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Shirazi, Roozbeh – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article utilizes the idea of hospitality to explore how educative practices contribute to the making of citizens at Light Falls High School (LHS), a suburban American secondary school that professes a strong commitment to racial equity and global awareness. The data are derived from an ethnographic case study which took place in 2013-2014. I…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Students, Suburban Schools, Multicultural Education
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Bonet, Sally Wesley – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article explores the disjuncture between refugee's pre-migratory educational aspirations and their everyday encounters with urban public schools. This study engages with two main questions: How do refugee youth's experiences with their urban public schools act as barriers to their educational aspirations? How do these experiences inform their…
Descriptors: Refugees, Citizenship Education, Academic Aspiration, Student Experience
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Rubin, Beth C.; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Motivated by the addition of a curriculum standard for active citizenship into New Jersey's social studies standards a group of educators and researchers set out to integrate an action research curriculum, based on a youth participatory action research (YPAR) model, into social studies classrooms. Adapting YPAR, with its promising blend of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, Social Studies
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Sonu, Debbie – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This paper is about memory, the elusive process of remembering and of an encounter between a researcher and a participant who after five years reunited to remember. The object under study is a high school social justice curriculum with a central focus on the development of social action projects. Grounded in Pitt and Britzman's work on difficult…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Accountability, High School Students, Grade 10
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Myers, John P.; McBride, Chantee E.; Anderson, Michelle – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The research presented in this article investigates the role of classroom discussions for supporting students' ongoing identity work during the study of global issues. Civic identity is theorized as a socially constructed process in which individuals become associated as a particular type of citizen created through social interactions in a given…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Citizenship, Identification (Psychology)
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Fritzen, Anny – Curriculum Inquiry, 2011
The term "sheltered instruction" (SI) has become a widely used metaphor representing a common pedagogical intervention intended to help English language learners simultaneously gain English proficiency and academic content knowledge. While existing research places considerable emphasis on observable pedagogical techniques that characterize SI,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interviews
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Curriculum Inquiry, 2011
Basic reading comprehension and summary tend to be the focus in social studies and history classrooms, if reading and writing are included at all. But such a focus inhibits a conception of history as an interpretive discipline grounded in evidence that is analyzed, not simply accepted. Understanding the past is impossible without such historical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, History