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Gillies, Ann – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2017
This article describes how a Teacher Educator teaches her university students (pre-service teachers) about belonging; how it feels to belong to a group, why they need to spend their time and energy during the school day working to make K-12 students feel that they belong, what belonging looks like, and how to make it happen in the pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Group Unity, Sense of Community
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Jorgensen, Cheryl M.; Lambert, Laurie – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2012
When students with autism, intellectual, and multiple disabilities are included in general education classes their teachers often struggle with identifying meaningful participation opportunities. Too often students are seated in the back of the room, socially isolated from their classmates, taught primarily by a paraprofessional, and without…
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Instructional Development
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Sweetland, Julie – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2008
Building community and supporting learning are two principles of Whole Schooling. This article describes how Center for Inspired Teaching, a nonprofit educational reform organization, uses these principles to foster professional learning communities in public schools in Washington, DC. When change agents approach disengaged, disempowered faculties…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Resistance to Change, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Naicker, Sigamoney – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
The advent of a democracy in South Africa ushered in refreshing changes within the South African context. Given South Africa's dark apartheid history, every policy intervention had to ensure a human rights ethos prevails. Inclusive Education, through the publication of the policy document Education White Paper 6 on Special Needs Education:…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Democracy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Samuelson, Keith – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
There are many valid reasons for participating in an educators' tour of Germany. It is a nation that has a legacy of literary and political thought that has had a profound impact on the evolution of Western civilization. Germany has offered the world artistic and scientific genius and been the source of devastating war and unprecedented genocide.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peterson, Michael – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
In this article, the author introduces whole schooling and its role within: to work towards positive change in schooling. The author discusses what led educators to the idea of creating schools that are more effective, engaging, and joyful places of growth and development for children.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy
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Santamaria, Lorri; Thousand, Jacque – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
This article describes one school's year-long effort to provide equitable access to the core curriculum to a very culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse student body while increasing teachers' needs for responsive professional development by piloting a dramatic change in the special education service delivery system with the support…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Individualized Instruction