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Muhammad, Gholnecsar E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
Currently, learning standards that govern schools are skills and knowledge centered, but when revisiting historical roots of literacy learning in communities of color, literacy was much more expansive and advanced to also include goals of identity meaning making and criticality. In this essay, the author argues for a reframed set of learning…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Academic Standards, Identification, Skill Development
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Tenuto, Penny L. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
I had not thought deeply about listening as an essential element in the construct of ethical leadership until I read Shane Safir's book, "The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation" (Jossey-Bass, 2017, 330 pp.). Having worked for more than 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and instructional…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Listening, Leaders, Transformative Learning
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Martin, Danny Bernard – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2015
In this commentary, Danny Martin describes five key take-aways and two sets of questions that arose from his reading of "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2014). Martin begins by noting that "Principles to Actions" is clearly a political document that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Success, Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards
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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
George Jacobs has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teacher Education in many countries, including the US, China and Thailand. Since 1993, he has taught in Singapore, teaching for institutions including SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Ministry of Education, and the National Institute of Education. He has also been teaching Writing at…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Learning
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2016
This paper is a commentary on how the student population of Canadian universities has changed with the arrival of international students. It discusses some of the issues that instructors have when teaching and interacting with their international students such as overcoming the language barrier, and being aware and respectful of cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics
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Fennell, Francis; Karp, Karen – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
The intent of this commentary is to identify elements of fraction sense and note how the research studies provided in this special issue, in related but somewhat different ways, validate the importance of such understandings. Proficiency with fractions serves as a prerequisite for student success in higher level mathematics, as well as serving as…
Descriptors: Fractions, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Democracy & Education, 2018
This is a response to Ásgeir Tryggvason's argument that the deliberative critique of the agonistic approach to citizenship education is based on a misreading of the main concepts in agonistic theory--a misreading that has important implications for any attempt to bring closer agonism and deliberation in citizenship education. My aim in this…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Debate, Politics, Citizenship Education
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Walls, Leon – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This paper is written in response to Angela Chapman and Allan Feldman's research study, "Cultivation of science identity through authentic science in an urban high school [classroom]". I utilize this forum piece to extend the call for "awakening a dialogue" that critically assesses the effectiveness of current K-12 science…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Scientific Research, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness
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Giles, Dwight E., Jr. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
The theme of both "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement" volume 12 issues 1 and 2 collectively, is "Faculty Motivation for Engagement in Public Scholarship." Herein Dwight Giles, Jr. touches upon each article in issue 2, specifically, noting the variability of the central terminology that is used across authors…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Vocabulary, Service Learning, Standards
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Stearns, Susan – Communication Education, 2017
The author of this brief forum article argues that it is time to encourage faculty members to rethink student learning: encourage the scholarship of teaching and expose faculty to key research articles about student learning. Then, building on this knowledge, the academy needs to offer assistance to faculty in designing student-centered…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Active Learning
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Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Education researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have recently and rapidly expanded the availability of evidence related to the impact of educational interventions on learning outcomes, particularly in preprimary and lower primary education (Ganimian & Murnane, 2016; McEwan, 2015; Popova, Evans, & Arancibia, 2016). Awareness that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy
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Thomas, P. L.; Goering, Christian Z. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
As part of an ongoing series of reports by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), "Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know" makes broad claims about teacher education based on a limited analysis of textbooks and syllabi. The report argues that teacher education materials, specifically educational psychology…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Research Reports, Preservice Teacher Education
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Covaleskie, John – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, John Covaleskie briefly sketches a set of interlocking propositions about democratic education. First, he argues that "democratic life places moral demands on those who hold the office of citizen": democratic citizenship requires a certain degree of particular virtues, where virtue requires the development of both…
Descriptors: Democracy, Moral Values, Community, Justice
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Thanheiser, Eva – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
In this commentary, I draw exclusively on the ten papers in this issue of "ZDM" focused on "Mathematical Tasks and the Student." These papers represent various cultural and theoretical stances and when reading them I was looking for common themes across some or all the papers. Based on my readings, I argue that (a) each task…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Task Analysis, Mathematics, Journal Articles
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Borthwick, Arlene; Hansen, Randall; Gray, Lucy; Ziemann, Irina – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
The editorial by Bull et al. (2008) on connections between informal and formal learning made explicit one element of solving what Koehler and Mishra (2008) termed a "wicked problem." This wicked (complex, ill-structured) problem involves working with teachers for effective integration of technology in support of student learning. The…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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