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Albrecht, Donna – Theory Into Practice, 2021
University education partners have great potential to facilitate schools' moving from a school led traditional approach for family involvement to an asset based, empowerment approach to partnerships. On this journey, educators grapple with the cognitive dissonance of change as they engage their emerging multilingual families in the lives of their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Empowerment, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship
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Smith, Anna; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we take a close look at the authoritative discourses of digital writing development communicated through the US Common Core State Standards, inclusive of its marketing materials (e.g., website, supplemental documents, and videos). Digital writing is largely missing from the CCSS and its limited inclusion is predominantly in the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, research tracing the historical progression of agency within recent educational reforms and empirical research from a variety of classrooms (geographic regions and grade levels) is discussed to document the power of agency across contexts. This article aims to propose a collaborative way of thinking about student agency from…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Power Structure
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Brown, Raymond – Theory Into Practice, 2020
A question that confronts teachers of mathematics is how best to establish in their classrooms a space where students can participate more fully in the curriculum. This article explores the development of agency in the school mathematics classroom. Using data from a variety of classroom contexts, this article employs sociocultural constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy, Mathematics Teachers
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Young, Jemimah; Easton-Brooks, Donald – Theory Into Practice, 2020
The purpose of this article was to problematize the recruitment, preparation, and retention of Black women teachers in an effort to promote awareness, research, and action. Black women teachers impact the educative and socioemotional needs of all students. However, this impact is most noticeable when Black women serve large populations of Black…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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Lisle-Johnson, Tanisha; Kohli, Rita – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Black women educators are severely underrepresented and make up just 5% of US public school teachers. For critical Black women educators working in the hostile racial climates of schools, the ideological marginalization compounds the intersectional racial and gendered alienation they feel. In this article, we theorize the racialization critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Elementary Secondary Education
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Alfaro, Cristina – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Due to the preK-12 student growth, the exponential growth of dual-language programs, and the gentrification of dual-language education, the need for critically conscious dual-language teachers is undeniably vital today. Institutions of higher education, in particular colleges of education, find themselves at the center of a transformative era, in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Maravilla, Joanna V. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The increase and popularity of dual language (DL) or two-way immersion programs nationally, and specifically in California, is due to the acceptability of bilingual programs that are inclusive of students whose first language is English, and who are typically of a White, middle-class background. This phenomenon can be explained through the idea of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jaƒfe-Walter, Reva – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Although school based discourses often frame immigrant students as in need of intervention, leaders can challenge this exclusionary logic, encouraging educators to help students develop linguistic and academic skills while affirming students' rich transnational experiences. This article provides ethnographic images from schools that are…
Descriptors: Immigration, Migrant Children, Ethnography, Leadership Responsibility
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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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O'Dowd, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In content and language integrated learning (CLIL) contexts, online communication technologies have great potential for supporting the development of students' foreign language skills and intercultural competence, and for increasing understanding of subject matter. One effective way of engaging CLIL students in motivating and innovative online…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Course Content, Second Language Instruction
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Díaz Pérez, Wendy; Fields, Donna Lee; Marsh, David – Theory Into Practice, 2018
The continued emergence of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is linked to how it creates, adopts, and leads to the design of innovative didactic processes. In systems, theory emergence occurs when features of smaller entities are brought together through interaction to form a larger ecosystem, one that acquires qualities not readily…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Innovation, Barriers
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Pérez Cañado, María Luisa – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article focuses on a key issue for the sustainability of bilingual education: teacher training for content and language integrated learning (CLIL). It begins by canvassing the main innovations affecting teacher training within the current CLIL panorama in terms of the CLIL teacher training profile and the interesting evolution that research…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Second Language Learning, Educational Innovation
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Gregory, Anne; Roberts, Gabrielle – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Racial disparities in teacher-issued office discipline referrals are less discussed than the well-documented suspension gaps. Discipline referrals, like suspension, can lead to lost instructional time. Although individuals are sent out of the classroom for a range of reasons, Black students, as a group, are at greater risk of being sent out than…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Disproportionate Representation
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Kramarczuk Voulgarides, Catherine; Tefera, Adai – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Racial disproportionality in special education is a deep seated and complex educational inequity plaguing the United States educational system. In this article we outline how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, although a civil rights based legislation, cannot sufficiently address racially disproportionate outcomes in special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Policy, Disproportionate Representation, Special Education
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