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Siffrinn, Nicole E.; McGovern, Kathleen R. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This paper explores the identity construction of multilingual and multidialectal middle school students in a semester-long youth participatory action research (YPAR) project. In particular, it moves beyond an emancipatory discourse that views youth identity development from a point of marginalization by drawing on Foucauldian notions of discourse,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Self Concept, Social Change
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Lunsmann, Christina J.; Beck, Jori S.; Riddle, Derek R.; Scott, Chyllis E.; Adkins, Amy B. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
Although the importance of mentor teachers in clinical teacher preparation is well established, few researchers explore the social identity development of these individuals. Through our study we contribute to the body of research by exploring mentor teachers' social identity development through the concept of Apprenticeship of Observation --…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Social Development
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Bartone, Michael D. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
This article explores schooling experiences of James, assigned-female-at-birth (AFAB) male, with a focus on his Catholic K-8 experience. James was caught in the tensions of school and home: Catholic school reinforcing traditional norms of gender and a family that bucked these norms. At school James learned about the body and sex, never feeling…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Social Attitudes
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Flores, Tracey T.; Batista-Morales, Nathaly; Salmerón, Cori – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
In this article, we describe the campus visit we organized for Latina girls (grades 6-12) that participated in Somos Escritoras/We Are Writers. Somos Escritoras is a creative space that invites Latina girls to explore their lives and examine their worlds through art, writing, and theater. We focus on the writing marathon we designed for our visit…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Creative Writing
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Williams, Ray – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
In response to current tensions around U.S. immigration policies and the expression of diverse religious identities, the author presents a case study in which a university art museum engaged local children and adults to share images and stories of their experience as practitioners of five of the world's major religions. These contemporary, local…
Descriptors: Museums, Intergroup Relations, Judaism, Religious Cultural Groups
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Waddell, Jennifer H. – Current Issues in Education, 2013
Communities play a critical role in helping teacher candidates understand the social and historical aspects of community and their impact on schools, students and families, particularly in urban communities. Communities should be integral and equal partners in preparing teachers for today's diverse schools. This paper focuses on utilizing the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Urban Teaching
Groundwater-Smith, Susan, Ed.; Mockler, Nicole, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2015
"Big Fish, Little Fish: Teaching and Learning in the Middle Years" provides pre-service and early career teachers with a pathway to understanding the needs of students as they make the important transition from primary to secondary schooling. The book explores contemporary challenges for teaching and learning in the middle years, with a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2015
This paper focuses on the significance of embodied understandings to the emerging subjectivities and pedagogical practices of pre-service teachers undertaking a Physical Education (PE) specialisation through a B.Ed. (primary/middle). Data from a research project conducted at an Australian university with seven pre-service teachers will be…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Human Body, Physical Health
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Kakalia, Tiffnie; Carpenter, Dee-Ann; Lee, Winona K. – Educational Perspectives, 2019
I Ola Kohala is an educational pilot project that strengthens opportunities for middle and high school students in North Hawai?i to explore opportunities in higher education and health professions through strengthening cultural identity and civic responsibility. The program is also focused on delivering quality rural health education for health…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Middle School Students, High School Students, Higher Education
Powell, Mary G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research studies the effects of a writing community on three novice, middle school, Title I language arts teachers' perceptions of themselves as educators and as writers. The participants wrote on topics of their selection, on a bi-monthly basis, for one semester, to explore their teaching and learning. The teachers are in their first…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Writing (Composition)