Empowering Black Youth of Promise

Author: Sandra L. Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317248244
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Informed by the experiences of 772 Black churches, this book relies on a multidisciplinary, mixed-methodological lens to examine how today’s Black churches address the religious and non-religious educational and broader socialization needs of youth. Drawing from a cultural and ecological framework of village-mindedness, Barnes and Wimberly examine the intersected nature of place, space, and race to propel a conversation about whether and how the Black Church can become a more relevant and empowering presence for youth and the Black community.

Research for Educational Change

Author: Jill Adler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317285395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research for Educational Change presents ways in which educational research can fulfil its commitments to educational practice. Focussing its discussion within the context of mathematics education, it argues that while research-generated insights can have beneficial effects on learning and teaching, the question of how these effects are to be generated and sustained is far from evident. The question of how to turn research into educational improvement is discussed here in the context of learning and teaching hindered by poverty and social injustice. In the first part of the book, four teams of researchers use different methodologies while analysing the same corpus of data, collected in a South African mathematics classroom. In the second part, each of these teams makes a specific proposal about what can be done and how so that its research-generated insights have a tangible, beneficial impact on what is happening in mathematical classrooms. Combining two discourses – that of researchers speaking to one another, and that of researchers communicating their insights to those responsible for educational practice – the book deals with the perenial question of communication between those who study educational processes and those who are directly responsible for teacher education, educational research and classroom practices. This book will be key reading for postgraduates, researchers and academics in education and particularly in the areas of mathematics education, education research, teacher education and classroom practice. It will also appeal to teacher educators, practitioners and undergraduate students interested in educational research.

The Charter School Solution

Author: Tara L. Affolter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317301714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Challenging the popular perception that the free market can objectively ameliorate inequality and markedly improve student academic achievement, this book examines the overly positivistic rhetoric surrounding charter schools. Taking a multifocal approach, this book examines how charter schools reproduce inequality in public education. By linking charter schools to broader social issues and political economic factors, such as neoliberalism, race, and class, The Charter School Solution presents a more complete and nuanced assessment of charter schools in the context of the American public education system.

Internet and Society

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135898820
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and cultural systems of contemporary society have been transformed by new ICTs. Fuchs highlights how new forms of cooperation and competition are advanced and supported by the internet in subsystems of society and also discusses opportunities and risks of the information society.

The Black Studies Reader

Author: Jacqueline Bobo
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415945542
Format: PDF
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Promises to Keep

Author: Greg Dimitriadis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415944748
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048126606
Format: PDF
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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

Beyond Resistance Youth Activism and Community Change

Author: Pedro Noguera
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135927790
Format: PDF, ePub
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The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, Beyond Resistance! offers new insights into how to increase the effectiveness of youth development and education programs, and how to create responsive youth policies at the local, state, and federal level.

TExES Core Subjects EC 6 291

Author: Luis A. Rosado
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780738611990
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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REA's TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) Test Prep Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Texas teacher candidates seeking a generalist certificate for early childhood and elementary school are required to take the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) test. REA's all-new test prep offers extensive coverage of the five subject areas assessed on the Core Subjects EC-6 exam: * English Language Arts and Reading & the Science of Teaching Reading (801) * Mathematics (802) * Social Studies (803) * Science (804) * Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education (805) The Core Subjects (291) test was launched in January 2015; it replaced the TExES Generalist (191) test. Whether you are a traditional college student or a career-changing professional, REA's TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) prep is designed to help you pass the test so you can get certified and start your teaching career. Written by a team of noted teaching experts led by award-winning Texas-based author Dr. Luis Rosado, this test prep is relevant, up-to-date, and practical. This is focused prep custom-built for the TExES Core Subjects exam EC-6. It's for candidates who want all their prep conveniently packaged in a printed book. The book contains five targeted subject reviews that align with each Core Subjects subtest and one full-length practice test featuring over 250 questions and detailed explanations that cover every domain and competency. REA's TExES Subjects EC-6 (291) test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach early childhood and elementary school.