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Wilson, Priscilla G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The term microaggression is defined and demonstrated from the viewpoint of graduate-level students. Using a classroom assignment, the students describe their personal experiences of being the recipient of a microaggression. The students describe the type of microaggression, theme, psychological dilemma, and recall how they reacted to the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Graduate Students, Class Activities, Psychological Needs
Fitzgerald, Terence – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
In the 21st century, U.S. Blacks in public schools experience disenfranchisement, as did their ancestral predecessors in the 19th and 20th centuries. This research utilizes the "White Racial Frame," which essentially encompasses the cognitive racialized false stereotypes and beliefs Whites hold regarding people of color (Feagin, 2010).…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Stereotypes
Tyler, Kathleen P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Interest in child development as a knowledge base for early childhood education programs flourished in the 1970s as a result of the theories and philosophies of Jean Piaget and other cognitive developmentalists. During subsequent decades in America, reform movements emphasizing accountability and achievement became a political and social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
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Smith, Catherine A.; Vellenga, Heidi E.; Parker, Marian; Butler, Norman L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This paper assembles innovative ideas from several disciplines and offers an integrated discussion for improving TESL/TEFL curriculum design, specifically for individuals from peripheral social contexts and to address the global demand for ESL/EFL teachers. Overall, the suggested innovations serve to: 1) increase program accessibility to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction