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9/25/2018 12:10:00 AM > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

Bush-Obama School Reform

Lessons Learned
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane

Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane have gathered a diverse group of scholars to examine the shifting federal role in education across the presidential administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. While the administrations were vastly different, one thing remained constant: an ongoing and significant expansion of the federal role in education. Moreover, many of the key principles underlying federal reform remained consistent: an emphasis on standards- and test-based accountability; teacher quality as measured by test scores; school choice; and the importance of research in evaluating improvement initiatives.

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9/18/2018 12:10:00 AM > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

Show, Tell, Build

Twenty Key Instructional Tools and Techniques for Educating English Learners
Joyce W. Nutta, Carine Strebel, Florin M. Mihai, Edwidge Crevecoeur Bryant, and Kouider Mokhtari

Building upon the theoretical and practical foundation outlined in their previous book, Educating English Learners, the authors show classroom teachers how to develop a repertoire of instructional techniques that address K–12 English learners (ELs) at different English proficiency and grade levels, and across subject areas.

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9/10/2018 12:10:00 AM > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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.

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8/21/2018 12:10:00 AM > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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 > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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 > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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 > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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 > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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 > 9/25/2018 9:26:38 PM

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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