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Mein, Erika; Esquinca, Alberto – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we demonstrate ways in which teachers, working within the context of rapidly changing demographics in our country, can create inclusive classroom environments that promote the development of engineering literacies and identities, particularly among bilingual students. We draw on our experience working with two projects funded by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Code Switching (Language), Role
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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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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
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Bach, Jacqueline; Choate, Laura Hensley; Parker, Bruce – Theory Into Practice, 2011
As the body of high quality young adult literature (YAL) continues to grow, what role might these texts play in professional development for educators? This article describes ways in which schools can develop book study programs that use this literature to promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of contemporary adolescent issues. Based on…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Young Adults
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Van Sluys, Katie; Rao, Arthi – Theory Into Practice, 2012
To be literate in the 21st century means much more than learning to read and write; it requires advanced skills like collaboration, critical problem solving, and utilizing multiple sources and means of communication. Learning a language, an aspect of becoming literate, demands that learners not only acquire vocabulary and syntax but also use…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Literacy Education, Syntax, Multilingualism
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Davis, Dennis S. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Many studies of comprehension strategies instruction rely on an internalization metaphor of strategy learning. In this view, strategies eventually enter students' heads after repeated interactions with teachers who introduce strategies and control how they are used. In this article, the author discusses the limitations of the internalization view…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Figurative Language, Cognitive Style, Grade 5
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Kehoe, Ashley; Goudzwaard, Michael – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Extensive research on student development and learning theory shows that the value of a college experience can be challenging to measure because its impact is not strictly academic, but holistic (e.g., Evans, Forney, & Guido-DiBrito, 1998). ePortfolio programs have been successfully implemented at many campuses as 1 way for students to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology