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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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Logan, Stephanie R.; Hilton, Adriel A.; Watson, Dwight C.; Kirkland-Holmes, Gloria – Educational Foundations, 2018
White teachers who purpose to support the cultural integrity of African American students must possess essential knowledge, skills, and dispositional understandings relative to Black history and culture. This qualitative study examined the content and conceptual knowledge of 41 individuals relative to African American history and culture through…
Descriptors: African American History, African American Culture, Whites, African American Students
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Young, Victoria M. – Educational Foundations, 2018
Drawing from the existing body of data and research on the community education concept, effective schools, and standards-based reforms, this essay examines educational achievement in the United States corresponding to and resulting from reform movements and political actions. The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is reviewed in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Deas, Kendall – Educational Foundations, 2018
This article examines the Common Core State Standards Initiative and provides a policy analysis of issues concerning its implementation as a policy initiative to achieve education reform in the U.S. Aside from highlighting developments concerning this policy initiative, it examines the origins of this movement toward adopting common core state…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Geer, Wil – Educational Foundations, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an historic shift in K-12 curricular policy. Yet,few have explicitly traced the lineage of the CCSS and linked them to the decades-old standards-based reform movement. This essay situates the CCSS within the larger historical context of standards-based reform. It concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Bute, Monte – Educational Foundations, 2017
In a seven-year study of new experimental colleges, Grant and Riesman (1978) report that within those schools "The utopian impulses are strong, representing a search for a more perfect union." One of the most radical of those experiments was Minnesota Metropolitan State College (MMSC). In addition to having no campus, the school had no…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum
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Ellis, Antonio L.; Hartlep, Nicholas D. – Educational Foundations, 2017
Stuttering places students at-risk for being stereotyped and experiencing identity difficulties in school. This study hoped to fill a lacuna in the literature on the educational experiences of African American male stutterers. Six African American adult males who stuttered and lived in Washington, DC; Maryland; and/or Virginia participated in this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Males, Stuttering
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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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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
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Lynskey, Angela Cartwright – Educational Foundations, 2015
Demographics of public schools, in which minority students now make up the majority of the student body while the teaching force continues to be mostly White, indicate that many pre-service teachers will need significant training if they are to be prepared for the challenging task of filling knowledge gaps, interrogating dominant assumptions, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Foundations of Education, Social Justice
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Janak, Edward – Educational Foundations, 2015
In this article, Edward Janak shares his experience with Educational Foundations for the past thirty years. It spans from being an undergraduate pre-service educator in the 1980s, to being a master's degree student and a doctoral student in Educational Foundations from the 1990s and early 2000s, to being a full-time faculty member in Educational…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Personal Narratives, Historiography, Story Telling
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Faison, Morgan Zacheya-Jewel – Educational Foundations, 2015
This article examines the September 2012 closure of the Division of Educational Studies (DES) at Emory University. The authors present this discussion as an example of the ways that the neoliberalization of higher education contributes to the extinction of educational foundations programs. What happened at Emory is symptomatic of the impact that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Educational Change, Universities
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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
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Hayes, Cleveland; Fasching-Varner, Kenneth J. – Educational Foundations, 2015
Many teachers exit their preparation programs with little or no knowledge of themselves as raced, gendered, and classed beings, with little preparation that centers on social justice, and/or little interaction with groups outside of their own racial and cultural identity makers. The authors' experiences as teacher educators suggest that when…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Dotts, Brian W. – Educational Foundations, 2015
The idea of breaking free from outdated ideas and practices is nothing new. It is an idea advocated by individuals like Aristotle, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson. In 1935 Dewey asserted that he viewed education and schooling as the ideal setting for democracy's gestation. He believed that a democratic way of life could best be achieved by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Public Education
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