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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
Nocella, Anthony J., II, Ed.; Parmar, Priya, Ed.; Stovall, David, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
The school-to-prison pipeline is a national concern, from the federal to local governments, and a leading topic in conversations in the field of urban education and juvenile justice. "From Education to Incarceration: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" is a ground-breaking book that exposes the school system's direct relationship…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, School Role
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula, Ed.; Subotnik, Rena F., Ed.; Worrell, Frank C., Ed. – Prufrock Press Inc., 2018
"Talent development" is a phrase often used in reference to the education of gifted children. Recently, it has been presented by researchers to refer to a specific approach to the delivery of gifted education services. Much of this discussion has been at the conceptual level, and there is a need for translation of the model into concrete…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Academically Gifted, Best Practices, Educational Practices
Coyle, Jennifer; Morrison, Mary; Thomas, Della – pepnet 2, 2017
In 2011, pepnet 2 launched the Deaf Learner Initiative (DLI). The goals of this initiative were to examine the existing paradigms, programs, pedagogy and relevant research related to the educational and vocational needs of deaf learners. The DLI was comprised of a variety of activities including the Deaf Learner Symposium, the creation of three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice
Towl, Patty, Ed.; Hemphill, Sheryl, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers. School exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Low Income Students, Indigenous Populations
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed.; Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Super, Ruzica, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
Imison, Tamsyn, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed.; Williams, Liz, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2013
Schools in England are radically changing their organization and governance, casting aside the founding principle of the 1944 Education Act that education is a public service and abandoning the ideal of education as nurturing a sense of community. This book presents a portrait of a successful comprehensive school, between the years 1980 and 2000.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Sittiprapaporn, Wichian, Ed. – InTech, 2012
Learning disability is a classification that includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, interventions may be used to help the individual learn strategies that will foster future success. Some interventions can be quite simplistic, while others are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Mundy, Peter, Ed.; Mastergeorge, Ann, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Educational Interventions for Students with Autism offers educators a vital resource for understanding and working with autistic students. Written by nationally acclaimed experts in the field and published in collaboration with the world-renowned UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, the book aims to deepen educators' appreciation of the challenges…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusion
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests,…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Educational Research, College Admission, College Presidents
Howell, Leanne L., Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.; Carter, Norvella, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in this arduous task. This book is…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Test Results
Yanoshak, Nancy, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon's Rock is an educational "experiment" from the sixties that has endured and prospered. "Educating Outside the Lines" looks at Simon's Rock as a pioneer of the early college movement that has begun to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Watkins, William H., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. What is underneath and behind the language of choice, efficiency, and improvement in current neoliberal discourse? How will urban and poor populations be affected? Will…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Public Policy
Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T., Ed.; Stevenson, Howard C., Ed.; Arrington, Edith G., Ed.; Johnson, Deborah J., Ed. – Praeger, 2011
This important book provides African American parents with the knowledge to diversify K-12 school choices beyond traditional neighborhood public schools in order to optimize the educational chances of their own children, and it will help educators and policymakers to close the black-white academic achievement gap throughout America. In November…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Social Justice, African American Students, African American Children
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
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