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Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change
Brown, Ruth Nicole, Ed.; Kwakye, Chamara Jewel, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Wish To Live: The Hip-hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader" moves beyond the traditional understanding of the four elements of hip-hop culture--rapping, breakdancing, graffiti art, and deejaying--to articulate how hip-hop feminist scholarship can inform educational practices and spark, transform, encourage, and sustain local and global youth…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Freedom, Intimacy, Autobiographies
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Harvey, Brenda, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.; Miller, Larry, Ed. – 2001
This companion volume to the first "Rethinking Our Classrooms" presents a collection of articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources designed for educators seeking to pair concerns for social justice with student academic achievement. Topics are: (1) "The Power of Words," including "Where I'm From:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Bigelow, Bill, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2004
With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of "Rethinking Our Classrooms" broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality--and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, School Culture, Females
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed. – Brookings Institution, 2004
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and…
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools
Ayers, William, Ed.; Klonsky, Michael, Ed.; Lyon, Gabrielle H., Ed. – 2000
Written by major players in the small schools movement, this collection of essays points to the ways that school restructuring strategies connect to the ongoing pursuit of social justice. Activists, scholars, practitioners, and theorists review how and why small schools work for students, provide thick descriptions of the small schools strategy in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh. – 1990
This is the third of five volumes of essays in the form of recommendations for the improvement of programs, services, and activities offered through vocational-technical education in North Carolina. The volume explains the rationale for and comments on 26 recommendations prepared by the State Advisory Council on Vocational Education for fiscal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Economic Development
Kansanen, Pertti, Ed. – 1995
This research report presents 10 papers offering views of Finnish, Swedish, British, Danish, and United States educators on teaching and teacher education. The essays are as follows: (1) "The Missing Content in Teaching: Focus on What Teachers Reflect Upon While They Are Teaching" (Mikael Alexandersson); (2) "What Is Reflection? On…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Research