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In this article, the author discusses some common themes found in her experiences as a Latina undergraduate student. During the summer of 2008, the author conducted fieldwork in a rural town in Mexico. The author discusses her experience as the only Latina student on this trip which were similar to those discussed by Latina scholars. The author considers the pros and cons of being an insider and an outsider to a rural town in Mexico, the use of Latinos as cultural brokers while denying their contributions as social scientists, and the blame she experienced for her lack of adjustment.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
This article discusses access and use of information and communication technologies among urban high school students from low-income families. This study explored trends in Internet use among students from low-income families compared to national trends. The authors discuss findings and implications for teachers seeking to understand similar students' Internet access, use, and capacity and suggest implications for digital literacy instruction, technology policy, and teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
Moral Reasoning of Education Students: The Effects of Direct Instruction in Moral Development Theory and Participation in Moral Dilemma Discussion
The purpose of the present study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. 94 undergraduate elementary and 98 secondary education majors and 42 undergraduate students majoring in English literature and philosophy participated in the study.Results of the present study support findings of previous studies providing evidence that principled moral reasoning can be advanced by deliberate educational interventions.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009
This article comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009). It examines the potential strengths and weaknesses of Web 2.0 in supporting student collaborative creativity in light of socio-cultural conditions of knowledge creation. Discussion is extended to the use of the Web for supporting teacher learning and innovation.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009
Much of the research explains school dropout using statistical relationships between dropout rates and a variety of 'risk factors' attributed to student' such as income, race/ethnicity, academic achievement and behaviors and attitudes. In contrast, this study investigates two Latino adolescents' everyday experiences of dropping out in the context of cultural and structural aspects of school. Implications for practice and further research are examined.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
This article examines 21st century skills, nonlinear thinking skills, and the need for student reflection serve as an essential foundation for digital-age teaching of today’s hypertext learners. The authors discuss why preservice teachers need to use multimedia technologies within the context of students’ familiar, technology-rich living spaces to develop their own teaching skills and the technology skills of their students.
Updated: May. 04, 2009
This study concerns the relation between teachers’ beliefs towards teaching behaviour and their actual teaching behaviour in teacher portfolio assessment. The authors analysed the beliefs and behaviour of 18 teachers as described in their portfolios. In addition, each portfolio was independently assessed by two trained raters on eight content standards and the teachers’ classroom behaviour was assessed by their own students in a questionnaire.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
Teacher Perceptions and Individual Differences: How They Influence Rural Teachers’ Motivating Strategies
This study examined the influence of high school teachers’ perceptions and individual difference characteristics on teachers’ use of motivating strategies in their classrooms. Participants were 75 teachers in 19 rural, public high schools. Peer-related environment stood out among teacher perceptions predicting student motivation. Teacher support and efficacy predicted motivating strategies, but teacher perceptions of student goals and causes of lack of motivation did not. Teachers admit that they lack knowledge and efficacy for motivating students.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
From a sociocultural perspective, teacher identity is constructed in relation to others, including other teachers and students. Drawing on positioning theory and the concept of investment, this study analyzed the case of a secondary English teacher who negotiated his teacher identity in relation to English language learners (ELLs). Findings indicated that the teacher made an investment in ELLs' identity by positioning them as like any other student.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
Building and Destroying Students' 'Academic Identities': The Power of Discourse in A Two-Way Immersion Classroom
Two-way immersion is a model for bilingual education designed to help language-minority students develop additive bilingualism while at the same time offering language-majority students a chance to learn a second language. The article begins with a brief review of the available research on two-way immersion education. Then, using Bakhtin's concept of dialogue and Bourdieu's and Gee's ideas of discourse/Discourse, this article takes a close-up look at the discourse patterns in one second-grade two-way immersion classroom in Northern California.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2008