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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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Integrating Multiculturalism and Intersectionality Into the Psychology Curriculum: Strategies for Instructors

Editor: Jasmine A. Mena
Editor: Kathryn Quina
Abstract: Multicultural and intersectional aspects of identity are crucial components of human psychology. Yet, properly teaching and accounting for these factors in psychology courses can be a challenge. This comprehensive book provides instructors with practical guidance for incorporating multicultural perspectives into their courses and creating more welcoming and inclusive classrooms. The contributors are experienced instructors of graduate and undergraduate courses who describe effective teaching strategies, activities, and assignments that encourage students to contribute their viewpoints, learn from each other, challenge their own biases, and expand their worldviews.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
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Interactional Research Into Problem-Based Learning

Editor: Susan M. Bridges
Editor: Rintaro Imafuku
Abstract: Interactional Research Into Problem-Based Learning explores how students learn in an inquiry-led approach such as PBL. Included are studies that focus on learning in situ and go beyond measuring the outcomes of PBL. The goal is to further expand the PBL research base of qualitative investigations examining the social dimension and lived experience of teaching and learning within the PBL process. A second aim of this volume is to shed light on the methodological aspects of researching PBL, adding new perspectives to the current trends in qualitative studies on PBL. Chapters cover ethnographic approaches to video analysis, introspective protocols such as stimulated recall, and longitudinal qualitative studies using discourse-based analytic approaches. Specifically, this book will further contribute to the current educational research both theoretically and empirically in the following key areas: students’ learning processes in PBL over time and across contexts; the nature of quality interactions in PBL tutorials; the (inter)cultural aspects of learning in PBL; facilitation processes and group dynamics in synchronous and asynchronous face-to-face and blended PBL; and the developing nature of PBL learner identity.
Publisher: Purdue University Press
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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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Intra-Public Intellectualism Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy

Editor: Timothy C. Wells
Editor: David Lee Carlson
Editor: Mirka Koro
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In a decidedly anti-intellectual moment, exemplified by such recent phenomena as denials of science, defunding of universities, and distrust of “facts,” Intra-Public Intellectualism examines the relationships among qualitative inquiry, truth telling and social activism. With contributions from scholars and activists around the world, the book addresses three key tensions in the field of social inquiry. The first tension concerns the proliferation of digital environments and virtual spaces, exploring how the “public” in public intellectualism might be reconsidered. The second tension concerns the ongoing critiques of truth and subjectivity, exploring how these disruptions change the work of the intellectual. The third tension concerns the growing scientific and philosophical rejection of static material worlds, exploring what becomes of social responsibility and justice when agency extends beyond human subjects. 

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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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It’s Being Done in Social Studies: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in the Pre/K-12 Curriculum

Editor: Lara Wilcox
Editor: Cathy Brant
Abstract: The purpose of this edited book is to share examples of Pre/K - 12 grade teachers, schools, or school systems that infuse race, class, gender and sexuality in the curriculum. This book offers concrete examples of social studies teachers, schools and schools systems committed to the inclusion of topics often deemed as sensitive or controversial.Care was taken to provide examples from diverse geographic areas, school types (public, charter, private etc.), and grade levels. Researchers teamed with practicing professionals to highlight teachers and schools that successfully integrate race, class, gender and/or sexuality in the curriculum. 
Publisher: Information Age
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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 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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Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from five Continents

Editor: Petra Strehmel
Editor: Johanna Heika
Editor: Eeva Hujala
Editor: Julia Rodd
Editor: Manjula Waniganayake
Abstract: The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions.
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
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Leading in Change: Implications of School Diversification for School Leadership Preparation in England and the United States

Editor: Valerie A. Storey
Abstract: Drawing together leading thinkers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of school leadership and management this text takes an international perspective to consider what we know about school diversification, and school leadership preparation. Theoretically and conceptually informed, the contributors’ draw on recent empirical research studies and practitioner experience into school leadership preparation to examine how neoliberal and neoconservative policies are working in unison to privatize and corporatize public schools. It looks at how these policies have impacted the preparation of school leaders.
Publisher: Information Age
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Leaps of Faith: Stories from Working-Class Scholars

