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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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Cote, Kyle; Emmett, Tara – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This article discusses the ePortfolio system for grades 9-12 at the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). ePortfolio implementation at VLACS developed from an Advisory course curriculum that supports students' journey toward becoming college, career, and citizenship ready. We provide a unique perspective for implementation in that VLACS…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Allsup, Randall Everett – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article provides a theoretical framework through which to reimagine and revitalize contemporary music education practices, using the large ensemble paradigm called "band" as the primary unit of analysis. Literature suggests that band places too much emphasis on teacher control and external measures of validation. Critics propose replacing…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Music Education, Democracy, Student Welfare
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Newman, Karen L.; Samimy, Keiko; Romstedt, Kathleen – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article addresses a program model developed to address the professional development needs of content teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) and offers recommendations for teachers, administrators, school districts, state agencies, and institutions of higher education, to address job-embedded professional development needs.…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Colleges, Second Language Learning, Professional Development
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Rousseau, Celia; Tate, William F. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Describes a framework to support teachers' reflection about school mathematics and traditionally underserved students, focusing on a study of the beliefs of a group of high school mathematics teachers. The paper asserts that the teachers' views of equity and race blocked substantive reflection about the nature of their instructional practices and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Equal Education, Mathematics Education
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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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Sharp, Kathleen M. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Describes an English teacher's reflection in a suburban, predominantly white, middle class high school. This teacher's praxis is based on the assumption that culture influences how students learn, and culturally and linguistically diverse students will experience greater academic success when teachers work to consciously and consistently adapt…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, English
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Weinberger, Elizabeth; McCombs, Barbara L. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Describes strategies for engaging high school students, including a research-validated tool for high school teachers, and the Assessment of Learner-Centered Practices (ALCP) surveys. Based on the Learner Centered Psychological Principles, ACLP self-assessment surveys help teachers address the growing number of high school students who are…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Centered Curriculum
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Byrd, P. Ann – Theory into Practice, 2002
Asserts that the revised Taxonomy has the potential to provide a common framework and language for connecting current teachers with prospective teachers, illustrating how teacher recruitment efforts that target high school students can use the revised Taxonomy to plan units and how the revised Taxonomy enables participating high school students to…
Descriptors: Career Choice, High School Students, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment
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Newman, Richard S. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Adaptive help seeking is a unique strategy of self-regulated learning that involves social interaction with others. This paper discusses ways in which teachers can satisfy students' self-system needs and contribute to their competencies and motivational resources required for adaptive help seeking. It also discusses how peers, within the classroom…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Higher Education, Learning Problems, Learning Strategies
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Donovan, Brian – Theory into Practice, 2002
Examines how theory can contribute to solving problems of practice in school in ways that motivate and engage all students, describing an inner city secondary level vocational school in Ireland. The paper discusses how a theory of peer learning was used to address problems while encouraging students to collaborate on issues relevant to their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Culturally Relevant Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Theories
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Kiewra, Kenneth A. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Offers a model of study skills instruction embedded within high school and college level classrooms, discussing strategies appropriate for four learning components: notetaking, organizing, relating, and monitoring (NORM). The article asserts that NORM is not the norm for most college students, who are never taught to learn, addressing each NORM…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Notetaking, Relevance (Education)
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Bailey, William J. – Theory into Practice, 1974
To facilitate "personalizing" and individualizing secondary school curriculum, the author presents eight conceptual aspects of individualization and discusses the relationship of these concepts to program design and implementation of an individual learning program. (HMD)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs
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Payne, Charles – Theory into Practice, 1984
A historical review of racism provides insight into the development and objectives of multicultural education. Basic steps in the legal process that have helped promote equal education are discussed. A sample unit on multicultural education dealing with the topics of oppression, prejudice, and racism is included. (DF)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Montemayor, Raymond; Clayton, Mark D. – Theory into Practice, 1983
The relationship between maternal employment and adolescent development is enormously complex, and no simple generalizations are possible. Many intervening variables alter the impact that maternal employment has on adolescent development. There is an urgent need to discover what impact this arrangement has on adolescent development. (CJ)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Employed Parents, Family Environment
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