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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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Lid, R. W.; Handler, Philip – Theory Into Practice, 1975
The purpose of this article is to discuss five different approaches to teaching literature. (RC)
Descriptors: English Curriculum, English Education, English Instruction, Literature
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Hillocks, George, Jr. – Theory Into Practice, 1975
Carefully planned instruction, which involves students with literature and with each other, can and will help them become more competent, sensitive, and independent readers. (RC)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Learning, Literary Criticism, Literary Discrimination
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Rental, Victor M.; Zidonis, Frank J. – Theory Into Practice, 1975
The purpose of this article is to depict reading as a dimension of language and present the implications of this relationship for teaching, and to explore the functions reading serves in promoting both conceptual and personal growth. (RC)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Reading, Reading Development, Reading Improvement
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Weiss, M. Jerry – Theory Into Practice, 1975
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Assignments, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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Mertz, Maia Pank – Theory Into Practice, 1975
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Relationship
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Janek, Nancy – Theory Into Practice, 1975
This article contains unit plans for a mass media course for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. (RC)
Descriptors: Communications, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Mass Media
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Saylor, Galen – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Pride can be taken in the performance of secondary education in America's first 200 years, but new social and political conditions demand drastic reform in structure and program format (consistent with the body of public opinion) to better adapt secondary education to present and foreseeable future social conditions. (MB)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs
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