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12/15/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Rural Education in America

What Works for Our Students, Teachers, and Communities
Geoff Marietta and Sky Marietta

Rural Education in America provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the diversity and complexity of rural communities in the United States and for helping rural educators implement and evaluate successful place-based programs tailored for students and their families. Written by educators who grew up in rural America and returned there to raise their children, the book illustrates how efficacy is determined by the degrees to which instruction, interventions, and programs address the needs and strengths of each unique rural community.

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12/8/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education

A Universal Design Toolkit
Sheryl E. Burgstahler, Foreword by Ana Mari Cauce

In Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education, Sheryl Burgstahler provides a practical, step-by-step guide for putting the principles of universal design into action. The book offers multiple ways to access, engage with, and transform the higher education environment: making physical spaces welcoming to students of all abilities; creating digital learning and assistive technology programs that meet the needs of all users; developing universal design in higher education (UDHE) syllabi, assessments and teaching practices that minimize the need for academic accommodations; and institutionalizing universal design supports and services.

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12/1/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching

Designing and Using Simulated Encounters
Elizabeth A. Self and Barbara S. Stengel

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching introduces an innovative approach for using live-actor simulations to prepare preservice teachers for diverse classroom settings. Based on the SHIFT Project at Vanderbilt University, the book highlights the promise of these encounters to empower preservice teachers to become more culturally responsive.

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11/24/2020 12:05:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

The Teacher Insurgency

A Strategic and Organizing Perspective
Leo Casey

In The Teacher Insurgency, Leo Casey addresses how the unexpected wave of recent teacher strikes has had a dramatic impact on American public education, teacher unions, and the larger labor movement. Casey explains how this uprising was not only born out of opposition to government policies that underfunded public schools and deprofessionalized teaching, but was also rooted in deep-seated changes in the economic climate, social movements, and, most importantly, educational politics.

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11/17/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Challenging the One Best System

The Portfolio Management Model and Urban School Governance
Katrina E. Bulkley, Julie A. Marsh, Katharine O. Strunk, Douglas N. Harris, and Ayesha K. Hashim

In Challenging the One Best System, a team of leading education scholars offers a rich comparative analysis of the set of urban education governance reforms collectively known as the “portfolio management model.” They investigate the degree to which this model—a system of schools operating under different types of governance and with different degrees of autonomy—challenges the standard structure of district governance famously characterized by David Tyack as “the one best system.”

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11/10/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Campus Carry

Confronting a Loaded Issue in Higher Education
Edited by Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine, Foreword by E. Gordon Gee

In this volume, editors Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine lead an examination of the unintended consequences of campus gun policy and showcase voices from the college community who are grappling with the questions, issues, and consequences that have emerged at their respective institutions. While making the case that campus carry legislation is harmful, the book gathers some of the very best thinking around enacting such policies and offers valuable recommendations for mitigating its effects and preserving university values.

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11/10/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education

Edited by David Stroupe, Karen Hammerness, and Scott McDonald

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices.

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10/27/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

The Chicana/o/x Dream

Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success
Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo

Based on interview data, life testimonios, and Chicana feminist theories, The Chicana/o/x Dream profiles first-generation, Mexican-descent college students who have overcome adversity by utilizing various forms of cultural capital to power their academic success.

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10/27/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Adolescents at School, Third Edition

Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education
Edited by Michael Sadowski

Adolescents at School brings together the perspectives of scholars, educators, and researchers to address the many issues that affect adolescents’ emerging identities, especially in relation to students’ experience of and engagement with school. The book offers current and preservice teachers a practical understanding of the concept of identity development, particularly as impacted by such factors as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, immigration, and social class.

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10/20/2020 12:10:00 AM > 1/22/2021 1:38:26 AM

Black, Brown, Bruised

How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation
Ebony Omotola McGee, Foreword by David Omotoso Stovall

Drawing on narratives from hundreds of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals, Ebony Omotola McGee examines the experiences of underrepresented racially minoritized students and faculty members who have succeeded in STEM. Based on this extensive research, McGee advocates for structural and institutional changes to address racial discrimination, stereotyping, and hostile environments in an effort to make the field more inclusive.

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