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Logan, Charles; Reese, Ryan; Peet Vos, April – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
In this article, three educators 12 years into their careers discuss what they've learned about teaching. The educators, all of whom attended the same undergraduate institution and completed their student teaching together, begin by reflecting on their training experience and how it prepared them (or didn't) to face the daily challenges of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection
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Cirillo, Nancy R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
"Tell Us the Truth" is a collaborative article by a professor of English and her freshmen students in a core humanities course from the Fall 2016 entitled Readings in Atlantic Slavery. The students read novels, slave narratives, memoirs, and history. The essay follows the growing interest of the students as they read against the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Slavery, College Freshmen, Novels
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Kralovec, Etta; Dervin, Fred; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
This article offers readers the opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between teacher educators from Finland and the United States at the conclusion of a field research project conducted in border schools in Arizona. The conversation ranges across topics central to schooling in both countries and exposes educational practices that are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Field Studies
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Smulyan, Lisa; Green, Jarrod; Lunstead, Jennifer; Norris, Becki – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this latest continuation of our multipart symposium on teacher leadership, we examine what happens when self-defined teacher leaders become school administrators. Do teacher leaders who become administrators maintain a teacher identity? Can they remain committed to their vision of teacher leadership when they take on the normative requirements…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Administrators, Teacher Promotion, Professional Identity
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Gasoi, Emily; Hare, Abby; Mallaney,Norah; Stevens-Morin, Hanna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Descriptive Review, as developed by Patricia Carini and colleagues at the Prospect Center, is a process of deep observation and documentation that has proven to be an invaluable tool for teachers interested in gaining a more holistic view of their students and their work. In this article, a teacher educator and three classroom teachers share their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Student Evaluation, Observation
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Theisen-Homer, Victoria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Drawing primarily on interviews with a variety of teachers and other staff at a large urban Title 1 public school in California, Victoria Theisen-Homer paints an ethnographic portrait of how school personnel respond to undesirable changes. Although the school in this study, Skyline High School, had begun to thrive and most of the staff felt their…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This "From the Archives" article was originally published in Japanese in v6 n3 Mar 1936 of the Japanese-language journal "Shinkyo" (New Teachings), a periodical publication of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, the Society for Value-Creating Education, established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in 1930. This installment of "On Attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Ideology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Elliott, Shanti; Bradbury, Joan; Gardner, Joseph – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In the spring of 2014, Chicago educators met to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for progressive, democratic education in Chicago-area schools. This article weaves together the writings of teachers and principals from over 15 public schools and a couple of private and parochial schools who are thinking about their own experiences in…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Democracy, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Lam, Bick-Har – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
By conducting in-depth interviews with new teachers who are about to become full-time teachers and then reinterviewing them two years later, the author of this article presents how beginning teachers think and feel about teaching and describes the challenges they face as beginning teachers in the context of Hong Kong. The stories of the teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Barriers, Interviews
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Madeloni, Barbara; Hoogstraten, Rachel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
In the spring of 2012 students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Education received national attention when they refused to participate in the field test of a teacher performance assessment being run by Pearson Incorporated and Stanford University. Students, led by their professor, demanded they be given informed consent about…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Attitudes, Confidentiality, Field Tests
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Tieman, John Samuel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This essay is an open letter from a classroom teacher to a concerned citizen. The letter lists a variety of problems caused largely by standardization and the more corrosive effects of positivism. Many of these problems are unknown to those outside the immediate school setting. While the letter focuses on a specific setting, an inner city school…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Standards, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Lam, Bick Har – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This essay presents a reflective account of a preservice teacher's experience in her fieldwork practice. The author, a professor in the preservice teacher's education institute, acted as a critical friend and joined in the reflection as an equal. Based on the voices of the preservice teacher and a group of primary teachers, this essay presents a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cuevas, Geovanni; Kralovec, Etta – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This story captures the tensions that existed when a small charter high school attempted to provide powerful leadership opportunities for students who had few. It details the process and outcome of offering students leadership roles in designing and implementing a student-led discipline committee. In the process, much changed at the school. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, Committees, Student Empowerment
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Robinson, Theresa Y.; Jeremiah, Maxine – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
As part of the Small Schools movement in Chicago Public Schools, a high school dedicated to African-centered education was chartered. The virtues of Ma'at and the Nguzo Saba, otherwise known as the seven principles of Kwanza, were the foundational principles of the school and were to be integrated into all of the practices and policies of the…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Afrocentrism, African American Culture, Small Schools
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Kalin-Miller, Maryanne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
This article encourages schools to invite an outside visitor who can provide a common experience for faculty, administration, students, and parents. Through objective observation, the visitor can provide thought-provoking and inspirational feedback on the life of the school. School visitors have affected my classroom life and the daily life of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Observation, Educational Change, Faculty
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