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Tyranny of the Textbook

Tyranny of the Textbook Author Beverlee Jobrack
ISBN-10 9781442211438
Release 2011-12-23
Pages 262
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In Tyranny of the Textbook, a retired educational director, gives a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of how K-12 textbooks are developed, written, adopted, and sold. Readers will come to understand why all the reform efforts have failed. Most importantly, the author clearly spells out how the system can change so that reforms and standards have a shot at finally being effective.



Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America

Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America Author Kristin Haltinner
ISBN-10 9783319711416
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 380
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This book discusses pedagogical solutions that enable students to see how capitalist processes and economic inequalities intersect and shape our assumptions and behaviours. The contributors provide thoughtful reflections on the struggles and opportunities instructors face in teaching about these topics while competing against the invisibility of capitalist forces and prevalent social myths, such as “anyone who works hard can achieve”. This book will not only help instructors empower students to recognize economic injustice and its interaction with capitalist organization, but also develops and acts on transformative solutions. Through analysis of the classed dimensions of the current political, economics, and cultural climate, as well as presenting novel lesson plans and classroom activities, this book is of great value for college and university professors.



IJER Vol 21 N2

IJER Vol 21 N2 Author International Journal of Educational Reform
ISBN-10 9781475816693
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 100
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The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.



Accessible Instructional Design

Accessible Instructional Design Author
ISBN-10 9781785602887
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 184
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This volume will examine issues of accessibility and how designers can improve the quality of educational materials by embedding supports that anticipate the special learning needs of diverse learners.



Understanding Asexuality

Understanding Asexuality Author Anthony F. Bogaert
ISBN-10 9781442201002
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 192
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In a world where people often feel compelled to advertise their sexual inclinations and preferences, many people identify as asexual, lacking sexual attraction to either men or women. This book introduces the idea of asexuality as a fourth category of sexual orientation and reveals the historical, biological, and social aspects of asexuality.



An Empty Curriculum

An Empty Curriculum Author Sandra Stotsky
ISBN-10 9781475815689
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 120
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Teachers cannot teach what they do not know. This country has tolerated a weak licensing system for prospective teachers for decades. This weak system has been accompanied by an increasingly emptier curriculum for most students, depriving them of the knowledge and skills needed for self-government. An Empty Curriculum: How Teacher Licensure Tests Lead to Empty Student Minds makes the case that the complete revision of the licensing system for prospective and veteran teachers in Massachusetts in 2000 and the construction of new or more demanding teacher licensing tests contributed significantly to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of enduring gains in achievement for students in all demographic groups and in all regional vocational/technical high schools since 2005—gains confirmed by tests independent of Massachusetts policy makers.



Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum

Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum Author Zongyi Deng
ISBN-10 9789814451574
Release 2013-11-27
Pages 279
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This volume provides a multi-faceted and critical analysis of the Singapore curriculum in relation to globalization. First, it details reform initiatives established by the Singapore government to meet the challenges posed by globalization. Next, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum presents how these reforms have been translated into programs, school subjects and operational frameworks and then examines, in turn, how well these have been implemented in schools and classrooms across the country. Through this examination, the book reveals how the initiatives, together with their curricular translation and classroom enactment, reflect on the one hand global features and tendencies and, on the other, distinct national traditions, concerns and practices. It brings to light a set of issues, problems and challenges that not only concern policymakers, educators and reformers in Singapore but also those in other countries as well. Written by curriculum scholars, policy analysts, researchers and teacher educators, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum offers an up-to-date reference for postgraduate students, scholars and researchers in the areas of curriculum and instruction, comparative education, educational sociology, educational policy and leadership in Singapore, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. It also offers a vital contribution to the story of modern education around the globe: providing international students, scholars and researchers valuable insights into curriculum and curriculum reform for the 21st century.



Bringing School to Life

Bringing School to Life Author Sarah K. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781475830620
Release 2017-10-27
Pages 200
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Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum offers insights into how to build a program across the K-8 grades. Anderson addresses key elements such as mapping, local history, citizen science, and integrated curricula. She suggests strategies for building community partnerships and implementation for primary grades.



Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt Author Henry A. Giroux
ISBN-10 9781317248583
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 216
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Recently, American youth have demonstrated en masse about a variety of issues ranging from economic injustice and massive inequality to drastic cuts in education and public services. Youth in Revolt chronicles the escalating backlash against dissent and peaceful protest while exposing a lack of governmental concern for society's most vulnerable populations. Henry Giroux carefully documents a wide range of phenomena, from pervasive violent imagery in our popular culture to educational racism, censorship, and the growing economic inequality we face. He challenges the reader to consider the hope for democratic renewal embodied by Occupy Wall Street and other emerging movements. Encouraging a capacity for critical thought, compassion, and informed judgment, Giroux's analysis allows us to rethink the very nature of what democracy means and what it might look like in the United States and beyond.



Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring Author Edward E. Gordon
ISBN-10 157886173X
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 81
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Peer Tutoring offers a wide variety of success stories drawn from published research that describes how ordinary teachers have successfully used peer and cross-age tutoring in a wide variety of elementary, high school, and college applications. What most teachers lack are successful ways of framing the art of teaching to take advantage of this new resourcerich environment. This book will help teachers coconstruct knowledge with students to help classroom learning become more "student-centered."



Workers and Thieves

Workers and Thieves Author Joel Beinin
ISBN-10 9780804798648
Release 2015-11-11
Pages 176
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Since the 1990s, the Middle East has experienced an upsurge of wildcat strikes, sit-ins, and workers' demonstrations. Well before people gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, workers had formed one of the largest oppositional movements to authoritarian rule in Egypt. In Tunisia, years prior to the 2011 Arab uprisings, the unemployed chanted in protest, "A job is a right, you pack of thieves!" Despite this history, most observers have failed to acknowledge the importance of workers in the social ferment preceding the removal of Egyptian and Tunisian autocrats and in the political realignments after their demise. In Workers and Thieves, Joel Beinin corrects this by surveying the efforts and impacts of the workers' movements in Egypt and Tunisia since the 1970s. He argues that the 2011 uprisings in these countries—and, importantly, their vastly different outcomes—are best understood within the context of these repeated mobilizations of workers and the unemployed over recent decades.



The Eclectic Curriculum in American Music Education

The Eclectic Curriculum in American Music Education Author Polly Carder
ISBN-10 0940796775
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 169
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A compilation of analytical essays by noted music educators, the book explores the importance of these methods in today's curriculum, providing ideas and teaching strategies to adapt these methods for use in the classroom.



Conducting Educational Research

Conducting Educational Research Author Bruce W. Tuckman
ISBN-10 9781442209657
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 532
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Conducting Educational Research, Sixth Edition thoroughly addresses the major components of research design and methodology. The text is especially useful for inexperienced student-researchers and doctoral students in the early stages of preparing a dissertation. The early chapters of the text clearly describe the process of selecting a problem, reviewing the literature, constructing a hypothesis, identifying and labeling variables, and constructing operational definitions. The later chapters assist students in refining methodological procedures, analyzing data, and writing the final research report. The clarity of the text and the numerous practical examples help to reinforce important concepts and key ideas, increasing the efficacy of the text for even the most inexperienced student-researchers. Additionally, sample studies are included as models of acceptable published research and serve as a guide against which students may evaluate their own work. Changes in New Edition More illustrations, tables, figures, and bulleted lists to enhance understanding More and simpler explanations of complex process A greater balance between the various approaches to research, ranging from experimental to qualitative, with causal-comparative, survey, and evaluation in-between Part I Expanded to include additional ethical considerations when conducting research. Part II: Renamed "Carrying out Fundamental Steps of Research" Additional details regarding measurement and observation Expanded discussion of the application of design criteria Part III: Renamed "Carrying out Quantitative Research" Additional chapters on experimental research, correlational and causal-comparative research, survey research, and evaluation research.



Cold War Anthropology

Cold War Anthropology Author David H. Price
ISBN-10 9780822374381
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 472
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In Cold War Anthropology, David H. Price offers a provocative account of the profound influence that the American security state has had on the field of anthropology since the Second World War. Using a wealth of information unearthed in CIA, FBI, and military records, he maps out the intricate connections between academia and the intelligence community and the strategic use of anthropological research to further the goals of the American military complex. The rise of area studies programs, funded both openly and covertly by government agencies, encouraged anthropologists to produce work that had intellectual value within the field while also shaping global counterinsurgency and development programs that furthered America’s Cold War objectives. Ultimately, the moral issues raised by these activities prompted the American Anthropological Association to establish its first ethics code. Price concludes by comparing Cold War-era anthropology to the anthropological expertise deployed by the military in the post-9/11 era.



Popular Culture in the Classroom

Popular Culture in the Classroom Author Donna E. Alvermann
ISBN-10 9781135853099
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 168
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This book is written for teachers, researchers, and theorists who have grown up in a world radically different from that of the students they teach and study. It considers the possibilities involved in teaching critical media literacy using popular culture, and explore what such teaching might look like in your classroom. Published by International Reading Association



Open Development

Open Development Author Matthew L. Smith
ISBN-10 9780262525411
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 384
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Experts explore current theory and practice in the application of digitally enabled open networked social models to international development.



Russia s Capitalist Revolution

Russia s Capitalist Revolution Author Anders Åslund
ISBN-10 9780881324839
Release 2007-10-26
Pages 356
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The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia's ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russia's experience is no exception. This book focuses on the transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as a market economy, and explores why the country has failed to transform into a democracy. It examines the period from 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Union's Secretary General of the Communist Party, to the present Russia of Vladimir Putin. Åslund provides a broad overview of Russia's economic change, highlighting the most important issues and their subsequent resolutions, including Russia's inability to sort out the ruble zone during its revolution, several failed coups, and the financial crash of August 1998.