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Gunckel, Kristin L. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The heterogendered cultural discourse that privileges heterosexuality and normalizes sexual and gender binaries damages the science knowledge and opportunities to engage in science learning that children experience in elementary school science. This article analyzes a typical science lesson on crayfish to show how the heterogendered obsession with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Sex Fairness, Science Education, Inclusion
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Cote, Kyle; Emmett, Tara – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This article discusses the ePortfolio system for grades 9-12 at the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). ePortfolio implementation at VLACS developed from an Advisory course curriculum that supports students' journey toward becoming college, career, and citizenship ready. We provide a unique perspective for implementation in that VLACS…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Pearson, P. David; Knight, Amanda M.; Cannady, Matthew A.; Henderson, J. Bryan; McNeill, Katherine L. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
The authors of this article, all of whom have been a part of this effort to assess argumentation in literacy-rich science curriculum, have struggled with our attempts to build 3 argument-related assessments--understanding, critiquing, and constructing arguments about scientific phenomena in both oral and written modes. Loosely affiliated with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Tan, Aik-Ling; Leong, Woon Foong – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools create niche areas in an attempt to attract the best students, establish the school status, and justify their privilege to valuable resources. One Singapore STEM school does this in applied science learning to differentiate its curriculum from the national prescribed…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), STEM Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
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Sikma, Lynn; Osborne, Margery – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Elementary schools in the United States have been the terrain of a highly politicized push for improved reading and mathematics attainment, as well as calls for increased importance to be given to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). With priorities placed on basic skills, however, instructional time in subjects such as…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, STEM Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Education
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Bissaker, Kerry – Theory Into Practice, 2014
The Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) is a purpose-built innovative senior secondary school situated on the grounds of Flinders University, South Australia. The school was established to address declining enrollments in senior secondary mathematics and science, students' negative attitudes, a shortage of qualified science,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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McGinnis, J. Randy – Theory Into Practice, 2013
A fundamental social justice issue worldwide is how to meet the needs of all learners, especially those with special needs who historically have faced discrimination, exclusion, and oppression due to special needs (physical, cognitive, or behavioral dimensions). This article focuses on the key questions that researchers interested in improving…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Luke, Allan; Woods, Annette; Dooley, Karen – Theory Into Practice, 2011
This article reframes the concept of comprehension as a social and intellectual practice. It reviews current approaches to reading instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse, indigenous and low socioeconomic students (SES), noting an emphasis on comprehension as autonomous skills. The four resources model (Freebody & Luke, 1990) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Metros, Susan E. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Contemporary culture has become increasingly dependent on the visual, especially for its capacity to communicate instantly and universally. Advances in technology fueled this shift. Students must learn to cope with and intelligently contribute to a culture rife with easy access to the visually rich Web, photo dependant social networks, video…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Literacy
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Jetton, Tamara L.; Cancienne, Mary Beth; Greever, Brenda – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article is a descriptive account of a professional learning community established among university professors, university teacher candidates, a school district instructional supervisor, the high school principal, a high school literacy coordinator, and teachers of a Mid-Atlantic high school in the United States. This learning community…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, High Schools, Principals, Literacy
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Hughes, Eileen – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Principles of the Reggio Emilia approach are a catalyst for thinking about practices in early childhood education. Teachers in the child care system of Reggio Emilia encourage us to think about our image of childhood and the ways we interact with children, plan curriculum, and design environments. This article examines experiences in a rural…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Cultural Context, Children
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New, Rebecca S. – Theory Into Practice, 2007
This article situates Reggio Emilia's municipally funded early childhood program within the city's cultural traditions of resistance and collaboration and considers what it is about this highly localized program that is appealing and useful to contemporary school reform initiatives. Five features of Reggio Emilia's approach to early education are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, School Restructuring, Child Development
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Larson, Joanne – Theory Into Practice, 2006
This article describes some implications of using a multiple literacies perspective in the construction and implementation of literacy curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment in early childhood and elementary classrooms. After briefly laying out a theoretical perspective in sections focusing on early literacy, academic learning, literacy beyond…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Emergent Literacy, Educational Practices
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McTighe, Jay; Brown, John L. – Theory Into Practice, 2005
This article addresses the increasingly critical issue of how educators can reconcile standards-driven accountability imperatives with the growing need to address the individual strengths and needs of diverse learners. It argues that not only are these 2 issues reconcilable, it is imperative that educators attend to them simultaneously and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development
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Loutzenheiser, Lisa W.; MacIntosh, Lori B. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
This article endeavors to pull together various theoretical approaches to curricular reform using the queer student body and queer theory as its starting point. The authors outline the implications of naming, and the possibilities and polemics of citizenship. Offering the intersections of queer theory and critical race theory as a model of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Homosexuality, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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