Urban Youth and School Pushout

Author: Eve Tuck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136813829
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's Critics Choice Award! Recent efforts to reform urban high schools have been marked by the pursuit of ever-increasing accountability policies, most notably through the use of high-stakes standardized testing, mayoral control, and secondary school exit exams. Urban Youth and School Pushout excavates the unintended consequences of such policies on secondary school completion by focusing specifically on the use and over-use of the GED credential. Building on a tradition of critical theory and political economy of education, author Eve Tuck offers a provocative analysis of how accountability tacitly and explicitly pushes out under-performing students from the system. By drawing on participatory action research, as well as the work of indigenous scholars and theories, this theoretically and empirically rich book illustrates urban public schooling as a dialectic of humiliating ironies and dangerous dignities. Focusing on the experiences of youth who have been pushed out of their schools under the auspices of obtaining a GED, Tuck reveals new insights on how urban youth view accountability schooling, value the GED, and yearn for multiple, meaningful routes to graduation.

Who Decides Who Becomes a Teacher

Author: Julie Gorlewski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351979442
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who Decides Who Becomes a Teacher? extends the discussions and critiques of neoliberalism in education by examining the potential for Schools of Teacher Education to contest policies that are typical in K-12 schooling. Drawing on a case study of faculty collaboration, this edited volume reimagines teacher preparation programs as crucial sites of resistance to, and refusal of, unsound education practices and legislation. This volume also reveals by example how education faculty can engage in collaborative scholarly work to investigate the anticipated and unanticipated effects of policy initiatives on teaching and learning.

The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education

Author: Ming Fang He
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506300669
Format: PDF, Docs
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The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education integrates, summarizes, and explains, in highly accessible form, foundational knowledge and information about the field of curriculum with brief, simply written overviews for people outside of or new to the field of education. This Guide supports study, research, and instruction, with content that permits quick access to basic information, accompanied by references to more in-depth presentations in other published sources. This Guide lies between the sophistication of a handbook and the brevity of an encyclopedia. It addresses the ties between and controversies over public debate, policy making, university scholarship, and school practice. While tracing complex traditions, trajectories, and evolutions of curriculum scholarship, the Guide illuminates how curriculum ideas, issues, perspectives, and possibilities can be translated into public debate, school practice, policy making, and life of the general public focusing on the aims of education for a better human condition. 55 topical chapters are organized into four parts: Subject Matter as Curriculum, Teachers as Curriculum, Students as Curriculum, and Milieu as Curriculum based upon the conceptualization of curriculum commonplaces by Joseph J. Schwab: subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu. The Guide highlights and explicates how the four commonplaces are interdependent and interconnected in the decision-making processes that involve local and state school boards and government agencies, educational institutions, and curriculum stakeholders at all levels that address the central curriculum questions: What is worthwhile? What is worth knowing, needing, experiencing, doing, being, becoming, overcoming, sharing, contributing, wondering, and imagining? The Guide benefits undergraduate and graduate students, curriculum professors, teachers, teacher educators, parents, educational leaders, policy makers, media writers, public intellectuals, and other educational workers. Key Features: Each chapter inspires readers to understand why the particular topic is a cutting edge curriculum topic; what are the pressing issues and contemporary concerns about the topic; what historical, social, political, economic, geographical, cultural, linguistic, ecological, etc. contexts surrounding the topic area; how the topic, relevant practical and policy ramifications, and contextual embodiment can be understood by theoretical perspectives; and how forms of inquiry and modes of representation or expression in the topic area are crucial to develop understanding for and make impact on practice, policy, context, and theory. Further readings and resources are provided for readers to explore topics in more details.

Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

Author: Eve Tuck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135068429
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has been a prominent concern of educational research for several decades, yet understandings of youth resistance frequently lack complexity, often seize upon convenient examples to confirm entrenched ideas about social change, and overly regulate what "counts" as progress. As this comprehensive volume illustrates, understanding and researching youth resistance requires much more than a one-dimensional theory. Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change provides readers with new ways to see and engage youth resistance to educational injustices. This volume features interviews with prominent theorists, including Signithia Fordham, James C. Scott, Michelle Fine, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gerald Vizenor, and Pedro Noguera, reflecting on their own work in light of contemporary uprisings, neoliberal crises, and the impact of new technologies globally. Chapters presenting new studies in youth resistance exemplify approaches which move beyond calcified theories of resistance. Essays on needed interventions to youth resistance research provide guidance for further study. As a whole, this rich volume challenges current thinking on resistance, and extends new trajectories for research, collaboration, and justice.

Place in Research

Author: Eve Tuck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317655516
Format: PDF
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Bridging environmental and Indigenous studies and drawing on critical geography, spatial theory, new materialist theory, and decolonizing theory, this dynamic volume examines the sometimes overlooked significance of place in social science research. There are often important divergences and even competing logics at work in these areas of research, some which may indeed be incommensurable. This volume explores how researchers around the globe are coming to terms - both theoretically and practically - with place in the context of settler colonialism, globalization, and environmental degradation. Tuck and McKenzie outline a trajectory of critical place inquiry that not only furthers empirical knowledge, but ethically imagines new possibilities for collaboration and action. Critical place inquiry can involve a range of research methodologies; this volume argues that what matters is how the chosen methodology engages conceptually with place in order to mobilize methods that enable data collection and analyses that address place explicitly and politically. Unlike other approaches that attempt to superficially tag on Indigenous concerns, decolonizing conceptualizations of land and place and Indigenous methods are central, not peripheral, to practices of critical place inquiry.

Ethics and Social Justice

Author: Wolf Bloemers
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820460314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The aim of this core module book within the frame of a European Master study programme of 'European Perspectives on Social Inclusion' is to give an overview of the ethical and socio-political facets of social justice against the background of historical c

The Lifelong Learning University

Author: Nino Tomaschek
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830974178
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lifelong Learning (LLL) scheint eines der zentralen Schlagworte unserer heutigen Zeit zu sein. Unabhängig davon, ob man die Diskussionen rund um eine globalisierte Wissensgesellschaft betrachtet, sich mit den Herausforderungen zur Qualifizierung von Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmern auf zunehmend international gewordenen Arbeitsmärkten beschäftigt oder ob es um die Innovationskraft von Unternehmen geht – fortwährend „am Ball“ des aktuellen Wissens zu sein, ist heutzutage die Conditio sine qua non. Auch Universitäten und Hochschulen sind zunehmend aufgefordert, im Rahmen ihres gesellschafts- und bildungspolitischen Auftrages lebenslange Lernprozesse in der Aus- und Weiterbildung zu ermöglichen. Wie nun Lifelong Learning an Universitäten „lebbar“ gemacht werden kann, welche Konzepte in diesem Bereich vorhanden sind, welche Formen und Formate bereits erfolgreich umgesetzt werden und welche wesentlichen Aspekte für die Zukunft von Lifelong Learning Relevanz haben, wird in diesem Buch von renommierten Autorinnen und Autoren untersucht.