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Gregory, Anne; Cornell, Dewey – Theory Into Practice, 2009
The authors contend that zero tolerance discipline policies are inconsistent with adolescent developmental needs for authoritative, as distinguished from authoritarian, discipline. Previous research has applied the notion of authoritative parenting to teaching styles in classrooms, and a similar model of authoritative discipline can guide…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Discipline, School Support, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Yonezawa, Susan; Jones, Makeba – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Educational reformers often partner with others to make change happen in their schools. But few reformers look to students as agents of change. In this article, the authors discuss how students are an often under-utilized, and yet crucial, educational partner. They share their student voice work in the San Diego Unified School District's high…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, High School Students, Change Strategies
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Tierney, Robert J.; Bond, Ernest; Bresler, Jane – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Our conception of the new literacies (those associated with digital technologies and multimodal representations) is grounded in an understanding of multiple literacies as social practices. Based on our observations of students in supportive classroom environments, individuals and groups afforded opportunity to engage as teams with digital…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Literacy, Student Participation, Information Technology
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Gabella, Marcy Singer – Theory into Practice, 1995
Explores the relationship between ambiguity and uncertainty on one hand, and learning and school culture on the other, suggesting that schools must become places where uncertainty, ambiguity, and inquiry are cherished parts of the culture of learning. The paper includes high school faculty and students' reflections on such experiences. (SM)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Creative Teaching, Discovery Learning, High School Students