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Enhancing Partnerships in Special Education: Innovative Collaboration, Consultation, and Cooperation

Editor: Tachelle Banks
Editor: Festus E. Obiakor
Editor: Anthony F. Rotatori
Abstract: This book provides readers with a comprehensive description of procedures and practices that can enhance special education collaboration, consultation and cooperation in classroom learning environments and ancillary educational services. Experts in the field of special education provide detailed information on critical topics such as fostering the collaboration between regular education and special education teachers. Detailed discussions also focus on the role of mental health providers in special education, and the innovative use of technology in enhancing partnerships in general and special education
Publisher: Information Age
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Epistemologia da práxis na formação de professores - Perspectiva Crítico-emancipadora

Author: Kátia Augusta Curado Pinheiro Cordeiro da Silva
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A proposta deste livro está vinculada a um estudo bibliográfico, que busca construir conhecimentos que contribuam para uma proposta de formação de professores da Educação Básica, pensada a partir da epistemologia da práxis. Essas questões surgiram para se (re)pensar a formação de professores cuja referência é a atividade humana expressa na práxis e no trabalho. Considera-se que o professor necessita, pela natureza do seu trabalho, vivenciar uma formação de natureza científica, artística, ética e técnica, de elevado nível, que impõe, portanto, suas atividades de prática e teoria. O intuito é construir o sentido da práxis como ação de conhecer e transformar, sustentada pelo conhecimento da realidade e reflexão, que fortalece o sentido histórico da ação educativa a favor da emancipação. Assim, o objetivo central da obra é fundamentar a formação de professores - inicial e continuada - com base nos pressupostos de uma educação crítico-emancipadora, em que se entende a realidade como pseudoconcreta, dialética e contraditória com vistas e possibilidades da emancipação humana tendo a escola como um dos espaços educativos para viabilizar tal processo.

Publisher: Mercado Letras
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Equity in Mathematics Education: Addressing a Changing World

Editor: Constantinos Xenofontos
Abstract: Following in the steps of the socio-political turn of the discipline, Equity in Mathematics Education: Addressing a Changing World emerged as a response of the editor and the chapter authors to the enormous changes that have in the last years occurred at a global level (for example, the ongoing war in Syria, the political [in]actions of powerful nations to fight climate change, the rise of far-right parties in many countries around the world, and so on). In recent years, massive migration waves from the Middle East have caused significant demographic changes to many European countries, Canada and the US, that are reflected in schools and classrooms. These observations have led this book's contributors to reconsider the concept and/or practice of equity, and its related concept, social justice, and the role of mathematics education research in addressing and promoting a fairer world. Contrary to other, perhaps highly specialized books concerned with similar topics, this book aims to provide a smooth, yet deep introduction to those who are new to this research area.
Publisher: Information Age
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Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education

Author: Julie R. Posselt
Abstract: In Equity in Science, Julie Posselt makes the case that understanding how field-specific cultures develop is a crucial step for bringing about real change. She does this by examining existing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and psychology. These ethnographic case studies reveal the subtle ways that exclusion and power operate in scientific organizations and, sometimes, within change efforts themselves. Posselt argues that accelerating the movement for inclusion in science requires more effective collaboration across boundaries that typically separate people and scholars―across the social and natural sciences, across the faculty-student-administrator roles, and across race, gender, and other social identities. Ultimately this book is a call for academia to place equal value on expertise, and on those who do the work of cultural translation. Posselt closes with targeted recommendations for individuals, departments, and disciplinary societies for creating systemic, sustainable change.
Publisher: Standford University Press
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Estudos do cotidiano, currículo e formaçõo docente: Questões metodológicas, políticas e epistemológicas

Author: Inês Barbosa de Oliveira
Author: Leonardo Ferreira Peixoto
Author: Maria Luiza Süssekind
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Esta obra deriva das reflexões e pesquisas que vimos fazendo, em locais e circunstâncias distintos, com objetivos plurais e por múltiplos meios, em busca de uma melhor compreensão dos cotidianos escolares, suas existências invisibilizadas pelo pensamento moderno e pela hegemonia de propostas de escolarização formuladas com base nessa invisibilidade.

