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Hamdan, Suha; Coloma, Roland Sintos – Educational Foundations, 2022
There is a tremendous need to enhance the cultural competency of teachers working in PK-12 schools. Research indicates that culturally competent teachers who utilize transformative and justice-oriented curriculum and pedagogy provide classroom spaces that are more welcoming and engaging, and that showcase diversity, inclusion, and democracy in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Preschool Education
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Reagan, Timothy – Educational Foundations, 2022
While there are many difficulties faced by world language educators, both teachers and students of certain languages--languages commonly identified with countries and cultures deemed to be hostile to the United States--often find themselves in uniquely paradoxical situations. This article begins with a brief anecdotal description of the personal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Indo European Languages
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Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Porfilio, Bradley J.; Otto, Stacy; O'Brien, Kathleen – Educational Foundations, 2015
Social Foundations of Education (SFE) courses play a critical role in preparing professional, effective PK-12 teachers, yet, for reasons argued in this article and elsewhere, such courses remain under attack. In this article, by arguing what SFE "stands for" as opposed to what it "stands against," the authors intend to…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Davila, Erica R.; de Bradley, Ann Aviles – Educational Foundations, 2010
This article explores the sociopolitical context of education policy, particularly as it relates to Latina/o education. The authors highlight the status of Latinas/os within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to examine the impact of education policy designed to benefit few and disenfranchise most. They draw attention to the injustices of Latinas/os…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education, Politics of Education, Evaluation