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Alexander, Neeske; Costandius, Elmarie – Education as Change, 2017
Some coloured and black learners in South Africa use a light orange or pink crayon to represent themselves in art. Many learners name this colour "human colour" or "skin colour". This is troublesome, because it could reflect exclusionary ways of representing race in images and language. This case study, conducted with two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Color, Case Studies, Grade 3
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Spence, Lucy; Tanaka, Toshiya – Childhood Education, 2016
As young children enter formal schooling, they are at various points along their individual developmental paths toward literacy. Generally, their egocentric speech is becoming more social and they are building their capacity for logical thought and concrete problem-solving. This is a gradual development and teachers can support children's literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Child Development
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Lee, Young Ah – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Although teachers may agree that it is important to teach all learners equitably, it is challenging to practice social justice oriented pedagogy due to its multiplicity and complexity. This participatory action research attempted to examine student teaching practices that three teacher candidates approached to teach for social justice with young…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Teaching, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education
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Lewis, Elaine; Mansfield, Caroline; Baudains, Catherine – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2014
The "Ten Tonne Plan" is a greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiative that aimed to reduce school emissions by 10 tonnes (metric tons) in one year. A case study was conducted on the impact of this initiative at a primary school in Western Australia. Research investigated student, staff, parent, and community partner perceptions…
Descriptors: Climate, Pollution, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Park Rogers, Meredith – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the role that a collaborative teaching approach, referred to as a community of practice (CoP), had on a team of four second grade teachers' implementation of a science-based interdisciplinary curriculum. Data was collected in the form of extensive observation notes gathered over 10-weeks of twice weekly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice