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11/24/2020 12:05:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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 > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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 > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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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11/10/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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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10/27/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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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10/27/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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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10/20/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 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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10/6/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 AM

Transgender Students in Elementary School

Creating an Affirming and Inclusive School Culture
Melinda M. Mangin, Foreword by Gavin Grimm

Transgender Students in Elementary School offers guidance to educators who want to provide a supportive school culture and climate for transgender and gender-expansive students. The book provides recommendations for creating learning environments that facilitate all students’ sense of belonging and reduce the constraints inherent in binary gender norms.

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9/29/2020 12:27:31 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 AM

Unconscious Bias in Schools

A Developmental Approach to Racism, Revised Edition
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.

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9/22/2020 12:10:00 AM > 11/27/2020 10:07:45 AM

Evidence, Politics, and Education Policy

Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford

In Evidence, Politics, and Education Policy, political scientists Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford provide an original analysis of evidence use in education policymaking to help scholars and advocates shape policy more effectively. The book shows how multiple types of evidence are combined as elected officials and their staffs work with researchers, advocates, policy entrepreneurs, and intermediary organizations to develop, create, and implement education policies.

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