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Bonet, Sally Wesley – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article explores the disjuncture between refugee's pre-migratory educational aspirations and their everyday encounters with urban public schools. This study engages with two main questions: How do refugee youth's experiences with their urban public schools act as barriers to their educational aspirations? How do these experiences inform their…
Descriptors: Refugees, Citizenship Education, Academic Aspiration, Student Experience
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Barak, Moshe; Assal, Muhammad – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
This study presents the case of development and evaluation of a STEM-oriented 30-h robotics course for junior high school students (n = 32). Class activities were designed according to the P3 Task Taxonomy, which included: (1) practice-basic closed-ended tasks and exercises; (2) problem solving--small-scale open-ended assignments in which the…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Assignments
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Poch, Apryl L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Anniversaries offer a time for reflection, celebration, validation, and sometimes, simply a candid conversation on the current state of a field. In the field of learning disabilities, anniversaries offer a time to consider how far the field has come and just how far is left to go to understand what a learning disability is. Definitional…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reflection, Presidents, Disabilities
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Green, Satasha L.; Martin, Darren – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this comparative study is to ascertain the experiences and perceptions of four Black males enrolled in teacher preparation programs, one at a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and three at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Findings provide insight for Colleges of Teacher Education to understand the barriers that prevent…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Recruitment, African American Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Kloss, Dean – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Even in this "Age of Data," independent progressive schools have shown a remarkable persistence in offering an alternative educational model. As Traditional Public Schools (TPS) become even more committed to a testing model of achievement, there are schools that continue to operate on identified progressive educational principles. This…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Private Schools, Progressive Education
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Welton, Anjalé D.; Freelon, Rhoda – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The collective power of community members has the potential to shape education reform efforts through activism and community organizing. In this article, we present two cases where community organizers exhibited key leadership strategies designed to influence district decision-making about school closures in Chicago. Employing a mix of interviews,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Racial Discrimination, Social Justice, Community Organizations
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Fernández, Erica; Paredes Scribner, Samantha M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This article expands a more inclusive parental engagement framework by broadening notions of educational leadership using an example of organizing actions of Latina parent leaders amid a hostile anti-immigrant climate within an urban elementary school. Researchers draw on Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to analyze how a Latinx parent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Leadership, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
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Lac, Van T.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the value of educational leaders intentionally including students in shaping the policies and practices that affect young people's schooling experiences. First, we share the literature on student voice and introduce Principal Orientations for Critical Youth Educational Leadership as a conceptual model,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Participative Decision Making, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Montes, Amanda Lira Gordenstein; Valenciano, Cynthia Kay; Fernandez, Miguel – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
While Bilingual Education has traditionally been associated with linguistic diversity, the rise of the number of African-American teacher candidates in a Bilingual Education program at a mid-west Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) is causing the authors to reevaluate the input of this program's curriculum and the output of the candidates'…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, African American Teachers, Black Colleges, Bilingual Teachers
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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Situated in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context, this study navigates the intersection of language learner identity and foreign language engagement. Specifically, drawing on the concept of voice (Canagarajah, 2013; Johnstone, 1996; Kramsch, 2003), Bakhtin's (1981) theory of language, and the notion of investment (Darvin & Norton,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Eckstein, Grant; Ferris, Dana – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Scholars have at various points discussed the needs of second language (L2) writers enrolled in "mainstream" composition courses where they are mixed with native (L1) English speakers. Other researchers have investigated the experiences of L2 writers in mainstream classes and the perceptions of their instructors about their abilities and…
Descriptors: Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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George, Meredith; Cutner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of acculturation on parents' readings of and expectations for physical education. Method: Participants were 39 parents of pupils enrolled at one public middle school. Data were collected with an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up formal interviews. They were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education
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Allen, Junior Lloyd; Huggins-Hoyt, Kimberly Y.; Holosko, Michael J.; Briggs, Harold E. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Purpose: This study explored the scholarship experiences of top-ranked African American faculty in schools of social work. Method: Qualitative interviews were conducted with N = 10 top-ranked African American faculty identified as achieving considerable productivity and impact of scholarship. Findings: Four major themes were identified, each of…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Teachers, Social Work, Barriers
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Michaeli, Yossi; Dickson, Daniel J.; Shulman, Shmuel – Journal of Career Development, 2018
The present study examined the prevalence and role of career-related support in 100 Israeli emerging adults who were followed from ages 22 to 29. At the age of 29, participants were asked to name any significant persons who had impacted their career history. Both parents and nonfamily other adults were most frequently cited to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Social Support Groups
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Flanigan, Abraham E.; Kiewra, Kenneth A.; Luo, Linlin – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Previous research (Kiewra & Creswell, "Educational Psychology Review" 12(1):135-161, 2000; Patterson-Hazley & Kiewra, "Educational Psychology Review" 25(1):19-45, 2013) has investigated the characteristics and work habits of highly productive educational psychologists. These investigations have focused exclusively on…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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