Community Colleges as Cultural Texts

Author: Kathleen M. Shaw
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791442906
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Questions whether, and how, community colleges confront the challenges of diversity and provide real opportunities for upward mobility.

Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers

Author: Michael J. Vavrus
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807742600
Format: PDF, ePub
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Recognizing the responsibility institutions have to prepare teachers for today's diverse classrooms, Vavrus shows us how to incorporate transformative multicultural education into teacher education curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation. Placing race, racism, antiracism, and democracy at the center of his analyses and recommendation, this volume provides: - Concrete structural suggestions for including transformative multicultural education in higher education and K-12 in-service programs. -A multicultural critique of new NCATE accreditation standards for teacher education programs that offers reconceptualized assessment procedures. -The historical roots of transformative multicultural education that incorporates issues of white privilege and racialized color blindness, anti-racist pedagogy, racial identity among teachers, and critical race theory. - A discussion of globalization that emphasizes its contemporary economic effects on social and educatonal inequities.

The Contradictory College

Author: Kevin James Dougherty
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791419557
Format: PDF
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Annotation This book systematically analyzes the evidence on four key issues that have divided commentators on the community college: The community college's impact on students, business, and the universities; the factors behind its rise since 1900; the cause of its swift vocationalization after 1960; and what direction the community college should take in the future.

Teachers Act Up

Author: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807770658
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If teachers want to create positive change in the lives of their students, then they must first be able to create positive change in their own lives. This book describes a powerful professional development approach that merges the scholarship of critical pedagogy with the Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants "act up" in order to explore real-life scenarios and rehearse difficult conversations they are likely to have with colleagues, students, administrators, and parents. The authors have practiced the theatrical strategies presented here with pre- and in-service teachers in numerous contexts, including college courses, professional development seminars, and PreK–12 classrooms. They include step-by-step instructions with vivid photographs to help readers use these revolutionary theatre strategies in their own contexts for a truly unique learning experience.

Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success

Author: Lori D. Patton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317592085
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this comprehensive volume, research-based chapters examine the experiences that have shaped college life for Black undergraduate women, and invite readers to grapple with the current myths and definitions that are shaping the discourses surrounding them. Chapter authors ask valuable questions that are critical for advancing the participation and success of Black women in higher education settings and also provide actionable recommendations to enhance their educational success. Perspectives about Black undergraduate women from various facets of the higher education spectrum are included, sharing their experiences in academic and social settings, issues of identity, intersectionality, and the services and support systems that contribute to their success in college, and beyond. Presenting comprehensive, theoretically grounded, and thought-provoking scholarship, Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success is a definitive resource for scholarship and research on Black undergraduate women.

Culture and Power in the Classroom

Author: Antonia Darder
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897892391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this work, Darder examines the impact of dominant cultural forces on the lives of students from disenfranchised communities, and confronts the cultural values and practices that serve to marginalize Black, Latino, Asian, and other bicultural students. She offers a set of theoretical principles from which to develop a critical practice of bicultural education, and provides classroom teachers with a critical perspective by which they can evaluate their current practices with bicultural students. The book concludes with a practical study of bicultural development at one college.

Teaching Values

Author: Ron Scapp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415931076
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In Teaching Values, Ron Scapp wrests the discussion of values and values-based education away from traditionalists who have long dominated educational debates. While challenging the Right's domination of the discussion of values education, Scapp examines some issues not typically raised by educators and critics on the Left, including the positive role of citizenship and national identity in U.S. education and culture.

Critical Feminism and Critical Education

Author: Jennifer Gale De Saxe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317310683
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Challenging the current state of public education and teacher preparation, this book argues for a re-imagination of teacher education through a critical feminist and critical education perspective. Offering a rich discussion of the promise and pedagogy of self-reflexivity and testimonio, which emerges from critical feminism, this book brings together theory and practice in critical feminism, critical education, and testimonio to serve as a platform in which to reconceptualize the philosophy of traditional teacher education, arguing that too many programs prepare teachers who often preserve, rather than challenge, the status quo.

Intergroup Dialogue

Author: David Louis Schoem
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067824
Format: PDF
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A study of the role of communication in the creation of a more just society