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Mitchell, Gloria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Any activity that involves making choices entails the risk of failure, and the more personally meaningful the choices are, the more deeply felt the failure will be. Drawing on my experiences in supervising the self-chosen, long-term projects of my eighth-grade students, I argue that it is neither possible nor desirable to prevent young people from…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Decision Making, Risk, Grade 8
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Ratner, Andrew – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The author, a professor of English education, reads to his nine-year-old son nightly, and has for many years. The mutually cherished and fulfilling routine is strained to the breaking point because of the author's growing concern about his son's prospects for being admitted into a "good" public middle school. The narrative offers…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Middle Schools, Literacy Education, High Stakes Tests
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Jiang, Lianjiang – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Informed by symbolic interactionism, this study examines how positive emotional experiences in teaching, teacher identity, and student behaviors are associated. According to the symbolic interactionism perspective, positive student behaviors signify that teachers have successfully embodied the teacher identity, which results in positive emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Professional Identity, Student Behavior, Interaction
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Laufer, Matt; Butler-Vanderlinden, Emma; Carlin, Lindsay; Saker, Sophia; Taylor, Molly – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The article documents the process by which four independent high school students from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and the faculty adviser of their school newspaper, "The Weekly" (a monthly), produced a daylong journalism symposium designed to promote and explore democratic education, student leadership, and professional…
Descriptors: High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers
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Ascenzi-Moreno, Laura – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
Although the number and diversity of emergent bilingual students is rising, this population is viewed as homogeneous rather than vibrant and eclectic. This case study explores how two secondary teachers of English as a new language uncover the diversity of their recently arrived emergent bilingual population by implementing translanguaging…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Quaresma, Maria Luísa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, I aim to analyze the perceptions regarding excellence shared by students of high-performing public schools in Santiago de Chile and simultaneously to reflect on the way in which they experience it, inside and outside of school. Through the analysis of 24 focus groups conducted in six schools, I conclude that students share…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, High Achievement, Public Schools
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Rozich, Elizabeth S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This autoethnographic narrative explores the challenges and successes of employing critical pedagogy in an eighth-grade history classroom. Using the threads of teacher, scholar, and individual, the author shares the intellectual and emotional progression through hope, frustration, humility, and growth that this endeavor demanded. Further, this…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Educational Practices, History Instruction
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Carlough, Stacey – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Teacher development does not stop when a degree is earned--at that point, it has barely taken flight. Real teacher growth happens when meaningful time and safe and authentic space are given to discussing and refining practice under the guidance of a pedagogically and contextually experienced mentor. Here, one teacher leader recounts her purposeful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Leadership, Charter Schools, Urban Schools
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Melville, Kathleen – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This article recounts my experience of developing as a teacher leader in Philadelphia. When I worked at a traditional high school, a hierarchical leadership structure frustrated my attempts to foster teacher leadership among colleagues. By building networks of teachers outside my own school, I found the relationships and opportunities that helped…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teachers, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers
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Benus, Matthew J.; Martin, Leisa A.; Lauzon, Glenn P. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Despite extensive commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, little is known about how students think of its daily recitation. This study asked 88 Native American high school students about their experiences with classroom recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Aware that they had the right to refrain from participating, most students…
Descriptors: High School Students, American Indian Students, Patriotism, Instructional Effectiveness
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O'Connor, John S.; Lessing, Avi D. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
In this essay, John S. O'Connor and Avi D. Lessing discuss the increasingly reductive and routinized nature of contemporary schools and the costs such an approach holds for students and teachers alike. The current approach is especially troublesome in light of the rich history of progressive voices, such as Paul Diederich, who have cautioned…
Descriptors: High Schools, Progressive Education, Educational Methods, Educational Practices
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Aikin, Wilford M. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article revisits the Eight-Year Study, which was a set of simultaneous experiments in secondary education carried out by 30 schools from 1933 to 1941. These schools were free from the usual subject and unit requirements for college admission for a period of eight years, beginning with the class entering college in 1936. Freed from the demands…
Descriptors: Educational History, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Hawkes, T. Elijah; Twemlow, Stuart W. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
When school communities are troubled by violence, or threats of violence, at the hands of young people, educators have an opportunity to learn about aggression and adolescent identity development. A disturbing threat incident provides the point of departure for this principal's reflection on how high school curriculum can better meet the identity…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Violence, Aggression
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Theisen-Homer, Victoria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In this autobiographical narrative, the author recounts her experiences teaching the novel "Always Running" by Luis Rodriguez with her English classes at a high school in a gang-heavy area. When she first started teaching, this teacher struggled to engage students. One particularly disruptive student requested to read "Always…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Novels, English Teachers
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Parsons, Rachel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
Many people have ideas about what it means to teach in inner-city schools, but they are often off the mark. This essay explores the challenges, beauties, and complexities of working in an alternative/transfer school in New York City, with a population that is at very high risk for dropping out. Through individual portraits of students, the author…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students
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