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Struggling To Be Heard
Struggling To Be Heard (September 1998)
The Unmet Needs of Asian Pacific American Children
Valerie Ooka Pang - Editor
Li-Rong Lilly Cheng - Editor

1999 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Honorable Mention

The social, psychological, and educational needs of Asian Pacific American youth often go unmet. This book, written by multicultural educators, social workers, psychologists, and others, challenges stereotypical beliefs and seeks to provide, basic knowledge and direction for working with this population, often labeled as "the model minority."

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Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities (August 1998)
Appropriate Practices for a Diverse Population
Barry Edwards McNamara - Author

Provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and linguistic diversity found in students classified as learning disabled.

This book addresses issues in teacher preparation and parental roles in the education of children with learning disabilities. It provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and linguistic diversity found in students classified as learning dis...(Read More)
 
 
Middle Grade Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge and Its Relationship to Instruction
Middle Grade Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge and Its Relationship to Instruction (July 1998)
A Research Monograph
Judith Sowder - Author
Randolph A. Philipp - Author
Barbara E. Armstrong - Author
Bonnie P. Schappelle - Author

Investigates how middle grade teachers' deeper understanding of the mathematics of number, quantity, and proportion influences the way they teach and the way students learn.

The outcome of a two-year investigation, this book shows how teachers' understanding of the mathematics of number, quantity, and proportion influences how they teach and what their students learn of the concepts, skills, and reasoning associated wit...(Read More)
 
 
Education/Technology/Power
Education/Technology/Power (July 1998)
Educational Computing as a Social Practice
Michael W. Apple - Editor
Hank Bromley - Editor

With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?

"This book provides a powerful set of metaphors and linkages for thinking about technology in relation to education. It urges us to move beyond questions of instructio...(Read More)
 
 
Professional Development for Cooperative Learning
Professional Development for Cooperative Learning (July 1998)
Issues and Approaches
Celeste M. Brody - Editor
Neil Davidson - Editor

Describes different forms of professional development for cooperative learning and shows how the use of cooperative learning in professional development is leading to new insights into teaching and professional growth in schools.

"This book contains well-researched and complete models for the kind of staff development needed today. They represent a variety of perspectives that are all applicable to the educational trend...(Read More)
 
 
Reason to Believe
Reason to Believe (July 1998)
Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing
Hephzibah Roskelly - Author
Kate Ronald - Author

Explores current theories of teaching and demonstrates that English studies can benefit from the work of 19th-century American romanticism and pragmatism, both of which affirm the possibility of growth and development. The book argues eloquently for the importance of hope and relies extensively for its theoretical underpinnings on the influential writings of Cornel West and Paulo Freire.

"'How does the history of thinkin...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking the Unpleasant
Speaking the Unpleasant (April 1998)
The Politics of (non)Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain
Rudolfo Chavez Chavez - Editor
James O'Donnell - Editor

1999 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Honorable Mention

Discusses the issue of engagement, and nonengagement, of students in multicultural education programs.

"This volume creates a multicultural education dialog by and for teachers. The chapters address personal and institutional reflections that continuously probe into pre-and inservice students' tacit knowledge and mystified historic...(Read More)
 
 
Curriculum, Culture, and Art Education
Curriculum, Culture, and Art Education (April 1998)
Comparative Perspectives
Kerry Freedman - Editor
Fernando Hernandez - Editor

An international compilation of critical historical case studies of art education that illuminates how cultural knowledge is transmitted through curriculum.
"Curriculum theory and practice are central to the field of art education. Historical and critical inquiry are much needed, especially now, as we enter the next century. This book deals with unique glimpses of diverse international cultures through their aesthetics, education, politic...(Read More)
 
 
Nourishing Words
Nourishing Words (April 1998)
Bridging Private Reading and Public Teaching
Wendy Atwell-Vasey - Author

Exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, this book asks how we can oppose the alienation and distancing that so often characterize curriculum in schools.

By exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, Atwell-Vasey asks how we can oppose the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Curriculum
The Curriculum (April 1998)
Problems, Politics, and Possibilities (Second Edition)
Landon E. Beyer - Editor
Michael W. Apple - Editor

This new edition of the classic text extends the scope of critically-oriented work in curriculum studies.

"This is an excellent, carefully edited, well-produced curriculum reader that deserves to do very well indeed, if only because it embodies so much that James B. Macdonald taught about the study of the curriculum; namely that it is a human endeavor, not a scientific pursuit." -- Comparative Education Revi...(Read More)
 
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