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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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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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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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Cottle, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
If, as many allege, we are the stories that we tell, then these stories might well be seen as constituting a fundamental piece of the self. But stories need to be heard, just as the self requires witnesses. In the lives of most people, counselors and teachers, along with parents, represent the most significant witnesses in our lives and hence to…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, School Counseling, Personal Narratives, Story Telling
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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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Collins, William J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
Education, once known as the "great equalizer," is now being called to task for its tendency to disenfranchise and to legitimate inequality due to its obedience to the tenets of capitalism. Two of the nation's greatest educational thinkers, George S. Counts and Boyd H. Bode provided "instructions" for parents and teachers…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Public Education, Economic Factors
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Elliott, Shanti – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
At a time when serious pronouncements and decisions about education are made by noneducators, it is important to take note of the practice and impact of teachers' collective reflective resistance. This means foregrounding learning that is organic, artful, and contemplative--that puts first the humanity of students and teachers. This is a story of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Resistance (Psychology)
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Barr, Jeanne; Bigelow, Andrew; Elliott, Shanti; Kaplan, Andy; Laufer, Matt; Mahany, Mike – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Six teachers reflect on the meanings of a ritual of confession, sharing, and forgiveness during a school retreat. During a night of great honesty and integrity, students spoke to each other of their lives, their choices, their regrets, their wishes, and, above all, their love. During that evening, four students came out to their classmates and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Integrity, Group Dynamics, Adult Education
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Figa, Hannah; Friend, Nina; Turner, Mariel; Wiebe, Lauren – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Four students reflect on the meanings of a ritual of confession, sharing, and forgiveness during a school retreat. During a night of great honesty and integrity, students spoke to each other of their lives, their choices, their regrets, their wishes, and above all, their love. During that evening, four students came out to their classmates and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Problems, Integrity, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Cuevas, Geovanni; Kralovec, Etta – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This story captures the tensions that existed when a small charter high school attempted to provide powerful leadership opportunities for students who had few. It details the process and outcome of offering students leadership roles in designing and implementing a student-led discipline committee. In the process, much changed at the school. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, Committees, Student Empowerment
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Seher, Rachel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This article shows the process through which one teacher and a group of eleventh-graders worked to create spaces for democratic education in a hierarchically organized New York City public school that is heralded as a model of success under current reform initiatives. In response to student resistance to a required unit on Tim O'Brien's novel, The…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 11, School Culture
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Allen, Danielle S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
The famous photo of Hazel Bryan jeering at Elizabeth Eckford as a mob helped drive Elizabeth from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 4, 1957, compels meditation on the nature of democratic politics. This scene is commemorative of the Little Rock events where school segregation was rampant. The author believes that the photo…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Political Attitudes, School Segregation, Democracy