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Thompson, Ashleigh B. – New Educator, 2019
This essay shares impressions from French and German higher education through a comparative US lens, with a special focus on internationalization and mobility. The author integrates the theoretical lens of Gert Biesta's Pedagogy of Interruption to posit that international experiences facilitate encounters with otherness that spark new ways of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D. – New Educator, 2012
In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Awareness
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Bigelow, Martha – New Educator, 2011
The perspectives of immigrant youth are important to be aware of because they can reveal the powerful role society has in framing and forming the range of possibilities available to them. Culturally speaking, immigrant youth often face mismatches between home and school values, but they sometimes encounter intracultural struggles as well. This…
Descriptors: Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Role, Cultural Differences
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Varela, Alejandra M. – New Educator, 2011
The increasing number of undocumented immigrants coming to the United States has created serious socioeconomic, sociocultural, and socioeducational challenges for the communities in which these immigrants settle. Minors represent over 1.3 million of the 10.8 million unauthorized immigrants presently living in the United States. Given the secretive…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Population Trends
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Irizarry, Jason G.; Kleyn, Tatyana – New Educator, 2011
Centering the voices of immigrant youth, this qualitative study seeks to understand how students navigate living and learning in a new country, as well as the meaning they assign to their experiences. Areas of importance to immigrant youth, including the disruption of family and the sociopolitical context of education, are explored. While the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Bilingualism
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Bevan, Bronwyn; Dillon, Justin – New Educator, 2010
This article describes efforts to develop educators, in both formal and informal settings, who possess theories of teaching and learning that not only encompass but, perhaps, depend on bridging institutional and contextual boundaries. It describes the experiences of The Exploratorium, a museum in San Francisco, King's College London, and the…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Chiu, Son-Mey – New Educator, 2009
By following their wonderful ideas or critical exploration, three eighth graders learned how to do traditional Chinese painting, which is taught by copying old masters' work from the Ming Dynasty in the 17th century. The standard manual, which most learners have been using for these three hundred years, is the "Mustard Seed Garden Manual of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Painting (Visual Arts), Plants (Botany), Cultural Context