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Finkel, Liza – Educational Foundations, 2018
Finding ways for all students to engage meaningfully with science and learn to use scientific knowledge and skills to identify and solve personal and community-based problems requires more than making changes to the curriculum students experience in schools. This article describes a methods course, part of a one-year masters level teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Social Problems
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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
Groves Price, Paula; Mencke, Paul D. – Educational Foundations, 2013
The author's used this article to discuss critical pedagogy and praxis, but also provided an example of their work and process of engaging in participatory action research (PAR) with Native American Youth as they navigated through their own tensions of positionality and criticality with historically marginalized teens. They introduce the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Praxis, Participatory Research, Action Research
Carter, Norvella P.; Hawkins, Torrance N.; Natesan, Prathiba – Educational Foundations, 2008
Since its inception, the United States has struggled with its responsibility for educating African American students. Its history of denial and discrimination in the education of Black children has created a national crisis in which academic difficulty and school failure is disproportionately high. In an effort to improve the education of African…
Descriptors: African American Students, Cognitive Style, Nonverbal Communication, Academic Achievement
Westerhof-Shultz, Jolanda; Weisner, Jill – Educational Foundations, 2004
In spite of the ongoing discussion and emphasis on student voice, talk curriculum, and small group discussion (Barnitz 1994; Johnson & Johnson 1994; Barnes & Todd 1995; Johnston & Nicholls 1995; Johnson & Johnson 2000), most classroom language/discourse strategies remain rooted in Socratic premises. That is to say, official classroom discourse…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Middle Schools, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship