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From Giftedness to Gifted Education: Reflecting Theory in Practice

Author: Jonathan Plucker
Author: Ann Rinn
Author: Matthew Makel
Abstract: The fields of gifted education and talent development have numerous theories and conceptions for how to identify and serve students. This book helps introduce and apply these ideas to help reflect theory in practice. Each chapter introduces readers to a different theory by providing definitions of key concepts, explaining the fundamental conceptual/theoretical approach, and concluding with advice on how the conception can be put into practice. Suggestions for further reading are also provided. Some chapters are based on theories that have been around for decades, and some have been developed more recently. But all chapters focus on helping empower readers to understand and take action without having to reinvent the wheel.
Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Gender, Sex and Children's Play

Author: Jacky Kilvington
Author: Ali Wood
Abstract: Does gender, sex and sexuality influence children's play, and their learning? Can/should professionals try to influence children's gender and sexual concepts? Can/should professionals try to prevent gender stereotyping? These and other questions are explored in a lively and thought-provoking text that looks at why and how children inhabit or develop their gender and sexuality. Written in an approachable way and illustrated with case studies and linked to current research and theory, the book helps students, teachers and playworkers understand the debates about biology versus culture and social learning and how these impact on children's expression of gender and sexuality. Engaging the reader in a thorough reflection of their own views and approaches to the genderized and sexualized behaviour of children at play, this text is an invaluable guide for all those interested in the importance of play, gender and sexuality and how they relate to children's lives.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Generally Speaking: The Impact of General Education on Student Learning in the 21st Century

Editor: Madeline J. Smith
Editor: Kristin L. Tarantino
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This extensive overview first surveys the history of general education in the United States.  It discusses how the recommendations of stakeholder groups have shaped general education in recent decades. Subsequent chapters detail best practices and findings in the assessment of student learning as it relates to the general education curriculum across institutional types. The discussion then turns to the larger impact of general education on culture and society as students navigate life beyond the undergraduate experience. The final chapters will provide insight into how various institutions are innovating through the general education curriculum, as well as a discussion on the keys to maintaining the relevancy of this curriculum throughout the 21st century and beyond.

Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Gestão, liderança e clima escolar

Author: Ana Cristina Prado de Oliveira
Abstract: Que relações podem ser estabelecidas entre o trabalho desempenhado pelo diretor, o trabalho desenvolvido pelos professores e o desempenho dos alunos? Tomando como referência analítica os conceitos de gestão, liderança e clima escolar, este livro descreve um amplo trabalho que envolveu metodologias quantitativas e qualitativas de pesquisa complementares. Inicialmente, um survey foi elaborado tendo questionários criados especialmente para esta pesquisa e aplicados a gestores e professores de uma amostra de escolas municipais do Rio de Janeiro. A análise estatística dos dados trouxe importantes indicativos para responder à questão levantada. Em seguida, um mergulho qualitativo em duas escolas aprofundou as informações coletadas pelo survey. Este livro narra todo este processo, trazendo importantes contribuições para o campo, tanto conceituais quanto metodológicas.
Publisher: Appris Editora
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Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School

Author: Antero Garcia
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Schools and school districts have one approach to innovation: buy more technology. In Good Reception, Antero Garcia describes what happens when educators build on the ways students already use technology outside of school to help them learn in the classroom. As a teacher in a public high school in South Central Los Angeles, Garcia watched his students' nearly universal adoption of mobile devices. Whether recent immigrants from Central America or teens who had spent their entire lives in Los Angeles, the majority of his students relied on mobile devices to connect with family and friends and to keep up with complex social networks. Garcia determined to discover how these devices and student predilection for gameplay, combined with an evolving "culture of participation," could be used in the classroom. Garcia charts a year in the life of his ninth-grade English class, first surveying mobile media use on campus and then documenting a year-long experiment in creating a "wireless critical pedagogy" by incorporating mobile media and games in classroom work. A year in the life of a ninth-grade English class shows how participatory culture and mobile devices can transform learning in schools.

Publisher: MIT Press
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Handbook of Research on Teaching, Fifth Edition

Editor: Drew H. Gitomer
Editor: Courtney Bell
Abstract: The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of Research on Teachingis an essential resource for students and scholars dedicated to the study of teaching and learning. The volume covers a vast array of topics ranging from the history of teaching to technological and literacy issues. In each authoritative chapter, the authors summarize the state of the field while providing a conceptual overview of a critical aspect of research on teaching. Each of the volume’s 23 chapters is a canonical piece that will serve as a reference tool for the field. The chapters, all broad treatments of areas of study, will help readers see how particular areas of research connect with the larger issues of teaching and teacher education. The Handbook, therefore, provides readers with a “20,000-foot view” of the current state of education research.
Publisher: American Educational Research Association
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Helping Parents Understand Schools: A Different Perspective on Education and Schooling in America

Author: Lyndon G. Furst
Abstract: There is a great deal of misunderstanding about how schools in America function and what goes on in the typical classroom. Parents, even relatively young parents, perceive that public schools are just like when they attended. This faulty perception is held by a large portion of the general public. In addition a number of aspects of schooling have come under close scrutiny by critics of the public schools, resulting in a heated debate throughout the nation. It is the purpose of this book to provide parents and others who are interested in the operation of public schools an alternative way of looking at publically supported education and the issues surrounding better educational practice. The framework for this volume is the published articles of the author over the past 20 years in his weekly newspaper column, A Different Perspective. While no attempt is made to be comprehensive, the 13 chapters cover a broad range of issues facing the schools. The reader is treated to a fascinating look at the viewpoint of an experienced observer of these public institutions. The author has changed his perspective over the two decades on only a few issues. The book was written with the average reader in mind. It does not contain a large amount of educational jargon, although the issues are approached with enough depth to be useful to the professional educator. Throughout the entire volume the author maintains strong support for public schools.
Publisher: Information Age
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Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Author: James G. Dwyer
Author: Shawn F. Peters
Abstract: James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling’s history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America’s founding to the present day. In the process they analyze the many arguments made for and against it, and set them in the context of larger questions about school and education. 
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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How Students Think When Doing Algebra

Author: Steve Rhine
Author: Rachel Harrington
Author: Colin Staff
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The purpose of this book is to accelerate early career teachers’ experience with how students think when doing algebra in middle or high school as well as to supplement veteran teachers’ knowledge of content and students. The research that this book is based upon can provide teachers with insight into the nature of a student’s struggles with particular algebraic ideas to help teachers identify patterns that imply underlying thinking. Our book, How Students Think When Doing Algebra, is not intended to be a “how to” book for teachers. Instead, it is intended to orient new teachers to the ways students think and be a book that teachers at all points in their career continually pull of the shelf when they wonder, how might my students struggle with this algebraic concept I am about to teach?

Publisher: Information Age
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How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Author: Esther Wojcicki
Abstract: Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.
Publisher: Hougthon Mifflin Harcourt
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Igualdade e diferenças nas políticas educacionais: A agenda das diversidades nos governos Lula e Dilma

Author: Denise Carreira
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O livro aborda as chamadas políticas de diversidade na educação brasileira desenvolvidas pelos governos dos Presidentes Lula e Dilma entre 2004 e 2014. Em especial, a obra trata das provocações e dos tensionamentos gerados pelas agendas das diversidades para o desenho, funcionamento e institucionalidade das políticas educacionais e sua influência nas concepções de qualidade educacional em disputa nas políticas federais. Essas disputas estiveram presentes nas políticas implementadas pelo Ministério da Educação, nas Conferências Nacionais de Educação e no processo conflitivo de tramitação do novo Plano Nacional de Educação (Lei Federal n. 13.005/2014), analisados neste trabalho.

Com base nas vozes de gestores/as públicos/as e ativistas da sociedade civil, na análise documental e da execução orçamentária e na experiência política da pesquisadora, é apresentado um balanço sobre os dez anos de existência da Secretaria de Educação Continuada, Alfabetização e Diversidade (Secad), órgão do Ministério da Educação criado no primeiro governo Lula, em resposta à demanda de movimentos sociais, e extinto em 2019, no primeiro mês do governo Bolsonaro.

Publisher: Centro de Formação
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Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach

Editor: Thomas L. Alsbury
Editor: Phil Gore
Abstract: Improving School Board Effectiveness offers a clarifying and essential look at the evolving role of school boards and how they contribute to efforts to improve student learning. It examines how board members can establish effective district priorities, and it explores those board policies and actions that result in shared, districtwide commitments to heightened student achievement.

This book arises out of a critical need for a better understanding of school boards and the development of helpful tools and guidelines for school board members. At its heart is the notion of Balanced Governance, a principle that most generally “balances the authority of a superintendent to lead a school district with the necessary oversight of a locally engaged and knowledgeable board.”
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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In the Shadow of Authoritarianism: American Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Thomas D. Fallace
Abstract: For most of the 20th century, American educators lived in the shadow of ideological, political, cultural, and existential threats (including Prussianism, propaganda, collectivism, dictatorship, totalitarianism, mind control, the space race, and moral relativity). To meet the perceived threat, the American curriculum was gradually moved in a more student-centered direction that focused less on “what to think” and more on “how to think.” This book examines the period between World War I and the 1980s, focusing on how U.S. schools countered the influence of fascist and communist ideologies, as well as racial discrimination. Fallace also considers this approach in light of current interests in the Common Core State Standards.
Publisher: Teachers College Press
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Inclusive Physical Activities:: International Perspectives

