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Integral Education
Integral Education (August 2010)
New Directions for Higher Learning
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Jonathan Reams - Editor
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an Integral perspective.

The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. Integral Educat...(Read More)
 
 
Writing-Based Teaching
Writing-Based Teaching (November 2009)
Essential Practices and Enduring Questions
Teresa Vilardi - Editor
Mary K. 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)
 
 
Feel These Words
Feel These Words (June 2009)
Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth
Susan Weinstein - Author

An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.

Feel These Words is the story of nine young people from Chicago—Jig, Crazy, TeTe, Mekanism, Robbie, Marta, Patricia, Jose, and Dave—who regularly write poetry and/or song lyrics, but not for school. The Writers, as author Susan Weinstein calls them, are skilled in a variety of literacy-centered discourses through whi...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times
Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times (November 2008)
Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts
Janet S. Bixby - Editor
Judith L. Pace - Editor

Examines various aspects of citizen education programs that serve contemporary youth in the United States.

This bookoffers a groundbreaking examination of citizenship education programs that serve contemporary youth in schools and communities across the United States. These programs include social studies classes and curricula, school governance, and community-based education efforts. The book takes an interdi...(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)
 
 
Spectacle Pedagogy
Spectacle Pedagogy (April 2008)
Art, Politics, and Visual Culture
Charles R. Garoian - Author
Yvonne M. Gaudelius - Author

Examines the interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture post-9/11.

This book examines the complex interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture through the concept of spectacle pedagogy. In a series of essays Charles R. Garoian and Yvonne M. Gaudelius utilize the narratives of collage, montage, assemblage, installation, and performance art to expose, examine, and critique the pervasi...(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)
 
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