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Jackson, Tambra O. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Alternative and parallel schooling contexts such as the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools[R] provide educational experiences for U.S. K-12 students grounded in notions of social justice and culturally responsive teaching. College-aged young adults known as "servant-leader interns" are the teachers in this context. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Elementary Secondary Education, Young Adults, Teaching Experience
Emery, Kathy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
In the last 20 years, public education in the United States has been transformed under the pressures of high-stakes testing. Some argue that right wing ideologues are out to privatize the public school system in order to wring as much profit from the system as they can. Others argue that the new reforms are needed because for too long, teachers…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
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Chilcoat, George W.; Ligon, Jerry A. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1994
Reviews the social studies goal of citizenship education. Describes the goals, instructional techniques, evaluation methods, and classroom management strategies used in the Mississippi Freedom Schools during the middle 1960s. Contends that these schools could be used as a model for effective social studies instruction today. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black History, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
Wilhelm, Terry – Leadership, 2006
Program Improvement (PI) and School Assistance and Intervention Teams (SAIT) programs place rigorous, narrowly defined requirements upon monitored schools and districts, with corrective actions typically written as both school-level and district-level interventions. The requirements, known as the Essential Program Components, aim to enable schools…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Achievement Gains, Sanctions
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Harvey, Brenda, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.; Miller, Larry, Ed. – 2001
This companion volume to the first "Rethinking Our Classrooms" presents a collection of articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources designed for educators seeking to pair concerns for social justice with student academic achievement. Topics are: (1) "The Power of Words," including "Where I'm From:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Bigelow, Bill, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2004
With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of "Rethinking Our Classrooms" broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality--and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, School Culture, Females
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. – 1994
These classroom guides for the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of July provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: (1) Yasser Arafat and online projects (July 1); (2) Yasser Arafat, athletes as…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1991
Designed to tap the rich collection of instructional techniques in the ERIC database, this compilation of lesson plans focuses on teaching high school students their Constitutional rights and responsibilities. The 40 lesson plans in the book cover the courts and basic rights, the rights of criminal suspects, the rights of minors and education law,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Student Press Law Center, Washington, DC. – 1994
Noting dramatic changes in First Amendment protections for high school students and new legal issues facing college newspaper editors, this book describes in detail the legal rights and responsibilities of both the high school and college press. While the book is extensively footnoted, it intentionally avoids "legal-ese" and "brings…
Descriptors: Advertising, Censorship, Copyrights, Freedom of Information
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Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Inc., Indianapolis. – 1994
This handbook assists teachers, administrators, and other members of the educational community in avoiding inappropriate religious activities in the public schools as well as unnecessary interference with legitimate private religious expression by clarifying existing law. Participants in the Task Force on Religion and the Constitution represented…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Public Schools