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- 1/26/10 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Equity Alliance at ASU
"In 2000, Professor Geneva Gay wrote that culturally responsive teaching connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know. By embracing the sociocultural realities and histories of students through what is taught and how, culturally responsive teachers negotiate classrooms cultures with their students that reflect the communities where students develop and grow...
- 1/24/08 - Diane L. Ferguson, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Smith, Anne, Equity Alliance at ASU
Multicultural education is not merely a set of skills and procedures learned at one point in time and applied over and over again. It is a process through which educators and other service providers learn to interpret and adapt to their personal encounters with one another. Through multicultural education, teachers and students become culturally responsive and competent, creating new pathways for communication and knowledge sharing (Liston & Zeichner, 1996).
- 1/10/09 - Shelley Zion, Elizabeth Kozleski, Equity Alliance at ASU
This OnPoint is the first in a series of three OnPoints that explore issues around culture and teaching. This OnPoint describes the way in which NIUSI defines culture and how to think about educational settings and scenarios from the point of view of culture. The second OnPoint in this series focuses on teacher’s identity. The third OnPoint addresses how classrooms are enriched by the funds of knowledge and assets that children and their families bring with them from their homes and...
- 1/10/09 - Alicja Rieger, Ewa McGrail, Equity Alliance at ASU
This OnPoint tackles the complexity of English language learners’ needs from our point of view. We are native Polish-speaking teacher educators who use our own experiences and knowledge as English language learners in methods courses that we teach in teacher education programs in the United States. We both were born and raised in Poland, and share our passion for our native language and culture with our students, who are either already practicing public school teachers or in the process of...
- 1/1/10 - Partnership for 21st Century Skills
This is an exciting and challenging time for teacher educators. The nature of teaching is
changing. In an effort to transform themselves into exemplary educator preparation institutions,
many programs are becoming more entrepreneurial, recognizing new opportunities and making
changes required to respond to the needs of 21st century learners.
Many are successfully engaged in strategies such as:
• Providing high-quality alternative routes to teaching,
• Building on private and...
- 1/1/12 - Alliance for Excellent Education
The nation’s economy is only as strong as the educational foundation that supports it. Economic
success in the twenty-first century requires a labor force capable of demonstrating an advanced level of
both knowledge and skill. To be a true engine of growth, the nation’s education system must be
aligned with these demands. This is why the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Educational Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins), the nation’s largest federal investment...
- 1/1/91 - Popkewitz, T. S.
- 1/1/09 - Obradović, Jelena, Long, Jeffrey D., Cutuli, J. J., Chi-Keung, Chan, Hinz, Elizabeth, Heistad, David, Masten, Ann S.
Longitudinal growth trajectories of reading and math achievement were studied in four primary school grade cohorts (GCs) of a large urban district to examine academic risk and resilience in homeless and highly mobile (H/HM) students. Initial achievement was assessed when student cohorts were in the second, third, fourth, and fifth grades, and again 12 and 18 months later. Achievement trajectories of H/HM students were compared to low-income but nonmobile students and all other tested...
- 1/1/90 - Gay, Geneva
Deals with how to school curricula should be reformed to equalize educational opportunities for culturally different students in the U.S. Emergence of a dual system of access to knowledge and accountability for performance; Persistence of unequal learning opportunities; Discussion on the general pattern of curriculum; Direction of curricula development.
- 1/1/05 - Le Heron, Judy, Sligo, Frank
This paper assesses university students' acquisition of simple and complex knowledge, in exploring whether the knowledge gap hypothesis (KGH) with its origins in community-based research into people's informal learning from mass media, provides insights into students' acquisition and retention of information. The KGH posits that attempts to equalise knowledge within a community by releasing new information into it often either has no such effect, or even worsens knowledge inequities. The...
- 1/1/07 - Teale, William H., Paciga, Kathleen A., Hoffman, Jessica L.
Although Reading First (RF) is having positive effects on early literacy achievement, it is resulting in a curriculum gap. RF, which has received more than $4 billion to improve reading instruction in the primary grades since 2002, is based on phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, five indispensable components of a quality beginning reading program. However, as legislation becomes classroom practice, there have been comprehension instruction gaps, gaps in...
- 1/10/10 - Rachel Demma
"Specialized knowledge of how young children develop and learn is critical for members of the early childhood workforce. All members of this workforce need access to preparation programs at two- and four-year colleges and opportunities for ongoing education and development. Unfortunately, many states are not collecting data about professional qualifications and ongoing professional development that could inform measures of program quality and child outcomes."
- 1/1/08 - Wallitt, Roberta
This article discusses one aspect of a research study that explored the school experiences of Cambodian American students. Due to their invisibility in the school setting and also in the literature on school reform, these children from refugee families are often overlooked as schools attempt to "close the achievement gap." Through their own words, the young people provide insight as to why the schools are so ineffective in educating them, resulting in disproportionate dropout rates and...
- 1/1/94 - Driscoll, M.
P21 strongly supports the Federal Communications Commission's ("Commission") decision to update and expand the E-rate. We encourage the Commission to focus this incredibly successful program on helping schools swiftly connect all students to high capacity broadband services. Among other advantages, robust broadband enables students to learn and acquire knowledge and skills in relevant, real word contexts; supports
expanded community and international involvement in learning; creates greater...
- 2/18/14 - Amos, Jason
In a February 4 speech at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, President Obama announced more than $750 million in private-sector commitments from eight companies to deliver cutting-edge technologies to classrooms, including devices, software, teacher professional development, and home wireless connectivity.