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How Stories Teach Us

Composition, Life Writing, and Blended Scholarship

Edited by Amy E. Robillard and D. Shane Combs

In How Stories Teach Us: Composition, Life Writing, and Blended Scholarship, Amy E. Robillard and D. Shane Combs leave behind the debate between the personal and the academic in composition studies in order to witness what happens when composition scholars allow both the personal and the academic to act upon them in the stories they tell. The editors and contributors, in blending their scholarship, celebrate the influence of life writing on their work and allow the contexts of their lives and the urgency of their stories to blend together for a range of approaches to scholarship and essay writing. This blended scholarship features scholars and teachers dealing with loss, grief, illness, trauma, depression, abuse, gender identity, and the ravages of time. How Stories Teach Us is both a challenge and an invitation to composition scholars to pursue a fuller and more robust approach to their scholarship and life stories. It is also an invitation to teachers of composition to open up the potentials of blended scholarship to the students they teach.

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A Revolutionary Subject

Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity

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Lilia D. Monzó

A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity is a call to radical educators, grassroots organizers, and others on the left to recognize the enormous historical legacy of and potential for revolutionary praxis that exists among Women of Color and Indigeneity. This book revitalizes Marx’s dialectics to challenge class-reductionism, highlighting a class struggle that is also necessarily anti-racist, anti-sexist, and against all forms of oppression.

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Gender Issues in Latin America and Spain

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Edited by Victoria Pérez-de-Guzmán, Encarna Bas-Peña and Margarita Machado-Casas

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked a fundamental milestone for the defense of equality between men and women. However, to this day, its development and implementation in everyday practices within diverse social, labor and educational environments remains to be seen. As education is the basis for the prevention of gender discrimination and violence, it is crucial that professionals in their respective fields are familiar with inclusiveness strategies in order to be able to integrate a gender perspective in their teaching.

In this bilingual volume, which includes contributions in both English and Spanish, researchers from Europe and the Americas come together to analyze and reflect on gender issues from a multidisciplinary perspective: from improving gender education in schools and universities, to tackling the gender pay gap and gender-based violence, and understanding the role of gender in both contemporary migratory processes and criminality. Learning from theory and practice is fundamental for paving the way to greater equality all around the world, as it is not enough being aware of the importance of gender equality and our right to it; rather, it is our actions that make it possible to enact change in situations in which inequality continues to manifest itself.

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Edited by Mary Poplin and Claudia Bermudez

Highly Effective Teachers of Vulnerable Students contains the quintessential details of highly effective teachers working with students who live in poverty inside our public schools and community colleges. This book features the words and actions of the teachers that can inspire and direct any current or future teacher who wants to be great and be a part of inspiring young people to fulfill their potential. This is the grist we need to spark a reinvigorated critical national conversation about what it takes to really have highly effective teachers in low-income public schools and whether we have the moral courage to work as hard as they do to make educational equity a reality in our nation.

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Social Justice in Times of Crisis and Hope

Young People, Well-being and the Politics of Education

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Edited by Shane Duggan, Emily Gray, Peter James Kelly, Kirsty Finn and Jessica Gagnon

The first two decades of the 21st century have been characterised by conflict, displacement, growing economic insecurity and austerity. Increasing social polarisation has meant that contemporary societies are becoming more unequal with smaller segments of the population having access to the most wealth. Ongoing conflicts around the world and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe has only intensified calls for justice, equity, compassion and understanding. We live in times of despair and conflict, but also times of hope and action.

Social Justice in Times of Crisis and Hope examines the possibilities and consequences of the relationship between young people, well-being, education and social justice in times of crisis and hope. Drawing together contributions from around the globe, the chapters examine the role of young people in contemporary social movements, the kinds of demands that are being made by the world’s young people and the spaces within which they are making such demands. Authors engage with notions of justice and well-being, what this means in the contemporary moment and for whom. They interrogate the politics of increasingly global education to think about the limits and possibilities, challenges and opportunities, for education to play a role in delivering on the promise of social justice.

