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Teaching Native Pride: Upward Bound and the Legacy of Isabel Bond

Author: Tony Tekaroniake Evans
Abstract: Native and non-Native voices tell the story of the federally sponsored Upward Bound program at the University of Idaho, intertwining personal anecdotes and memories with accounts of the program's inception and goals, as well as regional Native American history and Isabel Bond's Idaho family history. Dedicated to helping low-income and at-risk students attend college, the curriculum celebrated that heritage, and many Native students broke cycles of poverty, isolation, and disenfranchisement, and non-Indians gained a new respect for Idaho's first peoples. And shows how one person can make a difference.
Publisher: Washington State University Press
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Teaching on Assessment

Editor: Sharon L. Nichols
Editor: Divya Varier
Abstract: Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching is a series for those who teach educational psychology in teacher education programs. At a time when educational psychology is at risk of becoming marginalized, it is imperative that we, as educators, “walk our talk” in serving as models of what effective instruction looks like. Each volume in the series draws upon the latest research to help instructors model fundamental principles of learning, motivation, and development to best prepare their students for the diverse, multidimensional, uncertain, and socially-embedded environments in which these future educators will teach. The inaugural volume, Teaching on Assessment, is centered on the role of assessment in teaching and learning. Each chapter translates current research on critical topics in assessment for educational psychology instructors and teacher educators to consider in their teaching of future teachers. Written for practitioners, the aim is to present contemporary issues and ideas that would help teachers engage in meaningful assessment practice. This volume is important not only because of the dwindling presence of assessment-related instructional content in teacher preparation programs, but also because the policy changes in the last two decades have transformed the meaning and use of assessment in K-12 classrooms.
Publisher: Information Age
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Teaching the Teachers: LGBTQ Issues in Teacher Education

Editor: Cathy A.R. Brant
Editor: Lara M. Willox
Abstract: The aim of this book is to support teacher educators as they engage in the work of preparing pre-service teacher to work with and work for LGBTQ youth through explicit discussions of gender and sexuality. Chapters for this book include personal anecdotes regarding shifts in author's thinking about including LGBTQ as a part of teacher preparation; specific pedagogical practices employed by authors to present LGBTQ focused material as a part of their coursework; the resistance authors have faced from students, parents and administration and their responses.
Publisher: Information Age
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Teaching to Every Kid's Potential: Simple Neuroscience Lessons to Liberate Learners

Author: Layne Kalbfleisch
Abstract: Teaching to Every Kid’s Potential is an invitation to teachers to improve the learning in their classrooms, one student at a time, using practical, evidence-based strategies. Focusing on four big concepts from neuroscience―flexibility, readiness, connection, and masking―the author shows how to apply them to build on the strengths of students. Each chapter unpacks the science; shows how talents can compensate for neural processing issues and suggests small but powerful adjustments to classroom practice that can allow kids’ gifts to emerge.
Publisher: Norton
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Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success

Author: Sam Goldstein
Author: Robert B. Brooks
Abstract: Tenacity in Children examines how multiple generations of parents and caregivers raised children to become successful adults. Until relatively recent times in human history, there were no schools or organized institutions, nor were there parenting books. Rather, caregivers depended on the seven important instincts that evolved across tens of thousands of years in the human species. This volume highlights the ways in which these instincts are more important than ever in preparing children for tomorrow’s successes. Key areas of coverage include individual chapters devoted to examining each of the seven instincts – intuitive optimism, intrinsic motivation, compassionate empathy, simultaneous intelligence, genuine altruism, virtuous responsibility, and measured fairness – as well as practical strategies to guide children in acquiring and fine-tuning these essential human instincts.
Publisher: Springer
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Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success

Author: Sam Goldstein
Author: Robert B. Brooks
Abstract: Tenacity in Children examines how multiple generations of parents and caregivers raised children to become successful adults. Until relatively recent times in human history, there were no schools or organized institutions, nor were there parenting books. Rather, caregivers depended on the seven important instincts that evolved across tens of thousands of years in the human species. This volume highlights the ways in which these instincts are more important than ever in preparing children for tomorrow’s successes. Key areas of coverage include individual chapters devoted to examining each of the seven instincts – intuitive optimism, intrinsic motivation, compassionate empathy, simultaneous intelligence, genuine altruism, virtuous responsibility, and measured fairness – as well as practical strategies to guide children in acquiring and fine-tuning these essential human instincts.
Publisher: Springer
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The Age of Accountability The Assault on Public Education Since the Time of A Nation at Risk

Author: Dominic Belmonte
Abstract: It’s clear that American public education has been under assault for more than the last 30 years. So much of this current "age of accountability" has focused on blame, both of teachers and those who prepare them. Somehow, unlike in other professions, declarations were made to the effect that anyone could teach better than teachers, including business leaders and people from tony universities without teacher preparation.

The Age of Accountability scrutinizes the attack on teachers through weaponized data. While an effective corporate tool to improve bottom-line goals, its use in education became more sinister and misanthropic. International PISA scores imply the mediocre ability of American students, fueling a belief that American education needed more than an upgrade. The only answer that would placate many was a complete upheaval, a redefinition of a teacher and who should be permitted to become one. We teachers ceded authority to these business and legislative forces. Their subsequent fervor for testing overwhelmed teaching and drove the joy out of schooling for students. It is time for a recounting of what has been done to the profession and to our children. Young teachers need encouragement and veteran teachers need reminding of their valiant and effective efforts.
Publisher: Myers Education Press
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The Blab of the Paved: "Bad Kids" and the School They Called Family

Author: Jeff Spanke
Abstract: This narrative ethnography adopts an aesthetic lens to relay the various lived experiences of a non-traditional, Midwestern public high school during its final year in its original building. Extending upon previous research of high school dropouts, I examine how this one particular high school incorporated a self-paced curriculum with a focus on "family" to address the unique learning needs of students at risk of not graduating. By employing elements of grounded theory, narrative inquiry, and autoethnography, I share the stories of Walgut High School's (a pseudonym) roughly sixty students as they struggle to navigate their respective roles in a dominant cultural narrative to which they've never felt like they belonged. 
Publisher: Information Age
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The Contemporary Superintendent: (R)Evolutionary Leadership in an Era of Reform

Editor: Meredith Mountford
Editor: Leigh E. Wallace
Abstract: Building on the definitions of revolution, revolutionary, evolution, and evolutionary, the notion of (R)Evolutionary Leadership emerged while discussing the need for school district leaders to push back against the status quo while improving teacher and leadership practices, improving student learning outcomes, engaging with the community, and ensuring decision making processes that include check and balance systems that are just, fair, and equitable for all. The chapters in this book introduce superintendents or research on superintendents in which these tenants were practiced; both in their ability to enact radical change by “overthrowing” the status quo – as well as evolutionary in their deliberate approach to viewing change as a process they can control over time. 
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The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting

Author: Douglas Fisher
Author: Nancy Frey
Author: John Hattie
Abstract: Harnessing the insights and experience of renowned educators Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie, The Distance Learning Playbook applies the wisdom and evidence of VISIBLE LEARNING® research to understand what works best with distance learning. Spanning topics from teacher-student relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, instructional design, assessments, and grading, this comprehensive playbook details the research- and evidence-based strategies teachers can mobilize to deliver high- impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment.
Publisher: Corwin
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The Divide Within: Intersections of Realities, Facts, Theories, and Practices

Editor: Tina L. Heafner
Editor: Laura K. Handler
Editor: Tracy C. Rock
Abstract: In recent decades, researchers focused attention on studying the social, geographic, political, and technological polarization in the United States. Trends manifest in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life, and expose the divergence between urban and rural communities. These inquiries also suggest that causes and effects of identity politics and polarization are too complex to be studied within the confines of a single discipline. Its exploration, therefore, requires participation and collaboration from scholars in many different fields, particularly those working in the social sciences. In this edited volume, we seek to leverage this research capacity to engage the reader in studies and instruction concerning the divide within and the intersections of realities, facts, theories, and practices in social science education.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Handbook on Caribbean Education

