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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
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Crawford, April; Zucker, Tricia; Van Horne, Bethanie; Landry, Susan – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Instructional coaching is becoming common in early childhood programs to provide individualized, job-embedded professional development. Yet relatively few studies have tried to "unpack" the coaching process and delineate the specific features of coaching that contribute to teacher change. In this article, we describe an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, School Readiness
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Mein, Erika; Esquinca, Alberto – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we demonstrate ways in which teachers, working within the context of rapidly changing demographics in our country, can create inclusive classroom environments that promote the development of engineering literacies and identities, particularly among bilingual students. We draw on our experience working with two projects funded by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Code Switching (Language), Role
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Brodsky, Andrew; DeCesare, Dale; Kramer-Wine, Jennifer – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Over the past decade, educators and policymakers have used a variety of approaches to designing and implementing teacher compensation programs. These approaches include federal incentive funds, state-level programs, and district initiatives. This article reviews 6 such programs in order to identify themes and draw conclusions relevant to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Program Design, Compensation (Remuneration), Program Implementation
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Lussier, David F.; Forgione, Pascal D., Jr. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article explores the strategic compensation efforts of the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas, which is piloting a system of supports and rewards for teachers and administrators. The article highlights the key components of this system, what it took to put a 4-year pilot program in place, and what results are emerging from…
Descriptors: Rewards, Private Schools, Pilot Projects, School Districts
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Hoyle, John R.; Kutka, Timothy M. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Futurists, policy makers, and other stakeholders propose sweeping reforms of the American education system. However, there is little evidence that the current add-on, underfunded system will reverse the failure pattern among children of color and those living in poverty. This article presents a dramatic and feasible proposal to establish a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College School Cooperation
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Harris, Sandra; Lowery-Moore, Hollis; Farrow, Vicky – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article describes collaborative efforts to frame university teacher preparation program activities within transfer of learning and transformative learning theories to promote teacher leadership. Specifically, we describe (a) a community sponsored, public school, campus-based experience during an introductory teacher preparation course; (b) a…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Transfer of Training, Teacher Leadership, Education Courses
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Rorrer, Andrea K.; Skrla, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2005
In this article, the authors explore the role of district and school leaders in reconceptualizing accountability policy by adapting and mediating it using three primary strategies. Specifically, they discuss how leaders cultivate relationships and interactions, reculture the district and schools, and integrate and align school and district…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Accountability, Standardized Tests
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Stearns, Carmen Jemente – Theory into Practice, 1999
Shares the mistakes and successes experienced by a Texas middle school as it worked for improved instructional quality and student achievement using cooperative-learning strategies. After examining the development of this venture, describes the program's Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) and Bilingual CIRC components, noting…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment
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Lutz, Frank W. – Theory into Practice, 1988
This article considers different ways in which research and policy are connected in an era of educational reform. The relationship between public policy, school reform, and educational research is examined from a political perspective. The article focuses on the uses of research in recent state-level reform activities in Texas. (JL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Mullins, Mack W. – Theory Into Practice, 1972
Article describes the activities of Region XII Education Service Center which is providing educational services, learning and teaching materials, and pertinent information and technology for flexible practices adaptable to local and regional conditions anywhere in the twelve-county Central Texas area. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Education Service Centers, Educational Change, Inservice Education