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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 Science of the Obvious: Education's Repetitive Search for What's Already Known

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Abstract: This book poses and ultimately answers the question of whether the public schools would have been affected if no educational research had been conducted during this century. To answer this question, 12 genres of educational research are evaluated. The genres are accompanied by non-technical, annotated synopses examples of each. A case is made that the science of education as a whole is repetitive, non-cumulative, and is characterized by a circular rather than a linear trajectory.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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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 Seal of Biliteracy: Case Studies and Considerations for Policy Implementation

Editor: Amy J. Heineke
Editor: Kristin J. Davin
Abstract: This edited volume examines the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL), a relatively new policy initiative that has received little attention in scholarly and practical literature. The contributions seek to expand the literature by presenting case studies of policy implementation in diverse contexts across the United States. 
Publisher: Information Age
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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 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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The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

Author: Patricia Jennings
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Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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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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Theory for Beginners: Children’s Literature as Critical Thought

Author: Kenneth B. Kidd
Abstract: Since its inception in the 1970s, the Philosophy for Children movement (P4C) has affirmed children’s literature as important philosophical work. Theory, meanwhile, has invested in children’s classics, especially Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and has also developed a literature for beginners that resembles children’s literature in significant ways. Offering a novel take on this phenomenon, Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. Examining everything from the rise of French Theory in the United States to the crucial pedagogies offered in children’s picture books, from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to studies of queer childhood, Kenneth B. Kidd deftly reveals the way in which children may learn from philosophy and vice versa.
Publisher: Fordham University Press
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Thinking in Education Research: Applying Philosophy and Theory

Author: Nick Peim
Abstract: Thinking in Education Research examines the resources available from philosophy and theory that can be practically applied to any educational research project. Nick Peim argues that the current well-established divide between theory and the empirical in research methods is unhelpful to students. Instead, Thinking in Education Research looks at major lines of thinking in modern European philosophy, from Kant to Freud and Derrida to Malabou, and how they provide a rich resource for every stage of conducting research. By getting students engaged in 'how to think' and 'how to do', Peim illustrates that thinking is in fact a vital part of how you do research and is not an aside.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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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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Toward Translingual Realities in Composition: (Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices

Author: Nancy Bou Ayash
Abstract: Toward Translingual Realities in Composition is a multiyear critical ethnographic study of first-year writing programs in Lebanon and Washington State—a country where English is not the sole language of instruction and a state in which English is entirely dominant—to examine the multiple and often contradictory natures, forces, and manifestations of language ideologies. The book is a practical, useful way of seriously engaging with alternative ways of thinking, doing, and learning academic English literacies.
Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Transformative Education for the Second Renaissance

Author: John P.W. Hudson
Abstract: Transformative Education for the Second Renaissance follows educator John PW Hudson through a personal and professional journey that led him to respond to what he sees as underlying fissures in the bedrock of educational practice. At the height of his career, he was seconded by the Richmond (BC Canada) school district to teach a demonstration class in the Nanashan Xian Middle School in Shenzhen, China, at the request of the school, and philanthropists Joe and Margaret Li, initiators of the project and sponsors. His assignment was to demonstrate and explain Western teaching methods to educators and other interested parties including university students and their professors from various parts of China, local and national education officials, teachers at the Nanshan Xian middle school (where he lived and taught for two years), and civic officials as well. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Transforming Ethos: Place and the Material in Rhetoric and Writing

Author: Rosanne Carlo
Abstract: In Transforming Ethos Rosanne Carlo synthesizes philosophy, rhetorical theory, and composition theory to clarify the role of ethos and its potential for identification and pedagogy for writing studies. Carlo renews focus on the ethos appeal and highlights its connection to materiality and place as a powerful instrument for writing and its teaching—one that insists on the relational and multimodal aspects of writing and makes prominent its inherent ethical considerations and possibilities.
Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Transforming History: A Guide to Effective, Inclusive, and Evidence-Based Teaching

Author: Mary Jo Festle
Abstract: In this theoretically informed but eminently practical volume, Mary Jo Festle examines the recent explosion of research on the teaching and learning of history. Illuminated by her own work, Festle applies the concept of "backward design" as an organizing framework to the history classroom. She provides concrete strategies for setting up an environment that is inclusive and welcoming but still challenging and engaging.
Instructors will improve their own conceptual understandings of teaching and learning issues, as well as receive guidance on designing courses and implementing pedagogies consistent with what research tells us about how students learn. The book offers practical illustrations of assignments, goals, questions, grading rubrics, unit plans, and formats for peer observation that are adaptable for courses on any subject and of any size. 
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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Transforming Learning: Don't Let School Interfere with Your Laughing

