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Jocson, Korina M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
In what ways can teachers build on youth culture to improve learning opportunities in the classroom? In this fascinating and highly readable collection, Korina M. Jocson brings together more than two dozen scholars, artists, educators, and youth workers to illustrate how nondominant youth can be engaged through various social justice arts…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Art Education, Art Activities, Student Projects
Richardson, Richard, Jr.; Martinez, Mario – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
"Policy and Performance in American Higher Education" presents a new approach to understanding how public policy influences institutional performance, with practical insight for those charged with crafting and implementing higher education policy. Public institutions of higher learning are called upon by state governments to provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Norrby, Catrin; Hajek, John – Multilingual Matters, 2011
This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by multilingualism, multiculturalism, immigration,…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Service Occupations, Language Planning, Citizenship
Howes, Carollee, Ed.; Pianta, Robert C., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Improving teacher quality in early education is a major part of ensuring young children's school readiness and closing the achievement gap. This is the book decision-makers and administrators need to begin developing coordinated, effective teacher quality systems--ones that not only get teachers ready for the classroom, but also promote continuous…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Incentives
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed.; Tarrant, Kate, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over--but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Haworth, Penny, Ed.; Craig, Cheryl, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
This volume identifies, illustrates, compares, contrasts and provides informed reflective commentary on the diverse career trajectories of English language teachers, teacher educators and researchers. Increased migration and globalisation pressures have led to dramatic changes in English language teaching over the last few decades. The resulting…
Descriptors: Career Development, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction