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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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Schlein, Candace – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Research at the intersection of teaching, teacher education, and international school settings predominantly examines pre-service educators' placements in host countries from a critical stance. Moreover, novice teachers who begin their educator professional development in intercultural situations display many parallels to those of pre-service…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, International Schools, Preservice Teachers, Student Placement
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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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Brochin, Carol – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article provides insights into what is possible when a bilingual teacher education program provides support for teachers who want to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in their classrooms. This study is set in Southern Arizona, a bilingual, multicultural community in predominantly Mexican American…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Homosexuality, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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Fergus, Edward – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled schools in the United States needed to desegregate and begin integration. The decision was a radical departure from the facilities argument initially presented; it added the issue that the segregation of Black students was having a deleterious effect on their self-concept. Many scholars argue the integration has…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Court Litigation, Racial Bias
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Strong, Kristin; Sias, Christina – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Globally, many people spend most of their time interacting with the products of engineering design as they wear clothes, drink clean water, use transportation systems, and more. Given the omnipresence of engineering design, whose material results are felt daily in people's lives, it seems especially important that students learn to recognize and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Engineering Education, High School Students, Design
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Theory Into Practice, 2014
This article explains (a) why racial literacy--an understanding of the origins and function of race in US schools and society--is essential to the work of educational leaders, and (b) how educational leaders can improve their leadership through racial literacy. It introduces the concept of racial literacy as a first step to improving school…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Literacy, Racial Differences, Administrator Role
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Marshall, Joanne M. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
This article identifies historical and contemporary influences of religion in US public schooling. It provides analytical questions that social justice leaders can use to evaluate the practices embedded in their own schools, including an equity audit.
Descriptors: Religion, Public Schools, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Anders, Allison – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article represents one orientation to postcritical ethnography. Framing research with Burundian children and their teachers in a small city in Appalachia, the author shares the ways postcritical ethnography informed the process and representations of her work. After introducing postcritical ethnography and early beginnings to the research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Refugees, Teacher Education
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Lee, Ohkee; Buxton, Cory – Theory Into Practice, 2011
How to engage culturally and linguistically diverse students in learning science is a relatively new field of study. Researchers have begun to address this question using a range of theoretical perspectives, including: (a) a cognitively based perspective, (b) a cross-cultural perspective, and (c) a sociopolitical perspective. Although proponents…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Academic Achievement
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Bigelow, Martha – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article explores the issues of race and religion as they pertain to adolescent Somali immigrants and their lives at school, among their families, and in their communities. Research from a number of contexts offers a range of perceptions, held by Somali youth and adults, not commonly available in the media. Multiple suggestions are offered to…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Religious Factors, Muslims, Religion
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Artiles, Alfredo J.; Harris-Murri, Nancy; Rostenberg, Dalia – Theory Into Practice, 2006
The purpose of this article is to discuss critically the idea of inclusion as social justice. The authors outline the multiple discourses on inclusion and the disparate meanings of social justice that permeate the inclusive education literature. They assume that greater conceptual clarity will strengthen ongoing reform efforts and help educators…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Justice, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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Ling, Lorraine; Burman, Eva; Cooper, Maxine; Ling, Peter – Theory Into Practice, 2006
In this article, the implications of international students undertaking teacher education in Australian universities are discussed as an example of global teacher education and its consequences for teacher educators and students. Increasing numbers of international students come to Australia to qualify as teachers and this has consequences for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Global Education
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Adalbjarnardottir, Sigrun; Runarsdottir, Eyrun M. – Theory Into Practice, 2006
This article focuses on a school leader's professional awareness in promoting students' intercultural competence. The context is how societal challenges and changes--in this case the rapid increase in immigration to Iceland--provide opportunities for school development. Icelandic principals and teachers, like those in many other countries, face…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Elementary Schools, Principals, Elementary School Teachers
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Ginsberg, Margery B. – Theory Into Practice, 2005
The cultural experiences of students significantly impact how they respond to classroom experiences. Classrooms are likely to be more effective in developing the capacity of students from a broad range of backgrounds if teachers understand how culture can shape learning and how teachers can develop classrooms that tap into the intrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Motivation, Student Diversity
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