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Giving with an Agenda

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Marina Avelar

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Civic Engagement in Diverse Latino/a Communities

Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action

Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski

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Systemic Collapse and Renewal

A Narrative Account of How Race and Capital Came to Destroy Meaning and Civility in America and Foreshadow the Coming Economic Depression

Greg Tanaka

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Elisabeth B. Thompson-Hardy

Child beauty pageants are a phenomenon in rural communities throughout the American South. Girlhood, Beauty Pageants and Power: Trailer Park Royalty explores the participants who compete in these pageants and shows that most are from the lower socio-economic bracket. A bricolage of post-structural feminism, critical ethnographies, critical hermeneutics, and cultural studies lenses analyzes how the performances of participants and the power exercised by the beauty pageant culture work to formulate girls' identities. Analysis in Girlhood, Beauty Pageants and Power will also include how power operated to perpetuate this subculture and its right to dictate norms for beauty and acceptance and will be situated in the culture of girlhood. Examination of what is depicted in popular culture through film, videos, documentaries, and television shows will also add to the dialogue. I suggest that the rural beauty pageant culture does work to create girlhood identity and a way in which the participants view the world and themselves. In fact, I believe that the rural beauty pageant culture does intricate cultural work in terms of gender and class. This book is intended for students and teachers who are interested in dissecting rural girlhood and development, Southern American beauty standards, and the effect of the media on girls' identities.

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Communities for Social Change

Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work

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Annette Coburn and Sinéad Gormally

Communities for Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work examines core ideas of social justice and equality that underpin community and youth work. It informs understanding of a range of community concepts and practices that are used to identify practical skills and characteristics that can help to promote equality by challenging injustice. Working with people in different types of community can bring the kind of social change that makes a real and lasting difference. Although justice is a contested notion, Annette Coburn and Sinéad Gormally assert that it is closely interlinked with human rights and equality. A critical examination of contemporary literature draws on educational, sociological, and psychological perspectives, to set community practices within a context for learning that is conversational, critical and informal. Social justice is about identifying and seeking to address structural disadvantage, discrimination, and inequality. The authors assert that by refocusing on process, participation and collective rights, it is possible to create and sustain social justice. Transformative research paradigms help to produce findings that inspire and underpin political social action, and an analysis of practice based examples supports the promotion of increased critical consciousness. This makes Communities for Social Change a ‘must read’ for anyone studying or teaching community youth work or who is working in communities or with individuals who experience oppression or inequality. If you are committed to teaching and learning about theory and practice that promotes social change for equality and social justice, you will not be disappointed!

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Melanie Jendretzki

Die Schienenfahrzeugindustrie steht vor der Herausforderung, die künftige Entwicklung ihres Personals zu gestalten. Eine Maßnahme, um Mitarbeiter zu qualifizieren, ist eine betriebliche Weiterbildung. Die Autorin untersucht Einflussfaktoren auf die betriebliche Weiterbildungsbereitschaft des Projektkernteams. Als Grundlage für die empirische Studie eines Schienenfahrzeugherstellers dienen verschiedene theoretische Ansätze. Die Studie zeigt auf, dass externe Kontextfaktoren und institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen im Umfeld der Schienenfahrzeugindustrie permanenten Veränderungen unterliegen. Diese werden beispielsweise durch die steigende technische Komplexität der Fahrzeuge hervorgerufen. Die betriebliche Weiterbildungsbereitschaft der Mitarbeiter steht in Abhängigkeit zu dem Verhalten des Vorgesetzten, beispielsweise im Umgang mit auftretenden Schwierigkeiten.

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Forgotten Places

Critical Studies in Rural Education

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William M. Reynolds

Forgotten Places: Critical Studies in Rural Education critically investigates and informs the construction of the rural, rural identity and the understanding of the rural internationally. This book promotes and expands the notion of critical understandings of rural education, particularly in the areas of race, class, gender, and LGBTQ, with conceptualizations of social justice. While there have been many volumes written on critical issues in urban education, only a small number have been produced on rural education, and the majority of those are not critical. By contrast, Forgotten Places not only discusses "schools in the country," but also expands conceptualizations of the rural beyond schools and place as well as beyond the borders of the United States. It also tackles the artificial duality between conceptualizations of urban and rural. Forgotten Places includes scholarly investigations into the connections among the symbolic order, various forms of cultural artifacts and multiple readings of these artifacts within the context of critical/transformational pedagogy. This book fills a significant gap in the scholarly work on the ramifications of the rural.

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Berlin-Brandenburger Beiträge zur Bildungsforschung 2017

Herausforderungen, Befunde und Perspektiven interdisziplinärer Bildungsforschung

Jurik Stiller and Christin Laschke

Die Reihe bietet ein Forum zur Veröffentlichung von Studien aus der empirischen Bildungsforschung. Der Fokus liegt auf Arbeiten mit besonderem Bezug zum Raum Berlin und Brandenburg. Dabei finden qualitative und quantitative Zugänge gleichermaßen Berücksichtigung. Der Band zeichnet sich durch thematische Vielfalt aus und verschafft Einblick in die unterschiedlichsten methodischen Vorgehensweisen.

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Neues Licht auf Ellen Key

Quo vadis Europa? Biographische Skizzen über eine europäische Vordenkerin

Margrit Hansen

Das Buch widmet sich der schwedischen Philosophin Ellen Key (1849–1926), die bereits um 1900 den Begriff der Entwicklung mit ökologischem und nichtzerstörerischem Wirtschaften in Verbindung brachte. Sie analysierte die Schlüsselprobleme, Gerechtigkeit, Freiheit, Sicherung des Weltfriedens und Bewahrung der lebendigen Schöpfung. Key warnte bereits vor Gefährdungen, die erst die heutige Wissenschaft nachweisen und messen kann. Sie bewog als «Prophetin der Zukunft» und «Anwältin des Kindes» den polnisch-jüdischen Arzt Janusz Korczak Kinderrechte zu formulieren und wurde von den gleichgesinnten Visionären einer humaneren Zeit, Stefan Zweig und Martin Buber, verehrt. Im Angesicht gesellschaftlicher und ökologischer Herausforderungen bleibt Keys Gesamtwerk hochaktuell.

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Carrie Rogers, Kofi Lomotey and Adriel Hilton

Of late, leadership has come to include individuals in elementary, secondary and tertiary institutions who do not necessarily carry leadership titles.  Faculty in preK-16 institutions, along with other staff and community people, have increasingly begun to take on leadership responsibilities as shared leadership is articulated and practiced more and more in education.  This volume focuses on educational leadership--broadly defined.  More specifically, following several research-based thought pieces in which the authors define and discuss this new conception of leadership, contributors offer preK-16 case study illustrations of this recent conception of educational leadership.  Readers will use this casebook as a foundational text for courses in teacher education, educational leadership, business and higher education. It includes detailed chapters focused on teacher leadership, principal leadership and higher educational leadership.