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Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy
Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy (April 2011)
A Critical Race Ethnography
Sabina E. Vaught - Author

Demonstrates how ingrained ideas of race created and sustain racism and inequity in U.S. schools.

Racism and inequity in U.S. education are pervasive and consistent problems, unavoidable facts of public schooling in this country. This book is a multisite critical race ethnography of institutional relationships and organization in a large, urban, West Coast school district. In this daring and provocative work, Sab...(Read More)

 
 
A Measure of Failure
A Measure of Failure (September 2009)
The Political Origins of Standardized Testing
Mark J. Garrison - Author

2011 Critics Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.

How did standardized tests become the measure of performance in our public sc...(Read More)
 
 
Deweyan Inquiry
Deweyan Inquiry (May 2009)
From Education Theory to Practice
James Scott Johnston - Author

Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.

Deweyan Inquiry brings John Dewey’s theory of inquiry together with educational theory and practice. James Scott Johnston uses Dewey’s late masterpiece Logic: The Theory of Inquiry as a guide and looks at inquiry in science and science education, social ...(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)
 
 
Authority Is Relational
Authority Is Relational (May 2008)
Rethinking Educational Empowerment
Charles Bingham - Author

A must read for anyone who wants to think in depth about contemporary classrooms.

Written in an accessible and personal style, this innovative study of authority in education examines scenarios of authority in ways that problematize, augment, and redefine prevalent ideas of how it works. Usually seen as a thing that people have, the author suggests that authority should be understood instead as a relation that happ...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher and Comrade
Teacher and Comrade (March 2008)
Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy in South Africa
Alan Wieder - Author

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Teacher and Comrade explores South African resistance in the twentieth century, before and during apartheid, through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico who spent thirty-nine years in the classroom and his entire life fighting for democracy. ...(Read More)
 
 
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship (March 2008)
Ali A. Abdi - Editor
Lynette Shultz - Editor

Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.

Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also o...(Read More)

 
 
Latino Dropouts in Rural America
Latino Dropouts in Rural America (March 2008)
Realities and Possibilities
Carolyn Hondo - Author
Mary E. Gardiner - Author
Yolanda Sapien - Author

Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.

This book affords Latino high school dropouts from rural communities in Idaho the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. It candidly reveals students’ school experiences, explores why students leave school, and looks at the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Four of the nine students interviewed for t...(Read More)
 
 
Why Community Matters
Why Community Matters (August 2007)
Connecting Education with Civic Life
Nicholas V. Longo - Author

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.           

Providing a new perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization, Nicholas V. Longo uncovers and examines practical models in which communities play an essential role in teaching the ar...(Read More)
 
 
Gettin' My Word Out
Gettin' My Word Out (August 2007)
Voices of Urban Youth Activists
Leonisa Ardizzone - Author

Addresses the social, educational, and political implications of youth activism, especially peace activism.

At a time when many adults criticize young people as being self-absorbed and apolitical, this book demonstrates, through research conducted with inner-city youth activists, the inaccuracy of this judgment. Working through nonformal activist organizations, Leonisa Ardizzone examines how youth activists respond...(Read More)
 
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