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Balancing freedom and limitations: A case study of choice provision in a personalized learning class
Abstract This qualitative case study explored how middle school teachers and students experienced and perceived choice within a newly implemented personalized learning class. It found that teachersExpand
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An Analysis of Approaches to Goal Setting in Middle Grades Personalized Learning Environments
Abstract This study investigated the goal-setting approaches of 11 middle grades teachers during the first year of their implementation of a statewide, personalized learning initiative. As anExpand
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Droppin’ Knowledge on Race: Hip-Hop, White Adolescents, and Anti-Racism Education
In this essay, the author examines how Hip-Hop can be mobilized in anti-racism educational initatives.  The author claims that existing research on Hip-Hop and white adolescents suggests a negativeExpand
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A Nascent Look at Theoretical Frameworks in Middle Level Education Research
This paper describes a qualitative content analysis of research articles published on middle level education in the last decade. This analysis was conducted on manuscripts appearing in two premierExpand
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Teacher Roles in Personalized Learning Environments
As school districts, major cities, and entire states in the United States adopt personalized learning as a reform strategy focused on the co-construction of learning opportunities between teachersExpand
Students' Experiences with Personalized Learning: An Examination Using Self-Determination Theory
In recent years, personalized learning has become a buzzword in the field of education and an approach that schools across the United States have adopted in their attempts to account for the diverseExpand
Exploring the Potential for Students to Develop Self-Awareness through Personalized Learning
Abstract Personalized learning (PL) and social-emotional learning (SEL) are areas of increasing emphasis in U.S. educational policy and practice. With the goal of examining how these initiatives mayExpand
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Professional learning with action research in innovative middle schools
Abstract This article illustrates how action research can be used as a model for professional development with middle grades educators in rapidly changing and technology-intensive schools. DrawingExpand
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Mixed Feelings about Choice: Exploring Variation in Middle School Student Experiences with Making Choices in a Personalized Learning Project
Abstract While providing choice can be a powerful way to personalize learning for young adolescents, there is also evidence that choice can be challenging for learners. This study investigated middleExpand
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