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Identification concerns and promises for gifted students of diverse populations

Identification concerns and promises for gifted students of diverse populations Alexinia Young Baldwin Classes for gifted students have continued to lack a representative number of diverse, minority students commensurate with their numbers in the population. The concern for this population of students has generated much discussion about why there has been so much difficulty in […]

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The importance of technology for making cultural values visible

The importance of technology for making cultural values visible Xiadong Lin This article explores the potential for using technological tools to foster teacher understanding of cultural diversity and promote teacher reflection. The authors review several studies in which different technologies were used in ways that allowed implicit teacher and student beliefs to become more explicit […]

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ingredients for critical teacher reflection

Culturally relevant pedagogy: ingredients for critical teacher reflection Tyrone C. Howard Teacher reflection continues to be part of the teacher education literature. More recently, critical reflection has been recommended as a means of incorporating issues of equity and social justice into teaching thinking and practice. This article offers critical reflection as a prelude to creating […]

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Homework motivation and preference: a learner-centered homework approach

Homework motivation and preference: a learner-centered homework approach Eunsook Hong Students, teachers, counselors, and parents are all important in determining the degree to which homework is effective in meeting its goals. Teachers assign homework, parents provide the environment in which it is done, and students–each with a unique profile of motivation and preference for learning–do […]

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in the rush to place a computer on every desk, schools are neglecting intellectual creativity and personal growth

The human touch: in the rush to place a computer on every desk, schools are neglecting intellectual creativity and personal growth Lowell Monke In 1922 Thomas Edison proclaimed, “I believe the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use […]

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Cooperative conflict management as a basis for training students in China

Cooperative conflict management as a basis for training students in China Dean Tjosvold Chinese educators recognize that for their students to take advantage of new opportunities, as well as handle emerging threats in their rapidly changing society, they must learn to manage many conflicts. But Chinese collectivism and valuing harmony may seem to make Western […]

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Applying the LCPs to high school education

Applying the LCPs to high school education Elizabeth Weinberger To offset feelings of alienation, it is vital to help youth feel more connected by focusing on both learners and learning. These connections can increase student motivation and achievement, leading to higher self-confidence and more positive feelings about school. This article describes various strategies for engaging […]

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A conflict resolution model

A conflict resolution model John Davidson The Conflict Resolution Model was formulated by a group of Australian psychologists who set about integrating the literature on achieving mutually beneficial outcomes in a conflict situation in order to create a best-practice prescriptive process for conflict resolution. A number of experimental studies conducted at the University of Tasmania […]

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Becoming a self-regulated learner: an overview

Becoming a self-regulated learner: an overview Barry J. Zimmerman IN AN ERA OF CONSTANT DISTRACTIONS in the form of portable phones, CD players, computers, and televisions for even young children, it is hardly surprising to discover that many students have not learned to self-regulate their academic studying very well. Consider the case of Tracy, a […]

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Motivating students to behave in socially competent ways

Motivating students to behave in socially competent ways Kathryn R. Wentzel A full appreciation of why students display positive classroom behavior requires an understanding of students’ personal goals, as well as the degree to which these goals are valued by teachers and peers. A caring classroom environment in which teachers and peers support and promote […]