Author: Peter M. Jones
Abstract: Dr. Peter Jonas takes a broad and practical approach examining the connection between humor and learning. The book uses a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to identify nine areas where humor significantly improves various aspects of the learning environment. This book provides practical examples, as well as research on how much of an effect (effect size) humor has on Leadership, Learning, Stress reduction, Job Satisfaction, Relationships, Creativity, Culture, Communication, and Engagement. Humor needs to be taken seriously, because when you get people laughing you can transform learning.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Transforming Learning: Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Leadership Education

Author: Kathy L. Guthrie
Author: Daniel M. Jenkins
Abstract: In this companion manual to The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning, this text was developed to fill a significant resource gap in leadership education. In response to this gap, as well as leadership educators’ call for professional development related to teaching and learning, this text is grounded in the college teaching and leadership education literature. Filled with 60 learning activities for diverse contributors, this book offers a hands-on resource for leadership educators to use when facilitating leadership learning opportunities. Each learning activity includes learning outcomes, activity instructions, facilitation notes, and additional resources offered by the author. 
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Transforming Public Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East

Editor: Cynthia Szymanski Sunal
Editor: Kagendo Mutua
Editor: Oluseyi Matthew Odebiyi
Abstract: Public education has expanded to serve large populations across the regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Many nations in these regions are moving into a phase of public education in which a variety of factors are being identified as influencing the quality of public education and its ability to serve all children and adolescents. It has become evident that ethnic background, gender, religious affiliation, and ability/disability are important factors in who is served and how well the individual is served. The chapters in this volume, Book 8, of Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East document and describe the status, success, and limitations of public education's efforts at transformation.
Publisher: Information Age
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Uncommon Leadership: Live Well, Lead Strong for Courage and Integrity

Author: Debbie McFalone
Abstract: Uncommon Leaders have a gift: While inspiring and serving others with integrity, they also model a commitment to self-care and reflective practices. These skillful leaders are focused on being intentional and mindful of their values, beliefs, and guiding principles---in short, they “live well”. This high level of self-awareness informs the leader’s capacity to model courage and integrity---to “lead strong”. Grounded in their beliefs and values, these leaders routinely offer skillful feedback that impacts performance; they also have the capacity to plan and hold difficult conversations with professionalism. Uncommon Leadership supplies the reader with practical strategies, information and exercises to develop skills, as well as inspirational ideas for maintaining strong and effective leadership over a sustained period of time. Each chapter includes ways in which the reader may transfer their learning to their own practice, as well as a graphic quote that serves as a reminder of key points. Practicing leaders will find this a helpful guide for significant professional growth; aspiring and early career leaders will find it a valuable tool they will return to often for reference.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide

Author: Yana Weinstein
Author: Megan Sumeracki
Author: Oliver Caviglioli
Abstract: This accessible guide helps teachers to integrate effective, research-backed strategies for learning into their classroom practice. The book explores exactly what constitutes good evidence for effective learning and teaching strategies, how to make evidence-based judgments instead of relying on intuition, and how to apply findings from cognitive psychology directly to the classroom.
Publisher: Routledge
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Understanding Schematic Learning at Two

Author: Julie Brierley
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
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Providing a deeper understanding of how two-year-old children learn, Understanding Schematic Learning at Two highlights how a schematic pedagogy can be used to recognise and support two-year-old children's thinking and understanding of the world around them. Over a 16-week period four children's individual experiences and stories are constructed, providing detailed written and photographic evidence of the unfolding schematic learning journeys of each. Following the children from nursery setting to their home environments, readers gain a greater understanding of how, even at such a young age, children are intrinsically motivated to select resources from the environment to support their schematic pursuits. The book focuses on the importance of an appropriate environment and informed pedagogy to support two-year-old children's schematic explorations and the significant role adults play in developing these.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

Author: Barrett J Taylor
Author: Brendan Cantwell
Abstract: American higher education is often understood as a vehicle for social advancement. However, the institutions at which students enroll differ widely from one another. Some enjoy tremendous endowment savings and/or collect resources via research, which then offsets the funds that students contribute. Other institutions rely heavily on student tuition payments. These schools may struggle to remain solvent, and their students often bear the lion’s share of educational costs. Unequal Higher Education identifies and explains the sources of stratification that differentiate colleges and universities in the United States. Barrett J. Taylor and Brendan Cantwell use quantitative analysis to map the contours of this system. They then explain the mechanisms that sustain it and illustrate the ways in which rising institutional inequality has limited individual opportunity, especially for students of color and low-income individuals. 
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Unfinished Business: Compelling Stories of Adult Student Persistence

Author: Matt Bergman
Author: Joann S. Olson
Abstract: Contrary to the deficit mindset that often permeates the retention and persistence discourse, this book highlights the stories of those who successfully returned to what was left unfinished. The stories here may challenge your assumptions. These are high-quality students who demonstrated a compelling and inspiring commitment to their education, begun long ago and now completed—in some cases decades later. As you read, don’t miss the role that engaged advisors, supportive family members, and well-designed programs such as prior learning assessment played in helping students to the finish line. These narratives also demonstrate that it is time for institutions of higher education to imagine and embrace new ways of serving these students well.
Publisher: Information Age
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Unlearning to Teach Through Intercultural Professional Development (Research for Social Justice: Personal-Passionate-Participatory)

