by Richard Welsh & Michelle HallThis article provides a descriptive analysis of the role of interest groups in education reform in post-Katrina New Orleans and documents how the portfolio management model changed the landscape of education politics, with a focus on the actors, both local and national, that sustain the portfolio management model.
by Adam Howard, Katy Swalwell & Karlyn AdlerThis article examines young children’s understandings of social class as reflected in their drawings depicting differences between rich and poor people. It also explores children’s complex sociocultural insights into how class operates that manifest through their classmaking process.
by Mike MetzIn this comparative case study, the author examines how teacher educators’ personal histories shape opportunities to learn about social justice in teacher education courses. The study expands the way teacher educators are considered in research on teacher education, and highlights the importance of looking beyond course descriptions and course syllabi for evidence of what gets taught in teacher education courses.
by Jane McCamantThis article uses a historical case study to consider the susceptibility to “scale-up” of education reforms that seek primarily to teach character or disposition.
by Jessica Halliday HardieThis article uses data from 61 in-person interviews and data drawn from the Education Longitudinal Study to examine how social class stratifies adolescents’ use of school-based social ties and the resources they receive from these school-based ties.
by Thomas M. Smith, Laura Neergaard Booker, Eric D. Hochberg & Laura M. DesimoneThe authors of this article investigate the relationships among organizational supports, including mentoring, professional development, collaboration, and leadership support, provided to beginning middle school mathematics teachers; authors also explore the extent to which these teachers implement reform-oriented math instruction.
by Kathryn Strom, Adrian D. Martin & Ana María VillegasThis review of empirical research draws on complexity theory to examine the multidimensional influences that work together to shape the practices of first-year teachers.
by Yoonjeon KimTo gain a more holistic understanding of classroom life and instructional practices in East Asian countries, this article examines both the prevalence and distribution of complex, procedural, student-centered, and teacher-centered instruction, along with the estimated achievement effects of such practices within nations.