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Kralovec, Etta – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article reflects on the experiences of a Fulbright scholar, drawing heavily on the collected writings from her Zimbabwean students. The story tells of the emerging identity of the first generation to be born in an independent Zimbabwe. The article explores the intersection of traditional culture, gender, and democracy that these students face…
Descriptors: Democracy, Learning Experience, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues
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Smith, Grinell; Rabin, Colette – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article details a four-faceted approach we developed to help structure discourse about topics in partisan arenas, many of which intersect with issues of equity and social justice. The article's narrative centers on challenging and emotionally charged discussions that unfolded in a classroom management class in our teacher preparation program…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods
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Laufer, Matt; Butler-Vanderlinden, Emma; Carlin, Lindsay; Saker, Sophia; Taylor, Molly – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The article documents the process by which four independent high school students from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and the faculty adviser of their school newspaper, "The Weekly" (a monthly), produced a daylong journalism symposium designed to promote and explore democratic education, student leadership, and professional…
Descriptors: High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers
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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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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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Pignatelli, Frank – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This essay addresses the care of the self as an important aspect in the development of educational leaders. It draws upon Michel Foucault's analysis of power and its relationship to his understanding of ethics as a practice one cultivates and takes on in the interests of leadership development. Foucault's work in these areas is timely for graduate…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Individual Development
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Heimann, Revital – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This descriptive study examined the dynamics of partnership over time between a training school and a college of education. Its purpose was to provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of collaboration within the context of the partnership between the school and the college. The dynamics of the changes occurring in this collaboration over a…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Schools of Education, Data Collection
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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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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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O'Connor, John S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
Scoring SAT-style exam essays, John S. O'Connor is struck by the disconnection between the subject matter and students' personal lives. Further, O'Connor notes that such tests draw an alarming distinction between writing and "content"--as if the two are unrelated. O'Connor calls for a broader understanding of literacy, and he warns of dire…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Bensinger, Samantha – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
In this essay, a high school senior reflects on her educational experience as a journey beginning with her difficult decision to stay at Francis W. Parker School for high school and ending with her current search for a college where she can continue to explore the nature of education. Her narrative focuses on her experience in an elective course…
Descriptors: College Admission, Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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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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Smith, Grinell – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
This article is about storytelling. In an effort to open opportunities similar to what we experienced while we were in school, many among the education professorate seem to have adopted well-used and familiar "academic" models of seminar instruction virtually unaltered from their experiences as graduate students. One suspects, however,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Education
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