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Integral Education
Integral Education (August 2010)
New Directions for Higher Learning
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Jonathan Reams - Editor
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an Integral perspective.

The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. Integral Educat...(Read More)
 
 
Splintered Accountability
Splintered Accountability (April 2010)
State Governance and Education Reform
Arnold F Shober - Author

Detailed study of how real education reform works.

The No Child Left Behind Act declared that improving education in every school in the United States was a top national priority. However, this act did not acknowledge how state departments of education have successfully constructed reforms for the past few decades, despite the power struggle between governors, legislators, school districts, and state boa...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers Learning in Community
Teachers Learning in Community (March 2010)
Realities and Possibilities
Betty Lou Whitford - Editor
Diane R. Wood - Editor

Raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities.

This book raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities given the current political and structural realities of public schools. The culmination of six years of research in five states, it explores real-world efforts to establish le...(Read More)
 
 
Unresolved Identities
Unresolved Identities (March 2010)
Discourse, Ambivalence, and Urban Immigrant Students
Bic Ngo - Author
Deborah P. Britzman - Foreword by

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

In her ethnographic study of Lao American students at an urban, public high school, Bic Ngo shows how simplistic accounts of these students smooth over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social relations. Exploring the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses that simplify and confine the...(Read More)
 
 
Sound-Bite Saboteurs
Sound-Bite Saboteurs (March 2010)
Public Discourse, Education, and the State of Democratic Deliberation
Julie Drew - Author
William Lyons - Author
Lance Svehla - Author

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.

Sound-Bite Saboteurs examines the emergence of a multifaceted, multimedia culture that encourages the use of sound bites to silence one’s opponents at the expense of democratic deliberation and debate. No simple partisan phenomenon or mere attempt to “spin” a particular issue, sou...(Read More)
 
 
SUNY at Sixty
SUNY at Sixty (February 2010)
The Promise of the State University of New York
John B. Clark - Editor
W. Bruce Leslie - Editor
Kenneth P. O'Brien - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

A close examination of the history, accomplishments, and potential of the State University of New York system.

The State University of New York is America’s largest comprehensive public university system, with sixty-four campuses, including community colleges, colleges of technology, university colleges, research universities, medical schools, academic medical  centers, and specialized campuses in field...(Read More)
 
 
Decision Making for Educational Leaders
Decision Making for Educational Leaders (January 2010)
Underexamined Dimensions and Issues
Bob L. Johnson Jr. - Author
Sharon D. Kruse - Author

A guide to decision making for school administrators.

Why another book on decision making? In this increasingly complex world, there are many tensions inherent in the daily practice of educational leaders. This book illuminates these tensions, and acknowledges the reality that there are already multiple approaches to decision making in any educational context. The authors offer a guide to integrate the influences o...(Read More)
 
 
Mediumism
Mediumism (December 2009)
A Philosophical Reconstruction of Modernism for Existential Learning
René V. Arcilla - Author

Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.

Mediumism considers what the modernist movement in the arts could mean for us today. It examines how artists and critics, particularly in the visual arts, responded to the growth of industries of distraction since the nineteenth century by creating new kinds of artworks that stress their mediums. René V. Arcilla draws out the metaphysica...(Read More)
 
 
Educating Democracy
Educating Democracy (December 2009)
Alexis de Tocqueville and Leadership in America
Brian Danoff - Author

Revisionist analysis of the role of strong leadership in democracies, drawing primarily upon the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Do strong leaders inevitably undermine democracies? Drawing upon the insights of Alexis de Tocqueville, Brian Danoff offers a compelling, revisionist analysis of the role of leadership in democratic societies. Rather than focusing on effectiveness or character to assess the quality o...(Read More)
 
 
Writing-Based Teaching
Writing-Based Teaching (November 2009)
Essential Practices and Enduring Questions
Teresa Vilardi - Editor
Mary Chang - Editor

Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.

Written by the team at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contribu...(Read More)
 
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