Black Ants And Buddhists

Author: Mary Cowhey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104186
Size: 43.35 MB
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Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.

Tep Vol 19 N1

Author: Teacher Education and Practice
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475819242
Size: 11.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

In The Service Of Learning And Empowerment

Author: Vera L Stenhouse
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623965462
Size: 63.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Too often teachers and students doubt their own abilities to forge collective work and dynamic critical learning in the midst of education reform practices that limit their opportunities to do so. This doubt can be heightened for elementary school teachers or even their students who are led to believe that they are not capable of engaging critically with their education and their world. The ProblemSolution Project erases this doubt through merging servicelearning, critical pedagogy, and constructivism. This approach to teaching and learning is designed to empower teachers and students while they meet curriculum standards and actively contribute to the transformation of their world. Unique to this collection are the reported experiences of teacher educators who implement ProblemSolution Projects in their courses; preservice teachers’ reflections on cohortdriven ProblemSolution Projects; and firstyear and veteran teachers stories featuring ProblemSolution Projects initiated by their PK5 students. Features include: • Describes how ProblemSolution Projects advance servicelearning and critical pedagogy. • Discussion of how ProblemSolution Projects build on curriculum standards but resists standardization of implementation and repressive education reforms. • Firsthand accounts of teachers implementing ProblemSolution Projects. • Detailed description of the steps and outcomes of doing ProblemSolution Projects with preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and elementary students. • Examples of ProblemSolution Projects across courses, subjects, disciplines, and contexts. Readers will find worthwhile the theoretical connections and the practical applications. Servicelearning, urban education, multicultural education and teacher education, teacher preparation practitioners will find this text beneficial. The main audience: teacher educators across disciplines, pre and inservice teachers working in elementary (PK5) settings.

Service Learning As Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education

Author: Kelly L. Heider
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319424300
Size: 26.95 MB
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This book presents the most recent theory, research, and practice on service learning as it relates to early childhood education. It describes several service learning programs, many of which were developed to better prepare pre-service teachers for the challenges they face in today’s early childhood classrooms, including class size, ever-changing technology, diversity, high-stakes testing, parental involvement (or the lack thereof), and shrinking budgets. The book shares stories of positive outcomes from pre-service teachers who, having participated in service-learning programs, report a shift in their attitudes and beliefs including an increased empathy for others, a heightened sensitivity to student differences, more democratic values, and a greater commitment to teaching. In addition, the book examines the effects of service learning and positive outcomes for children and teacher educators as well. Schools today face an increasing number of language learners, the mainstreaming of special population students, and working with a standards-driven curriculum. All of these present new challenges for teachers as they attempt to meet their students’ educational needs. As a result of this new classroom environment, and the educational needs they present, teacher educators must now seek different approaches to prepare prospective teachers to meet these needs because the traditional approaches to teacher preparation, such as coursework independent of fieldwork, are no longer effective in equipping teachers to address these issues. This book examines in detail the new approach of service learning.

Everyday Antiracism

Author: Mica Pollock
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585672
Size: 57.21 MB
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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Pelo
Publisher: Rethinking Schools Limited
ISBN: 9780942961416
Size: 68.57 MB
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Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.


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Author: Paulo Coelho
ISBN: 9789602368794
Size: 30.46 MB
Format: PDF
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