Editor: Anne C. Benoit
Editor: Joann S. Olson
Editor: Carrie Johnson
Abstract: This project situates contributor stories in adult learning and development, with the goal of enhancing dialogue and increasing understanding of a still-hidden population in the academy. Leaps of Faith: Stories from Working-Class Academics is a compelling collection of reflections from working-class students and scholars from diverse demographic and geographic backgrounds who are currently navigating various transition points and career stages.
Publisher: Information Age
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Learning Analytics in Education

Editor: David Niemi
Editor: Roy D. Pea
Editor: Bror Saxberg
Editor: Richard E. Clark
Abstract: This book provides a comprehensive introduction by an extraordinary range of experts to the recent and rapidly developing field of learning analytics. Some of the finest current thinkers about ways to interpret and benefit from the increasing amount of evidence from learners’ experiences have taken time to explain their methods, describe examples, and point out new underpinnings for the field. Together, they show how this new field has the potential to dramatically increase learner success through deeper understanding of the academic, social-emotional, motivational, identity and meta-cognitive context each learner uniquely brings. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Learning as Development: Rethinking International Education in a Changing World

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

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

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

Author: Carol Thompson
Author: Lydia Spenceley
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An essential tool for new teachers and trainees who want to use learning theories to develop their practice. The text explores key learning theories in a pragmatic way and encourages focused reflection to promote critical analysis of theories and their potential application to specific contexts. The authors highlight the practical benefits of using theory in planning, teaching and reflecting on practice. The text also encourages the use of a range of creative approaches to enhance learning.

Each chapter explores a key aspect of the teacher's role (such as planning, motivation or assessment) and outlines theories relating to this theme - fully embedding the use of learning theories in practical every day teaching. It includes activities for reflection and a section encouraging readers to 'map' the theory to their own practice. Scenarios and case studies throughout illustrate learning and support readers link theory to practice.

Publisher: SAGE
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Learning to Teach in England and the United States The Evolution of Policy and Practice

Author: Maria Teresa Tatto
Author: Katharine Burn
Author: Ian Menter
Author: Trevor Mutton
Author: Ian Thompson
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Publisher: Routledge
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Lesson Planning with Purpose: Five Approaches to Curriculum Design

Author: Christy McConnell
Author: Bradley Conrad
Author: P. Bruce Uhrmacher
Abstract: Lesson Planning with Purpose takes readers on a journey through many pathways to engaging and meaningful educational experiences. The text first discusses perceptive teaching: the belief that teachers must know themselves and their students while cultivating culturally sensitive, safe, and inviting spaces for learning for all students. Next, five unique approaches to lesson planning are explored: behaviorist, constructivist, aesthetic, ecological, and integrated social–emotional learning. Each chapter provides the rationale for the approach, its theoretical background, practical applications, and critiques and considerations. Chapters end with a sample lesson that can be compared across approaches.
Publisher: Teachers College Press
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Let’s Stop Calling it an Achievement Gap: How Public Education in the United States Maintains Disparate Educational Experiences for Students of Color

Author: Autumn A. Arnett
Abstract: Integration for Black families was never about an idea that Black students were better off if they could be around White students, it was about the idea that Black students would be better off if they could have access to the same education that White students had — but residential segregation still enables de facto school segregation, when it isn’t coded into policy.For the overwhelming majority of Black students, they’re stuck in segregated, underperforming schools. Schools where the teachers are dedicated to the mission, but where the cities and districts and states have failed to uphold their basic responsibility to maintain the upkeep of the schools and provide enough desks for each child and current textbooks.
Publisher: Information Age
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Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative

Author: Robert J. Nash
Author: Carol Witherell
Abstract: This book provides an alternative to the more conventional modes of qualitative and quantitative inquiry currently used in professional training programs, particularly in education. It features a very accessible presentation that combines application, rationale, critique, and inspiration-and is itself an example of this kind of writing. It teaches students how to use personal writing in order to analyse, explicate, and advance their ideas. And it encourages minority students, women, and others to find and express their authentic voices by teaching them to use their own lives as primary resources for their scholarship.
Publisher: Information Age
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Linking Teacher Preparation Program Design and Implementation to Outcomes for Teachers and Students

