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Transforming Classroom Culture

Transforming Classroom Culture Author A. Dallalfar
ISBN-10 9780230370319
Release 2011-09-26
Pages 259
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An anthology of original work authored by diverse faculty who work in a variety of New England college and university settings - private and public, racially homogeneous and diverse - this book focuses on institutional contexts that promote innovation in teaching practice, faculty identity as a resource for effective pedagogy, and dilemmas and outcomes of student-faculty engagement in the classroom.

Teaching Communication and Media Studies

Teaching Communication and Media Studies Author Jan Fernback
ISBN-10 9781135948627
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 174
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Designed for communication/media educators and graduate students, Teaching Communication and Media Studies is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies. Relying on her extensive experience instructing graduate students on the ins and outs of teaching, Jan Fernback discusses theoretical and applied topics central to contemporary mediated communication instruction, offering instructors at all levels strategies they can use to create a successful classroom experience. Fernback also considers the logic, design and delivery of courses in communication and media studies, while encouraging readers to reflect on their own strategic pedagogical decisions. Supplemented with interviews of successful communication instructors and sample exercises, this book is a must-have resource for all those teaching communication and media studies courses, regardless of level of experience.

Inclusive Education and the Issue of Change

Inclusive Education and the Issue of Change Author A. Liasidou
ISBN-10 9781137333704
Release 2015-06-22
Pages 192
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Exploring the theoretical, policy and classroom (pedagogical) dimensions of transformative change within the context of inclusive education policy and practice, this book documents how ideological presuppositions and professional practice should be transformed in order to meet learner diversity in effective and non-discriminatory ways.

Teaching for Inclusion

Teaching for Inclusion Author Srikala Naraian
ISBN-10 9780807758571
Release 2017
Pages 176
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The author offers eight guiding principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the conditions within which they work, even as they uphold their commitments to equitable schooling for students from historically marginalized groups, particularly students with disabilities.

Inclusive Teaching Presence in the Classroom

Inclusive Teaching  Presence in the Classroom Author Cornell Thomas
ISBN-10 9781119036531
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 96
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In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusive teaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve, though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus on inclusion means to believe that every person has the ability to learn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improve their ability to better understand the world in which they live, and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: • best practices for teaching students with social, economic, gender, or ethnic differences • adjustments to the teaching and learning process to focus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners connect what they know with the information presented • environments that maximize learners’ academic and social growth. The premise of inclusive teaching works to demonstrate that all people can and do learn. Educators and administrators can incorporate the techniques of inclusive learning and help learners retain more information. This is the 140th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass higher education series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

Teachers as Allies

Teachers as Allies Author Shelley Wong
ISBN-10 9780807776773
Release 2018
Pages 217
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Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors offer teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth and include a broad range of curriculum connections and resources. Contributors include Theresa Austin, Aurora Chang, Sylvia Y. Sánchez, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Eva K. Thorp, Emma Violand-Sánchez, and DREAMers Hareth Andrade-Ayala, Gaby Pacheco, and Rodrigo Velasquez-Soto Royalties from the sale of this book will go to United We Dream. “Teachers are uniquely placed to support undocumented students facing adverse circumstances and to challenge the narrative of immigrant criminality in the public sphere. This book should help enable them to do both.” —From the Foreword by Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University “This powerful book provides information, strategies, stories, hope, and sustenance for teachers and other educators working to support some of the most marginalized students in our schools.” —Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “In light of the current political climate, it is crucial that this information be available for educators and the community.” —Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles

Tools for Teaching

Tools for Teaching Author Barbara Gross Davis
ISBN-10 047056945X
Release 2009-07-17
Pages 608
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Teaching Transformed

Teaching Transformed Author Roland Tharp
ISBN-10 042949694X
Release 2018
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"The social organization of teaching and learning, particularly in classrooms, has not yet been recognized as a foundational element of education. However, social constructionist views of human development, cognition, and schooling, as well as the increasing challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity, make it a vital concern for teachers, researchers, and policymakers. This book introduces the concept of educational social organization, assembles the pertinent theory and evidence, and suggests future directions for training and policy. }The four goals of school reform--academic excellence, fairness, inclusion and harmony--can be achieved simultaneously, by transforming the final common pathway of all school reform--instructional activity. Teaching Transformed is a new vision for classrooms, based on consensus research findings and unified practice prescriptions, explained and justified by new developments in sociocultural theory, and clarified by an explicit five-phase developmental guide for achieving that transformation. Teaching Transformed is both visionary and practical, both theoretical and data-driven, and determined to create effective education for all students. Professional educators, parents, and any reader concerned with saving our schools will find this book necessary to understand our current plight, and to envision a realistic means of transformation."--Provided by publisher.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Transformative Pedagogies for Teacher Education

