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Hawley, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Grounded in a belief in the transformative possibilities of social studies teacher education, I present an argument for considering the development of purpose as both content and pedagogy of social studies teacher education. As part of developing a coherent pedagogy of rationale-based social studies teacher education, I begin by exploring the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
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Hostetler, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Dewey (1916/2009) viewed democracy as a "path or journey." This suggests that there is no mutually agreed upon end. Similarly, in teaching and teacher education, if viewed as a learning problem, the end is the process according to Ritter (2010) "[t]eaching others how to teach for democratic citizenship represents a process that…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Democracy, Social Studies, Reflective Teaching
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Sears, Emilie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
It is important to find the means by which struggling writers can find success in the English Language Arts. For students struggling with reading and writing, the visual arts may be a way of accessing and expressing their ideas and ultimately opening up a world of creative possibilities. This article explores drawing and painting as a pre-writing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Poetry, Creative Writing
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Pedersen, James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For more than 100 years the public school system has been the foundation of our society. Millions of our nation's citizens have moved through the primary, middle and secondary schools which, although they vary slightly from region to region, provided a shared experience and are a part of Americana. History tells us the reasons that school systems…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Vacations, School Schedules
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Cushman, Carey Anne Aycock; Kempy, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For teacher educators, classroom management education is one of the least researched aspects of the profession. The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom management was most effectively learned through textbook analysis coupled with classroom discussion, or the experience of observing and practicing classroom management in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Textbooks, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Watz, Michael – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
What is termed "character education" in today's world has been called many things throughout the history of education in this country. Character education has been both a formal and informal part of schools. Much of character education in the United States can be closely tied in its roots to the education of character in Europe, which…
Descriptors: Values Education, Educational History, Influences, Educational Practices
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Pietrzak, Dale; Engelking, Jeri L.; Reed, Kris M.; Gapp, Susan; Bosse, Sherrie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article reports findings from a study of the motivations of college students to choose or not choose a career as a K-12 teacher. Five hundred-seventeen college students majoring in education and non-education programs enrolled in undergraduate courses were surveyed as to their motivations for choosing/not choosing a career in K-12. If they…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Vocational Interests, Career Choice
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Hong, Carrie Eunyoung; Lawrence, Salika A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
One of the growing interests in teacher education lies in how and what teachers learn across time and space in the complex ecologies and technologies of today's society. Teacher research has been implemented in teacher education programs as a powerful, exploratory tool for teacher candidates to inquire about educational problems and to improve…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education, Inquiry, Reflection
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Carr, Paul R.; Porfilio, Brad J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
The contributors to this special issue of "The Journal of Inquiry and Action" provide insight into why the Obama administration's educational policies manifest the dominance of neoliberal ideology over most elements of social life. The articles presented in this issue build on the work originally presented in "The Phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Educational Policy
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Goldstein, Rebecca A.; Macrine, Sheila; Chesky, Nataly Z. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article demonstrates how media coverage employs dominant neoliberal narratives and discourses to blame public education for societal ills. The authors examine how the media's use of neoliberal narrative and discourse has hegemonically become the "new normal" of public education and school reform. Utilizing data from media coverage…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, News Reporting, Educational Change, Public Education
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Garrison, Mark J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
Education "reform" is unfolding at an unprecedented rate, with little public input. The most discussed factor driving this transformation is the nearly $5 billion in discretionary funding provided to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) by the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" (ARRA), known as Race…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Legislation
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Lea, Virginia – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article aims to illuminate how and why public schools have been sustained and/or strengthened as hierarchical, inequitable, and undemocratic sites that serve the corporate capitalist state. In doing so, the author draws on three theoretical ideas: the "shock doctrine," described vividly by Naomi Klein (2007); "critical…
Descriptors: Presidents, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Social Systems
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Thomas, Paul L. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
Beginning with the Reagan administration and perpetuated by Obama's presidency are patterns of public speeches--crisis discourse and Utopian expectations--and educational policy that began with 1983's "A Nation at Risk," accelerated through Goals 2000, and codified without much critical concern as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) under George…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy
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Mora, Richard; Christianakis, Mary – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This paper analyzes President Obama's education policies as they relate to charter schools. The authors first show how his policies continue previous neoconservative and neoliberal educational initiatives that marketize schooling. Arne Duncan's role in charter schools, both in his capacity as former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and in his…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Presidents, Taxes, Neoliberalism
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