Finding Freedom In The Classroom

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Finding Freedom In The Classroom

Author : Patricia H. Hinchey
ISBN : 1433108801
Genre : Education
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Since its introduction in 1998, Finding Freedom in the Classroom has impacted countless educators and preservice teachers by providing provocative questions about taken-for-granted educational routines as well as an alternative, imaginative view of what classrooms might become. This revised edition brings the conversation to the present day with contemporary examples and references to the best current thinking and writing on relevant issues. By defining terms in everyday language and demonstrating their relevance to everyday life in and out of the classroom, the book demystifies such formidable concepts as hegemony, epistemology, and praxis for readers with little or no background in educational philosophy. Each chapter in this edition ends with several thought-provoking discussion questions and an annotated list of suggestions for further reading, which together provide a sturdy bridge between the theoretical and the practical. Finding Freedom in the Classroom can help teachers both imagine and build new classroom worlds, empowering students and teachers alike to actively shape - rather than passively accept - their fates.
Category: Education

Anger In The Classroom

Author : Glenn Nystrup M. S.
ISBN : 1948796619
Genre : Self-Help
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Anger can be a highly destructive force in classrooms and for individuals, both teacher and student. With appropriate effort and knowledge, anger, whether of the fiery flavor or the quiet insidious type, can be addressed and disarmed.
Category: Self-Help

Finding Freedom

Author : Sara MacDonald
ISBN : 9780773574793
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Combining a detailed study of Hegel's political philosophy with close readings of two important literary works that help clarify his thought, MacDonald traces the historical development of an enduring link between personal lives and stable political communities. While Sophocles' Antigone highlights the tension in states that deny the interests of their citizens, MacDonald shows that Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream offers an alternative image, one that sees freedom for all as essential to an ethical family and state and is consistent with Hegel's thought in both the Phenomenology of Spirit and The Philosophy of Right.
Category: Family & Relationships

Finding Freedom

Author : Neil R. Oliver
ISBN : 9780648111313
Genre : Fiction
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You don’t have to keep suffering, living in defeat and darkness because you are unequipped with the truth needed to eliminate all the lies, deception, and fear you’re experiencing due to the unexpected events in life, unwanted situations, and times when your circumstances seem to be spiraling rapidly out of your control. Don’t do it. Don’t believe there is no way out. You can escape. You will escape. Believe it. The trials we face are the perfect opportunity to receive lies, be deceived, and remain in a permanent state of fear. Unequipped with the truth we are quickly disconnected from who we really are and all we are capable of. The consequences of believing lies to be the truth, allowing ourselves to be deceived, and accepting fear to be our reality always lead to personal defeat. Finding freedom is possible. The lies will convince you otherwise, deception will have you believing there’s no way out, and fear will keep you permanently trapped. Don’t believe it. Don’t accept lies, deception, and fear to be your truth. Let God’s truth be your truth. Get ready to break free from everything that has ever held you back. Finding Freedom is your way out.
Category: Fiction

Action Research Primer

Author : Patricia H. Hinchey
ISBN : 0820495271
Genre : Education
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Despite the fact that publishers and policy-makers have had increasing influence over classrooms, it is the teacher who must make decisions on a minute-by-minute basis about what will help specific students learn. Similarly, local administrators must make key decisions at the school and district level that will best serve particular communities of teachers, students, and parents. Action research offers educators and other stakeholders a systematic way to research and reflect on specific students, classrooms, schools, and communities in order to solve local problems and improve local conditions. This book offers an overview of various definitions and perspectives on action research without prescribing any single approach. Instead, key questions are explored: Who conducts action research? Why? How? Possible answers sketch the many types of possible projects, ranging from an individual teacher trying to improve the experience of a particular student to a group of educators and community members striving to improve local socioeconomic conditions. The Action Research Primer presents an accessible but comprehensive introduction to the field, providing a basic compass and map for the interested practitioner. Chapters include a brief historical overview, an introduction to competing research paradigms, discussion of key issues that inform project design, a serviceable guide to process, and an extensive list of resources pointing to more detail on the many categories, communities, and publication outlets of action research.
Category: Education

Creating Critical Classrooms

Author : Mitzi Lewison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131721115
Genre : Education
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Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyse popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice.
Category: Education

Becoming A Critical Educator

Author : Patricia H. Hinchey
ISBN : 0820461490
Genre : Education
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Many American educators are all too familiar with disengaged students, disenfranchised teachers, sanitized and irrelevant curricula, inadequate support for the neediest schools and students, and the tyranny of standardizing testing. This text invites teachers and would-be teachers unhappy with such conditions to consider becoming critical educators - professionals dedicated to creating schools that genuinely provide equal opportunity for all children. Assuming little or no background in critical theory, chapters address several essential questions to help readers develop the understanding and resolve necessary to become change agents. Why do critical theorists say that education is always political? How do traditional and critical agendas for schools differ? Which agenda benefits whose children? What classroom and policy changes does critical practice require? What risks must change agents accept? Resources point readers toward opportunities to deepen their understanding beyond the limits of these pages.
Category: Education

Middle Schools For A Diverse Society

Author : Kathleen Chamberlain
ISBN : UOM:39015057652029
Genre : Education
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien. American schools are becoming more diverse and teachers in all parts of the country are dealing with issues related to adolescent development compounded by increased diversity among students. This book is designed to challenge middle level educators to look at traditional middle school philosophy through an examination of social, economic, and cultural conditions. New or experienced teachers may gain insights into the lives of their students and consider ways educators can promote a supportive learning environment. The main emphasis is theory into practice, with theory integrated throughout.
Category: Education

Foundations Of Education

Author : Allan C. Ornstein
ISBN : UOM:49015002959071
Genre : Education
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Foundations of Education provides complete coverage of all foundational areas; superior coverage of social foundations; updates on key issues in education; and strong, thought-provoking pedagogy. Completely updated, the Sixth Edition focuses more on technology with new sections on the history of technology in education; the place of technology in school reform; and the effects of digital technologies on children. Getting to the Source one-page excerpts familiarize students with a wide variety of primary source materials. Taking Issues charts present controversial topics in the field of education, offering arguments on both sides of a question.
Category: Education

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373930
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Educational Research Association
ISBN : 01639676
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Perspectives In Critical Thinking

Author : Danny K. Weil
ISBN : UVA:X004395497
Genre : Literary Collections
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Annotation A diverse group of educators in grade school to university level teaching posts, as well as community activists, PhD students, and researchers, discuss methods, concepts, and tools for teaching critical thinking skills, from learning to reason dialectically to using a journal to develop critical thinking skills in the classroom. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Category: Literary Collections

Insiders Outsiders Voices From The Classroom

Author : Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
ISBN : 9781888024616
Genre : Education
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This Spring 2007 (V, 2) Issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge entitled “Insiders/outsiders: Voices from the Classroom” includes papers, some by students at UMass Boston, that creatively apply the sociological imagination to understanding specific personal toubles involving insider/outsider experience in relation to broader public issues. Topics include: “Editor’s Note: My Architect (1930-2007),” “Identity Formation and Music: A Case Study of Croatian Experience,” “The Nightmare of Clever Children: Civilization, Postmodernity, and the Birth of the Anxious Body,” “Looking Inside Out: A Sociology of Knowledge and Ignorance of Geekness,” “Parallel Dualisms: Understanding America’s Apathy for the Homeless through the Sociological Imagination,” “Love and Marriage: Through the Lens of Sociological Theories,” “Lifting the Fog: Finding Freedom in Light of the Sociological Imagination,” “The Quinceñera Rising: Self-Discoveries on the Heels of City and Rural Town,” “The Broken Path: Juvenile Violence and Delinquency in Light of Sociological Theories,” “Why Do I Not Like Mecscart_ Sociological Self-Reflections on Weight Issues and the American Culture,” “Longing to Be Thin: Why I Wait Until Tomorrow to Change My Habits,” “The Boston Irish Male: A Self Study,” “A Family of Neglect and “Dysfunction”: Personal Blames or Structural Constraints?,” “Exiting the Self-Destructive Highway: A Sociological Path Back to A Future Career,” “Beginnings,” “From the Cover Artist, Arie Kupferwasser.” Contributors include: Miroslav Mavra, Lori McNeil, Sean Conroy, Johnny Yu, Colin Allen, Ana Carolina Fowler, Keyon Smith, Krystle Santana, Sylvia Khromina, C. G., Caitlin Boyle, Anonymous, L. Z., Paul Connor, Arie Kupferwasser, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief).Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal’s Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR’s homepage.
Category: Education