Editor: Eleanor J. Blair
Editor: Kenneth A. Williams
Abstract: This book brings together leading scholars of Caribbean education from around the world. Schooling continues to hold a special place both as a means to achieve social mobility and as a mechanism for supporting the economy of Caribbean nations. In this book, the Caribbean includes the Greater and Lesser Antilles. The Greater Antilles is made up of the five larger islands (and six countries) of the northern Caribbean, including the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. The Lesser Antilles includes the Windward and Leeward Islands which are inclusive of Barbados, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago along with several other islands. Each chapter provides a unique perspective on the various social and cultural issues that define Caribbean education and schooling. The Handbook on Caribbean Education fills a void in the literature and documents the important research being done throughout the Caribbean. Creating a space where Caribbean voices are a part of “international” discussions about 21st century global matters and concerns is an important contribution of this work.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Homeschool Choice: Parents and the Privatization of Education

Author: Kate Henley Averett
Abstract: In The Homeschool Choice, Kate Henley Averett provides insight into this fascinating phenomenon, exploring the perspectives of parents who have chosen to homeschool their children. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Averett examines the reasons why these parents choose to homeschool, from those who disagree with sex education and LGBT content in schools, to others who want to protect their children’s sexual and gender identities. With eye-opening detail, she shows us how homeschooling is a trend being chosen by an increasingly diverse subset of American families, at times in order to empower―or constrain―children’s gender and sexuality.
Publisher: New York University Press
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The Impact of Classroom Practices: Teacher Educators' Reflections on Culturally Relevant Teachers

Editor: Antonio L. Ellis
Editor: Nathaniel Bryan
Editor: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Editor: Ivory Toldson
Editor: Christopher Emdin
Abstract: Employing a “critical storytelling” methodology (see Hartlep & Hensley, 2015; Hartlep, Hensley, Braniger, & Jennings, 2017), each chapter contributor will use his or her own narrative to show the power of influential teachers in classrooms. While this framework centers race, lived and learned experiences, the storyteller is the most important unit of narrative; hence, The Impact of Classroom Practices: Reflections on Culturally Relevant Teachers will include African-American storytellers who reflect on the impact of classroom practices of teachers from diverse backgrounds who they deemed culturally relevant and responsive to both their academic and social needs. This work will offer recommendations to pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who desire to leave a lasting impact on the students they teach.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Impact of PDS Partnerships in Challenging Times

Editor: Pixita del Prado Hill
Editor: Keli Garas-York
Abstract: Through specific examples, each chapter utilizes a case study approach to describe the nature of various partnerships situated in research with a focus on the impact of the partnership. The chapters are intentionally succinct to provide a focused look at a particular partnership activity as each contributes to the larger goals of the entire consortium. Every chapter follows a similar structure – defining a challenge identified by the members of the consortium, a review of the relevant literature, an explanation of how the school/community liaison team responded to the challenge and the data gathered to determine impact, an “impact at a glance” chart to report the findings, and an identification of the necessary next steps in the project.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Investments: An American Conspiracy

Author: Clair Berube
Abstract: This book examines American societal structures and institutions, beginning and ending with public education, and exposes how dysfunction and the investment in this dysfunction is an actual political agenda. The Investments focuses on the capitalization, privatization and dismantling of public education, and how other social systems such as for-profit prisons, healthcare (or the lack thereof), racism and current immigration issues, the investment in criminalizing people called “the other”, and the military/industrial complex are all co-dependent and symbiotic. At the Nexus of it all is American public education. An educated population threatens the status quo, so the pipeline between public education and other social institutions is real. Each has a toxic connection and reliance to each other. Each chapter will delve into the rigging that takes place to purposefully attempt to cripple public education and consciously create a permanent underclass, usually without the knowledge of the general public; and the egos, identities and sinister political forces behind such manipulation.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

Author: Kent Garrett
Abstract: In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited an unprecedented eighteen “Negro” boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, would begin to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant.
Publisher: Hougthon Mifflin Harcourt
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The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership: The Power of a Networked Improvement Community to Transform Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation ... Educators

Editor: W. Gary Martin
Editor: Brian R. Lawler
Editor: Alyson E. Lischka
Editor: Wendy M. Smith
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This book provides an overview of a body of work conducted over the past seven years related to the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers by the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership), a national consortium of more than 90 universities and 100 school systems. The MTE-Partnership is organized as a Networked Improvement Community (NIC), which combines the disciplined inquiry of improvement science with the power of networking to accelerate improvement by engaging a broad set of participants. 

