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High School Latinx Counternarratives

Experiences in School and Post-graduation


Juan A. Ríos Vega

This book represents an ethnographic study of the experiences and counternarratives of twelve Latinx young adults. All of the participants in this study are first generation immigrants to the United States, representing different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and immigration statuses. Drawing from Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) and Queers of Color Epistemologies as a theoretical framework, this book analyzes the personal experiences of Latinx during and after finishing high school. This book uses a classroom project (dialogue journals) to reconnect with twelve former English language learners (ELLs) from the Southeast after ten years. Through the use of dialogue journals as an English as a second language (ESL) strategy to support writing, the participants in this book document personal and communal experiences as Latinx immigrants in the United States. This book will represent an excellent asset for teachers, school administrators, counselors, staff, preservice teachers, practicing educators, graduate students, scholars, and policymakers.

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William Frantz Public School

A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans


Connie L. Schaffer, Meg White and Martha Graham Viator

Why should you care about what happened to William Frantz Public School? Yes, Ruby Bridges entered the iconic doors of William Frantz in 1960, but the building’s unique role in New Orleans school desegregation is only one part of the important history of this school. Many additional and equally important stories have unfolded within its walls and the neighborhoods surrounding it. These stories matter.

It matters that society has historically marginalized Black students and continues to do so. It matters that attempts to dismantle systemic racism in schools and other institutions still face strong resistance, and these issues continue to deeply divide the United States. It matters that the building remains standing as an indomitable symbol of the resiliency of public education despite decades of waning support, misguided accountability, and a city devasted by Hurricane Katrina. It matters that opportunism, under the guise of recovery, reshaped public education in New Orleans.

William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans provides more than an examination of education in one school and one city. It recounts a story that matters to anyone who cares about public education.

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Pratiques d’enseignement de la littérature au cycle 3 en France


Edited by Brigitte Louichon

Comment enseigne-t-on la littérature ? Cet ouvrage s’intéresse aux pratiques effectives et ordinaires d’enseignants de cycle 3 en France. Ce cycle présente la particularité de regrouper les classes de fin d’école primaire (Cours Moyen) et de début de collège (6e). Autrement dit, la littérature y est enseignée par des enseignants polyvalents, professeurs des écoles, et des enseignants spécialistes, professeurs de français. Ils n’ont ni la même formation, ni le même rapport à la littérature et pourtant l’institution leur impose le même programme.

Le projet de recherche dont cet ouvrage rend compte s’est appuyé sur une méthodologie articulant observations de séances et entretiens d’autoconfrontation afin de mettre au jour les préoccupations des professeurs lorsqu’ils enseignent la littérature. Les participants à cette recherche ont accepté de travailler sur des œuvres et des extraits de littérature jeunesse proposés par les chercheurs.

Que font-ils de l’œuvre ? Comment configurent-ils l’extrait ? Comment prennent-ils en compte la question de la langue, du vocabulaire ? Comment se saisissent-ils des questionnements éthiques portés par les textes ? Sur quelles notions littéraires s’appuient-ils ? Que font-ils de la parole de leurs élèves ? Quels modèles didactiques plus ou moins sédimentés informent leurs pratiques ? Telles sont quelques-unes des questions traitées dans l’ouvrage.

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Walking with Strangers

Critical Ethnography and Educational Promise


Barbara Dennis

This book tells the methodological tale of a long term critical ethnography with a midwestern school district whose new language learning, transnational population was increasing. Rather than report on the findings of the study, the author shares the intimate methodological details of doing participatory ethnography of a school under transformation. Approaches aimed at shifting attitudes and possibilities included the use of Theatre of the Oppressed and analyses of monocultural mythmaking introducing new concepts. The author introduces an analysis of change that builds from a David Wood’s deconstruction of time. Taken all together, the book illustrates creative and novel ways to engage in social justice transformation with school partners using participatory critical ethnography.

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Engaging the Critical in English Education

Approaches from the Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education


Edited by Briana Asmus and Charles H. Gonzalez

The chapters in this collection explore the implementation of social justice pedagogies with preservice teachers by members of the Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education; a group of teacher educators from across the country whose primary goal is to prepare teachers to use socially just models to reach all groups of students and to create a more equitable educational system. In this collection, each member/author presents a critical model of social justice teaching by considering the ways in which gender, race, class, and other intersections function in the classroom. Individually, authors enact critical models by interrogating inequitable systems of oppression in their own professional and pedagogical environments. Collectively, the chapters ask what thoughtful, participatory social justice pedagogy looks like in multidimensional pedagogical spaces. At all levels, this collection explores the rewards and challenges of social justice pedagogy within and outside of preservice teacher preparation programs influenced by a constantly shifting political landscape. Ultimately, this collection seeks to discover how ideas of social justice are conceptualized and understood by English educators and K-12 teachers.

As a possible approach to this question, the chapters in this collection support ELATE-SJ’s paradigm for advocacy. This paradigm includes three areas of enaction: research, scholarship, and action. Within these areas, members of the commission (authors) seek to better understand how preservice ELA teachers see themselves and others, to develop flexible teaching models grounded in social justice pedagogy (SJP), and to delineate opportunities for transformation, growth, and change in and through our profession.

