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
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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
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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.


Author: Dietmar Gensicke
ISBN: 9783150203217
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An Niklas Luhmann kommt man nicht vorbei. Seine Systemtheorie stellt neben der Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns von Jürgen Habermas die einzige soziologische Universaltheorie beim Eintritt dieser Disziplin in das 21. Jahrhundert dar. Luhmanns Genauigkeit in der Begriffsbildung, seine stark ausdifferenzierte Terminologie und der hohe Grad der Abstraktion machen den Zugang nicht immer leicht. Dietmar Gensickes Buch hilft und führt in die zentralen Begriffe und Zusammenhänge ein.

Das Soziale als Ritual

Author: Christoph Wulf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322913619
Format: PDF
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Rituale sind produktiv. Wurden sie bislang zumeist unterAspekten der Stereotypie, Rigidität und Gewalt thematisiert, konzentriertsich die vorliegende Untersuchung auf diejenigen Momente von Ritualen, die Gemeinschaften hervorbringen und gestalten. Rituale dienen hierbei der Gemeinschaft als Medium, Differenzen zu erzeugen und zu bearbeiten, Krisen zu bewältigen und Übergänge zu strukturieren. Die ethnographisch angelegte Studie zeigt, wie sich soziale Beziehungen in performativen Prozessen von Ritualen und Ritualisierungen bilden.