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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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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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Mirra, Nicole; Morrell, Ernest; Filipiak, Danielle – Theory Into Practice, 2018
The teaching of media and digital literacies has gained increased attention in the 20 years following the New London Group's landmark publication. From approaches urging the study of popular culture to calls for youth led social media revolution, there is no shortage of approaches. Yet scant attention is offered toward articulating a new and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Multiple Literacies, Technology Uses in Education
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Leander, Kevin M.; Boldt, Gail – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In response to the rise in popularity of concepts of "design" in education research, pedagogy, and curriculum design, in this article we consider how the New London Group conceived of the role of student design practices as an outcome of pedagogy, as well as the parallel role of design in teaching practices. In this descriptive analysis,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Metalinguistics, Teacher Student Relationship, Discourse Analysis
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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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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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Lowenhaupt, Rebecca; Montgomery, Nicholl – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this article, we consider the ways in which family engagement practices foster sites of possibility for immigrant families in the public schools. As demographic change leads to a growing number of new immigrant destinations and amidst increasing hostility toward immigrant communities, educational institutions play an increasingly important role…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Immigrants, Family School Relationship
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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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Bajaj, Monisha; Suresh, Sailaja – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines the approaches of a public high school for newcomer youth, Oakland International High School in California, that provides holistic wrap-around services to students. By not isolating students from the larger context of their families and communities, the school's approaches allow for greater reciprocity between school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Immigrants, Holistic Approach
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Subedi, Binaya; Subreenduth, Sharon – Theory Into Practice, 2018
The article utilizes a decolonizing theoretical lens to advocate for the need to engage in a more nuanced approach to conceptualizing local/global aspect of social justice discussions within social studies education. The article engages with questions of social justice by utilizing Noddings's (2006) argument that "educational…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Local Issues, Educational Malpractice
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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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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Handy, Tamara – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Engaging teacher education as cultural work positions teacher educators and pre-service teachers as cultural workers. Cultural workers foreground the cultural complexities of their situated experiences while aiming to produce cultures that transform prevailing inequalities and injustices in public education. Doctoral students are also cultural…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Doctoral Programs, Change Agents, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Fosmire, Michael – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Engineering designers must make evidence-based decisions when applying the practical tools and techniques of their discipline to human problems. Information literacy provides a structure for determining information gaps, locating appropriate and relevant information, applying that information effectively, and documenting and managing the knowledge…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Engineering Education, Design
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Dumas, Michael J. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
I argue that analyses of racial(ised) discourse and policy processes in education must grapple with cultural disregard for and disgust with blackness. This article explains how a theorization of antiblackness allows one to more precisely identify and respond to racism in education discourse and in the formation and implementation of education…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Racial Discrimination, Blacks
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