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Hollenbeck, John – Theory into Practice, 1998
Discusses virtual online communities, probing claims about the Internet as a place for fostering democracy. The paper examines the democratic nature of computer conferencing in classrooms, focusing on a study of graduate students' online interactions. Results indicated that students were able to master the medium and act as responsible, equal…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Environment
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Ellsworth, Elizabeth – Theory into Practice, 1996
Reading is a strategic activity. Readings are intended to make something happen and keep something else from happening. One professor discusses her struggle to situate her readings of students papers in their projects and questions and respond as a teacher to inaudible student messages. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Politics of Education
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Knight, Michelle G. – Theory into Practice, 2000
Explores a self-reflexive effort to engage teachers, administrators, and community leaders in qualitative inquiry within a multicultural feminist framework. In graduate courses emphasizing feminist pedagogy and research in urban settings, students conducted research projects designed to transform existing social inequities in their lived…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Raths, James – Theory into Practice, 2002
Examines the revised Taxonomy Table as a tool for instructional improvement, describing what counts as improved instruction and discussing how the revised Taxonomy can assist in instructional improvement efforts. The paper asserts that by working within the framework of the revised Taxonomy, teachers can increase the alignment of objectives,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Schubert, William H. – Theory into Practice, 1992
Examines dimensions of theoretical perspective on curriculum, noting influences of teachers who were the author's graduate students. The article covers curriculum theorizing, synoptic and historical portrayals, comparative orientations, ideological considerations, teacher/student lore, outside curriculum, preservice/inservice teacher education…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Miller, Janet L. – Theory into Practice, 1992
Describes informal curriculum discourse in a group of graduate students and their teacher who met regularly to discuss curriculum theory and research; examines power structure and assumptions, discussing ways in which habitual responses, roles, expectations, and identities were constructed by intersections of personal, social, historical, and…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Discussion Groups
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Britzman, Deborah P. – Theory into Practice, 1992
Examines (1) how understanding others in educational contexts relates to understanding the practices of curriculum and (2) how the practices of curriculum encourage everyone involved to reflect upon who they are becoming in the field of education. The article focuses on the experiences of graduate students in English education. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, English Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Saito, Yoshiko – Theory into Practice, 1994
Presents issues concerning traditional MBA programs and traditional liberal arts Japanese language programs and discusses the need to integrate the two disciplines; addresses the need for new instructional approaches, particularly the need for using authentic materials to develop practical language skills; discusses the value of integrating…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Literacy, Culture, Enrollment Trends
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Johnson, Donald – Theory into Practice, 1993
Graduate programs that provide teachers with a global perspective must transcend a system of analysis shaped by U.S. liberal reformism and take other models of the world seriously, including them as integral models in core curriculum. Sound programs should not use a single model for studying the world. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Reflection is critical in preparing educators to teach with a global perspective. The article builds a rationale for reflection in globally oriented teacher education programs, shares strategies developed for an introductory seminar on global education, and discusses implications of reflection on global education and its infusion into teacher…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Graduate Study
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Schukar, Ron – Theory into Practice, 1993
This article explores the global education controversy by examining challenges made on three global education programs; discusses the implications of the challenges for teacher educators in preservice, inservice, and graduate programs; and presents practical suggestions to help teacher educators enhance the quality of the educational process. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education