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Interventions That Work With Special Populations in Gifted Education

Author: Ariel Baska
Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Abstract: This text is for regular classroom teachers who work with special needs learners in their classrooms, and the specialists and administrators who support these populations. Students of poverty, English language learners, and the twice exceptional are often overlooked for services in gifted programs and frequently miss out on opportunities to hone their skills and learn the culture of success. Interventions provided in this book promote talent development in schools, at home, and in the community. This book focuses on both the social-emotional and cognitive needs of these students, and provides templates for long-term planning and goal setting. The text also addresses challenges encountered in working with these students and effective strategies to overcome them.
Publisher: Prufrock
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Inventing the World Grant University: Chinese International Students’ Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities

Author: Steven Fraiberg
Author: Xiqao Wang
Author: Xiaoye You
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Through an exploration of the literacy practices of undergraduate Chinese international students in the United States and China, Inventing the World Grant University demonstrates the ways in which literacies, mobilities, and transnational identities are constructed and enacted across institutional and geographic borders.

Steven Fraiberg, Xiqiao Wang, and Xiaoye You develop a mobile literacies framework for studying undergraduate Chinese international students enrolling at Western institutions, whose numbers have increased in recent years. Focusing on the literacy practices of these students at Michigan State University and at Sinoway International Education Summer School in China, Fraiberg, Wang, and You draw on a range of mobile methods to map the travel of languages, identities, ideologies, pedagogies, literacies, and underground economies across continents. Case studies of administrators’, teachers’, and students’ everyday literacy practices provide insight into the material and social structures shaping and shaped by a globalizing educational landscape.

Advocating an expansion of focus from translingualism to transliteracy and from single-site analyses to multi-site approaches, this volume situates local classroom practices in the context of the world grant university. Inventing the World Grant University contributes to scholarship in mobility, literacy, spatial theory, transnationalism, and disciplinary enculturation. It further offers insight into the opportunities and challenges of enacting culturally relevant pedagogies.

Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Investigating Disciplinary Literacy: A Framework for Collaborative Professional Learning

Author: Christina L. Dobbs
Author: Jacy Ippolito
Author: Megin Charner-Laird
Abstract: Investigating Disciplinary Literacy provides practical, research-based guidance for teachers seeking to strengthen students’ reading, writing, and communication skills in subjects from the humanities to the sciences. The authors present a framework for conducting professional development cycles based on disciplinary literacy-related learning and district-based research projects they have conducted over the past five years.
 
The book outlines the steps in the cycle and identifies four “working habits” essential to initiating and sustaining disciplinary literacy projects: balancing content with process; creating a culture of adaptation and invention; attending equally to intermediate and subject-specific literacy skills; and positioning teachers and leaders as learners within projects. The book, written in a reader-friendly voice, shows how educators can collaboratively explore and implement disciplinary literacy-related practices in context-specific, meaningful ways.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Invisibly Blighted: The Digital Erosion of Childhood

Author: Sandra Leaton Gray
Author: Andy Phippen
Abstract: Children carry the weight of other people's expectations on their shoulders, and in the technological age that represents a bigger burden than it ever has before. This book is a manifesto for a different digital future for children in which their rights are respected and their identities are free. The authors explore new ways of understanding children's risk, schooling, biometrics, privacy issues, and technology innovation. Aimed at anyone who has sensed the cultural shift in childhood currently taking place, this book helps readers think more deeply about what it means to be a child in the digital world today.
Publisher: UCL IOE Press
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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State

Author: Jonathan Staff
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A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams

Jonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional do-gooder, and in 2009, when he decided to found Abaarso, a secondary school in Somaliland, the choice seemed crazy to even his closest friends. “Why,” they wondered, “would he turn down a life of relative luxury to relocate to an armed compound in a breakaway region of the world’s #1 failed state?” To achieve his mission, Starr would have to overcome profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety and that of his staff.

It Takes a School is the story of how an abstract vision became a transformative reality, as Starr set out to build a school in a place forgotten by the world. It is the story of a skeptical and clan-based society learning to give way to trust. And it’s the story of the students themselves, including a boy from a family of nomads who took off on his own in search of an education and a girl who waged a hunger strike in order to convince her strict parents to send her to Abaarso.

Abaarso has placed forty graduates and counting in American universities, from Harvard to MIT, and sends Somaliland a clear message: its children can compete with anyone in the world. Now the initial question Starr was asked demands another: “If such a success can happen in an unrecognized breakaway region of Somalia, can it not happen anywhere?”

