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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Teachers College Press, 2018
Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers among various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and…
Descriptors: Music, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Community
Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
Gay, Geneva – Teachers College Press, 2018
Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today's diverse student population, including: new research on culturally…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity
Orfield, Gary, Ed.; Ayscue, Jennifer B., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
School choice is an increasingly important part of today's educational landscape and this timely volume presents fresh research about the competitive admissions policies of choice systems. Based on their investigation of a unique civil rights challenge to school choice admissions policies in politically and racially divided Buffalo, New York, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Admission (School), Urban Schools
Garcia, Ofelia; Kleifgen, Jo Anne – Teachers College Press, 2018
Now available in a revised and expanded edition, this accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favorite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
Blandy, Doug; Bolin, Paul E. – Teachers College Press, 2018
This is the first comprehensive book to connect art education to material culture--an evolving pedagogy about the meaning of "things" in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Written by luminaries in the field, this resource explores a range of objects exemplifying material culture, defined as "the human-formed objects, spaces,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Goodman, Steven – Teachers College Press, 2018
Speaking out against decades of injustice and challenging deficit perceptions of young learners and their families, "It's Not About Grit" pulls back the veil, revealing the social systems that marginalize and stigmatize mostly poor, urban students of color and their communities. At the same time, author Steven Goodman, founding executive…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Trauma, Equal Education, Transformative Learning
Douglas, Katherine M.; Jaquith, Diane B. – Teachers College Press, 2018
The authors who introduced the concepts of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) and choice-based art education have completely revised and updated their original, groundbreaking bestseller that was designed to facilitate independent learning and support student choices in subject matter and media. More than ever before, teachers are held…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
Rotberg, Iris C., Ed.; Glazer, Joshua L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Do charter schools strengthen students' educational experience? What are their social costs? This volume brings together a group of premier researchers to address questions about the purposes of charter schools and the role of public policy in shaping the educational agenda. Chapter authors explore topics seldom encountered in the current charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Quality, School Segregation
Cameron, Claire E. – Teachers College Press, 2018
A growing body of research indicates that three foundational cognitive skills--executive function, motor skills, and spatial skills--form the basis for children to make a strong academic, behavioral, and social transition to formal school. Given inequitable early learning environments or "opportunity gaps" in the United States, these…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Psychomotor Skills, Spatial Ability, School Readiness
Ryan, Caitlin L.; Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K-5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
Murphy, Joseph F.; Louis, Karen Seashore – Teachers College Press, 2018
This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors--both senior scholars in educational leadership--apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Capacity Building, Leadership Role, Models
Wright, Brian L. – Teachers College Press, 2018
This much-needed book will help schools and, by extension, society to better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an asset- and strengths-based view of educating Black boys. This positive approach enables…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education
Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Carney, Molly Cummings; Keefe, Elizabeth Stringer; Burton, Stephani; Chang, Wen-Chia; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Miller, Andrew F.; Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Baker, Megina – Teachers College Press, 2018
Teacher accountability has been a major strategy for "fixing" education for the last 2 decades. In this book, Cochran-Smith and her research team argue that it is time for teacher educators to reclaim accountability by adopting a new approach that features intelligent professional responsibility, challenges the structures and processes…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Teacher Responsibility
DiMartino, Catherine; Jessen, Sarah Butler – Teachers College Press, 2018
This timely book outlines the growth and development of marketing and branding practices in public education. The authors highlight why these practices have become important across key fields within public education, including leadership and governance, budgeting and finance, strategic initiatives, use of new technology, the role of teachers in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Marketing, Commercialization, Educational Practices
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