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Sefton-Green, Julian – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Digital writing is constantly in tension with the way that school recontextualizes forms of resistance and vernacular knowledge in order to sustain control and power relations across society. Yet the social practices of digital writing are diverse, wide-ranging and constantly challenge forms of authorized knowledge across a variety of different…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Definitions
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Sánchez Loza, Dinorah – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Affluent suburban high schools are often framed as success stories given their academic achievement outcomes including those on civic measures. Yet, more analyses are needed that interrogate how youth in these schools come to think and act politically. This article shifts the gaze onto these predominantly White schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Advantaged, Suburban Schools, High Schools, Whites
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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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Tellez, Kip; Varghese, Manka – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Bilingual education continues to be one of the most controversial educational programs worldwide. In several US states, it has even been put to a vote in general elections. Internationally, nations that have long promoted multilingualism are debating whether the languages of new, working-class immigrants deserve to be taught in schools.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy, Educational Development
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Klehr, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article discusses how the underlying assumptions and practices of teacher research position it as a distinct form of educational inquiry, and identifies qualitative methodology as a central influence on the work. A discussion of some of the common conceptualizations and processes of PK-12 teacher research, the complex yet continually changing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Ethics, Classroom Environment
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Johnson, Elisabeth; Vasudevan, Lalitha – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, the authors argue that teachers and researchers must expand current verbo- and logo-centric definitions of critical literacy to recognize how texts and responses are embodied. Ethnographic data illustrate the ways that youth perform critical literacy in ways that educators might not always be prepared to see, hear, or acknowledge.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Research, Influence of Technology, Definitions
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Luke, Allan – Theory Into Practice, 2012
The term "critical literacy" refers to use of the technologies of print and other media of communication to analyze, critique, and transform the norms, rule systems, and practices governing the social fields of everyday life (A. Luke, 2004). Since Freire's (1970) educational projects in Brazil, approaches to critical literacy have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Critical Reading
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Astuto, Terry A.; Clark, David L. – Theory into Practice, 1995
Identifies and comments on the educational assumptions, policies, and practices that are in harmony with learner- centered schools (processes and purposes of schooling, people in schools, and structure of schools), noting those that serve as repressors to achieving such schools (meritocracy and instrumentality, competition and standards,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lamb, Roberta – Theory into Practice, 1996
Discusses what it means to be situated in music as a feminist teacher and scholar; what is feminist about curriculum, content, teaching, and learning; what social, political, and musical meanings are made; and what the meanings say about problems in the everyday world of music students and teachers. (SM)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Feminism, Higher Education, Ideology
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Freedman, David – Theory into Practice, 1996
Article discusses various issues of a situated pedagogical practice by examining one teacher's experiences teaching during the U.S.-Iraq war. His course highlighted ways that cultural constructions of oppressive discourses enabled a plunge into war, looking at how and why context-specific interventions against oppression were considered and…
Descriptors: Activism, College Faculty, Context Effect, Higher Education
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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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Doyle, Denis P. – Theory into Practice, 1994
Examines the private sector's historic role in human capital investment, emphasizing its contemporary interest in public education and the workforce. Private sector philanthropy is currently an issue of survival to public education. An important private sector role is to act as a political catalyst to push through essential educational reform. (SM)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Scheurich, James Joseph; Fuller, Edward – Theory into Practice, 1995
Discusses what is typically meant by systemic reform, describes a study of five science reform efforts, then examines the cautions about systemic reform that arise from the study of the reform efforts. The paper ends by discussing alternative ideas about state level efforts to reform science teaching and learning. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Page, Reba – Theory into Practice, 1995
Discussion of the relationship between secondary science curriculum and policy examines paradoxes in science curriculum, reporting a study of California's progressive state level systemic reform. Results highlighted inadequacies in prevailing curriculum theory, including California's reform effort. An alternative that places policy and practice on…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Donmoyer, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1995
Reviews issues related to systemic reform, indicating their manifestation in the National Research Council's proposed National Science Education Standards. The paper suggests that the unifying vision is vague and does not provide a foundation for revised educational decision making, and it discusses the viability of the notion of systemic reform.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards
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