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Cannon, Kama Lee; Carr, Marsha L. – Educational Forum, 2020
Many bright, talented girls from populations traditionally underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are underachieving or disengaged in school, despite having an interest in STEM. Qualitative research was conducted with teenaged girls from culturally and academically diverse backgrounds participating in an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Science Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Mungal, Angus Shiva – Educational Forum, 2020
This essay considers school and external factors that influenced a teacher's decision to pass a high school student, thus allowing him to graduate high school. I explore my role in understanding and then enacting change within the classroom. This article prompts educators to self-reflect on their positionality, moral decision-making, and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Equal Education, High School Students, Decision Making
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Kolluri, Suneal; Tierney, William G. – Educational Forum, 2020
The college readiness of high school graduates has become a core objective of the education policy of the United States. Early college readiness programs now exist in 38 states, and early college transition curricula have been developed in 29 states. This article evaluates the oldest of these programs, the Early Assessment Program (EAP), operated…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Graduates, Culturally Relevant Education, High School Students
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Kulkarni, Saili S.; Stacy, Jen; Kertyzia, Heather – Educational Forum, 2020
This paper presents a collaborative self-study of three teacher educators and how they understood, practiced, and promoted democratic education in response to the divisive rhetoric of 2015-2016 at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Southern California. The prevalence of neoliberal ideologies throughout the 2016 election season challenged our…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education, Hispanic American Students
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Morettini, Brianne; Luet, Kathryn; Vernon-Dotson, Lisa – Educational Forum, 2020
Beginning teacher resilience has become a topic of international interest, as all school districts are invested in retaining talented teachers. This study builds on extant literature on the role of mentors by examining the influence of mentoring on beginning teachers' perceptions of acceptance not only in the school but in the larger community…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Correlation, Mentors
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Shallish, Lauren; Rao, Shridevi; Pancsofar, Nadya – Educational Forum, 2020
Recent societal and political shifts have underscored the need for higher education programs to examine and reflect on the ways in which they address equity and social justice. As teacher-educators, we feel this call with particular urgency. In this paper, we describe our past and current efforts to engage in self-reflective inquiry and enact ways…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Action, Learner Engagement, Equal Education
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Strachan, Samantha L.; Davis, Jillian – Educational Forum, 2020
The shortage of African American male teachers has been a consistent issue in education. However, there is still much to learn about the experiences and perspectives of African American men on the teaching pathway. By placing a spotlight on the complex positioning of African American men in education, this essay expounds on the importance of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cullen, Craig J.; Hertel, Joshua T.; Nickels, Megan – Educational Forum, 2020
We review literature relevant to using technology in the teaching/learning of mathematics to highlight four roles of effective technology use: (a) promoting cycles of proof; (b) presenting and connecting multiple representations; (c) supporting case-based reasoning; and (d) serving as a tutee. We then discuss how they intersect with good…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Erdemir, Burcu; Demir, Cennet Engin; Yildirim Öcal, Jülide; Kondakc¸i, Yas¸ar – Educational Forum, 2020
Constant pressures emanating from internal and external environments of the academy have resulted in many changes, one of which is the workplace mobbing, an old issue for the broader field of organization science but a relatively new phenomenon in the academic context. This study investigated the relationship between workplace mobbing and academic…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Bullying, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness
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Beck, Jori S.; Morgan, Joseph John; Brown, Nancy; Whitesides, Heather; Riddle, Derek R. – Educational Forum, 2020
The current study explored preservice and inservice teachers' perspectives on data literacy for teaching. Semi-structured interviews were employed with 12 teacher candidates in elementary and special education. The findings revealed participants' misconceptions regarding formative and summative data; their understanding of the value of formative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Grant, Ashley; Hann, Tristan; Godwin, Rebecca; Shackelford, Daniel; Ames, Tyler – Educational Forum, 2020
Teachers' autonomy contributes to their development and retention decisions. While proficient teachers would benefit from more autonomy, developing teachers often require more structure and guidance. This article reviews the literature surrounding autonomy and proposes an argument for a Graduated Teacher Autonomy framework: a theoretical tool…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Mobility, Professional Development
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Torff, Bruce; Kimmons, Kathleen; Budris, Andrew; Solosky, Elizabeth; Maqsood, Jay; Benincasa, Jean; Doeman, Jessica; DePietto, Marilyn; Casamassima, Michael; Walsh, Michelle; Bates, Stephen – Educational Forum, 2020
Theory and research in teachers' interactional styles and authoritative teaching typically posit two factors, including "response" and a second factor featuring some combination of "demand" and "control." Two survey-research projects examined how teachers construe interactional styles, with results suggesting three…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Rice, Mary F.; Deschaine, Mark E. – Educational Forum, 2020
The online environment is an expansive educational context distinct from the traditional one. We problematize the current online teacher education landscape and make recommendations for practices that prepare and support teachers as online teachers, rather than teachers who periodically use Internet resources and digital devices for instruction.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
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Amorim Neto, Roque do Carmo; Picanço Rodrigues, Vinícius; Campbell, Kathryn; Polega, Meaghan; Ochsankehl, Torrie – Educational Forum, 2020
This study attempted to identify the predictors of entrepreneurial behavior by assessing a series of variables that included teamwork skills and demographic variables, and to explore teachers' experiences with teamwork. A sample of 367 K-12 public school teachers completed the survey. The findings indicated that teamwork predicts entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Entrepreneurship, Teamwork, Elementary Secondary Education
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DeMatthews, David; Brown, Carleton H. – Educational Forum, 2019
This article examines how urban principals can proactively respond to neighborhood violence through a community-oriented leadership framework. We analyzed principal interviews to understand the important and multifaceted roles of urban secondary school principals in creating safe and responsive schools that meet the diverse needs of grieving…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Violence, Neighborhoods
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