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Born Out of Struggle
Born Out of Struggle (April 2016)
Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption
David Omotoso Stovall - Author

Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations.

Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Omotoso Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accou...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of College Readiness
The Problem of College Readiness (May 2015)
William G. Tierney - Editor
Julia C. Duncheon - Editor

Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion.

Though more students are entering college, many drop out, especially those who are low income and/or of color. To address this problem, educational stakeholders have focused on the concept of “college readiness,” or the preparation a student needs to succeed in college. However, what it...(Read More)
 
 
Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century
Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century (May 2015)
International Perspectives
Maria Yudkevich - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Laura E. Rumbley - Editor

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-Fir...(Read More)
 
 
Time to Write, Second Edition
Time to Write, Second Edition (March 2015)
The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write
John Sylvester Lofty - Author

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

“To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the]...(Read More)
 
 
Striving Together
Striving Together (November 2014)
Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education
Jeff Edmondson - Author
Nancy L. Zimpher - Author
Ben Hecht - Foreword by

Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites.

In 2006, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky had been suffering from many of the same challenges facing metro regions across the country. Despite significant investments in education from the public and private sectors, outcomes were alarming: Kindergarten r...(Read More)
 
 
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience (January 2013)
The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study
Catharine Hoffman Beyer - Author
Edward Taylor - Author
Gerald M. Gillmore - Author

Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

The image of college faculty members as abstracted, white-haired, tweed-jacketed professors, mumbling lectures from notes that were yellowed by twenty years of repeated use is still pervasive. In this view, college faculty care only about their research and have little connection to the students sitting passively in front o...(Read More)
 
 
Improving Urban Middle Schools
Improving Urban Middle Schools (February 2009)
Lessons from the Nativity Schools
L. Mickey Fenzel - Author

2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the category of "The Professional Studies”, presented by Association of Jesuit Colleges and University and Alpha Sigma Nu

A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.


Nativity schools—there are over forty in urban areas throughout the United States—provide an im...(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)
 
 
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts (February 2004)
Critical Personal Narratives
Kagendo Mutua - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

2005 Outstanding Narrative Research Book presented by the Narrative Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

International scholars share their experiences with the challenges inherent in representing indigenous cultures and decolonizing cross-cultural research.

Drawing from their experiences in cross-cultural research, scholars from Africa, Latin America, ...(Read More)

 
 
Expressions of Ethnography
Expressions of Ethnography (August 2003)
Novel Approaches to Qualitative Methods
Robin Patric Clair - Editor

A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.

Expressions of Ethnography
embraces the idea that alternative genres may be used to express culture. Using examples of a wide variety of cultural phenomena, contemporary ways to practice ethnography, and novel forms of expressing the cultural experience, the book offers an eclectic ...(Read More)
 
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