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Young, Craig A. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the results of a thorough content analysis of 28 LGBTQ award-winning picturebooks. As a queer teacher educator working with pre-service elementary teachers, I wanted to find out how the queer picturebooks available for use in my students' classrooms were any good at helping them and their future students understand that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Picture Books
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Desimone, Laura M.; Pak, Katie – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In response to policy initiatives calling for the implementation of evidence-based classroom practice, instructional coaches are frequently utilized as providers of professional development (PD). Despite the demand for instructional coaches, there is little empirical evidence that coaching improves teacher practice. We address this limitation by…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Improvement
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Kurz, Alexander; Reddy, Linda A.; Glover, Todd A. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Across a wide variety of disciplines, coaching has become the universal practice for improving the professional performance of individuals and, consequently, the effectiveness of their organizations. Despite these shared outcomes, the coaching of individuals such as executives, athletes, and teachers features a variety of approaches, each with its…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Interdisciplinary Approach, Business, Objectives
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Fergus, Edward – Theory Into Practice, 2016
The process of Latino self-identification, both racially and ethnically, is of limited conversation among educators. The research on Latinos focuses on either their ethnic construction or absence of including a racial identification. This article focuses on the span of research about ethnicity and race for Latino groups.
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Social Theories, Hispanic American Students
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Erduran, Sibel; Kaya, Ebru – Theory Into Practice, 2016
The article investigates how deliberative democracy is related to argumentation in school science. We use examples of political models of deliberative democracy to synthesize implications for argumentation in science teaching and learning. Some key questions guided our approach: How does democratic deliberation work and how does it relate to…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Skiba, Russ; Ormiston, Heather; Martinez, Sylvia; Cummings, Jack – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Psychological science has identified positive classroom management and climate building strategies as a key element in developing and maintaining effective learning environments. In this article, we review the literature that has identified effective strategies that build classroom climates to maximize student learning and minimize disruption. In…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Rodriguez, Alberto J.; Collins-Parks, Tamara; Garza, Jennifer – Theory Into Practice, 2013
As part of a larger project, we found that there are very few articles focusing on the relationship between parent involvement and student achievement in science. Furthermore, most studies are quantitative in nature (based on large-scale surveys). Despite the gaps identified, there are many consistent findings across various studies that could be…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Theory Practice Relationship, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Hong, Jun Sung; Rao, Mrinalini A.; Low, Sabina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews the extant literature on the links between peer victimization and academic performance and engagement among children and adolescents. Although most of the research on this association is based on cross-sectional investigations, research using longitudinal designs is starting to point to the fact that peer victimization does…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Bullying, Intervention
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Bauman, Sheri – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews what research has learned about cyberbullying, and the practical implications of those research findings. In general, there are few firm conclusions that can be drawn from the extant literature, as differences in definitions, methods, and measures make it impossible to compare findings across studies. We do have enough…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Correlation, Gender Differences
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Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
The school-aged population in the United States is becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse, while achievement gaps across content areas persist. At the same time, more rigorous academic demands are being placed on all students, including English language learners (ELLs). Teachers of ELLs face the double challenge of promoting English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement
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McGinnis, J. Randy – Theory Into Practice, 2013
A fundamental social justice issue worldwide is how to meet the needs of all learners, especially those with special needs who historically have faced discrimination, exclusion, and oppression due to special needs (physical, cognitive, or behavioral dimensions). This article focuses on the key questions that researchers interested in improving…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Hughes, Charles A.; Dexter, Douglas D. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an instructional framework through which schools can provide early intervention for students experiencing academic and behavioral difficulties. It is also promoted as an alternative to the IQ-discrepancy model for identifying students with learning disabilities. Most states have developed, or are developing,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention
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Rong, Xue Lan; Fitchett, Paul – Theory Into Practice, 2008
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the relevant research literatures in order to conceptualize Black immigrant students' socialization and identity transformation, thereby finding more effective ways to work with this group. Providing Asian immigrant students as a comparison group, this article identifies and analyzes the commonalities…
Descriptors: Socialization, Immigrants, African Americans, Asian Americans
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Graham, Sandra; Bellmore, Amy D. – Theory Into Practice, 2007
In this article, the authors describe recent research on peer victimization and its mental health consequences during early adolescence. They begin with a working definition of peer victimization that distinguishes it from lethal school violence and from simple conflict between peers. They then present a psychosocial profile of youth who are…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Victims of Crime, Violence, Mental Health
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Wakefield, W. David; Hudley, Cynthia – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Identity is a major developmental task for adolescents, and the development of ethnic identity is a unique and significant developmental task for many adolescents. This article reviews theoretical and empirical literature that informs our understanding of the development of a positive ethnic identity, and the consequences for adolescent mental…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Developmental Tasks, Academic Achievement
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