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ERIC Number: ED538985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 210
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1857-9
The Hope for Audacity: Public Identity and Equity Action in Education. Critical Education and Ethics. Volume 2
Monzo, Lilia D., Ed.; Merz, Alice, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
"The Hope for Audacity: Public Identity and Equity Action in Education" calls for audacious action from the president and his administration as they attempt to guide educators, policymakers, as well as the general public in thinking critically about education. This book also discusses the role of education faculties in becoming more active agents of change. The authors argue that issues of equity and social justice for students in all schools cannot be overlooked if leaders want to make a positive difference in education and the lives of children and their families. "The Hope for Audacity: Public Identity and Equity Action in Education" includes the voices of diverse students and their teachers, including those of racial and linguistic minorities, the LGBTQ community, and students with disabilities. Through research and personal stories, this volume seeks to raise awareness of the needs of these communities so that their education can become a national priority. This book contains the following: (1) Foreword (Alice Merz and Lilia D. Monzo); (2) Introduction (Lilia D. Monzo and Alice Merz); (3) Middle-Class Latinos Opting for the American Creed: Stories of Hope (Margie Curwen); (4) A Wink or a Nod, Mr. President? A Call for the President's Consideration of Race (Lilia D. Monzo and Suzanne SooHoo); (5) Bilingual Education as an EEO: Educational Enrichment Opportunity for All (Anaida Colon-Muniz and Norma Valenzuela); (6) "Equality for All" Means Classrooms, Too (Anna V. Wilson, Veronica Bloomfield, and Ronald Lane); (7) Dear Mr. President: Please Keep Hope Alive for Students with Disabilities (Mary McNeil and Ann Nevin); (8) The Slow Death of the American Teacher (Debbie Tye, Ken Tye and Barbara Tye); (9) Teaching "Other People's Children" in the Obama Era: Challenges and Promises (Zeynep Isik-Ercan); (10) Making Space for Our Stories! Imagining a Democratic Classroom (Penny S. Bryan, Olivia Hayes et al.); and (11) Afterword (Suzanne SooHoo, Lilia D. Monzo, Alice Merz, and Barry Kanpol).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A