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Giving with an Agenda

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Marina Avelar

Forthcoming
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Inklusion. Exklusion. Künste. Textsammlung zu Ungleichheiten und Normativitäten an Kunsthochschulen

Penser l’inclusion et l’exclusion dans les arts. Recueil sur la normativité et les inégalités dans l’enseignement artistique supérieur

Sophie Vögele, Philippe Saner and Carmen Mörsch

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The World’s Highest-Scoring Students

How Their Nations Led Them to Excellence

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Hani Morgan

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students focuses on how various countries transformed their school systems into the world’s leading systems of education. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students covers 8 countries: Finland, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Canada, Estonia, and the United States. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers ideas on improving the United States’ school system and includes a plan on how the United States can regain the status it once had as the world’s undisputed leader in education.

In addition to offering a brief historical context for each country, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students describes important aspects that helped these countries achieve stellar results in international testing, such as their teacher preparation programs, cultural attitudes toward education, and teacher recruitment practices. Although this book is similar to previously published books on this topic, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students differs in that it provides detail on the most recent practices various educational systems have used to remain the best performers and the strategies others have implemented to climb to the top.

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers a new perspective on this topic in several ways. First, it provides a balanced view of the highest-ranking nations in education, offering the outstanding practices they use to achieve stellar results, but also pointing out the problems they endure. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students also discusses various controversies about international tests, including the limitations of using these tests to evaluate students.

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PAR EntreMundos

A Pedagogy of the Américas

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Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita I. Berta-Ávila, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodríguez and María Elena Torre

PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas challenges the standard narratives of "achievement" to think about how Latinx students can experience an education that forges new possibilities of liberation and justice. Growing Latinx student populations have led to concerns about "assimilating" them into mainstream academic frameworks. This book offers an alternative, decolonizing approach that embraces complex Latinx identities and clears a path toward resisting systems of oppression. Educating Latinx students should involve more than just helping them achieve in school but rather having them recognize their agency to transform the larger structure of education to promote justice-oriented practices. The authors offer a framework for such transformation by honoring their theoretical lineages, proposing a set of guiding principles, and sharing stories about collective social action within and outside Latinx communities. PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas is a practice of liberation and freedom.

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La professionnalisation en débat

Entre intentions et réalisations

Stéphane Guillon and Najoua Mohib

 La polysémie du terme même de professionnalisation ne permet pas de s’accorder sur un angle d’approche à privilégier. Une telle thématique est source de tensions dans la mesure où elle est le point nodal d’un rapport de forces entre deux systèmes dont les objectifs diffèrent : le marché du travail d’un côté, l’offre éducative de l’autre. Positionner le processus de professionnalisation comme objet central d’un ouvrage en sciences de l’éducation rend possible une lecture plurielle d’une problématique qui interroge le système éducatif en tant qu’il se transforme malgré lui pour répondre à des injonctions parfois paradoxales. Les auteurs ont développé des expertises dans les différents champs concernés ici : enseignement, formation, travail social. On trouvera dans cet ouvrage un effort définitionnel qui montre combien la professionnalisation est perçue à la fois comme un processus d’homogénéisation des pratiques à l’intérieur des groupes professionnels, mais également comme une injonction à modifier le contenu des savoirs transmis, pour répondre aux demandes du secteur productif en termes de compétences professionnelles ; ensuite une description des mécanismes de professionnalisation en termes de mise en oeuvre de dispositifs, d’ingénierie de diplôme, de modalités de financement et d’outillage des établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de ses acteurs ; enfin une réflexion sur les cadres théoriques ou idéologiques sous-jacents à ce processus de professionnalisation et les risques que cette évolution engendre sur le marché du travail et les systèmes de formation.

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Colleges at the Crossroads

Taking Sides on Contested Issues

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Joseph L. DeVitis and Pietro A. Sasso

Focusing on crucial issues in higher education, this book challenges readers to go beyond taken-for-granted assumptions about America’s colleges and universities and instead critically examine important questions facing them in today’s troubled world. Each chapter presents divergent perspectives, that is, "pro" and "con" views, in the hope of stimulating reasoned dialogue among students, faculty, administrators, and the public at large. Readers will explore how internal factors in the academic community often interact with external social, economic, and political influences to produce conflictual results. They will see that academe is hardly value-neutral and inevitably political. This book urges them to transcend strident political persuasion and instead engage in the careful analysis needed to make colleges better.

The text provides in-depth appraisal of key topics of controversy: the purposes of higher education, liberal education, academic freedom, political correctness, tenure, shared governance, faculty workload, admissions tests, student learning, Greek life, the worth of college, equity and social justice, athletics, student entitlement, technology and distance instruction, and college amenities. The book will appeal to students, faculty, staff, and all those interested in the future of higher education. It is especially useful for courses in contemporary issues in higher education, foundations of higher education, higher education and society, college student development, and the organization and administration of higher education.

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UnCommon Bonds

Women Reflect on Race and Friendship

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Marcella Runell Hall and Kersha Smith

UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship is a collection of essays written by women from across the United States. The essays unapologetically explore the challenges of developing and maintaining cross-racial female friendships. One of the primary goals of UnCommon Bonds is to resist simplifying cross-racial friendships. Instinctively, we believe there is unique joy and pain in these relationships that is never easy to summarize. Thus, we invited authors to submit narratives that challenge assumptions, disclose struggles, and celebrate the complex sisterhood between women of different races. UnCommon Bonds will entice a broad audience, ages 18-75. The essays in this book are written by women from various races, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, religions, and geographic areas. We believe many women will relate to the ideas and experiences explored in this book, as well as, men may also find these essays interesting windows into understanding the give and pull of cross-racial friendships.

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Justice in Search of Leaders

A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership

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Gloria Graves Holmes

Justice in Search of Leaders: A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership is a guide for educators who are committed to equity-driven teaching, leading, and policy-making, and would like to operationalize socially just school practices for all children. Moving beyond a heroes and holidays approach to addressing racism, bias, injustice, and a cluster of isms, it provides a deeper understanding of the causes of structural inequities in schools, and suggests approaches for deconstructing them. The book includes a frank discussion of race, racism, social dominance, and implicit bias, and encourages both objective and subjective analyses of how they infect school practice.

America’s ambivalent response to race, racial identity development, the nature of prejudice, and how humans form values and develop belief systems is explored in some depth. There is also a critique of Whiteness as a socio-political concept as it relates to power and privilege, and as a demographic reality as it relates to institutional discrimination in schools. The book is not a critique of white people, and it is important that readers make that distinction. This leads to a discussion of the tricky and challenging process of changing beliefs, values, and attitudes as they relate to school leadership and teaching, and how all of this is connected to the power dynamics in schools.

Justice in Search of Leaders: A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership encourages educators to acknowledge that we all have racial identities and biases that inform professional practice, and to reflect on the significance of this. It means thinking deeply about socially abhorrent subjects which make us uncomfortable and cause us to retreat to the safety of our comfort zones. This is necessary because for most under-served students, there is no retreat and no safety; there are only discomfort zones.

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De 0 à 1 ou l’heure de l’informatique à l’école

Actes du colloque Didapro 7 – DidaSTIC

Gabriel Parriaux, Jean-Philippe Pellet, Georges-Louis Baron, Eric Bruillard and Vassilis Komis

Depuis que l’informatique est un objet d’enseignement–apprentissage, les acteurs de la recherche se rencontrent régulièrement autour des dilemmes que suscite cet objet. C’est à ce titre que, depuis 1988, les colloques de didactique de l’informatique, puis le colloque Didapro – DidaSTIC, explorent ce domaine.

Cet ouvrage constitue les actes de l’édition 2018 tenue à la Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud à Lausanne et présente les recherches les plus récentes dans le domaine, classifiées en trois grandes thématiques.

Au cœur de la discipline Informatique – rassemble les articles qui portent une réflexion sur les fondements de la discipline informatique, ce qui lui donne sens, la délimite ainsi que sur l’organisation de ses concepts.

Formation des enseignant·e·s et enjeux institutionnels – réunit les recherches centrées sur les questions cruciales de formation des enseignant·e·s à l’enseignement de l’informatique ou présentant la situation propre à un pays.

Quels enseignements, avec quels outils ? – fédère les études de dispositifs d’enseignement, d’outils et d’usages innovants pour l’apprentissage de l’informatique aux différents niveaux de la scolarité.

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Peter Cumper and Alison Mawhinney

This book examines the law and policy governing school acts of collective worship in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and their equivalent in Scotland, which is known as religious observance. The fact that the majority of UK schools (including non-denominational ones) are required by law to organize acts of collective worship/religious observance for their pupils has provoked significant controversy in recent decades. Yet, perhaps surprisingly, there has (to date) been a relative paucity of published interdisciplinary scholarly material on such matters. In seeking to rectify this anomaly, the book takes a holistic approach whereby it examines the nature and consequences of the collective worship/religious observance duty from a variety of perspectives. These range from examining the law and policy governing collective worship/religious observance in each country within the UK, to exploring the legal and educational challenges and opportunities thrown up by the current obligations. In addition, scholars from beyond the UK offer insights into the possibilities and dilemmas that the current statutory duties pose for schools and wider society. The aim of this book is to shine a light on an important issue that has often been neglected and ignored by policymakers.