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Policy Patrons

Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Megan E. Tompkins-Stange, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.

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Popular Culture and Education

This Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review "hopes to foster a dialogue among those who encounter popular culture in their daily lives, in their educations, and in their scholarly pursuits."

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Popular Culture and Education

This Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review "hopes to foster a dialogue among those who encounter popular culture in their daily lives, in their educations, and in their scholarly pursuits."

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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
Michael Sadowski

By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students’ academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts—successful newcomer students.

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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
Michael Sadowski

By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students’ academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts—successful newcomer students.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students

An International Comparative Study
Edited by Fernando M. Reimers and Connie K. Chung

Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students offers a wide-ranging comparative account of how innovative professional development programs in a number of countries guide and support teachers in their efforts to promote cognitive and socio-emotional growth in their students. The book focuses on holistic educational outcomes in an effort to better serve students in the twenty-first century and examines seven programs in all—in Chile, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, the United States, and Singapore.
Available November 2018

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Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools

The Politics of Education Reform
Jack Jennings, Foreword by Michael J. Feuer

April 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the landmark legislation that has provided the foundation of federal education policy in the United States. In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future.
 
Jennings brings an insider’s knowledge to this account, offering a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and revealing some of the factors that shaped their enactment. His rich descriptions and lively anecdotes provide pointed lessons about the partisan climate that stymies much federal policy making today. After assessing the impacts of Title I and NCLB, and exploring the variety of ways that the federal government has intervened in education, Jennings sets forth an ambitious agenda for reframing education as a federal civil right and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn.

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Principled Resistance

How Teachers Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
Edited by Doris A. Santoro and Lizabeth Cain

Principled Resistance: How Teachers Resolve Ethical Dilemmas brings together senior scholars and activist teachers to explore the concept of resistance as a necessary response to mandates that conflict with their understanding of quality teaching. The book provides vivid examples of the pedagogical, professional, and democratic principles undergirding resistance, as well as the distinct perspective of each of its contributors: teachers who reflect on their acts of principled resistance; teacher educators who study teachers and support their professional growth; and historians who demonstrate that a tradition of teachers’ principled resistance has had a significant impact on American society, not only on schools and teaching. They also show the steps teachers take, in their reasoning and in their actions, to resist policies and mandates they are expected to enact.
Available September 2018

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Privatization and the Public Good

Public Universities in the Balance
Matthew T. Lambert, Foreword by Patrick M. Callan

“Public education is in crisis—and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew T. Lambert in this study of present-day public higher education, which is currently plagued by momentous challenges.

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Privatization and the Public Good

Public Universities in the Balance
Matthew T. Lambert, Foreword by Patrick M. Callan

“Public education is in crisis—and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew T. Lambert in this study of present-day public higher education, which is currently plagued by momentous challenges.

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Professional Development

HEL Focus Series No. 4
Edited by Roberta Tovey

The HEL Focus Series brings together concise and carefully researched articles on current issues in education. Each collection provides educators, administrators, policymakers, and parents with a balanced look at research and practice in a specific area.

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Professional Development

HEL Focus Series No. 4
Edited by Roberta Tovey

The HEL Focus Series brings together concise and carefully researched articles on current issues in education. Each collection provides educators, administrators, policymakers, and parents with a balanced look at research and practice in a specific area.

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Rac(e)ing to Class

Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms
H. Richard Milner IV, Foreword by Tyrone Howard

In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. Milner looks carefully at the circumstances of these students’ lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their experiences within schools and classrooms. In a series of detailed chapters, Milner proposes effective practices—at district and school levels, and in individual classrooms—for school leaders and teachers who are committed to creating the best educational opportunities for these students.
 
Building on established literature, new research, and a number of revelatory case studies, Milner casts essential light on the experiences of students and their families living in poverty, while pointing to educational strategies that are shaped with these students' unique circumstances in mind. Milner’s astute and nuanced account will fundamentally change how school leaders and teachers think about race and poverty—and how they can best serve these students in their schools and classrooms.

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