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Lancaster, Nina Karen – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has had such an exponential and rapid uptake across Europe that the adequacy of its grassroots implementation in certain contexts has sometimes been called into question. Concerns for a rough-and-ready realisation of CLIL due to insufficient teacher training, theoretical grounding, and practical…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Course Content, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Graesser, Arthur C. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
The role of technology in education has mystified the contributors to "Theory Into Practice" ("TIP") during its 50-year history. In the first issue of "TIP," Guba (1962) was confident that "teaching machines are here to stay" and would help education, but raised various practical concerns, such as costs,…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Kaplan, Suzanne; Leckie, Alisa – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Language minority students represent an increasing percentage of the school-age student population in the United States. Because the number of English language learners (ELLs) is on the rise nationwide, some states have enacted English-only legislation that impacts the educational experiences of ELLs and the teachers who work with them. Many…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Professional Development, Workshops
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Alexander, Bryan – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Students are, increasingly, digital content producers, and participate extensively in evolving online social networks. The emergence of the former represents subtle changes in students' experience of images, audience, copyright, ownership of learning, and technology. Experiencing the latter places students in an awkward position in terms of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Educational Technology, Visual Environment, Social Networks
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Hoyle, John R.; Kutka, Timothy M. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Futurists, policy makers, and other stakeholders propose sweeping reforms of the American education system. However, there is little evidence that the current add-on, underfunded system will reverse the failure pattern among children of color and those living in poverty. This article presents a dramatic and feasible proposal to establish a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College School Cooperation
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Selfridge, Jennifer – Theory Into Practice, 2004
The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) is a K-12 program characterized by a comprehensive, multi-year strategy for preventing violence and creating caring and peaceable communities of learning that improve school success for all children. First developed as an initiative of the New York City Public Schools and the Educators for Social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Program Descriptions
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Lispon, Joseph T.; Fisher, Kathleen M. – Theory into Practice, 1983
This paper considers what the computer and videodisc technologies offer to education, how they can help contain educational costs, and how schools can begin to plan for a smooth transition from today's primitive classroom environment to the electronically equipped classroom of tomorrow. (JMK)
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Media, Educational Trends
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Anderson, Lee F. – Theory into Practice, 1982
Long-term globalization of the world's social structure, the decline of Western dominance of that structure, and the loss of American hegemony within the world necessitate globalization of American education. Americans will need foreign languages, cross-cultural awareness, and an understanding of world history, sociology, and geography. (PP)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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Cuban,Larry – Theory into Practice, 1983
Historical information about how teachers have taught over the past century was reviewed to determine what patterns of teacher behavior have persisted over time, despite reformers' efforts to change them. Although there were periods of change during the 1920s and the 1960s, teacher-centered instruction reasserted itself after reform efforts…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Educational History
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Noddings, Nel; Enright, D. Scott – Theory into Practice, 1983
The story of open education illustrates the fact that theoretical models are ideal descriptions of educational practices and beliefs, rather than bodies of prescriptive rules and principles. Open education is viewed as part of a philosophical tradition in education, much of it predating the movement of the 1960s. (PP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Roberts, Joan I. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
This article examines educational philosophy and the trends it has generated--their strengths, weaknesses, and comparative success. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods
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Bunda, Mary Anne – Theory into Practice, 1979
Several characterizations of accountability and the recent trends in evaluation are each presented and discussed separately. The common elements in these two concepts and the differences in point of view are outlined. (JMF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Differences
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Houts, Paul; And Others. – Theory into Practice, 1979
This dialogue offers three different points of view on the problems and responsibilities of public school principals. (LH)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Curriculum
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Worthen, Blaine R.; Sanders, James R. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Describes the rise and evolution of educational evaluation, discussing trends in evaluation that have emerged since 1970 and projecting these trends into tentative estimates for 1991-2010. Paradigmatic and methodological shifts in evaluation that have affected today's educational evaluation are examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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