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Graduating Class
Graduating Class (June 2006)
Disadvantaged Students Crossing the Bridge of Higher Education
Latty L. Goodwin - Author
Lois Weis - Foreword by

Students from poor and working-class families struggle to succeed and graduate from an elite university.

In Graduating Class, Latty L. Goodwin tells the story of a group of students from poor and working-class families who struggle against all odds to graduate from an elite university. The author explores the lived experiences of an engaging group of college students and shares their stories of trials and tribu...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Silenced Voices
Beyond Silenced Voices (March 2005)
Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools, Revised Edition
Lois Weis - Editor
Michelle Fine - Editor

2006 AESA Critics’ Choice Awards (American Educational Studies Association)

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text. Focuses on the roles of hope, participation, and change in reforming American schools.

Resting on the belief that educators must be at the center of informing education policy, the contributors to this revised edition of the classic text raise tough ques...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Black and White
Beyond Black and White (March 1997)
New Faces and Voices in U.S. Schools
Maxine S. Seller - Editor
Lois Weis - Editor

Dedicated to a better understanding of the diversity of children being taught in American public schools, this book includes the experiences of groups (e.g. Haitians, Dominicans, Indians, and Vietnamese) not often represented even in the multicultural education literature. It also includes the experiences of often marginalized groups such as lesbians and gays, Appalachians, and white working class males.

Most contempora...(Read More)
 
 
The Cultural Production of the Educated Person
The Cultural Production of the Educated Person (March 1996)
Critical Ethnographies of Schooling and Local Practice
Bradley A. Levinson - Editor
Douglas E. Foley - Editor
Dorothy C. Holland - Editor
Lois Weis - Foreword by

Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.

"Those of us who do critical ethnographic research must be willing to move across national and international borders to probe further the meaning of our conceptions of schooling as related to the economy, society, and culture. Levinson, Foley, and Holland are the first to my knowledge to put together a volum...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Silenced Voices
Beyond Silenced Voices (January 1993)
Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools
Lois Weis - Editor
Michelle Fine - Editor

This book addresses race, class, and gender in education in the United States. It debates the issues of institutionalized power and privilege, and the policies, discourses, and practices that silence powerless groups.

At the center of the silence are the most critical and powerful voices of all -- children and adolescents with their relentless desire to be heard and to survive. Weis and Fine go beyond examining policies, discourse, and pract...(Read More)
 
 
Textbooks in American Society
Textbooks in American Society (October 1991)
Politics, Policy, and Pedagogy
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor
Lois Weis - Editor

"This book is particularly important in light of the recent reform movement in education. It is clear that textbooks and policies affecting their creation and distribution will be undergoing major scrutiny in the ture."--Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., University of Miami

In recent years, textbooks have been widely criticized for low standards, lack of imaginativeness, and insensitivity to racial and gender issues. Increasingly, they are cited as ...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (September 1991)
Lois Weis - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early childhood education in the 1990s. Part I delves into the complex world, both personal and professional, of the classroom teacher. The essays in Part II look at issues of the school community, including the roles of class, race, gender, and exceptiona...(Read More)
 
 
Dropouts From Schools
Dropouts From Schools (November 1989)
Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions
Lois Weis - Editor
Eleanor Farrar - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

"An excellent and comprehensive discussion of the dropout problem. It raises issues in an insightful manner." -- Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The authors examine the major groups within the dropout population, the myriad of factors within schools that lead to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs. The resulting synthesis of knowledge and perspectives provided here will en...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis in Teaching
Crisis in Teaching (January 1989)
Perspectives on Current Reforms
Lois Weis - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor
Sheila Slaughter - Editor

There is a real need for a clear analysis and investigation of what the "crisis" in teaching actually is. By exploring the definition of the teaching crisis, investigating the evidence for its existence and reforms proposed to "solve" it, and studying the possible effects of proposed reforms, the authors of Crisis in Teaching address this need. Their work constitutes one of the first sustained and critical analyses of teachers and teaching ...(Read More)
 
 
Class, Race, and Gender in American Education
Class, Race, and Gender in American Education (July 1988)
Lois Weis - Editor

“Weis's is the first full-scale treatment of race, class, and gender issues. As such, it is a key original contribution. The book is strong not only because it deals imaginatively with these issues, but also because virtually all of the essays present original data — materials from research — and not simply pontifications on the topic.” — Philip G. Altbach, State University of New York at Buffalo

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