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Fahrzeugdiagnose und Erfahrung

Ein Kompetenzmodell zur Aufklärung beruflichen Diagnosehandelns


Tim Richter

Das Ziel von Kfz-Diagnosearbeit ist es, die Ursache(n) einer oder mehrerer Abweichung(en) vom Fahrzeug-Sollzustand zu identifizieren und zielführende Reparaturmaßnahmen zu definieren. Um das Wissen und Können der Kfz-Diagnoseexpertinnen und Kfz-Diagnoseexperten erschließen und die Erkenntnisse unter anderem für die Gestaltung von Lehr-Lern-Arrangements in der Berufsbildung nutzen zu können, wurde eine qualitative Untersuchung durchgeführt. Die Untersuchungsergebnisse zeigen, dass das Handeln der Kfz-Diagnoseexperten unterschiedlichen Diagnosestrategien folgt und sich das Erfahrungswissen bei der Störungsdiagnose an modernen Fahrzeugen als ein besonderes Potenzial und Vermögen der Kfz-Diagnoseexperten erweist. Aufbauend auf diesen Erkenntnissen wird ein Kompetenzmodell vorgestellt.

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L. Lennie Irvin

Reflection Between the Drafts focuses on reflection in process rather than reflection on process. Based on empirical research, the text presents a theory to describe and explain what happens when students reflect between drafts useful to teachers and scholars interested in reflection. It identifies a common dynamic found in these reflections as well as four factors that represent key dimensions within between-the-draft reflection. Writers’ conception of their goal and ideas of success represents the most important controlling factor in their reflection and the role it may play in their writing. Reflection Between the Drafts is highly rhetorical, and the text explores the special kairotic moment between drafts, the connection of this reflection to rhetorical invention, as well as the nature of the reflective knowledge generated from this particular reflective stance between drafts that guides writers’ revision. The text also discusses the place of between-the-draft reflection in a writing curriculum and shares classroom practices for encouraging productive reflection between drafts.

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Barbara Thiel

Es geht um die Frage, welche Aneignungsprozesse der deutschen Sprache sich bei Geflüchteten im jungen Erwachsenenalter rekonstruieren lassen. Der Beantwortung liegt eine soziokulturelle Auffassung von Sprachaneignung zugrunde, die den Lebens- und Lernkontext als konstitutiv für den Spracherwerb erachtet. Datengrundlage sind biografisch-narrative Interviews mit Geflüchteten an Berufsschulen, die narrationsanalytisch ausgewertet wurden. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Aneignung des Deutschen eng mit weiteren biografischen Entwicklungen verknüpft ist, wie dem Zugang zu beruflicher Bildung. Zudem wird deutlich, dass ein Leben vor dem Hintergrund von Flucht und Asyl Auswirkungen auf die Zweitsprachbiografie hat. Aus den Forschungserkenntnissen lassen sich Ansätze zur Unterstützung von Sprachaneignungsprozessen bei Geflüchteten in der beruflichen Bildung und darüber hinaus ableiten.

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Edited by Klaus Peter Freitag, Wilfried Gabriel and Jürgen Peters

Die gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen unseres Bildungswesens benötigen zukunftsweisende Konzepte, die Lernen und Arbeiten, allgemeine und berufliche Bildung miteinander verbinden. Die vorliegende Publikation zeigt, welche konkreten Ansätze und langjährigen Erfahrungen die (berufsbildende) Waldorfschule hierzu beisteuern kann. Durch eine empirisch biografische Langzeitstudie der Absolventen der Hiberniaschule − als Waldorfschule ehemals Träger eines BLK-Modellversuchs − wird deren Nachhaltigkeit wissenschaftlich bestätigt. Aktuelle Modelle und Konzepte verweisen auf Weiterentwicklungsmöglichkeiten zu einem neuen Bildungsverständnis im Kontext gesellschaftlicher Reformbemühungen.

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Practicing Futures

A Civic Imagination Action Handbook


Gabriel Peters-Lazaro and Sangita Shresthova

The real world is full of challenges and the sheer weight of problems facing us can stifle the genius of our collective human creativity at exactly the time when we desperately need imaginative and innovative solutions. Responding to this, Practicing Futures: A Civic Imagination Action Handbook harnesses our connections to popular culture and taps the boundless potential of human imagination to break free of assumptions that might otherwise trap us in repetitive cycles of alienation. Utopias and dystopias have long been used to pose questions, provoke discussions, and inspire next steps and are helpful because they encourage long view perspectives. Building on the work of the Civic Imagination Project at the University of Southern California, the Handbook is a practical guide for community leaders, educators, creative professionals, and change-makers who want to encourage creative, participatory, and playful approaches to thinking about the future. This book shares examples and models from the authors’ work in diverse communities. It also provides a step-by-step guide to their workshops with the objective of making their approach accessible to all interested practitioners. The tools are adaptable to a variety of local contexts and can serve multiple purposes from community and network building to idea generation and media campaign design by harnessing the expansive capacity for imagination within all of us.