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Ramirez, Pablo; Ross, Lydia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We draw from an ethnographic research perspective to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of dual-language secondary classrooms. The data collected come from multiple sources including classroom observations and teacher interviews from dual-language secondary classrooms. A secondary dual-language education conceptual framework is presented.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Lizárraga, José Ramón; Gutiérrez, Kris D. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article argues that building powerful literacies involves the centering of dispositions and practices that thrive on the boundary--spaces that are not always sanctioned as educational. Leveraging youths' repertoires is particularly important for educators of nondominant learners who are committed to challenging characterizations of their…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Students, Literacy Education
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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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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article is a pedagogical case study reflecting on the "Teaching the Levees" curriculum (Crocco, 2007), written in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and in tandem with the Spike Lee film, "When the Levees Broke" (2006). Over 30,000 copies of the curriculum, underwritten by the Rockefeller Foundation, were distributed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Natural Disasters, Social Studies
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Allen, Melony; Webb, Angela W.; Matthews, Catherine E. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article defines the process of adaptive teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We assert that teachers who possess a well-developed STEM pedagogical content knowledge, a constructivist paradigm of teaching and learning, and an ability to draw on a vision while reflecting on and during teaching to help negotiate…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hoffman, James V.; Duffy, Gerald G. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, we explore the roots of thoughtfully adaptive teaching in reflection. Drawing on the conceptual work of Dewey and Schon, we examine reflective practice in teaching as a tool for resistance against institutional pressures to standardize teaching practices. We describe 2 programs of research related to this topic. One program of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Classroom Techniques
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Herro, Danielle – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Because traditional schools struggle to effectively understand, implement, and sustain digital learning initiatives, innovating with digital media in classrooms is a difficult endeavor. Practitioners need examples to better understand conditions necessary to move forward with digital media and learning (DML) in schools. This article provides…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Bosworth, Kris; Judkins, Maryann – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Preventing bullying requires a comprehensive approach that includes a focus on school climate. We review the climate features shown to reduce bullying, then illustrate how School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) applies these principles in practice. SWPBIS, grounded in multiple theories--behaviorism, social learning…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Bullying, Prevention, Behavior Modification
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Miller, Peter; Pavlakis, Alexandra; Lac, Van; Hoffman, Deborah – Theory Into Practice, 2014
We present a case example of a school leader whose understanding of both in- and out-of-school policies and issues supported 2 students who experienced severe trauma. We describe some of the principal's key beliefs and practices that led to the development of a justice-oriented school, and then contextualize her work in a "social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Poverty, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Kim, Youb; Erekson, James; Bunten, Bridget A.; Hinchey, Patricia – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Developing teachers' knowledge about assessing English language learners (ELLs) is critical for achieving intended policy outcomes of improving teaching under Race to the Top policy and Common Core State Standards. In addition to teachers' expressed concerns about teaching Common Core State Standards to ELLs in a national survey…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainability, Faculty Development, Beginning Teachers
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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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Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Although bullying continues to be a growing public health concern in schools across the United States, there are considerable gaps in the American understanding of effective prevention approaches for addressing this seemingly intractable issue. This article applies a public health approach to addressing bullying through the multitiered Positive…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Public Health, Violence
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Curry, Marnie W. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In the ideal, reciprocity in qualitative inquiry occurs when there is give-and-take between researchers and the researched; however, the demands of the academy and resource constraints often make the pursuit of reciprocity difficult. Drawing on two video-based, qualitative studies in which researchers utilized video records as resources to enhance…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Educational Change
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Haneda, Mari; Wells, Gordon – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, we put forward 4 pedagogic principles that we consider to be particularly important in helping English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in school. These principles are: creating multiple and varied opportunities for ELLs to use the target language in both speech and writing, promoting high engagement by building on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, English Language Learners
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Pugh, Kevin J.; Phillips, Michael M. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
The topic of content appreciation (i.e., developing a broad valuing of curricular content) has not received the attention it deserves. In this article, the authors present Brophy's (2008a; 2008b) model of content appreciation in the context of a hypothetical case study of a teacher trying to foster content appreciation. In doing so, they…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Models, Case Studies, Curriculum
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