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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)
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
Cervone, Barbara; Cushman, Kathleen – Harvard Education Press, 2015
Despite growing attention to the importance of grit and other character traits for achievement, developing them in students rarely finds its way into secondary school curricula. Authors Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman investigate the exceptions, telling the stories of five high schools with a national reputation for infusing rigorous…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Persistence, High Schools, Social Development
Dewhurst, Marit – Harvard Education Press, 2014
In this lively and groundbreaking book, arts educator Marit Dewhurst examines why art is an effective way to engage students in thinking about the role they might play in addressing social injustice. Based on interviews and observations of sixteen high schoolers participating in an activist arts class at a New York City museum, Dewhurst identifies…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Art Activities, Interviews