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Ercikan, Kadriye; Seixas, Peter – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Similar to educators in mathematics, science, and reading, history educators around the world have mobilized curricular reform movements toward including complex thinking in history education, advancing historical thinking, developing historical consciousness, and teaching competence in historical sense making. These reform movements, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Educational Change
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Luke, Allan – Theory Into Practice, 2012
The term "critical literacy" refers to use of the technologies of print and other media of communication to analyze, critique, and transform the norms, rule systems, and practices governing the social fields of everyday life (A. Luke, 2004). Since Freire's (1970) educational projects in Brazil, approaches to critical literacy have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Critical Reading
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Slater, Tammy; Mohan, Bernard – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Cooperation between English as a second or other language (ESOL) and content-area teachers, often difficult to achieve, is hard to assess linguistically in a revealing way. This article employs register analysis (which is different from, but complementary to, genre analysis) in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective to show how an ESOL…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Cooperation, Science Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Bigelow, Martha – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article explores the issues of race and religion as they pertain to adolescent Somali immigrants and their lives at school, among their families, and in their communities. Research from a number of contexts offers a range of perceptions, held by Somali youth and adults, not commonly available in the media. Multiple suggestions are offered to…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Religious Factors, Muslims, Religion
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Collinson, Vivienne; Cook, Tanya Fedoruk; Conley, Sharon – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Teachers and administrators in school systems across the United States and Canada have been inundated during the last several decades with silver bullets and quick fixes in an effort to improve education. The reforms have had limited success and little long-term effect on schools and school systems. This article proposes that organizational…
Descriptors: School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Administration
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Selby, David – Theory into Practice, 2000
Examines the need for ecological thinking in global education reform, describing biocentric global education and discussing the importance of disciplinary convergence in biocentric global education. After explaining ecological school reform, the paper describes the Ontario Green Schools Project, which emphasized six areas (curriculum, school…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Lewis, Magda; Karin, Barbara – Theory into Practice, 1994
Discusses how sexuality is contained within and consigned to specific, particular, and identifiable spaces, activities, and social interactions in middle schools. The article describes a specific schoolyard incident involving young males to offer a contextual analysis of the difficulties that must be addressed by school reform. (SM)
Descriptors: Athletics, Early Adolescents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Dicker, Mary – Theory into Practice, 1990
A Canadian secondary school teacher relates how reflecting on her teaching decisions through action research enabled her to cope with teaching a course in an unfamiliar subject area. (IAH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Drama, English Instruction, Foreign Countries