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Hayn, Judith A.; Kaplan, Jeffrey S.; Nolen, Amanda – Theory Into Practice, 2011
The study of young adult literature (YAL) as both an art form and teaching tool is in its infancy. Barely 50 years old, this emerging genre began to establish a presence in the canon of both classical and popular literature. As a developing field of inquiry, however, YAL struggles for legitimacy and prestige. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Educational Research, Young Adults, Educational Researchers
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Mediratta, Kavitha – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Community organizing for school reform is a growing national phenomenon, as young people, parents, neighborhood residents, and faith-based institutions struggle to improve the quality and equity of public schooling, particularly in urban school districts. Now a decade old, community organizing projects are influencing local public schools in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Public Education, Community Organizations
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Lazarus, Peggy G. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Kindergarten children were observed in a classroom situation to discover communicative competence in the sociolinguistic area. These children demonstrated competency in awareness of regularities in use of language in the classroom, ability to publicize confusions, and variations in ways of speaking. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Language, Communication Skills, Kindergarten Children, Linguistic Competence