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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
Deese-Roberts, Susan; Keating, Kathleen – 2000
This book proposes the application of peer tutoring to library instruction, primarily in the academic library setting. Chapter 1 provides a brief historical view of library instruction and current trends that make peer tutoring a possible form of library service. Chapter 2 describes peer tutoring as currently practiced in higher education.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Library Instruction
MacDonald, Mia – 1994
The decline in Federal funding for state-provided social services during the 1980s triggered a transformation in the states' roles in family policymaking. This booklet documents four state initiatives designed to bring about systems change: (1) Healthy Start (California); (2) the Governor's Families and Children Initiative (Colorado); (3) the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Keegan, Marcia – 1999
This book portrays San Ildefonso Pueblo on the east bank of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico through the lives of Sonja, age 10, and her sister Desiree, age 8. Growing up in San Ildefonso Pueblo, the girls enjoy the same activities as other American girls, such as basketball, cheerleading, playing video games, and sending e-mail. But they also…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biographies, Children, Childrens Literature
Mutchler, Sue E.; And Others – 1993
As federal, state, and local policy makers attend to the economic, educational, social, and health-related needs of children, they are beginning to share a vision of a "seamless web" of high-quality, comprehensive, continuous services for children and their families. It remains a challenging goal because of the complexity of children's needs and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare