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Casesa, Rhianna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Photo-elicitation interviewing (PEI) is a technique in which photographs are used within an interview context. In this paper, I describe the use of PEI as a means to examine the development of bicultural identity and sense of school belongingness of sixth-grade Latinx students in mainstream English-only (EO) and two-way immersion (TWI) elementary…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Photography
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Knecht, Douglas R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Given the current challenges facing our democracy in the United States, the role of public schools in forming habits of democratic practice in our citizenry is as important today as ever. To explore this urgent topic, the author interviewed 13 leaders of 10 New York City public schools committed to educating for and with democracy. Six patterns of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Public Schools, Empathy, Inclusion
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Frkovich, Ann – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
Chinese students are coming to study in the United States in record numbers, but our understanding as to why is limited. Through interviews conducted with Chinese students who have studied in both China and the United States, we examine why students are making the choice to come to the United States, what they hope to learn, and how they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Quaresma, Maria Luísa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, I aim to analyze the perceptions regarding excellence shared by students of high-performing public schools in Santiago de Chile and simultaneously to reflect on the way in which they experience it, inside and outside of school. Through the analysis of 24 focus groups conducted in six schools, I conclude that students share…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, High Achievement, Public 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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Seher, Rachel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
The article examines the enactment of culturally relevant progressivism on the part of the principal of the Social Justice School, a small urban public high school explicitly committed to democratic education. Drawing upon extensive interviews and field observations conducted over the course of an academic year by a teacher-researcher within the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Democracy, Social Justice, High Schools
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Stephenson, Caroline – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
In this essay, filmmaker and educator Caroline Stephenson tells how Hurricane Irene started her on a journey to make a documentary about Rosenwald Schools in her native Hertford County, North Carolina. After many years working as an assistant director in Los Angeles on films and television shows, Stephenson moved back to the family farm to raise…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Culture, Alumni, School Buildings
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Tyner-Mullings, Alia R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Small Schools, Instruction, Cognitive Style
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Haroutunian-Gordon, Sophie – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In the article, we explore conditions under which people may allow their listening to be interrupted, that is, allow themselves to start listening for something they had not been trying to hear previously. We present empirical evidence for the conditions by analyzing an interview with a teacher who tells us how his listening was interrupted as he…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Listening Skills, Interviews, Teacher Student Relationship
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Schmitt, Natalie Crohn – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
In this article, Natalie Schmitt recalls her teaching experiences with morning exercise programs, beginning with her first teaching job as assistant Morning Exercise teacher at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. In the Morning Exercises, students were encouraged to employ all means of expression: speaking, drawing, dancing, singing, acting.…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives