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Connors, Sean P. – High School Journal, 2021
If Young Adult (YA) literature constitutes one of the social mechanisms that indoctrinate teenagers into working within capitalistic institutions, high school teachers would do well to ask what political and economic ideologies YA fiction invites teenage readers to adopt. This article examines one genre of YA literature--YA dystopian fiction--to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Neoliberalism, Novels
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Rodriguez, Louie F.; Espinoza, Enrique; Gutierrez, Lorena; Calderon, Yajaira; Chang, Elisa; macias, cindy – High School Journal, 2021
While there are numerous studies that employ additive frameworks to combat deficit views of Latina/o/x students, few focus on the perspectives of Latinx youth. This study examines the ways in which 9th grade high school Latinx students define and conceptualize excellence at home, school, and the community using photovoice methodology as a means of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Photography, Grade 9
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Ali, Noor – High School Journal, 2021
The reflections of female Muslim American youth provides a glimpse into their lived reality as they navigate their hyphenated identities in spaces that systemically other (Sirin & Fine, 2008). The creative piece shared here is a silhouette of a woman featuring statements signifying that very experience. Noor Ali conducted a narrative inquiry…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Personal Narratives, Young Adults
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Hernández Adkins, Sean D. – High School Journal, 2021
In this epistolary essay, I theorize what otherwise-as-marronage can look like for teacher- educators and/or curriculum theorists who are isolated within or bifurcated between harmful institutional divides. I argue that marronage is already creating otherwise worlds and always has--and I propose that embracing marronage can not only help us heal…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Education Programs, Educational Environment, Political Attitudes
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Mayes, Renae D.; Lowery, Kendra; Mims, Lauren C.; Rodman, Jennifer – High School Journal, 2021
The school counselor has a unique role to maximize student success. Although the role of a school counselor has transformed into a defined position to support the success of all students, few studies have explored how contemporary school counselors support Black girls during high school. The current qualitative study centers the experiential…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, African American Students, Females
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Knaggs, Christine; Sondergeld, Toni; Provinzano, Kathleen; Fischer, John M.; Griffith, Jeffrey – High School Journal, 2021
A mixed methods evaluative case study approach using an advocacy lens was used in this study to measure the college-going cultural capital of students actively involved in a college-preparatory program (active case), as compared to those who were not (passive case). Both similar and differing perspectives regarding academic and non-academic…
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Preparation, Cultural Capital, High School Seniors
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Tierney, Gavin – High School Journal, 2020
Contextual definitions of success are situated within specific schools and informal learning environments and, within those situated contexts, impact the identities that youth develop. This article explores what it means to be successful outside of mainstream education and the resources youth use to reorient to alternative definitions of success,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Success
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Cramer, Gregory J.; Fons, Christopher A. – High School Journal, 2020
This article attempts to contribute to the growing scholarly conversation at the nexus of immigration, citizenship, and civics education. This paper seeks to shed light on what is taught about undocumented immigrants by starting with civics class, where concepts such as the rights of citizens and immigrants are traditionally taught. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Civics, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Undocumented Immigrants
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Pearcy, Mark – High School Journal, 2020
Memorials and monuments represent a society's view of its own history and the conclusions we collectively wish to draw about its meaning. In America in recent years, public clashes over the presence of contested public memorials--including and especially monuments dedicated to the Confederate cause in the United States Civil War--have led to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, War, Historic Sites
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Parry, Brittany; Cornelius-White, Jeffrey H. D.; MacGregor, Cynthia; Ongaga, Kennedy O. – High School Journal, 2020
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to investigate how school principals and diversity club advisors use diversity clubs to promote multicultural education in a southwestern Wisconsin conference. The researchers explored how principals and club advisors' qualifications, club resources, and multicultural curriculum promote…
Descriptors: Principals, Clubs, Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Knaggs, Christine M.; May, Toni A.; Provinzano, Kathleen T.; Fischer, John M.; Griffith, Jeffrey – High School Journal, 2020
A mixed methods evaluative case study approach using an advocacy lens was used in this study to measure the college-going cultural capital of students actively involved in a college-preparatory program (active case), as compared to those who were not (passive case). Both similar and differing perspectives regarding academic and non-academic…
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Preparation, Cultural Capital, High School Seniors
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Duncan, Kristen E. – High School Journal, 2020
Black teachers have understood for centuries that whiteness is a requirement for full citizenship in the United States (Ladson-Billings, 1998). For this reason, Black teachers have historically taught Black students using emancipatory methods that centered their students' race and aided their students in navigating a landscape wrought with overt…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Civics, African American Teachers
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Strachan, Samantha L. – High School Journal, 2020
Despite calls for an increase in the number of African American male teachers, very few research studies have closely examined how African American men arrive at their decisions to become educators. This study examines why two African American male pre-service teacher candidates chose secondary science teaching as a career. This study also…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Decision Making, Secondary School Students
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Boyd, Ashley S.; Glazier, Jocelyn A. – High School Journal, 2017
This qualitative study explores three years of data from an ongoing professional development program for alumni of one university's varied teacher education programs. Participants cross secondary grade levels and disciplines. Researchers examine what transpires when controversial topics are raised within this diverse teacher discourse community.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Discourse Communities, Group Discussion, Qualitative Research
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Pytash, Kristine E. – High School Journal, 2017
A myriad of personal and contextual factors are important in understanding how preservice teachers learn to teach and why they adopt or reject certain teaching practices. Activity theory was used a framework in understand preservice teachers' experiences teaching writing during a field experience at a juvenile detention facility. The purposes of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Writing Instruction, Field Experience Programs, Correctional Institutions
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