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Andersson, Kristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Marie Ståhl and Anita Hussénius have defined what discourses dominate national tests in chemistry for Grade 9 in Sweden by using feminist, critical didactic perspectives. This response seeks to expand the results in Ståhl and Hussénius's article "Chemistry inside an epistemological community box!--Discursive exclusions and inclusions in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gender Differences, Science Instruction, National Competency Tests
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Jocson, Korina M. – Written Communication, 2006
This article builds upon the concept of hybridity to affirm the relevance of poetry, music, and other forms of popular culture in the lives of urban youth. Its focus examines the blending of seemingly disparate forms to understand how young people, in particular young people of color, negotiate their multilayered social worlds. One of these worlds…
Descriptors: Literacy, Urban Youth, Poetry, Music
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Gordon, Mordechai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
Constructivism has emerged as a very powerful model for explaining how knowledge is produced in the world as well as how students learn. Moreover, constructivist teaching practices are becoming more prevalent in teacher education programs and public schools across the nation, while demonstrating significant success in promoting student learning.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Castleman, Ben; Littky, Dennis – Educational Leadership, 2007
Too often, teachers in public schools do not have the time to get to know their students or tailor their instruction to students' interests. As a result, many students lose interest in school. The Met School, a public high school in Providence, Rhode Island, is designed to help students enjoy school while learning real-world skills. Castleman and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Intimacy, Partnerships in Education, Student Interests
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Mitsakos, Charles L.; Ackerman, Ann T. – Social Education, 2009
Schools in the late sixties and early seventies had many options and were engaged in implementing a variety of programs rooted in the social science disciplines with effective pedagogy drawn from social studies educators. With the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, one can observe the drastic changes made in the way social…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Studies, Innovation, Scores
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Engel, Max; Fitzpatrick, Camille; Quinn, Corey M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2005
High school theology instruction receives little attention in scholarly research. This is regrettable because such a unique curricular component has the potential to add much to the Catholicity of the school and to the religious development of faculty and students. To advance the discussion and application of the ideas presented in this focus…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Philosophy, Secondary Education, High School Students
Berman, Sheldon H. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
In this article, the author discusses the pedagogical negligence on civic education after 9/11 due to the No Child Left Behind Policy resulting in several counterproductive restructuring of curricula, which include the creation of a core ninth-grade course in civics, integrated service learning across the curriculum, and the restructuring of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development
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Gallagher, Kelly – Educational Leadership, 2010
The "elephant in the room" when we talk about preparing critical thinkers for the 21st century, Gallagher believes, is U.S. students' lack of reading proficiency and their general disinclination to read. Gallagher's provocative argument is that a significant factor behind the decline of reading in young people is a set of practices…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Low Achievement
Jocson, Korina; Burnside, Sherdren; Collins, Mualimu – Multicultural Education, 2006
This article looks closely at one instantiation of a poetry-centered practice as supported by June Jordan's Poetry for the People, specifically in the context of an inaugural poetry contest. It builds on an earlier empirical study, which investigated the partnership between Poetry for the People and one East Bay Area high school and the rich…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Ethnography, Democracy
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
The author of this article was surprised to read in the December 21, 2005, Ann Arbor News that "The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center, which represented the Dover [Pennsylvania] School District in its federal case for the teaching of intelligent design, has threatened to sue Gull Lake [Michigan] Community Schools over its policy that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Creationism, Science Education, Court Litigation
Barlow, Dudley – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
In this article, the author deals with a screenplay adaptation assignment that he gave to his students. The purpose is to make readers out of some students who don't like to read, and to teach them something about film as an art form. He starts with a film entitled, "Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home." He used it because of the technical…
Descriptors: Literature, English Instruction, Films, Scripts
Phillips, Melvina – Principal Leadership, 2004
Practices for improving adolescent literacy--which includes reading, writing, and speaking--are much discussed and debated among secondary school educators and researchers. At Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama, the debate has ended after teachers and administrators implemented several practices that elevated student achievement from…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Middle Schools