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8/21/2018 12:10:00 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Teachers Bridging Difference

Exploring Identity with Art
Marit Dewhurst, Foreword by Dorinda J. Carter Andrews

Teachers Bridging Difference describes how educators can move out of their comfort zones and practice connecting with others across differences to become culturally responsive teachers. Based on a course developed for preservice teachers, the book illustrates how educators can draw on the visual arts as a resource to explore their own identities and those of their students, and how to increase their understanding of the ways our lives intersect across sociocultural differences.

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7/26/2018 12:10:00 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

The Promise and Practice of Next Generation Assessment

David T. Conley

In The Promise and Practice of Next Generation Assessment, David T. Conley presents the case for a new, comprehensive system of assessment using different measurements for different purposes. Changes in the purposes of education, he argues, demand forms of assessment that go beyond merely ranking students to supporting the ambitious aim of helping all students meet career and college readiness goals.

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7/24/2018 12:10:00 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Muhammad Khalifa, Foreword by Lisa Delpit

Culturally Responsive School Leadership focuses on how school leaders can effectively serve minoritized students—those who have been historically marginalized in school and society. The book demonstrates how leaders can engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in ways that positively impact learning by honoring indigenous heritages and local cultural practices.

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7/17/2018 12:10:00 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Children at the Center

Transforming Early Childhood Education in the Boston Public Schools
Betty Bardige, Megina Baker, Ben Mardell

Children at the Center provides a closely observed account of a decade-long effort to reshape the scope, direction, and quality of the Boston Public Schools’ early childhood programs. Drawing on multiple perspectives and voices from the field, the authors highlight the reflective, collaborative, inquiry-driven approach undertaken by the program and share lessons learned.

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6/5/2018 12:50:48 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Reinvention

The Promise and Challenge of Transforming a Community College System
Cheryl L. Hyman, Foreword by Davis Jenkins

Reinvention chronicles an unprecedentedly comprehensive approach to community college reform and the leadership challenges encountered along the way. The book addresses cultural clashes over the role and purpose of community colleges and argues for an emphasis on success and access.
 

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5/29/2018 12:46:27 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Teaching Core Practices in Teacher Education

Edited by Pam Grossman

In Teaching Core Practices in Teacher Education, Pam Grossman and her colleagues advocate an approach to practice-based teacher education that identifies “core practices” of teaching and supports novice teachers in learning how to enact them competently. Examples of core practices include facilitating whole-class discussion, eliciting student thinking, and maintaining classroom norms. The contributors argue that teacher education needs to do more to help teachers master these professional skills, rather than simply emphasizing content knowledge.
 

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5/22/2018 12:27:07 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Justice on Both Sides

Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice
Maisha T. Winn

Restorative justice represents “a paradigm shift in the way Americans conceptualize and administer punishment,” says author Maisha T. Winn, from a focus on crime to a focus on harm, including the needs of both those who were harmed and those who caused it. Her book, Justice on Both Sides, provides an urgently needed, comprehensive account of the value of restorative justice and how contemporary schools can implement effective practices to address inequalities associated with race, class, and gender.
 

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5/15/2018 12:22:54 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:33 AM

Systems for Instructional Improvement

Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office
Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Erin Henrick, Thomas M. Smith, and the MIST team, Afterword by Michael Sorum

In Systems for Instructional Improvement, Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe productive practices for school leaders in supporting teachers’ growth; and discuss the role of district leaders in developing school-level capacity for instructional improvement.
 

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5/8/2018 12:58:54 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:34 AM

Truth Without Tears

African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership
Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch, Afterword by Earl T. Braxton

Truth Without Tears is a timely and insightful portrait of Black women leaders in American colleges and universities. Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch are former deans who draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for both the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational leadership positions.

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5/1/2018 12:04:51 AM > 8/22/2018 3:01:34 AM

Millennial Teachers of Color

Edited by Mary E. Dilworth, Foreword by Lisa Delpit

Millennial Teachers of Color explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by prominent teacher educator Mary E. Dilworth, considers the unique qualities, challenges, and opportunities posed by that large population for the teaching field.
 

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