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Ayala, Jennifer; Galletta, Anne – Theory Into Practice, 2009
The article draws on an ethnographic study of students' experiences in a restructured campus of several schools, located in a densely populated northeastern city, serving a multiracial, largely working class and poor Latino neighborhood. The authors underscore student narratives of a chronology of opportunity and loss, while also noting an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student School Relationship, Reputation, Ethnography
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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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Hong, Eunsook; Milgram, Roberta M.; Rowell, Lonnie L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Students, teachers, counselors, and parents are all important in determining the degree to which homework is effective in meeting its goals. Teachers assign homework, parents provide the environment in which it is done, and students?each with a unique profile of motivation and preference for learning?do the homework. It is a challenge for everyone…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intervention, Homework, Student Centered Curriculum