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Pearson, Jayne – Educational Action Research, 2021
This paper reports on a three-year action research project action investigating the relationship between assessment as a social structure and the agency of students within a preparatory course for postgraduate international students at a UK Russell Group University. Action research into academic writing assessment within this highly constrained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Introductory Courses, Personal Autonomy
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Alfaiz; Hidayah, Nur; Hambali, I. M.; Radjah, Carolina Ligya – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
This research aims to describe the personal and social cognition in human learning, analyze human agency as a self-cognitive strength to establishing adequate autonomous learning, explain a relationship between personal agency and human autonomy in a social system, and synthesize an agentic approach to shape self-cognition of human autonomous…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Individual Power, Personal Autonomy, Self Concept
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Anyiwo, Nkemka; Richards-Schuster, Katie; Jerald, Morgan C. – Applied Developmental Science, 2021
This paper examines the utility of youth participatory action research (YPAR) and critical media literacy as strategies to promote the sociopolitical development (SPD) of Black youth. We use the case example of Our Voices, an afterschool program implemented with Black high school students in which participants analyzed the representation of Black…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Participatory Research, Individual Development
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Mirra, Nicole; Rogers, John – Urban Education, 2020
Although the literature on teacher working conditions often cites student- and school-level factors as contributors to teacher turnover in high-poverty urban schools, the larger context of social and economic inequality within which these factors are situated is often overlooked. This mixed-methods study draws upon a survey of nearly 800…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Conditions, Poverty, Public Schools
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Nash, Woods; Mixer, Sandra J.; McArthur, Polly M.; Mendola, Annette; Jackson, Kylie; Darlington, Caroline; Spangler, Bruce; Pressley, Merrell; Conley, Erin – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2018
Despite their interest in completing advance directives (ADs), persons experiencing homelessness (PEH) appear to have fewer surrogate decision-makers and limited opportunities for advance care planning (ACP). Nursing students and faculty, a hospital bioethicist, and social service agency staff formed a community-academic partnership that helps PEH…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Persons, Planning, Informed Consent
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Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G.; Carrillo, Juan F. – High School Journal, 2016
Based on Walter Mignolo's (2000) notion of border thinking, that is, the subaltern knowledge generated from the exterior borders of the modern/colonial world system, this article extends current conceptual frameworks for the implementation of a decolonizing border pedagogy with Latin@ students in secondary schools. In particular, Cervantes-Soon…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Ethnography, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Graham, John R.; Bradshaw, Cathryn; Trew, Jennifer L. – Social Work, 2010
Social service agencies and practitioners are continually challenged to provide services that are effective for, and reflective of, cultural and religious diversity. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 50 social work practitioners in four Canadian cities to gain insight into methods of practice that are culturally sensitive for work with…
Descriptors: Muslims, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Values
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Rodriguez, Carolina M. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2018
In many schools of architecture worldwide, design studios are frequently isolated from everyday life and tend to focus on theory without experience. In countries with complex social problems, such as Colombia, experiential learning can offer valuable opportunities for architectural education to become an agency for social reconstruction and peace…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Architectural Education, Student Projects, Student Centered Learning
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Karlsdottir, Kristin; Einarsdottir, Johanna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
The aim of this article is to explore democracy and agency for children with diverse backgrounds in Icelandic early childhood education and care. In the last decade, Icelandic society has become more multicultural, as reflected in the increasing number of children in preschools with a home language other than Icelandic. Hence, this article also…
Descriptors: Democracy, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Child Care
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Knijnik, Jorge; Luguetti, Carla – Sport, Education and Society, 2021
Research demonstrates the benefits of educating for social justice in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) programs. This body of research shows that social justice pedagogy enables student teachers to create a sense of social agency and community purpose in their teaching that positions them with more certainty when facing the political…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Critical Theory, Student Centered Learning
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Dague, Christopher T. – Social Education, 2020
With concerns over student motivation, it helps to look inward at how teachers' instructional methods and professional practices impact students. Keeping this context in mind, teachers should also recognize that they are teaching and learning in a new era--one where "read-the-chapter-and-answer-the-questionsin-the-back" pedagogies are no…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Social Studies, High School Teachers
Stewart, Sarah – Independent School, 2016
Community Partnership School (CPS) serves 90 to 95 students annually in preK-5th grade. Of these, 100 percent are African American or multiracial, and all qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Community Partnership School began as a collaboration between Germantown Academy, which had trouble recruiting low-income students to its suburban…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preschool Children, African American Students, Multiracial Persons
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Datnow, Amanda – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Teachers' professional lives and their role in change efforts have always been central to the Journal of Educational Change. Articles have addressed teachers' motivation for and commitment to reform, their belief systems, their professionalism, their networks, and their professional development, among other topics. Unequivocally, teachers are…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism
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Mars, Matthew M.; Rhoades, Gary – Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This paper presents two clarifying cases of socially oriented student entrepreneurship. The findings illuminate an overlooked organizational space located at the intersection of the public good and academic capitalist knowledge/learning regimes (Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004) that provides students with the entrepreneurial agency to create social…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Social Change, Change Agents, College Students
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Mamas, Christoforos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study primarily applied social network analysis (SNA) to explore the relationship between friendships, peer social interactions and group work dynamics within a higher education undergraduate programme in England. A critical case study design was adopted so as to allow for an in-depth exploration of the students' voice. In doing so, the views…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Friendship, Group Dynamics, Social Networks
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