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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Hutchinson, Mary; Hadjioannou, Xenia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, the authors examine the impact of an English as a second language (ESL) professional development offering designed to meet this challenge: the Modular Design for English Language Learners (MODELL) instruction program. The authors were part of a team of faculty that designed and developed this hybrid professional development program…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Second Language Learning, Mainstreaming, Classroom Environment
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Sandretto, Susan; Ballard, Keith; Burke, Pam; Kane, Ruth; Lang, Catherine; Schon, Pamela; Whyte, Barbara – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This article presents conceptualizations of social justice expressed by a group of teacher educators in New Zealand and seeks to reinforce the importance of placing social justice on the agenda of teacher education. It is presented in the form of a reader's theater script designed to elicit discussion and encourage others to reflect critically on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Scripts, Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Gore, Jennifer M.; Gitlin, Andrew D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
In this paper, we explore the divide between academics and teachers over the production and use of knowledge. Teachers' views (pre-service and inservice teachers from both Australia and the United States) on educational research are utilized to better understand and [re]vision this divide. These teachers overwhelmingly dismissed academic research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship