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Kimbrell, Sinead – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
The associate director of education at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago recounts her learning and teaching through managing the Movement as Partnership program. Included are detailed descriptions of encounters with teachers and students as they create choreography reflective of their inquiry into integrating dance and literacy arts curriculum in the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Movement Education, Partnerships in Education, Dance
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Tieman, John Samuel – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This essay is an open letter from a classroom teacher to a concerned citizen. The letter lists a variety of problems caused largely by standardization and the more corrosive effects of positivism. Many of these problems are unknown to those outside the immediate school setting. While the letter focuses on a specific setting, an inner city school…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Standards, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Cooke, Flora J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Is it better to aim at a high ideal, with only moderate success in attainment, or is it better to be satisfied with a lower goal, one involving less effort and little responsibility? This is the question which pupils in upper grades and high school face every year. There are always some members of every class who seek the best things. They desire…
Descriptors: School Administration, High School Students, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
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Piaget, Jean – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
The modern ideal of international cooperation, which it is desired to incorporate in the future education of the young, is based on the two main principles of solidarity and justice. In this essay, the author discusses two aspects on the problem of solidarity: (1) moral aspect; and (2) intellectual aspect. In connection with the moral aspect, the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Children, Justice, Governance
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Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This article is an excerpt from "Lawrence Kohlberg's Approach to Moral Education." It refers several times to Kohlberg's "six stages of moral development." Stages 3 and 4 belong to the second level of moral development, which Kohlberg calls "conventional." At stage 3, one becomes aware of conventions as one sees what is right in terms of living up…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Cheating, Ethical Instruction, Responsibility
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Hawkes, T. Elijah – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
In this essay, a high school principal reflects on the time a student took him to the Fairness Committee, a democratic structure for behavioral interventions. By mobilizing this process, the student affirmed his commitment to the school's core values, as well as his commitment to his own education. School structures for the development of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Conflict, Democracy
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Olson, Christine – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Earlier essays in this symposium describe Restorative Justice processes in schools, referred to in our school as a Fairness Committee. Implementing these collaborative, restorative processes does not come without challenges. This essay will explore some of the historical and theoretical roots of the Fairness Committee in Lawrence Kohlberg's work…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Social Theories, Justice, Conflict Resolution
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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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Greenberg, Bev – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
The author has given meaning to global citizenship over the past four years through the work and connections she has made with students at her school in Chicago, Francis W. Parker, and a school in the village of Madina, Ghana, West Africa, Tuskegee International. She has motivated other teachers to make connections as they traveled with her to…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Personal Narratives
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Cicchelli, Kate – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
An American teacher describes her journey to Ghana, where she worked in the summer of 2009 at the Tuskegee International School. Through recollections of the relationships she established during her time teaching math to students ages 6-16, the author reveals that her most powerful role while there was that of student rather than teacher. Focusing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, International Schools, Foreign Workers
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Yarfoh, Charles H. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Francis W. Parker School invited Charles H. Yarfoh, the founder of its sister school, to Chicago to share his vision and what it has meant to the students of his school, Tuskegee International, to be part of the global connection between the two schools. In a speech he delivered to the faculty, staff, and students, Yarfoh shares what education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Educational Attitudes, Developing Nations
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Carillo, Francisco – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
One of the most important problems in education is that of inculcating a sense of citizenship. Most of the social and political disturbances in the world are due to the failure to perform duties and the false interpretation of rights--both apparently the outcome of ignorance. For that reason, it is most important that children should be accustomed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Methods
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Hantzopoulos, Maria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
As zero tolerance policies and retributive disciplinary codes proliferate among public schools throughout the country, this essay reflects upon one school's nontraditional model of school "discipline" as an alternative to such punitive policies. In particular, this essay explores the fairness committee at Humanities Preparatory Academy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Decision Making Skills
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Hawkes, T. Elijah – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Exile has its place. As an age-old human response to conflict, its potential value to the healthy maturation of students and the school community should not be discounted. Exile or ostracism goes by various names in school. Students are told: Move your desk. Leave the classroom and wait in the hall. Go to the office. Go to detention. You're…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Discipline, Suspension
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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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