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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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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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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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Misinformation and Fake News in Education

Editor: Panayiota Kendeou
Editor: Daniel H. Robinson
Editor: Matthew T. McCrudden
Abstract: Today, like no other time in our history, the threat of misinformation and disinformation is at an all-time high. This is also true in the field of Education. Misinformation refers to false information shared by a source who intends to inform, but is unaware that the information is false, such as when an educator who recommends the use of a learning strategy that is not actually beneficial. Disinformation is false information shared by a source who has the intent to deceive and is aware that the information is false, such as when a politician claim that high-stakes testing will fix K-12 education when in fact there is no evidence to support this practice. This book provides recent examples of how misinformation and disinformation manifest in the field of education and remedies.
Publisher: Information Age
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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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More Like Life Itself: Simulations as powerful and purposeful social studies

Editor: Cory Wright-Maley
Abstract: Today, despite the growing evidence that simulations have an important role to play in the teaching of social studies, they remain an underutilized and undervalued approach to the discipline. One of the key obstacles to their widespread adoption is the limited availability of training resources available to social studies teachers. Teachers need support to develop a new vision of social studies teaching and learning coupled with practical guidance necessary to implement simulations effectively. This volume provides teachers with both. 
Publisher: Information Age
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More than a Moment: Contextualizing the Past, Present, and Future

Author: Steven D. Krause
Abstract: As recently as 2012, massive open online courses (MOOCs) looked poised to revolutionize higher education, but in just a few years their flaws and problems have made them into a less relevant model. In More than a Moment, Steven D. Krause explores MOOCs and their continuing impact on distance learning in higher education, putting them in the context of technical innovations that have come before and those that will be part of the educational future.
Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Young Children: Driving Change in Early Education

Author: Judith J. Carta
Author: Robin Miller Young
Abstract: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework for delivering effective and efficient services and supports to meet the needs of all young children and their families so they can achieve essential developmental and early academic learning outcomes. With this evidence-based planning book and video set, you'll discover how to design, implement, and monitor successful MTSS for children ages 3–5 across various early learning environments, including classrooms, programs, districts, and the state level.
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes
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My Second First Year: Leaving Academia for a High School Classroom

Author: Joseph R. Jones
Abstract: Dr. Jones returned to the high school classroom after 15 years in higher education, most recently as an Associate Dean. This text chronicles his journey into his new teaching career. The premise of the text is framed on the attributes of a relational pedagogy. As such, the book discusses the relationships that Dr. Jones developed throughout the academic year. In this capacity, relational pedagogy allows the reader a unique lens through which to view the schooling process in this metropolitan southern town. In the book, Jones examines topics such as standardized testing, racism, sexuality, cheating, among other topics, through a critical theory paradigm. In doing so, Jones is able to interweave theoretical concepts within the daily actions of the schooling process. As such, the text is a unique reconceptualization of schools and the purpose of schools. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Next Steps with Academic Conversations: New Ideas for Improving Learning Through Classroom Talk

Author: Jeff Zwiers
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Jeff Zwiers, an educational researcher at Stanford University, has spent the last 15 years analyzing classroom conversations to see how they can be better used and improved in classroom settings. Teachers who have worked with him report significant growth in students’ engagement, content learning, language, creativity, and sense of agency.

This resource is the product of his extensive research, co-teaching, and collaborating with a wide range of educators. It was written for busy teachers who want a practical guide for strengthening the quality and quantity of productive conversations in their lessons. 

Publisher: Stenhouse
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O movimento de ocupações estudantis

