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Newton, Jill; Oudghiri, Stephanie; Obenchain, Kathryn; Phillion, JoAnn – Theory Into Practice, 2020
How do preservice teachers (PSTs) understand social justice within the context of education-focused study abroad programs? How might traveling across cultural borders facilitate PSTs'™ development of a social justice mindset? Drawing on previous studies and examples from an ongoing study of 6 annual, short-term study abroad programs, this article…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs
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McBride, Amy E.; Bellamy, Davies E.; Knoester, Matthew – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article describes the theory and practice of three education courses focusing on critical multicultural education. Two versions of the course take place on the campus of a small liberal arts university in the Midwest region of the United States and the other is based at the same university but operates as a study abroad course in Trinidad and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad
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Dillard, Cynthia B.; Neal, Amber – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Given the clarion call for culturally relevant and sustaining practices, it is often assumed that Black women have a deep well of knowledge about Black history and culture to draw from. However, given that today's Black teachers were mostly educated post-integration, they were rarely afforded accurate representations and cultural knowledge of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American History, African American Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Martin, Margary; Suárez-Orozco, Carola – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Using a multiple case study approach across seven schools in the United States and Sweden that serve newcomer students exceptionally well, we identified the strategies they implemented across sites that served to meet the educational needs of these students. We found that these schools provided a comprehensive approach to support the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Case Studies, Educational Needs
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; Link, Holly – Theory Into Practice, 2012
As US classrooms approach a decade of response to No Child Left Behind, many questions and concerns remain around the education of those labeled as English language learners, in mainstream, English as a Second Language, and bilingual education classrooms. A national policy context where standardized tests dominate curriculum and instruction, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingual Education, Standardized Tests, Ethnography
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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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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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Panferov, Suzanne – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Engaging parents as advocates for school success in the home is particularly important for English Language Learners (ELL). Tapping into the experiences of ELL parents in their own lives about schooling and literacy is a resource educators can use to increase parental involvement. This article describes the stories of two parents and compares…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship, Family Environment
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Rubin, Beth C.; Hayes, Brian; Benson, Keith – Theory Into Practice, 2009
One of the primary aims of education in the United States is to prepare youth to contribute to civic life in a democracy. Urban youth have daily school and community experiences with poverty, violence, and injustice that complicate their relationship with civic life. In this article the authors explore the ramifications of these experiences for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Urban Youth, Educational Practices, Citizen Participation
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Zenkov, Kristien – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Discussions of school and teacher quality now occur regularly in the United States: The ways in which teachers are licensed and assessed are frequently subjects of heated debates. Most concepts of teacher and school effectiveness focus narrowly on educators' subject area proficiency and students' performance on high-stakes assessments. Missing in…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Youth
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Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne M. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article examines how children currently use media, the influence of media in their lives, and implications for media literacy education. Trends in the use of media (TV, radio, computer, videogames, Internet) by Chinese and American secondary students are presented, drawn from major national studies on American and Chinese children's media…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Annetta, Leonard A. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Today's K-20 students have been called, among other names, the net generation. As they matriculate through the education system, they are often exposed to materials and manipulatives used for the past 40 years, and not to the digital media to which they are accustomed. As student scores continue to regress from Grade 3 to Grade 12 and technical…
Descriptors: Video Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 12
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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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Cross, Beverly E. – Theory Into Practice, 2007
This article uses the metaphor of the achievement gap to make transparent, discuss, and critique the analytical frame/lens used in the articles to analyze urban education. Doing such an analysis is essential to producing an additional lens that has utility in theory and practice. It facilitates a historical analysis of urban education and leads to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Urban Schools, Racial Segregation, Academic Achievement
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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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