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Falk, Candace; Reese, Lyn; Dougherty, Mary Agnes – 2001
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) is a major figure in the history of radicalism and feminism in the United States. In a period when the expression of controversial ideas was dangerous, Goldman insisted on her right to challenge convention. She was among the most prominent advocates of labor's right to organize, reproductive rights, sexual freedom, freedom…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Feminism, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
Falk, Candace; And Others – 1992
The documents in this curriculum unit are drawn from the massive archive collected by the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California (Berkeley). They are linked to the standard social studies and humanities curriculum themes of art and literature, First Amendment rights, labor, progressive politics, and Red Scare, the rise of…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Freedom of Speech, High School Students
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Rosenfeld, Malke, Ed. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
This section is full of stories from teaching artists working to clarify what needs to change within their practices and moving toward solutions--whether it's supporting a classroom of learners in new and unexpected ways, reassessing one's approach in the classroom, shepherding an individual child toward success, or professionalizing an entire…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Education, Educational Practices
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Busyairi AS, M. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Islamic Boarding School which serves as native Islamic education institution is a continuation of education tradition grown strongly in Islamization history in unitary nation Republic of Indonesia. The education of Islamic Boarding School is also a sub-system of National Education with the purpose to make intelligent national life, to make…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Islam, Case Studies
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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Smith, Megan L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Younger adolescents demonstrate a greater vulnerability to negative life events than do older adolescents and adults. The authors examined whether this heightened vulnerability includes a greater likelihood for participating in problem behaviors associated with poor academic outcomes and receiving lower grades. The study was conducted using data…
Descriptors: Experience, Behavior Problems, Middle School Students, Adolescent Development
Afterschool Alliance, 2011
In order to ensure that middle school youth are on a path toward higher education and careers, an early introduction to the importance of continuing education past high school is necessary. The middle school years are a vital time to teach the importance of college and career readiness and the linkages to success in life. This issue brief…
Descriptors: Careers, Middle School Students, Higher Education, Core Curriculum
Niebling, Rachel Bird; Lovell, Phillip – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002, the U.S. national high school graduation rate was 72.6 percent. Today, the national high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 81 percent and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools has declined considerably. While this progress is notable,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Brown, Katherine B.; Hughes, Abby J.; Crowder, Isabelle G.; Brown, Philip M. – Gifted Child Today, 2015
As the National Middle School Association wrote, "No other age level is of more enduring importance because the determinants of one's behavior as an adult, self concept, learning interests and skills, and values largely are formed in this period of life." During this influential time in the lives of gifted adolescents, it is important to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Academically Gifted
Mosley, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While the transition from middle school to high school symbolized the coming of age, it is a time in a young person's life that can create feelings of isolation, disconnect, and an immeasurable sense of loneliness (DeJong & Locker, 2006). The organizational structure found in most public high schools presented problems for many ninth graders…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Grade 9, High Schools
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Zavacky, Francesca; Michael, Shannon L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
Recess is an important part of a comprehensive school physical activity program by providing physical activity to students during the school day, in addition to physical education and classroom physical activity. Unfortunately, recess in the United States is not an expected part of the school day, especially in middle and high schools. High-stakes…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activity Level, Elementary Secondary Education, Life Style
Mercer, Charmaine – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002, the U.S. national high school graduation rate was 72.6 percent. Today, the national high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 81 percent and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools has declined considerably. While this progress is notable,…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Finance Reform, Access to Education
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Kalchman, Mindy – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Preparing middle school students for the mathematics portion of standardized tests without "teaching to the test" may sound challenging and implausible. Building students' confidence and competence for test taking by way of mathematics homework may also sound unrealistic. However, in this age of high-stakes testing, teachers must find ways to…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Mathematics Curriculum, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
Kendziora, Kimberly; Yoder, Nick – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2016
The Issue: Students need more than just academic knowledge to succeed in college, careers, and personal and public life. They need to understand their own skills and abilities, manage their emotions and behavior, communicate effectively, negotiate conflict, care about others, and make responsible decisions. Social and emotional skills undergird…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Development, Academic Achievement
Wamsted, John Oliver – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The "urban" mathematics classroom has become an increasingly polarized site, one where many middle-class White teachers attempt to bridge the divide between themselves and their relatively economically disadvantaged, non-White students. With its mania for high-stakes testing, current education policy has intensified the importance of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Ramírez-Montoya, María-Soledad, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Educational strategies have evolved over the years, due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. The "Handbook of Research on Driving STEM Learning with Educational Technologies" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Guides, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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