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Sociology Of Education

Author : Alan R. Sadovnik
ISBN : 0415803705
Genre : Education
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Examines the various topics in sociology and education while exposing students to examples of sociological research on schools. This title intends to stimulate student thinking about the important roles that schools play in contemporary society and their ability to solve fundamental social, economic and political problems.

Power Knowledge And Anti Racism Education

Author : Agnes Miranda Calliste
ISBN : 1552660303
Genre : Education
File Size : 89. 59 MB
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This book addresses questions of antiracism and its connections with difference in a variety of educational settings and schooling practices by focusing on systems, structures, relations of domination, and the racist, classist, and sexist constructions of reality that serve as dominant paradigms for viewing and interpreting lives and historical realities.

Latinos And Education

Author : Antonia Darder
ISBN : 0415537096
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Latinos and Education has long been a landmark anthology in the field of education, the first to review and challenge the multiple and complex issues affecting Latino students. The welcome re-edition of this deeply relevant and useful reader culls the best of contemporary scholarly approaches to discuss the variety of issues essential to understanding the complex dynamics of a growing Latina and Latino population. Internationally-renowned scholars Antonia Darder and Rodolfo D. Torres retain the anthology's original focus on the link between educational practice and the larger socioeconomic and structural dimensions that shape life for the nation's largest and most rapidly growing minority group. All new and still-highly accessible chapter selections establish a useful balance between theory and practice. They discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the classroom, community involvement and Latinos in higher education. The book concludes with suggestions for further reading. Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader is a must-read collection for a new generation of students in education, Latino studies, and sociology.

Knowledge And Decolonial Politics A Critical Reader

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ISBN : 9789004380059
Genre : Education
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Knowledge and Decolonial Politics: A Critical Reader offers the perspectives of educators and learners within current developmental settings, highlighting the dominance of Western epistemologies in ‘academic knowledge making’, and the systemic barriers faced whilst trying to implement decolonial practices.

Critical Race Counterstories Along The Chicana Chicano Educational Pipeline

Author : Tara J. Yosso
ISBN : 9781136082580
Genre : Education
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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 historical patterns of institutional neglect. She artfully interweaves empirical data and theoretical arguments with engaging narratives that expose and analyse racism as it functions to limit access and opportunity for Chicana/o students. By humanising the need to transform our educational system, Yosso offers an accessible tool for teaching and learning about the problems and possibilities present along the Chicano/a educational pipeline.

Why Race And Culture Matter In Schools

Author : Tyrone C. Howard
ISBN : 9780807772195
Genre : Education
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While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book: Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools. Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students.Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities. “This book will be challenging for some readers and affirming for others. It is at times disheartening and at other times inspiring; sometimes anguishing but always enlightening.” —From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington–Seattle, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition “Tyrone Howard provides a multi-dimensional and textured look at why students of color continue to struggle in the nation's schools. However, he does not stop there. This book points toward the solutions we have been seeking--partnerships, principles, and persistence.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Teaching Politics Beyond The Book

Author : Robert W. Glover
ISBN : 9781441179784
Genre : Political Science
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To teach political issues such as political struggle, justice, interstate conflict, etc. educators rely mostly on textbooks and lectures. However, many other forms of narrative exist that can elevate our understanding of such issues. This innovative work seeks new ways to foster learning beyond the textbook and lecture model, by using creative and new media, including graphic novels, animated films, hip-hop music, Twitter, and more. Discussing the opportunities these media offer to teach and engage students about politics, the work presents concrete ways on how to use them, along with teaching and assessment strategies, all tested in the classroom. The contributors are dedicated educators from various types of institutions whose essays span a variety of political topics and examine how non-traditional "texts" can promote critical thinking and intellectual growth among students in colleges and universities. The first of its kind to discuss a wide range of alternative texts and media, the book will be a valuable resource to anyone seeking to develop innovative curricula and engage their students in the study of politics.

Understanding Education Research

Author : Gary Shank
ISBN : 9781317249900
Genre : Social Science
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"Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.

Handbook Of The Sociology Of Education

Author : Maureen T. Hallinan
ISBN : 9780387364247
Genre : Social Science
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

The Sociology Of Education In Canada

Author : Terry Wotherspoon
ISBN : 0199024871
Genre : Educational sociology
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"Now in its fifth edition, The Sociology of Education in Canada: Critical Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the sociological understanding of education. Expertly researched and written by Terry Wotherspoon, the text unpacks complex theoretical perspectives and provides insight into key events, debates, and topics in Canadian and international education. Always looking forward, the text continues to examine the implications of current policies and practices for the future Canadian education system. This updated fifth edition reflects the most current research, statistics, and data to give an accurate indication of the status of the Canadian education system. It offers extended coverage of digital communications, sociological theory, and intersectionality, and new Canadian case study boxes have been added to give more specific Canadian context to educational theories and policies. Well rounded and engaging, The Sociology of Education in Canada: Critical Perspectives is a valuable resource for students in both sociology and education programs."--

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