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Bradley, Deborah – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2017
This review of Randall Everett Allsup's book, "Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education" (Allsup 2016) deconstructs some of the characteristics of postmodernism found within the text, critiquing Allsup's use of anecdotes to set up the argument for an open philosophy of music education as an approach that…
Descriptors: Fear, Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Postmodernism
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Spencer, Leland G. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Herein, Leland Spencer provides a review of four book selections while reflecting on paradoxes regularly faced by feminist teachers (and scholars, activists, and thinkers). The books include: (1) Bradley, Harriet. "Gender." Cambridge: Polity, 2012. Print; (2) Murphy, Michael J., and Elizabeth N. Ribarsky, eds. "Activities for…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Class Activities
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Elwood, Jannette – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
This review essay describes in detail two recent publications: "Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms" (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation [CERI], 2005, Paris, OECD) and "Towards Coherence Between Classroom Assessment and Accountability" ("The 103rd Yearbook of the National Society…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Formative Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Ehrensperger, Kathy – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2011
This article presents the author's review of "Revisiting Christianity: theological reflections," by Marius C. Felderhof. This volume by a dedicated teacher and theologian is rooted in, and emerged from, the context of teaching Christian theology to young students of very diverse backgrounds and contexts of life. The commitment to engage in…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Christianity, Books
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Broadfoot, Patricia; Little, Angela W. – Comparative Education, 2003
Two reviews of an ambitious comparative study of elementary classroom practices and realities in the United States (Michigan), England, France, Russia, and India. There is no single definition of best practice in education, for both means and ends are culturally specific. Recent English educational policy emphasizing a generic definition and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Educational Change
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Thomas, Margaret – Second Language Research, 2009
Two recent books provide varied resources for exploring ethical issues in the social sciences. Reflection on ethical issues aims to sensitize scholars to a range of consequences of their research, and to scholars' responsibilities to their discipline, their colleagues, and the public. This review article assesses the utility of these texts (and of…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Second Language Learning, Ethics, Researchers
Walling, Donovan R. – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2003
Writers across time have valued the use of fiction as a means of truth-telling. Fiction that portrays sexual minorities can lay claim to a place in the school curriculum for many of the same reasons that people include Shakespeare or Twain: they speak to the human experience in all its variety. But for those same reasons, fiction that speaks to…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Novels, Story Telling, Adolescent Literature
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O'Neil, John – Educational Leadership, 1996
Emotional intelligence involves a cluster of skills, including self-control, zeal, persistence, and self-motivation. Every child must be taught the essentials of handling anger, managing conflicts, developing empathy, and controlling impulses. Schools must help children recognize and manage their emotions. Educators should model emotional…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Conflict Resolution, Delay of Gratification, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Howard M., Ed. – Reading Teacher, 1997
Discusses the policy of silence (and its complex reasons) that often rules when it comes to teaching and learning about race, religion, ethnicity, and sexuality. Discusses briefly five books and articles that deal with breaking this silence, and offers observations about effective multiculturalism in the classroom. (SR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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King, Barbara J. – Language & Communication, 1996
Maintains that language as humans now produce and comprehend evolved from languagelike precursors in the communication systems of nonhuman primates. The article reviews "Gesture and the Nature of Language" (GNL) (1995) and notes that GNL derives syntax incrementally without diluting it to an element not recognizable as a property of language. (37…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics
Negroponto, Nicholas – Executive Educator, 1995
According to the author's book "Being Digital," our world is shifting from atoms to bits. Digitally rendered information, combined with personal computing power and networks, will make computers active participants in our everyday lives. "Teaching-disabled" classrooms will move from passivity to active participation and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Looks at 10 collections of poetry that helped to change attitudes during the 1980s toward poetry in classrooms. (MG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Poetry, Poets, Reading Instruction
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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter – Comparative Education Review, 2002
Four books examine recent and ongoing changes in the university as an institution, focusing on lifelong learning and increasing numbers of nontraditional students, the entrepreneurial university, and the university in the knowledge society. The new university must balance its roles of serving the new economy while continuing to safeguard and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Role, Comparative Education, Educational Change
Becker, Henry Jay – Educational Technology, 1991
Describes three encyclopedias available on CD-ROM: (1) Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia; (2) World Book's Information Finder; and (3) Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia. Ideas for how they might be used in the classroom are suggested, information retrieval versus motivation is discussed, learning processes are examined, and stand-alone versus…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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