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A Mirror for Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel

Author: Cornelius N. Grove
Abstract: What is the explanation for American students’ comparatively mediocre academic performance? A Mirror for Americans finds part of it in how they are taught in primary schools. Comparisons with East Asian teaching are supplied by 50 years of research findings. Grove asks not that we copy East Asian teaching approaches, but that we use them as a mirror to gain insights into typically American approaches and their underlying values, which are handicapping our children’s learning.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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A Pathway to PDS Partnership: Using the Pdsea Protocol

Author: Emily Shoemaker
Author: Michael Cosenza
Author: Thierry Kolpin
Author: Jacquelyn May Allen
Abstract: This book is a practical, hands-on guide to exploring and assessing school and university readiness and compatibility to pursue a PDS partnership. The Professional Development School Exploration and Assessment (PDSEA) Protocol provides surveys and focus group interview questions that facilitate the identification of P-12 school and teacher preparation program qualities, characteristics and perceptions to determine institutional compatibility. Collaborative discussion and PDS planning templates provide guidelines for planning new PDSs. Assessment instruments used with the PDSEA Protocol are available online.
Publisher: Information Age
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A Research Perspective: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Academic Success across South Carolina

Editor: Nan Li
Abstract: All educators in teacher education want to know what factors contribute to the academic success of undergraduate education majors or pre-service teachers. Teacher educators of eight universities across the state of South Carolina were determined to find out. This compilation is a result of their inquiry. The conclusions of this book are drawn from the contributors and each chapter helps expand teacher educator readers’ understanding and informs their practice as they work with initial certification students in educator preparation. A Research Perspective promotes the academic success of pre-service teachers by exploring common research questions posed to education majors of the eight universities in South Carolina. Ranging from historically Black to predominately White, from private to public universities across the state, these institutions serve a diverse body of students who described some insightful contributing factors and challenges to their success. The case scenario begins each chapter that provides contextual snapshots of the myriad choices and obstacles faced by pre-service teachers; the research narratives offer insightful analysis for teacher educators. 
Publisher: Information Age
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A Symphony of Possibilities: A Handbook for Arts Integration in Secondary English Language Arts

Editor: Katherine J. Macro
Editor: Michelle Zoss
Abstract: In an educational environment that privileges scripted curricula and intensive preparation for high-stakes tests, the arts offer a more hands-on approach to learning and problem solving, challenging students to approach course material in personal and interactive ways. In A Symphony of Possibilities, experts in their fields explore in detail arts-based pedagogies for secondary teachers of English language arts, focusing on drama, music, poetry, public art, and visual art and sharing proven methods of instruction. Through the arts, we see teachers and researchers who explore and expand on comprehension, memory, issues of identity, and culturally relevant pedagogies, and we see students excited by their active learning. Editors Katherine J. Macro and Michelle Zoss and their contributors provide creative approaches that help teachers accommodate the diversity of their students and their needs, as well as move their students into innovative and thoughtful learning spaces. This book goes a long way toward answering the question, What is the role of the arts for English teachers?
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English
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Africanizing the School Curriculum: Promoting an Inclusive, Decolonial Education in African Contexts

Editor: Anthony Afful-Broni
Editor: Jophus Anamuah-Mensah
Editor: Kolawole Raheem
Editor: George J. Sefa Dei
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Connecting cultures to educational settings is an essential component of critical pedagogy. This book addresses many of the key issues and challenges in decolonizing the African school curriculum. It highlights important philosophical arguments on the challenges and possibilities of achieving these goals in a meaningful manner. Topics covered in the book include: operationalizing the key terms of “inclusion” and “curriculum,” strategies for Africanizing the school curriculum, and the implications of local knowledge for schooling reform.

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Alleviating the Educational Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: School-University-Community Collaboration

Editor: R. Martin Reardon
Editor: Jack Leonard
Abstract: As discussed in a 2019 insightful five-part series in Education Week (https://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/trauma-sensitive-schools/index.html), the consequences include the imperative for teachers and educational leaders to adopt an informed approach to alleviating the educational impact of adverse childhood experiences on their students while making provision for their own well-being. In this volume, various authors explore the educational context of ACEs and describe and reflect on their research-inspired endeavors to integrate the resources of schools, universities, and communities to sustain a safe and supportive educational environment for and build the resilience of all students
Publisher: Information Age
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An Alternate Pragmatism for Going Public

Author: Jim Webber
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An Alternate Pragmatism for Going Public interrogates composition’s most prominent responses to contemporary K–16 education reform. By “going public,” teachers, scholars, and administrators rightfully reassert their expertise against corporate-political standards and assessments like the Common Core, Complete College America, and the Collegiate Learning Assessment. However, author Jim Webber shows that composition’s professional imperative for self-defense only partly fulfils the broader aims of “going public,” which include fostering public participation that can assess and potentially affirm the public good of professional judgment.

Drawing on the pragmatic/democratic tradition, Webber envisions an alternate rhetoric of professionalism, one that not only reasserts compositionists’ expertise but also expands opportunities for publics to authorize this expertise. While this public inquiry and engagement may not safeguard professional standing against neoliberal reform, it reorients composition toward an equally important goal, enabling publics to gauge the adequacy of the educational standardization so often advocated by contemporary reform.

Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Analyzing Children: Psychological Structure, Trauma, Development, and Therapeutic Action

Author: Edward Kohn
Author: Christie Huddleston
Author: Adele Kaufman
Abstract: This book closely examines the analyses of two little girls. One began analysis having already achieved the transition to a more enduring and reliable psychic structure, a cohesive self. Because she had several experiences that overwhelmed her emotional capacities prior to entering the oedipal phase of development, her oedipal experience was filled with anxiety and overstimulation. At the start of her analysis , the second child contended with anxiety about loss of the object and abandonment, and she struggled with the process of separation/individuation. Her psychic structure, her self, was not cohesive, and she was vulnerable to fragmentation. During her analysis, her stymied development was freed up, and the authors trace the changes within her as psychic structure consolidated and oedipal material took center stage.

Comparison of these two young girls and their analyses enables the authors to illustrate and describe important mental phenomena and psychoanalytic concepts.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance and Administration

Editor: Venesser Fernandes
Editor: Philip Wing Keung Chan
Abstract: As a timely collection of works from active researchers in Education, the book supports and encourages the importance of on-going educational research within the Asia-Pacific region The findings in this book have been drawn from original and current research which is anticipated as being a valuable academic reference as well as a teaching resource in the field of Education. This volume will be beneficial to students and academics of Education around the world as well as a useful reference to educational academics, researchers, policy-makers and administrators across the Asia-Pacific region.
Publisher: Information Age
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At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings

Editor: Gretchen Brion-Meisels
Editor: Jessica Tseming Fei
Editor: Deepa Sriya Vasudevan
Abstract: At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings brings together the voices of over 50 adults and youth to explore both the promises and challenges of intergenerational work in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Comprised of 14 chapters, this book features empirical research, conceptual essays, poetry, artwork, and engaged dialogue about the complexities of youth-adult partnerships in practice. At Our Best responds to key questions that practitioners, scholars, policymakers, and youth navigate in this work, such as: What role can (or should) adults play in supporting youth voice, learning, and activism? What approaches and strategies in youth-adult partnerships are effective in promoting positive youth development, individual and collective well-being, and setting-level change? What are the tensions and dilemmas that arise in the process of doing this work? And, how do we navigate youth-adult partnerships in the face of societal oppressions such as adultism, racism, and misogyny?
Publisher: Information Age
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Black Girl Civics: Expanding and Navigating the Boundaries of Civic Engagement

Editor: Ginnie Logan
Editor: Janiece Mackey
Abstract: This book begins the journey of understanding and communicating the varied forms of civics in the Black Girl experience. Black Girl Civics: Expanding and Navigating the Boundaries of Civic Engagement brings together a range of works that grapple with the question of what it means for African American girls to engage in civic identity development and expression. The chapters collected within this volume openly grapple with, and disclose the ways in which Black girls engage with and navigate the spectrum of civics. This collection of 11 chapters features a range of research from empirical to theoretical and is forwarded by Black Girlhood scholar Dr. Venus Evans-Winters. The intended audience for this volume includes Black girlhood scholars, scholars of race and gender, teachers, civic advocacy organizations, civic engagement researchers, and youth development providers.
Publisher: Information Age
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Bridges not Blockades: Transcending University Politics

Editor: Gayle Maddox
Editor: Martha Kalnin Diede
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Publisher: Myers Education Press
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California Foundations of Education: Educational Development within a Diverse Social History

Author: Jana Noel
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As Jana Noel taught courses in Educational Foundations, she was constantly struck by the lack of attention to the development of education in California within the currently available Educational Foundations textbooks. As she and other teachers worked their way through traditional texts, they began asking their students questions such as the following. How has the unique, diverse social history of California impacted the development of its public schools? Did California have legalized school segregation? Is there anything about the political structure of California that may have an impact on education? How many times has California law changed to either allow or ban bilingual education? By simply raising questions such as these, Noel noticed a large increase in interest in what had often been considered dry subjects such as history, educational politics, and educational funding. California Foundations of Education addresses the lack of attention to California’s education within Educational Foundations textbooks. The ultimate goal of the book is to scrutinize how education in California has developed in relation to the unique, diverse social history of California.

Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Career Pathways for All Youth: Lessons from the School-to-Work Movement

Author: Stephen F. Hamilton
Abstract: Hamilton recounts the history and trajectory of STW and CP and outlines the components of a career pathways program that can stand the test of time. He recommends a plan that includes work-based learning, dual enrollment opportunities, coordination at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, private and public funding, and above all, the creation of a CP infrastructure or “system” rather than a loose collection of programs that characterized the earlier STW initiative.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Career Pathways in Action: Case Studies from the Field

Editor: Robert B. Schwartz
Editor: Amy Loyd
Abstract: Career Pathways in Action, a companion to Learning for Careers by Nancy Hoffman and Robert B. Schwartz, offers a detailed, on-the-ground exploration of the Pathways to Prosperity Network’s efforts at state, regional, and local levels. This new book describes a strikingly wide range of systems and efforts that the Pathways Network has helped establish in recent years, and provides a clear and detailed sense of promising ways forward.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Case Studies and Case-Based Learning: Inquiry and Authentic Learning That Encourages 21st-Century Skills

Author: Todd Stanley
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Case Studies and Case-Based Learning brings authentic, real-world learning to the classroom and:

  • Transforms students' thinking and fosters 21st-century skills.
  • Provides strategies, examples, and resources for implementing case-based learning across the disciplines.
  • Features a step-by-step process for creating case-based lessons.
  • Includes connections to inquiry-based, problem-based, and project-based learning.
  • Builds off of a prominent educational strategy used in medicine and law.
Publisher: Prufrock
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Children and Money: Cultural Developmental Psychology of Pocket Money

Editor: Takahashi Noboru
Editor: Yamamoto Toshiya
Abstract: In the “Pocket Money Project,” researchers from four countries, Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam collaborated and studied how children in those four countries were involved with money, combining various research methods and approaches. What our project tries to present throughout this book is that money is not only just a tool of exchange in the context of the market economy; but, it also serves as a tool to mediate human relationships in individual cultures; and the tool is used and mediated by norms. The structure of the norms differs among cultures, and the same action has different meanings; thus, when the structure of norms in a culture is identified, the meaning of an action in the culture becomes clear. 
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Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age

Author: Natalia Kucirkova
Author: Teresa Cremin
Abstract: What does it mean to become a reader? What are the challenges and opportunities of engaging children in reading for pleasure in the 21st century? This book explores the ways in which reading for pleasure is changing in the era of globalisation, multiculturalism and datafication. Raising the next generation of engaged readers requires knowledge of the enduring characteristics of engagement and markers of quality in books and e-books. In addition, in order to develop new insights into children’s experience of reading on and off screen, nuanced understandings of psychological and socio-cultural research are offered. The cross-disciplinary examination integrates key research from educational psychology, new literacies, multimodality and socio-cultural perspectives and explores consequences for practice. An authoritative guide - it invites graduates, researchers and teachers to participate in the authors’ interdisciplinary dialogue about reading for pleasure.
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Clinically Based Teacher Education in Action: Cases from Professional Development Schools

Editor: Eva Garin
Editor: Rebecca West Burns
Abstract: For the last thirty years, educators have been fascinated yet puzzled with how to build professional development schools (PDS). Clinically Based Teacher Education in Action: Cases from PDSs addresses that perplexity by providing images of the possible in school-university collaboration. Each chapter closely examines one of the NAPDS Nine Essentials and then provides three cases from PDSs that target that particular essential. In this way, readers can see how different PDSs from across the globe are innovating to actualize that essential in PDS development. The editors provide commentary, addressing themes across the three cases. Each chapter ends with questions to start collaborative conversations and a field-based activity meant to propel your PDS work forward.
Publisher: Information Age
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Co-Teaching for English Learners: Evidence-based Practices and Research-Informed Outcomes

Editor: Maria G. Dove
Editor: Andrea Honigsfeld
Abstract: This edited volume examines co-teaching and integrated service delivery for English learners (ELs). Through research and documentary accounts, it explores the collaborative instructional cycle—co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection practices—of co-taught programs for ELs. This volume presents current, classroom-based, practitioner-oriented research related to all aspects of co-taught programs for ELs and offers authentic evidence and practical recommendations that yield positive outcomes for this student population.
Publisher: Information Age
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Collaboration, Narrative, and Inquiry That Honor the Complexity of Teacher Education

Author: Amy Johnson Lachuk
Author: Karen Rut Gísladóttir
Author: Tricia DeGraff
Abstract: Collaboration, Narrative, and Inquiry that Honor the Complexity of Teacher Education presents a narrative exploration of three teacher educators' collaborative and transnational inquiry into their practices. Through carefully selected narratives, the authors describe how they enacted a practice-based approach in their teacher education courses. The authors present challenges and complexities they encountered as teacher educators in trying to prepare preservice teacher candidates for the realities of the classroom.
Publisher: Information Age
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Community College Teacher Preparation for Diverse Geographies: Implications for Access and Equity for Preparing a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Editor: Mark M. D'Amico
Editor: Chance W. Lewis
Abstract: Considering the documented importance of having a diverse teacher workforce in K-12 schools and the current mismatch between the diversity of students and the teachers in their schools, community colleges have a significant role to play. This book explores many topics related to the community college role in K-12 teacher education, including the community college mission, the policy landscape, partnerships, the transfer function, the community college baccalaureate, and others. Throughout the volume, the authors explore implications of access, equity, and geography and conclude with recommendations to guide future research and practice.
Publisher: Information Age
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Competing Frameworks: Global and National in Citizenship Education

Editor: Anatoli Rapoort
Abstract: In this book, a group of international scholars present their research about the dynamic development, interplay, and interconnectedness of two major discourses in citizenship education, namely national and global. Case studies and ethnographies from China, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong and Singapore, Lebanon, Liberia, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States display a multifaceted but yet comprehensive picture of educators' attempts to promote social justice, global awareness, and multiple loyalties. The volume will appeal to several constituencies: it will be interesting to teachers and teacher educators whose focus of instruction is citizenship education, social studies education, and global education; it will also be interesting to scholars who conduct research in citizenship and global education.
Publisher: Information Age
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Concept-Based Instruction: Building Curriculum With Depth and Complexity

Author: Brian E. Scott
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Teachers and curriculum specialists are exposed to many ideas from educational leaders, but it is difficult to know which ones can be transformed into meaningful learning experiences in the classroom. 

Readers will learn how to create practical and organized units that inspire student thinking, discussion, conversation, and written assignments, as well as use levels of questioning and task complexity based on various forms of assessments and demonstrated readiness.

Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Conducting Personal Network Research: A Practical Guide

Author: Christopher McCarty
Author: Miranda J Lubbers
Author: Raffaele Vacca
Author: Jose Luis Molina
Abstract: Written at an introductory level, and featuring engaging case examples, this book reviews the theory and practice of personal and egocentric network research. This approach offers powerful tools for capturing the impact of overlapping, changing social relationships and contexts on individuals' attitudes and behavior. The authors provide solid guidance on the formulation of research questions; research design; data collection, including decisions about survey modes and sampling frames; the measurement of network composition and structure, including the use of name generators; and statistical modeling, from basic regression techniques to more advanced multilevel and dynamic models. Ethical issues in personal network research are addressed. User-friendly features include boxes on major published studies, end-of-chapter suggestions for further reading, and an appendix describing the main software programs used in the field.
Publisher: The Guilford Press
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CONFLUENCES Intercultural Journeying in Research and Teaching: From Hermeneutics to a Changing World Order

Author: David Geoffrey Smith
Abstract: In this book, Canadian scholar David Geoffrey Smith reflects on over thirty years of research and teaching in the human sciences, including education. Written between 1986 and 2018, the essays are organized around four themes: Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences; The Poststructuralist Turn; Globalization and Its Discontents; East/West Encounters and the Search for Wisdom. As a historical guide through the defining discourses in the human sciences, this volume could well serve as an introductory text for graduate students in education and other cognate disciplines like nursing, recreation and cultural studies. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Educational Assessment

Editor: Myint Swe Khine
Abstract: This book covers studies related to educational assessment in addressing quality of education and performance improvement. The book presents the distinguished and exemplary works by educators and researchers in the field highlighting the contemporary trends and issues, creative and unique approaches, innovative methods, frameworks, pedagogies and theoretical and practical aspects in assessment processes in various educational settings.
Publisher: Information Age
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Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Motivation in Early Childhood Education

Editor: Olivia N. Saracho
Abstract: Researchers from different disciplines (e.g., physiological, psychological, philosophical) have investigated motivation using multiple approaches. For example, in physiology (the scientific study of the normal function in living systems such as biology), researchers may use “electrical and chemical stimulation of the brain, the recording of electrical brain-wave activity with the electroencephalograph, and lesion techniques, where a portion of the brain (usually of a laboratory animal) is destroyed and subsequent changes in motivation are noted” (Petri & Cofer, 2017). Physiological studies mainly conducted with animals, other than humans, have revealed the significance of particular brain structures in the control of fundamental motives such as hunger, thirst, sex, aggression, and fear. In psychology, researchers may study the individuals’ behaviors to understand their actions. In sociology, researchers may examine how individuals’ interactions influence their behavior.
Publisher: Information Age
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Contemporary Perspectives on Research on Child Development Laboratory Schools in Early Childhood Education

Editor: Olivia N. Saracho
Abstract:  The contents of the volume reflect the major shifts in the views of early childhood researchers and educators in relation to the research on child development laboratory schools, the role of child development laboratory programs in early childhood education, and their relationship to theory, research, and practice. The chapters in this special volume reviews and critically analyzes the literature on several aspects of the child development laboratory schools. This volume can be a valuable tool to researchers who are conducting studies in the child development laboratory schools and practitioners who are working directly or indirectly in these schools.
Publisher: Information Age
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Convictions of Conscience: How Voices From the Margins Inform Public Actions and Educational Leadership

Editor: Brenda J. McMahon
Editor: Lisa R. Merriweather
Abstract: Convictions of Conscience: How Voices From the Margins Inform Public Actions and Educational Leadership seeks to help educational leaders to develop the competencies and capacities required to create socially just and equitable schools. It is for educational leaders interested in transforming systems and decolonizing education rooted socially, structurally and ideologically in hegemony. This edited volume promotes the questioning of assumptions embedded in neoliberal new managerialism practices that often undergird the preparation and training of school leaders. New managerialism in higher education seeks to understand the market forces in order to cater to the idiosyncratic, often self-promoting needs and interests of the few and seeks to respond with programs and policies aligned with those forces and interest.
Publisher: Information Age
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