Teachers as Intellectuals

Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning

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Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897891578

Category: Education

Page: 249

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"a book for all practitioners and all members of the greater community. Giroux demands reader involvement, transformation, and empowerment. He helps us understand that the political relationship between schools and society is neither artificial nor neutral nor necessarily negative. Rather, school personnel have a positive and dynamic political role to play." Educational Leadership "We are fortunate to have these ideas expressed so clearly and in one place. It is a very useful book. . . ." Choice "Offers educators ways for reflecting critically on their own practices and the relationship between schools and society." The Educational Digest

What Keeps Teachers Going?

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Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743119

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This book presents teaching as evolution, teaching as autobiography, teaching as love, and asks the question: What keeps teachers going in spite of everything?

Tep Vol 18-N3

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Author: Teacher Education and Practice

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475819226

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

History of Multicultural Education: Teachers and teacher education

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Author: Carl A. Grant,Thandeka K. Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805854495

Category: Education

Page: 382

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This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. The volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.

Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education

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Author: Kevin Ryan,James Cooper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1426649339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book’s diversity of articles and writers -- from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn -- makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Pedagogy for Social Justice

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Author: John Smyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441127798

Category: Education

Page: 192

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We live in a time when those who wield unrestrained power believe they have the inalienable right to determine the destiny, nature and shape of social institutions like schools. Critical Pedagogy for Social Justice challenges this arrogance by showing how teachers, students, parents, communities, and researchers can develop narratives that amount to working with and for those who are increasingly being silenced, marginalized and excluded. John Smyth sets out to revisit critical pedagogy from a number of key leverage points. The overarching aim of this book is to unmask the deforming and distorting way power operates, while at the same time revealing how a commitment to a more socially just world can exist in the everyday lives and narratives of people who have a passion for transformative possibilities. His clear, concise, and persuasive book is ideal for those who are dissatisfied with the current turn in education and who are seeking an alternative set of views that emerge from the grounded experiences and practices ion schools struggling with the most disadvantaged circumstances.

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom

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Author: Dr. Michelle Kohler

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for practice. To date, there has been little exploration of how teachers mediate language and culture learning from an intercultural perspective, and what underlies their mediation practices in terms of their conceptions of intercultural language teaching and learning. This book offers an account of what teachers are thinking, feeling and doing as they enact an intercultural perspective on language teaching and learning.

Education Under Siege

The Conservative, Liberal and Radical Debate Over Schooling

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Author: Stanley Aronowitz,Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135785007

Category: Education

Page: 256

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

MasterClass in English Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning

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Author: Sue Brindley,Bethan Marshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441196153

Category: Education

Page: 224

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MasterClass in English Education draws on international research and practice to present effective and engaging approaches for English teaching, focusing on the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in the classroom. As well as exploring the key modes of English teaching, reading, writing, speaking and listening, the contributors show how a greater understanding of English can be found through drawing together modalities, for example understanding reading through writing. Case studies and classroom examples ensure that it's easy to understand the relevance of the theory in the classroom and links to research and critical texts support readers to develop practice and their professional voice. Topics covered include: - subject knowledge - curriculum - media and technology - pedagogy MasterClass in English Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of English of PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.

Bringing Memory Forward

Storied Remembrance in Social Justice Education with Teachers

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Author: Teresa Strong-Wilson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488745

Category: Education

Page: 186

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"Bringing Memory Forward" looks at the application of the method of currere to storied formation. Research tells us that white teachers are among the most recalcitrant of learners when it comes to challenging their own memories and experiences of privilege and race. This book examines how white teachers can recognize and critique their constructions of -difference-, and asks what it is that white teachers are so attached to that makes such critique difficult. The book goes on to discuss the processes that might be set in motion to bring these attachments into question in such a way that the learner (namely, the teacher) does not feel alienated and paralyzed by her -thoughtlessness- but instead is moved to think and act. Through elaborating a method called -bringing memory forward- that emerged from self-study methodologies and a teacher action research project, Teresa Strong-Wilson draws attention to the significance of stories, and critical engagement with stories, in social justice education with teachers."

Teaching as Principled Practice

Managing Complexity for Social Justice

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Author: Linda R. Kroll,David M Donahue,Tomas Galguera,Vicki Kubler LaBoskey,Philip L Tucher,Anna Ershler Richert,Ruth Cossey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928766

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Teaching as Principled Practice: Managing Complexity for Social Justice presents a practical vision for effective teacher development emphasizing social justice. This vision is encompassed in a set of six principles that underlie the authors' work with pre-service teachers, and is intended to guide one's practice in the classroom. The text's primary focus is on children and youth who have been traditionally underserved by educational institutions in the United States. It speaks directly to both pre-service and experienced teachers in a way that addresses the challenges of urban education for teachers and children.

