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Graham, Steve – Review of Research in Education, 2019
If students are to be successful in school, at work, and in their personal lives, they must learn to write. This requires that they receive adequate practice and instruction in writing, as this complex skill does not develop naturally. A basic goal of schooling then is to teach students to use this versatile tool effectively and flexibly. Many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Time Factors (Learning)
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Sireci, Stephen G.; Faulkner-Bond, Molly – Review of Research in Education, 2015
Across the globe, educational tests are being used at a rapidly increasing rate. More recently, educational tests are being used to inform educational policy and for holding educators accountable for student learning. One reason educational assessments are used for these important purposes is that they are considered to provide reliable and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Educational Testing, Student Evaluation
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Rodriguez, Gloria M. – Review of Research in Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to explore the pedagogical dimensions of the Funds of Knowledge (FoK) framework and approach with a focus on the role of power and agency in the sites where such teaching and learning takes place. This analysis is undertaken to make the pedagogies and associated power implications of the FoK work more explicit to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Moses, Michele S.; Saenz, Lauren P. – Review of Research in Education, 2012
This chapter examines the following central question: How do direct democratic ballot initiatives affect the public good? A second, related question is this: When voters collectively make policy decisions, what responsibilities do researchers have to contribute to informing public deliberation about the relevant issues? In an attempt to answer…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Voting, Participative Decision Making, Democracy
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Hogrebe, Mark C.; Tate, William F., IV – Review of Research in Education, 2012
In this chapter, "geospatial" refers to geographic space that includes location, distance, and the relative position of things on the earth's surface. Geospatial perspective calls for the addition of a geographic lens that focuses on place and space as important contextual variables. A geospatial view increases one's understanding of…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Structures, Geographic Location