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Cook-Sather, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Student voice is a concept and a set of approaches that position students alongside credentialed educators as critics and creators of educational practice. Student voice and student agency are closely linked when school stakeholders connect the sound of students speaking with students having the power to influence practices and analyses of…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Educational Research, Power Structure, Authors
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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Smith, Anna – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with educational researchers and New London Group conveners, Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, we discuss the origins, life, and future of the New London Group's multiliteracies framework. We reflect on the initial goals the group had over 20 years ago for more equitable schooling opportunities, and what is yet to be done to reach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Transformative Learning, Educational Policy
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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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Glover, Todd A. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Given the importance of early reading performance as a foundational prerequisite for student achievement, schools have allocated significant attention over the past decade to training teachers to assess and monitor students' reading progress and to implement instruction or interventions targeting early reading skills (e.g., Fletcher & Vaughn,…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Models, Data, Response to Intervention
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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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Fergus, Edward – Theory Into Practice, 2016
The process of Latino self-identification, both racially and ethnically, is of limited conversation among educators. The research on Latinos focuses on either their ethnic construction or absence of including a racial identification. This article focuses on the span of research about ethnicity and race for Latino groups.
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Social Theories, Hispanic American Students
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Flores, Roseanne L.; Curby, Timothy W.; Coleman, Hardin; Melo, Kristan – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Today with the rise in the number of 3- to 6-year-old children enrolled in center-based early childhood programs, and a focus on program quality, it becomes imperative for educators to have a better understanding of the role research plays in establishing high-quality programs as these programs provide much of the foundation that supports early…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Child Development
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Peters-Burton, Erin E.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Behrend, Tara S.; Means, Barbara B. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Historically, the mission of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools emphasized providing gifted and talented students with advanced STEM coursework. However, a newer type of STEM school is emerging in the United States: inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs). ISHSs have open enrollment and are focused on preparing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Hong, Jun Sung; Rao, Mrinalini A.; Low, Sabina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews the extant literature on the links between peer victimization and academic performance and engagement among children and adolescents. Although most of the research on this association is based on cross-sectional investigations, research using longitudinal designs is starting to point to the fact that peer victimization does…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Bullying, Intervention
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Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Although bullying continues to be a growing public health concern in schools across the United States, there are considerable gaps in the American understanding of effective prevention approaches for addressing this seemingly intractable issue. This article applies a public health approach to addressing bullying through the multitiered Positive…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Public Health, Violence
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Curry, Marnie W. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In the ideal, reciprocity in qualitative inquiry occurs when there is give-and-take between researchers and the researched; however, the demands of the academy and resource constraints often make the pursuit of reciprocity difficult. Drawing on two video-based, qualitative studies in which researchers utilized video records as resources to enhance…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Educational Change
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Klehr, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article discusses how the underlying assumptions and practices of teacher research position it as a distinct form of educational inquiry, and identifies qualitative methodology as a central influence on the work. A discussion of some of the common conceptualizations and processes of PK-12 teacher research, the complex yet continually changing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Ethics, Classroom Environment
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Cox, Rebecca D. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
Practitioner-researchers are well-positioned to apply qualitative methods to the study of significant problems of educational practice. However, while learning the skills of qualitative inquiry, practitioners may be compelled by forces outside of qualitative research classrooms to think quantitatively. In this article, the author considers two…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Novices
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Johnson, Elisabeth; Vasudevan, Lalitha – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, the authors argue that teachers and researchers must expand current verbo- and logo-centric definitions of critical literacy to recognize how texts and responses are embodied. Ethnographic data illustrate the ways that youth perform critical literacy in ways that educators might not always be prepared to see, hear, or acknowledge.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Research, Influence of Technology, Definitions
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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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