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McCarty, Ryan – Composition Studies, 2018
This article presents the experiences of six bilingual Spanish-English students transitioning from high school to college, highlighting the ways they theorize translation and its relationship to writing and learning. As increased attention to theories of translingualism has established translation as deeply embedded in writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Hennessy, Laura – Research in Drama Education, 2018
In this piece of writing, I respond to Anon's reflections on her/his experiences of being taught Drama in a British high school, recently published in this journal (see Anon. 2017. '"Where the wild things are" -- an insider's experience of the contemporary drama classroom', RIDE: "The Journal of Applied Theatre and…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Art Education
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Education Sciences, 2018
In this article, we address the common criticisms of the Visible Learning research and offer a long-term view of the potential presented with this body of knowledge. We contextualize our view with some experiences in a high school that is focused on improving student learning.
Descriptors: High School Students, Evidence Based Practice, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Levine, Peter – Democracy & Education, 2018
The work of Crocco and her colleagues, "Deliberating Public Policy Issues with Adolescents," combines two important fields--deliberative democracy and discussion as a pedagogy--with a study of policy deliberations in three classrooms. Their article yields valuable insights. As the authors note, the results are disappointing. This may be…
Descriptors: Democracy, Simulation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Citizenship
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Wright, Jan; Cruickshank, Ken; Black, Stephen – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Much of the literature on social class and language study in schools argues that for middle-class parents and their children, languages are chosen for their capacity to offer forms of distinction that provide an edge in the global labour market. In this paper, we draw on data collected from interviews with parents and children in middle-class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Middle Class, Middle Class Culture