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Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)

Chicanas/os are part of the youngest, largest, and fastest growing racial/ethnic ‘minority’ population in the United States, yet at every schooling level, they suffer the lowest educational outcomes of any racial/ethnic group. Using a ‘counterstorytelling’ methodology, Tara Yosso debunks racialized myths that blame the victims for these unequal educational outcomes and redirects our focus toward […]

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Methods Matter: Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research

Educational policy-makers around the world constantly make decisions about how to use scarce resources to improve the education of children. Unfortunately, their decisions are rarely informed by evidence on the consequences of these initiatives in other settings. Nor are decisions typically accompanied by well-formulated plans to evaluate their causal impacts. As a result, knowledge about […]

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Future Directions of Educational Change: Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change (Routledge Leading Change)

Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education, whole system reform, and teacher leadership, this volume argues that quality and equity are equally […]

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Social Network Theory and Educational Change

Social Network Theory and Educational Change offers a provocative and fascinating exploration of how social networks in schools can impede or facilitate the work of education reform. Drawing on the work of leading scholars, the book comprises a series of studies examining networks among teachers and school leaders, contrasting formal and informal organizational structures, and […]

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Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation (Critical Youth Studies)

Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies, providing data but little or no social explanation. Theoreticians, on the other hand, rarely test their ideas with empirical projects. As this groundbreaking volume makes clear, however, neither data nor theory alone is adequate to the task of social explanation―rather they form and inform […]

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School Leadership in a Diverse Society: Helping Schools Prepare All Students for Success (Educational Leadership for Social Justice)

The purpose of this work is to broaden the scholarly dialogue in educational leadership and to address the changing role of the American school principal in the twenty-first century with regard to increasing diversity in the United States. This book seeks to provide theoretical and practical insight into the role of school principals dealing with […]

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Q’s Race to the Top Educational Board Game with Book: social skills, manners, and better behavior!

Includes: 150 question and action cards, 4 figurines, large dice, game board. — Meet Q, the genius monkey with A LOT to learn about life. In the board game “Q’s Race to the Top,” children can help Q race to the top of his tree house by answering questions and performing fun actions. The questions […]

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Q’s Race to the Top Educational Board Game: social skills, manners, and better behavior!

Find out what parents and kids around the country are raving about! In this interactive board game, children help Q race to the top of his tree house while answering questions and performing fun actions. Practice social skills and better behavior with questions designed to promote feeling identification and communication, manners, creative thinking, balance and […]

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Introduction to Persons with Moderate and Severe Disabilities: Educational and Social Issues (2nd Edition)

This book addresses the critical challenges faced by people with severe disabilities in becoming full members of our society, and provides teachers with the tools they need to successfully teach this population. It examines the ways that society has historically treated this group of people and describes promising practices that will shape the future of […]

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Within Reach:: Providing Universal Access to the Four Pillars of Literacy (Educational Leadership for Social Justice)

Within Reach is a text for anyone interested in improving instructional practices with their students, and in expanding those practices from classroom to classroom. The multifaceted sections of the text broaden the audiences: teacher leaders, administrators, practicing teachers, and teacher/administrator preparation programs in higher education. The content from Within Reach can be used to build […]

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Educational Leadership for Ethics and Social Justice: Views from the Social Sciences (Educational Leadership for Social Justice)

A volume in Educational Leadership for Social Justice Series Editor Jeffrey S. Brooks, University of Idaho, Denise E. Armstrong, Brock University; Ira Bogotch, Florida Atlantic University; Sandra Harris, Lamar University; Whitney H. Sherman, Virginia Commonwealth University; George Theoharis, Syracuse University The purpose of this book is to examine and learn lessons from the way leadership […]

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Restorative Practice Meets Social Justice: Un-Silencing the Voices of “At-Promise” Student Populations (Educational Leadership for Social Justice)

Restorative Practice Meets Social Justice: Un-silencing the Voices of “At-Promise” Student Populations is a collection of pragmatic urban school experiences that focus on restorative approaches situated in the context of social justice. By adopting this approach, researchers and practitioners can connect and extend long-established lines of conceptual and empirical inquiry aimed at improving school practices […]

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Educational Leadership for Transformation and Social Justice: Narratives of change in South Africa (Routledge Research in Educational Leadership)

Educational Leadership for Transformation and Social Justice examines the relationship between the lived experiences of educational leaders at the University of the Free State in South Africa and how they think about and practice leadership for transformation and social justice. Based on biographical information, public speeches, published writings, and in-depth semi-structured face-to-face interviews, the book […]

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EduFeed: A Social Feed to Engage Preliterate Children in Educational Activities

In this work, we present EduFeed, a system that enables preliterate children to explore an algorithmically-mediated social feed of learning exercises, select activities to engage in, and share them with their peers. We deployed EduFeed as a technology probe to three classrooms of ESL students in the first year of elementary school in India who […]

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