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Magill, Kevin Russel; Rodriguez, Arturo – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
This article is a discussion of culture circles as they might be employed in public school classrooms to promote humanization and transformational social participation. We suggest culture circles are a medium that teachers might employ toward human becoming and thus aid students in improving their communities through their shared examination of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Humanization, Transformative Learning, Public Policy
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Smith, Molly – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
This phenomenological study explores the meaning that those who feel called to teach make out of their adjunct teaching experience in higher education. Five essential themes emerged as characterizing the phenomenon including (a) enjoyment, (b) alignment, (c) significance, (d) connection, and (e) commitment. The findings provide insight regarding…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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Tinkler, Alan; Tinkler, Barri – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
Because school reform spans so many dimensions, it is helpful to employ a framework that makes visible the complexity of the system. This conceptual essay uses the ecological frameworks of Elliot Eisner and Bruce Uhrmacher to define a comprehensive school remodeling effort in two diverse, high-poverty high schools in Vermont. The authors posit…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Holistic Approach, Equal Education
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Zhang, Jie; Wright, Allison M.; Kim, Eun-Joo; Szilágyi, Janka – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
The journey described in this article reflects the ongoing collaboration between two faculty in a Childhood Inclusive Teacher Education Program seeking to further develop a more inclusive curriculum. Crosswalk examples between the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards and two…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum
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Hunter, Jason G.; Stinson, David W. – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
This article summarizes a qualitative study that explored the influence a "successful" Black male mathematics teacher had on Black male high school students' perceptions of teacher care. Framed by care theory, critical race theory, and culturally relevant pedagogy, ethnographic methods were used during data collection. Data analysis…
Descriptors: Caring, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Influence
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Zimmerman, Aaron S. – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
In this article, I draw on Søren Kierkegaard's definition of the self and concept of existential despair to argue that the tensions and dilemmas that early-career teachers experience are not only professional but also existential in nature. I support this argument by presenting three anecdotes from two early-career teachers gathered through the…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Depression (Psychology), Beginning Teachers, Self Concept
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Detmers, Justin – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
Engaging Popkewitz's characterization that school subjects are distinct from disciplines found in the academy, this article prescribes a dichotomous heuristic for understanding history education, "scholarship" or "teaching." As such, I describe salient aspects of this characterization, distinguishing between the academic…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Usage
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Banks, Tachelle; Andrei, Elena; Dohy, Jennifer – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
"The Dual Residence Education Action Model" (DREAM) is conceptualized as an inclusive educator preparation program. "Project DREAM" intends to prepare teachers with knowledge, skills, and experience in early childhood, special education, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. English learners are a growing school…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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McDonald, Denise – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
In this article, I describe the exploration of instructional effectiveness through an examination of student course evaluations. Five years of archival data for an undergraduate classroom management course served as the data source. Specifically, my intentionality and mindfulness of course activities, such as storytelling, are investigated.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Story Telling, Instructional Effectiveness, Course Evaluation
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Pope, Alexander; Patterson, Timothy – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
Positionality statements provide important insights into the researcher's stance relative to a perceived issue and can inform both researcher and reader as to potential biases. Despite this value, little structured guidance exists for education researchers interested in crafting high-quality positionality statements. This article examines data…
Descriptors: Music, Researchers, Beliefs, Intervention
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Schroeder, Stephanie; Washington, Elizabeth – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
This research reports on findings from a qualitative study investigating the goals and challenges of doctoral student instructors of elementary social studies methods courses. We find that goals and challenges are widely shared, and many of the challenges stem from the instructors' ambitious personal goals, particularly the objective of creating a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Student Teachers, Social Studies
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Khan, Momina – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
Grade 12 students in my son's psychology class had been asked to share their deepest reactions and thoughts toward the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" incident in Paris. "Charlie Hebdo" is a satirical magazine that had published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Students felt sympathetic toward the victims and…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content), High School Seniors, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Camicia, Steven; Zhu, Juanjuan – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2019
We examined LGBTQ inclusion in state social studies standards. Our content analysis revealed widespread exclusion as shown in the frequencies of the words "lesbian," "gay," "bisexual," and "transgender." We discussed the implications of this exclusion for LGBTQ students, as well as all students. We…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Studies, State Standards, Social Bias
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Curry, Daphney Leann; Reeves, Emily; McIntyre, Christina Janise; Capps, Matthew – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2018
This study investigated the type and level of teacher credentials that impact fourth-grade reading achievement as reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Data analyses revealed a significant statistical difference existed among fourth-grade reading achievement scores for the following teacher quality variables: National Board…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Grade 4
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Petretti, Dante P. – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2018
Research-engaged teachers (RET) are those who participate in three research activities: reading research, conducting research, and data collection, analysis, and use. In this study, I describe the perceptions and attitudes of this often-overlooked teacher population by highlighting the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to become and remain…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, High School Teachers, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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