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Inclusivity Imperatives And The Australian National Curriculum, Richard G. Berlach, Dianne Chambers May 2016

Inclusivity Imperatives And The Australian National Curriculum, Richard G. Berlach, Dianne Chambers

Richard Berlach

With work currently being undertaken on formulating Australia's first national curriculum, now seems an opportune time to review the current state of play with regard to how well inclusivity is being represented in the developing documentation. An accurate understanding of “what is” is often the first step in preparing for “what may be” on a much broader scale. Accordingly, this essay addresses three matters, and does so by way of engaging in interpretive documentary analysis. First, the notion of inclusivity in education per se is introduced, and the concept itself defined. Second, an examination is undertaken of how the ...


Are Teach For America Corps Members Highly Qualified To Teach English Learners?: An Analysis Of Teacher Preparation For Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Populations, Amy Heineke, Megan Hopkins Jan 2016

Are Teach For America Corps Members Highly Qualified To Teach English Learners?: An Analysis Of Teacher Preparation For Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Populations, Amy Heineke, Megan Hopkins

Amy J. Heineke

Teach For America (TFA) places novice teachers, referred to as corps members, in several regions across the United States that have among the highest English learner populations in the nation. In light of this fact, we offer an examination of federal policy and recommend programmatic strategies to better prepare TFA corps members to serve English learners. First, we describe the current Elementary and Secondary Education Act amendment that allows TFA corps members to be considered highly qualified without adequate training to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Next, we analyze the organizational curriculum and teacher preparation approach specific to ...


Teach For America And English Language Learners: Shortcomings Of The Organization’S Training Model, Megan Hopkins, Amy Heineke Jan 2016

Teach For America And English Language Learners: Shortcomings Of The Organization’S Training Model, Megan Hopkins, Amy Heineke

Amy J. Heineke

Teach For America (TFA) places novice teachers, referred to as corps members, in several regions across the United States that have among the highest English language learner (ELL) populations in the nation. In this paper, we present a policy and program analysis of TFA’s training related to ELLs, arguing that the organization inadequately prepares teachers to work with this student population even though it places corps members in regions with high ELL populations. First, we describe the current Elementary and Secondary Education Act amendment that allows TFA corps members to be considered highly qualified without ELL-related training. Next, we ...


Meeting The Needs Of Learners Through The Use Of Color In School Libraries: An Exploratory Study Of What School Librarians Know About Color Vision Deficiencies, Karla Collins Dec 2014

Meeting The Needs Of Learners Through The Use Of Color In School Libraries: An Exploratory Study Of What School Librarians Know About Color Vision Deficiencies, Karla Collins

Karla Collins

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore how elementary school librarians provide instruction and prepare the library environment to meet the needs of students with color vision deficiencies. This presentation gives an overview of the research study and findings.


Connecting To “Get Things Done”: A Grounded Theory Study Of Bias Response Teams, Lucy Lepeau, Demetri Morgan, Hilary Zimmerman, J.T. Snipes, Beth Marcotte Nov 2013

Connecting To “Get Things Done”: A Grounded Theory Study Of Bias Response Teams, Lucy Lepeau, Demetri Morgan, Hilary Zimmerman, J.T. Snipes, Beth Marcotte

Demetri L. Morgan

As college campuses become increasingly diverse (Anderson, 2003), institutions have been pushed to create safe and educationally supportive environments for an array of students (Harper, Patton, Wooden, 2009; Bauman, Bustillos, Bensimon, Brown, Bartee, 2005). Little is known about how institutions have come to respond to the, at times hostile, interactions between students, staff, and organizations on college campuses. One way institutions have responded is with the creation of bias response teams which bring together campus professionals and faculty from different departments to address reported incidents as a result of these interactions. This grounded theory study aims to investigate the process ...


It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Mar 2013

It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Invited poster presentation at the 9th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement 
Showcase and Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, April 23, 2013.


It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Jan 2013

It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Poster presented at the 24th Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, February 27, 2013.


The Hidden Curriculum: Candidate Diversity In Educational Leadership Preparation., Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Aarti A. Bellara Dec 2012

The Hidden Curriculum: Candidate Diversity In Educational Leadership Preparation., Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Aarti A. Bellara

Vonzell Agosto

The authors describe a process of self-assessment attuned to equity and justice in the policies and practices that affect student diversity, namely, those associated with the selection of candidates. The disproportionate rate of rejection for applicants from underrepresented groups and the unsystematic process of applicant selection operated as hidden curriculum affecting the opportunities for the program to enhance meaningful relationships among diverse groups of students. The authors describe institutional and sociopolitical conditions, and individual actions reflecting a faculty’s will to policy. Faculty efforts supported and challenged systemic change to increase racial and ethnic diversity among aspiring educational administrators.


Shifting Cultural Perspectives: Collaborative Learning For Preservice Teachers And Els, Susan Adams, Brooke Cisco Sep 2012

Shifting Cultural Perspectives: Collaborative Learning For Preservice Teachers And Els, Susan Adams, Brooke Cisco

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 6, 2012.


The Psychology Behind Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson Jun 2012

The Psychology Behind Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Dancehall As Colonizer: Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson Jun 2012

Dancehall As Colonizer: Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Inside Job: Finding Respite, Release, (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teacher Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Sep 2011

Inside Job: Finding Respite, Release, (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teacher Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 14-15, 2011.


Whiten Up! Examining The Impact Of White Esl Teachers’ Race, Privilege And Positionality On Immigrant Students In School, Susan Adams Jan 2011

Whiten Up! Examining The Impact Of White Esl Teachers’ Race, Privilege And Positionality On Immigrant Students In School, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Bilingual Educators Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 16-19, 2011.


Teaching Diverse Learners: Conceptualisations And Pedagogies Of Preschool Teachers. Research Report. Funded By Office Of Education Research Nie, Singapore., Sirene Lim, Chee Lum Dec 2010

Teaching Diverse Learners: Conceptualisations And Pedagogies Of Preschool Teachers. Research Report. Funded By Office Of Education Research Nie, Singapore., Sirene Lim, Chee Lum

Sirene Lim

No abstract provided.


Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney Oct 2010

Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop and paper presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 13, 2010.


Is Anyone Really Listening? The Promise And Paradox Of Deeply Listening Across/Within Diversity, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Sep 2010

Is Anyone Really Listening? The Promise And Paradox Of Deeply Listening Across/Within Diversity, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Paper presentation and experiential workshop at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 27-31, 2010.


Preparing White, Middle Class Teachers For Diverse Classrooms: A Case Study For Navigating Similarity And Difference Through A Lens Of Whiteness, Susan Adams May 2010

Preparing White, Middle Class Teachers For Diverse Classrooms: A Case Study For Navigating Similarity And Difference Through A Lens Of Whiteness, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 22nd Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville, OH, June 2010.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams Jan 2010

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Leadership, Culture, and Pedagogy, Oxford, OH, February 2010.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams Nov 2009

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the International Teacher Education and Social Justice Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2009.


We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams Sep 2009

We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, October 2009.


We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams Mar 2009

We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Louisville, KY, April 2009.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams, Cathy Hargrove, Carrie Twyman, Rebecca Games Dec 2008

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams, Cathy Hargrove, Carrie Twyman, Rebecca Games

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 2009 Diversity Research Symposium, Muncie, IN, 2009.