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Haines, Shana J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article describes a teacher-research project in which a class of fifth-grade English language learners demonstrated that learning about photography and using it as inspiration for their creative writing authenticated their writing task, helped them bring their outside-school worlds inside school, increased their enthusiasm for writing, and…
Descriptors: Photography, English Language Learners, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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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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Carter, Carolyn J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Charter school administrators weathered start-up woes, among them challenging students with unmet needs, verbal assaults, dwindling student enrollment, and a first-year budget deficit exceeding $200,000 to implement a reading improvement strategy that holds promise for helping at-risk students read better, a point particularly underscored…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Charter Schools, Small Schools