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The Room Is on Fire
The Room Is on Fire (June 2018)
The History, Pedagogy, and Practice of Youth Spoken Word Poetry
Susan Weinstein - Author

Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.

The Room Is on Fire offers an overview of youth spoken word poetry’s history, its practitioners, participants, and practices. Susan Weinstein explores its grounding in earlier literary/performance/educational traditions and discusses its particular challenges. In order to analyze these iss...(Read More)
 
 
Brokering Tareas
Brokering Tareas (November 2017)
Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies
Steven Alvarez - Author

Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.

Brokering Tareas examines a grassroots literacy mentoring program that connected immigrant parents with English language mentors who helped emerging bilingual children with homework and encouraged positive academic attitudes. Steven Alvarez gives an ethnographic account of literacies practices,...(Read More)
 
 
The Quest for Purpose
The Quest for Purpose (September 2017)
The Collegiate Search for a Meaningful Life
Perry L. Glanzer - Author
Jonathan P. Hill - Author
Byron R. Johnson - Author

Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.

While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson e...(Read More)
 
 
Being Black, Being Male on Campus
Being Black, Being Male on Campus (February 2017)
Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences
Derrick R. Brooms - Author

Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.
This work marks a radical shift away from the pervasive focus on the challenges that Black male students face and the deficit rhetoric that often limits perspectives about them. Instead, Derrick R. Brooms offers reflective counter-narratives of success. Being Black, Being Male on Campus uses in-depth inte...(Read More)
 
 
International Librarianship
International Librarianship (February 2017)
Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership
Constantia Constantinou - Editor
Michael J. Miller - Editor
Kenneth Schlesinger - Editor

Demonstrates the impact of global education partnerships related to information access.

International librarianship stems from a desire to bring about political change, transcultural understanding, collaboration, and mutual respect. Historically, librarians have been deeply involved with challenging issues of information sharing, equity in information access, and bridging the digital divide between different soc...(Read More)
 
 
Born Out of Struggle
Born Out of Struggle (April 2016)
Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption
David Omotoso Stovall - Author

Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations.

Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Omotoso Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accou...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of College Readiness
The Problem of College Readiness (May 2015)
William G. Tierney - Editor
Julia C. Duncheon - Editor

Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion.

Though more students are entering college, many drop out, especially those who are low income and/or of color. To address this problem, educational stakeholders have focused on the concept of “college readiness,” or the preparation a student needs to succeed in college. However, what it...(Read More)
 
 
Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century
Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century (May 2015)
International Perspectives
Maria Yudkevich - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Laura E. Rumbley - Editor

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-Fir...(Read More)
 
 
Time to Write, Second Edition
Time to Write, Second Edition (March 2015)
The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write
John Sylvester Lofty - Author

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

“To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the]...(Read More)
 
 
Striving Together
Striving Together (November 2014)
Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education
Jeff Edmondson - Author
Nancy L. Zimpher - Author
Ben Hecht - Foreword by

Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites.

In 2006, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky had been suffering from many of the same challenges facing metro regions across the country. Despite significant investments in education from the public and private sectors, outcomes were alarming: Kindergarten r...(Read More)
 
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