze high schools shape the identity and citizenship of adolescents through curriculum, teaching, discourse, social activities and national ceremonies. Data were collected through interviews with teachers, the two school principals, policymakers for Druze education in the Ministry of Education, and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Citizenship, Ceremonies, Academic Achievement
Kidwai, Sabrina – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Career and Technical Student Organizations DECA and FCCLA toured career and technical education (CTE) programs and academies at Falls Church High School in Arlington, Virginia, in February. Each year, to celebrate CTE Month, ACTE visits a local school to gain a better perspective of how…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Organizations, Ceremonies, School Activities
O'Leary, Brian P. – Education Canada, 2010
In Manitoba's Seven Oaks School Division, all 3,000 high school students have a teacher advisor who spends an hour a week with them throughout their four years in high school, knows them as individuals, knows their families, and acts as an academic and life coach. Advisors help students complete their first high school course registration and they…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ceremonies, Graduation, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Ethan – Ethnography and Education, 2009
In this article I compare and contrast curricular, ceremonial and pedagogical practices with how students and teachers make sense of racial identity and discrimination at the Jaime Hurtado Academy in the city and province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, which is the only region of the nation where Afro-Ecuadorian people comprise a majority of the…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Racial Discrimination, Ceremonies, Instruction
US Department of Education, 2007
"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an active shooter situation that escalated to a hostage situation that required multiple law enforcement agencies and other first responders and agencies to coordinate response and recovery…
Descriptors: Violence, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Law Enforcement
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2007
According to the 2000 census, high school dropouts had a 52% employment rate, compared to 71% for high school graduates and 83% for college graduates. According to NCSE, the national dropout rate is 30% of which 80% had been chronically absent from school ("School attendance tracking: Challenges and effective practices"), which puts the…
Descriptors: Attendance, Dropouts, Recognition (Achievement), Incentives
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