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Gadsden, Vivian L. – Review of Research in Education, 2008
Within the past 20 years, the arts have gained increasing prominence in educational discourses as well as public arenas. At the same time that traditional genres of art (e.g., music, visual art, and performance) are being taught as part of school curricula, the study of the arts in education has taken on new venues in supporting learning and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Epistemology, Expository Writing, Context Effect
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Jewitt, Carey – Review of Research in Education, 2008
The characteristics of contemporary societies are increasingly theorized as global, fluid, and networked. These conditions underpin the emerging knowledge economy as it is shaped by the societal and technological forces of late capitalism. These shifts and developments have significantly affected the communicational landscape of the 21st century.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literature, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Timperley, Helen; Alton-Lee, Adrienne – Review of Research in Education, 2008
This article engages in the debate about what counts as professional knowledge from the perspective of improving outcomes for diverse learners. The authors begin by highlighting the importance of assumptions about appropriate roles for teachers and how those assumptions have shaped the debate about what teachers need to know. Then, they consider…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Duschl, Richard – Review of Research in Education, 2008
Two major reform efforts in K-12 science education have taken place during the past 50 years. The first was the 1950-1970 curriculum reform efforts motivated by the launching of Sputnik and sponsored by the newly formed National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States and by the Nuffield Foundation in the United Kingdom. The signature goal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Sperling, Melanie; Dipardo, Anne – Review of Research in Education, 2008
In this article, the authors begin with a look back at the emergence of English education in the social and political context of the United States as a nation, situating the development of the research-practice divide narrative in debates concerning the nature and purpose of English as secondary-school subject in changing times. The authors turn…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Curriculum Evaluation, English Curriculum, National Curriculum
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VanSledright, Bruce – Review of Research in Education, 2008
The author begins this article by suggesting that in the United States late 20th century immigration patterns have been perceived by some who consider themselves American natives because they were born in the country (even though their ancestors are of European stock) as threatening to soften the glue that preserves their vision of the right and…
Descriptors: Immigration, History Instruction, United States History, Intellectual History
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Ng, Jennifer C.; Lee, Sharon S.; Pak, Yoon K. – Review of Research in Education, 2007
There are several aims of this literature review. At its basic level, the authors' goal is to provide readers with content knowledge of the educational research on Asian Americans, highlighting important findings and key studies in the field. It is their goal to identify themes and trends and look to important future directions as a whole,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Sexuality, Asian American Students, Higher Education
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Mayo, Cris – Review of Research in Education, 2007
Although much recent discussion has developed around the difference between lesbian and gay studies--supposedly an approach that centralizes demanding visibility, interrogating bias, and illuminating lesbian and gay presence--and queer theory--supposedly an approach more poststructurally interested in intersectionalities of difference and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Homosexuality, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Self Concept
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Oketch, Moses; Rolleston, Caine – Review of Research in Education, 2007
This article reviews the evolution of education policies in the East African region in a historical context. The focus is on the formulation of policies for access to primary and secondary education in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania since their independence in the 1960s. The three countries have common characteristics and historical backgrounds. For…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Southerland, Sherry A.; Smith, Leigh K.; Sowell, Scott P.; Kittleson, Julie M. – Review of Research in Education, 2007
This article explains the apparent failure to communicate between science education researchers, policy makers, and staff at state and district offices of education. Each group is a stakeholder in K-12 education. Policy makers specify courses of action to meet the needs of an educational system, state and district staff work to implement these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Policy Formation, Legislators, School Districts
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Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones; Castagno, Angelina E.; Maughan, Emma – Review of Research in Education, 2007
This article focuses on the basic idea that having equality and justice for all in schooling cannot be achieved in the current climate where students are viewed solely as individuals. In fact, given the educational debt and achievement gaps, the ideas of equality and justice are necessarily contradictory. Achieving justice, in light of the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Justice
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr – Review of Research in Education, 2007
Teaching in socially just ways and in ways that produce social justice requires the recognition that learners need access to the knowledge deemed valuable by the content domains, even as the knowledge they bring to their learning must not only be recognized but valued. In this review, the author revisits that notion of teaching as the fusion of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Justice, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Williamson, Joy Ann; Rhodes, Lori; Dunson, Michael – Review of Research in Education, 2007
A history of social justice in education is useful for at least two reasons. First, competing notions of social justice in education are not new. Tension between a belief in assimilation and the ability of individuals to climb the meritocratic ladder and the belief in a respect for cultural and linguistic differences and a flattening of the…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Educational History, American Indians, Japanese Americans
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Ford, Michael J.; Forman, Ellice A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
In this chapter, the authors aim to review recent, sociocultural studies of classroom-based research in science education in light of a sample of practice-based research within the field of science studies. They provide a framework for examining the discipline of science that can also be useful for assessing its impact on students. The framework…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Science Education, Educational Research, Science Instruction
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Vasquez, Olga A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
Scholars, practitioners, and laypeople at one time or another have questioned what learning is and how it can be measured once it is defined. Many use the term interchangeably with growth, change, development, knowledge, education, cognition, or acquisition as it is commonly considered in educational practice. However, most generally assume a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Social Change, Intervention
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