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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Emergent Bilingual families interact with their children across their shared languages and resources, creating unique literacy activities. As a form of family engagement, teachers can observe these created literacies within Emergent Bilingual families, and attempt to transport such practices into classrooms. There is, however, a danger that the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Family Relationship
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Moses, Lindsey; Rylak, Danielle; Reader, Tanya; Hertz, Christine; Ogden, Meridith – Theory Into Practice, 2020
The literature on student agency is missing the voice and perspectives of teachers. Although theoretical and empirical research aims to explore student agency by observing and documenting the structures and supports involved in fostering agency, the field knows little of what student agency means to teachers who currently teach and who have…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Quezada, Reyes; Alexandrowicz, Viviana – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Preparing effective dual-language global teachers who will be culturally proficient is paramount not because of state licensure mandates but because society owes it to its school children. This chapter discusses cultural proficiency as a theoretical framework to develop culturally proficient global dual-language teachers. The goal is to prepare…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cultural Awareness, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
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Ramirez, Pablo; Ross, Lydia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We draw from an ethnographic research perspective to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of dual-language secondary classrooms. The data collected come from multiple sources including classroom observations and teacher interviews from dual-language secondary classrooms. A secondary dual-language education conceptual framework is presented.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Razfar, Aria; Nasir, Ambareen – Theory Into Practice, 2019
For more than 3 decades, education researchers have called on teachers to use funds of knowledge (FoK) as a way of creating more culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies. This is particularly important in the domains of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, specifically mathematics and science. FoK…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Capital, Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Quantz, Mary; Taylor, Catherine; Peter, Tracey – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the findings from a national study on the experiences of educators with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in elementary schools and recommendations for practice based in our experiences as classroom teachers and teacher educators. Using responses to open-ended questions that were part of a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Garcia, Antero; Luke, Allan; Seglem, Robyn – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with literacies researcher Allan Luke, the New London Group Member reflects on the role of multiliteracies in shaping literacies research and the continuing changes to technology, capitalism, and learning. Focused on looking toward future advances in literacies research, Luke reflects on the role of multiliteracies in…
Descriptors: Role, Multiple Literacies, Social Change, Educational Change
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Libresco, Andrea S. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article explores Nel Noddings' conception of pedagogical neutrality and its meanings and implications for classroom conversations, particularly at the elementary grade levels. It examines the selection of issues for classroom discourse and the importance of teachers purposefully exposing students to arguments and data with which they may be…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori Ann; Alvarez, Adam J.; Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we focus on connections between and among teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, classroom management practices, and the cradle to prison pipeline. Drawing from Bandura's (1986) theorization of self-efficacy, we discuss how teachers' beliefs shape their classroom management practices and how these beliefs and practices can be essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Influences
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Doucet, Fabienne – Theory Into Practice, 2017
A solid base of research evidence exists to show that teachers' assessments of children are impacted by their perceptions of those children. From the Pygmalion in the Classroom experiment which powerfully showed that teacher expectations of students impacted those students' performance, to more recent research on teachers' underrating of children…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Environment
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Handy, Tamara – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Engaging teacher education as cultural work positions teacher educators and pre-service teachers as cultural workers. Cultural workers foreground the cultural complexities of their situated experiences while aiming to produce cultures that transform prevailing inequalities and injustices in public education. Doctoral students are also cultural…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Doctoral Programs, Change Agents, Culturally Relevant Education
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Gregory, Anne; Roberts, Gabrielle – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Racial disparities in teacher-issued office discipline referrals are less discussed than the well-documented suspension gaps. Discipline referrals, like suspension, can lead to lost instructional time. Although individuals are sent out of the classroom for a range of reasons, Black students, as a group, are at greater risk of being sent out than…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Disproportionate Representation
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Vaughn, Margaret; Parsons, Seth A.; Burrowbridge, Sarah Cohen; Weesner, Janice; Taylor, Laurel – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Current research explores adaptability by gathering teachers' reflections on their adaptations. However, the field knows little of what the term "adaptability" means to teachers who currently teach in today's educational context. In this article, adaptability is discussed from the perspectives of 3 practicing classroom educators,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Definitions, Barriers
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