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Edited by Pavel Zgaga

This book seeks to offer a contribution to the ongoing discussion on inclusion in education. The initiative was born in a research group from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Three researchers from Italy, Serbia and the United Kingdom joined the group later. The authors believe that the book offers relatively fresh perspectives on the topic. Firstly, the authors provide an interdisciplinary perspective by approaching the concept of inclusion on three horizons, which they understand as mutually compatible and co-dependent: pedagogical approaches, social contexts and theoretical reflections. Secondly, they offer a specific geographical perspective. The authors’ desire is to highlight specific perspectives that are not common in the ‘mainstream’ literature: perspectives from Central and Southern Europe.

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Gesammelte Werke

Schriften zur politischen Pädagogik. Teil 1: Politische Theorie und Föderalismus Bearbeitet, kommentiert und herausgegeben von Tomasz Stępień

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Anton Hilckman

Edited by Tomasz Stepien

Die Frage nach der politischen Verfassung der Gesellschaft als Leitmotiv der politischen Theorie gehört neben Kulturwissenschaft und Philosophie zu den Hauptthemen im Gesamtwerk von Anton Hilckman. Den Hintergrund dafür bilden die dramatischen Ereignisse in Deutschland und Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts. Anton Hilckman als politisch engagierter Zeitzeuge nahm direkt an diesen Auseinandersetzungen teil. In diesem Zusammenhang entwickelt er die Theorie des politischen Föderalismus als eine Alternative für Deutschland und Europa gegenüber den totalitären Ideologien des Kommunismus und Nationalsozialismus, die er als die eigentlichen politischen Pseudo-Religionen herausstellt. Gleichzeitig plädiert er für eine politische Bildung der Bürgergesellschaft als Grundlage politischer Mündigkeit.

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Vernon C. Lindsay

Are you interested in working with African-American male students to help them succeed beyond the classroom? If so, this book is for you!

Capoeira is a martial art created by enslaved Africans in Brazil, and it combines self-defense tactics with dance movements, percussion instruments, freedom songs, sacred rituals, acrobatic maneuvers, and communal philosophies. Through this highly-anticipated follow-up book to Critical Race and Education for Black Males: When Pretty Boys Become Men, Vernon C. Lindsay illustrates how Capoeira can serve as a resource to encourage positive self-awareness, leadership, and social justice activism among African-American males. This book represents thirteen years of Dr. Lindsay’s experiences in Capoeira and illustrates how a physical education class evolved into an after-school program aligned with a culturally responsive curriculum.

Through research collected at a Chicago elementary school, Capoeira, Black Males, and Social Justice: A Gym Class Transformed shows how teachers can use culturally responsive curricular methods to engage African-American male students in meaningful lessons, conversations, and actions. This book is a must-read for teachers and administrators in urban school settings. It demonstrates the potential impact of schools in an era where race, gender, sexuality, economic status, and age continue to influence opportunities. Courses with the following themes will benefit from this book: critical race theory in education; African Americans and schooling; introduction to urban education; race, sports, and extracurricular programs; critical pedagogy; gender, difference, and curriculum; teaching and learning in the multicultural, multilingual classroom.

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Edited by Pavel Zgaga, Ulrich Teichler, Hans G. Schuetze and Andrä Wolter

The central focus of this book is the concept of higher education reform in the light of an international and global comparative perspective. After decades of far-reaching reform, higher education around the world has profoundly changed and now has to face the challenges of the present. This volume takes a close look at these changes, the drivers of change, their effects and possible future scenarios. In their contributions the authors discuss a variety of basic concepts: learning and teaching in higher education; financing and quality assurance; governance change; massification vs. equity and equality; internationalization and mobility, the implementation of lifelong structures in higher education.
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Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education

Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference

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Edited by Peter Smagorinsky, Joseph Tobin and Kyunghwa Lee

Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education: Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference challenges assumptions that view people of difference to be "abnormal," that isolate attention to their difference solely in the individual, that treat areas of difference as matters of deficiency, and that separate youth of difference from the mainstream and treat them as pathologized. As outsiders to mainstream special education, the authors of this collection take a more social and cultural perspective that views the surrounding social environment as at least as problematic as any point of difference in any individual. Most of the scholars contributing to this volume work with preservice and inservice teachers and grapple with issues of curriculum and pedagogy. One of the primary audiences we hope to reach with this book is our colleagues and practitioners who have not made special education or disability studies the focus of their careers, but who, like we, are determined to engage with the full range of people who attend schools. Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education: Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference can be a valuable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, as it addresses key issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and differentiated approaches to educating the full range of students.