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Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill; Ryan, Caitlin L. – Language Arts, 2013
Two literacy leaders acknowledge the challenges of teaching LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues in the classroom. While children come from a variety of family structures, it is necessary to acknowledge that a gay individual was once a child sitting in a classroom. An argument against marginalization and an advocacy for inclusion of…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Bowden, Shelly Hudson – Language Arts, 2005
Kindergarten teachers could help educators and researchers by creating opportunities and experiences in classroom settings to offer literacy learning. Children, however, learn literacy when immersed in classroom environments that support natural literacy experiences throughout the day.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Classroom Environment, Learning Strategies
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Guerra, Juan – Language Arts, 2008
In an increasingly globalized world, in which demographics suggest that the U. S. population is becoming increasingly diverse, educational institutions are focusing almost exclusively on "learning outcomes" and generally ignoring "learning incomes"--i.e., what students bring with them when they come to school. To mitigate this…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Student Diversity
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Donovan, Maggie; Sutter, Cheryl J. – Language Arts, 2004
The way in which the culture of ethnography has been developed in classrooms that encourages teachers and students to question, doubt, reflect, revise and remain open to new possibilities, is discussed. Through the documentation of interactions and talks between teachers and students, a critical examination of the teachers and capabilities and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Documentation
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National Council of Teachers of English – Language Arts, 1984
States essential principles in the teaching of writing, prepared by the Commission on Composition of the National Council of Teachers of English. (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Moore, Leslie C. – Language Arts, 2011
Millions of children participate in both Qur'anic schooling and public schooling. For the majority, this double schooling entails learning (in) two different non-native languages. Seeking to understand the double-schooling experiences of Muslim children for whom the language of literacy in both of their schools is not their native language, Moore…
Descriptors: Afro Asiatic Languages, Public Schools, Muslims, Islamic Culture
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Philadelphia Teachers' Learning Cooperative – Language Arts, 1984
Describes the regular and voluntary meetings of a group of teachers. Touches on the meeting format, the support function of the group, and the kinds of issues discussed in the meetings. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Teacher Improvement
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Boldt, Gail M. – Language Arts, 2009
In this article, Boldt considers decisions teachers must make about the value of children's writing as a form of play in primary classrooms. She offers a brief history of the framing of this question at 1966 Dartmouth Conference on English, focusing particularly on the perspective of Jimmy Britton. She highlights the relationship between Britton's…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Writing Instruction, Play, Comprehension
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Cahnmann, Melisa – Language Arts, 2006
Language arts educators who teach Latino English language learners know that part of their job is to help students learn to distinguish between the vernacular varieties of Spanish (or Mandarin, or Portuguese, or Swahili), English they use at home, and the school varieties of language expected in the classroom and in other professional and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Poetry, Writing (Composition), Language Arts
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Chenfield, Mimi Brodsky – Language Arts, 1985
Explores the effects of positive and negative reinforcement in the classroom and the role of language in the "celebration of learning." (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Negative Reinforcement
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Dressel, Janice Hartwick – Language Arts, 1988
Maintains that our understanding of learning cannot be complete until we recognize the symbiotic relationship between cognitive and affective means of knowing. Asserts that in the development of critical thinking, aesthetic forms, perceived intuitively, become the criteria against which the child intellectually measures the "fit" of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Intuition
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Bausch, Linda S. – Language Arts, 2003
Describes how a teacher's journey of documenting everyday literacy events on the streets in her community changes her understanding of what it means to bring the outside world and local literacies into her classroom. Concludes that educators must place value on who students are and where they come from. Suggests that educators and students must…
Descriptors: Community Study, Journal Writing, Language Usage, Literacy
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Lewis, Martina E. – Language Arts, 1991
Discusses the uses of videodisks and laserdisks in the elementary classroom. (MG)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, English Instruction, Information Technology, Learning Activities
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Brause, Rita; Mayher, John S. – Language Arts, 1983
Focuses on student-teacher interaction in one classroom. Discusses different methods for conducting informal classroom research, connecting classroom practices with current theories, and analyzing and interpreting classroom events to improve instruction and learning. (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
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Adams, Anthony – Language Arts, 1984
A British educator discusses the role of self-expressive talk in the learning process and the influence of teacher attitudes on learning through language. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Oral Language
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