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Goldstein, Tara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In this essay I share the ways I have used performed ethnography to explore the notion of border crossing in an undergraduate course called "Equity and Activism in Education." Performed ethnography involves turning the findings of ethnographic research into a play script. My students read two performed ethnographies, "Harriet's…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Classroom Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Activism
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Tschida, Christina M.; Buchanan, Lisa Brown – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2017
While the concept of "family" is a fundamental part of elementary social studies curriculum, there is scant research regarding how the family unit is taught in the classroom. What is still largely missing from educational journals is mention of (a) various family "compositions," including foster, step, and adoptive parents, as…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Elementary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Schwartz, Seth J.; Finley, Gordon E. – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
The present study was conducted to investigate differences in nurturant fathering, father involvement, and young adult psychosocial functioning among small samples of three nontraditional family forms. A total of 168 young-adult university students from three family forms (27 adoptive, 22 adoptive stepfather, 119 nonadoptive stepfather) completed…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Fathers, Adoption, Parent Child Relationship
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Korsmo, John; Baker-Sennett, Jacquelyn; Nicholas, Trula – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
One challenge experienced by many educators working in pre-professional programs involves designing courses to support students as they learn how to apply subject area knowledge to professional practice. This article describes a successful collaborative community-based project that contextualizes the often abstract and predominately linear…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Professional Education, Service Learning
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Rensimer, Lee – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This article identifies a research gap on expatriate students attending international branch campuses in their country of residence, and presents evidence that they are insufficiently distinguished from international students in research on student mobility and choice-making. It finds that the priorities and enrollment choices of expatriates are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Students
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Every time Dr. Larry Shinagawa teaches his "Introduction to Asian American Studies" course at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, he finds that 10 to 20 percent of his students are adoptees. Among other things, they hunger to better comprehend the social and political circumstances overseas leading to their adoption. In…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Asian Americans
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Mittapalli, Kavita – Qualitative Report, 2009
Using narrative inquiry, I tell the story of an Asian Indian student attending a large mid-Atlantic university who approached me in the summer of 2002 for my master's thesis interview. She was an Indian by birth who was adopted by White parents when she was an infant. She had not been to India since. Her story provided me with rich insights into…
Descriptors: Siblings, Indians, Foreign Countries, Adoption
Valente, Joseph Michael, Ed.; Danforth, Scot, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2016
This issue of the Occasional Papers Series aims to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a medium for provoking dialogue about inclusive classrooms and school communities. It offers readers stories of classroom life that provide insights into understanding the complexities that make up the lives of children with disabilities, their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Disabilities