Showing 1-9 of 9 Titles

Browse all Titles »

New Releases

10/15/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 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.

ORDER

10/8/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 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.

ORDER

10/1/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 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.

ORDER

9/24/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 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.
 

ORDER

9/17/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 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.

ORDER

9/10/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 PM

Science in the City

Culturally Relevant STEM Education
Bryan A. Brown

Science in the City examines how language and culture matter for effective science teaching. Author Bryan A. Brown argues that, given the realities of our multilingual and multicultural society, teachers must truly understand how issues of culture intersect with the fundamental principles of learning. This book links an exploration of contemporary research on urban science teaching to a more generative instructional approach in which students develop mastery by discussing science in culturally meaningful ways.

ORDER

8/13/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 PM

Unconscious Bias in Schools

A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism
Tracey A. Benson and Sarah E. Fiarman, Foreword by Glenn E. Singleton

In Unconscious Bias in Schools, two seasoned educators describe the phenomenon of unconscious racial bias and how it negatively affects the work of educators and students in schools. “Regardless of the amount of effort, time, and resources education leaders put into improving the academic achievement of students of color,” the authors write, “if unconscious racial bias is overlooked, improvement efforts may never achieve their highest potential.” In order to address this bias, the authors argue, educators must first be aware of the racialized context in which we live.

ORDER

8/6/2019 12:10:00 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:04 PM

Opportunity for All

A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education
Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith

Drawing on decades of research, policy, and practice, Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith show how strategies for pursuing educational quality and equal outcomes for all students can be linked, presenting an ambitious idea of the future of American education and a comprehensive theory of change for enacting that vision.

ORDER

6/25/2019 12:03:49 AM > 10/18/2019 11:14:05 PM

Where Teachers Thrive

Organizing Schools for Success
Susan Moore Johnson

In Where Teachers Thrive, Susan Moore Johnson outlines a powerful argument about the importance of the school as an organization in nurturing high‐quality teaching. Based on case studies conducted in fourteen high-poverty, urban schools, the book examines why some schools failed to make progress, while others achieved remarkable results. It explores the challenges that administrators and teachers faced and describes what worked, what didn’t work, and why.

ORDER