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Logan, Charles; Reese, Ryan; Peet Vos, April – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
In this article, three educators 12 years into their careers discuss what they've learned about teaching. The educators, all of whom attended the same undergraduate institution and completed their student teaching together, begin by reflecting on their training experience and how it prepared them (or didn't) to face the daily challenges of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection
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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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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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Weiner, Lois; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In this commentary, Andy Kaplan discusses with Lois Weiner, Diane Ravitch's latest book "The Reign of Error," which combines scholarly argument and scrupulous research in defense of democratic education. Weiner notes, the book will prove an important resource in the ongoing struggle for the survival of public schooling. Weiner adds,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Public Schools, Discourse Analysis
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Diederich, Paul B. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This commentary describes the limitations of 40-minute class period times. The forty-minute system makes hash of the lives of teachers, especially in small schools, and about 80 percent of high schools have fewer than two hundred pupils. These small schools crowd their forty-minute periods with as many diverse and unrelated activities as possible,…
Descriptors: Time Blocks, School Schedules, High Schools, Job Simplification
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Young, Ella Flagg – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This article from the archives of "Schools: Studies in Education," presents a biography of Ella Flagg Young, a dynamic and inspirational leader in American education, with a career that spanned more than 50 years. Young was one of the most outstanding educators during the period that saw the rise of universal education in the United…
Descriptors: Biographies, Teachers, Administrators, Professional Autonomy
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Hawkes, Glenn W.; Hawkes, T. Elijah – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
John Dewey was inspired by what he termed "the miracle of shared experience and shared communication." His faith in the power of individuals working in democratic association also included warnings of a darker side, the "monstrosities" that individuals can become when they live and work in isolation from others. In this…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Isolation, Educational Change
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Tieman, John Samuel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
This essay is a call for a more psychoanalytically informed approach to educational psychology and teacher formation. To this end, the author gives an overview of a course in psychology that he recommends for inclusion in teacher education. This course is in two parts. The first part is an introduction to some important elements of psychoanalytic…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, Psychotherapy, Student Needs
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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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Wallenstein, Roger – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
The focus of the achievement gap seems to be less about racial and ethnic distinctions and more about disparities in socioeconomic status. Students from affluent and secure backgrounds have a running head start on students mired in poverty. Few young people in the United States live in more challenging conditions than the children of the eastern…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students
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Cottle, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2010
The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas suggested that the most ethical act possible is the discovery that one has assumed responsibility for the other. In fact it is the other that makes possible the genuine exploration of the self, an act dominating the adolescent era of development. Although rarely appearing in educational literature, Levinas has…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Teacher Responsibility, Student Development, Teaching (Occupation)