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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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Bealle, Penny – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Academic integrity is an educational issue requiring an educational response from all stakeholders, including faculty, students, librarians, learning support staff, and administrators. This article posits that an educational response at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) advances progress toward an integrated academic integrity strategy at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Course Content
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Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M.; Lekwa, Adam – Theory Into Practice, 2017
This article describes the theory, key components, and empirical support for the Classroom Strategies Coaching (CSC) Model, a data-driven coaching approach that systematically integrates data from multiple observations to identify teacher practice needs and goals, design practice plans, and evaluate progress towards goals. The primary aim of the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Coaching (Performance), Models, Formative Evaluation
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Pride, Leah D. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
All science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators working in urban public school systems are expected to provide opportunities for students to develop foundational scientific literacy skills in mathematics and science learning. However, the demands on STEM educators teaching the "gifted" or…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academically Gifted, High Schools, Special Schools
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Pascoe, C. J. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
A lack of good information about what youth are doing with new media stimulates fears and hopes about the relationship between young people and digital technologies. This article focuses on new modes of inquiry into youth new media use, highlighting the challenges, complexities, and opportunities inherent in studying young people's digital…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Innovation, Young Adults, Ethics
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Davidson, Jill – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Exhibitions are public demonstrations of mastery that occur at culminating moments, such as at the conclusion of a unit of study, the transition from one level of schooling to the next, and graduation. Exhibitions require students to speak publicly, use evidence, present engaging visual displays, and otherwise demonstrate mastery to educators,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Allen, David; Ort, Suzanna Wichterle; Schmidt, Joseph – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Assessment, particularly formative assessment, is critical to knowing how a student is performing academically and how best to support that student. Teachers, especially new teachers, need ongoing support in developing and using both summative and formative assessments as an integral part of their instructional practice. Written collaboratively by…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
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Cushman, Kathleen – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Working with 14 high school students and two teachers from the Bronx, New York, in 2006-2007, the author facilitated a year-long conversation about matters of deep concern to the students' lives and learning, both in and out of school. Their discussions resulted in a short book, which took the form of a standardized test they called "SAT…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, High School Students, Indigenous Knowledge, Inquiry
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Asher, Nina – Theory Into Practice, 2008
The author argues that educators need to move beyond stereotypic representations of diverse youth, including youth from immigrant families, to recognize and engage their hybrid identities. To that end, the author draws on postcolonial perspectives as well as critiques of the model minority stereotype applied to Asian Americans to analyze the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Immigrants, Stereotypes, Identification (Psychology)
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Hursh, David; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1996
Describes a collaborative action research project (the Genesee Valley Research and Reform Collaborative) involving university faculty and elementary teachers and administrators. The project originated in a discussion among educators who had participated in organized trips to observe New Zealand schools. It focuses on using collaborative action…
Descriptors: Action Research, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Raywid, Mary Anne; Shaheen, Thomas A. – Theory into Practice, 1994
Examines major cost-effectiveness proposals, describing developments that highlight concerns over making schools cost effective. The article discusses ways to blend the concerns of educational quality, equity, and costs (district consolidations, shared service and facilities arrangements, new accountability strategies, new information systems,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Cost Effectiveness, Costs