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Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
Mertler, Craig A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education" is the first book to offer theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted solely in educational settings. Covering primarily PK-12 educational settings, the book utilizes a cross-section of international authors and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research, Higher Education
Farren, Patrick – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
This book examines the beliefs and attitudes of teacher educators, teachers and student-teachers about the impact of language teaching and learning. It draws on three research-based studies carried out by the author in collaboration with colleagues at the National University of Ireland, Galway, King's College London and the Lynch School of…
Descriptors: International Education, Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Teachers
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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert B. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Learning for Careers provides a comprehensive account of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national initiative focused on helping more young people successfully complete high school, attain a first postsecondary credential with value in the labor market, and get started on a career without foreclosing the opportunity for further education. It…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Career Readiness, Partnerships in Education
Gottfried, Michael A., Ed.; Conchas, Gilberto Q., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
Like medical practitioners, educators share the moral obligation to "first, do no harm." But as this provocative volume shows, education policies do not always live up to this ideal, especially policies intended to help our most vulnerable students. "When School Policies Backfire" draws our attention to education policies…
Descriptors: School Policy, Educational Policy, Disadvantaged Youth, Case Studies
Blankstein, Alan M., Ed.; Noguera, Pedro, Ed.; Kelly, Lorena, Ed. – ASCD, 2016
"Excellence Through Equity" is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Needs, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role
Cuban, Larry – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "Teaching History Then and Now," Larry Cuban explores the teaching of history in American high schools during the past half-century. Drawing on his early career experience as a high school history educator and his more recent work as a historian of US education policy and practice, Cuban examines how determined reformers have and have…
Descriptors: History Instruction, High School Students, Social Studies, Classroom Techniques
Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn – Harvard Education Press, 2016
School choice-now a pillar of education reform in the United States-is widely touted as a strategy for addressing educational inequity. Yet efforts to implement school choice can exacerbate, rather than counteract, inequities. "Unaccompanied Minors" takes a close look at the experience of immigrant students and their families navigating…
Descriptors: Immigrants, School Choice, Equal Education, Educational Change
Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin, Ed.; Smith, Stephen Samuel, Ed.; Nelson, Amy Hawn, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
"Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" provides a compelling analysis of the forces and choices that have shaped the trend toward the resegregation of public schools. By assembling a wide range of contributors--historians, sociologists, economists, and education scholars--the editors provide a comprehensive view of a community's experience…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Public Schools, Economic Development