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order

Author: Joy Ann Williamson-Lott
Abstract: This well-researched volume explores how the Black freedom struggle and the anti–Vietnam War movement dovetailed with faculty and student activism in the South to undermine the traditional role of higher education and bring about social change. It uses the battles between students, faculty, presidents, trustees, elected officials, and funding agencies to explain how Black and White southern campuses transformed themselves into reputable academic centers. No matter the type of institution, these battles represented cracks in the edifice of the Old South and precipitated wide-ranging changes in southern higher education and society as well.
Publisher: Information Age
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Justice on Both Sides : Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice

Author: Maisha T. Winn
Editor: H. Richard Milner IV
Abstract: Restorative justice represents “a paradigm shift in the way Americans conceptualize and administer punishment,” says author Maisha T. Winn, from a focus on crime to a focus on harm, including the needs of both those who were harmed and those who caused it. Her book, Justice on Both Sides, provides an urgently needed, comprehensive account of the value of restorative justice and how contemporary schools can implement effective practices to address inequalities associated with race, class, and gender.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Knowledge and the Study of Education: An International Exploration (Oxford Studies in Comparative Education)

Author: Geoff Whitty
Editor: John Furlong
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Publisher: Symposium Books
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

Author: Mark Seidenberg
Abstract: In Language at the Speed of Sight, internationally renowned cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive science, neurobiology, and linguistics. As Seidenberg shows, the disconnect between science and education is a major factor in America's chronic underachievement. How we teach reading places many children at risk of failure, discriminates against poorer kids, and discourages even those who could have become more successful readers. Children aren't taught basic print skills because educators cling to the disproved theory that good readers guess the words in texts, a strategy that encourages skimming instead of close reading. Interventions for children with reading disabilities are delayed because parents are mistakenly told their kids will catch up if they work harder. Learning to read is more difficult for children who speak a minority dialect in the home, but that is not reflected in classroom practices. By building on science's insights, we can improve how our children read, and take real steps toward solving the inequality that illiteracy breeds.

Publisher: Basic Books
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Language Learner Strategies: Contexts, Issues and Applications in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Michael James Grenfell
Author: Vee Harris
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Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Leading Against the Grain Lessons for Creating Just and Equitable Schools

Editor: Jeffrey S. Brooks
Editor: Anthony H. Normore
Abstract: What new ideas and ways of thinking can educational leaders learn from great world leaders who have moved their societies to greater equity and expanded educational opportunity? In this lively, accessible volume, the editors have brought together an impressive group of senior and early-career educational scholars to study the lives and contributions of a wide range of outstanding historical and contemporary leaders from the United States and across the globe. This rich collection of brief biographical commentaries profiles leaders like Wangari Mathaai, John Tippeconic III, Fannie Lou Hamer, Saul Alinsky, Antonia Pantoja, Jimmy Carter, Golda Meir, Sun Yat Sen, José Rizal, and Jesus Christ. Each profile focuses on a single individual and includes (1) an introduction and biographical sketch, (2) a discussion of their context and activities as a leader, (3) a list of the key lessons we can learn from their leadership, and (4) an explanation of how these lessons are relevant for today. This unique collection bridges cultures, professions, and callings to help American education leaders create more just and equitable schools.
Publisher: Teachers College Press
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Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change

Author: Mary Ann Wolf
Author: Elizabeth Bobst
Author: Nancy Mangum
Abstract: Leading Personalized and Digital Learning provides needed guidance for principals, aspiring principals, and other school leaders at a critical time when educators are looking to put the power of technology to work for student-centered learning. The authors identify eight leadership essentials that school leaders must attend to if they are to lead an effective and sustainable transition to a new way of teaching and learning.They also offer resources and wisdom gleaned from years in the field.

