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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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Meidl, Christopher; Vanorsdale, Christie – Educational Foundations, 2018
Research has shown that positive behavioral support (PBS) can help teachers develop approaches to support student learning. In particular CHAMPS, a form of PBS, was designed to assist educators in systematically teaching expected learning behavior. In this case study, self-reported data from 25 in-service teachers who utilized CHAMPS was analyzed.…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Attitudes
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R. B.-Banks, Yvonne; Meyer, Joseph – Educational Foundations, 2017
Childhood trauma leaves its marks on the brain (Sandi, 2013) with unseen scars as evident in brain research. Addressing childhood trauma in today's urban classrooms is no small feat. According to the 2011-12 National Survey of Children's Health, nearly 35 million children in the United States are living with emotional and psychological trauma.…
Descriptors: Trauma, Urban Schools, National Surveys, Child Health
Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Brown, Anthony L. – Educational Foundations, 2012
Drawing from Michel Foucault's notion of "useful" and "dangerous" discourse coupled with the theory of racial knowledge, this article examines how two common counter-discourses about African-American students operate and create racial knowledge in education practice. By "counter-discourse", the authors refer to knowledge, theories, and histories…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Differences
Gallant, Dorinda J.; Moore, James L., III – Educational Foundations, 2008
This study examined the extent to which ethnic-based differences exist in teacher ratings of African American students and White students on the language and literacy domain of a curriculum-embedded performance assessment for students in grade 1. It extended previous research on performance assessments to focus on issues related to equity in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement
Gosselin, Colette – Educational Foundations, 2007
Verbal and non-verbal communication interactions have a strong influence on the social construction of gender. Therefore understanding the classroom interaction structures and the subsequent socio-cultural context is a vital commitment for any teacher. Furthermore, since gender is constructed in the day-to-day interactions of children's lives,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Interaction, Sexual Identity
Ellis-Williams, Antoinette – Educational Foundations, 2007
This article presents a study of African American youth resistance and activism. The data revealed that African American youth have a large capacity for activism and ability to resist. Early engagement on issues of social justice, equality and freedom by family, teachers, pastors and community leaders can help to shape political character and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Leaders, African Americans, Role Models
Urrieta, Luis, Jr. – Educational Foundations, 2005
In this article, the author attempts to enter the charter school dialogue by looking at the new charter school movement through an anti-essentialist social movement and new social movement lens. In the anti-Western new social movement conception there are no set patterns to how movements manifest themselves, or how they were intended to manifest…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Policy