Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond
Author: Hilton Smith,J. Cynthia McDermott
"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."
Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living
Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publisher: Anchor Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A "rich reflection on five decades of collected wisdom as well as an intriguing look forward to the artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve Appalachian traditions for future generations" (From back cover).
Author: Arthur K. Ellis
This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc.; curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered; and exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.
An Anthology of Oral History Education
Author: Barry Allen Lanman,Laura Marie Wendling
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. Filled with insightful reflections on teaching oral history, it offers practical suggestions for educators seeking to create curricula, engage students, gather community support, and meet educational standards. By the close of the book, readers will be able to successfully incorporate oral history projects in their own classrooms.
Author: Ronald E. Koetzsch
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
This first in-depth guide to the alternatives to public school education provides an overview of the development of education in North America and surveys some of the current movements in education theory. Among the 22 types of alternative approaches to education are Cardin, Christian, Foxfire, Holistic, home schooling, Mennonite and Amish, Roman Catholic, and Waldorf. Photos.
Directions for Educational Policy
Author: Bruce Anthony Jones,Kathryn M. Borman
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
This volume critiques current federal and state education reform initiatives, and addresses a number of important questions: What are the major themes of these initiatives? How are they different from previous reform efforts? What are the political implications of the reform initiatives and the expected impact on schools and communities? The underlying conceptual framework of this book contends that reform efforts must be comprehensive in order to work Entire communities must value and adopt the importance of education. Public policy must serve as a guide to create new and innovative programs and to change the way we think about education.
The Foxfire Experience
Author: Eliot Wigginton
The author describes his experiences as an English teacher in a high school in rural Georgia and discusses the development of Foxfire magazine
Author: Robert D. Barr
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
*HE07, Hope At Last: Guaranteeing Success for Students at Risk, Robert D. Barr(Boise State University), William H. Parrett(University of Alaska), H6267-2, 320 pp., 7 x 9 1/4, 0-205-16267-3, paperbound, 1995, $22.50nk, October*/This is the only book available that has collected conclusive evidence that all children, even those considered at risk, can learn. The book has translated a landmark body of knowledge into a comprehensive K-12 action plan to guarantee the successful learning of at risk youth.
Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information
Author: Kathleen Tyner
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling. Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms--computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies--proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms. Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.
A Pedagogy of Cinema
Author: David R. Cole,Joff P.N. Bradley
A Pedagogy of Cinema is the first book to apply Deleuze’s concept of cinema to the pedagogic context. Cinema is opened up by this action from the straightforward educative analysis of film, to the systematic unfolding of image. A Pedagogy of Cinema explores what it means to engender cinema-thinking from image. This book does not overlay images from films with an educational approach to them, but looks to the images themselves to produce philosophy. This approach to utilising image in education is wholly new, and has the potential to transform classroom practice with respect to teaching and learning about cinema. The authors have carefully chosen specific examples of images to illustrate such transformational processes, and have fitted them into in depth analysis that is derived from the images. The result is a combination of image and text that advances the field of cinema study for and in education with a philosophical intent. “This outstanding new book asks a vital question for our time. How can we educate effectively in a digitalized, corporatized, Orwellian-surveillance-controlled, globalized world This question is equally a challenge asked of our ability to think outside of the limiting parameters of the control society, and the forces which daily propel us ever-quicker towards worldwide homogenization. With great lucidity, Cole and Bradley offer us profound hope in Gilles Deleuze’s increasingly popular notion of ‘cine-thinking’. They explore and explain the potential that this sophisticated idea holds for learning, in an easy going and accessible way, and with a range of fantastic films: from ‘Suspiria’ and ‘Performance’ through to ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘Snowpiercer’. This extremely engaging and compelling text is likely to enliven scholars and students everywhere.” – David Martin-Jones, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, UK
A Foxfire Portrait
Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.
Author: Karen Kincy
Publisher: Karen Kincy
"With Bloodborn, Karen Kincy opens a frightening new chapter in the werewolf legacy. Brilliant, dark, and filled with haunting images. Highly recommended." -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero and Rot & Ruin Brock lost his brother to werewolves. Now he's in danger of losing himself. Bitten by a werewolf at sixteen, he fights the transformation, taking the excruciating pain as a punishment for his mistakes. With the help of a risky drug called Lycanthrox, he's managed to stay human for two full moons. But he knows he can't last much longer. Hungry for revenge, Brock vows to kill the wolf who bit him. But Brock's ex, Cyn, still cares about him enough to stop him from a suicide mission. As the heat between Brock and Cyn rekindles, he feels like a beast next to her beauty. He can't stay with her; he can't ignore the werewolves howling outside his window. When he hunts down the pack, Cyn follows him; the werewolves take them both hostage, then start running, the police hot on their tails. Brock isn't sure he can get out of this alive before the wolf within kills him--or someone else does.
A Book about the Life Jesus Promised and the Religion That Gets in the Way
Author: Shane Hipps
Publisher: Jericho Books
Work, sex, ice cream, religion-they all promise fulfillment. But what they deliver is fleeting. Jesus knew about this quest. He came to show us that peace is possible in this life, not just the next one. Yet Christianity, the very religion that claims Jesus as its own, has often built the biggest barriers to him and the life he promised. Celebrated speaker and pastor Shane Hipps revives the faith with a fresh and persuasive understanding of the message of Jesus. The shocking truth is that Jesus proclaimed "eternal life" as a present reality that dwells within each of us. A transformative breakthrough, this book goes beyond "religion" or "spirituality" and cuts to the heart of our humanity and existence. It's about realizing that we already possess what we are searching for, and that the Heaven we long for isn't just a gift when we die, but a gift while we live.
Expert Advice from Start to Finish
Author: Andy Engel
Publisher: Taunton Press
Category: House & Home
This is a handy reference packed with clear how-to information from an experienced carpenter. All home carpentry projects are covered with clear, step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. This is the nuts and bolts of carpentry, all in one handy volume. Carpenter and author Andy Engel provides homeowners with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference covering all home carpentry projects from the most basic to the most advanced. Full of authoritative and reliable information, Carpentry Complete is designed to help any homeowner or DIYer tackle projects with confidence. Organized so that information can be accessed quickly, this highly visual book makes it easy for readers to find the step-by-step advice they're looking for. With 850 photos and 50 illustrations, it's a must-have reference for any homeowner.
Building Knowledge Democracies
Author: Gerald J. Pine
"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies
Author: Charles Wayne Bingham,Alexander M. Sidorkin
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book is a collective statement about a new approach to education - the pedagogy of relation. After revisiting a number of existing conversations, the authors bring together several theoretical traditions under the umbrella of the pedagogy of relation. This book is an appeal to develop a common frame of reference for educational approaches based on the primacy of relations in education. The authors try to understand human relations rather than educational processes, behaviors, methods, curriculum, etc. The authors also examine the dangers that a pedagogy of relations may present, and the implications such a pedagogy may have for curriculum and educational policy. The promise of the pedagogy of relation is to offer a viable alternative to dominating trends in educational thinking - trends that emphasize control over teacher and student behavior as the main way of achieving excellence.