Editor: Alexandre J. S. Morin
Editor: Christopher Maïano
Editor: Danielle Tracey
Editor: Rhonda G. Craven
Abstract: There is currently a paucity of research about physical activities that effectively include children and adolescents with a range of special needs or research that identifies evidence-based strategies that seed success in maximizing the involvement in, and the positive biopsychosocial outcomes associated with, the practice of physical activity. This dearth of research is impeding progress in addressing the biopsychosocial disadvantage that these children and adolescents encounter, the development of new solutions for enabling full potential, and ensuring that children and adolescents with special needs not only succeed, but also flourish in life. This volume includes examples of theory, research, policy, and practice that will advance our understanding of how best to encourage these children and adolescents to participate regularly in physical activity, how to maximize the biopsychosocial benefits of involvement in physical activities, and how to ensure that these physical activities are inclusive for children and adolescents with special needs. The focus will be placed on research-derived physical activity practices that seed success for children and adolescents with special needs, and new directions in theory, research, and practice that have implications for enhancing physical activity practices with at-risk children and adolescents. The themes covered in this volume include: Strategies to maximise participation of children and adolescents with special needs in physical activity as a global priority; Strategies to maximise the social inclusion of children and adolescents with special needs in general physical activities; Effective physical education strategies to enhance biopsychosocial outcomes for children and adolescents with special needs; Advancing the practice of educators and coaches to cultivate the social inclusion and participation in physical activity of children and adolescents with special needs; and Challenging the meaning and implementation of inclusive practices in physical education globally.
Publisher: Information Age
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Infâncias, crianças e educação: Discussões contemporâneas

Author: Levindo Diniz Carvalho
Author: Vanessa Ferraz Almeida Neves
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A presente publicação reúne trabalhos que tiveram origem no Programa de Pós- Graduação em Educação da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais e tem como objetivo provocar um debate teórico e metodológico ao dar visibilidade a pesquisas inéditas e pertinentes aos campos da infância e da educação. Os textos aqui apresentados abrangem desde as relações da infância com as mudanças sociais e culturais da família e da sociedade até as políticas públicas e suas dimensões socioculturais, incluindo também aspectos como o desenvolvimento psicológico e cultural da criança, a organização e gestão do trabalho pedagógico e a identidade docente na Educação Infantil. Os nove capítulos que compõem o livro estão organizados em três grupos: “Docência e formação de professores” “Crianças em contextos de Educação Infantil e Ensino Fundamental”, “Diálogos com a produção acadêmica”. Cada texto é seguido de uma “leitura dialogada” realizada por diferentes pesquisadores de referência no Brasil. Essa proposta não só confere densidade às análises empreendidas, mas também legitima a importância dessa publicação no cenário da produção científica brasileira.

Publisher: Fino Traco
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Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Author: Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman
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How has the dominant social scientific paradigm limited our understanding of the impact of inherited economic resources, social privilege, and sociocultural practices on multigenerational inequality? In what ways might multiple forces of social difference haunt quantitative measurements of ability such as the SAT? Building on new materialist philosophy, Inheriting Possibility rethinks methods of quantification and theories of social reproduction in education, demonstrating that test performance results and parenting practices convey the impact of materially and historically contingent patterns of differential possibility. Through innovative analyses of empirical data and cultural artifacts, author Dixon-Román boldly reconsiders how we conceptualize the processes of inheritance and approach social inquiry in order to profoundly sharpen understanding and address the reproducing forc reproduced. es of inequality.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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Inside PreK Classrooms: A School Leader’s Guide to Effective Instruction

Author: Judith A. Schickedanz
Author: Catherine Marchant
Abstract: Inside PreK Classrooms provides school leaders with much-needed guidance and knowledge to ensure quality instruction for their youngest students. Based on their extensive experience working with children and educators, the authors bring readers inside real classrooms, where teachers are grappling with the “big ideas” that lie at the core of quality preK instruction. The authors examine historical shifts in early education and the most recent research to argue for an expanded view of the capacity of preschoolers. They focus on critical issues in guiding instruction, such as which skills are best taught in whole-group versus small-group settings, and the value of one-on-one conversations between teachers and students. In addition, the book offers concrete recommendations that help school leaders work more effectively with preK teachers. Inside PreK Classrooms tackles some of the most contentious debates in early childhood education, including how preK teachers can meet state standards while honoring their traditional priorities of helping young children develop social and emotional skills and adjust to school routines.
 

Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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International Encounters

Author: Cindyann Rose-Redwood
Author: Reuben Rose-Redwood
Abstract: This book examines the diversity of international student experiences in the top four destination countries in the English-speaking world (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada). Bringing together scholars from the fields of education, sociology, communications, linguistics, international relations, and geography, this edited collection explores the challenges and opportunities of “international encounters” on college and university campuses. Additionally, the contributors rethink many of the key concepts in the field of international student studies such as “international student,” “host community,” and “cultural adjustment” while also critically examining the role that race, gender, and national identity play in shaping international student experiences. Through a series of case studies, the contributions to this book highlight the diverse experiences of international students from different world regions, including East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The broader aim of the book is to enrich our understanding of cross-cultural interactions within the context of higher education institutions in order to enhance the international student experience.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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International Perspectives in Higher Education: Balancing Access, Equity, and Cost

Editor: Jason D. Delisle
Editor: Alex Usher
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International Perspectives in Higher Education offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between access, cost, and quality. The book explores a set of cross-cutting global topics such as free tuition, restricted versus unrestricted access, and the structure of student loans, drawing out the similarities and differences across countries. It also provides single-country case studies from Chile, Australia, and Brazil, paying close attention to the context in which specific reforms arose and the unintended consequences of implementation. Too often, programs found in other countries are presented as silver-bullet solutions to be lifted from one country and grafted on to the US system. This book, however, advocates for a careful examination of the strategies other countries are enacting—the political, historical, and demographic context, as well as the trade-offs among different outcomes—before deciding whether they would work here.

Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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International Perspectives on Leading Low-Performing Schools

Editor: Coby V. Meyers
Editor: Marlene J. Darwin
Abstract: This book advances discussion and disseminates knowledge and global perspectives on what school leadership looks like, how it is enacted and under what circumstances, and when or where lessons might be portable. We anticipate this book having wide appeal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners considering school leadership and how to support it effectively. The chapters suggest a noticeable level of convergence globally on how to lead low-performing schools effectively. Yet, there are clear political and culture differences that add significant gradation to how school leaders might enact best practice locally or inform policymakers and systems leaders about how to set up school leaders for success and subsequently support them.
Publisher: Information Age
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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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It's Not Education that Scares Me, It's the Educators...: Is there Still Hope for Democracy in Education, and Education for Democracy?

Author: Paul R. Carr
Author: Gine Thésée
Abstract: The connection to democracy, Education for Democracy (EfD) and social justice is, for Carr and Thésée, clear, and this volume interweaves a narrative within these themes based on a Freirian theoretical backdrop. This book presents a vision for transformative education and EfD, seeking to cultivate, stimulate and support political and media literacy, critical engagement and a re-conceptualization of what education is, and, importantly, how it can address entrenched, systemic and institutional problems that plague society. Based on over a decade of empirical research in a range of contexts and jurisdictions, the authors strive to link teaching and learning with agency, solidarity, action and transformative change within the conceptual framework of a critically-engaged EfD.
Publisher: Myers Education Press
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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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Keys to Inspiration: A Teacher's Guide to a Student-Centered Writing Program

Author: Steve Ford
Abstract: Student-centered instruction is the buzzword among today’s educators, yet the teaching of writing is still very top-down. Student-centered should mean student-inspired, and that’s where Keys to Inspiration comes in. The path to a writer’s truth always starts with an emotion, and almost all forms of writing contain at least a trace of emotional DNA. This book shows teachers how to align emotion with subject matter, and it offers them lessons and projects (from challenging writing exercises to larger projects, such as memoir, research reports, and editorials) that resonate with young authors. While Keys to Inspiration focuses sharply on content, it contains an instructive mechanics section and an Appendix of unique word lists (emotion-related words, themed spelling lists, and alternatives to “went” and “said,” to name a few), as well as a few grammar worksheets. 
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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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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Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education: A Cross-National Study

Editor: Maria Teresa Tatto
Editor: Ian Menter
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Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education reviews the evolution of education policy on initial teacher education as an indicator of the knowledge that is considered important for nation building. It also looks at research on approaches and structures to initial teacher learning as an indication of the intellectual and moral direction to which schooling must aspire.

Contributors look at these dynamics across a range of societies including Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, and the USA.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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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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Latino Educational Leadership: Serving Latino Communities and Preparing Latinx Leaders Across the P-20 Pipeline

Editor: Cristóbal Rodríguez
Editor: Melissa A. Martinez
Editor: Fernando Valle
Abstract: The purpose of this book is to create a greater collaborative focus on Latino Educational Leadership by inviting scholarly contributions and insights from both established and up-and-coming scholars. Latino Educational Leadership also advocates for the preparation of all leaders as well as the preparation of Latinx educational leaders, to serve Latino communities. Our impetus on Latino Educational Leadership primarily stems from the changing demographics of our country. 
Publisher: Information Age
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