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McGregor, G.; Mills, M.; te Riele, K.; Baroutsis, A.; Hayes, D. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2017
This book provokes a conversation about what supportive schooling contexts for both students and teachers might look like, and considers how schooling can contribute to a more socially-just society. It takes as its starting point the position of the most marginalised students, many of whom have either been rejected by or have rejected mainstream…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged Youth, Student Experience, Traditional Schools
Flavin, Michael – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2017
This book is about how technologies are used in practice to support learning and teaching in higher education. Despite digitization and e-learning becoming ever-increasingly popular in university teaching settings, this book convincingly argues instead in favour of simple and convenient technologies, thus disrupting traditional patterns of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Theories
Yeh, Stuart S. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2017
This book examines the cause of the student achievement gap, suggesting that the prevailing emphasis on socioeconomic factors, sociocultural influences, and teacher quality is misplaced. The cause of the achievement gap is not differences in parenting styles, or the economic advantages of middle-class parents, or differences in the quality of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Assignments, Learning Activities
Phillips, Michael – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book advances an alternative reading of the social, political and cultural issues surrounding schools and technology and develops a comprehensive overview of the interplay between policy, practice and identity in school workplaces. It explores how digital technologies have become an integral element of the politics and socially negotiated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
Gatti, Lauren – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book advances a new framework for learning to teach, using in-depth case studies to show how learning to teach--in any type of program--can best be understood as a recursive and dynamic process, wherein teachers differentially access programmatic, relational, experiential, disciplinary, and dispositional resources. In the last twenty years,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, College Programs, Urban Teaching
Latiner Raby, Rosalind, Ed.; Valeau, Edward J., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book brings together distinguished scholars, community college practitioners, and emerging leaders to expand upon existing theories, provide reflection on practice, and demonstrate the dynamic nature of community college internationalization. There is a special challenge for United States community colleges to move from selected international…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Global Approach, Advocacy, College Faculty
Lansiquot, Reneta D., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book highlights models for promoting interdisciplinary thinking and an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding among students in STEM-related fields. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics often perceive that courses in their major are not related to the general education liberal arts courses required…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Students, Majors (Students)
Baum, Sandy – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book analyzes reliable evidence to tell the true story of student debt in America. One of the nation's foremost experts on college finance, Sandy Baum exposes how misleading the widely accepted narrative on student debt is. Baum combines data, research, and analysis to show how the current discourse obscures serious problems, risks…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, College Students
Alfirevic, N., Ed.; Burušic, J., Ed.; Relja, R., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book analyzes educational management in the context of developing effective schools in SouthEastern European countries and situates the discussion within ongoing education debates in EU countries. The book revolves around the specific role and practices of school principals, who are positioned as a nexus of educational management in each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Educational Research
Sauntson, Helen – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Gender is a hotly debated topic in the field of education. The role that language plays in educational contexts especially in the classroom has long been acknowledged. Innovatively combining approaches in the analysis of classroom discourse, this book offers rich empirical findings as well as being theoretically interesting and valuable. (Contains…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication, Gender Differences, Language Role
Kubanyiova, Magdalena – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation, and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change. (Contains…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
Lavia, Jennifer, Ed.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Can education contribute to cultural confidence of peoples and communities who have endured centuries of oppression and marginalisation? If so, what is education and what is education for given such historical circumstances? A project of postcolonial imagination emerges in this book to provoke dialogue and action and to articulate new imaginaries…
Descriptors: Imagination, Educational Research, Role of Education, Politics of Education
Rud, A. G.; Garrison, Jim – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. Indeed, it is a largely forgotten virtue in American society. This book argues that there is much more to teaching students than merely imparting knowledge. Good teaching involves forming character, molding destinies, creating an enduring passion for learning, appreciating beauty, caring…
Descriptors: Caring, Intimacy, Religious Factors, Creativity
Macrine, Sheila L., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
This book provides comprehensive analyses of issues related to the struggle against the forces of imperial-induced privatization, not just in education, but in all of social life. It situates Critical Pedagogy in the twenty-first century and offers not only critiques but also practical applications, suggestions, and strategies on how attacks can…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Privatization, Social Life, Democracy
Franklin, Barry M. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Barry M. Franklin's new work uses the concept of community as a lens for interpreting urban school reform since 1960. Focusing on the curriculum and employing case studies, he applies the concept to reform initiatives in a number of city school systems. Included are compensatory education, community control, mayoral takeovers, educational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Compensatory Education, Community Control
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