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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Oakes, Jeannie – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning" answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Adjustment (to Environment)
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
Cunningham, Peter, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2016
"Dewey in Our Time" brings together leading writers from around the world who are actively engaged in applying Dewey's thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers' roles and their professional identity are considered, with…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Equal Education, Social Justice, Teacher Role