The proliferation of technological tools means K–12 education can now be tailored to meet the needs and interests of individual students, empowering them to take charge of their own learning. For educators, however, transitioning to digital and personalized teaching is immensely challenging, often requiring a fundamental change in mindsets and school culture. Drawing on their extensive experience coaching school leaders across the country, the authors highlight expert principals who have successfully made the transition to customized education through the use of personal pathways, competency- and project-based learning, and other models.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Learning Architectures in Higher Education: Beyond Communities of Practice

Author: Jonathan Tummons
Abstract: Jonathan Tummons explores communities of practice theory, looking at how its focus on learning as apprenticeship can be understood, providing the reader with a conceptual framework for making sense of learning as a social practice as distinct from an individual, psychological process. Tummons looks at how communities of practice theory needs to be reconfigured to take account of the insights provided by other theoretical models and then applies his critically and theoretically reworked perspective to two distinct higher education contexts, providing critical and powerful tools for examining learning and teaching practices.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Learning as Development: Rethinking International Education in a Changing World

Author: Daniel A. Wagner
Abstract: Learning is the foundation of the human experience. It begins at birth and never stops, a continuous and malleable link across life stages of human development. Disparities in learning access and outcomes around the world have deep consequences for income, social mobility, health, and well-being. For international development practitioners faced with today's unprecedented environmental and geopolitical pressures, learning should be viewed as a touchstone and target for those seeking to truly effect global change. This book traces the path of international development work―from its pre-colonial origins to the emergence of economics as the dominant discipline in the field―and lays out a new agenda for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners, from early education through adulthood. Learning as Development is an attempt to rethink international education in a changing world.
Publisher: Routledge
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Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation

Author: Mairin Glenn
Author: Mary Roche
Author: Caitriona McDonagh
Author: Bernie Sullivan
Abstract: Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships shows how theory and practice come into lived interplay in social spaces where theory informs practice and practice turns into theory. Drawing on their own experiences of becoming a learning community, the authors introduce the ideas underpinning self-study action research. Through a series of first-hand practitioner accounts, the chapters describe and explain how to engage in processes of inquiry and establish learning communities, how to make space for professional conversations and how to develop living theories from within daily practice. 

The book shows how meaningful change can take place, both in educational improvements and also in more transformative professional learning, when educators are encouraged to draw on their own personal educational values and share their idea
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Learning for Careers: The Pathways to Prosperity Network

Author: Nancy Hoffman
Author: Robert B. Schwartz
Abstract: Learning for Careers provides a comprehensive account of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national initiative focused on helping more young people successfully complete high school, attain a first postsecondary credential with value in the labor market, and get started on a career without foreclosing the opportunity for further education. It takes as its starting point the influential 2011 Pathways to Prosperity report, which challenged the prevailing idea that the core mission of high schools was to prepare all students for college. In response, the Pathways Network was founded in 2012 to promote cooperative arrangements between educational and business institutions in order to fashion pathways for young people to acquire twenty-first-century skills and achieve professional success.

This book traces the evolution of the Pathways Network over the past five years, focusing on the efforts of a diverse set of states and regions to build systems that span high school and the first two years of postsecondary education. States such as Delaware and Tennessee have been highly effective in establishing systems designed to equip students with credentials valued in the contemporary labor market. At the same time, the authors acknowledge the technical, political, and cultural challenges in redesigning career-focused education to produce satisfactory outcomes for young people throughout the country.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Literacy and Democracy in South African Primary Schools

Author: Getahun Yacob Abraham
Author: Mary Alice Barksdale
Abstract: Literacy and Democracy in South African Primary Schools presents findings based on two research projects conducted in South African primary schools during the same time frame. Working from the South African Foundation Phase curriculum that was introduced in 2009, the first project focused on the introduction of leadership qualities and the election of classroom representatives in 3rd grade classes in four elementary schools. The other introduced process-based writing to teachers and researched the process and products of children’s stories. The book describes research experiences from the field, provides a brief overview of the history of the South African education system, and looks ahead to the future transformation of global educational systems.
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners

Author: Regie Routman
Abstract: How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?
 
That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy EssentialsEngagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners.  Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.
 
Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:
 
            • Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
            • Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
            • Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
            • Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.
 
Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.
Publisher: Stenhouse
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Making Mathematics Accessible for Elementary Students Who Struggle: Using CRA/CSA for Interventions

Author: Margaret M. Flores
Author: Megan Burton
Author: Vanessa Hinton
Abstract: This comprehensive resource provides educators with focused methods for students who struggle in elementary mathematics. The methods and procedures revolve around the CRA/CSA (Concrete-Representational/Semi-Concrete-Abstract) instructional sequence. These strategies are intended for small group intensive instruction, one that addresses students need for increased repetition and explicitness that cannot be provided within a large group of students with diverse learning needs.

