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Krechevsky, Mara; Mardell, Ben; Romans, Angela N. – New Educator, 2014
In this article, the authors suggest that current notions of advocacy in early childhood education should be expanded to include a view of young children as citizens. The authors ground their discussion in a how-to book project in Providence, Rhode Island, consider different concepts of children and citizenship, share commentary from City Hall and…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Role
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Rosenquest, Barbara – New Educator, 2014
Using documentation in professional development has the potential to enhance professional visibility and credibility and to turn attention squarely to learning and teaching. This article targets providers of professional development and offers clear steps to providing an inquiry-based approach using close observation and documentation of…
Descriptors: Documentation, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Preschool Teachers
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Klein, Emily J. – New Educator, 2007
This article describes a case study of an educational organization, the Big Picture Company, trying to implement a highly unusual school design. It offers a close look at its professional development strategies and how its comprehensive program helps create a culture where teachers can, and do, learn. I detail five professional development…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Centered Curriculum, Professional Development, Intentional Learning
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Washor, Elliot; Mojkowski, Charles – New Educator, 2006
Why are authentic school and community connections so rare and so fragile, particularly at the high school level and particularly in urban areas? Why, when high school reformers are so eager to create learning communities of their students and faculty, do so few high schools extend their mission to serving as centers of community learning for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Areas, Institutional Mission, School Community Relationship