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Hibler, David W.; Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
In this essay, the authors reflect on the ongoing teacher effectiveness debate. W. David Hibler is an experienced language arts teacher, who has taught in public high schools and middle schools in Alaska, North Carolina, and New York City. Jeffrey Aaron Snyder is a historian of education who writes about schooling in the twentieth-century United…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational History, Learner Engagement
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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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Haines, Shana J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article describes a teacher-research project in which a class of fifth-grade English language learners demonstrated that learning about photography and using it as inspiration for their creative writing authenticated their writing task, helped them bring their outside-school worlds inside school, increased their enthusiasm for writing, and…
Descriptors: Photography, English Language Learners, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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Densmore-James, Susan; Yocum, Russell G. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Whether stemming from dysfunctional families, abuse, emotional responses to societal violence, the threat of terrorism, school shootings, or escaping the day-to-day tedium that life places before us, today's learners are vulnerable to loss and the grief, sorrow, depression, and anger that accompany such loss. This essay, written from the lead…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Theisen-Homer, Victoria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Drawing primarily on interviews with a variety of teachers and other staff at a large urban Title 1 public school in California, Victoria Theisen-Homer paints an ethnographic portrait of how school personnel respond to undesirable changes. Although the school in this study, Skyline High School, had begun to thrive and most of the staff felt their…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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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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Heimann, Revital – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This descriptive study examined the dynamics of partnership over time between a training school and a college of education. Its purpose was to provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of collaboration within the context of the partnership between the school and the college. The dynamics of the changes occurring in this collaboration over a…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Schools of Education, Data Collection
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This "From the Archives" article was originally published in Japanese in v6 n3 Mar 1936 of the Japanese-language journal "Shinkyo" (New Teachings), a periodical publication of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, the Society for Value-Creating Education, established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in 1930. This installment of "On Attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Ideology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Goulah, Jason – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Taking its title from a passage in Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's 1936 serialized essay "On Attitudes toward Education," this article introduces, contextualizes, and briefly analyzes that essay in relation to the larger Makiguchi corpus. Specifically, this article examines Makiguchi's view of the proper attitudes toward education and effective…
Descriptors: Essays, Attitudes, Ideology, Teachers
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Weiner, Lois; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In this commentary, Andy Kaplan discusses with Lois Weiner, Diane Ravitch's latest book "The Reign of Error," which combines scholarly argument and scrupulous research in defense of democratic education. Weiner notes, the book will prove an important resource in the ongoing struggle for the survival of public schooling. Weiner adds,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Public Schools, Discourse Analysis
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Cotte, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In a recent article published in "The New York Times," Bill Keller has criticized the role of schools of education in the development of teachers. Beyond pointing out the hurtfulness of the all-too-familiar litany of insults, this article attempts to correct Mr. Keller's assertions and arguments and seeks furthermore to portray the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, College Role
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Diederich, Paul B. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This commentary describes the limitations of 40-minute class period times. The forty-minute system makes hash of the lives of teachers, especially in small schools, and about 80 percent of high schools have fewer than two hundred pupils. These small schools crowd their forty-minute periods with as many diverse and unrelated activities as possible,…
Descriptors: Time Blocks, School Schedules, High Schools, Job Simplification
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Elliott, Shanti; Bradbury, Joan; Gardner, Joseph – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In the spring of 2014, Chicago educators met to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for progressive, democratic education in Chicago-area schools. This article weaves together the writings of teachers and principals from over 15 public schools and a couple of private and parochial schools who are thinking about their own experiences in…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Democracy, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Hartman, Laura Pincus; Neame, Alexandra; Gedro, Julie – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
The purpose of this discussion is to explore how the educational and social philosophy of John Dewey offers insight for those involved in education evolution in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on nurturing leaders who are capable of recognizing and responding effectively to the challenges of a globalized economy now and for the next…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Training, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy
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Kaufman, Sherry – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In spring 2012, Sherry Kaufman, a consultant at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, was asked to support kindergarten teachers in deepening their practice of constructivism and exploring the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Central to such an approach is the belief that all learning is socially constructed through interaction…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent School Relationship
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