Current research on the CRA/CSA instructional sequence is scattered across multiple resources. Making Mathematics Accessible for Elementary Students Who Struggle: Using CRA/CSA for Interventions provides comprehensive coverage of the most up-to-date research in one user-friendly resource. The sequence is included in every chapter and addresses instruction related to number sense, counting, basic operations, complex operations, basic fraction concepts, and operations with fractions.

This resource is written by experienced professors spanning the fields of special education and curriculum, and teaching. Its professional insight, aligned with current mathematical teaching standards and CRA/CSA research, makes this text invaluable to upcoming or current teachers in elementary mathematics.

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  • Explicit and hands-on examples of CRA/CSA s use aligned with current mathematics standards and practices
  • Suggestions and tips for various classroom situations
  • Application questions for every chapter
  • Drawings and diagrams associated with steps of the teaching process
  • Classroom-tested strategies
Publisher: Plural Publishing
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Making the Grade: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Nicholas D. Young
Author: Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos
Abstract: Designed to be a valuable resource, this book provides educators, administrators, practitioners, and families with a clear understanding of how to meet the instructional, emotional, and social needs of students with learning disabilities. Readers will benefit from the extensive research provided and will gain an appreciation for the importance of collaboration, creating safe and supportive learning environments, as well as effectively implementing interventions.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Mastering Primary Music

Author: Ruth Atkinson
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Mastering Primary Music introduces the primary music curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make music learning irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in music
· Music as an irresistible activity 
· Music as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in music
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in music
· Practical issues

This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of a leading professional in primary music, Ruth Atkinson, to provide the essential guide to teaching music for all trainee primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Mastering Primary Physical Education

Author: Kristy Howells
Author: Alison Carney
Author: Neil Castle
Author: Rich Little
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Mastering Primary Physical Education introduces the primary physical education curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make physical education irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in physical education
· Physical education as an irresistible activity 
· Physical education as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in physical education
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in physical education
· Practical issues


This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of four leading professionals in primary physical education, Kristy Howells, Alison Carney, Neil Castle and Rich Little, to provide the essential guide to teaching physical education for all trainee primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Mastering Primary Science

Author: Amanda McCrory
Author: Kenna Worthington
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Mastering Primary Science introduces the primary science curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make science learning irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in primary science
· Science as an irresistible activity 
· Science as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in science
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in science
· Practical issues

This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of two leading professionals in primary science, Amanda McCrory and Kenna Worthington, to provide the essential guide to teaching science for all trainee and qualified primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Mathematical Understanding for Secondary Teaching: A Framework and Classroom-Based Situations

Editor: M. Kathleen Heid
Editor: Patricia S. Wilson
Abstract: Co-published with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - A perennial discussion about teacher development is the optimal content background for teachers. In recent years, that discussion has taken center stage in the work of mathematics education researchers, mathematicians, mathematics professional developers, and mathematics education policymakers. Much of the existing and prior work in this area has been directed toward mathematical knowledge for teaching at the elementary level. The work described in this volume takes a sometimes-neglected approach, focusing on the dynamic nature of mathematical understanding rather than on a stable description of mathematical knowledge, and on mathematics for secondary teaching rather than mathematics for teaching at the elementary level. The work reported in Mathematical Understanding for Secondary Teaching: A Framework and Classroom-Based Situations is a practice-based response to the question of what mathematical understandings secondary teachers could productively use in their teaching. For each of more than 50 events, our team of almost 50 mathematics educators who were experienced mathematics teachers developed descriptions of the mathematics that teachers could use-each of those descriptions (consisting of the event and the mathematics related to the event) is what we call a Situation. We developed our Framework for Mathematical Understanding for Secondary Teaching (MUST) based on an analysis of our entire set of Situations. We call the work practice-based because the MUST framework is based on actual events that we witnessed in our observations of secondary mathematics practice. Groups of mathematics teachers can use this volume to enhance their own understandings of secondary mathematics. School leaders and professional developers in secondary mathematics will find our MUST Framework and Situations useful as they work with teachers in enhancing and deepening their understanding of secondary mathematics. Mathematics teacher educators and mathematicians who teach mathematics to prospective and in-service secondary teachers will be able to couch their mathematical discussions in the Situations-examples that arise from secondary mathematics classrooms. They will be able to use this volume as they design courses and programs that enhance mathematics from the perspectives identified in the MUST framework. Policymakers and researchers can use our MUST framework as they consider the mathematics background needed by teachers.
Publisher: Information Age
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Meeting the Challenges to Measurement in an Era of Accountability

Editor: Henry Braun
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Under pressure and support from the federal government, states have increasingly turned to indicators based on student test scores to evaluate teachers and schools, as well as students themselves. The focus thus far has been on test scores in those subject areas where there is a sequence of consecutive tests, such as in mathematics or English/language arts with a focus on grades 4-8. Teachers in these subject areas, however, constitute less than thirty percent of the teacher workforce in a district. Comparatively little has been written about the measurement of achievement in the other grades and subjects.

 

This volume seeks to remedy this imbalance by focusing on the assessment of student achievement in a broad range of grade levels and subject areas, with particular attention to their use in the evaluation of teachers and schools in all. It addresses traditional end-of-course tests, as well as alternative measures such as portfolios, exhibitions, and student learning objectives. In each case, issues related to design and development, psychometric considerations, and validity challenges are covered from both a generic and a content-specific perspective.

 
Publisher: Routledge
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Millennial Teachers of Color

Editor: Mary E. Dilworth
Editor: H. Richard Milner IV
Abstract: Millennial Teachers of Color explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by prominent teacher educator Mary E. Dilworth, considers the unique qualities, challenges, and opportunities posed by that large population for the teaching field.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Mobile Learning: Perspectives on Practice and Policy

Editor: Danielle Herro
Editor: Sousan Arafeh
Editor: Rich Ling
Editor: Chris Holden
Abstract: This edited book provides a venue for researchers to share their work on mobile learning with a focus on uses for mobiles in informal settings and PK-20 classrooms, language learning, mobile gaming, leadership and policy issues, and what mobile learning in the future may be.
Publisher: Information Age
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Model Science Teacher Preparation Programs: An International Comparison of What Works

Editor: Jon E. Pedersen
Editor: Tetsuo Isozaki
Editor: Toshihde Hrano
Abstract: This volume will focus on a much need comparison of science teacher preparation from around the world. In recent times (last 5 years) much has been written and communicated both in the popular press and within the annals of research oriented publications about the performance of students international in math and science. Although not a new discussion or debate, many countries are held as exemplars in how they educate their youth and subsequently how they educate their teachers. Given this situation and given the fact that there is ample evidence to show that some countries youth perform better on tests such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and we know that teacher significantly contribute to the performance of students, it is time that we look at the specific attributes of teacher preparation worldwide. Although this volume will not look at every country that is in the comparator group for PISA and other measures, we have contacted over 18 potential authors in the same number of countries in which there is ample evidence to show successes regarding student performance and quality teacher preparation programs. The intent of the book is not just to report on the “success” of each nation. Rather the intent is to ask authors to take a critical look at the process by which science teachers are educated and share with the reader both the positive and negative aspects of such preparation programs. For all 15 contributed chapters, the editors have analyzed each and from this constructed from the “data” an analysis and report in a final chapter on the exemplary qualities from various nations and make specific recommendations regarding science teacher preparation for the global community.
Publisher: Information Age
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Models of Success: How Historically Black Colleges and Universities Survive the Economic Recession

Editor: Shametrice Davis
Editor: Walter M. Kimbrough
Abstract: This edited book contains chapters related to the excellent management and leadership practices currently taking place at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the context an economic recession. Each chapter highlights successful operations at HBCUs from management, leadership, and administrative standpoints in a manner that is not comparative of or overly reliant upon dominant literature, standards, or theories. Amongst the deficitladen literature regarding the fiscal, accreditation, and governance status of HBCUs are few studies highlighting those institutions successfully operating in a difficult economy. This book fills that gap of information by offering chapters on excellent management and leadership practices occurring at a variety of HBCUs today.
Publisher: Information Age
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Money and Schools 6th Edition

Author: Faith E. Crampton
Author: R. Craig Wood
Author: David C. Thompson
Abstract: For both aspiring and experienced education leaders in school budgeting, finance, and resource management courses, Money and Schools  explains and demonstrates the relationship between money and equality of educational opportunity. Grounded in research and best practices, this book provides a broad overview of school finance, budgeting, and resource allocation, as well as a detailed examination of day-to-day funding operations. This accessible and engaging book offers strong connections to real-world experiences and detailed information on pre-K–12 funding history, concepts, and current operations.
Publisher: Routledge
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