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Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings
Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings (April 1999)
African American Administrators in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities
William B. Harvey - Editor

African American university and college presidents, vice presidents, and deans offer firsthand reflections on their encounters with racism in higher education and the strategies they use to overcome obstacles they face.

Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings offers observations and reflections on the experiences of African American leaders in predominantly white institutions of higher education. These current and past presidents, vice p...(Read More)
 
 
Re Visioning Composition Textbooks
Re Visioning Composition Textbooks (April 1999)
Conflicts of Culture, Ideology, and Pedagogy
Xin Liu Gale - Editor
Fredric G. Gale - Editor

Explores the cultures, ideologies, traditions, and the material and political conditions that influence the writing and publishing of textbooks.

An exploration of the sometimes tenuous relationship between textbooks and the discipline of composition and rhetoric, (Re)Visioning Composition Textbooks critically scrutinizes the culture of textbooks from the vantage point of scholars and teachers. It examines a variet...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Dreams
Sacred Dreams (April 1999)
Women and the Superintendency
C. Cryss Brunner - Editor

Although women have dominated the teaching ranks at all levels of education since the turn of the century, men occupy 93 percent of superintendency jobs. Considering the nationwide concern that superintendency positions will be vacated faster than they can be filled during the next decade, it's quite possible that women are the greatest untapped pool of capable candidates. As women think about, seek, and accept superintendency assignments, they need...(Read More)
 
 
The Work of Friendship
The Work of Friendship (April 1999)
Rorty, His Critics, and the Project of Solidarity
Dianne Rothleder - Author

Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.

"The Work of Friendship goes right to the heart of current debates regarding the need for philosophers to overcome not only what Rorty criticizes as epistemology, but also what Rorty fails to address, namely the problem of philosophical detachment from social theory and praxis. The engaging style brings the personal into the political and beautifully...(Read More)
 
 
For Girls Only
For Girls Only (February 1999)
Making a Case for Single-Sex Schooling
Janice L. Streitmatter - Author

"This book begins where others end--by addressing issues about the legality of single-sex schools and classes and the dilemmas they pose for teachers and administrators. The whole book is very insightful and brilliant." -- Cornelius Riordan, Providence College

For Girls Only examines research and public policy regarding single-sex schooling, especially girls-only classes in public, coeducational schools. Since the passage of Title IX i...(Read More)
 
 
The Citizen Factory
The Citizen Factory (January 1999)
Schooling and Cultural Production in Bolivia
Aurolyn Luykx - Author

A vivid ethnography of a group of students training to become schoolteachers in Bolivia and the challenges they face as they try to maintain their indigenous identity.

"The Citizen Factory is a testimony to the organic character of all ethnographic interpretation...This study of a Bolivian Normal School will challenge comparative politics and comparative education scholars to rethink their studies of political socialization. Mo...(Read More)
 
 
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum (December 1998)
A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures
Carol Cornelius - Author

Provides a framework and an example for studying diverse cultures in a respectful manner, using the thematic focus of corn to examine the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture.

"Using American schools to help citizens understand, respect, and value cultural diversity is extremely important. However, efforts in K-12 schools today to teach about 'other' cultures are a mile wide and an inch deep. That is to say everybody is doing it, but almos...(Read More)
 
 
The Role of Self in Teacher Development
The Role of Self in Teacher Development (December 1998)
Richard P. Lipka - Editor
Thomas M. Brinthaupt - Editor

Reflects some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points.

The Role of Self in Teacher Development explores some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points. The contributors examine not only pre-service teachers, but al...(Read More)
 
 
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Education (September 1998)
Emerging Perspectives
Carlos Alberto Torres - Editor
Theodore R. Mitchell - Editor

Examines emerging theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of sociology of education. These perspectives draw on notions of social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, and detracking.

Sociology of Education discusses emerging theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of sociology of education. These emerging perspectives focus on the scholarship of class, race, gender and the state in education, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Perspectives on Project Head Start
Critical Perspectives on Project Head Start (September 1998)
Revisioning the Hope and Challenge
Jeanne Ellsworth - Editor
Lynda J. Ames - Editor

Considers how Project Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, has operated (sometimes effectively and comfortably, sometimes not) with families, in communities, and with other institutions. An important look at the intersections of poverty, social programs, and education.
This book offers critical perspectives on the complex dynamics of politics, class, gender, power, race, and ethnicity in Project Head Start, past and present...(Read More)
 
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