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The Lure of Literacy
The Lure of Literacy (January 2015)
A Critical Reception of the Compulsory Composition Debate
Michael Harker - Author

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.

The Lure of Literacy promises to transcend the stale and unproductive debate on freshman composition that has gripped English studies for more than a century. It is the first book to chart the origin of the discussion from the early twentieth century to the advent of the New Literacy Studies. Mic...(Read More)
 
 
We, the Students and Teachers
We, the Students and Teachers (January 2015)
Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom
Robert W. Maloy - Author
Irene S. LaRoche - Author

Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy.

We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategie...(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)
 
 
Unresolved Identities
Unresolved Identities (March 2010)
Discourse, Ambivalence, and Urban Immigrant Students
Bic Ngo - Author
Deborah P. Britzman - Foreword by

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

In her ethnographic study of Lao American students at an urban, public high school, Bic Ngo shows how simplistic accounts of these students smooth over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social relations. Exploring the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses that simplify and confine the...(Read More)
 
 
Writing-Based Teaching
Writing-Based Teaching (November 2009)
Essential Practices and Enduring Questions
Teresa Vilardi - Editor
Mary Chang - Editor

Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.

Written by the team at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contribu...(Read More)
 
 
Composition and Copyright
Composition and Copyright (April 2009)
Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use
Steve Westbrook - Edited and with an introduction by

Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

Drawing on connections between legal developments, new media technologies, and educational practice, Composition and Copyright examines how copyright law is currently influencing processes of teaching and writing within the university, particularly in the dynamic contexts of increasing digital liter...(Read More)
 
 
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools (April 2009)
Pia Lindquist Wong - Editor
Ronald David Glass - Editor

Provides insights into university partnerships with urban schools.

How can we better educate disadvantaged urban students? Drawing on over five years’ experience in a broad partnership involving twelve urban professional development schools in five districts, a teachers’ union, a comprehensive public university, and several community-based organizations, the contributors to this volume describe how th...(Read More)
 
 
California in a Time of Excellence
California in a Time of Excellence (March 2009)
School Reform at the Crossroads of the American Dream
James Andrew LaSpina - Author

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

California in a Time of Excellence follows the Golden State’s efforts to reform its public school system from 1983 to the present. Beginning with progressive curriculum reform initiatives that were launched even before the National Commission on Excellence in Education (NCEE) issued A Nation at Risk ...(Read More)
 
 
The Living Classroom
The Living Classroom (August 2008)
Teaching and Collective Consciousness
Christopher M. Bache - Author

Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.

This pioneering work in teaching and transpersonal psychology explores the dynamics of collective consciousness in the classroom. Combining scientific research with personal accounts collected over thirty years, Christopher M. Bache examines the subtle influences that radiate invisibly a...(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)
 
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