Publisher: CRV
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Evaluating School Superintendents: A Guide to Employing Fair and Effective Processes and Practices

Author: Michael F. DiPaola
Author: Tracey L. Schneider
Author: Steven R. Staples
Abstract: This book provides guidelines to Boards of Education and the members of communities to conduct a high-quality, research-based evaluation of their school superintendent. It also includes examples of contemporary practices of evaluating superintendents practiced across the United States. In exploring the important issue of evaluation for the superintendent the complexities and aspects of the process that make it unique are highlighted. 
Publisher: Rowman & LIttlefield
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Evaluation in Today's World: Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability

Author: Veronica G. Thomas
Author: Patricia B. Campbell
Abstract: Evaluation in Today’s World: Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability is a timely and comprehensive textbook that guides students, practitioners, and users of evaluations in understanding evaluation purposes, theories, methodologies, and challenges within today’s sociocultural and political context. Veronica G. Thomas and Patricia B. Campbell include discussions of evaluation history, frameworks, models, types, planning, and methods, through a social justice, diversity, and inclusive lens. The authors focus on ethics in diverse cultural contexts, help readers understand how social problems and programs get politicized and, sometimes, framed through a racialized lens, show how to engage stakeholders in the evaluation process, and communicate results in culturally appropriate ways.
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Evaluation without Tears: 101 Ways to Evaluate the Work of Students

Author: Selma Wasserman
Abstract: Evaluation Without Tears provides teachers with specific examples of how they might provide evaluative feedback to students that is enabling and affirming, rather than punishing, respectful of the learner and protective of the learner’s dignity, recognizing that one person’s judgment is not truth. Teaching students to self-assess, an important dimension of growth and maturity, is a significant feature of the book.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Evidence-Based Inquiries in Ethno-STEM Research: Investigations in Knowledge Systems Across Disciplines and Transcultural Settings

Editor: Iman C Chahine
Editor: Josef De Beer
Abstract: The purpose of the edited volume is to provide an international lens to examine evidence-based investigations in Ethno-STEM research: Ethno-scienceEthno-technologyEthno-engineering, and Ethno-mathematics. These themes grew out of multi-national, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary efforts to preserve as well as epitomize the role that Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) play in cognitive development and its vital contributions to successful and meaningful learning in conventional and non-conventional contexts. Principled by the Embodied, Situated, and Distributed Cognition (ESDC), this innovative book will provide evidence supporting the embeddedness of a thinking-in-acting model as a fundamental framework that explains and supports students' acquisition of scientific knowledge.
Publisher: Information Age
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Exploring Cultural Competence in Professional Development Schools

Editor: JoAnne Ferrara
Editor: Janice L. Nath
Editor: Ronald S. Beebe
Abstract: This book examines the ways in which PDSs build cultural competence for various stakeholders including pre-service teachers, classroom teachers, school leaders, college faculty, and K-12 students. Given the increased national attention on the opportunity gap present in underserved marginalized communities across the country, the authors in this series identify a combination of research-based practices and institutional changes that increase student attainment and develop educators’ capacity to serve a range of diverse learners. We are certain the timeliness of the topic will provide educators with context for understanding the role PDSs play in the creation of culturally responsive schools.  
Publisher: Information Age
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Extending the Ground of Public Confidence: Teaching Civil Liberties in K-16 Social Studies Education

Editor: Janie Hubbard
Abstract: Extending the Ground of Public Confidence: Teaching Civil Liberties in K-16 Social Studies Education is a book grounded in current scholarship and seeks to address the need for a practical, user-friendly resource for teaching civil liberties in K-12 social studies and teacher education. This book brings together chapter-length discussions about various issues, introduced first from historic perspectives and then compared and described in modern terms. Such topics include, though are not limited to, disputes surrounding freedom of speech and religion, power issues, defending property rights, debates on security of persons and privacy, free exercise of assembly and expression, and the endless debate about who can and cannot vote in U.S. elections.
Publisher: Information Age
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Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities: Retrospective and Future Considerations

Editor: Pietro Sasso
Editor: J. Patrick Biddix
Editor: Mónica Lee Miranda
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Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities is inspired by continuing conversations about the enduring challenges facing fraternities and sororities on campuses across the country. The co-editors curate contributions from scholars and noteworthy practitioners from across higher education to examine a variety of issues relating to the past and future construct of these institutions. The text begins with a historical section that provides a perspective on the origins of fraternities and sororities. Other sections look at such critical areas as values, legal issues, and research. Values are described regarding the values congruence movement and acknowledging emerging areas of the individual fraternity and sorority experience. Legal issues include freedom of speech, hazing law, and risk management. Additional profiles of large, national benchmark surveys are included, and the book concludes with a final overview of the state of fraternity/sorority scholarship. This volume will appeal to a broad readership made up of faculty, administrations and alumni/ae.

Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Four Chinese ELLs: Their School Experiences and Journeys in Pursuing the American Dream

Author: Nan Li
Author: Michael Meng
Abstract: Traditionally, Chinese students are perceived as the model minority in American schools who are academically successful. Yet, this book provides a new perspective by documenting the life journey and school experiences of the four Chinese ELLs. The book gives a detailed account of the four ELLs in transition from Chinese language and culture into American school and culture. Interview, observation, and documentary data at their homes and American school reflect this transitional journey. The book helps K-12 teachers and educators understand that Chinese students also come from different family backgrounds and have different previous schooling experiences. This will help teachers and educators better working with Chinese and all ELLs who adapt the new school environment.
Publisher: Information Age
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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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Gifted Education and Gifted Students: A Guide for Inservice and Preservice Teachers

Author: Kelly C. Margot
Author: Jacque Melin
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Although most teacher education programs offer classes on special education and English language learners, teachers often do not receive any training in the needs of high-ability students or gifted education practices. This book:

  • Prepares inservice and preservice teachers to educate high-ability students.
  • Addresses learning targets through a combination of research and practical strategies.
  • Includes a selection of activities to check for teacher understanding.
  • Is concise and user-friendly.
  • Is perfect for both individual and collaborative learning.
Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Girls and Women of Color In STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Education

Editor: Barbara Polnick
Editor: Julia Ballenger
Editor: Beverly J. Irby
Editor: Nahed Abdelrahman
Abstract: Though there has been a rapid increase of women’s representation in law and business, their representation in STEM fields has not been matched. Researchers have revealed that there are several environmental and social barriers including stereotypes, gender bias, and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities that continue to block women’s progress in STEM. In this book, the authors address the issues that encounter women of color in STEM in higher education.
Publisher: Information Age
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Global Perspectives on Issues and Solutions in Urban Education

Editor: Petra A. Robinson
Editor: Ayana Allen-Handy
Editor: Amber Bryant
Editor: Chance W. Lewis
Abstract: this book is a response to the growing need to highlight the multifaceted aspects of urban education particularly focusing on common issues and solutions in urban environments (e.g., family and community engagement, student academic achievement, teacher preparation and professional development, targeted instructional and disciplinary interventions, opportunity gaps, culturally-relevant and sustaining practices, etc.). Additionally, with this book, we seek to better understand the challenges facing urban educators and students and to offer progressive initiatives toward resolutions.
Publisher: Information Age
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Helping Your Child Overcome Reading Challenges

Author: Diane H. Tracey
Abstract: Drawing on her dual expertise as a literacy specialist and a psychotherapist, Diane Tracey takes a unique and holistic approach to supporting children's health and emotional well-being along with their reading skills. In this straightforward, knowledgeable guide, she explains exactly how the reading process works and what you can do to foster literacy development every step of the way. Filled with checklists, fun activities to do with kids, and insightful stories, this compassionate resource gives you tools to help a struggling reader of any age become an avid book lover.
Publisher: Guilford
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High-Achieving Latino Students: Successful Pathways Toward College and Beyond

Editor: Susan J. Paik
Editor: Stacy M. Kula
Editor: Jeremiah J. González
Editor: Verónica V. González
Abstract: High-Achieving Latino Students: Successful Pathways Toward College and Beyond addresses a long-standing need for a book that focuses on the success, not failure, of Latino students. While much of the existing research works from a deficit lens, this book uses a strength-based approach to support Latino achievement. Bringing together researchers and practitioners, this unique book provides research-based recommendations from early to later school years on “what works” for supporting high achievement.
Publisher: Information Age
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Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Practice: Defining "Servingness" at HSIs

Editor: Gina Ann Garcia
Abstract: This edited book, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Practice: Defining “Servingness” at HSIs, fills an important gap in the literature. It features the stories of faculty, staff, and administrators who are defining “servingness” in practice at HSIs. Servingness is conceptualized as the ability of HSIs to enroll and educate Latinx students through a culturally enhancing approach that centers Latinx ways of knowing and being, with the goal of providing transformative experiences that lead to both academic and non-academic outcomes. In this book, practitioners tell their stories of success in defining servingness at HSIs. Specifically, they provide empirical and practical evidence of the results and outcomes of federally funded HSI grants, including those funded by Department of Education Title III and V grants.
Publisher: Information Age
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Humanistic Values from Academic Community Perspective

Editor: Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch
Editor: Alfred Lewis
Editor: Fauzia Jabeen
Editor: Radha R. Sharma
Editor: Natalia Stanusch
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Humanistic Values from Academic Community Perspective is authored by a range of international experts with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and provides a collection of ideas, examples and solutions on Humanistic Values in Academia, implementation and problems that occur in this area of consideration.

This volume is a result of numerous discussions within the academic members to incorporate humanistic values like dignity, integrity, care, human rights etc. into our conduct composed of all the academic levels, beginning with students through staff, faculty and administration.

