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Lupinski, Kirsten; Jenkins, Patricia; Beard, Audrey; Jones, LaTasha – Educational Foundations, 2012
One of the major outcomes of the educational reform movement in the United States during the past decade has been the increased focus on the professional preparation of educators (Darling-Hammond, 1997). According to Sanders and Rivers, numerous studies indicate that educators make a significant difference in their students' education (1996). In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Values, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change
Okpalaoka, Chinwe L.; Dillard, Cynthia B. – Educational Foundations, 2012
This article focuses on the sense of what an "African" (American) identity could mean when viewed through the processes of migrations and fluid identities of contemporary African immigrant children as they interact with their African (Americans) peers in schools. The purpose of this article is to use data from a study of West African…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Slavery, Educational Experience, Immigrants
Neumann, Richard – Educational Foundations, 2010
Teacher quality has been a central issue in discourse on improvement of schooling outcomes. While the importance of teacher quality is widely acknowledged, there is considerable dispute regarding necessary skills, knowledge, and dispositions of a highly qualified teacher, as well as the methods for producing such teachers. Indeed, even the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foundations of Education
Rojas, Eliana D.; Reagan, Timothy – Educational Foundations, 2003
Bilingual education has been an extremely controversial and contentious topic in recent years among both educators and the general public in the United States. Long a bastion of what some writers have called "ideological monolingualism," the United States has not demonstrated either great sensitivity to or tolerance of linguistic…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs
Nicholson, Barbara – Educational Foundations, 2003
This article presents an excerpt of a declaration from the United States Department of Education's "Strategic Plan: 2002-2007." The declaration signifies in no uncertain terms that the battle waged by critics of alternative research methods continues, and is likely to intensify. The denigration of research methods which decline to adhere…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Rhetorical Criticism, Public Education, Educational Research
Pepper, Kaye; Burroughs, Susie; Groce, Eric – Educational Foundations, 2003
This study investigated obstacles to teaching civic education in the United States, a country whose government was established on democratic principles over 250 years ago, and Hungary, a European country presently making the transition to a government based on democratic principles. The purpose is to compare the obstacles within these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Nainby, Keith; Pea, John B. – Educational Foundations, 2003
Social mobility carries with it a sense of loss. To be socially mobile is to move from one place, economically, culturally, personally, to another. One consequence of that loss, sometimes, is immobility--a paralysis brought on by the violent, forceful, uncertain rush of social mobility itself. The immobility of fear, the feeling stuck, the not…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Working Class, Social Class, Personal Narratives