Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings

Author: Anderson, Rebecca S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466659831

Category: Education

Page: 684

View: 3941

More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling

Author: Gerald Monk,John Winslade,Stacey Sinclair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916763

Category: Psychology

Page: 510

View: 8627

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.

Blaming the Poor

The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty

Author: Susan D. Greenbaum

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813574161

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 9854

In 1965, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan—then a high-ranking official in the Department of Labor—sparked a firestorm when he released his report “The Negro Family,” which came to be regarded by both supporters and detractors as an indictment of African American culture. Blaming the Poor examines the regrettably durable impact of the Moynihan Report for race relations and social policy in America, challenging the humiliating image the report cast on poor black families and its misleading explanation of the causes of poverty. A leading authority on poverty and racism in the United States, Susan D. Greenbaum dismantles Moynihan’s main thesis—that the so called matriarchal structure of the African American family “feminized” black men, making them inadequate workers and absent fathers, and resulting in what he called a tangle of pathology that led to a host of ills, from teen pregnancy to adult crime. Drawing on extensive scholarship, Greenbaum highlights the flaws in Moynihan’s analysis. She reveals how his questionable ideas have been used to redirect blame for substandard schools, low wages, and the scarcity of jobs away from the societal forces that cause these problems, while simultaneously reinforcing stereotypes about African Americans. Greenbaum also critiques current policy issues that are directly affected by the tangle of pathology mindset—the demonization and destruction of public housing; the criminalization of black youth; and the continued humiliation of the poor by entrepreneurs who become rich consulting to teachers, non-profits, and social service personnel. A half century later, Moynihan’s thesis remains for many a convenient justification for punitive measures and stingy indifference to the poor. Blaming the Poor debunks this infamous thesis, proposing instead more productive and humane policies to address the enormous problems facing us today.

Gathering at God's Table

The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith

Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733163

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 8273

Throughout history people of faith have been booted out into the world to bring God's love to everybody, not just a select few. Insightfully explores the meaning of mission in our lives and reminds us of the work Jesus and his disciples set out to do.

The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119098378

Category: Religion

Page: 704

View: 2049

A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize—and challenge—the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe—faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education Presents a global consideration of the subject Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.

Reclaiming the Rural

Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy

Author: Kim Donehower,Charlotte Hogg,Eileen E Schell

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809330652

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 4837

"Reclaiming the Rural : Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy brings together a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric and pedagogoy in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The essays move beyond typical arguments for preserving, abandoning or modernizng rural places to analyze how rural communities sustain themselves through literate action. The strength of the anthology lies in its multiple perpsectives, various research sites and the different methodologies employed. Topics range from the rhetorics of water disoutes in the western U nited States to the legacy of religious influences in Mexican rural schools; from trainng rural teachers in Canada to educating Appalachian college students; and from the litreacies of the 4-H and the Grange to La Academia de la Nueva Raza."--Publisher.

Meeting the Needs of Students and Families from Poverty

A Handbook for School and Mental Health Professionals

Author: Tania Thomas,Donald Presswood

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557668677

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 1012

The latest research-based clinical and educational approaches to efficiently improve academic skills of students from poverty

Preparing to Teach Texas Content Areas

The TExES EC-4 Generalist and the ESL Supplement

Author: Janice L. Nath,John M. Ramsey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 548

View: 1605

Opening with a comprehensive tutorial on study skills, this text then guides the student through each of the eight content areas: language arts and reading, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, health and physical education, and theatre arts. Illuminated through sample lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, classroom observation forms, and practice questions, each content area is concretely applied to classroom practice. This concise guide also helps students understand many of the basic theories and methodologies behind best practices for each content area. The book concludes with preparatory information on ESL supplemental certification.

Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Mary M. Hatfield,Nancy Tanner Edwards,Gary G. Bitter,Jean Morrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780470136294

Category: Mathematics

Page: 475

View: 1999

Always on the cutting-edge of mathematics teaching, the new Sixth Edition continues to integrate technology with hands-on experience and the latest research and standards. The CD packaged with this book features videos with guiding questions to analyze real teacher-student interaction in the hard-to-teach math concepts. It also includes colored patterns to download that will help readers practice hands-on manipulations as they prepare for interactive test items.

