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Teemant, Annela; Borgioli Yoder, Gina; Sherman, Brandon J.; Santamaría Graff, Cristina – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Equity has often been identified as a foundational concept for truly inclusive and reciprocal partnerships among schools, families, and communities. Equity can be difficult for schools to achieve without cultivating new paradigms for interacting with historically marginalized students, families, and communities. In order to bridge the ideal of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship
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Campano, Gerald; Ghiso, María Paula; Badaki, Oreoluwa; Kannan, Chloe – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we highlight the affordances of agency that is not merely individual, but rather emerges in and through collectivities. We take up these issues within the context of our own work in the field of sociocultural perspectives on literacy and through the methodological vantage point of community-based and participatory research. First,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Collectivism, Participatory Research, Community Involvement
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Muhammad, Gholnecsar E.; Dunmeyer, Adrian; Starks, Francheska D.; Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda – Theory Into Practice, 2020
At a time when schools are destroying the minds and spirits of Black and Brown students, as educators, we must work differently to make sure our children's souls are not claimed by those who refuse to acknowledge their brilliance. The purpose of this essay is to explore the educational activism and scholarship of three Black women educators in an…
Descriptors: Educational History, African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Educational Theories
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Young, Jemimah; Easton-Brooks, Donald – Theory Into Practice, 2020
The purpose of this article was to problematize the recruitment, preparation, and retention of Black women teachers in an effort to promote awareness, research, and action. Black women teachers impact the educative and socioemotional needs of all students. However, this impact is most noticeable when Black women serve large populations of Black…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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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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Avni, Sharon; Menken, Kate – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes a case study of dual language bilingual education (DLBE) that challenges the model's traditional mold while offering important insights into its utility for communities of less commonly taught languages. We begin with an outline of the expansion of DLBE in New York City, part of a broader national trend. We then explore a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Garcia, Antero; Luke, Allan; Seglem, Robyn – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with literacies researcher Allan Luke, the New London Group Member reflects on the role of multiliteracies in shaping literacies research and the continuing changes to technology, capitalism, and learning. Focused on looking toward future advances in literacies research, Luke reflects on the role of multiliteracies in…
Descriptors: Role, Multiple Literacies, Social Change, Educational Change
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Miranda, Chandler Patton; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Immigrant students, one of the fastest-growing populations in US public schools, have been linguistically and culturally disadvantaged by accountability policies that rely only on standardized tests. Recent changes to these policies allow for the use of performance-based assessment tasks (PBATs) as an assessment indicator to supplement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Freeman, Jennifer; Sugai, George; Simonsen, Brandi; Everett, Susannah – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Improving educator effectiveness and school functioning requires continuous attention to practice selection, implementation fidelity, and progress monitoring, especially in the context of systemic school reform efforts. As such, supporting professional development must be targeted, comprehensive, efficient, and relevant. In particular, coaching…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Program Implementation, Educational Change
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Kramarczuk Voulgarides, Catherine; Tefera, Adai – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Racial disproportionality in special education is a deep seated and complex educational inequity plaguing the United States educational system. In this article we outline how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, although a civil rights based legislation, cannot sufficiently address racially disproportionate outcomes in special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Policy, Disproportionate Representation, Special Education
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Parsons, Seth A.; Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, the collection of articles in this issue are synthesized to discuss conceptualizations of adaptive teaching as a means to foster spaces for adaptive teaching in today's complex educational system. Themes that exist across this collection of articles include adaptive teachers as constructivists, adaptive teachers as knowledgeable…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Instructional Innovation, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Hatcher, Julie A.; Studer, Morgan L. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Developing good citizens is an historic role for higher education (Sullivan & Rosin, 2008) and the emergence of service-learning as a pedagogical strategy has heightened attention to the intentional educational objectives to be addressed in higher education. This article examines the role of service-learning in developing philanthropic values…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Values Education
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Ercikan, Kadriye; Seixas, Peter – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Similar to educators in mathematics, science, and reading, history educators around the world have mobilized curricular reform movements toward including complex thinking in history education, advancing historical thinking, developing historical consciousness, and teaching competence in historical sense making. These reform movements, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Educational Change
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Theoharis, George; Causton, Julie – Theory Into Practice, 2014
It is of great importance to maximize access to general education for all students with disabilities. This article focuses on how leaders create inclusive schools for all students--inclusive school reform. Inclusive school reform can result in all students with disabilities being placed into general education settings (including students with…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Leadership Role, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Hernandez, Frank; Fraynd, Donald J. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
The field of school-leadership preparation has recently been making a concerted effort to embed social justice issues into the curriculum experiences of aspiring principals. Although much of this effort has focused on the academic achievement among students who are poor, nonnative speakers of English, or non-White, very little attention has been…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Inclusion
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