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Chapman, Kay – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
Where there is a demand for English-medium schooling and English academic qualifications in a former British colony such as Sri Lanka, questions about power relations and the construction of knowledge are raised. Geography is a school subject that claims to make sense of the world. In this article I propose a postcolonial theoretical framework and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, English, Geography Instruction
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White, Steven; White, Su – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are frequently portrayed as "agents of change" in higher education (HE), impacting on institutional practices, processes and structures throughout HE. However, these courses do not "fit" neatly with the established aims and functions of universities, and accounts of technology-led change in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Role
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Klein, Emily J.; Taylor, Monica; Onore, Cynthia; Strom, Kathryn; Abrams, Linda – Teaching Education, 2013
This paper describes an urban teacher residency program, the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency, a collaborative endeavor between the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools and Montclair State University, built on a decades-long partnership. The authors see the conceptual work of developing this program as creating a "third space" in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Epistemology, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Quigley, Cassie F. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Through the use of narrative enquiry, this paper tells the story of how a kindergarten teacher in an all-girls' school incorporates family and community members' involvement to the construction of the congruent Third Space present in the classroom, and the ways the girls respond to this involvement, thereby providing a successful model for other…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Single Sex Schools, Females
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Assaf, Lori Czop – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2014
Research on the sociocultural processes of writing and its impact on writing instruction in the middle grades has gained increased attention in educational research. Less attention has been devoted to research on writing with middle grade English learners (ELs) who are mainstreamed into English only classrooms. National assessment data, reports,…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, English Language Learners, Writing Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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Zeng, Zhini – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This single-case study explored the experiences of a U.S. professional working in China by focusing on his discursive performance in negotiating a third space at work with people from the target culture. The results revealed that the foreign professional demonstrated a strong desire to creatively appropriate the target language as his own use,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professional Personnel, Foreign Workers, Second Language Learning
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Schadl, Suzanne Michele; Nelson, Molly; Valencia, Kristen S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2015
This article describes the implementation of two inexpensive social learning library laboratories for advanced students in Latin American and Chicana/o studies. Drawing on philosophical literature from these interdisciplinary areas and ethnic studies, these cases present a "third space" option for library learning called…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Academic Libraries, Learning Laboratories, Case Studies
Benzie, Helen – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2015
Pathway programs exist to prepare students for progression into university degrees but the transition experience for many students may not be as smooth as is suggested by the notion of the pathway. While attending a pathway program and at the beginning of their university degree, students may be in a third space, a liminal space where they engage…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Experience, Interviews, Transitional Programs
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Kennedy, Laura M.; Oviatt, Rae L.; De Costa, Peter I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the inherent value of refugee youth's diverse and powerful linguistic and cultural capital, this case study adds to the growing body of research regarding refugee youth's intersecting identities and multiliteracies by exploring (1) how youth who have settled in the American Midwest as refugees express their emerging notions of identity…
Descriptors: Refugees, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Capital, Multiple Literacies
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Childs, Ann – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This article responds to Yuli Rahmawati and Peter Charles Taylor's piece and explores my role as a science teacher, science teacher educator and researcher in two contexts, Sierra Leone and Bhutan. In the first part of the article I reflect on my 3 years as a science teacher in Sierra Leone and demonstrate resonances with Yuli's accounts of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Cultural Influences, Science Education
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Lanza, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article, a teacher educator and a New York City elementary public school teacher share insights from a yearlong collaboration whereby they worked together to interrupt normative pedagogical practices regarding gender, sexuality, and interrelated identities within the context of a second-grade classroom. Bridging the typical disconnect…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Emenike, Nkechi W.; Plowright, David – Journal of Research in International Education, 2017
This study examines the extent to which indigenous Nigerian students attending international schools in their own country are able to successfully negotiate their identities from conflictual perspectives within their schools and home communities. Using a sample of 66 students aged 12 to 18 years, from two international schools in Nigeria, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, International Schools, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Howell, Penny B.; Sheffield, Caroline C.; Shelton, Ashley L.; Vujaklija, Amy R. – Middle School Journal, 2017
This article provides an overview of utilizing an online backchannel platform, TodaysMeet, to enhance middle level preservice teachers' course-embedded classroom observations in early field experiences through the synchronous utilization of 1:1 tablet technology. In reflecting on the use of these applications, it is apparent that it created a safe…
Descriptors: Observation, Theory Practice Relationship, Synchronous Communication, Middle School Teachers
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Flessner, Ryan – Educational Forum, 2014
Much has been written about the importance of reflective practice. What is missing is reflective work on the part of teacher educators to address the mismatch between university-based methods courses and the realities of classroom life. With examples from a third grade mathematics classroom as well as a university-based mathematics methods course,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Reflection, Methods Courses
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