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Kollegiale Teamarbeit an berufsbildenden Schulen in Hessen

Empirische Befunde zu Implementierung und Qualität

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Lisa Röder

Der Band stellt dar, inwiefern Teamarbeit bei Lehrkräften an berufsbildenden Schulen in Hessen mittlerweile implementiert ist und inwiefern ihre Einstellung und Motivation bezüglich Teamarbeit deren Qualität beeinflusst. Die Autorin nutzt standardisierte Items als methodischen Zugang. Ihre deskriptiv und inferenzstatistische Analyse bezieht sich auf eine große Stichprobe von Lehrpersonen an verschiedenen berufsbildenden Schulen in Südhessen. Die Autorin stellt fest, dass Teamarbeit mittlerweile an berufsbildenden Schulen etabliert ist, wenngleich deren jeweilige Ausprägungen von Team zu Team zwischen relativ pragmatischen und sehr internalen Ansätzen schwanken. Übergreifend sind die befragten Lehrkräfte tendenziell positiv gegenüber Teamarbeit eingestellt und schätzen deren Qualität mehrheitlich als hoch ein.

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Karen Watson

Inside the Inclusive Childhood Classroom: The Power of the Normal’ offers a critique of current practices and alternative view of inclusion. The rich data created inside three classrooms will challenge those who work in the field, as the children and their performances, previously overlooked, are foreground. Although at times confronting, it is ultimately invaluable reading for classroom teachers, students, academics, and researchers as well as anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of inclusive processes. The inclusion of children with diagnosed special needs in mainstream early childhood classrooms is a policy and practice that has gained universal support in recent decades. Exploring ways to include the diagnosed child has been of interest to inclusive research. Adopting a poststructural perspective, this book interrupts taken for granted assumptions about inclusive processes in the classroom. Attention is drawn to the role played by the undiagnosed children, those positioned as already included. Researching among children, this ethnography interrogates the production of the classroom ‘normal’. As the children negotiate difference, the operations of the ‘normal’ are made visible in their words and actions. In their encounters with the diagnosed Other, they take up practices of tolerance and silence, effecting fear, separation, and a desire to cure. These performances echo practices, presumed abandoned, from centuries past. As a way forward this book urges a rethink of practice-as-usual, as these effects are problematic for inclusion and not sustainable. A greater scrutiny of the ‘normal’ is needed, as the power it exercises, impacts on all children and how they become subjects in the classroom.

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A Child, A Family, A School, A Community

A Tale of Inclusive Education

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Diane Linder Berman and David J. Connor

This book is a true story of one family’s journey into inclusive education. Having previously been told that her son Benny had "failed to function" in two exclusionary special education classrooms in New York City, Berman’s family set off in search of a school where Benny would be accepted for who he was, while having the opportunity to grow and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally alongside his brother, Adam. Connor’s interest was piqued when Berman shared her desire to document the ways in which the new school community had supported Benny throughout the years. Together, they thought, surely other teachers, school and district level administrators, parents of children with and without disabilities, teacher educators, and student teachers, could learn from such a success story?

The result of their collaboration is this book in which Berman skillfully narrates episodes across time, describing ways in which children, teachers, educational assistants, parents, and a principal came to know Benny—developing numerous and often creative ways to include him in their classrooms, school, and community. Connor’s commentaries after each chapter link practice to theory, revealing ways in which much of what the school community seems to "do naturally" is, in fact, highly compatible with a Disability Studies in Education (DSE) approach to inclusive education. By illuminating multiple approaches that have worked to include Benny, the authors invite educators and families to envision further possibilities within their own contexts.

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When Race Breaks Out

Conversations about Race and Racism in College Classrooms – 3rd Revised edition

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Helen Fox

The third revised edition of "When Race Breaks Out" is a guide for college and high school teachers who want to promote honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Based on the author's personal practice and interviews with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, this book combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively classroom vignettes. A unique insideräs guide to the salient ideas, definitions, and opinions about race helps instructors answer students' questions and anticipate their reactions, both to the material and to each other. An extensive annotated bibliography of articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is included.

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Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur

Vygotsky and the Promise of Public Education recontextualizes the scholarship of educator and psychologist Lev Vygotsky, highlighting its relevance to contemporary issues in public education. Emphasizing the historical, social, and cultural formation of conscious awareness, Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur advances Vygotsky’s project with current research in psychology, enabling the redefinition of central concepts such as learning, teaching, and developing. This attention to how we conceptualize learning and teaching is vital to the project of crafting schools to fulfill the promise of public education. Written for teacher candidates, educators, researchers, and policy-makers, this book both recognizes the complications of teaching and learning in public schools and contributes to the scholarship on the critical possibilities of schools as social institutions. The significance of public education for each and every child and teacher, and the future that is created in each student-teacher relationship, is re-centered as, perhaps, the most worthwhile project of our time.

