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Stanford, Myah D. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
The instructional practices of three current classroom teachers who formerly served as Servant Leader Interns (SLIs) in the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools (CDFFS) Program were examined. Haskell ("Transfer of learning: cognition, instruction, and reasoning." Academic Press, San Diego, 2001) outlined eleven principles of transfer…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Educational Principles, Conventional Instruction
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Hale, Jon N. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2011
This article examines the history of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools to illustrate how integrating the Civil Rights Movement into the social studies curriculum refocuses the aims of American education on participatory democracy. Teaching the Civil Rights Movement and employing the teaching strategies used in the Freedom Schools leads to the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Civil Rights, Freedom, Democracy
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McKay-Jackson, Cassandra – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
The traditional teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic alone will not fully prepare students to lead with integrity, govern fairly, analyze problems, and work collectively with people different from themselves. Social emotional learning (SEL) has been described as one of the missing links in academic education, but a restrictive approach to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Jackson, Tambra O. – Teaching Education, 2011
This article describes the programmatic ways in which the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools[R] program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particularly in the area of developing sociopolitical consciousness. This paper places specific focus on the role that historical knowledge, the acknowledgement…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Civil Rights, Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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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
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Logue, Jennifer – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
John Dewey's pragmatism and progressive education sought to nourish the democratic principles of critical thinking and collective social action, which he saw as central to democracy and threatened by what J├╝rgen Habermas would call the rise of "instrumental rationality." Dewey was concerned that traditional approaches to education…
Descriptors: Freedom, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Citizenship
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Nir, Adam; Ben-David, Adi; Bogler, Ronit; Inbar, Dan; Zohar, Anat – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze two parallel processes in the Israeli educational system: first, the idea of school autonomy, exploring its origins and its pedagogical implications and effectiveness; and second, the development of the progressive education evident mainly in the cognitive domain of twenty-first century skills (21st…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
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Jasinski, Igor; Lewis, Tyson E. – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2016
While some argue that the only way to make a place for Philosophy for Children (P4C) in today's strict, standardised classroom is to measure its efficacy in promoting reasoning, we believe that this must be avoided in order to safeguard what is truly unique in P4C dialogue. When P4C acquiesces to the very same quantitative measures that define the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Communities of Practice, Freedom
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Barendregt, Wolmet; Bekker, Tilde M. – Computers & Education, 2011
Employing a mixed-method explorative approach, this study examined the in situ use of and opinions about an educational computer game for learning English introduced in three schools offering different levels of freedom to choose school activities. The results indicated that the general behaviour of the children with the game was very different…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Educational Games, Opinions
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
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Sacken, Donal M. – Teachers College Record, 1989
This article investigates the uncertain history of academic freedom in public schools, from the viewpoint of the courts' understanding and related commentaries. Also considered is the magnitude of teachers' classroom discretion, and whether courts are likely to treat content and pedagogical conflicts differently. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
Kasschau, Richard A. – 1972
The human relations teaching unit suggests materials and activities designed to sensitize students toward racial matters and group interaction of blacks and whites in American society. It is intended for use in an ongoing psychology or related course on the secondary level. The guide recommends that teachers remain neutral introducers of evidence…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Black Attitudes, Black Influences, Civil Rights
Slagter, Peter – 1975
The concerns, problems, mood, and directions of foreign language education in Holland are described. One-year "bridge classes" were established by a bill in 1958 to span the gap between the six years of elementary school and the beginning of higher-level education. The basic conflicts within the system and the society that have prevented…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Lacey, Richard A. – 1972
Today's students are very much interested in films, but discussing films as if they are literature, or as if there are "right" answers about them (the teacher's), will kill off that interest quickly. A better technique is to discuss the feelings which the film's images generate among class members, and to go on from there into larger questions…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Classroom Environment, Film Study, Films