by Chantal Francois
In this article, I draw on observations and interviews to depict one urban secondary school’s independent reading efforts that resemble a literacy-focused community of practice. This research reconceptualizes our understanding of effective instructional practices for adolescents, emphasizing a multidimensional approach that highlights the role of reading as a social activity.
by Joshua Klugman
From 2000 to 2002, the state of California attempted to expand access to Advanced Placement subjects for students attending public schools. This study shows this intervention succeeded in expanding the AP curricula and enrollments at disadvantaged schools; however, schools serving affluent communities broadened their AP offerings at the same (if not faster) rate, resulting in effectively maintained inequalities in AP access.
This week education researcher Christy Powell discusses her paper, School, Activism and Politics at the Movies: Educator Reactions to the Film Waiting for “Superman”. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Reynaldo Reyes
This commentary is a call to teacher educators to engage in field experiences in which they are able to really see their students become future teachers. Being present to witness students problematizing pedagogy is as important for the learning of future teachers as it is for teacher educators. Presence and proximity of teacher educators to their students creates a space of unique accountability on both sides, a desire by students to demonstrate their learning as future teachers, and the recognition by teacher educators that the learning that is happening can be used to improve their own pedagogy.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.
by Sharon L. Nichols
A call for a special issue of the Teachers College Record.