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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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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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Palmer, Deborah K.; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia; Dorner, Lisa; Heiman, Daniel – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Two-way dual language (TWDL) bilingual education programs share three core goals: academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy, and sociocultural competence. This article proposes a fourth core goal: critical consciousness. Although TWDL programs are designed to integrate students from diverse language, culture, and race backgrounds, equity…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Critical Theory, Bilingual Education
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Anderman, Eric M.; Koenka, Alison C. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Academic cheating occurs frequently in schools. Cheating is a deliberative act, in that students make a conscious decision to engage in academic dishonesty. Students' achievement goals, which are malleable, often guide the ways that students make such decisions. Educators can incorporate various instructional practices and support academic…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cheating, Student Behavior, Goal Orientation
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Hasbrouck, Jan – Theory Into Practice, 2017
A recent research report from the International Literacy Association (ILA, 2015) discussed the current challenges facing today's educators, noting the increasing diversity of students' backgrounds and needs, coupled with the higher expectations and standards being widely adopted to prepare students for 21st-century skills. The ILA (2015) document…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Models, Teacher Collaboration
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Gregory, A.; Ruzek, E.; Hafen, C. A.; Mikami, A. Y.; Allen, J. P.; Pianta, R. C. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In the My Teaching Partner (MTP) program, coaches engage teachers in 6 to 9 coaching cycles across a school year. Guided by the program's theory, coaches help teachers reflect on the emotional, organizational, and instructional features of classrooms. MTP was originally developed for pre-K and early elementary classrooms (MTP Pre-K), but this…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Graham, Sandra – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article provides an overview of current research on bullying (peer victimization, peer harassment) in school, with a focus on victims of such bullying. The 1st section provides a working definition of bullying and its many forms. The 2nd section describes some of the known consequences of being bullied for mental health, physical health, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Mental Health, Physical Health
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Sheras, Peter L.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Schools have a considerable influence on children's development, through proximal factors such as teachers and curriculum, but also through indirect effects of school policies. Although some policies and programs have the potential to increase stress and burden on students, educators, as well as the broader educational context, several programs…
Descriptors: School Policy, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Discipline
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Capper, Colleen A.; Young, Michelle D. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
In this article that reviews this special issue, we identify 5 ironies and limitations of educational leadership for social justice: (a) the meaning of inclusive practice, (b) the intersection of identity and difference, (c) the emphasis given to student achievement, (d) the lack of policy and practice coherence, and (e) the separation of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Administration, Leadership Role, Figurative Language
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López, Francesca; Iribarren, Jacqueline – Theory Into Practice, 2014
In this article, we provide an empirically based framework for school leaders to support the replacement of separate means of providing services for English learners (ELs) with more inclusive learning supports. The framework encompasses evidence on cultivating language proficiency, ensuring access to a high-quality curriculum, and promoting…
Descriptors: Inclusion, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Baker, Dale – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article identifies instructional strategies, curricula, and organizational structures in the research literature that have been successful in encouraging girls' participation and achievement in science: science instruction in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, relevant curricula that address girls' interests and provide…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Science Interests, Females, Student Participation
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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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Smith, Brian H.; Low, Sabina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article examines how social emotional learning contributes to bullying prevention efforts in schools. Bullying behavior is impacted by multiple levels of the social-ecology of schools. Social emotional learning (SEL) is a structured way to improve a wide range of students' social and emotional competencies and impact bullying at the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Emotional Development, Social Development, Prevention
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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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