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Teaching Selves
Teaching Selves (July 2001)
Identity, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education
Jane Danielewicz - Author

CHOICE 2001 Outstanding Academic Book

Through the experiences of six students who wish to become high school teachers, this book explores the process of what it means to be a teacher and proposes ten principles for identity development.

This is a book about how identities arise, in particular, about how individuals “become” teachers, and how pedagogy in teacher education programs...(Read More)
Education and Democratic Theory
Education and Democratic Theory (April 2001)
Finding a Place for Community Participation in Public School Reform
A. Belden Fields - Author
Walter Feinberg - Author

A ground-breaking look at how access to decision making in the public schools can be extended to all, even previously excluded segments of the community.

2001 AESA Critics' Choice Award

Much has been made of the gap between public schools and the communities that they serve. This book shows how a group of teachers, parents, and community people in “Ed City” formed an edu...(Read More)
Semiotics and Dis/ability
Semiotics and Dis/ability (March 2001)
Interrogating Categories of Difference
Linda J. Rogers - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

Examines the ways that the labels "disability" and "difference" are socially and culturally constructed.

This book brings together a unique collection of personal narratives and summaries of studies that problematize existing meanings of "disability" and "difference." Using applied semiotics as an analytical lens, the contributors examine the ways that these labels are socially and culturally constructed. Contributors in...(Read More)
Women Administrators in Higher Education
Women Administrators in Higher Education (January 2001)
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Jana Nidiffer - Editor
Carolyn Terry Bashaw - Editor

Shows the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.

In this book Jana Nidiffer and Carolyn Terry Bashaw fill in the pieces of the story of the history of women in higher education as well as tackle contemporary topics such as the controversies surrounding women's education; the contributions of women religious and lay presidents and t...(Read More)
Higher Education in Crisis
Higher Education in Crisis (January 2001)
The Corporate Eclipse of the University
Samuel M. Natale - Author
Anthony F. Libertella - Author
Geoff Hayward - Author

Explores the university’s altering landscape, the conflicts over its core values and legitimacy, and the challenge for the university to negotiate the new landscape and to redefine itself within a larger educational context.

This book’s purpose is clearly realized. In a balanced presentation, the pressures for change, the conflicts inherent in the university’s yielding to the demands of society, ...(Read More)
Faculty Work in Schools of Education
Faculty Work in Schools of Education (December 2000)
Rethinking Roles and Rewards for the Twenty-first Century
William G. Tierney - Editor

A full-bodied, robust discussion of issues of concern to faculty in schools of education.

Schools of education are undergoing dramatic changes in what they are expected to do and what kinds of work faculty should do and how they should be rewarded. This book discusses changes that are currently taking place and considers what reforms are necessary, offering provocative analyses about issues such as tenure, the role of no...(Read More)
Teaching to Transcend
Teaching to Transcend (July 2000)
Educating Women against Violence
Cheryl L. Sattler - Author

Examines teaching and learning in shelters for battered women.

Teaching to Transcend explores a particular kind of safe space for the education of women: domestic violence shelters. Women in shelters are literally taught concepts from self-worth to financial management, parenting, and feminist values of equality and rights. They also learn more subtly through counseling, interaction, and affirmation of their own stories and surv...(Read More)
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies (April 2000)
Issues and Approaches
Philip Q. Yang - Author

Defines the field of ethnic studies and explores its methodologies.
This highly readable book offers the first comprehensive definition of the field of ethnic studies, covering both the major issues of the field and its theoretical and methodological approaches. Ethnic Studies traces the origins and evolution of the discipline in the United States and maps its domain. The majority of the work considers central issues in ethnicity s...(Read More)
Accountability, Assessment, and Teacher Commitment
Accountability, Assessment, and Teacher Commitment (January 2000)
Lessons from Kentucky's Reform Efforts
Betty Lou Whitford - Editor
Ken Jones - Editor

This book provides the basis for thoughtful reflection and discussion of school accountability by critically examining Kentucky's groundbreaking educational reform strategy of statewide student assessment and teacher accountability.

Accountability, Assessment, and Teacher Commitment offers a vantage point to draw lessons from, and ponder alternatives to, the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), a state school reform effort base...(Read More)
Educational Knowledge
Educational Knowledge (January 2000)
Changing Relationships between the State, Civil Society, and the Educational Community
Thomas S. Popkewitz - Editor

An examination of educational reform and change throughout the world, focusing on how issues of power and governance within states affect school practice and policy-making.

Focusing on comparative examination of educational reforms, this book explores the relation of state practices and educational knowledge to changes in culture and economics among nations. Countries with different state traditions and political regimes are studied to...(Read More)
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