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The Educational Conversation
The Educational Conversation (July 1995)
Closing the Gap
Jim Garrison - Editor
Anthony G. Rud Jr. - Editor

This book discusses topics normally excluded from the current educational conversation such as soul, authority, irony, memory, style, luck, privacy, power, and hospitality.
"This is a timely and well-written contribution to a growing body of literature in education that emphasizes the moral as distinct from the 'performance evaluation' and other 'standardized' procedures for testing teachers and 'measuring' their work. Certain chapters, ...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Theory and Educational Research
Critical Theory and Educational Research (March 1995)
Peter L. McLaren - Editor
James M. Giarelli - Editor

This book applies European critical theory to North American educational research.
The contributors to this anthology bring North American research traditions into conversation with the latest advances in French, German, British, and Latin American schools of social thought. Challenging the very precepts of many empirical and analytical approaches to understanding educational phenomena, this collection of essays is indispensable for educ...(Read More)
 
 
The Stone Trumpet
The Stone Trumpet (August 1994)
A Story of Practical School Reform, 1960-1990
Richard A. Gibboney - Author

"In the last ten years there has been much research on how to implement reforms; too little consideration has been given to what reforms are worth doing in the first place. Gibboney provides a useful Deweyan-progressive framework for assessing the educational value of reforms. The Stone Trumpet gives us insightful critiques of a wide variety of reforms from the new mathematics and science programs of the 1960s to competency-based edu...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotone
Ecotone (July 1994)
Wayfaring on the Margins
Florence R. Shepard - Author

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where inner and outer landscapes of the woman/nature continuum meet.

In this book, Krall proposes a counter-narrative to the usual reading of marginality. In autobiographical narrative that rings with experience, she describes margins as r...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Paulo Freire
Reading Paulo Freire (July 1994)
His Life and Work
Moacir Gadotti - Author

"This book deals with one of the most important educators of this century. It presents the work and life of Paulo Freire in a simple, straightforward fashion. By placing the life and work of Freire in the context of the history of ideas, the book introduces the reader to the complexities of Freire's pedagogical and epistemological position. The book is accessible, and will be welcome particularly by those who may have difficulties reading Paulo Frei...(Read More)
 
 
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice (November 1993)
Dona M. Kagan - Author

"The stories illustrate in thick, rich description what we know as the great divide among classroom teachers and college professors. It's a great book to analyze in teacher education courses, qualitative research courses, and others dealing with research-to-practice issues and preservice teacher training." -- Francine Peterman, Ball State University

Many teachers do not conform to the views of teaching espoused by professors of educat...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text
Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text (September 1993)
Representations of Identity and Difference in Education
Louis A. Castenell Jr. - Editor
William F. Pinar - Editor

This book examines issues of identity and difference, both theoretically and as represented in curriculum materials. Here debates over the cultural character of the curriculum are characterized as debates over the American national identity. The editors argue that historically, cultural conservatives have failed to appreciate that the United States is, in a fundamental and central way, an African and African-American place. European Americans are...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy, Education, and Governance
Democracy, Education, and Governance (July 1993)
A Developmental Conception
Dale T. Snauwaert - Author

"This book sparkles. It has fresh and important ideas. I would wish it a widespread readership." -- Anna Ochoa, Indiana University

The restructuring of school governance, especially in urban school districts, is fundamental in current educational reform. This book provides a model of school governance based upon participatory democracy, derived from the "developmental" tradition in political theory. The result is a system of governance th...(Read More)
 
 
Performance versus Results
Performance versus Results (June 1993)
A Critique of Values in Contemporary Sport
John H. Gibson - Author

"There are books about sport that say something about philosophy, and there are books about philosophy that say something about sport, but one or the other usually gets slighted. Gibson has something important to say about both. That is rare." -- Michael A. Oliker, Midwest Philosophy of Education Society

This study examines the consequences of cultural development on the emergence of contemporary sport. The current preoccupation with stati...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Literacy
Critical Literacy (March 1993)
Politics, Praxis, and the Postmodern
Colin Lankshear - Editor
Peter L. McLaren - Editor

"Lankshear and McLaren have put together a volume that includes some of the best work presently being done in the area of literacy studies. It is a book that confronts the challenge of literacy in ways that take into account some of the most demanding and urgent debates of our time. It essentially redefines the project of literacy by bringing to light new possibilities for liberation struggles both in and outside of schools. It is a project that ...(Read More)
 
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