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Ben-Porath, Sigal R. – University of Chicago Press, 2023
College campuses have become flashpoints of the current culture war and, consequently, much ink has been spilled over the relationship between universities and the cultivation or coddling of young American minds. Philosopher Sigal R. Ben-Porath takes head-on arguments that infantilize students who speak out against violent and racist discourse on…
Descriptors: College Role, Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Social Bias
Melnick, R. Shep – University of Chicago Press, 2023
In 1954, the Supreme Court delivered the landmark decision of "Brown v. Board of Education"--establishing the right to attend a desegregated school as a national constitutional right--but the decision contained fundamental ambiguities. The Supreme Court has never offered a clear definition of what desegregation means or laid out a…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational Policy, Educational History, Administrators
Johns, Adrian – University of Chicago Press, 2023
Reading is perhaps the essential practice of modern civilization. For centuries, it has been seen as key to both personal fulfillment and social progress, and millions today depend on it to participate fully in our society. Yet, at its heart, reading is a surprisingly elusive practice. This book tells for the first time the story of how American…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Research, Reading Processes, Reading Instruction
Cuban, Larry – University of Chicago Press, 2023
The quality and effectiveness of teaching are a constant subject of discussion within the profession and among the broader public. Most of that conversation focuses on the question of how teachers should teach. In "The Enduring Classroom," veteran teacher and scholar of education Larry Cuban explores different questions, ones that just…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational History, Educational Change
Hayashi, Akiko – University of Chicago Press, 2022
In "Teaching Expertise in Three Countries," Akiko Hayashi shows how teachers from Japan, China, and the United States think about what it means to be an expert teacher. Based on interviews with teachers conducted over the span of fifteen years and videos taken in their classrooms, Hayashi gives us a valuable portrait of expert teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Expertise, Cultural Differences
Warikoo, Natasha – University of Chicago Press, 2022
An illuminating, in-depth look at competition in suburban high schools with growing numbers of Asian Americans, where white parents are determined to ensure that their children remain at the head of the class. The American suburb conjures an image of picturesque privilege: manicured lawns, quiet streets, and--most important to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Asian American Students, White Students, Suburban Schools
Bialystok, Lauren; Andersen, Lisa M. F. – University of Chicago Press, 2022
In the United States, sex education is more than just an uncomfortable rite of passage: it's a political hobby horse that is increasingly out of touch with young people's needs. In "Touchy Subject," philosopher Lauren Bialystok and historian Lisa M. F. Andersen unpack debates over sex education, explaining why it's worth fighting for,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Politics of Education, Educational History, Activism
Hamilton, Laura T.; Nielsen, Kelly – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Public research universities were previously able to provide excellent education to white families thanks to healthy government funding. However, that funding has all but dried up in recent decades as historically underrepresented students have gained greater access, and now less prestigious public universities face major economic challenges. In…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Minority Group Students
Downey, Douglas B. – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Most of us assume that public schools in America are unequal--that the quality of the education varies with the location of the school and that as a result, children learn more in the schools that serve mostly rich, white kids than in the schools serving mostly poor, black kids. But it turns out that this common assumption is misplaced. As Douglas…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Misconceptions, Public Schools, Educational Quality
Blum, Lawrence; Burkholder, Zoë – University of Chicago Press, 2021
The promise of a free, high-quality public education is supposed to guarantee every child a shot at the American dream. But our widely segregated schools mean that many children of color do not have access to educational opportunities equal to those of their white peers. In "Integrations," historian Zoë Burkholder and philosopher…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Racial Integration, Public Education, Equal Education
Adair, Jennifer Keys; Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Early childhood can be a time of rich discovery, a period when educators have an opportunity to harness their students' fascination to create unique learning opportunities. Some teachers engage with their students' ideas in ways that make learning collaborative--but not all students have access to these kinds of learning environments. In…
Descriptors: Films, Grade 1, Minority Group Teachers, Blacks
Buurma, Rachel Sagner; Heffernan, Laura – University of Chicago Press, 2021
"The Teaching Archive" shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up "the teaching archive"--the syllabuses, course descriptions, lecture notes, and class assignments--of critics and scholars including T. S. Eliot,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Lecture Method, Notetaking, Assignments
Rafalow, Matthew H. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
In the digital age, schools are a central part of a nationwide effort to make access to technology more equitable, so that all young people, regardless of identity or background, have the opportunity to engage with the technologies that are essential to modern life. Most students, however, come to school with digital knowledge they've already…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Technology Uses in Education, Racial Bias, Social Bias
Frankhart, Colleen M., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Counselor Certification, Certification, Librarians
Silver, Blake R. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
Young people are told that college is a place where they will "find themselves" by engaging with diversity and making friendships that will last a lifetime. This vision of an inclusive, diverse social experience is a fundamental part of the image colleges sell potential students. But what really happens when students arrive on campus and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Behavior, Equal Education, Higher Education
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