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Forzani, Elena; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Education, 2017
In this joint reflection, the authors discuss the nature of literacy in relation to "New Literacies: A Dual-Level Theory of the Changing Nature of Literacy, Instruction, and Assessment" (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, Castek, & Henry, 2013), a chapter reprinted in this issue of the "Journal of Education." They reflect on the meaning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Literacy Education
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Wasik, Suzan Z.; Barrow, Jennifer – Journal of Education, 2017
The career landscape has changed dramatically over the past two decades with the adoption of technology and an increasingly global and virtual workforce. As a result, schools and academic institutions must go beyond current curriculum to teach and develop the new skills and competencies that are required to keep pace with the demands of careers in…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Program Descriptions, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Code, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education, 2017
Due to the complexity of agroecological studies and contexts, some agroecology educators are seeking to innovate in their pedagogical approach and course design. Through action research enquiries, "action education" innovations are being developed which not only shift and explore new approaches to the learning process, but also shift the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Agricultural Education, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Richter, Elizabeth – Journal of Education, 2016
In this article an elementary literacy specialist reflects on the use of multigenre, multimodal texts to support the teaching of poetry. She explores the synergy between poetry and related informational, visual, and auditory texts to afford deeper insights into the poem and the poet, in this instance, the poem, "The Negro Speaks of…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Poetry, Poets, Middle School Students
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Larnell, Gregory V.; Bullock, Erika C.; Jett, Christopher C. – Journal of Education, 2016
What is teaching and learning mathematics for social justice (TLMSJ)? How has TLMSJ been taken up in mathematics education--both historically and contemporarily? Along with unpacking these two central questions, this article assesses the current capacity and stance of TLMSJ toward addressing issues of racial injustice. The authors begin with an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Social Justice, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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Snow, Catherine; O'Connor, Catherine – Journal of Education, 2016
One reaction to the Common Core State Standards is a new emphasis on "close reading," an approach to teaching comprehension that requires students to extract meaning from text by examining how language is used in a passage. The intent is to strengthen their ability to learn from complex text independently and thus enhance college and…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Reading Instruction
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Duke, Nell K.; Cervetti, Gina N.; Wise, Crystal N. – Journal of Education, 2016
"In Becoming a Nation of Readers" ("BNR") (1985), Richard C. Anderson, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Judith A. Scott, and Ian A. G. Wilkinson argued that the quality of teaching is a powerful influence on children's reading development--more powerful than the influence of the general teaching approach or materials used. In this article,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hoffman, James V.; Martinez, Ramón A.; Danielson, Katie – Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, we focus on the past, the present, and the future. We consider the ways "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985) fulfilled the authors' aspirations to introduce into schools "the practices seen in the classrooms of the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Early Reading, Best Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Alvermann, Donna E.; Price, LaTasha Hutcherson; Jackson, A. J. – Journal of Education, 2016
By definition, an epilogue is a concluding segment of a literary work that often describes the futures of its main characters. It can also be a short speech at the end of a play or musical interlude that addresses the audience directly. Leaning in the direction of the latter, we propose as writers of this epilogue to engage in a bit of poetic…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Literacy Education, Learning Modalities, Reading Instruction
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Ellison, Tisha Lewis – Journal of Education, 2016
We examine the impact of "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985) with the idea of extending literacy learning beyond the early grades, describing present-day conceptions of secondary-school literacy learning, and calling to "further…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Secondary Education, Reading, Multiple Literacies
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Scott, Judith A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Anderson, Richard C. – Journal of Education, 2016
In this foreword to the special issue of the "Journal of Education" celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985), we share the backstory of the making of "BNR." We view…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Habits, Story Telling
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Muhammad, Gholnecsar E.; Tatum, Alfred W. – Journal of Education, 2015
In much the same way that distant whispers are in need of echoes, scholarship needs to grow or be refashioned by new scholars who can bring fresh perspectives and new critiques to existing scholarship. These perspectives and critiques are required because of inevitable shifts in educational and social contexts and human understandings. It becomes…
Descriptors: Mentors, Reflection, Scholarship, Learning Experience
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2015
Over the past 50 years, substantial changes have occurred in the texts used for beginning reading instruction. This article analyzes four perspectives that have most influenced these texts in the United States over this period and the changes in these texts in relation to those in the nation's demographics and young children's literacy-related…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Textbook Content, Educational History
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Hodges, Thomas E.; Jong, Cindy – Journal of Education, 2014
The authors drew upon Remillard and Bryans' categorization of curriculum use in observating two middle-grade teachers' integration of Standards-based curriculum materials produced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each teacher participated in a two-year professional development program focused on increasing content knowledge and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Curriculum Implementation, Mathematics Curriculum, Middle School Teachers
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Murray, Gregory V.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Journal of Education, 2014
One option for length of individual mathematics class periods is the schedule type selected for Algebra I classes. This study examined the relationship between student achievement, as indicated by Algebra I Criterion-Referenced Test scores, and the schedule type for Algebra I classes. Data obtained from the Utah State Office of Education included…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Scheduling
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