For a Better World

For a Better World

Author: Randy Bomer

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 216

ISBN-13:

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Randy and Katherine Bomer present a new vision of curriculumone that invites students to read with important social ideas in mind and write with the purpose of making the world a better place.


Writing for a Change

Writing for a Change

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Published: 2006-09-25

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13:

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One: exploring student-driven learning and literacy through social action -- Part one: Social action in practice -- Two: Power play / Paula Laub -- Three: lending student voice to curriculum planning / Dietta Poston Hitchcock -- Four: Tthe story of the youth dreamers : in their own words / Mildred Harris, Chantel Morant, Shanta Crippen, Chris Lawson, Chekana Reid, Cierra Cary, Tiffani Young-Smith -- Five: Reflections on the youth dreamers / Kristina Berdan -- Six: Community action in a summer writing institute / Chinwe "La Tanya" Obijiofor -- Seven: Changing our world / Lori Farias, critics of society class -- Eight: Poetry and power in the creative writing workshop / Maggie Folkers -- Nine: Shall we dance? / Connie Ellard Bunch -- Ten: The march on John Philip Sousa / Elizabeth A. Davis -- Eleven: Social action and parent involvement / Mildred Serra -- Part two. Getting started with social action -- Twelve: Learning from social action : reflections on teaching and social action -- Thirteen: Principles for practice : what is social action? / Jennie Fleming, Ian Boulton -- Fourteen: Recommendations for the classroom : before you start / Jennie Fleming, Ian Boulton -- Part three. Stuff you can try : activities for social action -- Metro map -- Naming the group -- Community vocabulary -- Devising the vision -- How we behave in groups -- Movie poster -- Faces -- But why? -- Codes -- Changing your mind -- Sculpts -- The three c's -- Swot -- Ideal specimen -- Force field analysis -- Worst nightmare -- Now/soon/later -- The swimming pool -- Messages -- References -- Resources for further reading


Assessing Writers

Assessing Writers

Author: Carl Anderson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 276

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Anderson offers smart, ready-to-use ideas for assessment.


Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics

Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2012-09-10

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 1136284656

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Mathematics education in the United States can reproduce social inequalities whether schools use either "basic-skills" curricula to prepare mainly low-income students of color for low-skilled service jobs or "standards-based" curricula to ready students for knowledge-intensive positions. And working for fundamental social change and rectifying injustice are rarely included in any mathematics curriculum. Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics argues that mathematics education should prepare students to investigate and critique injustice, and to challenge, in words and actions, oppressive structures and acts. Based on teacher-research, the book provides a theoretical framework and practical examples for how mathematics educators can connect schooling to a larger sociopolitical context and concretely teach mathematics for social justice.


Literacy for a Better World

Literacy for a Better World

Author: Laura Schneider VanDerPloeg

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Published: 2012-08-10

Total Pages: 193

ISBN-13: 0807753513

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This book brings literacy research and culturally relevant pedagogy together to offer a comprehensive vision of what socially just teaching looks like in the secondary English classroom. The author, an experienced professional developer and teacher, provides a powerful framework for analyzing classroom instruction with regard to ideals of stance, relevance, access, identity, and agency. Chapters provide models that have worked in real classrooms, including a model for developing units of study in social justice. The final chapter addresses how educaitonal leaders can create conditions for socially just teaching and learning in today's diverse schools. This book features: a focus on the challenges teachers are likely to face, particularly in schools with struggling, disengaged students; strategies for responding to critical moments in the classroom; lesson plans and vignettes from urban schools; and leadership principles for putting socially just teaching into action.


Integrating Social Justice Education in Teacher Preparation Programs

Integrating Social Justice Education in Teacher Preparation Programs

Author: Clausen, Courtney K.

Publisher: IGI Global

Published: 2020-06-26

Total Pages: 340

ISBN-13: 1799850994

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Due to the increasingly diverse populations found in Pre-K-12 education, it is imperative that teacher educators prepare preservice teachers to meet the shifting needs of changing student populations. Through the integration of social justice education, teacher educators can challenge the mainstream curriculum with a lens of equity and collaborative equality. Handbook of Research on Integrating Social Justice Education in Teacher Preparation Programs is a critical research book that explores the preparation and teaching methods of educators for including social justice curriculum. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as ethics, language-based learning, and feminism, this book is ideal for academicians, curriculum designers, social scientists, teacher educators, researchers, and students.


Reading for Action

Reading for Action

Author: Ashley S. Boyd

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2019-06-05

Total Pages: 218

ISBN-13: 1475846681

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This book illuminates methods for drawing upon young adult literature to facilitate students’ social action.


Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries Vol. 3

Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries Vol. 3

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: IAP

Published: 2014-01-01

Total Pages: 409

ISBN-13: 162396525X

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EDUCATING ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE 20th and 21st Centuries: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, Volume 3 is the third volume in a series that addresses an eclectic host of issues germane to teaching and learning about social issues at the secondary level of schooling, ranging over roughly a one hundred year period (between 1915 and 2013). Volume 3 specifically addresses how an examination of social issues can be incorporated into the extant curriculum. Experts in various areas each contribute a chapter in the book. Each chapter is comprised of a critical essay and an annotated bibliography of key works germane to the specific focus of the chapter.


Social Justice, the Common Core, and Closing the Instructional Gap

Social Justice, the Common Core, and Closing the Instructional Gap

Author: Janet C. Richards

Publisher: IAP

Published: 2015-10-01

Total Pages: 319

ISBN-13: 1681232324

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There is little doubt that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a controversial entity. They are provocative for the way in which they have been developed, for the ways they are being implemented and evaluated, for their content, and for their failure to explicitly consider the needs, interests, and histories of diverse populations. While the CCSS continue to be problematized by critics around the country—including the editors of this volume—it is evident our nation is moving toward (some would argue we have arrived at) a national set of standards and/or a national curriculum. This text will be an important volume for multiple audiences, in large part because it will bring together critical perspectives on the CCSS and the notion of national standards/curricula. It will simultaneously provide a social justice orientation as a way to interpret the CCSS and respond to their limits, while presenting practical examples of social justice?oriented, CCSS?focused curricula that empower diverse learners and their teachers. Social Justice, the Common Core, and Closing the Instructional Gap will consist of chapters by classroom teachers and university scholars who portray honest, engaging, first?person accounts of their successes and challenges connecting a social justice pedagogical orientation to the Common Core State Standards. These authors candidly and passionately share the challenges of navigating between a social justice curriculum and high stakes standards? and test?driven environments. They highlight their accomplishments that include effectively supporting students to consider social injustices and devise plans to work toward a more equitable world.


Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students

Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students

Author: Lakia M. Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2016-08-17

Total Pages: 210

ISBN-13: 1475826443

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Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students provides practical insights guided by conceptual and contextual knowledge in understanding how to teach urban African American and Hispanic/Latino(a) students by discussing issues associated with critical pedagogies, literacy, and culturally appropriate instructional strategies that have demonstrated success among African American and Hispanic/Latino(a) students. This text extends the conversation for culturally affirming pedagogy by showcasing successful models for teaching reading and writing to urban students through a discussion of topics that foster culturally-inclusive instruction through critical pedagogy and inquiry-based learning.