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Cottle, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
In this article, the author reflects on Bert Cohler's essay "Desire, Teaching and Learning" and relates it to his teacher, Miss Anna Freud's story. The author asks whether it is possible that what one sees and hears, and encounters as teacher is only partially what is really out there in one's classroom and in the heads of one's students and…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Teachers, Moral Development, Ideology
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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
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Warren, Earl – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
This article explains the court decision on the "Brown v. Board of Education" lawsuit. In this case, there are findings that the Negro and white schools involved have been equalized, or are being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other "tangible" factors. The Court…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities
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Simon, Zachary; Cothern, Elizabeth; Wilson, Hannah; Gray, Ian; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
Reading several documents from the early history of Francis W. Parker School and an essay by John Dewey entitled "The Need for a Philosophy of Education" helps the author's students gain some precision in defining what otherwise remain rather loosely held opinions about the core values of the school. For most of the students, these…
Descriptors: Values, Reflection, Educational Philosophy, Intellectual History
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Bachta, Linda; Schwartz, Dan – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
The authors work in a seventh and eighth grade middle school in a suburb of Chicago. At their school, they have built a community of learners in which they share a deep commitment to a progressive, child-centered approach to education. As stated in their district's philosophy document, they believe that "a school must be a place where…
Descriptors: Grief, Self Esteem, Suicide, Principals
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Locke, Richard M. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
Richard Locke began his first full-time job teaching seventh grade social studies at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago a quarter of a century before writing this article. Here he writes that as a young inexperienced teacher just out of college he was filled with enthusiasm and convinced that education could play a progressive role in society.…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Beginning Teachers
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Ayers, William – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
The old saying, that a single spark can start a prairie fire, appears in many forms and in different cultures carrying a range of shifting implications and meanings. In this article, William Ayers writes that in some instances, prairie fires are not always catastrophic. They are naturally occurring events necessary and renewing; removing the thick…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy
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Schmitt, Natalie Crohn – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
In this article, Natalie Schmitt recalls her teaching experiences with morning exercise programs, beginning with her first teaching job as assistant Morning Exercise teacher at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. In the Morning Exercises, students were encouraged to employ all means of expression: speaking, drawing, dancing, singing, acting.…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives
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Paley, Vivian – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
The date is September 9, 2005. This article is set in a rural Wisconsin community, a thousand miles north of New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina is about to make landfall. The four- and five- year- olds in Mrs. Olson's classroom have never experienced a hurricane or seen flood waters rise to cover the farms and houses they know, but they cannot…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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