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Lebler, Don – Theory Into Practice, 2012
High levels of engagement with technology are characteristic of young people in the 21st century. Teachers and curriculum designers can utilize students' comfort with technology to enhance learning. Easy access to information on the Internet is also significant because the former role of teachers as a primary source of information is no longer…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Falk, Beverly; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article discusses how documentation practices in education can contribute to the realization of democracy. Grounded in the notion that democracy requires citizens who are able to engage with and benefit from an exchange of multiple perspectives, the authors focus on how documentary practices support teachers to understand and to teach a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Documentation, Teaching Methods
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Creese, Angela – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article describes the educational and linguistic contributions of complementary schools (also known as supplementary and heritage language education) to their communities and the wider society. It shows the importance of these schools in providing a bilingual space where teachers and young people are able to use their linguistic resources to…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Native Language Instruction
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Crozier, Gill – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article explores teacher expectations of second-generation UK South Asian students (of Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage) and their views of the parents as lacking high aspirations for their children. A range of misguided perceptions and stereotypical views are discussed and challenged. The author argues that these views are largely based on…
Descriptors: Asians, Teacher Expectations of Students, Parent Aspiration, Foreign Countries
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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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Holden, Cathie – Theory into Practice, 2000
Identifies the origins, impact, and legacy of the global education movement in the United Kingdom, arguing that while many of the movements associated with (and subsumed within) global education may not appear to be central to current educational policies, the methods and focus of much of the work is still evident and has resurfaced in current…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Fullick, Patrick – Theory into Practice, 1992
Examines issues of science and technology education in the United Kingdom, focusing on the Science and Technology in Society (SATIS) project which was designed to produce resource units to enrich existing curriculum materials for secondary students. The article discusses criteria for materials development, evaluation of SATIS, and future…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation