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Questioning the classroom: Perspectives on Canadian education

Author: Dianne Gereluk
Author: Christopher Martin
Author: Trevor Norris
Author: Bruce Maxwell
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data

Author: Julie J. Park
Abstract: In Race on Campus, Julie J. Park argues that there are surprisingly pervasive and stubborn myths about diversity on college and university campuses, and that these myths obscure the notable significance and admirable effects that diversity has had on campus life. Based on her analysis of extensive research and data about contemporary students and campuses, Park counters these myths and explores their problematic origins. Among the major myths that she addresses are charges of pervasive self-segregation, arguments that affirmative action in college admissions has run its course and become counterproductive, related arguments that Asian Americans are poorly served by affirmative action policies, and suggestions that programs and policies meant to promote diversity have failed to address class-based disadvantages. In the course of responding to these myths, Park presents a far more positive and nuanced portrait of diversity and its place on American college campuses.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Recruiting, Retaining, and Engaging African-American Males at Selective Public: Research Universities

Editor: Louis A. Castenell
Editor: Tarek C. Grantham
Editor: Billy J. Hawkins
Abstract: This book will discuss how traditions and elitist assumptions make it very difficult to recruit, retain, and engage African-American males. The authors will examine these issues from multiple perspectives in three sections that highlight research, policies and practices impacting the experiences of African American males, including Pre-Collegiate Preparation, African American Male Student Athletes, and Undergraduate and Graduate Considerations for African American Male Initiatives. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious

Author: William F. Massy
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Higher education expert William F. Massy’s decades as a professor, senior university officer, and consultant have left him with a passionate belief in the need for reform in America’s traditional universities. In Reengineering the University, he addresses widespread concerns that higher education’s costs are too high, learning falls short of objectives, disruptive technology and education models are mounting serious challenges to traditional institutions, and administrators and faculty are too often unwilling or unable to change.

An expert microeconomist, Massy approaches the challenge of reform in a genuinely new way by applying rigorous economic principles, informed by financial data and other evidence, to explain the forces at work on universities and the flaws in the academic business model. Ultimately, he argues that computer models that draw on data from college transaction systems can help both administrators and faculty address problems of educational performance and cost analysis, manage the complexity of planning and budgeting systems, and monitor the progress of reform in nonintrusive and constructive ways.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Reflections of a Rookie Dean: Lessons from the First Year

Author: Prentice T. Chandler
Abstract: Conversational in tone and providing highly practical advice for new deans, Reflections of a Rookie Dean: Lessons from the First Year chronicles the experiences of a novice college leader. Providing aspiring and new deans with insight and direction into the job of leading a college, this book is well positioned to help new leaders develop a better understanding of leadership in higher education and the challenges that new deans face.
Publisher: Information Age
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Regras de bem viver para todos

Author: Heloísa Helena Pimenta Rocha
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Este estudo visa contribuir para a reflexão sobre a produção dos manuais escolares, na medida em que se articula em torno da interrogação: o que é um manual escolar? Examina um gênero textual específico – a coleção de livros configurada como biblioteca popular –, procurando apreender as suas características e os modos como se estrutura, bem como as formas pelas quais procura constituir e interpelar um público em especial, o público escolar. Com vistas a analisar os modos como se escolariza um determinado objeto cultural, toma-se como fonte e objeto de investigação a Bibliotheca Popular de Hygiene: a saude para todos, coleção composta por 22 títulos de autoria do médico Sebastião Barroso, publicada pela Melhoramentos na década de 1930. Destinada inicialmente a um público amplo, representado como “popular”, a coleção de pequenos livros sobre temáticas ligadas à higiene e à saúde se converte em obra didática, incorporando, entre outros elementos, um apêndice de autoria de Lourenço Filho, por intermédio do qual o educador busca orientar o trabalho cotidiano dos professores, com base nos princípios da Escola Nova. No exame das questões levantadas, atentou-se para o caráter “popular” de que se investiu a coleção, num primeiro momento, e para os deslocamentos operados com vistas a endereçá-la ao público escolar. Numa outra dimensão, buscou-se rearticular a coleção às figuras do autor e do editor, além de identificar indícios do trabalho de mediação editorial.

Publisher: Mercado de Letras
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Religion and Education: Comparative and international perspectives

Editor: Malini Sivasubramaniam
Editor: Ruth Hayhoe
Abstract: The contributors to this volume each demonstrate that, while religion in education can contribute to understanding and respect, it is also a space that can be contested and co-opted. Without addressing the salience of religion, however, it will not be possible to foster peace and combat discrimination and prejudice. This book will be of interest to researchers, scholars and students in the field of comparative education and development, religious studies, theology and teacher development and training. This book may also be of interest to national and international policy makers. There are also numerous faith-based organisations, as well as other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on religion and education issues that may find these case studies a useful resource.
Publisher: Symposium Books
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Research-based Instructional Practices of Effective Principals

Editor: C. Steven Bingham
Editor: Paula E. Egelson
Editor: Karen Sanzo
Abstract: Seeking to fill the gap, the editors of this book have curated the research and craft knowledge of eminent and emergent practitioner scholars who collectively provide a starting place for aspiring and practicing principals. Each author builds on research-based instructional practice in schools and districts in which they have worked, either as principals or as school-university or service-provider partners. They provide examples, action plans, frameworks, lessons learned, and strategies to successfully develop and implement research-based instruction and supporting structures in schools and classrooms. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Researching Resistance: Public Education after Neoliberalism

Author: M. Francyne Huckaby
Abstract: Researching Resistance: Public Education After Neoliberalism serves two vital functions. First, it explores, explicates, and encourages critical qualitative research that engages the arts and born-digital scholarship. Second, it offers options for understanding neoliberalism, revealing its impact on communities, and resisting it as ideology, practice, and law. 
Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies

Editor: Daniel Friedrich
Author: Erica Colmenares
Abstract: Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies analyses the phenomenon of El Chavo, and its images of schooling and childhood, Latin American-ness, class and experience. With contributions from scholars emerging from or based in countries including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and the US, the book combines reflections from a variety of international perspectives without attempting to compare or reach consensus on any ultimate meaning(s) of the work. The book explores themes such as images of schooling and childhood, romantization of poverty, the prevalence of non-traditional families and the bordering cynicism towards the economic structures and inequalities which, some argue, make the show transgressive and quite uniquely Latin American. Investigating the connection between visual culture studies and transcultural curriculum studies, this innovative title provides scholars with original new insights into conceptualizing childhood, schooling and society in Latin America.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave

Author: Pegeen Reichert Powell
Abstract: Retention and Resistance combines personal student narratives with a critical analysis of the current approach to retention in colleges and universities, and explores how retention can inform a revision of goals for first-year writing teachers.

Retention is a vital issue for institutions, but as these students’ stories show, leaving college is often the result of complex and idiosyncratic individual situations that make institutional efforts difficult and ultimately ineffective. An adjustment of institutional and pedagogical objectives is needed to refocus on educating as many students as possible, including those who might leave before graduation.

Much of the pedagogy, curricula, and methodologies of composition studies assume students are preparing for further academic study. Retention and Resistance argues for a new kairotic pedagogy that moves toward an emphasis on the present classroom experience and takes students’ varied experiences into account. Infusing the discourse of retention with three individual student voices, Powell explores the obligation of faculty to participate in designing an institution that educates all students, no matter where they are in their educational journey or how far that journey will go.

Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Rethinking Children's Spaces and Places

Author: David Blundell
Abstract: This book draws on a rich and growing academic literature concerned with the spatiality of childhood and the spaces and places in which children live, learn, work, and play. It examines changing ways of seeing space, place and environment and how these can promote rethinking about children's lives across local and global scales. In common with other texts in the “New Childhoods” series, it asks for a reappraisal of modernity's assumptions about childhood and for a move towards full participation of children and young people in matters that concern us all. Combining critical discussion of theory with examples drawn from research, Rethinking Children's Spaces and Places offers readers a language to facilitate rethinking and catalyse active responses to the challenges of 21st-century childhoods.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential

Author: John D. Couch
Abstract: In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.
Publisher: BenBella Books
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Rural Turnaround Leadership Development: The Power of Partnerships

Editor: Ellen H. Reames
Abstract: Rural Turnaround Leadership Development: The Power of Partnerships focuses on a three- year rural turnaround leadership project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The project was designed to foster the development of a cohort of aspiring school leaders in rural high povertylow performing K-12 school districts. The Alabama Project was selected by the U.S. Department of Education, in part, because it was the only submission which emphasized partnership between higher education institutions, school districts and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). Facets of the book include a treatment of the structures and processes each university created to develop their unique program, the distinctive turnaround curriculum used at each university, the role of mentoring in developing aspiring rural school leaders and the internship experiences and practices which supported aspiring leader development. 
Publisher: Information Age
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School Safety and Violence Prevention: Science, Practice, Policy

Editor: Matthew J. Mayer
Editor: Shane R. Jimerson
Abstract: This timely book presents a data‑driven approach to preventing and responding to school violence. As school violence receives increasing attention across the nation, the application of scientific knowledge is critical. For maximum effectiveness, transdisciplinary teams should use school data, logic models, and theories of change to design, implement, and evaluate interventions. Collaboration among key stakeholders is also necessary to address both structural and systemic barriers to success with violence prevention.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
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Schooled in Fear: Lessons Learned about Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Author: Deborah Lynch
Abstract: The book covers school shootings, physical violence, bullying and cyber-bullying, suicide, sexual harassment and violence, teen dating violence, gang violence, intruder violence and violence against teachers and staff. In addition to discussing each type of violence using detailed case studies, each chapter details known causes and correlates of each type, legal and policy implications, a description of evidence-based models and what stakeholders can do to address each type of violence. Selecting the right evidence-based approach (or approaches), and implementing it coherently, effectively, and with the right leadership and resources, can make all the difference.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research

Author: Greta Gorsuch
Author: Dale T. Griffee
Abstract: Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research and its accompanying Student Workbook are introductory-level resources for classroom teachers of all levels of experience, and early-career graduate students in applied linguistics, TESOL, and second/foreign language teaching programs. The book gives a balance between practice and theory for student evaluation, and also aims for readers to use testing to connect to classroom research and to their own teaching. Indeed, Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research aims at self-discovery and empowerment for readers, even as second language testing as a field undergoes major shifts in scope and areas of concern. Second Language Testing offer a strong basis for readers who wish to analyze and improve their own classroom tests, and for readers who wish to evaluate standardized tests they are required to use, or are thinking of using. We work with the general idea, “OK, now that I know test X has these strengths and weaknesses, what do I do?” Or, “Alright here are students’ scores, now how do I use them in my teaching?” At the same time our book provides more in-depth treatments of key testing topics for those readers who want to know “Why?” and “How?” “Why these terms?” “Why this or that analysis?” “Why does it work?” “How does it work?” “What do these numbers mean?” “How do I use them and how do I explain them to my students, my colleagues, my supervisors?” Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research includes five Appendices for those readers whose interests continue into more advanced areas. Our information and observations on issues such as rater training (Appendix B) are current and discerning, and our Reference section and Glossary would be valued by any advanced testing practitioner or researcher. Second Language Testing is useful to readers at varied levels of engagement, at their choice.
Publisher: Information Age
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SEL Every Day: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

Author: Meena Srinivasan
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SEL is not separate from academics or instruction; it is integral to quality teaching and learning.  Not every school has the time, resources, capacity, or conditions to implement a schoolwide SEL program. But prioritizing SEL need not take time from instruction. This book draws on the latest research and resources to offer individual teachers and teacher teams an accessible guide to incorporating SEL into everyday teaching in middle- and high- school classrooms.

Publisher: W.W. Norton
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Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Author: Alison L. Bailey
Author: Margaret Heritage
Abstract: In their new book, Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage illustrate how to help students become more self-regulated learners—that is, to be able to monitor and take charge of their own learning when working independently and in groups. Language provides the foundation for the development of self-regulatory skills, enabling students to express themselves and negotiate interactions with others; the demands of these self-regulatory processes in turn can support the development of rich vocabulary and social language skills. The authors also emphasize the role of formative assessment as a means of supporting students in engaging in language-rich, self-regulated learning.
 
Self-Regulation in Learning shows how classrooms can be intentionally designed to support ambitious learning. Detailed vignettes from real-life classrooms illustrate the teacher’s role in helping students gradually master the processes of self-regulation, socially shared regulation, and coregulation. Each chapter also includes strategies for addressing the needs of English learners in the general education classroom.
 
Students’ capacity for self-regulation is central to the set of outcomes that compose college and career readiness: communicating and collaborating effectively, problem-solving, setting goals and following through on them, and applying knowledge in deep and rigorous ways. Self-Regulation in Learning represents an invaluable contribution to research-based classroom practice.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality

Editor: Alan S. Tinkler
Editor: Barri E. Tinkler
Editor: Virginia M. Jagla
Editor: Jean R. Strait
Abstract: When considering inequality, one goal for educators is to enhance critical engagement to allow learners an opportunity to participate in an inquiry process that advances democracy. Service-learning pedagogy offers an opportunity to advance engaged-learning opportunities within higher education. This is particularly important given the power dynamics that are endemic within conversations about education, including the conversations around the Common Core, charter schools, and the privatization of education. Critical inquiry is central to the ethos of service-learning pedagogy, a pedagogy that is built upon community partner participation and active reflection. Within higher education, service-learning offers an important opportunity to enhance practice within the community, allowing students to engage stakeholders and youth which is particularly important given the dramatic inequalities that are endemic in today's society.
Publisher: Information Age
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Shattering Inequities: Real-World Wisdom for School and District Leaders

Author: Robin Avelar La Salle
Author: Ruth S. Johnson
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This book describes the systems in schools and districts that perpetuate historical and persistent underachievement for the same demographic groups of students who have struggled for decades. It provides educators with a set of essential lessons aimed at breaking that unacceptable cycle. For leaders who believe that all students deserve the premium education that only some currently experience, this book will be a comfort seeing how your leadership can bring about equitable outcomes for our most vulnerable students. Chapters include examples of actual equity leaders. Complex leadership lessons are shared as easily retrievable “Equity Hooks.” Equity Hooks function the same way as musical hooks in songs that remind us of entire songs with just a few words. Equity hooks included in each chapter are memory cues of complete, complex, and nuanced leadership takeaways. In the throes of educational transformation, the rich lessons presented through actual on-the-ground examples provide leaders with a practical way to quickly and effectively infuse substantive thoughtfulness into common equity challenges. This book will inform equity-grounded decisions and inspire equity-driven action to ensure that demographics do notdetermine destiny.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Social and Emotional Learning in Out-Of-School Time: Foundations and Futures

Editor: Elizabeth Devaney
Editor: Deborah A Moroney
Abstract: This volume focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) from a variety of perspectives. The goal of the volume is to offer a clear framing of SEL in relation to other related out-of-school time concepts and initiatives. SEL has gained popularity as a concept in recent years and there remains confusion as well as great interest in the meaning and implementation of SEL in OST. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Social Studies Teacher Education: Critical Issues and Current Perspectives

Author: Christopher Martell
Abstract: This volume examines how teacher educators are (or are not) supporting beginning and experienced social studies teachers in such turbulent times, and it offers suggestions for moving the field forward by better educating teachers to address growing local, national, and global concerns. In their chapters, authors in social studies education present research with implications for practice related to the following topics: race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, religion, disciplinary literacy, global civics, and social justice. This book is guided by the following overarching questions: What can the research tell us about preparing and developing social studies teachers for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world? How can we educate social studies teachers to “teach against the grain” (CochranSmith, 1991, 2001b), centering their work on social justice, social change, and social responsibility?
Publisher: Information Age
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Special Education Law Case Studies

Author: David Bateman
Author: Jennifer Cline
Abstract: The case studies presented here are actual students eligible for special education and related services. The case studies are represented not to tell districts and parents that this is the only way questions about special education law can be answered, but to provide likely answers along with commentary for analysis. The cases were developed to help new (and experienced) special education leaders and supervisors survive the pressures of working with students with disabilities while working to provide appropriate services and prevent litigation.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Specialized Schools for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programs in Specialized School Settings

Editor: Bronwyn MacFarlane
Abstract: Specialized Schools for High-Ability Learners focuses on educational programming offered in nontraditional, publicly approved, and private settings, with important details about how to serve high-ability learners in specialized schools and deliver schoolwide educational change. Each chapter offers a differentiated resource for educators who are interested in designing and implementing programs in specialized school settings by providing a discussion of the critical components for inclusion in a carefully planned, coherent, and quality-minded K-12 curricular sequence. This book delivers a comprehensive discussion with recommendations for the learning experiences of high-talent students in specialized schools and alternatively approved educational programs.
Publisher: Prufrock
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Striving in Common: A Regional Equity Framework for Urban Schools

