ERIC Number: ED563972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning
Lawrence, Salika A., Ed.
With an ever growing diverse population and access to new technologies, it is no revelation that education is undergoing a significant transformation in the twenty-first century. What remains a struggle is equipping students to meet modern expectations while trying to provide a platform for learning that does not perpetuate the same inequalities found in society. "Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning" presents a framework for teaching that empowers students, fosters literacy development, and explains the underlying factors that influence pedagogy. Highlighting practices from around the globe; this book is an essential tool for P-12 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers across social science disciplines that have an interest in field-based educational research. Following a preface and acknowledgment (both by Salika A. Lawrence), this book contains the following sections and chapters: Section 1: Context of 21st Century Teaching and Learning: (1) Critical Instruction, Student Achievement, and the Nurturing of Global Citizens: Global and Comparative Education in Context (Howard Menand); (2) Exploring the Use of Technology, Multimodal Texts, and Digital Tools in K-12 Classrooms (Salika A. Lawrence); (3) Instructional Dynamic and Flexible Strategy: Integrity of Effective Activities for Engaging All Learners in Classrooms (Elena Railean); and (4) Attending to Student Motivation through Critical Practice: A Recommendation for Improving Accelerated Mathematical Learning (Rahila Simzar and Thurston Domina. Section 2: Crossing Boundaries and Redefining Learning Spaces: (5) "Dear Sophia, I'm Going to Another World": Transforming Literacy Practices in Early Childhood ( Stacia M. Stribling and Elizabeth K. DeMulder); (6) Achievement vs. Social Justice: How One School Straddled this Thin Line ( Kimberly Hartnett-Edwards and Eron Reed); and (7) Prospective Teachers' "Turn toward the Critical" in Unofficial Spaces (Heidi L. Hallman); (8) Critical Pedagogy and Children's Musical Flow: Curriculum Design and Assessment (Taichi Akutsu, Richard K. Gordon, and Keiko Noguchi). Section 3: Reconceptualizing the Curriculum: (9) Exploring Humanitarian Law: Tools and Methods for Fostering Global Citizenship ( Mary Jane Harkins, Catherine Baillie Abidi, Taunya Pynn Crowe, and Renata Verri); (10) A Critical Queer Literacy Approach to Teaching Children's Literature about Same-Sex Parenting (Aubry Threlkeld); and (11) Locating Shakespearean Familial Curriculum in Secondary Contexts (Mary Rice). A compilation of references, a section about the authors, and an index is included.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Literacy, Student Empowerment, Social Sciences, Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Guides, Comparative Education, Global Education, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Homosexuality, Critical Theory, Childrens Literature, Parents, English Literature, Citizenship, Music, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Acceleration (Education), Student Motivation, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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