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Klee, Holly L.; Buehl, Michelle M.; Miller, Angela D. – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Mathematics educators often know the widespread nature of mathematics anxiety and may even be aware of the debilitating effect it can have on their students. Although educators may develop tricks or tools that seem to help, a comprehensive understanding of what students are experiencing and how the classroom environment can be adjusted to address…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Intervention, High School Students, College Students
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Dozono, Tadashi – Theory Into Practice, 2021
When classrooms fail to provide racially marginalized students with frameworks that explain their daily experiences, sometimes students turn to conspiracy theories, however inaccurate. This article links marginalized students' critiques of society and paranoid readings of the world with civic reasoning. Through queer and critical race theory, this…
Descriptors: Civics, Minority Group Students, LGBTQ People, Student Attitudes
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Doerr-Stevens, Candance; Gibson, Melissa Leigh – Theory Into Practice, 2021
As political participation across the globe grows increasingly contentious and accusations of "fake news" and "post-truth" politics rise, the how, where, and why of civic learning in schools are called into question. In contrast, multimodal practices such as digital video production continue to promote youth engagement and…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Video Technology, Inquiry, Citizenship Education
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Sánchez Loza, Dinorah – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Affluent suburban high schools are often framed as success stories given their academic achievement outcomes including those on civic measures. Yet, more analyses are needed that interrogate how youth in these schools come to think and act politically. This article shifts the gaze onto these predominantly White schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Advantaged, Suburban Schools, High Schools, Whites
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Monreal, Timothy; Floyd, Reina – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we expand the geographic narratives of Latinx teachers by first outlining how such teachers are desired to be a certain type of "cultural ambassador" in the US South, and second, how one teacher eschews this construction to instead center political agency and a democratic praxis toward racial justice. Whereas cultural…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Teachers, Teacher Role, Resistance (Psychology)
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Graves, Daren – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In order to position Black and Latinx youth to challenge racism and other dynamics of oppression, their education must be oriented toward equipping them with the requisite skills and sense of efficacy. This article makes an argument for teachers having to develop a reciprocal sense of authority rooted in their students' freedom in the face of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Power Structure, Racial Bias
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Landay, Eileen; Heath, Shirley Brice – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Schools, community organizations, and major cultural entities can address educational inequities by engaging parents and children in arts processes, projects, and performances. Three cases featuring work in the arts show promise in contributing to the positive academic and social development of learners across the socio-economic spectrum. Learning…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Art Activities
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Baker-Bell, April – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, the author historicizes the argument about Black Language in the classroom to contextualize the contemporary linguistic inequities that Black students experience in English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. Next, the author describes "anti-black linguistic racism" and interrogates the notion of academic language. Following…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, English Teachers, Academic Language
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Yoo, Monica S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article examines how students from immigrant families position themselves during language brokering acts that blur the boundaries between home and school. It draws upon a community cultural wealth framework (Yosso, 2005), which attends to the cultivation and uptake of rich forms of capital from culturally and linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Language Attitudes
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Walsh, Daniel – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this article, I present the ways in which youth participatory action research (YPAR) provides opportunities for academically rigorous and culturally sustaining pedagogy for immigrant high school students learning English. In a course sponsored by the City University of New York's College Now program, I introduced students to the principles of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Immigrants
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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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Bajaj, Monisha; Suresh, Sailaja – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines the approaches of a public high school for newcomer youth, Oakland International High School in California, that provides holistic wrap-around services to students. By not isolating students from the larger context of their families and communities, the school's approaches allow for greater reciprocity between school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Immigrants, Holistic Approach
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Noddings, Nel – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Possibly the greatest problem now facing citizens and educators is the increasing polarization in society. In this article, I address today's social and political climate and the challenges it poses to communication and civil discourse. The problem is acute on college and university campuses, as well as in schools. I'll propose one potential…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Political Attitudes
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Strong, Kristin; Sias, Christina – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Globally, many people spend most of their time interacting with the products of engineering design as they wear clothes, drink clean water, use transportation systems, and more. Given the omnipresence of engineering design, whose material results are felt daily in people's lives, it seems especially important that students learn to recognize and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Engineering Education, High School Students, Design
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Miller, Angela D.; Murdock, Tamera B.; Grotewiel, Morgan M. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Although research shows that higher-achieving students report engaging in cheating behaviors less frequently than lower-achieving students, the cheating rates among this population are still startling. Certain aspects of the context of being a high-achieving student support academic dishonesty. We investigate integrity among the highest achievers…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, High Achievement, Student Behavior
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