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Traver, Amy – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
This paper reviews New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education reform agenda, "Children first", in the light of organizational theory. I argue that this reform agenda reflects both coercive and mimetic isomorphism, as Bloomberg uses mayoral control to apply business concepts and practices to New York City's public school system.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Organizational Theories, Participant Observation, Organizational Change
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Prakash, Madhu Suri – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2010
In this article, the author expresses her view on how urban agriculture can be a source of hope among people particularly the uneducated and undereducated ones. The author shares that urban agriculture is a brilliant answer to the difficulties in these times of crisis. One of its most relevant elements is its impact in education: it allows people…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Agriculture, Fear, Educational Philosophy
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Sheets, Kevin B. – History Teacher, 2010
In teacher's idealized history classroom, students are abuzz with questions. They are eager to jump into a serious analysis of primary sources. They relish additional opportunities to engage historiographical debates. They are, as teachers like to say, "thinking historically." While there are few easy ways to create these idealized…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gosser, David K., Jr.; Kampmeier, Jack A.; Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
This paper offers an overview of the development of the peer-led team learning (PLTL) model for teaching and learning chemistry, from the personal journeys of the authors in their classrooms to the national dissemination of the model to the full range of colleges and universities and to other STEM disciplines. In the PLTL model, students who have…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Teaching Methods
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Yagelski, Robert P. – English Education, 2012
In 2003, the National Commission on Writing released "The Neglected "R,"" its report on the state of writing instruction in the nation's schools. The report identified an apparent paradox: writing, which the Commission defines as an essential skill for the many that has helped transform the world, is nevertheless increasingly…
Descriptors: Praxis, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Thomas, Beth A. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2016
Recent changes in art teacher certification requirements in New York, the state in which I teach, have prompted me to reconsider relationships between language, contemporary art, and art education. New York is participating in the educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a national version of the Performance Assessment for California…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Certification, Art
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Reedy, David; Lister, Bob – Literacy, 2007
This paper describes the impact of an oral retelling of Homer's "Iliad" on pupils' learning in Key Stage 2 classrooms (children aged 9-11) in schools in East London. We argue that the oral nature of the retelling and responses promoted high levels of engagement and inclusion, leading to enhanced understanding by the pupils. The use of a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literacy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Johnsen, Heidi L.; Pacht, Michelle; van Slyck, Phyllis; Tsao, Ting Man – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2009
In this essay, the authors argue that only by sharing their mistakes and uncertainty can they fully reflect on their own process as teachers, only by understanding their process can they begin to identify the many factors that contribute to classroom messes in the first place, and only by acknowledging the perpetual messiness of their practice can…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Collegiality, Reflective Teaching, Community Colleges
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Meyer, Peter – Education Next, 2014
This article introduces a conversation with Brett Peiser, named chief executive officer of "Uncommon Schools" in July of 2012, along with the principal of North Star Academy Vailsburg Middle School, a charter school in Newark, New Jersey's West Ward. There is no doubt that "Uncommon Schools" has given thousands of low-income…
Descriptors: Success, Charter Schools, Profiles, School Restructuring
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Kennedy, Eileen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
Children who speak different home languages and dialects in a monolingual classroom often carry the challenge of having to develop literacy in a different language. This article presents a qualitative study of five first graders who speak different home languages in an inner city mainstream English classroom. Through interviews, classroom writing,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Student Development, Grade 1, English (Second Language)
Tinto, Vincent – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author writes that for too many low-income students the open door to American higher education has become a revolving door. In examining what can be done, he recognizes the centrality of the classroom to student success.
Descriptors: Low Income, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2005
Few would argue against the idea of planning and implementing improvements to the nation's schools. This report contends, school improvement planning processes have frequently not been conceived in ways likely to produce desired learning outcomes for many students. The analyses presented in this report focus on a lack of attention to how schools…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness
Connors, John – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
The principles that drive No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are fundamentally flawed, and though it might achieve some good in the Third World conditions of America's worst schools, in places accustomed to success, performance levels will inevitably decline as all concerned discover that mediocrity has become the new excellence. This is a lesson the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Tyner-Mullings, Alia R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Small Schools, Instruction, Cognitive Style
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