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From Center to Margins
From Center to Margins (May 2006)
The Importance of Self-Definition in Research
Diane S. Pollard - Editor
Olga M. Welch - Editor
Christine E. Sleeter - Foreword by

Considers perspectives from a diverse group of women educational researchers of color who center their discussion within the margins rather than from the center.

In From Center to Margins, women educational researchers of color, trained in mainstream Euro-American traditions, interpret the experiences of those, including themselves, who are marginalized by these very traditions. Deliberately looking at research...(Read More)
Inquiry and Education
Inquiry and Education (April 2006)
John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy
James Scott Johnston - Author

Provides a central role for Dewey’s talk of education and how it fits into his overall philosophy.

Inquiry and Education offers a lucid and challenging interpretation of John Dewey, his critics, and his supporters. Thematically organized, the book focuses on four of Dewey’s preeminent concerns—inquiry, growth, community, and democracy—and their close association with formal education. This book f...(Read More)
Grappling with the Good
Grappling with the Good (February 2006)
Talking about Religion and Morality in Public Schools
Robert Kunzman - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Asks whether public schools can and should help students discuss moral disagreements, even when religion is involved.

Weaving together history, philosophy, and curriculum, Grappling with the Good offers a vision of public education in which students learn to engage respectfully with the diversity of beliefs about how to live together in society...(Read More)
Culturally Contested Pedagogy
Culturally Contested Pedagogy (November 2005)
Battles of Literacy and Schooling between Mainstream Teachers and Asian Immigrant Parents
Guofang Li - Author

Advocates for a greater cultural understanding of minority beliefs in literacy education and a more critical examination of mainstream instructional practices.

The voices of teachers, parents, and students create a compelling ethnographic study that examines the debate between traditional and progressive pedagogies in literacy education and the mismatch of cross-cultural discourses between mainstream schools ...(Read More)

Citizen Teacher
Citizen Teacher (July 2005)
The Life and Leadership of Margaret Haley
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

FINALIST - 2006 History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award

2005 AESA Critics’ Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association

The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.

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Education Empire
Education Empire (July 2005)
The Evolution of an Excellent Suburban School System
Daniel L. Duke - Author

Traces the organizational history of Fairfax County public schools in Virginia, from 1954–2004, revealing the system's record of academic success.

Despite the fact that more than one-half of the students in the United States are educated in suburban schools, relatively little is known about the development of suburban school systems. Education Empire chronicles the evolution of Virginia's Fairfax County publ...(Read More)
Struggles over Difference
Struggles over Difference (July 2005)
Curriculum, Texts, and Pedagogy in the Asia-Pacific
Yoshiko Nozaki - Editor
Roger Openshaw - Editor
Allan Luke - Editor

2006 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Award

Disrupts popular myths about education in Asia and the Pacific.

Struggles over Difference
addresses education, schools, textbooks, and pedagogies in various countries of the Asia-Pacific, offering critical curriculum studies and policy analyses of national and regional educational systems. These systems face challenges linked to new economic for...(Read More)
Speaking the Lower Frequencies
Speaking the Lower Frequencies (April 2005)
Students and Media Literacy
Walter R. Jacobs - Author

Shows how using texts from popular culture in the classroom can help young people to become critical consumers of media without losing the pleasure they derive from it.

Speaking the Lower Frequencies
demonstrates how students can be critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. In Walter R. Jacobs's classes on media and society, students use the instructor's experiences as a model for inv...(Read More)
On Austrian Soil
On Austrian Soil (March 2005)
Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate
Sondra Perl - Author

FINALIST - 2006 Independent Publishers Book Award in the Autobiography/Memoir category

An award-winning teacher takes a journey into alien territory: Austria, Hitler's birthplace, and the territory of her own hatred. A teaching memoir that offers a pedagogy of hope.

Most educators keep their teaching secret. In On Austrian Soil, an award-winning teacher, Sondra Perl, opens her class...(Read More)
Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education
Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education (February 2005)
Breaking New Ground
John P. Miller - Editor
Selia Karsten - Editor
Diana Denton - Editor
Deborah Orr - Editor
Isabella Colalillo Kates - Editor

Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education.

In Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education, scholars from around the globe address the theory, practice, and poetics of holistic education. Some of the topics explored include educating the soul; partnership education; nourishing adolescents’ spirituality; education and the modern assault on being human; the Eros of t...(Read More)
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