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McDonald, Denise; Vines, Rachel – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
Teacher- and student-generated sketches can spawn meaningful note-taking and instructional processes for enhancing learning and knowledge retention.
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Notetaking, Retention (Psychology), Learning Processes
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Matsunobu, Koji – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
Instrument-making is a powerful way to teach and learn music, especially world music. This case study looks at adult music learners whose engagement in music involves instrument-making and the long lasting practice of music. A case in point is Japanese and North American practitioners of Japanese bamboo flutes, especially the end-blown…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Adults, Adult Students, Ethnography
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Boske, Christa – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
There is little in the professional literature about how school leaders or other professionals committed to promoting social justice deal with and manage their emotional responses to the challenges that await them in educational arenas. Even less has been written about how art making can be utilized as a means of developing new understandings and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Studio Art, Personal Narratives, Grounded Theory
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Halvorsen, Torill Aagot – International Review of Education, 2018
A white person from the Global North, referred to in Kiswahili as a mzungu, can hardly conduct research anonymously, observe unnoticed or merge with staff and students in the context of African university classrooms. This article builds on the author's six years of research at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania, examining staff and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Whites
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Clarke, Ben; Shanley, Lina; Kosty, Derek; Baker, Scott K.; Cary, Mari Strand; Fien, Hank; Smolkowski, Keith – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the incremental validity of a set of domain general cognitive measures added to a traditional screening battery of early numeracy measures. The sample consisted of 458 kindergarten students of whom 285 were designated as severely at-risk for mathematics difficulty. Hierarchical multiple regression…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Cognitive Measurement
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Bulut, Pinar; Akyol, Hayati – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to elicit the opinions of Turkish primary school students and teachers about summary writing. The study group of the current research was selected by means of the criterion sampling method. The study group is comprised of 85 primary school fifth grade students and 17 classroom teachers teaching these students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Zimmerman, Heather Toomey; Land, Susan M.; Maggiore, Chrystal; Millet, Chris – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Two cases of context-sensitive mobile computing curricula for children are shown to develop analytical understandings of how science-related sense-making talk can be supported through physical and digital environment interaction, which supports play and learning through movement. Our work investigates how proximity-based computing mediates…
Descriptors: Children, Outdoor Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Strategies
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Malin, Heather – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2013
Children's art work has often been the subject of study by researchers seeking to gain insight into the role of art making in children's learning and development. However, rarely are children's own explanations of their art making used to inform these studies. Children's perceptions of their own art making are important for research and practice…
Descriptors: Art, Ethnography, Studio Art, Childrens Art
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Petrovic, John E.; Rolstad, Kellie – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this paper, the authors provide an overview of the unschooling movement, highlighting the important philosophical differences, among other differences, between unschooling and homeschooling. They then argue that to the extent that traditional schooling is a project of massification--increasingly dominated by a neoliberal ethos in our…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Educational Philosophy, Home Schooling, Comparative Analysis
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Fowler, Robert W. – History and Social Science Teacher, 1985
Note-making is one excellent method for helping students retain important points made by the teacher. Techniques that elementary and secondary social studies teacher can use to teach note-making skills are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Notetaking, Social Studies, Study Skills
Cowen, Joshua; Strunk, Katharine O. – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2014
In this paper we consider more than three decades of research on teachers' unions in the United States. Focusing on unions' role in shaping education policy, we argue that collective bargaining and political organizing comprise the two central but distinct forms of influence at the district, state and national levels of decision-making. We note…
Descriptors: Unions, Educational Policy, Correlation, Collective Bargaining
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This memorandum presents results from a scan of states' English language arts (ELA) standards for writing, with specific attention to references of cursive writing. This work was conducted by the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI). Using information posted on public web sites for each state and the District of Columbia, the…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Academic Standards, Writing Achievement, Handwriting
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Barniskis, Becca – Teaching Artist Journal, 2011
Using videoconference, three different groups met to talk about teaching artist practice using the same three convening questions--How do you make art? What communities are you a part of? What, for you, are the connections between your art making and communities?--and the same piece of student work--a short video composed of a series of digital…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Products, Community
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Manni, Annika; Ottander, Christina; Sporre, Karin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study uses John Dewey's theoretical concept of "aesthetic experience" in empirically exploring expressions of cognition and emotion in students' meaning-making processes. A case study was conducted in one class of Grade 6 students during a single school semester. This article reports results from five outdoor days. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Aesthetics
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Schlesinger, Traci – Future of Children, 2018
In the context of juvenile justice, writes Traci Schlesinger, "diversion" can mean two things. Informal diversion includes police officers' decisions to warn and release, probation officers' decisions not to report violations, prosecutors' decisions not to prosecute, and judges' decisions to dismiss cases. Informal diversion sends youth…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Racial Bias, Ethnicity, Disproportionate Representation
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