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Kunzman, Robert – Democracy & Education, 2018
This review essay explores the complexities and challenges involved in addressing controversial issues in the K-12 public school classroom, drawing from two recent books: Noddings and Brooks's "Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom" and Zimmerman and Robertson's "The Case…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Books
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Jain, Dipika; Chakraborty, Pinaki; Chakraverty, Shampa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Smartphone apps have lately emerged as a potent instructional aid for teaching engineering courses. Teaching engineering courses often involve explaining complex problems that require creative solutions to students who are typically tech-savvy. This article reviews 10 smartphone apps that have been developed to teach engineering courses. The apps…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Davies, Lynn – Trentham Books, 2014
This book makes the compelling argument that religion can be complicit in conflict and that a new secularism is vital to foster security. Using insights from complexity science, it shows how dynamic secularism can be used to accommodate diverse faiths and beliefs within worldly politics. Exploration of the interplay of religion and education in…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Conflict, Political Issues
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Coleman, Mary Ruth; Dennis, Allison; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Young Exceptional Children, 2011
Nurturing potential is a critical aspect of development for young children with and without disabilities, especially if a child is gifted. This article provides resources that offer ideas for family members and professionals on how to recognize and support each child's strengths. Many of the materials specifically address nurturing potential in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Parent Child Relationship, Gifted Disabled
Giffard, Sue – School Library Journal, 2011
On the "New York Times" Children's Best Sellers list for more than two years, Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" still causes groups of children to enthusiastically exclaim that it's the "best book ever." What is it that kids love about Greg Heffley and his escapades? Why are they overcome with laughter while simply trying to explain his humor?…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Humor, Story Telling, Illustrations
Genco, Barbara – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author describes ten nonfiction books she recommends for adults: (1) "My Reading Life" (Pat Conroy); (2) "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (Barbara Demick); (3) "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refuge Boy" (Carlos Eire); (4) "The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce =…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies
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Graves, Julie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2010
Ressler's "Dramatic Changes" is a powerful guide for anyone brave enough to create a space for young people to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity. Her accessible style and tangible suggestions describe a creative and educationally sound approach to supporting youth in thoughtfully wrestling with one of the most controversial social…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Youth
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Whitlock, Reta Ugena – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2010
"Mama's Boy; Preacher's Son" is Kevin Jennings's autobiographical account of growing up gay in the Southern United States. In his memoir, Jennings shares formative experiences relating to his impoverished childhood and his career as teacher and social activist. His rich description of the influence of family relationships on his personal…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Homosexuality, Sons, Autobiographies
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Cappucci, John – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2010
Stephan Cohen provides a unique comparative study of three queer youth groups that were active in New York City during the early 1970s, including Gay Youth, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), and Gay International Youth Society at George Washington High School. Cohen focuses on these three groups due to the related characteristics…
Descriptors: Ideology, Social Change, Homosexuality, Comparative Analysis
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Cairns, Sue Ann – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
The Canadian young adult novel "The Maestro" by Tim Wynne-Jones foregrounds the relationship between imagination and subjective agency. While Burl uses his imagination at the beginning to protect himself from his abusive father, his fantasies become dress rehearsals for small performances that allow him to try on new identities and exercise…
Descriptors: Imagination, Young Adults, Fairy Tales, Interpersonal Relationship
Kinney, Patti – Principal Leadership, 2009
"Breaking Ranks II" and "Breaking Ranks in the Middle" both call for students to master "academically rigorous essential learnings" that have been established by the school, and students need a strong foundation in reading and writing if this is to happen. There is no doubt that literacy instruction in the early grades is an essential beginning,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Principals, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
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Baker, Dori Grinenko – Religious Education, 2008
This article will briefly review resources in youth ministry--two groundbreaking classics and a recent surge of good work--that can guide the footsteps of those who work with teens within faith communities. The best resources for ministry with teens engage mind, body, and spirit--always moving toward the practical step of inviting new action in…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Religious Education, Youth, Adolescents
Technology & Learning, 2007
This article provides brief descriptions of the latest product releases in the education market. These products include hardware, software, and resources. The following products are presented in this article, but not limited to: (1) Radius Audio Learning System(; (2) The Indigo Learning System from LearningSoft, LLC…
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Performance Technology
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Honig, Meredith I.; Louis, Karen Seashore – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2007
Purpose: The authors review a volume that emerged from a 2-year participatory effort to look at new research directions in educational administration. The review is presented as a conversation between two researchers--an old-timer (Karen Seashore Louis) and a relative newcomer (Meredith Honig)--to probe for differences and convergence in…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Personal Narratives
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Dixon, Mary – Great Plains Quarterly, 2007
Sandoz provided a manifestation of historical events for her readers that went beyond a mere recitation of facts and ideas; in fact, her works consciously sought to bring enlightenment and perspective to history. Her biographical books took liberties with standard elements of historical writing by partially fictionalizing conversations and events…
Descriptors: Historiography, Historians, American Indians, Authors
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