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Seymour, Clancy M.; Garrison, Mark J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
The implementation of value-added models of teacher evaluation continue to expand in public education, but the effects of using student test scores to evaluate K-12 physical educators necessitates further discussion. Using the five National Standards for K-12 Physical Education from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America (SHAPE),…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, National Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education
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Shea, Mary; Roberts, Nancy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article describes a strategy that emphasizes the integration of all language and literacy skills for learning across content areas as well as the importance CCSS place on learners' ability to ask questions about information, phenomena, or ideas encountered (Ciardiello, 2012/2013). FIVES is a strategy that meaningfully integrates…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Comprehension, Educational Strategies, Literacy
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Sierk, Jessica – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Many communities across the United States have been undergoing recent demographic changes. Since the 1980s, low-skilled labor (e.g. meatpacking) has attracted Latino families to settle in communities that historically have been home to few, if any, Latinos (i.e. the New Latino Diaspora). In more recent years, these same job opportunities have also…
Descriptors: Religion, Literacy, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans
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Means, Alexander – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This essay critiques the ideological assertions of corporate school reform and discusses how these logics perpetuate failure in urban education. Drawing on theories of neoliberal urbanism, the right to the city, and the commons, the essay argues that educational researchers and advocates need to reframe the values of urban education in line with a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Urban Education, Democratic Values
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Page, Steven; Jenks, Charles – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This is a qualitative study that was conducted to gain a better understanding of the experiences of professors in Colleges of Education who were former K-12 teachers. The study presents the responses of eighty-nine professors from across the United States. Coding based on the university setting (national, large regional, small regional) in which…
Descriptors: Career Change, Qualitative Research, Teacher Educators, Teachers
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
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Pedersen, James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For more than 100 years the public school system has been the foundation of our society. Millions of our nation's citizens have moved through the primary, middle and secondary schools which, although they vary slightly from region to region, provided a shared experience and are a part of Americana. History tells us the reasons that school systems…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Vacations, School Schedules
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Hong, Carrie Eunyoung; Lawrence, Salika A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
One of the growing interests in teacher education lies in how and what teachers learn across time and space in the complex ecologies and technologies of today's society. Teacher research has been implemented in teacher education programs as a powerful, exploratory tool for teacher candidates to inquire about educational problems and to improve…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education, Inquiry, Reflection
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Carr, Paul R.; Porfilio, Brad J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
The contributors to this special issue of "The Journal of Inquiry and Action" provide insight into why the Obama administration's educational policies manifest the dominance of neoliberal ideology over most elements of social life. The articles presented in this issue build on the work originally presented in "The Phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Educational Policy
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Goldstein, Rebecca A.; Macrine, Sheila; Chesky, Nataly Z. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article demonstrates how media coverage employs dominant neoliberal narratives and discourses to blame public education for societal ills. The authors examine how the media's use of neoliberal narrative and discourse has hegemonically become the "new normal" of public education and school reform. Utilizing data from media coverage…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, News Reporting, Educational Change, Public Education
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Mora, Richard; Christianakis, Mary – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This paper analyzes President Obama's education policies as they relate to charter schools. The authors first show how his policies continue previous neoconservative and neoliberal educational initiatives that marketize schooling. Arne Duncan's role in charter schools, both in his capacity as former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and in his…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Presidents, Taxes, Neoliberalism
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Sharer, Timothy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
Several problems exert force on teachers just entering the profession including mandated testing, public reporting, and the loss of the flexible contexts teacher preparation institutions had for developing undergraduate teacher candidates. Teacher training institutions are scrambling to implement more effective ways to prepare teachers without…
Descriptors: Substitute Teachers, Student Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Mills, Ed – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
The great majority of America's population now resides in urban/suburban locales and consequently most Americans do not struggle with the question of whether their community can, or should, maintain its own school. Nevertheless, this question continues to confront many rural dwellers in all states. What follows is an action research project…
Descriptors: Rural Population, School Role, Institutional Survival, Action Research
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Tanabe, Clifton S. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
Given the extent to which our society values education, it is perplexing to learn that we continue to struggle to provide all children, especially homeless children, an adequate education. This troubling issue is the focus of this paper. Specifically, this paper will center around two basic questions; 1) what has the legal system done to ensure…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Legal Aid, Access to Education, Legal Responsibility