Author: Candace Schlein
Abstract: This book comprises an examination of novice teachers' experiences in schools and cultures of schooling across the contexts of Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada. Drawing on narrative inquiry and arts-based approaches, this study employs experience as a starting point for making sense of both professional and personal encounters in local and foreign settings. This work thus sheds light on how people make sense of shifting landscapes in an era of increasing intercultural communication and interaction while addressing important curricular implications of intercultural professional development for equity and social justice.
Publisher: Information Age
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Using Nonfiction for Civic Engagement in Classrooms: Critical Approaches

Editor: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw
Editor: Ruth McKoy Lowery
Editor: Paul H. Ricks
Abstract: This book acknowledges the existence of high quality nonfiction children’s literature that may serve as a basis for conversation about civic engagements and our roles as global citizens. It touches on our social history, and offers ideas for how educators might be able to engage readers in healthy and useful dialogues on what it means to be human and how nonfiction texts attempt to reconstruct this reality in this quest to recognize our collective humanity.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Valuing Other Voices: Discourses that Matter in Education, Social Justice, and Multiculturalism

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Abstract: How can we build an organization or institution that treats people equitably? How do we develop conscientious communities where people’s voices are heard and not silenced? How can we go from half-truths and alternative facts to real truths? How can we reduce or eliminate societal ills such as racism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, religious dogmatism, sexism, homophobia, tribalism, colonial mentality, slave mentality, Messiah Complex, and terrorism? How can we get into the mind’s eyes of others and “treat them as we would like to be treated?” How do we create environments that stimulate fearless or “hearty” conversations between peoples? How do we learn from history or other people’s experiences to make functional goal-directed decisions? And, how can we inspire people to value their differences and similarities as they think and talk in our global village? These are questions that deserve answers in our respective communities, states, nations, and world. This book, Valuing Other Voices: Discourses That Matter in Education, Social Justice, and Multiculturalism opens doors of communication for all people willing to create a community, state, nation, or world of harmony.
Publisher: Information Age
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Vision for Opportunity: John Roueche and the Community College Movement

Editor: Martha M. Ellis
Abstract: John Edward Roueche is the most productive and the most recognized community college leader in the history of the community college movement. He is a person with remarkable vision and over the decades has demonstrated an uncanny ability to scan the horizon of higher education, identify emerging issues—or issues that should emerge—and place them squarely before leaders and practitioners in the field. Throughout his career, Roueche has powerfully led the community college field by recognizing, often long before others do, areas of potential opportunity or impending concern—and addressing them through prolific research, writing, and speaking.

This book explores the influence of John on individual lives and community colleges across the United States. Through stories and research of his years in the community college vineyard, the book follows the professional chronology of John’s life from childhood to today. While segments of his life history are included in the chapters, this is not a biography. This work is a collection of voices on the impact of John from many perspectives. Themes run throughout the chapters that paint a picture of this man. Hopefully you, the reader, will smile, laugh, reflect, and enjoy the life and influence of John Edward Roueche.
Publisher: Roman and Littlefield
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Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy: Lessons from Four Countries

Editor: Marc S. Tucker
Abstract: Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy investigates the greatly varying ways in which four countries—Singapore, Switzerland, China, and the United States—prepare young people for the twenty-first-century workplace. The book looks first at the highly successful vocational education and training (VET) systems in Singapore and Switzerland, describing them in revealing detail and accounting for the assumptions and social arrangements that account for their unique features. It then turns to the two largest—and arguably the most dynamic—nations in the world, China and the United States, and examines the differing conditions, goals, and arrangements that have affected their respective programs for preparing their citizens for present and future work.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Voices From Around the IEP Table

Author: Karrin Lukacs
Author: Sherry L. Steeley
Abstract: This unique book explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). Authors interviewed a principal, a general education teacher, a special education teacher, a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), an educational advocate, a disability rights attorney, a parent, a translator, a school psychologist, a specialist, a transition services specialist, and a guidance counselor. Their experiences provide critical insight for those seeking to realize the potential of these sometimes marginalized students. Interviews examined the dynamics of home-school communication, IEP meetings, and cross-cultural interactions. 
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Voices of Asian Americans in Higher Education: Unheard Stories

Editor: Festus Obiakor
Editor: Ying Hui-Michael
Abstract:  In this book, 10 Asian American educators and scholars present realistic pictures of America’s higher education using personal narratives. The contributors in this book come from different regions and teach in different colleges and universities; and coincidentally, they all endure the “outsider” category formerly as students and now as professors and leaders. This “outsider” status can be emotionally overwhelming and psychologically unnerving. This status hampers opportunities for Asian Americans to grow and maximize their fullest potential. 
Publisher: Information Age
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