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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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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Lanza, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article, a teacher educator and a New York City elementary public school teacher share insights from a yearlong collaboration whereby they worked together to interrupt normative pedagogical practices regarding gender, sexuality, and interrelated identities within the context of a second-grade classroom. Bridging the typical disconnect…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Avni, Sharon; Menken, Kate – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes a case study of dual language bilingual education (DLBE) that challenges the model's traditional mold while offering important insights into its utility for communities of less commonly taught languages. We begin with an outline of the expansion of DLBE in New York City, part of a broader national trend. We then explore a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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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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Khattri, Nidhi; Miles, Matthew B. – Theory into Practice, 1995
Explores cognitive mapping as a strategy for understanding school people's ideas about school restructuring, describing a study of mapping restructuring and illustrating it with two teachers' cognitive maps about how the process of restructuring should occur. The paper also discusses the implications of cognitive mapping for school restructuring…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Mapping, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Prutzman, Priscilla; Johnson, Judith – Theory into Practice, 1997
Examines bias awareness, offering examples from a program in New York City that helps children learn creative skills of nonviolent conflict resolution through cooperation, communication, affirmation, problem solving, mediation, and bias awareness. The paper offers considerations for educators interested in integrating conflict resolution and bias…
Descriptors: Bias, Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness
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Edmonds, Ronald – Theory into Practice, 1981
Research findings indicate that effective elementary schools have certain institutional characteristics in common. This article describes how these findings were used to improve New York City schools. (CJ)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Equal Education