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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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Shah, Vidya – Educational Foundations, 2022
Much of the literature on professional development offers disembodied, secular, detached and technical approaches to teaching and learning. Born of a collective need for healing, meaning and co-inquiry, I joined justice-oriented educators to explore our overlapping experiences as liberatory practitioners and spiritual seekers. We met for over a…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Justice, Decolonization, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Asif – Educational Foundations, 2021
Black, Indigenous, and other students of color (BIPOC) are selecting to attend community colleges more than any other post-secondary school setting. However as the author argues, community colleges have, since their inception, served as exclusionary spaces for labor extraction that murders the spirits of BIPOC students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students, Cultural Influences
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Robbins, Rockey; Hong, Ji; Chancey, John; Robbins, Sharla – Educational Foundations, 2020
This article describes an "Integrative Fourfold Approach" to teaching multiculturalism in secondary and higher educational settings. Four general approaches to teaching multicultural issues are presented, followed by critical reviews from each perspective of the other three approaches. Next, the authors propose a teaching approach that…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Higher Education
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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
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Jorgensen, C. Gregg – Educational Foundations, 2015
If the Foundations of Education are in danger of becoming extinct, Gregg Jorgensen, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Western Illinois University, says a critical reexamination of how the ideological foundations of American education impact the development and growth of democratic ideals is long overdue. He…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Reflection, Theory Practice Relationship, Teachers
Berry, Theodorea Regina; Candis, Matthew Reese – Educational Foundations, 2013
The authors begin this article looking at the start of the journey through this new 21st century and how educators at every level are endeavoring to meet the challenge to be responsive to the educational needs of their students, current and future. This is especially true in relationship to the education of students of diverse backgrounds…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Educational Needs, Student Needs, Cultural Differences
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
Milner, H. Richard – Educational Foundations, 2012
In this article, the author focuses on a case study of an African-American teacher's perceptions about teaching and instructional practices in an urban middle school, Bridge Middle School. He provides a counter to some negative conceptions of Black teachers in general through a focus on this teacher: the way she thinks about her roles and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
Howard, Tyrone C.; Flennaugh, Terry K.; Terry, Clarence L., Sr. – Educational Foundations, 2012
Throughout the history of the U.S., racialized groups have often had their experiences profoundly shaped by social imagery in ways that have created tremendous hardships in the quest for self-actualization and a healthy sense of self. The purpose of this article is to shed light on the manner in which Black males have been one of the primary…
Descriptors: African American Students, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
Porfilio, Brad J.; Malott, Curry S. – Educational Foundations, 2011
This essay documents a few key examples of the critical pedagogy and curriculum that the authors employ to challenge pre-service and in-service teachers to consider the concrete and theoretical contexts of taking on a social-activist-teacher persona. Their vision of social justice is rooted firmly in the critical tradition, as it is anchored in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Critical Theory
Donnor, Jamel K.; Shockley, Kmt G. – Educational Foundations, 2010
The purpose of this article is to discuss the misalignment between public school assessment policies and teaching practices in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the human capital, curricula, and soft-skill needs of the global economy. The authors suggest that changes regarding the nature of learning, how it is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Global Approach, Educational Change, Males
McKay, Cassandra L. – Educational Foundations, 2010
Critical pedagogy is an instructional approach to teaching that employs a theoretical framework by which social injustices are critiqued. This type of pedagogy encourages the learner to critique obstructions to the learner's full participation in society, and encourages critical collective action, through the engagement of the learner's…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education Courses, Community Education, Adult Basic Education
Austin, Theresa – Educational Foundations, 2009
According to the national study conducted by Cochran-Smith & Fries (2005), the majority of teacher candidates in the U.S. are White middle-class women. While those from the U.S. who become TESOL teachers are also primarily White middle-class women, given the global demand for English, there is also a sizable number of TESOL teachers from…
Descriptors: Feminism, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Females
Hughes, Sherick A. – Educational Foundations, 2008
The author's former College of Education encouraged faculty to implement pedagogy that responded fully to the needs of citizens in diverse situations, including the urban, metropolitan community they served. Such a vision requires, by default, a sincere effort to change or "reform" schools. Research endeavors involving the social and historical…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Social Class
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