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Dilworth, Mary E., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Millennial Teachers of Color" explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Generational Differences, Age Groups, Teacher Characteristics
Conley, David T. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In "The Promise and Practice of Next Generation Assessment," David T. Conley presents the case for a new, comprehensive system of assessment using different measurements for different purposes. Changes in the purposes of education, he argues, demand forms of assessment that go beyond merely ranking students to supporting the ambitious…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
Orfield, Gary, Ed.; Hillman, Nicholas, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In "Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education," leading scholars address the unforeseen impact of accountability standards on students of color and the institutions that disproportionately serve them. The book describes how federal policies can worsen existing racial inequalities in higher education and offers alternative…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Minority Group Students, Racial Bias
Windschitl, Mark; Thompson, Jessica; Braaten, Melissa – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Ambitious Science Teaching" outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Learner Engagement
Cuban, Larry – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In this book, Larry Cuban looks at the uses and effects of digital technologies in K-12 classrooms, exploring if and how technology has transformed teaching and learning. In particular, he examines forty-one classrooms across six districts in Silicon Valley that have devoted special attention and resources to integrating digital technologies into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
Santoro, Doris A. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay" offers a timely analysis of professional dissatisfaction that challenges the common explanation of burnout. Featuring the voices of educators, the book offers concrete lessons for practitioners, school leaders, and policy makers on how to think more…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
Winn, Maisha T. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
Restorative justice represents "a paradigm shift in the way Americans conceptualize and administer punishment," says author Maisha T. Winn, from a focus on crime to a focus on harm, including the needs of both those who were harmed and those who caused it. Her book, "Justice on Both Sides," provides an urgently needed,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Justice, Equal Education, Program Implementation
Grossman, Pam, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In "Teaching Core Practices in Teacher Education," Pam Grossman and her colleagues advocate an approach to practice-based teacher education that identifies "core practices" of teaching and supports novice teachers in learning how to enact them competently. Examples of core practices include facilitating whole-class discussion,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
Schickedanz, Judith A.; Marchant, Catherine – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Inside PreK Classrooms" provides school leaders with much-needed guidance and knowledge to ensure quality instruction for their youngest students. Based on their extensive experience working with children and educators, the authors bring readers inside real classrooms, where teachers are grappling with the "big ideas" that lie…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Children
Hyman, Cheryl L. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Reinvention" chronicles an unprecedentedly comprehensive approach to community college reform and the leadership challenges encountered along the way. The book addresses cultural clashes over the role and purpose of community colleges and argues for an emphasis on success and access. As chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, Cheryl…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Program Implementation, Graduation Rate
Cobb, Paul; Jackson, Kara; Henrick, Erin; Smith, Thomas M. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In "Systems for Instructional Improvement," Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance)
Hodges, Carolyn R.; Welch, Olga M. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Truth Without Tears" is a timely and insightful portrait of Black women leaders in American colleges and universities. Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch are former deans who draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for both the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational…
Descriptors: Deans, Women Administrators, African Americans, College Administration
Yenawine, Philip – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool" shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, "Visual Thinking Strategies" (ED568850), author Philip Yenawine…
Descriptors: Visualization, Thinking Skills, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
Bailey, Alison L.; Heritage, Margaret – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In their new book, Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage illustrate how to help students become more self-regulated learners--that is, to be able to monitor and take charge of their own learning when working independently and in groups. Language provides the foundation for the development of self-regulatory skills, enabling students to express…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Language Role, Formative Evaluation, Vocabulary Development
McLaughlin, Milbrey W. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"You Can't Be What You Can't See" presents a rare longitudinal account of the benefits of a high-quality, out-of-school program on the life trajectories of hundreds of poor, African American youth who grew up in Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in the 1980s and early '90s. The result of a five-year research project by…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Poverty, At Risk Persons, African Americans
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