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Dyson, Anne Haas – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, I adopt a practice theory consideration of student agency, that is, I consider students' power to act on their interests and intentions, on their own inclinations; this will-to-act-on-the-world is central to becoming an active, adaptive participant across the life span. As practice theorist Shery Ortner has explained, none of us…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Intention, Ethnography, Classroom Environment
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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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Robertson, Dana A.; Padesky, Lauren Breckenridge; Brock, Cynthia H. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Thoughtfully planned professional development (PD) that fosters teacher agency has the potential to impact student agency in the literacy classroom. Drawing on a body of research with 82 teachers across multiple schools and clinical settings, this article first presents findings from a variety of PD contexts that are synthesized to highlight four…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Empowerment, Student Empowerment, Literacy
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Cook-Sather, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Student voice is a concept and a set of approaches that position students alongside credentialed educators as critics and creators of educational practice. Student voice and student agency are closely linked when school stakeholders connect the sound of students speaking with students having the power to influence practices and analyses of…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Educational Research, Power Structure, Authors
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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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Jotia, Agreement L.; Biraimah, Karen L.; Kurtz, Brianna A. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This work explores how short-term study abroad programs in emerging nations might be redesigned to become more beneficial to host institutions and communities, while providing more responsive, transformative learning experiences for students, and analyze how study abroad programs, as well as follow-on grant and research programs, can also be the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Developing Nations, Developed Nations
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Major, Jae – Theory Into Practice, 2020
International teaching experiences are increasingly being offered as an option in teacher education programs as a way of addressing goals related to internationalization such as developing intercultural competence and preparing teachers for "super-diversity" in education. However, there has also been some concern expressed that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, International Programs, Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Schlein, Candace – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Research at the intersection of teaching, teacher education, and international school settings predominantly examines pre-service educators' placements in host countries from a critical stance. Moreover, novice teachers who begin their educator professional development in intercultural situations display many parallels to those of pre-service…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, International Schools, Preservice Teachers, Student Placement
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Newton, Jill; Oudghiri, Stephanie; Obenchain, Kathryn; Phillion, JoAnn – Theory Into Practice, 2020
How do preservice teachers (PSTs) understand social justice within the context of education-focused study abroad programs? How might traveling across cultural borders facilitate PSTs'™ development of a social justice mindset? Drawing on previous studies and examples from an ongoing study of 6 annual, short-term study abroad programs, this article…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs
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Shannon-Baker, Peggy – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Teacher education courses on multicultural education, social justice, and international cross-cultural experiences have been used to increase pre-service teachers' (PST) cross-cultural skills and awareness. Critical researchers have shown that without intentional facilitation and program design, PSTs hold onto (if not become more entrenched in)…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers
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Pennington, Julie L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Study abroad experiences provide teacher education programs with an opportunity to immerse their teacher candidates within linguistic and cultural contexts capable of broadening their views beyond their own settings with the hopes of improving their understanding and subsequent teaching of all children. Yet, from a Critical White Studies…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Ethnography, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs
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Sharma, Suniti – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Scholarship in teacher education reflects study abroad as established pedagogy and part of 'best practices' in preparing K-12 teachers for diverse classrooms. Three discourses dominate the literature to affirm the positive role of study abroad: (a) changing White preservice teachers' perceptions of self and others; (b) increasing their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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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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Jensen, Bryant; Thompson, Gregory A. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Some argue that supporting minoritized students' "academic language" (AL) development fosters equity in education. Others contend that AL is hegemonic, and that attempts to teach it perpetuate inequities across racial, ethnic, social class, immigrant, and related sociocultural and linguistic student differences. In this article, we frame…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Metalinguistics
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Bailey, Alison L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article addresses the importance of supporting specific language practices of emergent bilingual students in classroom settings that are tied to the development of disciplinary knowledge. The author focuses on explanatory talk support in teaching by contingent responding and encouraging children to make meaning of mathematics concepts and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Mathematical Concepts
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