The Politics of TESOL Education

Writing, Knowledge, Critical Pedagogy

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Author: Vai Ramanathan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415933537

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Located between critical applied linguistics and the study of education, this volume emphasizes the importance of alerting potential (L1 and L2) teachers to the politics of their professional worlds. Vai Ramanathan argues that teachers-in-training can become more reflective and critical if alerted to the political implications of their programs, curricular materials, and methods.

Critical Thinking and Learning

An Encyclopedia for Parents and Teachers

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Author: Danny K. Weil,Joe L. Kincheloe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323898

Category: Education

Page: 532

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Examines how critical thinking can be taught in a variety of settings and disciplines.

Promises to Keep

Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life

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Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134000944

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.

Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education

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Author: Susanne Gannon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443868396

Category: Education

Page: 275

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Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education argues that equity and social justice must be brought back to the centre of discussions about education. It traces international, system-wide and local effects of policies that increase marketization and competition between students, schools and systems, whilst erasing wider considerations of the socio-cultural contexts that shape educational experiences and outcomes. Leading researchers interrogate the design of educational systems for social justice, fairness and inclusion at multiple levels from classrooms and schools through to universities and initial teacher education. Chapters trace the ways in which gender, ethnicity, class, and refugee experiences intersect with indices of socio-economic disadvantage in ways that directly impact on young people’s learning and on the pedagogical work of teachers. The book demonstrates collaborative and inclusive approaches for researching schooling in disadvantaged communities. It offers strategies and practices for reimagining schools and universities in ways that enable young people in high poverty and culturally and linguistically diverse communities to effectively engage with education.

The Practice and Theory of School Improvement

International Handbook of Educational Change

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Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402044526

Category: Education

Page: 312

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ANDY HARGREAVES Department of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction Lynch School of Education, Boston College, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS Department for Education and Skills, London, U.K. This set of four volumes on Educational Change brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world. Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers. Others are working on the cutting edge of theory and practice in educational change, taking the field in new or even more challenging directions. And some are more skeptical about the literature of educational change and the assumptions on which it rests. They help us to approach projects of understanding or initiating educational change more deeply, reflectively and realistically. Educational change and reform have rarely had so much prominence within public policy, in so many different places. Educational change is ubiquitous. It figures large in Presidential and Prime Ministerial speeches. It is at or near the top of many National policy agendas. Everywhere, educational change is not only a policy priority but also major public news. Yet action to bring about educational change usually exceeds people's understanding of how to do so effectively.

Liberation Theology and Critical Pedagogy in Today's Catholic Schools

Social Justice in Action

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Author: Thomas Oldenski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135620067

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Grounded in the work of liberation theologians, this book considers peace, love and social justice within a democratic curriculum and underscores the importance of integrating critical discourses with Catholic education.

Gender, Race, and the Politics of Role Modelling

The Influence of Male Teachers

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Author: Wayne Martino,Goli Rezai-Rashti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136492852

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This book provides an illuminating account of teachers’ own reflections on their experiences of teaching in urban schools. It was conceived as a direct response to policy-related and media-generated concerns about male teacher shortage and offers a critique of the call for more male role models in elementary schools to address important issues regarding gender, race and the politics of representation. By including the perspectives of minority teachers and students, and by drawing on feminist, queer and anti-racist frameworks, this book rejects the familiar tendency to resort to role modelling as a basis for explaining or addressing boys’ disaffection with schooling. Indeed, the authors argue, on the basis of their research in urban schools in Canada and Australia, that educational policy concerned with male teacher shortage and the plight of disadvantaged minority boys would benefit from engaging with analytic perspectives and empirical literature that takes readers beyond hegemonic discourses of role modelling. A compelling case is presented for the need to disarticulate discourses about role modelling from a politics of representation that is committed to addressing the reality of the impact of racial and structural inequalities on both minority teachers and students’ participation in the education system. The book also provides insight into the persistence of gender inequality as it relates to the status of elementary school teaching as women’s work.

How Drama Activates Learning

Contemporary Research and Practice

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Author: Michael Anderson,Julie Dunn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441194169

Category: Education

Page: 336

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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening · health and human relationships education · science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education · bullying and conflict management · criticality · digital technologies · additional language learning Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.