Publisher: Information Age
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Ideating Pedagogy in Troubled Times: Approaches to Identity, Theory, Teaching and Research

Editor: Shalin Lena Raye
Editor: Stephanie Masta
Editor: Sarah Taylor Cook
Editor: Jake Burdick
Abstract: The chapters, reflections, and poems within this volume, thus, effect a collective ideation on how specific cultural politics and deleterious ideological formations – racism, colonialism, homophobia, ableism, to name only a few – persist and mobilize. The authors seek to expose and name some of these injustices, asking readers not only see and hear these experiences, but to inhabit our complicities in their promulgation. It is important to acknowledge that these named social troubles do not exist in isolation, and will enmesh, weave, wind, and entangle with one another. The section headings parallel Ahmed’s (2013) own ideations: testimony, recognition, and wounds, not as a formula to follow as an activist call, or as a model for a means to a more just end, but as a way to engage in these issues as a trope of activist confrontation of readers who are, as many of our authors suggest, complicit in maintaining many of these social troubles. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Identity and Lifelong Learning: Becoming Through Lived Experience

Editor: Sue L. Motulsky
Editor: Jo Ann Gammel
Editor: Amy Rutstein-Riley
Abstract: Identity and Lifelong Learning: Becoming through Lived Experience focuses on identity and learning within informal settings and life experiences. The contributions showcase the many ways that identity development and learning occur within cultural domains, through developmental and identity challenges or transitions in career or role, and in a variety of places from assisted living facilities to makerspaces. These chapters highlight identity and learning across the adult lifespan from millennials and emerging adults to midlife and older adults. The authors examine cultural, relational and social identity exploration and learning in international contexts and within marginalized communities. This volume features phenomenological and ethnographic qualitative studies, autoethnographies, case studies, and narratives that engage the reader in the myriad ways that adult development, learning, and identity connect and influence each other.
Publisher: Information Age
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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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Implementing Classwide PBIS: A Guide to Supporting Teachers

Author: Diana Myers
Author: Brandi Simonsen
Author: Jennifer Freeman
Abstract: Filling a vital need, this is the first comprehensive guide to supporting K–12 teachers in effective implementation of classwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (CWPBIS). The book presents a roadmap for designing and delivering professional development based on behavioral principles. Procedures are outlined for providing data-driven CWPBIS training and coaching that is responsive to the needs of each teacher. User-friendly features include illustrative case studies, learning questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, and reproducible training tools. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
Publisher: Guilford Press
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Improvement in Action: Advancing Quality in America’s Schools

Author: Anthony S. Bryk
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Improvement in Action, Anthony S. Bryk’s sequel to Learning to Improve, illustrates how educators have effectively applied the six core principles of continuous improvement in practice. The book highlights relevant examples of rigorous, high-quality improvement work in districts, schools, and professional development networks across the country. Anthony S. Bryk is the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is leading work on transforming educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning.

 

Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Improving Teacher Development and Evaluation

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Author: Cameron L. Rains
Author: Philip B. Warwick
Abstract: Teachers cannot become great unless they are given the time, support, and tools to grow in their professional practice. Written for teachers, coaches, and educational leaders, this resource offers a paradigm-shifting approach to teacher development and evaluation. The authors share research-backed steps for improvement, outline the principles for successful observation, and offer extensive protocols designed to help readers fully implement the book's recommendations.
Publisher: Marzano Resources
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Inclusive Education: A Systematic Perspective

Editor: Aimee Howley
Editor: Cassondra M. Faiella
Editor: Stephen D. Kroeger
Editor: Barbara Hansen
Abstract: Inclusive Education: A Systematic Perspective explores the theoretical implications of inclusive practice as well as illustrative case studies and evaluation findings from states, educator preparation programs, districts, and schools that have reframed their work around the principles of inclusive practice. Whether these organizations position the work as "social justice education," "culturally responsive teaching," or "inclusion," their efforts lead in the same direction--toward higher quality and more equitable education for all. The chapters will be relevant to graduate students, faculty members, and education leaders, at all levels, who seek a comprehensive overview of the commitment and practice of "inclusive education".
Publisher: Information Age
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Indigenous Postgraduate Education: Intercultural Perspectives

Editor: Karen Trimmer
Editor: Debra Hoven
Editor: Pigga Keskitalo
Abstract: This book focuses on Indigenous participation in postgraduate education. The collaborating editors, from the contexts of Australian, Canadian and Nordic postgraduate education, have brought together voices of Indigenous postgraduate students and researchers about strategies to support postgraduate education for Indigenous students globally and to promote sustainable solution-focused and change-focused strategies to support Indigenous postgraduate students.
Publisher: Information Age
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Integrating Digital Technology in Education: School-University-Community Collaboration

Editor: R. Martin Reardon
Editor: Jack Leonard
Abstract: Authors were invited to discuss either a completed project, a work-in-progress, or a theoretical approach which aligned with one of the trends highlighted by the New Media Consortium's NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition, or to consider how the confluence of interest and action among school-university-community collaborative partners in the digital technology in education space resulted in improved outcomes for all-where "all" is broadly conceived and consists of the primary beneficiaries (the students) as well as the providers of the educational opportunities and various subsets of the community in which the integrative endeavors are enacted.
Publisher: Information Age
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