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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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Delale-O'Connor, Lori Ann; Alvarez, Adam J.; Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we focus on connections between and among teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, classroom management practices, and the cradle to prison pipeline. Drawing from Bandura's (1986) theorization of self-efficacy, we discuss how teachers' beliefs shape their classroom management practices and how these beliefs and practices can be essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Influences
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Keith, Verna M.; Monroe, Carla R. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, we consider how colorist ideologies and practices unsettle arguments that celebrate racial gains in education, particularly as related to divides that have narrowed since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Although outcomes based on race may document some general paths of improvement, progress and success can be…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Identification, Minority Group Students, Social Attitudes
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Lucariello, Joan M.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Dwyer, Carol; Skiba, Russell; DeMarie, Darlene; Anderman, Eric M. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article describes an initiative undertaken by a coalition of psychologists (Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education) from the American Psychological Association (APA) to identify the top 20 principles from psychological science relevant to teaching and learning in the classroom. This article identifies these principles and their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Espelage, Dorothy L. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Bronfenbrenner's (1977) classic ecological theory is used as a framework to review the documented risk and protective factors associated with involvement in school-related bullying during childhood and adolescence. Microsystems such as peers (socialization during adolescence), family (violence, lack of parental monitoring), community…
Descriptors: Prevention, Victims, Bullying, Peer Groups
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de Jong, Ester J.; Harper, Candace A.; Coady, Maria R. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
The placement of English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream classrooms raises important questions about the preparation of mainstream teachers to work with ELLs. Grounded by the conviction that well-prepared teachers can make a difference in student learning, and informed by current views on teacher learning and by teacher preparation…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Expertise
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Johnson, Laura Ruth; Rosario-Ramos, Enid Marie – Theory Into Practice, 2012
Solorzano and Yosso (2002) defined counter-storytelling as "a method of telling the stories of those people whose experiences are not often told (i.e., those on the margins of society). The counter-story is also a tool for exposing, analyzing, and challenging the majoritarian stories of racial privilege" (p. 32). This article seeks to explore how…
Descriptors: Social Change, Puerto Ricans, Critical Literacy, Institutional Role
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Sallee, Margaret W.; Flood, Julee T. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
Too often, researchers get a bad name for engaging in inquiry that is inaccessible to the practitioner and policy communities who could most benefit from it. Although speaking to others in the scholarly community is important, researchers must also be able to translate their results into more accessible language for multiple audiences. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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Jang, Eun-Young; Jimenez, Robert T. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Studies on second language (L2) learners' strategies tended to characterize strategies as individual learners' cognitive predispositions or personality traits, leaving a critical question unanswered: Why do learners use different strategies in different contexts? From a sociocultural perspective, this article pursued this question by focusing on…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Language Skills
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Lea, Mary R.; Street, Brian V. – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Although the term academic literacies was originally developed with regard to the study of literacies in higher education and the university, the concept also applies to K-12 education. An academic literacies perspective treats reading and writing as social practices that vary with context, culture, and genre (Barton & Hamilton, 1998; Street,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Literacy
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Newman, Denis; Cole, Michael – Theory Into Practice, 2004
Behavior in a psychology laboratory?constrained by the need to efficiently replicate tasks, record individual responses, and avoid contamination from external factors?is different in systematic ways from behavior within an everyday environment where similar tasks are undertaken and problems solved. This article describes a program of research that…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Laboratories, Research Methodology, High Stakes Tests
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Andersen, Christopher – Theory Into Practice, 2004
The field of drama in education has been developing a rich tradition of practice separate from the literature of educational and cognitive psychology. This article draws links between the practice of drama in education and cognitive theory, focusing specifically on the area of situated learning. Rather than confine learning to the context of the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Context Effect, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Drama
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Sipe, Lawrence R. – Theory into Practice, 1999
Examines how researchers can study children's interaction with literature, discussing various perspectives that can be taken on children's literary responses and suggesting lines of inquiry and concepts that might be useful for the continued examination of children's responses. Focuses on the author, the literary text itself, the reader, and the…
Descriptors: Authors, Children, Childrens Literature, Context Effect
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Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Theory into Practice, 1997
This paper examines ways to evaluate the potential efficacy of educational innovations and offers strategies for assessing the potential success of borrowing ideas or practices from another setting. Also examines an alternative school system, the Waldorf Schools, and discusses how to move between contextual frameworks and become aware of aesthetic…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Change Strategies, Context Effect, Educational Change
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Beach, Richard – Theory into Practice, 1998
By having students use their knowledge of real-world cultural contexts to construct text-world contexts, teachers help them understand how cultural forces within those contexts shape characters' actions. This paper describes the process of linking real- and text-world contexts, offering examples from one college class. Implications for helping…
Descriptors: Characterization, College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Context
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