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Yonezawa, Susan; Jones, Makeba – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Educational reformers often partner with others to make change happen in their schools. But few reformers look to students as agents of change. In this article, the authors discuss how students are an often under-utilized, and yet crucial, educational partner. They share their student voice work in the San Diego Unified School District's high…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, High School Students, Change Strategies
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Corbett, Dick; Wilson, Bruce – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article briefly describes the central tenets of a program several low-income middle schools implemented to remove failure as a choice students could make in completing their assignments. Instead of doling out Fs for poor and nonexistent work, teachers devised a variety of options students had to follow to demonstrate eventual mastery of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grading, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes
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Metros, Susan E. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Contemporary culture has become increasingly dependent on the visual, especially for its capacity to communicate instantly and universally. Advances in technology fueled this shift. Students must learn to cope with and intelligently contribute to a culture rife with easy access to the visually rich Web, photo dependant social networks, video…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Literacy
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Irving, Kathy J. – Theory into Practice, 1984
English as a second language teachers and students must become culturally aware to understand the impact of their own and others' cultural influences on language learning. Suggestions for integrating cross-cultural awareness into the language classroom are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)