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Citizen and Soldier: A Sourcebook on Military Service and National Defense from Colonial America to the Present
Henry C. Dethloff and Gerald Shenk
Americans grow up expecting that in a time of need, their country can depend on its people for volunteer service to the military. Indeed, this has been a social and at times legal expectation for the citizenship of this country since 1776. Yet, since the end of World War II United States forces have been caught up in many long term military engagements, and the military aspect of citizenship has become an increasingly marginalized one in a world where only a minority of citizens even vote.
Citizen and Soldier: A Sourcebook on Military Service and National Defense from Colonial America to the Present provides a useful framework and supporting documentary evidence for an informed discussion of the development of the American ideal of the "Citizen Soldier". Presented with insightful introductions and useful discussion questions, this concise collection of 27 primary documents takes a close look at the United States military and shows how it became entwined with the rise of American national identity.
Stephen May and Christine E. Sleeter
Critical multiculturalism has emerged over the last decade as a direct challenge to liberal or benevolent forms of multicultural education. By integrating and advancing various critical theoretical threads such as anti-racist education, critical race theory, and critical pedagogy, critical multiculturalism has offered a fuller analysis of oppression and institutionalization of unequal power relations in education. But what do these powerful theories really mean for classroom practice and specific disciplines?
Edited by two leading authorities on multicultural education, Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis brings together international scholars of critical multiculturalism to directly and illustratively address what a transformed critical multicultural approach to education might mean for teacher education and classroom practice. Providing both contextual background and curriculum specific subject coverage ranging from language arts and mathematics to science and technology, each chapter shows how critical multiculturalism relates to praxis. As a watershed in the further development of critical multicultural approaches to education, this timely collection will be required reading for all scholars, educators and practitioners of multicultural education.
Schools have undergone enormous change in the last ten years in response to the standards movement. New teachers will face the challenge of meeting state curriculum standards and new forms of assessment that derive in part from the No Child Left Behind policy. As part of the “Pathways to Teaching Series”, Assessment Throughout the Year offers a brief, practical, and accessible text for teachers who need help mastering the skills of standards-based assessment and collaborative planning for this new teaching environment.
This book on classroom-based assessment can help teachers, especially those new to the classroom, to plan their instruction at the beginning of the school year based on the standards assessment data, find alternative forms of cumulative assessment to evaluate student achievement as described in the state or district standards, and to design teaching practices to meet the curriculum pacing and benchmark assessments of the school year. Learning objectives, chapter introductions, graphic organizers, and essential vocabulary at the beginning of each chapter prepare the reader for the content to follow.
This text is intended to help teachers prepare for the assessment experiences they will encounter throughout the school year. In this climate of school reform, it can also reinforce conventional instruction in the principles of testing and measurement and provide new approaches to assessment practices.
Frances Payne Adler, Debra Busman, and Diana García
Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of “breaking silence,” “bearing witness,” resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book will appeal to all readers with a commitment to social justice.
Fire and Ink brings together, for the first time in one volume, politically engaged writing by poets, fiction writers, and essayists. Including many of our finest writers—Martín Espada, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Patricia Smith, Gloria Anzaldúa, Sharon Olds, Arundhati Roy, Sonia Sanchez, Carolyn Forche, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Alice Walker, Linda Hogan, Gary Soto, Kim Blaeser, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Li-Young Lee, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, among others—this is an indispensable collection.
This groundbreaking anthology marks the emergence of social action writing as a distinct field within creative writing and literature. Featuring never-before-published pieces, as well as reprinted material, Fire and Ink is divided into ten sections focused on significant social issues, including identity, sexuality and gender, the environment, social justice, work, war, and peace. The pieces can often be gripping, such as “Frame,” in which Adrienne Rich confronts government and police brutality, or Chris Abani’s “Ode to Joy,” which documents great courage in the face of mortal danger.
Fire and Ink serves as a wonderful reader for a wide range of courses, from composition and rhetoric classes to courses in ethnic studies, gender studies, American studies, and even political science, by facing a past that was often accompanied by injustice and suffering. But beyond that, this collection teaches us that we all have the power to create a more equitable and just future.
Internet in Schools: An Innovation Challenge: A Comparative Study: California, England and Singapore
The Internet in schools presents challenges to education. This book looks at the issues of technology-based transformation from the perspectives of teachers and policy makers. Educational institutions in California, England, and Singapore were the research venues. From a teacher's perspective, embedding the Internet or any technological tool into their classroom is based on a time for value assessment. In all three venues, the research found that teachers use the Internet as a tool for administrative tasks; however, they found it difficult to integrate this technology into their classrooms because the Internet's time investment for value received did not fully meet most teachers' expectations. Policy makers face a challenge of shaping a complex technology like the Internet to effectively fit into the social, physical and pedagogical parameters of classrooms. As technologies such as the Internet continue to morph, the ongoing dilemma of fit to classroom environments will continue to pose challenges to education.
Robert A. Garrott, Patrick J. White, and Fred G.R. Watson
This book is an authoritative work on the ecology of some of America’s most iconic large mammals in a natural environment - and of the interplay between climate, landscape, and animals in the interior of the world’s first and most famous national park.
Central Yellowstone includes the range of one of the largest migratory populations of bison in North America as well as a unique elk herd that remains in the park year round. These populations live in a varied landscape with seasonal and often extreme patterns of climate and food abundance. The reintroduction of wolves into the park a decade ago resulted in scientific and public controversy about the effect of large predators on their prey, a debate closely examined in the book.
Introductory chapters describe the geography, geology and vegetation of the ecosystem. The elk and bison are then introduced and their population ecology described both pre- and post– wolf introduction, enabling valuable insights into the demographic and behavioral consequences for their ungulate prey. Subsequent chapters describe the wildlife-human interactions and show how scientific research can inform the debate and policy issues surrounding winter recreation in Yellowstone. The book closes with a discussion of how this ecological knowledge can be used to educate the public, both about Yellowstone itself and about science, ecology and the environment in general.
Yellowstone National Park exemplifies some of the currently most hotly debated and high-profile ecological, wildlife management, and environmental policy issues and this book will have broad appeal not only to academic ecologists, but also to natural resource students, managers, biologists, policy makers, administrators and the general public.
* Unrivalled descriptions of ecological processes in a world famous ecosystem, based on information from 16 years of painstaking field work and collaborations among 66 scientists and technical experts and 15 graduate studies.
* Detailed studies of two charismatic North American herbivore species – elk and bison
* Description of the restoration of wolves into central Yellowstone and their ecological interactions with their elk and bison prey
* Illustrated with numerous evocative colour photographs and stunning maps
Turning on Learning: Five Approaches for Multicultural Teaching Plans for Race, Class, Gender and Disability
Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter
With a wealth of ready-to-use lesson plans for grade levels K-12 covering a variety of subject areas, "Turning on Learning, Fifth Edition" shows students how to apply the principles of multicultural education in the classroom. This practical, lesson-based companion to Sleeter and Grant’s "Making Choices for Multicultural Education:Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender" features additional lesson plans and new resource material, along with updates of existing lesson plans.
Kurt April and Marylou Shockley
Africa's diversity is its greatest resource and challenge. In this book, leaders from business, government, academia and the voluntary sector discuss the implications of this diversity for leadership. Throughout, contributors relate organisational issues to the social, political and cultural contexts and focus on the role of effective leadership.
Amy Driscoll and Swarup Wood
The authors--a once-skeptical chemistry professor and a director of assessment sensitive to the concerns of her teacher colleagues--use a personal voice to describe the basics of outcomes-based assessment.
The purpose of the book is to empower faculty to develop and maintain ownership of assessment by articulating the learning outcomes and evidence of learning that are appropriate for their courses and programs.
The authors offer readers a guide to the not always tidy process of articulating expectations, defining criteria and standards, and aligning course content consistently with desired outcomes. The wealth of examples and stories, including accounts of successes and false starts, provide a realistic and honest guide to what's involved in the institutionalization of assessment.
Murray Millson and David Wilemon
A comprehensive collection of research illustrating advances in innovation over the past century, this unique anthology equips its readers with the knowledge and tools to construct a model of innovation and effectively implement it in both business and non-business settings.
The world continues to change at an accelerating pace. The concepts developed in this vast collection of research represent a large part of the study of innovation and technological progress for the past century. An excellent resource for students and practitioners, it offers readers in-depth insight into many of the areas that influence and are influenced by the innovation process – giving them an excellent perspective for conceptualizing the innovation process.
Christine E. Sleeter and James A. Banks
In this authoritative volume, leading educators and scholars examine the current accountability movement and the extent to which it supports equity and democracy. They address how it was constructed, who it actually benefits, as well as how genuine progress can be made to close racial disparities in achievement. While the authors have different perspectives, they all share a commitment to improving education for all children, especially for those who have been historically underserved. Featuring case studies and critical analyses, this important volume examines:
- The pressures placed on classroom teachers and how visionary school leaders can support equity and excellence in teaching.
- How a learner-centered model of instruction supports student achievement, as well as equity and democracy.
- Various meanings of accountability, focusing on those that have the best record for improving student learning.
- Who or what is driving accountability policy, who wins, and who loses as a result.
Christine E. Sleeter and Carl A. Grant
Focusing on what multicultural education actually looks like in the classroom, "Making Choices for Multicultural Education, Sixth Edition" encourages all to examine the latest theoretical perspectives on multicultural education, as well as personal beliefs about classroom diversity. The authors show how schools reflect broad patterns of institutional discrimination, and then offer five different approaches to addressing such problems in the classroom.
American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance presents an original critical and theoretical analysis of American Indian rhetorical practices in both canonical and previously overlooked texts: autobiographies, memoirs, prophecies, and oral storytelling traditions. Ernest Stromberg assembles essays from a range of academic disciplines that investigate the rhetorical strategies of Native American orators, writers, activists, leaders, and intellectuals.
The contributors consider rhetoric in broad terms, ranging from Aristotle's definition of rhetoric as “the faculty . . . of discovering in the particular case what are the available means of persuasion,” to the ways in which Native Americans assimilated and revised Western rhetorical concepts and language to form their own discourse with European and American colonists. They relate the power and use of rhetoric in treaty negotiations, written accounts of historic conflicts and events, and ongoing relations between American Indian governments and the United States.
This is a groundbreaking collection for readers interested in Native American issues and the study of language. In presenting an examination of past and present Native American rhetoric, it emphasizes the need for an improved understanding of multicultural perspectives.
Melanie Beresford and Angie Tran
Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the opening of the economy to global market influences affect the process of institutional change? This book focuses on the differentiated ways in which the double transition in Vietnam, from central planning and from under-development, affects various sectors of the population.
In this era of accountability and high-stakes testing, school leaders must find more sophisticated ways to help all students succeed. But how can districts make adequate yearly progress without a coherent system for addressing state standards? In From Standards to Success, education professor Mark R. O'Shea introduces the Standards Achievement Planning Cycle (SAPC), a comprehensive protocol for meeting the standards. To illustrate his multi-layered approach, O'Shea takes readers to a fictional school as it prepares to install the SAPC. We meet the superintendent, who organizes the district for curriculum reform; the principal, who supervises standards-based instruction; and the teachers, who collaboratively plan lessons and evaluate their students' work. From teacher observation to student assessment, O'Shea offers innovative strategies to help school leaders
* identify and analyze which standards are most important
* select appropriate curriculum materials and resources
* provide instructional planning time for teachers
* create a benchmark-testing program
* design effective professional development
Checklists at the end of each chapter highlight best practices, and sample lessons show how to plan curriculum that enables students to meet state standards. The result is a thorough and sensible guide to realizing the promise of standards-based education.
Christine E. Sleeter and James A. Banks
Recalling the dynamic, responsive, and interactive nature of teaching, this electronic book features 16 chapters with an Instructor’s Manual illustrating how to use them in 3 different courses. It includes:
- 45 original readings by Christine Sleeter, plus 34 additional texts that can be used on screen or printed in PDF form.
- 80 video clips that feature 5 classrooms, 7 teachers, 1 school leadership team, 5 noted theorists, and 2 artists.
- 8 interactive quizzes.
- 40 guides for investigating community, school, and classroom issues.
- 10 guides for examining oneself as a cultural being.
- Guidance in translating the community and self-investigations into pedagogy.
- Hundreds of pictures, animated cartoons, and diagrams.
- Over 500 references accessible through a user-friendly search engine.