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11/19/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Transformational Learning in Community Colleges

Charting a Course for Academic and Personal Success
Chad D. Hoggan and Bill Browning, Foreword by Robert G. Templin, Jr.

Transformational Learning in Community Colleges details the profound social and emotional change that nontraditional and historically underserved students undergo when they enter community college. Drawing on case study material and student observations, the book outlines the systematic supports that two-year institutions must put in place to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.

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11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education

Designing Networks That Transform Schools
Edited by Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, and Elizabeth R. Howard

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education provides a much-needed blueprint for how school leaders can leverage the power of collaborative learning to create more culturally and linguistically responsive schools.

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11/5/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Race, Sports, and Education

Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for Black Male College Athletes
John N. Singer

Race, Sports, and Education highlights the myriad ways in which organized collegiate sport has both positively contributed to and negatively detracted from the educational experiences of Black male college athletes. Specifically, John N. Singer examines the educational experiences, opportunities, and outcomes of Black males who have played NCAA Division I football and/or basketball at historically White colleges and universities.

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10/29/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Design Thinking in Schools

A Leader’s Guide to Collaborating for Improvement
John B. Nash

School innovation expert John B. Nash demonstrates how design thinking can be adapted successfully by busy school leaders seeking student-centered solutions to a range of challenges. Based on a decade of work teaching school leaders nationally and internationally, Design Thinking in Schools shows how leaders can adopt a design thinking mindset to uncover problems and harness the ideas and energy of students and other stakeholders to create unique, effective solutions within a single semester or school year.

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10/22/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Natural Allies

Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships
Soo Hong

In Natural Allies, Soo Hong offers a paradigm shift in how we think about family engagement with schools. Hong challenges the conventional depiction of parents and teachers as “natural enemies,” and shows how, through teachers’ initiative and commitment, they can become natural allies instead.

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10/15/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Career Pathways in Action

Case Studies from the Field
Edited by Robert B. Schwartz and Amy Loyd, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz and Nancy Hoffman

Career Pathways in Action, a companion to Learning for Careers by Nancy Hoffman and Robert B. Schwartz, offers a detailed, on-the-ground exploration of the Pathways to Prosperity Network’s efforts at state, regional, and local levels. This new book describes a strikingly wide range of systems and efforts that the Pathways Network has helped establish in recent years, and provides a clear and detailed sense of promising ways forward.

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10/8/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Rethinking Recess

Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in School
Rebecca A. London

In Rethinking Recess, sociologist Rebecca A. London argues that recess has been overlooked as an essential part of the elementary school experience, with major implications for how well schools serve all students equitably and responsively. Given its potential to support students’ social and emotional learning and physical activity, London says, recess should be designed intentionally, with attention to safety, health, and engagement.

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10/1/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Making School Relevant with Individualized Learning Plans

Helping Students Create Their Own Career and Life Goals
V. Scott H. Solberg

Counseling expert V. Scott H. Solberg introduces a new paradigm and framework for career development focused on teaching skills that all students need to set long-term goals and experience post-secondary success. Based on nearly a decade of research and technical assistance in schools, the book shows how educators can leverage the use of individual learning plans (ILPs) to help students identify their interests and create their own career pathways using resources inside and outside of school.

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9/24/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Applied Research for Sustainable Change

A Guide for Education Leaders
Sharon M. Ravitch and Nicole Mittenfelner Carl

In Applied Research for Sustainable Change, Sharon M. Ravitch and Nicole Mittenfelner Carl draw on twenty years of teaching and research to offer an incisive guide to practitioner-led qualitative research. They make the case for “local knowledge generation”—inquiry-based, school-level research that can contextualize quantitative data, enrich insight, and guide leaders in making more effective decisions leading to sustainable organizational change.
 

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9/17/2019 12:10:00 AM > 12/12/2019 9:26:26 PM

Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy

Lessons from Four Countries
Edited by Marc S. Tucker, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz and Nancy Hoffman

Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy investigates the greatly varying ways in which four countries—Singapore, Switzerland, China, and the United States—prepare young people for the twenty-first-century workplace. The book looks first at the highly successful vocational education and training (VET) systems in Singapore and Switzerland, describing them in revealing detail and accounting for the assumptions and social arrangements that account for their unique features. It then turns to the two largest—and arguably the most dynamic—nations in the world, China and the United States, and examines the differing conditions, goals, and arrangements that have affected their respective programs for preparing their citizens for present and future work.

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