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Reyhner, Jon – Cogent Education, 2017
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the United States spent millions upon millions of dollars in a largely unsuccessful effort to close the academic achievement gap between American-Indian and some other ethnic minorities and mainstream Americans. NCLB's focus on teacher quality and evidence-based curriculum and…
Descriptors: American Indians, Language Role, Self Concept, American Indian Languages
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Masuda, A. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2012
As literacy researchers, we are challenged to consider whether our instructional practices are sufficient to help students engage in literacy practices in our current and future society, such as reading from critical literacy perspectives. Teacher identities can be discursively constructed in different ways, given the contexts in which they work.…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Teaching Methods, Social Environment, Federal Legislation
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Anthony-Stevens, Vanessa; Stevens, Philip – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This article explores the discourse practices of an Indigenous, community-based charter school and its efforts to create space for Indigenous both/and identities across rural-urban divides. The ethnographic portrait of Urban Native Middle School (UNMS) analyzes the discourse of making "a space for you", which brings together rural and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Indigenous Populations, Charter Schools
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Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy; Riedinger, Kelly; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Dai, Amy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
In case studies of two first-year elementary classroom teachers, we explored the influence of informal science education (ISE) they experienced in their teacher education program. Our theoretical lens was identity development, delimited to classroom science teaching. We used complementary data collection methods and analysis, including interviews,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Federal Legislation
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Barrett, Brian D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This Bernsteinian analysis conceptualizes No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States as a recent and deliberate shift towards a ''performance'' model of official pedagogic discourse. The paper posits that this shift carries the capacity to fundamentally alter teachers' professional practices and identities. It examines particularly…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Collins, James – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
"No Child Left Behind" is federal education legislation consisting of implementation programs intended to reconcile the goals of insuring equality while promoting competition in public education in the United States. Immigrant students whose primary languages are not English are included in the mandate of "NCLB," categorized as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Immigrants, At Risk Students, English Language Learners
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Turkan, Sultan; DaSilva Iddings, Ana Christina – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, we utilize the concepts of conceptual metaphors, cultural models, and master myths to discuss the ways by which three new immigrant children, native speakers of Spanish, were developing conceptions of English language, literacy, and learner's identities. Our findings point to 3 main metaphors that were often implicit in the school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Scoring
Bianchi, Alison J.; Lancianese, Donna A. – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2005
Using a new method to measure identity, we attempt to capture salient identities of young children developing into "good students." Using a nationally representative sample of American kindergarteners who advance to the first grade, derived from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, we examine identities based on socio-economic status,…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Socioeconomic Status, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Ignatieva, Raisa P. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the study was to uncover the cultural beliefs and values that underlie American and Russian teachers' representations of their professional identities and their understanding of power in education in the context of globally disseminated education reforms and current educational mandates--the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Shohamy, Elana – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
While much of the work in language testing is concerned with constructing quality tests in order to measure language knowledge in reliable and valid ways, there has been a significant movement in language testing research that examines tests in the context of their use in education and society. This line of research exits from the notion that…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Evaluation Research, Ideology
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Saldana, Lilliana P. – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2013
Relying on life history and memory as methodology, this essay unearths the memories of schooling of five Mexican American teachers at a dual-language school in San Antonio, locating their memories of trauma within the history of language oppression and cultural exclusion in U.S. public schools. In re(membering) their schooling experiences as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Equal Education, Educational Experience, Professional Identity
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Merchant, Amita D.; Osterling, Jorge P. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
In recent months the United States scrutinized the reauthorization of two critical pieces of legislation--those of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Law and the No Child Left Behind Act--and disagreed on many of the issues involved in these two pieces of legislation. We believe this is an opportunity to engage in a deeper examination of the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Federal Legislation, Multilingualism, Immigration
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Cleary, Linda Miller – Journal of American Indian Education, 2008
This in-depth interview study of the schooling experiences of 120 First Nations, American Indian, and Alaska Native students contributes to understandings of their literacy motivation, highlighting tensions between their insights on literacy learning and literacy practices implicated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. With NCLB in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, American Indians, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education
Kavanagh, Kara Maura – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In contrast to the increasing diversity of students, the implementation and consequences of federal and state policies such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Comprehensive School Reform Act, have created a push for standardization in pedagogy and curriculum that serve culturally and linguistically diverse students. Effects of NCLB policies…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, School Restructuring, Federal Legislation, Culturally Relevant Education
Henry, Phyllis Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative research study, in the format of an historical narrative, chronicles the issues, process of consensus, and the impact of the National History Standards Project (NHSP) on local policies and curricula in history education. The "culture wars" for the "National Standards for History" of 1994-1996 and quest for a…
Descriptors: Oral History, International Education, Federal Legislation, National Standards