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Annie McMahon Whitlock – Teachers College Press, 2024
This book uses the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, as a touchstone for the importance and value of including place-based education in the social studies curriculum. Whitlock scrutinizes this local environmental issue to not only drive critical inquiry in the classroom, but also to show how the curriculum can propel valuable social change in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Place Based Education, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
Cathryn van Kessel Ed.; Kimberly Edmondson Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2024
In this collection, scholars from the United States, Canada, and Australia examine the concepts of villainification and anti-villainification in social studies curriculum and popular culture, as well as within broader sociocultural contexts. Villainification is the process of identifying an individual or a small group of individuals as the sole…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Social Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural Influences
Aprille J. Phillips – Teachers College Press, 2024
Discover how top-down, policy-into-practice educational mandates have adversely affected Indigenous communities in the United States' midwestern core. The author scrutinizes how leaders and intermediaries in Nebraska, involved at various tiers of policy development and reform, conceptualized and implemented school accountability policy in Indian…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indian Education, Intervention
Deborah Vriend Van Duinen; Erica R. Hamilton – Teachers College Press, 2024
Drawing on an asset-based approach to adolescents and their literacy practices, this book is a powerful resource for secondary teachers across all content areas. The authors encourage a "widened lens" approach that considers varied perspectives and research findings when engaging in multiple and often competing initiatives, issues, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Multiple Literacies, Literacy
Frederick M. Hess; Michael Q. McShane – Teachers College Press, 2024
In "Getting Education Right," Rick Hess and Mike McShane argue that America has too long suffered from the absence of a robust, coherent, and principled conservative vision for educational improvement. The book both diagnoses a problem and offers a solution. The problem? The right has too narrowly focused on school choice, campus speech,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
Becki Cohn-Vargas; Debbie Zacarian – Teachers College Press, 2024
This book provides the most up-to-date research on identity safe practices and how to ensure that they occur both at home and at school. Today's schools serve students and families with a diversity of identities. While diversity enriches the school community, educators are becoming increasingly aware of the vast number of students subjected to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Diversity, Classroom Environment, Culturally Relevant Education
Gay, Geneva – Teachers College Press, 2023
In this collection of articles, Geneva Gay invites readers to make educational equity and excellence for "all" students a reality, not just an ethic or an ideal. Through teaching narratives and pragmatic examples, Gay illustrates that a combination of ideology, ethics, personal commitment, and praxis on the part of educators is essential…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Ideology, Ethics, Teacher Role
Duncan, Kristen E., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2023
Situated at the intersection of race and civics, this volume discusses how communities of color interpret and enact civics both within and beyond the classroom. Chapters focus on historical and contemporary topics ranging from issues facing Asian immigrant communities to the Black Lives Matter at School curriculum. "Civic Engagement in…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, African Americans, Minority Groups, Civics
Goss, Steven; Hummel, Robin E.; Zadoff, Laura – Teachers College Press, 2023
Drawing on their years of experience leading transformative online classrooms in higher education, the authors present an approach for teaching online that is both engaging and effective. This practical book provides an overview of essential approaches, bolstered by examples from various instructors who are teaching online courses. The authors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Change, Equal Education
Vaughan, Kelly P., Ed.; Nuñez, Isabel, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2023
In this collection of writing and reflection, readers are invited to reclaim the connection between curriculum studies and the work of educators in schools and society. As the curriculum field has grown more complex and theoretical, our schools have become more corporatized, standardized, and dehumanized. This volume focuses on curriculum theory's…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Garcia, Antero, Ed.; Mirra, Nicole, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2023
Can you imagine future learning environments devoid of the systemic inequities that stifle student learning opportunities and teacher decision-making in most classrooms today? This volume offers the necessary steps--playful, participatory, historically informed--that are required to forge a pathway from the present U.S. educational landscape to a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
Waring, Scott M., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2023
Educators across subject areas are striving to integrate primary sources into their pedagogy and teaching. Yet, despite their importance to authentic disciplined inquiry, the implementation of primary source activities in the pre-K-12 classroom has been limited. This lack of utilization can largely be attributed to the perception that these…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Jochum, Richard, Ed.; Burton, Judith M., Ed.; Watson, Jason, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2023
"Turning Points" invites readers to join in a dialogue about creating more responsive studio art pedagogies for all, following a global pandemic that forced art educators to do what many believed to be impossible: teach studio art online. Amidst this sudden shift, long-simmering social and political challenges pushed to the forefront,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Change, Studio Art, Teaching Methods
Jenkins, Toby S. – Teachers College Press, 2023
The year 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop culture which, as a global industry and phenomenon, has accomplished a lot. But as a culture, what has hip-hop taught us? How has it inspired us? In what ways has it freed us? This book presents The Hip-Hop Mindset Framework--a perspective that gives us the permission to show up in…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Cultural Influences, Educational Practices
Lewin-Benham, Ann – Teachers College Press, 2023
Now in a second edition, this popular resource shows teachers and childcare providers how to work with young children based on current neuroscience research. Revised and expanded, it contains a wealth of practical and specific activities and materials to use with infants and toddlers to enhance growth and development. For each activity presented,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Development, Brain
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