The book describes promising approaches to improving aspects of secondary mathematics teacher preparation developed by the Research Action Clusters, including specific products that have been developed, which will inform the work of others involved in secondary mathematics teacher preparation. In addition, reflections on the use of the NIC model provides insights for others considering this research design. Particular references to the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2017) are included throughout the book.

Publisher: Information Age
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The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents: Tools for Developing Awareness

Author: Oren Jay Sofer
Author: Matthew Brensilver
Abstract: Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice― with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness― than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. In this comprehensive curriculum developed at Mindful Schools, Oren Jay Sofer and Matthew Brensilver provide  twentyfive brief (twenty- to- thirty- minute) lessons that supply a framework for mindfulness instruction that can be expanded or condensed according to the needs of students. Each lesson includes a “science supplement” with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students.
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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The National Council of Teachers of English and Cold War Education Policies

Author: Curtis Mason
Abstract: The launching of Sputnik in 1957 sparked an education movement that stressed the importance of curricular rigor and standardization as a means to improve education and bolster national defense. Within six months of Sputnik's launch, Congress passed the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) that approved an unprecedented amount of federal funding toward the math, science, and foreign language disciplines. The teaching of English was left out and through the leadership of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the discipline maneuvered public relations and political connections in its quest to acquire federal funds. In doing so, the NCTE mimicked strategies that galvanized funding for math, science, and foreign language disciplines by arguing the importance of the teaching of English for national security and advocating for a teaching model that aligned with Cold War Era pedagogical trends. These tactics marked a major shift in how the NCTE advocated for the teaching of English.
Publisher: Information Age
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The New Brazilian University – A busca por resultados comercializáveis: Para quem?

Author: João dos Reis Silva Júnior
Abstract: Este livro versa sobre um assunto de extrema atualidade. Trata-se do momentoso tema da mercantilização da educação, de modo geral, e do ensino superior, em particular. Seu autor, João dos Reis Silva Júnior, vem se dedicando ao desenvolvimento de pesquisas sobre essa temática há mais de vinte anos individualmente e em colaboração com outros pesquisadores. Podemos considerar que o problema motivador das pesquisas de João dos Reis é a necessidade de compreender, em profundidade, a metamorfose pela qual vem passando o modelo de universidade no Brasil na contemporaneidade. Este livro é precioso porque seu autor não se contenta em proclamar e denunciar o avassalador processo de mercantilização do ensino, de modo geral, mas principalmente do ensino superior. Seu intento é perquirir o fenômeno penetrando nos meandros do referido processo de mercantilização para fazer emergir o modo de constituição e de funcionamento da nova universidade que vem se instituindo no Brasil em sintonia com a tendência mundial de que é expressão hegemônica a universidade estadunidense. Neste contexto, o Estado brasileiro, por meio de vários governos de diferentes partidos, vem implantando nas últimas décadas um conjunto de dispositivos legais que procuram aproximar, como já anunciava FHC em seu discurso de dezembro de 1994, as pesquisas empreendidas nas instituições de ensino superior, especialmente na pós-graduação, do setor produtivo. E, ao mesmo tempo, no longo prazo, tem reorganizado suas práticas segundo a mesma racionalidade. A mercantilização permeia todo tipo de prática e política institucional na universidade, tal qual a New American University, lembrando que, em face da nova divisão do trabalho acadêmico, o sucesso brasileiro reverte em vantagens para os países de economia central, com destaque para os Estados Unidos. Desta forma, procura-se alicerçar a pesquisa de suportes institucionais que a condicionam às demandas do setor produtivo, que, em face da forma como se adere à predominância financeira, resulta em cultura rentista e ancora na dívida pública para a administração monetária, favorece-se a economia e a educação superior dos países centrais”.
Publisher: Projeto Editorial Praxis
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The Red Road: Linking Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Indigenous Worldview

