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Moore, Jason; Schleppegrell, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we show how close attention to language throughout a socio-scientific investigation supports upper elementary Arabic-speaking students to learn English while participating in valued disciplinary practices in science. Engagement in reading and writing with a focus on language also enables them to bring critical perspectives to the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Elementary School Students, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This culminating article synthesizes the collection of articles to discuss conceptualizations of student agency across contexts. Themes that exist across the collection of articles include agency as multidimensional, agency as a navigational tool, and agency as advocacy. In this concluding article, ideas from across the articles are presented to…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Advocacy, Classroom Techniques, Critical Theory
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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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McBride, Amy E.; Bellamy, Davies E.; Knoester, Matthew – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article describes the theory and practice of three education courses focusing on critical multicultural education. Two versions of the course take place on the campus of a small liberal arts university in the Midwest region of the United States and the other is based at the same university but operates as a study abroad course in Trinidad and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad
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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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Bertram Gallant, Tricia – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In 2008, I argued that a new approach to academic integrity in the 21st century was needed because the dominant approaches had been proven to be relatively ineffective (Bertram Gallant, 2008). This new approach, the teaching and learning approach, challenged educators to situate integrity practices within the goal of improving student learning, in…
Descriptors: Integrity, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Environment, Instructional Improvement
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Connor, David J. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
I pose a straightforward rhetorical question about disproportionality and endeavor to answer it with view to suggesting what can be done in terms of linking theory to practice. First, I frame disproportionality by asking where does it come from? Second, I describe multiple, interconnected historical phenomena to be considered when educators…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Racial Bias, Special Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Studies show that engineering is particularly suited for students traditionally experiencing difficulties in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects--including those marked learning disabled--because it supports literacy in its different manifestations (i.e., across modes). This article addresses this topic, building on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hatcher, Julie A.; Studer, Morgan L. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Developing good citizens is an historic role for higher education (Sullivan & Rosin, 2008) and the emergence of service-learning as a pedagogical strategy has heightened attention to the intentional educational objectives to be addressed in higher education. This article examines the role of service-learning in developing philanthropic values…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Values Education
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Kinloch, Valerie; Nemeth, Emily; Patterson, Ashley – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This article describes a critical service-learning project that resulted from an educational partnership among a national teachers' union, a local teachers' union, and a major research university. The partnership-funded by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve program--focused on professional development…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Urban Youth
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Pellegrino, James W.; Wilson, Mark – Theory Into Practice, 2015
The seven articles in this special issue are concerned with the challenges of assessing complex aspects of cognition in the domains of mathematics, reading, history, and science. Each describes the design of assessments and their interpretive use, with a particular focus on assessments closely tied to classroom instruction. Individually and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Test Construction, Instructional Design
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Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Despite the expectation that all students should achieve high academic standards, content area instruction and English for speakers of other languages instruction for English language learners (ELLs) have traditionally been conceptualized as separate domains, resulting in educational inequities for ELLs. This is because effective instruction to…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, Integrated Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Calabrese Barton, Angela; Berchini, Christina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
The discourse of urban science education is often framed by discussions of achievement gaps and limited resources. Although these realities are part of the urban education landscape, they focus on deficits--what urban youth and their teachers and schools lack. We argue that it is more productive to frame urban science education as a function of…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Science Instruction, Place Based Education, Educational Strategies
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Baker, Dale – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article identifies instructional strategies, curricula, and organizational structures in the research literature that have been successful in encouraging girls' participation and achievement in science: science instruction in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, relevant curricula that address girls' interests and provide…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Science Interests, Females, Student Participation
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Southerland, Sherry A.; Scharmann, Lawrence C. – Theory Into Practice, 2013
Scientific knowledge often appears to contradict many students' religious beliefs. Indeed, the assumptions of science appear contradictory to the metaphysical claims of many religions. This conflict is most evident in discussions of biological evolution. Teachers, in attempts to limit the controversy, often avoid this topic or teach it…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Theory Practice Relationship, Religious Factors, Science Education
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