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Linville, Darla, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2017
Educators concerned with social justice are working in very different social and legal contexts than when they first began to take up the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) lives in the school and the curriculum. The growing number of countries that have legalized same-sex marriage, the recent US Supreme Court…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
Valente, Joseph Michael, Ed.; Danforth, Scot, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2016
This issue of the Occasional Papers Series aims to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a medium for provoking dialogue about inclusive classrooms and school communities. It offers readers stories of classroom life that provide insights into understanding the complexities that make up the lives of children with disabilities, their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Disabilities
Silin, Jonathan, Ed.; Moore, Meredith, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2016
Confirmation of the current enthusiasm for re-visioning progressive education arrived in inboxes this fall when the Bank Street College of Education received more submissions for this issue than for any other in the journal's 17-year history. From these the editors have selected a range of essays that reflect pre-kindergarten through high-school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods, Play
Stearns, Clio; Grumet, Madeleine; Lensmire, Timothy; Pitt, Alice – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
We all want children to become engaged and enthusiastic readers. Yet teachers are often challenged by students who, because of histories with a standardized and irrelevant curriculum, poor pedagogy, or unique learning styles, have become alienated from the written word. Impatient with teachers' ignorance and desiring to be liberated from…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Grade 5
Sunday, Kris, Ed.; McClure, Marissa, Ed.; Schulte, Christopher, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
This issue explores the nature of childhood by offering selections that re/imagine the idea of the child as art maker; inquire about the relationships between children and adults when they are making art; and investigate how physical space influences approaches to art instruction. Readers are invited to join a dialogue that questions long-standing…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Art, Art Education, Play
Altman, Roberta, Ed.; Stires, Susan, Ed.; Weseen, Susan, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
Each of the papers in this collection offers a much-needed antidote to the forces that disconnect educators from the places in which they teach, learn, and live. Together, they provide an opportunity to reflect on the power of place in education. This issue offers an opportunity--an invitation--to embrace all that the places both in and outside…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Fantasy, Childrens Literature, Museums
Teitle, Jennifer, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
This issue of "Bank Street Occasional Papers" explores the value of time outside of school. Educators have given relatively little scholarly attention to young people's nonschool lives. Ignored or valorized, nonschool spaces show up in educational research only as a backdrop, implying that school learning is the yardstick by which to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Family Environment, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries
Raider-Roth, Miriam, Ed.; Silin, Jonathan, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
This issue is a Festschrift in honor of Harriet K. Cuffaro, a Bank Street College faculty member from 1968-1998. A Festschrift--a volume reflecting the values, theories, and passions of a senior scholar in a field--seeks to offer scholarship that builds on these contributions. Harriet Cuffaro has touched and shaped more lives of teachers,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
Freidus, Helen, Ed.; Welsh Kruger, Mollie, Ed.; Goss, Steven, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
In this issue of the Occasional Paper Series, the authors reimagine progressive pedagogy within the framework of digital pedagogy and online practice. The issue begins with "Notes from the Special Issue Editors," Helen Freidus, Mollie Welsh Kruger & Steven Goss. In the first set of essays, "Inside the Online Classroom," the…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Constructivism (Learning), Electronic Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
Bank Street College of Education, 2012
Guest editors Gail Boldt and William Ayers have asked 14 leading educators to address the politics of the teacher accountability movement in America. Who benefits and who is hurt? What is gained and what is lost? How can we move forward with a more hopeful and inclusive vision of our educational future? All of the contributors are motivated by an…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
Andrias, Eve, Ed.; Burr, Valentine, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2012
What would schools and classrooms look like if they truly mirrored our democratic ideals? In this issue of the Occasional Papers, five authors explore current and historical questions related to the inclusion of children with disabilities in public schools. The history of educating children with disabilities--an ongoing civil rights issue--has…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Access to Education
Kates, Laura R. – Bank Street College of Education, 2011
Are teachers who are faced with mandated assessments more likely or less likely to explore their students' performance in depth and use their discoveries to enrich learning? This is the story of how six first-grade teachers in New York City responded to a mandated performance assessment--and how that response compared to a set of informal,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
Bank Street College of Education, 2010
In the second decade of the 21st century, some schools are in trouble and some schools are not. The subject of this Occasional Paper is the preparation of teachers for schools that--lacking sufficient resources, effective leadership, or vocal advocates--are failing to educate their students by any reasonable measures. The teachers and teacher…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education
Krakowsky, Lorenzo – Bank Street College of Education, 2010
This paper tells the remarkable and compelling story of Leonard Covello, a ground breaking progressive educator who worked tirelessly to shape public education in New York City during the first half of the 20th century. Covello was the founding principal of Benjamin Franklin High School (BFHS) in East Harlem in the 1930s. The author invites…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Biographies, Principals, Urban Schools
Boldt, Gail Masuchika, Ed.; Salvio, Paula M., Ed.; Taubman, Peter M., Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2009
Concerned that various reforms promising greater professional autonomy and status as well as student success are actually disempowering teachers, impoverishing intellectual life in schools, and serving as a portal for the marketization of teaching and education, editors invited teachers to respond to the ways in which the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Classroom Environment
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