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Desimone, Laura M.; Pak, Katie – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In response to policy initiatives calling for the implementation of evidence-based classroom practice, instructional coaches are frequently utilized as providers of professional development (PD). Despite the demand for instructional coaches, there is little empirical evidence that coaching improves teacher practice. We address this limitation by…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Improvement
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Kurz, Alexander; Reddy, Linda A.; Glover, Todd A. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Across a wide variety of disciplines, coaching has become the universal practice for improving the professional performance of individuals and, consequently, the effectiveness of their organizations. Despite these shared outcomes, the coaching of individuals such as executives, athletes, and teachers features a variety of approaches, each with its…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Interdisciplinary Approach, Business, Objectives
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Skiba, Russ; Ormiston, Heather; Martinez, Sylvia; Cummings, Jack – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Psychological science has identified positive classroom management and climate building strategies as a key element in developing and maintaining effective learning environments. In this article, we review the literature that has identified effective strategies that build classroom climates to maximize student learning and minimize disruption. In…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Hymel, Shelley; Bonanno, Rina A. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Bullying is the most common form of interpersonal violence facing youth in schools, and recent school-based intervention efforts have shown only limited success in reducing such behavior. Accordingly, this article considers the utility of Albert Bandura's theory of moral disengagement in understanding bullying behavior among children and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, School Safety, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rodriguez, Alberto J.; Collins-Parks, Tamara; Garza, Jennifer – Theory Into Practice, 2013
As part of a larger project, we found that there are very few articles focusing on the relationship between parent involvement and student achievement in science. Furthermore, most studies are quantitative in nature (based on large-scale surveys). Despite the gaps identified, there are many consistent findings across various studies that could be…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Theory Practice Relationship, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Hong, Jun Sung; Rao, Mrinalini A.; Low, Sabina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews the extant literature on the links between peer victimization and academic performance and engagement among children and adolescents. Although most of the research on this association is based on cross-sectional investigations, research using longitudinal designs is starting to point to the fact that peer victimization does…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Bullying, Intervention
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Bauman, Sheri – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews what research has learned about cyberbullying, and the practical implications of those research findings. In general, there are few firm conclusions that can be drawn from the extant literature, as differences in definitions, methods, and measures make it impossible to compare findings across studies. We do have enough…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Correlation, Gender Differences
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McGinnis, J. Randy – Theory Into Practice, 2013
A fundamental social justice issue worldwide is how to meet the needs of all learners, especially those with special needs who historically have faced discrimination, exclusion, and oppression due to special needs (physical, cognitive, or behavioral dimensions). This article focuses on the key questions that researchers interested in improving…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Conley, Mark W.; Wise, Antoinette – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Researchers, policymakers, and educators face a daunting task these days concerning literacy education for the here and now and literacy for the future. Even though one clings to the romantic notion that education provides the building blocks in a straight line to a meaningful future, the reality is that mixed goals and instructional messages…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Educational Change, Literacy Education
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Blackburn, Mollie V.; McCready, Lance T. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article reviews scholarship that represents urban students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. It draws on empirical examples to illustrate prominent themes across this scholarship, including the homophobia they experience, the impact it has on their academic performance, and the activism it…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity
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Hoyle, John R.; Kutka, Timothy M. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Futurists, policy makers, and other stakeholders propose sweeping reforms of the American education system. However, there is little evidence that the current add-on, underfunded system will reverse the failure pattern among children of color and those living in poverty. This article presents a dramatic and feasible proposal to establish a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College School Cooperation
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Cervetti, Gina; Damico, James; Pearson, P. David – Theory Into Practice, 2006
The authors consider the role that multiple literacies and new literacies might play in shaping preservice education. They review existing literature on multiple and new literacies in preservice education and examine in-school and out-of-school enactments of new and multiple literacies to answer the question, What can we do in preservice teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Kohlberg, Lawrence; Hersh, Richard H. – Theory Into Practice, 1977
Major concepts embodied in moral development literature are reviewed. (MJB)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Developmental Psychology, Educational Philosophy
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Wright, Lance V. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Contrasts the realities of instructional leadership with the ideal, examining the overlap of instructional leadership and supervision. By reviewing instructional leadership depicted in three studies on the work life of principals, readers get a view through the schoolhouse window. Solutions to the problems of fragmentation and change are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, High Schools
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Lawson, Anton E. – Theory into Practice, 1993
A research review suggests that educational practice which nurtures the development of thinking skills in a free mind is effective for all. The paper describes the nature of thinking and the knowledge generation process. Success depends upon students having an opportunity to explore, question, and generate and test answers. (SM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Educational Theories
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