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Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Teachers College Press, 2018
Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers among various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and…
Descriptors: Music, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Community
Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
Gay, Geneva – Teachers College Press, 2018
Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today's diverse student population, including: new research on culturally…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity
Dilworth, Mary E., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Millennial Teachers of Color" explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Generational Differences, Age Groups, Teacher Characteristics
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
McConnell, Tom J.; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet – NSTA Press, 2018
"Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K-12" will help your students truly understand concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts. The book offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum. Its 14 developmentally…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Physical Sciences, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction
Scott, David; Scott, Ben – Trentham Books, 2018
This book is about social categories such as gender, race, dis-ability, intelligence, sexuality and class, as they are used in education. Knowledge of and about them and their effects is central to how we can understand society, equalities and inequalities within it, and educational relations. The evidence to support the claims being made in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Orfield, Gary, Ed.; Ayscue, Jennifer B., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
School choice is an increasingly important part of today's educational landscape and this timely volume presents fresh research about the competitive admissions policies of choice systems. Based on their investigation of a unique civil rights challenge to school choice admissions policies in politically and racially divided Buffalo, New York, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Admission (School), Urban Schools
Garcia, Ofelia; Kleifgen, Jo Anne – Teachers College Press, 2018
Now available in a revised and expanded edition, this accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favorite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
Blandy, Doug; Bolin, Paul E. – Teachers College Press, 2018
This is the first comprehensive book to connect art education to material culture--an evolving pedagogy about the meaning of "things" in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Written by luminaries in the field, this resource explores a range of objects exemplifying material culture, defined as "the human-formed objects, spaces,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Goodman, Steven – Teachers College Press, 2018
Speaking out against decades of injustice and challenging deficit perceptions of young learners and their families, "It's Not About Grit" pulls back the veil, revealing the social systems that marginalize and stigmatize mostly poor, urban students of color and their communities. At the same time, author Steven Goodman, founding executive…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Trauma, Equal Education, Transformative Learning
Douglas, Katherine M.; Jaquith, Diane B. – Teachers College Press, 2018
The authors who introduced the concepts of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) and choice-based art education have completely revised and updated their original, groundbreaking bestseller that was designed to facilitate independent learning and support student choices in subject matter and media. More than ever before, teachers are held…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
Rotberg, Iris C., Ed.; Glazer, Joshua L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Do charter schools strengthen students' educational experience? What are their social costs? This volume brings together a group of premier researchers to address questions about the purposes of charter schools and the role of public policy in shaping the educational agenda. Chapter authors explore topics seldom encountered in the current charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Quality, School Segregation
Cameron, Claire E. – Teachers College Press, 2018
A growing body of research indicates that three foundational cognitive skills--executive function, motor skills, and spatial skills--form the basis for children to make a strong academic, behavioral, and social transition to formal school. Given inequitable early learning environments or "opportunity gaps" in the United States, these…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Psychomotor Skills, Spatial Ability, School Readiness
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