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Morales, P. Zitlali; Maravilla, Joanna V. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The increase and popularity of dual language (DL) or two-way immersion programs nationally, and specifically in California, is due to the acceptability of bilingual programs that are inclusive of students whose first language is English, and who are typically of a White, middle-class background. This phenomenon can be explained through the idea of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ramirez, Pablo; Ross, Lydia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We draw from an ethnographic research perspective to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of dual-language secondary classrooms. The data collected come from multiple sources including classroom observations and teacher interviews from dual-language secondary classrooms. A secondary dual-language education conceptual framework is presented.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Lizárraga, José Ramón; Gutiérrez, Kris D. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article argues that building powerful literacies involves the centering of dispositions and practices that thrive on the boundary--spaces that are not always sanctioned as educational. Leveraging youths' repertoires is particularly important for educators of nondominant learners who are committed to challenging characterizations of their…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Students, Literacy Education
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Aldana, Ursula S.; Martinez, Danny C. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Drawing on 3 years of observational, survey, and interview data, this article highlights the importance of communities of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991) for school staff members supporting Spanish-speaking, newcomer students in large, comprehensive high schools that often lack the resources to directly support this population. We highlight how…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Spanish Speaking, Faculty Development, Interviews
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Pearson, P. David; Knight, Amanda M.; Cannady, Matthew A.; Henderson, J. Bryan; McNeill, Katherine L. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
The authors of this article, all of whom have been a part of this effort to assess argumentation in literacy-rich science curriculum, have struggled with our attempts to build 3 argument-related assessments--understanding, critiquing, and constructing arguments about scientific phenomena in both oral and written modes. Loosely affiliated with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, I critique a component of the highly structured Open Court Reading curriculum designed to teach elementary children "inquiry and higher-order thinking" skills. The intended outcome of this component is, I argue, the production of critically literate and informed consumers of information. However, both the critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Curriculum, Inquiry
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Kennedy-Lewis, Brianna L. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
As public servants who work most closely with children, teachers have first-hand knowledge of the needs of the changing demographics of urban public schools in the United States. Teachers who engage in research, and researchers who are former teachers, enjoy unique positions in conducting investigations and sharing and implementing findings.…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Teacher Researchers, Methods, Personal Narratives
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Hetland, Lois; Cajolet, Sharron; Music, Louise – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article illustrates the effects of embedding a common language derived from research, conducted through Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, into teachers' documentations of classroom experiences. It suggests that documentation can be enhanced by using shared professional vocabularies that describe categories important in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Documentation, Photography, Art Teachers
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Gibson, Margaret A.; Carrasco, Silvia – Theory Into Practice, 2009
The United States and Spain have had radically different immigration histories, and they also have very different education systems and policies, yet there are similarities. Despite official efforts to welcome immigrant youth, both education systems operate, paradoxically, in ways that are unwelcoming, relegating immigrant youth to the margins of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Alvarez, Doris; Mehan, Hugh – Theory Into Practice, 2006
The Preuss School on the University of California, San Diego campus is dedicated to preparing all 700 of its students to be eligible to attend college when they graduate if they choose. Students, who must be from low-income families, are enrolled in a single college-prep track. Because students who enter the school as 6th graders may not have the…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, College Preparation, Track System (Education), Low Income Groups
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McCaleb, Sudia Paloma – Theory into Practice, 1998
Describes a teacher education program at the New College of California as an example of efforts to empower new teachers to meet the challenges of educating diverse students. Discusses the candidate intake process, the preprogram reading effort, community building, instructional strategies, and the family literacy program, which is integral to…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy
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Donato, Ruben; Onis, Carmen de – Theory into Practice, 1994
Maintains that educational reformers need to examine the past to understand why middle schools have not succeeded with Mexican Americans, and argues that current school reform does not depart radically from early 20th-century logic and practice. Presents current research and policy in a historical perspective. Describes Project Theme, a…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, College School Cooperation, Early Adolescents, Educational Change
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Page, Reba – Theory into Practice, 1995
Discussion of the relationship between secondary science curriculum and policy examines paradoxes in science curriculum, reporting a study of California's progressive state level systemic reform. Results highlighted inadequacies in prevailing curriculum theory, including California's reform effort. An alternative that places policy and practice on…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Barth, Richard P.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1989
This article describes an innovative program aimed at reducing the risk of pregnancy, explains the theoretical rationale that guides the content and instructional approach of the program, and offers evidence that the program can be implemented. The program is a pregnancy prevention skills approach, piloted in California. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Curriculum Development, Early Parenthood
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Abrams, Carol; And Others – Theory Into Practice, 1978
A California model Integration Incentive Act proposing financial bonuses to school districts for giving pupils integrated education opportunities is presented. Some of the more difficult policy issues involved in drafting an integration incentive plan are examined, and cost estimates based on California school district data are discussed. (MJB)
Descriptors: Cost Estimates, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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