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Goulah, Jason – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Taking its title from a passage in Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's 1936 serialized essay "On Attitudes toward Education," this article introduces, contextualizes, and briefly analyzes that essay in relation to the larger Makiguchi corpus. Specifically, this article examines Makiguchi's view of the proper attitudes toward education and effective…
Descriptors: Essays, Attitudes, Ideology, Teachers
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Weiner, Lois; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In this commentary, Andy Kaplan discusses with Lois Weiner, Diane Ravitch's latest book "The Reign of Error," which combines scholarly argument and scrupulous research in defense of democratic education. Weiner notes, the book will prove an important resource in the ongoing struggle for the survival of public schooling. Weiner adds,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Public Schools, Discourse Analysis
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Cotte, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In a recent article published in "The New York Times," Bill Keller has criticized the role of schools of education in the development of teachers. Beyond pointing out the hurtfulness of the all-too-familiar litany of insults, this article attempts to correct Mr. Keller's assertions and arguments and seeks furthermore to portray the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, College Role
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Diederich, Paul B. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This commentary describes the limitations of 40-minute class period times. The forty-minute system makes hash of the lives of teachers, especially in small schools, and about 80 percent of high schools have fewer than two hundred pupils. These small schools crowd their forty-minute periods with as many diverse and unrelated activities as possible,…
Descriptors: Time Blocks, School Schedules, High Schools, Job Simplification
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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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Hartman, Laura Pincus; Neame, Alexandra; Gedro, Julie – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
The purpose of this discussion is to explore how the educational and social philosophy of John Dewey offers insight for those involved in education evolution in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on nurturing leaders who are capable of recognizing and responding effectively to the challenges of a globalized economy now and for the next…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Training, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy
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Kaufman, Sherry – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In spring 2012, Sherry Kaufman, a consultant at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, was asked to support kindergarten teachers in deepening their practice of constructivism and exploring the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Central to such an approach is the belief that all learning is socially constructed through interaction…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent School Relationship
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Mitrano, Barbara S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This article continues and extends the conversation regarding an ethic of care as reflected by two male elementary school teachers. It seeks to discover ways in which these men approach and practice their teaching that demonstrate the ethic of care traditionally linked with women. This article looks in depth at two male teachers in an effort to…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Caring, Masculinity
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Young, Ella Flagg – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This article from the archives of "Schools: Studies in Education," presents a biography of Ella Flagg Young, a dynamic and inspirational leader in American education, with a career that spanned more than 50 years. Young was one of the most outstanding educators during the period that saw the rise of universal education in the United…
Descriptors: Biographies, Teachers, Administrators, Professional Autonomy
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Elliott, Shanti – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This piece explores questions of power, conflict, and community in education through a story of Chicago educators engaging in experiential inquiry processes. One of these processes is a "Theatre of the Oppressed" exercise for dealing with conflict in education settings. The other process described here focuses on a text that emerged from…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Experiential Learning, Conflict
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Knight, David; Wadhwa, Anita – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In this article, we tackle the disadvantaging conditions of zero tolerance policies in school settings and advocate using an alternative approach--critical restorative justice through peacemaking circles--to nurture resilience and open opportunity at the school level. In the process, this article builds on theory and qualitative research and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Rehabilitation Programs, Zero Tolerance Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Pereira-Webber, Colin; Pereira-Webber, Evelina – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
A death within a school is a traumatic event that touches everyone in the school community. How teachers, students, and administrators respond to loss has ongoing implications for the adaptation of all involved. Therapists Colin Pereira-Webber and Evelina Pereira-Webber explore the topic of loss within a school through a written dialogue. Drawing…
Descriptors: Death, Trauma, Grief, Urban 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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Stitt, Nichole M.; Brooks, Nancy J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
Policy statements of the last two decades have directed schools to enter into partnerships with parents to enhance the social, emotional, and academic growth of their children. However, in practice and scholarship, parental involvement has been constructed as attendance to school-based activities and needs. This article draws on data from an…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Case Studies, One Parent Family
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Lee, Moosung; Madyun, Na'im; Lam, Beatrice Oi-yeung; Jumale, Mustafa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
We examine whether the "acting white" labeling practice and subsequent peer isolation exist (or do not exist) within Somali immigrant adolescents, one of the most underresearched black immigrant student groups, and what school contexts are associated with their presence (or absence). Using a case study, we found that high-achieving…
Descriptors: Immigrants, African American Students, Social Isolation, Adolescents
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