Community Practice

Theories and Skills for Social Workers

Author: David A. Hardcastle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199842650

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 9426

For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School

Author: Barbara Kaiser,Judy Sklar Rasminsky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205460991

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 3873

Written by an educator and consultant who has spent 30 years working with children and families and a writer who specializes in education issues, Challenging Behaviors in Elementary and Middle School is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for everyone who plans to work-or is currently working-in elementary and middle schools. This new text presents in-depth background information and strategies to help pre-service and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems foundso often in today's schools.

Comprehensive Urban Education

Author: Patricia B. Kopetz,Anthony J. Lease,Bonnie Z. Warren-Kring

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 355

View: 9680

This text presents a compassionate view of teaching in an urban setting with practical suggestions, recommendations, and examples for powerful and effective teaching aimed at improving student academic performance. Each chapter explores major considerations related to educating students of diverse cultures typical of urban classroom settings. Preservice teachers are able to better understand the complex social, academic, emotional, and economic factors that define today's urban classrooms. The needs of urban schools--their students, teachers, community supporters, and stakeholders--are identified and various strategies are explored. The authors' combined experiences represent over a half-century of dedication to improvements in diverse classrooms that ensure best practices for effective instruction. Dr. Patricia Kopetz, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies Education, is an experienced teacher and university professor and administrator. Dr. Anthony Lease, is presently an Associate Dean and is an experienced teacher, principal, school superintendent, and university instructor/administrator. Dr. Bonnie Warren-Kring, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, is an experienced teacher and university Urban Education Director. All are active in Urban Education research and instruction at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Author: Mary Anne Prater

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 540

View: 4284

Centered on the most recent, scientifically-based practices, "Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities" comprehensively details everything that pre-service teachers need to effectively teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Features of this text include: Scripted lesson plans apply teacher-directed instruction to the chapter content, providing students with models from which to structure and organize their own lesson presentations (Chs. 7, 10-15). Characteristicsof students with mild/moderate disabilities are discussed, giving students information critical to the selection of appropriate strategies for future clients. Many other methods of instruction books provide little detail on this topic (Ch. 1). Teacher Tips in every chapter give students specific ways they can implement the types of instructional strategies being suggested throughout the chapter. Every chapter relates implications for diverse populations to the content of the chapter, preparing readers to teach students from diverse backgrounds. An entire chapter devoted to special educationtechnology outlines its current and future roles in educating mild and moderately disabled learners (Ch. 5). A Technology Spotlight in every chapter exposes students to the most current applications of technology as it is related to the chapter content. Key questions, scenarios, summary statements, and review questions are provided in each chapter to help students reflect on, apply, and review the information they have read. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards are addressed in every chapter. [ Insert MyLabSchool Ad ]

The Teacher's Guide to Success

Teaching Effectively in Today's Classrooms

Author: Ellen L. Kronowitz

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 9465

Designed to help teachers have a successful school year, this guide is organized by eight topical units that address common, overriding concerns in the classroom. Paired with a DVD, this text provides tips from leading authorities in education, examples from live classrooms, and printable resources.

Test Driven

High-stakes Accountability in Elementary Schools

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807748954

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 1722

"I don't always know students by face; I know them by data," an elementary curriculum specialist explains ruefully in this broad examination of how No Child Left Behind impacts schools and shapes teaching practice. Capturing the changes teachers are experiencing, especially in the areas of mathematics and reading, the authors compare and contrast three schools with diverse student populations according to school norms and structures, professional roles and responsibilities, curriculum, staff development, and teaching and learning. Including rich observational data and personal accounts from educators, this inside look at school reform analyzes the effects of policies from multiple levels, examining relationships among initiatives at the federal, state, district, and local school levels, focuses on the impact that high-stakes testing policies have on reading and mathematics instruction in 4th and 5th grades, and provides teacher and principal perspectives on factors that influence how practitioners make sense of, mediate, and construct school policy.