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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 Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation

Author: Mairin Glenn
Author: Mary Roche
Author: Caitriona McDonagh
Author: Bernie Sullivan
Abstract: Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships shows how theory and practice come into lived interplay in social spaces where theory informs practice and practice turns into theory. Drawing on their own experiences of becoming a learning community, the authors introduce the ideas underpinning self-study action research. Through a series of first-hand practitioner accounts, the chapters describe and explain how to engage in processes of inquiry and establish learning communities, how to make space for professional conversations and how to develop living theories from within daily practice. 

The book shows how meaningful change can take place, both in educational improvements and also in more transformative professional learning, when educators are encouraged to draw on their own personal educational values and share their idea
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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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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Let's Chat―Cultivating Community University Dialogue: A Coffee Table Textbook on Partnerships

Author: Suzanne SooHoo
Author: Patricia Huerta
Author: Patty Parales Huerta-Meza
Author: Tim Bolin
Author: Kevin Stockbridge
Abstract: From the home of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project and non-profit community organization Padres Unidos, the Chapman University Padres Unidos Partnership presents this truly unique coffee table textbook, Let’s Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue – A Coffee Table Textbook on Partnerships. The volume presents a collection of community stories, concepts and analyses that highlight the journey of border crossings between two co-existing neighbors: a non-profit community organization and a university.
Publisher: Myers Education 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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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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Little Readers, Big Thinkers: Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades

Author: Amy Stewart
Abstract: Young learners are full of questions and wonderings, so much so that sometimes they need a guide for their curiosity. With Amy Stewart’s manageable approach to close reading, you’ll be able to harness the big thinking we know is inside their inquisitive minds.
Stewart, a Chicago-based literacy coach and teacher, showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults.
Publisher: Stenhouse
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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 a Positive Impact in Rural Places: Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education

Editor: R. Martin Reardon
Editor: Jack Leonard
Abstract: The chapters in this volume are grouped into four parts—the first three of which explore, in turn, collaborations that target instructional leadership, increase opportunities for underserved people, and target wicked problems. The fourth part consists of four chapters that showcase international perspectives on school-university-community collaborations between countries (Australia and the United States), within China, within Africa, and within Australia. The overwhelming sense of the chapters in this volume is that the most compelling evidence of impact of school-university-community collaborations in rural places emanates from collaborations brokered by schools-communities to which universities bring pertinent resources.
Publisher: Information Age
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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 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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Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About

Author: Sigal R. Ben-Porath
Author: Michael C. Johanek
Abstract: The question is not whether to have school choice. It is how we will regulate who has which choices in our mixed market for schooling—and what we, as a nation, hope to accomplish with that mix of choices. Looking beyond the simplistic divide between those who oppose government intervention and those who support public education, the authors make the case for a structured landscape of choice in schooling, one that protects the interests of children and of society, while also identifying key shared values on which a broadly acceptable policy could rest.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Mastering Primary Music

Author: Ruth Atkinson
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Mastering Primary Music introduces the primary music curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make music learning irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in music
· Music as an irresistible activity 
· Music as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in music
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in music
· Practical issues

This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of a leading professional in primary music, Ruth Atkinson, to provide the essential guide to teaching music for all trainee primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Mastering Primary Physical Education

Author: Kristy Howells
Author: Alison Carney
Author: Neil Castle
Author: Rich Little
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Mastering Primary Physical Education introduces the primary physical education curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make physical education irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in physical education
· Physical education as an irresistible activity 
· Physical education as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in physical education
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in physical education
· Practical issues


This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of four leading professionals in primary physical education, Kristy Howells, Alison Carney, Neil Castle and Rich Little, to provide the essential guide to teaching physical education for all trainee primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Mastering Primary Science

Author: Amanda McCrory
Author: Kenna Worthington
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Mastering Primary Science introduces the primary science curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make science learning irresistible.

Topics covered include:
· Current developments in primary science
· Science as an irresistible activity 
· Science as a practical activity 
· Skills to develop in science
· Promoting curiosity 
· Assessing children in science
· Practical issues

This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of two leading professionals in primary science, Amanda McCrory and Kenna Worthington, to provide the essential guide to teaching science for all trainee and qualified primary teachers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Metodos de alfabetizacao no brasil

Author: Maria do Rosario Mortatti
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Neste livro estão reunidos sete textos publicados entre 1988 e 2018, como resultados de pesquisas desenvolvidas pela Autora há aproximadamente três décadas, especialmente em continuidade e detalhamento da pesquisa sobre história da alfabetização no Brasil, que resultou em tese de livre-docência defendida em 1997 e publicada em 2000 no livro Os sentidos da alfabetização: São Paulo – 1876-1994 (Ed. Unesp). Todos os textos tratam da história da alfabetização no Brasil, considerada como história da alfabetização escolar, em que se inter-relacionam aspectos didático-pedagógicos, sociológicos, culturais e políticos, dada sua vinculação direta com a história da escola pública, laica e gratuita que se inicia em nosso país, com a proclamação da República. A face mais visível desse movimento é a “questão dos métodos”, em torno da qual a Autora identifica quatro momentos cruciais, nos quais estão sintetizadas disputas políticas pela hegemonia de projetos de nação, por meio de disputas entre os “educadores ‘intelectuais orgânicos’” defensores de um novo e “revolucionário” método em oposição aos defensores de métodos então antigos e tradicionais.  A relevância do tema, a complexidade dos problemas formulados e/ou indicados no livro possibilitam compreender a tensão entre permanências e rupturas características dessa história e que se manifestam também no contexto brasileiro atual, reiterando a importância tanto de conhecer o passado para compreender o presente quanto de considerar a intrínseca relação entre alfabetização e política.

Publisher: UNESP
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Mindfulness in the Classroom: Mindful Principles for Social and Emotional Learning

Author: Season Mussey
Abstract: The book provides an introduction and theoretical overview of mindfulness, followed by a discussion of the eight mindful principles. Research-based evidence is presented alongside differentiated teaching activities and classroom examples, helping to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Larger implications for schools and society are also discussed, including a call to use these principles to teach the whole child. Mindfulness in the Classroom offers teachers and students a guide for the journey back to the heart of teaching and learning.
Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Mindfulness in the PreK-5 Classroom: Helping Students Stress Less and Learn More

Author: Patricia A. Jennings
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Tips and tools for promoting calm and focused attention in the classroom.

This volume from the editor of the SEL Solutions Series provides a concise introduction to mindfulness for teachers and others who work in preschool and elementary-school settings. Each chapter includes simple, research- tested, practical activities that can be integrated into the school day to help kids calm down and pay attention.
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents

Author: Patricia C. Broderick
Abstract: Trish Broderick describes the particular relevance of mindfulness to the teaching of adolescent students, including its potential to alleviate stress, foster motivation, engagement, and compassion―and ultimately, to improve both learning and social relationships. Her book is a guide to applying mindfulness to day-to-day classroom challenges; every chapter contains authentic vignettes of secondary teachers and students, brief practices to try, and a set of takeaway points and reflection questions.
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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Mobile Learning: Perspectives on Practice and Policy

Editor: Danielle Herro
Editor: Sousan Arafeh
Editor: Rich Ling
Editor: Chris Holden
Abstract: This edited book provides a venue for researchers to share their work on mobile learning with a focus on uses for mobiles in informal settings and PK-20 classrooms, language learning, mobile gaming, leadership and policy issues, and what mobile learning in the future may be.
Publisher: Information Age
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Model Science Teacher Preparation Programs: An International Comparison of What Works

Editor: Jon E. Pedersen
Editor: Tetsuo Isozaki
Editor: Toshihde Hrano
Abstract: This volume will focus on a much need comparison of science teacher preparation from around the world. In recent times (last 5 years) much has been written and communicated both in the popular press and within the annals of research oriented publications about the performance of students international in math and science. Although not a new discussion or debate, many countries are held as exemplars in how they educate their youth and subsequently how they educate their teachers. Given this situation and given the fact that there is ample evidence to show that some countries youth perform better on tests such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and we know that teacher significantly contribute to the performance of students, it is time that we look at the specific attributes of teacher preparation worldwide. Although this volume will not look at every country that is in the comparator group for PISA and other measures, we have contacted over 18 potential authors in the same number of countries in which there is ample evidence to show successes regarding student performance and quality teacher preparation programs. The intent of the book is not just to report on the “success” of each nation. Rather the intent is to ask authors to take a critical look at the process by which science teachers are educated and share with the reader both the positive and negative aspects of such preparation programs. For all 15 contributed chapters, the editors have analyzed each and from this constructed from the “data” an analysis and report in a final chapter on the exemplary qualities from various nations and make specific recommendations regarding science teacher preparation for the global community.
Publisher: Information Age
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Models of Success: How Historically Black Colleges and Universities Survive the Economic Recession

Editor: Shametrice Davis
Editor: Walter M. Kimbrough
Abstract: This edited book contains chapters related to the excellent management and leadership practices currently taking place at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the context an economic recession. Each chapter highlights successful operations at HBCUs from management, leadership, and administrative standpoints in a manner that is not comparative of or overly reliant upon dominant literature, standards, or theories. Amongst the deficitladen literature regarding the fiscal, accreditation, and governance status of HBCUs are few studies highlighting those institutions successfully operating in a difficult economy. This book fills that gap of information by offering chapters on excellent management and leadership practices occurring at a variety of HBCUs today.
Publisher: Information Age
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