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Flint, Amy Seely; Jaggers, Wanda – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article describes the impact of asset-based pedagogies in elementary classrooms. Working with concepts such as culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogies, funds of knowledge, and Afro-centric praxis, it is possible to disrupt commonplace and pervasive assumptions about urban and diverse classroom spaces. Drawing from Grade 1 and Grade 4…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Background
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Young, Craig A. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the results of a thorough content analysis of 28 LGBTQ award-winning picturebooks. As a queer teacher educator working with pre-service elementary teachers, I wanted to find out how the queer picturebooks available for use in my students' classrooms were any good at helping them and their future students understand that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Picture Books
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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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Pappas, Christine C.; Varelas, Maria; Patton, Sofia Kokkino; Ye, Li; Ortiz, Ibett – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article shows how various dialogic discourse strategies were used in read-alouds of English science information books in a 2nd-grade bilingual classroom. Using a variety of discursive strategies, Ibett encouraged her Spanish-speaking students to provide explanations and reasoning related to science ideas. Similarly, she used intertextual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Bilingualism, Science Instruction
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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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Krechevsky, Mara; Rivard, Melissa; Burton, Fredrick R. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article describes the changing culture of a public school as members of its community explore new ways of being accountable to progressive ideals in an age of skills-based learning and standardized testing. Using documentation makes adult and student learning visible in and outside the classroom, supporting three forms of accountability: (a)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Reflective Teaching, Public Schools
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McLaughlin, H. James; Bryan, Lynn A. – Theory Into Practice, 2003
During the last 3 years we have made many visits to two rural Mexican primary schools. As a result of our experiences there, we believe that students' sense of responsibility in a school setting depends on the nature of the commitments they make and the work they do in and for the school. We have also learned that certain educational and social…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools
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Daniels, Denise H.; Perry, Kathryn E. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Presents insights from interviews with elementary students in the form of lessons learned regarding learner-centered principles and self-determination theory. Children note and endorse learner-centered principles, particularly those addressing their desires for teacher care and support, tasks promoting new learning and increased competence, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Self Determination, Student Attitudes
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Gregory, Kelvin; Clarke, Marguerite – Theory into Practice, 2003
Presents an overview of the English and Singaporean education systems, focusing on the high stakes assessment systems operating at the elementary level in both countries. The effects of these high stakes assessments on teachers and students are described, noting potential lessons for U.S. educators related to establishing credibility, engaging the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests
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Wolfgang, Charles H. – Theory Into Practice, 1974
This article describes play activities of children from birth to age 10 from the internalist's viewpoint. (PD)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Elementary Education
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Remy, Richard C.; And Others – Theory Into Practice, 1976
An "experience-based" approach to elementary school level civics education, involving learning by doing and organized around personally meaningful political experiences, is desirable since existing programs and materials are not adequate. (MB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Shearron, Gilbert F. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
While graded schools are the most common form of pupil organization, expanded knowledge about how pupils develop and learn and increased demands by society on educators will lead to changes in the organization of pupils in the schools. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Gress, James R. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Changing focuses in elementary school curriculum have reflected changing emphasis on subject matter, the individual and society, but educators must constantly be aware of the fundamental values and goals of early education. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Burns, Paul C. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
With the growing realization that language arts are central to virtually all learning, teaching in this area has developed over the years from simple reading and penmanship to include effective speaking, listening, creative writing, and all related linguistic skills. (JD)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Basic Reading, Elementary Education, Language Arts
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Pyle, Wilma J. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Children's literature and school texts have reflected society's relegation of women to inferior, passive roles; while there is now an awareness that stereotypes and sexist terms should be eliminated, there is the danger that overreaction will diminish literary quality. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Feminism, Literary Influences, Role Models
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