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Giving with an Agenda

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Marina Avelar

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Career Confusion

21st Century Career Management in a Disrupted World

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Career Confusion: 21st Century Career Management in a Disrupted World discusses why there is career confusion in today’s professional world. By examining the sequence of events and transitions that formed the current professional and career landscape, author Dr. Tracey Wilen aims to encourage and guide readers to navigate this new job market with tact and gumption. In reviewing prior revolutions in the United States economy and job landscape, insights unfold on how the past led us all to today, and how we can prepare for the continuing changes that will shape tomorrow. Career Confusion looks at how transitions have created skills gaps, new training requirements for jobs, different requirements for individuals, firm leaders, and effects on education and educators. The book also discusses career planning, talent management, and job pursuit in the modern world with suggestions on what can be done at each stage. Students and will find Career Confusion a must read while preparing to enter the professional realm, and professionals will find helpful tips and insights which will aid their career trajectory no matter the industry or experience in their career.

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Contemporary Anarchist Criminology

Against Authoritarianism and Punishment


Edited by Anthony J. Nocella, Mark Seis and Jeff Shantz

Contemporary Anarchist Criminology: Against Authoritarianism and Punishment edited by Anthony J. Nocella II, Mark Seis, and Jeff Shantz is the first book on anarchist criminology to hit the shelves. Contemporary Anarchist Criminology offers a cutting-edge critical assessment of criminology by creating provocative discussions regarding business as usual in the criminal justice system. This exciting interdisciplinary book explores a diversity of topics that range from the construction of criminal law, to Lombroso, to deviant behavior, to prison abolition, to transformative justice, to restorative justice, to environmental justice, and to the prison industrial complex. Contemporary Anarchist Criminology is a must read book for anyone looking for a serious critique of the criminal justice system, specifically for those in sociology, political science, criminology, peace and conflict studies, and criminal justice. Contemporary Anarchist Criminology is not for the timid, but for those wanting to challenge and dismantle the current forms of domination, oppression and injustice that frame and define the current system of justice.

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Children’s Environmental Identity Development

Negotiating Inner and Outer Tensions in Natural-World Socialization


Carie Green

Children’s Environmental Identity Development: Negotiating Inner and Outer Tensions in Natural-World Socialization draws inspiration from environmental education, education for sustainability, environmental psychology, sociology, and child development to propose a theoretical framework for considering how children’s identity in/with/for nature evolves through formative experiences. The natural world socialization of young children considers not only how the natural environment affects the growth and development of young children but also how children shape and influence natural settings. Such childhood relations with the environment are explicitly linked to familial, sociocultural, geographical, and educational contexts. While the book is theoretical and will be of interest to academics and students, the use of accessible language, vignettes, and figures will make it useful to teachers, policy-makers, parents, and others genuinely concerned with children’s relationships with other humans and the natural world.

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Genevieve A. Schmitt

The Complexities of Learning Arabic in the 21st Century examines how of the four levels of difficulty and hundreds of languages spoken worldwide, Arabic is considered a category 4, which means it is among the most difficult languages to learn. While Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha) is most frequently taught, it is the native language of no country or people; however, the many regional dialects (Amiyya), often dismissed by educators, make up the living language of Arabic. Due to its linguistic complexities, educators are divided on how to teach Arabic in domestic language programs in the United States and in study abroad programs in the Arab world. An investigation into programs catering to Americans learning Arabic as a foreign language revealed a heavy emphasis on reading and writing in MSA, but scant attention given to speaking and listening in the real language of the people—dialects. In Complexities of Learning Arabic in the 21st Century, recommendations are made for improving pedagogy and materials so that students can gain genuine communicative competence in Arabic, which means not only understanding MSA, but also speaking and listening in at least one dialect, the language of the people.

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Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation


Edited by Joy Barnes-Johnson and Janelle M. Johnson

STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation is designed to contribute to discourses about how STEM teaching and learning can become more equitable, serving the needs of readers across the STEM educational spectrum. STEM21 is meant to problematize the status quo educational practices of STEM stakeholders including preservice and inservice teachers, district leaders, informal educators, policy makers, and the research community. While many books are narrowly targeted either for academics or practitioners, the outcome is limited dialogue between and across those spaces. This volume weaves together field-based research, personal narrative, and education theory, while providing for reflection and discussion. STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation is undergirded by the principle that engaged STEM education accommodates theory and practice that is equitable, rejects deficit model thinking, and is community relevant. Equitable STEM pedagogy builds autonomous pathways to learning; creates a culture of questioning and transparency; celebrates diversity of thought, habit and culture; and embraces a social justice stance on issues of race, class, gender, environmental responsibility, health, and access to resources.

