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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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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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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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King, Martha L.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1974
By its very nature, informal education has built within it the major components of individualization. (HMD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Education, Individual Development, Individualized Instruction
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Shuy, Roger W. – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article focuses on the language foundation for education. A brief overview of various linguistic theories as they relate to education are offered. The contrast between the functional, natural, self-generated, and contextually relevant characteristics of talk and writing are explored. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Processing
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King, Martha L. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Language skills play an important role in learning. Teachers must understand how meanings are formed, why they are often difficult to communicate, and the importance of language in the formation and sharing of meaning. Various communication practices that inhibit or enhance the students' understanding of meaning are explored. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Language, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition
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Michaels, Sarah – Theory into Practice, 1984
The issue of teachers' interpretion of children's language and ideas is explored through observations of sharing time in a second-grade classroom. Problems associated with teacher evaluation of student competence in classrooms where children come from various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Grade 2
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Liebling, Cheryl Rappaport – Theory into Practice, 1984
Developing a classroom environment where students share their ideas, feelings, and perceptions can be a challenge for the teacher. Language acquisition begins in the home and many teachers are finding ways to incorporate key aspects of the home environment into communication activities in school. Computer software that may expand the communicative…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computer Software, Elementary Education, Family Environment
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Platt, Nancy Gaines – Theory into Practice, 1984
Content or subject matter, interpersonal relationships, and symbolic means of representing meaning are interacting elements that affect language use. The elements have been described as the field, tenor, and mode of discourse. The influence of these concepts on what children write, why they write, and for whom they write are explored. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Teacher Role
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DeCosta, Sandra B. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Teachers need to be prepared to teach children who are culturally different and socially or economically disadvantaged. Personal assessment of attitudes toward student differences and data collection to provide information on individual students will help the teacher prepare an accepting classroom environment. Suggested activities for teacher use…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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