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The Collaborative Construction of Pretend
The Collaborative Construction of Pretend (February 1992)
Social Pretend Play Functions
Carollee Howes - Author
Olivia Unger - With
Catherine C. Matheson - With

The Collaborative Construction of Pretend explores the origins and development of social pretend play in children. It begins with the infant's first attempts to play pretend with an adult; discusses the beginnings of toddler pretend with peers; and investigates the fully developed social play of preschool and school age children. The author argues that social pretend play can fulfill several different developmental functions and that these ...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Power
Transforming Power (January 1992)
Domination, Empowerment, and Education
Seth Kreisberg - Author

This book is about power -- power in the classroom, in our schools, and in our society. Schools, teachers, students, and teaching exist in a churning cauldron of interrelated institutions and social forces. Power relations in schools reflect these larger societal forces and the interconnections of our institutions.

This book is also about empowerment -- the empowerment of teachers and students. It explores the process through which people d...(Read More)
 
 
Textbooks in American Society
Textbooks in American Society (October 1991)
Politics, Policy, and Pedagogy
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor
Lois Weis - Editor

"This book is particularly important in light of the recent reform movement in education. It is clear that textbooks and policies affecting their creation and distribution will be undergoing major scrutiny in the ture."--Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., University of Miami

In recent years, textbooks have been widely criticized for low standards, lack of imaginativeness, and insensitivity to racial and gender issues. Increasingly, they are cited as ...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (September 1991)
Lois Weis - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early childhood education in the 1990s. Part I delves into the complex world, both personal and professional, of the classroom teacher. The essays in Part II look at issues of the school community, including the roles of class, race, gender, and exceptiona...(Read More)
 
 
Education and Women's Work
Education and Women's Work (August 1991)
Female Schooling and the Division of Labor in Urban America, 1870-1930
John L. Rury - Author

"This book fills an immense lacuna in the history of women's education, the history of secondary education, and the history of curriculum. The use of multiple sources of information is ambitious and unusual. The lines of interpretation are provocative and fundamental, creating new conceptual dimensions for historians of women, education, and labor to explore.

"Education and Women's Work is a fine, complex book." ...(Read More)
 
 
Integrating Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Integrating Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics (August 1991)
Elizabeth Fennema - Editor
Thomas P. Carpenter - Editor
Susan J. Lamon - Editor

During the last decade there were significant advances in the study of students' learning and problem solving in mathematics, and in the study of classroom instruction. Because these two research programs usually have been conducted individually, it is generally agreed now that there is an increasing need for an integrated research program. This book represents initial discussions and development of a unified paradigm for studying teaching in math...(Read More)
 
 
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership (July 1991)
The Moral Art
Christopher Hodgkinson - Author

"I found it fascinating to read; it prompts thinking about administration and encourages the reader to reconceptualize important aspects of work. It provides a valuable assessment of crucial issues and dilemmas in administering and does not dismiss them with simple slogan-like panaceas. Hodgkinson underscores the hard work and difficult challenges of being morally aware within an organizational context." -- Gretchen B. Rossman, University of Massa...(Read More)
 
 
Toward Curriculum for Being
Toward Curriculum for Being (July 1991)
Voices of Educators
Louise M. Berman - Author
Francine H. Hultgren - Author
Diane Lee - Author
Mary S. Rivkin - Author
Jessie A. Roderick - Author

"The effect of this book is to communicate extremely well what it was like for each writer to move through the experience of understanding their own professional insights -- their curriculum for being. This has never been done before (to my knowledge) in a group context and with the intent of exhibiting the formal method of research by which this was done. It is at once personal, fascinating, profound, dramatic, and instructive." -- Edmund C...(Read More)
 
 
Crusade for Democracy
Crusade for Democracy (March 1991)
Progressive Education at the Crossroads
Daniel Tanner - Author

This book tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Education movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which remains the most original and powerful intellectual force ever generated within professional education in this country. At the core of the story is the founding and early activities of the John Dewey Society for the Study of Education and Culture. In this compelling narrative, Daniel Tanner details, through close examination of the scholarly l...(Read More)
 
 
Framing Dropouts
Framing Dropouts (March 1991)
Notes on the Politics of an Urban High School
Michelle Fine - Author

"I think this is the most important work I have read in over a decade on the sociology and politics of school dropouts. Fine combines a narrative structure with a rigorous theoretical discourse that allows the reader to both hear the voices of those involved in the dropout situation as well as to have the opportunity to reflect critically on the ideological and material forces that structure the dropout issue as a social problem. I am convinced th...(Read More)
 
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