Restructuring for Integrative Education

Author: Todd E. Jennings
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897894968
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How can education be restructured to align more closely with the complex ways in which students actually create meaning and learn? The collection of essays asserts that this question must be the nexus of educational restructuring. This book addresses educational restructuring with a specific goal: the promotion of integrated education. Addressing a variety of contexts (elementary school through post-secondary) and written from a range of theoretical perspectives (critical theory, postmodernism, constructivism), the authors explore the educational structures that mediate the work of schools, teachers, and students. The contributors explore how educational institutions can change to promote authentic and holistic learning. Firmly rooted in theory, the collection presents a vision for the integrated education linked to concrete practices and contexts.

Culture and Difference

Author: Antonia Darder
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897894579
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Reveals significant issues and concerns of subordinate cultural communities that impact the lives of bicultural students and their families.

Anti racism Feminism and Critical Approaches to Education

Author: Roxana Ng
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897893282
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Contributors from Canada and the United States address educational issues relevant to aboriginal peoples, people of color, and people of religious minorities in light of feminist and critical pedagogical theory.

Counselor Education for the Twenty first Century

Author: Susan J. Brotherton
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ISBN: 9780897894715
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This book examines the need for the development of an expanded theoretical foundation of counselor education which will serve to better prepare school counselors for effectively meeting student counseling needs in the 21st century. This process includes a rethinking of meanings and outcomes associated with counselor education, the counseling process, the role of the school counselor, and the political implications embedded in educational counseling. The expanded theoretical framework includes questioning the applicability and relevance-to-practice of current counselor education, a critical analysis of psychological philosophy, investigating the principles behind critical theory, feminist theory, and postmodernism, unveiling exclusionary aspects of current counseling theory and practice. Brotherton calls for a pedagogy of inclusion and fluidity in counselor education that will be capable of handling the issues surrounding diversity, multiplicity, and exclusion that are challenging American schools.

Positioning subjects

Author: Stephen Appel
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This book addresses an area that is theoretically undeveloped in educational studies--the constitution of the human subject. The author uses psychoanalysis to explore this gap in critical studies of education. Educational progressivism overestimates the power of rationality and represses any understanding of unconscious mental processes. What is needed is the development of a psychodynamic 'social psychology of classes.' According to the author, we need to investigate the differential relations between institutional and self-formative processes.