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National Variations in Jewish Identity
National Variations in Jewish Identity (November 1999)
Implications for Jewish Education
Steven M. Cohen - Editor
Gabriel Horenczyk - Editor

A collaboration of the world's leading contemporary Jewry scholars, this book explains how and why Jewish identity differs in various societies and regions and the impact of these variations on the theory and practice of Jewish education. The authors discuss differences that extend beyond such immediately obvious variations as language and dress. Included is an examination of what Jews believe they share and what sets them apart from others; what sp...(Read More)
 
 
Under the Sign of Hope
Under the Sign of Hope (September 1998)
Feminist Methodology and Narrative Interpretation
Leslie Rebecca Bloom - Author

Examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology.

"The strength of this book lies in its careful consideration of the tensions feminist methodologies open, the problem of intersubjectivity when subjects are themselves posed as non-unitary (or split between conscious and unconscious...(Read More)
 
 
Electronic Discourse
Electronic Discourse (October 1997)
Linguistic Individuals in Virtual Space
Boyd H. Davis - Author
Jeutonne P. Brewer - Author

Investigates the new world of computer conferencing and details how writers use language when their social interaction is exclusively enacted through text on screens.


This book examines interactive electronic discourse, exposing use of language that has the immediacy characteristic of speech and the permanence characteristic of writing. The authors created an asynchronous mainframe conference for language and linguistics classes in...(Read More)
 
 
Representation and the Text
Representation and the Text (August 1997)
Re-Framing the Narrative Voice
William G. Tierney - Editor
Yvonna S. Lincoln - Editor

Focuses on authorial representations of contested reality in qualitative research.

This book focuses on representations of contested realities in qualitative research. The authors examine two separate, but interrelated, issues: criticisms of how researchers use "voice," and suggestions about how to develop experimental voices that expand the range of narrative strategies.

Changing relationships be...(Read More)
 
 
A Geology of School Reform
A Geology of School Reform (July 1996)
The Successive Restructurings of a School District
Liane Brouillette - Author

Provides a rare look at how successive waves of educational reforms have interacted within a single school district.

"As more and more states and school districts race to restructure, less and less thought is being given to what might best fit in specific contexts. This book has so much in it that conveys the deepness of the contexts of schools and the inappropriateness of fast solutions." -- H. Dickson Corbett, Independent Educational...(Read More)
 
 
Coordination Among Schools, Families, and Communities
Coordination Among Schools, Families, and Communities (April 1996)
Prospects for Educational Reform
James G. Cibulka - Editor
William J. Kritek - Editor

Addresses a relatively new emphasis in the educational reform movement, the attempt to improve linkages between schools, families, and communities in the delivery of support services to children.

Improving the connection among schools, families, and communities has emerged as a recent focus of the education reform movement posing many challenges for educators, social service professionals, community activists, and parent...(Read More)
 
 
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses (March 1996)
Abusing the Ivory Power
Michele A. Paludi - Editor

An updated and expanded revision of the first edition, which received the Gustavus Myers Center Award for an outstanding book on Human Rights in the United States. Intended for administrators and faculty, it is also a resource book for individuals wanting to make changes in their campus' policy and procedures with regard to sexual harassment.

"Sexual harassment is an important issue which we can, and hopefully will, deal...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling (October 1995)
Donald Arnstine - Author

"In the midst of all the noise generated these days over educational reform, one almost despairs of finding any who speak with some understanding of what education is about, namely the full development of human sensibilities and the full exercise of humancapacities. This is precisely what Arnstine does.

"I think that parts of this book are brilliant. Arnstine has explicated a set of distinctions (sometimes in ways that are quit...(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)
 
 
Composing Teacher-Research
Composing Teacher-Research (March 1995)
A Prosaic History
Cathy Fleischer - Author

This story of a teacher's growth as a researcher in the classroom reflects the larger issues of the debate about this kind of research during the last decade.

"This is a wonderful book, in part because it is very readable, accessible to multiple audiences without sacrificing theoretical/ideological integrity, and draws on an impressive list of interdisiplinary resources. It is 'theory as autobiography,' and an exciting ...(Read More)
 
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