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Trish McMenamin

Special Schools, Inclusion, and Justice discusses how special school provision is a feature of many, if not most, education systems despite the fact that inclusive education is promoted almost universally as both a moral and a political imperative. In an education policy climate in which inclusion is the dominant motif, the special school sector is an anomaly and special schools inevitably occupy an uncertain and somewhat invidious position. This situation raises a number of questions concerning matters of justice and fairness with respect to its impact on special schools and their communities. It also raises questions about the validity of the view that inclusion, and only inclusion, can represent justice in education for all disabled children and young people. Special Schools, Inclusion, and Justice explores these matters from a philosophical perspective that centres on the broader question of what, with respect to where they go to school, might constitute a just state of affairs in education provision for disabled children. The New Zealand education context provides the case in point in the book, but the matters it examines and the broader argument and philosophical analysis that it pursues have a much wider international significance and application given the pervasive and dominant influence of inclusion in education policy across the world. Special Schools, Inclusion, and Justice offers a new perspective to international debates and conversations about matters to do with inclusion, justice, and the education of disabled children. It will be of particular interest to scholars working in the field of education in areas such as inclusive and special education, philosophy of education, sociology, and policy studies.

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Education for Total Liberation

Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism


Edited by Anthony J. Nocella, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Sinem Ketenci, John Lupinacci, Ian Purdy and Joe Leeson-Schatz

Education for Total Liberation: Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Specisim is an edited collection of essays from the leaders in the field of critical animal pedagogy (CAP). CAP emerges from activist educators teaching critical animal studies and is rooted in critical theory as well as the animal advocacy movement. Critical Animal Studies (CAS) argues for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationships with nonhuman animals. CAS challenges two specific fields of theory: (1) animal studies, rooted in vivisection and testing on animals in the hard sciences and (2) human-animal studies, which reinforces a socially constructed binary between humans and animals and adopts abstract theoretical approaches. In contrast, CAS takes a progressive and committed approach to scholarship and sees the exploitation of nonhuman animals as interrelated with oppression of humans based on class, gender, racism. CAS promotes the liberation of all animals and challenges all systems of domination. Education for Total Liberation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level readers (and beyond) who wish to learn from examples of radical pedagogical projects shaped by CAS and Critical Pedagogy. Contributing to this collection are Anne Bell, Anita de Melo, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, John Lupinacci, Anthony J. Nocella II, Sean Parson, Helena Pederson, Ian Purdy, Constance Russell, JL Schatz, William E. Shanahan III, Meneka Thirukkumaran, and Richard J, White.

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Asian/American Scholars of Education

21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences


Edited by Nicholas D. Hartlep, Amardeep K. Kahlon and Daisy Ball

Asian/American Scholars of Education: 21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences shares the knowledge and travails of Asian/American luminaries in the field of education. This unique collection of essays acknowledges the struggle that Asian/American Education scholars have faced when it comes to being regarded as legitimate scholars deserving of endowed or distinguished status. The chapter contributors in this volume include former doctoral students, children, protégés, and colleagues of the Asian/American endowed and distinguished professors featured in the book: A. Lin Goodwin, Suzanne SooHoo, Kioh Kim, Krishna Bista, George Sugai, Yali Zou, Yong Zhao, Robert Teranishi, Asha K. Jitendra, Shouping Hu, and Ming Ming Chiu. Asian/American Scholars of Education makes an important impact by asking: Why are there so few Asian/American endowed and distinguished faculty members in education?

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L'apprentissage de l'histoire par problématisation

Enquêter sur des cas pour développer des savoirs et des compétences critiques

Sylvain Doussot

À quelles conditions les pratiques d’études de documents menées en classe d’histoire peuvent-elles faire sens avec les récits du passé?

L’enquête didactique proposée pour répondre à cette question part du constat qu’il est possible de faire construire par les élèves des savoirs critiques sur le passé sans qu’ils développent pour autant leur capacité à le faire par eux-mêmes. À certaines conditions, que l’ouvrage décrit à travers de nombreux exemples, un véritable travail d’enquête critique, entendu comme problématisation historique, peut en effet être organisé en classe. Sa dynamique repose sur la production et la gestion des tensions entre les idées explicatives et les faits. Pourtant, les discours méthodologiques et les entraînements, du primaire au secondaire, ne permettent pas la maîtrise de cette compétence à enquêter de manière critique. Or cet écart entre les potentialités critiques des élèves et leur faible usage face à des situations scolaires et quotidiennes constitue un enjeu éducatif essentiel en ces temps de diffusion massive de l’information.

Pour étudier ce problème, l’auteur construit progressivement une hypothèse didactique : puisque l’entrainement et l’enseignement de règles méthodologiques ne suffisent pas à rendre compétents les élèves, on peut envisager de faire de certaines séquences de classe des exemples exemplaires (des paradigmes au sens de Kuhn) d’enquêtes. Leur exemplarité en fera des modèles explicites d’enquêtes historiques qui serviront de point de comparaison lors des séquences suivantes.

L’exploration didactique de cette hypothèse repose sur un retour à des études clefs de ce champ de recherche et sur des travaux d’épistémologie, de sociologie et d’histoire de l’histoire.