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Contradictions Of School Reform

Author: Linda McNeil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963282
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

High Stakes Education

Author: Pauline Lipman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415935074
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What are the implications of education accountability reforms, particularly in urban schools, in a political, economic, and cultural context of intensifying globalization and increasing social inequality and marginalization along lines of race and class? High StakesEducationprovides a cogent and critical examination of such questions, investigating concretely the political economy of neoliberal education reforms and the cultural politics of race. Using Chicago--a standard bearer for high stakes testing and centralized regulation of schools--as a case study, noted scholar Pauline Lipman argues there is a strategic relationship between these policies and processes of economic restructuring, racialized social control, and globalization.

Teaching For Social Justice

Author: Connie E. North
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At the dawning of the twenty-first century, the term 'social justice' pervades educational publications, programs, and curricular materials. Rarely, however, is the substantive meaning of this label made explicit or publicly debated outside of the university setting. This qualitative case study examines the process of four K-12 educators and a dissertator discussing, studying, and acting on the potential power of 'social justice.' The four educators had varied life histories and social group affiliations and worked in different kinds of schools in a single county.

Tooning In Essays On Popular Culture And Education

Author: Cameron White
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742559707
Size: 67.19 MB
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The scope and theme of Tooning In aim to insert into the debate surrounding so-called _popular culture_ and its role in shaping society specific perspectives regarding popular culture and adolescents' lives. The authors suggest that popular culture is vital to how adolescents make sense of the world and educators should tap into it as a tool for imparting critical thinking skills and generally empowering students. Tooning In critically examines and interprets concepts of popular culture, with the ultimate aim of inviting readers to re-examine the fundamental aspects of popular culture as a societal force.

Leadership For Social Justice

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205412099
Size: 31.28 MB
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This reader on key issues in Social Justice is written by well-known experts in the area and edited by the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice; Preparing Social Justice Leaders; and Next Steps, to mobilize to action as well as to make information accessible and useful. This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. It demonstrates how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. It provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices as well as constructive exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staffs to create equitable practices.

Teaching To Change The World

Author: Jeannie Oakes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072982008
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Presents a cross-disciplinary forum for the discussion of broad policy issues in education and encourages academic rigor and social justice among students to help ensure a hopeful future.

The Art Of Critical Pedagogy

Author: Jeffrey Michael Reyes Duncan-Andrade
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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This book furthers the discussion concerning critical pedagogy and its practical applications for urban contexts. It addresses two looming, yet under-explored questions that have emerged with the ascendancy of critical pedagogy in the educational discourse: (1) What does critical pedagogy look like in work with urban youth? and (2) How can a systematic investigation of critical work enacted in urban contexts simultaneously draw upon and push the core tenets of critical pedagogy? Addressing the tensions inherent in enacting critical pedagogy - between working to disrupt and to successfully navigate oppressive institutionalized structures, and between the practice of critical pedagogy and the current standards-driven climate - The Art of Critical Pedagogy seeks to generate authentic internal and external dialogues among educators in search of texts that offer guidance for teaching for a more socially just world.