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Luna, Jody M.; Dávila, Erica R.; Reynoso-Morris, Alyssa – Educational Foundations, 2018
We contend that the pedagogy of permaculture offers radical possibilities. In this article, we share our philosophical underpinnings of the pedagogy of permaculture using a case study of an international service learning project. We offer (1) a literature review creating a case for the use of permaculture with definitions for the ethics and…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Social Justice, Sustainability
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Kokka, Kari – Educational Foundations, 2018
Teacher activism is developing throughout the country with an expanding research base, but little research addresses teacher activism specifically in STEM fields. Using critical race feminism, intersectionality, and TribalCrit this qualitative study focuses on four STEM teacher activists, who founded a social justice STEM organization, to explore…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Role, Activism, Critical Theory
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Marshall, Samantha A. – Educational Foundations, 2018
That education is empowering is one of the U.S.'s most sacred tenets; however, for many Indigenous students, schooling has been intentionally damaging. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, in this article I highlight tribal education leaders' sensemaking about the paradoxes and promises of their work in education, as they navigate the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Tribes, Critical Theory, Race
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Finkel, Liza – Educational Foundations, 2018
Finding ways for all students to engage meaningfully with science and learn to use scientific knowledge and skills to identify and solve personal and community-based problems requires more than making changes to the curriculum students experience in schools. This article describes a methods course, part of a one-year masters level teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Social Problems
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Burbules, Nicholas C. – Educational Foundations, 2018
For decades, the humanistic disciplines--particularly history and philosophy of education--have justified themselves as an essential part of professional training for educators by characterizing themselves as the "foundations of education." This justification, the author will argue, has been weakened in recent years, and as a consequence…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Figurative Language
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Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Xiong, Brian V. – Educational Foundations, 2018
In this community-based participatory research article the authors bring attention to the Hmong Archives, a community asset in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The authors describe the Hmong Archives and how it has been used by K-12 teachers and college professors in a culturally sustaining manner. The authors argue that by focusing on the Hmong population,…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Archives, Social Studies, Culturally Relevant Education
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Meidl, Christopher; Vanorsdale, Christie – Educational Foundations, 2018
Research has shown that positive behavioral support (PBS) can help teachers develop approaches to support student learning. In particular CHAMPS, a form of PBS, was designed to assist educators in systematically teaching expected learning behavior. In this case study, self-reported data from 25 in-service teachers who utilized CHAMPS was analyzed.…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Attitudes
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Logan, Stephanie R.; Hilton, Adriel A.; Watson, Dwight C.; Kirkland-Holmes, Gloria – Educational Foundations, 2018
White teachers who purpose to support the cultural integrity of African American students must possess essential knowledge, skills, and dispositional understandings relative to Black history and culture. This qualitative study examined the content and conceptual knowledge of 41 individuals relative to African American history and culture through…
Descriptors: African American History, African American Culture, Whites, African American Students
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Young, Victoria M. – Educational Foundations, 2018
Drawing from the existing body of data and research on the community education concept, effective schools, and standards-based reforms, this essay examines educational achievement in the United States corresponding to and resulting from reform movements and political actions. The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is reviewed in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Deas, Kendall – Educational Foundations, 2018
This article examines the Common Core State Standards Initiative and provides a policy analysis of issues concerning its implementation as a policy initiative to achieve education reform in the U.S. Aside from highlighting developments concerning this policy initiative, it examines the origins of this movement toward adopting common core state…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Geer, Wil – Educational Foundations, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an historic shift in K-12 curricular policy. Yet,few have explicitly traced the lineage of the CCSS and linked them to the decades-old standards-based reform movement. This essay situates the CCSS within the larger historical context of standards-based reform. It concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Bute, Monte – Educational Foundations, 2017
In a seven-year study of new experimental colleges, Grant and Riesman (1978) report that within those schools "The utopian impulses are strong, representing a search for a more perfect union." One of the most radical of those experiments was Minnesota Metropolitan State College (MMSC). In addition to having no campus, the school had no…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum
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Ellis, Antonio L.; Hartlep, Nicholas D. – Educational Foundations, 2017
Stuttering places students at-risk for being stereotyped and experiencing identity difficulties in school. This study hoped to fill a lacuna in the literature on the educational experiences of African American male stutterers. Six African American adult males who stuttered and lived in Washington, DC; Maryland; and/or Virginia participated in this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Males, Stuttering
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R. B.-Banks, Yvonne; Meyer, Joseph – Educational Foundations, 2017
Childhood trauma leaves its marks on the brain (Sandi, 2013) with unseen scars as evident in brain research. Addressing childhood trauma in today's urban classrooms is no small feat. According to the 2011-12 National Survey of Children's Health, nearly 35 million children in the United States are living with emotional and psychological trauma.…
Descriptors: Trauma, Urban Schools, National Surveys, Child Health
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Janak, Edward – Educational Foundations, 2015
In this article, Edward Janak shares his experience with Educational Foundations for the past thirty years. It spans from being an undergraduate pre-service educator in the 1980s, to being a master's degree student and a doctoral student in Educational Foundations from the 1990s and early 2000s, to being a full-time faculty member in Educational…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Personal Narratives, Historiography, Story Telling
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