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ERIC Number: ED563972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 317
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-4666-5059-6
Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning
Lawrence, Salika A., Ed.
IGI Global
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.
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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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Language: English
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