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“That Fuego, that Fire in their Stomach”: Academically Successful Latinas/os and Racial Opportunity Cost
This article discusses the racial opportunity cost of academic achievement for Latina/o students who graduated from urban high schools and participated in a larger study of 18 high-achieving students of color. The article focuses on the ways the school context influenced their success. Interviews with the seven Latina/o participants reveal that while the original findings encompassed their perspectives, there were additional dimensions to their experiences that expanded the notion of racial opportunity cost.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2017
“So We Have to Teach Them or What?”: Introducing Preservice Teachers to the Figured Worlds of Urban Youth Through Digital Conversation
Using a figured world framework, the authors explore how social interaction made possible through digital tools shaped the actions and identities of 16 preservice teachers. The findings reveal that providing preservice teachers with virtual access to urban youth’s figured worlds allowed the preservice teachers to better understand the cultural artifacts of these students’ worlds. In doing so, they were forced to acknowledge the importance of maintaining the belief that all students, including those from urban backgrounds, can and want to engage in rigorous learning.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2017
The current paper reports a self-study of multicultural identities in a public high school ethnic studies class and a university multicultural education course in Hawai‘i, a unique multicultural setting in which no ethnic group is in the majority. Three important findings emerged. First, a personal-constructivist-collaborative approach to self-study in an intellectually safe classroom environment provides both students and teachers with a context for challenging their socially constructed assumptions about race, culture, and ethnicity. The second major theme to come out of the data analysis describes how the students’ stories became transformational teaching texts. Third, self-study is a multicultural pedagogy that promotes social perspective taking, tolerance, and understanding of diversity through personal transformation.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2017
In order to overcome the pedagogical limitations in distance learning environments and to lead the process of change and innovation by means of distance teaching and learning, the 'Mediating Teacher' Model for Distance Teaching and Learning was developed and tested on Israeli high-school students in the framework of the present writer's doctoral dissertation during the years 2010-2015. According to this model, in addition to the distance teacher, a 'mediating teacher' is present in the classroom. From the writer's own personal experience with the project, both the high-school teachers and the students display a great deal of interest in and satisfaction with the course.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2017
Prior Study of Mathematics as a Predictor of Pre-service Teachers’ Success on Tests of Mathematics and Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This study examined the level of mathematics content knowledge that pre-service teachers brought to elementary teacher preparation. The findings revealed that the level of high school mathematics undertaken was highly correlated with success in the teacher education unit designed to prepare prospective teachers to teach elementary mathematics.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2016
This paper shows how young people in a Swedish upper-secondary school negotiate identities through social relations in a particular part of a school corridor that they call the ‘immigrant corner’. However, the ‘immigrant corner’ is not only a place where identifications are performed, it is also a place that gives rise to discussions and challenges of the school’s official integration policy. Thus, the place affects those who usually sit there as well as those who do not, and is therefore important for discussions on integration issues on a local, national, European and global level. With regard to place and space, the article outlines and applies the young people’s identity formations, as well as their discussions about integration issues with help from the concept of power geometry – that is, networks of social/power relations.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2015
Adopting an Online Curriculum Planning Tool: Facilitation for Teachers’ Thinking about Student-Centered Pedagogy and Technology Integration
This study analyzed the impact of a year-long adoption of an online curriculum planning tool on teachers’ thinking about content and pedagogy, as well as their use of technology in the classroom. Results showed that teachers increased their discussion of constructive pedagogical strategies and reduced the degree to which they focused on directed uses of technology. Overall, findings demonstrate teachers’ adoption of an online curriculum planning tool in a supported context can have important impacts on their instructional approaches.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2015
Pupil Aggressiveness and Perceptual Orientation towards Weakness in a Teacher who is New to the Class
This study aimed to investigate possible relationships between aggressiveness in pupils and the extent to which pupils will seek signs of weakness in teachers who are new to the class. The authors also explored whether gender moderated the relationship between aggressiveness and the perceptual orientation studied. The results reveal connections between aggressiveness and perceptual orientation towards weakness in teachers. The results also support the conclusion that interest in weakness is generally connected to aggressiveness, mainly proactive aggressiveness, regardless of gender.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2015
This article describes grade inflation as compromises the signaling value of grades and undermines their capacity to achieve the functions for which they are intended. Therefore, the authors argue that grade inflation must be understood in terms of the signaling power of grades. Analyzing data from four nationally representative samples, they find that in the decades following 1972: (a) grades have risen at high schools and dropped at 4-year colleges, in general, and selective 4-year institutions, in particular; and (b) the signaling power of grades has attenuated little, if at all.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
The Influence of (Research-Based) Teacher Training Programs on Evaluations of Central Computer Science Concepts
Based on a cross-contextual research paradigm, this study compares the combinations of content and process concepts identified as important in the context of professors with those considered relevant in the context of teachers. The authors found significant differences between computer science professors and teachers. The greatest differences were found in their evaluations of the content concepts algorithm and structure: professors and teachers differed significantly in their evaluations of these concepts’ relationships with five and four process concepts, respectively.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2014