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Environmental Education in a Climate of Reform
Understanding Teacher Educators’ Perspectives
Sylvia Christine Almeida (Monash University, Australia)
Subject: Education General, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Education
India is grappling with serious environmental issues that have been largely sparked by its galloping economy. As a measure of its seriousness to reduce the environmental impacts it has spearheaded numerous policy initiatives. One of the major thrusts of the proposed initiatives to curb environmental degradation has been to … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Popular Culture as Pedagogy
Research in the Field of Adult Education
Kaela Jubas (University of Calgary, Canada), Nancy Taber (Brock University, Canada) and Tony Brown (University of Canberra, Australia) (Eds.)
Subject: Education General, Adult Education, Culture, Cultural Studies
Grounded in the field of adult education, this international compilation offers a range of critical perspectives on popular culture as a form of pedagogy. Its fundamental premise is that adults learn in multiple ways, including through their consumption of fiction. As scholars have asserted for decades, people are not passive … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times
Stories Disclosed in a Cultural Foundations of Education Course
Nicholas D. Hartlep (Illinois State University, USA) and Brandon O. Hensley (Illinois State University, USA) (Eds.)
Subject: Education General, Culture and Education, Learning, Critical Thinking
This book shares the stories of students and a professor in a Cultural Foundations of Education Course. Storytellers in this volume grapple with issues of white privilege, racial microaggressions, bullying , cultural barriers, immigration, and other forms of struggle in educational settings. The disciplinary backgrounds of the authors … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Universalities and Peculiarities
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Arizona State University, USA) and Bharath Sriraman (The University of Montana, USA) (Eds.)
Subject: Education General, Creativity, Culture and Education, Environmental Education
Rooted in diverse cultures and in distinct regions of the world, Indigenous people have for generations created, maintained, and negotiated clear and explicit relationships with their environments. Despite numerous historical disruptions and steady iterations of imperialism that continue through today, Indigenous communities … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Designing Inclusive Pathways with Young Adults
Learning and Development for a Better World
Judith Kearney (Griffith University, Australia), Lesley Wood (North-West University, South Africa & Griffith University, Australia) and Richard Teare (Global University for Lifelong Learning, California, USA)
Subject: Adult Education, Action Research, Learning
This book is the second in a series entitled ‘Learning and Development for a Better World’ and it explores the potential for self-directed lifelong action learning (LAL) by focusing on the design of development pathways with and for young adults. The book considers the reasons why LAL pathways are needed and … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Embodied Relating and Transformation
Tales from Equine-Facilitated Counseling
Hillary Sharpe and Tom Strong
Subject: Education General, Counseling, Learning
What kinds of embodied and relational learning can come from developing a responsive relationship with a horse? What insights might such ways of learning offer counselors and educators? In this book, the authors explore how women challenged by disordered eating develop transformative relational and embodied experiences … Click here for a free preview and full description.
A Casebook on Modern Western Drama
Subject: Education General, Art Education, Drama Education
This book is a combined play-analysis textbook and course companion that contains twelve essays on major dramas from the modern European and American theaters: among them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor’s Dilemma, A Man’s a Man, The Homecoming, The Hairy Ape, The Front Page, Of Mice and Men, Our … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Contrasting Dynamics in Education Politics of Extremes
School Choice in Chile and Finland
Piia Seppänen (University of Turku, Finland), Alejandro Carrasco (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Mira Kalalahti (University of Helsinki, Finland), Risto Rinne (University of Turku, Finland) and Hannu Simola (University of Helsinki, Finland) (Eds.)
This book aims to enhance understanding of school choice as a supra-national travelling policy, explored in two strikingly different societies: Latin American Chile and North European Finland. Chile was among the first countries to implement school choice as a policy, which it did comprehensively in the early 1980s through the creation … Click here for a free preview and full description
Building Democracy through Education on Diversity
Suzanne Majhanovich (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and Régis Malet (University of Bordeaux, France) (Eds.)
In our globalized world, the many facets of diversity are ever more in evidence. Issues of race, class, ethnicity, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation and physical disability are manifestations of diversity that have often evoked negative or even violent reactions in society. And yet, any society that deems itself … Click here for a free preview and full description.
A Year in the Life of a Third Space Urban Teacher Residency
Using Inquiry to Reinvent Teacher Education
Monica Taylor (Montclair State University, USA) and Emily J. Klein (Montclair State University, USA)
This book weaves together voices of faculty, residents, mentors, administrators, community organizers, and students who have lived together in a third space urban teacher residency program in Newark as they reinvent math and science teaching and teacher education through the lens of inquiry. Each chapter includes … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Decolonizing Global Citizenship Education
Ali A. Abdi (University of British Columbia, Canada), Lynette Shultz (University of Alberta, Canada) and Thashika Pillay (University of Alberta, Canada) (Eds.)
The ideas for this reader came out of a conference organized through the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) at the University of Alberta in 2013. With the high expansion of global citizenship education scholarship in the past 15 or so years, and with most of this scholarship produced in the west and mostly … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Newly Hired Teachers of Science
A Better Beginning
Julie A. Luft (University of Georgia, USA) and Shannon L. Dubois (Valparaiso University, USA) (Eds.)
Supporting newly hired science teachers has taken on an increased importance in our schools. This book shares the most current information about the status of newly hired science teachers, different ways in which to support newly hired science teachers, and different research approaches that can provide new information about … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Being a Teacher | Researcher
A Primer on Doing Authentic Inquiry Research on Teaching and Learning
Konstantinos Alexakos (Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA)
Using a sociocultural approach to critical action research, this book is a primer in doing reflexive, authentic inquiry research in teaching and learning for educators as teacher | researchers. Rather than the artificial dichotomy between theory and practice, the roles of teacher and researcher are instead seen in a dialectic … Click here for a free preview and full description.
A Participatory Paradigm for an Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education
Action Leadership from a South African Perspective
Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia & North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Lesley Wood (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) and Ina Louw (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
This book provides a comprehensive conceptual framework, case studies, workshop processes and designs for academic development programs supported by two key concepts: Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR) ¬- a conceptual integration of action learning and participatory action research – and … Click here for a free preview and full description.
The Balancing Act
International Higher Education in the 21st Century
Mary Gene Saudelli (University of Calgary in Qatar)
Why is it important to learn about higher education in international contexts? Why learn about curriculum, teaching, and learning at Dubai Women’s College of the Higher Colleges of Technology? Global education systems have remarkable contributions to make to understandings of 21st century curriculum, teaching, and … Click here for a free preview and full description.
Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching
Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education
Christopher Klopper (Griffith University, Australia) and Steve Drew (Griffith University, Australia) (Eds.)
Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching focuses on the emerging global governmental and institutional agenda about higher education teaching quality and the role that peer review can play in supporting improvements in teaching and student outcomes. This agenda is a pervasive element of the further development … Click here for a free preview and full description.
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