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Gerhard Banse, Dieter Kirchhöfer and Christa Uhlig

Der Sammelband thematisiert die Schulreform in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone im Jahr 1946. Ziele, Inhalte und gesetzliche Grundlegung dieser Reform werden unter historischen, juristischen, schulgeschichtlichen und pädagogischen Aspekten analysiert. Geprägt wurde die Reform von der vielfältigen politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Suche nach neuen rationellen und nachhaltigen Wegen einer umfassenden antifaschistischen Demokratisierung, die einen grundlegenden Wandel der Bildung und Erziehung der heranwachsenden Generation anstrebte. Erstmalig in der Geschichte der deutschen Schule wurden gleiche Bildungschancen über Klassen-, Geschlechts- und regionale Unterschiede hinweg zum bildungspolitischen und pädagogischen Programm.

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Postgraduate Study in Australia

Surviving and Succeeding

Christopher McMaster, Caterina Murphy, Benjamin Whitburn and Inger Mewburn

Each contributor to this book was given the remit: "If you could go back in time to talk with yourself when you began your studies, what advice would you give?" Hindsight is such a bonus, especially, when vying for your doctorate or postgraduate degree. Postgraduate Study in Australia: Surviving and Succeeding addresses this with advice from postgraduate students and recent graduates that will assure that you are not alone in your endeavors.

This project follows similar editions that focus on Aotearoa/New Zealand, South Africa,
the United States, and the United Kingdom, and is currently being replicated in Scandinavia. This down-to-earth anthology shares personal stories from postgraduate students and recent graduates, employing a practical approach and focusing on the context of postgraduate studies in Australia. This first-person approach to research about postgraduate study helps curate the current understanding, with critical reflections adding to our collective knowledge. Both prospective and current postgraduate students will find this collection insightful.

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Yusef Waghid and Nuraan Davids

Education, Assessment, and the Desire for Dissonance aims to address the contentious practice of assessment in schools and universities within a poststructuralist educational paradigm. Within the theoretical paradigm of Foucault’s (1994) notions of governmentality, subjectification and dissonance, the book examines why, through which and in which ways (how) educational assessment should unfold considering the challenges of globalized and cosmopolitan dimensions of educational change that have beset educational institutions. Waghid and Davids show how conceptual derivatives of Foucauldian governmentality, in particular the notions of power, panopticon and surveillance, dispositive, freedom and resistance—as relational concepts—affect assessment in universities and schools. The authors argue why universities and schools cannot be complacent or non-responsive to current understandings and practices of assessment. In the main, the authors contend that a Foucauldian notion of powerful, subjectified and dissonant assessment can, firstly, be extended to an Agambenian (2011) notion of a profane, denudified and rhythmic form of assessment; and secondly, be enhanced by a Derridian (1997) idea of friendship that bridges a Foucauldian view of governmental assessment with an Agambenian view of ethical assessment. Friendship allows people to act responsibly towards one another—that is, teachers and students acting responsibility towards one another—and resonates with an ongoing pursuit of rhythmic assessment practices. Such a form of assessment opens up an attentiveness to the incalculable and unexpected encounters that bear the responsibility of acting with one another. The authors conclude that an assessment with teaching and learning can transcend the limitations of an assessment of learning and an assessment for learning.

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Boondock Kollage

Stories from the Hip Hop South

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Regina N. Bradley

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. Using historical, spectral, and hip hop infused fiction, Boondock Kollage critically engages readers to question the intersections of regionalism and black culture in current American society.

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Biographische Identitätsarbeit beim Übergang vom Beruf in die Hochschule

Eine explorative Studie zur Bestimmung von Motiven, Realisationen und Identitätskonstruktionen von Studierenden mit beruflicher Qualifikation

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Anne Vanessa Schreiber

Die Autorin diskutiert die Begriffe Sozialisation, Biographie und Identität und entwickelt ein Modell mit Bezug zu den Fachdisziplinen Berufspädagogik, Pädagogik, Soziologie, Psychologie. Sie untersucht dieses Modell in einer qualitativen Studie mit beruflich qualifizierten Studierenden in der Forschungspraxis, um unterschiedliche Konzepte biographischer Identitätsarbeit sowie Motivkonstellationen und Realisationen in Bezug auf das Studium beruflich Qualifizierter zu ermitteln. Das Buch behandelt die Darstellung biographischer Identitätsarbeit von Studierenden mit beruflicher Qualifikation aus subjektiver und bildungspolitischer Perspektive vor dem Hintergrund, ein Beschreibungs- beziehungsweise Erklärungswissen über diese Studierendengruppe zu erlangen.