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Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke; Bhathena, Catherine – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Transformative approaches are essential for teachers, researchers, and teacher educators to rethink their identities and roles and to position themselves as both collaborators with and learners from immigrant families and communities. In this article, we share how Transformational Theory and Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) creates…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Role Perception, Attitude Change
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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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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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Alfaro, Cristina – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Due to the preK-12 student growth, the exponential growth of dual-language programs, and the gentrification of dual-language education, the need for critically conscious dual-language teachers is undeniably vital today. Institutions of higher education, in particular colleges of education, find themselves at the center of a transformative era, in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Gregory, Anne; Roberts, Gabrielle – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Racial disparities in teacher-issued office discipline referrals are less discussed than the well-documented suspension gaps. Discipline referrals, like suspension, can lead to lost instructional time. Although individuals are sent out of the classroom for a range of reasons, Black students, as a group, are at greater risk of being sent out than…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Disproportionate Representation
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Hunter, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Although racial inequality is frequently studied in education, skin tone stratification has received less attention from educational researchers. Inequality by skin tone, also known as "colorism", contributes to larger patterns of racial inequality for African Americans and Latina/os. Discrimination by skin tone affects many dimensions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias, Physical Characteristics
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Tellez, Kip; Varghese, Manka – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Bilingual education continues to be one of the most controversial educational programs worldwide. In several US states, it has even been put to a vote in general elections. Internationally, nations that have long promoted multilingualism are debating whether the languages of new, working-class immigrants deserve to be taught in schools.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy, Educational Development
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Lucas, Tamara; Villegas, Ana Maria – Theory Into Practice, 2013
It takes teachers many years to develop expertise in the complex set of knowledge, skills, and orientations needed to teach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students well. The process begins in preservice preparation and continues into the early years of teaching and throughout a teacher's career. This article examines preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Cultural Differences
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Musheno, Sue; Talbert, Mary – Theory into Practice, 2002
Describes five skills the Transforming School Counseling Initiative believes will equip today's school counselors to become leaders in educational reform and advocates for improving students' academic achievement. Six scenarios, which show how counselors can put these skills into practice, address such issues as teaming and collaboration,…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Cooperative Planning, Counselor Training, Data Interpretation
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House, Reese M.; Sears, Susan Jones – Theory into Practice, 2002
Describes how counselor educators can prepare school counselors to become action-oriented critical thinkers, encouraging the creation of learning communities among preservice counselors and the schools, students, families, and communities they will serve. The paper proposes a mission-driven model and eight essential elements for change in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, College Faculty, Counselor Training, Educational Change