Editor: Jennifer E. Carinci
Editor: Stephen J. Meyer
Editor: Cara Jackson
Abstract: The book responds to stakeholders’ collective responsibility to students and teachers to act more deliberately. Issues of data availability and quality, the uses of data for improvement, priorities for future research, and opportunities to promote evidence use in teacher preparation are discussed throughout the volume to inspire collective action to push the field towards more use of evidence. Chapters present research that uses a variety of research designs, methodologies, and data sources to explore important questions about the relationship between teacher preparation inputs and outcomes.
Publisher: Information Age
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Literature Reviews in Support of the Middle Level Education Research Agenda

Editor: Steven B. Mertens
Editor: Micki M. Caskey
Abstract: In 2015-16, the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG), an affiliate of the American Educational Research Association, undertook a collaborative project”the development of a new middle grades education research agenda. The purpose of the MLER SIG Research Agenda (Mertens et al., 2016) was to develop a set of questions that would guide the direction of middle grades education research. Ideally, this Research Agenda would serve to prompt discourse and generate research projects that could contribute to the middle grades knowledge base. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Love in Education & the Art of Living

Editor: Becky L. Noël Smith
Editor: Randy Hewitt
Abstract: This collection of narratives, essays, and poetic expressions includes the perspectives of students and educators who, in varying ways, express gratitude toward those who came before them and a deep desire to keep the faith alive. The authors share narrative accounts of someone or something in the public schools or learning experiences in general that inspired and nurtured the passionate desire to achieve goods internal to some shared practice - that is, some art at living - such that there was a transformative readjustment to the very nature of experience itself. We share with readers the stories and intellectual habits that have fueled us, inspired us, and that continue to push us to engage in the practice of cultivating educational dynamics that are meaningful and transformative for ourselves, our students, and our communities. The book concludes with an exploration into how teachers might not only root their craft, but the habit of love in general, in a sense of freedom.
Publisher: Information Age
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Love the Questions: Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion

Author: Cathy Fraser
Abstract: Cathy Fraser believes that school research projects should be less of a chore and more like police investigations. In Love the Questions she describes ways to engage middle and secondary students from the outset, fanning the flames of their curiosity and passion.
 
Accessible and story-filled, this book provides strategies to capture the excitement of genuine inquiry in your classroom. 
Publisher: Stenhouse
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Making Research Public in Troubled Times: Pedagogy, Activism, and Critical Obligations

Editor: M. Francyne Huckaby
Abstract: These are certainly troubled times in which neoliberal capitalist patriarchy and the tyranny of racism and domination are continually reinscribed on the bodies and lives of so many. However, critical researchers understand the necessity for, as well as the difficulty of, using research to facilitate public transformations that lead to increased justice and equity. The authors contributing to Making Research Public in Troubled Times recognize the importance of diverse pedagogies, activism, and ethical choices regarding an environment that supports critical research in such oppressive times. 
Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Making School Relevant with Individualized Learning Plans: Helping Students Create Their Own Career and Life Goals

Author: V. Scott H. Solberg
Abstract: Counseling expert V. Scott H. Solberg introduces a new paradigm and framework for career development focused on teaching skills that all students need to set long-term goals and experience post-secondary success. Based on nearly a decade of research and technical assistance in schools, the book shows how educators can leverage the use of individual learning plans (ILPs) to help students identify their interests and create their own career pathways using resources inside and outside of school.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Making the DEC Recommended Practices ""Come to Life"": Using Case Method of Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education

Author: Aaron R. Deris
Author: Cynthia F. DiCarlo
Abstract: This book presents the use of case method instruction and realistic cases that align with current recommended practices (RP) from the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). An overview of DEC recommended practices explores assessment, environment, family, instruction, interaction, teaming and collaboration, transition, and a chart of cases. The benefits, debates, usage, barriers, framework, recommended practice, and case study rubrics of Case Method Instruction (CMI) are explored, creating guidelines for analysis and the implementation of plans. Each chapter contains two sections that presents cases for birth to age 3, and cases for 3 to 5 year olds. Fourteen case studies aligned with RP and DEC are includedseven solved and seven unsolved. The unsolved cases allow the reader to further develop their skills by determining what else could be done or needed to solve the case. 
Publisher: Charles C Thomas
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Making the Grade: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities

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