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White, Terrenda – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article features interview excerpts from 10 Black women who worked as educators in marketized cities and schools, including urban charter schools operated by charter management organizations, and independent schools, known as standalone charter schools. Using a critical race policy framework, the article considers the pedagogical implications…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Females, Urban Schools
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Avni, Sharon; Menken, Kate – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes a case study of dual language bilingual education (DLBE) that challenges the model's traditional mold while offering important insights into its utility for communities of less commonly taught languages. We begin with an outline of the expansion of DLBE in New York City, part of a broader national trend. We then explore a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Miranda, Chandler Patton; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Immigrant students, one of the fastest-growing populations in US public schools, have been linguistically and culturally disadvantaged by accountability policies that rely only on standardized tests. Recent changes to these policies allow for the use of performance-based assessment tasks (PBATs) as an assessment indicator to supplement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Bajaj, Monisha; Suresh, Sailaja – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines the approaches of a public high school for newcomer youth, Oakland International High School in California, that provides holistic wrap-around services to students. By not isolating students from the larger context of their families and communities, the school's approaches allow for greater reciprocity between school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Immigrants, Holistic Approach
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Jacobs, Benjamin M. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Drawing on Noddings' work on religion and education (1993), moral education (2002), and citizenship education (2005\, 2015), this article contemplates how educators both in public schools and parochial Jewish schools might teach students to care about critical issues confronting the Jewish community historically and contemporarily. Its premise is…
Descriptors: Jews, Caring, Religious Education, Ethical Instruction
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Peters-Burton, Erin E.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Behrend, Tara S.; Means, Barbara B. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Historically, the mission of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools emphasized providing gifted and talented students with advanced STEM coursework. However, a newer type of STEM school is emerging in the United States: inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs). ISHSs have open enrollment and are focused on preparing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Marshall, Joanne M. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
This article identifies historical and contemporary influences of religion in US public schooling. It provides analytical questions that social justice leaders can use to evaluate the practices embedded in their own schools, including an equity audit.
Descriptors: Religion, Public Schools, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Atwater, Mary M.; Lance, Jennifer; Woodard, UrLeaka; Johnson, Natasha Hillsman – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article addresses the impact of race and ethnicity on students' science learning in US schools. Specifically, it discusses (a) the constructs of race, ethnicity, and culture, and the racial and ethnic student composition in US public schools; (b) effective classroom practices for curriculum, instruction, and assessment related to race…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Racial Factors, Science Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Finn, Patrick J. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
Elite boarding schools endeavor to instill in their students elite-class solidarity, strong beliefs in both meritocracy and the essential rightness of the status quo, and practical political know-how. Each of these objectives is wholly compatible with the self-interest of their students and their families. In the vast majority of working-class…
Descriptors: Social Class, Boarding Schools, Social Status, Cultural Capital
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Krechevsky, Mara; Rivard, Melissa; Burton, Fredrick R. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article describes the changing culture of a public school as members of its community explore new ways of being accountable to progressive ideals in an age of skills-based learning and standardized testing. Using documentation makes adult and student learning visible in and outside the classroom, supporting three forms of accountability: (a)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Reflective Teaching, Public Schools
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Goduto, Leonard R.; Doolittle, Gini; Leake, Donald – Theory Into Practice, 2008
In 2004, the New Jersey Department of Education mandated that all leadership preparation programs in the state align with the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortia standards. In response, 17 preparation programs established a chapter of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. In this article, we describe how…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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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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Cruz, Cindy – Theory Into Practice, 2008
The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) migrant youth are often found in between narratives, complicated by the current political climate that makes it difficult for migrant students to disclose information about their lives. In this two-year ethnography of a public school that serves LGBTQ young people, the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethnography, Youth, Migrants
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Donelson, Randal; Rogers, Theresa – Theory Into Practice, 2004
The nature of public schooling, particularly at the early and middle childhood levels, makes designing critical qualitative studies around gay and lesbian issues in the school context problematic at best. This article provides a retrospective dialogue between an associate professor and her then Ph.D. candidate advisee that reflects on the tension…
Descriptors: Ethics, Homosexuality, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Tillman, Linda c. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Presents a case study of a mentoring triad involving a first-year, African American teacher, her mentor, and her principal, noting the use of reflection and reciprocal journaling to reflect on and dialogue about the challenges of teaching in a large urban high school. The article focuses on the teacher's professional competence and the teacher as…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Black Teachers, Journal Writing, Mentors
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