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Salas, Rachel G.; Didier, Kurt A. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
In 2017 the California Legislature, recognizing the efficacy of education as a trafficking prevention tool, enacted the first state law in the Union mandating anti-trafficking education in the 7th through 12th grade public school curriculum. Set against the backdrop of Congress' Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, this article examines…
Descriptors: Crime, Slavery, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
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DeMatthews, David – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
A long history of racism and ableism exists within the U.S. and shapes policies, practices, and assumptions within the public education system. Racism and ableism are built into educator and principal practices, which contribute to the reproduction of inequitable systems and outcomes. Yet, principals are in a key position to challenge dominant…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disabilities, Social Bias, Principals
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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
Many prominent researchers have published articles and books to raise awareness about the inequalities students from low-income families experience in public schools. Their efforts may lead to new policies in the next 100 years. This article first refers to Jonathan Kozol's "Savage Inequalities" to show that the inequalities between the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Equal Education, Low Income Students
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Maharaj, Nandini – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
Writing skills are essential for students' academic and career development. Writing helps students to organize their thoughts and ideas. Students benefit not only from learning process-related strategies such as drafting and revising a paper, but also reflective strategies that can have an impact upon writing quality and productivity. In this…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Writing Instruction, College Bound Students, High School Students
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Wellenreiter, Benjamin R. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
The Pledge of Allegiance is a culturally essential--and often legally mandated--daily exercise in many schools. With societal focus on patriotic exercises and many individuals' subsequent refusal to engage in these exercises, it is important for preservice and inservice teachers to examine their approaches to students who refuse to recite the…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Preservice Teachers, Responses, Resistance (Psychology)
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McPherson, Joyce – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2020
Active learning challenges students to learn through experience and reflection on what they have done (Frost, Levitt, and Kosslyn 2017). As this pedagogy has developed, the principles have been useful in teaching a variety of subjects. This paper discusses research from many disciplines and observations from sixteen years of working with secondary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Secondary School Students, Student Responsibility, Student Centered Learning
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Ward, Natalia; Schell, Robin Foster; Brown, Clara Lee; Thomason, Betty – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
Based on the relevant research that highlights the impact of pairing fiction and nonfiction texts around a specific theme or a topic for enhanced motivation and reading comprehension for English learners (ELs), this article describes ways to combine texts of various genres to promote ELs' language and literacy development. A middle school example…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literacy Education, Second Language Learning
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Mupinga, Davison M.; Caniglia, Joanne – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
As an instructional strategy, simulations have become common in the field of education. While they have been effective at imparting knowledge and skills, not all simulation experiences meet their objectives. This study determined the effectiveness of a financial simulation, the Reality Store®, aimed at teaching financial literacy and life skills…
Descriptors: Simulation, Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Money Management
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DiCicco, Mike; Jordan, Robert; Sabella, Laura – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
Much debate centers on the most necessary elements of teacher preparation programs, with many focusing on practice of core instructional tasks (Forzani 2014; Kennedy 2016), which may be diluted in alternative preparation programs (Forzani 2014). Teachers prepared in alternative programs tend to have greater difficulties with classroom management,…
Descriptors: Noninstructional Responsibility, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, STEM Education
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Savitz, Rachelle S.; Silva, Arsenio; Dunston, Pamela J. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
Nine preservice and in-service teacher participants from four different content areas experienced shifts in their personal perspectives regarding integration of literacy in their subject-area instruction after completing a content-area literacy course. The course was positioned as professional development and used situated learning to provide…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Attitude Change
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Sardone, Nancy B. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
Opportunities to learn how to develop engaging learning experiences are vital for preservice teachers. This article describes an in-class modeling activity, provides assignment guidelines, and includes examples of candidates' completed tasks when developing technology-integrated instruction using Quick Response (QR) codes. The content of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Models
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Gandy, S. Kay – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
The author successfully implemented the "House" system in a university social studies methods class and reports on the positive results that ensued. Students reported a sense of unity, camaraderie, identity, and closeness that was missing in many of their other classes. The House assignments and competitions are described, as well as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, House Plan, Communities of Practice, Sense of Community
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Howell, Penny B.; Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Rintamaa, Margaret – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
In an effort to better understand what it means to enact curriculum that helps students conceptualize issues of injustice and racism, this article describes an approach to comply with mandated responsibilities while offering curriculum that promotes an understanding of social justice and equity in the community. Challenges and barriers to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Middle School Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Consciousness Raising
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, Eugenia; Sarnoff, Kia; Jones, Brittany; Thomas, Mattea – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
In this article, the authors explain the need for clinically rich middle school STEM teacher preparation. They describe how one university and school district with an established partnership collaborated to meet this need. The result was the formation of a residency program that aims to prepare high quality middle school STEM teachers who can fill…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation
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Nuñez, Roland – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
College preparation programs are ubiquitous among secondary schools, ranging from bridge programs and summer camps to STEM competitions. High school students have many options in preparing for the academic pressures of higher education. However, an area often neglected in college preparation programs is the teaching of interpersonal customs and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Students, Social Development, College Environment
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