Old Main

Author : Samuel Schuman
ISBN : 9780801880926
Genre : Education
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This perceptive and cogent account draws on key data and firsthand observations to tell the story of the small college in America. Defined as institutions that enroll between 500 and 3,000 full-time students, small colleges number about six hundred in the United States. Many are thriving, while some—whether through low enrollment, ballooning debt, or simple misfortune—face uncertain futures. Informed by his own experiences as a teacher and administrator, Samuel Schuman sketches the history and development of these institutions; then focuses on their current conditions and future possibilities. Administrators, faculty, and researchers will appreciate Schuman's insight into institutional choices and their consequences. Old Main is an essential book for anyone who shares Schuman's conviction that small colleges occupy a central place in American higher education.
Category: Education

Inquiry As Stance

Author : Marilyn Cochran-Smith
ISBN : 9780807772164
Genre : Education
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In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and around the world to ally their work with others as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice. Part I is a set of five essays that conceptualize inquiry as a stance and as a transformative theory of action that repositions the collective intellectual capacity of practitioners. Part II is a set of eight chapters written by eight differently positioned practitioners who are or were engaged in practitioner research in K–12 schools or teacher education. Part III offers a unique format for exploring inquiry as stance in the next generation—a readers’ theatre script that juxtaposes and co-mingles 20 practitioners’ voices in a performance-oriented format. Together the three parts of the book point to rich possibilities for practitioner inquiry in the next generation. Contributors: Rebecca Akin, Gerald Campano, Delvin Dinkins, Kelly A. Harper, Gillian Maimon, Gary McPhail, Swati Mehta, Rob Simon,and Diane Waff “Cochran-Smith and Lytle once again prove themselves to be among the best at melding theory and practice. Instead of merely making the case for practitioner inquiry they go the next step to show us exactly what this genre brings to our field—rigor, relevance, and passion. The interplay of conceptual clarity and powerful exemplars make this a text we will read well into the next decade.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Once again, Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan Lytle point the way to new and hopeful understandings of practitioner research. Rather than blame teachers for all that is wrong with education, they and their fellow authors remind us that if school reform is to have any chance of fulfilling its stated goal of equal opportunity for all students, teachers must have a significant voice in research, policy, and practice. With its focus on social justice and its view of practitioner research as transformative, this is a powerful and welcome sequel to their classic Inside/Outside.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Inquiry as Stance should be a blockbuster. This brilliant sequel re-calibrates relationships between practitioner inquiry and social justice.” —Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University “This optimistic and generous book is sure to become a central reference for teacher-researchers in K–16 schools and their colleagues and supporters throughout the system.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley “This view of the intellectual and personal work of teaching is a major counter to the contemporary emphasis on testing and packaged curricula.” —Cynthia Ballenger, reading specialist, Cambridge Public Schools “Once again Cochran-Smith, Lytle, and their colleagues bring us an invaluable book on the enormous possibilities of practitioner research.” —Luis C. Moll, College of Education, University of Arizona
Category: Education

