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Embracing Risk in Urban Education
by Alice Ginsberg

9781607099482Alice E. Ginsberg; Maxine Greene (Foreword by)Embracing Risk in Urban Education: Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage in the Era of No Excuses and Relay Race ReformAt a time when American urban public education is under broad attack, and in which America is perceived as a nation at risk that is losing the race to the Top, educators and politicians from across the spectrum are promoting increased emphasis on standardized testing, business models of school reform, zero tolerance, no excuses, promoting cultural assimilation, and building a standardized curriculum. Ginsberg argues that in the effort to reduce the achievement gap and mitigate the pejorative label of at-risk, " we are in danger of eliminating risk from education entirely. This is especially the case in urban schools with large numbers of poor and minority students. Ginsberg explores alternative approaches to student achievement at four dynamic Philadelphia public schools. This book provides a grounded, close look at alternative and innovative pedagogies which embrace risk through an emphasis on critical inquiry, cultural diversity, global awareness, project-based learning, collaboration, community partnerships, and student activism. The result? Schools which can nurture a new generation of students who are not only smart and literate but can think help preserve American Democracy while furthering the quest for peace, unity, equity, and social justice. - Description from Syndetics
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Standardized Testing
by Dedria Bryfonski

9780737755992Greenhaven Press Editors; Dedria BryfonskiStandardized TestingThese books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This new edition in the At Issue series offers readers a variety of articles that address the topic of standardized testing. The title explores the effectiveness of standardized testing as a measure of student accomplishment, the impact of standardized te; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports. - Description from Syndetics
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Becoming a Teacher
by Forrest Parkay

9780132626149Forrest W. ParkayBecoming a TeacherWith a bright and engaging writing style that enlists the voices from experts as well as novices, Becoming a Teacher explores what it means to be a professional teacher in today's climate of accountability, high-stakes testing, and changing legislation. The fully revised 9th edition embraces and articulates the changing field of education, outlining ways to be an agent of change in the profession, pinpointing meaningful uses of technology in education, clarifying realities of diversity in the classroom, and clearly outlining past, present, and future thoughts on curriculum, instruction, management, philosophy, and issues in education. This down-to-earth and straightforward approach provides students with the tools and information necessary to answer the questions, "What does it take to become a high quality teacher?" and "Do I want to teach?" Along the way, the author provides practical perspectives for meeting the challenges of teaching. Organized into four parts, the book addresses both functional and foundational topics to give readers a well-rounded view of the teaching profession. - Description from Syndetics
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Common Care Meets Education Reform
by Frederick Hess

9780807754788Frederick M. Hess (Editor); Michael Q. McShane (Editor)Common Core Meets Education Reform: What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of SchoolingHow can the Common Core complement and not conflict with school improvement efforts already at work across the United States? How can it be seamlessly integrated into accountability systems, teacher preparation and development, charter schools, and educational technology? This timely volume brings together prominent scholars and policy analysts to examine the pressing issues that will mark Common Core implementation. Whether or not you agree with the standards, the Common Core is coming, and this book will help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders anticipate the challenges and take steps to address them. - Description from Syndetics
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Foundations of American Education
by James Johnson

9780132836722James A. Johnson; Diann L. Musial; Gene E. Hall; Donna M. GollnickFoundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging TimesNote: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 013338621X. The new Sixteenth Edition of this classic text presents a broad introduction to the foundations of education through discussion of theory and practice in such areas as advocacy; legislation; and the current social, political, and economic climate. In it, teachers gain a realistic perspective and approach to their work. Current, thoughtful, and completely up-to-date, Foundations of American Education presents a comprehensive look at the fast-paced world of information and the underlying constructs influencing today's schools. The book includes comprehensive coverage of recent trends and issues in schools, the emergence of Common Core State Standards, RTI, and the continuing emphasis on assessment. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad#65533; and Android#65533; tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. - Description from Syndetics
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Acting Out!
by Mollie Blackburn

9780807750322Acting Out!: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher ActivismIn this volume, teachers from urban, suburban, and rural districts join together in a teacher inquiry group to challenge homophobia and heterosexism in schools and classrooms. To create safe learning environments for all students they address key topics, including seizing teachable moments, organizing faculty, deciding whether to come out in the classroom, using LBGTQ-inclusive texts, running a Gay-Straight Alliance, changing dsitrict policy to protect LBGTQ teachers and students, dealing with resistant students, and preparing preservice teachers to do antihomophobia work. The book discusses examples of antihomophobia teaching accross elementary, secondary and university contexts, and discussions of the consequences of this work. - Description from Syndetics
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Education : Opposing Viewpoints Series
by Noël Merino

9780737764345Greenhaven Press Editors (Editor); Gale Editors (Editor); Noel MerinoEducationEach title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Education examines what the state of education is in America, if school alternatives are a good idea, if religion and religious ideas should be part of public education, and how the education system should be improved.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th - Description from Syndetics
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Adult Learning : Linking Theory & Practice
by Sharan Merriam

9781118130575Sharan B. Merriam; Laura L. BieremaAdult Learning: Bridging Theory and PracticeSolidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master's-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today's World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter. - Description from Syndetics
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