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Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience (January 2013)
The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study
Catharine Hoffman Beyer - Author
Edward Taylor - Author
Gerald M. Gillmore - Author

Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

The image of college faculty members as abstracted, white-haired, tweed-jacketed professors, mumbling lectures from notes that were yellowed by twenty years of repeated use is still pervasive. In this view, college faculty care only about their research and have little connection to the students sitting passively in front o...(Read More)
 
 
Improving Urban Middle Schools
Improving Urban Middle Schools (February 2009)
Lessons from the Nativity Schools
L. Mickey Fenzel - Author

2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the category of "The Professional Studies”, presented by Association of Jesuit Colleges and University and Alpha Sigma Nu

A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.


Nativity schools—there are over forty in urban areas throughout the United States—provide an im...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Inquiry
The Politics of Inquiry (January 2009)
Education Research and the "Culture of Science"
Benjamin Baez - Author
Deron Boyles - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.

In The Politics of Inquiry, Benjamin Baez and Deron Boyles critique recent trends in education research to argue against the “culture of science.” Using the ...(Read More)
 
 
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts (February 2004)
Critical Personal Narratives
Kagendo Mutua - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

2005 Outstanding Narrative Research Book presented by the Narrative Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

International scholars share their experiences with the challenges inherent in representing indigenous cultures and decolonizing cross-cultural research.

Drawing from their experiences in cross-cultural research, scholars from Africa, Latin America, ...(Read More)

 
 
Expressions of Ethnography
Expressions of Ethnography (August 2003)
Novel Approaches to Qualitative Methods
Robin Patric Clair - Editor

A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.

Expressions of Ethnography
embraces the idea that alternative genres may be used to express culture. Using examples of a wide variety of cultural phenomena, contemporary ways to practice ethnography, and novel forms of expressing the cultural experience, the book offers an eclectic ...(Read More)
 
 
National Variations in Jewish Identity
National Variations in Jewish Identity (November 1999)
Implications for Jewish Education
Steven M. Cohen - Editor
Gabriel Horenczyk - Editor

A collaboration of the world's leading contemporary Jewry scholars, this book explains how and why Jewish identity differs in various societies and regions and the impact of these variations on the theory and practice of Jewish education. The authors discuss differences that extend beyond such immediately obvious variations as language and dress. Included is an examination of what Jews believe they share and what sets them apart from others; what sp...(Read More)
 
 
Under the Sign of Hope
Under the Sign of Hope (September 1998)
Feminist Methodology and Narrative Interpretation
Leslie Rebecca Bloom - Author

Examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology.

"The strength of this book lies in its careful consideration of the tensions feminist methodologies open, the problem of intersubjectivity when subjects are themselves posed as non-unitary (or split between conscious and unconscious...(Read More)
 
 
Electronic Discourse
Electronic Discourse (October 1997)
Linguistic Individuals in Virtual Space
Boyd H. Davis - Author
Jeutonne P. Brewer - Author

Investigates the new world of computer conferencing and details how writers use language when their social interaction is exclusively enacted through text on screens.


This book examines interactive electronic discourse, exposing use of language that has the immediacy characteristic of speech and the permanence characteristic of writing. The authors created an asynchronous mainframe conference for language and linguistics classes in...(Read More)
 
 
Representation and the Text
Representation and the Text (August 1997)
Re-Framing the Narrative Voice
William G. Tierney - Editor
Yvonna S. Lincoln - Editor

Focuses on authorial representations of contested reality in qualitative research.

This book focuses on representations of contested realities in qualitative research. The authors examine two separate, but interrelated, issues: criticisms of how researchers use "voice," and suggestions about how to develop experimental voices that expand the range of narrative strategies.

Changing relationships be...(Read More)
 
 
A Geology of School Reform
A Geology of School Reform (July 1996)
The Successive Restructurings of a School District
Liane Brouillette - Author

Provides a rare look at how successive waves of educational reforms have interacted within a single school district.

"As more and more states and school districts race to restructure, less and less thought is being given to what might best fit in specific contexts. This book has so much in it that conveys the deepness of the contexts of schools and the inappropriateness of fast solutions." -- H. Dickson Corbett, Independent Educational...(Read More)
 
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