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Heimer, Lucinda G.; Ramminger, Ann Elizabeth – Teachers College Press, 2020
This is a comprehensive, detailed account of the complex state of Universal Preschool (UPK) in the United States. As discussions regarding access, equity, and the societal value of early childhood education enter into the public forum, this book offers critical perspectives for next steps. The authors join the synergy of wonder to the practicality…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Politics of Education, Equal Education
Schieble, Melissa; Vetter, Amy; Martin, Kahdeidra Monét – Teachers College Press, 2020
Learn how to foster critical conversations in English language arts classrooms. This guide encourages teachers to engage students in noticing and discussing harmful discourses about race, gender, and other identities. The authors take readers through a framework that includes knowledge about power, a critical learner stance, critical pedagogies,…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Social Change, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Secondary School Students
Sleeter, Christine E.; Zavala, Miguel – Teachers College Press, 2020
This timely and compelling book conceptualizes Ethnic Studies not only as a vehicle to transform and revitalize the school curriculum but also as a way to reinvent teaching. Drawing on Sleeter's research review on the impact of Ethnic Studies commissioned by the National Education Association (NEA), the authors show how the traditional…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Educational Change, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Marshall, Catherine; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia; Johnson, Mark – Teachers College Press, 2020
Employing a social justice framework, this book provides educational leaders and practitioners with tools and strategies for grappling with the political fray of education politics. The framework offers ways to critique, challenge, and alter social, cultural, and political patterns in organizations and systems that perpetuate inequities. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Politics of Education, Governance, Policy Formation
Quinn, Therese – Teachers College Press, 2020
Museums are public resources that can offer rich extensions to classroom educational experiences, from tours through botanical gardens to searching for family records in the archives of a local historical society. With clarity and a touch of humor, Quinn presents ideas and examples of ways that teachers can use museums to support student…
Descriptors: Museums, Discovery Learning, Social Justice, Inclusion
Wilson, Donna; Conyers, Marcus – Teachers College Press, 2020
This is the second edition of the seminal text designed to empower educators with an innovative and inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. This bestseller is grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain, and education research to classroom practice: neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain, Cognitive Processes, Neurology
Agarwal-Rangnath, Ruchi, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
Bringing together an inspirational group of educators, this book provides key insights into what it means to implement social justice ideals with young children. Each chapter highlights a teacher's experience with a specific aspect of social justice and ethnic studies, including related research, projects and lesson plans, and implications for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Young Children, Ethnic Studies, Lesson Plans
Schmitke, Alison; Sabzalian, Leilani; Edmundson, Jeff – Teachers College Press, 2020
The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery is often presented as an exciting adventure story of discovery, friendship, and patriotism. However, this same period in U.S. history can be understood quite differently when viewed through an anticolonial lens and the Doctrine of Discovery. How might educators critically interrogate the assumptions that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, United States History
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
This update to "SAT Wars" provides new evidence in the case against standardized college entry tests, including the experiences of test-optional colleges. "The Scandal of Standardized Tests" sheds significant light on key problems such as: (1) Are the tests stronger proxies for race and family income today than they were 20…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Culture Fair Tests, Race
Block, Joshua – Teachers College Press, 2020
This classroom narrative explores how teachers can build and sustain an intellectually and emotionally fulfilling teaching practice while changing the way students experience school. Written by an English and history teacher in a Philadelphia public high school, this book presents a framework of teaching for a living democracy--supporting learners…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Experience, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education
Glickman, Carl; Mette, Ian M. – Teachers College Press, 2020
What can today's educational leaders do to create schools that are purposeful, moral, and successful? In this book, Glickman and Mette provide a powerful set of guidelines that will lead to true school renewal. Using a practical framework for school, district, and community leaders, their roadmap replaces dependence on top-down state and federal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Democratic Values, Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education
Herrera, Socorro G.; Porter, Lisa; Barko-Alva, Katherine – Teachers College Press, 2020
Starting from the premise that children learn better when their learning community respects their families and cultures, this thought-provoking resource shows what it means--and what it takes--to include today's diverse parents in their children's learning. Moving readers away from out-of-date practices that can potentially marginalize and devalue…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
Karchmer-Klein, Rachel – Teachers College Press, 2020
Use this practical guide to develop collaborative and interactive online experiences for teacher candidates. The author examines methods for integrating evidence-based practices into online teaching environments, including think alouds, case-based instruction, peer feedback, and field experience. The content is applicable to a variety of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement
Koerner, Mari – Teachers College Press, 2020
What does leadership and change actually look like in myriad situations? This "boots-on-the-ground" resource, written by a former dean of education, pulls back the curtain on the crucial and complicated role of senior leadership and brings to the forefront experiences that often go unspoken. With humor and common-sense advice, the author…
Descriptors: Deans, Higher Education, Leadership, Leadership Training
Trachtenberg, Paul; Roda, Allison; Couglan, Ryan; Dougherty, Deidre – Teachers College Press, 2020
Many American schools continue to struggle with segregation. This important book tells the story of how two school districts--one a predominantly White and wealthy suburban community and the other a more diverse and urbanized community--were merged into a single district to work toward a solution for school segregation. The authors focus on the…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Integration Readiness, Racial Integration, School Districts
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