New Voices from Iceland

Disability and Young Adulthood


Author: Dóra S. Bjarnason

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594541049

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 9708

This book presents a study of the perspectives and experiences of 36 disabled young adults, some of their parents, teachers and friends, on coming of age as a disabled person in Iceland. The young people of the study belong to the first generation of disabled children and youth to grow up with normalisation and inclusion in school and society as the law of the land. The aim is to describe, explore and interpret the social construction of disabled adulthood within culture and society, and to describe how inclusive and exclusionary processes within families, school and society, impact young disabled persons' claims to adulthood. The study is located within disability studies, and within a social constructivist, interpretative framework, involving interviews and document analysis. This volume focuses on the emergence of young disabled adulthood and on how families, general or segregated special education and special or generic support systems and relationships impact that process. The lesson learned form this book apply to the disabled everywhere.

How Schools Can Help Students Recover from Traumatic Experiences

A Tool-kit for Supporting Long-term Recovery


Author: Lisa Jaycox

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833040375

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 4302

This tool kit describes how trauma exposure impacts students' performance and behavior and provides a compendium of programs for schools to support the long-term recovery of traumatized students. It also compares the programs with one another.

The Red Pencil

Convictions from Experience in Education


Author: Theodore R. Sizer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300104585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 131

View: 2698

In this critique of American education, a prominent educator discusses three crucial areas in public education in which policy discussion has been silent, including the necessity for sharing policy-making authority among schools, families, and government.

Education, Policy, and Social Change

Experiences from Latin America


Author: Daniel A. Morales-Gómez,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275940805

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 6407

This volume examines the links among research, policy, and change in education in Latin America in the context of the relationships among the economy, politics, and the state in the 1980s. The book addresses the following questions: How did education respond during the 1980s to the major sociopolitical and economic changes that affected these countries? How did the changes in the 1980s affect the relationships between education, society, and the state, and what lessons can be learned from the interaction between research and policy that may help in understanding the developmental role of education in the 1990s? And is educational research and policy helping to improve the social condition of minorities in Latin America?

What's Noteworthy on Learners, Learning & Schooling


Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788133152


Page: 64

View: 6280

Systematic reform is organized into three primary educational systems: personal, technical and organizational. This report takes a new and different look at the U.S. educational system. Contents: understanding the keys to motivation to learn, classroom interactions and achievement, increasing parental involvement, metamorphosis of classroom management, expanding the definition of technological literacy in schools, designing a sustainable standards-based assessment system, developing organizational learning in schools, and a framework for managing systemic reform.

African-American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences


Author: Gail L. Thompson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898430

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7134

The purpose of this study--based on interviews and questionnaire results from nearly 300 African-American students--is to provide educational policymakers, teachers, counselors, and administrators with feedback that can improve the schooling experiences of all African-American students. African-American teens have high expectations for themselves, their teachers, and their counselors, and they want challenge and rigor instead of a low level of instruction.

'Race', Class and Gender in Exclusion From School


Author: Alex McGlaughlin,Debbie Weekes,Cecile Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135708703

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3004

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lessons from Restructuring Experiences

Stories of Change in Professional Development Schools


Author: Nancy E. Hoffman,W. Michael Reed,Gwen Socol Rosenbluth

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434086

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 3670

Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.

An Introduction to Education Studies

The Student Guide to Themes and Contexts


Author: Sue Warren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441136401

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7854

An Introduction to Education Studies presents a concise overview for students who are new to this area of academic study. Part 1 introduces the reader to the main themes they will encounter in their study of education such as the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, comparative education, and ethics for educators. Part 2 explores the contexts within which education takes place in order to stimulate further thinking about education in action. Issues such as disaffection, pupil voice and breaking barriers to learning are introduced to give the reader a feel for such issues and how they might approach them. Through discussions of relevant literature and research, and the use of case studies and exploratory activities, students are encouraged to actively engage with their learning about theories and disciplines within the study of education and the contexts in which learners live and work. Each chapter is written in an accessible style and provides the reader with start points for further study. This book serves as a true course companion to meet the needs of students and lecturers working on Education Studies programmes. Prospective teachers may also find the book of interest as the subject matter is discussed in terms of theory and practical applications in a range of educational contexts.

Schooling in Disadvantaged Communities

Playing the Game from the Back of the Field


Author: Carmen Mills,Trevor Gale

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048133444

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 1281

Based on a study of one secondary school located in a disadvantaged community in Australia, this book provides a different perspective on what it means to ‘play the game’ of schooling. Drawing on the perspectives of teachers, parents and students, this book is a window through which to explore the possibilities of schooling in disadvantaged communities. The authors contend that teachers, parents and students themselves are all involved in the game of reproducing disadvantage in schooling, but similarly, they can play a part in opening up opportunities for change to enhance learning for marginalised students. Rather than only attempting to transform students, teachers should be also be concerned to transform schooling; to provide educational opportunities that transform the life experiences of and open up opportunities for all young people, especially those disadvantaged by poverty and marginalised by difference. The book is also designed to stimulate understanding of the work of Bourdieu as well as of a Bourdieuian approach to research. Seeing transformative potential in his theoretical constructs, it airs the possibility that schools can be more than mere reproducers of society.

Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males


Author: Tyrone C. Howard

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807754900

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 4817

In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic under-performance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential, and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males. The book: examines current structures, ideologies, and practices that both help and hinder the educational and social prospects of Black males; translates frequently cited theorectical principles into research-based classroom practice; documents teacher-student interactions, student viewpoints, and discusses the troubling role that sports plays in th lives of many Black males; highlights voices and perspectives from Black male students about ways to improve their schooling experiences and outcomes; and identifies community-based programs that are helping Black males succeed.

