Empowering Black Youth of Promise

Author: Sandra L. Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317248252
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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: 1317285409
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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.

New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching

Author: Melina Porto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317204611
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Illustrated by an empirical study of English as a Foreign Language reading in Argentina, this book argues for a different approach to the theoretical rationales and methodological designs typically used to investigate cultural understanding in reading, in particular foreign language reading. It presents an alternative approach which is more authentic in its methods, more educational in its purposes, and more supportive of international understanding as an aim of language teaching in general and English language teaching in particular.

Transforming Education in the Gulf Region

Author: Khalid Alshahrani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317220390
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Countries in the Arab Gulf are currently experiencing some of the fastest rates of growth and progress in the world. Transforming Education in the Gulf Region argues that education systems in these countries need to use innovative pedagogies and best practices in teaching and learning to educate all citizens so that they obtain the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society. This book will contribute to the transformation of education in the Gulf countries by suggesting best practices, research outcomes and case studies from experts in the Gulf region. It has become increasingly evident in recent years that Gulf countries need to use emerging learning technologies to cater for the needs of learners and to provide maximum flexibility in learning. There is also a growing practical need to use electronic technologies, since learning materials are more widely available in electronic formats than in paper-based formats. This book focuses on the role of emerging technologies and innovative pedagogies in transforming education in six Gulf countries in the region (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain). With contributions from experts around the world, the book argues that the time is right for Arab Gulf countries to make the transition to electronic learning and that they need to implement the outcomes of research and adopt best practices to transform and revolutionize education to prepare learners in the Gulf region for the 21st Century. The book should be of interest to academics and students in the areas of higher education, learning technologies, education policy and education reform. It should also be of interest to educators and policymakers in the Gulf region.

Marxism and Education

Author: Lotar Rasinski
Publisher: Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism
ISBN: 9780815369004
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Introduction / Dave Hill, Kostas Skordoulis, and Lotar Rasinski -- European Education Policy and Critical Education / George Grollios -- The Schooling of Teachers in England: Rescuing Pedagogy / Gail Edwards -- Transformation In The Teaching Profession In Turkey: From Socialist- Idealist Teacher To Exam-Oriented Technician / Ahmet Yildiz -- Education, Secularism and Secular Education in Turkey / Unal Ozmen -- Assessing the Effects of the Economic crisis on Public Education in Greece / Theopoula-Polina Chrysochou -- The Endpoint of Expectation from Education, the Starting Point of Struggle: A Critical Approach to White-Collar Unemployment / Aygulen Kayahan Karakul -- The Position of an Educational Researchers in a Semi-Peripheral Region: Critical Autoethnography of an Academic Subject in Hungary / György Mészáros -- Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy and the Struggle against Capital Today / Peter McLaren and Derek R. Ford -- Considerations on a Marxist Pedagogy of Science / Kostas Skordoulis -- "A picture held us captive..." Marx, Wittgenstein and the "Paradox of Ideology" / Lotar Rasinski -- Empowerment in Education: a New Logic of Emancipation or a New Logic of Power? / Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bak -- Marxist Education Against Capitalism in Neoliberal / Neoconservative Times / Dave Hill

Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories in International Contexts

Author: Terrie Epstein
Publisher: Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education
ISBN: 9781138702479
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Introduction: Terrie Epstein and Carla L. Peck -- Re-presentations of difficult histories -- Sustainable history lessons for post-conflict society / Sirkka Ahonen -- Teaching the war: reflections on popular uses of difficult heritage / Maria Grever -- "Argue the contrary for the purpose of getting a PhD": revisionist historians, the Singapore government and the Operation Coldstore controversy / LOH Kah Seng -- The state and the evolving of teaching about apartheid in school history in South Africa, circa 1994-2016 / Johan Wasserman -- Commentary: Peter Seixas -- Teaching and learning indigenous histories -- Teaching and learning difficult histories: Australia / Anna Clark -- Pedagogies of forgetting: colonial encounters and nationhood at New Zealand's National Museum / Joanna Kidman -- "People are still grieving": Maori and non-Maori adolescent's perceptions of the Treaty of Waitangi / Mark Sheehan, Terrie Epstein, Michael Harcourt -- "That's not my history": the reconceptualization of Canadian history education in Nova Scotia schools / Jennifer Tinkham -- Commentary: Sirkka Ahonen -- Teachers and teaching difficult histories -- "On whose side are you?": difficult histories in the Israeli context / Tsafrir Goldberg -- Teaching history and educating for citizenship: allies or "uneasy bedfellows" in a post-conflict context? / Alan McCully -- Teacher understandings of political violence represented in national histories: the Trail of Tears narrative / Alan Stoskopf and Angela Bermudez -- Teacher resistance towards difficult histories: the centrality of affect in disrupting teacher learning / Michalinos Zembylas -- Commentary: Maria Grever -- History and identity -- Physical and symbolic violence imposed: the difficult histories of lesbian, gay, and trans-people / J.B. Mayo, Jr -- Learning the "burdening history": challenges for history education in Brazil / Maria Auxiliadora Schmidt -- Intersections of students' ethnic identifications and understandings of history / Carla L. Peck -- Commentary: Terrie Epstein

Educating African American Students

Author: Gloria Swindler Boutte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focused on preparing educators to teach African American students, this straightforward and teacher-friendly text features a careful balance of published scholarship, a framework for culturally relevant and critical pedagogy, research-based case studies of model teachers, and tested culturally relevant practical strategies and actionable steps teachers can adopt. Its premise is that teachers who understand Black culture as an asset rather than a liability and utilize teaching techniques that have been shown to work can and do have specific positive impacts on the educational experiences of African American children.

Promises to Keep

Author: Greg Dimitriadis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415944748
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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.

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135210292
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The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402030525
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.