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Broman, Sarah E. – Educational Considerations, 2019
The effect poverty has on a child's education is tragic. Without the necessary life-sustaining resources, many of our nation's children struggle to concentrate on anything other than their immediate dire circumstances. This article tells the story of how one migrant farm worker overcame her struggles living in abject poverty to become a first…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Poverty, First Generation College Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
Nationally known young adult author Chris Crutcher shares his thoughts on how teachers can help students who are dealing with trauma in their lives.
Descriptors: Trauma, Teacher Role, Student Needs, At Risk Students
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Lickteig, Seth J.; Lickteig, Amanda – Educational Considerations, 2019
The number of children in foster care has risen markedly in recent years, namely because of the opioid crisis currently plaguing the United States. Students placed in foster care experience higher dropout and lower graduation rates compared to their peers. School mobility has caused many foster care students to fall through the cracks. However,…
Descriptors: Foster Care, At Risk Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Trauma
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Lasater, Kara – Educational Considerations, 2019
Judgement interferes with the development of all relationships. For students and families who have experienced trauma, judgement can be particularly devastating as it may further damage the survivor's already compromised sense of safety, trust, and belonging. As educators, we must develop non-judgmental attitudes toward students and families, yet…
Descriptors: Trauma, Value Judgment, Family School Relationship, Ideology
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Venet, Alex Shevrin – Educational Considerations, 2019
As they begin to implement trauma-informed practices in their classrooms, teachers should consider their role in the lives of students and how to maintain appropriate and safe boundaries with students. This essay explores the role of the teacher in supporting trauma-affected children and offers a frame of teacher as a facilitator of connection. It…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Teacher Role, Trauma, Teacher Student Relationship
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Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This article uses auto ethnography as research as the author examines her own childhood abuse and how it has shaped her as an educator who has taught at the middle level, high school, and university. Through her experiences, she has determined that teachers' personal stories significantly affect their development as educators. Through their…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Child Abuse, Personal Narratives
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Gordon, Sarah R.; Yough, Mike; Finney, Emily A.; Haken, Andrea; Mathew, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2019
The general public, as well as scholars, employers, and college students themselves, expect universities to provide students with an education that prepares them to work in a diverse and international society. In response, many institutions have created mandatory diversity-related curriculum and/or courses. However, little to no research has been…
Descriptors: Diversity, Global Approach, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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McVicker, Claudia J. – Educational Considerations, 2019
Universities around the country are beginning to feel the need to add a global dimension to their programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international study abroad where the candidates are immersed in another culture and school system. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Larson, Lotta; Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This "Educational Considerations" issue, with its theme of "Teaching and Learning in a Global Community," highlights education in an ever increasingly connected world--and how we get our students prepared to not only survive, but thrive in such an expanding environment. As we considered this topic, one of the individuals who…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Change Agents, Global Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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Samarji, Ahmad – Educational Considerations, 2019
As teachers, instructors, and educators, we strive to prepare our students to become global citizens and equip them with a degree of intercultural competence, where they can survive within a global economy and an interconnected world. However, we are sometimes too focused on the broader global picture and often overlook an essential component…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Power Structure, Social Distance, Cultural Differences
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Holmes, Casey – Educational Considerations, 2019
The rapid increase in communicative and technological integration through the late 1990s and early 2000s has reanimated the discussion surrounding the need to prepare young people to be global citizens. While the exact definition of global citizenship is difficult to pinpoint, the global community has identified several competencies that comprise…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Adolescent Literature, Social Studies
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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Enyioha, Jessica C. – Educational Considerations, 2019
There are over 32 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and of this population, over 1.5 million are children (Palmer & Davidson, 2011). These children grow up in the US, achieve primary and secondary education, and when they are ready to pursue postsecondary education, it becomes harder for them to achieve. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Best Practices, Undocumented Immigrants
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Fritch, Melia Erin – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article establishes a theoretical framework for critical library instruction (and thereby critical information literacy) that is built upon critical feminist theory, critical race theory, and engaged pedagogy, among others. Using the ideas and work of theorists to create a path linking the ideas of critical analyses together, the author…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Critical Theory, Politics of Education, Information Literacy
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