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Grigoropoulos, Jenny E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2020
Many definitions and theories of leadership focus on the innate traits that leaders must possess from birth, others on the characteristics acquired throughout adult life and the processes the individual is exposed to. It is also widely believed that leadership is solely exercised at positions of higher authority in institutions and organizations.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Empathy, Altruism, Leadership Role
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Gialamas, Stefanos; Pelonis, Peggy; Medeiros, Steven – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
A school that holds as a central belief that knowledge is individually and socially constructed by learners who are active observers of the world, active questioners, agile problem posers and critical and creative problem solvers must evolve leadership models and organizational patterns that mirror this model of genuine and meaningful learning as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Models, Progressive Education, Creative Thinking
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Sanacore, Joseph; Piro, Joseph – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In the United States, children are in front of the "screen" about six hours a day, and because schools are a microcosm of society, educators need to incorporate more screen-oriented activities into the literacy program. Transmediation, based in social semiotics, promotes collaborative conversations, which nurture positive translations…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Computer Uses in Education, Semiotics, Brain
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Gross, Steven Jay; Shapiro, Joan Poliner – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
Facing repressive accountability regimes and high-stakes testing in the US and beyond, university and practitioner educators around the world decided to take action. Inspired by the democratic administration movement of the 1930's and 1940's and current scholarship in ethics, we started a movement called the New DEEL (Democratic Ethical…
Descriptors: Accountability, High Stakes Tests, Ethics, Instructional Leadership
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Jorgensen, C. Gregg – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
By considering ethics and morals from a vantage point in which personal and political beliefs become part of our national debate, students could form the habit of political discussion in much the same way that representatives of social and political groups prepare and respond on a daily basis to an ever inquiring media. I will explore several…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Goodram, Brian – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The impact of exclusionary discipline on students is clear and negative as we report herein. The impacts of exclusionary discipline have been negatively linked to the academic and social development of disciplined students. We argue that this discipline form has been disproportionately used among certain groups, particularly those students of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Expulsion, Suspension
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Isaac, John – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
The Arab Spring exposed the hidden secrets of Egyptian society to the global community. In spite of the insatiable media attention paid to the Mubarak regime and the toll it took on the entire country, Egypt's education system received little attention. For decades, Egypt's public schools have forced students to attend segregated classes, based on…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Davis, Danne E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2009
Demographic trends suggest that most Latino and Black schoolchildren attending city schools will have White classroom teachers. Consequently, the potential for cultural mismatches may impede meaningful teaching. In response, many teacher educators mull over approaches to prepare student teachers to effectively instruct all schoolchildren,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Interaction
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Kitagawa, Mary M.; Kitagawa, Chisato – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
Seikatsu tsuzurikata is a grassroots movement in Japan that has many parallels to the whole language movement, but it developed completely independently, beginning in the late 1920s. Our research into this movement was conducted in 1984 and described in Kitagawa and Kitagawa (1987). We are now updating our earlier research. Seikatsu tsuzurikata is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Progressive Education, Whole Language Approach