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The Social Studies Curriculum
The Social Studies Curriculum (November 2014)
Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities, Fourth Edition
E. Wayne Ross - Editor

This fully revised and updated edition includes twelve new chapters on contemporary topics such as ecological democracy, Native studies, inquiry teaching, and Islamophobia.

The Social Studies Curriculum, Fourth Edition updates the definitive overview of the issues teachers face when creating learning experiences for students in social studies. The book connects the diverse elements of the social studies ...(Read More)
 
 
Building a Smarter University
Building a Smarter University (October 2014)
Big Data, Innovation, and Analytics
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

The Big Data movement and the renewed focus on data analytics are transforming everything from healthcare delivery systems to the way cities deliver services to residents. Now is the time to examine how this Big Data could help build smarter univer...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Rog...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines (August 2014)
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Contemplative approaches to higher education have been gaining in popularity and application across a wide range of disciplines. Spurring conferences, a growing body of literature, and several academic programs or centers, these approaches promise to contribute significantly to higher education in the years to come. This volume provides...(Read More)
 
 
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville (August 2014)
A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
Charles S. Isaacs - Author

SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Education Category

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and P...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Banneker
Beyond Banneker (June 2014)
Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence
Erica N. Walker - Author

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discussion about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens significantly the knowl...(Read More)
 
 
Black Passports
Black Passports (June 2014)
Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E....(Read More)
 
 
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education (June 2014)
Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices
Sean Steel - Author

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.

Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous criti...(Read More)
 
 
Education Feminism
Education Feminism (December 2013)
Classic and Contemporary Readings
Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon - Editor
Lynda Stone - Editor
Katharine M. Sprecher - Editor

2015 Critics Choice Book Award, presented bythe American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

Collection of important essays by feminist scholars from cultural studies, philosophy of education, curriculum theory, and women’s studies.


Education Feminism is a revised and updated version of Lynda Stone’s out-of-print ant...(Read More)
 
 
The Principal's Office
The Principal's Office (November 2013)
A Social History of the American School Principal
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

The Principal’s Office is the first historical examination of one of the most important figures in American education. Originating as a head teacher in the nineteenth century and evolving into the role of contemporary educational leader, the school principal has played a central part in the development of American public education. A l...(Read More)
 
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