Urban Schools

The Challenge Of Location And Poverty


Author: Laura Lippman,Shelley Burns,Edith McArthur

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788136321

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 3602

Exploring Education Through Phenomenology

Diverse Approaches


Author: Gloria Dall'Alba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444322834

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 2143

This book explores the resurgence of interest in phenomenology as aphilosophy and research movement among scholars in education, thehumanities and social sciences. Brings together a series of essays by an international team ofphilosophers and educationalists Juxtaposes diverse approaches to phenomenological inquiry andaddresses questions of significance for education today Demonstrates why phenomenology is a contemporary movement thatis both dynamic and varied Highlights ways in which phenomenology can inform a broad rangeof aspects of educational theorising and practice, includinglearning through the body, writing online, being an authenticteacher, ambiguities in becoming professionals, and schooltransition

Tales from School

Learning Disability and State Education after Administrative Reform


Author: Rod Wills,Missy Morton,Margaret McLean,Maxine Stephenson,Roger Slee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 946209893X

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 4235

This is a book about the struggle of many New Zealand families to have their children with learning disabilities included in local community schools. It reviews the influences in the post war period that shaped the state response to the right of all children to attend school. Reflections from both education policy makers and parents of that time are included. The book also examines the more recent impact of neoliberal politics on education policy and the consequences experienced by families with school-aged children with disabilities who may well become ‘collateral damage in the enterprise of improving schools.’ After examining the families’ experience the book asks how inclusion can be fostered in schools and classrooms? Practitioners and academics present research findings that indicate alternative ways of thinking and acting that attest to more ethical and humane responses to human difference. Citizens, school personnel, politicians and policy makers should be challenged by the tales from school arising from attempts to achieve a ‘world class, inclusive education system.’ Cover photograph by Rod Wills, “Oratia District School”

Reaching and Teaching Middle School Learners

Asking Students to Show Us What Works


Author: Penny A. Bishop,Susanna W. Pflaum

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412914796

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 8275

Enhance classroom practice by inviting students to offer feedback on pedagogy, learning styles, and their needs and preferences.

Student Transitions From Middle to High School


Author: J. Allen Queen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317919610

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2449

This book shows administrators and teachers what they can do to make their students' ninth grade experience a successful one. Practical and research-based, this book showcases strategies to help you reduce your dropout rate, enhance student achievement, and provide a safe environment for your ninth grade students.

Education Beyond the Mesas

Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929


Author: Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803234449

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 635

"Education beyond the Mesas" is the fascinating story of how generations of Hopi schoolchildren from northeastern Arizona "turned the power" by using compulsory federal education to affirm their way of life and better their community. Sherman Institute in Riverside, California, one of the largest off-reservation boarding schools in the United States, followed other federally funded boarding schools of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in promoting the assimilation of indigenous people into mainstream America. Many Hopi schoolchildren, deeply conversant in Hopi values and traditional education before being sent to Sherman Institute, resisted this program of acculturation. Immersed in learning about another world, generations of Hopi children drew on their culture to skillfully navigate a system designed to change them irrevocably. In fact, not only did the Hopi children strengthen their commitment to their families and communities while away in the "land of oranges," they used their new skills, fluency in English, and knowledge of politics and economics to help their people when they eventually returned home. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert draws on interviews, archival records, and his own experiences growing up in the Hopi community to offer a powerful account of a quiet, enduring triumph.

Learning Teaching from Experience

Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts


Author: Viv Ellis,Janet Orchard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472505174

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 672

What do teachers learn 'on the job'? And how, if at all, do they learn from 'experience'? Leading researchers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada offer international, research-based perspectives on a central problem in policy-making and professional practice - the role that experience plays in learning to teach in schools. Experience is often weakly conceptualized in both policy and research, sometimes simply used as a proxy for 'time', in weeks and years, spent in a school classroom. The conceptualization of experience in a range of educational research traditions lies at the heart of this book, exemplified in a variety of empirical and theoretical studies. Distinctive perspectives to inform these studies include sociocultural psychology, the philosophy of education, school effectiveness, the sociology of education, critical pedagogy, activism and action research. However, no one theoretical perspective can claim privileged insight into what and how teachers learn from experience; rather, this is a matter for a truly educational investigation, one that is both close to practice and seeks to develop theory. At a time when policy-makers in many countries seek to make teacher education an entirely school-based activity, Learning Teaching from Experience offers an essential examination of the evidence-base, the traditions of inquiry - and the limits of those inquiries.

Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling: Toward Principles of Democratic Education


Author: C. Cunningham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137449322

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 5443

Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.

Experience of School Transitions

Policies, Practice and Participants


Author: Stephen Billett,Greer Johnson,Sue Thomas,Cheryl Sim,Stephen Hay,Jill Ryan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400741987

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 3822

Leaving school, whether to move on to training, work or education, is a fundamental rite of passage the world over. This volume draws on a wealth of international sources and studies in its analysis of the ‘transitions’ young students make as they move on from their secondary schooling. It identifies how these transitions are planned for by policymakers, enacted by school staff and engaged with by students themselves. With data from a range of nations with advanced industrial economies, the book delineates how the policies relating to these transitions need to be conceived and implemented, how the transitions themselves are negotiated by young people, and how they might be shaped to meet the varied needs of the students they are designed to help. The authors argue that the relationship, often complex, between what schools provide in the way of preparation, and the ways in which students take up what is on offer, is the crucial nexus for understanding the experience of transitions by young people, and for enhancing that experience. With a host of case studies of transition policies themselves, as well as evaluative data on how they were received by the school leavers whom they were designed for, this valuable addition to the educational literature deserves to be read by all those with roles in preparing the young for their journey into a complex adult world full of pitfalls as well as opportunity.