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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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Jaffe-Notier, Tamara – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this essay, the author asserts that the dialogic pedagogy of Paulo Freire provides a good description of the dynamic of authentic learning. The author narrates one short example and one long example of Freirian dialogues occurring in a public high school, giving details that describe moments of transformation. The short narrative sketches…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language), High School Students, Transformative Learning
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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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Rozich, Elizabeth S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This autoethnographic narrative explores the challenges and successes of employing critical pedagogy in an eighth-grade history classroom. Using the threads of teacher, scholar, and individual, the author shares the intellectual and emotional progression through hope, frustration, humility, and growth that this endeavor demanded. Further, this…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Educational Practices, History Instruction
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Smulyan, Lisa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This introduction to the symposium on Teacher Leadership describes how a group of teachers have developed a definition of teacher leadership as a stance. The article explores how prior definitions of teacher leadership tend to focus on individual skills or roles. Neoliberal educational policies that emphasize market-based policy, privatization,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Leadership, Definitions, Neoliberalism
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Storm, Scott – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This essay examines the author's experiences with becoming a teacher-researcher-leader across many years within two contrasting urban public school contexts. The article works against a traditional "myth" that views teaching as de-professionalized, low-skill and instead argues for teaching as professional, collaborative, political, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Leadership
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Carlough, Stacey – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Teacher development does not stop when a degree is earned--at that point, it has barely taken flight. Real teacher growth happens when meaningful time and safe and authentic space are given to discussing and refining practice under the guidance of a pedagogically and contextually experienced mentor. Here, one teacher leader recounts her purposeful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Leadership, Charter Schools, Urban Schools
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Melville, Kathleen – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This article recounts my experience of developing as a teacher leader in Philadelphia. When I worked at a traditional high school, a hierarchical leadership structure frustrated my attempts to foster teacher leadership among colleagues. By building networks of teachers outside my own school, I found the relationships and opportunities that helped…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teachers, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers
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Fuller, Karla S.; King, Claire; Moore, Randolph; Saint-Louis, Nicole; Tyner-Mullings, Alia R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Community colleges continue to grapple with low rates of degree completion and transfer issues, with a national three-year completion rate of 22 percent (Community College Research Center). However, through the implementation of high-impact practices, many schools and programs have found levels of success. The City University of New York's (CUNY)…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Hirsch, Miriam – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This reflective essay examines educator preparation through the lens of Paul Kalanithi's poignant memoir "When Breath Becomes Air." Based on her work with preservice teacher candidates, the author questions the meaning of teacher preparation in our uncertain educational landscape. Drawing on the lessons of Maxine Greene and John Dewey…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Majors, Personal Narratives
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Monkman, Karen; Proweller, Amira – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines the notion of youth leadership in an after-school program focused on teaching leadership skills and instilling habits of civic engagement within a long-term support program that prioritizes college readiness for low-income minority students. Through activities designed to help youth discover their passions, envision…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Citizen Participation, Leadership, After School Programs
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Benus, Matthew J.; Martin, Leisa A.; Lauzon, Glenn P. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Despite extensive commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, little is known about how students think of its daily recitation. This study asked 88 Native American high school students about their experiences with classroom recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Aware that they had the right to refrain from participating, most students…
Descriptors: High School Students, American Indian Students, Patriotism, Instructional Effectiveness
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Smulyan, Lisa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This introduction to the second part of our Symposium on Teachers as Leaders examines the role of collaboration and writing as part of teacher leadership. The first part of the symposium described teacher leadership as a stance that values professionalism and the intellectual, political, and collaborative work of teaching. This introduction…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Collaboration, Collaborative Writing, Professionalism
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Green, Jarrod – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
An early childhood educator explores his journey from teacher to teacher leader and examines the parallels between his teaching practice with young children and his leadership practice with respect to colleagues. The author finds similarities within the frame of listening, broadly construed--practices that help him to attend to and understand the…
Descriptors: Listening, Teacher Leadership, Educational Practices, Early Childhood Education
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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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