The Narratives of Millicent E. Brown and Josephine Boyd Bradley
Derrick Bell’s Enduring Education Legacy
Gloria Ladson-Billings and William Tate
Although he spent his career as a lawyer and law school professor, Derrick Bell had a profound impact on the field of education in the area of educational equity. Among many accomplishments, Bell was the first African American to earn tenure at the Harvard Law School; he also established a new course in civil rights law and produced what has become a famous casebook: Race, Racism, and American Law. The man who could rightly be called, "The Father of Critical Race Theory," Bell was an innovator who did things with the law that others had not thought possible. This volume highlights Bell’s influence on a number of prominent education and legal scholars by identifying some of his specific work and how they have used it to inform their own thinking and practice. What is contained here is an assemblage of contributors with deep commitments to the path-breaking work of Derrick Bell—a scholar, a teacher, an activist, a mentor, and a covenant keeper.
Black Males Navigating Race, Place, and Complex Space
Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas
Drawing on the educational and socializing experiences of Black males in Bermuda – a beautiful yet complex island with strong connections to the U.S., England, and the Caribbean – this book offers educators and leaders new language for postcolonial possibilities and emancipatory epistemologies related to Black male identities and success in a global context. Intriguing findings and fresh frameworks grounded in understandings of race, class, ability, transnationalism, culture, colonialism, and the construction/performance of gendered identity emerge in this book.
Becoming an Ubuntu, Responsive and Responsible Urban Teacher
Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu
This book addresses the needs of diverse urban students for a new kind of teacher, classroom learning context, curriculum, and pedagogy in order to effectively learn, perform, and achieve. Drawing on the African concept of Ubuntu as a fundamental framework for enacting a humanizing pedagogy, the text invites teachers, students, and families to enter into an interdependent and interconnected relationship for education. This book is uniquely transformative as it elevates the centrality of student humanity and models the integration of emergent theories and practices, utilizing real-life stories to enlighten and illuminate. Emphasis is placed on Ubuntu pedagogy as a model to emulate, anchored on five ethical dimensions: humanism and Ubuntu competence, relationship and learning community, humanism in the curriculum, pedagogical and instructional excellence, and collaboration and partnership. Particularly valuable for teachers learning to cultivate the spirit of Ubuntu that undergirds their ability to be humane, responsive, socially- just, efficacious, and resilient, this book is a cutting-edge resource for effectively addressing the persistent academic achievement of diverse urban students.
Peer Learning and the Intellectual Commons
Markus Deimann and Michael A. Peters
The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective
Peter Kallaway and Rebecca Swartz
Studies in Religion, Education and Values
Jeff Astley and Leslie J. Francis
This volume brings together two core concepts that are central to understanding the social and public significance of religions and theologies within the contemporary world and are therefore of key importance to the discipline of religious education: diversity and intersectionality. Religious diversity requires an understanding of religions and theologies and their roles within a plural society. However, the effect of the intersectionality of multiple social identities on a person’s flourishing illuminates the ways in which the broader complexity of diversity must be viewed from different perspectives.
These core constructs were brought together in a recent conference convened by the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, the leading international association for religious educators across the world. This volume presents twelve key contributions made to the seminar, spanning both conceptual and empirical approaches, and represents a unique collection of international perspectives on the interlocking themes of intersectionality and diversity.
Cases, Concepts and Challenges
Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon
Understanding today’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book provides a comparative view of its development in Europe. The contributions of renowned authors give insight into conceptual questions, cases and challenges in this field.
Konkretisierung an Kinder- und Jugendliteratur aus der Anglophonie
Forschungsergebnisse aus Deutschland und der Anglophonie belegen, dass Trans*-Jugendliche stärker unter Ausgrenzung und Benachteiligung leiden als ihre Altersgenossen. Forscher_innen rufen deshalb zur Sichtbarmachung von alternativen Lebensweisen zugunsten von Vielfalt auf. Die Autorin visualisiert, wie hierzu im Kontext der Sexualerziehung an Schulen sowie Bildungseinrichtungen Jugendliteratur eingesetzt werden kann und evaluiert Vorschläge für die pädagogische Praxis. Anhand eines Textkorpus diskutiert sie, dass der Roman einen Erlebnisraum eröffnet, in dem durch persönlichen Kontakt mit Trans*-Charakteren eine Fremdheitserfahrung möglich wird. Zunächst auf der emotionalen Ebene des Leibes beginnend, kann diese für eine selbstreflexive, kognitive Auseinandersetzung mit Vielfalt und der sozialen Konstruktion von Geschlechtskörpern genutzt werden.