Social Context of Education

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Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Black Lives Matter in US Schools

A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.

The Students We Share

Edited by Patricia Gándara & Bryant Jensen
Subjects: Education

Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.

Building Pedagogues

An in-depth account and model of antiracist professional development for white practicing teachers.

Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

US Latinization

Edited by Spencer Salas & Pedro R. Portes
Subjects: Education

Demonstrates how educators and policymakers should treat the intertwined nature of immigrant education and social progress in order to improve current policies and practices.

Disrupting Adult and Community Education

Edited by Robert C. Mizzi, Tonette S. Rocco, and Sue Shore
Foreword by John Field
Subjects: Education

Reconceptualizes local, national, and transnational adult education practices in light of neoliberalism and globalization.

Born Out of Struggle

Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations.

Fabricating an Educational Miracle

By Jinting Wu
Subjects: Asian Studies

Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

Becoming Critical

Presents the key experiences of a diverse group of teachers and students in their journeys of becoming social justice educator/scholars.

Striving Together

Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites.

School Choice Policies and Outcomes

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Literacy with an Attitude, Second Edition

By Patrick J. Finn
Subjects: Education

A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.

Improving Urban Middle Schools

A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

Edited by Ali A. Abdi & Lynette Shultz
Subjects: Education

Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.

Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times

Edited by Janet S. Bixby & Judith L. Pace
Subjects: Education

Examines various aspects of citizen education programs that serve contemporary youth in the United States.

Always at Odds?

By Mary C. Wright
Subjects: Education

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

Teacher and Comrade

By Alan Wieder
Subjects: Education

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Grappling with Diversity

Addresses the concerns of the marginalized in the American school curriculum.

Meaningful Urban Education Reform

Summarizes findings of a long-term study of math and science education reforms in Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami.

Leaving Children Behind

Argues for a more valid and democratic approach to assessment and accountability.

Practice Makes Practice

This revised edition of the classic text explores the complexity of what learning to teach means.

Defining and Designing Multiculturalism

An activist group works to bring a multicultural education program to an urban public school system.

Constructing Race

For modern urban South African youth, the concept of "race" persists and falters.

Cooperative Learning in Context

Explains why powerful educational innovations like "cooperative learning" do not always reach their full potential in everyday classrooms.

Education/Technology/Power

With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing tech

Religion, Race, and Reconstruction

Simultaneously resurrects a lost dimension of a most important segment of American history and illuminates America's present and future by showing the role religious issues played in Reconstruction during the 1870s.

Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism

Provides an overview of ethnicity and intergroup relations, profiles the development of multiculturalism and ethnic studies, and analyzes the issues related to diversity in higher education as they relate to ethnic studies and multicultural efforts. /i

Lives in the Balance

This compelling examination (by a former high school teacher in Watts, Los Angeles) shows how poverty affects the lives of young people.

Cultural Diversity in Schools

This book confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by subordinated minority groups in the United States. It does so by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that ...

Toward Gender Equity in the Classroom

Rather than simply examining gender differences in student performance, this book presents various aspects and considerations of gender equity in classroom teaching through conversations with and observations ...

Teaching Diverse Populations

This book presents current knowledge about teaching culturally diverse populations, traditionally underserved in the nation's public schools. It approaches the challenge of improving public school education ...

Multicultural Literature and Literacies

Does literature serve a humanizing function? Can it achieve social transformation? What roles does literature play for defining self, creating community, and achieving global perspective? This is the ...

Educational Administration in a Pluralistic Society

In this bold, provocative supplemental text for the field of educational administration, Colleen Capper and contributors challenge administrators, policymakers, practitioners, and communities to confront ...

Elementary Schooling for Critical Democracy

This book examines the way in which elementary schooling can be used as a means to encourage critical democracy in the United States. It focuses primarily on the dialectical tensions and issues that emerge ...