Author: Adriana Alves Fernandes Costa
Author: Luis Antonio Groppo
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A coletânea analisa uma série de ações coletivas potentes do ponto de vista político e formativo: as ocupações estudantis no Brasil em 2015 e 2016. Nessas ações coletivas, adolescentes e jovens tomaram as rédeas da resistência contra o retrocesso político e social perpetrado por um golpe institucional e um governo que despejou uma série de medidas de cunho neoliberal e conservador. Mas também se tratou de um movimento que trouxe à luz a capacidade dos estudantes serem sujeitos de sua própria história e guiarem, sozinhos ou ao lado de gerações mais velhas, seu processo educativo. O movimento que abordaremos teve a adesão de estudantes em praticamente todos os estados brasileiros, além do Distrito Federal, com diversas motivações e em diferentes tempos: tanto em reação à reestruturação do sistema educacional, quanto em reação à Proposta de Emenda Constitucional (PEC) n° 241/2016 1 e à Medida Provisória n° 746/2016. 2 A nosso ver, esses projetos e a contraofensiva dos estudantes interferiram nas reconfigurações da estrutura do sistema educacional brasileiro e nos processos formativos de alunos e professores. A abertura traz uma entrevista concedida pela estudante secundarista paranaense, Ana Júlia Ribeiro, na qual reflete, quase um ano depois, sobre sua participação na ocupação de sua escola, seu discurso na Assembleia Legislativa do Paraná e a escola pós-ocupação. A primeira parte, “Contextos e Discursos de luta dos movimentos estudantis”, traz um olhar panorâmico sobre as ocupações, precedido da análise do contexto político e educacional que deu origem a tais movimentos. As ocupações são tratadas como parte do ciclo de ações coletivas iniciado, no Brasil, com as Jornadas de Junho de 2013, ciclo esse em que os jovens têm tido papel de grande relevância. Já a segunda parte, “Espaços de ocupação e resistências”, explana a análise de movimentos de ocupação ocorridos em 2015 e de 2016. Destaca-se a onda nacional de ocupações do segundo semestre de 2016, que se iniciou como uma ação dos secundaristas do Paraná contra a proposta do governo Temer de reforma do Ensino Médio, mas que atingiu estudantes da Educação Superior e se vinculou, em alguns locais, a greves de servidores da educação pública federal.

Publisher: Pedro & João Editores
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On Indian Ground: The Northwest (On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge-Generating Hope, Leadership and Sovereignty through Education)

Editor: Michelle M. Jacob
Editor: Stephany RunningHawk Johnson
Abstract: On Indian Ground: Northwest is the second of ten regionally focused texts that explores American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian education in depth. The text is designed to be used by educators of Native youth and emphasizes best practices found throughout the region. Previous texts on American Indian education make wide-ranging general assumptions that all American Indians are alike. This series promotes specific interventions and relies on Native ways of knowing to highlight place-based educational practices. On Indian Ground: Northwest looks at the history of Indian education across the Pacific Northwest region. Authors also analyze education policy and Tribal education departments to highlight early childhood education, gifted and talented educational practice, parental involvement, language revitalization, counseling, and research. These chapters expose cross-cutting themes of sustainability, historical bias, economic development, health and wellness and cultural competence.
Publisher: Information Age
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Open Your Hand: Teaching as a Jew, Teaching as an American

Author: Ilana M Blumberg
Abstract: Fifteen years into a successful career as a college professor, Ilana Blumberg encounters a crisis in the classroom that sends her back to the most basic questions about education and prompts a life-changing journey that ultimately takes her from East Lansing to Tel Aviv.  As she explores how civic and religious commitments shape the culture of her humanities classrooms, Blumberg argues that there is no education without ethics. When we know what sort of society we seek to build, our teaching practices follow. In vivid classroom scenes from kindergarten through middle school to the university level, Blumberg conveys the drama of intellectual discovery as she offers novice and experienced teachers a pedagogy of writing, speaking, reading, and thinking that she links clearly to the moral and personal development of her students. Writing as an observant Jew and as an American, Blumberg does not shy away from the difficult challenge of balancing identities in the twenty-first century: how to remain true to a community of origin while being a national and global citizen. As she negotiates questions of faith and citizenship in the wide range of classrooms she traverses, Blumberg reminds us that teaching - and learning - are nothing short of a moral art, and that the future of our society depends on it.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Teachers' Voices Across the Pipeline

Editor: Carol R. Rinke
Editor: Lynnette Mawhinney
Abstract: Chapter contributions come from a variety of contexts across the United States and around the world. However, regardless of context or methodology, these chapters point to the importance of valuing and respecting teachers' lives and work. Moreover, they demonstrate that teacher recruitment and retention is a complex and multifaceted issue that cannot be addressed through simplistic policy changes. Rather, attending to and appreciating the web of influences on teachers lives and careers is the only way to support their work and the impact they have on our next generation of students.
Publisher: Information Age
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Opportunity for All: A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education

Author: Jennifer A. O'Day
Author: Marshall S. Smith
Abstract: Drawing on decades of research, policy, and practice, Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith show how strategies for pursuing educational quality and equal outcomes for all students can be linked, presenting an ambitious idea of the future of American education and a comprehensive theory of change for enacting that vision.

The authors argue that systemic causes require systemic solutions. Analyzing the failures of past efforts to address and remedy systemic inequality, O’Day and Smith maintain that our current standards-based policy framework needs to be connected to a continuous improvement approach to build on and scale up successes and to address gaps in outcomes. 
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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