Author: Four Arrows
Abstract: The diversity and Inclusion movement in corporations and higher education has mostly fallen short of its most authentic goals. This is because it relies upon the dominant worldview that created and creates the problems it attempts to address. Rediscovering and applying our original Indigenous worldview offers a remedy that can bring forth a deeper and broader respect for diversity, and a different way to understand and honor it. This book offers a transformative learning opportunity for preserving diverse environments at every level, one that may be a matter of human survival.
Publisher: Information Age
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The School Leadership Survival Guide: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, How to Learn from Mistakes, and Why You Should Prepare for the Worst

Editor: Jeffrey S. Brooks
Editor: Amanda Heffernan
Abstract: The School Leadership Survival Guide: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, How to Learn from Mistakes, and Why You Should Prepare for the Worst is intended as an uncommon guide for school leaders and a resource they can turn to when confronted with issues they might not normally face in typical practice. The book serves as a bridge between research and day-to-day school leadership, and is intended to help leaders and school communities improve in areas they routinely avoid. In this sense, the book is meant as a "go to" resource for principals, those who train and teach them, and scholars. 
Publisher: Information Age
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The Science of Diversity

Author: Mona Sue Weissmark
Abstract: The Science of Diversity uses a multidisciplinary approach to excavate the theories, principles, and paradigms that illuminate our understanding of the issues surrounding human diversity, social equality, and justice. The book brings these to the surface holistically, examining diversity at the individual, interpersonal, and international levels. Shedding light on why diversity programs fail, the book provides tools to understand how biases develop and influence our relationships and interactions with others.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The SCOPUS Diaries and the (il)logics of Academic Survival

Author: Abel Polese
Abstract: This book is intended to help scholars to design and think strategically about their own career. Beginning with “How to get published in good journals,” it explores a number of questions that most academics encounter at various stages of their careers.
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag
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The Student Guide to Mindfulness

Author: David Mair
Abstract: More than ever students are reporting high levels of stress, depression and loneliness while at university – so looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation. This book provides grounded guidance on how mindfulness can be used to cope with the main sources of anxiety while you are completing your studies, so you can find balance and make the most of student life.  Combined with practical and recorded mindfulness exercises, learn how to master techniques and tools to reconnect with the present and yourself, and approach life at uni in a stress-free way.
Publisher: SAGE
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The Succeeders: How Immigrant Youth Are Transforming What It Means to Belong in America

Author: Andrea Flores
Abstract: This book challenges dominant representations of the so-called American Dream, those “patriotic” narratives that focus on personal achievement as the way to become an American. This narrative misaligns with the lived experience of many first- and second-generation Latino immigrant youth who thrive because of the nurture of their loved ones. A story of social reproduction and change, The Succeeders illustrates how ideological struggles over who belongs in this country, who is valuable, and who is an American are worked out by young people through their ordinary acts of striving in school and caring for friends and family.
Publisher: University of California Press
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The Transformation of Humanities Education: The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective

Author: Vidar Grøtta
Abstract:  Using historical documents and statistical analyses, Vidar Grotta shows that the expansion of the postwar research system in Norway led to an increase in admissions to humanities education in the 1960s and an ensuing research drift in humanities curricula. Interacting with certain political dynamics and the knowledge economy that has emerged since the 1970s, this research drift resulted in a shift in humanists' career patterns and a transformation of the societal functions of the humanities.
Publisher: Verlag Transcript
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Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Tony Bush
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This fifth edition of Tony Bush’s bestselling text explores the links between educational management theories and the main models of leadership, and their application to policy and practice globally across varied educational contexts. This fully updated new edition is informed by an enhanced global perspective and expanded coverage of important contemporary issues including teacher leadership, professional learning communities, transformational leadership, instructional leadership and a critical assessment of distributed leadership. This is essential reading for all teachers who aspire to management, as well as for experienced leaders on Masters’ level courses, and for those studying school management as part of education degrees.

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Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching: Designing and Using Simulated Encounters

Author: Elizabeth A Self
Author: Barbara S Stengel
Abstract: Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching introduces an innovative approach for using live-actor simulations to prepare preservice teachers for diverse classroom settings. Based on the SHIFT Project at Vanderbilt University, the book highlights the promise of these encounters to empower preservice teachers to become more culturally responsive.
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