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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)
 
 
Breaking into the All-Male Club
Breaking into the All-Male Club (March 2009)
Female Professors of Educational Administration
Norma T. Mertz - Editor

2011 Critics Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

Women professors of educational administration share their personal stories of being female firsts.

These are the inspiring and illuminating stories of women professors who first broke into the exclusive, all-male academic club of educational administration. Women of this pioneering genera...(Read More)
 
 
The Rising State
The Rising State (March 2009)
How State Power is Transforming Our Nation's Schools
Bonnie C. Fusarelli - Editor
Bruce S. Cooper - Editor

Examines how federal and state governments have assumed ever-greater control over the education process since the 1960s.

State and national policymakers are increasingly important in shaping the nature, scope, and direction of education initiatives, resulting in the erosion of local control. The Rising State weaves together leading national experts’ perspectives that focus on equity, comparative diffe...(Read More)
 
 
Universal Preschool
Universal Preschool (March 2009)
Policy Change, Stability, and the Pew Charitable Trusts
Brenda K. Bushouse - Author

2011 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Book Prize, presented by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Examines recent trends in state-funded preschool education.

The spectacular recent success of state-funded preschool education is revealed and explained in this absorbing study. A quiet revolution has been underway in American education policy ...(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)
 
 
Between Speaking and Silence
Between Speaking and Silence (February 2009)
A Study of Quiet Students
Mary M. Reda - Author

Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.

Why are students silent? Using written reflections and interviews, Mary M. Reda examines students’ perceptions of speaking and being silent in a first-year composition classroom, and explores how their teachers, classroom relationships, and their own sense of identity shape ...(Read More)
 
 
Non-discursive Rhetoric
Non-discursive Rhetoric (January 2009)
Image and Affect in Multimodal Composition
Joddy Murray - Author

Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.

Technological advances have the potential to create new languages unlike printed or spoken words. The increased textual complexity generated by sophisticated graphics, photos, hypermedia, film, typography, and other modes of expression requires a theory of language and symbolization that accommodates emotion, ...(Read More)
 
 
Who Speaks for Hispanics?
Who Speaks for Hispanics? (January 2009)
Hispanic Interest Groups in Washington
Deirdre Martinez - Author

Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.

Latinos, now the largest minority in the United States, have been described by the media as the “sleeping giant” of U.S. politics. They have a history of discrimination and the related problem of anti-immigrant sentiment and a lack of progress in the American school system. How do they respond to these challenges? Who leads this diverse...(Read More)
 
 
A Buddhist in the Classroom
A Buddhist in the Classroom (January 2009)
Sid Brown - Author

A Buddhist perspective on classroom teaching.

Sid Brown brings a Buddhist perspective into the classroom to explore the ethical quandaries, lived experiences, and intimacy of teaching. Addressing such topics as attention, community, rage, wonder, consumerism, and simple kindness, Brown demonstrates how this centuries-old tradition can inform and enrich classroom life.

Readers do not have ...(Read More)
 
 
Resilience
Resilience (December 2008)
Queer Professors from the Working Class
Kenneth Oldfield - Editor
Richard Greggory Johnson III - Editor

First collection of essays by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds.

Academia can be overwhelmingly foreign and hostile to those who have poor or working-class backgrounds. For people who are from the working class and also queer, the obstacles to earning a graduate degree may prove insurmountable. Frequently discouraged from attending college in the first place, these students often struggle to pay for...(Read More)
 
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