Author: Jennifer Jellison Holme
Author: Kara S. Finnigan
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In Striving in Common, Jennifer Jellison Holme and Kara S. Finnigan seek to build a bridge between two largely disparate, yet interconnected, conversations—those among education reformers on the one hand, and urban reformers on the other. In this carefully considered volume, the authors show how the challenges faced by urban schools are linked to issues of regional equity and civic capacity. At a time of increasing concern over inequality in education and society, Striving in Common sets forth an ambitious agenda for rethinking the parameters of education policy and connecting education reform to broader efforts at urban reform.

Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Student Activism in the Academy: Its Struggles and Promise

Author: Joseph L. DeVitis
Author: Pietro A. Sasso
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Student Activism in the Academy: Its Struggles and Promise is a wide-ranging, provocative survey of student activism in America’s colleges and universities that critically analyzes the contentious problems and progress of a movement that has stirred public reaction in and out of academe. Its fundamental purpose is to engage diverse publics in both reasoned and passionate reflection and soul searching on vital issues that surround campus protest. Thus, the essays in this volume respect the need to consider how to weigh freedom, fairness, safety, and protection inside and outside the walls of ivy. Their authors ponder the big picture of student activism, including: strategies for student activism, the role of social media and technology, legal questions on campus speech, the dilemmas of political correctness, generational differences among student activists, and various forms of student protest related to race, class, gender, and disabilities.

Both professional and student voices prompt us to better comprehend academic realities with more hope and wisdom. Administrators, faculty, students, and student life personnel in higher education—indeed, all those interested in today’s colleges and universities--will want to participate in the timely and productive dialogue within these pages.

Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Successful School Leadership: International Perspectives

Editor: Petros Pashiardis
Editor: Olof Johansson
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Successful School Leadership identifies the characteristics, behaviours and practices of successful and effective school leaders through the adoption of a systemic view of the quality of school organizations. Edited by Petros Pashiardis and Olof Johansson, chapters explore the similarities and differences between successful and effective school leaders and across various socioeconomic contexts. Capitalizing on the experiences of the international contributor team, this book will inform the preparation and further development provided to school leaders in an era where ministries of education, universities and multinational organisations (such as the OECD) are increasingly interested in the leadership of our schools.

Systematic analyses of multi-perspective data provided from around the world and offers the readers a comprehensive picture of the key behaviours and practices central to successful and effective school leadership. An original contribution to the theoretical perspectives on the subject is derived through insights from empirical research, case studies, and bibliographical literature from the field.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents (2nd ed.): Understanding the Suicidal Mind

Author: Tracy L. Cross
Author: Jennifer Riedl Cross
Abstract: The updated second edition of Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescentsexplores the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. It provides the reader with a coherent picture of what suicidal behavior is; clarifies what is known and what is unknown about it; shares two major theories of suicide with explanatory power; and offers an emerging model of the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. In addition, the book includes chapters offering insight into the lived experience of students with gifts and talents, and what we can do to prevent suicide among gifted students, including creating caring communities and specific counseling strategies. It also provides a list of resources available to help.
Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Systems for Instructional Improvement: Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office

Author: Paul Cobb
Author: Kara Jackson
Author: Erin Henrick
Author: Thomas M. Smith
Abstract: In Systems for Instructional Improvement, Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe productive practices for school leaders in supporting teachers’ growth; and discuss the role of district leaders in developing school-level capacity for instructional improvement.
 
Based on the findings of an eight-year research-practice partnership with four large urban districts investigating their efforts to enhance middle school math instruction, the authors seek to bridge the gap between the literature on improving teaching and learning and the literature on policy and leadership. They look at the entire education system and make recommendations on improvement efforts with a focus on student learning and teachers’ instructional vision. In particular, the authors offer insights on the interplay among various supports for teacher learning, including pullout professional development, coaching, collaborative inquiry, the most instructionally productive uses of principals’ time, and the tensions that tend to emerge at the district level. They provide a guide for district-level leaders in organizing their work to support significant teacher learning.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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