Transformative Pedagogies for Teacher Education Author Ann E. Lopez
ISBN-10 9781641131094
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 225
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People are on the move all across the globe and the student population is becoming increasingly more diverse. This has brought about new opportunities and challenges for educators, and teachers. In this series teacher educators a) deconstruct and problematize what it means to educate new teachers for increasingly diverse schools and classroom contexts, and b) highlight experiences of teacher educators as they attempt to bridge the theory to practice divide often encountered in teacher education. In these challenging times when public education is under attack, culturally responsive, antiracist, critical multicultural, social justice and all forms of teaching that are inclusive and equitable must be supported and encouraged. As schools continue to be spaces where ideas and values that promote equity and justice in society are contested, teachers must be proactive in engaging in pedagogies that respond to the needs of a diverse student population. Transformative Pedagogies bring together the work of teachers, scholars, and activists from different countries and contexts who are seeking to transform teacher education. This book will be useful to all educators seeking alternative and innovative approaches to education and meeting the needs of students. Teacher educators examine what it means to be transformative and drawing on experiences from different contexts.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching Author Geneva Gay
ISBN-10 9780807776704
Release 2018
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Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today’s diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students’ own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses. A Choice Magazine recommended title. “Inspiring! A book every teacher should read. As one of the founders of the field of multicultural education, Gay has updated her exceptional resource for teachers.” —Valerie Ooka Pang, San Diego State University “Gay clearly explains how culturally responsive teaching can be used to dramatically influence the academic achievement of students of color and other marginalized students.” —Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin at Madison (of previous edition) “A comprehensive account of the important role that culture plays in the teaching and learning process.” —Urban Education (of previous edition)

Passion and Pedagogy

Passion and Pedagogy Author Elijah Mirochnik
ISBN-10 0820445282
Release 2002
Pages 466
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For many years innovative educators have used the arts to enrich their students' classroom lives. Teachers who have integrated drama, music, dance, poetry, fiction, and the visual arts within their classrooms have witnessed the numerous ways in which the arts motivate children to learn. But while the powerful influence that the arts have had on children has been well researched and documented, the effect that the arts have had on teachers has been overlooked. The essays within this volume are a collective celebration of the ways in which educators within numerous fields, and at all grade levels, have used the arts and creativity to sustain their passion for teaching. The editors of Passion and Pedagogy have selected essays that bring readers into classrooms where pioneering practices enable teachers to grow, to create personal identities, and to feel empowered through the construction of dynamic partnerships with their students. Dialogues that precede each chapter were designed to bring authors' voices to a diverse set of writings that investigate new forms of creativity within the postmodern teacher's repertoire, the development of reflective and artistic classroom curricula, and the inclusion of gender, identity and multiple ways of knowing within educational theory and practice. Contents: Martha McKenna: The Lesley University Series in Arts and Education - Debora C. Sherman: Come to Dinner: An Invitation to a Party - Elijah Mirochnik: The Possibilities of Passion - William Ayers: Creating the Teacher and Changing the World - Cecelia Baldwin: The Telling of Racism - Narratives for Healing and Change - Tom Barone: Who Cares? A Play about Passion in Teaching and in the Researching ofTeaching - C. T. Patrick Diamond and Carol Mullen: Experimenting with Postmodernism: The New 'Gothic' in Arts-Based Pedagogy, Inquiry, and Teacher Development - Mary Aswell Doll: I Teach, Therefore I Am - William E. Doll, Jr.: Beyond Methods? Teaching as an Aesthetic and S

Transforming the Culture of Schools

Transforming the Culture of Schools Author Jerry Lipka
ISBN-10 9781135460181
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 262
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This book speaks directly to issues of equity and school transformation, and shows how one indigenous minority teachers' group engaged in a process of transforming schooling in their community. Documented in one small locale far-removed from mainstream America, the personal narratives by Yupík Eskimo teachers address the very heart of school reform. The teachers' struggles portray the first in a series of steps through which a group of Yupík teachers and university colleagues began a slow process of reconciling cultural differences and conflict between the culture of the school and the culture of the community. The story told in this book goes well beyond documenting individual narratives, by providing examples and insights for others who are involved in creating culturally responsive education that fundamentally changes the role and relationship of teachers and community to schooling.

Transforming Learning

Transforming Learning Author Babalola J. Ogunkola
ISBN-10 9781443899154
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 285
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Transforming Learning: International Perspectives is a must-read for all educators who want to impact the lives of the students who attend their classrooms. It presents indigenous frameworks applied to subjects in education, the humanities and sciences that transcend the boundaries of culture and inform critical praxis in teacher education.

What Works in Girls Education

What Works in Girls  Education Author Gene B Sperling
ISBN-10 9780815728610
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 335
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Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.

Creative Approaches to Improving Participation

Creative Approaches to Improving Participation Author Helen Manchester
ISBN-10 9781136734243
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 128
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Giving Pupils a Say about their Learning examines ways in which young people have been given a creative voice in the classroom, and have actively participated in their own learning, transforming classrooms, curricula, assessment structures and teaching practices.

Inclusive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum

Inclusive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum Author
ISBN-10 9781784416478
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 304
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This volume focuses on an inclusive pedagogical approach for enhancing teaching and learning in key areas of curriculum including: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.