Content Reading And Literacy

Author : Donna E. Alvermann
ISBN : UVA:X004803623
Genre : Education
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"The Fourth Edition Builds on Past Strengths and Adds New Ones... " Student Centered. Culturally Diverse Students. Evidence-Based Standards. Written by renowned authors Donna Alvermann and Steven Phelps, the Fourth Edition includes more emphasis and information on addressing the literacy needs of English language learners and culturally diverse students, a new focus on evidence-based practices and standards, and key information on newer frameworks for reading and writing instruction, such as the sociocultural New Literacies Framework, that equips students to teach content area literacy from a student-centered approach. What Continues to Make This Book a Best Seller... Increased discussion of English language learners. New evidence-based research icons highlighting current research New standards icons from various subject areas help pre-service teachers make the connection on how content area literacy instruction helps them meet the standards in their disciplines. New writing icons throughout the chapters point to writing examples. Thoroughly revised Chapter 7, " Reading to Learn." New information for all of the content areas in every chapter is represented in the examples, lessons, vignettes, and scenarios, making it easier for students enrolled from different discipline areas to locate content-specific/relevant examples. Ringing Endorsements for "Content Area Reading and Literacy, Fourth Edition" " Chapter 14-- " Teaching for Diversity." "This is an excellent chapter that certification students and other graduate students can use to understand more about thetypes of diversity categories that are present in instructional settings. This textbook is excellent for students." " Lavernia F. Hutchison, University of Houston-- Central Campus "" There are many strengths in this text. I particularly like the way it is laid out. I believe that helping the students to see the importance of content literacy from the very beginning is extremely important. Immediately following this topic the students then move directly into diversity, which includes the understanding the meaning of language and culture. Both of these topics form the basis for the rest of the course. Overall, I believe that this book is an excellent text for teaching in the Content Area." " Randy M. Wood, Baylor University "" The strengths of this text include the authors in depth knowledge of the field of content area reading. Their chapter on assessing textbooks is invaluable for secondary teachers who don't understand the difficulty of some textbooks and the problems these texts can cause students. The chapter on multiculturalism and the ESL learner is a strength. The chapter on vocabulary is outstanding." " Patricia J. Pollifrone, Gannon University Please visit the book specific website at: http: //www.ablongman.com/alvermann4e to learn more.
Category: Education

What If God

Author : Bobi Naukam
ISBN : 9780974920900
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What if God... ? portrays one woman's journey from an insecure, manipulative person to a content, confident woman of God. It reveals the truth behind the lies of a 33-year marriage troubled by low self-esteem, co-dependency, and a husband trapped in a 40-year addiction to pornography. The book is brutally honest and transparent as Bobi Naukam describes the struggles of living in a dysfunctional marriage. However, What if God... ? is not another book about marriage or even one about pornography addiction. It demonstrates that the Truth that healed her inadequacies and broken heart as well as her husband's addiction works for any person who desires to grow closer to Christ. What if no problem is too big or too small for God? She shares this Truth and the steps of the process that brought her freedom and joy in the desert places of her life. Surrender was the key to peace when she prayed, "God, whatever it takes to make me the woman of God that You want me to be, do it." Her "What if?" thinking will challenge you to see your world from God's perspective. For more information, please go to www.whatifministries.com.
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He Knows My Name The Worship Series

Author : Tommy Walker
ISBN : 9781441267535
Genre : Religion
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Each chapter is based on phrases from the worship song "He Knows My Name" and communicates the wonder of how God knows each of us in an unspeakably intimate way. Emphasis is on the love of God toward us and the significance of God calling us His children. He knows us, loves us, sympathizes with us, listens to us, has a future for us, forgives us, and delights in us. The chapters end with a prayer acknowledging these truths, promoting worship and gratitude to the Father. Personal testimonies are included from people around the world who have been touched by the Father's love through the words to the song "He Knows My Name."
Category: Religion