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Parsons, Seth A.; Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, the collection of articles in this issue are synthesized to discuss conceptualizations of adaptive teaching as a means to foster spaces for adaptive teaching in today's complex educational system. Themes that exist across this collection of articles include adaptive teachers as constructivists, adaptive teachers as knowledgeable…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Instructional Innovation, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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King, Sabrina Hope; Watson, Audra – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Education has the power to change the world. We wrote this article in the spirit of the hope embodied by the election of President Obama and the critical need for improved teaching to benefit all the nation's students. This article offers a synthesis of the characteristics of excellent teaching for the diverse student population. This article…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Accountability, Student Diversity, Educational Practices
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Sox, Amanda K. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Recent immigration to the southern United States has created challenges for educators. This article synthesizes current works about the education of immigrants and English language learners (ELLs) in the South, and teacher preparation for working with ELLs. Reviewed studies revealed that immigrant and ELL students often are unwelcome and unwanted…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immigration, Immigrants, English (Second Language)