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Olivos, Edward M. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Parental satisfaction is often used "as one indicator of school success or one outcome of school effectiveness". However, the notion that it is possible to gauge minoritized parental satisfaction in schools without first understanding their educational beliefs and values about education and their knowledge about the US school system is…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Parent Attitudes, Immersion Programs, Hispanic American Students
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Emergent Bilingual families interact with their children across their shared languages and resources, creating unique literacy activities. As a form of family engagement, teachers can observe these created literacies within Emergent Bilingual families, and attempt to transport such practices into classrooms. There is, however, a danger that the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Family Relationship
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Blair, Alissa; Haneda, Mari – Theory Into Practice, 2021
There is widespread consensus that parental involvement in their children's education contributes to the children's success at school. However, it is also recognized that non-dominant populations, particularly immigrant families, face language and cultural barriers, racism, poverty, and other obstacles to navigating school practices that many…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Smith, Anna; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we take a close look at the authoritative discourses of digital writing development communicated through the US Common Core State Standards, inclusive of its marketing materials (e.g., website, supplemental documents, and videos). Digital writing is largely missing from the CCSS and its limited inclusion is predominantly in the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article argues that digital writing pedagogy needs to prepare students to deal with underlying oppressive realities within the range of everyday digital writing practices as opposed to simply focusing on affordances as unfettered opportunities. In particular, digital writing is increasingly mediated through digital apps and other interactive…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Writing (Composition), Racial Bias
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Brownell, Cassie J. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Drawing from data generated in a third-grade classroom in the months following the 2016 US presidential election, this article zooms in on self-produced videos a child made of her writing process. Organized around 3 "takes" of the child's writing, the author provides readers a glimpse into (1) the child's composing in the videos, (2) a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Writing Processes, Video Technology
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Bailey, Alison L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article addresses the importance of supporting specific language practices of emergent bilingual students in classroom settings that are tied to the development of disciplinary knowledge. The author focuses on explanatory talk support in teaching by contingent responding and encouraging children to make meaning of mathematics concepts and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Baker-Bell, April – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, the author historicizes the argument about Black Language in the classroom to contextualize the contemporary linguistic inequities that Black students experience in English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. Next, the author describes "anti-black linguistic racism" and interrogates the notion of academic language. Following…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, English Teachers, Academic Language
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Mejía, Alexander Feliciano – Theory Into Practice, 2020
The definitions of "academic language" available to teachers and teacher educators often invoke generalized assumptions about the supposed gap between complex, discipline-specific forms of language and the everyday language of Latina/o/x students. In this article, we advance an alternative hypothesis -- that Latina/o/x students boast…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Hispanic American Students, Academic Language, Linguistic Theory
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Spycher, Pamela; Girard, Vanessa; Moua, Bao – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Among the many approaches proposed for closing opportunity and achievement gaps is supporting student's academic language development. Often, however, instructional approaches that are more familiar to teachers, such as helping students learn new vocabulary, are prioritized over more complex and less familiar explorations into disciplinary…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
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Flores, Nelson – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, I argue that academic language is a raciolinguistic ideology that frames racialized students as linguistically deficient and in need of remediation. I propose language architecture as an alternative framing of language that can serve as a point of entry for resisting these raciolinguistic ideologies in both research and practice.…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Ideology, Race, Linguistics
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Cavagnetto, Andy R.; Hand, Brian; Premo, Joshua – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Science education reforms seek to increase student inquiry, peer collaboration, and making student thinking visible in order to better support science learning. Yet each of these ingredients assumes that students will choose to actively participate in various classroom activities. This article highlights key considerations to support agency -- or…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Science Education, Active Learning, Student Participation
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Brown, Raymond – Theory Into Practice, 2020
A question that confronts teachers of mathematics is how best to establish in their classrooms a space where students can participate more fully in the curriculum. This article explores the development of agency in the school mathematics classroom. Using data from a variety of classroom contexts, this article employs sociocultural constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy, Mathematics Teachers
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Dyson, Anne Haas – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, I adopt a practice theory consideration of student agency, that is, I consider students' power to act on their interests and intentions, on their own inclinations; this will-to-act-on-the-world is central to becoming an active, adaptive participant across the life span. As practice theorist Shery Ortner has explained, none of us…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Intention, Ethnography, Classroom Environment
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Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This culminating article synthesizes the collection of articles to discuss conceptualizations of student agency across contexts. Themes that exist across the collection of articles include agency as multidimensional, agency as a navigational tool, and agency as advocacy. In this concluding article, ideas from across the articles are presented to…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Advocacy, Classroom Techniques, Critical Theory
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