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Strater, Kate E.; Elfers, Erin M. – AILACTE Journal, 2019
Obstacles encountered by young adults with intellectual disability (ID) during the transition from high school to post-school employment have great potential to limit an individual's opportunity and/or capacity for self-determination with regard to employment. This qualitative study examines the challenges to self-determination experienced by a…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Self Determination, Internship Programs
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Crosby, Kimberly D. – AILACTE Journal, 2018
Educating 21st century students to participate in reasoned, civil discourse is a moral imperative. A strong democracy depends upon the ability of its citizens to hear and consider opposing views, to view others as partners rather than adversaries, to cooperate and compromise when addressing important issues, to collaborate in order to accomplish…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Classroom Communication, Democracy, Prosocial Behavior
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Huff, Emily – AILACTE Journal, 2018
This point of view paper explores the power of words to build respect and understanding around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. As instructors in our courses who work to build self-awareness and unpack systems of power and privilege for ourselves and for our students, there are many lessons we can learn to make teaching and learning more…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion, Language Usage
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Smith, Rebecca; Ralston, Nicole; Waggoner, Jacqueline – AILACTE Journal, 2018
This qualitative case study examines the impact of a workshop on culturally responsive teaching on preservice elementary teacher candidates' ability to conceptualize and apply culturally responsive instruction. The "Rethinking Columbus" workshop teaches students to read critically as text detectives, asking questions such as, "Whose…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Workshops, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Hickey, Theresa – AILACTE Journal, 2018
Democracy--with its complicated problems, multiplicity of positions, and often deeply held convictions--has always been messy. How do we prepare students to participate meaningfully in this type of world, where issues are complex and opinions vary widely? Knowledge about democratic ideals and development of civic dispositions is important, but for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Civics
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Kagle, Melissa – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper proposes a framework for the development of culturally responsive practices in beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse students in multicultural classrooms. The framework describes the trajectory beginning teachers undergo toward becoming culturally responsive and discusses how teacher educators in liberal arts colleges can…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Pu, Chang – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Informed by the narrative inquiry approach (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990), this qualitative study examined preservice teachers' narratives to investigate what they think, know, and believe in teaching English learners. Beyond just telling stories, narrative structures and meanings were examined with the goal of gaining insight of the preservice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
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Kaback, Suzanne – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Supporting the reading development of college students is the responsibility of all professors. As experts in the field, with experience navigating and interpreting readings in a particular discipline, professors are obligated to think of themselves as master artisans apprenticing their students to the craft of reading. Texts in all subject areas…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intentional Learning, Content Area Reading, Reading Habits
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Eva, Amy L.; Walker, Bridget – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Despite greater responsibility for creating equitable and inclusive classroom models, some research suggests that educators "may not have the necessary attitudes, dispositions, or perhaps more important, the professional skills to successfully instruct students in diverse, inclusive classrooms" (Van Laarhoven, Munk, Lynch, Bosman & Rouse, 2007, p.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Teacher Attitudes, Course Content, Inclusion
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Erb, Cathy Smeltzer – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Effective teaching values the classroom as a learning community in which instructional approaches optimize learning for all students. Contrary to the principles of an equitable learning environment is the use of "me" language by teachers, a practice that promotes the role of teacher as high status and inadvertently excludes students from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes